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You may not recognize the name Megan Hilty, but if you’ve ever watched NBC’s “Smash,” you’ll discover a familiar face. Hilty starred as Ivy Lynn in the musical sitcom, singing the hit song “Let Me Be Your Star,” but her career actually started on Broadway with starring roles in “9 to 5: The Musical” and “Wicked.”
Patti Austin Sings Ella and the Duke: Accompanied by the Phoenix Symphony, the world-reknown jazz musician sings the music of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald including favorites like “Cottontail,” “I Got It Bad” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”
‘Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz’ - The work of renown jazz photographer William Gottlieb is on display at the Musical Instrument Museum, where instruments from jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are displayed alongside the 71 photographs.
Beth El Congregation presents Dennis Rowland, a former Count Basie vocalist who has performed with Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett. Rowland’s music is a vocal tribute to the recorded work of the 50s and early 60s.
DETAILS>> 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. $35. (480) 350-2822 or www.tempe.gov/tca.
It’s Tony Bennett’s favorite museum in the world, and Carlos Santana says he’s inspired and overwhelmed by it.
The singer and pianist known as the “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” Michael Feinstein, performs numbers from “The Sinatra Project,” his Grammy-nominated tribute to Sinatra and contemporaries such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney.
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres hit the right notes with "American Idol" viewers.
NEW YORK - A new national tour of "Dreamgirls" will kick off a year from now at Harlem's Apollo Theater, which is where the opening scene of the musical takes place.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Organizers say Grammy-winning Van Morrison will be one of the headline acts at this year's Stockholm Jazz Festival.
LOS ANGELES - "You can only be an innovator once ... and I hate that," joked Patti Austin backstage at a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Austin joined host Natalie Cole, Wynonna Judd, Nancy Wilson and other singers and musicians covering tunes by Fitzgerald at the "We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song" on Sunday night.
In this photo released by Thirteen/WNET, singer Patti Austin performs during \"We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song,\" at the University of Southern California\'s Galen Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29, 2007.
There’s that misconception, cantor Julie Berlin says, that all she does is sing — or lead singing — at Friday night and Saturday morning Shabbat services at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley.
The original, handwritten lyrics of The Beatles’ melancholy rock song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” are going on the auction block Monday.
At 88, Eugene Perry regards himself as a survivor and a “prodigal son” who slammed around the world as a merchant marine, then the subway rails and streets of New York City — until he found and married Anna, who took him down a religious path.
Nancy Gee never figured unemployment would be one of the best things that ever happened to her.
Arts events fill January calendar for Scottsdale.
That crashing sound you just heard is me busting through the Berlin Wall into downtown Phoenix . I know, I know. Why would I bother reviewing restaurants that are a good 20 or 30 miles from most of our readers?
Kathy Hotchner keeps a hectic schedule, but in the wake of a record-breaking fiscal year and with a 30th-anniversary season under way at her Scottsdale Center for the Arts, perhaps she should pencil in a day of self-applause.
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