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Looking forward to speak-play @ TEDxDeerPark: Inter-Mental Symphony Save the Date!  Please Plan to Attend!  This is a HUGE event!

After all these years, I'm still passionate 'bout the music biz. True, I've performed & recorded with legendary artists like Aretha Franklin, Eileen Ivers, Arif Mardin, Diana Ross, Jimmy Owens, Ashford & Simpson, Edie Brickell, Chieli Minucci, Gino Sitson, John Hiatt, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte among many others and some of these folks are on children's CD's!  I love performing.  Check me out in February.

Celebrating 20 years as a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, I'm getting more invoIved now and sit on two Performer's With Disability & Diversity committees!  Very cool to represent this part of my union!

Living in NYC allows me time to do background work in films & TV; shows like Orange is The New Black, Breaking Brooklyn, Girl On The Train, Roxanne Roxanne, Homeland, and Trouble.  Look for my ear lobe!  I sing on commercials too.  I'm thanking God constantly for letting me use my unique skills set.  Factoid:   Did you know that I started performing for young audiences in 1981?!    Now I create joyous & exhilarating programs for school aged children throughout the world.
Check the pics  Speaking of which.. last spring I had an amazing school tour in Argentina & Uruguay, telling stories and singing songs to students who study English and I got to live for a few weeks in Spanish!

Creating original 'works of art' to perform for students everywhere is one my passion.

In October, I returned (4th time) to the beautiful Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida performing one of my dearest shows, Songs Of Freedom.  It's an interactive main stage concert that combines music, spoken word, history, a slideshow featuring images of  Black Americans relationship with America.
I visited a few spots whilst in Florida, like The Hoppy Spot in Tampa & the Lucy Kalentari, Robbi K, RitaRosa RuguesaZun Zún Children's Fest in Miami.  It was a grand adventure to hang with Music with Mar, RitaRosa Rugesa & Lucy Kalentari!


                                       

I enjoy wearing many hats producing shows for young audiences. I create a mezcla of music, movement, drama & curriculum and national arts standards - and I love it!
Now it's almost 2017.  I still work in schools that are still failing to serve students because of funding challenges, continued repetition of a counter-productive 'village',  or they just have a narrow state focus on supporting 'tested subjects'.  As I share my love of the arts within these communities, I help to grow children into 21st Century world citizens.  The main motivation and practice of cramming data into students heads, just enough to pass state tests continues but after school is completed, what's next?  Muchos jóvenes bury their faces in some screen - all by themselves while growing.  Technology, new cultural trends, repair to dysfunctional family systems, and educational advances are necessitating a change in how we do education.


ARRRRGGH!!!  Luckily I'm a Teaching Artist:  I Create/Perform/Present/Produce-together we Respond/Connect. 


Know that the artistic process is core curriculum so I'm pro Creative Classroom Collaboration.   I remember how learning felt fascinating.... this is why I dedicate my work to creatively collaborating and making curriculum fascinating for students - and teachers.




In case you're wondering about my health... MS is being very kind to me today, my book writing is slowly happening towards an actual BOOK....recordings of my originals & cover tunes avail now. Take A Listen & give the gift of music this holiday season.


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