Hearing the Lt. Governor of Illinois, Juliana Stratton, and the state’s top LGBTQ radio host, Jonny Gray, rave about my work today on Illinois’ Got Talent was unreal. I am so honored and humbled. I did not win the audience vote, but the response from the judge’s panel was exactly what I needed. I face a lot of doubt and insecurity about my work (as I think most artsits do), so getting their feedback meant the world to me. Thank you to all who supported me and the well wishes. I’m so thrilled I got to be a part of it!!!
Here’s something a little different! I got to produce and narrate (and appear briefly) in this video entry for my husband’s hometown to enter into HGTV’s Home Town Takeover contest! The contest would see HGTV coming to Pana (if we win!!) and transforming several homes and downtown buildings. It’s a great cause – and this video has gone a little viral with almost 14,000 views at time of writing this. CRAZY! Keep your fingers crossed for us – and thank you for the support! 🙂
I was thrilled to once again be invited onto the Strange Phenomena Podcast to talk about the music of Kate Bush! You may remember me appearing on the podcast in 2017 to talk about Kate’s iconic first hit, “Wuthering Heights.” Now we turn our attention to the startling and beautiful “Houdini” from Kate’s perfect 4th album, “The Dreaming” Check it out here: http://kbcast.linkemedia.com/podcast/s04e09-houdini/
I am so excited to share with you guys that my episode of “The Amazing World of Gumball” airs tonight, January 5th, 2018 at 5pm (central) on Cartoon Network! I am so proud to be part of this show, and I cannot wait for you guys to see it! Watch my vlog above for more details or click here: https://youtu.be/3FVe_HRMtEY
I was thrilled to be asked to sing on this cover of Michael Jackson’s famous song, “Heal the World” by Giovanni Nicotera! He gathered 10 singers from all across the world to come together and sing a song for peace. I of course jumped at the chance. His arrangement is absolutely beautiful, and I know you guys will love it. What better time of year for this message? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I was honored to be a guest on this lovely new Kate Bush podcast, Strange Phenomena, created and hosted by Cecilee Linke. We spent over an hour discussing, dissecting, and enjoying Kate’s first big hit, “Wuthering Heights.” It was so much fun! Check it out here: http://kbcast.linkemedia.com/podcast/s01e06-wuthering-heights/ or on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/s01e06-wuthering-heights/id1297828201?i=1000395159821&mt=2