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  • Reese Witherspoon, “you give me FEVER” — a Peggy Lee bio-pic

     
    Peggy Lee was one of the handful of showbiz names to come out of that beet and barley flatland known as North Dakota, something I learned doing a series of program sketches for a concert hall at the university where I worked and went to school  —...
  • Reese Witherspoon feels the 'Fever' for Peggy Lee movie

     
    Reese Witherspoon won an Academy Award for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line," and now she has her eye on another music legend....
  • Can Reese Witherspoon catch the Peggy Lee 'Fever?'

     
    Variety's Pamela McClintock has the news that Reese Witherspoon has joined forces with Fox 2000 to produce a biopic about singer Peggy Lee, best known for her sultry slow-burn rendition of "Fever." Witherspoon is clearly the driving force behind the......
  • Album review: Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden's 'Jasmine'

     
    Given Keith Jarrett's decades-long tradition of either performing solo or with his “Standards” trio of Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, the simple fact that the mercurial pianist recorded with a new collaborator is newsworthy. Of course, when that...
  • ‘American Idol’: ‘Big Mike’ Lynche, Lee DeWyze do it their way on Frank Sinatra night

     
    Harry Connick Jr. played for the five singers on “American Idol” and predicted it would be a great night. I'm just wild about Harry, but he's no prognosticator. It was a very uneven evening, and thank goodness for the last two singers....
  • Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'

    Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'
    This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on." ----------...
  • Aztecs give fans a special brand of fever

    Aztecs give fans a special brand of fever
    Peggy Lee popularized the song "You Give Me Fever" back in 1958, and fans of the San Diego State University Aztecs are picking up the refrain in 2011. The football team had a winning season and a bowl championship under their belt and the basketball team...
  • Liza Minnelli performs, and is given an Arts Legacy Award, at the Stamford Center for the Arts

    Liza Minnelli performs, and is given an Arts Legacy Award, at the Stamford Center for the Arts
    The first thing you notice in a phone interview with Liza Minnelli is how much she sounds like Liza Minnelli. A living legend since her teen years, Liza is often parodied — the grin, the squeals, the flowing gowns and grandiose arm gestures. Just...
  • On Faith: There lots to learn from the Eagles, Natalie Cole

    Each year during August I give sermons about the musical icons of our culture who reflect or inform our understanding of things like life, love, ambition and desire. This August I will give sermons about the Eagles, the Spinners, James Ingram, Natalie...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Death of an atheist

    Perhaps not since Madalyn Murray O'Hair and Carl Sagan has there been such an "evangelical" atheist as Christopher Hitchens, the writer and social commentator who died last week after a long and public battle with esophageal cancer. Hitchens railed...
  • Monica Lewis sounds her 'Siren'

    Monica Lewis sounds her 'Siren'
    During her heyday in the 1940s and '50s, dimple-cheeked Monica Lewis was known as "America's Singing Sweetheart": She warbled such chart-topping hits as "Autumn Leaves, "I Wish You Love" and "Put the Blame on Mame" and starred on the radio on such...