“Toxic” at the Strand Theater

It was fun to be back at the Strand Theater! One of the neat things about this venue is that when the performers sing, it’s the first time they’ve ever done it with the live band. “Toxic” is a Brittney Spears song that was adapted by Melanie Martinez. It’s got a great jazzy style that…

Read more

I “Mostly” Hit Kesha’s High Note!

In just about any case, “mostly” hitting a note wouldn’t warrant a YouTube video. (unless it’s in the humor / entertainment category) But the fact that the note Callie “mostly” hit was an F6, which is rarely performed live, is YouTube-worthy. There is a lot of hub-bub around that note, which was part of Kesha’s…

Read more

DHU Strand Theatre – Jazz Cabaret

Built as a Nickelodeon theater in the 1920’s, the Strand is a tan art-deco style building at 540 Oliver Street in North Tonawanda. If you are just passing through the neighborhood, you would never know the building is home to a quaint, classic venue for local musicians. The setting is informal. Patrons are encouraged to…

Read more

Set Fire to The Rain

Matts Music Vocal Performance Team (MMVPT) has played a huge role in Callie’s development as a singer and a performer. 2017 was her first year with the team and we’ve enjoyed watching her grow and flourish among a highly talented group of singers.  The 25 kids who make up the MMVPT are more than fellow…

Read more

Duet at Ellicottville Stroll the Streets

Callie had a blast singing this duet with Stephen Pitrowski, who is one of her vocal coaches. In addition to singing and coaching the Matts Music Vocal Performance Team, Stephen is a gifted song-writer and music arranger. We loved having the opportunity to host him and his guitarist, Paul Russell, at our Friday night Stroll…

Read more