When: Fri., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. 2016
Top cabaret singers have strong voices and the ability to connect emotionally with an audience — that's why Tim Schall is one of the very best in the business. Schall sings beautifully, but it's the way he channels his feelings through the music that inexorably pulls you into the song with him. He's the sort of performer who makes you feel that he's singing to you, and for you. Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Stage at KDHX (3524 Washington Avenue; www.thestagestl.com), Schall presents Songs of 1961: The Men Were Mad and the Music Was A-Changin'. The show takes you back to Gaslight Square's heyday, when music was transforming from safe and steady pop to something new, modern and hip. Schall is backed by Carol Schmidt (piano), Michael Isam (percussion and sax) and Ben Wheeler (bass), and tickets are $25.