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Call Me Madam - Bright, Bouncy, and at times creaky

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Given the state of things in the world today, one would think the time would be prefect for a revival of the 1950 Broadway musical, Call Me Madam. The show currently being given a such treatment as part of the Encores! series at New York City Center . With a score by Irving Berlin, a book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and starring Ethel Merman, this gentle political satire originally ending up running for a total of 644 performances. In ...
Tags: Congress, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, Washington Dc, Maria, Cosmo, Kenneth, Berman, Sally, Ike, U S, Lauren Worsham, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Ben Davis


GUESS WHO’S IN TOWN? THE CHICAGO CELLAR BOYS at the SAN DIEGO JAZZ FEST: ANDY SCHUMM, JOHN OTTO, PAUL ASARO, JOHNNY DONATOWICZ, DAVE BOCK (Nov. 24, 2018)

The Chicago Cellar Boys are a lovely band — not only the easy swing, the ringing solos, the choice of material, the consistent lyricism, the faith that melody, played with feeling, is essential — but they have an ensemble conception, … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Chicago, Bliss, San Diego, Jazz, Joe Smith, Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman, Clarence Williams, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love


We’ve Got A File On You: Sharon Van Etten

We've Got A File On You is a new reboot of an old-school Stereogum franchise. Once called Annotated Media Guide, these are interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. Almost 10 years ago, Sharon Van Etten released her debut … More »
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Interview, Boardwalk Empire, Twin Peaks, Stevie Nicks, David Lynch, Nick Cave, Lcd Soundsystem, Matt Berninger, The National, Shearwater, Sharon Van Etten, Irving Berlin, Tom Petty, John Congleton


What Makes Music Sound Like Christmas Music? Hear the Single Most Christmassy Chord of All Explained

During the past few months of this year, as in those same months of any year, we've been hearing a great deal of Christmas music. Some of the songs in the mix — "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song" — few of us have ever known a time without, and others make it in because of their seasonally themed lyrical content. But certain songs just sound like Christmas songs, somehow, and to understand what, in musical terms, fills those co...
Tags: Google, Music, College, John Lennon, Christopher Lee, James Brown, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Vox, Seoul, Mariah Carey, Rudolph, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Irving Berlin, Baskin Robbins


3 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (Dec. 21-27)

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa  Razmik Amyan, a pop singer from Armenia, will perform at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage on Dec. 22. Amyan has performed numerous shows in countries all over the world and has won in such categories as “Best Song” in the 2007 Golden Lyre Awards and “Best Singer” at the Tashir Armenian Music Awards of Moscow in 2009, 2011 and 2013. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.  Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Tickets sold out...
Tags: Casinos, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Moscow, Armenia, Vermont, Southern California, Irving Berlin, Microsoft Theater, Rancho Mirage, Pechanga Resort, Brian Setzer, Wynonna Judd, Top Stories OCR


PISMO JOYS (Part Five): “LARRY, DAWN, and FRIENDS”: LARRY SCALA, DAWN LAMBETH, DANNY TOBIAS, CARL SONNY LEYLAND, BILL BOSCH // CHLOE FEORANZO, DANNY COOTS (October 26 and 27, 2018, Jazz Jubilee by the Sea)

One of the great highlights of the 2018 Pismo Jazz Jubilee by the Sea was the small flexible swing groups led by guitarist Larry Scala, featuring the wonderful singing of Dawn Lambeth. Without being consciously imitative, they harked back to … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Cole Porter, Bosch, Larry, Irving Berlin, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Pismo, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing


Michael Feinstein does Christmas songs his way

For anyone looking to put a new ribbon on a season of Christmas perennials, Michael Feinstein happily arrives Saturday at the Musco Center for the Arts in Orange bringing his kaleidoscopic exploration of the Great American Songbook, through the lens of a holiday-themed program. “People are so inundated with specific Christmas songs, that I try to find songs that are timely (but) aren’t filled with sleigh bells and don’t drive people crazy,” Feinstein says. Feinstein, of course, offers much more ...
Tags: New York, Washington, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Brazil, Santa Claus, Pasadena, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Arcadia, MGM, Palm Springs


70+ fun Christmas and holiday events and things to do to in Southern California

Looking for something to get you into the spirit of the holidays? Do you need an activity for the kids when they’re out of school? Are you entertaining out-of-town guests? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, we can help. We have collected dozens of holiday activities happening throughout Southern California, from festive boat parades to Santa’s Village. Also, if you need even more ideas, check out these stories: 16 productions of “The Nutcracker” to see in Southern California in...
Tags: Things to do, Holidays, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


70+ fun Christmas and holiday events and things to do in Southern California

Looking for something to get you into the spirit of the holidays? Do you need an activity for the kids when they’re out of school? Are you entertaining out-of-town guests? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, we can help. We have collected dozens of holiday activities happening throughout Southern California, from festive boat parades to Santa’s Village. Also, if you need even more ideas, check out these stories: 16 productions of “The Nutcracker” to see in Southern California in...
Tags: Things to do, Holidays, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


Even Santa Claus Has His Limits in This Powerful Red Cross Ad About Families in Crisis

Some kids ask Santa Claus to bring them toys for Christmas. Others want the latest high-tech gadgets, video games, books or clothes. But the girl we meet in adam&eveDDB's stirring spot for the International Committee of the Red Cross makes a request that proves impossible for Kris Kringle to fulfill. Irving Berlin's "Happy Holiday"--tinny and...
Tags: Advertising, Santa Claus, International Committee of the Red Cross, Irving Berlin, Kris Kringle, Ad of the Day, Red Cross Ad About Families


The Complicated DNA of ‘God Bless America’

The nation loved the song, which was introduced 80 years ago. But some reviled Irving Berlin for his presumption, as an immigrant and a Jew, in having written it at all.
Tags: Europe, Music, News, Germany, Berlin, America, Radio, United States, Anti-semitism, Discrimination, Irving, Trump, Madison Square Garden, CBS Corporation, Irving Berlin, Donald J


Cary Grant’s onetime beach house sells for $8 million

The Santa Monica house is set on a historic row considered the original Gold Coast. Click through the slideshow to see more. (Photos by Adam Latham) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Show Caption of Expand A beachfront, French Normandy estate in Santa Monica once owned by Hollywood legend Cary Grant has sold for $8 million. The 1929 home, originally built for silent screen star Norma Talmadge, was listed in February 2018 a...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Hollywood, Housing, Cary Grant, Sport, Soccer, Normandy, Warren Buffett, Grant, Malibu, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Howard Hughes, Laguna Beach, Irving Berlin


Today in History for September 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: Nathan Hale hanged in the American Revolution; Iraq invades Iran; President Gerald Ford faces a second assassination attempt in weeks; 'Fiddler on the Roof' hits Broadway; Songwriter Irving Berlin dies. (Sept. 22)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Ap, Broadway, Irving Berlin, Gerald Ford, Nathan Hale


Review: Puttin’ on the Pathos in a Tribute to Irving Berlin

Hershey Felder plays the composer of “White Christmas” (and dozens of other American song classics) in a relentlessly minor key.
Tags: News, Theater, Trevor, Hay, Hershey, Irving Berlin, Hershey Felder, Felder, 59E59 Theaters, Puttin, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin (Play


MORE FROM A GENEROUS TRIO: DAWN LAMBETH, MARC CAPARONE, CONAL FOWKES (San Diego Jazz Fest, Nov. 24, 2017)

She’s lyrical; she swings; she has deep feeling and a light heart. He’s versatile, a wonderful mix of elegance and roistering. Marc’s a hero of mine: listen and be moved. WHEN YOU AND I WERE YOUNG, MAGGIE scored for horn … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Maggie, Irving Berlin, Marc, High Sierra, Fats Waller, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman


Walnut Street Theatre's 'Holiday Inn': 251 costume looks, including turkey leotards!

The Walnut Street Theatre's production of "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" is an enormous production, one of the largest the Walnut has ever done. Mary Forlino, costume designer, has had to fit two dozen actors with more than 500 different costume pieces.
Tags: Incidents, Walnut, Irving Berlin, Mary Forlino


CAKE WALKIN’ BABIES IN SEDALIA: The HOLLAND-COOTS JAZZ QUINTET WITH DANCERS (Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival, June 1, 2018): BRIAN HOLLAND, DANNY COOTS, MARC CAPARONE, EVAN ARNTZEN, STEVE PIKAL

On with the dance!  Let joy be unconfined! Here are selections from the Cakewalk held on June 1, 2018, at the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival: expert dancers from hither and yon, music provided by Brian Holland, piano; Danny Coots, … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Irving Berlin, Sedalia, Brian Holland, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places


“UNDER THAT AWNING THEY CALL THE SKY”: TAMAR KORN’S WILDWOOD RAMBLERS (Part One): June 17, 2018

This was a joyous afternoon, full of delicious lights and shadows not found elsewhere.  It was the gift of Hot Jazz benefactor Brice Moss, who — once a year — turns the backyard of his mother’s house into a lawn … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Irving Berlin, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Irreplaceable, Evan Arntzen


Exploring Kazimierz and Kopiec in Kraków

My daughter and I arrived in Kraków on a Saturday, having booked a sleeper car on the overnight train from Vienna. After the delights of Austria, I was looking forward to the train ride to Kraków. The idea of an overnight trip on a train had enchanted me since I first saw Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” as a child, and I was thrilled that we would have our own compartment. While the hum of the tracks lulled us to sleep, the engaging and disengaging of train cars at various times through the ni...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, Vienna, Poland, Siberia, Train Travel, City Guide, Female Travel, Krakow, St Anne, St Mary, Irving Berlin, Kazimierz, Vistula, Nowa Huta


SYCHRONIZED SWINGING: PAOLO ALDERIGHI / STEPHANIE TRICK, “BROADWAY AND MORE”

Listen, first, to Paolo and Stephanie on two pianos, playing Irving Berlin: I’ve been at many of their live performances and I think this is the first CD to full capture the scope of what they offer so generously.  Perhaps some of it has … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Stephanie, Irving Berlin, Paolo, Stephanie Trick, Pete Johnson, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives


Playing Like a Girl: The Problems with Reception of Women in Music

The year was 1942. In the USA, all-girl orchestras toured extensively, rather like a jazz version of A League of Their Own. Audiences were surprised to find that these girls played “just like men!” As in A League of Their Own, though, when the men returned, women were expected to go back to homemaking or other acceptably female professions. Those women who were leaders found themselves in the background once more. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, and Duke Ellington play large in ...
Tags: Usa, Religion, Bbc, Harvard, Vienna, Munich, Kendrick Lamar, Beethoven, Jesus, Smith, Columns, Cole Porter, Alex, Canon, Gates, Vivaldi


At just-shy-of 96, Annette Warren delights friends, family, students at intimate, moving ‘retirement’ show

By Louis Casiano, Contributing writer When Annette Warren was born almost 96 years ago, hospital nuns surrounded her mother with lit candles during a power outage, leading one nun to proclaim that she would receive a gift from God. “I guess the gift was music,” Warren, whose birthday is Wednesday, said to a crowd of nearly 100 people during a birthday concert in her Rancho Palos Verdes home on Sunday, July 8. Indeed, it was. Annette Warren performed a concert Sunday afternoon July 8, 2018 i...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Warren, Local News, Smith, Cole Porter, Ava Gardner, Lucille Ball, Torrance, CLEVELAND Ohio


Encore: For 'God Bless America,' A Long Gestation And Venomous Backlash

Robert Siegel talks to Sheryl Kaskowitz about her book about the song "God Bless America" Kaskowitz shows how the early popularity of the Irving Berlin song, which debuted in 1938, reflected pre-war anxiety and sparked a surprising anti-Semitic and xenophobic backlash.
Tags: News, Robert Siegel, Irving Berlin, Sheryl Kaskowitz, America Kaskowitz


‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem

Irving Berlin, whose patriotism was fueled by coming to the United States as a refugee when he was a child, wrote the song in the summer of 1918.
Tags: Music, News, Berlin, America, United States, Irving, Irving Berlin, Immigration and Emigration, God Bless America (Song


In Europe, Military Theatre Follows Americans To Their Many Bases – But It’s An Endangered Species

Theatre on and for military bases has a long history in the U.S. “‘Entertainment for the soldier, by the soldier’ has been part of the US military since the American Revolution. Following the camp shows of the Civil War, military-based theatre was borne during WWI with the involvement of Irving Berlin, who, as a soldier, wrote and performed in Yip Yip Yaphank, an all-soldier musical tribute to the Army. Berlin continued his support of the military during WWII with This Is the Army.” But can it s...
Tags: Art, Europe, Berlin, Theatre, US, Army, Irving Berlin, 07.01.18, U S Entertainment, Yip Yip Yaphank


Trump Doesn't Know "God Bless America." A Body Language Expert Tells Us What That Really Means.

Donald Trump bounced and nodded his way through the military choir's rendition of "God Bless America" during Tuesday's hastily put-together "Celebration of America " event at the White House, which lasted under 10 minutes.Here's a transcript of Trump "singing" the patriotic tune, which was written by Irving Berlin, a Jewish songwriter who immigrated from the Russian Empire and was imprisoned in a pen at Ellis Island until immigration officials let him go:"God bless America..." [uncertain, half-...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, White House, Nbc News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Ap, Philadelphia Eagles, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wood, Trump, Eagles, Ellis Island


Donald Trump struggles with lyrics to God Bless America – video

US president Donald Trump joins in singing Irving Berlin's God Bless America during his 'celebration of America' at the White House, but his lips appear to be sealed for the trickier lines. The event was hastily changed after the president disinvited Super Bowl winners the Philadelphia Eagles as part of the ongoing row over kneeling during the national anthem. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, America, Philadelphia Eagles, Donald Trump, Irving Berlin, Donald Trump inauguration


Today in History for May 11th

Highlights of this day in history: Charges dropped against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case; Garry Kasparov loses a chess match against IBM's Deep Blue computer; Songwriter Irving Berlin born; Reggae star Bob Marley dies. (May 11)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Ibm, Bob Marley, Irving Berlin, Garry Kasparov, Daniel Ellsberg


IT’S SO GOOD: THE RHYTHM ACES (ROY RUBINSTEIN, KIM CUSACK, ANDY SCHUMM, JIM BARRETT, JOHN WIDDICOMBE) March 26, 2018: PART THREE

What follows is, of course, organic, locally sourced, cage-free, and pasture-raised.  Hot jazz that’s naturally sweet . . . no additives.  This is the third part of a two-hour performance by the Rhythm Aces, led by trombonist Roy Rubinstein, and … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Wisconsin, Jazz, Easter, Irving Berlin, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places


7 Things You Didn't Know About The White House Correspondents' Dinner

Prom season is upon us, and the nerdiest one of all is happening soon. But instead of high school kids dancing awkwardly to the sound of slow, romantic jams, a bunch of grown journalists will make jokes and talk about the importance of the First Amendment in one fancy evening.We're talking, of course, about the White House Correspondents' Dinner (WHCD), taking place April 28. This glitzy event is one of the biggest annual parties in Washington, D.C. (It's also the geekiest, hence the nickname "...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Obama, Washington, White House, Reagan, Pennsylvania, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, John F Kennedy, Seth Meyers, Donald Trump, Abc News, White House Correspondents ' Association, Trump