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The "Dance from the Heart" event in New York this week, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fight...
If you think of the beloved song "White Christmas," you might like to remember that it was written by a Jewish man who all but dominated the American music milieu from the '20s through the '50s.
Try as you might to delay the stresses of holiday shopping and planning, the season is upon us, and that means holiday music -- everywhere. In shoppin...
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS *** out of ****
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Almost any Christmas-themed property you can name is being turned into a musical...
I spent Father's Day afternoon with a friend at Citi Field in Queens catching the Mets versus the Angels in inter-league play. It was a beautiful day;...
The best is yet to come? Not this time. It's already here as it deliciously unfolds by way of singers Sally Mayes, Lillias White and Rachel York.
This week, we feature music by Sid Vicious, Randy Travis, Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire, and more.
Two thrilling new musical documentaries place great emphasis on the importance of a song's lyrics while paying homage to their creators.
Though I grew up in an agnostic household, I was rarely in doubt that a spiritual force was afoot. Music, specifically what's come to be called "The Great American Songbook," was our religion.
On a frigid December night I squeezed into the Sub T Lounge in Wicker Park to warm up beneath the undulating Balkan rhythms of Black Bear Combo.
Not many divas can move easily between the lofty heights of opera and the gleeful climes of musical theater, but Deborah Voigt hopes to conquer both during the next ten months.
The producers of Big Brother, left with egg all over their faces by the spectacular fizzle-out of their Saboteur twist, are trying to resurrect it by asking America to vote for one of the houseguests to become the new saboteur.
Tyne Daly has been acting for 49 years. She relays the astonishing fact during her current and irresistible cabaret act at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.
Don't crucify me, but sometimes it takes a Jew to make truly great Christmas music. Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas" poolside at the Arizona Biltmore.
Here are some songs that will go down easy for just about anybody along with a few latkes and an extra serving of holiday spirit.
Last Herb and Lani re-emerged, hitting the road for a series of low-key shows which were recorded for the newly-released Anything Goes -- the first time they've ever collaborated musically.
The best thing for light NYC entertainment with a hint of shadow is to storm the Café Carlyle where the John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey have a show called "Lost and Found."
Three new releases, Live At The Meadowlands, My Way, and Classic Sinatra II should please hardcore fans and newbies alike.
Why does everything American have to be better than everything else? Candidates for public office constantly embarrass themselves by insisting that Americans are the best.
It's one of those weird things, the patriotic hymns of your youth still live in your heart somewhere, despite all the things you learn in the meantime.
If Westbrook Pegler were alive today, would he join in when we sing "God Bless America" in a ballpark, or would he mutter nasty asides about the religious beliefs of its esteemed composer?
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