Monday, October 19, 2009

David Hockney in Yorkshire

I had the great privilege of visiting David Hockney at his studio in Yorkshire in late September. His new paintings will be on view in NY opening this Friday the 23rd. of October at Pace Gallery.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Steve Tyrell at the Catalina in Hollywood

Had a really great time seeing Steve Tyrell at the Catalina..'Standard Time' is such a perfect CD for the American Songbook. Steve and Bill Claxton were very best friends, Steve performed at Bill's LA County Museum Memorial. Photography and Music have always been close friends.
Wouldn't you know, my D300 batteries were undercharged and I finished up with a point and shoot!

Steve Tyrell performing at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, Ca Oct 15, 2009
He performed  a special 10th Annniversary show celebrating his first American Song Book CD
"Standard Time." The CD includes 3 Jimmy McHugh timeless classics," I'm in the Mood for Love"
"On the Sunnyside of the Street" and "I can't Give you Anything But Love,Baby!"

                      Joining Steve on stage last night was celebrated vocalist Robbyn Kirmsse

Steve Tyrell with grandson Jimmy McHugh III (left) and great-grandson Lee Newman (right)
who is also Eddie Cantor's great grandson.( maybe it's family night!?)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Feinstein at Carnegie and JIm McHugh interviewed about his songwriter Grandfather-Marylin Beck and Stacy Janel Smith

It's been interesting applying so many photography marketing ideas to a music catalog. My grandfather and I were very close, it seems only right to do all we can to make his music live on.
Michael Feinstein, Wesla Whitfield and Noah Racey's NY Tap Ensemble at Carnegie Hall for a special evening saluting the music of Jimmy McHugh songwriter of "I'm in the Mood for Love"- "On the Sunny Side of the Street"- "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" and many others. Author Alyn Shipton, Jim McHugh and Michael Feinstein talk about Jimmy McHugh and Alyn's new biography "I Feel A Song Coming On, The Music of Jimmy McHugh" available in bookstores and on

The National Ledger article is in the middle of the page.