Friday, January 31, 2014

{to Chicago!}

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...My heavens what a day this has already been and will be! Lots to do, show tonight, then catching the red-eye to Chicago...

Happy Friday! xo, Jolie

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

{new music & new inspiration}

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Aren't these photos absolutely lovely? I highly reccomend following @luxuryandopulance on instagram, a new discovery after a comment on my instagram.

 It's a bit of a scattered Tuesday for me, being that there is so much to do and there are so many little things to share. I've come to so many realizations and conclusions already this week, following...

{1} The Grammys - I'm completely inspired & know what to do next
{2} Last night's rehearsal with a new endeavor (more news soon I promise!...let's just say I played a tambourine for the first time in my life & another hint, the evening was rather soulful)
{3} Hearing myself on BBC Radio on a playlist with Jamie Cullum {listen here} Many thanks to John Hellings!

Have a happy week! xo, Jolie

Friday, January 24, 2014

{when I am a star}



...someday when I am a star, I will wear Elie Saab everyday for all occasions.

Happy Friday darlings! xo, Jolie Goodnight

Thursday, January 23, 2014

{On waters}

Now and again it's essential for me to reconnect with nature, to replenish sources much depleted, to look at sunshine and waters rather than contracts and emails. & That's just what I did yesterday and I'm a better person for it. And now! -- something extraordinary has come from it, a next step, some courage, and some happiness!

Do yourself a favor and spend some time out in the world this week. xo, Jolie 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

{Valentine Showgirl}

http://goodnightvalentine.brownpapertickets.com/
"Valentine Cabaret" Starring Jolie Goodnight & Her Stardust Band
Saturday February 15th 
The Firehouse Lounge
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm

{Valentine Cabaret Starring Jolie Goodnight and Her Stardust Band} --

Indulge this Valentine's Weekend with Jolie Goodnight and Her Stardust Band for the second annual "Valentine Cabaret." Her entrancing voice drips of nostalgia as she sings 1940's classics in lieu of the World War II era, when swing and jazz permeated smoky cabaret rooms. Each of her songs has a story to be shared and she'll expose even more to you, as she becomes unlaced. Be embraced, have a taste, and fall in love with Jolie Goodnight Saturday February 15th. The Firehouse Lounge, a sultry and inviting speakeasy will envelop you in a romantic ambiance. Reserve an intimate candlelit table for two, a romantic swanky booth, or celebrate in the party atmosphere seated near the bar. Enjoy delicious small plates, craft cocktails and prohibition-era drinks.

In love with the beauty of an era gone by, Goodnight sings with the freshness of a young heart echoing from the depth of an old soul, moving easily between dirty blues, Tin Pan Alley humor, and poignant ballads.







Friday, January 17, 2014

{Weekend Shows & some things to share with you}

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It's been a mad-dash showgirl kind of week and the weekend is no different -- rushing to nail and hair appointments, rehearsing, scheduling, emailing, and later, performing {tomorrow it's off to Dallas for what is always, and one can expect to be, a fabulous time.}

Many fantastic things have come of this busy week, some of which I still cannot share, and some I'm delighted to share here & now:

{1} Tickets for my second annual "Valentine Cabaret" with my Stardust Band on Sat Feb 15th are now available. Tickets here: http://goodnightvalentine.brownpapertickets.com/

{2} The "Atomic Frolic" burlesque show I'm joining this weekend may have some tickets at the door. But in any case, I can't wait for this beautiful show to begin!

{3} Another burlesque show, tonight, I'll be providing the roots of rock & roll:
The Gibson Lounge at Maggie Mae's
Show at 10:00pm
Austin, TX
Tickets available at the door

{4} Another glowing review received for my record "Say Goodnight Gracey." You can read it here:
(thanks Mark!) http://alibi.com/music/46175/Sonic-Reducer.html


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{Currently Reading} Lucille Ball & My Newest Act

If you know me at all you'll know that I'm an avid reader, as indicated by the stacks of books by the bedside, the somewhat disheveled and full-to-the-brim bookcases in my living room, the choice two books on the top of my weekend bag. Reading is the escape from my ever busy mind. And I'll let you in on a little secret...

Many of my burlesque acts draw inspiration from literary characters -- (Can you guess which act was inspired by Madam Bovary?)

And I must admit, I feel lately as though I'm in a relationship with Lucille Ball. I've been reading her autobiography and I'm absolutely helpless (or hopeless, I'm not sure which.) Do I look tired to you? It's most likely because Lucille and I have been spending nights together, completely unable to sleep, as her story has me wrapped around her little finger.

I've always admired and learned from the comedienne, but now I'm falling in love with the dramatic Lucy as well. This elegant Lucy is reinforcing what I've always believed -- that the sexiest women are always accompanied by a wink and a smile, that is to say a sense of humor.

This weekend, in Dallas, you can see my latest act inspired by the rarely seen, but absolutely important, sensual side of the ever fabulous Lucille Ball. Tickets: http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/22815447475858364

Have a comedic & fabulous day! xo, Jolie

Monday, January 13, 2014

{From Jolie's Desk}

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Working more & more, though luckily all of it pleasant -- there are fun things in store for me! A show in Chicago, a Valentine's weekend show in Austin and more surprises to come...but first the leg work, followed by the ribbons and bows and threads of a new costume for a new act. And of course I always find time to enjoy the flowers left by Mama on the desk, notes taken from yesterday's modeling workshop, & to write the thank you's owed to those who brighten my day.

{From the Jolie Goodnight Desk} - -
(1)Many Thanks - to Huey Morgan's radio show for featuring one of the tunes from my record - {listen here}
(2) Merci beaucou - to Kevin Bryan for the record review
(3) ...a moment caught backstage with a rockabilly queen Roise Flores {see it here}





Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

{Indulging in Winter Whites}

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Where I once thought the first of the year was time to shed all things winter in order to shed the remnants of the holidays, I now find it not only wonderfully indulgent, but necessary to fill my life with the warmth that winter accoutrements bring. An icy white faux fur with a silk back tossed on the foot of the bed, strings of white lights & candles in the bathroom, softened white linens on the dining and sofa tables, wool capes and cashmere scarves. The Southerner in me is reluctant to recognize that there is such a thing as winter following the holidays, as if "Happy New Year" is equal to the coming of spring...but it's not, and I'm growing more and more in love with the winter whites & soft pinks, mid afternoon cups of tea & toasty fires, bare tress & arrangements of evergreen that January has to offer.
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What are your favorite January winter moments and activities? xo, Jolie