2 Thumbs Up: I was completely blown away by Mathieu Blue tonight at his Metropolitan Room show "Falling Into Blue." Let me just say, I fell, deep and hard for Mathieu's talent and vocals! This guy is the real deal! The hour plus show went by in the blink of an eye, Mathieu sure left me wanting more!
Aaron Mark's Empanada Loca, written for and starring two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega, is another must see show! From the moment the lights went out & the rumbles of the subway train were heard, I was taken into "Dolores'" world & was kept there the whole time which is a testament to the powerful performance Daphne is giving in this show as well as to Aaron's writing! Empanada Loca, presented by LAByrinth Theater Company, runs thru Nov. 8 at The Bank Street Theater in NYC!
Shakina is opening herself up and exposing herself in a way more people should. When you live an authentic life, there is a constant glow around you, and that glow is illuminating from Shakina!
When I was growing up, there was no YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for artists to promote themselves. Today, the way to discover music is vastly different. Attesting to that is the way I discovered singer/songwriter Mathieu Blue. His Facebook posting promoting his upcoming concert at The Metropolitan Room in NYC on October 26 came into my Facebook feed. What I discovered through this interview, is what I thought after listening to his music, there is a really talented, insightful, and passionate guy behind those good looks! Come see Mathieu live at The Metropolitan Room this Monday, October 26 at 9:30pm as Mathieu sings a mix of his original music and favorite pop songs! Just from listening to his EP, I can already tell this show is going to rock!
The first time I heard Brian Charles Rooney sing, I was mesmerized! His voice is like no other! Since then, I have seen him perform in several concerts and readings, always loving when he is on stage! Now, fast forward to Friday, November 6 at 9:30pm when Brian will go at it alone at Feinstein's/54 Below with his brand new show Trouble, a rich musical evening including a few gender-bending comedic moments that will leave you wondering whether or not what you’re hearing is real! Expect a mix of favorites from the canons of Broadway, pop music, and classic standards.