It’s the New Year and I like taking January off to assess what needs to happen in the new year! (December has TOO much holiday stuff going on to do that!)
Well…..LOADS going on this year and I’m eager to get going! So in celebration of what’s to come:
Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!
…more to come!
Join me and some of the most AMAZING cabaret/jazz vocalists in New York City on December 17th at Don’t Tell Mama as Lina Koutrakos and Rick Jensen present HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Our Special Guest with be Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Julie Gold! (song: From a Distance)
Ok! A few minutes ago my sister texted me that Ty Herndon came out…of the closet! My first reaction? Finally! I can’t count the number of friends (and family members) I have in my life who struggled with their true identity. We ALL know someone.
Now, why should I care that another celebrity came out? Because I was lucky enough to be a dancer in one of videos back in the day! (1999 to be exact!) Were there questions about his sexuality? Yes. Did we care? NO!
All I’m going to say is that he was FANTASTIC to work with! Such a great individual and all-around nice guy! And SO TALENTED!! So to Ty! I’m sorry it took you this long to be comfortable to openly discuss all this, but I wish you even better success in your life and career!!
People Magazine Article: http://www.people.com/article/ty-herndon-comes-out-gay
Oh and here’s that video! Enjoy! (hee, hee….LAWD that was a bit ago!)
Here is the first song up from the Diary of Mrs. Cobb. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos.
At Last (1941) Mack Gordon & Harry Warren
Karmyn Tyler – Vocals
Daryl Kojak – Piano
Jim Vern – Video
I wanted to share my song list from last Wednesday’s show! It went really well! The rain kept some folks away, but the right people were able to be there! 😉 Funny thing, I’m typing this while recovering from a cold! Yes, my husband came home 3 days BEFORE the show with a nasty cold and was worried I’d catch it. Well, my body wouldn’t let me catch it until 3 days AFTER the show! (Thank you Jesus!) This weekend was rough but thankfully I taught online lessons yesterday…that kinda virus can’t spread over the interwebs!
I am VERY excited to see the show myself! 🙂 My parents were not able to be there, so we decided to record it, and thankfully the fantastic Jim Vern was able to film it for us!!! WOOT!!!
The show is about coming to NYC. From the time I saw my first Broadway show in 8th grade, pageants, learning the songs that shaped my love of music, moving to Los Angeles, marrying and moving to Manhattan. It ran a little over time, but we will know for next time!!
The AWESOME thing is this: I now have a show that can run again for people to come to see! A dream come true for me!! My goal for the next show is more instruments: bass and drums specifically! 😉 A few more…special plans in the making too, but I can’t share until I’m 100% sure!! Thank you Daryl Kojak in advance!!
One theme that was prominent throughout the show was my amazing mother who had NO clue she was encouraging me to fall in love with American Songbook songs! A gift that I will be FOREVER grateful for!! If you don’t already follow my Mom’s Facebook…well you should! She’s a funny, loving, God-fearing woman who loves her family and loves helping people!!
Now, my song list:
- Big Time (1998) Frank Wildhorn & Jack Murphy
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera (1986)
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe
- Bewitched from musical Pal Joey (1940) Richard Rogers
- It’s Magic from film Romance on the High Seas (1947) Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
- Bei Mir Bist Du Schön from the musical I Would If I Could (1932) Sholom Secunda, Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin
- Isn’t it Better from the musical film Funny Lady (1975) John Kander & Fred Ebb
- Jill from Harry Connick Jr.’s Blue Light Red Light album (1991)
- I Fall in Love too Easily from film Anchors Aweigh (1944) Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
- Guilty (1931) Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst and Gus Kahn
- Almost Like Being in Love from Brigadoon (1947) – Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
- Watch What Happens (1964) Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy & Norman Gimbel
- How High the Moon from revue Two for the Show (1940) Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton
- It Don’t Mean a Thing/Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) – (1931) Duke Ellington & Irving Mills/(1936) Louis Prima
- At Last (1941) Mack Gordon & Harry Warren
Question for you: What songs would YOU like to hear me sing?
Tickets are now available! Get $5 off when you use Promo Code: online
Excited to share this show with you!!
Check out my AMAZING pianist Daryl Kojak! We’ve got some AWESOME things lined up sure to dazzle and delight!
Former Miss Louisiana sings songs that help tell the juicy secrets and jaw-dropping stories of her life in pageants and being on the set Desperate Housewives!!
*updates coming soon 11/2019
…acting AND singing?
My manager called me last week with the news that I have been cast in the upcoming film Candles staring ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ alum John Schneider. I will be playing the role of his daughter. The role was cast previously, but, there was a scheduling conflict with the other actress. The shooting and release date is currently set for 2015.
Here is the plot outline from the Candles Official Facebook Page:
A young news reporter sets out to find the truths of who raped and slaughtered three innocent girls in a small town setting of Camp Scott. She follows the lengthy manhunt for Gene Leroy Hart in the Cookson Hills in Northeast Oklahoma, then through the circus like trial that took place in a rural courthouse. Thirty years later she is still searching for truths that have questions that have never been answered. Was Gene Hart guilty and was he the only one involved and was there another suspect that was protected by the law? After a visit to death row in McAlester, Oklahoma, will she finally discover the truth she has devoted her life to find?
As I understand, the film will be shot in the New Orleans area. Everything is still in the pre-production stage, but things are moving forward quickly.
There is a strong possibility that I will be able to use my singing talent in the film as well. Absolutely THRILLED about that possibility!!
I will put out more info as I find out. I post regularly on Twitter and my Facebook page. Please “Like” the Candles FB Page to keep up with them as well.
Candles Official Website