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* * * FOR THE THIRD BIG YEAR! * * *
Sunday, September 8, Tunes with Tina returns to the chic
Langham Place Fifth Avenue (fomerly known as the Setai).
Please join me, and bring children of all ages!
When: 11 a.m. Sunday, September 8
and all Sundays thereafter through January 5.
Where: Measure Lounge, Langham Place, 400 Fifth Avenue,
between 36th and 37th Streets.
What: A live, musical interactive brunch for families, where children
sing and dance around the piano. This month’s musical theme
is Back to Broadway, but all requests are welcome.
Children and those who love them can choose dishes from an
eclectic menu of American and British comfort food with a twist.
Special treats include a complimentary candy bag from the
London Candy Company.
Prix Fixe: $40 for adults, $20 for children under three years of age.
Reservations: Michael Smith, 212-613-8667 or by email at
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My songs are about grown-up love. Between a mother and child, a daughter and mother, a woman and her spouse. About the things that happen when no one is looking. The joys in hidden places, the fears in plain sight. The movement, the twists and turns, stages expected and unexpected, milestones and millstones.
I experience, I observe, and I write.
I see femininity in motherhood and embrace it. I see tender, bawdy, vulnerable, stubborn, funny, pretty, smart, stupid. What I see is not a maid. Not a machine. Not a man.
Thats what I see.
A moment becomes a story. A story takes wing, carried by its own musical style. A song emerges. What I see becomes what I hear.
What do I hear in motherhood? Motown and blues. Down-and-dirty New Orleans swamp rock and Southern Gospel. Guitar-based country folk and driving jazz. Music that is earthy, tender, raw, sophisticated, sensual, embracing.
Thats what I hear.
I feel deeply and try not to feel weepy.
I feel fearful and fearless, thankful and forgiving, fierce and wrathful.
I feel seduced by the estatic underflow of life.
I feel that joy is sometimes deepened by loss.
I feel that all of it, every moment, must be expressed.
Thats what I feel.