What an honor and privilege to speak with Barbara Cook, who is so gracious and lovely at 84. This concert, postponed from May 19 to June 30 at Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, was much different as Ms Cook is trying out material from composers that she has previously not sung in concert, such as Cole Porter. Her voice is still wondrous, and she uses such control. "Imagine" was her encore: center stage,
a cappella, and you could hear every word, every note crystal clear. What an artist! God bless her as she embarks on her 85th. Anniversary Tour!