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Give to Planned Parenthood in Honor of Sarah Palin

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Best idea we’ve heard today: San Francisco-based Indie filmmaker Kate Montgomery (”Christmas In The Clouds,” 2001) suggests that we all make a small donation to Planned Parenthood– in the name of Sarah Palin. Instead of heading over to Jamba Juice, you can use one of your credit lines to subvert the system (and help young [&hellip
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Martha Wainwright—Crazy Enough to Be Edith Piaf—Channels Chanteuse at Spiegeltent

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Music, Posts

That Wainwright clan has a thing for covering other divas. After brother Rufus took his Judy Garland idea to Carnegie Hall, younger sis Martha would be hard-pressed to find a suitable chanteuse to trump such a publicity perfect performance. But she's managed to do it with her decision to perform chansons of Edith Piaf, who has rocketed to new fame amongst the youthful due to the incredible performance of Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose.

Last night Martha Wainwright performed 15 songs, mostly Piaf's, as well as a couple of other French-language songs with her mother and aunt, Kate and Anne McGarrigle. She also invited her big brother Rufus Wainwright to play piano for a Josephine Baker song.

It felt something like a semi-professional dress rehearsal, Martha joked that they'd only started to rehearse the day before, and she had failed to memorize the Piaf songs, relying on printed lyrics that she stared at constantly and would whip through during songs, letting the pages fall to the floor...

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