Hello Everyone! Happy Sunny Wednesday!
For starters, I am delighted to share that Spotlight On YOU Open Mic has been nominated for a MAC Award as one of the best recurring series in 2017 and I am nominated as one of the best emcees! I am super grateful to the community and each and every one of you for that honor. I know that John Koprowski is most definitely smiling from heaven.
I was in the process of putting together my interview with my Spotlight Celebrity features for March when I realized that this momentous event deserves a blog entry of it's own.
The concept behind the creation of Spotlight On YOU Open Mic was to promote and support the community of performers. John is a HUGE supporter of cabaret and music. We wanted to create a safe, affordable and supportive environment where people can feel comfortable enough to meet, experiment and connect with fellow artists and musicians. We love the happy faces of fellow performers as they express their musical passion!
In spite of his illness. Every time I visited with John, he asked about the Open Mic and his heart was at each and every event with me.
When the nominations came out and I was congratulated (that's how I found out), the first thought that crossed my mind was John. He would have been SO happy! As hard as it is to carry on this legacy that we shared, I am glad I didn't give up!
His spirit will live on through this legacy that we've envisioned and created together.
I want to thank each and every one of you who contributed to Spotlight On YOU's success! Every celebrity featured guest, musical director, performer and every one of you who voted for us! THANK YOU! YOU are what makes SPOTLIGHT ON YOU WHAT IT IS!
See you all at the next SPOTLIGHT on March 16th and stay tuned for my interview of our featured musical director of the month, Andrew David Sotomayor, coming up next!!