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Entries by Melissa Manchester

A Night That Rocked My Soul

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 1:39 PM

Last week, I had an evening that reminded me not just of the power of music, but of that greater power only to be found in theatre, where story emboldens the songs and familiar melodies are suddenly lifted and filled with new purpose, seizing the intention of a specific moment...

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The Chicago Tour Diary

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2012 | 4:43 PM

Friday, June 29, 2012, 2:36 p.m.: We just landed in Chicago -- we being Sue Holder, my tour manager/background singer/precious friend of 29 years, and myself -- to be a part of the First National Piano Conference at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake, Ill. I am the guest of...

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The Real Power of Ribbons

(23) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 9:32 AM

In 2007, I wrote and performed "Power of Ribbons" to support my friend, Nancy Colton, who was valiantly fighting breast cancer. I loved the imagery of the ribbons that had been introduced to us by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I was inspired by the beauty and simplicity of those...

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