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Cabaret

 

originally an improvised presentation given by poets, musicians, or actors in literary and artistic cafés. The performers read poetry, sang topical ditties, and staged short, satirical sketches. There was a master of ceremonies to help create an unconstrained and gay atmosphere. Cabarets became widespread in France (mostly Paris) in the 1880’s but lost their improvisational character gradually, as the bourgeoisie began frequenting them and professional artists from variety shows began to appear on their stages.

In Russia two of the most popular cabarets were LetuchaiaMysh (The Bat) in Moscow and Krivoe Zerkalo (The Distorting Mirror) in St. Petersburg, both founded in 1908. In present-daybourgeois countries cabarets are restaurants with variety showsthat are usually intended solely for entertainment and occasion-ally have erotic and vulgar overtones.

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Vivid Cabaret New York has received rave reviews since its opening earlier this year.
Egan originally had planned to teach a master class with the students - which she may still ultimately do - but figured a quick way to help raise some funds would be to perform her cabaret act as a benefit.
I love the people who attend CES and I think they will love Rick's Cabaret," says Dell'Abate, who has been on a nationwide tour in recent weeks promoting his new bestselling book They Call Me Baba Booey .
82) recalled starring with Jane Kaczmarek in one Cabaret play titled ``Fjords of Blood.
We can't imagine a better location for Vivid Cabaret than midtown Manhattan," said Steven Hirsch, founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment.
In some ways, Lemper says, these new tunes harken back to 1930s German cabaret, a genre in which performers saw themselves not simply as polished promoters of feel-good after-dinner entertainment, but as scrappy agent provocateurs using art to unmask (or at least goose the heck out of) sexual, political and cultural hypocrisy.
The party starts at 10:30 pm on the spacious main floor of the 74,000-square-foot club that is part of the Rick's Cabaret International (NASDAQ:RICK) group of clubs and will be hosted by 250 of the club's entertainers.
The Howard Stern Show personality "Ronnie the Limo Driver," a frequent Rick's Cabaret & Steakhouse/New York visitor, will host the party and greet guests Wednesday, October 16th.
Rick's Cabaret NYC opened in the Fall of 2005 and is located at 50 West 33rd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, across the street from the Empire State Building and a quick walk from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.
We are very pleased with the contributions from our newly acquired adult clubs and our restaurant/sports bar division," said Eric Langan , president and CEO of Rick's Cabaret.
com has announced that Las Vegas is the most frequently booked destination for this Labor Day weekend, based its air and hotel traffic count, and we'll be ready for the extra visitors," according to Andy Studebaker, general manager of the cabaret at 3355 Procyon Street, just off the Las Vegas Strip.