Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Dionne Warwick

February 6, 2012 12:00 am
  • Dionne Warwick: "I never sing a song the same way twice."
    Dionne Warwick: "I never sing a song the same way twice."
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Do you have other goals to reach, or are you happy to just keep going?

Well, I still have the Oscar, the Emmy and the Tony to receive. Not necessarily in that order, but I will be working my way toward those.

You have so many side projects going. What is the progress on the African-American history book?

We are still working on that. I can't tell you how much I've learned and how much history there is for everyone to know and learn. This is a book that eventually will be finished and hopefully will be in our school systems. I was required in school to carry around a world history book and an American history book, which did not include African-Americans that much, so I think it is time for people to know who and what we have contributed and who we are.

Speaking of school, why did you feel it was necessary to go back to get your master's in music?

You know, I can only look at so much of the boob tube and I can only do so much needlepoint, and my education has always been something very near and dear to my heart. At that time, I was singing Bacharach melodies, and you almost needed a degree to sing those melodies. You think about songs like "Promises, Promises." I don't think anyone else in the world has recorded it but me -- of course, the cast.

Do you ever look back and say "Wow, I did all that?"

I don't have time [laughing].

Any regrets about appearing on "Celebrity Apprentice"?

Not at all. It was an experience, believe me. That is the only word I can come up with, and the only reason I did decide to do it was because it is a charity-based show. The only regret I have was firing myself [laughing], and I did not stay long enough to win money for my charity. But then I raised money outside of "Celebrity Apprentice" for The Hunger Project.

Good luck on your world tour.

We are going to do six continents. Basically it's my way of saying thank you for being supportive of a 50-year career.

Patricia Sheridan: psheridan@post-gazette.com or 412-263-2613. Follow her on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/pasheridan .
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