SPOTLIGHT: ‘Love Songs by the Sea,’ a romantic Valentine’s evening with singer Nancy Nolan

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Whidbey Life Magazine
Feb. 13, 2013


Nancy Nolan poses in front of a New York sculpture recently, an apt symbol in celebration of Valentine’s Day. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Nolan)

Seasoned cabaret artist Nancy Nolan will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at Ott & Murphy Wines Tasting Room in Langley.  David Ossman, of Firesign Theater fame, will add spice to the evening with a reading of selected poems.

In an exciting bit of news for the music loving community, Nolan was pleased to announce the gift of a Kawaii piano, donated to the Ott & Murphy cabaret venue by an anonymous donor from Clinton.

“Steve Vanderwood moved it in today and the donor and I toasted with a fine glass of O&M’s wine!” the singer said.  Nolan said the donor is a true patron of the arts, and whom she will introduce in the course of the evening.

“It will be a grand christening of the ‘cabaret piano’ and all the possibilities to come,” Nolan added. “I’m hoping to host a regular singer’s showcase for any and all singers in the community, who just want to sing in a comfortable, warm setting with an accompanist and supportive audience,” she added.

During the Valentine’s Day event, Nolan will sing some of her favorite love songs from the American Songbook and a few more modern ditties, as well.

“Songs of tough love, unrequited love, platonic love, naughty love, and true love,” Nolan said of the list on which she included “My Funny Valentine,” “All the Way,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “Time After Time,” “When I Fall in Love,” “Natural Woman,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “ My Foolish Heart” among other favorites.

Ott & Murphy will provide Valentine’s Day treats especially prepared for this romantic event, including its small bites menu, fine wines and chocolates.

There is no cover charge, but reservations are suggested for this event.

Ott & Murphy Tasting Room is at 204 First St. in downtown  Langley. Call (360) 221-7131 for  reservations.

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