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Hailed as ‘one to watch’ by Scott Yanow in his book: The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide, Shaynee Rainbolt is a unique and gifted storyteller with a sumptuous tone and instrumentally oriented jazz chops. An entertainer singing music from all eras, she swings, scats, croons and connects with every word. A 2012 Backstage Bistro award winner, she is also a two-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner, four-time MAC Award Nominee and seasoned recording artist. Her first two CD’s were released to critical acclaim on 33Jazz Records out of the UK (www.33jazz.com). Her third CD, Charmed Life: Shaynee Rainbolt SINGS Russell Garcia, won the MAC Award for best Jazz Recording, was named one of Talkinbroadway.com’s Top 10 Vocal CD’s of 2008, has been a best seller on CDBaby.com and hit the jazz radio charts. Shaynee has performed at world-class venues such as Yoshi’s and the Catalina in California, The Highline Ballroom, Jazz Standard & Iridium in New York City, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho) and Pizza on the Park in London, The Basement in Sydney, Australia and performing arts centers and Jazz Festivals in New Zealand. Now in her third year, you can hear Shaynee & her trio monthly at Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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Ray DeForest Stars in The Doris Dear Special, LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER at The Triad Theater

2016 MAC award winner, Doris Dear, the inner Housewife of Ray DeForest, returns to the Rumpus Room at The Triad Theater for a one night only event on April 20th at 7pm!
Photo Flash: Doris Dear Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER'

After the successful sold-out shows 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' & 'The Doris Dear Christmas Special', Ray DeForest was back in 'The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter' on May 12th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
Ray DeForest Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight in THE DORIS DEAR MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL

After the successful sold-out shows "Doris Dear's Gurl Talk" & "The Doris Dear Christmas Special", Ray DeForest is back in "The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter" TONIGHT! at 9:30pm. Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room, and come along on a fun romp and help Doris and her guests salute the women who made them great… their MOTHERS!
Feinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & More

After years of presenting some of New York's most beloved and fabulous drag performers, Feinstein's/54 Below launches an ongoing Late Night Drag Series. Curated by Garth Schilling (also known to the drag community as Miss Vodka Stinger), the new Late Night Drag Series features a rotating roster of up-and-coming and legendary New York City drag performers on select Thursday nights at 11:30PM with $20 tickets and a two-drink minimum.
Feinstein's/54 Below presents Ray DeForest in THE DORIS DEAR MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a One Night Only EVENT… After the successful sold-out shows "Doris Dear's Gurl Talk" & "The Doris Dear Christmas Special", Ray DeForest is back in "The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter" on May 12th at 9:30pm. Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room, and come along on a fun romp and help Doris and her guests salute the women who made them great… their MOTHERS!
Photo Coverage: The Frank Sinatra Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Marilyn Maye by Friars Club at 54 Below

It was the 7th performance of Marilyn's 8 show sold out run of  "Her Way"  A Salute to Frank Sinatra. The dynamics of the evening made it feel more like a Hockey Play Off Game, with Marilyn scoring goal after goal. The crowd rose to it's feet and cheered after her every song hit the mark of musical perfection.  Then, as it became apparent that Marilyn Maye had conquered all, she was presented with the Stanley Cup. Friars Club Dean Emeritus Freddie Roman was led to the stage by Friar Laura Slutsky and "Marvelous Marilyn" was given the Friars Club Frank Sinatra Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award states:
Liz Callaway, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this Week

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Osnes, Laura Benanti and More Come to 54 Below This Winter

This December and January 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Scroll down for details!
Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Birdland

Referred by Ella Fitzgerald as 'the greatest white female singer in the world', by Johnny Carson as the 'Super Singer' and said to have a voice that is '...robust and steady, her stamina seemingly inexhaustible...' by the NY Times, Marilyn is a jazz legend known and loved by all. Check out photos from her Birdland return below!
Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this Week

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street.
BWW Reviews: New York's Cabaret Stars Shine Brightly in Emotional MARGARET WHITING Tribute Show at Carnegie Hall

When Margaret Whiting died on January 10, 2011, the news was like a dagger into the heart of the New York cabaret community. Whiting was a beloved singer for almost seven decades, who seemingly delivered every American popular song ever written, conquered almost every musical art form--from Big Band to Country to Musicals to Cabaret, from radio to the recording studio. On top of all that, Whiting worked with and mentored many New York cabaret musical directors and performers, including the late Mary Cleere Haran and K.T. Sullivan, who along with Whiting's daughter Deborah, hosted a 90th birthday Whiting tribute show on Monday night at Carnegie Hall's elegant Weill Recital Hall. Presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation, for which Sullivan is Artistic Director, It Might As Well Be Spring! A Celebration in Song of the Life of Margaret Whiting was an almost three-hour concert featuring two All-Star teams worth of cabaret stars spanning a few generations.
Mabel Mercer Foundation Hosts Margaret Whiting Tribute at Weill Recital Hall Tonight

Margaret Whiting was one of America's favorite and most venerated singers for more than sixty years. She delivered stellar performances on record, radio, television, and the musical comedy, concert, and cabaret stages. She received twelve Gold Records. She offered a repertoire that ranged from Jerome Kern to Leon Russell, and from Rodgers & Hart to Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.
TERESE GENECCO'S 'Longest Running Nightclub Act on Broadway' To Celebrate Hitting 100th Show Mark at Iridium, 5/20

It isn't called 'The Longest Running Nightclub Act on Broadway' for nothing. Terese Genecco and her eight-piece 'Little Big Band' are back at The Iridium (1650 Broadway at 51st Street) to celebrate their 99th and 100th performances at the venue on Tuesday, May 20th (shows at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm.) The multi-award-winning singer/bandleader/comedian continues to light up Times Square with her unique brand of 50's-era Rat Pack-inspired musical mayhem.
Mabel Mercer Foundation to Host Margaret Whiting Tribute at Weill Recital Hall, 6/23

Margaret Whiting was one of America's favorite and most venerated singers for more than sixty years. She delivered stellar performances on record, radio, television, and the musical comedy, concert, and cabaret stages. She received twelve Gold Records. She offered a repertoire that ranged from Jerome Kern to Leon Russell, and from Rodgers & Hart to Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.
Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 MAC Awards Ceremony!

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners.
Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners.
Christine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers Lineup

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano have announced additions to WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 performer line-up now running throughSunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444.
WINTER RHYTHMS to Return to Urban Stages, 12/3-15

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013, beginning on Tuesday, December 3 and running through Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444.
Photo Coverage: Inside New York Cabaret Convention's BEFORE THE PARADE PASSES BY

For four magical nights in October, the Mabel Mercer Foundation present a sparkling array of America's leading cabaret stars. Among the 60 outstanding artists who will take the stage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Last night was Before The Parade Passes By, hosted by KLea Blackhurst and starring Corinna SowersAdler, Raissa Katona Bennett, William Blake, Kevin Dozier, Liam Forde, John Forster, Gregory Generet,Tanya Holt,Eva Kantor, Stearns Matthews, Sally Mayes, Colleen McHugh, Marissa Mulder, Sidney Myer, Mark Nadler, Georga Osborne, and Nick Ziobro.

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