Friday, August 15, 2008

Gershwin and Hula Hoops at Folk Fest

Pete Kennedy needed only the four strings of his ukulele to perform Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
Moments later he invited his wife, Maura Kennedy, up onstage; she stole the show by playing the uke while dancing in a hula hoop.
They shared the Camp Stage with fellow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, who dazzled the crowd with his flamenco and jazz-tinged compositions, and Anthony DeCosta, who sang with power and conviction.
As I'm writing this, John Francis is opening the proceedings on the main stage, asking "who took the sting out of Cassius Clay?"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine Gershwin on a ukelele, Tom. That must have been brilliant -- one day I'll get to go to this festival!

7:09 PM, August 15, 2008  

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