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Freedom Songs: Election Edition – Inspiring

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Freedom Songs is inspiring. Anecdotal and historical set-ups are spare and illuminating, not the least because of the artist’s warmth and passion. Unique arrangements, a

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Fade Out, Fade In – Mixed Bag Musical
Entertaining Production

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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Having had terrific success with Singin’ in the Rain (1952), 12 years later, Betty Comden and Adolf Green moved their movie industry pastiche forward to

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The Midas Touch

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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“Midas touch The mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty Midas Touch… Doctor Midas said to me Be sure you take your vitamin G…O…L…D” Bells Are Ringing (Jule

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Tanya Holt—A Vocalist with Brio

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Holiday lights had nothing on the rarely seen Tanya Holt on December 10 as she illuminated Urban Stages, helping to close their talent packed Winter

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French Lessons en Chansons—Beguiling

Friday, July 29th, 2011
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French Lessons, presented by Jean Brassard and Steve Ross, two of the most elegant musical boulevardiers* around, is a show evoking first class trips on

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Make Someone Happy
Take them to Feinstein’s This Week

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
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Let’s raise the roof /Let’s make a scene/Let’s hope the gods of love/Will shine above/And show the way. (“Raise the Roof” – Andrew Lippa) The

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What Makes Me Tick: Marc Kudisch Plays—Marc Kudisch!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
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Marc Kudisch will appear in Arlington, Virginia’s Signature Theatre’s Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret on August 1 and 2. Something exceedingly rare happened at Feinstein’s Sunday night.

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Cy Coleman—Hits and a Miss

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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Cy Coleman had a lengthy, multifaceted, successful career. A child prodigy, he began giving classical piano concerts at age six, went on to found a

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