Enjoy an inspiring message of hope when Portland’5 Centers for the Arts brings remarkable deaf singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey to the Newmark Theatre March 4. “Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect,” according to press materials.
You can hear Gretchen Kilby‘s interview with Mandy Harvey here:
From the Newmark Theatre website:
“A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world).
Mandy Harvey’s music has begun to attract the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe. For instance, CNN’s Great Big Story captured over 6 million hits on social media, Burt’s Bees signed her up for their remarkable women campaign, NBC Nightly News profiled her, and she has started performing at the worlds most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals around the country.
Not content to rest on her burgeoning recording career, her live performances, and her motivational speaking, Mandy is underway writing her first book, and helping others to realize their dreams and pursue their hopes. As a Spokesperson for No Barriers USA and Invisible Disabilities Association, she travels the country to heighten awareness, break down blocks, challenge stereotypes, and lead the charge toward a brighter future for all.”