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Barbara Fasano: Written in the Stars

Here’s more proof that the fusion of jazz and cabaret is one of the healthiest trends in the music business. Cabaret singers have taste, built-in dramatic chops, the ability to manipulate time, and, above all, respect for lyrics. Ms. Fasano, whose background includes working all the right rooms with all the right jazz musicians, has plenty of the above. In addition, she’s had a life-long hero-worship for Harold Arlen. Face it: A singer who lacks appreciation for an Arlen tune shouldn’t be in the biz.

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