Multi-Talented Phoebe Legere at Arts Garage Jan. 14
By Skip Sheffield
Phoebe Legere is a woman of many talents. She plays seven instruments, including classical piano. She sings with an impressive range in a variety of styles. She is a published Juilliard-trained composer. She is an accomplished poet, filmmaker and painter. She is very funny, and sexy too. Phoebe Legere performs her “Heart of Love” tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Arts Garage. 94 N.E. Second Ave., Delray Beach. She also performs Jan. 12 at Luna Star Café, 775 N. 125th Street, Miami.
Phoebe is no stranger to South Florida. She regularly visits here to perform and to engage in her latest passion: golf.
“I have been to South Florida many, many times,” she said by telephone from New York City. “I make my living playing piano. It is usually at private clubs and restaurants. I know thousands of songs. It will be nice to put on a real show at Arts Garage.”
In addition to her musical show, Phoebe will be mounting a show of her original art, which will be available for sale to benefit her Foundation for New American Art (4NAA), which brings art and music to underserved children in low-income communities. Phoebe will be arriving in style in her “Visionary Van,” in which she is driving across the country. Phoebe had recorded 15 albums of music since making her debut on Epic Records in 1986 at age 16. She has never achieved mass popularity, but she was nominated for a 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music.
“I’m looking forward to doing a real show with my own songs and paintings,” she declares. “Men don’t like to see strong women painters or musicians. My show will be quite different from what I play in country clubs. I won’t sugar coat. I’ve drawn a fine line in the sand.”