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Phyllis Diller: "Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it to the bone!"

Joy Behar: "A must for anyone who wants to crack the mystery of estrogen-induced yuks!"

American Express: “You listen to our concerns. Your methods to handle stressful situations work!”

Stark State College, John David, Faculty President: “Your outstanding keynote speech: ‘Celebrate Learning Diversity’ was highly motivational, educationally sound, and entertaining”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Entertaining and uplifting!”

Atlantic Cape Community College, Avon L. Chapman, Director,: “You are an energetic, charismatic speaker who demonstrates a high level of preparedness resourcefulness and mastery of the topic.”

Author-Gender & Humor, Dr. Regina Barreca: "a wonderful combination of somebody who puts women's comedy in context, and is a funny, effervescent performer!"

Books

New York

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Song “My Significant Other Is Plants!”

significantDr. Sue Sings her Original Funny Song:

“My Significant Other Is Plants!”

Hope you enjoy my song! Please contact me for Bookings as Motivational Speaker or Entertainer – Enjoy my Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

My Significant Other is Plants    Words and Music by Susan Horowitz

Now I hate to complain, but I’m feeling depressed

Though I meet loads of guys who are very well-dressed

My cabaret lifestyle is gay, but there’s one little thing I must say…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

I’m annoyed ‘cause my life is devoid of romance

My significant other is plants.

 

I’m surrounded by men who are loaded with class

Their shirts match their ties and a fabulous ass – oops! I mean glasses

I think I am catching their eye

They look past at a good-looking guy…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

It’s not dogs, it’s not cats, it’s not goldfish or ants

My significant other is plants.

 

A handsome producer –at last we’re alone

I’m on my bed; he’s on my phone

I think he is feeling the heat, though he never suggests that we meet…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

Potatoes and carrots don’t do dirty dancing

I’m stuck on the vegetable aisle of romancing

It sure ain’t my druthers, these guys act like brothers

My significant other is plants!

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“My Mission is Empowering Art, Education & Positive Living!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

Entertainment: Broadway Comedy Club Puts the Ha! in Hanukah!

goldshawlsmallWhat’s a Jew to do on Christmas eve?  Well, there’s Chinese food (for the secular) midnight mass (for the ecumenical), and cleaning the wax off your Hanukah menorah (for the tidy).  For those who want to congregate with co-religionists on a night when shuls (synagogues) are closed, there’s Meshugenuh (crazy) Comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club!

For only $20 (and a two-drink minimum) you get a menorah (candelabra)’s worth of  eight Jewish comics plus a producer lighting the stage with jokes that occasionally flickered but mostly burned bright on this so-so holy night (for the Jews). Comics included David Finkelstein, Ari Teman, Yaffa, Eric Bronstein, Howard Feller, Jeff Lawrence, Erik Deskin, MC Ben Rosenfeld, and producer Bill Michaels.

Tradition, as Tevyeh sang in Fiddler on the Roof, means cultural survival.  There’s strength in shared rituals.  For a tribe wandering in the desert of decorated evergreen trees, it’s comforting to quaff a cocktail or a spritz of seltzer (for that two drink minimum!) and qvel (enjoy) our shared, semi-secular tradition: Jewish comedy!

Happiness/Success Tips:

Why be lonely?  Connect with your community – whether it’s folks who share your religion, ethnicity, interests, values, or sexual orientation.  We’re all some type of minority, and chances are we’re part of several communities.  Look for ways to connect and celebrate with folks who support who you are.

Find a way to laugh at your troubles – misery can be comedy gold.  Acknowledging your own truth and a sharing a laugh lightens the load.  It may be the season of giant Christmas trees, but haul out your Hanukah menorah, Kwanzaa kinara, or whatever celebrates you, and let that little light of yours shine!

(Editor: Jay Berman)

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis
Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Jean Brassard sings Yves Montand

“The Kid From Paris” Jean Brassard’s musical tribute to Yves Montand, offers a champagne magnum of masculine French charm, And why not? Brassard, a cabaret artist from Quebec, embodies Montand’s seductive charisma (he turned on the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Simone Signoret, and Edith Piaf) and persona as a working class hero (Montand was a passionate spokesman for the French proletariat).  Brassard sings the European songbook for American audiences with English and French chansons (songs). He plays the accordion with brio, and enacts episodes from Montand’s life.  Co-written and directed with Brassard’s partner David Krueger, with , musical direction by Richard Maheux, “The Kid From Paris” is a celebration of Montand’s talent and convictions brought  brilliantly to life by the kid from Quebec. Wednesdays November 9, 23 and December 7, @7pm Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street, NY, NY 10023) Reservations: http://www.triadnyc.com/

Happiness/Success Habits: Do what you love – and enjoy the intimate magic of cabaret!

Queen of the Mist Rules Off-Broadway!

 

Queen of the Mist - photo by Hannah Oren

Queen of the Mist – photo by Hannah Oren

Queen of the Mist rules Off-Broadway with an original, brilliant musical about the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel.  In 1901 Anna Edson Taylor (Mary Testa), a 63 year old con-woman with poker-straight posture and a temper to match, has been run out of several towns and the home of her married sister Jane (Theresa McCarthy).  Out of cash and stalking fame and fortune, she pounces on her last possibility for greatness -a feat that will establish her as proto-feminist, self-described “phenomenon!”  To bring in “the green” through bookings on the lecture circuit, she hooks up with a hard-drinking manager, Frank Russell (Andrew Samonsky), and they unexpectedly fall into something like love – which turns out to be harder to navigate than the Falls.  Mono-focused on her own feat, Taylor inadvertently encourages a presidential assassin (Tally Sessions), insults hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation (Julia Murney), hires and fires new managers (DC Anderson), and sells her last promotional postcard to a boyish soldier (Stanley Bahorek) who is headed to the front lines of WWI. Words and music are by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa, who blends operatic intensity, humor, and melodic inventiveness; Direction is by Jack Cummings III, who makes imaginative use of the dramatic/comedic potential of the piece and space (an open floor framed by gauzy curtains that suggest both the mists of Niagara and early 20th century parlors – Scene design by Sandra Goldmark). Queen of the Mist is playing at The Gym at Judson Church 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South, NYC through November 20. www.transportgroup.org

Happiness/Success Habits:

Single-minded focus, passion, planning, persistence, talent (like Anna’s scientific mind), and contempt for conventions – like ageist, sexist stereotypes – may make us a “phenomenon” and help us reach our goals. Arrogance, ambition, and the certainty that we are right can push us beyond the crowd and sometimes change the world.  But without compassion and compromise, we, like Anna, may wind up blind to the flawed people who love us  – a lonely queen of the mist of memory.

Blog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz, Ph.D. www.drsue.com

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)

 

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Presents Play about Oscar Wilde

Frank Owens & Painting by Kent Drake

Sometimes a raffle seems fixed by fate – or poetic justice. When renowned jazz pianist Frank Owens (a former musician in the Duke Ellington orchestra) won this group portrait of jazz greats by Kent Drake (a former singer) at the Duke Ellington Center Gala, the crowd erupted in applause!  It was the perfect climax to a series of performance salons that explores serendipitous connections between artists and history.Last night’s play “Blacker” written and directed by Russ Weatherford, set in 1898 Paris, stars Eric Rudy as Oscar Wilde – brilliant playwright, poet, critic, short story writer – master of the gem-cut epigram and victim of British laws against sodomy.  Wilde, recently out of a jail, ill, and financially strapped, desperately needs money from his wife’s estate.  The key player in his access to the funds is Carlos Blacker (played by Rutherford), who is both drawn to and aghast at Wilde’s life style (including the new, male lover in his bed).  Blacker is also part of a plan to free Alfred Dreyfus, the French Jewish army captain who has been framed for treason (with the connivance of the French government) and languishes in jail as anti-Semitic mobs take to the Paris streets.   Blacker confides in Wilde – sharing details and names of a secret group of influential men dedicated to freeing Dreyfus.

Did Wilde reveal and ruin Blacker’s plan as revenge when his funds are cut off?  Wilde denies it, but the truth is shrouded in uncertainty, bright surfaces, dark shadows, and paradox – like Wilde’s dazzling wit. The gifted cast performs with passion and polish; Eric Rudy’s sets and costumes are exquisite; and cocktail treats by Spoonbread Catering were yummy! Many thanks to our hostess Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of Duke Ellington.

And….here’s a shout out to my co-celebrants & friends Ruben Brache, who passed all his SEC exams to establish his securities firm, Opening Night Capital, dealing in global theatrical investments, and Barbara Foster, author of A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Love, and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken.

Next on the horizon – October 22 Jazz Americana Festival, 52nd Street (btwn 5th-7th Ave, Stage @ 6th Ave) 12-5pm, Frank Owens plays 3-4pm.

Nov 7, 2011, 7pm 50th Anniversary Gala Screening of Paris Blues, scored by Duke Ellington with VIP reception.

Happiness Habits:

  • Do what you love – and be who you are.  Oscar Wilde wore a green carnation – an elegant artifice like his wit – and a nod to his dandyism, gender-bender lifestyle, and Irish roots.
  • Be happy for someone else – if you can.  Frank Owens knew many of the jazz greats in the portrait, is well-liked, and would get tremendous satisfaction out of owning the painting.  It made it even better that he’s a personal friend of the artist Kent Drake. Sometimes saying “we’re happy for someone else” feels phony, but in this case it was heartfelt.
  • Listen to positive songs. You can hear me sing my inspirational, romantic songs by clicking on this link: CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
  • Here is the lyric to my chorus of my song “Dare to Believe”
  • “Nothing is imposssible, nothing’s really out of reachAll your silent, secret longings wait for you somewhere – if you Dare to Believe.”
    The first song: “Dare to Believe” is free.
    Dr. Sue: Keys of Love


Danny Aiello & Dr. Sue

Danny Aiello & Dr. Sue

Danny Aiello & Dr. Sue

Where to go for swingin’ singin’ holiday? Try Danny Aiello’s new album My Christmas Song for You,which he debuted at our last meeting of the New York Sheet Music Society (NYSMS).  Linda Amiel Burns, President of NYSMS and Director of  The Singing Experience, interviewed Mr. Aiello.

But who can resist calling him “Danny”?  He’s a down-to-earth guy from the old Italian neighborhood – a real paisan (Italian for friend, homie, amigo, landsman etc.)  He’s also an Academy Award nominated actor and singer with performances in over 80 hit films.

Not that anyone expected Danny to have stars in his eyes – or if he did, it was because he was an amateur boxer.  “I had a good left hook” Danny grins, “And. like most Italians,  I was a physical guy – so I got a job as a bouncer.”   Danny secretly wanted to be a singer “but in my neighborhood, that meant you were a sissy – not that there’s anything wrong with that.”   He did get an audition for the Arthur Godfrey Show, but he panicked and excused himself to go to the bathroom. “I never came back.”

By the time he was in his 30’s he was married to Sandy “a gorgeous Jewish girl”  and had three kids. Times were rough, and Danny used to lie awake at night imagining becoming homeless. He even slid into temptation and robbed a few safes that were stored in warehouses. “I’m ashamed to admit it, and robbery is always wrong.  Besides, the most I ever got was $27… and I  could have gone to jail!”

Fortunately, petty crime did not pay, and Danny did get a paying job at the old Greyhound station announcing the bus route – with flair.  Producer Dore Schary heard him and offered him a job on a touring show. “But it was forty bucks a week and on the road. I had a family to support – so I passed.”

Danny finally did get his break on stage in That Championship Season.  “I didn’t really know how to act, so I just put out a lot of energy – and the critics loved it!”  Other offers followed  on stage and screen, and Danny found himself hanging out with movie stars like Vincent Gardenia. When Danny told Gardenia that he wasn’t sure how to say his lines, Gardenia (familiar with unemployment statistics among actors), counseled:  “Don’t worry about it – you’ll never work again.”

Danny gained renown as the pizzeria owner  who stays in a tough, black neighborhood in Spike Lee’s film Do the Right Thing. “When Spike sent me the script, I turned the part down. He had me twirling pizza. I asked him, “How would you like it if I had you twirling watermelons?  But Spike sweethearted me – he took me to Knicks games – and I finally agreed.  I hated my line  ‘these people grew up on my food’ but Spike insisted that we keep it – and that was the line the critics raved about!”

Danny also scored as Nicholas Cage’s weak-willed brother who is derailed from his engagement to Cher in Moonstruck. Nick gets the girl, and Danny goes back to his hypochrodriac mother.  “I played such a wimp.  After that, women would come up to me and offer me cokes – but that was all they offered me.  I mean, I wouldn’t have done anything about it because my wife would kill me, but still…”

Danny must have been quite the actor, because in person – and especially when he sings – the wimp is nowhere in evidence. The New York Times says Danny “has the bounce of his idols Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima, and the throaty lyricism of another idol, Tony Bennett.”  Aiello puts a mellow, macho snap  into  “Santa’ Claus is Comin’ to Town” – but the warmth is all Danny.   It’s that warmth that wins over the crowd from big arenas, to intimate bistros, to TV shows like Good Day New York, to to my heart when he complimented me on my red hat and pulled me in for the photo which I snapped from my own cell phone. Made me feel as cheery as Ms. Santa Claus!  

Happiness Habits

  • It’s never too late to do live your dream:  Danny Aiello started acting when he was 35 – with no training. And now, at 70 plus, he’s making movies and performing and recording songs.
  • Build bridges to other generations and cultures: Danny is back in the studio working on his fourth album entitled Bridges, a collaboration of standards with hip hop, due for release in 2011. As the singing host for the JCT Variety Show and singing professor at a community college, I also interact with the “hip hop generation.”  I love the standards, but it’s good to keep your tastes, personality, and opinions open to fresh influences.
  • Be honest, admit your mistakes, and move on:  Being emotionally honest is crucial for actors – and for anyone in a close relationship. We may admire (if we believe) people who say they’ve always done the right thing, but we like and feel more comfortable with people who, like ourselves, have a few flaws.  My blog is called “How to Be Happy If”  Sometimes those “if’s” are on the inside.
  • Blog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com,CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue
  • Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)

JCT Variety Show: Success Awaits Us!

JCT Variety Show Group Photo 9-24-2010

JCT Variety Show Group Photo 9-24-2010

What a thrill! This weekend, I was the singing host (that’s me in the pink top) for the JCT Variety host (now co-sponsored by BMCC club: “Success Awaits Us”)  at the Lafayette Grill, NYC.  As Amy Harlib, our yoga contortionist says,  “I love the mix of talent of all kinds and all ages!”  I do too!   My own style and songs are Broadwayesque pop – with a li’l bit of country.   But our variety show casts a much wider spotlight – and it’s fun to see all the different styles.

This show, we featured a beautiful dancer Valerie Kale (who looked like she shimmied out of Disney’s movie “Aladdin.”),  singers (Edwin Arzu, Juadon Rafik/Rocky Ousmane, Shadiya Thompson, Greg), guitarists (Johnny Mantra, Zhen), a comic (Scott Rios), an actress (Jazmin Luperena), rap artists (L.B., One Son),  and  Zurab (in the red shirt) who displayed the movie poster for his film).  Bridget Graham (who sculpts chocolate flowers for her Sweetable Eatables confections) contributed an interview and a yummy blend of chocolate and bling to our raffle (supervised by TV host Leyna). Danni (Kourtney Brown) and Poppa T. (producer) handled the videos.  Whew!  Pause for memory recharge…okay I’m back!

Actually, I believe that memory (and all mental functions) benefit from the stimulation of new challenges.  Certainly, as an English professor (and, shall-we-say “mature”? woman), most people wouldn’t expect me to belt out songs and co-produce a variety show, where some of the performers are  half my age and culturally very diverse. But why not?  It’s exciting, fun (that rush of applause from my students felt fantastic!) – and mutually educational.  We all get a chance to step out of  our usual roles and see each other as whole people – vulnerable, talented, sexy, smart, stupid, making mistakes, and fixing them.

But even though our roles stetch, they don’t entirely vanish.  Zhen, our young guitarist, likes to say “yes ma-am” me.  I think it’s culturally more natural for her – and I kind of liked it, too.  My performing name “Dr. Sue” works on stage – and for my students.  “Dr. Sue”  feels like a comfortable compromise between the respect of “Dr.”  (as in “Dr. Horowitz”) and the easy-to-pronounce, friendliness of “Sue.”   My producer, who calls himself “Poppa T.”  really is a kind of father figure to the whole production – and his name says it all.

Beyond that, we get a chance to experience different cultures – and to feel adventurous, yet safe.    After our show, I stayed for a  late night supper at Lafayette Grill with my former student Diana Taylor.  I also got up and danced with a hot middle-Eastern/Greek dance band and crowd.   An older gentlemen threw dollar bills on the floor.  I figured they were for my dancing, so I picked them up and tucked them into my waistband and top (feeling a little naughty).   Then we got our check and left.  Right outside the door, another gentlemen told me the money was for the musicians, so I went back inside and threw the bills back on the floor near the band.  it was a little embarrassing, but I figured the simplest way to handle the situation was to admit an honest mistake and move on.  Wouldn’t it be great if some of our bigger problems in politics and the mid-east could be handled that easily?

As Diana and I walked toward the subway, we both commented on how everyone danced together – young and old – and how everyone enjoyed the sensuality of traditional dancing and the community bonding.  I also thought the presence of elders provides young people with protection.  In American pop culture, many adolescents and 20 year olds go into a hard-drinking/clubbing culture of peers and strangers with no adult supervision.   Anything can happen – and sometimes does.

I hope our variety show provides excitement, fun, a way to explore diverse cultures – and safety.  I hope we can all grow as a powerful community by thinking outside our “jobs” – special thanks to Jazmin,  her lovely parents, and Juadon who helped with sign-in sheets; Johnny Mantra who played guitar beautifully for my cruise songs “Oceans of Fun”and “Fortunata”  and for Amy’s yoga dance; Danni and Zurab, who handled video and sound tech, Leyna who handled the raffle, and to our wonderful, supportive audience! There are many ways to be a star off- and on-stage.  I hope we can nurture and develop talent and provide a fun, social experience for our guests so people will stretch, take risks, have fun, and know there is a safety net of support – so we all can grow together.

Happiness Habits

  • Step out of your culture/age/stereotype box – some limits are real, but many are self-imposed. I’m not about to do a balletic grand jete (a  thrilling leap that gives the illusion of floating in air),  but I can enjoy the thrill of ballroom and belly dancing.
  • Celebrate your life and your own tastes and preferences. I might enjoy a cross-cultural foray into the hiphop hood – but my heart will always be a “golden oldie” -especially since, by a miracle of nature – my hair turned blond 🙂
  • Review by Dr. Susan Horowitz www.drsue.com,  CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue  Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)

 

JCT Variety Show New York, NY

JCT Variety Show (Photo by Betty Alba)

JCT Variety Show (Photo-Betty Alba)

I am so excited to see these photos from our first JCT Variety Show!  (Thanks to Betty Alba, mom of teen model/actor Fabielle)!  That’s me – Dr. Sue – in the blue top and white slacks.

Our next show is August 26 (Thur) 7-10pm Lafayette Grill, 54 Franklin St (between Broadway/Lafayette, below Canal St,), NYC ( #1 train Franklin or other trains to Canal or Chambers)

Most of the performers in our first show are from JCT’s Youth Division – our future shows will focus more on adult talent.  But age is just a number when it comes to creativity- our bodies may change, but we can adapt, share our gifts, and shine!   Our yoga-contortionist “The Amazing Amy” proves  that we can stay flexible at any age and stage!

Our show is a blend of performance (Singers, Dancers, Comics, Models, Actors, etc. – we’re open to the etc.) and interactive interviews.  In our last show, the performers/interviewees taught me (and our audience) how to catwalk and stretch some muscles I didn’t even know I had!  I’m hoping to pick up some tips on tango, salsa, tapping and rapping.

Dr. Sue interviews Jazmin & Fabielle at JCT Variety Show

Dr. Sue interviews Jazmin & Fabielle at JCT Variety Show

Here a shot of my interview with Fabielle and Jazmin Luperina, who won several awards  at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition and got several callbacks from agents.  Looks like our search for the Next Real Star is well underway!

Stay tuned for tips on how to host and give a great interview – pluses and pitfalls!

Whatever your talent or taste, there’s something for everyone at JCT”s variety show.  The audience gets free entertainment, delicious food and drink. If you’re an aspiring star, this is a chance to be seen – by a live audience plus cable/webcast: http://www.jctmagazine.com/jct92gradio.html  “Success Awaits Us!”

Date/Time: August 26 (Thursday), 7-10 pm.  $7 Food/Drink Minimum   (Great Food and Drink)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Place: Lafayette Grill: 54 Franklin St. NYC (Between Broadway-Lafayette) (212) 732-5600.                                                                                             Subway: #1 – Franklin St. Or # 2,3,4,5, 6 – Canal St. (local) Chambers St. (express)

www.howtobehappyif.com/wordpress  Dr. Sue: drsue@drsue.com

 Happiness Habits:

  • Variety is the spice of life and shows: Be open to enjoying art that’s outside your box. You might find stimulation and interest in forms of creativity that you thought were outside your experience, culture, or generation. Why be limited by stereotypes? I’m not exactly the Hip-Hop generation or culture (more of a Broadway or country singer-songwriter), but I was thrilled by the choreographed Hip-Hip routines of Marlon Proverbs’ troupe of dancers.  Conversely,  the crowd – which did include Hip-Hop fans, enjoyed Aaron Barlow, an author/professor who wrote a book about the director Quentin Tarantino and engaged the audience in a lively debate.  We can keep our own traditions and tastes, but as Amy, our contortionist, might say – why not stretch a bit?
  • Be open to exploring and enjoying unexpected fusions – like rock and classical music or blues and Broadway. Two of our most exciting performers from our most recent show were Yesid Lopez and Clarissa Frey- tango/ballet dancers who performed a passionate pas de deux (that’s a couple dance in ballet – for those of you who want to brush up your French).
  • What applies to art applies to life – you might find friends, supporters, and surprising mentors outside your predictable circle of acquaintances – give yourself the opportunity to interact in a larger sphere.
  • Believe in yourself and your talents – and act on your belief.  Join us at JCT Variety Show – you never know who you’ll meet!
  • Encourage yourself by listening to positive songs. You can hear me sing my inspirational, romantic songs by clicking on this link: CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
  • Here is the lyric to my chorus of my song “Dare to Believe”

“Nothing is imposssible, nothing’s really out of reach

All your silent, secret longings wait for you somewhere – if you Dare to Believe.”

The first song: “Dare to Believe” is free.

Dr. Sue: Keys of Love

CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
(music, lyrics & performance by Dr. Sue Horowitz)

Please look for my book “Queens of Comedy” by Susan Horowitz on Amazon.com or my website: www.drsue.com

Life is a story book – a collection of many stories – each one with a plot, characters, and the theme or message we take from it. Each story presents an opportunity to learn and practice Happiness Habits.

What’s your question? What’s your comment? What’s your story?
Hugs 2 U Dr. Sue

Dr. Sue Hosts JCT Variety Show: Live/Cable/Webcast

Dr. Sue: Host/Singer-Songwriter/Interviewer

JCT Awards Dr. Sue "Entertainer of the Year"

JCT Awards Dr. Sue “Entertainer of the Year”

Where to go to catch a show?  Beat the heat, drink and eat?  

Air-conditioning  on full blast – so chill out – enjoy the cast: 

Funny Comics who can talk, Models struttin’ the catwalk  

Dancers with and without  shoes – Singers and fun Interviews  

Tangos, Tappers, Actors, Rappers, Broadway ballads, Caesar salads 

Entertainment – a full menu – dinner – drinks – and here’s the venue: 

Lafayette  Grill and Bar – you can catch the Next Real Star! 

54 Franklin Street, (# 1 train to Franklin) NYC   

And Cable/Web cast by JCT! 

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Hope you enjoyed my rhyming tribute to showbiz rhymsters from  Irving Berlin to Jay-Z…that’s over a hundred years!

Today’s hot media is the Web – but there’s no substitute for live entertainment.

JCT Multimedia (TV/Radio/Magazine/Web -Producer: Poppa T.) is sponsoring a series of variety shows at Lafayette Grill and Bar (a full restaurant with dancing)  in lower Manhattan (between Broadway/Lafayette, Subway: #1 – Franklin Street or 2,3,4,5, 6 – Chambers Street).  Our next show will be August 5 (Thursday), 2010.  7pm-midnight – so come on down!

Our last show was tons of fun!  The talent was definitely varied and entertaining:  “The Amazing Amy” Yoga-Contortionist-Dancer (who demonstrated flexibility at any age) ; Fabielle – a handsome model (who showed me how to catwalk); a teen dancer(who tapped her way through a Beatles song ); an actress (with a monologue about a hamburger flipper); a model/singer (who warbled “Sistah” from The Color Purple)  to Miss Asia – an R&B  singer. I hosted the show and sang my original songs “Dare to Believe” “Celebrate Your Life” and “Yo Te Amo (I Love You)” .

After the performances, I did  a group interview of show biz kids with their parents (including Producer Poppa T.)  All agreed that  being in show business is intense, demanding work that takes patience and persistance – plus (from the parents) a willingness to chauffeur their talented offspring to auditions, invest finances and time (and handle the jealousy of siblings who may be too young for the biz – or just not interested).  A bad stage parent pushes the child past his/her own needs and interests to satisfy what is really an adult agenda.  A good stage parent and mentor knows when to step back – to avoid making a performer feel pressured – and when to step forward to encourage, teach, and protect – and to know the difference between the child’s interests – and the parent’s own needs.

All this is a mental health ideal – and it’s not so easy to draw the line – especially when a child is gifted.  What we call “genius” is a combination of unusual talent, hard work, and determination. Where would young Wolfgang Mozart have been without pushy poppa Leopold?  What about young Michael Jackson and driver dad Joe Jackson? More peaceful? Perhaps.  Less productive? Probably.

Whatever your talent or taste, there’s something for everyone at JCT”s variety show.  The audience gets free entertainment, delicious food and drink. If you’re an aspiring star, this is a chance to be seen – by a live audience plus cable/webcast: http://www.jctmagazine.com/jct92gradio.html  “Success Awaits Us!”

Date/Time: August 5 (Thursday), 7pm-midnight.  No Cover, Great Food/Drinks                                                                                                              Place: Lafayette Grill: 54 Franklin St. NYC (Between Broadway-Lafayette) (212) 732-5600.                                                                                             Subway: #1 – Franklin St. Or # 2,3,4,5, 6 – Canal St. (local) Chambers St. (express)

www.howtobehappyif.com/wordpress  Dr. Sue: drsue@drsue.com

Lafayette GrillHappiness Habits

  • Live your dream – and your talent – you don’t know if you’re hot till you give it a shot!
  • If you’re pushing your child or significant other(s) to achieve – make sure it’s their dream – not yours.
  • Enjoy good entertainment good food -and do what you love!
  • Encourage yourself by listening to positive songs. You can hear me sing my inspirational, romantic songs by clicking on this link: CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
  • Here is the lyric to my chorus of my song “Dare to Believe”

“Nothing is imposssible, nothing’s really out of reach

All your silent, secret longings wait for you somewhere – if you Dare to Believe.”

CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
(music, lyrics & performance by Dr. Sue Horowitz) The first song: “Dare to Believe” is free.

Dr. Sue: Keys of  Love

Enjoy my book “Queens of Comedy” by Susan Horowitz on my website: www.drsue.com or Amazon.com.

Life is a story book – a collection of many stories – each one with a plot, characters, and the theme or message we take from it. Each story presents an opportunity to learn and practice Happiness Habits.

What’s your question? What’s your comment? What’s your story?