It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just in.
The weekend has finally arrived.
The sun has set.
The evening sky has erupted.
Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight, I'm feeling a little sentimental. Romance, ladies and gentlemen is in the air.
Let's open by dipping into country, a musical form I have yet to highlight during our Friday night feature. George Strait comes to town in a few weeks to perform at the Marcus Ampitheater. It would take him four or five nights to play all his hits.
Here he is on the 1997 American Country Music Awards doing one of his 17 #1 country hits of the 1990's. Strait is introduced by a young woman who was in the news this week, accused of stalking.
Isn't that romantic!
Of course, Strait also gave us, "All my exes live in Texas."
As my friend Robb Edwards always used to say on WTMJ....moving right along!
Here's quite an interesting duet singing a nice, old classic.
In April 1953, Frank Sinatra was in the Capitol recording studios collaborating for the first time with famed arranger Nelson Riddle. Their partnership is now legendary. Their first single release is performed here on the Tonight Show by Steve Tyrell.
We close with another Sinatra standard.
In 1936, Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern started writing songs for the great dance team of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. One of their collaborations was performed in the film, “Swing Time.”
It’s as big today as when The Chairman of the Board recorded it.
So, goodnight everyone.
Have a romantic weekend.
And Happy Anniversary, Jennifer!