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Peggy Lee News

Date Of Birth:
May 26, 1920
Date Of Death:
January 21, 2002 (81)
Birth Place:
Jamestown, ND, USA
Gender:
Female
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GUYS SING DOLLS Set for Smith Center, 5/23GUYS SING DOLLS Set for Smith Center, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Raise your glasses Las Vegas! The men are singing, celebrating and toasting 100 years of the American Popular Songbook by showcasing female lyricists and songwriters in Guys Sing Dolls - A Feminine Toast with a Twist of Testosterone for two performances only at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The unique show will put a twist on some classics and explore many popular genres of music including songs from the movies, Grammy winning pop tunes, Broadway, Country, Jazz & Inspirational standards, performed by some of the best male singers from Broadway to Las Vegas. (more...)

Moving Image to Present DOWNTOWN NY FILM: THE 1970S AND 1980S Exhibition, 3/28-29Moving Image to Present DOWNTOWN NY FILM: THE 1970S AND 1980S Exhibition, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the downtown New York film scene captured the spirit of punk music and crossed the lines between the worlds of visual art and avant-garde film. Museum of the Moving Image will look at this vivid moment in time with a weekend of rare screenings and personal appearances on March 28 and 29, 2015. (more...)

Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 100th Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Monday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Special guests will include singers Freda Payne, Eloise Laws and Tricia Tahara, with Hale on piano and harp, Lyman Medeiros on bass, John Chiodini on Guitar and Christopher Jones on drums. Holiday, who was born on April 7, 1915 and died in 1959, was one of the most important and influential jazz legends of all time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna HayesBWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes
by Billie Roe - Mar 12, 2015

When Cole Porter wrote, 'Anything Goes,' he could have easily been referring to New York cabaret circa the 2000-sies. One of the joys of attending and reviewing cabaret shows in the Big Apple these days is that every performing style, show theme, cultural perspective, political point of view, race, gender, and sexual preference is represented on a stage. Some cabaret purists may not agree, but the genre seems to have no boundaries in terms of what is acceptable and what is not. And as long as a show is entertaining, who cares about boundaries and strict definitions of what works in the art form? Here are reviews of three recent shows from Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes that reflect the delicious diversity that is cabaret. (more...)

The Hot Sardines to Perform at The Eccles Center, 4/11The Hot Sardines to Perform at The Eccles Center, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

“One of the best jazz bands in NY today,” (Forbes), The Hot Sardines boogies onto The Eccles Center stage on Saturday, April 11. Foot-stomping – there's even a tap dancer – and brassy jazz sizzles as this young group resurrects the music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, making it hot, hot, hot. Park City is privy to the sizzling Sardines' first ever U.S. tour. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maureen McGovern Will Celebrate Women at 54 BelowBWW Interview: Maureen McGovern Will Celebrate Women at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 9, 2015

The former pop star and Broadway headliner brings her tribute to female singer-songwriters to 54 Below. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. (more...)

Profile on Composer: Cy ColemanProfile on Composer: Cy Coleman
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 24, 2015

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Ali Harper's LEGENDARY DIVAS Sells Out 3/1 Show; Matinee Still AvailableAli Harper's LEGENDARY DIVAS Sells Out 3/1 Show; Matinee Still Available
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

With only two shows in Christchurch, tickets to Legendary Divas were always going to be in demand but performer Ali Harper never anticipated one show selling out five weeks before opening on March 1st. (more...)

Perry Lambert Joins LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S., Opening 4/15 at The Hudson MainStage TheatrePerry Lambert Joins LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S., Opening 4/15 at The Hudson MainStage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Theatre Planners is pleased to announce, Perry Lambert, a multi award-winning and critically acclaimed actor, with a distinguished career in film, television, and stage, agrees to join the cast of 'LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S' - The world premiere musical parody, based on a true story by Stan Rich, will open April 15th, at The Hudson MainStage Theatre. (more...)

InDepth InterView 2010 Flashback: Lesley GoreInDepth InterView 2010 Flashback: Lesley Gore
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2015

Today we remember the iconic 1960s pop superstar and occasional musical theatre star who passed away earlier this week at 68, the one and only 'It's My Party' crooner herself, Lesley Gore, who generously participated in my InDepth InterView column way back in 2010 with an expansive and fascinating conversation covering her pop heyday, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, CARRIE and much more. (more...)

KATHY KOSINS: THE LADIES OF COOL Set for Harris Center, 2/26-28KATHY KOSINS: THE LADIES OF COOL Set for Harris Center, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter and record producer who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. In a multimedia concert salute The Ladies of Cool Kathy brings to life the extraordinary artistry of the great singers of 40s and 50s 'cool,' Anita O'Day, June Christy, Chris Connor and Julie London to the Harris Center for the Arts audiences. This concert includes presentation of vintage and rarely seen photographs and historical facts about each of these ladies, plus stories of the songs themselves, with photographs of the songwriters who created them. (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke's New CD The Music Is the Magic' to Be Released 3/17Jazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke's New CD The Music Is the Magic' to Be Released 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Given the deep jazz feeling and serious vocal chops displayed by Lainie Cooke on her new CD 'The Music Is the Magic,' it's hard to believe that the disc is only Cooke's third. But this masterpiece of vocal jazz, which will be released March 17 by Ralph Peterson's Onyx Music Label, affirms her standing in the front ranks of jazz singers performing today. (more...)

El Capitan Theatre to Screen Disney's LADY AND THE TRAMP, 2/13-19El Capitan Theatre to Screen Disney's LADY AND THE TRAMP, 2/13-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will present Disney's animated classic “Lady and the Tramp” February 13-19 2015, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. This special engagement is exclusively at the El Capitan Theatre. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in CabaretCABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in Cabaret
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 21, 2015

As the days dwindled down to a precious few in 2014, a few cabaret goers and performers in what is affectionately but also self-mockingly called the “cabaret community” would sidle up and ask if I was planning my annual end-of-the year “Best Of” column, similar to the “Top 20 Bests and Favorites” piece over the first half of the year I posted back in early July. I would respond in the negative with very reasonable and believable excuses, but the truth is I didn't want to reveal my “Bests” of the year until the voting for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards had ended. There's enough baggage and backstage whispering that comes with administering the BWW Awards, so I wasn't about to publish any opinions that might influence the vote while it was in process. I may be crazy but I'm not masochistic. But now all bets are off. You want lists? I'll give you lists. (more...)

Photo Coverage: STACY SULLIVAN Brings 'On The Air' to the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: STACY SULLIVAN Brings 'On The Air' to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 17, 2015

Stacy Sullivan will reprise 'On the Air,' honoring the legacy of of Marian McPartland, harmonic genius and composer, who created 'Piano Jazz,' the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio. The show will play one show only at Metropolitan Room on Friday, January 16th at 9:30pm. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below! (more...)

Lauren Stanford to Return to The Metropolitan Room, 2/1Lauren Stanford to Return to The Metropolitan Room, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

2013 MetroStar winner and Kansas native, Lauren Stanford, made her solo cabaret debut last summer with I'm a Stranger Here Myself. For one special encore performance, I'm a Stranger Here Myself will be presented on February 1st at 1:00pm at The Metropolitan Room. The show explores New York City's enduring lure through songs made popular by small town women such as Helen Morgan, Mary Martin, Julie Wilson, Peggy Lee and more. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett with Music Direction by Mike Pettry. (more...)

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Presents a TRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS FOR MUSIC, 2/6The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Presents a TRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS FOR MUSIC, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow will salute the Academy Awards for Music at Severance Hall on Friday February 6, 2015. The first half of the two-hour concert starts at 8:00 p.m. and will feature musical selections representing each of the eight decades in which songs and original scores for movies have been recognized by the Academy. The audience will experience, in order of decade, music from The Wizard of Oz (30's), Sea Hawk (40's), Ben Hur (50's) The Graduate (60's), The Godfather (70's), Amadeus (80's), Titanc (90's), and Lord of the Rings (00's). The second hour of the evening will feature a wide selection of songs and scores that were in contention for, but did not win the coveted golden statue - including Chicago, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, West Side Story, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, and more. (more...)

The Cleveland POPS to Salute Academy Awards for Music in Feb 6 ConcertThe Cleveland POPS to Salute Academy Awards for Music in Feb 6 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow will salute the Academy Awards for Music at Severance Hall on Friday, February 6, 2015. (more...)

Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

What do you get when you mix an internationally-acclaimed impersonator, outrageous comedy, great standards, and a bevy of icons? The hysterical parody of Judy Garland and her guests found in Michael Holmes' riotous The Judy Show! (more...)

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