Monday, April 20, 2009

Divas of Daytime TV

Last night I went to see the Divas of Daytime TV (Bobbie Eakes, Krystal on AMC, Kassie DePaiva, Blair on OLTL and Kathy Briers, Marcie OLTL) here in New York at Prohibition, a cool bar on the Upper West Side. I dragged a good friend of mine with me because I didn't want to go alone, and I'm glad that I did. The bar was packed with people. Thank god I had made a reservation for dinner, otherwise we would have had to have stood for the evening. I haven't been to a concert in a bar since I went to see Daphne Rubin-Vega and her band at the late lamented Cutting Room, so I wasn't sure what to expect from these ladies. I watch both AMC and OLTL and I can attest to their acting prowess but not their singing. Until last night.

These women are phenomenal singers in their own right but you put them together and they are dynamite. Seriously they could have sung for a good two hours and I would not have been bored and neither would the rest of the audience. They sang mostly covers and songs from their individual CD's but the standout of the evening was Kathy Briers (who played Marcie on OLTL) who sang Brickhouse. Now this song is usually sung by a man but she just tore it up. She started off by talking about how some girl called her fat when she was twelve and her father told her that she was built like a brick sh*thouse. How many fathers would tell their daughters that?

Of course there were soap stars in the audience. Jamie Luner who now plays Liza on AMC but is well known for her vixen roles on Savannah (why oh why did they cancel that show?), and Melrose Place (why oh why are they reviving that show?) was there and sat near me. I had two glasses of wine which is why I went up to Jill Larson and mentioned that I had seen her at church on Palm Sunday. One of the reasons why I normally don't go to events where I can meet celebrities, is that I tend to act like a big dork!

Now I must go and purchase Kassie, Bobbie and Kathy's CD's.

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