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Adventures in Australia-January/ February 2017

Well I “survived” a Queensland summer. Barely. Brisbane was HOT.  In fact, the heat in January broke some records.  I grew up in Chicago, I thought I could handle the heat. 682 more words


Hamilton: An American Musical - The Highlights

One of the biggest musical hits of the last few years has been Lin Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton. Here are just a few of my favourites from this innovative show. 277 more words

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Hamiltrash Tuesday: The Rise of Aaron Burr

So I’m going to be doing a little two-part blog post here for this week and next week, because I haven’t really talked much about my favorite character in the entire play: Aaron Burr. 1,399 more words

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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


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


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


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