Cole Porter on tour, sort of

randel et. alMaster songsmith Cole Porter is no longer around to play command performances or record duets with pop stars. But the music lives on.

Yesterday Susan Forscher Weiss, an editor of Cole Porter Companion (along with Don M. Randel and Matthew Shaftel) visited the Baltimore radio program Midday to discuss Porter’s life and peerless career. A pair of local musicians also sat in to play a selection of Porter songs, and they will perform again tonight at The Ivy Bookshop as part of Forscher Weiss’s discussion of the book. The reading and music starts at 7 p.m.