It was a welcome spring evening that was enjoyed by the folks dropping by the Black Squirrel where the DC Cabaret Network had their April Open Mic .  The front doors were open to appreciate the newly warm spring weather, while Liz at the bar was a welcoming hostess to all. Music Director Alex Tang played wonderfully at the keyboard, despite losing a screw in his glasses leaving them slightly askew and not always on his face; a true pro through and through!  The evening was guided by board member Steven Cupo wearing his best spring outfit to inspire people.  Many of the regular attendees were joined by some new faces and new voices.  Board secretary Cindy Hutchins brought two of her voice students, while “fellow” board member, Tracy Simpson, inspired a couple of her friends to come and try out their talents as well.  Cabaret Network member Marcia Kass was so determined to get her song exactly right, she sang it TWICE!  This was especially because board president George Fulginiti-Shakar arrived a bit late and missed it the first time around. But the probable highlight of the night was when long-time member Michael Miyazaki sang special lyrics he wrote to “Let’s Fall in Love”, which he did while listening to his fellow singers. Inspired by the people who were there that evening, names and personal foibles were included!  Hilarity ensued.  It was another great night of song and camaraderie at the DC Cabaret Network’s monthly Open Mic.

The following are the singers and the songs performed that evening:

Steven Cupo – There’s a Fire
Michael Miyazaki – It’s Only a Paper Moon
Len Borges – Lonesome Polecat
Jeremy Richardson – River in the Rain
Marcia Kass – If He Walked Into My Life
Tracy Simpson – A Tall Drink of Water on a Long Hot Day
Juan Marroquin – Only You
Ron Squeri – Perhaps Love
Everard Cupo – What a Wonderful World
Steven Cupo – How Could I Ever Know?
Andy Woo – Walking Without You
Michael Miyazaki – Let’s Fall in Love (w/ special lyrics)
Ron Squeri – So in Love
Tracy Simpson – Gravity
Marcia Kass – If He Walked Into My Life
Len Borges – Breeze Off the River
Juan Marroquin – O Sole Mio