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Ode To An Everly

Ode To An Everly

Remembering a radiant voice   Phil Everly is the man who introduced harmony to rock ‘n’ roll.  People habitually refer to him and brother Don as if their voices were interchangeable.  Dead wrong.  Funky Don is the lyrical acid-voiced one, while celestial Phil is the one with a honey-voice.  Don’s twisted soul kept Phil’s airiness...
Sad-Sack Saga

Sad-Sack Saga

The Motel Life pursues dysfunction   The inert, sad-sack movie The Motel Life oozes ersatz compassion for the transient low-life but loving brother duo Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff). After killing a child in a hit-and-run accident, Jerry Lee the fuckup shoots himself in a previously amputated leg—then when the law is about...
The Gypsy in Streisand’s Head

The Gypsy in Streisand’s Head

Brooklyn Homecoming could Solve Barbra’s Career Problems Barbra Streisand is set to return to her native Brooklyn on October 11 at the Barclays Center, where she will perform for the first time in her career. It might behoove her to showcase a medley from Gypsy as a means of silencing some murmuring backlash which has...
Broadway's Baby

Broadway’s Baby

Fun with the Gypsy in Jonathan Groff’s Soul Each spring, New York’s musical theatre community puts on Miscast, a benefit where the performers enact show tunes they could never have been considered for. This year, Jonathan Groff, the talented ingénue from Spring Awakening and Hair, has grown up and literally tapped into his inner Sutton...