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Downtown Sings Peggy Lee: A Book Launch Celebration

Monday, November 10
Joe’s Pub, New York City

In honor of the release of his hotly anticipated biography, Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster), author James Gavin will present an array of downtown cabaret and jazz idols in tribute to the legendary blond seductress of pop-jazz. The New Standards will serve as house band to a cast that includes Barb Jungr, Nellie McKay, Baby Jane Dexter other others (click here for more info).


Holiday Show! 


The days cool, the light softens, and The New Standards Holiday Show looms into your viewfinder: Friday and Saturday, December 5-6, 2014 at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

While you swam and fished and picnicked in the sun, we like proverbial elves have been scheming for monthspreparing our gifts to you: the joyful rediscoveries of songs we embrace during the too-brief yuletide season, our naughty and nice list of special guests, our potent nog.

We want you all to come along with us, to ride our holiday chariot. But we also know that last year's show sold out in a heartbeat. And so we invite you to please buy your tickets in time to secure the seats you want. 

Tickets for The New Standards Holiday Show will go on sale at 10AM on Friday, October 3rd.

We love love love hearing how the show has become a tradition for friends and families. It sure has for us and we can't wait!

Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402); online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org; by calling 1.800.982.2787; or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. Prices range from $35 to $100 depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees; additional service charges may apply.

The New Standards Holiday Show. Presented in partnership with 89.3 The Current. December 5 & 6, 2014 • 8pm


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The New Standards are three friends, musicians and raconteurs who have been performing together since 2005 in clubs and theaters everywhere, from Shanghai to New York City. They've released half a dozen CDs and populated Youtube with a number of popular videos. In their original state, they take the form of an unusual trio (stand up bass, piano and vibraphone), but of-late have been the soul and creative core of a hydra-headed, funny, freewheeling, nutty yet very moving "Variety Show". Look for them when they come to your town to surprise and delight, whether the stage holds three or twenty-three.

In December 2012, the trio released its latest album, Sunday Morning Coming Down. Reviews as always have been stellar. But judge for yourself. Click the link and you'll be directed to a place where you can buy it.