As its title suggest, deRoy's late Valentine to the Grammys — MAC Salutes the Grammys with Grammy Fest — will feature an eclectic mix of Grammy Award-winning songs from the past four decades. A host of performers will take part in the 7:30 PM concert, including former Kiss Me, Kate star Eric Michael Gillett, Falsettos' Heather Mac Rae, Grammy-winning composer Julie Gold, the mixed-voice octet The Accidentals, the jazz group The Rio Clemente Trio as well as Rick Jensen, Jenifer Kruskamp, Teri Lynn Paul, Chuck Sweeney and Melanie Vaughan. A highlight of the evening will be composer Gold, who will offer her 1990 Grammy Award-winning song "From a Distance" as well as Carole King's famed tune, "You've Got a Friend." Cabaretgoers can also expect to hear the works of Paul Anka, Paul Williams, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and many others. Barry Kleinbort directs the evening, which will feature musical direction by Lanny Meyers.
Tickets for MAC Salutes the Grammys with Grammy Fest are priced at $15 ($10 for MAC members) with a one-drink minimum. The West Bank Cafe's Laurie Beechman Theater is located at 407 West 42nd Street. Call (212) 695-6909 for reservations.
Jamie deRoy, a stand-up comic, singer and hostess, has been a longtime fixture on the New York cabaret scene. She is the winner of seven MAC Awards, and her acclaimed variety show, "Jamie deRoy & friends," is celebrating its twelfth year.