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WireENTERTAINMENT: The arranger behind the Grammy-winning Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga album talks recording then and now

By Jack Firneno
Wire Editor

As far as 88-year-old music arranger Marion Evans is concerned, Hollywood reached its apex of its ability to create music for musicals back in the ‘30s. 955 more words

Significant Songs (56)

At Last

Etta James was a singer who managed to cross all the usual boundaries of style and genre. Big ballads were here forte, but she was also accepted as a Blues Singer, Jazz singer, and as one of the greats of Soul Music. 259 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

Musical Friday: The Nearness of You

It’s not the pale moon that excites me,
That thrills and delights me,
Oh no, it’s just the nearness of you…

I need no soft lights to enchant me… 108 more words


Leamington minors face 37 mischief charges after rash of 'obscene' graffiti

A pair of Leamington minors will face a whopping 37 charges of mischief after OPP arrested them in connection with a rash of crude graffiti tags. 203 more words


The Giant Steps of Buddy DeFranco

Christmas Eve saw the passing of another great Jazz artist, the clarinettist Buddy DeFranco , at the grand old age of 91. Not surprisingly, glowing tributes to him have appeared in all the mainstream media as well as in specialist jazz sources as he was an absolutely superb musician as well as a distinctive stylist. 481 more words