Hello Again: The Songs of Allan Sherman by Linden Waddell at the Gardenia

By Don Heckman The Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge, Hollywood’s cozy and amiable cabaret room, has long been one of the great cabarets in L.A., as well as the nation. Under the thoughtful direction of owner Tom Rolla, a former Broadway dancer, the room has continued to provide an engaging schedule of appearances by world class… Read More Hello Again: The Songs of Allan Sherman by Linden Waddell at the Gardenia

CELEBRATING SINATRA: ROBERT DAVI’S 100TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF HIS FRIEND FRANK SINATRA

  By Don Heckman Tomorrow, Saturday December 12, 2015, is Frank Sinatra’s birthday. He would have been 100. An age that seems almost inconceivable when applied to the astonishing life force so characteristic of Ol’ Blue Eyes for the entire course of his highly colorful life as an artist and a public figure. It’s no… Read More CELEBRATING SINATRA: ROBERT DAVI’S 100TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF HIS FRIEND FRANK SINATRA

Here, There & Everywhere: The 2016 Jazz Grammy Awards

By Don Heckman I’m no more enthusiastic than I usually am about this year’s jazz Grammy nominations. The Awards, when they’re presented, can be no better than the nominees. And this year’s jazz selections – despite the merits of many who have been nominated – also omit many who were equally qualified for inclusion. Nor… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: The 2016 Jazz Grammy Awards