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Any song, in her voice, turns into a torch song — mature, elegant, restrained, swollen with pathos — made for candlelit stages and a body splayed across a piano, like Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys, except vocally talented.
Adele deconstructs the 1989 Cure classic and turns it into a Latin-tinged torch song.
Ere long a torch song singer was crooning some Jazz Age hits and the dance floor was crowded with flappers in fringed black shimmy frocks and their tuxedoed swains, giving us full-on Chicago in New York.
The arrangements vary, from ambient electronica and Appalachian Gothic to contemporary torch song and bluegrass gospel, with scarcely a hint of Cash’s trademark freight-train rhythms.
Featuring a quintet of sizzling performers, conductor Harry Mayronne Jr. and directors Victoria Reed and Heidi Malnar captured the rollicking spirit of Waller through high-strutting numbers to the most soulful torch songs.
The title track, written by Rose Cousins as a torch song, is rendered here as a plea for collective ablution.
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Definition of torch song for English Language Learners
: a very sad or sentimental song about love and romance
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