When you walk into Café Carlyle, it's clear that not just anyone can take the stage. It has to be SOMEBODY. Most recently, that somebody was the Great Lady of Soul, herself, Bettye LaVette.
Legendary singer Debbie Harry of Blondie will be adding two additional shows to her currently sold out Café Carlyle debut the upcoming March.
Singer-Songwriter Alexa Ray Joel will be returning to Café Carlyle for a two-week engagement, starting at the end of February.
Café Carlyle, based out of the Carlyle Hotel, presents January and February line-ups featuring singer and actor Cheyenne Jackson and songstress Bettye LaVette. Jackson's two-week engagement, "Eyes Wide Open," will be the performer's Café Carlyle debut and open the winter season from Jan. 13 to 24. "Eyes Wide Open" will take a personal and humorous look at loss, love, revelation and recovery with music ranging from Louis Armstrong to Lady Gaga. Cheyenne Jackson’s stage credits include "The Performers," "Damn Yankees" and "Xanadu" with television appearances on "30 Rock," "Glee," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Ugly Betty" and film work including "Love Is Strange," "United 93" and "Lola Versus."
Chicago will once again become the blues capital of the world during the Chicago Blues Festival, held this year on June 13-15 in Grant Park.