I made it to the semi-finals!

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UPDATE!

It was such an honor to make it to the semi-finals, however, I did not receive enough votes for top 3! THANK YOU to everyone who voted for and encouraged me!

Here is a link to all the FABULOUS finalist in all the categories! I’m planning on attending their performance at Lincoln Center on May 6th!

Toi, toi to everyone!


 

Original Post:

I love to listen to classical music, always have. So, a few months ago, I heard about a contest on WQXR Classical Radio here in New York City. My brain rolled the idea around and thought, I’d like to enter. I was busy teaching my students and didn’t really think about it again. Then, a few days before the deadline, I remembered and told my husband if he would video me, I could enter. He did and I found out this week, I made the semi-finals! I am SO very excited! It is such an honor!

There are 3 categories. Mine is the 35+ category. Each category has 10 semi-finalists and the top 3 in those categories get to perform at Lincoln Center, a dream I’ve had since 8th grade!

You can help me get into the top 3!

Anyone with a Facebook account can go to my page, accept a video contest app and vote. You may vote 1 time within 24 hours.

I would be honored for you vote and then share with your friends and family to vote! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the direct link to vote:http://bit.ly/1PVP5SR

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Karmyn Tyler Cobb

 

Help me Hamilton!

hamilton-01-800I have not posted since my dad passed. Sorry, I just have not made time for it. But I am starting back up for my niece Molly! 🙂

Back Story!

I always wanted my nieces Molly and Maggie to experience things I didn’t get to at their age. So far we’ve enjoyed Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Hollywood and Los Angeles! Now….it’s just Molly. So, since Chris and I live in NYC, Molly and my sister Diane get to – for the first time – experience The Big Apple! I’m SO excited!!

Now…

Hamilton is the HOTTEST ticket in town and not since Rent has a show made such an impact on the future of Broadway! Molly needs to see this show!

I have instructed them on how to do the lotto: https://hamiltonlottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/hamilton/ so we will be on it like a bonnet!

I’ve not seen the show, but I’ve listened to everything I can online thanks to the Hamilton Website!

Anyway! If ANYONE has any ideas or has at least 1 ticket for my niece in early March, please message me!

Mardi Gras 2015

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!

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Ty Herndon is Steamy!

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!)

Mrs. Cobb’s Song List…

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, Christopher 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 my 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 Mr. Cobb 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 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:

  1. Big Time (1998) Frank Wildhorn & Jack Murphy
  2. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera (1986)
    Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe
  3. Bewitched from musical Pal Joey (1940) Richard Rogers
  4. It’s Magic from film Romance on the High Seas (1947) Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
  5. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön from musical I Would If I Could (1932) Sholom Secunda, Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin
  6. Isn’t it Better from musical film Funny Lady (1975) John Kander & Fred Ebb
  7. Jill from Harry Connick Jr.’s Blue Light Red Light album (1991)
  8. I Fall in Love too Easily from film Anchors Aweigh (1944) Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
  9. Guilty (1931) Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst and Gus Kahn
  10. Almost Like Being in Love from Brigadoon (1947) – Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
  11. Watch What Happens (1964) Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy & Norman Gimbel
  12. How High the Moon from revue Two for the Show (1940) Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton
  13. It Don’t Mean a Thing/Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) – (1931) Duke Ellington & Irving Mills/(1936) Louis Prima
  14. At Last (1941) Mack Gordon & Harry Warren

Question for the you: What songs would YOU like to hear me sing?