Finding her balance, Lucky Maye took a slow deep breath as she smoothed the waist of her gown and raised her hand high above her head. I can do this, she thought, I can. Do. This. She closed her eyes, tipped her palm upward. “Welcome to Opening Night of the Back Talk Cafe!” “Stop! Wait!” […]
Back Talk Cafe
A gathering place filled with real-life stories presented through a fictional lens; stories that invite us to
Laugh . Dance . Sing . Love . Cry . Encourage . Share . Question . Resolve . Shop . Engage .
“Rumor has it …
… that she won Title to the Cafe, an abandoned train depot, in a poker game, but anyone who knows her personally, as well as anyone can really know Lucky Maye, knows that she’s a terrible gambler. “I never touch the stuff,” she says, waving her hand as though its the fault of the cards that she can’t pretend a sporting poker face. “Life’s been gamble enough for me, thank you.”
“The Cafe ambiance engages the senses with music & dance, dining, and conversation.”
Dancers Valentina and Javier are Cafe celebrities who never fail to “wow” the guests with their fluid choreography. But who are they? Where are they from? Why do they dance? And, of all places in the world, why here? Why now?
“So much work to be done!”
For someone who doesn’t drink coffee, Corra never seems to have a shortage of energy. Perhaps that explains her no-nonsense approach to every situation. “Who has time for nonsense when there is so much work to be done? Look around you!” She is often quick to remind. Oh, and she doesn’t just say it, she lives it.
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After releasing Chapter 1 yesterday, I recognized obvious connections between Maye’s opening night performance anxiety, Derek’s need to lower the keys in her songs, and Dellasura’s need for hydration, with my upcoming big band gig July 5. This concert will be the first time I’ve sung publicly since losing my voice almost five years ago. […]