Leading Ladies Who Sing Mar 20


ALSO APPEARING


Scenes through the Cinema Lens Presents

Leading Ladies Who Sing

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30PM

marilyn monroe singing

Choice moments in cinema history when stars who can act and sing are presented at their most glamorous. We’ll see distinguished jazz singers like Abbey Lincoln, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday, all of whom successfully made the transition to cinema. We’ll also watch timeless performances by the best singer/actresses, including Judy Garland, Diana Ross, and Marilyn Monroe.                           

“Scenes Through the Cinema Lens” is a film retrospective focusing on the performing arts curated by Krin Gabbard.  Krin Gabbard retired after thirty-three years of teaching at Stony Brook University and now teaches in the jazz studies program at Columbia University. He is the author of  Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus. His previous books include Hotter than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture and Jammin’ at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema. He lives in New York City with his wife, Paula, and he is busy playing his trumpet and writing a memoir about his parents.