Join us to celebrate the life of
from 7-9 pm
on Monday, September 21, 2009
Scottish Rite Temple, Santa Fe
463 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM
and help us celebrate the release of her latest (and last) record!
Our dear Chris Calloway passed away last summer, after bravely surviving cancer for 18 years. Chris made her home in Santa Fe for many years, where she was known as the "Reigning Diva of the Night."
On Monday September 21, 2009 we will honor Chris Calloway's life and legacy with a celebration at the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe. This date is especially significant because it would have been Chris's 64th birthday. We are inviting all of her fans and friends to come celebrate with us.
Shortly before Chris passed away, she recorded an exciting new body of work with the Bert Dalton Trio that will be released at this celebration - "Chris Calloway sings the Lena Horne Songbook." On this precious recording we hear Chris sing the beautiful material made famous by her godmother, Lena Horne. In her one-of-a-kind style, Chris tells delightful stories of her birth and childhood on this new CD. If you are one of the many who miss hearing Chris perform live in Santa Fe, you will be especially pleased to know that the new CD available at this memorial has never-before-released favorites ranging from the timeless "Stormy Weather" to the playful "Surrey With the Fringe On The Top."
In addition to the new CD released at this event, we will show a video presentation of rare Chris Calloway treasures. Chris defined stardom with her incredible sense of timing and style. She performed for princes, kings, heads of state, and the everyday-people who adored her. In every performance she gave, at some point she stepped aside from what she was performing or portraying on stage, and she connected with each audience member directly from her heart. Her tender message always urged us to be kind, be gentle, and love your fellow man. The band would begin to rise behind her, then she would sweep the audience away with her big finish. It is the heart connection that would shine through as people in the audience dispersed back into their daily lives, and it is the heart connection that is how she lived each day of her life.
Please join us on September 21, 2009 (Monday evening from 7-9pm) at the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe, NM to celebrate Chris Calloway's life. The new CD "Chris Calloway Sings the Lena Horne Songbook" will be available for sale at the event.