The Impact Never Dulls

I just listened to Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach on the David Letterman Show as they performed in 1997, one of my all time favorite Costello recordings, GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH. I stumbled upon the recording maybe around 2006, on a Costello compilation. It is a song that always brings buckets of emotions to me,Continue reading “The Impact Never Dulls”

On the corner of Waverly Place or Things in Common

“You can thank your Lucky Stars…” I spoke and then stopped. Father Graeme finished – speaking in his slightly soft Irish accent, “That we’re not as smart as we’d like to think we are.” I gasped and smiled. Here I was for the first time ever meeting with a clergyman from the church (for aContinue reading “On the corner of Waverly Place or Things in Common”

Traveling Days: New York to London to New York to Aventura to Atlanta and then home!

Since September 20th I have been working, creating, socializing, helping family and exploring these three cities. It has been a packed 25 days and will write much more when I get home. London was a dream come true and the response to THE PASS has been so very positive, it is very rewarding. Here areContinue reading “Traveling Days: New York to London to New York to Aventura to Atlanta and then home!”

Great Britain: The Sum of Our Parts

With the up coming premiere of THE PASS in London at The Playground Theatre, and work at KMPR, my life is pretty full and time has become a bit precious. However today as I look back at my time in London and all the amazing people I have known and worked with over the yearsContinue reading “Great Britain: The Sum of Our Parts”

Reigning it in: Staging a Production

As a musical performer I’ve been told I often use sweeping and dramatic gestures and move about a lot on stage. What I’m learning now is that being a singer with a band is a lot different than doing a one-woman show. As I rehearse my show THE PASS it’s been brought to my attentionContinue reading “Reigning it in: Staging a Production”

Larga Vida el Paso – Meet Marta Sanchez

After months of searching, I am happy to say I have found a great pianist Marta Sanchez to help me launch my show THE PASS. Marta is from Madrid, Spain and is currently living in Brooklyn.  She has an impressive background with degrees in both classical and jazz composition. Marta has toured the US, Europe, SouthContinue reading “Larga Vida el Paso – Meet Marta Sanchez”

Stand Up 4 Multicultural Food & Music & Ariana Grande Goodwill Ambassador

I was enjoying my toasted bagel with butter and Marmite this morning and another post came to  mind. I wait for inspiration to hit before I write a new post. I learned about Marmite while living in London. I discovered many things while living there aside from the lovely savory salty spread including Kate Bush, myContinue reading “Stand Up 4 Multicultural Food & Music & Ariana Grande Goodwill Ambassador”

Gender Confusion or Gender Fluidity

Gender specific labeling seems to be something young people are playing with or even not settling in with or committing to in the midst of all the non commitments we are seeing. Relationships, governments, incomes, cell phones, computers, software, safety – all changing moment to moment. Oh FAST TIMES AT EARTH HIGH. Change is consistent andContinue reading “Gender Confusion or Gender Fluidity”

My interview with composer Svjetlana Bukvich

My interview with composer Svjetlana Bukvich regarding her upcoming June 1-3 performances with Janis Brenner & Dancers at Gibney’s Agnes Varis Dance Center, New York I had the opportunity to work with Kennedy Moore who runs ASK A NEW YORKER interviewing various artists in NYC for AANY Entertainment column. I really enjoyed the experience andContinue reading “My interview with composer Svjetlana Bukvich”

Stop Creating Limitations

For whatever reason I’ve had this stigma about raising money online for my projects–like I’ve had some success: publishing deals, hit records. It makes me feel like I’m starting from scratch. Then I look and see all the amazing artists who are doing crowdfunding and I realize I have been limiting myself by judging myself.Continue reading “Stop Creating Limitations”