Author Archives: Jamie

About Jamie

Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls

Farewell Barbara

Barbara Cook has passed away at the age of 89.  Very nice tribute article on Playbill. Barbara Cook, the musical theatre ingénue who became cabaret and concert royalty, has passed away. The first time I truly became aware of her … Continue reading

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The Countdown Begins

We have now ended July.  Ahead we have the summer films such as the Kingsman sequel which will will see as a family viewing.  Then come the the traditional fall contenders for the big awards though a couple have shown … Continue reading

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare

TNT is taking Cole Porter’s advice and having everyone brush up on their Shakespeare.  First with Will or what happened before the plays brought him fame mixed with an undercurrent of anti-Catholic soap opera and Elizabethan intrigue. Then bring on … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

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Musical Interlude

  AND THEN I WROTE I wrote a line under the influence of wine about what was then and when I felt more myself than now. How love is lost to be recaptured when boy meets girl in a whirl … Continue reading

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