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Here's the big news! We'll be doing a holiday concert at Nighttown on Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm!

Tickets and more info available here:   Liz Huff & Friends at Nighttown

November 3, 2016

#SuperDuper show this Saturday, 11/5, features the good folk of Crooked River Comedy!  Join us at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, from noon-2pm.

For more info: #SuperDuper

October 25, 2016

Listen to our Halloween #SuperDuper show here: 

#SuperDuper Podcast

October 20, 2016

Two things:

Super Duper this Saturday is featuring Beth and Chuck from the Cleveland Haunted Ghost Tours!  Check them out at the Beachland, 11:30am and grab brunch while you're there. I will be hosting along with Tim Cornett.

Event info here: Super Duper

September 22, 2016

Another great Super Duper show this Saturday, September 24, noon-2pm, featuring Joshua Jesty and a slew of Cleveland indie musicians. Tim Cornett and I will be hosting, event info here: Super Duper at the Beachland

September 8, 2016

GREAT SHOW coming up this Saturday - Super Duper Saturday Show at the Beachland Ballroom, noon -2pm, with guest podcasters Nikki Delamotte and Brandi McElhatten Woodward, and Nicholas Leverknight as guest contestant!

More info here: Super Duper at the Beachland

August 16, 2016

Performing TONIGHT at Happy Dog (west side) with composer Ryan Ramer, as part of Classical Revolution!  We'll be on between 9 & 10pm, invitation here: X-Wings, Opera and Baroque

This Saturday, August 20:

Super Duper Saturday Show is back! - Join us at the Beachland this Saturday for fun and biscuits! Artist Erin Jesson will be joining us as a guest!

July 15, 2016

Super Duper Ssturday Show is back! - Join us at the Beachland this Saturday for fun and biscuits!

July 12, 2016

Facebook invite to concert, here: Christmas-in-July

July 1, 2016

Party!: The Lunch and Listen concert, Christmas in July (aka) Liz’s Holiday Party (as Marshall has dubbed the event) is happening in a few weeks in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 19 at 12:30pm,

WHO: with all these people: Jordan Cooper, piano; flutist Virginia Crabtree; Marshall Griffith, piano; Justin Hart, drums; violinist Ariel Clayton Karas; Tim Keo, upright bass, and Linda White, flute!

WHERE: CIM - Lunch & Listen

June 10, 2016

Sing Out was an incredible success! Thank you to all the people who came out to Severance Hall last night in support of the benefit!                                      

May 24, 2016

Sing Out! is happening soon! I'll be part of the Chorale, with many amazing people! 

See video highlights from the 2014 concert, here:

Sing Out! 2014

The Center is about: Supporting Survivors. Promoting Healing. Creating Change.

Please join us on June 9th in supporting all the good work done by the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Tickets here: CRCC - Benefit

May 18, 2016

The Super Duper show is taking a brief break - no show on the  21st, as we'll be out and about collecting ideas for upcoming shows!  Stay tuned and join us for May 28th!  

May 13, 2016

We have great guests for tomorrow's Super Duper Show at the Beachland: Erik Mann of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, and Josie MacDougall- Josie will be playing a little cello, guitar, and singing. And, as always, we'll have our crazy quizzes, games and the amazing Beachland biscuits!

May 9, 2016

Spreading my wings...!  

I'll be doing this week's Super Duper Show solo (no Tim, he's traveling), but not really cuz will have awesome guests, fun quizzes and prizes, and hopefully you!! Join me at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern between noon and 2pm on Saturday, May 14!

April 26, 2016

I'm now cohosting with America's Tim Cornett for the Super Duper Show at the Beachland - join us this Saturday, noon-2pm!   This week's theme is Record Riot!

April 7, 2016

"Formed a Band!" - I'll be a storyteller on Sorry, Please Continue at Mahall's in Lakewood, OH, on Thursday, April 14. Details here: Sorry, Please Continue.

March 21, 2016

I'll be singing as part of the Chorale for Sing Out! a benefit for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Concert is Thursday, June 9, 2016, with an exciting new performance venue: University Circle’s beautiful Severance Hall!  Details to follow, more info at CRCC.

March 2, 2016

Pending news: looks like we'll doing a "Christmas in July" program on the Lunch & Listen concert series in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music this summer, prolly July 19. Stay tuned!

February 26, 2016

We've got one weekend left of an amazing Greater Cleveland cast in this production of Into The Woods at Lakeland Civic Theatre - shows tonight and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00pm.

Show info here: Into The Woods

Video of cast warming up, here: When you see your wish, pursue!

February 1, 2016

Into The Woods opens this Friday!

Into The Woods is one of my favorite shows; I feel privileged to be doing it with this cast!  Here's a little preview, from orchestra rehearsal on Saturday, Jan 30: Sitzprobe


January 7, 2016

We've started rehearsals for Into The Woods, full-tilt!  

Into The Woods - opens Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, 8pm.

Into the Woods will open on Friday, February 5 and run through February 28, 2016. There will be twelve (12) shows Tickets: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $7 for all students. For ticket reservations and information call 440-525-7134 or contact Martin Friedman at martinfriedman98@gmail.com.

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Download CD press release here: Liz Huff - Press Release - My Favorite Things A Christmas Collection.docx

December 17, 2015

Lovely review of the CD in ClevelandClassical.com!  

Vocalist Liz Huff, who can be heard and seen about town in a variety of settings — musical theater productions, new music performances, variety shows, and as half of the duo Los Gatos with guitarist Robert Gruca — has just released a Christmas album. My Favorite Things features Huff and her “Merry Band” in 17 selections ranging from jazz-influenced traditional and popular carols to Celtic-infused versions of familiar and less-familiar Christmas songs.

Pianists Jordan Cooper and Marshall Griffith, classical guitarist Robert Gruca, drummer Justin Hart, violinist Ariel Clayton Karas, bassist Tim Keo, electric guitarist Brian Mueller, and flutist Linda White — many of whom share Cleveland Institute of Music ties with Huff — join in the lovely, sometimes striking arrangements.

There’s something for everyone here. Huff’s laid-back, intimate singing adds a new flavor to commercial Christmas music, even to the ubiquitous Little Drummer Boy and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. On the more classical side of the repertoire, carols like Gustav Holst’s In the Bleak Midwinter receive haunting treatment with the stark accompaniment of multi-tracked flutes.

— Daniel Hathaway

December 15, 2015

The Christmas album is now available on iTunes!!   Go to : My Favorite Things on iTunes.

December 4, 2015

The Beachland show is tomorrow! Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Super Duper Saturday Show, at Beachland Tavern, from noon-2pm.

And - getting to CDs - I'm more than happy to get CDs to people, AND/OR - if you want to support a local bookstore, they are now available instore at both Mac's Backs on Coventry and at Loganberry Books on Larchmere, both here in Cleveland.

December 1, 2015

Hear the Interview with Max and Teddy of WRUW, right here: Max and Teddy in the Morning at Night (Sometimes)

November 20, 2015

An update on the Christmas album!

The CD, My Favorite Things: A Christmas Collection, is in production - I may be getting it as early as this Monday. The official release date is November 25, 2015. I will soon have copies of it available for sale!

Those of you who made CD-level donations will be getting your copy soon!

If you're interested in buying a copy (or several) please let me know; just email me at lizlaughs (at) gmail.com. And, once officially released, the album will be available to purchase online via CD Baby, iTunes, possibly Amazon, and Bandcamp; I will pass that info along as soon as it's set.

CD Release Parties:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Brothers Lounge, starting 7:30pm 

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Super Duper Saturday Show, at Beachland Tavern, from noon-2pm.

Radio interview: I'll be on WRUW's Max and Teddy in The Morning at Night (Sometimes) show on Monday, November 30, from 5:30-6pm.  If you don't have a radio handy Monday, go here, click on the "listen live" green box at top right of page to get the show.

It's real! Thank you for helping me make this dream come true!

November 3, 2015

Join me and America's Tim Cornett for the Super Duper Saturday Show on Saturday, November 7, noon-2pm at the Beachland Tavern, great food, good comedy. And sometimes prizes! 

Christmas album update:  photography is done, design is on its way, and the CD will be at the printers soon!!

October 14, 2015

Christmas album update: We've just done the mastering process for the songs, now working on mechanical licenses and setting up digital and physical distribution.  More info soon!

October 8, 2015

Join me and America's Tim Cornett for the Super Duper Saturday Show on Saturday, October 17, noon-2pm!  Beachland Tavern, great food, good comedy. And sometimes prizes! 

September 24, 2015

The Merry Band and I will be playing at the Beachland Tavern on Saturday, December 5, as part of the Super Duper Saturday Show, noon-2pm. Woot!

And, working on date for a CD release party, details soon.

September 4, 2015 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who gave to the Indiegogo album campaign, wow!!  Check out the names below.  (some people have chosen to remain anonymous - to those of you, many thanks!)  

And I'll say it again, you people are AMAZING! Thank you, dear family and friends, new and old. 86 people helped us raise $5,482 to get this album made! Whether you helped with funding, sharing a link, or telling a friend, I appreciate all of your support and belief in the work we're creating.

People have asked me if there’s still a way to donate, and the answer is YES! You can still donate directly to the cause by clicking on the button below:

If you’d like a perk, just visit the campaign page and tell me which one you’d like when you send your donation. We didn't meet the full goal, could definitely use the help with printing, mastering, artwork, digital distribution, and promotion costs. 

Song samples from album here: Liz Sings Christmas

Thank yous here: 

August 31, 2015

Here's the interview, on WRUW's Max and Teddy show: Liz and Jordan on Max and Teddy

And photos from the studio: WRUW

August 24, 2015

Woohoo!!  Will be doing a live interview with Max and Teddy in the Morning at Night (Sometimes) on WRUW/91.1, on Monday, August 31, 5-6pm.  

If you don't have a radio handy Monday, go here, click on the "listen live" green box at top right of page to get the show.

August 20, 2015

Sharing a couple clips of songs we've recorded so far:

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?  (with Jordan Cooper on piano, Justin Hart on drums, and Tim Keo on upright bass)

Little Drummer Boy  (with Bob Gruca on guitar, and Linda White on piano)

And - we're at about 30% funded, with two weeks to go - if you like what you hear, please support the album campaign at Indiegogo! Link below.

August 4, 2015

LAUNCH!!!

We are now live at Indiegogo, check it out!  (photo credit: Beth Segal)

July 30, 2015

Liz Sings Christmas: Goin' to Indigogo!

First, to those of you who made a pledge to the original Liz Sings Christmas campaign: thank you, thank you, thank you!   As you know, that didn't hit our goal, so we regrouped, tightened up the budget, annnnnnnd....
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It's almost here!  The re-launch of Liz Sings Christmas will be happening this Tuesday, August 4, on Indiegogo!
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Giving you all a heads-up so you know when it's happening - we'll have the same awesome rewards (even better, more cookie packages available!!), and new updates as we continue on this adventure.
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When Tuesday arrives, please pledge away, and share with your friends!
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Makin' the music happen!!! 

July 22, 2015

Kickstarter:  we didn't hit goal - but!  117  people made pledges, WOW.  Sharing next steps:

I am beyond thrilled and more than a little humbled by the show of support you all have given me, my fellow musicians and this Christmas album.

I am sitting in front of my computer with a big smile on my face, because of you.

And!  We didn't hit goal this time, but wow, did I learn a lot. A big part of that being that I have very good friends and am surrounded by fantastically supportive people. Going to look at budgets, figure some things out, and bring the project back for a second round. One way or another, music will be made!!

Please stay tuned and stay in touch! (lizlaughs@gmail.com)

With love and a very full heart,

Liz

July 10, 2015

Mini-concert and promo party!  Join us Sunday, July 19 for a short musical preview of our Liz Sings Christmas project, and party!  

When: Party starts at 6:30pm (food and drink), Music around 7:15pm

Where: We'll be taking over Talespinner Children's Theatre for the evening:

Talespinners Children's Theatre

(W. 52 and Detroit)

5209 Detroit Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44102

Facebook invite here: Party!

July1, 2015

We now have a Facebook page for the Kickstarter and album, take a look:

Liz Sings Christmas Album Page

June 23, 2015

The Christmas Album project is LIVE on Kickstarter! Check it out here: Liz Sings Christmas

And, if you've arrived at my website via Kickstarter, thanks for visiting! You can see/hear some performances here:See and Hear. Feel free to take a look around!
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Members of the Merry Band for the Christmas album include: Jordan Cooper, Ariel Clayton Karas, Robert Gruca, Joe Barone, Linda White, Marshall Griffith, Justin Hart and Tim Keo
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June 10, 2015

Christmas album update! We've scheduled some time in the studio, and will be starting fundraiser SOON. Stay tuned for details!

April 10, 2015

Joe Barone and I participated in Cities and Memory's Oblique Strategies project (remixed field recordings), with some really fun results, ours and many other submissions from around the world.  Recordings released April 10; we're numbers 48 and 49,check it out: Cities and Memory - Oblique Strategies Project

March 17, 2015

I'm doing a reading for playwright Cat Kenney on Tuesday, March 24 at Ensemble Theatre - this evening of theater is free and open to the public, please join us!  The readings begin at 7:00pm, address is 2843 Washington Blvd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44118, with directions and map here: Ensemble Theatre.

December 19, 2014 - Holiday gigs, weddings, what have you:   

I've had a lot of requests for info on the above, including do I do them? what repertoire is available? can I help people pick music?, etc  - the answer is yes, I have extensive experience in singing for weddings as well as an extensive repertoire, and yes, can help you choose the right music for your event, as well as hiring additional musicians, whatever you need!  (Thank you, extensive network of friends and fellow musicians!).  Just contact me at lizlaughs (at) gmail (dot) com and we can set up a consultation and go from there.  

Wishing you very Happy Holidays, whatever faith or fun you are celebrating.

November 25, 2014: Still kicking around the idea of recording a Christmas album - for 2015 - currently getting together folks to arrange music, play, record and produce. Will post more details here as I have them. Also starting a song-lyric writing project - maybe the two will influence each other?

Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving!

October 24, 2014: performing Ryan's piece at the Cleveland Composers Guild was crazy fun!

Next up: working with a friend on a film to be shot here in Cleveland (more details in a few weeks), and putting together all the pieces parts for a Christmas album for 2015.  May get 1or 2 songs done for this Christmas, more on that in December.

August 15: A new piece by Ryan Charles Ramer was just accepted by the Cleveland Composers Guild! For 8 Hands, 2 Pianos and 1 Soprano, we'll be performing it at Drinko Hall on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:00pm.

Featured in Cleveland International Piano Competition newsletter: for our concert on Thursday, July 24 -  check out article at CIPC.

July 2014 - do you have a hankering to hear some opera arias, Broadway tunes, or Neapolitan songs? Come hear me singing as one of the “Delightful Divas” on Thursday, July 24 at the Beachwood Community Center.  Free concert, 6:30pm, further details at BeachwoodCC.

For Thursday, May 29 - in support of Sing Out! 2014, a small group of us will be singing live at both Fox 8 Morning Show (8:15 and 8:45am) AND at Live on Lakeside, Channel 3, between 11am and noon. (Click on either of the station links to see video.)

June 2014 - I'll be singing as part of the Chorale for Sing out! 2014, a benefit for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.

As a promo for the event, a few of us will be singing live on the Fox 8 Morning show, around 8:15 and 8:45am, Thursday, May 29.

May 2014 - Concerts all over Cleveland, as part of QuireCleveland, singing with CityMusic - Woot! This will be the first time I've sung with Quire, really looking forward to it.

Schedule at CityMusicCleveland; these concerts are free, it's BEAUTIFUL music - c'mon out and bring a friend!

March 2014 - I got to talk to Bill O'Connell on the air at WCLV about the CIM Alumni Association Benefit - was a fun time, the benefit went well, and we talked a little bit about upcoming gigs, too. You can listen to the interview here: Interview on WCLV at Ideastream.com.

February 2014 - One weekend left of Light in the Piazza! Lovely review in Cleveland Jewish News: See the Light in the Piazza

January 2014: Come see a wonderful cast in The Light in the Piazza at Lakeland Civic Theatre, first three weekends of February (I play Signora Naccarelli): Piazza show info

September 2013: Kate Miller interviewed me for Examiner.com, take a look! Examiner interview

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