The 2017 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be saluted at a ceremony with all-star music performances on October 25, 2017 at ACL’s studio home, The Moody Theater in downtown Austin Texas. Renowned singer-songwriter Chris Isaak will induct Rosanne Cash, Roy Orbison, and The Neville Brothers into the Hall which will feature an all-star line-up of guest performers including Grammy-winning legends Raul Malo and Ry Cooder. For more info click HERE.
Happy Release Day! Columbia Records brings you the latest from Bob Dylan, his first triple album. “Because as Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker and countless others knew, the concise songs of the Songbook era are magical self-renewing energy systems. In the space of just 32 measures, less than a minute, they lay out an idea or narrative, develop it, take it into a different tonality for the new perpective, and return home in a way that makes listeners want to take the ride again” – NPR.
Featuring classics by composers Cy Coleman (“The Best is Yet To Come“), Hoagy Carmichael (“Stardust”), Harold Arlen (“Stormy Weather”), Triplicate moves with great reverence and Dylan sings these at close range and at human scale. Read more HERE!
Singer/Songwriter, Composer Sam Phillips reunites with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino for the brand new Amazon original pilot, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Written and directed by Amy and Dan Palladino, the show tells the story of a New York housewife who becomes a stand up comedienne in the late 1950s. Listen out for Peggy Lee‘s rendition of Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh‘s classic “Pass Me By”! Now streaming on Amazon and starring the delightful Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), read more HERE.
This day in 1978, Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green‘s multi-Tony Award winning musical On The Twentieth Century opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre! Considered the last great production of the golden era of Broadway musicals, the show was based on the classic 1934 Howard Hawks comedic film Twentieth Century and set to a lush Rossini-like operatic score. You can board for a ride March 9 – April 30th courtesy of the Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego. Don’t miss the train! Click HERE for more information and tickets.