Author Archives: Athena at McElrath Cabaret

About Athena at McElrath Cabaret

Athena McElrath is an entertainer with a love for theatre and singing. She enjoys delving in the area of historical cabaret, researching the singers and clubs that were in business from before 1920 to the present, in New York and beyond.

Fun At The Portland Ragtime Piano Society Open Mic!

  If you happen to be in the Portland, Oregon area, on the first Sunday afternoon of every month there is a wonderful free event, and that is the Portland Ragtime Piano Society Open Mic.  Held at Elevated Coffee, 5261 … Continue reading

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What We’ve Been Up To This Summer–Shakespeare!

This is a post I wrote today for my gardening blog, Minerva’s Garden, and I thought I’d repost it here for your enjoyment as well!   Hiya everone!  It’s been a little hit or miss around here with me with … Continue reading

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There’ll Be Some Changes Made

  Hello–as you might have noticed, we’ve taken some needed time off from the blog. My original idea was that this blog would help us build out audience, and it has, in terms of national exposure.  However, we need to … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Trad Jazz Gig–We’d Love To See You There!

  Hello everyone!  It’s been a busy time here at McElrath Cabaret of late.  For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been up to my eyeballs preparing for a Shakespeare audition (I decided to go with Mistress Page from The … Continue reading

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Cabaret Through Time Fridays at McElrath Cabaret: A George Gershwin Quote From Michael Feinstein’s Book –Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!     Frank Sinatra on your Friday, here serving up the delicious “It Ain’t Necessarily So” by George Gershwin from the Broadway musical Porgy and Bess.  This is from … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question at McElrath Cabaret–Do You Spend Time Daily Honing Your Cabaret Skills?–Join The Conversation!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   Jazz and cabaret singer Paula West with “Fly Me To The Moon”–gorgeous vocal tone–enjoy!   Today’s cabaret question is this:    Do you spend time daily honing your … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday at McElrath Cabaret: Become A Better Writer to Improve Your Cabaret Show And Promotion–Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!     Here is Barbara Lea singing “Sweet and Slow”– Enjoy!   My cabaret tip for you today is:   Become a better writer to improve your cabaret show … Continue reading

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Cabaret Through Time Fridays at McElrath Cabaret: The Greatest Songwriter You Never Heard Of – And His Colleagues–Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   Here is Dick Powell singing to Ruby Keeler the wonderful song by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, “I Only Have Eyes For You,” which was presented originally in … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question at McElrath Cabaret–Do You Spend Time Daily Working on The Business Side of Your Cabaret Career?–Join The Conversation!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!     Cabaret singer Anna Bergman, here at Feinsteins from January 2012 with a beautiful rendition of a selection of songs from her recent show entitled “You and The … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday at McElrath Cabaret: Consider Your Local Downtown Association For Cabaret Venues–Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   My gift to you today is a video from cabaret entertainer Cole Escola, here with a comedy bit–I laughed!  Enjoy!   It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for Cabaret … Continue reading

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