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Aretha Franklin sings the sound of America like nobody else alive — a point of unceasing pride for Detroit, the place she was raised and remains near today. So the release of “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” raises one question right off: Does the singular Queen of Soul really need to borrow from other divas? The answer is she doesn’t need to do anything, but a dive into the realm of other divas is a solid move.
Garry Marshall, the knight of light, goes dark
Garry Marshall may turn 80 next month, but it certainly wasn’t apparent as the legendary director led a recent play rehearsal downtown. “Come back! Let’s do it again,” he good-naturedly chided the actors from the dark, empty seats of New York's Vineyard Theatre, where “Billy & Ray” opens later this month. Finally, when the run-through was fitfully over, the cast and crew looked hopefully to the man who directed “Pretty Woman” and created “Laverne & Shirley” and “Happy Days.” Marshall’s assessment wasn’t super: “It’s perfect for an outdoor stadium.”
‘Evil Within’ is a nightmarish head trip
In the video-game world, Shinji Mikami’s name has the same cachet that George Romero and Wes Craven have among moviegoers. Mikami created “Resident Evil,” the 1996 classic usually credited as the first “survival horror” game. Mikami fans have been waiting a long time for a follow-up — and “The Evil Within” will scratch their survival horror itch.
Couple finds a lost spark in ‘Brightwell’
At the heart of this light, energetic tale of a group of wealthy eccentrics on holiday at a seaside resort in England emerges a story of a marriage. Yes, there’s a juicy scandal, snobbish comments and petty disagreements among people of a certain class. But “Murder at the Brightwell” by Ashley Weaver also proves to be an insightful look at a marriage that started with a strong, physical attraction and now has frayed because neither Amory Ames nor her husband, Milo, has figured out how to communicate.
Harris’ atypical life is now atypical book
From starring in two popular TV series, hosting award shows and appearing on Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris has many experiences to fill a book. Yet, when the opportunity arose, he didn’t feel he was at a place in his life where he could write a memoir. “Part of that process is to be able to have larger morals to pass on, and at 41, that’s not how I’m processing information yet,” he said.
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full story »The ‘Last Madman of Rock ’N’ Roll’ finally restsI am positive the image of Paul Revere (actually, his real name was Paul Revere Dick) that came into the minds of those who knew him, when they learned of his death, was one with a huge smile. It was infectious, warm and evoked a sense of happiness even before the music began to play. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with him and the other boys of the band in Revolutionary War costumes who took the stage at The Arcada Theatre many times.
full story »Where would Country Music be without … Chicago?So I am in Nashville attending some talent-buyer meetings and decided to enjoy the beautiful day with a walk around the downtown entertainment district. I proceeded down 4th Street and happened upon the Holy Grail of country music, The Ryman Auditorium.
full story »Vince Gill … punk-pop rocker?As I walked with Vince Gill on Main Street in St. Charles before a recent show, he stopped to say hi and take pictures with everyone who asked. He actually welcomed it, and boy, were the fans happy! This country music singer, songwriter and musician is also a true gentleman.