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2/17/12: Klea Blackhurst and the Songs of Ethel Merman

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Klea Blackhurst

By Doug Fabrizio

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2/17/12: Klea Blackhurst and The Songs of Ethel Merman

Salt Lake City, Utah – Friday, a conversation with Broadway and cabaret singer Klea Blackhurst. Blackhurst was born and raised in Salt Lake City and she's best known for her tribute to the legendary Ethel Merman. They say Merman could make you hear it in the balcony and Blackhurst has her own back-row belt. She'll be in town next week to receive the University of Utah's Distinguished Alumna Award, so we're taking the opportunity to rebroadcast our conversation with her about Merman, music and home. (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, February 22, theater alumna Klea Blackhurst will receive a University of Utah Founder's Day Distinguished Alumna Award. To learn more, click here
Purchase Blackhurst's album "Everything the Traffic Will Allow: The Songs and Sass of Ethel Merman" from her website kleablackhurst.com
Klea Blackhurst is currently starring in Gypsy! at the Drury Lane Theater in Chicago.

Ethel Merman sings "An Earful of Music" in Kid Millions, 1934.

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