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Audra McDonald, PBS Shill

Audra McDonald in Concert was on tonight as part of the PBS pledge drive.  Audra generously participated in pledge break interviews and urged viewers to donate money.  I always feel really guilty during PBS and NPR pledge drives, because I’ve never called in.  Hopefully when I get a job next year, I’ll have some money to donate.

As for the concert, it was wonderful.  I have more respect for her as an actor now, because she interpreted the songs beautifully.  I got to hear many of my favorite tracks from her recent album, How Glory Goes (including I Won’t Mind).  But I just about blew my nut when the strains of Sondheim’s So Many People started (it’s my favorite Sondheim song and I didn’t know that she was going to sing it).