9.07.2009

The Daily Connoisseur Meets Carol Channing


Last night R and I attended a special performance by Carol Channing- the legendary Tony Award winning actress. The benefit highlighted a number of causes- raising money for a roof for the Alta Dena Church- a church dear to Carol's heart- and bringing awareness to keeping the arts in the schools- Miss Channing's own personal mission.

The evening was fabulous. She debuted three songs from her new CD entitled For Heaven's Sake, as well as sang the songs she became famous for, including: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (my favorite) and Hello Dolly!.

Meeting Carol Channing and experiencing her performance from the front row was such a special experience. She comes from that era of glamor, taste and politesse and even though she is in her late eighties, she still has that twinkle in her eye and that enigmatic smile that made her famous. I am grateful to have met her and her husband Harry, and fully support their plight to keep the arts in schools.

For more on information on Carol's Foundation for the arts, please visit: www.channingarts.org

10 comments:

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

That is a lovely photograph and Carol Channing looks so vibrant! I have presented you with an award. It will be on my Wednesday post so stay tuned! xx

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you Josephine- what an honor! I await breathlessly...

ScentScelf said...

Wow! You spent time with a living legend...

...and how wonderful that she is devoting energy to keeping arts in the schools. That's a passion of mine, too. In fact, I am capable of rambling on as long as given time for to explain how vital, how NOT separate from other forms of education, how mathematically important, how ....

(See? I cut myself off. ;) )

Rebecca said...

What a great photo! As stated above, Carol Channing looks wonderful (as do you and your friend). You meet some very interesting people!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Scentscelf- It is so important... I completely agree and appreciate your enthusiasm for the topic! Little known fact about me- I used to teach and perform Shakespeare for Children. The arts are so important and they do help children develop in every way... Amen sista!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you Rebecca! We had a wonderful night :)

Romi said...

"R" had so much fun! ;)

CashmereLibrarian said...

I think Carol Channing is just awesome! What an opportunity, to meet her!

I must confess that upon reading this my irreverent side kicked in and I immediately thought of this clip from "Whose Line is it Anyway," where Ryan channels Carol Channing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC4dZ0O4LME

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Cashmere- I just watched it. So funny! I had never seen that before. He really captures the essence of her voice!

Dining on Deals said...

I saw her in Hello Dolly over ten years ago! Amazing that you got to meet her!

 
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