Cabaret group to host awards show at Comedy Store in La Jolla Jan. 27
If you go
■ What: San Diego Association of Cabaret Clubs Awards
■ When: 7-10:30 p.m. Jan. 27 (doors open 6 p.m.)
■ Where: The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla
■ Tickets: $15 per person or $20 for two
■ Contact: (858) 232-1241 or e-mail email@example.com
■ Facebook Page: bit.ly/SACawards
By Pat Sherman
The founder of a group of professional and amateur cabaret singers that meet weekly in La Jolla for cabaret open mic events is organizing his first regional awards show, 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl Street.
Tim Moore, founder of La Jolla’s Cabaret Nights (6:45-10 p.m. Mondays at Hennesessy’s Tavern on Herschel Avenue), also leads an organization called the San Diego Association of Cabaret Clubs (SAC) to raise awareness of cabaret singing.
Moore is hosting his first SAC Awards at the Comedy Store to recognize performers, producers, musical directors, reviewers, promoters and club owners that promote the art of cabaret. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $15 per person or $20 per couple.
Songwriter Ray Jessel, who has written music and lyrics recorded by Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Durnate and Sammy Davis, Jr.; will be a guest performer during the event. Jessel has also produced and written for “The Carol Burnett Show,” “ The Love Boat,” “The Dean Martin Show” and others.
Though people not entirely familiar with cabaret often associate it with seniors and songs from the Great American Songbook, Moore said, “rock, jazz, country, folk and a variety of other music genres and age groups are firmly in the mix of performers and audiences that either perform or attend cabaret events.
“Cabaret is a style of presentation by any artist and genre of music, whereby the performer interacts with the audience to relate something about him or herself via their stories,” such as performers like Harry Chapin, Sting or Dan Fogelberg, he said. “These artists, these storytellers, offer up an intensely personal performance of song and stories, delivered in a simple and honest way. The audience participates in a direct emotional conversation with the artist, and leaves feeling connected and personally touched.”
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