It's supposed to be quiet but it won't be. People are supposed to be reading but they won't be. Instead, bibliophiles and audiophiles alike will be listening to polite and poetic piano-pounding blonde Vonda Shepard as she performs a gig Saturday night at the Grant R. Brimhall Library. The traditional shushing from the flustered librarian is probably not going to happen as this "rock the racks and shake the stacks" scenario is part of the Blues, Bop & Books series, now in its second season.
Shepard is best known as the sexy piano player in the convenient bar where the neurotic cast of "Ally McBeal" would show up to basically drink each other cuter, dance funny and wonder, "Why me?" Shepard had recorded three solo albums before she was hired by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, who decided she was clearly the girl for the job. And she was for six seasons, during which she released several "Ally"-related albums. Shepard now has a dozen solo albums to her credit and is at work on the 13th. Read more »