Linda Eder: 30 years of sumptuous song

When Linda Eder performs her first concerts of 2018 this coming week at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, she’ll be marking 30 years of national renown. It was 1988 when Eder first brought her crystalline tone and three octave range to living rooms from coast-to-coast in a winning 12 week run on television’s Star Search competition. […]

Getting racy with Team Well Strung

Can’t get enough of Well Strung? Well you can warm up for the singing string quartet’s Thursday through Saturday night performances at Feinstein’s at the Nikko by watching The Amazing Race on CBS Television this Wednesday night at 8 p.m.: Violinist Chris Marchant and violist Trevor Wadleigh are contestants in the 30th season of the […]

Boys to men: Well Strung shares early musical influences

Well Strung, the studly singing string quartet that sold out their previous two engagements at Feinstein’s at the Nikko returns from the 18th to the 20th of this month. Given the foursome’s talent for mixing not only vocal and instrumental talent, but also music genres, we asked them to share a bit about their early […]

Norm Lewis: Broadway’s late blooming leading man

“We’d watch The Wizard of Oz every year,” Norm Lewis recalls of his childhood in western Florida. “But I didn’t know much about Broadway musicals.” “I sang in church,” explains Lewis, who brings a program of holiday songs and theater music to Feinstein’s at the Nikko next weekend. “But theater was the furthest thing from […]

Holiday gift ideas from Michael Feinstein

Michael’s back in town next week to ring in the holiday season with a five show run from Wednesday to Sunday. He’ll be playing a selection of his favorite Christmas songs, tunes he describes as “having more emotional substance than songs that are just about Santa and jingle bells, or reindeer.” Among his Yuletide repertoire […]

Lady Rizo: Behind the music

Here’s a little inside scoop on a few of the songs from Lady Rizo’s new album Indigo, which she’ll be spotlighting in her performance at Feinstein’s next week (And for our interview with Lady Rizo, click here)… —”Sometimes the Sky’s Too Bright” features a Lady Rizo  melody that compellingly crossbreeds film noir and tango.  The […]

Lady Rizo: Luxury, sexuality, and sass

“Internal luxury,” is how Lady Rizo describes the feeling she hopes to provide for her audience when she introduces music from her new album, Indigo, at Feinstein’s at the Nikko next week. “I believe in using the elements of the glittery nightclub chanteuse for restoration and rejuvenation. I want you to feel like you’re in […]