Wednesday, December 26, 2012


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The Apple Scruffs: The Beatles "Unplugged"

WHEN:  Dec 29, 2012, at 8:00  PM
Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $10 cover

With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four's repertoire all over again. As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles' later "Studio Years" such as "Strawberry Fields" "I Am the Walrus" and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few. No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world.

Playing two sets of Beatle classics, covering every era of their incredibly varied songbook, The Apple Scruffs will perform their "Unplugged" show at Germano's Cabaret. A charming intimate venue coupled with a tailored set of music that will make you feel that "maybe this is what it would have been like to sit in the studio with The Beatles."

The Cradle Company Winter Showcase

WHEN: Jan 4, 2013, at 7:30 PM

Join the talented members of this delightful Shakespearean troupe as they perform classic —mostly comedic—scenes and songs.

Colin Adams-Toomey2012-2013 Bravo Lyric Opera Cabaret Series: Introducing Colin Adams-Toomey

WHEN: Jan 5, 2013, at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $10 cover is a donation to the Opera Education Fund of the Lyric Opera House.

Maestro James Harp directs this region's finest opera performers in this marvelous cabaret series presented by The Lyric Opera House. Shows are the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy "Opera a la Carte." Tonight's cabaret features Colin Adams-Toomey, Baritone.


Lenny Marcus Trio Debuts at the Cabaret

WHEN: Jan 11, 2013, at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $20 cover

Lenny Marcus is a highly trained jazz pianist who also plays flute and adds vocals. His compositions are refreshing and uplifting, and he has been compared to Vince Guaraldi, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Mose Allison-type vocal style, Ray Bryant, and many others.

Lenny's latest CD Sun Ray: a Tribute to Ray Bryant is #4 on the jazz radio charts and his arrangements from Jazz of Beethoven CD will be a part of his program at Germano’s!


Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

WHEN: Jan 12, 2013, at 7:30 PM
$20 cover

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet puts their sublime signature on the group jazz vocal genre. Backed by a hot jazz band, the four harmonizing singers swing the classics from the Great American Songbook and big band jazz treasure chest, and treat their audiences to fresh new music and lyrics from their own original songbook, too!

Ginny Carr (vocal alto)
Andre Enceneat (bass vocal)
Holly Shockey (soprano vocal)
Robert McBride (tenor vocal)
Frank Russo (drums)
Alan Blackman (piano)
Max Murray (bass)

Visit to sample the group's fabulous music.

Julia Child Meets Lidia Bastianich

WHEN: Jan 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM
The cost of dinner and the performance is $39, excluding liquor, tax and gratuity. Seating is limited for this exclusive event.

    Jennifer BladesBaltimore favorite, mezzo-soprano and master cabaret artist Jennifer Blades (top left) reprises her role as Julia Child in Lee Hoiby's operatic monologue, "Bon Appétit" as part of an exciting event at Germano's. The performances and menu for the evening were inspired by the 1993 PBS special, "Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs," in which Julia Child showcases Lidia cooking pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage and risotto with porcini mushrooms in her home. In addition to the delicious dinner and opera, Jennifer will portray Julia to  Alessandra Fabianinewcomer Alessandra Fabiani's Lidia (bottom left) in a theatrical piece about the camaraderie of the two renowned chefs.

Popular TV chef and author Julia Child would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. With a goal of adapting sophisticated French cuisine for mainstream Americans, she collaborated on a two-volume cookbook called "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", which was considered groundbreaking and has since become a standard guide for the culinary community. She also became a television icon with her popular cooking shows such as "The French Chef". Julia Child was also the inspiration behind the 2009 film "Julie & Julia."

Lidia Bastianich is one of the best- loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Her cookbooks include "Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy" and "Lidia's Italy." both companion books to the Emmy-nominated television series, ¨Lidia's Italy," as well as "Lidia's Family Table," "Lidia's Italian- American Kitchen," "Lidia's Italian Table" and "La Cucina di Lidia." Lidia is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants—Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto (recently awarded four stars by the New York Times), as well as Lidia's in Pittsburgh and Kansas City. She is also founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high-quality broadcast productions including "Lidia's Italy." Along with her son, Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali and Oscar Farinetti, the team opened Eataly on August 31, 2010, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City. As Dean of La Scuola at Eataly, Lidia is responsible for the culinary curriculum for the food and wine courses, demonstrations and lectures from renowned chefs as well as the best food and wine producers in the world