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Sherrie Maricle and DIVA –
Celebrating Big Band Sound

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
by on Woman Around Town

When Sherrie Maricle was in the fourth grade she wanted to play the trumpet. “I was told that girls didn’t play the trumpet and my

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Soul Doctor

But Will It Play In Peoria?

Friday, August 16th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Make no mistake; the New York theater audience loves Soul Doctor. But then, these are folks who chortle when seltzer is spurted from a siphon.

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Nellie McKay, Sachal Vasandani, Connie Evingston, Michael Feinstein- opening

Swinging With The Big Bands

Saturday, June 15th, 2013
by on Playing Around

The jazz marriage of American Songbook and big bands may have been formally acknowledged with 1938’s iconic Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall. During The Swing

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The End of the Tour With My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
by on Playing Around

I made my way into lovely Carnegie Hall in the hopes to finally catch Mike Birbiglia in the act. After getting savvy to his previous

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Leave It to Jane – Confection

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
by on Playing Around

When Leave It to Jane opened in 1917, popular songs of the day included “Me and My Gal” and “Darktown Strutter’s Ball”;  Chaplin, and Fairbanks

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Megan

Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More

Monday, November 26th, 2012
by on Playing Around

When Megan Hilty was cast as Ivy Lynn in NBC’s Smash, TV audiences were able to appreciate what Broadway audiences have known for quite some

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The Mabel Mercer Foundation – A Passing of the Baton

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
by on Playing Around

“Cabaret is by nature a fragile and personal kind of entertainment. With virtually no media support system, it endures, as do the vibrant brigade of

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Australia

Woman Around Town: Neeta Helms –
The Class Act Behind Classical Movements

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
by on Woman Around Town

We’ve all heard that old joke: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.” But how do you get a world renowned orchestra—with

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