Whitfield’s swan song at Plush Room

The Empire Plush Room in San Francisco’s York Hotel has an official closing date, Feb. 2.

As the New Jersey-based Rrazz Productions, which books acts for the club, recently announced the closure, presenters talked about their new venture, The Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko.

With a seating capacity of 200, the Rrazz Room and Bar is expected to open in February. The producers are expecting to book Plush Room favorites including Paula West and Andrea Marcovicci, as well as performers including Ashford & Simpson, Rippingtons, Bobby Caldwell, Richard Elliott and Oleta Adams.

The new club is located at 222 Mason St., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 394-1111 or visit www.rrazzproductions.com.

Meanwhile, the Plush Room’s final days feature perhaps its most beloved performer, Wesla Whitfield, who is celebrating her 27th NewYear’s holiday engagement at the cozy club.

“I’ve performed in hundreds of rooms, concert halls and such,” the cabaret singer says. “And I know, beyond any doubt that the Empire Plush Room is the very best place anywhere to make music.”

Whitfield, accompanied by her pianist and husband Mike Greensill, performs today through Sunday and Jan. 19 and 20. The York Hotel is located at 940 Sutter St. Tickets are $40 and $42.50. Call (866) 468-3399.

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