Mom and her question, "Do you love me?" sprinkled throughout the whole evening, as distracting as when it seems time stands still with a snowfall. Somewhere in the pause and a breath, I could feel all these precious parts resonating in me.
Directed by Jenny Sullivan on a simple and attractive unit set designed by Nina Ball, Center Rep's production benefits immensely from Scot Woolley's musical arrangements, Steve Blum's music direction and the musical supervision of Brandon Adams.
Okay. There's Fred & Ginger. Sonny & Cher. Beyonce & Jay-Z. And then there's Bennett & Gaga. A match made in jazz heaven. Let's face it. We're dragging and sagging under heavy headlines. We all need a quick escape from global gloom, and I don't mean Soul Cycle.
So how did Seth and Joel go about choosing the holiday songs that would be featured on this recording? Given that MacFarlane has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the great American songbook, McNeeley opted to let Seth choose the line-up for this Christmas album.
"I have compassion for both sides -- people coming into the future and starting to get it. It's not about good and bad people. It's just about continuing to tell the truth and the truth will do the work."
You know I don't think there was ever a thing that I said to [George] that ever worked perfectly. I asked him once that same question. I said, "Did I ever give you any advice that was worthwhile?" He thought about it for a minute or two and he said, "You told me never to mix grape with grain."
When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.
A dozen years ago Maria wrote about her father in Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers. The book had extensive photographs of the Coopers' private life. She keeps the voluminous photographs her mother saved in huge portfolios under a plush sofa in the living room.
Having turned 50 in May, George Clooney thinks and talks a lot about growing old these days. It was one of the topics of conversation during a series of interviews at the 38th Telluride Film Festival, where the Academy Award winner was awarded the Silver Medallion.
If Michael Feinstein's American Songbook accomplishes anything -- it indisputably does -- it's that his commitment to the task of perpetuating the music is at least equal to his devotion to performing.
Moments before he accepted the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from his lovely friend and former hospital co-worker Julianna Margulies, George Clooney proved once and for all what a truly great humanitarian he is.