Monday, October 27, 2014

Oct. 31: Vintage Halloween Costume Party with Dean Mora and his Orchestra, The Cicada Club



HALLOWEEN NIGHT - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
VINTAGE COSTUME PARTY
featuring music from the 1930s and 1940s with 
DEAN MORA AND HIS HAUNTED ORCHESTRA
featuring "SCARY" KAYRE MORRISON and "DEMON" DAMON KIRSCHE
Damon Kirsche (Satyr) and Kayre Morrison (Dee Minor) with Maestro Dean Mora
at the 2013 Vintage Costume Party at Maxwell Demille’s Cicada Club (Photo: Dave Welch)
Take a ghostly musical journey back in time to the lost days of Hollywood's most famous nightclubs of the past including THE COCONUT GROVE, THE MOCAMBO, THE TROCADERO, CIROS and many more.


THE COCOANUT GROVE NIGHTCLUB - NOW A HAUNTING MEMORY

Dine and dance to music played as it was in Hollywood's top night spots that
are now only a spooky memory. Vintage pre-1960s costumes encouraged.

NOTE: THIS IS THE CICADA CLUB'S MOST POPULAR NIGHT OF THE YEAR.

ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE FOR ONLY $34
(ADVANCE PURCHASE HANDLING $2.50)

A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR FOR $41
(PAY WITH CASH AND SAVE A DOLLAR)


HURRY! LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
GET YOUR TICKETS AND DINNER RESERVATIONS TODAY
http://CicadaClub.com/Halloween 



= HALLOWEEN DINE AND DANCE SPECIAL =
  ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS THREE COURSE DINNER
INCLUDES ADMISSION - NO ADVANCE TICKETS TO BUY
KEEP YOUR TABLE THE ENTIRE EVENING
SEATING LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR DINNER TABLE TODAY

 $69 PER PERSON
(BEVERAGES, GRATUITY, TAX NOT INCLUDED)

TABLES GOING QUICKLY
CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR
DINE AND DANCE SPECIAL
213-488-9488

THE WORLD FAMOUS CICADA CLUB
THE HISTORIC 1928 ART DECO OVIATT BUILDING
617 SOUTH OLIVE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90014

DINNER SERVED FROM 6PM

FINE DINING - FULL BAR - VALET PARKING
DANCING ON TWO FLOORS

VINTAGE OR EVENING ATTIRE SUGGESTED.

TIMES, DATES, PRICES AND PERFORMERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
SERVICE CHARGE ADDED TO ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASES

 NEED SOMETHING FABULOUS TO WEAR TO THE CICADA CLUB?
GET YOUR VINTAGE ATTIRE FROM VALENTINO'S COSTUMES
http://ValentinosCostumes.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oct. 24: "Come to the Cabaret” Actors Fund benefit at the Catalina Jazz Club


Conceived by David Galligan, Fraser Entertainment Group presents
COME TO THE CABARET
Friday, October 24th at 8:30PM
featuring some of the best singers in LA at the
6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood California 90028

Nate Light, Bass • Denise Fraser, Drums • Tom Griep, Musical Director
with Obba Babatundé, Michele Brourman, Loretta Devine, Davis Gaines, Julie Garnyé,
Damon Kirsche, Sharon McNight, Valerie Perri, Christina Saffran, 
and Sally Struthershost

A 4-show, 4-night, 4-venue celebration
CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL
AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES
Damon Kirsche at the Catalina Jazz Club “Come to the Cabaret” benefit for The Actors Fund
STARRING: Jane A. Johnston, Obba Babatundé, George Ball, John Boswell, Michele Brourman, James C. Mulligan, Carole Cook, Loretta Devine, Nancy Dussault, Tal Fox, Dianne Fraser, Davis Gaines, Julie Garnyé, Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Juliana Hansen, Carolyn Hennesy, Mary Jo Catlett, Mitch Kaplan, Sally Kellerman, Damon Kirsche, Dennis Kyle, Ben Lanzarone, Kelly Lester, Louise Marie Cornillez, Amanda McBroom, Sharon McNight, Karen Morrow, Joanne O'Brien, Lisa Passero, Valerie Perri, Charlotte Rae, Christina Saffran, Sally Struthers and Joanne Worley.
Valet Parking available. No reserved seating; first-come, first-served. Two-drink minimum applies.


All proceeds from events Friday–Monday,
October 24-27th benefit THE ACTORS FUND.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Oct. 18 : American Showstoppers: An Evening of Cy Coleman


 American Showstoppers 
Featuring The Fred Barton Orchestra
AN EVENING OF CY COLEMAN
Saturday, October 18th at 7:30 PM
Schimmel Center at Pace University | 3 Spruce Street | New York, NY 10038
Broadway composer Cy Coleman once summed up his show business philosophy in a conversation with conductor-arranger Fred Barton:  “I like to entertain.”And entertain he did, in a prolific series of the most high-octane, brassy Broadway scores ever written, including SWEET CHARITY, SEESAW, LITTLE ME, BARNUM, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, and Broadway’s ultimate big-band swing show, CITY OF ANGELS.  His shelf was lined with Tony Awards and his songs set millions of toes tapping throughout his over 40-year career. 

Joshua Henry, David Elder, Tari Kelly,  Jeffry Denman and Damon Kirsche
in the American Showstoppers series at the Schimmel Center for the Arts.
Featuring stars from Coleman’s musicals Sam Harris (THE LIFE) and Terri White (BARNUM and WELCOME TO THE CLUB), as well as Kevin Earley, Deidre Goodwin, Damon Kirsche, Jesse Luttrell, Karen Murphy, Lindsay Roginski, and Leslie Stevens.

Fred Barton, collaborator with Cy Coleman on three of his productions, now brings the powerful pulse of Coleman’s Broadway sound back where it belongs, front and center, with a hot swing orchestra and a cast of Broadway singers and dancers.
or call the box office at (212) 346-1715 (Ticket Prices: $49 | $39 | $29) For more information, visit:
 Schimmel Center


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sep 21: Ticket to the ‘20s Festival, Mora's Modern Rhythmists

On Sunday, September 21, I join Dean Mora and his Modern Rhythmists and fellow vocalist Kayre Morrison as we return to the annual "Ticket to the Twenties" Festival on the historic 6-acre site of the Homestead Museum.

Dean Mora and his Modern Rhythmists with singers Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche
and emcee Maxwell Demille at the Ticket to the Twenties Festival (photo: Dulade-Coclet)


Sunday, September 21, 3 - 7 PM
Ticket to the Twenties Festival
15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, California 91745

Dig out your glad rags and join us in celebration of the Roaring Twenties:
Admission is FREE • 1920s dress is encouraged • Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets • No pets allowed; Only certified service animals are permitted • Food trucks, music, dancing, shopping, silent films, crafts, historic house tours, games, demonstrations, and more!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aug 30: The 10th Annual Art Deco Festival - RMS Queen Mary


On Saturday, August 30, I'll join Dean Mora and The Queen Mary Orchestra and fellow vocalist Kayre Morrison as we return to The Art Deco Grand Ball, "an exquisite vintage affair to remember with a delectable four-course historic menu," at the Tenth Annual Art Deco Festival aboard the legendary Queen Mary.

In addition to tours, lectures, cocktails and dances, the Festival also makes an important contribution to ongoing efforts to preserve the original Art Deco design elements aboard the ship. Proceeds from the Grand Art Deco Ball will go to updating the Queen Mary Story Tour with new exhibits from the historic archives. Presented in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.
Dean Mora and the Queen Mary Orchestra,
with vocalists Damon Kirsche and Kayre Morrison,
at the 9th Annual Art Deco Festival (photo: Paul Liles)
The Art Deco Grand Ball
at the 10th Annual Art Deco Festival
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7PM - 12AM 
with Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche
RMS Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, California 90802
“Cruise” back in time to the Golden Age of Travel for a weekend aboard one of the greatest Maritime Monarchs in history. Drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest collection of Art Deco in the World.


The Queen Mary boasts some of the grandest and intricate interior designs ever accomplished on an ocean liner. Influenced by the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 30s, her strong curves and geometric forms represent elegance, glamour, function and modernity. Art plays a prominent role in the décor of the ship. Further enhanced by the use of over 50 different types of woods from all over the world, The Queen Mary earned her nickname, the "Ship of Woods." With elaborate murals, paintings, sculptures and wood carvings found throughout the ship, it’s no wonder she is widely considered one of the best examples and landmarks of Art Deco style in the world.

Pack your vintage duds and celebrate the luxury and grandeur immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby at the 10th Annual Art Deco Festival presented by the Queen Mary in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.
Tickets start at just $25 for an Art Deco Day pass. Get an all-inclusive Art Deco Grand Passport for $469. To buy single tickets or find more information on the entire festival, visit the Queen Mary.com.