Sun, 28 Mar 2004

Shamrock Shuffle

Started the race season this morning with the 8k Shamrock Shuffle through Grant Park, the Loop and West Loop. Started out way too fast, with lower and lower splits for the (almost) five individual miles. Still happy with the overall time 37:06 which works out to about 7:28 min/mile.

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Jane Monheit

Last night, we went to the pretty North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, a 'burb north of downtown Chicago, to see Jane Monheit. She played a really nice, but rather short, set of just over an hour, and one encore. The auditorium appeared to be of an average age of least twice hers, if not twice mine (well, maybe not that old) and didn't quite get into it, despite the material being rather heavy on standards.

Which is too bad, because she is really good, with a very wide vocal range and unbelievable control. She did a few pieces from her previous albums as well as some that should come in the fall -- she recently signed with Sony and just finished recording a first album for them. Lisa got us awesome seats in orchestra pit -- second row, to the side. Close up and personal. Real nice, all told, and just too bad the audience didn't get more into it.

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