Stunning concert at the New World Symphony last night. Incredible music and some wonderful musical insights from host Jamie Bernstein (daughter of the legendary Leonard).
The performance was made all the more memorable being conducted as it was by the incomparable Christian Reif of whom there is Good News and Bad News.
It was announced this week that he is to become resident conductor at the San Francisco Symphony - congratulations are in order to Christian- a great career move no doubt - but were does that leave his Miami Beach followers?
I know where it leaves me- crying into my concert program!!
Having got up close and personal with her husband Bill last week - attended the launch of the
official Hillary headquarters - Volunteers and envelope stuffers Wanted !!!
Strangley the photo opportunity with Hillary felt a little unreal....... Love you anyway, Hillary!!!!
The world renowned Gary Nader Fine Arts Gallery in Wynwood, Miami,
was the setting for a Hillary Clinton fundraiser attended by President Clinton and the glitterati of the Magic City.
A celebration of Latin American Art, the gallery is home to a magnificent collection of iconic statues by Colombian sculpture Fernando Botero and other acclaimed artists and painters.
The courtyard is a towering showcase of bronze statues lining the entranceway to the splendid world of art displayed inside the wide open spaces of the impressive two story building - a former warehouse. With the easing of relations between Cuba and America, Cuban art has enjoyed a huge explosion in popularity and accessibility. Bring on the Latin vibe.
On Presidents' Day I was lucky enough to attend a very classy fundraiser at the Nader Fine Art Gallery in Wynwood Miami. The canapes were excellent - white stilton with cranberries could become a favourite for me. Thank you to our gracious host Mr. Gary Nader for his hospitality.
Hillary Clinton had been due to be the guest of honour but she was called away and at the last minute sent husband former President Bill Clinton. He is charismatic - a wonderful speaker, articulate, informed, enthusiastic.
At the end of his speech ( all delivered without notes) I posed for a photograph with him. What a gentleman. He strategically placed the copy of my next book Dark Hole in My Soul which he was holding so as to be highly visible in the photograph. The opening chapters of the book feature the drama surrounding a female Presidential candidate arriving at a fundraiser on Miami Beach! Don't you love it when art replicates real life? He said he would take it home for Hillary. I am sure that is just what she needs - some light reading.
So much going on with the books, its exciting. Two books
Seven Steps to Fabulous and Dark Hole in My Soul are
undergoing checking with new updates and ready for reprints. Two book Seven Steps to Fabulous and Love Mother Love Daughter are in production for audio versions. A wonderful narrator Mel Elliott who goes under the title Mel's British voice is narrating Seven Steps. Love Mother Love Daughter
is being brought to life in audio by Virginia Ferguson, a California based American actress who has beautiful British delivery. I am so appreciative of them both coming on board to be part of the audio projects. Audio books should be available on Amazon's audible service within the next couple of weeks. Hearing the words read, I am enjoying the stories all over again. Has to be a good sign.
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Ellen Frazer-Jameson is a journalist, author, actress. theater producer and drama coach. She co hosted the largest live late night radio show in Europe for the BBC and has appeared on national TV shows and taken leading roles on stage. She lives in Miami and London and loves to dance Argentine tango.