Come to the Cabaret!

The Big Red Hat Amy Frankel’s painting “The Big Red Hat” is one of about 40 works of art that will be on the auction block March 21 when the West Windsor Arts Council reprises its gala Cabin Fever Cabaret. Ms. Frankel has exhibited at the Ellarslie Museum, Artworks and the Gallery at Mercer County College, where she is currently in the Mercer County Artists exhibit. Her background in the garment industry is evident in this colorful painting.

Cabin Fever Cabaret will be held at the D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center in Princeton on March 21, 6:30 p.m. There will be jazz by the John Henry Goldman band, wine, gourmet food organized by the West Windsor Farmers Market, art, and other goods and services to bid on in a silent auction.

A highlight of the evening will be the food prepared by Bon Appetit of Princeton, owned by West Windsor resident William Lettier. Mr. Lettier, formerly with Dean & DeLuca in New York, bought the business in July of 2008 from long-time owner, Michel Lemmerling.

Mr. Lemmerling has remained with Bon Appetit, fulfilling his interests and expertise with fine cheese. Like his father Henri, Mr. Lemmerling earned the title of Taste-Fromage, an esteemed title of great renown in the world of cheese. Following the evening’s welcoming remarks, Mr. Lemmerling will give a talk about the selection of cheeses being offered.

Passed hors d’ouevres including mini crab cakes with remoulade, crostini of sliced filet mignon with horseradish cream and roasted red potatoes with black bean and corn salsa are just some of the offerings as well as an enticing array of Bon Appetit’s famous cheese selection.

Music by the John Henry Goldman band will include vocalist Laura McMillan, Doug Miller on keyboards, Tom McMillan on bass, Joe Falcey on drums and jazz trumpeter and band leader John Henry Goldman.

Mr. Goldman, a West Windsor resident for more than 30 years, founded the StraightJazz Collaboration in the fall of 2003 when he began a weekly gig at Sunny Garden Restaurant, playing keyboards and trumpet.   This expanded to numerous public performances, including at the West Windsor Farmer’s Market.

A student and close friend of 20th century jazz greats James K. Maxwell and Nicholas ‘Rod’ Rodriguez, Mr. Goldman has accompanied his long and steady growth as a top jazz trumpet player with his careers as director of Camp Takajo in Naples, Maine; director of the Leading Tone Musical Workshop; founder of the West Windsor/Plainsboro Basketball Club; and most recently teacher of Pilates at the Anthony Rabara Studio for Pilates and Princeton University. For more information about StraightJazz, visit

Cabaret tickets cost $75 special guest, $125 sustainer and $200 benefactor. Sustainer and benefactor include one-year membership in the Arts Council Circle of Friends. To reserve your tickets, call (609) 919-1982 today.

The West Windsor Arts Council offers programs in film, music, poetry, dance, theater and visual arts for the whole family. To learn more about the arts council, please visit

Home is where the Art is, and a home for the arts is a cure for cabin fever – so come to the Cabaret!

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1 Response to Come to the Cabaret!

  1. Sorry, I can’t make it. Wish you great success for this worthy cause.

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