Palladium Gala

January 26, 2011

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While Dionne Warwick, Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti and Neil Sedaka are the big names attached to the gala celebration of the opening of the Palladium concert hall, the performer I’m most interested in hearing is Cheyenne Jackson.
Haven’t heard of him? Broadway followers may know him as the star of “All Shook Up,” “Xanadu” and the recent revival of “Finian’s Rainbow.” Your teen-age kids might recognize him as the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline on TV’s “Glee.” I’m bullish on him after listening to his cuts on “The Power of Two,” his recent CD with Feinstein, and his equally impressive spot on composer Lance Horne’s new disc “Last Things First.” Here’s hoping undercard position on the gala’s lineup leads to a headline spot soon. Details here.