Posted August 22, 2009
You probably know her best by her songs.
Melissa Manchester received international acclaim with her recordings of “Midnight Blue,” “Through the Eyes of Love” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” With Kenny Loggins , she co-wrote the classic, “Whenever I Call You Friend.” Her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Alison Krause, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea , Dusty Springfield and Cleo Laine , among many others.
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Published in KPBS On Air Magazine August 2005 Some people move to a community and take their time feeling it out, getting the lay of the land, meeting folks individually or in small groups. Gina Angelique came barreling into town a decade ago, started a dance company and initiated a Celebrate Dance Festival in Balboa Park. “The dance community seemed fractionalized at the Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine August 2004 Once upon a time, there was an unhappy Queen. She was born a Spanish princess, but was married off to the King of France. Lonely and despondent, she receives a cheer-up gift from her uncle -- a Fool, a kidnapped African dwarf named Nabo. The unlikely companions soon learn that they have a lot in common: both are displaced Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine August 2003 "I was a huge ABBA fan as a kid," 37 year-old Ellen Harvey confesses. "At 8, I danced to their first album on our sofa in Sweden." Now the former San Diegan, a professional dancer-singer-actor, is coming back 'home' in the national touring company of the smash-hit ABBA musical, "Mamma Mia!" (at the Civic Theatre, August 12-24). Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine August 2002 "Formulas," exclaims Des McAnuff, "are the path to mediocrity, the death of arts institutions." The recently returned, widely heralded artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse is talking about the 2002 season. "We're very much an artist-driven theater," he says. "We don't ever pick plays and then assign artists to them. We're always writer-driven or Read More →
Published in Décor & Style Magazine We're well into the dog days of summer, which people have been saying for about 20 centuries. The Romans linked the rising of the dog star, Sirius, to the sultry summer heat. So, let's get sirius about having some fun while summer's still raging. This month, you can have a pretty hot time at just about any theater in town. Read More →