Keeping the GAS (The Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “The Way You Look Tonight”

by Roger Crane, the Song Scout BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION When Chelsea Clinton got married, her father, the jazz-loving Bill Clinton showed up with a recording of Frank Sinatra singing the  Jerome Kern-Dorothy Fields’  “The Way You Look Tonight.” This was the ex-President’s choice for the Bride-Father dance. (“Good selection, Mr. President.”) Fred Astaire introduced this lovely, warm song in the… Read More Keeping the GAS (The Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “The Way You Look Tonight”

Live Music: “And Then She Wrote” with Peter Marshall, Carol Welsman, Denise Donatelli

By Don Heckman Studio City, CA.  It was a return visit to Vitello’s Wednesday night for And They She Wrote.  The cast was slightly different from the line-up that brought the same show to Vitello’s  in June.  But the selections were largely the same classics from the Great American songbook, once again illuminating how many of… Read More Live Music: “And Then She Wrote” with Peter Marshall, Carol Welsman, Denise Donatelli

Live Music: Peter Marshall, Carol Welsman and Calabria Foti at Vitello’s in “And Then She Wrote”

By Don Heckman Peter Marshall.  You remember him.  If you don’t, your parents do.   His five Emmy awards as the host of Hollywood Squares were the product of spending a lot of time on the television screens of millions of American homes in the ’60s and ’70s. But onstage at Vitello’s?  A more unlikely… Read More Live Music: Peter Marshall, Carol Welsman and Calabria Foti at Vitello’s in “And Then She Wrote”