Rebecca Kilgore in Chicago

Howard Reich reviews jazz singer Rebecca Kilgore’s tribute to Marilyn, ‘Some Like it Hot!’, for the Chicago Tribune. (Rebecca’s show will return to New York in October. For more details, visit her official website.)

“Yet Kilgore obviously admires Monroe considerably, and you could hear it in the affection she brought to the repertoire Monroe sang in feature films and elsewhere. Kilgore’s bathed-in-sunshine view of this music may not have matched Monroe’s slyly ironic stance, but there was no question that Kilgore produced a lot more sound than Monroe ever did. So Kilgore’s show – which she calls ‘Some Like It Hot!’ – could be considered more a response to Monroe’s work than an evocation of it.”

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