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11Feb/21

MILES AND MILES AND MILES OF HEART: LOVE SONGS FOR THE MOST ROMANTIC NIGHT OF THE YEAR

Who: KT Sullivan, Natalie Douglas, Jeff Harner, Marissa Mulder
What: Love songs for Valentine’s Day
Where: Mabel Mercer Foundation
When: Sunday, February 14, free, 7:00 (available for one week)
Why: English cabaret superstar Mabel Mercer, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, passed away in 1984 at the age of eighty-four; the next year, the Mabel Mercer Foundation was founded “to preserve and advance an endangered part of American musical heritage: the intimate art of cabaret performance and the Great Songbook of its repertoire.” That mission takes center stage on February 14 at 7:00 when KT Sullivan, the foundation’s artistic director, will host the Valentine’s Day concert “Miles and Miles and Miles of Heart: Love Songs for the Most Romantic Night of the Year,” featuring Natalie Douglas, Jeff Harner, and Marissa Mulder performing such standards as “The Nearness of You,” “All the Way,” “Because of You,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Love Is Here to Stay,” and “My Funny Valentine.” Admission is free, although donations are welcome if you can afford it, helping the foundation in this time of Covid to continue as a “central source of information for artists, presenters, promoters, and the general public about Ms. Mercer and the art form she exemplified.”

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