Thursday, April 30, 2009
To blog.....or not to blog? Is that a question?
Another historic vote in New England!
The marriage bill now moves to the House of Representatives.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"The times they are a-changin"
On a vote of 249-175, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill backed by the new Democratic White House to broaden such laws by classifying as "hate crimes" those attacks based on a victim's sexual orientation, gender identity or mental or physical disability.
Tony Gubelman "You Make Me Feel Brand New"
The Countess had an email tonight from Tony Gubelman, one of the entertainers at Rumpy's Tavern. I saw Tony perform last Friday night and he always has a great show but when I video at Rumpy's Tavern it is just too dark to see.
I happened upon this video on You Tube which really shows Tony's fantastic range. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Monday, April 27, 2009
A visit to the Summer Palace
Fortunately the deck looked nothing like that nightmare image. The temperatures were around 80 degrees and it was a balmy weekend to spend outside....
I adore Tony and am so happy that he will be playing in two weeks at the Richie duPont Benefit to help the Berkshire Theatre Festival education programs.
Other than the guy who wanted a fight, we had a great night. Steve was there and Andrew, Troy's significant other, and they always make The Countess happy....
In fact Andrew accompanied me the next day to a performance by Jonathan Epstein at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Andrew is the proprietor of the most fabulous inn in Lenox, Harrison House.
I'll by joined by the fabulous Peter, the Countess duBarry herself !!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
A week in New York City
My pal, Jenn Harris, and her MANnequin sing up a storm....
Jenn, just back from Aruba, brought back an outfit to perform in.....
"Our Hit Parade", the big finale....
Next The Countess was off to the Paradise Lounge to see "Pepper 'N Sam" perform their crazy cabaret act, Death by Vaudeville....
"Pepper" turns out to be Salty Brine, a fabulous entertainer. The Countess is in love!
My last night in town was to celebrate Matt's birthday at a dinner held at Lil Frankie's. Matt invited his nearest and dearest friends and we all had a great time.
Then it was off to the karaoke bar for a little singing. Jenn and Matt are really into this one!
I also got to see three plays, met up with a few other friends for dinners and brunches, and just had the best time. Now it's off to the Berkshires for more mischief and fun !!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A brief update...
I just want to thank my beautiful friends, Matt, Daiva, and Jenn. Each one has included me, entertained me, and allowed me to share in the most amazing fun! I adore each of you and thank whoever for bringing you into my life.
So stay tuned.....pictures are coming!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Forget about taxes.....we are off to NYC!!
Back to New York City for fun and frolics!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter, Peeps!
Friday, April 10, 2009
The duPont Benefit....
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Prince Troy's Birthday Party !!!
The Countess made a new friend, Evan. Evan is a big BTF fan and I am looking forward to seeing him again this summer.
Steve and James were having fun. James is looking for a job in the National Parks system if you know of any openings!
Kerry and Steve from BTF gave a big welcome to Princess.
As I walked in the door that night, Troy exclaimed, "I knew you would come!"
Hope you had as much fun as I did at your party, dear friend. See you soon.
Friday, April 03, 2009
New York City adventures...
"most of all The Countess, who wound up as part of a dancing contest on the stage in which she didn't dance but pranced around showing what looked like $100,000 worth of jewelry and fur. Needless to say she won the contest. She then returned to the table where she joined the dozen or so gay men who accompanied her."
I don't think I could describe it better myself....LOL! I got to meet Bridget Everett who cohosts the show with Neal Medlyn and see the beautiful and funny Jenn Harris rap with Barbie dolls.....Hilarious! One of my best Berkshire Theatre pals, James Barry, dressed up as a priest to sing a hilarious rendition of Kelly Clarkson's hit "My Life Would Suck Without You". The part of the altar boy was sung by another BTF alumni who shall remain anonymous. They were very naughty!!
Here is a picture of the cast in their big finale number.....
On Saturday night Matt, Jenn, and I went to Daiva's show "Two Girls for Five Bucks" at Ars Nova. Daiva and her friend, Cathleen Carr, conceived, wrote, and produced this show, developing it over the years out of a series of sketches.
Such a talented duo. I hope the show gets picked up somewhere else. It deserves another showcase.......Berkshire Theatre Festival maybe....hint! hint!
My dates, Matt and Jenn......
Daiva and The Countess having drinks with the everyone after the show......