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Kate

Jarrod Spector

Actor and Broadway tenor Jarrod Spector channels the experience of playing 1500+ performances of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boysto deliver a dazzling storyboard of male vocalists from classic to modern. Experience the unstoppable energy of hits like "Good Vibrations," "Uptown Girl" and "Walk Like a Man" paired with swoon-worthy renditions of "Maybe I'm Amazed" and Enrico Caruso's "Una Furtiva." Spector's reverent interpretations illustrate his closeness to the material and his deep respect for these...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #103

Sunday, August 12 at 12:00 am on 12.1


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THE KATE is a new national music series with artistic cred and a bit of edge, infused with the essence of the unabashed, spirited Katharine Hepburn. The headline-heavy first season features artists who follow the Hepburnian philosophy that "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. " Ann Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones, and former Saturday Night Livestar Ana Gasteyer, are all breaking new ground in their already-established careers during THE KATE performances. These artists are iconoclasts, and their performances capture a particular feeling, an artistic vibe located just outside of the mainstream: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ann Wilson pushes her Heart aside and sings the blues; Rickie Lee Jones speaks openly about growing older in the music world; Gasteyer takes a turn as a sassy singer, weaving in comedic moments throughout. The intimacy of the venue means that THE KATE performers have a risky closeness to their material--and their audience. British song interpreter Barb Jungr and Broadway star Jarrod Spector round out the season, with the final artist to be announced soon. Insightful interviews with the performers open each episode, taped live at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, an intimate 250-seat venue in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.