The personal website of Baby Jane Dexter compares her new CD, Youre Following Me, with Judy Garlands 1961 live album from Carnegie Hall. Given that Garland is one of the 20th centurys most recognized voices, and Dexter doesnt yet have a Wikipedia entry to her name, the comparison is more self-aggrandizing than accurate. Nevertheless, with Garland dead and her daughter in a shambles, Dexter may indeed be the next best thing in cabaret. The New York Times praises her formidable voice and her obvious Earth-Mother vibes. Tonight, shes performing in the Royal Room of the Colony Hotel (155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach) in promotion of the aforementioned CD. Tickets cost $90 with dinner, or $50 with cover and a $15 drink minimum. For more info, call 561-655-5430, or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.
Sat., June 14, 2008