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Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms Series Present Star-Studded Salute to Iconic 1970s Singer/Songwriters Tonight

Elton John. Carole King. Joni Mitchell. Carly Simon. Paul Simon. Stevie Wonder. They were six superstar singer/songwriters in a constellation of such stars during the early 1970s, who could be considered the composers of the "New Great American Songbook." Tonight, December 13 at 7 pm, as part of its annual 12-day "Winter Rhythms" Festival, Urban Stages will present a star-studded variety show celebrating these great talents of the "Golden Age of the Pop Singer/Songwriter."

Curated, directed, and hosted by New York Cabaret Editor and Columnist Stephen Hanks, Salute to Singer/Songwriters of the Seventies will feature six star vocalists of New York cabaret, including Carole J. Bufford, Natalie Douglas, Meg Flather, Lauren Fox, Laurie Krauz, and Barbara Porteus. These award-winning singers will present 18 pop music classics of the period, with a special finale from the host. The award-winning Musical Director Jon Weber will be at the piano, with Skip Ward on bass. Tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit Urban Stages' Arts and Outreach programs.

"We're all thrilled to be presenting this show again this holiday season," says Hanks. "When it was staged last December we were competiting for audience against the live TV production of The Sound of Music. But the reaction to the show was so positive, [Winter Rhythms Producer] Peter Napolitano asked me to bring it back again this year. Now that the live Peter Pan has already been televised, we're hoping to pack the theatre."

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