Bobby Hebb‘s “Sunny” kicks off tonight’s season premiere episode of Scandal on ABC.
4 Stars: Their tandem versions of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Cy Coleman emphasize the swing in the songs. Gaga has a blast bending the notes in the Gershwins’ “They All Laughed” or running the scales with madcap abandon in Coleman’s “Firefly”. – NY Daily News
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga‘s new jazz album, Cheek to Cheek is IN STORES TODAY from Columbia/Interscope Records. The album also features great standards by the likes of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Billy Strayhorn. You can get an expanded deluxe version HERE. The album was recorded in New York City and features world-class performances by musicians Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones, Marshall Wood, Tom Lanier, Brian Newman, Joe Lavano and Paul Horn.
“Lady Gaga and Bennett have created a jazz album that will reach far wider than most and, more important, has something valuable to say” - Chicago Tribune
Four stars: “The lights, acrobatics and dancing went into overdrive as the show drew to a close and I’d defy anyone not to go home singing Come Follow The Band”. – The Bristol Post. “Barnum at the Bristol Hippodrome is good old fashioned music hall entertainment at its best”. - Bristol Culture. “Brian Conley wows audiences at Bristol Hippodrome” – Bristol Newslocker. Cy Coleman, Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart’s Award-winning musical, Barnum, stars Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley and plays 22 venues throughout the UK now thru August 1 – 2015. Click here for full list of dates. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh.
Don’t miss Tift Merritt performing with Andrew Bird for the last Hands of Glory show of the year: Sept 21 - Los Angeles CA at The Hollywood Bowl. You can also catch her at the 9th annual Trans-Pecos Festival in Marfa Texas beginning Thursday September 25 to Saturday September 27. Music, Art, Workshops, Vendors, and more. Other artists include Old 97′s, Deer Tick, John Doe, Heartless Bastards, Ben Kweller and many more. For more info click HERE.