to the WHAT'S NEW page
aware that some of these older links
may no longer work
10/17/10 - A
recap of Rosemary's "6th
child's" performance in Cleveland on Oct. 16 has been added
to the site. Michael
Feinstein is a phenominal performer who had a wonderfully
loving relationship with Rosemary.
- Check out this recap
from Tony Bennett's recent concert in Danville, KY.
As always, Tony mentioned his fellow, original "American
Idol" in the show. If you haven't been to a Tony Bennett
concert recently - you should make your way there now!
- The Bing Crosby Archive and Collector's Choice Music
have a great early Christmas present for Rosemary fans - check out this upcoming
release "Bing & Rosie: The Crosby-Clooney Radio
Sessions." This 2-CD set will be released on November 9th. Click here
for more information.
- Check out this video
from 1992. It's Rosemary being interviewed
in The Rosemary Clooney House by fellow Kentuckian,
- Members of Rosemary's family joined in
the dedication of George Clooney's costume
Patti Page's autobiography
This Is My Song:
A Memoir was recently
published. In it Patti pays tribute to her good friend Rosie.
The Rosemary Clooney Palladium inturn pays tribute to Patti
with a new page at Rosie's home on the internet. Check out the
photos of Rosie and Patti together, and the video of Patti singing
Foggy Day at
Rosemary's Ella Award presntation.
husband Dante's home
on the web has been updated with a new video clip featuring
him singing to her on their 2nd wedding Anniversary. He surprised
her during an interviw with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning
America. The clips includes him singing Just in Time
and her singing Our Love is Here to Stay.
3/12/09 - Jimmy Boyd passed away on March 10th.
Back in the early 50s he recorded a few songs with Rosemary.
Check out a couple of them here.
- a few additions have been made to the Library,
so stop by for a visit and enjoy some Rosie reading. Also check
out a short video clip
which has been added to the site. It's a rare clip from a 1963
episode of "The Dick Powell Show" entitled "The
Losers." It features Rosemary singing a beautiful hymn.
Satellite Radio Plays Rosemary!! If you miss hearing
Rosemary on the radio, or would just like to hear more of Rosemary
- look no further than the Siriusly Sinatra channel on XM (channel
73) and Sirius (channel 75) Satellite radio. Sign up for a free
trial and you might even think its Siriusly Clooney!! In
addition to a healthy dose of Rosemary you'll hear all the greats
singing songs from The Great American Songbook, plus shows featuring
members of Frank's
family. It's more than worth the subscription price.
lifelong best friend, Blanchie Mae Chambers passed away on January
11, 2009. She would have been 85 on February 3. Remember
Blanche and her blessed friendship with Rosemary by clicking
You will find funeral arrangements, information on where to
send tributes, photos and more.
12/23/08 - Be
sure to check out Christmas
with Clooney an article
by Matt Connor which details the long-lasting impact that "White
Christmas" had on Rosemary's life and career. Matt conducted
several interviews with friends and associates of Rosemary who
witnessed the impact first-hand.
12/19/2008 Paramount is planning a re-release of the DVD
of White Christmas in 2009. Interviews and filming took place in
Augusta, KY on December 19 at The
Rosemary Clooney House which is home to the largest collection
of White Christmas memorabilia in the world.
for an article about the filming and click here
for information about Augusta's White Christmas parade.
Interviews were conducted with Nick Clooney, Gail Darley, Mica
Darley and Steve and Heather French Henry. The producer of the
new material for the DVD also hopes to conduct additional interviews
with family of the movie's stars and remaining cast members.
In addition to the interviews, they filmed the "White Christmas"
parade and spent time going through the collection which includes:
Bing's uniform; Rosemary's red robe: Vera's white Mandy outfit;
Mary Wickes, Veral Ellen and Rosemary's dresses from the Cast
Party scene; the Rhinestone Gloves from "Love You Didn't
Do Right By Me"; a blue fan from the Sisters routine; and
both Rosemary's and Vera's Sisters dresses.
- New York City's 92nd
Street Y will include "The Last Girl Singer: Rosemary
Clooney and Her Way With Words" as part of their Lyrics
and Lyricists series. There are five performances scheduled
from January 6-8, 2007. Deborah Grace Winer, artisitic director;
John Oddo, musical director, John Pizzarelli, vocals & guitar;
and Debby Boone, vocals (1/7 & 1/8). Click
here to order your tickets.
The week of June 29, 2006, John
Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey's Radio Deluxe program was
a Salute to Rosemary Clooney. They were joined by John Oddo
and Deborah Grace Winer. You can listen to the entire program,
by downloading it here.
Catch the BBC's phenominal
program ROSIE ALL THE WAY being broadcast live on the internet, Sunday's in
June at 8 p.m., by Cinciannti's WVXU
for more information about this program. Read Nick's review
of the program, and his column
about the Cincinnati broadcast.
- The Rosemary Clooney House will hold
a special dedication service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3rd
to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the house's soft opening. A
costume worn by Rosemary when she co-starred with Bob Hope in Here Come the Girls will
be unvailed. Nick and Nina Clooney will join others in this
special recognition which coincides with Augusta's "Arts
in the Garden" festival.
1/7/06 - The
Rosemary Clooney House website has been updated with photos
and press from the Oct. 2005 Grand Opening. In addition
to photos of the participants visitors will get a glimpse of
the hundreds of items that make up the house's impressive collection.
added to the site are photos and descriptions
of several items that can be purchased from the house. Items
included two different ornaments, two different t-shirts and
autographed copies of "Girl Singer" signed by Joan
9/29/05 - Details of the Grand Opening
Weekend for The Rosemary Clooney House
have been finalized. Will include a fundraiser, book signing,
ribbon cutting, Rosemary's bedroom, the Miss America Room, preview
of materials salvaged from 1019 Roxbury Drive, and much more.
for more details.
Garters" is now available on DVD.
Rosemary's son Miguel
Ferrer is starring in the recently released movie, "The
6/14/05 - The
Rosemary Clooney House held it's "soft-opening" on
June 4, 2005. Well over 1,000 visitors "Came On-A Rosie's
House" to see priceless memorabilia from her career while
experiencing the peace and tranquility of Rosemary's house on the
river. Visit http://www.rosemaryclooneyhouse.com
for more information and to plan your visit.
COOLIDGE to headline the ROSEMARY CLOONEY CONCERT October 1 in
- Tickets for the Rosemary Clooney Concert are on sale and prices
will remain the same as last year, ranging from $250 per person for
the butler-served dinner to $90 each for the Rosie basket. Tickets
can be secured by calling Duff Giffen at 606-564-9419 or by calling
Lundy's at 800-785-8639.
4/19/05 - The
Henry's opened THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY HOUSE
for a press preview on April 19, 2005. Reporters, videographers and
photographers were given a sneak peek at the rennovations and some of
the memorabilia which will be on display. Click
here for more information.
4/10/05 - Check
out Debby's updated tour schedule.
3/30/05 - TESSA
ROSE FERRER, granddaughter of Rosemary Clooney, named Queen
of the 78th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Click
here for details.
OF ROSEMARY" by Debby Boone will be released on the Concord
Label April 26, 2005.
A page has been added to the site that gives details about the CD and
also Debby's upcoming performance schedule. Pre-order you copy today.
have been updated on the website. The Nelson Riddle family has
launched the official Nelson
Hal Linden Music Company has released "The
Best of Rosemary Clooney,"
a songbook containing the sheetmusic for 21 songs Rosemary recorded.
4, 2005 - THE
ROSEMARY CLOONEY HOUSE will open
to the public during Augusta, Kentucky's ART
IN THE GARDEN WEEKEND. Make plans now to visit this historic
community and Come On-A Rosie's House.
June 20, 2005 at 8:00 PM - JVC Jazz Festival New York - ROSEMARY
CLOONEY: AN ALL-STAR REMEMBRANCE OF AMERICA'S GIRL SINGER
at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. A benefit for the Weill Music
Institute's Professional Training Workshops, this evening features a
once-in-a-lifetime assemblage gathered to honor one of the greatest
vocal talents of our time. Presented by George Wein and Festival
Productions, Inc., in partnership with Carnegie Hall. Debby Boone
will co-host the event.
to the Producers of THE ROSEMARY
CLOONEY MUSIC FESTIVAL, this year's
event will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2005.
- Wallace Silver has produced three limited edition "White
Christmas" silver items to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of
this classic movie. Thanks to all who made donations.
The notebook, White
Christmas : May Your Days Be Merry and Bright and May All Your
Christmases Be White celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of
the film White Christmas, by paying tribute to the classic film. It
contains biographical information about the film’s cast,
behind-the-scene stories about making the film,and the story of its
success. The CD in the back of the book includes Bing Crosby’s
classic version of White Christmas,as well as two other
versions by Louis Armstrong and Vince Gill. Order
your copy today.
Crosby's Restaurant & Piano Lounge has opened in Walnut
Creek, CA. The restaurant is decorated with memorabilia from Bing's
life and career and features live entertainment. If you are in the
San Fran area....make plans to stop by.
- Information added about THE
ROSEMARY CLOONEY HOUSE
open in Augusta, Kentucky in the late Spring of 2005. The plan is for
the home Rosemary owned on Riverside Drive to
a living tribute to her life and career.
10/2/04 - Photos
and recap of the Sixth
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival
have been added to the site.
9/23/04 - Silent
details added. Check out the many donated items, including some from
Rosemary's personal collection, as well as many autographed items
from her friends and family.
9/7/04 - Details
added to the Sixth Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival page about
the dedication of Rosemary's
marker in front of the Russell Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24.
- General Admission tickets now available for the Sixth Annual
Rosemary Clooney Music Festival. Click
for more details on obtaining this $15.00 tickets.
- Plans have been announced for "The
Clooney-Crosby Connection II"
program which will take place during the Sixth Annual Rosemary
Clooney Music Festival and will feature Kathryn Crosby, Nick Clooney
and video clips edited by film archivist Bob DeFlores. The program is
Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at Field's Auditorium, Maysville Community
College. Tickets $20 at the door.
silent auction will once again be held during the festival to help
raise funds for the restoration of the Russell Theatre. The
Rosie-themed-baskets will be available for preview during the morning
program and the auction will take place in front of the Russell
Theatre prior to the evening's main event. Check back for a listing
of the items and information on absentee bidding.
NEW ROSEMARY CLOONEY PALLADIUM BULLETIN BOARD
is up and running. All fans are encouraged to take their questions,
comments, discussion about our favorite "girl singer," her
life, her career, her friends & family to the board. News &
information will be shared their first!!
- Roberta Flack to headling 6th
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival
- September 25, 2004. Click
for more information and ticket reservation form.
- An exclusive feature, "The
4 Girls Phenomenon"
has been added to the site. Written by Matt Connor, this story
weaves together the details of the act with the funny stories of its
principal players and observers. The feature is based on extensive
research and hours of interviews with the surviving members of the 4
Girls 4, and their friends and family. Audio and video files, and
never-before-seen photos help to make this the most comprehensive
piece ever compiled on this phenomenal part of Rosemary's career!!
articles have been added to the library.
the first time ever, Rosemary's album of children's recordings, Clooney
is now available on CD. For more information and to order, click
- A section devoted to Rosemary's widower Dante
has been added to the site and can be accessed in the Family section
of the Links
page. Dante was an accomplished dancer on both screen and stage, as
well starring in a number of motion pictures.
article from Collier's,
December 25, 1953 has been added to the library.
The article is entitled "Fabulous
and details many of Rosemary's first husband's successes. The article
includes several pictures of the then newlyweds.
for four more Lux Show programs have been added to the Episode
- WOSU.TV, the PBS Station in Columbus, Ohio, has informed the
Palladium that they will broadcast "Rosemary
Clooney: Girl Singer"
on Wednesday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. Obtain a copy of the program (DVD
or VHS), with the additional song and interviews, by making a
contribution to PBS.
- A page detailing the contents of the DVD Rosemary
Clooney: Singing At Her Best
has been added to the site. This DVD will be released on April 6,
2004. The page contains song selections, duet partners, ordering
information and a brief review.
Clooney's official campaign website is up and running and includes
the ability to make contributions online. Visit it at www.clooneyforcongress.com
continue to be made to the Episode
for Rosemary's television series. You might be amazed at songs
Rosemary performed but were not commerically released. 26 songs from
those performances are available on the CD "The
Rosemary Clooney Show: Songs from the Classic Television Series."
who have enjoyed the PBS Special, Rosemary
Clooney: Girl Singer
might want to take note of the fact that the DVD/VHS availalbe from
PBS stations includes additional interviews and song performance not
for more information about obtaining the program from PBS.
- With the help of RosemaryFans, the Palladium has added a Episode
which begins to detail the guests and song selections from Rosemary's
two television series. The clips for the PBS
as well as the songs from the new CD were taken from the first series
"The Rosemary Clooney Show." If you have additional details
about "The Rosmary Clooney Show" or "The Lux Show
Starring Rosemary Clooney" please pass them on to the Palladium.
- Additions have been made to the Rosemary
Clooney Show CD page,
which include a review of the companion PBS special.
Rosemary Clooney Show CD
page has been added to the site, with track listing and ordering
information. The page also contains some photos of Rosemary around
the time these shows were made....look close and you'll see Rosemary
and Jose from one episode and also Rosemary dressed as Little Red
Riding Hood from an episode with Boris Karloff.
- Pre-order the Concord Records release The
Rosemary Clooney Show: Songs from the Classic Television Series
which will be available on March 23, 2004. This CD is being released
in conjunction with the PBS special Rosemary
Clooney: The Girl Singer
that will begin airing in March on local stations. The special
includes clips from Rosemary's hit TV series of the 50s. Check you
local listings for times in your area. Pre-order your copy of the CD
today by clicking on the CD's artwork.
- In accepting his award for best pop traditional album, Tony
Bennett said last evening, "I've been very fortunate to receive
11 of these wonderful Grammys, but, if I may, I'd like to give this
one to Rosemary Clooney." He went on to say that, "Mike
Nichols, the great director, said of Rosemary Clooney, 'She was the
Spencer Tracy of singers; the most natural, honest singer that
lived.'" He went on to say, "She's been my sister in show
business all these years," dating back to a TV talent contest
that she won and he was runner-up.
2/8/04 - A link to
the Honolulu Symphony Musician's has been added to the Links page.
Without this great group of musicians THE LAST CONCERT CD wouldn't
have been possible.
Records is set to release on March 23, Rosemary Clooney: "Songs
from the Classic Television Series." This CD will coincide with
the special that will air in March on your local PBS stations.
A new DVD will be
released in April entitled Rosemary
Clooney: Singing at her Best. Pre-order
your copy from Amazon.com today.
Information about making contributions to Nick Clooney's campaign has
been added to the Nick
Clooney for Congress
page at the website.
1/21/04 - The
Rosemary Clooney estate, has authorized LSL Productions to complete a
"Rosemary Clooney: Girl Singer".
This retrospective on Rosemary's career will premier on Public
Television this March. It will be available to the public later in
CD page has been updated with Grammy news.
Updates have been
made to Bette's
section of the site. New dates have been added to her tour and she
continues to give loving tribute to Rosemary in all her interviews,
including looking into withdrawing from the Grammy's so as to not go
up against Rosemary.
recently airred a program entitled "An
Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends."
The program featured the greatest performers skating their magic to
the accompaniment of special musical guest Michael Feinstein. The
Palladium believes that Rosemary may have been a catalist for the
friendship between Michael and Scott, as Scott was a huge fan of
Rosemary. This program is available on DVD from Amazon.
Rosemary fans will enjoy seeing her longtime accompanist, John Oddo
at the ivories, as well as Matt Cattingub on sax and Steve Moretti on drums.
Fans of Rosemary's
son Miguel Ferrer, will once again be able to catch him on Crossing
Jordan on NBC, come February.
12/4/03 - GRAMMY
- Rosemary Clooney's work appears in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal
Album category twice — as an artist and in homage by another
artist. Nominees include Clooney's own The
album going head-to-head with Bette Midler's Bette Midler Sings The
Rosemary Clooney Songbook, as well as A Wonderful World by Tony
Bennett and k.d. lang, As Time Goes By&ldots;The Great American
Songbook: Volume II by Rod Stewart, and The Movie Album by Barbra Streisand.
11/28/03 - A "Nick
Clooney for Congress"
page has been added to the site, which includes news reports of his
announcement and the subsequent reaction.
updates have been made to the Bette
section of the site, including reviews, interviews and additional
tour dates. The transcript of Nick's call to Bette on Larry
will be of most interest to Rosemary's fans.
- Concord Records will release "Rosemary
Clooney: The Best of the Concord Years"
on October 7, 2003. Track listing and other information has been
added to the site.
9/30/03 - Watch
the TODAY show today and tomorrow for appearances by Bette Midler. On
9/30 she'll be interviewed (est. 8:18 a.m.) and Wedneday 10/1 she
sings (w/Barry Manilow) as part of their concert series. Check out
cd page for reviews, ordering information and promotion schedule.
9/24/03 - Nick's
wrap-up of the festival weekend has been added to the Fifth
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival Page
9/23/03 - Rescue
the Russell is $23,850.00
to reaching its goal of restoring the theatre and housing a Rosemary
9/22/03 - Reports
and photos of the successful events which occurred during the Fifth
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival
have been added to the website.
9/16/03 - Tony
and others make generous donations to Rescue the Russell's Silent
to be held during The Fifth Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival.
Place your absentee bids by 9/19.
9/15/03 - Preview
soundclips added to Bette's
9/10/03 - Info
from Columbia's press release about Bette
Milder Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook CD
has been added, including quotes from Bette & Barry about
Rosemary and the making of the CD.
- Maysville's Ledger-Independent ran an article about "The
The cover art for Bette's
has been added.
9/1/03 - Nick
Clooney's article "Special
Guests to Grace Festival"
has been added to the site.
- The Rescue
website has been updated and includes ordering information to
purchase the Rescue
the Russell Christmas cards.
Not only are these lovely holiday greetings, they are sure to become
collectors' items as well (the red inset box does not appear on the cards).
The cards feature
the marquee of the Russell Theatre announcing Bing & Rosemary in
"White Christmas." All the proceeds from the sale of the
cards go directly to helping fund the restoration of the Russell Theatre.
Bluegrass Satellite and Rescue the Russell will present "The
during The Rosemary Clooney Music Festival. Kathryn Crosby will
reminsce and answer audience questions while reknowned film archivist
Bob DeFlores will present rare vintage video clips of Bing and
Rosemary. The program will take place 9/20 at 10AM at the Opera
Theatre in Maysville. Tickets are $20 at the door. 100% of the
proceeds benefit Rescue the Russell.
Bette Midler's "Rosemary
will be released September 20. Pre-order now at Amazon.
Rosemary's dream of restoring the Russell
alive by adopting a duck for the annual "Ducky Derby." Just
$5.00 to adopt one duck. Call 606-564-5082 to adopt your duck.
7/29/03 - Just
added, a Palladium exclusive, THERE
FOR EACH OTHER: Recalling
the stellar relationships between Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby and
Bob Hope, by Matt Connor
7/28/03 - The
Rosemary Clooney Palladium extends its deepest sympathies to Bob
Hope's family. In addition to being a wonderful entertainer, Bob was
a loving and loyal friend to Rosemary. The "Old Friends"
are together again!!
7/1/03 - See
Rosemary's son, Miguel Ferrer starring in the play "The
in New York, August 12-17.
6/30/03 - Radio
will repeat their tribute to Rosemary on Tuesday, July 1st at 2 a.m.
eastern time. Listen live
on the web.
6/29/03 - In the
end, nothing was more important to Rosemary then her family. On this,
the first anniversary of her death, we've added an article Rosemary
wrote in 1960 about this subject entitled "I
want eight more children."
6/28/03 - Tune in
at 7 p.m. on June 29th Eastern for a live tribute to Rosemary Clooney.
6/18/03 - A few
more links have been added to the "Rosemary
on the Radio"
section of the links page. On June 29th, Australian
will air a two hour tribute to Rosemary. In July, David
will re-broadcast his program's listener tribute to Rosemary from
6/15/03 - The
Rosemary Clooney Palladium recommends the book "Pilot
by Rosemary's goodfriend Ron Shaw. Click
to read more about the Pilot Pen CEO's book, and view a couple of
photos of Ron and Rosemary's lifelong friendship.
6/14/03 - At the
prompting of the Australian
broadcast, a section has been added to the Links
page called "Rosemary
on the Radio"
which lists some of the stations around the world which play Rosemary
on the radio and/or web. If you know of other stations who broadcast
on the web or simply play Rosemary's music, please send an email to email@example.com
so links can be added to their station websites.
has been made to the video
page - a Bing Crosby Oldsmobile show with Rosemary as a guest was added.
6/5/03 - Some
additions were made to the "video
page, as well as a new email address to place orders. If you miss
seeing Rosemary performances, give Tom's collection a glance, you
won't be disappointed with the vast collection of vintage Rosemary performances.
a speedy recovery and we hope that wall recovers quickly too.
6/1/03 - An
article entitled "Her
Life is a Song"
written about BETTY CLOONEY in 1955 was added to the library.
website tells us that the Bette/Barry tribute CD to Rosemary will be
released in the fall.
5/29/03 - Happy
100th Birthday to Rosemary's good friend Bob Hope. (Their recording
of "Ya Got Class" is playing in the background.)
5/27/03 - Thanks
to Barry Manilow's #1 FAN, we've added a photo of Bette, Barry and
Rosemary to the hompage.
- A page of photos has been added from a celebration held at Patsy's
restaurant on the eve of what would have been Rosemary's
and brother flew in from Lake Como, Italy for the event. Read about
their vacation in Nick's
The majority of
the recording has been completed for the Bette Midler - Barry Manilow
5/23/03 - Today we
celebrate Rosemary's birthday. She would have been 75....
5/21/03 - In honor
of Rosemary's birthday on May 23, the Palladium thought it would be
nice to remember one of Rosemary's happiest celebrations, so we've
added a gallery of
photos from Rosemary's book signing party
which took place on November 22, 1999 at Patsy's
restaurant in NYC.
5/20/03 - An
article written by Matt Connor entitled "Remembering
the 'Girl Singer': A visit to Rosemary Clooney's hometown"
has been added to the site. It provides a beautiful accounting of the
activities surrounding the 4th
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival.
According to the Bette Midler site "BOOTLEGBETTY.COM"
will in fact be a tribute to Rosemary. "This will also be a
historic CD in that it brings Bette back together with longtime
collaborator, musical director...the fantabulous, Barry Manilow!
Barry will produce and appear on the CD...They begin recording this
week...hopefully this means the CD will be out before [Bette's] tour
starts in November. Mister Manilow will not be going on the road with Bette."
5/18/03 - The
Palladium is trying out a new look for its main pages (home,
We've done some house cleaning and hope you find it a little easier
to navigate around Rosemary's home on the web.
- Rosemary's longtime conductor, arranger, pianist JOHN ODDO will be
performing that role for TONY
on his European tour this summer. They are sure to have wonderful
stories to share. Pretty good gig for John!!
anticipation of the BETTE & BARRY on ROSEMARY release...fans
ought to make sure they have in their collection Rosemary's CD "At
which features a fun duet with Barry on How
(in the style of Rosie & Bing's famous duets).
fans ought to check out John Pizzarelli's latest release LIVE
which was recorded with his trio in the Autumn of 2002. It includes
a track which features John telling a Rosemary story.
- New York Post columist Cindy Adams reports that Barry
will be recording an album of Rosemary Clooney tunes. Both Barry and
Bette admired Rosemary very much. This should be a terrific tribute.
Rosemary dueted with Barry on "Green Eyes" a track on his
With the Big Bands."
indicate that the home Rosemary lived in on Roxbury Drive in Beverly
Hills has been sold.
article has been added to the site entitled "A
Rose in Autumn."
It is a tribute/remembrance written by Rosemary's friend Matt Connor.
Updates have been
made to the Rescue
portion of the website, including acquiring the site name www.rescuetherussell.com
and adding a membership
On behalf of all
of Rosemary's fans, The Palladium wishes her dear friend Bob Hope a
Happy Centennial and remembers her dear friend Bing Crosby as he
would also have celebrated his 100th Birthday this May.
On May 23, we will
celebrate Rosemary's 75th Birthday. In honor of Rosemary, the
Palladium encourages her fans to buy
or make a contribution to "Rescue
and help keep Rosemary's dream of restoring the theatre alive.
4/18/03 - A page
has been added to the site which includes the Press Release from the University
regarding their tribute to Rosemary on April 25, 2003. An article
written by Nick is also included. This is an event you won't want to miss.
On Friday, April,
11, the Wall
reported on the sale of Rosemary's Beverly Hills home
Two items of
interest to Rosemary fans have recently been released:
good friend Merv Griffin's new Autobiography "Merv:
Making the Good Life Last"
was released earlier this year and includes several Rosemary
mentions and also a picture of she and Merv together.
the show Rosemary's son Miguel stars on, has just released a CD
from the show, which includes Rosemary's version of "Black Coffee"
- An Article entitled "Career
all relative to Boone: Grammy-winning singer inspired by Clooney's legacy" has
been added to the Palladium. Includes information about an upcoming
Debbie Boone concert.
3/11/03 - the University
of Kentucky School of Music's KY Jazz Repertory Orchestra
will hold "A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney, with Nick Clooney,
host" on Friday, April 25, 2003 at 8 p.m. The event will take
place at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the campus of the
University of Kentucky in Lexington. Order tickets by calling,
859.257.4929 Prices are $25.00 adults, $10.00 students. A press
release has not yet been sent out about this event, so there are
still good seats available. The press release will probably go out soon.
Friday, March 7 - A portrait of Rosemary Clooney was unveiled in the
Kentucky Capital Rotunda. Rosemary and three other women's portraits
were being added to the Kentucky
permanent exhibit. The exhibit includes watercolors of 35 other women
who have made outstanding contributions to the state. The exhibit is
a Kentucky Commission on Women project. Artist Paula Jull created the
Lyne of Logan County
has painted the honorees the last two years.
2/19/03 - In the
March Issue of IN STYLE magazine, George Clooney was asked for his
recommendations for CDs. Here is what he recommended:
THE MUSIC OF COLE PORTER, by
Rosemary Clooney, COME
by Norah Jones, ONE
by the Foo Fighters
2/17/03 - Over 40 Lyric
have been added to the website.
mentioning his dad's game show, The Money Maze in his recent
interviews, it seemed appropriate to add a 1975 article entitled "Nick
Clooney Recalls the Day 'My Grandfather's Hair was Purple,'"
to the website. In addition to its references to The Money Maze, it
includes a nice picture of Rosemary and her mother.
"official" website of the 5th
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival.
Stay tuned for
information about how you can win a free copy of a Rosemary CD!!
Check out Concord
which features Rosemary's latest CD The
1/26/03 - An
interview with Miguel
has been added to the Library.
1/25/03 - A number
of pages on the website have been updated with recent
articles/reviews/additions. Check out the following:
page for recent reviews.
REMEMBERS AUNT ROSEMARY
for additional quotes.
for additional photos.
Look at the LIBRARY
for new articles featuring remembrances by Tony Bennett and Nick Clooney.
number of Rosemary related recordings have recently been released or
are slated to be released soon. Check out NEW
for more information and also an article about how a Rosemary
recording came to appear on Michael Feinstein's newest release
"Livingston & Evans Songbook".
Dash of Rosemary!"
It's a new musical celebrating the life of Rosemary, being produced
in NYC March 5-16, with the hope an Off-Broadway or regional future.
new review of ROSEMARIE's
book HOLD THE ROSES,
has been added.
12/13/02 - Reservation form for the 5th
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival has been added to the site.
Nick's Review of the Tribute to Rosemary was added to the Hollywood
Remembers Rosemary page.
12/12/02 - Maysville announces plans for the 5th
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival.
As George has been doing press for his latest movies, he's also
been paying tribute to his Aunt Rosemary. Click
here to read a collection of quotes.
12/11/02 - HOLLYWOOD
Remembers Rosemary pphotos
and brief article have been added - check back for more updates to
the "An Evening to Remember Rosemary" page.
A perfect gift
for an Rosemary fan is now up for auction at ebay. The proceeds of
the auction go to help restore the Russell Theatre in Maysville,
GIFT BASKET at ebay
Linda Ronstadt is scheduled to perform at the 5th Annual Rosemary
Clooney Music Festival in Maysville, Kentucky in September of 2003.
More photos have been added to the WHITE
Nick writes about Rosemary's
A review and photos from Rosemary's friend John
Pizzarelli's 11/1 concert in Columbus,
Ohio, was added to the site.
11/20/02 - Additional reviews added to the LAST
CONCERT CD page.
A recap of the first
half of the Tribute to Rosemary from the BING! Conference was added
to the site. This first half features recollections by Rosemary's
friend, from 4 Girls 4, Margaret
Be looking for the movie that is going to be made about Buddy
Rich's life. It is to star Rosemary's son, Miguel Ferrer and be
produced by her nephew George Clooney's production company.
11/14/02 - Reviews added to the LAST
CONCERT CD page.
- The Maysville Younger Woman's Club honored Rosemary's Memory at
the 4th Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival by presenting her
family with a beautiful brass Christmas ornament. You can order
the ornament through the mail by visiting the Maysville
Younger Woman's Club's website. The cost is $11. The front
features on each point of the star a word or phrase identified with
Rosemary: Rosie, Maysville KY, Rosemary Clooney Festival, Hollywood,
Girl Singer. The back features a photo of Rosemary. More details at
10/24/02 - A page dedicated to Nick Clooney's
new book "The Movies That Changed Us" has been added.
It includes link to order, reviews, a Post article which includes
quote from Rosemary's friend Blanche Chambers, and a schedule of
known book signings by Nick.
10/23/02 - A printable reservation order
form for the December 10th Memorial Service has been
added, along with a copy of the invitation
letter from Rosemary's children.
- Articles with details about "The
Last Concert" have been added, along with liner notes and a
complete track listing.
More details about the Dec. 10 Memorial
for Rosemary have been added.
10/13/02 - Amazon is taking pre-orders for "Rosemary
Clooney: The Last Concert" which will be released 11/19.
10/1/02 - 4th Annual Rosemary Clooney
Music Festival highlights page updated with additional
photos/story and link to the EXTRA video.
Pictures from the Augusta
Carillon Dedication on Sunday, September 29 were added.
9/29/02- 4th Annual Rosemary Clooney
Music Festival highlights added.
EXTRA! Will air interviews
and highlights from the festival on their program, either 9/30 or 10/1
CD - Be looking for a new Rosemary CD, to be released by Concord
Records in mid-November, entitled "Rosemary Clooney, the last
concert. With the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matt Catingub."
9/26/02 - More details for Rosemary's service in LA on Dec. 10,
were reported by Army Archerd today. Check out "Celebrating
9/25/02 - Maysville's Ledger-Independent reports that a new
designation for a Maysville area highway is being planned to honor
the Clooney family. The Mason and Bracken counties are working
together to designate a portion of Kentucky 8 between Maysville and
Augusta as the Clooney Highway.
Michael Feinstein's "A Message to Rosemary" has been
added to the "Rosemary's Friends Remember" tribute page.
An article (with photos) about Nick, entitled "A
Clooney carries on" was added to the site.
Rosemary on TV:
ER - Going Home - Oct 10 11:00A TNT
A mystery patient (Rosemary Clooney) wanders from room to room
through the hospital and continually breaks into song;
ER - The Gift - Wed Oct 16 11:00A TNT
``Madame X'' (Rosemary Clooney) returns to serenade the hospital
staff with carols on Christmas Eve
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982 Movie with just
taped commentary by Nick Clooney -
Sep 25 02:00P Goodlife Network
Oct 14 02:00P Goodlife Network
Oct 29 02:00P Goodlife Network
A couple links were added to the Links page.
9/21/02 - The Memorial Service for Rosemary in LA, will be held on
December 10, 2002 at Merv Griffen's Beverly Hilton hotel. Merv will
serv as MC for the evening, and the proceeds from the event will go
to The Rosemary Clooney Fund for the Support of Pulmonary Research at
the Mayo Clinic. Individual tickets are $300 and corporate sponsored
tables are $25,000. More details to follow here shortly.
An article from December 23, 1990, entitled "Hey
there, she's on a high flying could" was added to the Library.
A tribute entitled "When
I needed 'Someone to watch over me," by Elizabeth Kaminsky
was added to the Tributes/Obituaries page.
Additions were made to the Video Collections
page, including Rosemary's appearances on "I've Got A
Secret," "The Andy Williams Show," and "Evening
at the Pops" with Linda Ronstadt.
Links for some of the "Rosemary Clooney
Music Festival" performers were added to the site as well as additional
information about the schedule for the weekend.
Individuals can register for a single day of the Bing
Conference at Hofstra University for just $40.00. The tribute to
Rosemary will be held on November 14, 2002 and Sal Scognimillo from
Patsy's has been added to the panel. A
pdf version of the registration brochure can is now available.
9/12/02 - Another article was added to the Tributes/Obituaries
page which includes thoughts on Rosemary by Cincinnati Pops Conductor
9/11/02 - Alison Krauss, Ron Block, The Whites, and The Peasall
Sisters are the members of the "Down from the Mountain"
musical tour who will be performing at the "Rosemary
Clooney Music Festival" on September 28. Join
DANTE, NICK, MIGUEL, GEORGE and other family members in paying
tribute to Rosemary in her hometown.
Sept. 3, 2002 New York Daily News: "George Clooney and his
cousin Miguel Ferrer are planning a memorial service here for
Rosemary Clooney. 'My mother adored New York City,' Ferrer told
reporter Leah Sidney at the 100th-anniversary party for Cadillac held
recently in Pebble Beach, Calif. 'It's where she had her first
success, and she never forgot it.' Ferrer, star of NBC's 'Crossing
Jordan,' said Tony Bennett, Michael Feinstein and Diana Krall are
among the singers who will take part."
Additions made to the "Bing! Crosby
and Americal Culture" conference page. The cost for the
three day conference will be $100.
Additions have been made to the page of photos
from the funeral.
9/4/02 - "Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story" will air on
the Goodlife TV network on Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. and Sept. 9 and 25 at 2 p.m.
9/2/02 - A wonderful and rare
addition has been made to the Palladium Library.
An article, written by Rosemary herself, entitled
"Friend or Phony?"
A tribute from RoseMarie was added
to the "Rosemary's Friends Remember"
page, along with a few pages devoted to RoseMarie,
including one about her new autobiography "Hold
the Roses" and another about "4
The Rosemary Clooney Story," the made for tv movie based on
Rosemary's autobiography "This for Remembrance" which
originally aired on CBS in 1982, will be re-broadcast on the GoodLife
TV Network with an introduction by Rosemary's brother Nick, a regular
host on the network.
Your encouraged to
purchase a brick for the Rescue the Russell
theatre. The brick will be engraved with your name and will be part
of the Walk of Fame outside of the theatre. Bricks already in place
include those of Michael Feinstein, Steve Moretti, George Clooney,
Nick and Nina and even their dog Spags.
Nick Clooney stands in front
of the Maysville Fire Department's Kinney Mack fire truck by the
floodwall murals Thursday as a television crew from the GoodLife
Network shoots another segment for the upcoming special ``Rosie: The
Rosemary Clooney Story." The crew is one of three filming in the
area this week. Bob Warner/Maysville's
article was added to the Tributes/Obituaries
"Clooney's Art Was in Her Commitment to the Songs
It's from the July 2 issue of
New Jersey's Courier-Post.
Rosemary's two recordings
from the 70s,
"Look My Way" and "Nice to be Around" which were
not widely available in the USA, and up until now have never been
available on CD, are being released by EMI international as a
"twofer" and can be ordered through AMAZON.
LOOK MY WAY was recorded in Nashville,Tennessee and includes:
"Half as Much" "Roses in the Garden" "When
will I be loved?" "Storms Never Last" "Look My
Way" "'Twas a Sunny Day /There I've Said It" "I'm
Not Lisa" "Don't the Good Times Make it all Worth
While" "Singing the Blues" "When You Got
Love" "The Very Thought of Losing You"
NICE TO BE AROUND was recorded in London and includes:
"You" "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" "Send
in the Clowns" "Music" "Thank You Baby/All By
Myself" "My Little Town" "The Hungry Years"
"I Won't Last A Day Without You" "Nice To Be Around"
in conjunction with Hofstra University 's Conference:
"BING! Crosby and American Culture"
8/27/02 - The date for the Los Angeles Memorial Service has been
moved to December 10th. Details will be forthcoming soon.
8/26/02 - Additional programs were added to the
Rosemary Audio/Video Collection order form. They include two
"4 Girls 4" performances, a concert entitled "Rosemary
Clooney With Love," and the Dick Powell Show episode "The
Losers" featuring Rosemary, plus many others. Order Your
Rosemary performances today and give yourself an early Christmas present!!
8/22/02 - An article entitled
"Miguel Ferrer recalls keeping beat for Rosie, Bing"
from the Cincinnati Enquirer, August 4, 2002 was added to the
8/19/02 - Updated information regarding the
4th Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival: A TRIBUTE TO ROSEMARY
has been added along with articles from Maysville's Ledger-Independent
regarding the festival. Order your tickets
today to join the Clooney family for an evening remembering Rosemary.
A new photo of Joan Barthel and Rosemary has
been added to the
"Rosemary's Friends Remember" page.
- A tribute from Rosemary's co-writer for GIRL SINGER, Joan Barthel,
was added to the "Rosemary's
Friends Remember" page.
an interview with Rosemary from 1977 by Fernando Dovalina, who has
also provided the Palladium with a first person accounting of the
interview and exclusive photos.
A list of a collector's
Rosemary Performances from television and radio has been compiled and
added to the Palladium, along with an order form for you to obtain
copies of these rare performances.
CLICK HERE TO EXPAND YOUR VIDEO COLLECTION OF VINTAGE and RECENT
ROSEMARY PERFORMANCES ON TV AND RADIO
The collection includes 30 episodes from the THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY
SHOW from the 50s, as well as appearances on PASSWORD, WHAT'S MY LINE
and others, as well as radio shows she did with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
8/7/02 - Two additional tributes were added to the
"Rosemary's Friends Remember" tribute page.
7/28/02 - A page called "Rosemary's
Friends Remember" was added to the site. It contains
tributes from some of Rosemary's friends. It will be updated as
additional contributions are received.
7/26/02 - A page called
"Patsy's & Rosemary: A Shared History"
was created and added to the website in honor of the cookbook which
was just published called
"Patsy's Cookbook: Classic Italian Recipes from a New York City
The book is from Rosemary's favorite restaurant in New York City, a
place she called home.
7/15/02 - Updates to several of the main pages on the site,
including, Lyrics, Shop, Links, Tribute/Obituaries, Discography
Links, and Radio/TV Tributes.
7/6/02 - More updates to the Tribute page, and a
radio/tv/internet tribute listing added.
7/3/02 - Home Page & Obituaries/Tribute
pages continually updated. "The
Copa Cat Pack Remembers" page was added, and a new Concert
Recaps Page Created with additional links to concert photos and recaps.
6/30/02 - Obituaries Page added.
6/26/02 - Added to Rosemary's Recovery
page two updates including the following:
Excerpt from Army Archerd's column
Variety, June 26, 2002
I am sorry to tell you that Rosemary Clooney is again undergoing treatment.
She was hospitalized briefly earlier this month and is now at home
continuing treatment. She underwent lung cancer surgery at the Mayo
Clinic in January and was finally released and returned home in May,
where her family has been regularly at her side.
6/17/02 - According to a Michael Feinstein interview, the first
release of his new FEINERY RECORDS label will be a release of radio
duets of Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby. Michael says he came
across the recordings in Rosemary's basement a couple of years ago.
Look for the release in the Fall.
6/4/02 - Reservation Information for the 4th
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival in Maysville,
Kentucky on September 28, 2002 has been added to the site. Tickets go
on sale to the general public on June 10, 2002. An order
form is available by clicking here. Also added is a link
to pictures from the 3rd Annual
Rosemary Clooney Music Festival.
A quote from Nick's 5/17 column was added to the
Rosemary's Recovery Update page.
There are a number of Rosemary related releases available on CD
that make a wonderful addition to any collection:
May 21, 2002, Bluebird's Best: The Girl Singer is a compilation of
recordings taken from Rosemary's RCA days and includes collaborations
with Bing Crosby, Nelson Riddle and Perez Perado.
1956 Broadway Cast Recording of Li'l Abner has been released and
includes two songs cut before the show's opening: "The Way to a
Man's Heart" and "It's a Nuisance Having You Around,"
performed by Percy Faith and Rosemary Clooney, respectively.
5/8/02 - Brief article from the Kentucky
Post added to the "Rosemary's
Recovery" page, confirming
Rosemary is home in Beverly Hills.
5/3/02 - According to Miguel (Rosemary's son who stars in
Crossing Jordan) who appeared on
THE VIEW on Friday, May 3rd, Rosemary was released from the Mayo
Clinic this past week and is back home in California to continue her recovery.
4/7/02 - Rosemary's 1958 release "Swing
Around Rosie" with the Buddy Cole Trio, has been remastered
and will be released on CD on April 9. You can purchase the CD at
Amazon by clicking on the LP Cover.
2-27-02 - Read Nick Clooney's column in the
Cincinnati Post entitled "Rosemary
finally gets a Grammy" Watch the Grammy Awards on CBS at 8
p.m. EST. Read the feature written for Rosemary's
Lifetime Achievement Award by Diana Krall.
2-21-02 - Article from Cincinnati Post added to
Rosemary's Recovery Page. Check out this article about the Copa
Cat Pack drummer
Steve Moretti in the St. Petersburg Times where he talks about Rosemary.
2-20-02 - Rosemary's Recovery Page
updated. Approximately 73 new lyric pages
were added to the site, many courtesy of Rosemary Fan KATIE and
composer LEW SPENCE (the links at the bottom of those pages have to
be fixed). A press release regarding Rosemary's canceled show at the
Carpentar Center was added to the tour page.
2-6-02 - Rosemary's Recovery Page updated.
1-14-02 - AP News Wire indicates that Rosemary undewent successful
lung cancer surgery on 1/11/02. A
Rosemary's Recovery page has been added to the Palladium to
provide updates on Rosemary's recovery. Rosemary is a believer in
prayer, so please be praying for her.
In light of Rosemary's health, the February run at Feinstein's is
1/4/02 - Rosemary's "Sentimental Journey" is nominated
for a grammy in the Traditional Pop Vocal Category. The award show
will air 2/27/02.
- Rosemary will be appearing at Feinstein's at the Regency February
19 through March 2, 2002. Call 212-339-4095 for tickets or check out the
tour page for more information.
12/11/01 - Grammy Awards announce that Rosemary will be one of
five recipients of the
Lifetime Achievement Awards presented at the Grammy Awards
Ceremony in February of 2002. Congratulations Rosemary.
10/29/01 - "Clooney Works Her Magic"
a review by Philip Elwood in the San Francisco Chronicle was added to
10/22/01 - MEET
ROSEMARY CLOONEY LIVE AND IN-PERSON!
WHERE: Virgin Megastore, corner of Stockton and Market streets,
San Francisco, CA -- WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2001; 5:30 pm -- INFO: 415/397-4525
Rosemary will be signing copies of her latest CD, "Sentimental
Journey;" The Girl Singer & Her New Big Band"
ADDED NEW TOUR DATES - Two dates with
Rosemary and the John Pizzarelli Trio, December 1, at the Foxwoods
Casino in CT and December 2, Detroit, MI.
9/17/01 - Concert Review of
Rosemary's performance with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra on
9/15/01 added to the Palladium Library. The
previously scheduled interview with Larry King scheduled for 9/21/01
has been canceled.
9/11/01 - Order Form for "First
Annual Rosemary Clooney Muisc Festival" Collectibles added
to the site. You can purchase t-shirt, mug and lapel pins.
9/6/01 - Two TV appearances added to Rosemary's schedule:
9/21/01 - LARRY KING LIVE and 10/12/01 - THE VIEW
9/5/01 - New date added to Rosemary's tour schedule.
December 15, 2001 at Count Basie Theater in Redbank, NJ (For tickets
call the box office at 732-842-9000)
8/22/01 - SOLD OUT - City of Maysville reports that the 3rd Annual
Rosemary Clooney Music Festival is SOLD OUT
7/20/01 - The Liner Notes, written by
Will Friedwald, plus the track listing
for Rosemary's "Sentimental Journey" have been added to the site.
7/18/01 - Two dates were added to Rosemary's tour
- Pre-order Rosemary's August 14 Release
"Sentimental Journey" by clicking on the CD's cover art.
The City of Maysville
has updated their website which includes some new pictures of Rosemary.
Rosemary performed with the Count Basie Orchestra at Interlochen,
Michigan on July 2, 2001.
A new, free, email group called RosemaryFans has been established
to take the place of the imusic.com board. Members can share news,
opinions, questions and receive updates.
6/22/01 - Review of Rosemary's
6/18/01 London concert, written by Mark Burgess added to the
6/18/02 - From Nick Clooney's column "Los Angeles. The ''Big
Kahuna'' band that appeared at the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival in
Maysville last September is one of the great pop music finds of the
last decade. The high energy swing band electrifies audiences
everywhere and the multi-talented leader, Matt Catingub, drives them
with enough power to see L.A. through its next rolling blackout.
Their second album on Concord is just out and wait until you hear
their backup of Debby Boone on ''Princess Poo-poo-Ly Has Plenty
Papaya.'' It's a pip."
Article from the Irish Times (6/16/01) added to the library
- "The Clooney versions: Perfect
Voice/ Singer Rosemary Clooney seems to always hit the right notes,
from string-laden ballads to swinging big numbers"
6/15/01 - Article from London's - THE TIMES
"Melodrama queen: Life for Rosemary Clooney has been a wild ride
but she still shines" was added to the Palladium library
as well as The dog who came to dinner: 'Where
did your dog Spags get its name?'' by Nick Clooney for his
Cincinnati Post column..
6/13/01 - Audio File of Rosemary's track from Big Kahuna's
"Shake Those Hula Hips" was addedd to the site.
"And the Angels Sing"
Concord's 15 track CD of WWII music "An
Era to Remember: Pearl Harbor to VJ Day" - featuring
Rosemary's "Sentimental Journey" and
Be Bluebirds Over the Whie Cliffs of Dover" is onsale now at
Amazon where real audio samples are available - click on photo
to go to cd information at Amazon
5/31/01 - Pictures and recap of
Second Rosemary Clooney Music Festival and information on the Third
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival.
5/23/01 - Several tour dates added,
including two in Hawaii! Happy Birthday
73rd Birthday Rosemary!!
5/19/01 - TV Radio Mirror article from March 1958 entitled "The
Ring Around Rosie" was added to the Palladium Library.
The Gallery Pages have been updated
with thumbnails of Glamour photos and Candid shots.
DON'T FORGET AandE's
BIOGRAPHY of Rosemary airs May 31, 2001.
Big Kahuna and The Copa Cat Pack's next Concord CD will be released
on June 12, 2001. It's titled "Shake
Those Hula Hips" and features guest appearances by Rosemary
and Debby Boone.
5/16/01 - Las Vegas Sun interview with
Rosemary entitled "A Dash of Rosemary" was added to the Library.
April 23, 2001 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
review of Rosemary's Concert on April 22 at the Tri-C JazzFest.
March 29, 2001 - Chip Deffaa's New York
Post Review and Stephen Holden's New
York Times Review of Rosemary's "Sentimental Journey"
at Feinstein's 3/27 - 4/7 added to the Library.
March 28, 2001 - Two new dates added to Rosemary's Tour
Schedule: 6/18 - London, and 6/20 Dublin.
April 10th "Concord's Women in Jazz---The New Century"
CD will be released. Rosemary's BRAZIL is one of the tracks. It's
available for preordering at AMAZON.COM
March 7, 2001 - SET YOUR VCRs. "Rosemary will appear on the
Rosie O'Donnell Show on March 28 with the Big Kahuna...They'll
perform some material from her forthcoming album and she'll sit as a
panel guest as well."
Rosemary's CD "Sentimental Journey" is now scheduled for
a July 24, 2001 release.
March 4, 2001 - Review of
Rosemary's March 3rd concert with Louisville Orchestra added to
the Palladium Library.
February 1, 2001 - New dates added to Rosemary's Tour
Schedule, including a March date in Florida, an April date in
Ohio, and a September date in Indiana.
Rosemary is currently recording selections which will appear on
her next release.
January 30, 2001 - For now, Rosemary's next release will be called
"Sentimental Journey," and it is described as a
"classic girl singer project with the Big Kahuna Big Band."
It is scheduled for a 6/26 release but of course that could change.
Rosemary will be honored with the MANHATTAN
ASSOCIATION OF CABARETS & CLUBS (MAC Awards) on Sunday,
April 1st, 2001 at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, NYC.
Additionally, Rosie O'Donnell and John McDaniel will receive the MAC
Board of Directors Award.
is quoted in Gary Giddin's biography of Bing Crosby (Vol. 1), "A
Pocketful of Dreams" which was released on 1/25/01 and, is,
in part, dedicated to Rosemary. You can purchase the book at
Amazon.com by clicking on the photo to the right.
December 17, 2000 - Review of Rosemary's 12/14/00
performance entitled "Clooney:
Charisma plus" added to the Palladium Library.
December 13, 2000 - Added to the Palladium Library
is Salt Lake Tribune's review of Rosemary's White Christmas Party
entitled "Clooney Is Gracious,
Endearing in Yuletide Symphony Show." and
the Orange County Register's interview of Rosemary entitled
"All Her: The holiday season and Rosemary Clooney seem to be inseparable."
On Sunday, December 10th, Liz Smith was on hand at the Beverly
Hilton to receive the Louella O. Parsons award. The inimitable Hal
Kanter m.c'd and Rosemary Clooney and Debbie Boone serenaded.
Two new articles have been added to the Palladium Library:
11/29/00 New York Post "DREAMY CLOONEY IN TUNE WITH THE HOLIDAYS"
and 12/8/00 Christian Science
Monitor "Singer recalls a 'White Christmas' past"
Here to buy the recently released DVD version of Rosemary's Holiday
Classis White Christmas. This version includes commentary by Rosemary
as well as a retrospective interview with her.
October 13, 2000 - Dates for Rosemary's White Christmas Party at
Feinstein's added to the Tour Page.
September 20, 2000 - Concord Records has confirmed that they will
record Ms. Clooney's concert at the Music Festival in Maysville on
September 30, 2000. Appearing with Ms. Clooney will be Debby Boone
and Heather Renee French.
Rosemary Clooney THE SONGBOOK COLLECTION a 6 CD set of previously
released material will be released on September 26, 2000.
September 11, 2000 - Information added to Tour Page for a two day
event honoring Rosemary as the
The 2000-01 Helwig Distinguished Artist at Indiana University
of Pennsylvania. On 10/16/00 at 6:30 p.m. will be the
Helwig Artist Special Dinner with the Clooneys - Hosted by
President Lawrence K. Pettit, a black-tie optional benefit dinner
will be held in Rosemary and Nick Clooney's honor. For advance
reservations for dinner with Rosemary, Nick and Nina call 724-357-2232
or 357-2547 for an invitation; RSVP Mon., Oct 9 Indiana Country Club $75;
Aand On 10/17/00
The 2000-01 Helwig Distinguished Artist: Rosemary Clooney will
perform with Her Very Special Host, Brother Nick Clooney & the
IUP Jazz Ensemble at Fisher Auditorium, Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, 8:00 p.m. Reg $12, Disc $9, I-card $6.
Individual Tickets go on sale: Mon, Oct 2, 2000 - (724) 357-2547
August 10, 2000 - A few direct links added to the
Palladium Shop page, for Rosemary & Dante items for sale at
Amazon, as well as for Jose, Miguel, Grabri & his wife Debby.
More links will be added soon.
August 9, 2000 - "Gold in Young Voices"
from Pathfinder, December 12, 1951 added to the library.
This is possibly the first magazine in which Rosemary appeared on
the cover. Also added a few more reviews to the
Variety Reviews page, and another review to the
Brazil Reviews page.
August 3, 2000 - Added to the site were:
Rosemary Clooney's Maysville, a page which highlights the sites
of most significance to Rosemary in her hometown of Maysville, Kentucky;
The Russell Theatre, a page which provides information about and
depicts the current state of the theater which premiered Rosemary's
first movie "The Stars are Singing," and which she is
helping to restore; Best
Friends, Always - Rosemary and Blanchie Mae, a page which tells a
little of the story of a friendship that has lasted more than 60 years;
Walk of Fame contribution form, a page that includes a form which
you can print off to send your contribution to "Rescue the
Russell" and even buy a personalized brick for the "Walk of
Fame" if you like; and added to the library are some
Variety Reviews of some of Rosemary's performances in the 60's.
July 30, 2000 - Added to the site were lyrics to
I'll Be Seeing You, links to
Guy Mitchell and Johnny
Mercer websites plus links to info about John
Oddo and Joe Cuccuzo on the links page,
additional review added to BRAZIL reviews page.
July 26, 2000 - Two articles added to the library.
Look for the * to find the latest additions.
July 25, 2000 - Three new dates added to Rosemary's tour
schedule. Expect more to be added soon. Added to the links
page is a link to Diana Krall's
July 24, 2000 - LA Times Review
of Rosemary's performance at the Hollywood Bowl on 7/21/00 added to
14, 2000 - A t-shirt has been designed for Rosemary's latest CD and
the Palladium website. If you are interested in obtaining a t-shirt,
please write to ParsonKRB@aol.com
for more information. T-shirts can be made for any size and in the
color of your choice. Additionally a smaller version of the design
can be placed on the back of the t-shirt if you wish. They make great
July 13, 2000 - Recaps of Rosemary's June 15th performance at
Jazz at Ravinia and a recap of the
Fourth of July from the Heartland concert with the Cincinnati
Pops which was televised live on PBS. Also added were some pictures
from two of Rosemary's earlier performances, one from
1957 in Amsterdam, and a second from the July 10, 1981 Northsea
Jazz Festival. Be looking for Rosemary on Seasame Street on July
July 5, 2000 - A link added to the links
page for Nick Clooney's
Cincinnati radio program.
June 29, 2000 - A recap of the "imusic fanclub" evening at
Rosemary Clooney's performance at Feinstein's at the Regency on
June 3, 2000, has been added to the site. Two articles added to the library,
one entitled "Hollywood's Favorite Songbird"
from the Jan. 1955 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, and a
"...What Makes Rosie Glow?" from the 9/53 edition of Redbook.
Be looking for Rosie on your PBS station July 4th, as they broadcast
live from the Cincinnati Pops,
Fourth of July in the Heartland. Rosie will be headlining, and
her brother Nick will serve as M.C.
June 16, 2000 - Another Review added to the Brazil Reveiws
page. This review by Bob Powers, can also be found at
Rosemary Clooney Has Done It Again!
June 14, 2000 - Another review added to the Brazil Reviews page. And
a June 1953 Modern Screen article entitled "Our
Rosie" added to the Library.
Army Archerd's column 6/13/00...."The
Primetime Emmy ballots, delivered over the weekend, always
unveil some interesting items, such as: the performers ballot has
1,102 performers hoping to get a nomination....Twenty-four Oscar
winners are vying for Emmys including: James Coburn, Richard
Dreyfuss, William Hurt, Jack Lemmon, Jason Robards, Christopher
Walken, Julie Andrews.....All in the family
[POSSIBLE] nominees who could be arriving together include:
Michael J. Fox (''Spin City'') and Tracy Pollan (''Law &
Order''), Ted Danson (''Becker'') and Mary Steenburgen (''Picnic''),
Rob Lowe (''West Wing'') and Chad Lowe (''Now and Again''), Martin
Sheen (''West Wing''), Emilio Estevez (''Rated X'') and Charlie Sheen
(''Rated X''), George Clooney (''Fail Safe'') and
Rosemary Clooney (''A Rosie Christmas'')." Let's go Rosemary!!!
June 13, 2000 - "Rosemary Clooney's
Saddest Song" added to the library.
It's a March 1976, Ladies Home Journal article.
June 8, 2000 - A reservation form
for the 2nd Annual Rosemary Clooney Music
Festival has been added to the site along with more information
about the festival. Reviews of
Rosemary's newest CD, BRAZIL and her
Feinstein appearance have been added, as well as a direct link to
purchase the new CD, and a photo of Rosemary and John in the studio,
plus a few new links in the library,
including a 1956 Good Housekeeping article.
9 Dates have been added to Rosemary's
tour schedule. She will be in Florida, Oregan, Arizona, New York,
Kentucky, Pennsylvania, California and Utah over the next 12 months.
Try and catch her if you can.
April 29, 2000 - Tons of Lyric Pages
(60+) were added to the site with links from the discography page.
Some articles added to the Palladium Library.
April 29, 2000 - Preview of Rosemary's BRAZIL
CD with ARTWORK and a Rosemary QUOTE from the liner notes.
CD is to be released by Concord on 6/6/00
April 17, 2000 - A promotional flyer for the 2nd
Annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival was added to the site.
April 9, 2000 - 5 additions were made to the
Palladium library - those with a red *
are the latest additions.
April 3, 2000 - Another date added to Rosemary's Tour
Schedule - Fri., Aug. 11, 2000 - Musikfest
April 1, 2000 - A Guestbook was added to the Palladium for
visitors to sign and view.
April 1, 2000 - 17 Articles/Reviews were added to the
Rosemary's next Concord CD will be released June 6, 2000. It is
titled "Brazil." Diana Krall appears as well as John
In Production is an A&E Biography about Rosemary. Portions of
her concert at Drury Lane in Chicago were taped for use in this feature.
March 31, 2000 - Added link to
Dante's filmography at allmusic to the links page.
March 29, 2000 - Lyrics to
"Love You Didn't Do Right By Me" and ticket information
for Rosemary's concert at Chicago's
Ravinia in June.
March 27, 2000 - Recap of Rosemary's concert at Chicago's
Drury Lane Theater on March 25, 2000 was added to the site.