Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

JIM AMECHE TIME "Tony Bennett"


Episode 79 for AFRTS opens up with a selection by Tony Bennett.




One of the AFRTS most popular DJs was Ira Cook whose personality comes shining through in every one of his recorded broadcasts; he is a white collared, narrow tie-wearing square, but he had an appreciation for popular music

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91


Sondheim's best-known works as composer and lyricist include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), and Into the Woods (1987). He was also known for writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959). WIKIPEDIA BIO

Friday, October 4, 2019

Diahann Carroll (July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019)

DIAHANN CARROLL was an American actress, singer, and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959. In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings.

 WIKIPEDIA | About No Strings

 Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley sing their beautiful rendition of "The Sweetest Sounds" from the Richard Rodgers musical NO STRINGS:

Monday, May 13, 2019

Legendary singer actress Doris Day dead at 97

Doris Day, the perennial girl-next-door whose career as a singer and actress spanned almost 50 years and made her one of the biggest Hollywood stars and most popular entertainers in the United States, has died. ... The Doris Day Animal Foundation told Fox News Day died early Monday 13 MAY 2019. Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. After she began her career as a big band singer in 1939, her popularity increased with her first hit recording "Sentimental Journey" (1945). After leaving Les Brown & His Band of Renown to embark on a solo career, she recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967, which made her one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century. WIKIPEDIA

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