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United States - Illinois

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Denise La Grassa

Denise La Grassa is known in Chicago and now central Illinois as a talented songwriter and soulful vocalist of immense power and feeling. Her new live rock-jazz EP "Rockin' the Castle Theatre" showcases 'Pieces of Peace' and 'Sunshine in the Toxic Ballroom; advance peeks at a collection of new songs inspired by today's political unrest and #metoo movement Denise will record this summer. Her 2009 album "April Dreams" received critical praise from numerous outlets, including Jim DeRogatis of NPR's Sound Opinions.

Denise is also a talented actor, with credits including the made for HBO movie Hometown Boy Makes Good, numerous musicals in the Windy City, and on-camera work for the Entertainment Magazine style TV shows "Wild Chicago" and "Art Beat Chicago." She has also won a number of regional Emmy's in her role as producer for those aforementioned shows. La Grassa is also a critically acclaimed comedic writer and performer, having performed with The Second City Touring Company and original one person shows in Chicago, New York City and Europe.