A PRETTY PAUSE AT PALACE FOR PAWS
"PAWS" the benefit for the Pines Animal Welfare Society, headed by Valerie Perez in the Grove and
Lee Frey in the Pines, kept their record of being one of the Best Shows in Town
this year with a particularly sizzling evening.
The Grove Girls with Guitars (G3) Wendy Lewis, Sallyanne
Piacentino, Sherri Rase, and Sue King, were an excellent opener, even whistling
in harmony! I was impressed (first
time I heard them) You Rock, Girls!
Lana Kelly joined the G3’s in excellent voice in "Hey!
What's going on?"
Mgr Sal Piro made the introductions
If nothing else, Panzi is always "Big, Blonde and
And MC Philomena
It’s a “Wonderful, Wonderful Day."
Hail to the new Queen!
Bruce-Michael’s very poised and musically sure footed
The always stylish Demi Tasse shared "This Time I Know
It's for Real"
Coco Love admonished "You Can Have My Husband …but
please don't mess with my man"
But who could compete with her loveliness?
Ann Phetamine, extremely scary if you’re in the front row,
as she stomped around in "These Boots Are Made for Walking" –
she’s a big girl!
Why, It’s Robin Kradles in another incarnation
"I Love Being Here with You."
The Freedner twins, Ruth and Susan, get better and better,
here doing Louis Prima and Keely Smith in a dynamite medley: "Somebody
Loves Me" "Nothing's Too Good for My Baby" and "Bei Mir
Bist du Schoen." (watch out Shapiro Sisters)
One never gets tired of Tony Bondi’ plaintive "It's
Been Raining in My Heart" and his umbrella twirling Terpsichore.
Is it me or are Barbara Hirsch and Linda Dickerman getting
even more glam and convincing as Sonny and Cher?
"I Got You, Babe."
Rose Levine couldn’t blame the piano player this time, now
using pre recorded accompaniment for "Nothing Can Stop Me Now" and
"I'm Riding High,"
Hot as ever Charity was a sizzling "Hard-Hearted
(where does she find these new outfits?)
Bastard Amber didn’t need words for this boffo number!
Dame Edith Piro, standing in for Bella, who was still recovering from emergency surgery
Memorial Day weekend, hosted the second half dedicated to Palace all stars from
waitresses to headliners: Bastard Amber, Brendan Cutrell, Porshe, Tommy Femia,
Logan Hardcore, Madonna Manson
Cutie Pie Brandon Cutrell woo-ed us with his seductive
renditions of "Catch a Falling Star," an elusive "Chasing
Cars" and Sondheim’s famous anthem "Being Alive"
catch him Mondays at the Palace with "Broadway at the
Madonna Manson is definitely a new Grove star
On the horizon
Singing a song abut being a backup singer
Don’t worry honey, you’ll get top billing very soon!
Why, its Judy Garland (Tommy Femia ) singing her daughter Liza’s
song "Come to the Cabaret" - she must be so proud of Liza’s latest Tony
Then back to Judy’s "Swanee", the "Trolley
Song" and "Rock-a-bye Your Baby”
New water taxi
schedule made me miss Porsche’s performance and whoever followed.
Of you care about the cutbacks (one every TWO hours) call
them: 665 8885
The Finale (before the delicious desserts)
Photo by Just Lorraine
Henry Sterling presented PAWS with a check for $5,100 from
his Memorial Day Weekend benefit deck sale. He is a great animal
supporter. He was generous to donate it to PAWS. The Benefit raised $2464.00. 50-50
raised $450...Sofina Terzo who won 50-50 donated $125 back to PAWS...
Credit DJ Chuck
for his consistently excellent sound