Sunday, December 14, 2014


 This was my third visit to The Crazy Cogs to see the wonderful Lorna Luft, who has made the fabulous Picadilly art deco venue her London home.. As it's artistic director the equally wonderful Ruth Leon said, she had invited Lorna back this year, and the next and
With Lorna after the show..
the next! Lorna called this show 'Accentuate The Positive' as a tribute to Johnny Mercer a good friend to her family,, Lorna literally bursts into the venue through the audience with 'It's The Most Wonderful Time' as indeed it was. Continuing with a selection of Mercer tunes, then screening a clip of Judy Garland singing the song 'Lorna' which Mercer wrote for her.. I was with my friend Karen Cadle, who was actually there on the night the clip was filmed, as she had befriended Garland at that time. Other highlights were the medley

number ' Not Even Nominated' a selection of  now classic songs that were robbed of an Oscar nomination.. Lorna also mentioned a show she did which celebrated hit songs from flop shows called 'Panning for Gold' and then she sang songs from 'On A Clear Day You Can See Forever'.. Lorna rounded of the show with a selection of Christmas classics to celebrate the season.. As ever Lorna put on a sensational show and I look forward to another visit to The Crazy Cogs this holiday season to see her.. She will be touring with a new show celebrating the life and music of her legendary mother called .. 'The Judy Garland Story' throughout the summer .. I will be catching the show somewhere
in the UK, watch this space!

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