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Photo Coverage: Shoshana Bean, Tracie Thoms, et al. Stop by Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Hot on the heels of their Hollywood debut of CAST PARTY, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch packed THE MAGIC CASTLE on Wednesday, May 26 with a record number of talented guests.

The ‘extreme' open mic featured impromptu musical performances by Debby Boone, Taylor Dayne, Sam Harris, Von Smith, Jason Graae, Shoshana Bean, Daisy Egan, Ann Fraser Thomas, Julie Garnye, Helen Slater, Sharon McKnight, Marvin Matthews, Lesli Margherita, Ilene Graff, Eve Plumb, The Lovely Carol, Valarie Pettiford, Tracie Thoms and The Tonics. The third Hollywood version of Cast Party is scheduled for late July.

Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night for the past seven years. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. Cast Party is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair like a bubbly cruise director, musical genius Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, and the audience is invited to participate in the festivities! It's the party that would happen if somehow David Letterman and Ed Sullivan threw a hip house party around a grand piano! For more information, visit online at www.CastPartyNYC.com.



Redondo Ballet Presents SNOW QUEEN, February 18 & 19 Photo
Redondo Ballet presents SNOW QUEEN based on Hans Christian Anderson's tale at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on February 18 and 19, 2023.

​​​​​​​UCLAs Center for the Art of Performance Presents Armenian Jazz Ensemb Photo
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Armenia's leading folk jazz and ethno-fusion ensemble MVF Band performing songs from their latest album, Nightology, along with other repertory on Thursday, February 23 at 8 pm in Royce Hall. Tickets are $38 and are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101 and the UCLA Central Ticket Office. 

Liveone Launches All-Stars Talent Competition Series Photo
LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO), an award-winning, creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform, has announced the launch of the LiveOne All-Stars Talent Competition Series, a year-long competition to celebrate the best and the brightest of the 3,000+ talented artists, both past and present, who have been featured across LiveOne's platforms over the past five years.

Matt Cook Named Executive Director Of Blue 13 Dance Company Photo
Arts leader Matt Cook has been named Executive Director of Blue13 Dance Company, the Los Angeles-based dance ensemble known for presenting aesthetically and culturally daring live performances throughout the US and abroad for over 20 years.


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