|Happy Birthday, Gloria Vanderbilt|
Happy Saturday, February 20th 2016!
Today is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year.
As I began my blog today, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah was playing on the radio. It pretty much sums up how I'm feeling. Here in New York, the sun is shining and there is the possibility that we will get as high as sixty degrees today! Spring is in the air!
I just had a marvelous conversation with a fellow Aquarian about change, letting go, and completion. That's where our entire planet is right now. There seems to be a shift in so many areas of our lives. I think it is time for all of us to wake up and be aware.
That's my lesson for today. I am looking forward to the riches that this weekend holds. My day today will be spent with entertainment and good music. This afternoon, I'm going to the latest installment of The Ziegfeld Society. The show is
called Punchbowl and is a celebration of the music of George Gershwin. I am looking forward to seeing Anna Bergman, Diane J. Findlaym Walter Willison, Mark York...and others, as they and the lucky audience celebrate the Gershwin Songbook. This evening, I will be at the opening of my friend Kelley Karel's tribute to Hilary Clinton in a show that she has poured her heart and soul into for quite some time. I wish her much success. There are many shows happening around town. Go see a LIVE show.
Tomorrow afternoon, I will have a few friends over for Sunday brunch and just an opportunity to enjoy each other's company. Putting a brunch together is another form of creativity: choosing the right guests and the perfect menu is an art in itself!
I am reading the marvelous book, Morning, Noon, and Night: Living the Creative Life by Judy Collins. I highly recommend this to all of my creative friends. I think all of us, at least I do, get caught up in ego and the expectation of others rather than focusing on what we, I, need to do in terms of our own creativity.
Speaking of great books, we lost one of our greatest American authors this week, Harper Lee. I
|Looking forward to seeing Anna Bergman in Punchbowl today at The Ziegfeld Society|
It was one of those books that HAD to be wriien. It was also made into a great motion picture starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Fitch. It is one of those roles that established his place in motion picture forever.
|International Cabaret Festival Continues Tonight|
Go out today and be creative!
In Entertainment News
Complete casting is announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City in his new comedy "Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA," directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress ("The Tribute Artist," "Judith of Bethulia," "The Divine Sister"). (Read MORE)
Thank you to all of the artists mentioned in this blog for the gifts you have given to the world and continue to give!
Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
With grateful XOXOXs ,
Check out my site celebrating the legacy of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!
|Phyllis Diller and Richard Deacon in Hello, Dolly! Read more HERE|
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Please do what YOU can to be more aware that words and actions DO HURT...but they can also heal and help!
|Happy Birthday, Gale Gordon!|
Here's to an INCREDIBLE tomorrow for ALL...with NO challenges!
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TILL TOMORROW...HERE'S TO AN ARTS FILLED DAY
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|See Penny Fuller along with Anita Gillette in Sin Twisters, Too! Wednesday Night at Feinstein's 54 Below|
Sarah Rice, Broadway's original Johanna of Sweeney Todd, will sing a Valentine's Day concert of songs from the operetta, classical and musical theatre repertoire, with Paul Jackel, in upstate New York, Feb. 14. - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/kiss-me-sweeney-todds-sarah-rice-sings-of-love-with-paul-jackel-feb.-14-111546#sthash.bYCP2Q2p.dpuf
|FEINSTEIN'S 54 BELOW |
Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller return in a sequel to their critically acclaimed, Sin Twisters! This is Sin Twisters, Too! Directed by the incredible Barry Kleinbort with great musical direction by Paul Greenwood. They will take all of us on a great musical romp through their Broadway careers, which have criss crossed from time to time, resulting in confusing the two!...even though they don't look a thing alike!
This show WILL sell out! So reserve today and be a part of their star studded audience!