Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ice Cream Social Concert in the Park

After moving out of our house in Oakland, stopping over in Wisconsin before a whirlwind house-hunting trip to NYC, then back to California for a couple singing gigs, and finally landing back here to Eagle Springs Lake, WI ...  At last, Jackrabbit and I are enjoying our precious time in Wisconsin while our poor Johnny-boy slaves away at theater camp in Mill Valley, CA.  That brings us up to date!

The 4th of July weekend here on the lake is a wild and exciting time!  It started with the kiddy parade at Eagleville Elementary and an impromptu singing of "God Bless America" by Jackrabbit and I on the 1920's fire engine.

After a slew of BBQs, swimming, rehearsing, and Fireworks, we made it to Sunday, the day of the
ICE CREAM SOCIAL!!!  Ed Pierce graciously invited me to sing again with Palmyra-Eagle Community Band and the Kettle Moraine Blues Band this year and to all our delight, I was able to sing at their largest gathering.  We planned the challenging program over email from Wisco to Cali and selected some of my favorite songs of all time!  The warmth and support I feel from this group and from the audience in Eagle is tremendous, almost over-whelming.  I wish I could bottle it up and take it to NYC.  Maybe I can find a friendly Mr. Ed director out there who wants me to sing to my heart's content with his amazing band and everyone is happy ever after!!!

Here is the poster from the concert:

And now for the live footage from the event!  Click on the links to see the video:

My bio:

Kimberly Fadner "Kimbirdlee" is a performing and visual artist who grew up in Hales Corners,WI and lived in Oakland, CA with her husband and 1 yr old son, "Jackrabbit" up until this summer.
"The 40s: A Sentimental Journey" and her ongoing collaboration with PECM marks a special time for Kimbirdlee and her family as they spread their wings and make NYC their home in Fall, 2013.
Kimbirdlee's natural gift as a singer was discovered as a young girl and she was in musicals with local Milwaukee-area theaters at an early age. Her first big roles were Amahl in "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and Marta in "Sound of Music" when she was only 7 years old. She was soon dubbed the singer of the family and sang for many special events, often with her father singing and playing along on guitar.  Kimberly majored in Vocal Performance & Dance at Mills College in Oakland, CA and acting at the American Conservatory of Theater-SF. She appeared in West Coast productions including "It's a Grand Night for Singers" at Jarvis Conservatory in Napa, "Forever Broadway" at Herbst Theater, "Working: The Musical" at ACT-SF, Marin Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest", Berkeley Playhouse's "Cinderella:Enchanted", "Narnia", "Born and Raised" & "Seussical The Musical".  She worked with the Berkeley Playhouse, and 142 Throckmorton as an actress, aerialist, director and teacher for several years. Her performance in "Seussical" earned her a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award nomination in 2012 and a guest performance at the Palace of Fine Arts in SF. Kimberly performs and records with her husband Jonathan Fadner and brother Matt Miller in The Kimbirdlee Fadner Trio & La Boheme.  She is a soloist for various churches, as well. Here's to spreading joy and inspiration through music and the arts.

Some extra video fun - Pre-show at Jack's Place!

Thank you so much for visiting Kimbird-Land today and come back often.  I will do my best to make you smile!!!

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