Posts Tagged ‘ Nina Simone ’

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 [...]

Bringing My Nina Simone Show back to Chicago. Monday, November 7th

11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

I first performed my Nina Simone tribute in January 2013 at City Winery Chicago. We sold out. It was my first performance there and my first ticketed sold out show. and now after sold out shows in NYC and Atlanta, I am bringing it back home. The show has evolved. I have evolved as a [...]

Nina Simone & Me.

29th June 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m getting into Nina-mode. Taking on this show is a challenge on some levels (logistically, financially) but it is also the easiest thing I have ever done. Many have questioned my choice to bring the band with me to my show in Atlanta. Why not pick up musicians in Atlanta? The answer is simple: I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The New York Chronicles: How It Came About.

29th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I am three days away from my gig at City Winery NYC. I don’t feel panicked or super nervous, though I am sure those feelings will come in the final hours. I feel peaceful, excited and most importantly – prepared. Dare I say it? I can’t wait to show ‘em what I got! This journey [...]

The New York Chronicles: 36 Hours in the Big Apple, Part 2

21st June 2013 | 0 Comments

What an adventure! What a pain: 6AM flight on no sleep, buses, subways, steamy subway tunnels and finally a nice nap before I ventured out to embark on my mission – promoting my upcoming City Winery NY show. Read all about that in Part One. Part Two continues the adventure: The venue and the concert [...]

Russell Brand, Howlin Wolf & Nina Simone

14th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I was just inspired by three truly unique performers. I know it’s an unlikely grouping but if you think about it – they have some important similarities: uniqueness, individuality, control over their own careers, intelligence and they are/were fantastic. It is the individuality of these three artists that has touched me. A British comedian, a [...]

The New York Chronicles: Excitement!

13th June 2013 | 0 Comments

My New York Street-Team Leader just picked up my fliers for my City Winery Show NY on July 2. It feels real now for some reason. It’s been in the distant future for so long. I am happy that the flier says it will “SELL OUT!” Ahhh … The power of words. That one little [...]

New York Chronicles: Ticket sales. “Buy Your Tickets Now!”

22nd May 2013 | 0 Comments

My New York Club debut is just around the corner. I am performing my Nina Simone tribute on Tuesday, July 2 at City Winery NY. $15. I have 300 seats to fill. Today, my niece texted me. “30 tickets sold!” I was not very enthused even though the placement of her exclamation point seemed to [...]