the palace http://wamc.org en Steve Martin At The Palace On 6/20 http://wamc.org/post/steve-martin-palace-620 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.stevemartin.com/">Steve Martin</a> and the <a href="http://www.steepcanyon.com/">Steep Canyon Rangers</a>, featuring <a href="http://www.ediebrickell.com/">Edie Brickell</a> are hitting the road fresh off their recent Grammy win for Best American Roots Song! They will be at <a href="http://www.palacealbany.com/">The Palace</a> in Albany, NY on Friday, June 20.</p><p>The concert will showcase new material performed by Martin and Brickell, including selections from their album <em>Love Has Come for You</em> along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy that Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92962 at http://wamc.org Steve Martin At The Palace On 6/20 Park Playhouse And The Palace Are Side By Side http://wamc.org/post/park-playhouse-and-palace-are-side-side <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There is a special benefit for the <a href="http://palacealbany.com/EventsandTickets/EventTickets/event.aspx?eid=ee8e8c86-59b2-439a-9644-a8dd47dbb79e">Palace Performing Arts Center &amp; Albany's Park Playhouse</a> taking place on Thursday, May 29th.</p><p><em>Side By Side By Sondheim</em> honors the genius of one of Broadway's foremost composer-lyricists. The showcase is an array of songs from Sondheim's hit shows includes: <em>Company</em>, <em>Follies</em> and <em>A Little Night Music</em> to name a few, plus collaborations with Leonard Bernstein (<em>West Side Story</em>), Jule Styne (<em>Gypsy</em>) and Richard Rodgers (<em>Do I Hear a Waltz?</em>).</p><p>Simple staging, a small cast and two pianos allow the songs to shine. To tell us more, we welcome Sean Allen, Director of Marketing for the <a href="http://www.palacealbany.com/">Palace Theatre</a> in Albany and Owen Smith is the producing Artistic Director of the <a href="http://www.parkplayhouse.com/">Park Playhouse</a>.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91334 at http://wamc.org Park Playhouse And The Palace Are Side By Side 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