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"Welcome to My Famous Friends Pages - On this page and links to some other pages on my Web site, I have photos of several of the people with whom I have worked, whom I have met, and some of my closest friends which includes artists, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs and incredibly wonderful and talented people.
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Famous Friends Page 2 - Concert Pianist Paul Shaw, Speaker/Author Janie Jasin, Singer/Songwriter Terry Canady, Artist Dean Mitchell, Singer/Performer Joe Carter--On this page and links to some other pages on my Web site, I have photos of several of the people with whom I have worked, whom I have met, and some of my closest friends which includes artists, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs and incredibly wonderful and talented people.
My good friend Paul Shaw is one of the most outstanding concert pianists in the world. A Ph.D. graduate of Juilliard and a top prize winner in the William Kapell International Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Paul has performed in prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Beethovenhalle, the Hall of the Americas and the Marlboro Music Festival. Paul and his talented pianist wife Anne (also a Juillard graduate) are two very dear friends who have charmed and delighted audiences with their performances in my home.
This is a photo of me with Janie Jasin, humorist, speaker, performer and best-selling author of The Littlest Christmas Tree and singer, composer, recording artist Terry Canady at one of my very fun and entertaining parties! What's a party without entertainment!. I designed and developed Janie's Web site and she is a wonderful, funny, caring friend. The Littlest Christmas Tree has sold over one million copies.
This is me with my friend Dean Mitchell who is one of the highest paid African-American artists in the world today. Coming from poverty and raised by his grandmother, Dean has risen to the heights of the art world.
Dean Mitchell's art has been compared to Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth, but Dean has his own unique style. Much of his art is representative of African-Americans, whose images are under-represented if not totally absent, from the museums in America.
This photo was taken at a Dean Mitchell museum show at the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, Kansas. My passions in life include both art and music, and my original major in college was Fine Arts. I personally started painting and drawing when I was a child and had my first art show and began selling my art work before the age of 12. I attended the Universita Internazionale Dell'Arte, a private art school in Florence, Italy and eventually chose film and video as my medium as an artist.
This photo is from one of my fabulous parties (I am a real Party Queen) which featured a performance by Joe Carter (now deceased), who was one of the foremost performers of African-American spirituals. His show "A Song in the Night" was performed all over the world to great acclaim.