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The Return of the Wonderfully Weird Dirty Little Singers

Myra Chanin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Myra Chanin

If you lust after New York the way you think it was during the time when Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Alexander Wolcott made priceless remarks while getting drunk at the Algonquin Round Table don't miss Dirty Little Songs.

Maude Maggart Answers Stephen Sondheim's Eternal Questions About Life in Her Cafe Carlyle Debut

Myra Chanin | Posted 02.28.2014 | New York
Myra Chanin

Club Carlyle, an elegant heritage room, provides Maude with a perfect setting.

The Way We Are: A Conversation with Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Chatting with Artifact's Jared Leto, and an Angels Sing Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When did Alan and Marilyn Bergman become such an establishment in the world of music? Find out here.

First Nighter: Bacharach Revue Awkwardly Asks 'What's It All About?' -- Steve Tyrell Smoothly Answers

David Finkle | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Truth is, Tyrell's effortlessly infallible phrasing has the effect of making what he does appealingly conversational. The emotion he's experiencing is a component of his seemingly off-handed -- smile-smile-smile -- style. Let's just say he's singing for all generations.

Melissa Manchester's Bold New Beginning -- With a Little Help From Her 'Fanchesters'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Her first album debuted in 1973, and exactly 40 years later Melissa Manchester is still going strong, thanks in part to her fans, lovingly dubbed "Fanchesters" by the singer's daughter.

Just Relax and Enjoy It

George Heymont | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

A series of shorts that were screened at the recent Frameline 37 Film Festival revealed thrilling combinations of imagination and technique. Some were animated, some were not. What each film boasted, however, was an abundance of fantastical possibilities.

Dog Ears Music: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Loretta Lynn, Prince, Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Dinah Washington, and more.

Theo Ubique's Cole Porter Sparkles; Boho's Kiss Falls Flat

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

The prolific songwriter Cole Porter may be a dim memory from another century; but, as Theo Ubique shows in its new revue, his songs are both timelessly melodic and remarkably contemporary.

Marvin Stamm and Mike Holober Serenade at Nyack Library's Carnegie Room

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

In the tiny town of Nyack, in the shadows of the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society and the Nyack Library once again provide a superlative matching of two local jazz musicians as part of their Carnegie Concert series.

License To Philosophize, Sinatra-style

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

When you reach a certain age and no longer have a job where large numbers of people are incentivized to laugh at your jokes, moments arise when you wo...

What's as Compelling as The Great Gatsby in 3D? The Story of F. Scott Fitzgerald in the South of France

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The budget was $105 million, and as the May 10 opening of Baz Lurhmann's 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby approaches, it feels like another $105 million is being spent to promote it. Gatsby is everywhere -- but is this Gatsby?

'The First Lady Of Song' Gets Doodled

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology

There have been plenty of First Ladies, but there's only one First Lady Of Song. On Thursday, Google celebrated what would have been Ella Fitzgeral...

My Own Educational Exchange Trip: Cuba or the Danube-a?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Read More: Strauss, Syria, Treasury Department, Mongolia, Migraine, Kapuziner, Hosanna, Havana, Rapping, Benedictine Sisters, Blood Sausage, Buena Vista Social Club, Coffee, Taxi Cab Drivers, Salsa, Superbowl; Obama Fundraiser, Orlando Hernandez Pedroso, Argentina, Bette Midler, Lucy and Ethel, German, Kardashians, Cabaret, Freud, Cafe Landtmann, Yapping, Stallions, Sean Carter, Lyrics, Dumplings, Blonde, Mr. Sandman, Doner Kebab, Hungarian, Tandoori Chicken, Katy Perry, Cole Porter, I Got Rhythm, 3/4 Time, Cigars, Wild Eagles, Persian Caviar, Schwartzenegger, Cuba, Olives, Black Beans, Vivienne Westwood, Solange, Vanillekipferl, Puppini Sisters, Anniversary, The Danube, El Duque, Desi, Papayas, Sasha , Melange, Cafe Cubano, Civics, Malia, Sisterhood, Hostel, Carmelite Nuns, Sisters, Korea, Celia Cruz, Cuban Cigars, Rosemary Clooney, Fashion, Manna, Nostalgia, Vienna Austria, George Gershwin, Vienna, Spanish, Black Pudding, Vocal Coach, Pastries, Spiritain-Ment, Siestas, Turkish Figs, Euros, Rosie Clooney, Desi Arnaz, Beyonce, Educational Exchange, Hemingway, Dazzling Damsels, Gershwin, Colombia, Tito Puente, Melting Pot, Oriental, Pistachios, Diplomatic Relations, Pesos, Serena, Venus, Vienna Convention, Rihanna, Romantic, Sugar Ramos, Waltz, Bandana, Lipizzaner-Horses, Frijoles Negros, Language Lab, Platanos, Jay Z, Marcella Puppini, Tango, Goulash, Mediterranean, FSK 13 Culture Festival, Blue Danube, Cartagena, Croatian, Slovakian, Stephanushaus, Babalu, Rochusmarket, Wienerschnitzel, Travel News
Randee Mia Berman

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.

Andrew Rannells, Kimberley Locke, Alex Newell, Tyne Daly Raise $285k for APLA in the 29th Star Studded S.T.A.G.E Gala

Jason Mannino | Posted 04.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

A constellation of Broadway, television and film stars lit up the stage of the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills this past Saturday for the 29th annual S.T.A.G.E. Gala. The event, Broadway My Way raised $285,000.00 for AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

All Hands on Deck!

George Heymont | Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

I tip my hat to Kathleen Marshall, who directed and choreographed the revival of Anything Goes with the intention of adding plenty of snap, crackle, and pop to a show that is nearly 80 years old. The result is quite astounding.

Thoughts on Cole Porter, Franz Schubert and Yom Kippur

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Alan Elsner

At a recent recital of works by Franz Schubert by pianist Joseph Kalichstein, some lines from the Cole Porter song "Every time we say goodbye" came into my head...

Conversations With Emeli Sandé and Tanita Tikaram, Plus Beth Hart's Video Exclusive "Over You"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Namaste & Conversation: Interviews With Kenny G and David Benoit, Plus Downtown Struts and Sara Jackson-Holman Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Stage Door: Nymph Errant

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Screwball comedy is an art -- and it reached its apex in the Thirties. Cole Porter's 1933 Nymph Errant sets the genre to music. It's a frothy mix of racy innuendo (for the time) and exotic adventure, now at the Clurman Theater on off-Broadway's Theater Row.

Dog Ears Music: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Hank Williams, Lil Scrappy, Ryan Adams, Sly and the Family Stone, and more.

Bogus Trend Stories Getting Sadder and Sadder

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.

Making Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Rosie DeQuattro | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Rosie DeQuattro

Fresh ricotta is delicious on bread, in cannoli, lasagna, on veggies, or as part of an antipasto platter -- wherever a creamy, cheesy addition would be good.

Anything Goes on Broadway: Baby, You're the Top!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

You may be asking yourself, so how relevant can a 1930s show taking place aboard a cruise ship, starring a gangster and a plucky cabaret singer and featuring a couple of crisscrossed lovers really be in 2012 NYC? The short answer is very.

Lindi Ortega Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With Yo-Yo Ma and Mason Jennings

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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