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Baby Jane Dexter to receive
The Lifetime Achievement Award
from
Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs

2015 MAC Awards
March 26, 2015

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 First Annual Cabaret Honors


Baby Jane Dexter: Outstanding Performance Honor (Metropolitan Room)

 

  Cabaret’s beloved lioness, fresh from several medical setbacks, gave another winning performance in her latest series of shows, More Rules Of The Road: Part 3 at the Metropolitan Room with two separate runs. Performing with long time musical partner Ross Patterson, Baby Jane brought her trademark, rough and ready bluesy brand of raw reality to a dazzling array of piercing story songs that unfolded like a novel based on her life. She is the ultimate survivor who tells it like it is. This is her trademark and accounts for one of the reasons she remains so popular with a loyal, cult-like following who clamor to see her. Resurrecting her original and controversial Fifteen Ugly Minutes and Chickey, Chickey, she cast a spell. Then, appropriately, bellowing a Janis Joplin-like growl, she positively exploded with I Put A Spell On You that was hauntingly powerful. In fact, the word powerful plays the most important part in this artist’s showcases. That power, tenacity and perseverance in the words (sung in her trademark, “Everybody Hurts” … Hold on, hold on … (in the face of defeat,) are her calling cards. It is also the main reason she deserves every honor for such bravery against the odds and substance in maintaining a shimmering cabaret career that is unlike any other.