Using video and audio recordings of influential performers throughout the decades, the series will explore the history of the art form and where it is headed into the future.  The class is broken down into four sections

Week 1: European beginnings to  1940s New York

Week 2: New York Cabaret 1950s-1960s

Week 3: New York Cabaret 1970s-1980s

Week 4: New York Cabaret 1990-today and looking ahead

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Welcoming performers, directors, and journalists, these conversations will delve into the history and current state of this unique performance style. Each conversation will also include a Q&A session for the participants.  Past guests have included KT Sullivan, Joe Iconis and Karen Mason. 

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