This Week in Mal’s World, as the stage version of the famous film Dirty Dancing hits Chrysler Hall this week, Mal recalls the time he interviewed the movie’s star, the late Patrick Swayze. He’ll also share why the film is so close to Virginia’s Hollywood heart. For more information on tickets, visit sevenvenues.com. Listen to archived features from Mal Vincent online. You can also hear Mal on the NPR One App.
The music industry lost one its pioneers of rock and roll this past week Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. passed away at age 89. This week in Malâ€™s World, Mal remembers the time he met and interviewed the legend. Domino sold more than 65 million records with eleven Top 10 hits. In 2016, Domino was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame. While "Blueberry Hill" might be your favorite, what was Fatsâ€™ favorite?
This week in Malâ€™s World, Mal Vincent previews director-choreographer Matthew Bourne's theater production of The Red Shoes based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its story of obsession, possession, and one young woman's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Mal takes a look at how the film was adapted for the stage production.
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