100 Years Ago A STAR WAS BORN!
Today, we celebrate the centenary of Edith Piaf! She was born only 6 days after Frank Sinatra who has had many a birthday celebration (especially here in Las Vegas), but the celebration of Edith Piaf's centenary was mainly, and I suppose, understandably felt more abroad than here in the USA. No matter! For me, and mon amour, we had our own little celebration atThe Eiffel Tower Restaurant at The Paris Las Vegas overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. We rose a glass of Pernod, to toast this magnificent and unique force of nature - La Mome Piaf. I love her and I think her everyday for making the sacrifices she did to bring us such passionate music. Bonne Fete, Bon Anniversaire, Happy Birthday!
Making My Way Through the Scrapbook
I can't believe how thick that thing is! Wow! You'd think I was a born archivists the way I have this thing sorted and kept. It's always enlightening and entertaining to re-read some of the "professional" critics' comments. Some feedback is accurate and some of course is downright biased! But hey, that's what they're getting paid for. San Francisco was a weird one. The main paper had been bought, and they had cut the staff that covered the arts, especially live theatre AND it was July! And as Marc Twain is thought to have said "the coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco". Too true. So, after pretty much begging the main daily to come out, he responded it was not on his list. Oh well, I got this nice spread in The Examiner! Thanks! And there were some audience members who came back twice to see the show with or without printed reviews!
Naomi Emmerson star of Piaf Love Conquers All - the one woman musical about legendary French singer Edith Piaf. She has performed over 200 times for audiences across Canada and the USA and once in Indonesia. The set and costumes are also her creation. Naomi grew up in Montreal Quebec in an anglophone family. She went to French school from 2nd to 6th grade. She loves brie, baguettes and makes a mean crepe Nelson (apple,bacon,sharp cheddar and maple syrup)