Variety reviews Cabaret Convention 2007

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Cabaret Convention 2007
(Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz@Lincoln Center; 1,231 seats; $100 top)
Presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Reviewed Nov. 5, 2007.

Performers: Barbara Brussell, Judy Butterfield, Barbara Carroll, Tony DeSare, Jeff Harnar, Maude Maggart, Andrea Marcovicci, Helen Marcovicci, Steve Ross, Catherine Russell, Marian Seldes, Paula West.

"A real surprise was Catherine Russell who, with "Darn That Dream," avoided embroidery by revealing the purity of Jimmy Van Heusen's lyric and the melodic grace of Eddie de Lange's infectious tune. For a show-stopping postscript, Russell tackled the amusing double entendres of Andy Razaf's salty blues, "Kitchen Man."