Now through March 31, Grammy nominee Bettye Lavette will bring her cabaret act to Cafe Carlyle. Performances take place Tues-Sat at 8:45 p.m. Cover Tues-Thurs: $70 per person ($40 bar; $120 premium); Cover Fri-Sat: $80 per person ($50 bar seating; $130 premium seating.
Ms. LaVette is one of the greatest soul singers in American music history, possessed of an incredibly expressive voice that one moment will exude a formidable level of strength and intensity and the next will appear vulnerable, reflective, reeking of heartbreak. Unfortunately, it says much about the vagaries of the popular music industry that, although LaVette has been recording for over four decades, up until recent years she has remained criminally unknown.
For her new CD "The Scene Of The Crime", Bettye Lavette and Drive-By Truckers collaborate on this one-of-a-kind record filled with mini-dramas about life, love and survival. A blistering mix of anguished soul & greasy rock & roll, laced with the swampy guitars, Spooner Oldham's slippery Wurlitzer piano and Bettye's razor sharp voice in the forefront.
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Café Carlyle, the New York City bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, continues to draw socialites, politicians and magnates into its distinguished and glamorous setting. Tucked behind a Madison Avenue doorway, Café Carlyle welcomes its guests into a classic cabaret where incredible talent and music are paired with New York elegance and style.