Tag Archives: Audra McDonald

On Audra McDonald

For Audra McDonald’s birthday My good friend Ted and I were once talking about Audra McDonald and her performance of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” in the live televised version of The Sound of Music, and what a powerhouse it was. You … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ruby Dee

Pioneering actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee has passed away at the age of 91. The New York Daily News has a comprehensive obituary detailing the sheer scope of this woman’s life, she who was working almost right up … Continue reading

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Beach Shuffle

At the beach. The salty air and the smell of the ocean, the seaweed, the fish, the salt … it’s recuperative. Still have a lot of work to do, and needed to beach to gather my thoughts. Songs playing during … Continue reading

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Speaking of “The Man That Got Away” ….

Check out Audra McDonald singing it. (Clip below). And check out her ACTING. Something happens to her – inside – at around the 3 minute point … just watch her face, and where it goes. She’s a phenom. I was … Continue reading

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110 in the Shade

Can’t wait!! May 24 8 p.m. I’m finally gonna see Audra McDonald live in her latest performance – in 110 in the Shade (musical version of The Rainmaker). Seriously – it’s about time I see this phenom do her thing … Continue reading

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Audra McDonald: A Raw Nerve

This is kind of an amazing review/analysis of the raw nerve and yet also the technical virtuosity of Audra McDonald’s voice. She’s a phenom, no doubt about it. I’m sorry I missed this show – I so would have gone … Continue reading

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