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OPEN MICS WORLDWIDE
LOS ANGELES - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHOWS
 

PALM SPRINGS AREA

CABARET & MORE... 

 

Update: Keep watching for more news about the return to OSCARS
  
 
    
DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIRST TIME?  
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Sharon driving the audinece on the Crown Princess with
Sharon driving the audience wild on the Crown Princess with "When You're Good  
To Mama"
 
        
Look Who's Coming To  
Arthur Newman Theater
CABARET ON SUNDAYS SERIES  
 
THIS WEEK'S SHOW:   
Direct from Los Angeles!  

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"I Love The Way You're Breaking My Heart"




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schedule for this season.
 
 
 


 



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 Mike Costley's Jazz Showcase
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:   
 
A BIG THANK YOU...  goes out this week to KEN GREEN.
 
For volunteering to perform on short notice and doing such a wonderful job last Thursday for the JOSLYN CENTER OPEN HOUSE.  
 

OSCAR'S UPDATE:  
Stay tuned. We may have an announcement soon! 
 
 
Until then we hope you will continue to come to AJ'S for our Saturday night shows!  
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY: 
Lots of great singers last week but less audience then usual, maybe 80% full. JOEL BAKER got us started off with "Puttin' On The Ritz" and me with "The Way You Look Tonight", then the first of our 21 singers, FRED MILLER doing "Embrace Me", then a new singer, GARY GUNTER sang "My Way", and LORETTA SIANI sang "All Or Nothing At All", and "To Make You Feel My Love", afterwards a women who could hear her on the patio came in to see who the fabulous voice belonged to, next DEANNE CONTE singing "Can't Help Loving That Man Of Mine", and a new one "Until It's Time For Me To Go" which was perfect, RAFE CORRELL did a medley with "I've Never Been In Love Before" with "Like Someone In Love", and "Save The Last Dance For Me", and LINDSAY OUELLETTE nailed his two songs, "On The Street Where You Live", and "You Don't Know Me", which I videoed for him to submit to McCallum Theater Open Call, and JEAN SORF followed and sang "Fools Rush In", and "Send In The Clowns" to thunderous applause, and PAT MCCANN is really getting a lot of fans as well, she did "But Beautiful", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", then we had that crowd-pleasing BETH FORMELOZA gave us "I'm So Lonesome I Am Blue", and "In My Solitude", and her guy FERDIE FORMELOZA, who is getting so good, did All The Way" and darned if I didn't forget to write in his 2nd song, I think that's 2 weeks in a row, but I remember it was a brand new song as I recall, then a new singer named TRACY VERNON sang and I forgot to write her song too, what is up with me, maybe I was thrown off because her husband, JOHN SHIMAKO came up to play piano for her, then stayed to do a piano medley of 3 songs, they were both really good and I hope to see them back soon, EARL MITCHELL came out to sing "The More I See You", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", someone told me after he sang how they love his style, and I agree, DONNY TEETERS hasn't been to sing for us for awhile so it was nice to hear his "What A Difference A Day Makes", and "Once Upon A Time", and another new singer named BOBBI FLETCHER came to sing "Satin Doll", and "God Bless The Child", and I understand she is a regular singer with LINDA PETERSON, everyone really loved her and I hope to see her again too, then it was yes, another new singer, RACHEL MARTINEZ who takes classes over at COD, doing a MICHAEL JACKSON song "Give In To Me", which she said has a lot of meaning to her, and she came with her friend THOMAS PACK who did a classic protest song, "Peace Train", we got to hear JIM our server do "Fly Me To The Moon", and TONY our host doing "When I Fall In Love", and coming in after "Here's To The Ladies" which was put on at DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATER COMPANY, we had BARBARA FRANTZ who sang "Someone To Watch Over Me", JOHN SPINKS singing "Love Letters Straight From My Heart", but unfortunately there wasn't time for them to sing a 2nd song but they're so good we're happy to have had them there for just 1. And that was it, and we hope to see you there this Saturday. Here's a heads up, ANN LESCHANDER will be in to sing a song from her show "Sing Happy" which is next Sunday - see notice below.   
      
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.  
 

PLEASE - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND GETTING THE NEWS OUT THAT LIVE CABARET IS BACK AT ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER!

Last Sunday we were so fortunate to have one of the best singers and shows, ROBYN SPANGLER doing her BILLY BARNES show. Wow, what a pro she is, and TODD SCHROEDER on piano is a genius. Just look at them before the show:

THIS SUNDAY WE HAVE ANOTHER REALLY GREAT SHOW AND PERFORMER FROM LOS ANGELES. WE REALLY HOPE YOU CAN COME AND SEE HER. WE HAVE SO MANY GREAT SHOWS COMING UP AND NEED MORE AUDIENCE, SO PLEASE COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER  2017 IS HERE 
Pick one up at Oscar's, The Purple Room, Tropicale,
Woodys Palm House, or AJ's On The Green -
WHILE THEY LAST!
 
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.

MEANWHILE...



 
LOS ANGELES  & 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  
AREA SHOWS



HERE'S A CLIP OF THIS YEAR'S AUDITIONS AND SOME OF
THE STARS FROM UPCOMING SHOWS:



MULTIPLE CITY TOUR - CHECK FOR A DATE NEAR YOU!



 

OUT OF TOWN SHOWS:  

LAS VEGAS - SAN DIEGO -  

NEW YORK  - SAN FRANCISCO  

SEATTLE - CHICAGO  - BOSTON 

.... AND POINTS BEYOND! 








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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
VISIT GRETA'S WEBSITE
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GO THE DISTANCE...   
 
It's great when you know precisely where you want to go. But it's not enough. No matter how strong your desire, desire alone won't achieve much.  
 
That's your job and great opportunity. You must Go the Distance between here and there. You must take action, with commitment, with persistence. 

Yes, it might be challenging and uncomfortable.
 But that's what makes it worth doing. What gives it value. And you are perfectly capable of doing that. 
 
Feel the desire to achieve. To go from where you are now to where you want to be. And find great satisfaction and fulfillment in making it all happen. :)
 

   


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