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Cheeky Meets Birdy

British Singer-Songwriter Breaks America

June 6, 2014

On Tuesday, British singer-songwriter Birdy (born Jasmine van den Bogaerde) released her debut LP Fire Within here in the states. With a collection of cover versions out of the way on a self-titled album, Birdy is ready to let the world hear her original compositions. Comprising 11 tracks co-written with the likes of Ryan Tedder, Jake Gosling, Ben Lovett and Sia, Fire Within is not to be taken lightly. The world’s most in-demand songwriters and producers thought Birdy was worth listening to. So should you. Cheeky chatted with the 18-year-old pianist while in between tour dates in Albuquerque, New Mexico to get a glimpse of a day in the life of …  Read more

Cheeky’s Summer Read: The One & Only by Emily Giffin

By: Dana Hartung

May 27, 2014
Emily Giffin
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Looking for a sizzling new summer read? Emily Giffin — chick lit author of the novel-turned-movie Something Borrowed (starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin) — has just released her newest book, The One & Only. And it’s definitely a top pick for a warm weather Cheeky page-turner. In Emily’s eagerly awaited new novel, readers meet Shea Rigsby, whose world is turned upside down when a tragedy strikes her hometown of Walker, Texas — a small college town that lives and breathes the game of football. Effortlessly charming, witty and thought provoking, Emily has written another classic tale of forbidden love, loyalty and following your heart. Cheeky caught up with the six-time New York …  Read more

Last Call: Bid Farewell to The Sound of Music

By: Dana Hartung

May 23, 2014
The Sound of Music
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The hills are alive with The Sound of Music for one more weekend! The timeless Rogers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, The Sound of Music, comes to life at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Join free-spirited Maria as she leaves the convent to embark on a new journey as governess for the seven children of Captain Von Trapp. Enjoy the classic tunes such as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things and Climb Every Mountain that will instantly warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Watch Broadway star Jenn Gambatese and Billy Zane, the actor who played Cal in Titanic, take on the iconic roles of Maria and Captain Von Trapp before the …  Read more