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Amanda Ivarra is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After graduating with a degree in Health, she moved to Austin and started working for a national non-profit organization. She spent 5 years coordinating community events and programs. After leaving the organization, she started to focus on her creative pursuits. Currently, she is working on developing her own jewelry line. Writing has always been a hobby for Amanda. For most of her life, she’s kept journals. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to take her writing public and began blogging and guest blogging. The one thing this girl can’t live without is music. Not really one to sing or play an instrument, she just loves music. Perhaps, it’s the songwriting that she admires so much or a good beat that she can dance to. Whether she’s attending a concert with friends, hanging out with the guys watching sports, volunteering in the community, hiking or visiting the newest places in town, Amanda lives to enjoy life. But, nothing brings more joy to her than being able to make someone smile or laugh!

Femmes For SIMS: A Night Of The Chanteuse

The SIMS Foundation proudly presents Femmes for SIMS: Night of the Chanteuse, a celebration of Austin’s women in music, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the historic Scottish Rite Theater. All proceeds from this event will help further the SIMS Foundation’s mission to provide mental health services for Austin-area musicians and their families.

Jazz Mills

Jazz Mills (Photo Credit: SIMS Foundation)

“I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of this event,” said Jazz Mills of Cowboy and Indian. “I’m excited to work with new musicians and make something special happen for SIMS.”

Mills is just one of the feature performers for this event. Other performers include Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz and Austin’s own jazz songstress Pamela Hart, with music direction by Grammy winner Adrian Quesada and house band including Austin artists David Garza and Graham Reynolds.

A cocktail hour begins at 8 p.m. leading into the show at 9 p.m. A “midnight snack” at 10:30 p.m. will immediately follow the show.

“We are fortunate to have such a diversity of women artists in Austin,” said Tricia Forbes, SIMS Executive Director. “Unfortunately, many of them report feeling isolated and frustrated while navigating the male-dominated music industry. In response, SIMS is rolling out new services tailored specifically for our women clients. These services will give them the opportunity to build a community and focus on mental health and self-care.”

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 8-11 p.m.

WHERE:
Scottish Rite Theater
207 W. 18th St.
Austin, TX 78701

TICKETS: Limited tickets are available for $50. Purchase your tickets here.

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