On Friday, love was definitely in the air.
Rusty and Kristen were amazing. They sung duets and solos about all aspects of love, from meeting someone for the first time, to looking back on memories of a person and being able to smile. It was a wonderful concert, and one thing I noticed was that the music really hit home with our audience. Our already nice and wonderful audience was nicer (if that’s possible) and couples who came in together left holding hands and smiling at each other. Really, a great thing to see.
But don’t take my word for it, here are a few clips from the show to make your Monday morning a little better.
Kristen’s solo from Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Rusty’s solo Starting Here, Starting Now (Which I think is also a name of a musical, in addition to being a Barbra Streisand song)
And another Streisand song on the cello. I could listen to this performance all morning, and I just might.
Happy Monday, ya’ll!
The only reason I’ve ever watched a “romantic comedy” is because I think love is really, really funny.
People do and say the weirdest and most humorous stuff when they’re falling in love that sounds great and poetic at the time, and then you look back and think “What in tar-nation was I thinking?!” (Even if you’re still with the person).
Apparently Kristen and Rusty, of Funny Valentines and Broken Hearts, think the same way (although are more serious about it than I could ever be).
Their show tonight takes the audience through all stages of love through some classic and contemporary songs that celebrate all that love is.
I’m really looking forward to tonight’s show, just because it’s always interesting to see how someone else experiences such a strong emotion. Plus it’s free! Seating for the show starts at 7:oo, and the curtains open at 7:30. Again, its first come, first served, so get there early because this show will fill up fast.
This past weekend was an absolute blast, even though it flew by.
We had an amazing turnout for Rachel on Friday, and she didn’t disappoint. It definitely wasn’t a “stuffy” jazz show, and was actually fun for some non-jazz enthusiasts who went on Friday. Win number 1.
Party on the Patio rocked, and it’s because you guys showed up in droves and nailed it. Thank you so much for coming out in the heat and getting your lunch from us. We had so much fun and even though I couldn’t hear out of my right ear for the rest of the day, that was the most fun that we had in a long time. Plus, Christopher Robin Band was awesome! Hands up if you think we should have them at the Center. Win number 2
Also, if you have any photos from the concert or the party, feel free to share them on our Facebook.
This weekend we’re having some awesome local talent in the form of Kristen Drathman, Rusty Ferracane and Craig Bohmler in “Funny Valentines and Broken Hearts” on Friday at 7:30 pm. Their performance features classic and contemporary pop songs that celebrate love in all its forms. Now, I’m not a real “lovey dovey” gal, but I’m looking forward to their performance. Kristin and Rusty (who you may know from our kid’s camps) are amazing to listen to and crack me up. I missed their performance last year (for shame!) so I need to make it up to myself and see them this year.
Plus it will be so dang hot out, I won’t want to do anything else but sit in an air-conditioned theatre and laugh. Sounds like a fun Friday to me.