Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WHAT HAVE I DONE?

I know I have to build up my email list and I want to organize it by regions so that I can target my fans in various parts of the U.S. when I tour.

So on my Facebook I announced if you give me your name, address, email and phone number (optional), I will mail you a vintage b&w photo of me as Marilyn Monroe - autographed.

Well.... the response was OVERWHELMING. WHAT HAVE I DONE? This is going to be a real chore over the Holidays. I think I have over 400 responses. YIKES!

In one regard I'm flattered, but in another I'm shocked at how much tedious work I have ahead of me this Holiday...lol.

I'm booked FEB 7 & 8, 2014 at CASITA DEL CAMPO in Silverlake, CA. 

I'm in San Antonio now for the Holidays but before I left L.A. I did a guest appearance at Casita in the annual FRUITCAKE FOLLIES comedy show. Here's a photo backstage with the other special guest
Jim J. Bullock.
I was brought in to do my infamous comedy Christmas song as Bette Davis singing "FELIZ NAVIDAD."
We did a 4p show and an 8p show. In between shows the cast was treated to a Mexican dinner upstairs in the restaurant. So good! There's a reason this restaurant has been around over 40 years.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Pre TURKEY & TURKEY DAY

I'm going to upload this blog via an app. I hope it works. I'm always on the go, so if I can do this blog via my iPhone it would be great. As always my blog is personal for my family, friends & fans. It's NOT about pop culture. There's enough of that out there already. 
I posted this on my Facebook. 

'twas the night before Thanksgiving and Dr. Christmas (Bob Prenga) threw his popular fun Christmas party on the top floor of The Hollywood Museum. TG buffet (so good) and the cupcakes were heaven. 

Thursday I had 2 TG parties to go to but I only made it to 1. I don't drink but I had a couple and suddenly it was too dark and rainy and late to make it to the 2nd party.

 


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CAFE LA BOHEME NOVEMBER 21 / 8p

THE FUN CONTINUES...
At CAFE LA BOHEME in West Hollywood, CA.
My next show is November 21, 2013 / 8p.
This show will have a little Christmas thrown in. I'll be doing some selections from my Christmas album.
So if you're in the area come by for a Dinner and Show. The food is incredible. Prix Fixe is available.

Don't forget I have lots of music on iTunes including a Christmas album with an original song I wrote called "First Christmas Without You" produced by the legendary Bob Esty who has produced music for Cher, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer and more...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

RETURN TO LA BOHEME!

October 24, 2013
Dinner seatings start at: 7p
Show Time: 8p
Only a $12 show charge per person on all checks.
We already have tons of reservations. 
I'm so excited. I love this gig. It's only 3 blocks away from my apt!

Friday, September 13, 2013

WIFI on VIRGIN AMERICA TO PA & DRUGS FOR SCREAMING BABYS

I'm trying this out. I'm flying on Virgin America using wifi on a long flight LAX to Newark, NJ.  I'll be picked up in a car to be driven to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (about 1 & 1/2 hour drive). I really hate these long flights but it's what I sometimes have to do. There's been a screaming brat a few rows back. Always travel with earplugs. I wish it was mandatory for screaming kids to be administered a tranquilizer of some kind. Just something mild so they will shut the fuck up.

This is a shot from a couple of weeks ago when I performed outdoors pool-side at The Raven in 
New Hope, PA. I really liked the set list this night. I mixed modern & classic numbers to make for a really fun show.

Here are my dates for the rest of the month and a couple in October:
SHOW DATES:
(Oxygen Tank please...)
SEP 14 - STRATUS NIGHTCLUB - Allentown, PA
SEP 15 - POCONO COMMUNITY THEATER - Stroudsburgh, PA
SEP 18 - PRIVATE EVENT - Los Angeles, CA
SEP 20 - AUBURN PUBLIC THEATER - Auburn, NY
SEP 22 - CLAYTON OPERA HOUSE - Clayton, NY
SEP 24 - STREETBAR - Palm Springs, CA
SEP 26 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ
SEP 27 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ
SEP 28 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ
SEP 29 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ
OCT 24 - LA BOHEME - Los Angeles, CA
OCT 29 - STREETBAR - Palm Springs, CA

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

REHOBOTH BEACH, DL & NEW HOPE, PA / LAST WEEK OF AUGUST!

Since 2005, I've been coming to perform at least once a year at The BLUE MOON Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, DL. Absolutely beautiful beach and town. My time here is so limited but I think I'm eventually going to have to spend the money to vacation here. The boardwalk is so nice, the beach, the ocean, shops, outlet stores and so much more...and no sales tax! I did my show here August 26 and got a standing ovation. They are so nicely set up with sound and electronic video screen. I'm allowed to shine the way I've designed the show to shine.

The restaurant at Blue Moon is sooooo good. FIVE STAR GOOD! These pix do not do it justice. I did not want to use a flash in this packed restaurant...haha...but everybody takes pictures of the food here by Chef Lyons. 


Fried Green Tomatoes. A popular specialty! 

 Rack of Lamb. Mashed potatoes & charred brussell sprouts taste sweet.

Rice pudding with candied macadamia nuts and some kind of ice cream ALL VEGAN!
 Where I stay. Charming guest house. Bathrooms & showers in your own room. No TV. Weird at first but then it's ok.
My set list. Plus more on the video screen: Marilyn Years tribute. Bette Davis comedy tribute on the screen too. Also a self-duet Judy Garland / Barbra Streisand.

video
This was shot at sound check. The place looks different at night with the floor filled with chairs.

video
Quick little view of boardwalk, beach and ocean. Voted one of the TOP 5 Beaches in the U.S.

 NEW HOPE, PA - HERE I COME!
Then Aug. 30 I was driven off to New Hope, PA where I will be performing Thursday at The Raven to benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania. My show is AUG. 29, 2013
The Raven is a beautiful complex, upgraded with a very very nice restaurant (what a pig). I had filet mignon. I vow to do at least 4 miles tomorrow!!! OINK!

Friday, August 23, 2013

PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS! AND MORE...

Things are going very well for me so far. I have a new agent based out of Las Vegas but I'm not necessarily getting booked there. He's booking me in Performing Arts Centers! I've always done very well at these places but lacked the connections to continue booking these prestigious venues. 

I'm also having some cool meetings, we'll see if anything comes of it.

I may be making the FASHIONISTA music video at the end of this year. MAYBE? FINALLY? My record label was so negligent and cheap they never made the video. I consider this the BIGGEST TRAGEDY of my entire career. After I wrote and recorded FASHIONISTA my dream came true to write and have a hit record but NO music video to show for it, is and was a HUGE disaster and blow to my career. 

I have had a meeting with a couple of designers who are very eager to help me with "looks."
I always need costumes. I love having a flamboyant collection of clothes for stage.

All fingers crossed. I will continue the hard work.

*UPDATE*
TOUR SCHEDULE (so far):
AUGUST:
AUG 26 - BLUE MOON - Rehoboth Beach, DL
AUG 29 - THE RAVEN - New Hope, PA

SEPTEMBER:
SEP 14 - VENUE TBA - Pittsburgh, PA (area)
SEP 15 - VENUE TBA - Pittsburgh, PA (area)
SEP 18 - PRIVATE EVENT - Los Angeles, CA
SEP 20 - AUBURN PUBLIC THEATER - Auburn, NY
SEP 22 - CLAYTON OPERA HOUSE - Clayton, NY
SEP 24 - STREETBAR - Palm Springs, CA
SEP 26 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ
SEP 27 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ
SEP 28 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ
SEP 29 - MARY D. FISHER THEATER - Sedona, AZ

OCTOBER:
********* OCT. 19*******MOM'S BDAY - San Antonio, TX
OCT 24 - LA BOHEME - West Hollywood, CA
OCT 29 - STREETBAR - Palm Springs, CA

NOVEMBER:
NOV 21 - LA BOHEME - West Hollywood, CA
NOV 26 - STREETBAR - Palm Springs, CA

*******************2014*******************
MARCH 2014:
MAR - DON GIBSON THEATER - Shelby, NC


Thursday, August 8, 2013

WARHOL MYSELF

I found a really cool app called "Pop Art Lite" for free. It's so much fun! I can Warhol myself. New T-shirts? lol.



Saturday, August 3, 2013

CAFE LA BOHEME AUGUST 1, 2013 / BIG SUCCESS!

LA BOHEME in West Hollywood was a big success August 1, 2013. I was Sold-Out and everybody seemed to have a great time. Dinners, Cocktails, Waitstaff, Valet Parking...& ME!
These 2 adorable girls came because the know me from my song FASHIONISTA!

Mitch Kaplan on Piano. Aimee-Lynn Chadwick opened for me.

Golden Globe Award winning Actor Richard Chamberlain came to see me!

Mitch Kaplan (my pianist), Bob Esty (producer-songwriter) me & Joseph Goodwin.

Three DIVAS! Beth Lepedis, Melanie Hutsell, Ann Austin

More fans!

Beth Lepides from UN-CABARET playing in Downtown Los Angeles every Sunday night at First & Hope.

Friends had a blast!

Karen Cadle (producer, writer, manager, agent....she knows everybody).


Billy Butler (producer, writer, mogul) Melanie Hutsell, Anne Austin

Karen Cadle, Jose Eber.

Michael Maron in the center (partner on the left)

Me LIVE on stage. Packed room!

My friend Adam.

PR Fantastico! Scott Barton.