Members-Only Pot Luck Party Sunday, May 17th at 4 PM

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All members of the DC Cabaret Network are invited to celebrate CABARET at the annual members-only party for 2008-09 on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 4 PM.  And if you have not joined for this year yet, please come with a check or cash in the amount of $25 to cover your membership until August 31 and join in the FUN.  Members may bring a guest.
There will be prizes and wonderful food.  Please bring a dish (hors d’oeuvre, main, salad, or dessert) to share with your fellow cabaret addicts and catch up with all your friends.  Drinks will be provided.
Please bring sheet music to sing the afternoon away.  RSVP: Email info@dccabaretnetwork.org and location and directions will be provided.  Also, send information on what food you will be bringing and let us know if a guest will be joining you.
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Our Next Open Mic –> Monday, May 11th

Please mark your calendar now to come out to our May Open Mic on Monday, May 11, 2009, at the Warehouse Theater. Signup and socializing begins at 7:30, and the singing starts at 8:00 p.m. We’ll have the stupendous Alex Tang at the piano.

Admission to the Open Mic is a suggested donation for the pianist and to cover the rental fee: $15 for non-members, $12 for paid members of the DC Cabaret Network.

The Warehouse Theater is located at 1021 7th Street, NW, across from the new Convention Center.

Everyone is welcome. Our Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

We hope to see you there.

Why They Came to His Cabaret — a book review

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We came across this book review recently in the Wall Street Journal and wanted to share it with our readers. The book under review is Cafe Society: The Wrong Place for the Right People by Barney Josephson, who was the founder of the New York clubs Cafe Society and The Cookery. Enjoy! And let us know if you read the book.

“Get the Most out of Music Conferences” — a panel discussion from WAMA

The Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) will present a workshop about music conferences on Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 1 – 4 pm at Levine School of Music, Kunen Theater, 2801 Upton Street NW, Washington, DC 20008. DC Cabaret Network members receive a discounted price. For more information, visit WAMA’s workshops web page.

$15 WAMA members, $20 SAW/BSA/NARAS/DC Cabaret Network members, $30 non-members

Panelists:

* Michael Jaworek, Talent Buyer for the Birchmere
* Tom Carrico, Studio One Artists Management, former manager for Mary Chapin Carpenter
* Jim Thorpe, Dewey Beach Conference Panel Coordinator/Talent Scout
* Siobhán Quinn, Musician & Workshop Presenter

From the WAMA web site:

“Music Conferences can be incredibly helpful to a musician’s career and a lot of fun, but they can also be overwhelming. Come and learn: what Music Conferences can do for you, how to best prepare before you go, what presenters are looking for, and what networking tools to use while you’re there. Whether you’ve never attended a Music Conference before or you have, but been lost in the crowd, you will gain some valuable insights at this panel workshop.”

Our Question of the Month! — April 2009 edition

question-mark-11Who is your current favorite singer?

Reply in the comments section and share with other readers who is getting your attention right now.

April 2009 Newsletter Is Now Available

Check out the DC Cabaret Network’s latest newsletter for all the news on cabaret in DC and the members of the DC Cabaret Network who are making it happen.