A Mood Swinging Musical Revue
Comes to the Center for the Arts
October 13, 2007
Center for the Arts
Homer: Saturday, October 13, at 8 PM, the Center for the Arts of Homer, NY is pleased to host a rollicking, musical delight: "Hormonal Imbalance: A Mood Swinging Musical Revue" featuring the musical talents of The Four Bitchin’ Babes.
Start with four richly gifted singer-songwriters, add 3/4 cup married life, four kids, one French boyfriend, four part harmony vocals, one piano, four guitars, one Rockin' Purple Bass, a dollop of sharp social commentary, cheerleading pom poms, a pinch of PMS, a wardrobe of bling-bling, and you've got an estrogen fueled hilarious new show that celebrates the best of Babes, Boys, and Botox.
After 15 years as a traveling pajama party, six recordings, and one full length concert DVD, this Fabulous Female Folkestra of indestructible Divas are hotter than ever. Literally! Always evolving, witty and charming, the Babes welcome in a new era with a new cast, and a new musical revue that is one part comedy road show, one part celebration of hearth and home. Billboard Magazine says: "The Babes stir the heart as well as the funny bone".
With sorority sister chemistry, they perform original songs and stories, offering both poignant views and unbridled comedic commentary on the joys and dilemmas of everyday life. They share, in heavenly harmony, struggles to balance careers and family, chocolate obsessions with low carb inner peace, CNN and TV Land – from promising to never pay retail and finding a man who cooks, to dealing with inadequate pay and inadequately cut swim wear, all the while living victoriously after the ‘Romantic Bubble Bursts’.
Let us introduce the outrageously funny and multi-talented musician gal pals who examine and ultimately celebrate the lives of today's men and women as we all search for balance:
Sally Fingerett who was born and raised on Chicago's South Side, now lives in Columbus OH, with her second husband. With a daughter away at college, two teenage sons keep Sally on her toes and fully clothed at all times. Having released five solo CDs and participated in 12 CD compilations projects, Sally has also taken to the stage as an actress, performing with the National Touring Company of the Vagina Monologues. She's been a featured musical guest on Micheal Feldman's Whad'Ya Know, NPR's Mountain Stage, CNN's Sonya Live, PBS Lifelines with Peter, Paul and Mary, and CBS Sunday Morning. As a comedy writer, Sally's essays have been published in various publications including Random House's Life's A Stitch, a collection of contemporary women's humor. As part of the Amerisound Production team, she has written music for film (The Second Degree), TV (A Star for Jeremy, NBC), and has sung radio and TV Jingles (Butterfinger, Hallmark, and Sears).
Debi Smith has received seven Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies) including Best Vocalist, Artist, and Album. Debi has been a repeat performer on NPR's Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, and Radio Smithsonian. She has appeared on PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, and Country Music Television (CMT), and has performed at venues including The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Wolftrap, EPCOT Center, Philadelphia's Keswick, and NYC's Bottom Line. Debi wrote a song recorded by Tom Paxton on his Grammy-nominated album in 2004. Her song, "Virginia", was a finalist for the Virginia state song.
Nancy Moran was declared "Songwriter of the Year" by the Virginia Sound Achievement Awards and WXGI Radio. Nancy has recorded four solo CDs, including her latest titled "Something Old, Something New." Garnering public and commercial radio airplay on 80+ stations coast-to-coast, Nancy's CD's have landed her on the Gavin Americana charts alongside Delbert McClinton and Joan Baez. She's been featured internationally on radio stations in Australia, Canada, and Europe. The Richmond-Times Dispatch called her "nothing short of a [modern-day] Joni Mitchell" and "a force to be reckoned with." Dirty Linen Magazine says Nancy has "a powerful, expressive voice…stunning." She is a columnist for American Songwriter Magazine, a frequent keynote speaker at music conferences and events, an NSAI-endorsed music business instructor, and the author of several books, audio series, and courses including, "The Songwriter's Survival Kit," "The Professional Songwriter's Code of Conduct," and "Making and Releasing Your Own CD." In her spare time, she is currently learning to sew!
Deirdre Flint, has been lauded by The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor. Deirdre Flint's songs hang out at the intersection where folk music and stand-up comedy collide. Since her first CD,. The Shuffleboard Queens debuted in 1999, Flint has played The Kennedy Center and The Kerrville Folk Festival and has been heard on 100+ radio programs throughout the country including The Dr. Demento Show and The World Café. You won't find many love songs in her repertoire (except one dedicated to food). Deirdre leans towards off-beat topics. She's got tunes about cheerleaders, bridesmaid dresses and shoe shopping as therapy. These songs have been heard on TLC's "A Dating Story," and their special "Always a Bridesmaid." Recently, her song about shoes landed on The BBC's documentary "The Reclaimers." This year, she was commissioned to write a children's song about mermaids for the town of Norfolk, VA to accompany the mermaid statues that are scattered throughout the town.
Don’t miss the show that the Augusta Chronicle describes as: "Part serious song craft, part free form therapy… funny, smart, tuneful and sophisticated."
General Admission tickets are $25 and Senior tickets are $20 (membership discounts apply). Admission for children under 14 is free. Balcony seating for this performance is free for students with valid student IDs. Please present your ID when you attend the performance to insure your free admittance. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Jodi's Hallmark and Sheridan's Fine Jewelry in Cortland, Linani's in Homer, Ithaca Guitarworks in Ithaca, through the Center's website at www.center4art.org , by calling 607-749-4900, or at the door the evening of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7:00 PM offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.
The corporate sponsor for this performance is Jennings Environmental Engineering, Inc. Season sponsors are Reihlman, Shafer & Shafer Counselors at Law and The Glassmith. This performance is supported by The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. This performance is also supported in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Accommodations are provided by Hampton Inn.
Gather up your friends and spend an entertaining evening with these outrageously funny and multi-talented musician gal pals as they examine and ultimately celebrate the lives of today's men and women as we all search for balance!
The Center for the Arts in Homer, located at 72 South Main Street in the village, at the corner of Routes 11 and 90, just off exit 12 of I-81, provides the region and community with a broad spectrum of cultural and artistic activities that provide education, enlightenment, and entertainment. While performance is premium at the Center for the Arts, the Center is an accessible facility for year-round classes, workshops, exhibits, summer camps, and conferences devoted to the visual and performing arts.