|18 Aug – Aug 18, 2016||Community Sing Along||Concert|
|15 Aug – Aug 15, 2016||Pop Music Therapy||Concert|
|8 Aug – Aug 8, 2016||Pop Music Therapy||Concert|
|20 Jul – Jul 20, 2016||Sing-Along With Cat And Ice Cream Social||Community Sing-Along|
|18 Jul – Jul 18, 2016||Pop Music Therapy||Concert|
|17 Feb – Feb 17, 2016||Pop Music Therapy||Concert|
|15 Feb – Feb 15, 2016||Pop Music Therapy||Concert|
|1 Feb – Feb 1, 2016||Pop Music Therapy||Concert|
|25 Jan – Jan 25, 2016||Pop Music Therapy||Concert|
Many of Cat’s numerous students & colleagues have worked in the recording industry, TV, films & musicals, performing their completed songs, and released their own CDs.
Read bios of such notables as: Tony Danza, Bo Diddley, Stephen Bray, Arthur Hamilton, Dianne Reeves, Mark Winkler, Liz Howard & so many more.
An Alumni at random:
Tyler is an amazingly self-styled singer-songwriter-pianist-idealist-lover-fighter-spontaneous crier who takes the definition of eclecticism to its limits. Growing up with an incredible variety of musical influences from Stravinksy (Rites of Spring) to extremely alternative rock to beatnik jazz to cheesy R&B pop, she weaves incredibly unique music and lyrics into songs that are a world unto themselves. Together with her bassist-string ...Keep reading about Cat's Alumni, Tyler Azelton →
A Colleague at random:
Jai, in addition to being a successful songwriter/producer, is the author of Writing Music for Hit Songs, the definitive text on modern music writing endorsed by hit writers including Diane Warren. He also has written the multi-media workshop 2 CD-Rom set Secrets of Songwriting Success, available in both PC and Mac versions. Jai is a nationally renowned songwriting coach who ...Keep reading about Cat's Colleague, Jai Josefs →
The Grammys last night were their usual mixed bag of great moments and some not so great. Taylor Swift was strong in performance and wardrobe, and her stirring acceptance speech that tastefully upbraided Kanye West shows how far she has come in confidence since her initial Grammy days. Lady Gaga's splashy David Bowie tribute was stunningly visual and the excellently sung mashup of his hits was expressive if a bit hurried. Gwen Stefani was a standout in her live "commercial,"; the cast of the Broadway hip-hop musical Hamilton also a highlight that expanded the scope of musical styles performed on the show. Kendrick Lamar got a chance to exhibit his rapping skills and social commentary on Black Lives Mattering with imprisoned images. In addition, I always look forward to when Grammy shows pair performers from diverse backgrounds amid professionally staged production numbers (we see so little of this televised these days).
The tributes to the many recording artists who've passed in the past year were touching if some were longer than needed. On the other hand, some of the other acts such as Justin Beiber, Carrie Underwood's duet with Sam Hunt, and Pitbull's closing song were not particularly strong. The Weeknd started with his hot hit "Can't Feel My Face" but weakened with the second song. The major disappointment of the evening was Adele's vocal, which due to acoustic circumstances beyond her control distracted her and made her sound off-pitch, a travesty for such a talented expressive singer. This made me relate to her expressed desire for an In 'N Out Burger afterwards for consolation.
In contrast to earlier years when I regularly attended these concerts live, I watched from home. This time, televised in real time rather than three hours later for a change. NARAS put on a good show that I felt by and large was creative, hip, varied, relevant, and tasteful.
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