The third Ladies Night filled the Palace Theatre Friday. Proceeds went to Vera House. http://www.verahouse.org/
Powerful performances by some of Syracuse’s biggest female voices were backed by a full band and horn section. Donna Colton, Liz Friedel, Moe Harrington, Maureen Henesy, Joanna Nix Jewett, Kate Kolb, Anna Marie Lopez-White, Peg Newell, Jess Novak, Joanne Perry, Letizia, Lisa Romano, Susan Royal, Jes Sheldon, Tamaralee Shutt and Robyn Stockdale brought the house down song after song. The talent in the room rivaled anything. Kris Heels, Don Williams, Jeff Stockham, B. Kelly Wilcox, Sam Paterelli, Frank Nuebert, Bill Palange, Bob Kane and Daryl Hunt added their musical genius to the 60’s songlist. Janis Joplin, CCR, Hendrix, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross (to name a few) were tackled and executed. It’s certainly an event for everyone not just ladies!
Red Shoes Black Bag Productions has been putting on shows since 2015. Julie Briggs Leone and Joanna Nix Jewett put together different types of shows. The bigger ones, Ladies Night, Idols & Icons and Disco Ball each have a charity component: Vera House, Serenity for Women and Ophelia’s Place. Sign up for show updates at http://www.redshoesblackbag.com/