Monday, January 31, 2011

Canandaiguan shares 'The Music in Me'

Former stage and television actress Connie Fredericks-Malone of Canandaigua will share her childhood memories through song and mini dramas in “The Music in Me” on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Finger Lakes Community College Honors House.

The 7 p.m. performance is free and open to the public. The Honors House is at 4340 Lakeshore Drive at the corner with Routes 5 and 20. Parking is available.

“The Music in Me” is a collection of songs that have been with Fredericks-Malone since childhood.   She reminisces about jubilant times, personal challenges, love, loss and learning important life lessons.

Fredericks-Malone has 20 years of professional experience in musical theater, daytime television, prime-time television, television commercials and cabaret/night club performances. Her first love, however, is music.

“A good song tells a story. As an actress, I am attracted to the drama in a song. The arrangement and melody may draw my attention to a particular work, but it is the lyrics … the story that compel me to sing it,” says Fredericks-Malone. “In order to color the notes, the story must resonate in my heart and soul. Each song has its own personality. I like to perform songs that appeal to my natural mercurial nature.”

Fredericks-Malone sings a wide selection of materials, including gospel, jazz standards, Broadway tunes and rhythm and blues soul favorites. Along with accompanist and vocalist Mike Yacci, Fredericks-Malone performs at private parties, clubs and venues throughout the area.
For more information, contact Curt Nehring Bliss, Honors House director, at (585) 785-1367 or nehrincd@flcc.edu. Visit the Honors House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/honorshouse.

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