Posts Tagged ‘ singing and performing ’

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 [...]


I’m getting old and I can’t deny it. Yet, still I dream of doing great things. Is that crazy?

22nd February 2016 | 0 Comments

I feel it more than I can deny it. It is in my bones, my muscles, in the number of things I have accumulated in my house. I think about death. I look back on my life and realize that I have advanced past the age to fulfill a lot of dreams. It’s almost too [...]


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 [...]


January 1, 2016: Wonderful Night at City Winery Chicago. Photos!

3rd January 2016 | 0 Comments

Glorious. Happiness. Joy. Dancing. Laughter. Some tears. Fantastic dress. Gorgeous make-up. Killer band. Special guests. A drag queen. Music. Fela! Sold-out show. So much love.


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 [...]


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 Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Sitting Up and down in a chair. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

27th August 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I have reported on my actual workouts. I guess that’s because I have been busy writing and singing, going to France and talking about that. Going to the gym and working with my trainer has become less of a novelty which I guess is a good thing. It is part of [...]