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Is That All There Is? Remembering Peggy Lee hosted by James Gavin, featuring Jane Monheit, Nellie McKay & others

Peggy Lee cast a spell when she sang. She epitomized cool, but her trademark, “Fever”—covered by Madonna and Beyoncé—is the essence of sizzling sexual heat. Hear that and other songs that made her famous, along with stories about Lee and the bizarre dreamworld she inhabited, at this tribute. Hosted and narrated by “killer biographer” James Gavin (Hollywood Reporter) and based on his acclaimed book Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee, the show features two-time Grammy–nominated jazz singer Jane Monheit; charismatic singer-songwriters Spencer Day and Nellie McKay; celebrated British songstress Barb Jungr; Rebecca Parris, New England’s First Lady of Jazz; and Lee’s longtime pianist-conductor Mike Renzi. This vibrant musical biography explores the radiant, eccentric, and mysterious star whose work inspired Joni Mitchell, Dusty Springfield, k.d. lang, Petula Clark, and Diana Krall.

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Photo: Peggy Lee

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