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I was able to make contact with Connie Haines through her website and she wrote this remembrance of the performance reviewed below: "It was great to get Robert Dana's Review of my show at the N. Y. Terrace Room. I remember it well. Tony Pastor's Band backed me up and the girl singer on the band was Rosemary Clooney. That was before she became famous. We've been friends since then." – Connie Haines 5/9/2001

Tips On Tables - By Robert W.Dana - March 18, 1951

Connie Haines Sings Sweet at Terrace Room

Connie Haines is the sole show attraction in the New Yorker's new entertainment bill at the Terrace connie hainesRoom, while Tony Pastor and his orchestra, no strangers to the room, have taken over the bandstand.

For a girl who has accomplished as much as Connie in show business, she's still young and looks it. Call her a trouper, for that's one of the outstanding qualities about her work.

Miss Haines, who sang the other night in a diaphanous black gown with pink undertones, programmed her numbers well, with contrasts to suit it. I would say she's at her best with zippy rhythm numbers, the finest of which was her concluding song.

Titled "Sugar Coated Lies," she enlists the aid of Tony Pastor, no mean song-phraser himself, in putting across the number. A recording of hers, it is most noteworthy for what it allows her to do in the phrasing, uncannily like that of Lena Horne.

Some Old Songs.

At the dinner show the other night, Pastor, who fronts his band with his own mighty saxophone, had been playing many of the old show tune, which always seem to hit one with the pleasantest impact when not heard for a while.

signatureSo it seemed appropriate when Connie Haines started out with "I Feel a Song Coming On," in which she revived such grand oldies as "Object of My Affection" and "It's Wonderful, It's Marvelous."

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