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Wendy Hall, a fixture on the theater scene known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, has been giving stand-out performances on local stages for the past decade and a half. In a critique typical of those Hall receives, News reviewer Ted Hadley described her performance in the Alt Theatre's all-female production of "Glengarry Glen Ross" last February as "perfect, nuanced, heartbreaking and a revelation."

At 8 tonight, Hall will put that reputation to work as she appears in the first of three solo performances in Buffalo United Artists Theatre (119 Chippewa St.) as part of the company's ongoing cabaret series. During the performance, a release promises, Hall will channel the likes of Judy Garland, Keely Smith and Alice Ripley. The series has also hosted cabaret performances from Marc Sacco, Brian Riggs, Kerrykate Abel and Loraine O'Donnell.

Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors. The show repeats at 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 886-9239 or visit

-- Colin Dabkowski