Lori Michaels helps out with Toys for Tots!

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Toys for tots fundraiser at GeorgiesIn The Cookie Jar- Georgies Toys for Tots tradition continues.

Like Santa Claus & hanging stockings, the annual Toys for Tots benefit at Georgie’s Bar in Asbury Park is a holiday tradition. This year’s benefit, organized by Sgt. Connie Breech (also an Asbury Park resident) was another smashing success with hundreds turning out to support the cause. Charlie Gurrera, Georgies Manager, spoke with me and told me that “with over 250 people in attendance, and over 800 toys” he could not have been more thrilled with the evening. 

The evening would not have been complete without amazing entertainment, and there was no shortage of that. The musical duo “Sisters” definitely gave the evening a “Etheridge-esque” feel, with renditions of Christmas standards, and Jilly Sentino continued to show why she is a local talent to keep an eye on, with stirring renditions of holiday classics. Drag diva Christy Girlington served her best “holiday drag”, reminding us why she is an Asbury Park favorite, and Gretchen Bennett was a “Mother Christmas” MC for the evening.

lori michaels coverLocal celebrity Lori Michaels performed also and she took a few minutes following her performance to talk to me about her quickly rising star, her collaborator wish-list, and of course, her “Real Housewife” connection….

Lori, thanks for taking the time to speak with me, what a great performance!  
Thanks so much. I’m so glad the crowd seemed to enjoy it!
 
You are changing things up a bit with a new sound geared more towards club music. What do you have planned for the dance floors?
My track “Rebound” was remixed by Razor & Guido already, and my song with Danielle Staub “Real Close” was remixed by Tony Moran & Giussepe D. My new track “Meet Me At The Partay” is going to be mixed by Mike Cruz!  I’m just so thrilled that the fans are loving the music!
 
Who would you love to work with?
 
I adore Pink, she would be amazing to work with. I would love to work with Michael Buble as well.
 
Do you have any more plans to work with “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” star Danielle Staub? 
No firm plans at the moment, but there is always a chance. 
 
Finally, I have to ask-exactly how “Real Close” were you and Danielle?
LOL. She is a great girl. We never confirmed anything, I’ll leave that up to her. 
Lori Michaels “Living My Life Out Loud” full-length debut CD on Reform Records is available now. Visit http://www.lorimichaelsproductions.com 

Toys for tots fundraiser at GeorgiesIn The Cookie Jar- Georgies Toys for Tots tradition continues.

Like Santa Claus & hanging stockings, the annual Toys for Tots benefit at Georgie’s Bar in Asbury Park is a holiday tradition. This year’s benefit, organized by Sgt. Connie Breech (also an Asbury Park resident) was another smashing success with hundreds turning out to support the cause. Charlie Gurrera, Georgies Manager, spoke with me and told me that “with over 250 people in attendance, and over 800 toys” he could not have been more thrilled with the evening.