About that love thing…

It’s been an incredibly long day, but I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day slip away without a few words. Beloved or maligned, this holiday stirs up big emotions. Do something this whole week that reminds you how valuable you are, and how much you value the people in your life. Valentine’s Day has become about more … Read more

Love… you!

On this day of hearts, flowers, candy, romance and general touchy-feely merriment, I have one message, which applies to all: Do something to remind yourself of your own worth today.   It’s so wonderful to focus on others, and to give them love and support.  It helps to remind us of the areas where we can … Read more

A long, lovely weekend

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of music so hard that it changed you? This week (or any week) could be your chance. You never know when the Next Great Listen is around the corner… This weekend celebrates both … Read more

Love and singing are everywhere

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! The annual lovefest comes with ready-made romance (or not) in nearly every vocal form, so hang on to your hats: Figaro continues to take over the Southland with a staging of The Guilty Mother, Beaumarchais’ third and final … Read more

Valentine’s ideas for a working weekend

This post is less about singers and more about a romantic nudge for singers.  When holidays fall on the weekends, performers may find traditional celebration tricky, as gigs usually come first.  But if you’re booked on Saturday, you can still spend time with your sweetie without the usual expense and scheduling issues of dinner.  Try … Read more

Concerts get personal this week

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Embracing the smaller scale This week is heavy on Saturday performances (so put your clones to work), but also full of smaller, intimate concerts in many manifestations: Appearing with SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC this weekend are tenor JON LEE KEENAN (fresh from a … Read more

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