Judy and Liza Together … Again!

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , On Stage , Reviews

If you’re a fan of Judy Garland, then you know her work way beyond the rainbow. The role of Dorothy might have made her a legend, but the cabaret career that followed made her an icon. And her daughter Liza’s career is no less legend, and her persona no less iconic than her mother’s. Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have been impersonating the two women for decades:  Fabulous! (New York Times), Extraordinary (Theatre Mania), Amazing (Time Out), Astonishing … Masterful … Brilliant (Chicago Sun Times), and Sensational (Times) are but a […]

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Copacabana Reopens In Grand Style

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews

New York City was electric tonight with the rebirth of the legendary Copacabana Nightclub at it’s new location on the corner of 34th Street and 11th Ave. The original club founded by Monte Prosner, in 1940, was referred to as the “Great American Nightclub.” The new club, owned and operated by John Juliano and Peter Dorn, boasts 50,000 square feet on three levels – with a disco and lounge downstairs, the main ballroom — complete with a stage for any occasion on the main level — and a private party […]

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Judy and Barbra Live, Almost

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

Judy and Barbra Live is the show for you if you enjoy the songs of Streisand and Garland, with a little humor on the side. The critics are raving about Tommy Femia (six time winner of the MAC Award, and the Backstage Bistro award): “Fabulous,” The NY Times, “A Pricelessly Sung Judy Garland,” Village Voice, and “Truly Amazing,” Time Out New York.  Tommy in another word, is brilliant! Together with Steven Brinberg, who has also won the MAC and Backstage Bistro awards is“Absolutely Brilliant,” Time Out New York, “Amazing,” NY Daily […]

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Bar’dO Celebrates 10 Years

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Events , Reviews

Raven-O & Joey Arias were back in NYC, on leave from Zumania/Cirque du Soliel in Las Vegas, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of BAR d’O – that comfy neighborhood bar tucked away on the corner of Bedford and Downing Street. The star-studded event drew celebrities such as Uma Thurman, Blaine Trump, producer Joel Schumaker, Jennifer Ferrin (As The World Turns), an enthusiastic crowd, and presented the cities best and brightest trans-talent. Len Edwards of Project Publicity did a wonderful job promoting, evident by the no standing room crowd. Sitting on […]

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Lisa Jackson

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

If you live in New York and haven’t heard of Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday, you’ve been sleeping for the past year. The band exploded onto the NYC underground scene about a year ago, and since then has taken their music on the road — attracting fan bases in Minneapolis, Chicago, Wisconsin and most recently Boston and Philadelphia. Lisa & Girl Friday performed at CBGBs rock club to celebrate the completion of their newest CD: “I Am A.O.K.” Like in every review I have written about them, the band was […]

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