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On Sunday, February 28, I got to see “The Tonics” perform at Joe’s Pub. After being apart for 15 years they have reunited to bestow their beautiful harmonies upon us once more. “The Tonics” consist of fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Cortes Alexander, Michael Patrick Coughlin, Gene Reed, and newest member Kathie Talbot). Watching “The Tonics,” for me, was like watching an old-fashion quartet with a very modern sound as they performed a mixture of original songs & covers with “The Tonics” touch added to them. Separately each member is an accomplished musician, but together they really rock! I hope a continued resurrection is in store. Their chemistry is so strong, it makes me I feel like I was watching my friends perform. If you’re looking to be taken back to a time when life seemed simpler & less complex, then come on down to Joe’s Pub next Monday, March 8 at 7pm to catch “The Tonics” one more time before they head back to LA! Oh yeah, it’s a benefit performance for BCEFA (Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS) so come support a worthy cause & enjoy some good music with friends.

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After 15 years apart, “The Tonics” are coming back together to rock your world at Joe’s Pub: Sunday, February 28 & Sunday,  March 8 at 7pm! Come see fellow “Adaubmelle’s Quest” participant Cortes Alexander, along with Gene Reed, Michael Patrick Coughlin and newest member Kathie Talbot for 2 shows only! Cap your weekend off or start your week early with what is sure to be a fun time! For a sampling, check out this 1993 video of “The Tonics” singing “Good Thing Going” from “Merrily We Roll Along” as posted by “TheBestArts.”

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Cortes AlexanderCortes just finished performing a limited engagement run with the one and only Liza Minnelli at The Palace theatre in New York City. Cortes has been singing since the age of 13, first with a pop/jazz vocal group he formed called ‘The Tonics” then with his 2nd vocal group the “Cortes Alexander Trio” and now he’s going at it solo. Check out his debut album “Swell” on itunes and his website: www.cortesalexander.com.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Jim Morrison.

2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a performer? When I was 9.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Ellen DeGeneres.

4. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? in public? low Eb-high Eb. 3 octaves.

5. Favorite way to keep in shape? Tennis.

6. Favorite Play? Amadeus.

7. Favorite Musician/Singer? Right now…Nancy Wilson & a band called Koop.

8. Today Show or Good Morning America? Today Show.

9. Favorite Day of the Week? Saturday.

10. What are your favorite kind of shoes? Nike & Gucci.

BONUS QUESTION: Boxers or Briefs? Boxers.

You can wear Cortes all year long… http://www.cafepress.com/cortesfanclub.347291954#

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