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Kenny Vance "Acapella"

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kenny Vance celebrates the music of he grew up singing on Brooklyn street corners in the 1950s and 1960s with his new album, “Acapella.” The thirteen song collection also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Planotones, which began as a fictional group led by Kenny in the cult classic film "American Hot Wax" and who have re-formed with him since 1992.

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Comments [5]

Cleftonefan

Marvelous interview. Thanks.

May. 31 2013 04:35 PM
steve from barryville, ny

for a great, obscure performance by kenny vance, check out the funeral scene in the film "hurlyburly".

Feb. 21 2013 12:31 AM
henry

Leonard, please listen to Terry Gross to learn how to share personal experiences and reactions for the purpose of enhancing what you might elicit from the interviewee, rather than for the purpose of self aggrandizement. Unfortunately, I have heard so many excellent interviewees have their flow interrupted by your irrelevant sharing. We listen to your program to hear the people you get on the show not you. As opposed to how Terry Gross brings out amazing things in her guests, I'd rather hear your guests do monologues sharing what they want to talk about than hear most of your questions and certainly all of your sharing. Also, it helps to listen to what they've said before asking the next of your staff-prepared questions.

Feb. 18 2013 02:13 PM
Noach (Anti-Corporate Traditionalist) from Brooklyn

I have to say, that was a nice in-studio performance.

Feb. 18 2013 01:22 PM
Noach (Anti-Corporate Traditionalist) from Brooklyn

Was Mr. Vance ever on the Joey Reynolds Show?

Feb. 18 2013 01:16 PM

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