This is absolutely beautiful!!!! Made by Dearest Ed Holton. Such a moving creative video that touches my heart!! Wow!! ! I am so honored and blessed to have you as my special Facebook friend ! Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Blessings and LOVE to YOU!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
3rd Annual Ryan’s Day DMD Fundraiser and Free Backyard concert.
When: Sunday Oct 7, 2012 11am – 8pm
Where: Hardtails Bar & Grill,1515 N IH 35, Georgetown, Texas 78628
All Ages Until 4pm. After 4pm; 21 and UP.
Grilling & service bar,
Silent Auction, Raffle, Moonwalk, Face Painting, Full Karaoke PA
EMCEE: Chris Willis & Grace Sharington
BTW: I am performing at 11:00 AM!!
Live Music By:
OK, wow…my kickstarter “experience” involving my trying to get my first album, Aurora Arias, made, is featured in this new book “The Kickstarter Handbook,” by Don Steinberg. I am honored to be considered a “rebound” success!!! Yeah!
Just click this link to order the book on Amazon!
This is dedicated to Kimberly Kathleen.. Love and light always..Acapelladiva <3
Here are some fun pictures from Austin Fashion week.. and yes of course a Diva loves fashion! Had so much fun celebrating the newest fashion trends by fabulous designers by fashion icon Stephen Moser, Boudoir Queen, designer Meagan Summerville, Ross Bennet Linda Asaf and magnificent jewelry designer Cynthia Bloom. In order to expand my repertoire I love to be inspired by other creative artists who inspire me to create and sing new beautiful musical pieces!
Had a fabulous release party at my friend Patrick’s House in the beautiful hill country just west of Austin, Texas. Here are some pictures of the party…lots of fun, thank you everyone for your love and support…<3 Love, Acapelladiva.
I am singing Caro Nome from Verdi’s Rigoletto…a sad, sad twisted tale of lust, desire, love, and deceit. Sung in University of Texas’ Jessen Hall, Austin, TX. This song is part of the Aurora Arias CD and I am accompanied by Johan Botes
Dear Friends and fans…the day has finally come…Aurora Arias is on CD BABY….you can look to the column on right or click here to view / purchase! Look for it on iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon soon.
To find out more information about my Aurora Arias Album click here!
This is one of my favorite songs not only for the music but the intensity of the song. Der Hölle Rache (literally means Hell’s Wrath and is sometimes called “The Queen of the Night Aria”) is about the Queen of the Night being in a vengeful rage! Hell has no fury!! She instructs her daughter, Pamina, to kill Sarastro, the Queen’s rival, on pain of being disowned and cursing Pamina if she does not comply. Mother Dearest to the Max..
Der Hölle Rache from Die Zauberflöte (Magic Flute) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart )
Here is my 15 minutes of fame (maybe) as written up in the Austin Chronicle on 02/24/2012. The link is below as well as the excerpt form the interview…sweet!!!
“I’ve had a couple of people contribute who I didn’t know, and who have never seen me play. Some guy out of Germany gave me $150. I asked, ‘How had you heard of me?’ He said, ‘I just discovered you on Kickstarter.’ I was like, ‘Wow.’ That’s a major blessing, you know?”
In terms of what sorts of projects fare best on Kickstarter, Kazmark can’t say for sure, but does hint that, “Ideas that may not be a good fit for traditional institutions tend to do well.” A local project fitting the “nontraditional” parameter with snug certitude is a recent successful campaign by opera singer Julie Brown, who raised $4,005 for an album of arias. A UT graduate whose performance career was sidelined when she took time off to care for her son with special needs, Brown returned to singing only to find that she didn’t jive well with the local opera scene.
“They wanted to know what I had done in the last 10 years,” she explains, and when her answer was insufficient for the Lyric Opera, she took a different route. “I’m getting my voice out there, but not in the conventional way.”
Like Bobruk, Brown had to manage her expectations at first. An initial Kickstarter project in which she hoped to work with an entire orchestra reined in $10,000, but needed an additional $10,000 to achieve full funding. For her second attempt, she relaxed her ambition, asking for a fifth of that original sum. Her compromise worked, and, like Bobruk, she was surprised that the majority of donors weren’t friends and family.
“They were strangers from all over the world,” she says with some awe.
PARIS OPERA AWARDS
I was selected as a semifinalist in the 2013 Paris Opera Awards dedication for Maria Callis
My Aurora Arias album is NOW available for sale at CD Baby... Just click on the Album Cover below
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