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Arts & Entertainment - March 15, 2019

Meow Meow meets Martini

Chamber-pop bandleader Thomas Lauderdale teams up with chanteuse Meow Meow for Stanford cabaret

by Yoshi Kato

As founder of the 25-year-old chamber-pop ensemble Pink Martini, pianist and arranger Thomas Lauderdale has performed with some charismatic personalities, including the band's own lead singers, China Forbes and Storm Large, as well as Michael Feinstein, Chavela Vargas and the late Phyllis Diller. But he's currently gaga for Meow Meow, a.k.a. Melissa Madden Gray, the multi-lingual Australian vocalist, actress and performer whom he'll accompany for a pair of cabaret-like shows on Wednesday, March 20, at the intimate Bing Studio on the Stanford University campus.

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Freelance writer Yoshi Kato can be emailed at yoshiyoungblood@earthlink.net.

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