Gerald McCleod And Chris Noth

La La With Joan Rivers, Chris Noth, Steve Walter, Dominic Chianese And Randy Jones

Susan Hathaway With Son

Keith Collins And Richard Corkery

Steve Walter With Parents

Keith Girald With May Pang And David Salidor

STEVE WALTER'S CUTTING ROOM closed last night, and as expected, went out with a big blow out. When I arrived, they still hadn't let the audience in for the closing night performance of JOAN RIVERS ... making it body-to-body from the moment I entered. Many of the regulars showed as promised including co-owner CHRIS NOTH, DAILY NEWS-photographer DICK CORKERY, Public Relations Powerhouse CLAIRE O'CONNOR, Pasha DAVID SALIDOR, Times Square Gossip's JAMES EDSTROM, KEITH GIRARD from THE IMPROPER, Penthouse Magazine's LANIE SPEISER with Pet-JUSTINE JOLI and AMIE CAMPBELL, HENRY EDWARDS, Q104's KEN DASHOW, JUDY KATZ, Party King and actor KEITH COLLINS, JON MOORHEAD, DENNIS FERRANTE, RUSS TITLEMAN, SANDY HICKS, among others, and the always wonderful staff there, PETER ABRAHAM, SUSAN HATHAWAY, HOWARD MARK and owner Steve Walter. It's hard to believe that the club has been there for 10 years and in that time, certainly made its mark as the premiere live music attraction in NYC. Since The Bottom Line closed, The Cutting Room has been THE musical destination in the city. And, its presented some of the best music around, NEIL YOUNG,MAZARIN, BILLY J. KRAMER, DONOVAN, MELANIE, AL STEWART, JIMMY WEBB and, many, many more. Much of the conversation centered on what's next for the music mecca. And, while rumors will abound, I predict it will be re-open in the next several months in a new location. If you haven't given yourself the opportunity to sample this room's special magic ... make sure you're front and center for the re-opening. It always presents the best New York City has to offer musically.
Photos By: James Edstrom