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Michael Feinstein has two performances in LA

February 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Five-time Grammy-winning singer and pianist Michael Feinstein always has a full performance schedule.

In fact, he said he considers "the road" his real home. But this week, his "home" is Los Angeles. He'll perform his first full show at the Disney Concert Hall on Saturday. And next Wednesday, he'll be a sitcom star.

Even though musician Michael Feinstein spends more than half the year performing live in concert, he recently segued into the T.V. comedy world to tape a guest spot on ABC's "Better with You".

"It's always kind of weird to go down the rabbit hole and into something you see," said Feinstein. "I was delighted to be a part. Valentine's Day show, adorable. I become a 'present' and how that happens will be revealed on the show."

Southern California audiences can see Feinstein's gifts for themselves this weekend, as part of the Disney Concert Hall "Song Book Series." He'll be performing tunes centered on the movies.

"I'll be doing some Mancini songs. Loved his work," said Fenstein. "Certainly Stalwarts, Cole Porter, Gerschwin. A couple surprises."

Feinstein will be accompanied by a six-piece jazz group, along with the entire audience at the concert venue.

"It's a show that's interactive," said Feinstein. "Disney Hall you feel you're one with everyone, so for people who haven't seen me, or know recordings, it has upbeat humor. And it's fun to set up songs by telling of songs and songwriters."

Feinstein's latest album was just released. He paired with the legendary cabaret singer Barbara Cook for a CD titled "Cheek to Cheek." His concert at Disney Hall is Saturday night at 8 p.m.

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