PHOTO CALL: Maurice Hines and Lillias White Headline To Nat King Cole With Love
By Krissie Fullerton
24 Aug 2010
Entertainer Maurice Hines, along with special guest Lillias White, paid tribute to the great Nat King Cole with a concert at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. To Nat King Cole With Love was a benefit for The Ronald McDonald House and The New York Pops Education Programs.
Backed by a swing band, the duo performed American standards by the legendary Nat King Cole.
According to press notes, "The New York Pops residency at the Ronald McDonald House New York has helped pediatric cancer patients discover their creative voice through instruction in basic musical, creative writing and instrumental techniques. With those ideals in mind, the Ronald McDonald House band, Bad Habit, has been writing and performing songs for two years. This year, The New York Pops has also been leading a weekly class in vocal and piano performance, resulting in the first-ever Ronald McDonald House Choir."
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