Tuesday, August 19, 2008

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: JULIUS LA ROSA (RENALDO, ANOTHER WORLD)

Julius La Rosa, 1950s hitmaker and television star, promises to take his audience down a familiar road when he performs Sunday in Vandergrift.

"There won't be one song you don't recognize," says the headliner of the 2008 Festa Italiana of Vandergrift.

That's because the reliable song stylist, who the great Ella Fitzgerald once called "the most underrated signer in America," will be opening The Great American Songbook of material from Sammy Cahn, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter, among others....

La Rosa has had a career full of variety. Drawing on his studies in theater, he worked summer stock, and was nominated for best supporting actor for his 1980 stint as a waiter in the soap opera "Another World."

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