Posts Tagged ‘ Don”t Worry Be HaRpy ’

Paris 2016

28th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Yep. I went to Paris again. I returned to perform in the Jazz Opera: “Don’t worry, Be HaRpy.” It was a wonderful trip – grueling (we were driving constantly to rehearsal and soundchecks) but wonderful. But it didn’t start off that way. I should note here that things got amazingly better almost immediately, but I [...]


My Words for the New Year 2016 and for 2015: Verklempt & Gratitude!

3rd January 2016 | 0 Comments

Verklempt. Definition: Verklempt is a Yiddish word that means “overcome with emotion.” Pronounced “fer-klempt,” people use it when they are so emotional that they’re on the verge of tears or at a loss for words due to their emotional state. I am Verklempt. I’ve been trying to compose a New Year’s message but I am [...]


My Friday, Jan 1st Concert at City Winery Chicago: The Preparation, The Worry, The Show.

7th December 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s 5AM and I figure that I may as well do something besides bemoan the fact that my sleep schedule is screwed up. I have a lot of work to do for my upcoming Lynne Jordan & the Shivers show at City Winery Chicago. They asked me to perform on New Year’s Night which happens [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: France, July 2015, Heat, Pain, Endurance and how I got through it!

26th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Time to get real with you. The Chateau de Blandy Les Tour was wonderful. The Opera “Don’t Worry, Be HaRpy” was gorgeous and a great collaboration. I don’t want to sound like a whiner but my last trip to France was tough! Heat, exhaustion, knee pain and obesity made it a real test of endurance [...]


France: July 2015 Don’t Worry, Be HaRpy – The Whirlwind Adventure!

24th August 2015 | 2 Comments

The Chateau de Blandy Les Tours – what a setting! It is fairytale-like, and very hot. There is a heat wave happening in the region with temperatures reaching Ninety-eight degrees Fahrenheit! We arrive in Paris and are driven immediately to the castle for the first of two nine hour rehearsals. This is no tourist trip. [...]


France: July 2015 Don’t Worry, Be HaRpy

8th August 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a whirlwind. A quick weekend to France to perform the original Jazz Opera: “Don’t worry, Be HaRpy” by French composer and harpist Isabelle Olivier. This particular weekend also happened to be my birthday weekend. It was not an easy trip but it was a wonderful one. High temperatures in the hot Sun, hours [...]


Paris and a Jazz Opera: Anxiety Sets In!

8th January 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no turning back now! I am close to departure date and all in all I am in good shape though I haven’t packed yet. I have written a list and checked it twice. I have listened to this Opera so much that I hear the melodies in my head day and night. I find [...]


Paris and a Jazz Opera: Don’t Worry, Be HaRpy!

2nd January 2015 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year! I know it’s been ages since I last wrote and to be quite honest there hasn’t been too much new to tell except I did present a staged reading of one piece from my one woman show and it was well received. The response was almost overwhelming. I performed it during a [...]