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Update: They are working on it!  
AND PLEASE VISIT US AT AJ'S ON SATURDAY NIGHTS.
 
SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION...  
IN THE EMAIL BLAST ON MONDAY I FORGOT  
TO REMOVE LAST WEEK'S NOTICE...  
AJ'S IS OPEN THIS SATURDAY AND  
WE WILL HAVE OPEN MIC!
 
DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED  
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Dear Readers:    

OSCAR'S UPDATE:  
Still on hold!

Until then we hope you will continue coming to AJ'S ON THE GREEN for our Saturday nights shows 

 
 
BIG CHANGE IN PLANS....
AJ'S WILL BE OPEN THIS SATURDAY THE 23rd!
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY: 

Another amazing night at AJ's for Cabaret On The Green Open Mic with I'm was told 115 dinners served just in the show room, but I was very happy the bar was also so packed they ran out of bar stools. Best of all the bar people were there just for the show and were quiet which is not always the case. We also had a table of 11 guys, some who'd been before and brought more friends. We also had 14 incredible singers, and those who stayed did 2, and even 3 songs including CAROLYN JONES
visiting from Dallas who sang "Have You Met Miss Jones", 'Take The A Train", "I Thought About You", and "S'Wonderful" - wow is she is so good! She came with the fabulous TRUDI MANN from New York where she hosted her own very long- running open mic and has relocated to Southern California. Trudi promised to return soon with more singer friends. Also there was VIRGINIA ROBERTSON doing "New York, New York, and "Always", ROSANNE HOPKINS with "Our Love Is Here To Stay", and "The Rose", DEANNE CONTE doing "Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine", "Summertime", and "When You Walk Through A Storm", DOUG GRAHAMkilled it tonight with "Gimme Gimme", "Romantic Notions", and "Fifty Percent", PAT MCCANN sang "Dearly Beloved", "Day By Day", and by request "A House Is Not A Home", RAFE CORRELL got a bunch of new fans with "September Song", and "Skylark", then we had JEAN SORF bring down the house doing "If He Walked Into My Life Today", "Fools Rush In" and My Foolish Heart", also nailing it was ALAN JON with his "Never, Never, Never", "Surrender", and "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", followed by BRAD SEIPLE doing "Out Here On My Own" from his upcoming show, Movies That Made Me" on November 17th at FRANKIE'S plus ADELE'S "Say Something" with the audience so quiet I heard a pen drop, okay it was an ink pen and I dropped it, we then had a treat hearing a new singer named JOANA CIURASH who sang an operatic piece "Non Ti Scordad Di Me" what ever that means, what a fabulous voice, ROY PROVANCE came to sing a new song, "I'm Through With Love", and we had time for AJ's JIM to sing "Don't Take Your Love Away From Me" and AJ's TONY with "You've Changed". Also JOEL BAKER sang "Tangerine", and "This Can't Be Love" and I did "Corner Of The Sky", and "Old Friend" for regulars RICHARD and WAYNE. And Joel and I closed with a song that got a lot of laughs called "Blow Me"! See what you missed?  
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: 
And I originally told everyone that AJ's would be closed this coming Saturday for bathroom remodeling on the 23rd but now it turns out they will be open and we will be there with another Cabaret On The Green Open Mic with more super talented singers, will you be there too? Come and see what many people are saying is the "best show in the Desert"
 
ALSO:  
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd and the SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th shows will feature our very special guest pianist from Los Angeles, RICHARD BERENT.
Reservations are a good idea for dinning in the showroom. 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. 
 
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.  
 
RESERVATIONS: DO NOT LEAVE INFO ON ANSWERING MACHINE...  
CALL BACK 760-202-1111 DURING BUSINESS HOURS (best after 5 PM a few days before Saturday) AND S PRESS 1 TO SPEAKING TO A LIVE PERSON.
 
DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THEIR MACHINE 

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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.  
 
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SUNDAYS IN SUMMER
   
Well it's official, SUNDAYS IN SUMMER CABARET SERIES will not be returning to the  
ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER in 2018 as I hoped.  
 
But the good news is we are returning 
with 20 Sunday shows beginning NOVEMBER 5th  
through APRIL 1st with time off for Christmas Eve and  
New Year's Eve. I will be announcing more  
information on selection process soon.  
 
There will be some changes from the previous 7 years specifically ticket price and artists percentage as well  
as guidelines for types of shows to be cast.  
There are also some really nice changes that were made to  
the theater space such as redecorating the dressing room, 
new floors, the rows of risers in the back are now gone
and the seating capacity has increased, and theater  
companies will no longer be using the space which means
no sets on stage, which has increased the stage  
space all the way to the back wall. It is really going  
to be a great experience for everyone.  
 
I'll keep you posted! 
 
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 SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 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.

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TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR VOICE IN SHAPE... 
 
Your voice is your ambassador to the outside world. It portrays your personality and emotions. People make assessments about you based on the quality of your voice, so it is important to pay close attention to it.  Problems with your speaking and singing voice can have a tremendous impact on your life.   

Here are some tips for keeping your voice in good shape:      

1. Drink water to keep your body well hydrated. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Your vocal cords vibrate very fast. Having a proper water balance helps to keep them lubricated. Foods containing water are excellent vocal snacks: apples, pears, watermelon, peaches, grapes, plums, etc.      

2. Allow yourself several "vocal naps" every day, especially during periods of extended use. Avoid speaking during the breaks between rehearsals and recordings. Find a quiet place to spend your break time rather than talking in a noisy room with other musicians.     

3. Don't smoke. Smoking raises the risk of throat cancer, and inhaling smoke (even secondhand smoke) can irritate vocal cords.     

4. Don't abuse your voice. No yelling or screaming. Don't talk loudly in noisy areas, like disco. If your throat feels dry or tired or hoarse, reduce it's use. The hoarseness is a warning sign that your vocal cords are irritated or inflamed.     

5. Keep your throat and neck relaxed. If not, you'll pay for that - not just with tired vocal muscles but also by causing future limits on your vocal range.     

6. Pay attention to how you speak. You should have an even flow of breath when you speak. Singing for that matter is most helpful. It teaches good vocal habits.     

7. Don't clear your throat too often. If  you really need to, try to do it gently. Doing it too much and forcefully can injure your vocal cords and make you hoarse. Have a sip of water or try to swallow to quench the urge to clear. If you feel you have to clear your throat a lot, get checked by a doctor for possible acid re-flux, allergies or sinus conditions.     

8. When you're sick, spare your voice. Don't talk when you're hoarse due to a cold or infection. Listen to what your voice is telling you. Gargle with hot sea salt water 3 times a day, and get more rest.    

9. When you have to speak or sing publicly or outdoors, always use amplification to avoid straining your voice.     

10. Humidify your home and work areas. Moist is good for the voice. And so is sleep.       

Warming up your voice in the morning is a good habit. Think of it like stretching and loosening up before exercise.      

1. Do lip and tongue trills in the morning 
to facilitate better use of airflow and breath. Try it in the shower or on your way to work.    

2. Perform gentle humming and cooing to warm up your voice in the morning, 
to reduce muscular tension in the neck, shoulders and jaw.     

3. If you do more vocally complex warm-ups, such as vocal scales, do the simple exercises first. Start out easily and keep your neck relaxed.      

4. At the end of your vocal-work-outs (rehearsals and shows) perform a gentle cool-down with similar tasks (lip and tongue rolls, humming, cooing).

Keep your voice healthy and strong. And sing all your cares away!
 

   


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