| Jan 25, 2009
Leslie Uggams and Lena Horne have crossed paths only a few times. But Uggams feels that the force and power of the iconic singer have always been a part of her.
"Lena was a goddess in my house -- my mother played her records all the time, and I was...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
"Bring back that loving feeling," so the song says, and with Valentine's Day here, there are plenty of ways to do that. Here are just a few ideas.
The Californian at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa has a special menu for the big night...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Cole Porter died nearly half a century ago – in 1964 at age 73 – yet his songs remain as ubiquitous today as they were then.
Which helps explain why one of Chicago's top cabaret singers, Joan Curto, this week is launching an evening-length...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:26 AM
The names of 35 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists representing teams for 20 developing shows -- including the creators of "Urinetown" -- will converge on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam at the end of January to be the inaugural...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Jubilant Sykes has sung classical and spiritual music at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London's Barbican Centre and the Hollywood Bowl.
But Hartford Stage is a decidedly different venue for a veteran of...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Another pops program devoted to George Gershwin? Why not? This weekend's Gershwin feast being presented on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops series will hardly be the last.
Nearly 75 years after his death at the age of 39, the composer's...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:18 AM
What happens when two formidable soloists from seemingly remote worlds of music decide to share a spotlight?
At worst, chaos. At best, something close to what happened Monday night before a standing-room-only crowd at Evanston SPACE.
It would be fair to...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Jazz aficionados gathered at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa this week to listen to the hard-swinging Jeff Hamilton Trio.
Hamilton's trio was a hit at the indoor Newport Beach Jazz Party in February. But during Wednesday's Sunset Jazz in...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:14 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
On his first album since 2007, “Kisses on the Bottom” (Hear Music), Paul McCartney tosses his dinner jacket over his shoulder and takes a casual stroll down Tin Pan Alley, revisiting songs his father used to play on the...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:21 PM
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:47 AM
Everyone who has ever sat before a television or movie screen to enjoy the fantasy of "The Wizard of Oz" should plan to see how magical this family favorite becomes onstage at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia.
The production brings the beloved...