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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 21,2014 Page5 A Frank De Paso uale Venture REVIEW: Cady Huffman at the Ocean state Theatre "'Hungry and Horny" New York City cabaret came to Warwick, RI as Cady Huffman brought her show "Hungry and Horny" to the stage of the beautiful Ocean State Theatre on March 9% Cady, tall and lovely, dressed in a purple satin blouse and jeans, sang a col- lection of songs that all related to the title of this very fun show. She kicked off the evening with "Peel Me A Grape" and "Keep Your Sunnyside Up," and then went on to reminisce about her Italian grand- mother Dede. You could just smell the aroma of Italian gravy as she de- scribed the delici6us meals her Nonna made for her. The timing was now perfect• for Cady to sing "That's Amore", which she encour- aged the audience to join in with, and they did enthusiastically. Cady strutted and then reclined as she sang the Sophie Tucker classic "Some Of These Days." She and the band had great fun with "I'm A Lonely Little Petunia In An Onion Patch" which was a bit less nasally than the Arthur Godfrey rendition. Midway through, Ms. Huffman took time out for questions. Sitting at the edge of the stage as the crowd in the theatre was brought drinks, she answered a number of inquiries about her role as an Iron Chef judge• Mentioning lamb heart tartar brought a moan from the crowd. She has no favorite chef but would marry Michael Symon, said Bobby Flay would be "good, no, great, for one Eugene Gwozda, Cady, and Larry Lelli after the show. night", and Masaharu Morimoto's butcher- ing is beautiful. Sorry, no doggy bags either. The second portion of the show included the rap song "Milkshake" along with the Hank Williams hit "On the Bayou•" After briefly discussing her divorce and ex with a few choice words I will not repeat here, Cady sang the steamy Ann Margaret tune "Thirteen Men" with its very 60's beat. At this point the name of the show could have been changed to Sexy and Sultry. With the fine back- ing of pianist Eugene Gwozda (I didn't mis- spell that) and drum- mer Larry Lelli along with a beautifully set stage and great light- ing, Cady rounded out the evening with "Stupid Boy" and "Life Is Just A bowl Of Cherries•" Oh yes, how could she not end the night with- out singing "When You Got It, Flaunt It" from her Tony Award winning role as Ulla in "The Producers." Ulla's still got it and flaunt it she did. This was a fun evening in a little gem of a theatre• Those in the audience weren't spectators but participants who got to be a part of the show with one of the great per- formers of our day. I'm sure they left the theatre hungry and, well you can imagine. I hope Cady Huffman continues to tour with her act so others will get the chance to share with her an evening of music and laughter. Maybe next time it can be a ca- tered affair, Bobby can be reached at Donne 2000 Awards Thirteenth Scholarship at "Festa delle Donne" Event On March 9, 2014, Donne 2000 members, along with their families and friends came together as mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to celebrate "La Festa Delle Donne", i.e., "International Women's Day." The event was held at Venezia's on the Waterfront with a delicious lunch. Music was provided by Maurizio Pasquale. This was also the Annual Donne 2000 Scholarship fund-rais- ing event. International Women's Day is a very significant day in Italy and other European countries. It is a day set a~ide to commemorate the women of the world that have endured .injustices and fought for women's rights, which we enjoy today. The symbol of the day is the yel- low mimosa flower, an ex- pression of women's solidar- ity. While the men show their love for their women by giving them the mimosa, society as a whole remem- bers the importance of women, their significant contribution to the better- ment of our society, their sacrifices and celebrates their achievements. This year we found beautiful mimosas in bloom which we by Doreen Giammarco Left to right: Dora Volpe, Co Treasurer and Scholarship Committee member; Miranda Federico DeGenova, Schol- arship Committee Member; Doreen Giammarco, Co-Secretary and Scholarship Committee Member; Maria Ferrusi, Vice President; Nicolette McCoy, Scholarship winner, Rosa Giammarco, President; Rita Susi, Co-Secretary and Maria DiCenso, Co-Treasurer. made into corsages for every woman to wear at the event. Each year Donne 2000 awards a scholarship to a woman in college studying the Italian language or cul- ture. This year's recipient was Nicolette McCoy, from Wilmington Massachusetts. She is a sophomore at Regls College where she has excelled in Italian courses and is currently, majoring in Business Management with a minor in Economics and Dance and a concentration in Finance. Nicolette is a young woman who truly demonstrates a diligence toward her studies and an immense interest and appreciation of her Italian culture and heritage. After the scholarship award ceremony, there were many raffles donated by Donne 2000 members and local businesses. We wish to thank all of our sponsors for all their generous contribu- tions to our Program Book and donations for our raffle• Bricco Boutique ItolionCuisine 241 Hanover St. • 617.248.6800 Bricco Panetteria Homemade Artisan Breads 241 Hanover St. • 617.248.9859 Trattoria II Panino Boston's Ist Original Trattoria 11 Parmenter St. ° 617.720.1336 Quattro Grill, Rosticceria & Pizzeria 266 Hanover St. 617.720.0444 GiGi Gelateria 50 Flavors of Homemade Gelato 272 Hanover St. ° 64 Cross St. 617.720.4243 N.E. 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Hors d'oeuvres will also be provided throughout the entire evening. Proceeds from the event will help fund the many charities of the Sons of Italy as well as the scholar- ship awarded annually to a deserving Burlington High School Senior. Additionally, proceeds will also enable the Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge Lodge #2223 to con- tinue in its efforts of promot- ing and preserving the Ital- ian Heritage and Culture within the community. For tickets or further infor- mation, please call Anna at 781-272-0529 or Joanne at 781-272-0233.