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Critical Thoughts: Direction Can Help/Direction Can Hurt—A Tale of Two Singers

I recently saw two singers whose shows might have very little in common on the surface but whose...

The Reinvented (and Always Reinventing) Stand-Up Comic

In a song snippet, dubbed “Denial,” filmed at New York's Comedy Cellar more than a decade ago, stand-up...

One-Man-Show–manship: Lifetime Achievement Bistro Award Honoree Robert Klein on His Singular Comedic Career

Last November, shortly after comedian and actor Robert Klein was confirmed as the recipient of 2024’s Bob Harrington...

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Reviews


Album Review: Mark Winkler–”The Rules Don’t Apply”
Singer/songwriter Mark Winkler received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording for his last album, Late Bloomin’ Jazzman. The blooming continues with his new collection of originals and inventive covers, The...

Album Review: “A Collective Cy–Jeff Harnar Sings Cy Coleman”
Anyone choosing to explore the songs of Cy Coleman finds a cornucopia of jazz, pop, and Broadway with words by some of the finest lyricists the Great American Songbook has...

Betty Bryant: “Lotta Livin'”
We live in an age when octogenarians and nonagenarians in the music industry are delivering performances in recordings and concerts, in cabarets and jazz clubs that are equal (and at...

Marc Jordan: “Waiting for the Sun to Rise”
I often long for the golden age of albums in which the recording was a cohesive artistic statement into which thought, passion, art, and craft were poured, resulting in work...

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