Mondays – On Stage Live, Life & Music of
12/5, 12/12, 12/19, & 12/26 @ 7:30 PM/CH
12/5 Dick Powell – Powell was an actor, dancer, singer, radio star, musician, director, producer and studio head. He came to stardom as a musical performer in Ziegfeld productions, but came to great fame as a leading man and was the original portrayer of famous detective, Philip Marlowe on radio and screen
12/12 Ruby Keeler – Noted mostly for her stage and screen appearances with Dick Powell and her marriage to Al Jolson, Keeler is thought by many to have been as talented a singer as Frenk Sinatra. Though she retired from show business in the 1940’s, she made a notable comeback on Broadway in 1971, in No, No, Nanette
12/19 Rita Hayworth – Rita Hayworth appeared in 61 films over a period of nearly 40 years. She was a dancer, singer, actress and producer whose credits include dancing with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and making waves as Gilda, opposite Glenn Ford. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time. Her battle against Alzheimer’s disease, at age 68, was notable to the extent that it inspired attention to the disease, leading to increased awareness and attention since 1987.
12/26 Jon Vickers – One of the most idiosyncratic operatic tenors of all time, a member of both the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera, Jon Vickers helped create the standard for male roles in a wide variety of operas. His vocal treatment of Don Jose in Carmen is unforgettable, and he is noted for a huge range of French, German and Italian roles. He is one of the group of 20th century operatic performers who brought more acting power and charisma to the stage, along with baritone Sherill Milnes.