GLORIA REUBEN / NIGHTTOWN JAZZ SERIES
Nighttown on Thursday, June 19th at 8 p.m.
Gloria Reuben's show is the third of our very cool NIGHTTOWN JAZZ SERIES. We'll be featuring Walter Beasley on Sunday, June 15th - Father's Day, Bucky Pizzarelli on Wednesday, June 18th, Gloria Ruben on Thursday, June 19th, and Diane Schuur on Sunday, June 22, all with Members-only discount admission. Music Cleveland! will have reserved tables right up front! Keep watching our home page for updates.
It'll be a JAZZ EXTRAVAGANZA! in June!"
Dinner at 6 p.m. or whenever – Show at 8 p.m.Regular tickets are $25 - but not for Music Cleveland!
Just $20! - A 20-percent discount for Members of Music Cleveland!
Who: GLORIA REUBEN
What: SOFT, SULTRY AND MELLOW JAZZ
When: Thursday, June 19th @ 8 p.m.
Where: Nighttown on Cedar Hill
With: Music Cleveland! Jazz Lovers
Regular Admission is $25 A 25-percent discount for Music Cleveland! Just $20! Reservations limited first 20, all others will pay the full $25.
The first 20 members posting a RSVP will be added to the VIP List for discount admission. Our VIP list will be held at the door. When you RSVP you will be asked to provide your full name and names of guest(s), a phone number and email just in the event that we need to communicate with you quickly. Then your name will be added to the VIP list! Please bring cash to pay the hostess at the entrance.
Once we reach the 20 maximum, there will be a waiting list available. As time gets close to the show date, we always have some cancellations so worry not.
Dinner: Nighttown, before, during or after show.
Time: Arrival around 6 p.m.
Location: Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights,[masked]
There will be valet parking and plenty of spots on nearby side streets. There is a municipal parking lot just west and behind the tavern with a driveway entrance on Cedar. It is metered parking (well enforced) so bring plenty of quarters.
Nighttown Jazz Club
12387 Cedar Road (top of Cedar Hill)
Cleveland Heights, OH
Nighttown is named after the Dublin Red-Light district in Joyce’s novel Ulysses. It offers the ambiance of Irish pubs and turn-of-the-century New York bars and the food is great.
Dinner: Prime Rib, Dublin Lawyer or maybe a Bloomsburger smothered in mushrooms! Time: Around 6 p.m. or when convenient
Location: Nighttown www.nighttowncleveland.com
Map to Nighttown (click here)
From NYC! World Renown actress of ER Fame and also from major motion pictures like "Lincoln" makes her Cleveland Music Debut at Nighttown. Singing Jazz and Cabaret with guitarist Marty Ashby & his Quartet.
By Andrew ‘Fish’ Fain
After giving a tour de force performance as Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress and confidante Elizabeth Keckley in the award winning film LINCOLN, Gloria Reuben has gone straight to a much harder medium, comedy.
Her new film ADMISSION opened in the Top 5 at the box office, a testament to not only Reuben, but the rest of the multi-talented cast, including Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Wallace Shawn.
Of course, you would think that working with such fine comedians would be intimidating to someone who was not from that world, but not for Ms. Reuben. She was more than able to hold her own, but that doesn’t mean that shooting the film didn’t have its challenges. The biggest of which being, trying to keep a straight face while working with Wallace Shawn. Apparently he kept the cast in stitches, which is easy to believe if you have seen any of his other work. But being the true professional she is, Gloria stayed true to the character whom she was portraying. As always, she is fantastic in the role and if you haven’t gone to see it, I highly recommend it.
But that’s not all she is working on. She will be filming a pilot for TNT, presently called LOST AND FOUND, created by Dean Devlin, an executive producer behind the show LEVERAGE. In the pilot she shares the small screen with such names as Geena Davis, Scott Bakula, Marsha Mason and Enrico Colantoni.The story is based on the life of a female bounty hunter Mackenzie “Mack” Green (played by Davis), who is an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business.
Of course she is also waiting to hear about her recurring role in the hit TNT Sci-fi show, FALLING SKIES.
But Reuben is not just sitting around waiting on TNT about her projects. She is busy planning to get into the studio to work on her next album. If you have never heard her sing, you are missing out. She has a number of times sung the National Anthem at New York Rangers and Giants games, and has recently performed at Feinstein’s at The Loews Regency in NYC, and the iconic Blues Alley in D.C.
Reuben was born in Toronto, to a classical singer mother and an architect father. She began learning piano as a child and studied later music technique and theory, ballet and jazz at the Canadian Royal Conservatory.
Reuben is known for her role on the American television series ER as Jeanie Boulet, an HIV-positive physician assistant on the hospital's staff. She was a guest star throughout Season 1 and was elevated to full-time cast member at the beginning of Season 2. She continued that role until early Season 6, when she left the show.
Reuben again held a major role in a television series, when she starred as FBI agent Brooke Haslett in 1-800-Missing (2003–2004).
She later starred as Rosalind Whitman in the TNT series Raising the Bar.
In 1996 she was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
In 2000, she sang back up vocals for Tina Turner on her Twenty Four Seven Tour.
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But Mary Todd Lincoln isn’t the only female who elbows her way into this big screen men’s club. Gloria Reuben’s Elizabeth Keckley is also a marvel.
Dramaturgically it’s a thankless role with Reuben’s freed slave seamstress frequently used as a stand-in for all-antebellum African American suffering. Yet Reuben grounds the performance in a simmering fury and heartbreak, using her eyes to register the peigns of hurt that greets the racist slights Keckley is exposed to on a daily basis.
Her conversation in the White House portico with Daniel Day-Lewis about the meaning of emancipation is a bravura moment – a reminder of just how long a walk to freedom 19th century blacks faced.
Likewise, S. Epatha Merkerson’s Lydia Smith is perhaps the greatest master class in doing a lot with a little since Judi Dench captured a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1998 for her eight-minute cameo in “Shakespeare in Love.”
Smith, the housekeeper and (spoiler alert) common-law wife of Thaddeus Stevens, has two fleeting scenes. In one, she gently removes Jones’ coat as he enters their Washington, D.C., home after the amendment passes, in the other she reads the constitutional addition aloud in bed to her secret-paramour. It is, in the words of another Kushner play, a reminder that “the world only spins forward.”
Indeed, the entire film represents a major step forward for Spielberg whose earlier boy’s adventures were largely all-male affairs. Aside from Embeth Davidtz’s frightened maid in “Schindler’s List,” Whoopi Goldberg’s martyr-like Celie in “The Color Purple” and Karen Allen’s fiery adventurer in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the Spielberg women are a weightless bunch. Even great actresses like Julianne Moore in “The Lost World” are given gossamer thin screen time.
Here, transported by Kushner’s words, he allows these women to step forward out of the shadows and into history. Next time maybe he’ll let them take center stage.
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