This past week, I went home to Rhode Island to perform for the first time since I was 11 years old. It was so great to be surrounded by family and friends and finally have the amazing opportunity to perform with my husband in front of my hometown crowd. And, as a wonderful added bonus, the Governor of the State of Rhode Island issued me a Citation in recognition of my contribution to the arts. What an honor! All in all, it was a whirlwind couple of days but truly memorable.