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Vanessa’s Cowboy Satyricon

“Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys…” – unless they are as HOT as my friend Steven Satyricon! Steven was absolutely a force of nature onstage in our Oasis Country Roads show. Classic cowboy suits his very natural, sharp-shooter stage presence and easy, laid-back voice. In fact, there would have been no country music show for Vanessa had Steven not suggested it to me some time ago. I told him “I can’t sing country…I’m a proper singer!” And laughingly he replied, “Oh Vanessa, you are also a great storyteller – and that’s what country is all about.” I am so glad I listened to my Cowboy Satyricon’s advice and expanded Vanessa’s repertoire and performance genre range. Steven, you will always be my Rhinestone Cowboy, darlin!

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Tenderloin Tessie Thanksgiving 2015

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It is so good to give thanks, always… but especially on Thanksgiving day, especially with family. I had the best Thanksgiving Day ever this year, celebrating with all my friends at the Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners here in San Francisco. Thank-you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to produce one of our best holidays yet! Much love to all from Vanessa, and I will see you at Christmas Dinner in just a few weeks.

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Disco Diva Night


“‘Cause when the working day is done, girls just wanna have fun!” And what a fun time we all had celebrating with the fabulous Claire Solot at the California Tennis Club earlier this May. Thank you, Claire, for inviting me to entertain your guests and for being so generous in your support of the Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners. You are, without a doubt, the hostess with the mostess — Disco Divas Unite!

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DSC02218DSC02247What a grand night for singing it was at DIVALICIOUS! Many thanks to my dear friend, Janet Hunter, and all of her fabulous diva constituency for making the party the luscious affair that it was. I can’t wait for our DIVALICIOUS REDUX next year! “I’m getting hungry, peel me a grape.”

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