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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
ALI SPUCK: A DREAM FOR YOUR EARS AT THE LIBERACE MUSEUM
When you think of Disney songs, you don't often think of the sadness behind the tales of little boys and girls who really just want to be somewhere, anywhere else with people they are sure will be just like them.
And seldom are.
Ali Spuck's rendition of Disney classics was a heart tugging medley of sweet and sour. Her heartfelt phrasing made you remember what is what like to get where you wanted to be, yet, it wasn't where you wanted to be after all.
But fear not dear reader! Ali put on a good old fashioned cabaret like when people with extraordinary talent routinely did such things. Accompanied by the amazing Tish Diaz, Ali gave new life to the classics and took us on a witty journey down "Ali Way". From her humble beginnings to her yearning for a chance to sing medley just once instead of harmonizing in the back as an Alto, Ali was F-U-N!
Ali even sang us a ditty in impeccable, if dubious, Francaise.
Did I mention that dish Tish? Well, the ivories aint been tickled like that since The Lib himself sat down at that Glamorous pile of wood, fine crystal and incredible history that was the piano she played. Her Gerswhin would have made George and Ira smile.
By the by, Ms. Spuck gave us loads of Gerswhin. Songs that you just wanted to sing along to, but, better left to the lovely Ali.
If you haven't been to The Liberace Museum, well, you must go.
Curlers and all.
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And from now on, when you hear the name Ali Spuck, run, don't walk to the nearest front row seat and enjoy!