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Darlene Koldenhoven has signed with Satiama Publishing for her Autobiography titled "Put Your Dress Down and Sing" 

Put Your Dress Down and Sing

By Darlene Koldenhoven


"Put Your Dress Down and Sing" is an autobiographical, inspirational, motivational story of GRAMMY® Winner Darlene Koldenhoven’s determination to overcome adversities, physical challenges and mental games to create and maintain a successful career as an independent vocal artist in the Hollywood entertainment industry for 40+ years and counting.

You’ll read stories that will make you laugh and giggle or be swelled with emotion. From her first time singing in public in church at age 3 to singing an opera aria with the Chicago Symphony at age 19, or as featured soloist in “Yanni, Live at the Acropolis” or as a choir nun in both “Sister Act” films with Whoopi Goldberg. From being punished for her creativity as a child, to having a hot shot debut at #4 on Billboard's Classical Crossover Album chart and several #1 albums or her own music. From only being allowed to listen to or sing religious or classical music to singing on Pink Floyd’s “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” album or being kissed on the cheek by Beatle Paul McCartney on stage while singing backup vocals for him at the Hollywood Bowl. Find out what it is really like to be a first call session singer on over a thousand recordings in movies, albums, television, commercials and live performances worldwide and what it’s like (and what it takes) to work with big name stars, as well as stepping on stage as the star yourself. Discover how she overcame bullying, abuse, polio and near death experiences, turning her life around through music and hard work while sharing life lessons, industry tips and educational tidbits  that made it so. These and other unlikely success stories will warm your heart and have you rooting and cheering page after page.

Adults, teens, and parents who are curious about how the entertainment business works will enjoy reading Darlene's insights in navigating this difficult industry. Individuals who may be anxious, shy, depressed, depleted and full of self-doubt may find this book encouraging and uplifting, offering strategies and affirmations to find that the secret to changing one’s feelings lies in taking action; the first lesson she learned at age three – "Put Your Dress Down and Sing!”.

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