Little Earthquakes LIVE
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Little Earthquakes LIVE

Enter the world of Little Earthquakes, the Tori Amos album released in 1992 and known for its raw emotion, evocative whimsy, and sonic beauty. The songs are rendered here through the queer lens of performance artist Justin Leaf, with George Maurer on piano, Jenny Case on bass guitar, and Dustin Jensen on drums.

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23
7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)

$15 in advance / $20 at the door


Justin Leaf (vocals) is a performance artist based in Minneapolis. His work spans dance, theatre, and vocal performance and flirts with uncategorizable gender-play, all genres of popular song, and the in-betweens of classical reverence and queer radicalism. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Justin has received the 2001 Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography, a 2007 Minnesota SAGE Award for Best Performance, a 2009 McKnight Fellowship for Dancers, and a 2014 Next Step Fund Grant for vocal performance. For more information, visit justinleaf.com.

George Maurer (piano) is best known for his work as a performer, arranger, music director and composer – talents that have taken him all over the world. He has performed with Eric Clapton, shared the stage with Bruno Mars, and has composed for renowned musicians from Buddy Holly’s Crickets to symphonies across the U.S. George was awarded a McKnight Composers Fellowship in 2014 and currently music directs the Tony and Grammy-awarded original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys in “The Midtown Men.” In the midst his always-full itinerary of jazz, pop and big band performances, George is working on Empire Builder, a modern musical telling the story of a Native American man who has been called back to the reservation by his dying grandfather and his transformative journey by train. For more information, visit georgemaurer.com.

Jenny Case (bass guitar, keys, backup vocals) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and teacher. She currently plays bass with the Twin Cities punk-pop staples, The Flamin’ Oh’s, and performs with many other bands and productions in the area. Additionally, she is the Founder/Executive Director of She Rock She Rock, a Minnesota-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, women, and gender non-binary and trans folks through the art of music. For more information, visit jennycase.com.

Dustin Jensen (percussion) is a Twin Cities born producer and multi-instrumentalist. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Dustin has performed and recorded in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, the United Kingdom, and Southwest Asia. Living in St. Paul, he continues to write and record, collaborate on other artists' projects, and brainstorm ideas for a great podcast. Say hello at coppertunes.com.

 

 

 

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Let's Misbehave at Vegan East
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Let's Misbehave at Vegan East

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1929.

What happens when a vegan bakery and a cabaret diva join forces? Sweet magic! Vegan East and Mistress Ginger are teaming up to provide you with an evening of sumptuous sweets and cabaret entertainment. As you nibble on the amazing treats whipped up by Vegan East, you’ll go on a journey through the Cole Porter songbook, as interpreted by Mistress Ginger and her charming piano man Franco Holder. The music is live, the desserts are amazing, and you'll be enchanted!

About the dessert:
Vegan East is an all-vegan bake shop specializing in cupcakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and cakes. For this special event, each guest will receive a decadent slice of gourmet vegan, gluten-free, lemon raspberry cheesecake, as well as a selection of herbal tea, kombucha or coffee.

About the show:
Mistress Ginger, our venerable cabaret queen, has unearthed a treasure trove of delicious Cole Porter tunes for your amusement. With Franco Holder on piano, Ginger takes you on a vintage musical journey from a chic penthouse in Manhattan to the Café de Paris. Revel in the music of one of the twentieth century’s greatest — and gayest — composers, whose songs are famously full of glamour, wit, passion, and the permission to be naughty. Let’s do it!

Let’s Misbehave: Mistress Ginger Sings Cole Porter
Saturday, April 6
7:30pm (doors at 7pm)

Tickets: $25 for show + dessert
Space is limited; reserve your tickets in advance!

More info at junkyardcabaret.com

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Little Earthquakes LIVE
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Little Earthquakes LIVE

Enter the world of Little Earthquakes, the Tori Amos album released in 1992 and known for its raw emotion, evocative whimsy, and sonic beauty. The songs are rendered here through the queer lens of performance artist Justin Leaf, with George Maurer on piano, Jenny Case on bass guitar, and Dustin Jensen on drums.

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23
7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)

$15 in advance / $20 at the door


Justin Leaf (vocals) is a performance artist based in Minneapolis. His work spans dance, theatre, and vocal performance and flirts with uncategorizable gender-play, all genres of popular song, and the in-betweens of classical reverence and queer radicalism. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Justin has received the 2001 Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography, a 2007 Minnesota SAGE Award for Best Performance, a 2009 McKnight Fellowship for Dancers, and a 2014 Next Step Fund Grant for vocal performance. For more information, visit justinleaf.com.

George Maurer (piano) is best known for his work as a performer, arranger, music director and composer – talents that have taken him all over the world. He has performed with Eric Clapton, shared the stage with Bruno Mars, and has composed for renowned musicians from Buddy Holly’s Crickets to symphonies across the U.S. George was awarded a McKnight Composers Fellowship in 2014 and currently music directs the Tony and Grammy-awarded original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys in “The Midtown Men.” In the midst his always-full itinerary of jazz, pop and big band performances, George is working on Empire Builder, a modern musical telling the story of a Native American man who has been called back to the reservation by his dying grandfather and his transformative journey by train. For more information, visit georgemaurer.com.

Jenny Case (bass guitar, keys, backup vocals) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and teacher. She currently plays bass with the Twin Cities punk-pop staples, The Flamin’ Oh’s, and performs with many other bands and productions in the area. Additionally, she is the Founder/Executive Director of She Rock She Rock, a Minnesota-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, women, and gender non-binary and trans folks through the art of music. For more information, visit jennycase.com.

Dustin Jensen (percussion) is a Twin Cities born producer and multi-instrumentalist. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Dustin has performed and recorded in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, the United Kingdom, and Southwest Asia. Living in St. Paul, he continues to write and record, collaborate on other artists' projects, and brainstorm ideas for a great podcast. Say hello at coppertunes.com.

 

 

 

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