Posts about: Michael Feinstein

Songbook Academy Alum Prepares To Solo With CSO

November 7, 2023

J’lan Stewart brought the house down at The Palladium last July when he performed “The Impossible Dream” in the final concert concluding the Songbook Academy® in late July. Sitting in the house was Carmel Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Anne Marie Chastain. She was so impressed... read more

Songbook Foundation Keeps The Flame Burning Brighter

July 15, 2023

Next week, I am covering public events of the Songbook Academy, a weeklong, national summer intensive for talented vocalists, sponsored by the Great American Songbook Foundation, co-founded by five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein. The events include a masterclass on July 18, a showcase on the... read more

Nunziata Makes A Sensational Return To Feinstein’s

June 23, 2023

Unbridled passion characterized Anthony Nunziata’s moving performance at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael Saturday, the second night of a two-day run. Back by popular demand from a growing central Indiana fan base, the singer was fresh off his recent engagement at the famed Café Carlyle in... read more

Shane Hartke: Travels With The Marvelous Marilyn Maye

June 17, 2023

During my forays into the central Indiana performing arts scene, I often cross paths with the same people I see regularly at shows and concerts. Such is the case of successful Carmel businessman and entrepreneur Shane Hartke, owner-operator of Addendum Gallery with two locations near... read more

Terrence Flannery: Surrounded By Brilliance

June 2, 2023

On April 29, I had the opportunity to witness one of Michael Feinstein’s finest concerts, “Get Happy: Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial,” at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. Ever since the Center opened in 2011, I have had the... read more

Lianne Marie Dobbs Is Caramel Bound to Headline At Feinstein’s

March 30, 2023

  The entertainment world, at least in my purview, seems to be getting smaller and smaller as I encounter more publicists representing clients, as well as performers reaching out to me directly and on behalf of others. Such is the case with actor-singer-impressionist Christina Bianco... read more

Michael Feinstein Discusses Gershwin Country, Sandi Patty and More

April 25, 2022

It has always amazed me that there are still those in Central Indiana who have no idea about the profound impact five-time Grammy® Award nominated entertainer, virtuoso pianist, educator, archivist, interpreter and Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein has made on the local... read more