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Katherine Estelle Roberts (Stella) / Blog

Marilyn Monroe Gigs

I am now performing as Marilyn Monroe doing Meet and Greets, Parties, and also still singing jazz and Broadway. I have now performed as Marilyn at the NMB St. Patty's Day Parade, Myrtle Beach Mall Christmas Show, an Airforce Base Reunion and a Bar Mitzvah and at an outdoor Summer Concert series and at several Elvis Fan Club meetings. At my latest gig, I was in a cast for my broken arm and still enjoyed myself!

New Year's Eve

Played a gig with the King Shazaam Elvis and Variety Show at a hotel in downtown Myrtle Beach. Tickets were $25 each, and included entertainment, heavy hors d'ouevres and champagne toast. A nice surprise, when we set up we were given a hotel room to dress in, and it ended up being complementary for the rest of the night. Jeff and Ann went home, and I ended up with the whole suite! Also, on the positive side, I got a request to sing "Bobby McGhee" after doing "Piece of My Heart" and "Bobby McGhee" turned out really well! I think most everyone had a good time, and got into the show. Several groups stayed behind afterwards to socialize, and get to know us and each other better, It was a succee!

New Jazz Trio

I started singing with a couple of jazz musicians, William Gerald (on keys) and Doug Trammel (on bass). I'm learning a lot more about jazz and really improving, I hope. We played a house party in Gerogetown and had a really wonderful reception. One of the regulars told the host that we were one of the best he'd seen at the house. (They have a house party every month with different musicians and styles of music).

Charleston Trip

Just got back from Charleston. My friend Leslie and I took a trip to visit her friends there. Although she left her guitar behind to prevent wapring, we sang a few songs together during the trip including "You were Always on My mind" and "Dona, Dona." Our friends were happy to listen! Unfortunately, the AC broke before the trip, and then a coolant leak on the way back caused the car to overheat. Silly me, I didn't check the guages, and I may have burned up the motor. Likely the engine will need to be replaced for $1200! Yikes!

Shane Prewitt Band at the Purple Onion

Terry and I were in a little town near Asheville this weekend, visiting the old Fortune Cemetary, where I made a few new flower essences.We came out of the woods in time to take a look around the town. Much to our good luck, we stopped by the Purple Onion and heard the Shane Prewitt band, featuring a former organist from xyz band. Shane was as much fun to watch as he was to listen to, as he was constantly making unusual facila expressions. Terry classifed the music as blues/jam. I loved it! We both loved the atmosphere of the Purple Onion cafe, and I enjoyed the delicious raspberry tart! So much fun to be in Asheville and to hear live music! Tonite I'm performing at Lulu's Cafe in downtown Myrtle Beach (mostly secular show). Upcopming, I will be performing for Rev. Gause's Church in Myrtle Beach (Gospel). Looking forward to both shows.

Upcoming Performance

I will be performing at the Meher Spiritual Center this first Tuesday of July in 2 days at Meher Spiritaul Center in Myrtle Beach, across from Myrtle Beach (former Colonial Mall). Terry will be playing a few songs with me, and I'll do the rest with backing tracks. Call ahead for a free tour of the Center, and then you're welcome to come and enjoy any of the free events including Tuesday's performance!

Upcoming Gigs

I'm looking forward to a few gigs I have coming up in Myrtle Beach in July and August 2012. I'll be performing at the Meher Spiritual Center twice, and also hopefull performing in a benefit for the American Cancer Society organized by AJ Case. I'm also looking forward to doing more open mics. at Fresh Brewed Coffeehouse and hopefully makeing it out to the Bean Tree Cafe (Sugar & Sage Catering) in Socastee for an open mic. hosted by Keight (Kate Brown)!

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Looking forward to performing with my friend the fabulous guitarist and singer Leslie Sage Walsh at the Phoenix Renaissance Gospel Fest this Saturday evening. Going to her house to practice tomorrow evening. Hopefully we'll have time to stop by the music store for a new guitar strap as well.

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