Just came up with a new tag line for myself, to be added to the bottom of my trademark soda, dolls & video games: “Sierra Rein – providing the public with quality 11 O’Clock Numbers since 1988.”1988 being the year I sang “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” for a school play and decided I wanted to bring my love of singing into the rest of my life. Whaddya think?
Please forgive the digital camera audio – but you get the picture
August 21, 2008Sierra takes part in Big Night Out’s “1930’s Idol” and made it as one of the five final contestants by judges Adam Feldman (TimeOutNYC) and Kevin C. Fitzpatrick. Video of Round 1 of the finals can be viewed here.
I woke up this morning with the biggest, curliest head of hair in my life. I had clunked into bed at 2am with my curls still bouncing from the 1930’s hairstyle I put together for the 1930’s Idol night. Couldn’t run a comb through it, but it looks fantastic. The night at the Broadway Baby Bistro club was great – lots of fabulous singers, great humor, some butterflies, wonderful costumes and just an overall positive appreciation and celebration of Dorothy Parker and her era of music. I heard old standards which rang familiar to me, but was also introduced to
Continuation…and please understand that I’m as enthusiastic about plugging my talented peers in the business as much as I am writing about my own exploits! Monday, Monday…was filled with music towards the end of it. During the day, I shook off the concept of doing any temp work (hadn’t gotten a call) and puttered around the apartment for a bit. Hung my handmade jewelry rack on the wall, so I was finally able to hang and display my earrings and necklaces for easy reach. A girl’s got priorities! We still have so many more things to hang, and I still
Continuation… Saturday afternoon, I met up with a friend of a friend, musical theater composer/writer Mark Garcia. Mark had moved from New York a number of years ago from Los Angeles, and had seen the show “bare” nine times while I was in it at the Hudson Theater (including one of the times I went on as Nadia). We both have Bally Total Fitness memberships, love cats, and are musical theater geeks, so I thought that inviting him to meet up was a no-brainer. We met and ate really good Thai peanut jicama/veggie salads, talked about our projects (his musicals
It’s Tuesday, and I have to blog about a weekend (plus) of music and discovery. I’ll try to be quick, or I might (probably) break it into a few blog posts. I fear in the future it will be literally impossible to blog on every musical adventure I have in this city – the place is literally crowded and packed with countless theaters, cabarets, music halls and other venues to see music. Thursday, the 19th, I finished work for the day and took the train/walked through the pouring rain to the famous Algonquin Hotel on West 44th St. Each Thursday,
Go here to read a wonderful, sweet post by my husband, Pete. I was thankfully alone in the room at work when I read it, so no one noticed when I started tearing up.
Just thought I’d post a link to an ooooold blogspot page which I wrote between Feb, 2003 and Jan, 2004 on the subject of theatrical releases I saw. I laugh at the hyperbole and vitriolic language I use on the less-than-good movies I saw. Enjoy! sierrasmoviereviews.blogspot.com/ and here’s another blog I did on things I recommended at the time (movies, theater, etc): sierrarecommends.blogspot.com/
In Times Square, right above Toys ‘R Us, is a huge, faded, beat up billboard for Rush Limbaugh’s television show. I found its appearance to the public quite fitting. Plus, I’m very much relieved that his face wasn’t blown up and plastered for all of the tourists to see – that might have turned them off to spend their money elsewhere. Would have certainly scared the kiddies away…