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Jul 5, 2011

Robyn Springer

Robyn Springer’s voice -a melodic first alto- is like the heartbeat of Charlotte: never rushed and strumming to its own soothing rhythm. Springer, a native New Yorker, has lived in Charlotte since 2003 and performs regularly as a cover artist at The Ritz-Carlton in Uptown. A graduate of Manhattan’s famed High School of Performing Arts, she began her professional career singing jingles for commercials and doing background vocals for singers. The songstress talks to UPTOWN about touring around the world but first, gives US the deets on what keeps her up at night and who's at the top of her playlist.

REFLECTIONS: First job: Receptionist/ Admin Assist at Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. * Advice she would have given herself 10 years ago: Be true to yourself .* Working on currently: An acoustic album consisting of a mix of classics and a few originals with my guitar player Greg Cagle. * Words to live by: I try to stick with "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." * Keeps her up at night: Laundry!

DIVERSIONS: Last 3 songs played on her iPod: "The Very Best In You" by Change, "Walk Away From Love" by David Ruffin and "Stay" by Rufus & Chaka Khan. *  Currently reading: "The Grapes Of Wrath" by Steinbeck. * Last fun purchase: A loud pink printed handbag at a street fair on a visit to NYC.

PLAYING FAVORITES: Hotel: Ritz Carlton, Maui. * Getaway: Jamaica. * Entree: Porter House for two at Ruth's Chris Steak House. * Drink: White Russian. * Guilty pleasure: Dark Chocolate.

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