BestArts Weekly Highlights - November 14, 2008
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This Week's Selections
This week, we highlight videos by Shoshana Bean, Michael Arden, Carol Burnett, Bridie Carroll,
Dwayne Britton, Kristy Cates, Josh Franklin, Nick Spangler, Darren Biggart, Stearns Matthews, Ángel Corella,
Letizia Giuliani and more.
How We Chose...
This week, we're focusing on Young Broadway performers.
- Shoshana Bean never disappoints
- Michael Arden recently performed songs from Joni Mitchell's Blue album
- Bridie Carroll performs "Expectations of a Man", written by Jonathan Reid Gealt
- Dwayne Britton sings a beautiful acoustic version on Annie Lennox's "Why", accompanied by Jeff Gunn
- Nick Spangler and Lewis Cleale are wonderful singers - as this great performance from The Fantasticks demonstrates
- Josh Franklin has a lot of fun with "My Funny Valentine" - especially starting at 2:30
- "Down With Love" is one of our favorite songs - Kristy Cates gives a great rendition
- Don't miss the last performances of I Was Here -- the OFFICIAL Cabaret Debut of Stearns Matthews
at "Don't Tell Mama" in New York City.
- The "Dance of the Hours" may take some by surprise due to the minimal costume worn by the ballerina (a thong and body paint.)
It features two of the world's most reknowned ballet dancers,
Letizia Giuliani (Italy) and Ángel Corella (Spain) and portrays the hours of the day, from dawn through morning, afternoon and night.
Very unusually, it is part of a four hour opera, La Gioconda from Amilcare Ponchielli, rather than a ballet. While this production
is from the Barcelona Opera House, the principal dancers reprised the role in October 2008 with the Metropolitan Opera, albeit with more
- Darren Biggart gives a wonderful rendition of Stephen Sondheim's "Love, I Hear" from
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum during U of M's "Lost in Ann Arbor" concert
Best of BestArts
- Carol Burnett's performance of Sondheim's melancholy ballad "Like It Was" reminds us of the breadth of her amazing talent
Don't miss upcoming shows by Stearns Matthews or Will & Anthony Nunziata.
Scott Alan's Monday Nights, New Voices series is always recommended.
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Highlights 08Nov14 - Shoshana Bean, Michael Arden, Nick Spangler...
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- Highlights 08Nov14 - Shoshana Bean, Michael Arden, Nick Spangler... - 07:09
- 5 stars / 4
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- Shoshana Bean - I Will Always Love You - Upright Cabaret - 04:53
- 4.95 stars / 170
- 26891 Views
- Michael Arden sings "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell - 04:42
- 4.94 stars / 195
- 41274 Views
- NYTB Bridie Carroll - "Expectations of a Man" - 02:31
- 5 stars / 33
- 5175 Views
- WHY (WRITTEN BY ANNIE LENNOX) - 03:27
- 4.81 stars / 231
- 80494 Views
- Nick Spangler Lewis Cleale TheAfterParty_102408 - 04:09
- 5 stars / 13
- 2073 Views
- Josh Franklin "My Funny Valentine" at "The After Party" 10/31/08 - 04:07
- 5 stars / 11
- 1450 Views
- Kristy Cates Down with love at TheAfterParty 03/07/08 - 03:26
- 4.45 stars / 22
- 2998 Views
- I Was Here - Stearns Matthews - 03:52
- 4.65 stars / 23
- 4146 Views
- Darren Biggart singing "Love, I Hear" - 02:15
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- 24209 Views
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