Dear friends,
Here is more exciting IVA news from the past months!

As time goes on, we be putting more news on Facebook, so please come LIKE the page! And remember to order a copy of LEAP on ivavoice.com or via iTunes.

We have put together a lyric video for “All That We Are”, the song on LEAP that I wrote with Jorgen Löf and Jukka Kampainnen, and that has been playing on WXPN, WMVY Martha’s Vineyard, and other stations around the country both online and on the airwaves:

Please enjoy, and SHARE the video with your friends on email or on social media! And keep REQUESTING the song on WXPN by writing to requests@xpn.org. The more you request, the more they play it!

And if you have not yet seen the special video that Tommy Hellström put together about my visit to Sweden for the Swedish-American of the Year awards ceremony, please WATCH here and SHARE it with friends:

I’ve also had some SPECIAL VISITS with the SWEDISH EMBASSY in Washington this past month.

On September 9th The HOUSE OF SWEDEN held a gala reception and party for the release of the Ingrid Bergman stamp. I had the honor of singing at the ceremony, where Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindström, spoke and unveiled the stamp.

 Pictured from left to right are James P. Cochrane, USPS, IVA, Britt-Inger Hahne PostNord Sweden, Pia Lindström, daughter of Ingrid Bergman, Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, and Master of Ceremonies Arch Campbell

Pictured from left to right are James P. Cochrane, USPS, IVA, Britt-Inger Hahne PostNord Sweden, Pia Lindström, daughter of Ingrid Bergman, Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, and Master of Ceremonies Arch Campbell

On September 16th, Swedish Ambassador Lyrvall and his wife Madeleine hosted a luncheon in honor of my winning the Swedish American of the Year Award. It was quite humbling to have my work celebrated with my family and colleagues, especially knowing that past recipients of the Vasa Order’s honor include Ann Margaret, Buzz Aldrin, and Chief Justice Rehnquist.

At the Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. with (from left to right) Michael M. Cone (friend), Rebecca Wilson – Old Swedes Foundation, Eric Randolph – Vasa Order of America, Larilyn André – Embassy of Sweden, Dennis Sheer – Sister Cities International, Ambassadress Madeleine Lyrvall, IVA, Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, Emily S. Tepe (my mom), John Tepe (my dad) – Swedish Colonial Society, Sara Henriksson, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, Constance Cone (friend), and Gunilla Westin, Swedish Women’s Educational Association

If you are on the East Coast of the U.S., please join us at our UPCOMING SHOWS:

NEW YORK: On Thursday, October 29th at 7pm we’re returning to ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL. There is no cover for the show. 196 Allen St at Houston.
http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com/

WILMINGTON: Sunday, November 8th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm we return to the WORLD CAFE LIVE AT THE QUEEN with WXPN to benefit Musician on Call, an organization that bring musicians into hospitals. For more information visit http://www.musiciansoncall.org/

LANCASTER: And on Thursday, November 12th at 8pm we travel to Lancaster, PA, to play at TELLUS 360. **This will be a WXPN PRESENTS event.** If you are nearby, please come to listen.http://www.tellus360.com/gatherings/

See you soon online, on the airwaves, or at one of our shows!
Emily / IVA