Marti's Music Kitchen podcast

Marti Mendenhall is an accomplished jazz vocalist with a flair for cooking. She has combined both of these talents for music and cooking into her own podcast called Marti’s Music Kitchen. Marti interviews musicians from around the country about their musical lives and what they cook. David and Bo were recently interviewed by Marti and the episode will debut this May 16th - the day of Liberace’s 100th birthday! And what recipe did David make? Liberace’s own recipe for Sticky Buns! Here are a few photos from the interview.

Marti’s Music Kitchen Website

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Christmas with Ninkasi Brewing

We love our friends at Ninkasi Brewing. And we loooooove their beer!

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Every year that we have done our Christmas shows in Portland, OR, Ninkasi Brewing has provided financial support and gifts. These gifts are given out each show to some very surprised audience members! The gifts arrived this morning, and we were told that Ninkasi Brewing cofounder, Jamie Floyd, wrapped them himself. Don’t you just love their wrapping paper? Will you be gifted one of these this year at our shows? Come join the fun this December 28, 29, & 30 at Broadway Rose Theatre. CLICK HERE for ticket info. Thank you, Ninkasi Brewing!

Show Photos - Join us for our 5 final performances!

We performed five shows in Duluth, MN,  and four shows last weekend in Portland, OR.  All is well in Liberace & Liza Land!  Here are some fun photos of the show and audience members.  Join us for our last 5 shows in Portland this Tuesday, December 26th - Saturday, December 30th.

CLICK HERE FOR DATES AND TIMES

"A Liberace & Liza Christmas!"

"A Liberace & Liza Christmas!"

Liberace (David Saffert) with Graham

Liberace (David Saffert) with Graham

Some enthusiastic audience members!  And Melody Mendis as Barbra Streisand.

Some enthusiastic audience members!  And Melody Mendis as Barbra Streisand.

Liberace (David Saffert) with costumer Jeffery Wilson

Liberace (David Saffert) with costumer Jeffery Wilson

Liza Minnelli (Jillian Snow Harris) officiating the Limbo

Liza Minnelli (Jillian Snow Harris) officiating the Limbo

What Happens in Vegas - Part 2

Michael Jackson House & The Liberace Foundation

                                                                                    Front exterior of Michael Jackson house, Las Vegas

                                                                                   Front exterior of Michael Jackson house, Las Vegas

What Happens in Vegas - Part 1 was a dreamlike afternoon of Bo & Jillian & I filming two episodes of Under the Vegas Sun at the Liberace Mansion.  The next day we were mostly unscripted.  Our only plan was to meet with the CEO of The Liberace Foundation. My dear readers, this man provided a wondrous script of his own.


                                 David, Bo, & Jonathan Warren

                                David, Bo, & Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren has been the Chairman and CEO of The Liberace Foundation since 2014.  The most important role of the foundation is to award scholarships to students in the creative and performing arts.  That was Liberace's original intention and it continues to this day.  Jonathan met us for breakfast at our hotel.  I'm happy to say that he's charming, innovative, and down to earth. We had an agenda that morning.  What was discussed can not be revealed at this time. But as a certain lady once said, "All in good time, my little pretty.  All in good time."


PHOTOS

What we didn't expect was Jonathan's invitation to join him at the Michael Jackson house (AKA "Thriller Villa") that afternoon.  Jackson's home entertains the Liberace Collection, and it didn't take us long to accept the offer.  What follows are photos taken on our visit:  the house, the collection, and quite a few surprises.  YOU TOO can see the house and collection!  Make sure to visit The Liberace Foundation for more details.  Our many thanks to Jonathan Warren and his lovely partner Paulina for a truly spectacular afternoon.

 

 

"Under the Vegas Sun" Episode Two

It's here!  Steve Schorr interviews David Saffert & Jillian Snow Harris at the Liberace Mansion.  Jillian rocks it on an Irving Berlin tune, and Bo Ayars joins in for a touching finale. To watch CLICK HERE.

Our sincere gratitude to Steve Schorr & Martyn Ravenhill (proprietor of the Liberace Mansion) for having us.  

Scroll down for Episode One and photos of our luxurious time spent at the mansion!

 

Interview & performance at the Liberace Mansion, Las Vegas!

David & Liberace at the rhinestone piano.

David & Liberace at the rhinestone piano.

Our first television episode of "Under the Vegas Sun" is here!  Host, Steve Schorr, asks about Bo Ayars' past relationship with Liberace as his Music Director, and David's performances of playing "Mr. Showmanship."  And don't miss David playing Liberace's "Gershwin Medley" on a super-shiny piano!  To watch, CLICK HERE!

Episode two (with Jillian Snow Harris) comes out on Vegas TV this Monday and will be online later in the week. Check back for the link, or view it on David Saffert Piano Facebook page.

For more photos of our filming at the mansion, scroll down!

What Happens in Vegas - Part 1

Filming at the Liberace Mansion

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                                                                                            Waiting to be let in to the Liberace Mansion

Friday, June 30th.  "Under the Vegas Sun" is a 30-minute TV interview show produced in Las Vegas that highlights the careers of past and present Vegas entertainers.  Bo Ayars & Jillian Snow Harris & I were honored to be on two of those episodes.  Thanks to TV host, Steve Schorr, these episodes were filmed inside the Liberace Mansion.  For the record, the Liberace Mansion is a privately owned home.  Martyn Ravenhill bought this house a number of years ago and spent a great deal of money to restore it to it's original Liberace-beauty.  It is not normally ON-THE-TOUR!  Because of that, I wanted to share some pretty fabulous photos that we were allowed to take inside. My sincere gratitude to Steve Schorr and Martyn Ravenhill for giving us a day we will never forget!

Both episodes are up at David Saffert Piano Facebook.

What Happens in Vegas - Part 2

Michael Jackson house & The Liberace Foundation

+ Photos from the Liberace Collection