If you don’t know her already, come get to know vocalist and storyteller Wanda White at her latest concert, Love Me … Love Me Not, at The BRAVO! Theatre February 10 and 11, 4 p.m.
Last year, audiences fell in love with Wanda during her concert, Without a Song. They were enthralled by her beautiful voice, entertained by her personal stories about what each song meant to her, and were able to laugh and cry as Wanda masterfully led each audience member through her life in song.
This year in Love Me…Love Me Not, the journey is through the often wonderful and sometimes heartbreaking world of love—all kinds of love, not just romantic. With Timothy G. Ruff Welch on piano and Diego Rojas on violin, Wanda will once again share her own personal experiences through song and stories.
“I was single for many years, despite having various boyfriends. After one breakup, a friend pushed me to go with her to McKinnon’s Piano Bar in Atlanta, where I’m from. There I found a wonderful group of regulars, all older people. That first evening, a man came up to me and asked if I sang. I said yes and he encouraged me to do get up on stage, which I did. Then, he got in touch a few days later and asked me to return and sing again. So, I became one of the regulars and it was an important part of my life.
“At one point, I decided to try Match.com to see if I could meet someone. I had a number of dates and I always took them to McKinnon’s. Most of them weren’t crazy about it because it was an older crowd and the music was typically American standards, which I love but they did not. Then, one night I went on a date with a guy named Herb White and I took him to McKinnon’s. Well, he loved it! So that was promising. Then, one time he sent me an email saying he would buy me drinks at McKinnon’s all evening long if I would sing “La Vie En Rose.” I got the drinks but don’t believe I ever sang the song! Herb and I married in 2002 and have been together ever since.”