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  • Marvin Hamlisch, musical multi-tasker, is remembered in a documentary

    Marvin Hamlisch, musical multi-tasker, is remembered in a documentary
    Marvin Hamlisch was a 6-year-old prodigy when he was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to train intensively with the goal of becoming the next great classical pianist. But Hamlisch ultimately decided to play a different tune, a...
  • What is everybody reading, seeing, writing, and recalling?

    "WHAT'S the best book you've read so far this year?" asked The New York Times of James McBride. (He is the author of 'The Color of Water' and "The Good Lord Bird.") His answer had more people talking than I've heard in lit circles in ages. His answer...
  • PASSINGS: Fontella Bass

    Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...
  • "8-Track" salutes the music of the 1970s in all its hokey glory

    "8-Track" salutes the music of the 1970s in all its hokey glory
    The revue “8-Track: the Sounds of the ’70s” boogies through 40 or so songs from the Me Decade at a disco-frenzy pace, barely leaving enough time for the cast to change from one groovy outfit to another. At first, you may wish for a...
  • Winter Park Playhouse presents '8 Track: The Sounds of the 70's'

     Winter Park Playhouse presents '8 Track: The Sounds of the 70's'
    Winter Park Playhouse will be getting down with the sounds of the BeeGees and K.C. & the Sunshine Band when it opens "8 Track: The Sounds of the 70's" on Friday, June 21. Joining the cast for a rehearsal, I can't help but wonder: "Were any of you even...
  • Our Picks: The Last Holiday Roundup!

    Our Picks: The Last Holiday Roundup!
    You have to take Grammy and Pop-Pop somewhere. Or maybe you're still a gift or two short. Here are a few Christmas-esque ways to get you out of the house. Holiday Exhibit and Sale, Blue Back Square, 59 Memorial Road, West Hartford, Through Dec. 23....
  • Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Philharmonic 'Celebración' gala

    Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Philharmonic 'Celebración' gala
    The Oct. 7 "Celebración," the Los Angeles Philharmonic opening night gala, attracted 800 guests to what looked like a high-tech supper club on Grand Avenue. Judging from the crowd packing the dance floor, guests could have danced all night — when...
  • Epcot's Flower Power to include Chubby Checker, Melissa Manchester, Juice Newton, Nelsons

    Epcot's Flower Power to include Chubby Checker, Melissa Manchester, Juice Newton, Nelsons
    Disney World has announced the lineup for its Flower Power concert series, which is held as part of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The acts tend to be classics from the '60s and '70s, with a bit of the '80s thrown in for good measure....
  • Scene & Heard: L.A. Philharmonic opening gala is a night to remember

     
    “Celebración,” the Los Angeles Philharmonic's opening-night gala, attracted 800 guests Thursday to what appeared to be a high-tech supper club on tented-over Grand Avenue, with images projected on giant spheres overhead. Judging from the crowd...
  • The Spotlight: 'The Look of Love' in 'Fascinating Rhythms' at Rubicon Theatre Company

     
    Composer Burt Bacharach wrote “The Look of Love” while watching the Swiss bombshell Ursula Andress in an early cut of the 1967 James Bond satire “Casino Royale.” Diana Krall’s silky rendition of the song inspires a mesmerizing bolero by Anya.......
  • Weekend outlook: OneRepublic, Blake Shelton, Jerry Rivera, Melissa Manchester

     
    Here's a snapshot at the musical options this weekend at Orlando theme parks.  All of these concerts are included in regular admission. + It's another double dose of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios with concerts on both Friday and Saturday nights....
  • New officers seated for Franciscan Seniors

    The Franciscan Seniors new officers are, Burt Gallagher, president; Elaine Paonessa, vice president; Lois Clemensen, secretary; and Jim Burry, treasurer; Patsy Bailey, historian; Arnold Frank, parliamentarian; and Joan Roulston, Bernard Baima, and...