Posts Tagged ‘ performing ’

I Survived a Weekend of Performing in 90+ Degree Heat!

7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

I was worried. Real worried. But I prepared. I went to the gym, worked out with my wonderful friend and fitness trainer Jeremy, who was mindful of what I was facing. I think he was a bit concerned too – and wth good reason. I am a 55 year old obese woman with two bum [...]

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.

Little Gray Dots.

21st December 2015 | 2 Comments

I should explain. The little gray dots are the seats sold for my Lynne Jordan & the Shivers Concert at City Winery Chicago. The other ones – the little brown dots are the unsold seats and there’s quite a few of them. I try not to go to that page every minute though it is [...]

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: The Good Pain of Working Out.

2nd December 2015 | 2 Comments

Every muscle in my body aches. That was my cry to a cousin the day after a very strenuous weight training workout with Trainer Jeremy. She became concerned: “Don’t do too much. You could hurt yourself.” I quickly explained that I have entrusted my training to a wonderful professional and the key to building strength [...]

The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Looking Forward to … Working Out and Being the Best I Can Be.

18th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking forward to working out. What kind of nonsense is that? Being the best I can be. Duh. That’s the goal right? Well, let me tell you something: I got a bit bogged down in the mire (no work, no money, intense knee pain) and got stuck in a vacuum of inaction. I began to [...]

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. [...]

The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: In the Groove, Feeling the Positive Effects of Moving My Body.

13th May 2015 | 2 Comments

I’m in the groove. Six weeks of fitness and there’s no sign of me stopping yet. I have been hauling my ass to The Spa at Trump every week, for one hour, three times a week of intense fitness training – intense for a fat broad who hadn’t moved her keister in about six years! [...]

First You Dream.

9th June 2014 | 2 Comments

FIRST YOU DREAM: Crafting a new solo show and watching the amazing Audra McDonald Live From Lincoln Center. (She just won the Tony for “Lady Day.”) Talk about an inspiration! I’m going to sing all of my favorites like she does in concert except the tunes won’t come exclusively from the American Songbook and Broadway [...]

Hanging With Macy Gray & The Women’s Health Foundation Party.

1st June 2014 | 2 Comments

I am still buzzing from my great night performing (with Raymond on solo piano) for the Women’s Health Foundation at my all time home away from home: City Winery Chicago. It was a great party for a great cause: Women’s Pelvic Health – (the party is cleverly called “Below The Belt”) which offers education and [...]