ADIRA AMRAM on Employee of the Month

Mother's Day is coming up and I can't help thinking of how perfectly Adira Amram's MOM SONG music video captures an ideal mother-daughter relationship while simultaneously tweaking our culture's expectation that mothers and daughters also be besties. Directed by Jim Turner, Adira and her mom are genuinely having fun, without shopping, beautifying themselves, or kvetching about men. Granted the duo are high.

Amram doesn't take herself too seriously, although, in our interview, the actress and performance artist reveals how growing up in a family of artists propelled her to want to stand out. She does just that when decked out in gold lame and neon leotard and legging combos, that would make Jane Fonda proud. Adira and her two phenomenal back up dancers make up Adira and the Expereince, and their musical comedy is as much a hit abroad as in the US. Amram loves to collaborate, which is why she also serves as the house band for both Arden Myrin & Lisa Delarios' monthly The Party Machine and Night of The...