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Video: Lady Gaga Pays Surprise Visit to Manhattan Club

Pop star sings jazz standards with band in residence

January 6, 2011 2:40 PM ET
Video: Lady Gaga Pays Surprise Visit to Manhattan Club
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Lady Gaga surprised an audience at the Plaza Hotel's Oak Room bar in Manhattan last night by dropping in on a set by musician in residence Brian Newman.

This isn't the first time Gaga has been a surprise guest at Newman's show. In September she performed a trio of covers with the musician, who is an old friend of the pop star.

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This time around she sang versions of "Orange Colored Sky," a song made famous by Nat King Cole, and the George Gershwin standard "Someone to Watch Over Me." Watch a clip of the Gershwin cover below.

So Lady Gaga Crashed the Plaza Hotel's Oak Room Last Night [Sound of the City/Village Voice]

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