Stephen Holden on Rebecca Kilgore on Marilyn Monroe

The NYTimes reviews the Monroe tribute at Feinsteins: A pop-jazz singer whose fluent voice conjures sunlight glinting on running water, Ms. Kilgore infuses everything she performs with a sense of lighthearted enjoyment. Her phrasing, like Monroe’s, is naturally curvaceous, although underlined with a stronger current of swing. Instead of striking the pose of a singing pin-up, she conveys the frisky, fun-loving sensibility of a good sport. Delivering ballads like “I’m Through With Love” and “Incurably Romantic,” she refrained from moping.


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