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ChinaFORBES by Tom D’Antoni

Though no one would call China Forbes a diva, she’s certainly had the sort of career that produces them. Forbes and pianist Thomas Lauderdale started Pink Martini in the ‘90s and they still write most of the original songs for the Portland-based ensemble, whose shows have been applauded in all corners of the world. This year alone, they’ll play in South America, Europe (Royal Albert Hall in London), Canada and across the US, including a show at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with President Obama in attendance.

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Forbes is working on a new album which she describes as, “Carole King meets Coldplay,” and writing a musical memoir for the stage - composed entirely of songs she’s written that have no place other than to make her friends laugh. She’s also filmed a few episodes of “Someone’s In the Kitchen with China”, a talk show shot in her kitchen. Lauderdale once said about her, “The thing about China Forbes is that she is truly a star in every sense. It’s like Bette Davis or Joan Crawford found their identities on the screen and similarly China is that kind of star.” ABOUTFACEMAG.COM

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About Face Magazine - Issue 01  

Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...

About Face Magazine - Issue 01  

Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...

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