Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I'm back...

Ignited By Truth conference was great! Met lots of wonderfully spirited folks...and have a good number who signed up to win a free Living Room Concert! ...and a number of people who picked up a Kim Kalman Christian music sampler to bring back to their church community with the hopes of scheduling a concert date in the near future. Here are some of the areas in NC I'll be looking at: Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Wilmington, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Greenville, Apex. If you're near any of these towns, stay tuned as I may be coming your way! If your town is NOT listed & you'd like to have me come to your church, please email for a Christian music sampler to submit and let's look at the calendar.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ignited By Truth conference Feb 24 + 25

on the road again...leaving shortly for Raleigh to join my Catholic sisters & brothers at the annual diocesan convention Ignited By Truth (started by 2 women 10+ years ago :) )

It's at the Raleigh Convention Center : speakers, vendors, music - I'll be leading music on Saturday.
Come by my booth & register for a free living room concert!
The choir at Holy Redeemer has graciously switched masses this weekend & will cover the 5pm on Sat -
thank you John B. & choir ! I'll be leading song at the 9am Sunday (after at least 2 cups of coffee!)
Hope to see you in Raleigh!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lighthouse Center Benefit Release

Outer Banks Celebrity Raises Money for Homeless in Virginia Beach

More than 100 people gathered to hear the melodious sounds of singer/songwriter, Kim Kalman. Kim’s eclectic music was a delightfully range of light jazz to Christian, pop and country. The theme for the evening was definitely lending toward inspiration, love and the upcoming Valentine’s Day. February 10, 2012 marked the third year that Ms. Kim Kalman has generously donated her time and talent to raise funds for Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Lighthouse Center. The singer performed a number of songs from her collection of albums including songs from her 2010 Valentine's Day release, “With Love.”

Also present were participants from the Lighthouse Center who displayed one of kind art pieces and told their stories of how art helps to soothe the pain of homelessness.

The benefit concert was held at The Church of the Holy Family, located at 1279 North Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. The concert raised more than $1,500 which helps provide general support for the Lighthouse Center - serving over 400 homeless men and women each year. Debbie Maloney, Program Director said,- "It was a wonderful night of community support, beautiful music by Kim and exceptional Art! No one wanted the amazing musical night to end.”

Teresa Stanley, Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s board member stated - "Kim's journey from the Outer Banks to bring her gifted voice and music to the VA Beach faith communities, is an annual inspiration to those of us who serve our homeless brothers and sisters in our community".

Volunteers of America Chesapeake is very grateful for the generosity of Kim Kalman and extremely proud of the hard work all of the staff and volunteers put into this event each year. The impact that an event has on the community and the clients we serve cannot be measured. Once again we salute Ms. Kalman for being “called to care”!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Living Room Concert quotes

"Thanks, Janice and Charley for another fabulous party. Kim was great!" Pat

"Thanks for coming- it was a fun evening. A special thanks for Kim Kalman for the wonderful music" Janice

"What a terrific, delightful and delicious musical evening! Thank you SO very much for including Jim and me in the festivities! We had a wonderful time! It was truly inspirational - and lots of fun!" Marcy

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kim Kalman, local musician, performed at a living room concert at the Southern Shores home of Janice and Charlie Smith.
Ms. Kalman donated the concert as part of a fund raising effort by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters, who are
responsible for preparing the Dare County Citizens' Guide.
Ms. Kalman is well known for her great repertoire of originals, standards, and inspirational material. She welcomes
conversation, questions, and interaction with her audience during her living room concerts. It makes for a very special, enjoyable, and memorable evening for all in attendance.
Kim Kalman also leads music at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Parish, performs locally throughout the year, and hosts the Christian Music summer concert series benefitting The Interfaith Community Outreach Program (ICO) and the local Food Pantry. Kim is a wonderful performer and a person who truly gives back to her community through her music. (Kim@KimKalman.com)

Photo & article by Marcy Martin:

Seated (L to R): Mimi Iacone, Pat Hayward
Standing (L to R): Fran Kapinos, Carole Burchett, Kim Kalman, musician, hosts Janice and Charlie Smith, Joan Liston, Geri Sullivan, Connie Cogger, Janet Kott

Thank you to Janice & Charlie, the League of Women Voters, Marci Martin, Ellen Barbarro and all who attended...it was a fun evening...& a very colorful group :)!

Friday, February 17, 2012

catching up!

It has been a busy month! Had lunch with the Christian Women's Group on Feb 2. Jan Martin & Gail Leonard spoke about our shelter for the homeless in the Outer Banks called Room at the Inn. I did a benefit concert for the homeless shelter in Va Beach, the Light House Center on Feb 10. Sunday Feb 12 I was at the Universal Unitarian Church here in Kitty Hawk and that same night sang for the Feline Hope benefit dinner Paws for Love.

I had a great time at all these functions meeting and talking with members of community. Thank you to all the volunteers who give their time to these causes and their community.
Valentine's Day I delivered a singing Valentine to Faze at the Black Pelican in Kitty Hawk - that was fun! The same evening I was at Kelly's in Nags Head for a busy night and great crowd!
I'll be back at Mighty Wind UMC on Sunday Feb 19 and March 4 for their 10am service in the music room of First Flight Middle School.
This Sunday I'll be at a Living Room Concert in Southern Shores for the winner of the silent auction/fund raiser for the League of Women Voters.
I'll also be at Ignited By Truth convention again Feb 24 & 25 in Raleigh at the Convention Center leading music on Saturday. Come by my booth if you're there!
Thank you all for your continued support & for making Feb 2012 anything but a quiet month!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

my buds...at St Jude

more w/St Jude

me & Winnie w/my young friend...too cute!

Danny Thomas & St Jude

This came across my emails today: On February 16, the U.S. Postal Service will officially release the new Danny Thomas stamp, just six weeks after what would have been his 100th birthday. And fate being the sly gal that she is, this week our family -- and families worldwide -- will be celebrating another big day: the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was certainly the crowning achievement of our father's life and career.

The whole article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlo-thomas/st-jude-at-50_b_1257228.html
My support for St Jude Hospital goes back a few years. It actually started when I was a youth minister at St Bede's in Williamsburg, VA. When I produced my first Christmas project, Christmas with You (on cassette) the proceeds went to St Jude. My next Christmas project, All Hearts Go Home For Christmas, produced in LA was also a benefit for the cause - all the writers, musicians and producers volunteered their time and talents and local business supported our efforts financially. When all was said and done, we donated $13,000 to St Jude over the life of the project. I performed at the hospital - one of the most moving performances I've experienced and then toured the hospital singing Merry Christmas and Felice Navidad to the kids who couldn't get to the lobby. Looking at these photo takes me right back to conversations with these kids and their parents.

singing telegrams & CD package for Valentines Day

I'm offering singing telegrams & a copy of my WITH LOVE CD again this year starting Feb 10-14th. Email or call me to schedule yours musically Valentine.

Lots of opportunities to join me this coming weekend: Friday Feb 10 @ 7pm Holy Family in Va Beach I'm doing a benefit concert for the Lighthouse Center. This is our 3rd year...always a great turn out & warm fuzzy evening.
Sunday Feb 12 Unitarian Universalist Church in Kitty Hawk NC 10:30am service - I will be offering a special CD just for the UU Church members!
Sunday Feb 12 5:30pm Black Pelican Paws for Love - Feline Hope Benefit - food, silent auction & good music!
Valentine's Day Feb 14 Kelly's Restaurant Nags Head NC 6:30-8:30pm
no one should go without romantic music for Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine's Day is near!

A perfect gift for your special Valentine!