In recalling Kaye Ballard as an important influence, the talented Gretchen Reinhagen shares not only her idol's vocal quality but adds a valuable slant on the mercurial quality of fate. In between signature songs, she recounts Ballard's hardly-chopped-liver career but includes a number of tough-luck stories that make the oft-overlooked point that natural gifts aren't everything. The gift of good luck is also required.
Sun., Jan. 24, 4 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2010
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