Archive for June 2016

Africa

Africa is a place that has always been close to my heart. I first visited in 2009 when he was on tour with The Twelve Tenors. On that visit, I met Zenani Mandela, eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela who attended one of his shows. On the last day of our two week run in Johannesburg,…

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STAGE LA

Stage LA is the longest running musical theatre AIDS benefit in the world. Some of the biggest legends in Broadway, TV and film come together for a day and put on two shows. James and I were lucky enough to have played on this concert last week. It was a bittersweet experience to listen to…

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Orlando

Orlando. What to say? We’re probably all still in shock-those of us who are reading this… Those of us who aren’t reading this probably share the same grief and horror. We’ve been angry, confused, politically motivated, saddened and speechless all week long. IT ALL STARTED WITH CHRISTINA GRIMMIE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Grimmie While we didn’t know her, the comradery…

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New Residency in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

BRANDEN & JAMES announce a new residency December 3-17, 2016 at the world renowned Palm Cabaret in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  They are thrilled to be sharing the bill with cabaret legends such as Leslie Jordan, Kim Kozma and Amy Armstrong. Check their tour schedule for dates and times. http://thepalmcabaret.com “The Palm is one of the…

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Growing Older

Growing Older is a daunting concept for people. It seems to hit people in different emotional ways, in separate stages of one’s life. It brings about anger, celebration, clarity, confusion, humility, humor, joy, pride, reflection, regret (sometimes), sadness–The list goes on. Next week is the week of our birthdays. JAMES’s birthday is June 12th, mine…

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The Power of Music

THE POWER OF MUSIC The power of music transcends almost any disagreement we can have with one another. It is the one thing we can almost all exclusively and mutually appreciate without conflict. Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself is healing, It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched…

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