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OLO's 'Anything Goes' taps its way to the stratosphere

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:19:34 GMT

Ohio Light Opera choreographer Spencer Reese said before the company's 39th festival season kicked off in Wooster his favorite musical was Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" and his dream as choreographer was to get everyone in ensemble to tap dance during the title number, which comes at the end of Act I and again as the show's finale. And while the company's tap-off was surely the high point of this high-energy production, it was hardly the only one.




Things To Do in DC This Weekend (June 22-25): A Reading Series with...

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:27:52 GMT

The Bowen McCauley Dance Company is closing out its 21st season at the Signature Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights. Photograph courtesy Bowen McCauley Dance Company.




Clare will be jazzy in Dales

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:08:55 GMT

The multi award-winning singer and Radio Two presenter can be seen with her 17-piece Hollywood Orchestra led by Guy Barker on June 29. This year is the centenary of Ella Fitzgerald, the original "first lady of song", and Clare will explore the many facets of Ella Fitzgerald as well as Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson and Peggy Lee. She will sing timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, from giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today.




Tarpon Arts to present Kiss Me, Kate July 14-23

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:51:15 GMT

Tarpon Arts will debut Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical 'Kiss Me, Kate,' running July 14-23, at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for Tarpon Arts members and students.




ABT's Cassandra Trenary and James Whiteside to Dance at Lincoln...

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:39:42 GMT

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Cassandra Trenary and Principal Dancer James Whiteside will be special guests at Lincoln Center's annual Midsummer Night Swing on Friday, June 30. Trenary and Whiteside will dance a rhumba to Sway at Lincoln Center's ballroom- themed evening at 8:15 PM, accompanied by Brooklyn-based band Margi & the Dapper Dots playing golden age classics by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and more. Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center's premier summer dance party in Damrosch Park, presents 15 evenings of social dance under the stars, featuring a lineup of artists who reflect the various music styles New York City has to offer.




Jonathan Karrant to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial in Palm Springs and San Diego

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:25:31 GMT

Song stylist Jonathan Karrant returns to the Purple Room & Martinis Above Fourth to pay tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald "Jonathan Karrant is one hip jazz vocalists, born to sing and swing with style." Jazz Corner Singing classic selections from Ella's Cole Porter and Irving Berlin albums as well as some have her signature songs such as, Mr. Paganini and How High the Moon.




Musical Grand Matinee: Kiss Me Kate

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:42:37 GMT

The Grand's Musical Grand Matinee series- a series of great movie musicals, all playing Wednesday at 1:00 pm at The Grand in Ellsworth- begins its new Summer season on Wednesday, July 12th with a classic Cole Porter musical presented the way it was made to be seen- "Kiss Me Kate" -in 3D! An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", but off-stage the production is rife ex-lovers' quarrels and gangster looking for some money owed to them.




Diana Krall to 'Turn Up the Quiet' at NJPAC

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:27:57 GMT

Diana Krall to 'Turn Up the Quiet' at NJPAC Expect the jazz singer and pianist to mix classics and contemporary numbers Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://njersy.co/2sjEbkT On her latest release, "Turn Up the Quiet," which came out in early May, the jazz pianist and singer is back in what is, for her, the familiar territory of American Songbook standards. Among them: "Blue Skies" , "Night and Day" , "Isn't It Romantic" and "Dream" .




With apologies to Cole Porter on his birthday: You're the Trump

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:22:12 GMT

Despite promising to release his tax returns in a televised debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump continues to show that... Donald Trump has won the presidency after narrowly carrying a few states to put him above 270 electoral votes. But... Would Donald Trump have put Cole Porter "Down in the Depths"? Or would it be "Just One of Those Things"? Would Donald Trump have put Cole Porter "Down in the Depths"? Or would it be "Just One of Those Things"? You're the Trump! You're the popular vote loser.




Summer Concert 'In the Mood!'

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:45:31 GMT

CANTORES Olicanae choir invite you to get 'In the Mood!' at their Summer concert on Saturday, June 10 at 7.30pm in St John's Church, Ben Rhydding. The concert will feature a collection of choral classics from The Great American Songbook.




COMIN' SOON: New Concert Announcements

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:45:58 GMT

Hudson's Club Helsinki welcomes back television actress and Broadway star Linda Lavin for "My Second Farewell Concert" at 8pm on Saturday, July 29. She'll be accompanied by pianist Billy Stritch and a five-piece band with special guest star, jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein . And if you missed Serbian blues-rock guitarslinger Ana PopoviA at the Cohoes Music Hall recently, you'll get another chance when she brings her band to Helsinki at 9pm on Friday, September 22 .




Kate brushes up Shakespeare

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:45:57 GMT

National newspaper critics described the original production as funny, smart and wise, a real treat, and "so hot it's practically a fire risk". Exploding with irresistible energy, the show will be at Leeds Grand from May 23 to 26 next year as part of a national tour.




FESTIVAL: 92y Jazz in July Festival Announces 2017 Season - Bill Charlap, Artistic Director

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:44:14 GMT

Subscriptions and Single Tickets on Sale Today, February 1 Packages of 2 or More Concerts Available Single Tickets from $55 / Age 35 and Under- $25 212-415-5500 92nd Street Y announces the 33nd Annual 92Y Jazz in July Festival, with artistic director Bill Charlap at the helm. Jazz in July runs from Tuesday, July 18 through Thursday, July 27, featuring the world's greatest jazz musicians in unique, once- in-a- lifetime performances.




Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead Kiss Me, Kate Concerts in The Hamptons

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:03:47 GMT

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced the Bay Street Under the Stars series which will include FREE concerts in Mashashimuet Park this summer as Bay Street presents the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. Entry to the concert is FREE and no tickets are required.




Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 18:42:34 GMT

KISS Me Kate is one of the two most famous musical 'adaptations' of Shakespeare for the stage . Focusing on a theatre company putting up a musical version of 'The Taming of The Shrew', the story traces the main relationship between director/leading man Fred Graham and his ex-wife/leading lady Lilli Vanessi as they respectively portray the Shakespearean roles of Petruchio and Katherine .




Sizzling romantic comedy hits Ilkley's summer stage

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:39:18 GMT

This month the Playhouse presents Kiss Me, Kate - a perfect show for summer, it's sizzling with energy and as uplifting as a June morning. The cast have been brushing up on their Shakespeare to create a dazzling production of the much-loved Cole Porter musical, packed with toe-tapping sing-alongs.




"French Kiss" By Daniel Roure Jazz Songs

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 02:55:11 GMT

With "FRENCH KISS" new recording, Daniel ROURE,[Piano and vocal], awards of "Jazz in Toulon" France want to sing the most beautiful songs well known by every body in the world, and print his warm and deeply voice and swing surounded by the most proficient musiciens for this new CD "FRENCH KISS':Paul Pioli [Guitar],Francesco Castellani [Trombone],Fabien Giacchi [Bass],Giles Alamel [Drums],Jean Francois Bonnel [Sax Trumpet Clarinet],The best of swing,Daniel want just to remain these love songs for his friends. Review: Daniel Roure, French Kiss, by Kelly O'Neil danielrourefrenchkissThe brilliant follow up to French musician Daniel Roure's Le Temps d'un Jazz is the romantic collection French Kiss.