Whether she fully realizes it or not, Streisand has given life to the dreams of so many others who weren't the pretty ones or the privileged ones, the ones who, until she came along, had had to settle for the supporting roles in life.
When I was a kid growing up in Central Minnesota, I was totally obsessed with the Oscars. I loved the statues, the dresses, the drama -- even the long acceptance speeches. It was a spectacle that took me out of my rural, small-town life, and I relished every single minute.
Today my father, Danny Thomas, would have been 100 years old. But this is a special year, one that requires not just looking back but looking forward, as well. Because, fate being as clever as it always is, this year is also the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.
I'm so sorry that the late playwright and director Arthur Laurents wasn't able to read what Charles Isherwood wrote about him in the Times, because the piece incisively focuses on what might have been his most remarkable gift.
For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."