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Countdown to 2014: 2013 Books

Last year, I read 13 books! This year I read 12, although 3 of them were A Series of Unfortunate Events books I am reading to my babysitting charge. However, last year many of my books were very short (3 … Continue reading

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Chorus Concerts!

My chorus, Essential Voices USA, is in the midst of a busy concert season. Last week, we celebrated the great lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello!) at our Composer Speaks: Reason to Be Thankful event. … Continue reading

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An Evening Celebrating Emerging Female Composers Concert Recap, Videos, and more!

On Monday, July 15, I was honored to be one of the seven featured musical theater writers in Sparkification Productions’ An Evening Celebrating Emerging Female Composers. It was a lovely concert with wonderful women writers and singers. The great Mary-Mitchell … Continue reading

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APRIL IS IN MY MISTRESS’ FACE: RUMINATIONS ON APRIL AND TRAGEDY

I wrote this post 6 years ago, almost to the day. I was trying to process the Virginia Tech Massacre and ended up writing about the month of April. I originally posted it on my graduate school community forum in … Continue reading

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Enlightened Has Been Cancelled

I was not on Twitter last night to hear about Enlightened‘s cancellation, but I’m glad I heard about it when I did–the next morning at work. While my workplace is not like Abaddon Industries (the company in the show), it … Continue reading

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Requiem for BEN AND KATE and DON’T TRUST THE B— IN APT. 23

Slipping quietly into the night, sitcoms Ben and Kate and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 stopped airing new episodes a couple weeks ago. Ben and Kate was in the middle of its first season and Don’t Trust the … Continue reading

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Farewell to 30 Rock

Reading all these farewells to 30 Rock has made me nostalgic. When any show has been on for many seasons, you’re inevitably a different person at the finale than you were when you watched the pilot, assuming you watched it … Continue reading

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10 Takeaways from Singing Rodgers and Hammerstein at Carnegie Hall

Friday night, October 12, the choir I sing in, Essential Voices USA, sang in the New York Pops concert, Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, with soloists Kelli O’Hara, Paulo Szot, and Aaron Lazar. The experience was … Continue reading

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A Musical Theater Writers Clubhouse

Just last week I was talking with a few musical theater writers, and the topic of “people to watch” and “people you should know” list came up. I said that those list make me want to quit musical theater. Today, … Continue reading

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“My Name is Mildred Loving” part of Obamarama! Concert 9/22

A song of mine (with composer Jeffrey Dennis Smith) is in this concert tonight. The song, “My Name is Mildred Loving,” has only been performed one other time, so I’m looking forward to seeing/hearing it performed again. The song is … Continue reading

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