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Movies: It's De-Pressing!

De-lovely. Such an insouciant and enticing neologism, so perfectly emblematic of Cole Porter, the man who coined it. You enter a movie with that title, prepared...

Making Over The Porters

KEVIN KLINE had no trouble getting COLE PORTER under his skin for this summer's De-Lovely, a movie musical about the master tunesmith's complex relationship with...

That Old Feeling: A Berlin Bio-pic

Say it with music, With words and music. Please listen and we'll begin Introducing Irving Berlin. That song-writing fellow Wants to say hello, So...

MUSIC: RETRO SOUL

It took Cole Porter to prove Lisa Stansfield really had soul. On Red Hot + Blue, a 1990 tribute album to Porter, she contributed a sublimely sophisticated...

Music: Setting the Standards

Fashions come and go in pop and classical music alike, but never has the same idea hit both ends of the street at the same time the way jazz did in the first...

Delightful, De-Lovely

COMPOSER: COLE PORTER ALBUM: FROM THIS MOMENT ON LABEL: SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION OF RECORDINGS THE BOTTOM LINE: He's the top. PLAYBOY, IDLER, A SNOB'S SNOB, Cole...

Souls On Ice

PERFORMER: JANET JACKSON ALBUM: JANET. LABEL: VIRGIN PERFORMER: TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY ALBUM: SYMPHONY OR DAMN LABEL: COLUMBIA THE BOTTOM LINE: Two careers in the...

Books: The Soul of Cole and No

THE COMPLETE LYRICS OF COLE PORTER; Knopf; 354 pages; $30 THE LYRICS OF NOëL COWARD; Overlook Press; 418 pages; $25 "Strange how potent cheap music is," wrote...

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