From March, 2015

From www.artsATL.com: Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe sings sweet cabaret songs in Spivey Hall recital

March 24, 2015 By STEPHANIE ADRIAN Utter the word cabaret and chances are it will evoke a stream of associations such as Liza Minelli in Bob Fosse’s 1972 film classic by the same name or Edith Piaf and her tragic life as a World War II–era chanteuse and operative within the French resistance. My thoughts immediately fly to America’s derivative of that torch song tradition — the speakeasies, “Joe sent me” and Helen Morgan, the iconic singer whom my own grandmother toured with as a dancer during Morgan’s post-Showboat days before grandma retired from the stage to marry a jazz clarinetist from Cincinnati. But one…