Winterfest 2016 – Siletz Bay Music Festival

Winterfest 2016 – Siletz Bay Music Festival

Siletz Bay Music Festival’s Winterfest 2016 is the kick-off to the Oregon Coast social season and a wonderful evening of entertainment and fundraising in support of musician expenses for the Summer Music Festival. If you have been to the festival, you already know about the phenomenal talent bound to grace the stage. And if you are new to the area and have a soft spot for all things music, you are in for a real treat!   An Evening of...

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Fundraising Show Brings Rocky Home to Portland

Fundraising Show Brings Rocky Home to Portland

Finally!  We were all together in Portland! With the help of technology, the new fundraising show “Oh, Those Gershwin Boy!” was put together even though everyone involved lives in different cities.  It was a memorable month of performances, and our afternoon at Lewis & Clark College in Portland was especially memorable to me. I had not performed on the campus since I’d graduated nearly 40 years earlier! I know I am dating...

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Portland’s Glitterati Turns Out to Raise Funds – Pt 1

Portland’s Glitterati Turns Out to Raise Funds – Pt 1

Such an elegant event! The Kridel Ballroom was transformed into a 1940’s era supper club and the Who’s Who of Portland turned up for THE spring society event. Arlene Schnitzer certainly knows how to throw a gala fundraiser. Harold and Arlene Schnitzer had heard this Cole Porter show the previous summer and loved the show so much, they wanted to create a joint benefit for the Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and the Portland Chamber...

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A Video Introduction to Rocky Blumhagen

A Video Introduction to Rocky Blumhagen

What a wonderful introduction to my Cole Porter show and CD, Easy to Love. The interview took place in advance of a benefit concert in Portland, OR. With studio footage from sessions at Kung Fu Bakery, news reel clips of Cole Porter and interview segments… These 3min really fly! The Video BELOW is a behind the scenes glimpse into the recording and rehearsal process was courtesy of Fox 12 Oregon. Brooke Carlton visited as we put the...

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Comden and Green’s Party Goes Fundraising

Comden and Green’s Party Goes Fundraising

Now THIS is a special show! Any opportunity I have to work with Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer is guaranteed to be a great time. Our 2012 rehearsals and performances in Palm Desert were a perfect example. “A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green” was originally conceived as a benefit for the for the Siletz Bay Music Festival… And we raised nearly $10,000. The Seed to a Great Idea Is Planted I first sang with Elaine in Palm Springs as part of the...

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