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Alexis Cole & Trio Serenades at the Falcon Brunch in Marlboro, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 11.17.2014 | New York
Ralph A. Miriello

Alexis Cole has been compared to the likes of Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day, but in truth she has her own style that is an amalgam of her many influences.

Except Sometimes: Chatting with Molly Ringwald

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Two Ladies of Song Offer Two Different Paths to Great Jazz

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Each week there seems to be at least one CD in my mailbox that features yet another female jazz singer. Some have stellar back-up bands or top quality arrangers. Few leave lasting impressions Here are two that do.

Chatting with Rickie Lee Jones and NRBQ's Terry Adams, Plus Miss Derringer's New Video and Hot Water Music's New Single

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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"My Funny Valentine": A Laughable but Heartfelt Playlist for My Wife on Valentine's Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Written by the great Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart for the 1937 musical Babes In Arms, "My Funny Valentine" is one of those genuinely timeless standards that put the Great in the Great American Songbook.

Summer Reading on a Sunny (Doris) Day: David Kaufman's The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door Part I

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

There are certain actors we encounter as children having grown up on classic film who have a profound impact on us, and no one knows this better than David Kaufman, author of Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door.