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Actor, singer and comedian David Hyde Pierce is best known for his Emmy-winning role as Niles Crane on the long-running TV series Frasier. He's also a Tony-winning actor for his role in Curtains. As a child, Pierce began in classical music as a pianist, but one summer, that all changed.
"I was up at Williamstown — the summer theater there — and they have a cabaret, and they did an evening of Irving Berlin," Pierce says. "And I'd never sung that way in public. They gave me the song 'A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody,' which was ironic for me because, having grown up as a musician, making that sort of metaphor — or simile, I guess it is — was ironically appropriate for me."
Pierce and Song Travels host Michael Feinstein open the show with "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," and then their discussion ranges from Beethoven to rap lyrics to Spamalot, as Pierce sings a few of his favorite standards with Feinstein at the piano.
Nick DiBiasio’s passion for music began on the evening of Sunday, February 9, 1964, when The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Against The Grain features Americana music by many local and international artists.
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