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Read "ROBERT DAVI:
A SOUND PORTRAIT"
in La Revista magazine.
If the Renaissance happened again in our times, in America the performing arts would be the premiere medium. Particularly the art of music is a constant companion to the greatest audience. To seek the great names of America’s New Renaissance music would lead us to genius performers like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin just to name a very few. It would not be a finished search, though, until we found Robert Davi
"Robert Davi?” You ask? Who doesn’t know the amazing actor from his television and big screen appearances? His is a broad repertoire of talent from which to draw. Robert Davi has walked the Silver screen and raised a golden voice for the performing arts. To hear his voice is to slip through the fingers of time and find oneself in the golden age of crooners. In Davi’s album “The Road to Romance” he sings those remarkable songs popularized by Frank Sinatra. The impeccable production of this work, by Phil Ramone, renders it top shelf art of the Americas.
Robert Davi isn’t just sounding out the melodies from history. He lives the American Songbook. His knowledge of the music is an
art in and of itself. In this gallery of great thoughts we peruse the ideas and experiences of the great Robert Davi. Long live the arts!
The corporate jet; a smooth, classy, sophisticated ride to the perfect finish. How nice that would be. If you possess a millionaire’s taste but lack the assets, perhaps you will prefer a smooth, classy, sophisticated ride on the vocal wings of Brigitte Zarie. The timeless style of her sound is evocative of the big band era but is blessedly placed in our day, with a flawless fit. Brigitte positively purrs her own crooner anthems with a certain authority and power that escapes simple description. Her writing is on par with those wonderful evergreen tones; honest, charming and memorable. We wouldn’t have expected anything else from greatness. So strap into your seats for a talk with Brigitte Zarie, as she takes us on an singer-songwriter’s flight through memories, notions and brilliant conversation non-stop to great enjoyment.
LATE AT NIGHT
It's fate that some should touch the heights that make a mem'ry fast recall,
The words and deeds that make hearts light, and let the tensions built, desolve,
A comic's not a name tag worn, nor ever was talent bought, a showman true, is only born, then hones the talent he has got,
Let the hours slip 'til night, who fears the dark in merriment, rather laugh in lowered light, then watch some other, lesser gent
Let talent come from where it will, in singers, actors, all renowned spectators nightly hours fill, with David, Paul and Kalter’s sounds,
those talents many lives enrich, by daring to speak humors script
As Letterman describes "the switch" it's genius either way it's flipped.
(A Poem by Daniel L. Buckner)
I was about 9 years old and staying up very late on a Friday. Everyone else was sound asleep and that was
the first time I ended up on “Late Night with David Letterman.” I distinctly remember the bandleader eating a bowl of Rice Krispies drizzled with Pepto-Bismol. Clearly I had stepped into another era of my