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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Orpheum Theatre

For years Broadway has turned to the jukebox musical to fill theaters. Most full of stories that include down on their luck artists and groups who manage to defy all odds and become one of the biggest sensations in the industry. 472 more words


Legendary songwriting duo, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, talk romance, Broadway and new book

“With us, with each other, you, me!” Cynthia Weil joked to Barry Mann. “Yeah I know, we’re married 54 years,” he smiled back.

It’s a love story for the ages, between two artists who helped shape a generation. 423 more words


Beautiful - the Carole King Musical

Verdict – it got a standing ovation, but left me underwhelmed.

In a nutshell, this is the problem. I just didn’t feel the earth move under my feet. 1,004 more words


Musical Moodboards / Beautiful

Hello!I love receiving a new book or a Boden package as much as the next person, but the present of an experience – a weekend trip to the city, tickets to a popular concert, or the chance to see a new musical – holds a different and, perhaps, a more special appeal. 423 more words

The Theater!

The Loco-Motion: Little Eva, Grand Funk Railroad, and Kylie Minogue

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider The Loco-Motion, one of the great ‘dance craze’ songs from the 60s. We will review the original version by Little Eva, and covers of that song by Grand Funk Railroad and Kylie Minogue. 2,475 more words

Rock And Roll

They had the knack

ABOVE: Little Eva and Sharona Alperin.

WELCOME TO A special day in teenage rock ‘n’ roll. On this date in 1962, nineteen-year-old Little Eva topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “The Loco-Motion.” On the same date 17 years later, The Knack hit number one with “My Sharona,” written about eighteen-year-old  345 more words