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The Jonathan Channel

A New York City Tribute to Cabaret (and more)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This week's show list includes: 25th Annual Celebration of Cabaret, a former Dukes of Hazzard star turned Standards interpreter and more. Check the listings for more info & showtimes. 

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The Jonathan Channel

Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, October 13, 2014

Each week, we put together a list of not-to-miss jazz and cabaret shows. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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Soundcheck

Max Raabe: Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Take a cool, Cabaret-style voice, add a sly sense of humor, and pull from a treasury of great songs on both sides of the Atlantic, and you have Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester. The German singer has become a cult favorite thanks to music that echoes of Weimar Germany, Tin Pan Alley, and more recent pop. Hear Raabe perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Oh, 'Danny Boy'; Max Raabe Plays Live; Soundcheck's Running Playlist

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In this episode: The ballad "Danny Boy" has lived a thousand lives, as detailed in a new British documentary. The filmmakers talk about the movie along with author Malachy McCourt, who has written a book about the song.

And: Take a cool, Cabaret-style voice, add a sly sense of humor, and pull from a treasury of great songs on both sides of the Atlantic, and you have Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester. Echoes of Weimar Germany, Tin Pan Alley, and much more recent pop have made this German singer a cult favorite. Hear him perform in the Soundcheck studio.

And as two Soundcheck producers get ready for this weekend's NYC Half Marathon, we pool songs from listeners to build the perfect running playlist.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Rachelle Garniez

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Cabaret chanteuse with wicked sense of humor plays Barbes. Listen to 'Jean Claude Van Damme.'

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Soundcheck

Kaizers Orchestra's Devilishly Good Video

Monday, May 13, 2013

Before Kaizers Orchestra disbands this week, watch the Norwegian band's creepily infectious video for its song "Begravelsespolka."

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

The "Overpoweringly Witty" Fiction of Noël Coward

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WNYC

Celebrating the appearance of his first published novel, Pomp and Circumstance (1961), Noël Coward coolly rebuts those critics calling him "antiquated, snobbish, and belonging to an earlier, more complacent age." 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Justin Vivian Bond

Monday, June 11, 2012

Acclaimed cabaret performer Justin Vivian Bond plays at 54 Below on Monday night. Download Bond's new song "Stars." 

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Soundcheck

Ana Gasteyer: A Handsome Woman

Friday, March 30, 2012

As one half of the gently crass public-radio duo "The Delicious Dish," former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer holds a special place in our hearts. Her post-SNL gigs include roles in films like "Mean Girls," Broadway productions of "Wicked" and "The Threepenny Opera," and the new ABC sitcom "Suburgatory." Today, Gasteyer and her band join us to preview her swinging cabaret show, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman."

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Operavore

For Patricia Racette, Life is (also) a Cabaret

Friday, March 02, 2012

"I don’t see the worlds of classical/opera and “pop”/Broadway as separated by a wall but as sitting on the same gorgeous field in different zones that sometimes overlap," writes blogger Fred Plotkin.

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Conducting Business

An Uncertain Song for New York's Cabaret Scene

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

With the closing of the Oak Room earlier this month, New York's cabaret scene has come under renewed threat. In this podcast, three experts debate the future of this slice of musical life.

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Soundcheck

Life Is (Still) A Cabaret

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Variety and cabaret shows are back?  I didn't know they'd gone away...

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Gig Alerts: Sanda Weigl

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Romanian chanteuse brings her gypsy cabaret sound to Barbes tonight. Download her new track "Toderel" -- a Music Hub exclusive.

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Features

The Nunziata Twins and the American Songbook

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


WNYC's Richard Hake sat down with 26-year-old twin brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata and director Richard Jay Alexander to talk about the next generation of American songbook interpreters.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: BlueNefertiti

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Download BlueNefertiti's mellow track, "Paris@Night."

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