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I just bought a DVD set of “The Barbara McNair Show.” This was a variety show produced in Canada from 1969 – 1971 and syndicated in the U.S. until 1972. I have no recollection of seeing this program as a kid but I’m anxious to check it out. Barbara McNair was a very fine vocalist […]

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Here’s a wonderful clip from the movie “Orchestra Wives.” As I recall, it’s a surprisingly honest and realistic portrayal of the challenges of musician’s personal lives for a film made in the early 194os. It stars the Glenn Miller Orchestra – almost. In this clip you will see Cesar Romero at the piano and a […]

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