The Kyle Rae Orchestra played to a great crowd the other night. It was a pleasure to hear some of the Big Band Sound of Old. This was truly a family event since he had his Mother Misty singing with a couple of other singers. His whole family of 4 generations were in the audience enjoying the show.
Every year world-famous Diva Dolora Zajick brings her Institute for Young Dramatic Voices (IYDV) in conjunction with the Wagner Institute to UNR for an intensive 3-week training of those young dramatic voices. They gave us a peek at what they do Saturday, July 20th. Four instructors from the IYDV and the Wagner Institute spent 4 hours coaching young dramatic voices in the techniques that will bring their voices from incredibly spectacular to perfect. We interviewed teachers and students before the Master Class.
On Monday nights during Artown they have a free event at Bartley Ranch Hawkins Amphitheater. This Monday, July 15 was a performance by The Reno Jazz Orchestra to a packed house of music lovers and to those who loved the music of Aretha Franklin. Including a group of well-seasoned vocalists.
The dealers’ room will be open to the public free Friday and Saturday, July 19th and 20th from 1 to 5 PM. The Association holds its annual conventions all over the U.S. so we don’t know when they will return to Reno. This will be our only chance to see this spectacularly beautiful collection for quite a while. It is truly a must-see both for its fascinating history and its dazzle.
I had never seen Ruthie Foster before but had heard some of her music. To see her perform live is a totally different story. I had heard nothing but good about her and her powerful voice. This woman gets right into your soul and heart.
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