MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
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WE ARE HOPING OSCARS LIQUOR LICENSE  
IS REINSTATED IN A FEW WEEKS AND WE CAN START UP  OUR WEDNESDAYS THERE.   
UNTIL THEN - WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED  
AND PLEASE VISIT US AT AJ'S ON SATURDAY NIGHTS.  
 

DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED  
FIRST TIME??  
Please follow directions below. Siri, GPS, ect.
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NOTE NEW TIME:  
9:30 & SHOW HAS  
MOVED INTO THE  
BAR AREA!  
 
 
with WAYNE ABRAVANEL

on piano
SHELLEY YOELIN on sax
JAY LEWIS on drums 
 




 




























YOUR THEATER GUIDE 
THE DESERT AREA &
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

 
 

FRIDAY, JULY 7th
7:30 pm
6:30 pm Bar & Social    
in the Blak Box Theater
YOU MAKE ME LAUGH!
A musical portrait to America's Comedic Sweetheart: Gilda Radner

Starring
FRANCESA AMARI   
Music Director -
Wayne Abravanel

 

A musical biography of Gilda: her life, her loves, her peeves, her rise to stardom, her marriage to Gene Wilder, her battles ... all lovingly and laughingly told through song and Gilda's own words!
 
 

 
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HAS MOVED TO ITS NEW HOME AT THE
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with a full line up of great shows coming your way.

 
Dear Readers:    

OSCAR'S UPDATE:  
We will return in Mid-June. Stay tuned for updates.

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

 
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY: 
 
CABARET ON THE GREEN" Open Mic was the happening place to be - in spite of the heat and it being off-season, it doesn't matter. We had a total of 19 very talented singers and some of the best audience, aside from a very large party in the bar area but they left around 8 pm. We had time for 2 songs for those who stayed with JOEL BAKER opening the show with "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and I sang "I Could Write A Book", then it was BETH FORMELOZA who mixed it up from her usual style with "Let's Hear It For The Boy" and "Stop In The Name Of Love", giving Joel a real workout. Her husband FERDIE FORMELOZA was next with "You're Still You" and "What Kind Of Fool Am I". They brought their son and very expecting daughter in law. LORETTA SIANI followed with "Witchcraft" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well", done to perfection. Always amazing GEORGE LOUIS gave us "Without A Song" and "Why" in his amazing tenor voice. RAFE CORRELL was in exceptional form nailing "Isn't It Romantic" complete with verse which I'd never heard before, and a second chorus parody he wrote that had us laughing, and later he did NEAL DIAMOND'S "Hello". LINDSAY OUELLETTE did "You're No Body Till Somebody Loves You" and "You Don't Know Me", getting some obvious notice from two women in the front row center table that stayed after the show and I found out their names are SHIRLEY, and FLO, who's been to the show before and loved the show and what we're doing for live entertainment in the desert and promised to spread the word. DOUG GRAHAM, who was out of commission for 2 weeks, returned with "Larger Than Life" from the musical "My Favorite Year", and later did "Kiss Her Now" from the musical "Dear World". It amazes me how Doug can turn a supper club into a Broadway stage with his performances. The always incredible JEAN SORF was next with a Samba Style "So In Love" with Rafe on Maraca's, and later she gave us another COLE PORTER hit, "Night And Day". Someone we've not seen in ages, PATTI GALLAGHER, returned with "Almost Like Being In Love" and "Over The Rainbow", boy what a voice Patti has! Here for just 2 weeks from Dallas, we had LORI YEARY doing "One Note" (I think that's the title?) then her own version of "Summertime" and she will be back on Tuesday, June 27th as the featured Guest Artist at AJ's with DOUG MCDONALD on guitar so go and treat yourself. Lori was here a few months back and loved it so much that she is going to be here all next season working around town. MARIANA, and I can never get her last name right but it sounds like OCANSKY? I wish the singers would include their last names on the sign up sheet, anyway, she sang a song in Italian that the title translates to "Momma" and was apparently a big hit for CONNIE FRANCIS. BARBARA FRANTZ sang "Mean To Me" for her first song and later wowed everyone with her beautifully done "Good Morning Heartache". Next we had the always entertaining SHARON SILLS with her fabulous voice and great comic timing, doing just one song "All That Jazz" with audience's help with the ALL THAT JAZZ parts. Sharon sold out her show last night (Friday) at THE PURPLE ROOM where she also sings every Thursday, and, you can catch Sharon at AJ's on Friday, June 30th. Reservations are recommended. The guy with just initials, JB, came in to sing "The Way We Were". Visiting the desert from Los Angeles to interview KAYE BALLARD was GARY BRUMBURGH who sang "So Nice To Come Home To" and his own rendition of "Surrey With The Fringe On The Top". Gary made the rounds while he was here and saw a number of our local performers and loved what he saw. Gary is also part of an all-star show benefiting CITY OF HOPE called "Jazz vs Cancer" which will be at the CATALINA in Hollywood on August 27th. Our only standup comic MAX MITCHELL did his hysterical "Be A Clown" adding his clown get up as he sang along, but he got more serious later with "Scotch And Soda". PHILLIP STEELE, sang "I'm A Stranger Here Myself" from "One Touch Of Venus", and later a very heart felt and moving "Moment To Moment". Phillip almost never comes to Saturday nights, but is a regular when we are in Palm Springs on Wednesdays, which we should be back at soon... hopefully. Also back after some time off, ROSANNE HOPKINS came and sang "Masquerade". Rosanne will be heading to Vancouver to do her show "Forever Fabulous" August 20th there at THE COTTAGE BISTRO. And finally, one of the premiere entertainers in the desert, ROSE MALLETT, came in and sang "Moon Dance". Rose also sings every Friday at WOODY'S and was the Sunday Brunch entertainer today (Sunday) at AJ's too, which I told myself I would be at but didn't wake up until 1 pm to my meowing cat. Can you believe all this took place in one night? I swear it does every Saturday night at AJ's ON THE GREEN with Joel Baker on the baby grand and me as your MC. All this live entertainment plus award-winning food, drinks, and is also THE DESERT SUN's pick as "BEST VENUE FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT" for 2016 and 2017. You can't beat that. We hope to see you there soon, and 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, and reservations for the dinning room are highly advised. Also, I would like to say thank you to everyone for your support of live music everywhere in the desert. It's one of the things we're most noted for and it just gets bigger and better. 
 
RESERVATIONS DINNER ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! DO NOT LEAVE IT ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE... BUT CALL 760-202-1111 DURING BUSINESS HOURS (best after 5 PM a few days before Saturday) AND SPEAKING TO A LIVE PERSON. BE SURE TO GET THEIR NAME TOO, JUST IN CASE.
 
DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THEIR MACHINE 

PLEASE, won't you 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.  
 
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SUNDAYS IN SUMMER  
IS ON HOLD FOR 2017 BUT HOPES TO  
RETURN IN 2018 AT ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER 
MAKING IT THE 8TH YEAR!
 
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW REVIEW OF JEROME ELLIOTT'S RECENT SHOW "CRAWLING BACK TO BROADWAY" AT PURPLE ROOM HERE


 MAY - JUNE  2017 IS HERE 
   
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WHAT REALLY MATTERS...

  
It is okay to be bored sometimes, and to do nothing at all. On a regular basis, you must allow some time and space for life to sink in. So, it is very good and even useful to just relax and re-charge. 

You cannot make meaning of anything when everything is coming at you nonstop. True fulfillment comes not from an endless stream of sensations, but from aligning yourself with life's purpose.

Just because a topic is trending doesn't mean it will add anything of value to your life. Don't let your fear of missing out on the latest buzz cause you to miss out on What Really Matters.

Choose to spend some time away from the endless onslaught of sounds, images, information, drama, opinions. Give yourself a space to think, to feel, to wonder, to dream, to catch a breath.

Sing a song, play an instrument, read a book, go for a walk on the beach, look at the stars. And with what you know, with who you are, devote yourself to living your life richly and deeply. :)

         
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
  
PARMESAN CHICKEN BAKE
This chicken Parmesan is done casserole style (so, no breading or frying!), but still offers up that irresistible combination of tender chicken, crunchy/cheesy coating, and flavorful sauce.   
 
INGREDIENTS:   
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 cups prepared marinara sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 (5 ounce) package garlic croutons 

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
 
Coat the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic and hot red pepper flakes.
 
Arrange the chicken breasts in bottom of the dish, and pour marinara sauce over chicken. Sprinkle basil over marinara sauce, and top with half the mozzarella cheese, followed by half the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on the croutons, then top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese.
 
Bake in preheated oven until cheese and croutons are golden brown and the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the shape and thickness of your chicken breasts. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chicken breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

   


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