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  1. Reflections: What Singin' in the Rain Lacks in Star Power, It...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    When compared to "Sunset Boulevard," , which follows the same classic film-to-stage pedigree as "Singin' In the Rain" and tackles the same dilemma of making the transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s--albeit of psychological melodrama in genre compared to the latter's rollicking parody--"Sunset Boulevard" had big stars of stage and screen who headlined West End and Broadway, i.e. Patti LuPone , Glenn Close , and Elaine Paige who played the faded silent movie star Norma Desmond.


  2. Special band concert celebrates park districta s 80th anniversaryRead the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | De Kalb Midweek

    The DeKalb Municipal Band, directed by Kirk Lundbeck, will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the DeKalb Park District at its next concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the Dee Palmer Band Shell at Hopkins Park. Vaupel, a well-known musician in the area, is multi-talented.


  3. Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More...Read the original story

    13 hrs ago |

    BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Ogunquit Playhouse's stage, screen and television Valerie Harper starring in the role of the wealthy and stylish 'Millicent Winter' in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It, on stage July 22, to August 15. Check out the cast in action below! Also joining the cast is two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as the Dutchess Estonia, a temperance enforcer who is set against a gang of bootleggers in this madcap musical comedy set during the Roaring Twenties. This brand-new musical written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro is based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and was nominated in 2012 for 10 Tony Awards, winning two.


  4. Massry Center for the Arts Announces 2015-2016 Season of ConcertsRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Nippertown!

    ... musical traditions of Afro Latin jazz to a wider general audience and to greatly expand the contemporary Latin jazz big-band repertoire. A celebrated composer with a ground-breaking and forward-looking perspective, O'Farrill has received numerous ...


  5. The Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra: Joyful NoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | All About Jazz

    Veteran bassist, arranger/composer Chuck Israels has had the good fortune of performing and recording with some of the best jazz musicians on the planet including legends and icons from Trio from 1961 through 1966. Originally from New York but raised in Cleveland, Israels moved to Portland, Oregon where he now resides and founded The Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra showcasing some of the finest players and vocalists in the Northwest performing good old fashion traditional mainstream jazz.


  6. Were you 'Seen' at the Logon Cafe?Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Shoppers browse the wares at the Logon Cafe on Monday night. The Logon Cafe hosted a Swanky Vintage Night shopping event Monday night for Jade Oliver as she prepares to make the move to New York City.


  7. 'Price is Right' live show joins Floetry, Hiatt, Rundgren on Saenger lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Alabama Live

    The Mulligan Brothers will appear at the Mobile Saenger Theatre with Roman Street on Aug. 6. An interactive stage show based on the long-running TV game show "The Price is Right" has been added to the lineup at the Mobile Saenger Theatre . "The Price is Right Live" will be presented at the Saenger on Sept.


  8. Hot Pick: Swanky Vintage Night at the LogonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Beaumont Enterprise

    In the market for some new-to-you vintage? Top Hat Vintage is hosting a barroom sale that features hats, shoes, bags and clothing from the 1920s to 1980s. Throw on somethin' classy and peruse priced-to-sell goods while you catch a screening of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in "On the Town."


  9. New Forest's oldest resident and former biker celebrates her 108th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Bournemouth Echo

    A FORMER biker who has dedicated her life to family has celebrated turning 108 - making her the New Forest's oldest resident. Mum-of-six Annie Rideout, of New Milton , whose eldest child Tony is 87, was born in Brockenhurst in 1907 - just eight days before Robert Baden-Powell formed the Boy Scouts and in the same year psychiatrists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung met for the first time.


  10. The Comparable MaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | New Yorker

    The essayist and caricaturist Max Beerbohm was one of the great figures of the late Victorian and Edwardian era in London-and then had a surprising Indian summer in America in the early nineteen-sixties, when Edmund Wilson wrote at length in his praise, and the playwright S. N. Behrman serialized a book of conversations with the very elderly Max in this magazine. John Updike and W. H. Auden, too, wrote about him, here and elsewhere.


  11. Howard Rumsey, West Coast jazz icon, dies at 97 in Newport BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Current

    In this 2001 photo, Howard Rumsey takes the audience down memory lane during the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Howard Rumsey, the jazz bassist and entrepreneur who as leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars helped popularize the notion of a progressive West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s, died July 15 in Newport Beach.


  12. Fury over America's Cup concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Newsday

    Bad weather on Friday made life miserable for America's Cup World Series spectators and led to the cancellation of a Royal Marines South Coast Proms Ticket holders for an America's Cup World Series concert in Portsmouth have criticised an offer of free entry to people due to attend a cancelled event. Friday's South Coast Proms concert was cancelled due to bad weather, with ticket holders offered a refund plus free entry to Saturday's pop concert.


  13. Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, Featuring Sean Jones To Perform At...Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Mi2n

    Website: The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra , featuring trumpeter, composer, and educator Sean Jones, will perform at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival. The 19-piece big band, which includes students from eight countries and eight U.S. states, will open the Fort Stage at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 31. This is the seventh consecutive year that the college has been invited to perform at the festival.


  14. Big band concert Aug. 6 at Dean Park in ShrewsburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | The Item Extra

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Dean Park, the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library and the Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free concert with the sound of the big bands at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Dean Park on Main Street. The concert presents Dan Gabel and the Abletones, an authentic 18-piece big band specializing in the music of the 1930s and '40s.


  15. TV highlights for today Saturday July 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 |

    Sunday Game presenter Michael Lyster is one of the guests on Saturday Night with Miriam , new US show Jane the Virgin begins, while Jools Holland is Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool's Big Band Story Joining Miriam on the show this week is Sunday Game presenter Michael Lyster, who will talk about his recent heart attack and his return to our screens. Keeping the sporting theme going, Greystones golfer Paul Dunne will give his first television interview since his heroics at the British Open.


  16. Kadaver Dolls InterviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 |

    Kadaver Dolls hail straight from Venice, Florida , all Metal all the time! Under the record label "Spread The Metal Records", this band values friendship and metal all together to form a masterpiece that loves to play different genres of concerts and venues. They truly want to share the stage not just for music but to meet other like-minded fans and musicians as well.


  17. Glenn Miller Orchestra to play at Sunday brunch in WilliamsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The event will run from 1-6 p.m. at the Colonial Heritage Ballroom, located at 6500 Arthur Hills Drive. Tickets are $59 and can be ordered in advance by following this link to the Eventbrite site .


  18. BWW Reviews: Musical Theatre West Revisits the Glorious Feeling of Singin' in the RainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 |

    That is perhaps partly the philosophy behind the rather faithful stage adaptation of the gloriously wonderful movie musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN , now once again charmingly replicated in a smile-inducing local production at Musical Theatre West that continues through July 26 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.


  19. Jazz Prom review: An Evening of Sinatra at St David's Hall, CardiffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | IcNetwork

    Matthew Ford isn't Frank Sinatra but he is an amazing singer, great storyteller and did this Jazz Prom his way Regrets? He probably has a few, but then again too few to mention - and certainly not on a sparkling evening like this one. The Welsh Proms has joined the 'other' proms in London by marking the centenary of the birth of the legendary Frank Sinatra with a concert of the music of Ol' Blue Eyes.


  20. Lyle Lovett's isn't the only large band in VegasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    ... leads back to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. If Lovett at 57 has become more like a classic big-band leader- playing more nostalgic favorites from his catalog than present-tense music - the reasons for calling his 12 players a ...