It’s official. I’m going to be releasing a new Christmas album in September 2013. Stay tuned for more updates!
Join The Yocum Institute for Arts Education for this very special fundraising event!
Support your favorite local dancing couple by making a contribution and casting your vote at readingeagle.com or by mailing a coupon. Vote early and often!
Then come to Stokesay Castle on to see each couple’s live performance, vote again and hear the final voting results.
Proceeds from this event will be used to continue Primary Stages Children’s Theatre Productions, Teen Scholarship Ensemble and Berks County Library Tours.
There are many singers out there who make albums that address the songs of the Great American Songbook. The Very Thought of You by Deanna Reuben is one of the better ones that I have heard recently. Reuben has a smooth an pleasant sound, straight ahead with a nice jazz feeling underneath. Pianist Marty Mellinger, bassist Steve Varner and drummer George Johnson form her basic support with guest appearances by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna, flugelhornist Bob Meashey, guitarist Paul Colombo and violinist Christopher Collins Lee. The album is nicely paced with lovely ballad readings of songs like “Haunted Heart,” “Over the Rainbow” and “How Insensitive,” and easily swinging takes on tunes such as “Easy to Love” and “Devil May Care.” To close the program, Reuben sings “Cinema Paradiso” in Italian, accompanied only by the guitar of Colombo and the violin of Lee, and it is an interesting and daring, but effective way to close things out.