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Rob Lester

2015 is native New Yorker Rob Lester's eighth year as contributing writer, beginning by reviewing a salute to Frank Sinatra, whose recordings have played on his personal soundtrack since the womb. (His Cabaret Scenes Foundation member mom started him with her favorite; like his dad, he became an uber-avid record collector/ fan of the Great American Songbook's great singers and writers.) Soon, he was attending shows, seeking out up-and-comers and already-came-ups, still reading and listening voraciously. He also writes for www.NiteLifeExchange.com and www.TalkinBroadway.com, has been cabaret-centric as awards judge, panel member/co-host, and produces benefit/tribute shows, including one for us.

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Jessica Molaskey: Portraits of Joni–CD Release

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Jessica Molaskey: Portraits of Joni–CD Release

The Molaskey/Mitchell melding is a marvel of artistry

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Ira Lee Collings – Life Is a Song So Why Not Sing It, Plus Weed Songs

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ira Lee Collings – Life Is a Song So Why Not Sing It, Plus Weed Songs

A seemingly ageless sprite,

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Lisa Yaeger: Jersey Girl

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lisa Yaeger: Jersey Girl

One of the performer’s strengths is getting us to visualize people.

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Billy Lykken: Sacred Monster Returns

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Billy Lykken: Sacred Monster Returns

Sacred Monster returns June 24 at the Metropolitan Room.

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The Ziegfeld Society: The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Ziegfeld Society: The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue

A tribute to Tammy Grimes.

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Singnasium: An Old-Fashioned Barn Raising

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Singnasium: An Old-Fashioned Barn Raising

The talents involved would’ve blown its roof off.

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Joie Bianco

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Joie Bianco

Bianco is more and more the pro.

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Sally Olson: Carpenters Tribute Concert

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sally Olson: Carpenters Tribute Concert

Her performance comes across as, well, studied.

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Wendy Scherl: New Scherl in Town

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Wendy Scherl: New Scherl in Town

Focused, likable and skillfully communicative.

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Natasha Castillo: Feels Like Home

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Natasha Castillo: Feels Like Home

Ever-increasing stage presence and command.

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