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"...the gang has returned...
with their brand new encore not fail to catch the next presentation of the Kerr/Kirson songbook. You'll be glad you did!"

"Arthur Kirson and
Jay Kerr

are individuals
who know how to put together a fun show..."

"...extraordinary abilities
as song writers..."

"The charismatic and talented
Adam Kerr

backed them on guitar and bass guitar".

-Dr. T.R. Stevens, Applause! Applause!

  "Our Own Song Book 2"   
  Arthur Kirson & Jay Kerr with Adam Kerr  
  Judy's Chelsea (169 Eighth Avenue; 212-929-5410)
Reviewed 1/15/00 at 8:30 p.m.
by Dr. Thomas Robert Stevens
On April 25, 1999, I saw a show at Danny's Skylight Room entitled "Our Own Song Book" which contained songs composed by Jay Kerr, with lyrics by Arthur Kirson. In the review of that show, which appeared in Volume IV, Issue 7 of Applause! Applause!, I wrote, "Arthur Kirson, Jay Kerr and Adam Kerr offered up a very enjoyable evening of entertainment. If you are looking for a lighthearted, uplifting, feel-good show or if you are a cabaret artist on the look-out for some new material, do not fail to catch the next presentation of the Kerr/Kirson songbook. You'll be glad you did!" Promising and delivering all new songs, the gang has returned, this time to Judy's Chelsea, with their brand new encore performance entitled, "Our Own Song Book 2: The Sequel", which turns out to be every bit as enjoyable as its predecessor.

To a sold out room, Arthur Kirson and Jay Kerr lovingly presented 16 new songs to an enthusiastic audience. The charismatic and talented Adam Kerr backed them up on guitar and bass guitar, and Siobhan Weiss performed magic with the lights as Technical Director, Arthur Kirson tried to open the show with "Old Time Broadway Star", which was sung in their last show, but Jay Kerr objected since their flyer had promised "An Evening Of New Songs." Mr. Kirson finally gave in, but in the process of admitting that this was, in fact, "an all new show," his microphone fell apart in his hand (as it recently did during his show, "Potpourri", at Don't Tell Mama) to which he said, "Maybe not!, which was an inside joke aimed at those who saw what happened at Don't Tell Mama. This all aside, they opened the show with, "The Song That Starts The Show"; which I especially liked since it had the words, "Applause! Applause!" written into the lyric. The entire program of new songs was a pleasure to listen to, from ballads: "I Like It", "Drinking Alone", "I Don't Cry On Thursday", and "My Dream"; to the upbeat, fun numbers such as: "Are You Sure...?", "The Boys Are At The Gym", "Hello And Welcome Home", "The Friendship Tango", and "If You Stay Young". Other songs include, "The Best Time Of My Life", "Sunday In The Village", "She's My Dog", "I Want More", "I Love You", and "I Should Have Said It".

Arthur Kirson and Jay Kerr are individuals who know how to put together a fun show, and that, coupled with their extraordinary abilities as song writers, guarantees an enjoyable entertainment experience. These colorful performers are best caught LIVE than on TAPE or CD, so don't miss the opportunity to observe their witty repartee and unique abilities.

I was especially happy to see this show return to Judy's Chelsea since that establishment has obtained an excellent reputation for its high quality cuisine carefully prepared under the watchful eye of their chef, Richard Overholt. Before the show, I had dinner which included Lobster Bisque, Roast Loin of Pork stuffed with apricots in an orange glaze with Roasted Potatoes and a Vegetable Medley, Kumquat Bread Pudding with a Blood Orange Sauce, and Coffee. Whenever you make a reservation to see an 8:30 p.m. show at Judy's Chelsea, remember to tell them that you wish to be seated at either 7:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. for dinner. You will thank me for the recommendation.

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