Tag Archive for 5 Questions

5 Questions: Simon Curtis

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –  Simon Curtis began as a theatre director and directed extensively at the Royal Court Theatre London as well as the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Lincoln Centre, New York.  Curtis’ debut film My Week with Marilyn received two Academy Award Nominations and was nominated for three…

5 Questions: Dolly Parton

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Dolly releases her first children’s album “I Believe In You.” This project is especially for children and those young at heart. All of the proceeds will benefit her literacy program Imagination Library. SD: Can you tell us about your first guitar? DP: Music was always a…

5 Questions: Melissa Manchester

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Melissa Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her stint as a founding member of Bette Midler’s Harlettes, Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. She has recorded twenty-one albums across her career,…

5 Questions: Constantine Maroulis

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Constantine first came to prominence as the beloved rock n’ roll underdog on American Idol. He then secured his place in pop culture as a Broadway superstar, best known for his TONY-nominated role in Rock Of Ages. Now, for his third act, he begins an invigorating…

5 Questions: Jake Gyllenhaal

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – In this inspiring biopic, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings.  The film follows Jeff’s amazing journey of recovery as he rebuilds his life. SD: What did you know about Jeff Bauman going into the film? JG:…

5 Questions: Brian Wilson

If you missed Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds show at the Lynn Auditorium in April, here’s your second chance. 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – The former Beach Boy and one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in popular music is bringing one of the most iconic studio albums of all…

5 Questions: Sal “the Voice” Valentinetti

To purchase tickets to see Sal Valentinetti at the Lynn Auditorium September 16, visit www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Sal Valentinetti is an Italian-American crooner know best for his flawless vocals, larger than life personality and his heart of gold. From a very young age Sal was influenced by his…

5 Questions: Dave Koz

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – A nine-time GRAMMY® nominee, Dave Koz has charted nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart, including 2015’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (Concord Records), which features some of his most memorable creative partnerships – including duets with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Rod…

5 Questions: Carol Channing

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Broadway legend Carol Channing has been entertaining audiences for years. She was the original Dolly Levi and Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Carol has won three Tony awards (including one for lifetime achievement) and an Oscar nomination for her role in 1967’s Thoroughly Modern Millie. …

5 Questions: Freddy Cole

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – While there are certain unmistakable similarities in timbre to his brother Nat, his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes…