By fall, the Roosevelt will house even more star attractions. Prominent Southern California chef Tim Goodell and his wife, Liza, who recently opened the restaurant Dakota at the hotel, will add a hamburger stand called 25 Degrees. The couple are also revising the hotel's room service and poolside menus. Demme will open another, more exclusive, club named Teddy's and New York hairstylist April Barton, whose clients include U2 and Elvis Costello, will cater to VIPs from a space overlooking Hollywood Boulevard. A spa, a gym and newly updated rooms are in the works.
It's a Chelsea morning at Tanglewood, where William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein are the gurus. From the Boston Globe, July 29, 2005.
Studying Bolcom's works
Singer Joan Morris and composer/pianist William Bolcom gave a master class on Bolcom's cabaret songs to the vocal fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center late last week.
Bolcom's songs, written to texts by Chelsea Hotel Resident Arnold Weinstein and tailored to the voice and personality of Morris, have become repertory pieces for most American concert and opera singers, as well as for cabaret performers. (Photo shows Arnold, William and Arthur Miller at the Chelsea Hotel.)
Both artists had significant musical points to make, but they also emphasized the visual aspect of communicating. At one point, they asked a singer to perform a song on nonsense syllables, while still delivering its full meaning.
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