- Barbara Evans
Music has always Barbara's
passion. Born in the New Jersey (USA), she moved
with her family to Florida and started singing
gospel and classical. She came to Europe where
she started a modeling career, then she went
back to her first love : music.
In 1993, Barbara Evans
and to B&W's single
(duet with Cristina
Dori) (label :
21st Century records).
She appeared in a few soaps, such
as Miami Vice
and As the
World Turns. She took part to San Remo
festival in 1997 and 1998, and collaborated with
various Italian artists such as Paolo Conte,
Elisa, Zucchero, Andrea Mingardi, but also
international artists such as Mariah Carey and
the Blues Brothers. She also recorded jingles
for the Fiat Stilo and Citroen.
Teaching herself to play piano
and guitar is a real challenge but she has
already composed fifteen songs that are now
being arranged. She did a cover of Barry White &
Love Unlimited's 70's hit
I'm So Glad
That I'm A Woman and is completing her
summer tour promoting the track.
She is described as "solar and
gifted with a definite and limpid voice". Her
live performances are exuberant and energetic.
She always manages to capture and involve her
audience, which is typical of someone who is
determined and positive.
2001 : Barbara released a solo
Go To The Top.
2005 : she co-wrote with F.
Contadini and recorded the single
Saved By The
Music under the name House Groovers feat.
She had also written 2 pop
ballads this year. Her first release will be a
song called I
Can Wait that she had originally written for
her 13 year old niece Tiffany Evans who signed
with Columbia earlier this year. The track was
not accepted by the record company for this
young star so Barbara decided to record it
herself. It was produced by
singer/songwriter/producer Jarvis Evans.
In November Barbara appeared at
The "PIPER's Pics" TV. This time she was
as nervous as ever singing her very own song
I Can Wait
in front of a live audience for the very first
time. She was called back for the November 26th
2006 : Barbara is performing as a
lead vocalist with City Lights, one of the most
successful South Florida bands. She's
co-producing Eniam, a promising rapper from
Miami. She is also collaborating with rapper and
producer Traffic from Nashville. Their first RnB
ballad has been recorded. She plans to establish
her very own record label soon. She also gave
her voice for a beer commercial on National TV
stations in Italy.
2009 : in May, she contributed to
Amadeus Project -
Love Is Like The Sun.
- Harley Worthit
Harley Worthit performed his
unique style of clean comedy in Branson,
Missouri for 29 years with well-known local acts
like the Presleys and Pierce Arrow, he has
performed with country singers Moe Bandy, Micky
Gilley, Gene Watson and Pam Tillis. Harley also
entertained with comedian Jim Stafford. He moved
to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to be a featured
entertainer at the Comedy Barn for 3 years, but
now makes his home in North Port, Florida.
Harley Worthit offers a comedy show you won't
Here's what Gail Fassett,
Activities Director at Apache Wells in Mesa,
Arizona, wrote to other activities directors
throughout the Phoenix area:
“We had Harley Worthit on stage
for the 2nd year in a row and it was a sell-out
and a huge hit again. His jokes are clean and
with no swearing. I tried to take photos of the
audience laughing and men wiping their cheeks of
tears from laughing so hard. He dressed like an
old man and does many senior jokes. His final
costume for the night is hilarious!! Please
contact him if you want a fun night!
- Bob Lawson
don't know where I find the time to paint with
all the other things I do and have done in my
life. For several years I was an
interior designer and a member of ASID.
I worked in St. Louis as a designer at Lammert's in
the Clayton Design store. I also worked as
a designer for Studio One Interiors in St. Louis
and Metro Decorators in Allentown Pennsylvania.
As well as being an artist and designer, I
am also an entertainer performing in
theaters, casinos and aboard cruise ships.
I try to do some form of art every day, if it's
not an actual painting it's a sketch
of something I want to paint when back in my
studio. When traveling it's
not always convenient to paint. If
I'm working a cruise ship or in a theater I
often do small paintings in my cabin or
backstage in my dressing room, but let me
back up a little....
attended Syracuse University right after getting
out of the US Navy. I had theater and art
in mind for a career. I felt that I had a
gift for entertaining and performed with Famous
Artists Theater in NY for six years.
Theater work was great but it didn't pay well so
I also worked for Goldberg's Furniture
in Syracuse NY. I found that my artistic
talents were an easy transition to design. For
over 20 years interior design and art were my
main careers. Theater was never far behind
as I stayed in touch with performing through
community theatre groups where ever I lived.
I then worked on my own show with a gift I was
given to perform as a mentalist. I took
two years to build my show Mind Games.
After two years I presented my show to an agent
and it was full speed ahead from there. At
this point in my life I left the brushes and
paints and design behind.
Several years ago I
was performing with Tony Bennett in New York.
I knew that Tony was a fine singer but also
well a well known painter. I valued Tony's
opinion on artwork and I showed him
pictures of some of my work. Tony said, "
Bob you're a really good artist and you
need to start painting again" I'm happy I
took Tony's advice as it was like
returning home, I had no idea how much I
At the time I started to paint
again I was performing for for several cruise
lines with my show. Working for cruise
lines occupied all of my winter months in
Florida. This gave my partner and myself
an opportunity to open an art gallery in
Alexandria Bay NY, a beautiful summer resort.
For 25 years we operated Riverbank
Gallery. The blend of the gallery in the
summer and performing in the winter was the best
of both worlds. I could to paint in the summer
and perform in the winter. After 25 years my
performing schedule became broader and we
decided that we would sell the gallery.
My technique is somewhat
original in the sense that I use unusual
elements that give my artwork a unique texture.
When I was working in Venice Italy I saw a man
in his workshop repairing an ornate frame from a
church. I spoke with him and he told me
that he would find a duplicate of the missing
piece somewhere on the frame and make a mold.
He would then pour in a compound to reproduce
the the piece and repair the frame like
new. I was curious and asked what compound
he used to form the missing piece as it was
so delicate. Giovanni gave me his formula.
He said it was the same that was used to cover
the walls in churches to paint frescoes.
When I returned home I worked on adding
this element to my artwork. I used this
formula to make my work unique not only in
design and color but in the texture on the
canvas. When you see my art in a room it
changes constantly as the light in the room
show is still a major part of my life. I
am a member of the Psychic Entertainers
Association. From 2008 through 2015 I
acted as a technical adviser to the hit TV show
" THE MENTALIST ". I would send thoughts
and ideas to producer Bruno Heller to
help the writers make Simon Baker look more like
a real mentalist. I still paint every day
and always feel the need to keep creating. My
contacts in the theater are also part of my art
career as two of my paintings were rented by
Warner Brothers for use on a set for the movie "
Father Figures" and some of my art was seen in
the TV Show " Pure Genius". I am
fortunate to work with a company that rents my
work to movie companies. I also work
with several interior designers as galleries are
becoming less and less available. The
designers find that giving me pictures of a room
and color swatches saves them a great deal of
time in finding the exact paintings needed for a
room , office or commercial
project. My painting " Barcelona Nights "
was just rented in Atlanta for a new TV Pilot