A Shortcut Through 2017

A look back at the last twelve months, a retrospective of a truly transitional year with a disturbing loss of morals, constitution values and major personalities. Featuring two Presidents, hundreds of demonstrations, disasters (both natural or manmade), scandals, lies & lawsuits, denials & exposes, plus countless cases of sexual harassment, civil rights violations, military threats and border closings, this program was especially hard to assemble. A Shortcut Through 2017 contains tributes to some of the founding figures of rock & roll, country & southern music legends, award-winning writers, actors, musicians, producers, directors & creators including Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell, Della Reese, Barbara Cook, Walter Becker, Dick Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Hefner, Adam West, Jimmy Breslin, Liz Smith, Nat Hentoff, Christine Keeler, Chuck Barris, June Foray, Greg Allman, Charles Bradley, Jon Hendricks, Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Tom Petty and Don Rickles.

Featuring Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Lin Manuel Miranda, Boris Karloff & O. P. Heggie, Kyle MacLachlan, Gov. Jerry Brown, America Ferrera, Whoopie Goldberg, Al Franken, Lenny Bruce, William F. Buckley, Garrison Keillor, Harvey Weinstein, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Charlie Rose, Mario Battalli, Julie Newmar, Mark Hamill, Matt Lauer, Anne Hathaway, Megan Kelly, Garry Shandling, Robert DeNiro, with music from Big Lazy (RIP Paul Dugan), The Reverend Shawn Amos, Portugal The Man, Randy Newman, John Coltrane, Agnes Obel, Torres, Matt Monroe, Donald Fagen & Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, The Church, Dusty Springfield with The Petshop Boys, Angelo Badalamenti -Twin Peaks: The Return, The Cast of Westside Story, Star Wars, David Axelrod (RIP) and The Second Grade Class of PS 39, Brooklyn, NY.

Dedicated to Violet Kamberis Bochan (July 9, 1927-April 8, 2017)

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