Virtual Conversation: Amanda Vaill; Jerome Robbins

September 15, 2020

Amanda Vaill is a former book publisher and a New York Times bestselling and award-winning biographer, the author of Everybody Was So Young — a biography of the Lost Generation icons Sara and Gerald Murphy; Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins; Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War; and most recently the compilation Jerome Robbins, By Himself: Selections from… Continue reading →

Virtual Conversation: Catherine Russell

September 10, 2020

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist-composer-bandleader, and Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, the late Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist-guitarist-bassist who performed with the all-female swing orchestra, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm; pianist-composer-arranger Mary Lou Williams; and… Continue reading →

Virtual Conversation: Constance Towers

August 27, 2020

Constance Towers is a woman of many gifts. She is a star of Broadway, motion pictures, and television who is particularly remembered for her starring role opposite Yul Brynner in the Broadway production of The King and I. She appears often on many television shows including Cold Case, Criminal Minds, LA Law, Frasier, Caroline in the City, 1600 Penn, Alone Together, and many… Continue reading →

Bobby Rydell: Virtual Conversation

August 20, 2020

New York – Aug 18, 2020 Born Robert Ridarelli on April 26, 1942, in South Philadelphia, Bobby Rydell showed his musical ability at an early age, playing drums professionally at the age of 9. He appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1959, and went on to sell more than 25 million records during his… Continue reading →