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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rose Weaver - There's a feeling of love / Where the sky meets the sea 1977

She was born into a farming family in McDonough, Georgia. She studied at Emory University, and was generally interested in the theater and museums. She also wrote an essay for a competition on this subject. She gained success as the only black in the drama club at all white Brown High School in Atlanta, and in the drama and singing clubs at elite Wheaton College.
She was the first and only black woman to win the title, Miss Foxboro (home of the Patriots), in the Massachusetts State Beauty Pageant.
After college, she played leading roles such as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille, The Witch, in Into the Woods, and Bernice in August Wilson’s,The Piano Lesson.

Weaver has performed and toured with the Taper in Europe. As a sassy jazz singer, she has been a featured vocalist with the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Conrad Janis and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band.  She has appeared in numerous radio plays for Scribbling Women and commercials. Rose wrote and began touring her one-woman show, Menopause Mama which has received rave reviews from Bermuda to Providence. She has appeared multiple times on National Public Radio with Deborah Becker and read her monologues. She holds an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Marymount Manhattan College, New York, is a member of Screen Actor’s Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actor’s Equity Association.
As a singer, she released a single entitled "There's a feeling of love / Where the sky meets the sea" on Bevco Music in 1977. Produced by Lee Norris. Arranged by Lee Norris and Artee Azenzer.

Composed by Eddy Courts.

Composed by Eddy Courts and Fredrika

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

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