Category Archives: Music

My talented friend Fawn Fritzen & a new CD

Do you remember two years ago, when I introduced you to my singer/songwriter friend Fawn Fritzen?  Go to this post if you missed it. At that time, she was just getting ready to release her first album, Bedroom Voice. She’s … Continue reading

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X is for Xylophone!

C’mon…raise your hands. How many of you think of this little toy when you hear the word xylophone? Actually, the term xylophone also includes instruments such as the marimba, the semantron and the vibes. BUT (for you purists – I’m talkin’ … Continue reading

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R: Raqs Bedaya

In 2011 I choreographed and produced a full theatre production that featured the Big Band, the Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble and ensemble soloists. If you’ve watched any of the videos I’ve re-posted about the show during the A-Z in … Continue reading

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the Letter P: The Partridge Family still makes my little hippy heart go pitter patter

I was nine years old when the show first aired in 1970 and 13 years old at the final episode in 1974. Talk about the formative years! Did you know that The Partridge Family show was actually based on the … Continue reading

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L is for the Land of Make Believe

The Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione, brought to you by The Big Band, Whitehorse Yukon.  This is the piece that opened Rockin’ the Casbah – the stage show I produced in 2011.  I’m at the far right of … Continue reading

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I Got Rhythm

This is my friend Colleen McCarthy on the trombone in I Got Rhythm with The Big Band in Whitehorse, Yukon.  She really rocks this number. Enjoy! .     I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, … Continue reading

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a De-lovely Dream!

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s delectable, it’s delirious, it’s dilemma, it’s de limit, it’s deluxe, it’s de-lovely! Am I dreaming? Today’s post is brought to you by the letter D! Here are Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes singing “Its De-Lovely” … Continue reading

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Moved to tears by the Ural University Choir

Here is something about me that I bet you didn’t know: I love choral music. LOVE it. Did you know about Kathaumixw? Kathaumixw is an International Choral  Festival in Powell River, British  Columbia. Choirs come from all over the world … Continue reading

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Happy International Dance Day!

In honour of today being the International Day of Dance, I’m going to share some of my previous dance life with you! You can find more here and here. …if you’re on a device, you’ll need to view this in … Continue reading

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Fawn Fritzen

Today I want to introduce you to my friend, Fawn Fritzen. What Fawn IS and what Fawn HAS are very much the same…a treasure! I mean to say that she has treasures in her family, she is my treasured friend, … Continue reading

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Cheers for a Playful 2014!

Hello and Happy New Year! Have you ever chosen a word just one single word to guide you through the year? For the last couple of years I’ve held the word balance close to my heart. It was the word … Continue reading

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The Christmas songs you love to hate

A thread I’ve been following on Facebook prompts me to write this post. You may not thank me, but I humbly offer up what I consider to be the worst Christmas song ever. EVER. It is about a cat that … Continue reading

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