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Michael Feinstein Is Back!
“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. â€œI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s some sort of karmic thing that I am supposed to be given all of these recordings and pieces of music to preserve,â€ Feinstein says in the show,â€œbut itâ€™s clear that for whatever reason, it is also my responsibility to share it and get it out there.â€Â â€œIn our second season, we continue to discover surprises around every corner,â€ says series producer/director Amber Edwards. â€œAnd what remarkable corners we turn: the Mississippi Delta, Kansas City, Las Vegas, even Hugh Hefnerâ€™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.â€
Feinstein gives us a generous sampling ofÂ live performance combined with archival footage that puts the music in historical context.Â 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.