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Heartbeats of the World Benefit Enlightens and Entertains

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Heartbeats of the World, Inc. was founded in 2002 by Dr. Karlene Chin Quee, an OBGYN who was raised in Jamaica and is now practicing

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Orchestrated! Marieann Meringolo

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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“For the most part, you’ve only seen the beginning stages of any show I’ve ever done,” begins Marieann Meringolo sketching how a performance comes together.

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You Must Believe in Spring—
The Music of Michel Legrand
Marieann Meringolo Soars

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
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As a girl, I saw an unknown Joni Mitchell sing at a tiny club in Greenwich Village. The experience was memorable. I watched for other

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“Memories Are Made of This”
Frank Basile—Big Voice, Big Heart

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
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Frank Basile’s deep, rich, baritone surrounds the Metropolitan Room like a big, warm hug. You can almost hear pleased sighs as the audience relaxes into

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Midtown Jazz at Midday—A Find!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
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Founded by Edmond Anderson, a diehard jazz aficionado who wrote the lyrics for his friend, Duke Ellington’s 1941 hit, Flamingo, Midtown Jazz at Midday has

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