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Vocalist Peggy King, one of the best-loved stars of TV’s Golden Age, as well as stage, screen and nightclubs, continues her amazing resurgence after nearly a 30-year absence, accompanied by The All-Star Jazz Trio with Musical Director Andy Kahn. She was re-discovered last year in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO film “Behind the Candelabra,” in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon watch a lengthy 1955 video clip of Peggy singing “When Liberace Winks at Me,” accompanied by the real Liberace on piano. It also became a popular YouTube video and is included on the Elektra soundtrack album. “Pretty, perky Peggy King” has worked in films and television with nearly every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme (with whom she co-starred on a 50s TV series) to Sammy Davis, Jr

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Article: Album Review

Michelle Lordi: Dream a Little Dream

Read "Dream a Little Dream" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Michelle Lordi graces the Philadelphia area with her singing, and her album releases and club dates in New York and elsewhere are gaining her wider recognition as she continues her regular local gigs. She sings clearly, straight ahead, and with panache. In this album, she brings together a septet of outstanding instrumentalists for a nostalgic set ...

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Interview: Peggy King (Part 2)

Interview: Peggy King (Part 2)

If you were a TV producer in the 1950s, Peggy King was dream talent. She could sing, act and play off comedians—all while seemingly relaxed and sincere. She wasn't a singing stylist like Peggy Lee or Patti Page, but when it came to doing the industrial work of a weekly live television show—with scripts, rehearsals, impeccable ...

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Interview: Peggy King (Part 1)

Interview: Peggy King (Part 1)

The name Peggy King may not be familiar to you, but in the early days of television, she was a singing personality. Back in the early 1950s, in televison's infancy, most TV shows were hosted by name singers and comedians. The TV and movie industries were rivals competing for America's spare time, and film actors were ...

Album

Make Yourself Comfortable

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014

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Article: Jazz Near Me

All-Star Trio at Philly’s Hip Square on the Square

Read "All-Star Trio at Philly’s Hip Square on the Square" reviewed by Gloria Krolak


Ever since Lennie Tristano recorded his landmark album Live at the Confucius Restaurant in 1955, Chinese food and jazz have teamed up. The All-Star Trio continues the tradition at Philadelphia's Square on the Square, a Chinese restaurant on 19th and Chestnut. It's a regular Wednesday night gig for the spirited trio of pianist Andy ...

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News: Performance / Tour

A Legend In Concert: Peggy King And The All-Star Jazz Trio At Sellersville Theater On February 1, 2015

A Legend In Concert: Peggy King And The All-Star Jazz Trio At Sellersville Theater On February 1, 2015

Along with Tony Bennett, the legendary songstress Peggy King is one of the few, certifiable stars of stage, screen, radio television and nightclubs still performing today. Peggy King will appear in concert with The All-Star Jazz Trio on Sunday, February 1 for a 2:00 p.m. matinee appearance at the historic Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA. Tickets ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Andy Kahn's "Music By Intention" Show--A Tribute To The Great Amerian Songwriters--Comes To Philadelphia Ethical Society On June 22

Pianist, vocalist, composer and archivist Andy Kahn brings his critically acclaimed “Music by Intention” show—a tribute to America’s greatest composers and lyricists—to the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Sunday, June 22 for a 3 p.m. show. Tickets are $25 and are available only at the door. The Ethical Society is located at 1906 Rittenhouse Square. For directions ...

Album

Angel Pie

Label: Capitol Records
Released: 1955


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