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Nat "King" Cole

 
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Date of Birth: March 17, 1919
Date of Death: February 15, 1965 (45)

Birth Place: Montgomery, AL, USA
 

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Nat "King" Cole News

The Philly POPS Returns To Independence Mall On July 3 With POPS ON INDEPENDENCE Photo The Philly POPS Returns To Independence Mall On July 3 With POPS ON INDEPENDENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022

The Philly POPS continues its 44-year Independence Week tradition with POPS on Independence at Independence Mall on July 3, 2022, at 7 p.m.

Photos: Natalie Douglas Sings 'Freedom Songs: A Juneteenth Jubilee' Photo Photos: Natalie Douglas Sings 'Freedom Songs: A Juneteenth Jubilee'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

On June 20, thirteen-time MAC Award, two-time Backstage Bistro Award and Nightlife Award Winner Natalie Douglas returned to the Broadway at Birdland spotlight with a new version of her hit show, “Freedom Songs: Juneteenth Jubilee.'

Recording Artist Daniel Prophete Releases New Single 'Prophete On Top' Photo Recording Artist Daniel Prophete Releases New Single 'Prophete On Top'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

It's officially June! And multi-talented recording artist Daniel Prophete aka 'Prophete' is here to greet the summertime with his upbeat hit 'Prophete On Top'.

Chandler Center For The Arts To Premiere New Musical NORTH Photo Chandler Center For The Arts To Premiere New Musical NORTH
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

Chandler Center for the Arts has announced it will premiere NORTH, a vibrant new musical theater production conceived and created by writer and composer Ashli St. Armant, in November 2022.

Issac Delgado & Alain Perez, Alton Brown, Neil Degrasse Tyson and More Announced at N Photo Issac Delgado & Alain Perez, Alton Brown, Neil Degrasse Tyson and More Announced at NJPAC
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), known for bringing world-class entertainment close to home is announcing a line-up of diverse new shows that go on-sale Friday, June 10that 10:00 AM.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Announces 2022 Summer & Fall Performances Photo South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Announces 2022 Summer & Fall Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2022

With a lineup featuring world-class dance, world music, holiday special events, and family-friendly shows, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) has announced its 2022 Summer and Fall season.

VIDEO: Lyle Lovett Performs New Album Tracks on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Photo VIDEO: Lyle Lovett Performs New Album Tracks on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Michael Major - Jun 6, 2022

Produced by Chuck Ainlay and Lovett, 12th of June features a mix of new originals, including previously released singles “12th of June” and “Pants Is Overrated,” standards by Nat King Cole and Dave Frishberg, and a Horace Silver instrumental, representing Lovett’s dynamic live performances with his Large Band.

BWW Interview:  Dan Fortune of NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub June 5th Photo BWW Interview: Dan Fortune of NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub June 5th
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 5, 2022

When the NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS concert kicks off tonight, event producer Dan Fortune will be crazy busy... but this morning, Broadway World Cabaret has him for an in-depth interview.

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 30th Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 30th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers, New London Big Band, Stacey Kent, Ron Aprea Big Band, Linda Lavin and Tuck & Patti.

DIGNITY, ALWAYS DIGNITY, JELLY'S LAST JAM Concert & More Announced for Long Wharf The Photo DIGNITY, ALWAYS DIGNITY, JELLY'S LAST JAM Concert & More Announced for Long Wharf Theatre 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Long Wharf Theatre yesterday announced the launch of its 2022/2023 season, “Everywhere for Everyone.” Under its new model, audiences will see programming radiating out from the institution's storied home at 222 Sargent Drive and into communities across Greater New Haven.

Nat "King" Cole Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the Upcoming CHUCK BERRY Documentary VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the Upcoming CHUCK BERRY Documentary
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2020

Chuck Berry's 60th birthday concert and the drama surrounding it were captured in Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, but until now, Berry's life has never before been covered on screen. With CHUCK BERRY, Award-winning filmmaker Jon Brewer (BB King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark), lends new insight to the man known as the bedrock of Rock n Roll. Several rock & roll legends reflect on what Berry meant to them, with exclusive access to Mrs. Berry and the Berry family.

VIDEO: Eric Benét, Dulé Hill, and Patti Austin Perform the Music of Nat King Cole W VideoVIDEO: Eric Benét, Dulé Hill, and Patti Austin Perform the Music of Nat King Cole With the NSO Pops
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2020

Nat King Cole at 100 was performed live in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall on October 17, 2019. Among the performances for the evening were Eric Benét and Dulé Hill and Patti Austin.

VIDEO: TJC's Tap Crew Spreads Holiday Cheer with 'The Happiest Christmas Tree' VideoVIDEO: TJC's Tap Crew Spreads Holiday Cheer with 'The Happiest Christmas Tree'
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2019

Tyler Johnson-Campion (TJC) teams up with Tim Fuchs Photography, and his jolly crew of tap dancers, to create a video that will throw you into the Holiday Spirit!

VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN VideoVIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019

Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate recently teamed up for a cover of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born.

Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1 VideoVocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2019

For her 4th CD release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to do an album like her vocal heroes Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and Nat “King” Cole did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio. Ms. Foti says, “This is the most expansive project I have ever done, and at the same time, it's the most intimate and personal. I recorded at Capitol Records with a full orchestra, singing some of the most endearing, sentimental songs ever written, all for my loved ones. This album is a full-production tear-jerker!”

VIDEO: Get A First Look at JUBILEE at Arena Stage VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look at JUBILEE at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2019

Jubilee is now on stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Check out video from the production below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE
by Alan Henry - Feb 19, 2019

In this electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon, Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat 'King' Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to 'go out with a bang.' Cole's hit songs, such as 'Nature Boy,' 'It's a Good Day' and 'Smile,' underscore this boldly original homage to the renowned performer who struggled to break through America's color barrier in the early days of television.

Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Be VideoViolinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Bell
by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

On Friday, January 11, 2019, multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album Chaplin's Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin's birth in 2019, Chaplin's Smile features Philippe Quint joined on two tracks by Quint's friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell. Over more than three years, Quint, in collaboration with arrangers Charles Coleman and Leon Gurvitch went through dozens of songs and soundtracks written by Chaplin to select the songs best suited for violin and piano.

VIDEO: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE - Catch it Before the Lights Go Out! VideoVIDEO: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE - Catch it Before the Lights Go Out!
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2017

The world premiere of LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE is running now through December 3 at People's Light Theatre. When his groundbreaking NBC variety show failed to attract a national sponsor, Nat 'King' Cole famously declared that 'Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark.' In this theatrical exploration into the soul of an American icon,Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregorimagine Nat as he faces his final Christmastime broadcast, and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to 'go out with a bang.'

VIDEO: Gregory Porter Performs Medley of Songs on LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Gregory Porter Performs Medley of Songs on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 22, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Grammy Award-winner Gregory Porter sings 'Mona Lisa' and 'L-O-V-E' from his album 'Nat King Cole and Me.' Watch the appearance below!


Nat "King" Cole Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nat "King" Cole written?
Nat "King" Cole has written 1 shows including Ain't Misbehavin' (Lyricist).