A new, first effort, five track CD single by two Colorado Springs women-featuring the original Europop song "Rogue Amazon" - will be available by mid-August.
song, written, performed and produced by the Springs' Pam Jones and Juliet
in conjunction with Magic Muzik Productions and Look at You
Records, comes in two tracks, featuring Juliet as lead vocalist.
The CD's second song, recorded on three tracks, is a remake of the 1977 European hit "I Need a Man," which brought instant musical fame to singer and actress Grace Jones, Pam's older sister, and also features Juliet as lead vocalist.
Jones and Juliet, who met in 1992, formed Rogue Amazon Productions in 1997 as a performing arts company dedicated to stimulating social awareness. "Our mission is to entertain and generate financial support for institutions that work to resolve challenging community issues," Jones said, emphasizing that a benefit production of "Zooman" raised more than $10,000 for New Horizons School, Head Start and the Urban League's Child Care Center.
In addition to launching their first CD, Jones and Draper are also developing their first motion picture, tentatively titled "Camille's Magic" scheduled for shooting in October 2000. The film was written by Robert Wooldridge, owner of Gertrudes Restaurant in Old Colorado City, a close friend of Jones and Draper.
The CD is the duo's first attempt at song writing, but not their initial venture into the entertainment world.
Juliet, a full-time Colorado Springs fire fighter, has performed as a singer, dancer and actress in dozens of musical theater productions, most at the Karamu Theater in her native Cleveland.
Most recently, she starred the the 1998 drama "Zooman and the Sign" by Charles Fuller, a social commentary dealing with youth violence, at the Smokebrush Theater in Colorado Springs.
Jones, the fifth of seven children born to Jamaican parents in Ithaca, New York, was reared in Spanish Town, Jamaica, in the West Indies prior to graduating from Stephens College in Missouri and attending Harvard University's School of Divinity.
She was the owner and manager of Jones of Jamaica, a retail fabric store and haute couture in Old Colorado City, prior to opening The Body Scenter, a retail body care products company in 1986 - a business she still operates mail order.
who calls herself, "The Production Queen," thinks her initial CD has a
major chance for success, primarily because of Juliet's talent.