Lady Sings The Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To the Wyndhams Theatre for Audra McDonald’s performance in┬áLady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. For anyone who knows Broadway, Audra’s voice is one of those once in a generation lyric sopranos comparable to Barbra Streisand or Bernadette … Continue reading

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Is That All There Is? Easter 2015.

Dear Rowley, Excuse the positively Trappist silence darling but everyone in our tribe gets the blues once in a while. Rather fittingly this is the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth and nobody could sing the blues with as much … Continue reading

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Soho Nights. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, Only the other day Anthony and I were discussing how peculiar we found the compulsion for all young gay men and women to marry and produce children. As Bette Midler once said, ‘I knew something had to replace … Continue reading

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Lady Sang the Blues. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well, as the prostitute said, ‘it’s not the work, it’s the stairs’. This gem came from octogenarian diva Elaine Stritch who also said of anyone under 70 singing I’m Still Here, ‘where have they been?’ The prostitute bon … Continue reading

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Sparklers and Spirituality December 2010

Dear Rowley, A few sparklers to fill your heart with Christmas cheer courtesy of the remarkable Simon Harrison who is the most talented costume jeweller of his generation. Don’t you adore the Swarovski coronet? It is a copy of a … Continue reading

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