Saturday, June 26, 2010

Judging Mrs. Utah America

I had the very fun opportunity to be a judge for the Mrs. Utah America Pageant. HOW did I get to do this? I happen to know Diane Ritter that is the Director for both the Mrs. Arizona and Mrs. Utah America Pageants. Last year, I sent 50 of my TRILLIUM albums to the contestants of the Mrs. America Pageant. So she asked me if I would consider being a judge. I of course said yes.

So, I packed up my car and my daughter Claire and we drove to Utah Thurs, stayed with my parents in St. George. Drove up Friday in the early morning and got to the Marriott Hotel. I also had the excellent opportunity on Friday to meet Kurt Bestor for the very first time. He is an excellent musician, and a great guy as well. We just had fun chatting "Live".. if you will. For 4 years we had talked on the phone, and through the internet.. and we were finally able to connect.

Claire is my personal assistant! She really helped me a lot tonight when going to the pageant. I think I would have lost my mind had she not been with me. We've really enjoyed one another on this trip as well. She is so smart and funny. Everyone that has met her has said that she is cool.. and she really is.

I met some fabulous people, all very successful in what they do.

All of the contestants were beautiful, poised and intelligent. It was NOT an easy job to choose who should be Mrs. Utah America. I wished all of them could win.. but there can only be one. I really enjoyed interviewing each woman, all were easy to talk with and I enjoyed the conversations we had. ( We were on a time limit of 5 minutes! lol)

Mrs. Utah County, Ashalon Goodrich won the title. I could not believe the Evening Gowns!!!

What was REALLY surprising was my publicist Chris Franz sings like Frank Sinatra. The man can sing!

Just some fun stuff... more to come...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer 2010

It is already June. How did the months fly by so quickly and eagerly? I do not know. I am in the midst of planning more concerts in California. Will keep you posted as the dates come.

Just FYI, every 1st Friday evening of the month, I perform at Tushita Heaven from 7pm - 9pm. If you live in the Southern California area, I invite you to come and enjoy some music, light refreshments and conversation. Always its a joy to meet so many of you that have come out to support the community and music. Tushita Heaven

I went to Boston, Vermont and New Jersey with a drive into NYC. I really enjoyed my trip. I went to Worcester for a radio interview, and that was fun. Karen Mungal interviewed me for the second time and I really enjoyed that! I visited friends in Vermont, visited friends in Jersey.. and she drove me into NYC. I must say I fell in love with the Big Apple. Next time I visit NYC, I'd like to go into the Stock Exchange for a visit. I for sure would like to drive into Pennsylvania.

Summer is a fun time for me, kids are out of school... and then we swim, go to the beach, and of course I need to get my rehearsal and composing time in there somewhere!

The KSBR Schmooze is coming up again over the Labor Day weekend. IF you are coming out to SoCal, or you live here.. I would encourage you to put this date on your calendars: September 5, 2010. I invite you to listen online for more information here on Saturdays from 5am Pacific to 9am P and Sundays 5am Pacific to 12Noon Pacific: Listen to KSBR

More to come...