from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nitrous; producing niter.


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  • One such just-shuttered cabaret evening, which will quickly be revived for three nights (June 25-7) has boldly popped up -- like Athena from the head of Zeus -- in an unlikely sophisticated nitery, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, situated on ultra-swanky, ultra-traditional Park Avenue.

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  • The formerly slick nitery'' - as Lesser dubbed it when it first opened almost a decade ago - is now a retro-flavored space that has been divided into two separate rooms. Top Stories

  • The set-up is that the crowd gathered in the swanky nitery includes seven couples, four of whom -- Selya and Holley Farmer, Roberts and Plantadit, Matthew Stockwell Dibble and Okamoto,

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  • Barely there narrative involves five guys (Ville Haapasalo, Danila Kozlovskiy, Ivan Nikolaev, Pavel Brun, Alexey Klimushkin), performers at a transvestite nitery, whose life stories are glossed in flashback to explain how they became drag queens.

  • Act sounds fine, musically and vocally; it just doesn't have the excitement of Daly's nitery debut.

  • (See also, weblet) niche programming -- TV programming or channels targeting particular demographics or interests; "The History Channel offers niche programming aimed at history buffs." nitery -- a nightclub; "Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick recently reunited for a nitery gig in New York." nix -- reject, say no to; as in the famous Variety headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix," meaning that audiences in rural areas were not interested in attending films about rural life.

  • When she first played the Madison Avenue nitery back in 2002, after receiving her first Tony Award, results were mixed.

  • Paul Gallo's smoky pinspots, evoking both nitery ambiance and a mind sorting itself out, bounce pleasingly off James Noone's reflecting panels, which periodically become transparent to reveal Linda Twine's peerless ensemble, a pit band for all seasons.

  • Verdict: It's the real turtle soup laced with sherry, all right, as Feinstein celebrates Sinatra backed by an unprecedented 17 musicians at his eponymous nitery on Park Avenue.


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