By Tom Alvarez

Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner has reviewed most of the performers who have graced The Cabaret at the Columbia Club stage during its 7-year history. And except for, possibly, Meow, Meow, billed as a "post-postmodern cabaret diva," (she performed there in 2014) Jane Lynch, was probably the most offbeat. This writer saw the first of her four shows, titled "See Jane Sing!" that were presented at The Cabaret Saturday through Monday.

Emmy and Golden Globe Lynch who is most well known for her role as irascible Sue Sylvester on FOX's "Glee," is the host of NBC's "Hollywood Game Night." The actor and singer's theatre credits include a stint on Broadway as Miss Hannigan in "Annie." Movie goers will remember her as Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) sister, Dorothy, in the 2009 film, "Julia & Julia."

By Tom Alvarez

Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner

Those fortunate enough to have seen Patina Miller during her recent two night engagement at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club were in the presence of a rare talent who is comfortable in any medium be it on stage, television or in films. This reviewer saw the Tony Award winning singer/actor/dancer Friday.

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Earlier today Ramin Karimloo released this video, an Old Crow Medicine Show cover of "We're All In This Thing Together." The video also features Sergio Ortega and James 'The Samps' Sampliner. Check out the footage of the performance below!

Lea DeLaria: The stuff of stardust

Posted by kbrueckmann on March 22, 2016

By Emily Taylor

She has blazed everything from Broadway stages to smokey jazz clubs, and now your living room. Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo on Orange is the New Black, has become a household name. DeLaria was the first openly gay comic on television with her Arsenio Hall show in 1993. She was on for 9 and a half minutes, during which she said the words "dyke," "fag," or "queer" 47 times.

Lea DeLaria mixes jazz and gritty stand up in Cabaret debut

Posted by kbrueckmann on March 22, 2016

By Tom Alvarez
Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner

A few songs into her Friday night show "House of David," at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club, jazz singer, actor and standup comic Lea DeLaria warned the audience that if anybody was offended, that they should leave right then because the X-rated banter she was delivering would only get worse.

As far as could tell, no one did. And it's a sure bet that those present will likely not forget one of the edgiest shows seen by this writer while covering the Cabaret during its six-year history.

"One of the best environments for serious music fans in town!"

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