Sunday, December 28, 2008

Eartha Kitt Marathon

I'll do an update of all the new music on NeverEndingWonder Radio soon, but first I want to let you all know about an upcoming special program.

I'm sure you've all heard of the passing, on Christmas Day, of the luminous personality Eartha Kitt. It kind of seems appropriate since her most popular song was "Santa Baby."

She has long been one of my favorite singers; her sultry purr was unique. She could sing in seven languages and speak four of them fluently.From jazz, to pop songs, to folk numbers from many different cultures, her prolific output was varied and ferocious.

Such a tremendous talent could not be bound to one mode of expression. She was equally talented as a singer, dancer, actress and author. She made her mark in recordings, films, television, stage and cabaret. She was particularly fond of live performing and did it as much as possible. in 1998 she even starred as The Wicked Witch in a revival of The Wizard of Oz, with Broadway vet Mickey Rooney.

She was unwavering in her honesty and beliefs. She was invited by LBJ and Lady Bird to a women's luncheon at the White House. When she used the opportunity to voice her opposition to the Viet Nam War, she was effectively blacklisted in the United States. Undaunted, she moved to Europe where she was welcomed with pen arms. Later, she would return to America where she was embraced anew. She never stopped working.

Such a courageous woman who faced great hardship in her early life and challenged conventions throughout her 81 years.

Please join us on NeverEndingWonder Radio Tuesday, December 30, starting a NOON Pacific time for over SIX HOURS of Eartha Kitt's marvelous music.

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