Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekend in Wisconsin

I spent this weekend driving through the beautiful rural countryside of the great state of Wisconsin. I was headed to the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin where I performed Saturday night for a distinguished group of Sargent & Lundy … Continue reading

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Grainger

Last night I had the pleasure of performing for an international group of Grainger Corporate leaders. It was a wonderful evening. I learned a great deal about the company. Grainger is a real “mover-and-shaker” in the business world, providing items … Continue reading

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Jazz Tropicale Cruise!

Finally…the WDCB Radio Jazz Tropicale Cruise took place last evening. The ten piece Marshall Vente Jazz Tropicale band sailed onboard the Tall Ship Windy from beautiful Navy Pier in Chicago. When we boarded at about 5:00 p.m. the sun was … Continue reading

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Earth Wind and Fire!

What a fantastic evening we had at the Earth Wind and Fire “Now Then and Forever” Concert at the Chicago Theater. I went with Ed, Marilyn and Paul. We had a fantastic time! Earth Wind and Fire never disappoint. They … Continue reading

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Danny Glover and Shared Interest

Last night, I attended an event entitled “A Poetry Reading and Reception for South Africa’s Next Generation” by actor and activist Danny Glover. The event benefitted the work of Shared Interest website. I have always been a fan of actor … Continue reading

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NAACP Autograph Signing

I had a wonderful time meeting attendees at the NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, for which I was the Keynote Speaker. My presentation was very well received. Many thanks for the warm welcome and the lovely standing ovation.

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Good Stuff!

I am teaching a course in Professional Development for Singers and I have to say that I’m enjoying it immensely. The students are bright and engaged. I feel so fortunate to have an opportunity to hear about their hopes and … Continue reading

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Jazz Tropicale Cruise Re-Scheduled

Last night was a bust for the Jazz Tropicale Cruise. Unfortunately, rain was the order of the day (and evening) here in Chicago, so we were not able to sail. The WDCB Radio Marshall Vente Jazz Tropicale Cruise onboard the … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend!

Wow…this has turned out to be a very busy weekend. ¬†Five engagements within a span of two days. On Friday, I performed for a lovely luncheon in Northbrook, after which I presented a lecture for students on the topic of … Continue reading

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Special Performance Today!

Today I am performing a special luncheon show for the Hammond Indiana branch of the NAACP. I am very excited about having been invited to perform my one-woman show entitled “Paris Noir…American Jazz in Paris” for this occasions. It is … Continue reading

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