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Perez Reviews: The Band Wagon

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Encores! at City Center always puts on a good show. And we've seen many there. BUT…

Their most recent production of The Band Wagon is the best Encores! show we have ever seen!!!!

Such a gem and such a brilliant revival!

Originally a Broadway musical from the 1930s starring Fred Astaire, the show was later turned into a movie musical in the '50s - also starring the legendary Astaire.

This production more closely resembles the film, but thankfully the very talented Douglas Carter Beane has written a new book for the show. So it feels fun and FRESH! And the equally talented Kathleen Marshall directed and choreographed this production, which is the most staged and dance-heavy show we have ever seen at Encore!

It is such a WINNING vehicle. It just aims to please! An old-fashioned love story set in the world of Broadway, it most closely reminds us of the Cole Porter classic Anything Goes.

The Band Wagon has many truly memorable songs - and one ICONIC tune, That's Entertainment!

This production was lucky enough to feature some greats, including Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, Laura Osnes, Tony Sheldon and in the Astaire role, Brian Stokes Mitchell, whom we had never seen in a show before. WHAT A VOICE!!!!!!!!

The whole cast was great!

If ever a City Center/Encores! production deserved to transfer to Broadway, it's THIS ONE!

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This Cover Of Paula Abdul's Straight Up Totally Invokes The Spirit Of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers! Watch It Now!

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Oh, we'd tap that!

Ashley Stroud and tapper Alex MacDonald totally gave us the ultimate throwback!

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In the spirit of the classic choreography of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Ashley crooned to Paula Abdul's Straight Up while dancing with Alex.

Not only was this a great cover, the dancing is out of this world!

Ch-ch-check out all the tapsy foot action (below)!!!

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Dianna Agron Talks About The Glamour Of Fashion

Dianna Agron dishes on her recent love of fashion in September's Glamour magazine!

Sure, we loved Glamour’s ageless Jennifer Aniston September cover and spread, but we just can’t help but fall for Dianna Agron’s "Epic Fashion Moment" inside the mag!!

Like us, the Glee starlet truly appreciates fashion! But she didn’t always feel that way, so she opened up about the moment that happened and what changed her mind.

Turns out the vehicle of her fashion awakening was none other than Louis Vuitton!

Here are the HIGHlights of her style journey:

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Glee Turns Us Upside Down With Old Hollywood Glam In All The World! WATCH Full Performance HERE!

What a BEAUTIFUL, reality-warping tribute to old Hollywood!

Ryan Murphy has JUST debuted a tantalizing teaser for the next all new Glee in the form of Mr. Schu and Emma performing the iconic, gravity-defying number You're All The Wold To Me, originally made famous by Fred Astaire in the 1951 film Royal Wedding!

Dance on the ceiling with Matthew Morrison and Jayma Mays (above)!

We are SO excited to see what other musical films the Gleeks will pay homage to in next week's all new Glee, titled Girls (and Boys) On Film!

And it's nice to see that Will and Emma are at least on speaking (well singing) terms after she high-tailed it out of their wedding!

If you are curious about where the above performance draws its inspiration from, you should totally click …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Liza Minnelli Being Honored Lifetime Achievement Award!!

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Well it's about time!!

Liza Minnelli is about to have a whole night of honor for being the fabulous queen she is!!

So mark your calendars!! Cause on Monday, June 4, the 30th Annual Astaire Awards will recognize her majesty with their Douglass Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. AND SHE WILL OWN IT!!!

We mean, the woman is the winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, TWO Golden Globes, and FOUR Tonys!!! This is very well deserved!!

We're so happy for you, gurl!! Live it up!!!!

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New Paul McCartney Album Coming Out THIS FEBRUARY!

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New wife….new tour…..and now a NEW ALBUM!!!!

Paul McCartney has JUST announced plans for his next album, which comes out this February, and will feature "two new original tracks and several covers." Coolio!

The covers will be of American songs that inspired Paul

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Lady GaGa & Victoria Beckham Are Headwear Hall Of Famers

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The Headwear Association is tipping their hats to Lady GaGa and Victoria Beckham.

The two hat wearing superstars along with LL Cool J, Kid Rock, Marlene Dietrich and Fred Astaire are all being inducted into the Headwear Hall of Fame for having a "positive impact on the evolution and popularity of headwear fashions".

Congr-HATS!

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