Good Morning Buffalo!
Read about tonight's Kathleen Landis performance in The Buffalo News!
Carrying the torch for the art of cabaret singing is New York City-based vocalist and pianist Kathleen Landis, who has been holding forth at the swanky Cafe Pierre on Fifth Avenue for 20 years. She comes to the Burchfield Penney Art Center on the Buffalo State College campus today for a pair of appearances in the auditorium as part of the gallery's concert-lecture series, "High Standards: The Legacy of the Great American Songbook."
At 12:15 p.m., she will discuss Alec Wilder's 1972 book "American Popular Song: The Great Innovators 1900-1950." Then, at 7 p.m., she'll perform "While We're Young: A Tribute to Alec Wilder." Wilder, born in Rochester and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, wrote such song classics as "I'll Be Around," "While We're Young" and "It's So Peaceful in the Country."