- Published on Monday, May 21 2012
- Written by Rita Korkounian
I live for those moments when television and music come together in holy matrimony. You know, that last poignant scene on “Grey’s Anatomy” when a catastrophic accident occurs and you don’t know the fate of the characters. Then, that perfect song comes on and tugs at everyone’s heartstrings. This, my friends, is the marriage of music and television. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage -- The “baby” being the launch of an indie artist’s career.
When I first heard Ingrid Michaelson’s song “Keep Breathing” on “Grey’s Anatomy”, I turned to my best friend Google for some guidance. Not knowing the artist or the singer, Google provided me with all the information that I needed. Since that day, I’ve joined the Ingrid fan club. Her cool and quirky vibe, warm tone, and ukulele/guitar/piano skills have left quite animpression on me. Ingrid has even inspired me to pick up the ukulele (mind you, I’ve never played an instrument in my life) and learn her song “You and I”.
If Ingrid had a concert everyday, I’d be in the first row. I have a tremendous amount of respect for her as both an artist and a person. Although I missed her last concert at The Wiltern (not by choice) for her Summer 2012 Human Again Tour, I’m planning on seeing her live very soon! A little birdie (Ingrid's website) told me that she will be performing at a benefit picnic on June 3 at The Wadsworth Theater Grounds in L.A. It’s an annual celebration in honor of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
“A Time for Heroes Celebrity Picnic” is a bit pricey, but it may be worth your while to dip into the piggy bank “emergency” fund. After all, how often do you get to hobnob with some of the biggest stars in the industry? Exactly. As well as enjoying some lip-smacking good food, playing games, getting crafty, dancing, listening to music, and watching Ingrid Michaelson perform? Let’s not forget the very special cause we are supporting-- ending pediatric AIDS worldwide. Sounds convincing right? Don’t let your inner Fred Mertz talk you out of this event! It’s definitely a bucket list item.
For ticket information, go here. Hope to see you there!
- Rita Korkounian, YH Staff