Annual Nightlife Awards Scheduled for February 2006

News   Annual Nightlife Awards Scheduled for February 2006 The 2006 Nightlife Awards, which celebrate the best in New York cabaret, jazz and comedy, will be presented Feb. 6, 2006, at New York's Town Hall.

The 7 PM event, which boasts "no acceptance speeches — just pure entertainment," will feature performances from all of the evening's winners. The annual awards are judged by members of the New York press: Last year's judges included The New York Observer's Rex Reed, Time Out NY's Adam Feldman and Theatermania.com's Barbara and Scott Siegel. More than one dozen judges will take part in the nominating-voting process. In a previous statement, producer Scott Siegel said, "It is our particular intention to give New York City's nightlife — its clubs and performers — the same importance in the public mindset as Broadway. This is an award that will have immediate credibility and importance because it will be given by the broadest possible spectrum of this city's most influential authorities on cabaret, jazz, and comedy from those who see acts in the big rooms to those who cover the nightlife waterfront."

Awards are presented to winners in each of the following categories:
Outstanding Cabaret Female Vocalist in a Major Engagement
Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist in a Major Engagement
Outstanding Duo/Group Cabaret Performance in a Major Engagement
Outstanding Cabaret Female Vocalist
Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist
Outstanding Cabaret Musical Comedy/Characterization Performance
Outstanding Cabaret Piano Bar Performer
Unique Cabaret Event
Outstanding Female Standup Comedian
Outstanding Male Standup Comedian
Outstanding Group Comedy Performance
Unique Comedy Performance
Outstanding Jazz Soloist
Outstanding Jazz Combo Performance
Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist
Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist

Tickets for the Nightlife Awards are available by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street.

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