Great American Songbook

"We're so lucky," Lauderdale said. "We get to travel the world, make people happy and get applause every night and play something
The last thing the world needs is another rock star singing standards. Rod Stewart earned himself another few hundred years in purgatory with his multi-volume take on the Great American Songbook.
The celebrity boîte in the Hotel Carlyle enshrining today's only public mural art of Ludwig Bemelmans is a fitting incubator for the blossoming musical talents of multi-instrumentalist/singer Kate Davis.
Bassist/singer Kate Davis would be a multimillionaire if she had a dollar for every click on her collaboration with the online video project Postmodern Jukebox turning Meghan Trainor's megahit into a genre-bending stride-and-swing.
He's been called the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, but Michael Feinstein--an internationally acclaimed performing and recording artist, archivist and historian--now has a new title: Television Pioneer.
"Hot House" jazz magazine has started a tradition of honoring a group of new and established musicians, recently offering a varied and compelling awards show last week at the Metropolitan Room.
My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.
Cabaret is alive and not quite yet reduced to gasping for breath in New York City.
I was nonplussed watching much of the 86th Annual Academy Awards celebration on CBS earlier this month. Perhaps I went in
Hands down, it was the most dazzling performance by a female vocalist during the Symphony's 2013 Season.