David Finkle

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  • 5 months ago | Cabaret

    Every month, we round up the most scintillating, striking, and splendid cabarets taking place in the city — those that feature Broadway stars and those that spotlight talent on the rise. While the snow and icy chill that's descended upon New...

  • 9 months ago

    Who’s the best singer in Manhattan this very minute? Only a few are in contention, and this warbler is way up there. Her trick is that she employs no tricks. With a colorful shawl wrapped around her shoulders in a style Mable Mercer establis...

  • 9 months ago | Culture

    She’s just back from Williamstown, where she once again paraded as Claire Zachanassian in the never-quite-gets-to-Manhattan musical, The Visit. In recognition of the classy gig, she’ll tribute its tunesmiths John Kander and Fred Ebb, w...

  • 9 months ago

    Few songwriters are greeted as close friends as they walk the Manhattan streets. This lyricist was. Why wouldn’t he be? With Betty Comden, he put the words “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town” together and then went on...

  • 10 months ago

    Though he gigs regularly with this aggregate in Los Angeles, we haven’t seen this side of the top-drawer actor on our coast. He plays jazz piano as if it’s his first love and gabs freely as well. Mildred Snitzer is apparently an old Pi...

  • 10 months ago

    By this time he’s done everything based on his songwriting, performing, conducting and arranging prowess. Perhaps he’s best known for his work on the Grease flicks, but that’s only by people who haven’t been exposed to his ...