Show Business: Wanna Sing a Show Tune . . .

Michael Feinstein finds new audiences with old songs

Elvis and the Beatles passed him by, and so did hard rock, soft rock, punk, heavy metal and all their noisy alloys. That makes Michael Feinstein, 30, either the oldest young singer of the '80s or the youngest old singer. Or perhaps both. What does he like? Just sit back and listen to the first number on his enchanting album, Live at the Algonquin (Parnassus Records): "Wanna sing a show tune,/ Good old Broadway show tune,/ Nothing that has no tune,/ Something that has heart./ Something you can hum, or can strum by the hour."

Fortunately for Feinstein (sounds like Einstein),...

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