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April 2, 2006 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
LISTENING to the piano-driven pop of Holly Brook's debut album, you'd never guess the 20-year-old singer-songwriter grew up wanting to play Annie on Broadway. "Like Blood Like Honey," due on Warner Bros. Records later this spring, is far more nuanced than the belting, theatrical vocals she favored in her youth. And the bells and whistles of full-on stage productions have been stripped to the essentials -- Brook's cashmere voice, her baby grand and a small complement of backup musicians.
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April 2, 2006 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
LISTENING to the piano-driven pop of Holly Brook's debut album, you'd never guess the 20-year-old singer-songwriter grew up wanting to play Annie on Broadway. "Like Blood Like Honey," due on Warner Bros. Records later this spring, is far more nuanced than the belting, theatrical vocals she favored in her youth. And the bells and whistles of full-on stage productions have been stripped to the essentials -- Brook's cashmere voice, her baby grand and a small complement of backup musicians.
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January 17, 2010 | By John Horn
Duncan Sheik is a skeptic of the supernatural -- "I completely don't believe in ghosts," the singer-songwriter says. Yet if his new musical "Whisper House" is to succeed in its world premiere Thursday at the Old Globe Theatre, audiences -- not to mention some of the musical's characters -- will need to have faith in things that go bump in the night. The musical unfolds in distinct but concurrent realms: the living (five inhabitants of a coastal Maine town) and the dead (two singing ghosts, and their seven-piece backup band)
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