If the word “cabaret” conjures images of satin-gowned chanteuses and tuxedoed gents trilling sophisticated, slightly salty tunes, then it’s time to shake things up. The best antidote to those old-school, cocktails-and-candlelight perceptions? Baby Jane Dexter. The gutsy New Yorker with a voice as big as all outdoors and a style that’s equal parts Ethel Merman, Mama Cass, Janis Joplin, Judy Garland and Sophie Tucker has been working her unique brand of raucous magic at various Manhattan clubs and theaters on-and-off for more than three decades.
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