Sunday, December 11, 2005

A Night With Linda Eder

Saturday night Tim and I went to see a holiday concert by the phenomenal Linda Eder, whose Christmas album is one of my top three favorite Christmas albums ever. (The other two being Celine Dion's These Are Special Times and Ella Fitzgerald's Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas).

Tim and I had a fantastic time at the Linda Eder concert at the historic Wilshire Theatre. (12/10/05)

Linda was performing at the 1,900-seat Wilshire Theatre on the corner of Wilshire and La Cienega, which was the perfect place to see a show like that. The first half of her set consisted of songs from her new album, By Myself: The Songs of Judy Garland. Then after an intermission, she stacked the second half with songs from her fantastic Christmas album. I was thrilled.

The phenomenal Linda Eder gave a thrilling performance. (12/10/05)

Incidentally, the Wilshire Theatre is also where I saw Sarah Brightman in Aspects of Love about 10 years ago. A few years later we saw the revival of Cabaret featuring Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher as Sally Bowles (and bumped into comedian/actor David Spade outside the men's room).

It's actually a pretty historic theatre, opening in 1930 under the original title the Fox Wilshire. It's also where Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall attended the opening of How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953, and where Ronald Reagan and Cesar Romero attended a special screening of the 1960 Elvis Presley film G.I. Blues. Presently it sits next to the Larry Flynt Building, in front of which strangely sits a large statue of John Wayne on horseback.

P.S. — Happy Birthday Dad!

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