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I stumbled on a bowl of these matches the other day and it brought back memories from 1984-85 when I worked at the Hyatt in Kansas City. There were billboards around town that also featured photos from this shoot. People thought I was a spokesperson for Hyatt Hotels. This is the place where "Tears For Fears" first heard me singing in a hotel club called, "The Duck Club" 32 years ago. And though I didn't meet them that night, two years later they changed my life by inviting me to sing on their, "Seeds Of Love" cd a song called, "Woman In Chains". They're still performing and so am I. I have that dress in my costume closet. Can't wear it.... but I've still GOT IT! ... See MoreSee Less

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Oleta Adams seemed to come from nowhere when her song “Get Here” shot up the charts in the early 1990s. That’s not the case, however. Adams had been grinding it out the old fashioned way – in clubs in Kansas City until she came to the attention of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith from Tears For Fears. She appeared on the group’s “The Seeds of Love” album, participated in the tour and returned stateside with a record deal all her own. “Get Here,” a ballad about anxiously waiting for a loved one to return, dropped around the time that America involved in the first Gulf War, and the tune became the musical backdrop for many joyful reunions. - Howard Duke ... See MoreSee Less

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My band and I were invited to perform in Suriname, South America for Surinam Airways Fête de la Cuisine fundraising gala. Our hosts were the beautiful & talented Joan & Paul Nolet who I met after a gig in Holland many years ago. We had a wonderful trip & look forward to seeing Paul & Joan again in the future. Thank you to all that came to see us in Suriname. ... See MoreSee Less

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July 9, 2017
Newport Beach, CA
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
High Hopes Fundraising Concert

September 3, 2017
Prairie Village, KS
Prairie Village Jazz Festival
1 show, 9pm

September 9, 2017
Kansas, TBA

September 22-24, 2017
Hollywood, CA
Catalina Jazz Club (Bar & Grill)

October 12 & 13, 2017
Birmingham, AL
Hoover Library Theater

November 3, 2017
New York, NY
BB Kings

November 5, 2017
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere

December 2017
Tour of Holland (TBC)