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Spring and surgery behind me!

I will detail the history & progress of my knee replacement in the "Blog" section of this site.  I'm calling it "What's a Joint Like You Doing in a Girl Like This?"  Stepping back from political commentary for awhile as…

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my right knee's days are numbered

110 days, that is. New Knee Day will be June 12.  So I'm trying to get in as much recording, performing and traveling as I can between now and then. I'd set aside Jan, Feb. & Mar. for the surgery…

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Hurtling toward the Holidays

Here I am, typing as a breather from being elbow-deep in dishwashing after yesterday's turkey feast and rehearsing my (not so) little keister off.  That can mean only one thing: we're coming into holiday show season! 

Had an amazing Oct./November…

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Andina & Rich on Hootenanny Cafe this Sunday!

NEWS FLASH:  Andina & Rich will be Jon Stein's guests LIVE in-studio on WTBQ's "Hootenanny Cafe" out of (premature winter wonderland) Warwick, NY this Sunday, November 6, at 8 pm Eastern/7Central (that's Standard Time, which kicks in late Sat. night)…

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Brink Lounge 6/22; New URL for the Comedy Hour!

Red Dragon TV, the host site (and studio) for the Andina & Rich Comedy Hour, has found a new home on the Internet at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/red-dragon-tv (Home site is www. reddragon.tv). Used to be hosted at justin.tv, now just on TV--internet…

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday--8pm Eastern

Stop the presses! On Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 8 pm Eastern time, Andina & Rich will be the Featured Artists for a Mini-Concert on Jon Stein's "Hootenanny Cafe" radio show on WTBQ, 93.5 FM locally in Orange County, NY…

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May music, mts., memories

What a May it's been! Iowa City, Columbia MO, Omaha, Madison & Sparta, IL were all great (and recording River City Folk in Omaha was as much fun as going out with Tom May, his engineer Clint and their wives…

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do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

Still down here but heading home (just for overnight) tomorrow evening. I have condensed 15 years' worth of Cajun/Creole dining into ten meals and my digestive system is beginning to crave soft boiled eggs and dry toast (though my taste…

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Laissez les Bon temps rouler

Up at the unholy hour of 5 a.m.; off to Midway for an 8:40 flight. Day dawned raw & cold in Chicago, with a wintry mix forecast for the Cubs' home opener--stepped out of New Orleans airport into summer!

Killed…

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the road awaits again

Seems as if I just got home--and here I am packing for the first half of my next trip!  This time I'm spending some quality time in New Orleans with my sweetie, though I am playing a few songs as…

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Home but still cookin'

The tour was a terrific success--made some great friends and wonderful connections, with return engagements in the offing (Stephen's family obligations permitting---eldercare is a delicate dance indeed when balancing two spouses' weekend work & travel requirements).  We have a few…

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The Homestretch!

What an amazing 2011 it's been so far!  Turned 60 (or 30, v. 2.0) painlessly and tunefully among friends & family and singing with Stephen Lee Rich, Norm Siegel, & Dean Milano at Grounds For Appeal in Berwyn in January…