Posts about: Michael Feinstein

Impresario Jim Caruso Goes Virtual With ‘Pajama Cast Party’

April 23, 2020

Who could ever have imagined that one day such iconic TV shows as The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and the recent, star-studded “One World: Together At Home” concert, streamed all over the world, would feature celebrities performing from their living rooms? Yet, it’s now... read more

Chris Lewis Predicts A Post-Pandemic Golden Age Of Creativity

April 21, 2020

A jewel in the crown of the arts world in Central Indiana, if not the entire country, is The Great American Songbook Foundation, with headquarters at the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Founded by renowned performer Michael Feinstein in 2007,... read more

Ben Vereen will be ‘Steppin’ Out’ at The Palladium

January 13, 2020

“I spent the day at a church in Harlem feeding the homeless. It is something we should all do,” said the world-renowned entertainer Ben Vereen when I spoke to him by phone the day after Thanksgiving. I called him to talk about his one-man show,... read more

Songbook Academy Finals feature breathtaking performances

July 22, 2019

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Songbook Academy held its finals concert, which I attended Saturday at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. Having covered the academy since it was created by Five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein, founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation... read more

Melissa Manchester joins music pros to mentor Songbook Academy finalists

July 20, 2019

Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester is in Carmel, joining Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Michael Elroy and Great American Songbook Foundation founder Michael Feinstein and other music professionals, to serve as professional mentors at the Songbook Academy. This year’s summer intensive, which is in its 10th... read more

Arts & culture thrive under Carmel Mayor’s watch

October 2, 2018

It was early in 2010 when I first stepped foot in the Palladium for a hard-hat tour. For a while, it was still under construction and a mere shell. That’s when I wrote my first story on the 1600-seat, 151,000-square-foot concert hall in Carmel. The... read more

Songbook Academy finals are a feast for the ear and soul

August 2, 2018

  A highlight of the local performing arts calendar for me each year is the Great American Songbook Foundation’s Songbook Academy summer intensive finals concert which I attended Saturday. It’s always one of the best shows in town. This year’s edition was no exception, as... read more