Nancy LaMott: still here

When singer Nancy LaMott died at age 43 on December 13, 1995, music lovers lamented the loss of an excellent performer in her prime. A smaller circle of people realized there was an even greater tragedy, knowing that LaMott had just recently overcome a long bout with another crippling disease that made her success as a performer even more remarkable.

She was a …

Mozart’s Magic Flute directed by Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor’s brilliant production of The Lion King opened in 1997 and is the highest grossing Broadway production of all time. The closest thing she’s directed since then is the Metropolitan Opera’s The Magic Flute.

Here again are birds and beasts impersonated by singer/actors. Colorful puppets and kites float across the sky, controlled …

Jay David Saks goes on record

“All right, everyone. Get ready. We’re going to do some wild things” says Jay David Saks to the crew assembled in the control room at The Hit Factory.

Despite what it sounds like, he’s not about to start an orgy. Nor is he about to re-record the Jimi Hendrix song of similar name. No. “Wild things” is the professional lingo …

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