Frank Sinatra – the Soundtrack of My Life

  We all have soundtracks of our lives. During my teen years there were hours spent listening to the same record album over and over, sometimes even the same song, convinced that the artist had written the lyrics especially for me.  "OHMYGOSH" my friends and I would shriek.  That's EXACTLY how I feel!!!!" Neil Young, Elton John, Supertramp, Queen, Linda Ronstadt... … [Read more...]

Boy, Could He Sing – My Grandfather

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  What a voice he had. A deep and rumbling baritone - a New York accent tempered by elegance - and boy, could he could sing. As a young man, my grandfather found his way into the entertainment business. There are yellowed newspaper clippings - little bits in the music columns about the new and fantastic singer, Paul Barry, who was introduced to the world by his … [Read more...]

12 Most Entertaining and Fabulous Musicals Everyone Should See

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BROADWAY! Whether on Broadway or at a regional theater, musicals are pure entertainment. From the opening strains of the (preferably) live orchestra to the encore bows, musicals are escapism at its finest. Of course it’s sort of ridiculous – people bursting out in song on the streets of New York, in a jail cell, in a field of corn – but that’s what makes a musical … [Read more...]

Why I Fell in Love With Frank Sinatra

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  We all have soundtracks of our lives.  During my teen years there were hours spent listening to the same record album over and over, sometimes even the same song, convinced that the artist had written the lyrics especially for me.  "OHMYGOSH" my friends and I would shriek.  That's EXACTLY how I feel!!!!" Neil Young, Elton John, Supertramp, Queen, Linda Ronstadt... … [Read more...]