Posts Tagged ‘ singing ’

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


The New York Chronicles: From Panicked to Hopeful.

4th June 2013 | 0 Comments

Last night I sang at Petterino’s Monday Night Live which is a pro open mic night hosted by two dynamic women who happen to be my friends. Some of the other guest singers were from the touring casts of Broadway musicals playing here in Chicago (“Book of Mormon”) and from the musical “Jungle Book” which [...]


New York Chronicles: New York City, Here I Come!

13th May 2013 | 0 Comments

I did it! I have booked myself in New York City as a headliner. I will be performing my musical tribute to Nina Simone on Tuesday, July 2nd at City Winery NYC. I am fairly confidant about my show and I know I will make a good impression on the New York audiences. But y’all [...]


Artist’s Angst

12th May 2013 | 0 Comments

Note from me: I wrote this post in early April but never published it. It seems that now is the time to let it all hang out before I start the “New York Chronicles.” April 2, 2013 I go through this a lot. This self examination, this self incrimination. It was a normal morning. I [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl 2013

22nd March 2013 | 0 Comments

My eating, the Mirror, the scale, video of me performing (Egads!) There is no denying it. I have become a fat bitch again. Don’t despair folks. We obese people can say these things about ourselves. And no matter how many of my dear ones smack my hand or pound the table as they offer their [...]


Prepared to Bleed.

4th March 2013 | 0 Comments

Tonight I perform an encore performance of my Nina Simone Show and of course I am all nervous and panicked about: wardrobe, tickets sales and everything else! It’s funny because I really do consider this show as one of the best things I’ve done in concert to date. So why all the nerves and insecurity?


Much Ado

6th February 2013 | 0 Comments

Big day for me! If you know me, then you know how much I hate making a fuss. But today is a fussy day: video shoot, photo shoot, filmed interviews of me talking about me. It’s all me, me, me… Yikes! But I reckon that’s what it will take to get this showboat up and [...]