Y'all....Tomi Jazz Tonight!

Y'ALL WE ARE AT TOMI JAZZ TONIGHT AT 8PM!! (I could skip the caps, ‘cause if you don't have a res, you're SOL.) My little Tomi Jazz has made quite a fkn name for itself in ye olde jazz world, and I feel increasingly lucky to be tapped for what I suspect is the "silly middle-aged white lady" slot on the schedule. My god this place is insanely cool. But since I’m feeling pretty good about myself this morning, I’ll stipulate that old or not, I do actually sing my face off, on occasion. And Frank is top of the line. So there.

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Kathryn Allyn
Y'all Need to See: Linda Sue Moshier's Simply Starstruck

You guys, I’m starting a new series, called Y’all Need To See. The world needs good news bad, so Imma skip the negative reviews and only bother with the good ones. After all, modern audiences don’t really need to be warned off — they don’t go shit anyhow, me included. But maybe we can find pants and get out of the house to see the good stuff, if someone puts it under our collective nose. So, there then, is the first installment.

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Kathryn Allyn
A great day for Schadenfreude....and The Gift of the Vagi!

Y’ALL THE GIFT OF THE VAGI IS BACK. We're doing it different this time – Frank & I are trying the set as a duo, which’ll be fun. So this’ll be an intimate moment with the Vagi….We’re doing this partly because I like playing with it (if you're wondering, nope, I can't help it), and partly because the guy who's running 53Above has made an artist series intended to help both his club & artists generally.

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Kathryn Allyn
In Which I Defend My Horrible Ex: Opera

Every now and then, I get introduced to someone who immediately tells me they don't like opera. In addition to being a weird opening gambit when greeting a (former, at this point, but still) opera singer, it's also frustrating. Upon examination, I discover that they've not really seen it. Boiled down to soap, they wouldn't know opera if it pranced up in a doublet and stabbed them with Maestro's baton.  

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Kathryn Allyn
Great News for Lovers of Schadenfreude: The Gift of the Vagi is Back!

The Vagi – the Gift that keeps on giving – is back! The Gift of the Vagi will be at NYC’s Don’t Tell Mama on Wednesday, September 26, at 7pm...For my part, I’m resisting the jokes about how The Vagi is tighter and smoother than the last time I took it out… aren’t you proud of me?  It’s not easy for me to let that slide.  Really want to squeeze one in. 

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Kathryn Allyn
On Dirty Blues

“Spinach has vitamins A, B and D.
pinach never appealed to me.
But one day, having dinner with a guy,
decided to give it a try.
didn’t like it the first time….
Oh, how it grew on me!"...

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Kathryn Allyn