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Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

As the year winds down Broadway World Cabaret correspondents are picking their favorites. Here are Helane's.

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

I sent an assignment to our fine Broadway World Cabaret correspondents asking them, "Would you please put together a list of your favorites from the year? A 'Best of' kind of thing?" Of course, some of our reporters at the start of the reemergence didn't stay with us long enough to have a list of that nature, and some of the newer writers haven't yet built up a resume long enough to create something like this. There are three correspondents, though, who didn't wait a moment to send back the text saying, "Yes!" and "Done!" and "On it!" Our brilliantly gifted photojournalist, Helane Blumfield, was the first to answer the challenge and, today, Helane's choices came in, along with a note reading, "You understand this was impossible, right?", which, of course, I did. In true photographic form, Helane has opted to remain mum about whether or not these are her favorite acts of the year, her favorite artists of the year, or her favorite photographic creations of the year. As a one-time photographer myself, I am content to let Helane's art speak for itself. So here, dear readers, are Helane Blumfield's picks (and pics) for

The Best of Cabaret and Concert for 2021

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz - BECOMING HER: A DIVA'S TRIBUTE - PRIDE EDITION - 54 Below

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Ann Kittredge - MOVIE NITE - Birdland Theater

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Andre De Shields - BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Ari Axelrod - ARI'S ARIAS - Birdland Theater

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Karen Akers - CABARET CONVENTION - Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Amra-Faye Wright - CABARET CONVENTION - Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Christine Andreas - CABARET CONVENTION - Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Karen Mason - CABARET CONVENTION - Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Elizabeth Ward Land - STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE - The Green Room 42

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Alice Ripley - The Green Room 42

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Farah Alvin - B-SIDE - The Green Room 42

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Mason Alexander Park - THE PANSY CRAZE - The Green Room 42

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Hannah Jane - THE LADY LEGENDS OF BROADWAY - The Green Room 42

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Kim David Smith - MOSTLY MARLENE - Club Cumming

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Linda Eder - Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Lorna Luft - GRATEFUL - Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Megan Hilty - THE DIAMOND SERIES - Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Melissa Errico - Melissa Errico SINGS HER NEW YORK - 54 Below

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Natalie Douglas - BEST OF TRIBUTES - Birdland Theater

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

LuAnn de Lesseps - A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS - Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts

About Helane Blumfield

Photo Flash: Photojournalist Helane Blumfield Picks Her Favorites From The 2021 Year In Cabaret and Concerts THEY CALL ME H. I love what I do and do what I love. Create amazing content. Wow, the world. Have fun doing it. My mantra, my way. It all happens when passion is your driver and your inner fire is ignited. How lucky am I to have been able to apply these simple guides to my life work! I am a nationally recognized creative visionary who has navigated the world of design and advertising most recently as the SVP Creative for Macy's. My passion for expression continues to explore new possibilities in visual communications and performance. Now inspired by the cabaret community I have once again found myself behind the lens and I couldn't be any more excited.

Helane Blumfield has a website HERE


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