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Adagio Teas
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By Roger B. Harris

  Judy Collins/Photo Credit: Annie Leibowitz

Isn't it rich, Judy Collins, at the Cafe Carlyle. Why yes it is, to borrow a phrase from one of Ms. Collins' best-known songs, Send in the Clowns. This '60s icon is making her cabaret debut in a gig that runs through March 2nd, in this famous room, in this famous hotel.But rest assured, this troubadour is acting out her part; her voice is in fine shape( if a trifle over-amplified). And she still has an unsurpassed way of connecting with her audience. Whether strumming her guitar, accompanied by pianist Russell Walden, or playing piano herself, this is not just a ride down memory lane. Yes, she sings familiar numbers, Both Sides Now, Someday Soon and Who Knows Where the Time Goes, among them. But emotionally satisfying recent songs are also included, namely The Blizzard and Mountain Girl. Kingdom Come, however, penned after 9/11, is somewhat overbearing, and melodically too close to some of her earlier songs for these ears. And her audience sing-a-longs of Blowin' in the Wind and Amazing Grace,was one too many; keep the latter, ditch the former. But, these are mere quibbles. Sweet Judy blue eyes is a pleasure to behold and a treat to listen too. She may have had constant sorrows(as well as incredible joy) in her life, but, she's come out on the other side to spin true stories and other dreams. Who can ask for anything more.


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