A bay area resident, Shaughnessy McGhee, sings part of Claire’s song called “The Village” for the San Jose Mercury News. Watch video at


Claire is SO PROUD to announce that her cousin Sandy Mix will be singing in CARNAGIE HALL with the Ohio Philharmonic Symphony!!! Claire will be in Denver at the time of the concert and won’t be able to see Sandy, but she is very excited for her.

Sandy, an accomplished pianist, and vocalist, is also part of the research team for Gila River and Mama. “She is an exceptional, charismatic person”, Claire says. GO MIXS!!!

Mixer attending conference in Denver

From July 1- 7 Claire will be attending the Japanese-American Civil Liberties Conference in Denver CO. There she will meet and interviw former internees and a host of Japanese American political figures, and in the entertainment industry, such as Goerge Takei.

Claire feels very fortunate to have been invited to attend; thanks to the help of Heyeo Shishino, Ben Tanooka, and Charles Class.
related: Conference web site