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OMG finally a KM website reboot!

Sincere thanks & congrats to the Manhattan Assoc. of Cabarets for a fantastic job on this year's MAC Awards - always fun to be a presenter & Sony Hall is beautiful. Other news: a brand new show with Those Girls opens 5/4/19 at The Beechman, Carnegie Hall in Spring, a solo spot at 54 Below in Summer & Pangea and back to the Beach hopefully in Fall, 

so please stay tuned for fun and frolics!

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This is a work in progress so...

Please weigh in on what you think, what you'd like to see more of, etc.  This site's gonna feature info about my solo & producing mack-inations, as well as some shout outs on coming events with talented pals you should know about. For all the scoop on what's up with my vocal group Those Girls, visit http://www.thosegirlssing.com 

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Be Inspired By Everything

"There are no bad ideas - just good ideas that went horribly wrong." - A. Lincoln (or maybe Ghandi or Brendan Fraser)


Bio

So... what would you like to know?

Karen is an eight-time MAC Award winner for vocal performance and songwriting, as well as for her current vocal harmony work in NYC pop vocal group Those Girls (thosegirlssing.com), and for 12+ years prior with talented singer/songwriter Michael Holland as half of the pro vocal duo that brought the acclaimed & ridiculous retropop series “Gashole!” to the world. LGNY says “in addition to her sense of humor, she has the kind of voice one longs to hear…her flawless placement, appealing style and dead on performance are electrifying!” and The Village Voice echoed “Mack can sock anything with a rock beat out of the ballpark.”  Karen was part of the 25th Anniversary Gala for the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall,  Handel’s “Messiah Rocks - A Joyful Noise” at NJPAC.and was featured in the UK premier of “Brenda Bly, Teen Detective”, and “Build Me A Bridge - The Music of Miller and Hammonds” at the Bridewell Theater in London’s West End. Club appearances include Town Hall, Symphony Space, B.B. Kings, The Bottom Line, Caroline’s, The Fez, The Bitter End,  and numerous college keggers. As a songwriter, she was acknowledged for her debut CD "Take That" (Miss Prim Records) in a cover story by Show Business Weekly on promising writers on the rise, in prestigious, well-established company that included Julie Gold (From A Distance), Amanda McBroom (The Rose), and John Bucchino (Grateful). 


Always drawn to rich and complex vocal harmony, Karen was a performing member and co-managing partner of DOO-WA-ZOO, a five-part contemporary a cappella group with a pop/rock repertoire of original compositions and creative covers back before Pentatonix ruled the aca-earth. Featured on the nationally broadcast VH1 special "Takin' It to the Streets", the vocal band headlined at major venues on the east coast such as The Bottom Line, The Bitter End, The Ironhorse, New England Conservatory, Princeton University, Penn State University, and the 92nd St. Y, NYC. All members of the group were contributing writers and arrangers. Their independently produced EP "Onomatopoeia" is considered among the best in contemporary a cappella by TAXI Independent A&R (LA), as well as the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA), and continues to enjoy national and international airplay. 


And if you don't care so much about music, but are into quality baked goods, be sure to friend her on FB before October when her daily baking and posting for National Cookie Month begins (yes, that's a real thing.) 

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Take That

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My first CD produced by the ever awesome Michael Holland back when I fancied myself an eclectic acoustic rock star (also avail. digitally at  iTunes & CDbaby.com, but from me you get old school "hold it in your hand" and maybe a surprise or 2...) 

Upcoming Gigs

5/4 & 5/8 & 6/3

THOSE GIRLS Sing The Boys (vol.1)

Sat 5/4 at 3pm - Weds 5/8 & Mon 6/3 at 7pm

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the WestBank Cafe 407 W. 42nd St. NYC

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5/4 & 5/8 & 6/3

THOSE GIRLS Sing The Boys (vol.1)

Our all-new show saluting music from 5 decades of male artists & bands (with our spin on it, of course.)  Elvis to Kansas to the Rat Pack and then some. Doors open 1 hr before show time - more info will be posted soon! 

Sat 5/4 at 3pm - Weds 5/8 & Mon 6/3 at 7pm

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the WestBank Cafe 407 W. 42nd St. NYC

5/21/19

"All the Things You Are" at Carnegie Hall

7:30pm -

Weill Recital Hall - 154 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019

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5/21/19

"All the Things You Are" at Carnegie Hall

THOSE GIRLS join a prestigious line-up of NYC's finest singers in a special evening of Jerome Kern  to benefit the Mabel Mercer Foundation (yes, it's officially our Carnegie Hall debut!)  Click here to get tickets. 

7:30pm -

Weill Recital Hall - 154 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019

6/1/19

Those Girls in Massachusetts

7:30pm - 9pm

19 Carter Street, Berlin, Massachusetts 01503

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6/1/19

Those Girls in Massachusetts

Part of the 19 Carter Music Series - Hope any folks near Berlin MA (just west of Boston) will save the date. For tickets, please email the venue at info@19Carter.org

7:30pm - 9pm

19 Carter Street, Berlin, Massachusetts 01503

6/30/2019

Those Girls at Music at the Mansion

3pm (doors 2:30pm) - 5pm

Oakside Bloomfield Cultural Center 240 Belleville Ave. Bloomfield, NJ

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6/30/2019

Those Girls at Music at the Mansion

A lovely afternoon of acoustic music at the beautiful Oakside Bloomfield Cultural Center - part of their concert series curated by Corinna Sowers-Adler & we're joined at the piano by Steven Ray Watkins. 

3pm (doors 2:30pm) - 5pm

Oakside Bloomfield Cultural Center 240 Belleville Ave. Bloomfield, NJ

6/30/19

Sondheim Unplugged

7pm - 10pm

54 Below - downstairs at 254 W. 54th St. NYC

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6/30/19

Sondheim Unplugged

I've got a solo guest spot & it's Pride weekend! A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Jim Walton, Donna McKechnie, Chip Zien & more – so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! For tickets: https://54below.com/events/sondheim-unplugged-2/

7pm - 10pm

54 Below - downstairs at 254 W. 54th St. NYC

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Press

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"It's a sound you want to hear fronting a first-rate band, and that's just what she's got behind her... Mack can knock anything with a rock beat out of the ballpark... Besides being naturally funny, she's so generous she passes out song sheets that supply songwriters' names and their Web sites."
D. Finkle - The Village Voice

"In addition to her sense of humor, she has the kind of voice one longs to hear... her flawless placement, appealing style and dead on performance are electrifying... she'll give you chills she's that good!"
C. Byrne, LGNY

"Like bolt lightning, she electrified the stage from opening to encore... she sounds like a combination of Linda Ronstadt and Stevie Nicks - the perfect vocal instrument for rock, country, and all points in between. Can this gal sing!"
J. Hoglund - Backstage

"I'll say it up front: Do not miss this show! Mack's voice has a precision and purity of tone that's nothing short of stunning... It's a satisfying breath of fresh musical air.”
John Michael Koroly - Whitney Radio/WVOX

"A sterling instrument! She has unerring good taste in her musical choices and wisely lets the lyric speak for her in simple and understated interpretations.”
David Hurst, Show Business

”Mack's voice is a thing of beauty with a rich, lush, inviting tone that somehow works equally well belting rock standards or performing the most frivolous of the era's love ballads.”                                                                                                                           Mona Finston - Cabaret Hotline 

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