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Update:
Probably returning after the New Year? 
  
 
    
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  THIS SUNDAY AT 2 PM: 

LINDEN WADDELL PROMO VIDEO

 
  COMING SOON

COMING SOON! NOW WITH STEPHANIE ELEY

COMING SOON!
 
 
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THE WEEKLY LINE-UP: 
Thursdays 5-6pm Robert Salisbury Piano Play
Thursdays 7:30-11pm the Tony Patler Project
Fridays 5:30-7:30pm 'Meet The Corwins'
Fridays 8pm-Mid the John Stanley King Show
Saturdays 5-7pm Rose Mallett & Company 
Saturdays 7:30-11pm Kal David & Lauri Bono 
Sundays 6:00-9:30pm John Stanley King & Trio
Mondays 6:30-10pm Deanna Bogart Band 
Tuesdays 6:30-10pm Mike Costley's Trio
Wednesdays 4:30-6pm Barbara Morrison Piano
Wednesdays 6:30-10pm Barry Minniefield

 

 







 





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Dear Readers:   

OSCAR'S UPDATE:  
Stay tuned. Maybe after the first of the year?  
 
Until then we hope you will continue to come to AJ'S for our Saturday night shows!  
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY: 
The show last Saturday was really special and all of our 18 singers were amazing! JOEL BAKER started us off with "Pocket Full Of Miricles" and me doing "I Could Write A Book", then on to EARL MITCHEL with "Make Someone Happy" and later he sang "That's All", and MAX MITCHELL was super funny with his opening stand up comedy then his song "Be A Clown" and later "If You Could See Her Through My Eyes", which you have to be there to see them both to get the full effect with his props and costumes, then we had the lovely LORETTA SIANI with "Almost Like Being In Love", and later "I'm In The Mood For Love", and then BONNIE GILGALLON dropped in to sing "Route 66" and tell us about her show this Sunday at 2 pm at the Palm Desert Community Center, then a Jazzy new singer named CAROLE CHRISTOPHER sang "Prelude To A Kiss" and later "Lush Life", and her friend RICK POLLAY sang "Mood Indigo" and later did "Jamboree Jones" A Capella, they both are from Vancouver and there for the Film Festival, and TOM KIESCHE came from LA to sing "They Call The Wind Mariah" and later did "Delilah", and have you seen his new national commercial for State Farm Insurance: 
next was the star of Sunday's fabulous show, JENNIFER HART with "My Romance", and later "Blue Moon", then another new singer, CAROL BRICKLEY from Colorado singing "My Funny Valentine", actually it was Jennifer's sister, and they did "Sentimental Journey" as a duet, which along with their 3 other sisters, sang in their group as kids, next we had JIM our server with "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", and the LARRY DOOLEY came to sing "Chicago", and "That Face", and JOHN SPINKS sang "I Remember You", then DONNY TEETERS with "Hold Me", and "And I Love You So", and we had MARCIA HARP there to sing "The Best Thing You've Ever Known", and MICHAEL BLAKE who was there for the first time last week, returned and sang "You Make Me Feel So Young", and we had ART BRIGMAN, who sang earlier, "For Once In My Life" and then made an announcement to the audience that he thinks the desert is so lucky to have our open mic with so many outstanding and talented singers, which was really nice of him, and later his sang "My Way". And I think that's everyone. We hope to see you next week, and please bring your friends!       
       
HERE'S A GOOD TIP: Reservations are a good idea for dinning in the showroom. But if you get the answering machine do not leave a reservation on it. But call after 5 PM and press '1' at the end of the message and it will transfer to the bar where it will be answered by a real person who will take your reservations. DO NOT LEAVE RESERVATIONS ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE! 
 
Also, our first round through the singer's sign up list is usually from 7:30 to around 9 PM, so even if you are somewhere else you can still drop in for the second round "Late Show" and have a drink with happy hour from 9 PM to closing. 
 
Also, talented new singers are always welcome! Sign up time to sing starts at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 10 pm.  

PLEASE, won't you click YELP US and tell your friends too that we have the best singers in town and we do it LIVE!  EVERY YELP HELPS
 
AJ'S NOTE: There is a HUGE parking lot just past the front lot on your left. Remember to make reservations and see you next time.  
 

Really nice turnout for JENNIFER HART's fabulous
show last Sunday, glad to see more people in the audience so please keep coming back!!! 

PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS NEXT SHOW ON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018!
Bruce Fessier plans to make this one of his HOT PICKS for the Weekend pull out section of The Desert Sun and be in the audience to do a review. Plus judges from Desert Theatre League Awards will be there also!


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JANUARY - FEBRUARY  2018 IS HERE 
Pick one up at Oscar's, The Purple Room, Tropicale,
Woodys Palm House, or AJ's On The Green -
WHILE THEY LAST!
 
CABARET ON SUNDAYS SERIES   
 
FOR WEB PAGE WITH ALL SHOWS THROUGH  
APRIL 29, 2018 
Arthur Newman Dim Lights

NEXT SHOW IS: 
DO YOU REMEMBER THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE  
TEN20 LOUNGE AT THE BEAUTIFUL BEL AGE HOTEL  
IN WEST HOLLYWOOD?

IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT WAS REALLY AROUND 2003 - 2006. THE NIGHT STARTED WITH "THE GUEST STARS SHOWCASE" AND 4 PERFORMERS DOING A SHORT SET AROUND 15 MINUTES AND 3 TO 4 SONGS. RON SNYDER, THE HOUSE PIANIST, PLAYED FOR THEM AND AFTER A SHORT BREAK WE CONTINUED THE NIGHT WITH OPEN MIC. IT REALLY WAS A FABULOUS ROOM WITH GREAT FOOD, GORGEOUS BABY GRAND, AND THAT VIEW! 

I HAD SO MANY DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM THOSE NIGHTS BUT LOST THEM WHEN MY COMPUTER DIED ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. BUT I RECENTLY FOUND THE PAPTER PROGRAM I PUT TOGETHER FROM THE VERY LAST NIGHT THERE AFTER THE HOTEL WAS SOLD, IT'S NOW CALLED LONDON WEST. ANYWAY, I COMPILED A LIST OF ALL 383 GUEST STARS FROM THE 140 SHOWS ON A SPECIAL WEB PAGE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO SEE ALL THE INCREDIBLE SINGERS WHO CAME TO BE PART OF IT. I ALSO HAVE LOTS OF OLD "MINI - DVD'S" TAKEN OF A LOT OF THE SHOWS. ONCE I LEARN HOW TO TRANSFER THEM TO THE WEB I WILL POST THEM FOR YOU TO SEE.

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AUDITION NOTICE:

Singers are invited to audition for Uptown Cabaret 2018: "Celebrating Broadway" which is sponsored by the Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA).  For an audition time, send your request to UptownGLA@aol.com or call (323) 258-8842. The auditions will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at a private home in Eagle Rock, CA.

For the audition, singers need to prepare two selections celebrating musical theatre. Performers do not have to identify as LGBT. A piano and CD playback equipment are available.

"Celebrating Broadway" will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Colombo's Restaurant, Eagle Rock, CA. The 2018 Uptown Cabaret "Celebrating Broadway" will be UGLA's 20th sponsored Cabaret.

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GRETA MATASSA CLINIC PALM SPRINGS!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 - TIME: 10 AM TO 1 PM
LIMITED TO 9 SINGERS - FEE $50
 

WHAT YOUR MUSICIAN FRIENDS WISH YOU KNEW!
You may not think you need this clinic but the jazz musicians in your area wish you would take it.
 
As a professional singer/clinician, I have made a living exclusively in the music business since the age of 14. Although I, like many of you, do not read music, I have been accepted and am indeed respected by many of the country's top Jazz Musicians as "one of us."
 
How is this possible? Participate in this clinic and I will share with you some of my secrets. This is not just another vocal clinic where I will pat you on the back and say you have a pretty voice make a few adjustments and say "now sing it again."
 
I mean to share with you ALL my secrets about successfully communicating with Jazz Musicians!
 
I will cover everything from understanding how much information to give them i.e. counting off tempos, choosing key, establishing style, arrangement ideas visual cues and verbal cues to
Improvisation concepts, vocal health concepts, etiquette when dealing with booking Musicians and dealing with the venues. Business practices, self-promotion, and anything else that I think you're a musician friends would like you to know! Bring in a Jazz tune or 2 and let's get started!

Location: Desert Hot Springs home of Barney McClure
TO REGISTER CONTACT GRETA AT gretamatassa@comcast.net
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Give your time to be there with those you love, and share the beautiful experience of just being there. 

There are many hearts you can warm today. Many burdens you can ease, many joys you can share. 
 
Give the best of who you are. And who you are will get better and better with all of life around you. :) 
 

   


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