What's Old Is New

During the winter of 2016, Houston native Kat Edmonson fell ill. Unable to kick a bad cold for weeks, she burrowed into her Brooklyn apartment, flipped her television to theTurner Classic Movies channel — and began to write. The end result? Her just-released fourth album, Old-Fashioned Gal, a bouncy, jazzy record that channels the energy of a MGM musical. In fact, Edmonson says that as she wrote the 11 songs, she envisioned film scenes that corresponded with each — eventually conceptualizing an entire movie. She performs May 21 at Heights Theater.

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Chapman & Kirby Launches Free Concert Series for Spring

Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band performs May 31 (photo from dannyrayatlanticstreetband.com)

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Roger and Fatima Camp, and Cassie and Wesley Sinor

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