Du­el­ing Di­vas – Part Trois – Dis­arm­ing and Danger­ous!!! DERBY LINE: So what ex­actly IS a diva and why should you come to see one . . . or two . . . or three . . . maybe SIX?

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WHY NOT? A diva is an ex­tremely tal­ented woman. The term is Ital­ian, taken from the Latin diva, which means “god­dess” or “di­vine one.” The use of the term is meant to sug­gest that a woman is so in­cred­i­bly tal­ented that her voice in per­for­mance ap­proaches the di­vine. Al­though di­vas were orig­i­nally stars of the op­er­atic world, the term is now used to de­scribe tal­ented fe­male mu­si­cians in all gen­res. Th­ese ladies have his­tor­i­cally ac­quired huge num­bers of fans, and their tal­ents are of­ten in high de­mand. Un­for­tu­nately, some peo­ple have come to as­so­ciate great amounts of artis­tic tal­ent with short tem­pers and dif­fi­cult per­son­al­i­ties, which prob­a­bly ex­plains why the word “diva” is of­ten used to de­scribe women who are tough to deal with. In truth, how­ever, many ac­tual di­vas are known for their gen­tle, gen­er­ous, cour­te­ous per­son­al­i­ties, as th­ese women are far too busy with their pro­fes­sional ca­reers to be petty or hard to han­dle.

QNEK Pro­duc­tion’s di­vas es­chew opera to cel­e­brate the Arts and Women of the Great White Way. Du­el­ing Di­vas: Part Trois marks the third ap­pear­ance of the orig­i­nal di­vas, Lynn Leimer and Su­san-Lynn Johns who first squared off against each other at the Haskell Opera House in 2004. In Novem­ber of 2012, in a ben­e­fit for the Goodrich Li­brary, Johns and Leimer were joined by ju­nior di­vas, Molly Moore and April Streeter, who proved that it’s never too early to go into diva train­ing.

This year, the quar­tet will be flex­ing their vo­cal acu­men along with guest diva, Jenny Dunne. The es­o­teric, ef­fer­ves­cent evening is all un­der­scored by pi­anist ex­traor­di­naire, Jan­ice Luce.

The Dis­arm­ing and Dan­ger­ously Di­vine Di­vas Daz­zle in Derby Line on Fri­day, Septem­ber 13. The evening be­gins at 7:00 p.m. with wine and cheese re­cep­tion in the Parish Hall of First Univer­sal­ist Parish of Derby Line, 112 Main Street. Be­cause seat­ing is limited, reser­va­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. This is a ben­e­fit for First Parish. For more in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, please call 802-334-2216.

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