The Nightclub Party
Kansas City's NOIR CITY Nightclub at THE CHESTERFIELD
Friday Night - October 2 - 9:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
The NOIR CITY Nightclub returns to The Chesterfield for its annual nocturnal celebration of noir style and entertainment. Relax with one of The Chesterfield's classically crafted cocktails and enjoy NOIR CITY's vintage jazz stylings of songstress Laura Ellis, the bewitching burlesque beauty of Evie Lovelle, and the sexy and sinister sounds of Kansas City's The Latenight Callers.
Everyone is welcome!
TICKETS: $10 in advance
Purchase Nightclub tickets here:
$12 at the door
Compared to Rita Hayworth by both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Evie Lovelle has more than earned the Burlesque Hall of Fame title of "Most Classic". With acts straight from Hollywood’s Golden Age and an offstage poise to boot, Evie has headlined elegant events around the globe.
Her performances have been featured in the Arte network’s Summer of Girls, a live broadcast from La Nouvelle Eve in Paris and in the French film Tournée directed by Mathieu Amalric. Some of her corporate employers include the Film Noir Foundation, Magnum Belgium and The House of Vionet.
Noted for her flowing hair, flawless skin and exquisite corseting, she hand makes each of her elaborate costumes and after-performance gowns. Modesty, sensuality and elegance combine for a family-friendly classic nightclub experience with Evie.
The Latenight Callers
The Latenight Callers assembled themselves in a seedy basement in Lawrence, KS, around a card table strewn with liquor bottles, cigarettes, and shared tales of strange and debaucherous encounters. The band soon moved their base of operations to a seedy basement in Kansas City, MO, turned up their amps, their synths, their bullhorns, and refined their dark, dancy tales for execution in front of the public at large.
The Latenight Callers were subsequently referred to as "Patsy Cline singing for Portishead", "Sexy Lounge Rock", "Noir-a-Go-Go" after their live shows swayed, swaggered, and charmed their audiences into their backseats. Kansas City knows the grit and allure of the Noir world through it's own history, and The Latenight Callers write a new chapter in that crime novel that is The Cold, Cold Heart of America.
Singer, actress, and recording artist, Laura Ellis is known for her beautiful voice, vintage vocal stylings, and a sparkling stage presence. Alan Paul of The Manhattan Transfer calls Laura “an exceptional talent,” while Jazz Ambassador magazine says, “Laura’s voice is amazing and harkens to mind the classic jazz greats of old.”
Born and raised in the great jazz town of Kansas City, Laura Ellis now calls Los Angeles her home. Her broadcast credits include the History Channel’s Route 66 and Modern Marvels documentaries, HBO's Carnivàle series, a commercial appearance with Della Reese, and ABC’s Modern Family. Laura has recorded three CDs: Here Lies Love, Femme Fatale – Songs of Film Noir, and Kit and the Kats, with popular tunes from the 50s and early 60s. Her latest recording venture was for the videogame market – her voice is that of the character Kat on 2013's Contrast by Compulsion Games, which has had more than a million downloads.
Laura Ellis currently tours the country in several productions, including Jazz in the Shadows, a retro-jazz review; Femme Fatale: Movies. Music. Mayhem., a plot-driven homage to film noir; Cinema Sweethearts, songs of the silver screen;and the new full-cast production of Kit and the Kats –– featuring hit songs from 1958-63.