Celebrate National Arts in Education Week with me, Annette Bening, Denyce Graves, and other special guests at a FREE #BecauseOfArtsEd virtual chat Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 pm ET! We'll be talking about the impact and importance of arts education in our lives, and ways you can get involved in supporting arts education in your local community. Plus, we’ll answer some of your #ArtsEd questions! Register at AmericansForTheArts.org/ArtsEdChat #ArtsEdWeek
#tbt clip time! Here’s a snippet from my first livestream in June of the beautiful song Alejate. Marvel at the guitar AND mask virtuosity from @tariqhakoni. And we get to do it all again in a month!! Link to the whole performance in my stories!
(Edited to say I also had a mask on until the show started because I had to eh, sing. But everyone on set had one on otherwise. Haven’t figured out the singing through mask thing yet but when I do I’ll let you know!)
We are very excited to announce a virtual wine tasting with yours truly and Halleck Vineyards on Thursday, Sept 17th at 5pm PT! Join me and Ross Halleck for a very special interactive virtual tasting of the DELICIOUS Find Your Light Pinot Noir that we made together. Our goal was to make a top tier brilliant Pinot while raising funds for @fylfoundation and arts education. Proceeds from each bottle go toward supporting arts education programs that strive to give every child the opportunity to experience a quality arts education. Order your tasting bottles now to reserve your spot and so that your wine arrives on time and we can taste together in real time. Link to order in my stories! See you then, thank you, and cheers! @halleckvineyard 🍷
The first livestream concert "Greatest Broadway Songs" on October 3rd is set to include some of my favorite songs from my album Stages and beyond. Look out for the full trailer to be released later this week!
If you prefer to buy individual concert tickets instead of the whole series, the general on-sale begins this Thursday Aug 27th at 1pm PDT. Link in bio!
On March 13, 2004 a fluffy, wiggly, explosion of love entered my life. Holding him in my arms the first time, taking him home, introducing him to my world and him immediately trusting me to become his. It was the beginning of what would become one of the greatest soul connections of my life.
Anyone who has loved a pet understands that the time you spend together...the boundless joys of the celebrated moments, the quiet calm during the storms, its a bond unlike anything else. They are family. For 16 extraordinary years I watched him grow...from a rascal puppy to an adventure buddy to a calm and dignified senior dog slowed only by tired body, never by his sharp mind. The time has flown far too fast. After many months of showing the kind of strength and willpower to keep moving I can only hope to have one day, his body had enough. Sweeney passed away late Tuesday night. I am grateful beyond measure to have been with him in his final moments. He’s back to running in the wind.
I am deeply heartbroken. I will be for some time. But the grief of loss is the price we pay for the gift of love. It is worth every tear and I will miss him every day. He had so many friends....I want to thank everyone who made his life so special and kept him so healthy. You know who you are. To the fans who made him a real road legend, who made paintings and sent toys and knew his awesomeness throughout my career...thank you. You made it so fun. If you wish to honor his memory please donate in his name to the ASPCA or your local rescue shelter.
Go love an animal. Bring one into your life. There is so much love awaiting. I love you Sweeney.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIIIIME!! I’m so excited to announce first that I have a new album coming out in November! It’s called Harmony and I have had the most amazing time singing these songs. They’re just gorgeous. Songs I’ve wanted to sing for years and more importantly songs YOU’VE wanted me to sing for years. I also have three livestream concerts set up!! These shows will be totally unique from each other: October 3 is BROADWAY for the theater kids (me), Nov. 26 is a concert celebration of the new album to help you digest your turkey and give you a reason not to talk to your crazy uncle about politics...and finally I’m doing my FIRST ever holiday concert with songs from Noel and holiday songs I’ve recorded since then. I’m so grateful to have so much to sing for you in the coming months. Link in bio to reserve your virtual seat! Thanks for giving us a reason to stay connected with music during these uncertain times. See you sooooon!