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Anderson Twins’ “SUMMIT” Celebrates Luminaries of the American Songbook

[Click any photo to enlarge] For the ever-growing Big Apple fan base of the musically gifted young Anderson Twins (Peter & Will), it will come as no surprise that they are now in the midst of another New York triumph … Continue reading

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GLAMOROUS OPENING NIGHT FOR KINGSLEY & HOUSTON SYMPHONY

  It would be a day full of exquisite music. In the afternoon I had the pleasure of viewing a telecast of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, a presentation honoring brilliant film composer, John Williams, earlier this summer. … Continue reading

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Twin Pleasures for Jazz Greats Basie & Ellington

For those of us fortunate enough to have become familiar with the brilliant musical talents of the Anderson Twins (via their previous successes with Le Jazz Hot and Those Fabulous Dorseys at New York’s 59E59 Theaters), the new delights of … Continue reading

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A Little LAMB Who Shines on New York Cabaret Scene

She is a member of America’s oldest theatrical club, The Lambs established in 1874, and those fellow Lambs who have been fortunate enough to hear talented singer and cabaret performer, Rita Ellis Hammer in performance, can certainly tell you that … Continue reading

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MARDIS GRAS Comes Early for Lone Star Lyric Cabaret

It may have been a week early with its billing as a FAT TUESDAY FEAST subtitled, “WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS – A Musical Mardi Gras,” but the latest offering from Lone Star Lyric Cabaret certainly presented plenty of … Continue reading

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“LE JAZZ” is Oh-So-Hot at 59E59 Theaters

 For those of us fortunate enough to have seen 2012’s The Anderson Twins Play the Fabulous Dorseys*, it would come as no surprise that the lads’ latest offering at Manhattan’s trendy 59E59 Theaters would be packed with dazzling musicianship. For … Continue reading

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CONLEE At Crighton: A Country Pro at the Top of His Game

For the crowd that assembled last Saturday night at the Crighton Theatre it was to be a country music performance that will be long remembered by all those fortunate enough to be present. Country singing star, John Conlee, and his … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Goblins and Spooky Music Invade Pavilion

Last Friday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Halloween got off to the musically spooky start that residents always look forward to from the Houston Symphony’s annual Hocus Pocus Pops concert. Out on the Pavilion plaza there was the … Continue reading

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At Music Box: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Comedy, A Whole Lot of Fun

Country music and a sense of the Wild West are common factors of life in Houston, Texas. Now, helping to bring all that into good-humored focus comes the delightful Music Box Theatre production of SALOON SONGS. After family matters had … Continue reading

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PERFECTLY PORTER Opens Lone Star Lyric Cabaret Series

YourHoustonNews.com_10-02-2013 Clearly the word had gotten around the city of Houston that Cole Porter was back in town, and better still he was in the capable hands of the ever-more popular Lone Star Lyric Company on the opening night of … Continue reading

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