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Francis joins her singing siblings for Xmas

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
December 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
"General Hospital" actress Genie Francis is trying something new -- singing. The soap star and her siblings have joined forces to put together a Christmas CD.The Francis family: Kenneth, Genie and Ivor, are enjoying their time together as singing siblings.

Together, they've come out with an album of Christmas music with what she calls "a retro feel."

"This is new for me," said Genie. "I've never sung before, but my brothers have been doing it all their whole lives so I feel sort of safe with them. They hold me up."

Genie gives her brothers a lot of credit for helping her discover a new talent.

"If I sound good on this album, it's entirely because of my brothers," said Genie. "They made me sound better than I am."

As children Genie and her brothers remember magical Christmas's. As adults, producing this album feels pretty magical for the brothers as well.

"When the three of us came together and started singing and the harmonies clicked together, it was almost like this angelic feeling in the room," said Ivor.

"For me, it's been a wonderful experience to have the family work together because, honestly, that's the most important thing to me," said Kenneth.

And sales of the album are currently available on iTunes and Amazon.com is also helping a children's mission in Cuerno Vaca, Mexico.

"It helps the kids with food, clothes, and education. Tutoring is really important because there's so much poverty in this area, the kids can't afford to go to school," said Genie. "The parents are illiterate and there's just no way out for these people. So what we're trying to do is we're trying to let a generation out."

For one night only, you can catch the Francis family perform live this Saturday, Dec. 5, at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood.


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