In the past year, Harry Connick Jr. has starred in a movie thriller and a Broadway musical, released a solo Gospel album, hosted a pandemic TV special and gone out on tour. Just another year for entertainment’s Mr. Versatility.
Up next, Connick and his seven-piece band will play the annual celebration and benefit for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 28, a concert tradition that has showcased such prestige performers as Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, and Steve Martin and Martin Short.
In a recent conversation with City & Shore, Connick talks about his upcoming shows, what it’s like touring now, the inspiration for his music, his work to rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and about going completely bald for Annie Live!
“I think that’s important,” he says, “to try to not just take the beaten path on stuff.”
Our January issue, the first of the new year and the 21st anniversary of our first issue, also goes off the beaten path to find 22 great things to go outdoors and do right now in South Florida; hits five home gyms that make it easy to get healthy in the new year; talks with sommeliers and beverage managers about what it’s like to work on cruise ships these days; and checks in with our critics who’re back with their not-to-be-missed picks of the season in the arts.
All this and more in the January issue of City & Shore, coming Jan. 16 in print, digital and online, http://www.cityandshore.com/