“Yellow the wet wild strawberry leaves”

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The title of this post is from William Butler Yeats poem “The Falling of the Leaves.”

I’m familiar with the piece after recording my one and only album in the mid 1990’s; a masterful art song cycle composed by John Aschenbrenner entitled “To An Isle in the Water: The Poetry of William Butler Yeats.”

The work was produced by the Grammy Award winner Thomas E. Shepard, and getting it recorded was a monumental task. None of it would have been possible had it not been for the financial ...

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Remembering a Hero on Memorial Day

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Recently, I received an email from my Gig Harbor Library that informed me that I would be able to sign up with my library card (that I have had for many years) and download a plethora of books. Thrilled with this amazing opportunity; I skimmed through a million possibilities when all of a sudden one book literally (pardon the pun) jumped out at me. It was “Unbroken” authored by Laura Hillenbrand! A few years ago I had bought and read her amazing book about ...

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Another Opening! Another Show!

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Merde Everyone! Have a Glorious and Happy Opening!

Well its finally here; Opening Night of “War Paint” on Broadway! The “glimmer of Light” that was emanating beyond is now here and as bright and beautiful as expected. This is the seventh Broadway Opening I’ve been a part of and even though I will not be on the stage for this one I am still thrilled to be here.

The foundation for this piece are the remarkable lives of the two women that built ...

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Rest In Peace Dear Roger

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Today I received an email invitation to my dear friend Roger Keller’s Memorial, and so sad that I can not be there to honor him and his memory.

I was stunned, blindsided, and heartbroken getting this news even though I knew that he was battling health issues. It has been a long time since I had seen him, but he held a very special place in my heart; he always will.

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