HE DIVAS ARE BACK!
YES! As promised, JLO’s fabulous diva throwdown is back for 2012! Once again, a group of Juneau’s best known voices were handpicked to compete in “Who’s Your Diva?,” a fundraiser for JLO.
Vote for your diva!
At the performance on September 15 at Centennial Hall, audience members will be encouraged to vote for their favorite diva so she can have the opportunity to be crowned Juneau’s top diva! Votes will be in the form of monetary contributions and divas are already pre-fundraising for their chance at the crown. All proceeds benefit JLO and your monetary contribution counts towards the diva of your choice. You don’t have to wait for the show to show your support! Check out the 2012 lineup of gorgeous and talented divas below — then click VOTE NOW! ($1 = 1 vote) under her name and bio.
Diva competitors will perform two songs at the event, backed by Juneau musiciansMichael Maas on piano/guitar, Simon Taylor on bass and Dale McFarlin on percussion.
Photography: Seanna O’Sullivan Photography
Hair and makeup: Rejuvenation Salon and Spa
One of our elder Divas, Bobbi has been singing and loving it since she was knee-high to a grasshopper! As a JLO Diva she is excited to help raise dollars/votes for such an integral part of our community! Without our arts Juneau would be a cold and lonely city in the winter. Thank you for your support of the arts in Juneau!
Hello, my name is Cheryl and I’m a JLO diva. Yes, it’s true, I have a problem — I’m addicted to performing musical entertainment. It started when I was a child in elementary school band and has continued through adulthood to singing cabaret. Please support my addiction and vote for me… Maybe then I’ll be able to kick this habit!
Dawn is delighted to have the DIVAs accompany her on-stage! While she is always busy in her professional life, she’ll take time out to perform for anyone who will listen. Dawn has been a “diva” from birth. We could go on and on about the many triumphs and tragedies in her life but let’s just say she is humbled to be on the Juneau stage for such a worthy cause. Watch for her next album out soon, DAWN SINGS HER OWN DUETS. Love and kisses to her many fans.
Hailing from Ketchikan, Frances grew up on a commercial fishing boat on the waters of Southeast Alaska, entertaining her parents, fishermen and fish alike with her singing and slick improv dancing. Since moving here in 2007, Frances has been edging her way into the Juneau music and theater scene. Frances believes everyone should have the chance to sing, and she is honored to raise money for JLO, an organization that offers opportunities for all ages and voices. A vote for Frances is a vote for all shower singers out there!
Giselle has been singing from birth, and was convinced by the ripe young age of five that she would become a professional opera soprano. After some years of starring in home videos and performing gibberish Italian arias in the living room, Giselle was enrolled in private voice lessons and continued her voice studies through college. Now back in Juneau, this young diva is aiming to please your ears and charm your wallets!
With a flair for the dramatic, a penchant for stilettos and veiled fascinators, and a love for all things glamorous, Laurie is no stranger to the affectionate title of Diva. This songbird is happiest when serenading an audience with a charming aria or sassy bit of musical theatre, and she promises to entertain! Diva Laurie also looks great in a tiara — so pull out those pocketbooks and help her win the crown!
Ronni has enough energy to power a small fleet of motor vehicles. It’s a fuel that burns full-throttle, ignited by the heat of her voice and passion. Long ago she might have jumped freight trains or stowed away on tramp steamers, written novels like Jack London, painted portraits like Paul Gauguin or been a guide through remote jungles. But in 2012, Ronni uses songs, her voice, and the bottomless instrumental talents of Juneau to traverse the hearts and souls of music lovers! She’s sung on the beaches of Hawaii and Samoa, dreamed in Hindu temples and jammed with itinerant street musicians in Alaska. So Juneau, as Ronni puts it; “let’s ride it till the wheels fall off”!
Sandy came to Juneau as a flute player, then began singing to impress Juneauites as the ultimate music geekdiva. She enjoys upstaging her students at Impassion Music Studio and belting from the opera chorus. It didn’t take JLO long to recognize her outstanding talent — it is a privilege to vote for her and validate her unique Juneau music scene infiltration tactics.
Taylor is so excited to be a part of the 2012 Who’s Your Diva crew. Taylor has been performing in Juneau since her second grade talent show, and is honored to be performing along side of all these beautiful and talented women. She hopes you have as much fun watching tonight’s performances as she has had preparing for this night of divaliciousness, and feel moved to support her, and more importantly, JLO with your votes.