Jane Russell Added To Feinstein's Salute To MGM Stars 3/26

Michael Feinstein's Salute to the Stars of MGM scheduled for Thursday, March 26 adds Jane Russell with Arlene Dahl and host Robert Osborne (Turner Classic Movies) for a joyous tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals and the stars that made them great. Due to scheduling conflicts Vic Damone will not be able to attend this performance. Tickets to the 7:30 show are $50-$80.

Before Jane Russell was a star, she was a star. She was discovered by Howard Hughes and publicized by Russell Birdwell. She became a legend before she was ever seen on the screen. Her first film "The Outlaw" (1950) was an instant success. She then went on to star in over 21 other motion pictures after Outlaw. She made her nightclub debut at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, and has headlined in the city several times since. She has starred in Broadway shows such as Janus, Skylark, Bell and Company. Many people may know here from the Playtex commercials, which she did for 15 years. The younger generations know her as the "Full Figured Gal".

Celebrating his 25th year as a recording artist, Feinstein has recorded 24 albums, many of them dedicated to promoting the works of the great tunesmiths - from Gershwin to Porter to Berlin and Sinatra. His own nightclub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency on New York City's Park Avenue, is an "invaluable New York institution" (New York Post) for showcasing the greatest and most exciting interpreters of American popular song.

Arlene Dahl is an actress and former MGM contract star whose films include Reign of Terror (1949), Three Little Words (1950), Woman's World (1954), Slightly Scarlet (1956) and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959). Her last film role, 1991's Night of the Warrior, starred her son Lorenzo Lamas. Many TV viewers know her from her roles on the soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children.

Tickets to Michael Feinstein's Salute to the Stars of MGM may be purchased at the Van Wezel Box Office, by calling (941) 953-3368 or by logging online at www.vanwezel.org.


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