Raissa Recommends

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Raissa Recommends - Hector Coris, I'm on YouTube and Benefits Galore!

Hello Friends:

Go see Hector Coris in his first solo show, LIFE IS WONDERFUL - you've got two more chances: 5/9 at 5 pm and 5/19 at 7:15 pm at Don't Tell Mama - 212-787-0788. JUST GO! I can't say enough good things about this show, so JUST GO! Well, I have to at least say, Hector's voice is beautiful and his acting, sublime. GO!

There is so much to see this week and so little time...can't do it all, but I'm pleased to recommend David Pellegrine/Beth Sacks at the Metropolitan Room this Thursday, 5/7 at 7 pm, in their show, MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, although I have it on good authority that they won't be actually singing that song - but there will be beautiful music in the night! I would love to be there, but I"ll be at Don't Tell Mama for Seth's Broadway Chatterbox @ 6, and then I already have reservations at Mama's at 7:30 for FRESH BREWED - TALES FROM THE COFFEE BAR starring Tanya Moberly and then right after that, I'm heading off to the Metropolitan Room to see Shayee Rainbolt in her CHARMED LIFE show at 9:45 pm. If you can't go see her, pick up her wonderful CD of the same name - it's in my CD player all the time! Friday, I'll sleep!

I'm very excited to be nominated for a MAC Award for Best Female Vocalist - you can catch clips of me now on YouTube to see some of my work, and also,
I am proud to be a part of several wonderful benefits in the next 2 weeks. I hope you'll come and support those causes.

This Saturday, May 9th, 5 pm at Birdland, I'll be performing with my Musical Director, David Caldwell, in LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND - A BENEFIT FOR ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS. Sarah Rice has once again put together a very talented bunch of animal lovers, from Jim Caruso and Klea Blackhurst, to Marni Nixon and Julie Wilson! http://www.instantseats.com/ is where you can go to buy tickets.

On Wednesday, May 13th (rain date, 14th), I'll be hosting our next benefit CONCERT AT TUDOR CITY GREENS starring Hector Coris, Ritt Henn, Norm Lewis, Barbara Mundy, Karen Oberlin, Miles Phillips, Ed Romanoff and Susan Winter. Our Musical Directors are David Caldwell, Mark Janas, and Bill Zeffiro. Free! Donations to benefit the park conservancy are very much appreciated.... more info on my website, soon!

I'll also be performing in the Cabaret Cares Gala which benefits BC/ EFA and Help Is On The Way Today at the Beechman, Sunday, May 17th at 5 pm, with some of my good friends, Eric Michael Gillett, Tonja Walker Davidson, David Colbert, Julie Reyburn, Sue Matsuki, Susan Winter, just to name a few... You can get tickets for that by emailing Joseph Macchia at jmac249@aol.com. The tickets are going fast - no surprise when you see who's performing, and for such a great cause!

And finally, I will be performing at the MAC Awards, as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist - that's on May 18th at BB Kings at 7:30 pm. You can get tickets through http://www.macnyc.com/ or at BBKingBlues.com (212-307-7171).

Love and light,