| THE OTHER LORI ANDREWS
What do a jazz harpist, a watercolor artist, and a mystery writer have in common? They’ve all collaborated on a new CD, “After Hours.” And these three different women happen to share the same name: Lori Andrews.
Their connection began a decade ago when Lori Andrews, a mystery writer and law professor, appeared on Good Morning America. A week later, she received an envelope with a return sticker labeled Lori Andrews with an address in Santa Monica. Inside was an 8” x 10” photo of jazz harpist Lori Andrews, who caught Lori #1’s television appearance. Surprised to see “her” name under the image of the talking blonde, the jazz harpist reached out in friendship. This led to Lori Andrews/Lori Andrews night at a jazz club in Marine del Rey with #1 introducing her lawyer and writer friends to #2’s musician buddies.
||Jazz harpist Lori Andrews joins mystery writer Lori Andrews at a Los Angeles signing.
With two of the arts covered—writing and music—all that was needed was a fine artist. Enter the third Lori Andrews, a San Diego watercolor artist. The perfect choice to create the cover for the jazz harpist’s latest CD, with the mystery writer providing the liner notes.
Like identical twins or triplets, the Lories sometimes mix it up. The writer sent the Lori Andrews Christmas CD to her friends, who assumed she’d been hiding her musical talents. When the writer’s publisher forgot to include an author photo on a book, the jazz harpist allowed her friends to think she’d churned out a 350-page tome in her spare time.
In a society of shrinking family sizes, the name game is an alternative way to connect. The Lories are now reaching out to an architect namesake and a member of the military.
And, if you’d like to be an honorary Lori, you can always read Lori # 1’s THE SILENT ASSASSIN, while listening to Lori # 2’s After Hours in front of Lori # 3’s painting, Blue Sky Tea.
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