Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 37 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
Back to Section One | Back to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, October 21, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 42
A Dyke About Town: Manhattan Transfer phenomenal at Jazz Alley
Arts & Entertainment
ALL STORIES
  next story
A Dyke About Town: Manhattan Transfer phenomenal at Jazz Alley

by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Manhattan Transfer
Mercy enjoyed very much Manhattan Transfer's performance at Jazz Alley, October 16. The group is celebrating their 40th anniversary. With that much time together, it is clear that Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, and Cheryl Bentyne read each other's minds when they sing together. Yaron Gerzhovsky's keyboard solos ornamented each song amazingly. At points, he played two pianos at once.

The evening of jazz vocalese was very satisfying. The band went back over different CDs they put out in those four decades. 'That Cat is High' opened upbeat. 'Tuxedo Junction' continued that pace. A medley of 'Poinciana,' Song of the Trees' and 'On a Street in Singapore' slowed down the evening. 'Chanson d'Amour' sold a million copies in Europe. Tim said, 'I met my sweetheart here five years ago. She is here tonight.' He dedicated his solo of 'She's Funny That Way' to her.

Janis said she is from Mount Vernon and thinks of 'You're My Cup of Coffee' as Seattle's theme song. 'Sing, You Sinners' and 'Doodlin' Away' were fun.

'The Sidewinder' featured Cheryl. 'Birdland,' Manhattan Transfer's most famous song, was a strong closer. They earned a standing ovation. 'How Long Will This Rain Last' was a good encore. A second standing O followed.

Lesbian and Gay Band Association Conference Concert
Mercy and Cuteness enjoyed very much the 253-member Lesbian and Gay Band Association Conference Concert, 'Lights & Camera & ACTION!,' October 16 at McCaw Hall. Our local Rainbow City Band (RCB) hosted. Michael Clark, RCB artistic director, conducted 'Symphonic Suite from The Lord of the Rings' and 'Music for a Darkened Theater (The Film Scores of Danny Elfman)' deliciously. The latter had entertaining choreography by the LGBA color guard.

Jadine Louie, from the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, directed 'Jurassic Park Soundtrack Highlights' and 'Ben Hur Overture' lushly. 'On the Waterfront (Suite from the Film)' and 'The Cowboys' were directed expressively by Brian Worsdale from New York.

Marge Rosen directed the Honors Jazz Ensemble in a swinging rendition of 'Take Five' and a hot one of 'Shaft.' The concert closed with a creative original melodrama film featuring Studly Do-Right and Little Mell, composed and directed nicely by Scott Helms from Phoenix.

Kate Clinton
The organizers want you to know this about Kate Clinton's GLEE Party, happening October 28, at 8 p.m. in Benaroya Hall's Nordstrom Recital Hall:

'It's a rolling Restore-to-Sanity rally. Problems are solved in less than an hour. There will be flash mobs of song and dance for no apparent reason. She is the original Nostra Dame and if the whole world's going down, we might as well be gleeful and Gay.

'After her very successful 2010 Triple Door show Kate returns to the Northwest to deliver a big dose of PTSG (Post-Traumatic Stress Glee) to Seattleites. The GLEE Party Tour celebrates the 30-year career of this popular faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist - Kate Clinton. She promises to preach way beyond the choir and her masterful manipulation of words, language, exaggerated gestures, and facial expressions make for a memorable evening of good solid family entertainment.

'Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, Gay movements and Gay markets, Lesbian chic and queer eyes, and eight presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime, scoundrel time, and economic down times. 'Kate Clinton has held the mirror that reflects every single issue that has faced us for the last 30 years. We've laughed with her, we've cried with her, and we've been changed by her,' said Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.'

Tickets are available at Benaroya Hall box office, (206) 215-4747, or online at www.benaroyahall.org.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Comedian Kate Clinton in Seattle October 28
------------------------------
Margaret Cho talks Scotland, Seattle, and Cho dependence
------------------------------
Juno Temple dazzles in uneven Dirty Girl
------------------------------
A Dyke About Town: Manhattan Transfer phenomenal at Jazz Alley
------------------------------
In the Mood's '40s music a swinging good time
------------------------------
What if Charlie Brown were Gay?
------------------------------
Rock 'em sock 'em Ninja acrobats
------------------------------
What did she ever see in him?!
------------------------------

------------------------------
Rick Santorum: Apologize To Gay Soldiers!
------------------------------
A modern musical guru
------------------------------
SLGFF 2011 Preview (Week Two)
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
------------------------------

------------------------------
DCFC's Jason McGerr amazed with band's mainstream success
------------------------------
Northwest News
------------------------------
Letters
------------------------------
Suck It and Tip It! Kathy Griffin is Back!
------------------------------
SAM hosts Luminous: The Art of Asia
13 countries, 160 treasures on view

------------------------------
Early Music Guild International Series: 'The da Vinci Codex'
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1605 12 Ave., Ste. 31
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2011

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News