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January 20, 1987 | ROBERT HILBURN, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
Diana Ross and the Supremes' "25th Anniversary." Motown. AAD. The hits on this two-disc set have long been available, so the interest in this album centers on the 23 unreleased tracks (three of which are only in the CD package). The natural suspicion is that if the recordings were any good they would have been released years ago, but many of them are surprisingly strong, including tracks left off a 1967 tribute to the songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart. A highlight: "Those D.J.
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December 27, 2009 | By Liesl Bradner
You know you've reached a career pinnacle when an award is named after you. So it was only fitting that the Alex Award, created for excellence in entertainment package design, was named after Alex Steinweiss, the father of modern-day album covers. Although familiar with his work, Grammy Award-winning art director Kevin Reagan admits he knew little of the artist's life when asked to present a lifetime achievement award to him at the inaugural "Alex" award ceremony in 2003. The two soon became friends, and Reagan, fearful that a generation of iTunes listeners would never appreciate the man responsible for classical album designs, decided to pay homage to the artist with a career retrospective book, "Alex Steinweiss, the Inventor of the Modern Album Cover," an extensive collection of Steinweiss' artwork spanning six decades.
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November 21, 1985 | JOAN HANAUER, UPI TV Reporter
The American musical comedy and the American musical theater are two separate entities--but Jerome Kern was a pioneer in both forms. So says Sylvia Fine Kaye, the wife of Danny Kaye, who also is a producer, writer, composer, lyricist and teacher--and who produced, wrote and hosts "Musical Comedy Tonight III," to air on PBS Friday (8 p.m. on Channel 24, 9 p.m. on Channels 28 and 15).
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June 8, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
There is something stubbornly old-fashioned about the Tony Awards, the 63rd edition of which was broadcast Sunday night over CBS. As a television broadcast -- a real-time event honoring a craft that exists in real time -- it's a yearly revival, "Brigadoon"-like, of a type of singing-dancing variety TV whose light otherwise went out sometime in the 1970s. (And as a theatrical event -- a one-night-only performance on the stage of Radio City Music Hall -- it is just a night off for many of the honored productions.
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October 10, 1986 | CATHY DE MAYO
It's hard to imagine a richer collaboration in the musical theater than Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart--unless, of course, it's Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. But what Rodgers and Hart produced between 1920 and 1943 paved the way for the work that Rodgers and Hammerstein did, and that makes "Rodgers and Hart" at Cal State Fullerton a journey worth taking for anyone interested in the lineage of the American musical theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2009 | By Liesl Bradner
You know you've reached a career pinnacle when an award is named after you. So it was only fitting that the Alex Award, created for excellence in entertainment package design, was named after Alex Steinweiss, the father of modern-day album covers. Although familiar with his work, Grammy Award-winning art director Kevin Reagan admits he knew little of the artist's life when asked to present a lifetime achievement award to him at the inaugural "Alex" award ceremony in 2003. The two soon became friends, and Reagan, fearful that a generation of iTunes listeners would never appreciate the man responsible for classical album designs, decided to pay homage to the artist with a career retrospective book, "Alex Steinweiss, the Inventor of the Modern Album Cover," an extensive collection of Steinweiss' artwork spanning six decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1986
They don't get together often, but when they do, singer Pamela Meyers and pianist/composer Stan Freeman turn on the kind of heat that many performers couldn't get with a blowtorch. Thursday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt's Cinegrill, Freeman and Meyers opened one of their rare duo bookings. Freeman's rapier-sharp wit and occasional bent for bizarre satire has never been put to better use than in a helter-skelter medley that juxtaposed Rodgers and Hart against Rodgers and Hammerstein.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1987 | DON HECKMAN
Singer Barbara Cook spends most of her time on the concert and cabaret stages these days. Bad news, perhaps, for those who remember this musical actress's stunning performances in "Carousel," "The Music Man" and "She Loves Me" (among many others). But there's good news, too, and it's not just the opportunity to hear a star-level Broadway performer without having to spring for the astronomical price of tickets to the current musical theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
There is something stubbornly old-fashioned about the Tony Awards, the 63rd edition of which was broadcast Sunday night over CBS. As a television broadcast -- a real-time event honoring a craft that exists in real time -- it's a yearly revival, "Brigadoon"-like, of a type of singing-dancing variety TV whose light otherwise went out sometime in the 1970s. (And as a theatrical event -- a one-night-only performance on the stage of Radio City Music Hall -- it is just a night off for many of the honored productions.
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The White House paid tribute to songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart on Sunday as part of its continuing series of programs on American music. "You've done great credit to a great song-writing duo," President Reagan told entertainers Marvin Hamlisch, Liza Minnelli, Vic Damone and Bobby Short after an hourlong performance taped for presentation March 25 on PBS. First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced the performances before about 200 people in the East Room of the White House.
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The White House paid tribute to songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart on Sunday as part of its continuing series of programs on American music. "You've done great credit to a great song-writing duo," President Reagan told entertainers Marvin Hamlisch, Liza Minnelli, Vic Damone and Bobby Short after an hourlong performance taped for presentation March 25 on PBS. First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced the performances before about 200 people in the East Room of the White House.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1987 | DON HECKMAN
Singer Barbara Cook spends most of her time on the concert and cabaret stages these days. Bad news, perhaps, for those who remember this musical actress's stunning performances in "Carousel," "The Music Man" and "She Loves Me" (among many others). But there's good news, too, and it's not just the opportunity to hear a star-level Broadway performer without having to spring for the astronomical price of tickets to the current musical theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1987 | ROBERT HILBURN, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
Diana Ross and the Supremes' "25th Anniversary." Motown. AAD. The hits on this two-disc set have long been available, so the interest in this album centers on the 23 unreleased tracks (three of which are only in the CD package). The natural suspicion is that if the recordings were any good they would have been released years ago, but many of them are surprisingly strong, including tracks left off a 1967 tribute to the songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart. A highlight: "Those D.J.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1986
They don't get together often, but when they do, singer Pamela Meyers and pianist/composer Stan Freeman turn on the kind of heat that many performers couldn't get with a blowtorch. Thursday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt's Cinegrill, Freeman and Meyers opened one of their rare duo bookings. Freeman's rapier-sharp wit and occasional bent for bizarre satire has never been put to better use than in a helter-skelter medley that juxtaposed Rodgers and Hart against Rodgers and Hammerstein.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1986 | CATHY DE MAYO
It's hard to imagine a richer collaboration in the musical theater than Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart--unless, of course, it's Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. But what Rodgers and Hart produced between 1920 and 1943 paved the way for the work that Rodgers and Hammerstein did, and that makes "Rodgers and Hart" at Cal State Fullerton a journey worth taking for anyone interested in the lineage of the American musical theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1985 | JOAN HANAUER, UPI TV Reporter
The American musical comedy and the American musical theater are two separate entities--but Jerome Kern was a pioneer in both forms. So says Sylvia Fine Kaye, the wife of Danny Kaye, who also is a producer, writer, composer, lyricist and teacher--and who produced, wrote and hosts "Musical Comedy Tonight III," to air on PBS Friday (8 p.m. on Channel 24, 9 p.m. on Channels 28 and 15).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2008
RE "Bound to Honor Its Favorite Son" [March 2]: There's a line in the song "Zip" from Rodgers and Hart's "Pal Joey" in which the stripper asks: "Zip! Will Saroyan ever write a great play?" The answer was, and remains, no. Madeline King Porter Costa Mesa
NEWS
February 3, 1994 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You have to understand up front that "Sweet, Smart Rodgers & Hart" is a revuerather than a fully staged theatrical event. Calibrate your expectations accordingly, and you'll be in good shape to enjoy the charm, painstaking research and exceptionally accomplished performances that embellish this tribute culled from the canon of more than 650 songs penned during the 1920s and '30s by composer Richard Rodgers and his original lyricist, Lorenz Hart.
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