As you may recall, earlier this year we wrote about the case of NYC singer Collette McLafferty, who was sued for ten million dollars for allegedly being too ugly and mediocre, according to plaintiff Charles Bonfante.
Last week, Judge Arthur Pitts dismissed the “frivolous” lawsuit.
McLafferty is now seeking compensation and reimbursement for her legal expenses from Bonfante.
FYI – when not in court, Judge Pitts presides on another bench – as an amateur pianist on Long Island!
Now THAT’S a judge of character!
This past week, was the first ever gathering of Piano Bar Performers, hosted by Tim Buie and Ticklers Dueling Piano bar in New Orleans.
Dozens of international performers met over four days, for panels, performances, and a parade through the French Quarter, among the notable events.
The event was so successful, that plans are already underway for the next convention, in 2017, to be held here in New York City. Hopefully, the excellent work of this first event will be the seed that inspires many future get-togethers, for performers and fans alike.
At the convention, Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos was honored with an award for our work on preparing and helping develop the program.
The video above, was shot at Ticklers, with four of the phenomenal entertainers from the convention…ENJOY!