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Dream Casting: Into the Woods

I quickly fell in love with Into the Woods after seeing the film, and have become very familiar with the original Broadway cast recording. The show was revived in 2002, and what with that production hitting its 15th anniversary this year, I think another Broadway revival is well overdue. 607 more words

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Leslie Odom Jr. Debuts Holiday Album, ‘Simply Christmas’

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Grammy award winning singer Leslie Odom Jr. is following up his critically acclaimed Jazz album with a Christmas project that will take a new spin on a few holiday favorites. 86 more words

Albums to Freshen the Holiday Playlists

Truth be told I’ve been wanting to play carols since mid-November, but if I start too early, Mr. McGifty goes all bah-humbug.  But it’s December and here’s what I’m adding to the mix: … 50 more words

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The Best of 2016 Christmas Albums

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means it’s now socially acceptable to start playing holiday-themed music as you countdown to December 25! From fresh takes on traditional classics to the introduction of new contemporary originals, there’s never a shortage of creativity when it comes to introducing new Christmas songs to the music listener’s repertoire. 29 more words

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Music Sundays: Leslie Odom Jr. - Autumn Leaves

I love this song in almost all of it’s versions. Check out Leslie Odom Jr.’s version, it’s amazing.

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Day 320 of Project 365: The room where it happens.

Tonight V and I went to see Leslie Odom, Jr. at the Newmark. It was exactly what I needed. He was charming, humble, a consummate performer backed by a great band. 76 more words

Foibles

Seriously.

I have thought about writing on this  year’s complex, convoluted election year over and over again, and possibly a million times over. But when I came across this, I felt like it conveyed my thoughts so precisely. 36 more words

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