Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, welcomes Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” We’ll chat about his new CD, his PBS series, upcoming performances and great vegan food for the New Year! I’ll share some tips for creating a Healthy and Happy New Year Celebration, by sharing recipes and green entertaining ideas from my own party table. We’ll top off the show with some fabulous music from Mr. Feinstein. Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. More than simply a performer, Mr. Feinstein is nationally recognized for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. He serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board and his love of song can be heard in The Sinatra Project and in the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook. Feinstein serve as artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts, in Carmel, Indiana. Starting in 2010, he took over as director of Jazz and Popular Song Series at New York’s Lincoln Center. Feinstein received his fourth Grammy nomination for his release Michael Feinstein with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, his first recording with a symphony orchestra. Feinstein hosted and produced The Great American Songbook, a PBS special and DVD set from Warner Brothers Home Video that traced the history of popular music in our country. His Manhattan nightclub, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, presents the top talents of pop and jazz. Feinstein appears there for a sold-out holiday engagement every year. Through live performances, recordings, film and television and songwriting, Feinstein is an all-star force in American music. www.michaelfeinstein.com.