Wow, where has my head been lately. I completely forgot to note the passing of a quintessential New Yorker. The legendary cabaret performer Bobby Short died on March 20 at the age of 80. This brief obit has some good links, and this is a nice tribute, full of insider anecdotes and quotes.
I was never moved to actually see Mr Short at the Carlyle, but it was so good to know he was there.