Jazzing Up Covington's Mainstrasse

The vereee talented Mary Ellen Tanner has started a weekly gig singing at Chez Nora's in Covington's Mainstrasse. Backed by her trio (including the venerable jazz drummer John von Ohlen), she performs every Sunday at 7. If you've never seen M.E. perform, jump at the chance- she sings jazz standards in a throaty voice that's heavenly, making you yearn for a zoot suit, wing tips and a cool martini.

On another note, the Beastie Boys just announced more upcoming dates. They'll do a couple of shows next month in Washington, then they're abroad for months and months... Portugal, anyone?