Suzanne Vega was born in Santa Monica, CA, but grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York City. She was influenced by her mother, a computer systems analyst and her stepfather, the Puerto Rican writer Egardo Vega Yunque. There was a heady mix of multicultural music playing at home: Motown, bossa nova, jazz and folk.
“Happy Days Are Here Again – Streisand’s 60s Songbook” is an original musical revue featuring Streisand’s early hits including songs from her nightclub appearances, television specials, Broadway appearances, recordings and movies. Three artists, Lesley McKinnell (the singer), Victoria Stubbs (the pianist) and Brian P. Allen (the narrator) take you on a musical journey through the early career of one of the most successful artists of all time. It’s dishy and delectable fun!