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Monthly Archives: June 2014



  There are several stories in this picture, beyond the obvious one of a piano-playing songwriter standing onstage at Radio City Music Hall with one of his greatest inspirations. But this is the story that is most important to me: Carol Klein grew up in the late forties and early fifties in a brick, two-family house in Sheepshead Bay. Her upstairs neighbors were the Browns, Irving and Chickie, who had three kids, Michael, Terri and Stuart. Carol was a year older than Stuart, but he always remembered her and her little brother, Richard, who had been born deaf and severelyRead More »



Back in March, I ended up with a nasty respiratory infection that laid me out for two weeks, and one of the consequences was that I had to cancel my concert and masterclass with PRiMA Theatre at the last minute.  Fortunately for all, the gang in Lancaster was able to reschedule, and so I took a train up to the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country to make some music at the Trust Performing Arts Center. First I worked with six fantastic performers on their material; you can read about that here in an article from Lancaster Online. The concert wasRead More »