Posts Tagged ‘ loss ’

Celebrating the Life of Tahir Koylass.

2nd May 2015 | 0 Comments

I met Tabatha when she was a 20 year old college student. She was a beautiful aspiring dancer. She spent the Summer after her junior year as an intern at a prominent dance company in Chicago and she lived with me during that time in my studio apartment. Folks wondered how we managed: two women [...]

Maya Angelou

28th May 2014 | 1 Comment

Dearest Maya Angelou represented so much to me. My mom & I used to read her books together. (her autobiographical Caged Bird Series) She was the zenith of African American Artistic Achievement. She had such dignity and elegance. She was the Poetess, the Sage, the Wonderful Crone. As long as she was around I felt [...]

A Great Loss: Pete Special

11th May 2014 | 0 Comments

Oh My God. I just got the shocking and sad news that Pete Special died today. He helped propel me forward in Chicago as a bandleader and singer.

A Wonderful Man has Died.

17th April 2012 | 0 Comments

I am sad today. A very dear man died over the weekend. He was a friend to the world of classical music, he was a reknowned expert and dealer of rare antique violins (Stradivarians & Guarneris) and stringed instruments. He loved life. He loved rock n roll. He loved my singing. We had great affection [...]

Good Times For the Love of Flo.

5th January 2011 | 4 Comments

Flo’s memorial gathering was tonight. It was the most perfect event I have ever attended for a dearly departed. There was no funeral, no wake. We had a party! The party was held at Brenda’s home (an extraordinary hostess) and it was the perfect setting for Flo’s gathering. Flo always loved Brenda’s parties because Brenda’s [...]

Flo died today.

29th December 2010 | 8 Comments

A dear friend of over thirty years died suddenly today as she walked to pick up some take-out food for lunch. Witnesses say she was on her cell phone when she suddenly clutched at her chest and then collapsed. Emergency units were called, but they could not revive her. She was gone. My dear friend [...]