Guest Picks: Petula Clark
Monday, January 30, 2012
Singer Petula Clark was on the Lopate Show to talk about her performances at Feinstein's at Leows Regency. She tells us she's listening to Brazilian music. Find out what else she's been up to.
What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?
I saw "The Artist" in Paris right after the premiere. It's quite an experience seeing a silent move in black and white in this day and age is extraordinary. The performers are amazing and the filmmakers did an incredible job. It's a beautiful of piece of work.
What are you listening to right now?
I am listening to a lot of Brazilian music to perform during my upcoming Australian tour. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and The Sandpipers all recorded great latin albums, plus there are so many native Brazilians performers which are terrific too.
What’s the last great book you read?
The Interpretation of Murder , by Jed Rubenfeld. It’s a great picture of Old New York. And it’s about Freud.
What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?
That I love jazz and classical music too.
What’s your favorite comfort food?
I love soup, especially lentil or vegetable. It’s one of the few things I can actually make for myself. That and a really good cup of tea to sip on the terrace.