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Remembering Barbara Cook (1927-2017) – ‘the world’s greatest and unbeatable voice’ 

The lights were dimmed on Broadway on 9 August, now that one of the greatest interpreters of the standard song repertoire has finally left us, just a few months after she announced her official retirement and a mere few weeks short of her 90th birthday.  This performer was indeed a legend in her own lifetime, […]

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Theatre world mourns the loss of actress and singer Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook, whose nonpareil career stretched from dazzling portrayals in classic Broadway musicals to iconic performances in concert halls and cabarets, died on 8 August at the age of 89. The cause was reported to be respiratory failure. Cook made her Broadway debut in 1951 as the ingenue lead in the short-lived musical Flahooley, then […]

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Anne Reid at Crazy Coqs

Anne Reid In a New Key, at the Crazy Coqs, London. Electrocuted as Valerie Barlow in Coronation Street in 1971, Dinnerladied by Victoria Wood in 1998, kit off as a daring 66-year-old who beds a pre-Bond Daniel Craig in The Mother in 2003 and wooed by Derek Jacobi in last autumn’s wonderful TV series Last Tango […]

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