Sunday, February 22, 2009

If I lived in New York City

If I lived in New York City I'd want to spend today (this Sunday morning and afternoon) with you - listening to these tunes w/ Fox News Channel on mute while reading the NY Times lounging on comfortable sofas with bold fluffy pillows and a double leather ottoman on the hard wood floors complimenting the exposed brick walls where pictures of you - pictures of you and me and our dog - as a family - hang as they belong there and may have been there for years but, also, could be anywhere, anytime, anyhow --- And, when your triple venti latte and my quad espresso is all gone, we brew our own and keep drinking and reading and listening to these tunes until it's time to walk the dog outside the windows we've been gazing out over looking bark and writhing February branches of the park confined by a perfect cityscape --- And then we shower and dress and hold hands walking down Avenue A where around Sutton Place we stop for a kiss and I say, "I think I love you" before we head to a cozy corner table where the red wine and fare is a warming experience and doubly divine as it eases our souls like a wonderful Sunday should do


Pink Martini is a "little orchestra"from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale. They blend genres of music as Latin, lounge, classical, and jazz. Their music has often been described as "vintage music", a descriptive which reflects the content, style and period inspiring many of their songs.




Upcoming Shows
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May 15 2009
8:00P
Lila Cockrell Theater with the San Antonio Symphony
San Antonio, Texas


May 16 2009
8:00P
Lila Cockrell Theater with the San Antonio Symphony
San Antonio, Texas


May 21 2009
7:30P
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, Washington


May 31 2009
7:30P
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, Oregon


Jun 1 2009
7:30P
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, Oregon


Jun 5 2009
8:00P
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, Georgia


Jun 6 2009
8:00P
North Carolina Mesuem of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina


Jun 7 2009
8:00P
Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, Tennessee


Jun 9 2009
8:00P
Wolf Trap
Vienna, VA, Washington DC


Jun 11 2009
8:00P
Cape Cod Melody Tent
Hyannis, Massachusetts


Jun 12 2009
8:00P
Boston Opera House
Boston, Massachusetts


Jun 15 2009
8:00P
Merrill Auditorium
Portland, Maine


Jun 16 2009
8:00P
Wellmont Theatre
Montclair, New Jersey


Jun 18 2009
8:00P
Carnegie Hall
New York, New York


Jun 18 2009
8:00P
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, Ontario


Jun 23 2009
8:00P
O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherines
St. Paul, Minnesota


Jun 25 2009
8:00P
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, California


Jun 26 2009
8:00P
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, California



Jul 7 2009
7:30P
Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, Ontario




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The Puppini Sisters are a musical trio specializing in 1940s-style close harmony vocal music. The group has been described as part of Retro's futuristic vanguard and their sound described as swing-punk due to its being louder and more in your face than traditional swing music. The group has sought to be associated with a burlesque revival.


Upcoming Shows
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Feb 21 2009
8:00P
Minnesota Orchestra Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mar 1 2009
8:00P
Teatro Manzoni
Bologna

Mar 3 2009
8:00P
Teatro Comunale di Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore (CR)

Mar 4 2009
8:00P
Teatro Sociale di Valenza
Valenza (AL)

Mar 6 2009
8:00P
Teatro Politeama
Catanzaro

Mar 7 2009
8:00P
Teatro Apollo
Crotone

Mar 9 2009
8:00P
Circolo delgli Artisti
Rome

Apr 6 2009
8:00P
Pigalle
London

Apr 7 2009
8:00P
Pigalle
London




Half the Perfect World
Madeleine Peyroux


Feb 26 2009
9:00P
Gran Teatro La Fenice
Venice, Venezia

Mar 6 2009
8:00P
Hart Theatre At The Egg
Albany, New York

Mar 7 2009
9:00P
Tarrytown Music Hall
Tarrytown, New York

Mar 10 2009
7:30P
New York, New York

Mar 13 2009
8:00P
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville Symphony
Nashville, Tennessee

Mar 14 2009
8:00P
Park West
Chicago, Illinois

Mar 15 2009
8:00P
Pantages Theater
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mar 18 2009
8:00P
The Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mar 19 2009
8:00P
Hoyt Sherman Place
Des Moines, Iowa

Mar 20 2009
8:00P
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri

Mar 21 2009
8:00P
Boulder Theater
Boulder, Colorado

Mar 24 2009
8:00P
Moore Theater
Seattle, Washington

Mar 25 2009
7:30P
Shedd Institute For The Arts
Eugene, Oregon

Mar 27 2009
8:00P
Palace Of Fine Arts
San Francisco, California

Mar 28 2009
8:00P
Club Nokia
Los Angeles, California

Mar 31 2009
7:30P
Scottsdale Center For The Arts
Scottsdale, Arizona

Apr 1 2009
8:00P
Rialto Theatre
Tucson, Arizona

Apr 2 2009
8:00P
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Apr 20 2009
8:15P
Het Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Apr 21 2009
8:30P
De Oosterpoort
Groningen, Groningen

Apr 23 2009
8:15P
MC Frits Philips
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant

Apr 24 2009
8:00P
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Brussels-capital

Apr 26 2009
8:00P
Brighton Dome
Brighton, South

Apr 27 2009
8:00P
Barbican
London, London and South East

Apr 29 2009
8:00P
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool, Northeast

May 1 2009
7:30P
Symphony Hall
Birmingham, Midlands

May 2 2009
9:30P
Everyman Theater: The Budvar Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham, Southwest

May 4 2009
8:00P
Olympia
Paris, Ile-de-France

May 5 2009
8:00P
Olympia
Paris, Ile-de-France

May 7 2009
8:00P
Kursaal
San Sebastian, Guip├║zcoa

May 16 2009
8:00P
Seoul Jazz Festival
Seoul

Jun 24 2009
8:00P
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Brownfield, Maine


Peyroux's family was in academia, and she has described her parents as "hippies". Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when Peyroux was six so he could pursue a career in acting. She grew up in New York City and southern California; when her parents divorced, she moved with her mother to Paris



Peyroux started singing at the age of fifteen, when she discovered street musicians in the Latin Quarter in Paris. She joined a group called the Riverboat Shufflers, first by passing round the hat, and then singing. At sixteen she joined The Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band and spent two years touring Europe performing jazz standards. Her experiences provided the basis for her first album, Dreamland. The album was released in 1996, and gained widespread attention. Time called it "the most exciting, involving vocal performance by a new singer this year". Peyroux began opening for artists such as Sarah McLachlan and Cesaria Evora, and made appearances at jazz festivals and on the Lilith Fair tour.


Peyroux spent much of the next six years busking in Paris, performing occasionally in clubs in the U.S., and generally living a low-key existence. She continued to contribute to works by other artists, but rarely appeared in clubs under her own name.

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