There is much to be said about taking a show-biz sentimental journey, especially when your guide is the great tap dancer/choreographer Maurice Hines.
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After more than sixty years in show business, Hines still has the juice, performing great standards from Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and many others.
Len Cariou may well be the most persistently employed performer on the planet. He leaps fleetly from role to role, format to format and venue to venue -- theater, film, television, recordings, narration, voiceovers, documentaries and audio books.
To celebrate the 110th birthday of Duke Ellington last week, his namesake orchestra played in a subway station in Harlem and, even more appropriately, on a 1930's-vintage, green A train.
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