PRESS / MUSIC
"The words flow sexy, succinct and heartfelt. She's the smiling girl next door -- chatting in your ear to a seductive beat. The sophistication and swing in her original songs places her and the listener in intimate low-lit cafes, in Greenwich Village, in Rio, or in Paris, where Appleby has performed."
ASCAP/MAC Award 2001 for original song, “Miami Mosaic” at The Lighthouse, NYC
Paris Time Out Magazine Pick Of The Week
Nominated For Best Cabaret Singer 2005 by Fairfield County Weekly
Nominated for BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Songwriting Workshop 2005
PRESS / FILM
Official selections 2015: New Haven Docs Yale Film Festival and Ethnografilm Paris
Screening at Bowtie Criterion Cinema, Greenwich, CT featuring panel from Yale and Alzheimer's Association
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"Alzheimer's disease has been called `the long goodbye' because the disease slowly erodes the memories of the victim to the point where they eventually can't even recognize loved ones," he said. "The memories that survive the longest are the ones that are deeply seated in our brains and often associated with emotion, ritual, and tradition. These `embedded' memories can be a corridor of communication to connect with the Alzheimer victim. Audrey has discovered and opened such a corridor in `Tiny Miracles' through music and dance. The wonderful thing about this is that it not only opens up that memory but also the joy that was associated with it. A tiny miracle, but a big gift."
Jones said there is a wider application to the techniques that Appleby is using.
"There is opportunity to utilize this therapy in a broader way to help both the victim of the disease and also, very importantly, the caregiver who often feels helpless," he said. "This is a way to connect and create special moments."
Stephen Jones, MD
Chief Safety Officer / Director, Outpatient Ctr Healthy Aging
Director of Outpatient Medicine, Medical Education and Geriatrics at Greenwich Hospital, part of the Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jones, a recognized expert on Alzheimer's, aging, and patient safety, is on the Alzheimer's Association Medical Scientific Advisory Council, has lectured widely and is a featured medical commentator on television news
"What a remarkable film you produced. "
Dr. Joshua Pollack
Center For Healthy Aging
"Very impressive work you've done. What a difficult task you had on your hands and what a difference you made in their lives."
Dana Marnane, Vice President, Public Relations, Greenwich Hospital
Director, Public Relations and Communications, Yale New Haven Health System, Greenwich Hospital
I reviewed your film..It was just beautifully done. Thank you for sharing."
Carolyn De Rocco
Senior Director of Education and Programs
Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter
"For individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, music and movement can be powerful. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer's, a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood. Music and dance provide a way to connect with others, even after verbal communication has become difficult."
Senior director of communications
Alzheimer's association's state chapter
"This work you are doing is very interesting. Would you present the film to my class at UConn?"
Center For Healthy Aging
"I was able to watch your remarkable video. It is impressive how you can open the door to participation in dance and music by persons from 2 yrs to 100 even when they are suffering from such memory and motor skill deterioration. Wonderful! The patient in the Tiny Miracles Film was obviously quite a talented person with an expansive background of experience to draw upon. It was impressive to see how well you could capitalize on her skills and past to give her pleasure in the moment and also encourage pleasure and participation by the other patients. Unfortunately the number of senile patients is immense and the number of Audreys, now or ever, is going to be very small. Who knows! Maybe you will be able to inspire a peace corps of young, energetic, talented persons to volunteer time for Alzheimer patient's benefit."
James D. McNitt
Retired President of Bristol Labs and Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Bristol- Myers Squibb Co
Mr. McNitt worked in the development of penicillin mass production