Check out a preview for actress and classically trained singer Kristin Chenoweth's forthcoming solo album, 'The Art of Elegance.' The new CD from the Tony Award-winning chanteuse displays the 'Bewitched' star's operatic soprano voice in a broad range of classic styles.
For musicians it's a never-ending tour and no one knows that better than Bob Dylan. At a profound 74 years old, the musician is still creating and touring, announcing yet another release for May 20 entitled Fallen Angels.
It is difficult being the son of a legend, more so if your father is a true icon and you just happen to share the same name. For Frank Sinatra Jr, it was a little bit of the best of both worlds. His name opened many doors but it also brought stress and even got him kidnapped. Still, Sinatra Jr could claim to have the coolest dad ever and, by his own words, Frank Sr. was a good father. Now, Frank Jr. gets to join up again with his father in heaven. He died yesterday at the age of 72 of an apparent heart attack.
He may be known for his trend-setting animated series Family Guy and his raunchy buddy comedy Ted, but Seth MacFarlane isn't only interested in laughs. Since 2011, MacFarlane has released three albums of American standards from the '50s and '60s, with his latest, No One Ever Tells You, receiving a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal. And it is for those contributions that Barbara Sinatra will be honoring MacFarlane with the Special Achievement Award for the Performing Arts at the 28th annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational on February 20.
There's a story in the new book, 'Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music,' (Beaufort Books) by Patty Farmer from 1963: The New York City Playboy club had just opened. Tony Bennett would go there almost every night and, invariably, he'd bring his famous friends with him including Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis, Jr. Bunny Teddy was working the night Sinatra showed up...
This might be the grand-daddy of boxed sets: not for its bulk, but for its cultural importance. For it is here where America grew to love Frank Sinatra, 'A Voice On Air 1935-1955' (Legacy Recordings).
'Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All' is, although idolatrous in tone, the best Frank Sinatra documentary yet. With clips of the man in his prime to politics, civil rights and friends in high places, the music is riveting, the Rat Pack comes alive again and if you think you know all there is to know about Ol' Blue-Eyes, think again.
While many of us forget how accessible our lives are in the digital age, a Harlem Renaissance dancer is figuring out the merits of Google-ing herself. Alice Barker, 102, has just now witnessed herself, for the first time, on camera.
Bob Dylan has now added a visual concept for his latest Shadows in the Night single "The Night We Called It a Day." And if that wasn't enough, an old producer friend, Daniel Lanois, says there is more Sinatra to come from the Tambourine Man--beyond his most recent release.
The "Chairman of the Board" and his world-famous countenance will be touring the world as Peter Max unveils 47 new paintings of Frank Sinatra to celebrate the centennial of his birth.
Bob Dylan has been the man of the hour recently with his latest release, "The Basement Tapes Complete." But, it's been announced via the Tambourine Man himself that Feb. 3 will be the release date of the forthcoming Sinatra cover LP, "Shadows in the Night."
Gaga was quoted as saying, "You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little more comfortable for me than pop music, than R&B music."
The winner of the current season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' is to be offered an ensemble role in the upcoming 70th anniversary Broadway revival of 'On the Town.'
The Music Institute of Chicago and Dempster St. Pro Musica will present “Notes from Hollywood,” a concert exploring Leonard Slatkin's ties to the great Hollywood film composers, on Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Today, we celebrate guitar virtuoso Joe Pass' birthday. The jazz heavyweight would have been 85 years old.