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The Lyrics and Life of Dorothy Fields- A Genial Way for Fans to Spend an Hour

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Harvey Granat is a crooner and historian of a certain vintage who understands American Songbook in his heart and gut. His vocal manner is comfortable,

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Lives of the Saints – David Ives Is As Wry As He Is Smart

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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New York theater is about to be flooded with comedy for the first time in a good long while. In an era when lightness/levity is

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The Broadway Musicals of 1916-1940

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Broadway By The Year begins its 15th season with a bang-up concert offering talent drawn from diverse vocal geography. Plumbing this rich period, impresario Scott

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Subtle Body – Absorbing Play, Acting Issues

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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1702. British Doctor John Floyer (Michael Zlabinger) has taken wife, Charlotte (Stephanie Wright Thompson) to China in order to learn about indigenous medicine. Floyer plans

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Dianne Reeves – Spellbinding

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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“Now here you go again, you say/You want your freedom/Well who am I to keep you down?..” ‘Think you know this Stevie Knicks song? Listen

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Fourteen Shades of Grey

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Always a useful color, easy to coordinate and accessorize, depending on style- appropriate on all occasions, comfortable looking…Here are some interesting samples of current application:

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Mel Miller: Impresario and Fan

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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At one point or another, Mel Miller’s overstuffed, home closets contained: five sets of goose feather wings with halters (necessary because of their weight), a

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Meshell Ndegeocello: Pour Une Ame Souveraine-

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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A Dedication to Nina Simone Meshell Ndegeocello’s music is a mélange of new wave/electronic, r & b, hip hop, and gospel. Hers are contemporary interpretations

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