Singer Andy Williams, best known for his rendition of Moon River, his Christmas TV specials, and his long-running show in Branson, Missouri, has died. He was 84. The famed crooner passed away at his home Tuesday night, following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.
WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Williams in 2009 about his life and career. He told us then, at what point he realized that music and show business would become his life.
On Monday evening August 13th, Maureen O'Flynn and John Cheek - leading singers from the Metropolitan Opera - will be among the performers in the first performance of a new opera "Pearl" which is a modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter from the viewpoint of the daughter of Hester Prynne.
From Jamie Bernstein and Michael Barrett comes We are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret. Devised from many of Bernstein's songs for or about women, evolves the story of a mother and daughter who navigate the tricky terrain of their love lives, and, along the way, learn to accept themselves and delight in the love of others.
It is never too early to celebrate the region’s Independent Book Stores and have them bring us to new places. Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY is here with some wonderful suggestions.
The Light Between Oceans ML Stedman
Tigers in Red Weather Liza Klaussmann
When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine Monica Wood
Chris Cillizza is the Managing Editor of The Washington Post’s political section, and the author of The Fix, a leading blog on politics covering the White House, Congress, campaigns, polls and more. He is also an MSNBC contributor and political analyst and appears regularly on the network in addition to NBC, PBS and NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, among others.
Millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world, over the next few weeks. Just in time, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton have created a fun guide to the rules, strategy, and history of each Olympic event. We will learn, How to Watch the Olympics, with Goldblatt & Acton.
The Rensselaerville Festival of Writers – to benefit the Rensselaerville Library – is a four-day celebration of literature which includes readings, book signings, writing workshops, discussions, exhibits, a book sale and a cocktail party with the authors.
This year’s line-up features: Lizz Winstead, Tim Cahill, Mary Morris, Howard Nelson, Galway Kinnell & Bill Logan – plus many others.
Kirk Masseyis stoked to be a part of the North American Tour with Blue Man Group. Has been with Blue Man Group since 2005 and has performed in New York, Boston, Orlando and all over the world as a part of Blue Man Group’s “How to be a Megastar” World Tour. Currently performs full time in Blue Man Group’s Orlando production when not on tour. Kirk would like to thank God for His many blessings, his friends and family for all of their love and support and everyone at Blue Man Group and NETworks who made this dream possible.
A few years back, Sally Koslow was settling into an empty nest. Her two 20-something sons were launched out of the house and into the wider world. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, her sons landed back home. She was startled and depressed to learn they were part of a much larger trend.
According to the Pew Research Center, one-fifth of young adults aged 25-34 live in multigenerational households. The bad economy is the main contributing factor, but the trend also reflects shifts in social norms.