Music: Versatile Jennie

She was small (5 ft. 1 in.), but as she came onstage last week in Spokane, her silver-spangled white satin dress and three-inch heels somehow managed to make her look commanding.

For two hours, she put her Spokane audience through a program that jumped from Handel to Reynaldo Hahn. At the end of an earnest evening, Jennie Tourel finally let the lowbrows in the audience have Songs My Mother Taught Me, My Hero (from The Chocolate Soldier), and a piece of heavy whimsy by Leonard Bernstein, called I Hate Music. Two nights later she sang in the little college town of Pullman,...

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