A Salute to Those Who Serve

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Christmas Concert For the Troops took place on Dec 6, 2011  in Washington D.C. in honor of the men and women who serve our country, with performances by The Beach Boys, The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, and a program of holiday surprises. Actor John Stamos as the evening’s host. Country star Lorrie Morgan and …

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Marvin Hamlisch honored at the National Arts Club

NEW YORK — Melissa Manchester and Lucie Arnaz headlined fellow stars at a fabulous evening honoring Marvin Hamlisch at the National Arts Club on Sunday, November 20. Stunning musical performances by Broadway, television and film stars, Melissa Manchester, Lucie Arnaz, Karen Ziemba, Brian d’Arcy James, Kevin Earley, Emma Hunton, Capathia Jenkins, and KLea Blackhurst. A charming touch was added with …

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Review– Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra-Theme: Broadway.

MILWAUKEE — One doesn’t so much tell Broadway history as sing and play it. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and its principal pops conductor, Marvin Hamlisch, took a musical jog through a century of Broadway history Friday evening. The program, “Marvin Does Broadway,” began with a George M. Cohan medley and ended with tunes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera,” …

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Review: High-energy dancing, singing lift the Pops

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Symphony Pops hooked up with high-energy dancing to open its season Thursday night with a program meekly titled “Ballroom With a Twist.” “Ballroom Boogie” would be more like it, because this show mixed styles with joyous abandon. The orchestra was pushed back into the shell to create considerable depth for the dancers at the front …

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