Several DC Cabaret Network members will be performing @ Artomatic

Be sure and check out several DC Cabaret Network members who will be performing the next two Sundays at Artomatic, Washington, DC’s month long arts festival. They’ll be on the Cabaret Stage at 5 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2009, and Sunday, June 7, 2009, at 5:30 p.m..

These shows, known as Cabaret Heaven, feature Terri Allen, Ron Squeri, Maris Wicker, Kathy Reilly, Andrea Klores, Christy Trapp, Justin Ritchie and Beverly Cosham. Musical direction is by Reenie Codelka.

Artomatic is free to the public and features nine floors of visual and installation art, as well as musical and theatrical performances. Artomatic is located at 55 M Street, SE — next to the Washington Nationals Ballpark.

Thanks to Michael Miyazaki for highlighting this info on Miyazaki Cabaret Update: DC & Beyond.

Next Open Mic –> Monday, June 8th

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Please join us at our next Open Mic on Monday, June 8th, 2009, @ our usual spot, the Warehouse Theater. Sign-up and socializing starts at 7:30 p.m., and the singing starts at 8:00 p.m. with the terrific Peter Darling, from Stars Bistro & Bar, accompanying everyone 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.

Book Review: “Selling Sounds–The Commercial Revolution in American Music”

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The Wall Street Journal recently published a review of a new book examinig the American music industry. Check out their review article entitled “Music and Money: From Tin Pan Alley to RCA Victor: shaping musical taste, profiting from it.” And if you read the book or have an opinion to share, please add to the comment section for this post.

A great time at the DC Cabaret Network Potluck!

The DC Cabaret Network wants to thank all of the members and their guests who attended our potluck party on Sunday, May 17, 2009. Thanks go to Board member Emily Leatha Everson for hosting this terrific event in her Arlington home (well, hers and Charlie’s, and Mo’s, and Eloise’s). We think it was a pretty swell party, and if you weren’t there, well you missed a good time.

The DC Cabaret Network awarded certificates of appreciation to Michael Miyazaki, Ron Squeri, Kathy Reilly, and Mike Repass for their support and assistance to the Network over the past year.  The coveted Boa d’Or honors were awarded to Justin Ritchie and Matt Howe for their work on the Network’s membership database and member support, respectively. Congratulations to our honorees and to all the members of the DC Cabaret Network who have a vested interest in the growth and presentation of this wonderful art form.

Boa d'Or recipient Matt Howe with DCCN Executive Director Judy Simmons

Boa d'Or recipient Matt Howe with DCCN Executive Director Judy Simmons

Boa d'Or recipient Justin Ritchie with Board member Emily Leatha Everson

Boa d'Or recipient Justin Ritchie with Board member Emily Leatha Everson

Michael Miyazaki with Judy Simmons

Michael Miyazaki with Judy Simmons

Mike Repas, Kathy Reilly, and Judy Simmons

Mike Repass, Kathy Reilly, and Judy Simmons

Partygoers Barry Abel and George Fulginiti-Shakar

Partygoers Barry Abel and George Fulginiti-Shakar

Justin Ritchie, Lonny Smith, and Eileen Warner

Justin Ritchie, Lonny Smith, and Eileen Warner

Char, Bev Cosham, and Char's husband.

Char James-Duguid, Bev Cosham, and Char's husband.