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Welcome! :)  I am a composer, singer, pianist, and actor with a new album on the way!  Please go to www.gofundme.com/romance for more updates on the album "Whimsical Romance"!  You may also know me as the pop artist 'Zahra Universe', but from now on, please call me by my real name Sarah Ragsdale! More about the name change HERE Peace, love, and romance... XOXO
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Check out the new song "Tolerance", my personal thoughts on a world standing together being better than a world divided.

Being Presidential! 


I am so very excited that Virginia's own Tim Kaine has been selected as Hillary Clinton's VP running mate!  Not too long ago I had the pleasure of meeting with both Senator Warner and Senator Kaine to receive recognition for "Sela Sela (Dance Together)" which was the Official Song of the Africa Cup 2013. Both of these gentlemen have a long history of service in politics to our state and country, but little did I know that one of them would now be a VP candidate - not that I am surprised! Here are a couple pictures, one with all smiles for the camera and one with the Senators checking out my cd! I thought it would be a fun time to share!

"Whimsical Romance" Album Mixing Complete! 


I cannot believe it, though it's definitely time! I think we completed the final mix today of the "Whimsical Romance" album! WOW! Thanks so much to the crew at Mobtown Studios for being so awesome to work with and working with me to make this vision come to life!  Thanks so much Mat, Emily, and Sean for everything you've done for this album, you are wonderful!

Still much more work to do! Mastering, artwork, printing, etc, but certainly a major milestone was met today! Thank you for being there for me and the continuous support along this musical journey. Please, keep sharing the gofundme as the project is still not complete by any means, but we are getting there! 

Sincere thanks, 
Sarah

"Tolerance" New Song and Message Inspired by Recent Events 


I want to be involved in the discussion on how to increase love in the world... understanding, compassion, tolerance, and respect. We cannot permit attacks of hate on any of our brothers and sisters in the human race including, but certainly not limited to, faith, race, or sexual orientation. Divisions and misunderstandings will only encourage further hatred, while respect and understanding will allow us to conquer true hate, together with love.

New Album-in-the-Works Update! 

Hello my friends! I have some long overdue updates! The songs are currently in production and mixing stages, which means that I am going back and forth allot with Mat at Mobtown Studios about sounds, instruments, and inspirations for the songs. I was thrilled to hear from him that my 'visual' notes I gave him for the songs are very helpful. For example, I'll say," it looks/sounds like a beach and red lipstick" something like that, and it helps! I thought maybe I was crazy for creating the picture, but glad that he gets it! :) 

There have been a few changes to the list of songs. I came up with two more songs that I thought really fit the theme of love and romance, so I have those now and have taken off "Dirty Little Thoughts" because I have done several recordings of that already. Even though DLT is one of my favorites and I still love to throw it in my sets and ask "does anybody have any dirty thoughts out there today?", I think it's best to share these fresh and new songs on the album!  

As I've said, these songs are born out of playing in a bar, fun and boisterous, sometimes chaotic... so I thought this was a fun clip to see of one of the songs in it's natural setting ;) , "Locomotion". You can get an idea of the sound of this 'breakup' song as well as what it really means to be the Piano Gal at the bar - not just playing and singing, but bringing people together! 



Stay tuned for more updates to come soon! Please and thank you for spreading the word about this project and  www.gofundme.com/romance!!

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