american songbook http://wamc.org en Albany Pro Musica "Pops Goes The Chorus" Concerts 6/6 And 6/7 http://wamc.org/post/albany-pro-musica-pops-goes-chorus-concerts-66-and-67 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th – Albany Pro Musica will present “Pops Goes the Chorus” – two concerts of show tunes and popular songs at the Shaker Meeting House in Albany, NY.</p><p>The cabaret-style evening showcases APM’s individual and ensemble talents.</p><p>Local choir director and teaching artist Frank Leavitt will direct and emcee the Pro-Musica Pops shows and he joins us now to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90853 at http://wamc.org Albany Pro Musica "Pops Goes The Chorus" Concerts 6/6 And 6/7 Johnny Mathis at The Palace on 4/4 http://wamc.org/post/johnny-mathis-palace-44 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 1955,<a href="http://www.johnnymathis.com/"> Johnny Mathis</a> landed a job singing weekends at Ann Dee's 440 Club. George Avakian, then head of Jazz A&amp;R at Columbia, came to the club, heard Mathis sing and sent the now famous telegram to his record company: "Have found phenomenal 19-year-old boy who could go all the way. Send blank contracts." Mathis made his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1957, launching his career as a recording star and national celebrity.</p><p>Legendary crooner, Johnny "The Velvet Voice" Mathis, will perform at<a href="http://www.palacealbany.com/"> The Palace</a> in Albany, New York tomorrow night at 8pm and in this interview we speak with him about his start, the support of people like Ella Fitzgerald, and how he feels about the term "crooner."</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61334 at http://wamc.org Johnny Mathis at The Palace on 4/4 A musical memoir from John Pizzarelli http://wamc.org/post/musical-memoir-john-pizzarelli <p>John Pizzarelli, the son of jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, is a connoisseur of American song who grew up among the legends of jazz. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53348 at http://wamc.org A musical memoir from John Pizzarelli Tom Judson's “Nature Boy: Songs of Earth and Sky” at Helsinki on Broadway http://wamc.org/post/tom-judsons-nature-boy-songs-earth-and-sky-helsinki-broadway <p>This Saturday at 9pm, <a href="http://www.tomjudson.com">Tom Judson</a> will perform “Nature Boy: Songs of Earth and Sky” as part of the <a href="http://www.helsinkihudson.com">Helsinki Hudson</a> and Showstoppers New York series Helsinki on Broadway.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:14:15 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 52781 at http://wamc.org Tom Judson's “Nature Boy: Songs of Earth and Sky” at Helsinki on Broadway