Jess Not Jesse, music & theater

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October 3, 2014
Visiting Jess Not Jesse at Akindale
January 11, 2015
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Jess Not Jesse, music & theater


Where have we been…

Since Jess Not Jesse was retired and Hear the Footsteps got claimed on September 19th, we have no horses eligible to race. We’ve been trying to place Jess Not Jesse with a thoroughbred retirement charity, since the beginning of September. Late last week, Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue in Pawling, NY agreed to take him in a few weeks. Happily, he’ll be close enough to visit. Right now, he’s still at Rojan Farm outside of Saratoga.So is Ahvee’s Destiny. She is in foal and to due in February. Her foal from last February is down in Florida with our 7 yearlings. We’ll be visiting next month. Then, we’ll have to decide which ones we’ll try to sell and which ones we’ll try to race.MUSICHere’s a night of music you won’t forget… Jonathan Freedberg leading his group, Hints, with sister, Arielle as the opening act. It’s Saturday night, January 3, 2015 at the Triad, 158 W. 72nd Street, NYC at 7:30 PM. Am I prejudiced? You bet I am… and so will you after you their music. Hints is introducing a new album with copies available to purchase. No cover charge, just a few drink minimum. I’LL COVER YOUR DRINK TAB IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE MUSIC!

BET THE FARM!Ok, so on Broadway, never bet the farm. However, I just saw a “lab” performance of On Your Feet, the new musical about the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. It’s not just another “juke-box” musical. Their story is full of ups and downs, love and pain and lots of persistence. The book was very moving and the music is great. We’re part of the producing team and people are already coming to us to invest long before we start to raise the money. Great writing, big blockbuster music hits and energetic choreography add up to as near a can’t miss musical as I’ve ever seen. Josh who plays Emilio was so good, I promised him I’d buy him a Tony, if he didn’t win one. Last time I did that it was with Christian Borle in Peter & the Starcatcher and Christian won the Tony! We open in Chicago in June and on Broadway October 5th for first prevue.Now, let me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully, we all have many things to be thankful for even though we all have setbacks and problems too. I feel very lucky to have a great family, great partners and colleagues and lots of good friends like you.

Let me say a fond goodbye to my friend Don’s father, who joined him in heaven last night. I hope they are together. Certainly, they continue to live in our hearts and memories.

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