Monday, July 14, 2014
Still Alive at the South Point
1970's songwriting icon Paul Williams was in the news again as the subject of the 2011 documentary Paul Williams: Still Alive, which was noteworthy mainly for his graciousness during the filmmaker's rather annoying intrusion into his life. Since then, Williams continues to perform, write new material, and appear as he will July 19-20 at South Point (tickets start at $25). Williams won an Oscar along with Barbra Streisand for the song "Evergreen," from A Star Is Born, although many of us felt he deserved another for his songs from The Muppet Movie. Or perhaps Ishtar. Even if you remember him most for his recurring role in the Smokey and the Bandit movies, some of us have followed him since his "Rainy Days and Mondays," so check him out.