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Review: ‘NSO Pops: Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company’ at The Kennedy Center 

Acclaimed vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Sy Smith and Montego Glover joyously hopped the A train to Harlem along with the NSO Pops in tribute to the Queen of Jazz in Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company. This year marks Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and conductor Steven Reineke’s brilliant creation to honor the First Lady […]

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‘Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer’ at AMP

Cabaret singers Linda Purl and Lee Lessack shone on July 31, 2015 in their concert tribute to Johnny Mercer, appropriately titled Too Marvelous for Words. In the delightfully-intimate new venue AMP by Strathmore, Purl and Lessack enchanted the audience with their skill and enthusiasm for the prolific songwriter that was Johnny Mercer. Television favorite Linda Purl, […]

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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Brian d’Arcy James at The Kennedy Center

With precise control and an air of cosmopolitan confidence, the prolific Brian d’Arcy James captivated The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in his unique concert Friday night.  Careening through a set of seventeen musical pieces and accompanied by the superb Music Director and pianist Dan Lipton, d’Arcy James presented a concert that alternated between show tunes […]

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