Johnny Rodgers Joins North Shore Concert to Support Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, 8/13

Johnny Rodgers Joins North Shore Concert to Support Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, 8/13

The July 23 concert to support the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion was divine -the audience was in heaven.

With singer Johnny Rodgers joining them at the piano on Sunday, August 13- amidst a bevy of chanteuses to be the envy of all-look for magic to happen again!

Join them for a North Shore concert with
-Ava Logan, BarB Smith, Claudia Hommel, Carol Weston, Elizabeth Doyle, Jo Rainey, Kat Victoria and friend, the inimitable Johnny Rodgers.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 3 pm to 5 pm

Lake House restaurant
525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff 60044

TICKETS are now available
* $40 VIP reserved seating
* $30 general seating
* And 10 seats reserved at $20 for students/limited income

In celebration and exploration of the wonderful art of cabaret singing, vocalists from both cities will meet in Paris for the first Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, September 15 to 17, 2017.

A delegation of a dozen cabaret singers, led by Hommel, Doyle and Victoria will travel to Paris for the three-day conference. A limited number of spots are available for singers and auditors to join the group.

They'll be met in Paris by grande dame of cabaret Marie-Thérèse Orain, pianist Jean-Claude Orfali of the storied Montmartre cabaret Au Lapin Agile, author-historian Michel Trihoreau, editor and singer Christian Stalla, actor-singers Mylène Launay and Nathalie Joly, among many other cabaret artists.

The project is endorsed by the Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International.

An unforgettable international cabaret weekend -for singers, auditors and fans

Highlights of the Paris conference in September include:
• Master classes taught by leading cabaret practitioners
• Opportunities for French and US singers to perform together on stage
• Presentations by leading French authors and academics on cabaret history
• A presentation on the history of Black chanteuses in Paris
• Attending iconic Parisian venues including the Lapin Agile
• Round table discussions on the future of cabaret, networking, building audiences, promotion and development of venues
• Pre-conference options: a private dinner-cruise on the Seine, a visit to Giverny, open mic at the Café Universel, the Musée d'Orsay....

Reservations for the August 13 concert are being taken at

For opportunities to participate in Paris 2017, to plan the exchange in Chicago 2018, and future connexions, visit **

Look for excerpts of the July 23 concert to be posted soon at their Facebook page and YouTube.

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