Bistro – Sharon O’Connor

Sharon O’Connor’s Bistro is an ambitious and engaging cookbook that covers all the bases with enthusiasm, charm and an acknowledged passion for French bistro cooking. O’Connor tells of being “hopelessly smitten” with her subject matter, and proceeds to unfurl it with sixty-eight recipes by the chefs of  ...

Brent Barrett: The Kander & Ebb Album

Brent Barrett has appeared on Broadway in Grand Hotel and Chicago, off-Broadway in March of the Falsettos and the original production of Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever and, for New York City Opera, in Brigadoon. His show recordings also include a studio version of Wonderful Town. On his  ...

All I Ask Of You – Barbara Cook

. In a career that spans the second half of the twentieth century, Barbara Cook has achieved a status accorded only a handful of Broadway performers. Her influence on other artists has been as great as that of Ethel Merman, Mary Martin or Alfred Drake and she remains the definitive  ...

Bad Love – Randy Newman

To the extent that Randy Newman is known at all, it's as a purveyor of sentimental Americana in the soundtracks of mediocre films. Every ten years or so, he scores a minor hit single with a novelty song like Short People or I Love L.A. It's no surprise then  ...

Atlas Eclipticales, Winter Music, 103 – John Cage

Suggested reading: Silence (1973), John Cage Talking Music: Conversations With John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers (1999), William Duckworth The music of John Cage represents "difficulty" in multiple ways. Firstly, there is the perceived "difficulty" in  ...

Something Wonderful – Anne Kerry Ford

Anne Kerry Ford is a relative newcomer to the cabaret scene, having made her debut as recently as 1996. A graduate of The Juilliard School of Drama, she has worked extensively as an actress and appeared on Broadway in Annie (as Grace Farrell) and The Threepenny Opera. Her second  ...

A Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar 1: L-R: Orla Boylan (sings Blanche BuBois) & Sam McElroy (sings Stanley Kowalski) PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAT REDMOND Opera Ireland Dublin: Gaiety Theatre 19-25 November, 2006 A rancid night in Dublin city: snarling rain tearing through dirty Autumn leaves whipped down from the trees into the  ...

A Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar 1: L-R: Orla Boylan (sings Blanche BuBois) & Sam McElroy (sings Stanley Kowalski) PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAT REDMOND Opera Ireland Dublin: Gaiety Theatre 19-25 November, 2006 A rancid night in Dublin city: snarling rain tearing through dirty Autumn leaves whipped down from the trees into the  ...