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'To Ella With Love' a missed opportunity at Hollywood Bowl
'To Ella With Love' a missed opportunity at Hollywood Bowl

No one could doubt the affection in “To Ella With Love,” a concert tribute to Ella Fitzgerald that brought Dee Dee Bridgewater, Patti Austin and the Count Basie Orchestra (among other admirers) to the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday night. Singing “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” Austin clearly savored the playful lyric that Fitzgerald helped adapt to turn the nursery rhyme into her first hit single. And before she performed “I Love Being Here With You,” Carmen Bradford appeared to tear up as she recounted a story about finding one of her albums in a CD player at Fitzgerald’s Beverly Hills home shortly after the famous singer’s death in 1996. “She...

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