news

Vive Legrand!

Vive Legrand!

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 30th 2019

John Anderson’s thoughtful obituary in The New York Times for the enormously gifted and stunningly versatile film composer and musical performer Michel Legrand, who died Saturday at age 86, contains s

read more
Darin Duets

Darin Duets

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 14th 2018

A native New Yorker born 81 years ago today packed an amazing amount of activity into his regrettably short life: a velvet-voiced Grammy®-winning singer/composer of songs and chart-topping recording a

read more
Jean's Great Expectations

Jean's Great Expectations

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 31st 2018

In The Great Movie Stars: The International Years, film historian David Shipman echoed the thought of many movie fans regarding today’s birthday honoree, who would have turned 89: “Jean Simmons [19

read more
Breathless Talent

Breathless Talent

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 29th 2016

The author of 29 books, biographer/historian Donald Spoto has written essential studies of Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood icons Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, and thea

read more
Meet Miss Jones

Meet Miss Jones

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 31st 2016

Have You Met Miss Jones? is a bouncy romantic ditty written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for their 1937 musical I’d Rather Be Right. This fall at the New Theatre in Kansas City, KS, it takes

read more