Andrea Marcovicci bows at cabaret series

By: Jorie Parr
Posted on: November 16, 2014

Renowned chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci, belle of supper clubs from the Algonquin Hotel Oak Room and Café Carlyle in New York to the Gardenia Lounge in L.A., is coming to Indian Wells. She’s leading off the 2014/2015 Jazz/Cabaret Supper Club series at Vicky’s of Santa Fe on Dec.  8.Her theme, “A WWll Christmas,” celebrates Marcovicci’s return to SoCal after... READ MORE

A fresh take on Fiddler for its 50th year

By: By Michaela Toscano
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Ann Arvia starts to talk. But the words quickly sputter and die somewhere in her throat, choked by vivid emotion that unexpectedly overtakes her.“It was amazing…” she begins again. Then, more silence before a few quick breaths help her regain composure.“I’m trying not to burst into tears as I talk about it,” she finally says, her voice thick with... READ MORE

Film about musicians’ escape from Nazis

By: Robert Friedman
Posted on: November 06, 2014

Orchestra of Exiles — a feature-length documentary about how renowned Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman put his career on hold to help fellow European-Jewish musicians escape Nazi persecution in the 1930s and emigrate to Palestine — will be shown Sunday, Nov. 2,  at Howard County Community College.The musicians went on to form an orchestra that later became the... READ MORE

Hippodrome offers theatre, music classes

By: Carol Sorgen
Posted on: November 01, 2014

The Hippodrome Foundation (HFI), the non-profit partner of the Hippodrome Theatre, is taking the show on the road as part of HFI’s expanded outreach and educational programming for older adults.The new programming initiative kicked off in October with award-winning veteran theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck speaking at the Cockeysville and Seven Oak Senior Centers. In her lecture,... READ MORE

Harpo’s son found early success in music

By: John Annarino
Posted on: October 18, 2014

When he was 5 years old, Bill Marx quit taking piano lessons. He was tired of playing nothing but scales.When he was 6, he started again. This time he didn’t quit. But his teacher did. That was OK with Marx’s parents. They knew he had more talent than his teacher.He went on to prove them right, becoming not only an extraordinary pianist, but a brilliant composer, arranger and... READ MORE

Spanish plays with live English dubbing

By: Michael Toscano
Posted on: October 11, 2014

It has been flying under the radar of mainstream media for years, but a local Spanish-language theater company’s annual festival of plays from Spanish-speaking countries may be poised to break into general public consciousness.Teatro de la Luna (Theater of the Moon) has been performing in Arlington since 1991. Since 1998, they have brought productions from Latin America, the Caribbean ... READ MORE