I played with Brad Little at the Frasier Winery Wine Cave in Napa. Just a huge thrill. He is a giant talent and the people loved him. He sang many songs but I especially liked "She Was There" from Scarlet Pimpernel. Of course, (befitting a guy who has played the Phantom over 2,100 times) his encore was "Music of the Night." The girl in some of the photos is Tori who sang "When You Wish Upon a Star" offstage to open the concert.
Brad Little (left) is currently playing Javert in the Music Circus production of Les Miserables. Next Wednesday, he's going to do a one-hour concert at a Napa Valley wine cave, with me playing piano. Little toured with Phantom and played the Phantom over 2,000 times.
Ricardo Favela, founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force, artist, CSUS professor, and community activist, died this week. Read the obituary here. He was a modest man. You never would have known about his history and accomplishments. In fact, we met him when he was teaching at Rachel's day care. He called her "Rocky."
As part of her summer internship, Rachel is going to be working in the wardrobe department of the TV show Heroes. She hasn't moved into her LA apartment yet, so she has to drive from Irvine to Universal City to get there. My high school friend David, who lives nearby, has agreed to let her stay overnight so she can drive tonight instead of tomorrow morning. Thanks, David!
Yesterday I played a wedding on the Delta King riverboat with Stan Johnson. The Delta King is one of the least convenient venues in town because it's so hard to get your equipment in and out. But it's fun when you finally get in there. Stan is a band teacher and his son is a keyboardist in LA who is the musical director for Steve Tyrell.