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Artist Feature: Kate Phillips

We met up with Kate Phillips through LIFESTYLE Collective member Steve Laciak. The two have been performing together for some time and it was dope to hear more about Kate’s creative story. Originally from upstate New York, Kate has lived all over the United States performing as a singer and dancer and in musical theater. Kate brings up various dope fresh ideas to the Collective touching on creative reflection and response and growth within artistic communities, the important role of the performer as a provider of solace for an audience, and other themes from the perspective of a creator that has always stayed true to the craft. Kate Phillips continues to forge a creative path filled with new and exciting projects  in her current home of Tennessee and we are lucky to feature encouraging words of wisdom from an experienced and invigorating creator.

Kate Phillips

 An entertainer provides a moving sound, a fresh look, and quite often a new perspective. That role is essential in our society, allowing imaginations & expressions to cultivate change and growth.

– Kate Phillips

Leading off with some basics, where are you from? And where are you at?

KP: I lived in upstate New York as a child, riding my bike to the village library and along the Erie Canal, through a lovely town called Fairport. Growing up there was a wonderful experience, but since I couldn’t wait to live in a big city, I moved to Manhattan on my 18th birthday. After spending 6 years in “the big apple” because of a couple of dance scholarships, I was fortunate enough to begin a career that involved travel. For 2 years I sailed around North America, while performing on cruise ships as a singer and showgirl. I have lived in 8 different states and toured the country as a “triple threat” in musical theatre. The latest adventure I took a leap for has led me to a beautiful place, nestled in The Great Smoky Mountains, as I’m thrilled to now call Tennessee my new home.

Kate Phillips

What does Reflection and Response mean to you?

KP: Recognizing that all of this is a true gift that I was meant to share and ultimately ‘giving back’ to people in my community. First, I give credit to the creative education I received; understanding how I have been influenced by such amazing teachers. Then, I recall moments of excellence I’ve witnessed, gathering inspiration from other talented artists and friends… always studying their methods. I was, and still am, surrounded by people who dedicate their life to their art, and I believe we are all reflections of each other. 

Listen to more of Kate’s music here: http://www.reverbnation.com/KatePhillips

How do your performances fit in with that definition?

KP: All of the extensive training and sacrificing a singer-dancer goes through can be difficult at times, but I have a personal theory about this. For the duration of the show, each member of the audience is given a chance to escape. They are encouraged to sit back and relax since someone else is “on” for the moment. Whatever may be causing them grief, sadness or pain, just disappears for that short amount of time.  An entertainer provides a moving sound, a fresh look, and quite often a new perspective. That role is essential in our society, allowing imaginations & expressions to cultivate change and growth. That person on stage is what I call “Brasilient” (brave and resilient). Considering numerous auditions, disappointing rejections, painful injuries, missed holidays with family, and ongoing challenges, we continue developing as a seasoned professional, because it is our purpose.

What else have you been working on recently? What are you looking to work on next?

KP: This has been a pretty exciting journey! Last year, I performed at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. A holiday song I recorded played on the radio for 2 years in a row. Recently I reunited with the love of my life after several years apart, and together we have fulfilled a life-long dream by combining our musical talents as a duo. This year I began volunteering again with at-risk children & teens in my community by teaching workshops in the evenings. Next, I look forward to announcing a few new projects that are still in the works, including a music video and more collaborations with local songwriters.

Kate Phillips

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Events from the Collective

March 2013

  • Thursday, March 14 @ 7pm: A Modern Feeling by Jason Kim, directed by Kai-Hsiang Tu (Theater, Acting, Megan Branch)
    • Location: The New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street, New York City
    • FREE / www.ticketcentral.com to reserve free tickets
  • Friday, March 15 @ 7pm: A Modern Feeling by Jason Kim, directed by Kai-Hsiang Tu (Theater, Acting, Megan Branch)
    • Location: The New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street, New York City
    • FREE / www.ticketcentral.com to reserve free tickets
  • Saturday, March 16 @ 3pm AND 7pm: A Modern Feeling by Jason Kim, directed by Kai-Hsiang Tu (Theater, Acting, Megan Branch)
    • Location: The New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street, New York City
    • FREE / www.ticketcentral.com to reserve free tickets
  • Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17: Peter Muller on Tour (Live Music)
    • Location: TBA, Granada, Spain
  • Wednesday, March 20 @ 7pm: A Modern Feeling by Jason Kim, directed by Kai-Hsiang Tu (Theater, Acting, Megan Branch)
    • Location: The New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street, New York City
    • FREE / www.ticketcentral.com to reserve free tickets
  • Thursday, March 21 @ 7pm: A Modern Feeling by Jason Kim, directed by Kai-Hsiang Tu (Theater, Acting, Megan Branch)
    • Location: The New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street, New York City
    • FREE / www.ticketcentral.com to reserve free tickets
  • Friday, March 22 @ 7pm: A Modern Feeling by Jason Kim, directed by Kai-Hsiang Tu (Theater, Acting, Megan Branch)
    • Location: The New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street, New York City
    • FREE / www.ticketcentral.com to reserve free tickets
  • Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31: Peter Muller on Tour (Live Music)
    • Location: TBA, Barcelona, Spain

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

February 2013

  • Sunday, February 24 @ 2pm-4pm: Electro Brunch III (Peter Muller, live music, live looping)
    • Location: The Toast Cafe, Fernando el Católico 50, Madrid
    • FREE
  • Sunday, February 24 @ 8:30pm-11pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

March 2013

  • Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17: Peter Muller on Tour (Live Music)
    • Location: TBA, Granada, Spain
  • Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31: Peter Muller on Tour (Live Music)
    • Location: TBA, Barcelona, Spain

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

February 2013

  • Saturday, February 16 @ 10pm-12am (22h-24h): Peter Muller & Vivian García Live (Live music)
    • Location: Destino Gran Via, Andres Borrego 8, Madrid
    • 6 Euro
  • Sunday, February 24 @ TBA: Electro Brunch III (Peter Muller, live music, live looping)
    • Location: The Toast Cafe, Fernando el Católico 50, Madrid
    • FREE
  • Sunday, February 24 @ 8:30pm-11pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

February 2013

  • Wednesday, February 6th @ 9 pm-12 am Amber, Sally, Miguel/Mary Elaine at Cafe la Palma
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • 3 Euros
  • Saturday, February 9th @11:00 pm Taylor Mann en Concierto
    • Location: The Toast Cafe, Fernando el Catolico 50, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Sunday, February 10 @ 8:30pm-11pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Sunday, February 24 @ 8:30pm-11pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

January 2013

  • Wednesday, January 30 @ 9pm-11:30pm: Peter Muller & Vivian García Live (Live Music)
    • Location: Andy’s Bar Lavapiés, Calle Lavapiés 32, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

February 2013

  • Sunday, February 10 @ 8:30pm-11pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Sunday, February 24 @ 8:30pm-11pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

January 2013

  • Sunday, January 27 @ 8:30pm-11pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Wednesday, January 30 @ 9pm-11:30pm: Peter Muller & Vivian García Live (Live Music)
    • Location: Andy’s Bar Lavapiés, Calle Lavapiés 32, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

Events from the Collective jumps into the New Year! Our weekly events calendar is the best way to stay posted on upcoming shows, events, and projects that involve the LIFESTYLE Collective’s international community.

Reflection and Response through the artS naturally takes many forms, and we’re looking forward to expanding our running list of creative activity throughout this year!

January 2013

  • Sunday, January 27 @ 8pm: Open Mic Sessions (Hosted by Peter Muller & Fede Balaguer Valenciano)
    • Location: Café La Palma, Calle La Palma 62, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Wednesday, January 30 @ 9pm-11pm: Peter Muller & Vivian García Live (Live Music)
    • Location: Andy’s Bar Lavapiés, Calle Lavapiés 32, Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

December 2012

  • Thursday, December 20 @ Midnight: Peter Muller, Vivian Garcia (Open Mic Music)
    • Location: Triskel Tavern, Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Thursday, December 27 @ Midnight: Peter Muller, Vivian Garcia (Open Mic Music)
    • Location: Triskel Tavern, Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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Events from the Collective

December 2012

  • Thursday, December 13 @ Midnight: Peter Muller, Vivian Garcia (Open Mic Music)
    • Location: Triskel Tavern, Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Friday, December 14 @ 10pm: CD Launch Party for Vivian García’s Cold Bed (Live Music)
    • Location: Triskel Tavern, Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Sunday, December 16, time TBA: ElectroBrunch: Peter Muller Live (Live Music)
    • Location: The Toast Cafe, Calle Fernando el Catolico 50, 28015 Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Thursday, December 20 @ Midnight: Peter Muller, Vivian Garcia (Open Mic Music)
    • Location: Triskel Tavern, Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    • FREE
  • Thursday, December 27 @ Midnight: Peter Muller, Vivian Garcia (Open Mic Music)
    • Location: Triskel Tavern, Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    • FREE

Reflection and Response.

Events from the Collective is a calendar of upcoming events from the LIFESTYLE collective’s international community. Events can be submitted at anytime to the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com or @LIFESTYLE_RR and will be added to the calendar as they roll in.

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