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Raelian Cabaret

The Red Room, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St., New York, NY

Raelian Cabaret returns to the Red Room with an evening of spoken word & music from Chris Rael, Rachelle Garniez & Laurie Stone. Chris will read from his new short-story collection Guilt Sport, Laurie will read from her recently published book Everything Is Personal, and Rachelle will sing her brilliant heart out in between. The salon will continue monthly throughout the year, a friendly, stimulating scene & more unforgettable artists to follow. Come to the Red Room & join us!

If Music Be the Food of Love

Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., New York, NY

This event will be an evening of song celebrating the 85th birthday of Barbara Maier Gustern, voice teacher to the downtown cabaret scene and beyond to benefit Holy Apostle’s Soup Kitchen. Barbara’s students include such luminaries as Justin Vivian Bond, Taylor Mac, Debbie Harry, Penny Arcade, John Kelly, and Carol Lipnik, all of whom will be appearing. Chris will appear with Eight Strings and a Whistle, the trio of Suzanne Gilchrest (flute) and two Beloved Church of Betty colleagues: Matt Goeke (cello) & Ina Litera (viola). We will perform Church of Betty's Red Line from the Fruit on the Vine album (1999).

Third Official Brooklyn Jeff Buckley Tribute

Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY

CHURCH OF BETTY TRIO at the 3rd annual JEFF BUCKLEY TRIBUTE. Chrises Rael & Smylie & Marlon Cherry will perform the Buckley tunes Alligator Wine & Witches' Rave at this fundraiser for the refugee-immigrant support organization Rich in Music. Click here for TICKETS

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