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The Appel Room

Divas of the Silver Screen: Celebrating Lena Horne, Rosemary Clooney & Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, and Rosemary Clooney are honored in our opening Singers Over Manhattan performance. Groundbreaking artists who overcame enormous barriers, their sacrifices are as significant as their talents. Their enormous contributions to stage and screen are heralded by an array of talented performers led by Tony Award-winning actress and vocalist Adriane Lenox, who can currently be seen on NBC’s the Blacklist and was met with critical acclaim for her role in the Broadway hit After Midnight. The concert also features fresh new voices Martina DaSilva, Tatiana Eva-Marie, and Shenel Johns, with music direction by pianist Chris Pattishall. A protégé of piano giants Mulgrew Miller and Marcus Roberts, Pattishall has become a Jazz at Lincoln Center mainstay. He will lead a group of today’s finest New York jazz musicians, including Alphonso Horne, Patrick Bartley, Corey Wilcox, Bryan Carter, and Yasushi Nakamura, all regular cohorts at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Together they explore classics such as “Stormy Weather” and “Taking a Chance on Love.” Tap dancers Michela Marino Lerman and Joseph C. Wiggan add a rare spin to the show with the added element of dance routines from iconic scenes in the golden era of stage and screen.

Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, 6pm & 8:30pm

Related Websites:

Lena Horne Tribute Site

Rosemary Clooney Fan Site

Ethel Waters on PBS

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Related Audio

Ethal Waters - Taking a Chance on Love (The Incomparable Ethel Waters)
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Lena Horne - Stormy Weather (The Classic Lena Horne)
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Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano (The Essential Rosemary Clooney)
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