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NEWS-美国歌星鲍比·萧特逝世

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American Singer Bobby Short Dead At 80

 

Bobby Short's devotion to the works of Rodgers and Hart, George Gershwin and Cole Porter made him a household name among followers1 of popular music. But it was his unwavering dedication2 to the Café Carlyle at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel that forever sealed his legacy3. Bobby Short arrived in New York in 1956, and dreamed of someday performing at the Café Carlyle. That dream came true when he was hired to work there for two weeks in 1968, an engagement that was extended for the next 36 years. Short described the Café Carlyle as a hidden treasure of American nightlife.

 

Bobby Short: The Café Carlyle is, today, singular in that it's a bastion for what used to be New York sophisticated nightlife. There's no other place like it in New York or in the country or in the world.

 

(Music)

 

Bobby Short was born in Danville, Illinois. He taught himself to sing and play piano, and by age 12, was performing regularly in vaudeville4. People called him "The Miniature King Of Swing," a title he took with him to the nightclubs and stages of Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, London, and finally, New York City. His discography includes the works of many of our finest composers, especially that of fellow-Midwesterner Cole Porter. In 1991, on the 100th anniversary of Porter's birth, the Cole Porter family presented Short their "You're The Top" award for his outstanding contribution to sustaining the Cole Porter legacy.

 

Among his many other accomplishments5, Short often performed at the White House, with symphony orchestras, on television and in some of the world's most glamorous6 concert halls. Despite changing trends and tastes, Bobby Short remained loyal to his show business career.

 

Bobby Short: I've never really had a difficult time. I've had times when jobs were not quite as plentiful7 as they are today. I've had a pretty good run, I think. I haven't suffered a lot. I don't believe in starving artists or addicts8, you know.

 

Jazz vocalist, pianist and cabaret star Bobby Short died March 21 of leukemia at age 80 in New York City.

 

I’m Doug Levine.

 

(Music)


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1 followers 5c342ee9ce1bf07932a1f66af2be7652     
追随者( follower的名词复数 ); 用户; 契据的附面; 从动件
参考例句:
  • the followers of Mahatma Gandhi 圣雄甘地的拥护者
  • The reformer soon gathered a band of followers round him. 改革者很快就获得一群追随者支持他。
2 dedication pxMx9     
n.奉献,献身,致力,题献,献辞
参考例句:
  • We admire her courage,compassion and dedication.我们钦佩她的勇气、爱心和奉献精神。
  • Her dedication to her work was admirable.她对工作的奉献精神可钦可佩。
3 legacy 59YzD     
n.遗产,遗赠;先人(或过去)留下的东西
参考例句:
  • They are the most precious cultural legacy our forefathers left.它们是我们祖先留下来的最宝贵的文化遗产。
  • He thinks the legacy is a gift from the Gods.他认为这笔遗产是天赐之物。
4 vaudeville Oizw4     
n.歌舞杂耍表演
参考例句:
  • The standard length of a vaudeville act was 12 minutes.一个杂耍节目的标准长度是12分钟。
  • The mayor talk like a vaudeville comedian in his public address.在公共演讲中,这位市长讲起话来像个歌舞杂耍演员。
5 accomplishments 1c15077db46e4d6425b6f78720939d54     
n.造诣;完成( accomplishment的名词复数 );技能;成绩;成就
参考例句:
  • It was one of the President's greatest accomplishments. 那是总统最伟大的成就之一。
  • Among her accomplishments were sewing,cooking,playing the piano and dancing. 她的才能包括缝纫、烹调、弹钢琴和跳舞。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
6 glamorous ezZyZ     
adj.富有魅力的;美丽动人的;令人向往的
参考例句:
  • The south coast is less glamorous but full of clean and attractive hotels.南海岸魅力稍逊,但却有很多干净漂亮的宾馆。
  • It is hard work and not a glamorous job as portrayed by the media.这是份苦差,并非像媒体描绘的那般令人向往。
7 plentiful r2izH     
adj.富裕的,丰富的
参考例句:
  • Their family has a plentiful harvest this year.他们家今年又丰收了。
  • Rainfall is plentiful in the area.这个地区雨量充足。
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有…瘾的人( addict的名词复数 ); 入迷的人
参考例句:
  • a unit for rehabilitating drug addicts 帮助吸毒者恢复正常生活的机构
  • There is counseling to help Internet addicts?even online. 有咨询机构帮助网络沉迷者。 来自超越目标英语 第3册
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