Frank: A Musical Journey


Entering their nineteenth season, ABC’s” Dancing with the Stars” remains a guilty little bit of reality television for many. As Alfonso Ribeiro, Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong and the rest of the participants expose themselves to potential accolades and ridicule I can’t help but wonder how Frank Sinatra would have faired dancing on such a program. (...)
I was watching The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week and they had Barbra Streisand on promoting her new album, Partners. It is an album of duets with people like Michael Buble, Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and Elvis Presley. Streisand sang on the show and since they needed partners for her to sing with, Fallon did the parts of Presley, Shelton and Buble during the medley. (...)
Is there any greater song than “Ol’ Man River”? I know there are many, many spectacular compositions, but when you combine lyrics, meaning, emotion, symbolism and melody are there any that are able to measure up to this song that has taken on a life of its own? (...)