Photo by Christian Coulson
Our favourite Weimar cabaret star Kim Smith graces the cover of the latest issue of Cabaret Scenes magazine this month, complete with a whooping seven-page interview by Barbara Leavy. Cabaret Scenes, Cabaret Foundation’s monthly full-colour publication, is published in New York and the only magazine in the world that’s completely devoted to cabaret featuring cabaret reviews, interviews, CD reviews, news and listings. For just $40 (US residents) or $50 (international residents) donation to Cabaret Foundation, you will receive 10 copies of Cabaret Scenes right to your door for the ensuing year. To donate, click here.
The in-depth interview article, accompanied by chock-full of photos, exploring his ‘dark side’ covers topics like his childhood and family in Australia, how his career evolved in New York City, his love for mythology and of course, his hit show Morphium. The piece in particular focusses on his extremely successful season and his experience at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. There are many references to his performance during that time, and I revisited the brilliant evening where everyone in the house was completely and utterly bewitched by him.
Fresh from his recent gig in Santa Barbara, the cover boy Kim Smith has been busy developing his new show. If in NYC, go see him at Vlada Lounge (331 W 51st St New York) - Kim is a regular guest star on Vauxhall Cabaret, hosted by Raven O on Monday nights from 10:30pm. It’s a fabulous venue and show, plus, you just might get to hear the latest tune or two from his new-show-in-the-making.
The interview is only available in hard copy. Cabaret Confessional is giving away three copies of the Cabaret Scene magazine featuring Kim Smith to the blog readers. Tell us what song/s you’d like him to sing in his new show and why in the comment section below. To get the ball rolling, I’ll go first and say any song from Kylie’s new album Aphrodite. Because it won’t be Kim’s show without a number from his ‘Jesus’ and I don’t think he’s done a song from that album yet.
The entry closes on Sunday 24th October and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 26th Australia time. We’ll ask the winners to email us their details then. Let the request fest begin!
Cabaret Confessional Associate Editor