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Tina deVaron ’78

Tina deVaron writes and performs songs about motherhood, family, and female literary geniuses.  Author Anne Lamott called her first CD, If Mama Ain’t Happy, “Brilliant, funny, wise.”  Lisa Belkin called her third CD, Water Over Stones, “The soundtrack of my life!”  Tulis McCall says, about Tina’s latest album Tuckerman’s Ravine: “deVaron is making a joyful noise unto the Lord, which in this case, is LIFE.  All the mundane bits turned into magic…”  Tina’s musical Perfect Mothers was dubbed one of the New York Musicals Festival’s Top Ten shows to see in 2013. She has written songs that have reached #1 on the national Gospel charts and #2 on the Billboard Club/Dance charts, She has played steady jazz gigs at hotels such as the Waldorf (Cole Porter’s piano) where she sang a duet with Frank Sinatra, and the Carlyle, where she accompanied Billy Joel. She begins her 14th year at Bemelman’s Bar at the Carlyle, headlining the hit “Madeline’s Tea.” Currently composer/lyricist on a musical about a GI who returns from Iraq with TBI, based on award-winning novel “Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am.”


Women in the Arts Showcase

Thursday, October 4

Please join us for the Opening Reception and Women in the Arts Showcase to hear from a select group of alumni artists and student groups, and participate in interactive/collaborative creative activities. The Opening Reception will kick off in the New South tent at 6:30 p.m., followed by various performances, displays, and activities in the tent and the Lewis Arts complex beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will also be work by visual artists on display throughout the weekend at Maclean House.

Women in the Arts Showcase Program (PDF 52KB)

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