Several years ago, I read Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur. It was an unintentionally hilarious book. Damosels (that’s how he spells it) show up randomly and either get beheaded (a surprisingly common occurrence – for the woman, anyway) or abducted or seduced or vamp the men or ask for help or offer adventure. 757 more words
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Each of the following packs contains four classic musical movies- and all of them are under $20 at Barnes and Noble (which, I’ve discovered, is also a great place to find OBC recordings of shows). 492 more words
Opening nights of new shows are always exciting. Not only for the actors and crew who’ve been working on it for a while and watching it materialize, but for the audience as well, anticipating that they will share in that energy. 430 more words
The current boom of classic songs from the so-called “Great American Songbook” on the record charts, on radio and in movies and television is good news, but no shock for Palm Springs “beautiful music” DJ Don Wardell, who dryly observes “I’ve seen it before.” 240 more words
Good afternoon, dilettantes! I hope all of you had a fun and safe Halloween and are looking forward to this month of November, as we prepare for the holidays, eat lots of tasty foods, and give thanks for the wonderful things in our life. 363 more words
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s chart topping duet, I Can‘t Give You Anything But Love, Baby, demonstrates the timelessness of the Great American Songbook.
“No other country has ever given the rest of the world so many magnificent songs” says Bennett, “They’re going to live forever.” 259 more words