As promised, I have chosen an original song to post here for you, dear reader/listener. I wrote this song – or rather – this song came to me last year as a part of a larger song that was meant to be about forgiveness. I wanted to forgive the people… Continue reading
Today someone asked me, “What do you do when something goes wrong in your career?” The question stopped me in my tracks. When I thought about it, I could identify many things that have gone wrong in my career in the past twenty years. I don’t have to look far… Continue reading
Dear Friends, I just got back to my hotel room after the final concert on Saturday, July 7. It is 12:30 am on the 8th now. Tomorrow I will be heading to London so this is my last night in Scotland. In my last post… Continue reading
Dear Friends, Tonight I am writing to you from Glasgow, Scotland. To tell the truth, I’m not exactly sure why I am here. Scotland has been on my bucket list for many years because, apparently, many of my ancestors are from this region. We are the Cameron clan. My great,… Continue reading
Activate your voice today. There are so many people that need a song or a fundraising concert or a consciousness raising concert right now. I have so many friends in Northern California who are suffering from the huge devastation from the fires. They need clothes, undies, shoes, a blanket. I’ll… Continue reading
It has been a tough few months in the good old world. I cannot remember a more divided and rancorous time in this country and the world. We have the largest number of refugees ever in the world. My own family and I are divided by the political rhetoric… Continue reading
The 21st Century Singer is an online information center that was built for the singer who needs a little leg up to get that singing career started or to keep it going. The tools on this site are based on the research done for the book: The 21st Century Singer-Making… Continue reading
I practiced today! Well, I have a gig coming up so, of course, I had to practice that music. But I also practiced other music, music that I wanted to sing. I felt the urge to pull out “Azulao” by Ovalle and the Rachmaninoff Vocalise. Why? Because, even though there was no… Continue reading
12-12-12 Kristof & Kane in Duel Duet at The Gardenia – Come Rain or Come Shine!
Both Kristof Van Grysperre and Susan Kane hold doctorates in music from from distinguinshed conservatories: Kristof from USC, and Kane from the Cincinnati Convervatory of Music. This show, directed by Belgian film director, Lieven Debrauwer, has been presented at the Tinnenpot Theatre in Ghent, and made its Los Angeles premiere at The Gardenia in October, where it stunned those in attendance through the sheer musical command of these two performers.
Scripted as farce, its storyline serves as a clever vehicle to present such divergent yet juicy fare as material from Sondheim’s Company along with selections from Piaf and Puccini to Betty Boop to the piloerecting Flower Duet from Lakmé—perhaps even more affecting heard in the intimacy of The Gardenia than at The Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Less “Ricky and Lucy go to the opera,” and more “Victor Borge and Anna Russell come to The Gardenia,” their show has an appeal that extends not only to regular Gardeniaphiles but also to any of the town’s classical music enthusiasts who appreciate a healthy dose of sophisticated musical humor. (Tom Rolla, proprietor of Gardenia)
Gardenia 323-467-7444 Dinner from 7pm & Showtime 9pm
TICKETS: $15 (door), $12 (reservations)
$9 (students/seniors)/Min 2 drinks