Maureen Taylor, Michael Colby, Meg Flather...and MORE!

This blog is dedicated to Lori Donato who passed away this past weekend 
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
-Benjamin Franklin

Happy December, Everyone! 30 years ago today, The Simpsons premiered.  December 17 is the 349th Day of the year.
14 days remain until the end of the year. It is National Egg Nog Month!
8 Born on this day to Tommy Steele, Susan Watson, Paul Cadmus, Richard Long, Marilyn Beck, Bob Guccione (I did a singing telegram once), Dave Madden, AND Art Neville
Today, I celebrate everyone's art. Comment on something mentioned in this blog and SHARE and let's keep the next 24 hours upbeat! 

Have something to promote? Email me and I will try and include in an upcoming blog. Now, go out and so something nice for someone without expecting anything in return! Celebrate the gifts you have to offer the world! Did you do your Morning Pages? Have no clue what I am referring to? Today, celebrate your crazy ideas and surround yourself with those who will support those ideas! Make it a great weekend! Recommended reading: The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

Today's Top 10 Things On My Mind
1. My love affair is music-My dream, my drive."-Michael Colby 💫🌠💫
Maureen Taylor performs Cosmic Connections - Six Degrees of Michael Colby on Dec. 21, 27, 28 at 7pm and Dec. 29 at 2pm at Don't Tell Mama! CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH LIVE MUSIC AND FRIENDS.

2. Meg Flather:
Monday, December 29th at 7pm
Dont Tell Mama NYC
 - 343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

4. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

The first animated holiday special produced for TV, this magical musical version of Charles Dickens' fable has Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge, a meanie who finally learns the true value of Christmas. You'll meet Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the rest of the cast in this great favorite. With the voice talents of Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Paul Frees, and Joan Gardner. 52 min.

5. Robin Westle: IN THE SUMMER OF ‘69
SEX DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL!!! .....And what happens to a 15 year old girl when her summer camp takes her to WOODSTOCK!
Join Robin Westle, with musical director Tracy Stark and Owen Yost on bass, as she celebrates the music of a generation and the fiftieth anniversary of a once-in- a-lifetime experience. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett
$10.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY

6. ‎Rande and Robert Gedaliah have been members of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters since 1990. Active members of the speaking community and generous givers of time and talent, the Gedaliah’s are tremendously caring people who have had such an impact on our community, an award was named in their honor (Watch video here)

7. Byron St. Cyr: Back to Before

New York's Most Award-Winning Open Mic
Hosted by Mark Janas at The Piano
Produced by Tanya Moberly
A Different Co-Host and Theme Every Week!
January 5, 2020
Theme: First Impressions
Co-Host: David Maiocco as Liberace

9. Tomorrow! The all new
Doris Dear Christmas Special
Dec 19, 20 & 21
The Triad Theater
click HERE for tickets and info.
Two time MAC award winner, Doris Dear, welcomes you back to the Holiday Rumpus Room for a party full of songs, stories and special guests. Join Doris for a celebration with friends dropping in for a holiday drink or two! Special guests include award winning singers Lina Koutrakos, Those Girls and more! You never know who might drop in for a drink or two!

10. Katy Richter - Saturday January 4th
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30 PM
1326 2nd Avenue - New York, NY 10021
Tickets $20 - $60 - (TICKETS - ONLY SOLD ON-LINE / NOT AT VENUE)
Please refer to the color coded seating chart below to see the approximate location of all tables.
DINNER SEATS (Food minimums apply for these seats - drinks, tax and tip are extra)
8:00 pm Cafe Cabaret Dinner Seats: $50 ticket price - with an additional food minimum of a $35 two course Appetizer / Entree prix fixe to be ordered at the show. Drinks, tax and tip are not included.
Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!
I just heard that Lori Donato just passed away! God, do I love her and the pain is intense! Here we are with Tessa Bell when Danny and I were in LA on our honeymoon! Sleep well, Lori! You ARE one of the good ones! Carpe Diem!
This blog is dedicated to Lori. 

Thank you all! Here's To a Great End of 2019/Beginning of 2020

A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

Richard Skipper's splendid show "From Conway to Broadway" was the culmination of years of
extensive experience singing in theater and cabarets, helping him become the great Showman, Performer, and Producer that he is today. Am honored that he will be performing this remarkable show at The American Popular Song Society at The Green Room 42 on February 8th, 2020 to celebrate this great achievement and his birthday! So proud of you and the best is yet to come!
Linda Amiel Burns:

Richard Skipper's show on Sept 28 in his hometown, Conway, SC, was simply outstanding. It was
funny, heartwarming, and brought back so many memories. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. My 18-year-old grandson attended the show with me, and he absolutely loved it, too. Good, clean fun and exquisite talent! I would highly recommend this show and can’t wait for the next one! -Wanda Jordan Fulwood, Conway SC

Richard Skipper's story is remarkable and inspiring.  He never gave up on his dreams, and we are so
lucky that he persisted because we would never have experienced "The Magic of Believing." - an incredibly entertaining night of singing and storytelling!
Gerrilyn Sohn, New York, NY
With grateful XOXOXs,

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