Judy Collins captivates Daytona Beach, and Carl F Gauze , with a mostly acoustic set of classics.
Broadway boasts a new scrappy underdog musical, but Julie Haverkate wonders if [title of show] merits all of the awesome Snakes on a Plane-like buzz.
The Art of Romance (RPM/Columbia). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Ben Varkentine’s got a little list (“He’s gota little list…”).
West Side Story (Legacy). Review by Terry Eagan.
Ben Varkentine says the only way this book, subtitled “Forty Years of Words and Music, Show Biz, Collaboration and All That Jazz,” would be a greater experience is if it came with an accompanying CD of Kander & Ebb’s greatest creations. Yeah, he liked this one a little bit.
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