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Scatting and Bebopping Through Life

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
by on Playing Around

“There’s Ella and then there’s the rest of us.” Frank Sinatra For two hours at MetroStage, Freda Payne became Ella Fitzgerald, taking the audience on

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Freda Payne as Ella: First Lady of Song

Friday, January 24th, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

Freda Payne remembers the first time she met Ella Fitzgerald. “It was the late 60s in New York,” she says. “Ella was appearing in a

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Hoagy B. Carmichael: From Film to Fly Fishing,
A Man of Many Interests

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
by on Living Around

A visit to Hoagy Bix Carmichael’s office on West 47th Street in New York City is a true adventure. His famous father, Hoagy Carmichael was

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