Kathleen France | The Book Of Love (Live)

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The Book Of Love (Live)

by Kathleen France

Experience the joy, humor, and heartbreak of New York based singer Kathleen France in her 2010 MAC Nominated Female Debut Cabaret Show, The Book of Love, recorded live at the Metropolitan Room. Highlighting genres from musical theatre, to jazz, to pop, this cabaret artist is not to be missed.
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1. Somebody to Love / Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Live)
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2. The Book of Love (Live)
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3. I Know It's Today (Live)
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4. She's (He's) Got a Way [Live]
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5. In Short (Live)
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6. Ain't No Sunshine / Crying (Live)
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7. It's All Wrong, But It's All Right (Live)
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8. New York Romance (Live)
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9. Women Be Wise (Live)
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10. Rich Is Better (Live)
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11. I Want to Know What Love Is (Live)
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12. Love Is a Good Thing (Live)
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13. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / Everyday I Write the Book [Live]
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Raissa Katona Bennett said of Kathleen in her debut cabaret show, “...she is a gem, and reminded me, once again, of why we perform - because it is a gift to the audience and she gave and gave and entertained the heck out of us. ...And is there ANYTHING Kathleen can't sing? I think not!”

When first delving into the world of cabaret, Kathleen learned from her new cabaret friends that it would be a good idea to talk about her life so people could get to know her. This proved quite a challenge as Kathleen works all the time and thinks she has no life – or at least not an exciting one that people would be interested in hearing about. So where to start?

Being an avid reader, Kathleen averages reading a book every three weeks and accomplishes this on her daily subway ride to and from work everyday. She loves daydreaming about the different stories she reads, thereby escaping into a different world. Her favorite story as a child was, “Snow White And The Seven Dwarves” and after years of growing up thinking that her prince charming would magically appear, she came to the realization that women especially are “brainwashed” from a young age into believing the perfect man will come riding up on a white horse to whisk us away into the “Happily Ever After”. But what happens if he doesn’t show up? Is something wrong with you if he doesn’t?

On top of that, she has now lived in New York City for 12 years and cannot find anyone in town to date. In a city of so many, how can this be? Kathleen is almost 40 years old and still single. One of her single girlfriends emailed her “The Singles Map” and she learned that in the New York and Northern New Jersey areas combined there are roughly 210,820 more single women than single men. Even worse, the scientific data collected by the researchers for this chart, does not take into consideration sexual orientation, so these findings are vastly skewed.

This show takes the audience through all of the happy, sad, joyful, frustrating, jubilant, longing, crushing, and hopeful aspects of love that each and every one of us faces throughout our lives. Even though Kathleen knows that her significant other has not come riding up yet, with a little faith and determination, she has not given up hope that one day her prince will come.

Kathleen learned about cabaret by participating in SUMMER IN THE CITY, a cabaret workshop taught by Lina Koutrakos and Lennie Watts, by going to various open mic nights at clubs around town, by attending numerous cabaret shows put on by other artists, and was a participant in the 2009 MetroStar Competition at the Metropolitan Room where she made the Top 18 finalists.


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Rex

Amazing
This live album shows Kathleen's mastery of her chosen material. She displays a wonderful range: from her powerhouse "Somebody to Love..." and "Love is a Good Thing", to her intimate delivery of "She's (He's) Got a Way", to her soulful, but tender longing in "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right". Also backed by an incredible band, this is a definite standout in one's CD collection of true vocalists.

Melissa Heche

Book of Love
Kathleen France’s throaty velvet voice slides over your body and envelopes you into a musical odyssey. She projects emotion across different genres, demonstrating variety to her repertoire and offering the unexpected to her listener. The Book of Love is a prime example of this woman’s talent and fortitude, as the musical repertoire and delivery transcends the listener’s interpretation and understanding of the challenging course of finding true love. As a performer myself, trained and skilled in musical theatre and percussion, I can appreciate Ms. France’s delivery and musical choices. However, as a certified Audiologist and Speech Pathologist specializing in musician’s hearing and voice care needs, I recognize her skilled use of vocal technique and the extraordinary control with which she possesses. This CD is a definite must-have!

Elisabeth

Talk About Range and Versatility!
Kathleen can switch from any genre you can throw at her and never miss a beat. She has lots of energy and you can not help but laugh or cry depending on the mood of the song. She draws you right in and sometimes you feel like you are intruding on a very personal moment. But then she brings you right back with such hilarity that you cry from laughter. This CD is a must have from a Master of performance.