I have always felt a special connection to anything pertaining to the 1960’s and before, with an emphasis on the 1940’s, even as a child. Maybe it’s because my father is a Vietnam Veteran, my grandpa is a WWII Veteran, and brother and plenty of uncles, aunts, cousins are military veterans, too, and I love the idea of entertaining them and hopefully warming their heart with our songs catered to them. Maybe it was my family’s love of everything vintage. Maybe it was often hearing that genre of music while growing up. Maybe it was stopping off into former WWII Veteran’s homes on my newspaper route to hear stories of that particular time period while their wives fed me milk and cookies. Maybe it was watching my grandpa, Vincent Guccione swing dancing during my childhood. Maybe it’s because all the women involved are passionate and beautiful artists whom I love collaborating with. I think it’s all of it.
Ann Marie has had an adventurous ride in the regional theatre scene, and has won a Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Musical, is a two-time nominee for a Carbonell for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Actress in a Play, a Silver Palm recipient, was named Best Actress for The Broward/Palm Beach New Times, and was named among the 100 Creatives for the Miami New Times.
Favorite song growing up There were many, but one of them was “If I Fell” by The Beatles
Favorite cocktail This changes throughout the year, but currently it’s a Moscow Mule
Favorite female artist I love many, but my #1 of all-time is probably Judy Garland
Fun fact about you I’ve been collecting anything pertaining to Jackie Kennedy Onassis since I was about 11 years old. It started off with me cutting out photos of her from Time Magazine to tape on my bedroom wall, which turned into collecting any old newspaper articles and clippings about her for my scrapbooks, and then it evolved into collecting dozens of books, and any of her memorabilia.