Michael Feinstein Is Back!

Michael Feinstein plays one of Liberace's rhinestone-encrusted pianos at the now closed Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.(Photo: Courtesy of Dave Davidson, Hudson West Productions)
Michael Feinstein plays one of Liberace's rhinestone-encrusted pianos at the now closed Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.(Photo: Courtesy of Dave Davidson, Hudson West Productions)

“Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook” is back for a second season with three new episodes. Feinstein continues on his quest to celebrate and preserve classic 20th century popular song. “I don’t know if it’s some sort of karmic thing that I am supposed to be given all of these recordings and pieces of music to preserve,” Feinstein says in the show,“but it’s clear that for whatever reason, it is also my responsibility to share it and get it out there.”  “In our second season, we continue to discover surprises around every corner,” says series producer/director Amber Edwards. “And what remarkable corners we turn: the Mississippi Delta, Kansas City, Las Vegas, even Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. And everywhere we go, we find more evidence of how this music reflects who we are as a people.”

Feinstein gives us a generous sampling of  live performance combined with archival footage that puts the music in historical context.  Whether you’re a casual listener or musical expert you will enjoy this next installment in Feinstein’s journey.

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook” airs Friday, February 3 at 9:00pm on WOSU TV.

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