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Back in the Studio

Posted on March 21, 2014 with 0 comments
I am in the midst of making plans to go back to the recording studio to record the two new songs that I premiered on Valentine's Day at Metropolitan Room.  The songs are "You're My Angel" and "Jack Be Nimble."  The first is a song about how wonderful my husband is, and the second is based on the nursery rime of the same name.

The Trumpet in Jazz

Posted on November 13, 2013 with 0 comments
Last night, I saw a fascinating retrospective at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, "The Trumpet in Jazz," curated by Krin Gabbard.  This program featured great jazz trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Lee Morgan.  Also included were samples of how the jazz trumpet has been represented in Hollywood films, such as "Young Man with a Horn," starring Kirk Douglas, and "Mo Better Blues," starring Denzel Washington. I found the presentation extremely interesting, as well as inspirational.

I Do. I Do.

Posted on September 19, 2013 with 0 comments
Today marks four years since I said "I do."  Marrying my wonderful husband is the best decision of my life.  When we were dating, and I realized he is "the one," I wrote a song in his honor, entitled "Your Love Makes Me Love You."  Click on "Music" to check it out.  It summarizes our relationship then, now, and in the future.

My Canadian Getaway

Posted on August 8, 2013 with 0 comments
My husband and I are vacationing in the Toronto area of Canada.  We are having a wonderful time.  This morning, we went to have coffee and espresso at Barocco.  Then we enjoyed the breathtaking views from the CN Tower.  Tonight we are meeting an engaged couple we know for dinner.  Tomorrow we will go to the museum.  Saturday is our friends' wedding.  Then Sunday morning, we will be back in New York.

George Zimmerman's Acquittal

Posted on July 15, 2013 with 0 comments
When I heard the news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty of both murder and manslaughter, I was heartbroken and so disappointed.  But I refused and still refuse to let my disappointment lead to a violent or destructive reaction.  I am not going to answer gun violence with more violence.  I will be calm in order to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed boy he killed.

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