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PBS Spotlights Cab Calloway on Sunday

Most everyone will likely be craning their necks westward on Sunday night as the annual Oscars gawkfest gets underway – what will (INSERT ACTRESS’S NAME) wear on the Red Carpet? I bet it will be (INSERT DESIGNER’S NAME), and can you believe how drunk (INSERT ACTOR’S NAME) looked? – but anyone who is fundamentally opposed to conspicuous consumption, or feels like this year’s Best Picture slate is a little skimpy, should keep the debut of PBS’ Cab Calloway: Sketches in mind. The show, part of PBS’ “American Masters” series, goes beyond “Hi-De-Ho” and “Minnie the Moocher” to remind us that Cab Calloway was a singular talent. (FULL ARTICLE: Peter D. Kramer, Lohud.Com)