It is my very great pleasure to tell you that my friend and partner in crime, Miss. Laurel, is the recipient of the 2008 Backstage Bistro Award for outstanding Jazz Vocalist. She is being honored for her New York City performances at The Metropolitan Room and Birdland. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl, and I am thrilled for her! The official ceremony will happen in April, and we’ll be sure to bring you all the goings on and pics from the big night.