Author Archives: KJ at McElrath Cabaret

About KJ at McElrath Cabaret

KJ McElrath is a piano player and singer who relishes performing works by Porter, the Gershwins, Harry Warren, Yip Harburg and the other writing denziens from the heyday of Hollywood, Broadway and Tin Pan Alley.

Cabaret Through Time Fridays at McElrath Cabaret–The Greatest Songwriter You Never Heard Of, Part 2–Join Us!

Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   Fridays are the day when we at the McElrath Cabaret Blog present blog posts in our Cabaret Through Time series. We present historical cabaret singers, entertainers, venues, writers, and musicians, and often … Continue reading

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Cabaret Through Time Fridays at McElrath Cabaret–The Greatest Songwriter You Never Heard Of, Part 1–Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   Fridays are the day when we at the McElrath Cabaret Blog present blog posts in our Cabaret Through Time series. We present historical cabaret singers, entertainers, venues, writers, and musicians, and … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: Use The Right Font For Your Promos

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   Here is the John La Salle Quartet, and the YouTube description is rather confusing on this one.  According to the image displayed, this song comes from an album … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question at McElrath Cabaret – Are You Being Inclusive? – Join The Conversation!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog! In these times of “political correctness” in pluralistic societies such as the US, Canada and Australia,  the question of “Christmas” vs. “The Holidays” frequently comes up. Should you do … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: Crazy Rhythm – Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog! Reading syncopated rhythms can be tricky. The key is to do what professional percussionists do: subdivide, subdivide, subdivide.   It’s all about mathematics, really. Instead of thinking “one, two, … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question at McElrath Cabaret–Do You Sing Foreign Language Songs in Your Sets?

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog! Hi!  Wednesday is the day of the week when we at McElrath Cabaret post a cabaret question for the consideration of our readers.  The questions have something to do with cabaret, … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: ¿Debe Cantar Una Canción en Otro Idioma? – Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog! We know that cabaret and saloon singers tend to favor songs from what I and others tend to think of as the “Great American Songbook.” However, like the U.S.A. … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: Know Your Worth – Join Us!

Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog! There has been a disturbing trend in recent decades. Well, there’s been a lot of them…but one that disturbs me the most is the complete and increasing contempt for honest … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: Making the Most of Your Musical Theater Audition – Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog! Arguably, a cabaret act is like a full-blown stage musical, boiled down to its basic and most intimate elements. The ability to perform cabaret and musical theater successfully certainly … Continue reading

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Thursday Featured Cabaret Performance Venue: La Belle Époch de Paris

Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   The term “cabaret” has been traced back to the mid-17th Century (the word referred to a “tavern”). However, music historians generally agree that the performing art form we now … Continue reading

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