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The Joy of Theater & the Joy of 'Bright Star'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel compelled to write about the amazing theatrical experience I had watching Bright Star at the Cort this Tuesday. But first a little introduction...

Bright Star & the Art of the Tony Number

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.15.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The thing about the Tony Awards is most people outside of the theater community don't care who wins the awards (other that perhaps the super big ones)...

Paul Simon's Spiritual Fascination: 'Stranger to Stranger' and Sonic Inspiration

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

While he waits for the Brazilian faith healer to arrive, Paul Simon is supposed be meditating quietly with his eyes closed. Instead, he's peeking. "...

Stranger To Stranger With No Stranger: A Conversation With Paul Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new Paul Simon album, Stranger To Stranger, arrives today, it continuing the singer-songwriter/icon's musical experimentation and boundary pushing we now expect.

There's a New Bright Star on Broadway and her Name is Tony-nominated Actress, Carmen Cusack

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The first time Carmen Cusack knew she had the performing bug was when she was 5 years-old and singing at church. In fact, what first really motivated ...

My Own Tony Nominations, 2016 Edition

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Each year I write about people/shows I'd like to see get Tony nominations. These are people/shows that aren't necessarily going to get nominated. Inde...

Talking With Broadway's Bright Star Choreographer, Josh Rhodes

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Sitting in the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell bluegrass musical Bright Star I knew the show would divide critics, but I also knew that it was impossible to leave and not at least respect the work of choreographer Josh Rhodes.

'Bright Star:' But Clueless

Barry Singer | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

Moments into the jolly entr'acte orchestra hoedown that affably yanks Bright Star back after Intermission, inscrutably ignoring the un-jolly infanticide finale that has just closed out Act One, I turned my eyes heavenward.

Steve Martin Plays Banjo for Bright Star's Opening Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Working with Steve Martin, a not so wild and crazy guy in his current incarnation as Americana icon, the two have composed country songs for a band that plays from inside an A-frame house.

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

Stepmoms and Teen Stepdaughters: Oil and Vinegar

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

"They're like oil and vinegar." We're all familiar with this expression and it couldn't be more accurate when it comes to the relationship between a stepmother and her teen stepdaughter. The conflict can take a toll, creating tension in father-daughter relationships.The fathers don't make it any easier.

Conversations with Peter Asher, Denny Laine, Big Star's Jody Stephens and Red's Michael Barnes, Plus Rachael Sage & Judy Collins and Goodnight, Texas Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Rachael Sage, "I don't do many cover songs--because I've been writing my own compositions since I was a little kid, it's just not really my thing generally, and I can count the ones I've recorded on less than one hand."

Steve Martin Live

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Philip David Morton

"Steve Martin live" are three words you stopped seeing together in 1981. A reigning king of comedy for almost four decades, his imprint on the art form has few equals. Regardless of who was on top there was always Steve Martin.

Paul Simon & Edie Brickell Release Sweet Duet After Arrest

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment

Edie Brickell and Paul Simon released a sweet duet, "Like To Get To Know You," only two days after appearing in court to defend disorderly conduct cha...

Steve Martin Brings His Banjo To PBS

Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

PBS is making it a lot easier to see Steve Martin strum his banjo. Martin's banjo playing is the stuff of legend, and now he has teamed up Edie Bri...

Heloise Imagined Herself Naked: the Sexy Scholar at Christian College

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

My beautiful Christian intellectual girl had a capacity for lust -- and not toward me! -- that I thought was off-limits. It was the sort of sin I was constantly beating myself up over, and to voice it in mixed company!

A Side-By-Side Comparison Of Marnie Michaels And Edie Brickell

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

If you tuned in to watch "Girls" on Sunday (Jan. 19), you probably cringed (and laughed) a lot as Marnie covered Edie Brickell's 1988 hit "What I Am."...

The Unorthodox Way Steve Martin And Edie Brickell Learned To Collaborate

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

The iconic comedian and acclaimed singer-songwriter find a way to create beautiful melodies together. By Katherine Lanpher He's an iconic comedi...

Steve Martin: My First, My Last, My Everything

David Wild | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

The first performer who I ever saw in concert was Steve Martin, and whether this man wants the credit or not, he changed my life forever.

WATCH: Steve Martin Takes The Long Way

Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy

Steve Martin was a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Monday to promote his new album with Edie Brickell, and between his 30 Rock dressing roo...

I Meet The King in 1956 and Paul Simon Meets Two Stewardesses in 1992

Binky Philips | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

For several minutes, they were pushing the buttons of the radio and whining about something that I didn't understand. Suddenly, in one voice, they shrieked "Elvis!"

Dog Ears Music: Born in March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bix Beiderbecke, James Taylor, Lawrence Welk, Aretha Franklin, Béla Bartók and more.

Improving Maternal Healthcare, One Song at a Time

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Did you know that every 90 seconds a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes? Every Mother Counts is dedicated to increasing education and support for reducing maternal mortality through programs around the world.

Look Out Now!: Conversations With the Gaddabouts' Edie Brickell & Steve Gadd, Plus Eric Hutchinson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

After 40 years, the Eagles are touring in countries in which they never previously performed. Last year was mainland China and this year, it's the Middle East and South Africa.

From Woody Guthrie to Little Nut Tree: Chatting With Rob Wasserman and Dan Zanes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On Woody Guthrie: "in a short life he saw so much, but he was really present and there with people. I think he's just really vital, not just in his vision, but as a spokesman for America."