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Michael Feinstein leads Pasadena Pops to 'New York, New York'
Michael Feinstein leads Pasadena Pops to 'New York, New York'

When the Pasadena Pops quickly signed Michael Feinstein to be its principal Pops conductor in 2013 following the death of his predecessor, Marvin Hamlisch, it looked like a coup and a gamble. There was little doubt that Feinstein was going to draw crowds like no one before him at the Pops, but could someone who had never conducted before sustain the momentum while learning on the job? A year and a few months into Feinstein's tenure, the gamble looks to be a roaring success. The concept that he established in his first concert last year — exploring the highlights, nooks and crannies of American popular music — is proving to be infinitely flexible. It's not so much...

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