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This Week We Spotlight the Songwriter

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:10 am
Where would any of us be without the Songwriter? In an effort to use this down time from reviewing shows, Cabaret Hotspot would like to showcase and spotlight some of the other stars in Cabaret and live entertainment, the Songwriter! Here is but a sample of the many amazing songwriters that we all look to […]
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Why Is Color Mostly Absent from Cabaret Stages? By Lisa Jo Sagolla

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:09 am
Following in the footsteps of all the Cabaret Media, Cabaret Hotspot is proud to share a Bistro Awards article called, Why Is Color Mostly Absent from Cabaret Stages? by Lisa Jo Sagolla. Recently, the Bistro Awards, helmed by producer-editor Sherry Eaker, published this article. It was also featured on Broadway World and Nitelife Exchange. In light of the powerful Black Lives […]
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Scott Evan Davis’ “If We Say Goodbye” sung by Nicolas King

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:08 am
Liz Callaway recorded this for Scott’s first album, and this was the first virtual collaboration with Nicolas that Scott did when this pandemic happened. Scott said,  “It was something creative to focus on and it holds a special place in my heart because of how scared I was while putting it together. There was a week […]
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Horowitz (Bobbie) & Spector

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:07 am
Here are two funny tunes by Horowitz & Spector. Bobbie Horowitz is probably THE most support person in New York celebrating everyone else’s work so today, Cabaret Hotspot wanted to celebrate Bobbie as a songwriter. Bobbie writes: “These 2 numbers were both performed on a well-known (at the time) recurring event called “Stairway To Stardom”.  […]
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Zoe Lewis sings “These Shoes”

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:06 am
Singer, songwriter, band leader and multiple-instrument player (sometimes at the same time!), Zoe Lewis is an extraordinary “find” for all singers looking for extremely funny music (“Snow White”, “Hell But Swell” or “Sarcophagi”) or incredibly poignant music (“Aware”, “Mine” or this featured song, “These Shoes”) for their repertoire. With 9 CDs there is a lot […]
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Lina Koutrakos Sings “Bury Me Deep”

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:05 am
Written by Lina Koutrakos and Mark Hartman, “Bury Me Deep” is a soulful, deep tune that is made even more beautiful by Ms. Koutrakos’ amazing vocals. THIS is a “signature” voice. A woman’s voice. Isn’t this what we would all kill for…not to sound like anyone else?! Oh, I know who that is…that’s Lina! Best […]
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Steve Sieck sings “21st Century Blues”

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:04 am
Steve Sieck is fast becoming one of my favorite songwriters in the city. I almost didn’t want to Spotlight him because I want to sing every song that he writes but I cannot be selfish here. He is a major talent! His songs are jazzy and sound like a tune you think you already know, […]
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Shelly Goldstein sings her parody of “How Lovely When News Was Stupid”

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:03 am
International singer, songwriter, activist and parody writer extraordinaire Shelly Goldstein sings “How Lovely When News Was Stupid” (“How Lovely to be a Women” from Bye, Bye Birdie Music: Charles Strouse and original Lyrics: Lee Adams). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCEkfBCdabc&t=28s If you want to read more about Ms. Goldstein, my friends over at Broadway World did wonderful interview with her […]
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Matthew Martin Ward sings “What’s Next” with Lyrics by Peter Napolitano

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:02 am
This is another GREAT writing team that have been working together for some time now and it shows in how far their collaborative efforts have come. Matthew Martin Ward, beloved musical director and songwriter along with Peter Napolitano, lyricist, director and spoken word performer have written a song about what else..what’s next! As in what’s […]
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Bob Levy’s “What Do I Do Now?” sung by Ronny Whyte

By Sue Matsuki on Jun 21, 2020 05:01 am
Bob Levy’s CD, “Why Wait?” was nominated for this year’s MAC Friedman/LaMott Award. It is a compilation of all the Perry Danos’ tracks from OUT IN THE COLD and ME & MY BEST FRIENDS. This beautiful, featured song, “What Do I Do Now?” is not only sung by jazz icon, Ronny Whyte, Mr. Whyte also […]
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