May 6: A day when everyone can be a philanthropist!

The Angel Band Project is excited to join more than 500 St. Louis-Area Nonprofits to benefit from the first-ever, 24-hour community-wide online giving initiative. It’s simple! Visit giveSTLday.org 2. Search for “The Angel Band Project” 3. Make an online donation of $10 or more Your contribution will be added to the ongoing leaderboard located on the giveSTLday.org website. Results will be tracked throughout the day! Power Hours will take place at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 8:00 PM. Make a donation in the first few minutes of these hours and your donation may be matched 100% up to $10,000! Thank you!...

Performance At The Neptune

It’s been nearly a week since Jennifer Hopper, took the stage at The Neptune Theatre in Seattle, yet I am still buzzing from the concert. I’m sure the four hundred plus people in attendance would agree with me that it was the kind of night that just sticks with you. Adding to the magic was the inclusion of two-time Tony Award winner, Norbert Leo Butz. Yet again, Norbert gave of his amazing talent and vocal range to get us both boogie-ing down with his rendition of Otis Redding’s Try a Little Tenderness to his “please-pass-the-kleenex” rendition of Patti Griffin’s Goodbye on the piano. Then there’s the band itself. Led by the fabulous, and now Tony-nominated, Michael Moritz. Michael plays the piano like he’s the love child of Elton John and Professor Longhair, but with the voice and suave style of Harry Connick, Jr. Last, but by no means least, is Jennifer Hopper. It’s hard to describe the sheer beauty of her voice. Perhaps our special surprise guest, Brandi Carlile, said it best. As she joined Jennifer for a song onstage, Brandi said “Jenny, all these singers and artists you’ve been singing tonight and talking about…they all have one thing in common with me. And that is, you could sing any one of us under the table.” Brandi then hit the first few chords of Calling all Angels as the crowd exploded into applause. Suffice to say you, could hear a pin drop in that room, bar the hoots and hollers as Jennifer and Brandi’s voices wove together like an antique quilt. It sounded raw and exquisite at the same...