Notes from the editor:
Laura's debut CD, "Something Cool," is now available!
You can order her CD using PayPal, Use the "pay for products" option on the PayPal website and pay $20.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org! In the notes include your name and address and it will be mailed out to you within 48 hours! You can also purchase the CD at any of her performances.
I’ve been chosen as a featured guest on this great website. It’s fun and filled with inspiration. Art, poetry and uplifting entries all tied around peace and harmony.
What better kind of website could there be?
Laura Freeman and Beckie Menzie: The Music of George Gershwin
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Vocalist Laura Freeman and pianist Beckie Menzie will play a selection of George Gershwin’s greatest hits. There is a $5 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
HERE’S TO THE LADY!
ELAINE STRITCH AT 90
DAVENPORTS PIANO BAR
1383 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO IL
MONDAY FEBRUARY 2ND 7:30-9:15
On February 2, 2015,
Elaine Stritch would have turned 90 years old. In honor of her life and
legacy, a 90-minute chronological career concert covering every show
from her first musical, Angel in the Wings(1947) to her last, A Little Night Music(2010) will be presented. Music from Call Me Madam, Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Goldilocks, Sail Away, Mame, Gypsy, Company, Showboat and her solo tour-de-force At Liberty, plus cabaret and concert favorites will be performed.
Paying tribute to Miss Stritch's extraordinary larger-than-life personality are some of Chicago’s finest singing actresses:
Musical direction by Johnny Rodgers and hosted by Daryl Nitz.
Tickets $22 in advance and $27 at the door.
($2 of prepay price goes to ticket service)
Direct link to purchase tickets:
Come celebrate the life of this extraordinary entertainer.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF JULIE
Laura Freeman shares stories about Dame Julie Andrews’ amazing career in vaudeville, Broadway and film in between singing some of her most beloved songs, including "I Could Have Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady), "A Spoonful of Sugar" (Mary Poppins), "Le Jazz Hot" (Victor/Victoria) and, of course, "The Sound of Music". So if you're a fan of Julie Andrews, you should definitely check out Laura Freeman's musical celebration of the "loverly" lady.
Review in the Gay Chicago Magazine for the Sound of Julie:
You Tube Clips:
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL
2:00 and 5:30
Sunday Feb 8th
Table Seating: $25 General Public/$20 Seniors, Students, Staff
Theater Seating: $20 General Public/$15 Seniors, Students, Staff
A READING OF A NEW MUSICAL
LITTLE SHOP ON LINCOLN
BY MYRNA PETLICKI AND JEANNIE TANNER
Featuring: Laura Freeman, Paul Motondo and Jeff Dean
7924 LINCOLN AVE. SKOKIE, IL
7:30 FEBRUARY 23
The cost is $10 at the door which includes a pizza reception after the performance.
The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon, & Joni Mitchell
Starring: Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland
Saturday, February 28 at 7 p.m
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Dr. Elgin, IL
Second Space Theatre
$26.10-$29.00 with dinner
Until next time...
See You Soon!