Ella Fitzgerald

Queer Voices
On "Universal Love," singers flip pronouns and traditional gender roles.
Black Voices
Tuesday marks 100 years since Lady Ella was born.
Los Angeles
Yeah! When I was in elementary school, my pediatrician's office was in a major Los Angeles hospital. I had the flu or something
Culture & Arts
Complaints? "Definitely," she said, "including comments about my appearance like I should work on growing out my hair and
Women
Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.
GPS for the Soul
Breathe, relax, tune in, and let the forces of Light, Love, Life ripen your sprouted seeds to fully flourish. Be open to receive the gifts; be ready to enjoy the dreams as they become your enriched reality.
Culture & Arts
"O Wagner, westward bring thy heavenly art, No trifler thou: Siegfried and Wotan be Names for big ballads of the modern heart
San Francisco
The musical duo of Tuck and Patti have been performing together for nearly 38 years. I met them at a Bobby McFerrin concert 35 years ago before they were married. I worked for their first management company, A-Train management, and traveled to Jordan and Egypt with them for a command performance for Queen Noor's surprise birthday party.
TV & Film
Mom's favorite performance of the night was Joey Alexander, the 12 year old piano virtuoso -- the evening's youngest nominee, and the only one to score a perfect "10" from both of us.
Culture & Arts
According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.
Culture & Arts
No sooner than the Broadway revival of A. R. Gurney's Sylvia closes, in which an actress plays a dog, than Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, opens, at the Connelly, in which not one but two actresses play dogs.
Entertainment
Natalie Cole often told me that she liked to sing "with a smile in my voice." Not long before she died, she mentioned what she wanted her epitaph to be. She captured herself with impressive economy: "Natalie Cole: the daughter of a king, the mother of a prince, a friend to all."
Entertainment
Okay. There's Fred & Ginger. Sonny & Cher. Beyonce & Jay-Z. And then there's Bennett & Gaga. A match made in jazz heaven. Let's face it. We're dragging and sagging under heavy headlines. We all need a quick escape from global gloom, and I don't mean Soul Cycle.
Culture & Arts
In very distinct mannerisms and voices, Bianco plays a sweeping orchestra of folks from a stuffy socialite to a pit bull assistant to a show tune singing child and everyone in between -- morphing into each man and woman in nanoseconds (with a new facial expression and accent).
Culture & Arts
Artists like singer Marilyn Maye prove themselves to be the north stars of entertainment, consistently performing at the top of their game, illuminating the world with their talent as icons of their industry.
Entertainment
"At the core of it, for Sam and I, we're always making sure that there's this really solid song at the center of it," Llyod
Culture & Arts
Cabaret is alive and not quite yet reduced to gasping for breath in New York City.
Queer Voices
"We're taking these really great songs and re-interpreting them for these particular performers' sensibilities and making
Entertainment
After more than sixty years in show business, Hines still has the juice, performing great standards from Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and many others.