May 2014 DCCN Open Mic

On Monday, May 12, the DC Cabaret Network once again sponsored its monthly Open Mic at The Warehouse. Due to Terri Allen’s feeling under the weather, Steven Cupo hosted and was assisted by Cindy Hutchins. The very talented Alex Tang played piano.  A total of twelve people attended.

    The evening had some excitement as there were a good number of “new” singers.  Jill Parsons, who is creating her own cabaret-style evenings at the Shaw Tavern, brought 3 of her “wannabes” to try out some new material and share in the great atmosphere.  An accomplished pianist herself, she is self-described as “one who plays by ear.”  Jill gave Alex an occasional break from the keyboard to play for her friends and give everyone a taste of her style.  It turned into a lovely evening of shared memories and good camaraderie.

    The attending singers and the songs they sang were:

    • Steven Cupo – Mamma, a Rainbow / I Remember
    • Marcia Kass – Angel From Montgomery / Since I Fell for You
    • Faheem Moghal – Grateful / Ice Castles
    • Kathy Reilly – I’m Not Afraid / The Time Has Come
    • Alan Perkins – It Was a Very Good Year / Only You
    • Mark Fallow – The Days of Wine and Roses
    • Jill Parsons – Always Have Me (original song)
    • Stephanie Dailey – Maybe This Time / With One Look
    • Ron Squeri – So In Love / With Every Breath I Take
    • Tracy Simpson       Cold, Cold Heart / How Long Has This Been Going On?
    The folks who chose to just listen were:
    • Cindy Hutchins
    • Mike Repass
    • Tony Simpson

April 2013 Open Mic

A spring evening that actually hinted of spring weather. Music from all genres. Singers of all kinds. The DC Cabaret Network April Open Mic held Monday, April 7 at the Warehouse with Alex Tang on the keyboards and Jeff Tucker (Art of Music) on sound. One more great evening of music.

Set 1
1) Terri Allen — Taking a Chance on Love by Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche
2) Ron Squeri — Sway by Caroline Corr, Andrea Jane Corr, Sharon Corr, James Corr
3) Marcia Kass — No Time at All by Stephen Schwartz
4) Lorenne Grabish — Don’t You Mind People Grinnin’ in your Face by Son House
5) Tracy Simpson — Manhattan by Sara Bareilles
6) Maureen Kerrigan — All or Nothing At All by Dennis Matkosky, Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman
7) Steven Cupo — Friends Medley: My Own Best Friend (Kander & Ebb),  Bookends (Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel)
8) Terri Allen — My Father by Judy Collins

Set 2
1) Terri Allen — Crimes of the Heart by Amanda McBroom
2) Tracy Simpson — Miss Byrd by Richard Maltby & David Shire
3) Maureen Kerrigan — Funny Honey by Kander & Ebb
4) Ron Squeri — You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King
5) Marcia Kass — Kind of Woman by Stephen Schwartz
6) Steven Cupo — Does Anybody Love You by Bill Solley
7) Ron Squeri — An American Hymn by Molly Ann Leikin and Lee Holdridge
8) Terri Allen — We Can Be Kind by David Friedman