This made it's way around the internet today and wow - what a great combination - Sam Smith and John Legend. Yes. Just Yes.
Her voice is amazing! Hoping I can catch one of her Chicago shows. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/165909269" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
I was just thinking ... I really love this song!
"The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King Jr Music Monday : Glory from Selma. I haven't seen the movie yet, but am thinking it's on the to do list for this coming weekend.
Only a couple of weeks into the year and I've checked off another bucket list item - attend the Lyric Opera here in Chicago. Check! One of my friends hit me up mid afternoon saying she had an extra (free) ticket for tonights performance of Anna Bolena, so I jumped at the chance. It was in Italian, of course, with english subtitles which I found helpful - the only other opera I've seen was IN Italy and also in Italian no subtitles. I thought they did a great job of using the set, the voices were amazing - the lead actually suffering from a throat infection only made it about 3/4 of the way through before her understudy came in for the last few sets. Both were outstanding and the transition was pretty seamless - I've never see this happen during a show. A perfectly delightful way to spend a winter evening.
Saw this guy open for another artist I was seeing last year and he did this little version of over the rainbow - apparently just warming up with the band and decided to sing it during the show. We were blown away. What a voice! Bonus tune here!
Very cool holiday tunes to get you in the spirit!