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In The Moment What To Do With That Voice

What To Do With That Voice

2/11/15 I never liked my own voice. It didn’t sound like Barbra’s. It was the 80s and – for me – it was all about Barbra. Vintage Barbra, Yentl Barbra, totally Barbra. As a 14-year-old singing in my room along with her records, I tried to match my tone and vibration and phrasing up…just…like…her. But …

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In The Moment Robin Williams and the Monster in Me

Robin Williams and the Monster in Me

8/15/14 Robin Williams’ death has hit all of us. While we’ve been affected at the level of “Oh my God this person who is beloved is no longer with us”, we are also struck at the level of “What are my demons? My darkness?” Even though, by many accounts, he had bi-polar disorder, addiction problems, …

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In The Moment Young Actresses Take Heart

Young Actresses Take Heart

Young women, take note.  June Squibb is an overnight sensation at 84.  Meaning: after years and years of acting work on stage, TV and in film, she has been acknowledged with an Oscar nomination for her work in Alexander Payne’s film Nebraska. This makes me smile.  It gives me hope.  And it reminds me that …

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Awakening Cracks Are Where The Light Gets In

Cracks Are Where The Light Gets In

(Originally published January, 2014 with an update from 2017 at the very bottom) “I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free” – Michelangelo It’s been over 2 1/2 years since I’ve stood on a stage with a microphone sharing my words with an audience.  I haven’t been on …

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