|I entertained (playing harp and singing) at the Gala Fundraiser of Animal Acres, a wonderful sanctuary for rescued farmed animals in Acton, California. Here I am with some of the lucky residents who get to live out their lives in peace, with no more fear of gestation crates, surgery without anesthetic, or other misery common on factory farms.||At Animal Acres' September '08 Gala Fundraiser:
Harpist Stephanie Bennett with actor James Cromwell
(Academy Award winner as Farmer Hoggett in BABE, vegan)
|At Animal Acres' September '08 Gala Fundraiser:
Harpist Stephanie Bennett with actor Emily Deschanel
(star of TV's BONES, vegan)
|Also in September, I entertained at the reception honoring
music nominees for primetime Emmy awards. Here I am with
nominees for PHINEAS AND FERB: composer Danny Jacob on
left, series creator (and voice of Dr. Doofenshmirtz) Dan Povenmire on right.
Okay, it's the same dress I wore to Animal Acres (above), but yes, I HAD been home in between.
|And then a couple of days later I was in the studio recording
with A FINE FRENZY for a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Singer/songwriter
Alison Subol on left, record producer Lukas Burton in the middle, my
Venus Paragon harp, me Stephanie Bennett on the right.
This time, I finally changed my outfit.