One of the most anticipated albums of the year had its inspiration underground, in the New York City subway. That is where the 20-year-old New Zealand-born singer Lorde, usually unrecognized, worked on the words and music for "Melodrama," the album she'll finally release this week. She talked with Anthony Mason about the pressure of following up her first hit, "Royals," which earned her two Grammys, and of returning to the "crazy environment" of live performance.
On the night of July 24, 2013, 40 miles off the coast of Long Island, John Aldridge was working on the fishing boat Anna Mary when an accident sent him overboard. Alone and with no life preserver, Aldridge used his boots as flotation devices as he fought to stay alive, until his rescue 12 hours later. His remarkable story of survival is now a book, with a movie in the offing. He tells his tale, and what he credits to being alive today, to Jim Axelrod.
In this web exclusive, Nancy Giles talks with actresses who as children played the lead role in the musical "Annie," including Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrea McArdle, Kristen Vigard and Shelley Bruce (along with Allison Smith and Alyson Kirk) about what the show's signature song, "Tomorrow," has meant to them and their careers.