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John Alcorn at Club 120

Written by  Dennis Kucherawy
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A Month of Saturdays from Porter to Berlin and More

By Dennis Kucherawy

“There may be trouble ahead

But while there’s moonlight and music

And love and romance

Let’s face the music and dance.”

-      Irving Berlin, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”

Good advice if you’ve been listening to the news too often lately.

 

But who cares when you have such a wonderfully suave song stylist as John Alcorn and perhaps a glass of wine or scotch or two making you feel better?

That’s the scene each Saturday night this January at Club 120 where one of Canada’s finest crooners is presenting a month of cabarets dedicated to Broadway and Jazz composers who have contributed to the “Great American Songbook.”

Last Saturday, John’s Cole Porter show was sold-out. This week, January 14th, appropriately a month from Valentine’s day, he pays tribute to Irving Berlin, composer of many romantic classics including “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” “What’ll I Do?,” “Blue Skies” and “How Deep is the Ocean?”

The composer of the 1911 international hit “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” is also known for his holiday classics “White Christmas” and “Easter Parade.”

He wrote 17 complete scores for Broadway musicals and revues and contributed material to six more.  “Call Me Madam” and “Annie Get Your Gun” are just two of his perennial hits.

His Hollywood musical movies included “Top Hat,” “Holiday Inn” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

Alcorn’s additional January concerts are dedicated to Rodgers and Hart next Saturday, Jan. 21st and Buffalo native Harold Arlen on Jan. 28th, the composer of such beloved classics as “Blues in the Night” and “Over the Rainbow” and other songs from the Judy Garland movie “The Wizard of Oz.”

John Alcorn’s CDs including “Haunted” are available from us at Song & Script.  Drop in or call us at 416-923-3044.

Ticket Information:

$20 (Door)

Order in advance from:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2729800

Saturday, Jan. 14th

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Dinner Seatings:  5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m.

120 Diner is located at 120 Church Street

Five-minute walk south from Yonge & Queen.

Dinner reservations are highly recommended.

View menus here: http://120diner.com/menu/)

Call 416-792-7725

Or text 416-706-4237.

By Dennis Kucherawy

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