A little something to remember...

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

she's got legz....

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Monday, April 18, 2005

soccer mom band

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Working on our new hit single in the studio.

drag 2

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Just a simple girl with a dream.


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Here's me in full beat for Easter Bonnet 2005. After we danced the boys whipped out our cameras and had a spontaneous photo shoot.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

miss doris

An article came out today about Doris Eaton Travis' return to the New Amsterdam Theatre for BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet Competition. This is the picture that was posted on Yahoo news.

I'm the leggy one in the background.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

doris eaton travis

At today's rehearsal for the Easter Bonnet competition, we shared the stage with Doris Eaton Travis, the oldest living Ziegfeld lady. She's 101 and spry nimble as ever. I got a little teary because, from the back, she looks identical to my grandmother.

Here's a little info about Doris that I found online:

Doris Eaton Travis, who resides in Norman, Oklahoma, is enjoying her third career at age ninety-nine. The first was as a dancer and actress, with three years in the Ziegfeld Follies. The second was as the owner and operator of the nation's largest chain of Arthur Murray dance studios. And the third, with her late husband, Paul Travis, was running a quarter-horse ranch, which she continues to operate today. In 1992, at age eight-eight, she became the oldest graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in history.

At age fourteen, Doris Eaton was the youngest performer in the Ziegfeld Follies, appearing with such legends as Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, and Marilyn Miller. With two sisters and two brothers also appearing in the Follies in the years between 1918 and 1923, the Eatons became a well-known Broadway family.

Beginning their careers in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area, the "Seven Little Eatons" became seasoned performers, working the stock-company circuit before arriving in New York City and being caught up in the golden age of Broadway. Doris and her two sisters, Pearl and Mary, became popular dancers, and throughout the twenties they were never out of work. Doris was the first Eaton to go to Hollywood, and there in 1929 she introduced the song "Singing in the Rain" in the Hollywood Music Box Review. Later, Doris left show business and went on to great success building a chain of eighteen Arthur Murray studios in Michigan, which she owned and operated for thirty years.

britney's pregnant

Of all the things I've heard on the news this week, Britney Spears' pregnancy concerns me the most. The pop tart who got drunk, ended up marrying some guy in Vegas, having it annulled 48 hours later, chain smokes, visits public places barefoot, etc, etc, going to be a mother?!?!?!?

Let's speak for a moment about people in this country who cannot get married because our national leaders are afraid of ruining the sanctity of marriage. These same people also have a very difficult time adopting children even though they could provide a wonderful home full of a loving environment in which to raise a child. But, it's ok for someone like Britney Spears to get married and have it annulled. And now she's having a child?

What's with America? The land of the free? Yeah, right.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

my feet hurt

Yesterday I spent 4 hours in heels at rehearsal for Easter Bonnet then spent 3 1/2 hours at FAO jumping on a piano. I got home last night and my feet were hurting so badly.

It's worth it though. Easter Bonnet is gonna be great. Rehearsal was cancelled today, but we have lots of rehearsal the rest of the week. We tech the opening on Friday. I'm so excited I can barely contain myself.

FAO and the magazine are going far as day jobs go. My temp agency and the magazine messed up my payroll, so I haven't been paid in 3 weeks. I'm also awaiting a check from an audition I played for 3 weeks ago. I wonder why people don't see it as a priority to get pay figured out. It has sure put me in a bind the past few weeks.

Friday, April 08, 2005

day one...

My first day on the big piano was a success! I worked with Matt, Mike, Tym, and Dani. I had a great time with the kids....everyone is so wonderful. My best friend Shanna and her boyfriend Marty came to see my final show tonight. I'll post some pictures soon.

I work at FAO all weekend, then start rehearsals for Easter Bonnet again on Tuesday.

Easter Bonnet

My feet are killing me from the combination of rehearsals for Easter Bonnet and rehearsals for the piano at FAO Schwartz. At least I don't have to wear the 3 inch heels for Easter Bonnet when I dance on the piano. Both things are equally fun, but equally hard on the body.

Please come to Easter Bonnet. Show your support for a great cause and see a great show in the process. Click the following link to purchase tickets.


Sunday, April 03, 2005

broadway....sort of

I got some great news today. In two weeks, I will be joining the boys/girls of 'La Cage' in the opening number of the 2005 BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition. I begin rehearsals on Tuesday. Get fitted for costumes and heels on Monday. I'm sooooo excited to even be onstage with these amazing group of dancers.

Remember that audition for the piano dancer at FAO Schwartz? I got the job. I also got a job bartending at Broadway shows.

Don't forget to donate to AIDS WALK NY.

Friday, April 01, 2005

I felt BIG!

Do you remember the movie BIG with Tom Hanks? Well, tonight I got to dance on the big piano at FAO Schwartz. I was auditioning to be one of the dancers that entertain the masses at the flagship store in NYC. Cross your fingers for me. I've played piano for 22 years, but this time I had to do it with my feet on a 20 foot long, 3 octave piano. It was a blast. I would love to get this job.

Please don't forget to donate to the AIDS Walk New York.