Traci Kern
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17
Feb

Vocal Fatigue

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A singer should NEVER experience vocal fatigue. If he/she is singing correctly, the voice should not tire. Hoarseness should NEVER occur after any voice lesson, or performance unless the singer is executing the technique incorrectly. If you are experiencing vocal fatigue, check out the following list of causes to see if anything on this list is contributing to your vocal fatigue.

Causes of Vocal Fatigue:
(1) Smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages.
(2) Belting: using too much chest voice pushed up to high in the scale.
(3) Using a technique with a tight solar plexus during singing.
(4) Singing with a high larynx.
(5) Singing with a low soft palate.

 

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12
Sep

See Traci in RENT at the Town Hall Arts Center

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RENT at the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton

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Rated R

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Directed by Nick Sugar

A 1996 Winner of four Tony awards including best musical and Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini’s opera La Boheme.It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village while at the same time facing the realities of AIDS, infidelity, homosexuality and drug use.

Shows September 17 through October 17, 2010

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12
Aug

The Who’s Tommy performed August 21 at La Rumba

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On Friday, August 21 La Rumba hosts Instant Party, a celebrated Denver band that includes PHAMALY band members and well known vocalists in a special one night appearance. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch an intricately played performance of The Who’s 1969 rock opera “Tommy” to benefit PHAMALY – the Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and Lipgloss DJ Tyler “Danger” Jacobson will play the music of The Who and other British Beat artists from 6 – 7 p.m. Admission is $10 GA and $20 for VIP reserved seats. The live performance of “Tommy” runs from 7 – 9 p.m. Guests are welcome to stay for the Best of Westword award winning Friday night dance club Lipgloss which commences after the Tommy performance. Lipgloss cover charge will be waived for PHAMALY attendees. La Rumba is located at 99 W. 9th Ave. in Denver. For tickets call 303-575-0005 or www.phamaly.org Please note: Attendees must be 21 or older, ID required at the door.

“Instant Party” is:
Donna Debreceni–keyboards/vocals
Mitch Jervis—guitars/vocals
Rick Thompson—bass/vocals
Larry Ziehl—drums
Dan Langhoff—vocals
Traci Kern—vocals

Traci as the Acid Queen

Traci as the Acid Queen

Tommy, the fourth album by the English rock band The Who, tells a loose story about a “deaf, dumb, and blind boy” who becomes the leader of a messianic movement, Tommy was the first musical work to be billed overtly as a rock opera. Released in 1969, the album was mostly composed by guitarist Pete Townshend. In 1998 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant” value.

PHAMALY Fundraiser
The Who’s “Tommy”
Friday, August 21
6-7 p.m. meet PHAMALY and music hosted by Lipgloss DJ Tyler “Danger” Jacobson
7-9 p.m. The Who’s Tommy
La Rumba at 99 W. 9th Ave, Denver
$10 GA (cash bar) / • $20 VIP (includes accessible reserved seating area and VIP perks). Attendees must be 21 or older, ID required at the door.
303-575-0005 or www.phamaly.org

24
Feb

Magic Moments Opens March 12

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Magic Moments is a fantastic organization which I’m proud to be a part of.  I am currently music directing their upcoming show, “This Just In.”  Please visit www.magicmomentsinc.org to learn more about this great organization and to purchase tickets for the show!

11
Aug

Welcome!

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Welcome to my new Web site!  This is where I will be posting updates about my voice studio and upcoming performances.  If you are intersted in voice lessons, please visit my Vocal Studio page for more information.

Thanks for stopping by!

Traci