Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shirley Verrett

Shirley Verrett was born on May 31, 1931. She died on November 5, 2010.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Scheduled by Oxford University Press, USA, for release in the summer of 2012 is the book Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady by Dominic McHugh. "Using previously-unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of the show, revealing the tensions and complex relationships that went into its making."--oup.com

"A captivating book due to the tremendous amount of new information supplied in its exciting narrative. While My Fair Lady seems in retrospect like an inevitably perfect musical, McHugh reveals that its creation was fraught with many potential roadblocks and creative differences. A fascinating read!" --Michael Feinstein

"Dominic McHugh has written a fine authoritative study of one of the world's greatest musicals. Anyone with an interest in the detailed history of the creation of My Fair Lady must read this book."--Liz Robertson, widow of Alan Jay Lerner

288 pages; 10 photographs

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hotel Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Hotel Jumeirah Essex House, New York Area - NY

This is where I stayed the last time I went to New York. I was very happy with the hotel and its location.

Hotel Jumeirah Essex House, New York, NY
hotelopia.com

The hotel's friendly atmosphere and New York style, with its comfortable d├ęcor and rooms, make for a very pleasant experience. This popular hotel is spread over 36 floors and comprises 104 rooms, of which 40 are elegant suites. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which houses a 24-hour reception desk, safes, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom and lift access. Further facilities include a newspaper stand, public Internet access, a cosy bar, and a restaurant. Room and laundry services are on offer, and parking is available to guests arriving by car.