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Gallagher to perform Saturday at Will Rogers

July 4, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saranac Lake native Gail Gallagher will perform her one-woman Cabaret show at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, inspired by Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter entitled "Sweet Swing."

Gallagher grew up in Saranac Lake and began singing at special gatherings at a young age. After working in radio, TV and educational media in Boston, she decided to pursue her love of music and began a professional singing career. Since then, she has performed for hundreds of audiences along the east coast and has won rave reviews for her performances and CD's from music and theatre critics including Variety, the Boston Herald and PBS radio and TV.

Gallagher produced her CD "Warm as a Late Spring Day" with her accompanist and arranger, EMMY award winner and Boston Pops pianist, Brad Hatfield. "A Singer's Dream Team" is how Gail refers to the musicians who played with her on the CD: Brad Hatfield on keyboards, Marty Richards, of the Gary Burton band, on drums, popular jazz musician Dave Burdett on trumpet and additional percussion by Jon Chase, of the Berklee College of Music. Gail and her band have added a modern twist to songs that touch our hearts from the 30's, 40's and 50's, like "Cheek to Cheek" and "My Favorite Things."

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This program is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 518-891-7117.

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