“The Marvelous Marilyn Maye” – it’s a phase that me and my husband have come to say with relish, and we get excited every time we get to see her. Ella Fitzgerald once called Maye “the greatest white female singer in the world”, and I can tell you that’s no exaggeration. There are younger singers who have more powerful voices, but I can think of no other singer who possesses Maye’s combination of interpretive ability, rhythmic verve and vocal range, still the envy of singers many years her junior.
Jackie – a theatrical dissection of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the myths surrounding her – is without a doubt the best high art solo performance piece I’ve ever seen or read. And, because of love affairs with high art and solo performance, I’ve seen and read more of those than you might think.
How much longer can we call rising stars MS MR underground? Not much longer I think – may they puke glitter all the way to the top (you’ll see what I mean)! Video after the jump.
Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t seem to be trying too hard to keep his intentions of running for President in 2016 a secret, but it won’t be an easy run especially since he’s starting his bid four years too early and his own flaws aren’t even his biggest obstacle.