Posts Tagged ‘ chicago ’

Baby, it’s hot out there!

9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

How does one dress to perform outdoors in 90+ degree temperatures? Make-up, eyelashes, feathers, girdles …I don’t think so! Hydration is key, and nutrition (protein) – Once, I sang in the heat on an empty stomach … bad move.

Tonight’s the Night!

7th November 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Monday and in ten hours I will be hitting the stage with the return of my Nina Simone show at City Winery Chicago. I have NO idea how many tickets have sold. I checked a week and a half ago and the low sales frightened me. The venue seemed secure that the show will [...]

Diva in the Sky with Redmoon Theater and The Great Chicago Fire Festival.. Feeling Good.

27th September 2015 | 0 Comments

It was the most wonderful performing experience of my life. There I sat on a swing suspended some twenty feet in the air over my audience singing a song that I first sang as a teenager in a high school production of “Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd.” “Feeling Good” is such a [...]

Prepared to Bleed.

4th March 2013 | 0 Comments

Tonight I perform an encore performance of my Nina Simone Show and of course I am all nervous and panicked about: wardrobe, tickets sales and everything else! It’s funny because I really do consider this show as one of the best things I’ve done in concert to date. So why all the nerves and insecurity?

Doing the Happy Dance!

25th June 2011 | 0 Comments

Mushiness alert: this post contains expressions of such happiness and gratitude that they may make you puke. But I’m just too happy to give a damn!


14th March 2011 | 0 Comments

Weddings are very special because they involve families, and like individuals, every family has its own unique story and traditions that are present or should be present at every wedding celebration. It is important to include as many of these activities as possible during the reception because it involves all of the generations present. If [...]

A Whole Lotta Snow.

2nd February 2011 | 5 Comments

(Beginning of the blizzard. The blowing snow looks like smoke!) Chicago just experienced a blizzard on Tuesday night. It was a big one. A bad one. It came with thunder and lightning. And so the weatherman called it “Thunder Snow.” The wind howled, visibility was low, the snow came down heavily and was swept around [...]

Get On The Bus.

14th December 2010 | 6 Comments

I am riding the bus for the first time in close to 15 years. I am not bragging. I say it rather shamefully. I don’t even know what the fare is, but at $2.25 it is indeed a bargain. Y’all know about my taxi thing. I love taking taxis and it allows me to dawdle [...]

The Party

5th July 2010 | 8 Comments

I woke up on July 4th bright eyed and bushy tailed. I had a lovely breakfast (room service) and got ready to go downstairs for our 1pm pick up for soundcheck. I couldn’t wait for the guys to see the grounds and the Ambassador’s house. We pull up to the gate and of course get [...]

Nerves, Anticipation

20th May 2010 | 2 Comments

Yep, I’m nervous, a little scared, excited, don’t know what to wear… I hope it goes well tonight with the Million Dollar Quartet. I’m thinking it’s gonna be great fun. I hope I don’t screw up! Details following… Wish me luck!