Sunday, May 5, 2024 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Carol Leslie: Women with Cinematic Impact
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the Wadsworth Public Library continue Live at the Library with Cleveland-based vocalist Carole Leslie on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 2 pm at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Over decades of moviemaking, the industry has supported the notion that the female voice is ideal for promoting their movies. That special theme song would come to be synonymous with the movie. Promoted on the airwaves around the world, it would prompt cinema-goers to think of that movie, to want to see that movie, and perhaps watch reruns (think of Mary Poppins every Christmas)! A theme song almost has a hypnotic quality to it in terms of movie promotion. Many female vocalists created long-lasting careers out of a movie hit, while others disappeared into obscurity.
This presentation will highlight not only those women who sang them but many of the biggest movie themes produced, e.g. Chicago “All That Jazz,” The Wizard of Oz “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” The Man Who Knew Too Much, “Que Sera, Sera,” Diamonds Are Forever, “Diamonds Are Forever,” Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On,” and many more.
The program is free, but reservations are recommended by registering online or calling 419-853-6016.
About Carol Leslie (Scottish Jazz Vocalist)
A key factor in Carol Leslie’s decision to emigrate to the USA from her beloved Scotland, was her drive to discover the roots of jazz, the music of America. She had appeared on the UK’s Independent Television talent show, “Rising Stars,” where she represented her country, live, across the UK and Europe, and on BBC Radio, “Debut”. She wanted more, and found herself in Ohio, after a short stay in Bermuda, where she’s resided for over 30 years, performing throughout the Great Lakes region. She has embraced jazz music, enjoys R & B, contemporary and Broadway show tunes. Occasionally, she even performs Scottish or Celtic songs, e.g., with the Scottish American Society (SAS’Y), or the Daughters of Scotia. For this performance, she is focusing on the female vocalists whose incredible impact on Tinseltown was profound.