Temenos Journal II

May 25, 2013

The Gypsy Songbird Program

Filed under: Temenos Journal,Writing & Creativity — by Genie Webster @ 10:24 pm
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Singer / Songwriter Show and Dance Party

Genie Scarf

Rene Best musician guitarist


About the “Program”

My landlady Iris — a sweet lady my mother’s age who wears her white hair in a bun — was kind enough to attend my last singer/songwriter show at Unity Center. When I got home from the show and after-party that night, there was a note on my door from Iris: “My sister and I enjoyed your program.”

That struck me as kinda funny at the time… program… like, school program (that’s what we called our school musical performances). I got a chuckle out of that, but of course… it is a program.

Now– a month away from the June 22 show — I’m in the thick of designing the next program.  This show will be entirely different from the last show, which was mostly a singer/songwriter program.

This show (Gypsy Songbird) is going to be more of a vocal virtuoso / variety show, complete with belly dancers.

I’ve always believed that the visual element of a show is just as important as the audio so I designed and am in the process of making my own costume… and there will be costume changes!

Gypsy Belly Dance Costume

Yes, I will also be debuting my belly dance moves, which surprises me more than it does you. If I were my friend, I would think that alone is worth the price of a ticket. Ha!

I will be doing songs made famous by Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline…. I will yodel and sing opera. Oh and did I say there would be beautiful dancing by the magnificent Beverly White Yates?

It will be a quirky program, funny and poignant with stories and anecdotes about my adventures out west.

All the proceeds will go to benefit my home church, Unity Center of the Heights.

If you can’t make it to the program, please buy a ticket or two anyway for the church.

Hope to see you there!

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  1. Sounds like it’s gonna be a real treat, Genie! Sure wish I could be there.

    Comment by Stacy Alexander, Writer/Artist — May 25, 2013 @ 11:56 pm |Reply

    • Let’s wrangle up a gig in Portland… I’ll bring the show to you!

      Comment by Genie Webster — May 26, 2013 @ 8:15 am |Reply

      • That would be great! I’ll check with the local Unity and Unitarian Churches to see if they might be interested.

        Comment by Stacy Alexander, Writer/Artist — May 26, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

      • Just to be clear…. I’m not really a “Unity” or “Unitarian”-oriented artist… but what the heck? Check out the singer/songwriter venues

        Comment by Genie Webster — May 26, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

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