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Doris Day was an American actress, singer and animal-rights activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" with Les Brown and His Band of Renown. She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.

Day was one of the greatest Hollywood film stars of the 1950s and 1960s. Her film career began during with Romance on the High Seas (1948). She starred in films of many genres, including musicals, comedies, dramas and thrillers. She played the title role in Calamity Jane (1953) and starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) with James Stewart. Some of her best-known films are those in which she costarred with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk (1959), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also worked with James Garner on both Move Over, Darling (1963) and The Thrill of It All (1963) and starred alongside Clark Gable, Cary Grant, James Cagney, David Niven, Ginger Rogers, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, James Garner and Rod Taylor in various films. After ending her film career in 1968, only briefly removed from the height of her popularity, she starred in her own television sitcom The Doris Day Show (1968–1973).

In 1989, Day was awarded the Golden Globe and the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2008, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. In 2011, she was awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award. In 2011, Day released her 29th studio album, My Heart, which contained new material and became a UK Top 10 album. As of 2020, she was one of eight recording artists to have been the top box-office earner in the United States four times.

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Carol Sue Will Return To The Stage At Don't Tell Mama Next Month

Carol Sue will return to the stage at Don't Tell Mama, 10/31, 11/15 , and 12/10, following her sold out show at the Green Room last fall. Learn more about the upcoming shows and how to get tickets here!

Palace Theater Celebrates Banned Books Week October 1 -7 With HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Join the Palace Theater in celebrating Banned Books Week from October 1-7, 2023. Explore the power of literature and the importance of intellectual freedom.

Christopher Riddle Talks Nelson and Sinatra at Swingin' Event in October

Join Christopher Riddle as he discusses the legendary Nelson Riddle and his collaboration with Frank Sinatra at the Swingin' Sinatra-Riddle Event. Learn about Nelson's extraordinary career and his marvelous music. Don't miss this intimate conversation on October 29th in Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ.

Photos: First Look at The Off-Broadway World Premiere Of SEX WORK/SEX PLAY

The new comedy Sex Work/Sex Play, from award-winning playwright and filmmaker Caytha Jentis opened to a sold out house September 13 at 28th Street Theatre. The Off-Broadway World Premiere runs until October 29 and is directed by Rosie Gunther. Check out all new photos here!

Photos: ANNE BEING FRANK Opens Off-Broadway

Anne Being Frank by Australian playwright Ron Elisha opened Off - Broadway on Tuesday, September 12. The World premiere production runs until October 29 at 28th Street Theatre in New York City.

Spark Theatre Festival NYC Returns With Over 60 New Works

Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT), currently celebrating their 30th anniversary season, will showcase over 60 original new works at their bi-annual Spark Theatre Festival NYC. Learn more about the festival lineup here!

New York Cabaret Convention Returns in October

The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents their annual New York Cabaret Convention. Across Tuesday, October 17th through Thursday, October 19th. Learn more about the convention, and how to attend, here!

Feature: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Garden Theater

What did our critic think of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Garden Theater? As she gets ready to perform in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Stephanie Amber admits presenting Stephen Sondheim’s works leaves her stomach, as well as her tongue, in knots.

ANNE BEING FRANK To Have Off-Broadway World Premiere At 28th Street Theatre

Anne Being Frank by Australian playwright Ron Elisha will have an Off -Broadway World Premiere at 28th Street Theatre in September. The 8 week engagement will play September 5 - October 29 with opening night scheduled for Tuesday, September 12 at 7pm.

Photos: First Look At The World Premiere of DORIS DAY: MY SECRET LOVE

Doris Day was one of the biggest box office draws of her day. Her sunny disposition, and light hearted comedies turned her into America’s sweetheart but her personal life was far from a fairytale. In Paul Adams' new play Doris Day: My Secret Love, Doris is thrust into the spotlight again.  See photos from the production.

Review: HOME, I'M DARLING at ARTS Theatre

Living in the 1950s, in 2018, proves to be very difficult.

Single Show Tickets For 2023-2024 North Charleston POPS! Concerts Go On Sale Monday, August 21!

Single tickets for the North Charleston POPS! 2023 – 2024 season shows will go on sale Monday, August 21 at 10 AM.

SEX WORK/SEX PLAY By Caytha Jentis To Have Off-Broadway World Premiere in September

Don't miss the Off-Broadway world premiere of Sex Work/Sex Play, a hilarious comedy by Caytha Jentis. Join the divorced Brooklyn Mom, porn stars, and others as they navigate modern relationships, work, and their own sexuality.

Review: Liz Callaway A Diamond In Every Way In SCREEN GEMS at 54 Below

Just when you think it's just going to be a set of songs from the movies...

Veteran Actor and Educator Lew Palter Dies At Age 94

Veteran actor of stage and screen Lew Palter has passed away from lung cancer at sage 94. 

Jukebox Saturday Night Comes to Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in October

Jukebox Saturday Night celebrates America’s Swing Era, performing the greatest hits as recorded by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Count Basie and more! Vocal selections will include songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Bob Eberly, Helen O’Connell, Rosemary Clooney, and other vocal idols.

Emerging Artists Theatre To Premiere Three New Off-Broadway Plays Running In Repertory September 4 To October 29

The award-winning Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT), currently celebrating their 30th anniversary, has announced three new Off-Broadway plays having their World Premiere this fall at the 28th Street Theatre (also known as TADA). The two month engagement will feature the following plays running in repertory: Anne Being Frank by Ron Elisha, Doris Day: My Secret Love by Paul Adams, and Sex Work Sex Play by Caytha Jentis.

Salutes to Joni Mitchell and Broadway, and More Set for North Charleston POPS! 2023 - 2024 Season

The North Charleston POPS! has announced its 2023 – 2024 season concerts. The season features all new shows and something for everyone. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!


ROCK HUDSON: ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWED is an intimate portrait of actor Rock Hudson, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated leading men of the 1950’s and ‘60’s and an icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, whose diagnosis and eventual death from AIDS in 1985 shocked the world. Watch the new video trailer now!

Christopher Riddle To Celebrate Nelson Riddle and Musical Memories at Special Talk Event

An exceptionally sentimental and very special rare event, Remembering Nelson Riddle: A Conversation/Talk Featuring Christopher Riddle, is being presented by producer Karen Morris of Sand Castle Communications, and will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the Avon Marina Building, 2 Main Street, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ.

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