Emma Stone In “Cabaret” At Studio 54, Saturday, February 14th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2015

The moral equivalency we see in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime And Punishment” where an equality is implied between the murderer Raskolnikov and the prostitute Sonya. Try as it might, “Cabaret” equates the “Kit Cat Club” with the Nazi Party, juxtapositioning of jingoists, Jews, and jollies, is morally idiotic.

Jack Phillips At Don't Tell Mama's, Friday, July 5th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2013

Phillips warned me to take it as a dress rehearsal where he worked out the kinks in the setlist and gave the band the opportunity to spread their wings a little

“Remembering Mabel and Bobby”: The Mabel Mercer And Bobby Short Tribute Concert

By Jack Phillips | May 23, 2013

After 45 years, some folks from the Mabel Mercer Foundation put together a tribute concert to Mabel and Bobby at Town Hall, the same legendary location where they met in 1968 for their infamous concert. And I missed it

Oak Room Closing, Feinstein's Moving: Life Ain't A Cabaret Old Chum

By Iman Lababedi | July 17, 2012

And this feels like a tidal wave, a time and a place gone forever. It is sad and it tugs at you, it tugs like those old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, increasingly difficult to find on TV with an almost limitless amount of networks available, a world that thinks “When Harry Met Sally” is a forgotten classic.