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Lua Hadar with Twist Swings it in French at Society Cabaret Bastille Party

San Francisco, CA, July 03, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist returns for an encore performance of their popular French Music Hall show, “C’est Magnifique!” This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and special guest Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Saturday, July 11 at 8pm (seating from 7pm) at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Tickets start at $25 (NO FEES) at Ticketmaster or societycabaret.com Or call 415-857-1896. Full bar, great food. More info at www.luahadar.com.

The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of American songwriter Cole Porter; hence the title “C’est Magnifique!” a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can.

Dave Sturdevant’s harmonica brings a Toots Thielemans-style to the show, in addition to the gypsy sound of his swinging guitar.

French songs by Charles Trenet, Maxime LeForestier, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg round out the set list, and as ever, Lua’s fun and quirky stories provide her personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not.

Hadar is no stranger to France or French music, having just returned from teaching a master class in France on American Jazz Standards.

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Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s cosmopolitan jazz ensemble TWIST has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, where, on a return engagement, she previewed “C’est Magnifique!” to an enthusiastic full house before bringing it to San Francisco’s Society Cabaret for its first run in November 2013. The show was reprised last year and became a Society Cabaret tradition, presented each time with a different featured instrumentalist.

Hadar has released three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist. The most recent, “Like A Bridge,” was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project. The “Like A Bridge” DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater.

“…such a lovely variety of songs from cabaret traditions of Paris (and beyond), that we might as well have been in a brick-walled basement room in the Quartier Latin.” – Talkin’ Broadway

“First call band of international talent and an innate gift of swing.” – Critical Jazz

For more information on Lua Hadar with Twist, see luahadar.com, iTunes, youtube, facebook, twitter and most major music sites.

The Hotel Rex is San Francisco’s answer to New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel, located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason. Surrounded by 1920’s and 30’s style artwork and glamour, guests can linger in the Library Bar for cocktails and conversation. A menu of American classics with a European influence is available in the cabaret room as small plates or dinner. Society Cabaret patrons are immersed in an ambiance of arts and culture, in a true cabaret setting. Society Cabaret has received acclaim from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and has expanded this year with venues in San Diego and San José. (http://societycabaret.com)

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The Door County Outpost Gallery And Cafe Is Offering A Range Of Services To Tourists Including Espresso Cafe, Guided Kayak Tours, Live Music, Wine Tasting, Retail, Art And More

When husband and wife team Carl and Susan Hruza relocated their business to Door County WI it was with a clear vision of the future. Owners of a successful Internet business and two art gallery locations in North Eastern Wisconsin, the Hruza’s deliberated long and hard before deciding to move their businesses to Door County. “We knew that Door County would present a very different challenge to that of our base in Green Lake WI. Even though both Green Lake and Door County are geared predominantly towards the tourism market, Door County has been leading a ‘refocus’ on how to serve and benefit from tourism”, said Carl Hruza.

Hruza went on to explain, “tourism has taken on a different shape in recent years. Five years ago the typical family vacation to Door County would involve a leisurely drive from the suburbs of Chicago, a week-long stay at a local campground or motel, quiet walks on the beach and wandering around the many galleries and gift-shops in search of locally made merchandise. Nowadays tourists are intent on getting much more out of a shorter stay. The average stay length has fallen from 7 days to 4 and people arrive with their schedules booked in advance so they can take full advantage of their time in the area. And the changes do not end there. Most people are looking for leisure activities taking place at a faster pace than in years previous. Outdoor adventure sports are becoming popular, kayaking, cycling, kite-boarding, even scuba diving. At nights they want to combine good affordable food with live entertainment. It’s a much more demanding tourist and we’ve setup our business to provide people with exactly what they want”.

The Hruza’s have leased a 3500 sq ft development a half mile south of Egg Harbor on HWY 42. The Door County Outpost Gallery and Café is a beautifully constructed log cabin, made from locally sourced timbers and designed with a bright, open and spacious feel.

“Inside and outside the Outpost we have a lot to offer our visitors”, said Susan Hruza. “We run an espresso café offering great food and coffee with locally made wines and micro-beers. We have a concert venue (The Rainbow Room), a fine art gallery (The Forte Gallery), a gift shop with soaps and sundries (Door County Soap Company), and daily wine tasting events. In addition, we are home to Door County Kayak Tours, who operate their popular cave tours from our location. When visitors arrive at the Outpost in the morning, we can keep them entertained for the whole day. Breakfast starts at 7.30 am after which visitors can head out onto the waters with a Kayak tour and explore the caves and other popular kayaking destinations. They arrive back around noon for lunch, then take in a tour of the art gallery, shop at our gift store, indulge in a wine tasting then perhaps head back to their hotel room for an hours relaxation. At 5.30 pm on concert nights we serve dinner, after which visitors can then take in live music, often from nationally acclaimed touring artists playing acoustic folk, jazz, blues or world music”. Weekend visitors to the Door County Outpost Gallery and Café can invariably enjoy one or more outdoor events taking place on the deck or on the 10.5 acres of lawned gardens. “We have many events on the schedule for the Summer and Fall seasons, including our Annual Labor Day Quilt Show and our Annual Juried Fine Art Fair, which lands on October 10/11 in 2009. In addition, we have regular weekend cookouts, offering the best in Wisconsin traditional foods including local beers and wines”, said Susan Hruza.

The focus at the Outpost is to offer as much entertainment as possible, without people having to spend time in the car. “It’s a four to six hour drive to Door County for many of our visiting couples and families, the last thing they want to do when they get here is spend more time in the car. We give people a great experience, the chance to see Door County from a different perspective and to spend a great day full of interesting things to do”, said Carl Hruza.

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