The Tibet House Concert at @carnegiehall was so special! Years ago I played it, and now I got to sit in the audience and take it all in! We listened to @philipglassmusic join and introduce a stream of contrasting performances. Monks chanted blessings for the new year—Year of the Earth Pig! The wonderful cellist @brickcello, who had invited me (and I was joined by @aleksa_palladino my amazing actor musician friend :-) played beautifully with @laurieandersonofficial! She also had everyone in the audience scream for a minute—I gave it my all to try and get the frustrations and confusions of our life and time to resonate through the resonant acoustics of Carnegie Hall! I might start asking the audience to scream at my shows—it was one of the most beautiful sounds I had ever heard! @stephenathome read Bird Brain by @allenginsbergofficial while Philip Glass improvised on the piano. @thisispattismith read a poem and played with her band! So many incredible people came together to celebrate the gifts of Tibet—the religious, artistic and philosophical contributions. And to hope for a freedom for these long-oppressed people to practice how they need to and to celebrate their culture freely. I'm sure if you want to look up everyone who played (I highly recommend exploring the diverse music of that evening) you can on the official website. And if you want to support @tibethouse.us by seeing shows, gallery art, or other ways, you can find out how to do it! Happy Year of the Mother Earth Pig to us all! #freetibet #tibethouseus #thusbenefit2019
Found these works in progress from the Small Bill$ video. The first few are makeup and wig tests by the amazing @michelle_bankson and then, @anina_pinter designed the mermaid top and sewed and glued beautiful shells to it. The last photo is my crude sketch of the nesting doll dress матрёшка I had sent Anina's way. She rendered it amazingly! If you want to see how it all turned out, check out the full Small Bill$ video directed by @stevenstmertens on YouTube. Xo regina
Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I want to share again about this wonderful film. Go see it in your city if you get the chance... love, regina Link in bio.
Dear friends! For your hearts and minds I highly recommend this incredible film (today's Critics' Pick of the NYTimes) by Roberta Grossman (a wonderful director of documentaries). It is an amazing discovered history, a treasure for all time...and very important during this time. #WhoWillWriteOurHistory
Laughing with these great comedians and then singing a few songs was such a wonderful way to spend the night! Thanks to everyone who made us laugh & what a great cause! Xo regi . . #repost from @juddapatow . Great benefit for the Ronald Macdonald House in NY last night at the Gramercy with the cast of Crashing! @reginaspektor ! @reallyjamielee @johnmulaney @jaboukie @peteholmes Dave Attell. Crashing returns this Sunday! @hbo photos by @sachynmital
So fun to participate in this wonderful benefit show tomorrow in NYC! See ya there!
These two goofballs want to wish you a very Happy New Year! 😘 Full of peace, health, love and many many good wishes and heart dreams coming true... Let's keep strong, keep at it, and if it ever gets a bit confusing (and when doesn't it?) we can always just hum a few little melodies in really echoey spaces. That works pretty well. At least for a laugh. And a laugh is a beginning of something, usually. Life brings gladness of being. And here we are, somehow being together again during another circular around the solar. Glad we took the ride together, and grateful to have such good company in the this world! Love from me and @jackdishel to all y'all, and all your alls, Sent with reverberations (and reverb) of Love reginka the "novogonyaya" ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️ See you next year! ❄️❄️❄️
I've been away from here for a minute and didn't get to post a lot of fun photos. Will try to catch up as best as I can before I duck out again. (Wow- this is the first time I actually wanted to write the word duck on purpose. But now I feel like I should write the word fuck, just to show this phone that it didn't best me in the duck/fuck autocorrect battle.) This picture is from 12/8/18, still Chanukah, and I'm in a sandwich of love and woman awesomeness with @amandapalmer (she shared this photo with me!) and the one and only @cyndilauper from her wonderful #truecolors benefit show at #thebeacon theater 🎭 The @truecolorsfund raises money to help homeless LGBT youth in the U.S. * An LGBT teen has a 40% higher chance to end up homeless... It was a pleasure to play it again and to see so many people come together for this great charity event! Sending love and peace to everyone! Will try to post more soon! Xo regi-na-na-naaaaaa-na-na 🎶❄️🎶❄️🎶❄️🎶❄️🎶 *with delay the photo credit is for @hayleyfiasco 📸
Happy Chanukah! Tonight I’m playing a couple of songs for this great cause along with some wonderful musicians. 💕
Today the @kennedycenter honors @hamiltonmusical! Here's @murkanpianist and I and the amazing National Symphony Orchestra musicians playing "Dear Theodosia" earlier this month. Is my happiness noticeable, I wonder? 😉 Congratulations to Lin-Manuel and everyone in that magic work of art! Link to full video in bio.
In case you missed "Birdsong" on @theromanoffs, watch on @amazonprimevideo! Beautiful episode set in Mexico City & Melinda Dahl did a great job playing and lip syncing!
Here is a new little "Birdsong" for you - written for “Panorama”, the 6th episode of a wonderful new show by Matthew Weiner called @theromanoffs. This episode felt like a love letter to the deep rich culture of Mexico & to people just trying to find and accept themselves as they are. Link in bio.
Grateful for the chance to vote. Let's make good choices with our hearts and actions! Please vote today/tonight! Sending a hug and LOVE over to you! #american #immigrant #refugee #gratitude #love #VOTE
Last night Jack and I saw a powerful, raw, tragically current, and wonderfully acted new play called "American Son". I highly recommend it, and will be thinking and feeling about it for many days to come...
1. Me, in a James Gaffigan and @murkanpianist sandwich. Doing my best Halloween pumpkin impression 🎃👻🍂 2. Getting ready for the orchestra 🎶🎵 *those dudes are AMAZING! Friday Show, NSO, Woah!
A very special and talented young man named Aaron Edwards has passed away. My good friend Daniel Ryan has set up an auction benefiting his wife and two year old daughter. You can read more at RockForAaron.com, as well as bid on items, or just donate if you have the means. Link in bio. #R4A
Very, very soon I get to sing with the incredible National Symphony Orchestra because my amazing and talented and generous friend @murkanpianist is a badass and created a special orchestral situation and invited me, and it will be really fun! Run on sentences be damned. If you are near D.C. or love road trips, then whatever tickets are left would be found at the link in bio. @kennedycenter, you beautiful music hall, you! *Just a major wow sigh of happiness from this girl over here, who loves classical music with all her heart. sending everyone an autumn hug 🍂 regi
I'm playing a couple of songs with these wonderful people for @cyndilauper’s "Home for the Holidays" show on 12/8/18 at the @beacontheatre.