Friday, October 31, 2014
Too real to be a book. We grew up fearing it. These teens survived it. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Gary Rodriquez Escape Through The Wilderness Four teens trip to an adventure camp goes terribly wrong following a river rafting accident. Now they must work together to battle vicious animals and survive overwhelming odds. Escape Through The Wilderness a thrilling adventure you won't soon forget! A genuinely intriguing page turner, Escape Through The Wilderness is a timely reminder that children's adventure stories remain ever popular and this is one that deserves to grab the spotlight. A full on attention grabber from the start, Rodriguez spins his debut in endearing prose, his plot exciting, inventive and wholly convincing in its implementation, with plenty of unpredicted twists and turns along the way. Undeniably, a story about friendship, his young protagonists are ably observed with well-crafted personas which allow room for growth as their peril evolves. It’s a splendid telling that will certainly engage the imaginations of his young readers. There’s suspense, plenty of tension and gratifyingly dark overtures which children will lap up, but it never feels rushed with every chapter leaving the reader hungry for more. On cursory reflection it is simply a cracking story, but the thematic undertones reflect the loss of innocence and the fundamental issue of survival which would be invaluable for parent-child discussion. A rip roaring read that is sure to thrill, Escape Through The Wilderness certainly deserves your attention and is highly recommended.
The man that would grow up to be Mike Myers in Halloween. Now stars in the perfect Halloween movie Compound Fracture. Who and what is family will never be questioned again. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor Tyler Mane Level 33 Entertainment announced today the release of the highly anticipated horror feature film COMPOUND FRACTURE coming to DVD and VOD on May 13, 2014. Bringing together three iconic figures in the horror pantheon, COMPOUND FRACTURE stars Tyler Mane (Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN), Muse Watson (Ben Willis in I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER), and Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in the new FRIDAY THE 13TH). The movie will be available at all major retail and rental outlets including Walmart, Best Buy, iTunes, and Amazon.com at an SRP of $14.98. Produced by Mane Entertainment, written by Renae Geerlings & Tyler Mane, and directed by Anthony Rickert-Epstein, COMPOUND FRACTURE is a supernatural thriller about a broken family with a history of abuse and dementia that is forced to find a common ground to fight a greater supernatural threat. The film stars Tyler Mane, Muse Watson, Derek Mears, Leslie Easterbrook (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), Renae Geerlings (HALLOWEEN II), Daniel Roebuck (LOST), Todd Farmer (JASON X), Jelly Howie (DEXTER) and Alex Saxon (CHAPMAN). Prior to its home entertainment release, COMPOUND FRACTURE enjoyed a successful limited theatrical release and film festival run across the United States and Canada, receiving glowing reviews and winning “Best of Festival” at the Hot Springs Horror Film Festival.
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Zombies are the hottest fad since... wait everything else died off. How much do you know about zombies/ From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the author of the zombie encyclopedia Nick Redfern "Even if you’re a zombie fanatic, I’ll wager you know only a fraction of zombie facts, lore, and legend. Well, now you can get completely up to speed with The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead. This book provides comprehensive information about every zombie movie and TV show ever made. The most interesting entries . are the ones about creatures, lore, or historical events with which I am not familiar." - About.com "The Zombie Book is appropriately chock full of relative zombie items. It’s not just all films and/or legends but more an overview of items and subjects that fall under higher interest items in the zombie genre. This is a great zombie reference book presented by 2 amazing authors. - HorrorNews.net "...an amazing anthology that shows how zombie myths have grown throughout history and around the world. ... A fascinating, informative collection that anyone interested in the history of zombies will want to read. It’s funny, scary, and sometimes shocking." - Library Journal Rampaging, driven, killing machines. Soulless and dead. Infected and infectious. Zombies. The epidemic of the living dead is stronger than ever in today’s pop culture, but long before exotic viruses, biological warfare, and sinister military experiments brought the dead back to life in our cinemas and on our television screens, there were the dark spells and incantations of the ancient Egyptians, the Sumerians, and the Babylonians. Blending the historical with the modern, the biographical with the literary, the plants and animals with bacteria and viruses, the mythological with the horrifying true tales, The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead is a comprehensive resource to understanding zombies. More than 230 entries cover everything from hit television shows, books, and movies to zombies’ ignominious role in folklore and mythology. Learn about mad cow disease, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the Centers for Disease Control preparing for the end of the world, and much, much more. This is the definitive guide to zombies from two experts on the unexplained and paranormal. ABOUT NICK REDFERN Nick Redfern is the author of 30 books on UFOs and cryptozoology, including Monster Files; The Real Men in Black; The NASA Conspiracies; and Strange Secrets. He has appeared on more than 70 TV shows, including: the BBC’s Out of This World; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; and the History Channel’s Monster Quest.
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Rain sleet snow or Hornets Basketball and even Halloween... Andrew Shulz from MTV's Girl and Guy Code hits the Comedy Zone Charlotte this weekend!!! cltcomedyzone,com Unplugged and Totally Uncut on I Heart Radio The most familiar face on MTV hits the streets of America inside comedy clubs and colleges. At six feet two his humor is mountain sized and beyond. Up to date, current with the times and very New York funny.
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It's Halloween!!! All day its interviews with the people that made the scary movies and those that write about them. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Mike Mayor the creator of the Ultimate Horror Guide Horror films' popularity has endured since the silent era, flaring from time to time in concert with public paranoia about the atomic bomb, mad serial killers, outof- control technology, and maniacal monsters lurking around every corner. The unleashing of technology, rapidly changing and dominating our lives, serves as an undercurrent for the ongoing wave of terror movies. The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies by Mike Mayo (Visible Ink Press / $19.95) covers the genre monstrously well, with reviews of over 1,000 of the best, weirdest, wickedest, wackiest, and most entertaining scary movies from every age of horror. Highlighting each era's particular fear and paranoia, no gravestone is left unturned to bring entertaining critiques of the silent killers of the ’20s, Dracula and Frankenstein of the ’30s;superbugs and atomic monsters of the ’50s, the Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween films of the ’80s, the serial murders of the ’90s, the vampires, werewolves, and zombies of today, and more. With reviews on many overlooked, underappreciated gems such as Alice Sweet Alice, Daughters of Darkness and Zombie, as well as the numerous Stephen King adaptations and modern updates such as Night of the Living Dead 3D and The Wolfman, new devotees and discriminating dark-cinema enthusiasts alike will love this big, beautiful, end-all, be-all guide to an always popular film genre. A captive fan of horror films since he first saw the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Mike Mayo explores horror themes from the hokey (e.g. man-eating bunnies in Night of the Lepus) to the just plain bloody. Written by a fan for fans, The Horror Show Guide helps lead even the uninitiated to unexpected treasures of unease and mayhem with lists of similar motifs, including Urban Horrors; Nasty Bugs, Mad Scientists and Maniacal Medicos; Evil Dolls; Bad Hair Days; Big Bad Werewolves; Most Appetizing Cannibals; Classic Ghost Stories; Fiendish Families; Guilty Pleasures; Literary Adaptations; Horrible Highways and Byways; Post-Apocalyptic Horrors; Most Regrettable Remakes; Towns with a Secret; and much more.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
15 years ago... We lost John F Kennedy Jr. Away from the weekly trash magazines at the grocery store. Who was he? What was it like being America's first and only Prince? From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the author of The Good Son Christopher Andersen In THE GOOD SON: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved by Christopher Andersen (Gallery Books; on sale October 28th; Hardcover; $27.00), the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys—including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night of his tragic death. It’s hard to believe that fifteen years ago John F. Kennedy Jr., the crown prince of Camelot and heir to his father’s charming good looks and relentless ambition, ultimately inherited JFK’s tragic legacy, too. As we remember JFK Jr.’s remarkable life and untimely death, master biographer Andersen explores the unique connection between the extraordinary son who captivated America and the beautiful and mysterious mother who molded him into a man. Like many parents and their children, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and JFK Jr. shared an intense, tender, and nurturing bond. It was, quite simply, the most important relationship in John’s life. With riveting insight, Andersen reveals how mother and son influenced, challenged, and supported each other through good times and bad. THE GOOD SON unveils startling new details about a family we thought we already knew, including: • John’s reaction to his mother’s bout with suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs following JFK’s assassination in Dallas •Jackie’s tumultuous marriage to the Greek shipping magnate and the surreal and ultimately catastrophic impact the Onassis years had on John Jr.’s upbringing •The power Jackie wielded over John Jr.’s affairs with high-profile celebrities, including trysts with Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, and others (and one particularly secretive dalliance only Jackie and others) •The premonitions that terrified Jackie about John’s fate – which, tragically, came to eventual fruition on that fateful July evening •New details about John’s turbulent marriage, the senseless plane crash that took his life and the lives of the Bessette sisters, the aftermath of shock, loss, grief, and confusion. At once bittersweet, provocative, thoughtful, and inspiring, THE GOOD SON is the compelling, often heartbreaking tale of lives tested by history, tragedy, and the public eye – the impossible-to-put-down story of two of America’s most beloved and enduring figures, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son. ABOUT CHRISTOPHER ANDERSEN Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of sixteen New York Times bestsellers, including his most recent biography of Jack and Jackie Kennedy, These Few Precious Days, and his book about JFK Jr., The Day John Died, which reached number one. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages worldwide. A former Time contributing editor and longtime senior editor of People, he has also written hundreds of articles for such publications as the New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair.
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James Bond and Arroe together? From the I Heart Radio Studio... I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Sir Roger Moore Roger Moore was born on October 14, 1927, in London, England. An art school student of painting, he made his film debut as an extra in 1945, and appeared in small roles on stage and in films prior to army service. Moore appeared on Broadway in A Pin to See the Peepshow (1953) and in the Hollywood film The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954). On television he won stardom as the action-man hero of such series as Ivanhoe (1958), The Alaskans (1960-'61) and The Persuaders (1972-'73), but most especially, the character of Simon Templar in The Saint (1962-'69). His own wittiest critic, Moore brought a lightweight insouciance to the role of James Bond in seven films between Live and Let Die (1973) and A View to a Kill (1985). Recent films include Spice World (1997). He was knighted in 2003. Moore was named a commander in France's National Order of Arts and Letters on October 8, 2008. The award is one of France's highest honors. The actor was in Paris to promote his memoir, My Word Is My Bond. In 2012 as James Bond films celebrated its 50th anniversary, Moore released a collection of his memories about playing 007 entitled Bond On Bond: Reflections On 50 Years of James Bond Movies ABOUT HIS BOOK ONE LUCKY BASTARD In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he’s an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over, but he’s also a well-known prankster, joker, and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen he has always been up for some fun. In ONE LUCKY BASTARD: Tales from Tinseltown (Lyons Press, October 2014, 978-0-4930-0797-4, $26.95 hardcover) Moore lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood—sharing outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Sean Connery, Tony Curtis, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Cubby Broccoli, and more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, these extraordinary tales from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best.
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Until you know the story. You can't truly celebrate the glory. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music: a jazz pianist and composer whose illustrious career has spanned seven decades, fourteen Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and most recently, a Kennedy Center Honor. In his new memoir, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, he reflects on his life and thriving career. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis’s second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; he now reveals the method behind his undeniable musical genius. Born in Chicago in 1940, 14-time Grammy Winner Herbie Hancock was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. He also developed a passion for electronics and science, and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College. He acted and played in the film Round Midnight (1986) and won an Oscar for his score. River: The Joni Letters won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 2007. In 2011 he was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and received a Kennedy Center Honor in December of 2013. In May 2014 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from SFJazz.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
John Denver brilliantly painted the portrait of a simple thoughts. Before you could tune out your body had already began singing his lyrics. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man that touring the nation keeping John's creative flow alive. Performing at Knight Theater November 7 and 8th... this is Jim Curry. A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION Nov 7 & Nov 8 - Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts Albert-George Schram, conducting John Denver's music is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join the Charlotte Symphony and acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to one of the most beloved singer-songwriters ever to grace the stage. Curry, who's voice was heard in the CBS TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver's music in sold-out shows throughout the country and is today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of hits such as "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine On My Shoulders," "Country Roads," and "Annie's Song." Tickets are $25.00 - $79.00.
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I talked to real Rock Stars today. American Snipers. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Marines Jack and Jason When Jack Coughlin penned his riveting New York Times bestselling memoir, Shooter, readers were exposed for one of the first times ever to the misunderstood world of the American sniper force. Coughlin discussed not only the intense strategy of the sniper but also how the silent, singular act takes a unique and different type of toll on a soldier. With his first nonfiction book since that memoir, Coughlin and co-author John R. Bruning, reflect back on Coughlin’s extraordinary career as the top ranked Marine sniper, while also exploring the lives and careers of some of America’s most effective snipers, some still currently on active duty, during key missions and campaigns in the war on terror in, SHOCK FACTOR: American Snipers in the War on Terror. What is Shock Factor? In Jack Coughlin’s words, "It’s the breaking down of psychological defenses in battle where a sniper is involved. Those in the sniper’s crosshairs think, "It can’t hit me. The odds are with me. They aren’t aiming at me." But with each kill shot from a sniper the shooter strips away those defenses. Such a realization can cause an entire unit to seize up in the middle of battle. Men who moments before were filled with courage and resolve will forget everything as their self-preservation instincts kick in. They will lose control and run.the ability to create panic wins battles. We call this the Shock Factor. It is a sniper’s greatest weapon." The book reads like a page-turning thriller but what really sets it apart from so many other military books today is that it is written to focus on the deeply human drama that is the life of the modern sniper. Their "battles within the battle" separate them from all others in war. From the streets of Ramadi to the skyline of Baghdad, the reader will follow those in SHOCK FACTOR in desperate struggles facing down enormous odds. The intensity of the one-on-one tactics the snipers use when tracking those combatants they are hunting will captivate each reader. Even more so, however, will be those intense stories of when one sniper is hunting down another sniper. Coughlin also shows the harshest side of the Middle East conflict, exposing horrific violations of human rights, even by our own Allies. SHOCK FACTOR’s gripping accounts of harrowing combat, buried truths, and secrets revealed could only be told by snipers to a trusted member of their own elite, cloistered brotherhood, and a brave warrior in his own right as well as being the highest ranked Marine sniper while on active duty. SHOOTER “The combat narratives here recount battlefield action with considerable energy…A renowned sniper, Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.”- Washington Post Book World “[Jack Coughlin] is one of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best. When I asked one his commanders about his skills, the commander smiled and said, ‘I’m glad he’s on our side.’”- Peter Maas, war correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor “A uniquely poignant look into the life of one trained to live in the shadows…some of the most poignant action ever recorded in a modern Marine memoir.”- Seapower Magazine ABOUT JACK COUGHLIN Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC (Ret.): served in the Marine Corps as a sniper for over two decades culminating in his service with the Third Battalion, Fourth Marine during the drive to Baghdad in 2003. During his time in active duty he has operated on a wide range of assignments in hotspots around the world and was the top ranked Marine sniper during his active military service. Coughlin is the author of the New York Times blockbuster bestseller, Shooter, as well as a series of bestselling sniper novels, Kill Zone, Dead Shot, Clean Kill, An Act of Treason, Time to Kill, and On Scope.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The first question of every interview is always my favorite. The goal is to unlock the block. I'm not People Magazine and you sure aren't going to get someone that takes you serious. It's Art!!! So show it off. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Christopher Titus in town November 9th Christopher Titus' new show starts with why comedy keeps the death toll down and ends with him talking at his own funeral. In between Titus again takes you down some roads that may be unlikely to win him a CNN heroes award but will always be hilarious. His tribute to the NRA, The Boston terrorists and how life is pretty much gonna go for all of us will again drive home the fact that comedy doesn't have to be low level. With some of his most surprising material yet Christopher Titus again shows in his sixth ninety minute special why he is one of the best comics working today. http://www.christophertitus.com/tour/
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One should naturally believe that having a British accent automatically makes them a fan of the Rolling Stones. While sharing a conversation with such a talent from the big screen. The one asking questions should never mention that the actor would make a better Keith Richards. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor Malcolm McDowell Of his four decades on screen, Malcolm McDowell's most notorious performance was inarguably that of the twisted, disturbingly jubilant sociopath at the center of Stanley Kubrick's surreal satire, "A Clockwork Orange" (1971). When the popularity of pointed, edgy British filmmaking faded, the young spokesman of a generation was unconcerned with parlaying his acclaim into mainstream movie stardom. McDowell's habit of fielding offers both good and bad led him to rival only countryman Michael Caine in sheer amount of screen time. His "Clockwork" breakout led to career-long castings as bad guys in many lesser artistic achievements, ranging from John Badham's actioner "Blue Thunder" (1983) to a high profile role as "the man who killed Captain Kirk" in "Star Trek: Generations" (1994). With his low voice and early head of snow white hair, McDowell was cast as professors, military men, doctors, and megalomaniacs, generally favoring offbeat projects like Paul Schrader's unsettling "Cat People" (1982) and the post-apocalyptic "Tank Girl" (1995). With the exception of his leading role in the rock-n-roll comedy "Get Crazy" (1983) and a hilarious run on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Pearl" (1996-97), McDowell was under appreciated for his sharp comic skills, and into his senior years the actor's high profile roles in Rob Zombie's "Halloween" films (2007, 2009) and a stint as a manipulative Hollywood player on the HBO drama "Entourage" ensured that a new generation of audiences also came also to associate him with the villainous and sinister. ABOUT MALCOLM McDOWELL'S NEW FILM FREE FALL, ON BLU-RAY AND DVD OCTOBER 28th Just like people, corporations can hold secrets. And for those who uncover them, silence is not only golden, but sometimes it is the difference between life and death. On October 28th, Anchor Bay Entertainment will present the intense suspense thriller Free Fall on Blu-rayT and DVD. The feature directorial debut of Malek Akkad (producer of the Halloween franchise), Free Fall is a nail-biting journey through the ruthless and potentially deadly corporate jungle. Boasting a stellar cast which includes D.B. Sweeney (Taken 2, Fire in the Sky, the upcoming “To Appomattox” miniseries), Sarah Butler (I Spit On Your Grave, The Demented, Treachery), Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town,” My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jayson Blair (“The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” “The New Normal”) and screen legend Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, The Artist), Free Fall will do for elevators what Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho did for showers. The SRP is $26.99 for Blu Ray ™, $22.98 for DVD. A top executive is killed in an apparent suicide leap from the skyscraper headquarters of Gault Capital. But when the dead man’s loyal protégé Jane Porter (Butler) uncovers some startling criminal evidence, the corporation calls in their “crisis manager” Frank (Sweeney) to silence her forever. Eluding her pursuer, Jane soon finds herself trapped in an elevator between floors on a holiday weekend in a very empty building. With their cat and mouse game seemingly at check-mate, Jane must summon all her courage and wits to escape. But she soon discovers that surviving a cold-blooded killer may mean a very long drop to the ground floor. Bonus features on Free Fall Blu-ray™ and DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette
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Monday, October 27, 2014
When "I" created Unplugged and Totally Uncut for I Heart Radio last year. It was never supposed to be anything more than a place for creative imaginations to hook up. Sweden's YOYO has pushed the writing instrument to a level of unexpected expression. It's never too early for a great piece of Christmas music. I issued a challenge for Poet';s to write new material and YOYO didn't just sit there. When I set out to create a journey through Radio's next level of play. I knew the adventure would be overwhelming as well as creative by way of building lasting relationships with writers, producers and performers around the world. But no where in the process of putting thought into action did I ask for the end result of another author's writing instrument. And for that I am deeply grateful. But know in your heart that there are millions of writers, poets and musicians hiding in their homes. They fear the judgment of others. My only ambition in creating these three I Heart Radio channels is to invite the timid to step outside and play. The world is waiting for your music and all things creative. I believe in you... All it takes is one to begin a process of art filled success. YOYO's new Christmas song is available on Amazon, ITunes and so many other places of creative flow.
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Doctors have always gotten a bad rap. I know some nurses and they all say those medical people are ego driven to the max. This doctor has some brilliant new ideas about eating right for Fall and Winter. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Dr Travis Stork from The Doctors Dr. Travis Stork is an Emmy®-nominated host of the award-winning talk show The Doctors, and a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned his M.D. with honors from the University of Virginia, being elected into the prestigious honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha for outstanding academic achievement. Based on his experiences in the ER, Dr. Stork is driven to teach people how to prevent illness before it happens. As a motivational speaker on the topic of health and wellness, Dr. Stork teaches people how to achieve optimal health by focusing on the 200-plus seemingly inconsequential health decisions people make throughout each day. Dr. Stork is passionate about improving health care access and delivery in his role as chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for MDLIVE, a leading telehealth provider of online and on-demand health care services. He is also on the medical advisory board for Men's Health magazine and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Doctor's Diet, in addition to The Lean Belly Prescription and The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription for Optimal Wellness. His next book, The Doctor's Diet Cookbook, will be released in October 2014. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Stork is a devotee of mountain and road biking, whitewater kayaking and hiking with his dog. The Doctors, now in its seventh season, won the 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative and has been nominated five times in the category. In addition, Dr. Stork and his co-hosts on The Doctors received consecutive Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2011 and 2012. ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK THE DOCTOR'S DIET COOKBOOK A companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling diet book that has swept the nation, The Doctor's Diet Cookbook is a collection of simple, delicious, and balanced recipes that will help you maintain a healthy weight now and throughout your life. The highly flexible and workable plan in The Doctor's Diet unlocked the power of 10 Food Prescriptions to activate weight loss while restoring health, preventing disease and adding years to readers’ lives, and this cookbook is an extension of that plan. The positive feedback on the tasty recipes in The Doctor’s Diet was overwhelming, and you demanded more. So, in The Doctor's Diet Cookbook, Dr. Travis Stork brings brand new, easy-to-follow and quick-to-prepare ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and, of course, dessert, all designed to support your weight loss efforts and keep you at optimal health. Dr. Travis believes that in order to commit to healthy eating, our food must taste good and these meals reflect his passion by presenting unique food variations that are delightful for the palate, as well as for the waistline. Plus, it’s flexible for almost any dietary restriction or choice; whether you’re a “meat and potatoes” type, a vegetarian, or watching your sodium or sugar intake, this cookbook has mouthwatering options for you.
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Pink Floyd reaches beyond old fashioned print to get to fans. The closer we get to the November 10th release of their new collection of music. The more they're talking about it through Radio's next level of play...the internet. The secret of modern music success no longer rests on print pasted to RollingStone and Guitar magazine. Pink Floyd's gotten into the act of tease. Slowly releasing new information every day about the November 10th release of The Endless River
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Friday, October 24, 2014
The professional wrestling ring wasn't big enough for what he truly wanted to play. It now includes the rock band Fozzy and three best selling books. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chris Jericho The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea (Gotham Books, October 14, 2014, hardcover & eBook) begins with Chris Jericho’s return to wrestling in 2007—a letdown for himself and his fans. His new short hair and same old frat-guy insults fell on deaf ears. But despite his sluggish return to the WWE, Jericho refused to give up. He ditched the big talker persona, taking cues from cold, closed-mouth on-screen villains and hard asses. No more autographs, no more baby-faced interviews, and no more boisterous monologues: Jericho was done talking. It was time to shut-up and do whatever it took to be The Best in the World. What followed from 2007 to 2010 were arguably the best years of Jericho’s noteworthy career to date, with three world title reigns and being named the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) ‘Wrestler of the Year’ two years in a row. THE BEST IN THE WORLD chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of those three years, including: • Scaring off Mickey Rourke • His feud with Shawn Michaels • An escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken down rental car shuttle • As well as stories with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson. With contributions from his adoring 'Jerichoholics', Chris catalogues various antics of his long and lustrous career. He tells of the origins of catchphrases, finishing moves, his venture into music, rivalries with fellow wrestlers, and turn to acting. With his one-of-a-kind comedic voice, Chris explains his wrestling reinvention with entertaining detail. His knack for getting himself into screwball situations (both in and out of the ring), make for great storytelling. ABOUT CHRIS JERICHO Chris Jericho, author of NYT bestselling A Lion’s Tale and Undisputed, is the son of NHL hockey player Ted Irvine. He has been named one of the top ten wrestlers in the world and one of the top five talkers by the WWE. He performs with the band, Fozzy, which critics have called “larger than life and wildly entertaining.” Chris splits his time between Los Angeles and Tampa, where he lives with his wife and three children. A REVIEW OF THE BOOK FROM KIRKUS REVIEW : The WWE wrestler and entertainer chronicles his latest alcohol-fueled adventures and his push to become a bigger celebrity. Jericho (Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps) is back to regale us with tales from a life filled with drunken nights on the pro-wrestling circuit, performances with his heavy-metal band, Fozzy, and, increasingly, appearances on network TV. Along the way, we get to know Jericho's informal storytelling style, with its self-deprecating humor and many pop-culture references. Pro-wrestling fans, casual and hard-core alike, will have their interest piqued by the volatile relationship between Jericho and WWE's head honcho, Vince McMahon. Jericho also devotes plenty of space to the ways in which he carefully planned his wrestling feuds with recent icons like Shawn Michaels and older legends like Ricky Steamboat. The confrontations have never been limited to fellow wrestlers: Jericho took a punch from Mike Tyson, endured a tongue lashing from Bob Barker and narrowly escaped an all-out brawl with Mickey Rourke (and his crew of bone-breakers). Metalheads will certainly appreciate Jericho's encyclopedic knowledge of hard-core rock bands and his childlike anxiety when meeting stars like Ozzy Osbourne and the members of Metallica. Jericho also recounts his experiences on Dancing with the Stars, which allowed him to showcase his personality as an entertainer, not just a pro wrestler. Laced with deadpan comedic quips and diabolical schemes to further his position as a wrestling villain, this book makes a strong case for Jericho's extensive skill set as a performer. A rollicking ride through a large swath of the entertainment industry.
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Taking Reality Television and giving it a taste. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the Kardashians Mom... Kris Jenner From America’s favorite momager comes a new cookbook and entertainment guide filled with Kris Jenner’s very own insightful tips and favorite recipes. Kris Jenner has done everything under the sun from starring as the matriarch in Keeping Up With the Kardashians to writing a New York Times bestselling memoir entitled Kris Jenner… And All Things Kardashian. She now hosts her own television show, Kris, where she chats with friends and family about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. This book is another way to bring fans into Kris’s home with recipes and entertaining tips that can be used by anyone and everyone. Join Kris as she rolls up her sleeves to dish out tips on how to do it all and have it all in her new cookbook/entertainment guide.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Until you have seen them live. You will never know why they've become the Norman Rockwell's of this generation. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Paul O'Neil from Trans Siberian Orchestra 71 cities. The 2014 tour. The roadies have loaded the trucks, the buses and every sleigh. You better not pout. You better not cry. Trans Siberian Orchestra is coming to town. http://www.trans-siberian.com/tour
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For years Minnie Driver has talked about one day recording music. Wait until you hear her voice and the standards she chose. You too could be asking, "Will you dance with me?" From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with one of Hollywoods biggest artists... "This would have come a lot sooner, but I had a baby, and I wanted to focus on being a mum for awhile," Minnie Driver says of Ask Me to Dance, her third Rounder/Zöe album, and her first new release since 2007. In a musical career that's run concurrently with her endeavors as one of her generation's most acclaimed and in-demand actresses, Minnie Driver has consistently demonstrated an organic, distinctive set of talents that have been honed through a lifetime of music-making. Ask Me to Dance marks another notable landmark in Driver's creative evolution. Where her first two albums, 2004's Everything I've Got In My Pocket and 2007's Seastories, focused on her own vivid songwriting, Ask Me to Dance finds the artist interpreting a selection of compositions by some of her favorite songwriters, demonstrating the breadth of her musical interests while showcasing her substantial interpretive skills. Driver lends her warmly expressive voice to an impressively diverse set of songs, underlining her talent as a song stylist as well as her deeply personal engagement with the material. She submerges herself in the bittersweet vibe of "Waltz #2" by Elliott Smith, whom Driver befriended when both were in the early stages of their respective careers, and brings a jazzy lilt to The Cure's "Close To Me." While her readings of Neil Young's "Tell Me Why," John Prine's "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness," and Neil Finn's "Better Be Home Soon" cut straight to the emotional heart of those songs, she reinvents the Killers' "Human" as an affecting country ballad, reworks the swinging Sinatra standard "Fly Me To The Moon" as a stark, moody ballad, and recasts Stevie Wonder's "Master Blaster" as a pensive, introspective mood piece. "This is something that I've always wanted to do," Driver says of the covers project. "Every single song on it has enormous resonance for me, for one reason or another. It's called Ask Me to Dance because a lot of it is my entire teenage experience of standing at the side of a dark dance hall, just willing someone to ask me to dance. Some of these songs are the ones that helped me through being a teenager. "But it wasn't just about going back to the past," she continues. "The point was to choose songs that I felt a real connection to, and then metabolizing the song and seeing how I could bring something new to it. It was much harder than I thought it would be, and it was quite a challenge to try to turn these songs into something new, and to find myself in them in a way that would also be meaningful to other people." London-born Amelia Fiona Driver spent much of her early childhood in Barbados, until her parents separated and sent her back to England to attend boarding school. As a teenager, she began singing and playing guitar in London jazz clubs, while earning her degree in drama from the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. By the time she reached her 20s, she was acting regularly on British TV, while singing with the jazz group Puff, Rocks and Brown. "I don't know if I actually did the whole Malcolm Gladwell thing of playing for 10,000 hours, but I felt like I did," Driver recalls. "I had planned to make music my primary thing, but then I got offered a film and it all went off in a different direction. At the time, I thought that I was ready to take on the music industry, but I don't think that I really was. I had to grow up enough to have something to say."
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You won't listen to this. Because research shows that the act of violence has to happen first. Then you decide to protect. After... From the I Heart Radio Studio we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Wendy Miller from Damsel in Defense. Damsel In Defense was founded in September of 2011 by two Idaho women with a passion for safety. Being moms, non-lethal defense was their main objective. Moms will do anything to protect themselves and their kids, but guns were not an option in their homes. If there were other options made available that were just as effective in disabling an attacker and non-lethal they wanted them. Looking at the US National Statistics of crimes against women, these friends knew they needed to make them available to their friends and other safety conscious women as well. Appreciating safety just as much as a great accessory, they set out and formed a line of safe and sassy products that women could feel fashionable carrying, as well as empowered. These products quickly received an overwhelming response in Idaho, but being busy moms of little ones they knew that they could not get this necessary product to the rest of the country on their own. In October of 2011, Damsel in Defense signed up their first Independent Damsel Pro. -founders of Damsel in Defense Named NAWBO’s Business Woman of the Year. The co-founders of a Meridian, Idaho-based direct-selling company, Damsel in Defense, have been named the 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Business Woman of the Year Up & Coming Winners. The nominees, Mindy Lin and Bethany Hughes, founded Damsel in Defense in September of 2011 to help equip, empower and educate women about personal protection. The nominees were named as winners at the 2013 NAWBO Gala on Saturday, May 5. The mission of Damsel in Defense is extremely personal to Mindy Lin and Bethany Hughes. “1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. College age women are 4 times more likely to be assaulted. Every 2 minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted. One aggravated assault occurs every 35 seconds.” Recognizing the staggering US national statistics regarding crimes against women, these friends knew they needed to create and offer solutions to their friends and other safety-conscious women as well. Appreciating safety, just as much as a great accessory, they set out and formed a line of safe and sassy personal protection products that women could feel fashionable carrying, but more importantly, feel empowered to protect themselves and their children. Lin and Hughes have a heart and purpose bigger than themselves. The duo created a Choice Charity program to be able to give generously to multiple charitable donations monthly. Damsel in Defense holds a monthly Choice Charity nomination on their corporate Facebook page. Each month, Damsel in Defense asks for their Facebook “likers” to nominate one charity that Damsel in Defense will donate to. To date, Damsel in Defense has donated thousands of dollars to: Wipe Every Tear; Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA); Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN); Cancer.org and Children’s Hope Residential Services Inc, Restore Innocence and Project Night Light. ' In less than 3 years Damsel in Defense has welcomed over 6,000 Independent Damsel Pros to its nationwide team, which is still growing. Damsel in Defense has been featured on many NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliate newscasts across the nation. The products were seen nationally on NBC’s Today Show and the company was featured in a New York Times article. MORE INFO ABOUT DAMSEL IN DEFENSE PRODUCTS Empowering Women Through Stylish and Portable Self-Defense Products Have you ever found yourself in a dangerous situation that you didn’t know how to get out of? Do you often feel vulnerable to physical attacks when traveling alone? It is completely normal to feel vulnerable against a potential attack or crime. After all, no one wants to be a victim of such violence. It is important to know that women are not the only targets of such attacks but some attackers might find women to be easier targets especially by male assailants. This is why knowing how to defend oneself against a potential attack is important. You don’t necessarily have to learn a form of martial arts to defend yourself, as there are portable weapons that you can take with you when going out or keep near you at home for self-defense purposes. Wondering how you can get a hold of such self-defense weapons? Well, one direct sales company in particular carries a line of self-defense weapons especially designed for women. Damsel in Defense is all about empowering women by providing them with the necessary tools for self-defense. Remember you won’t always have someone to defend you so it’s better to have the means to defend yourself and the people around you. Self-Defense Products So what exactly can you expect from Damsel in Defense’s line of products? Basically, everything you’ll ever need to defend yourself! From stun guns to pepper sprays to portable alarm systems, Damsel in Defense has you covered! Want to explore their amazing product line? Take a look at what they have to offer below: Stun Guns Damsel in Defense’s stun guns may be small but they can easily incapacitate someone with one attack. Stun guns are used in close-contact situations so you have to know exactly how to use it and which button to push. After all, a second can make all the difference if you ever find yourself in the middle of an assault. Damsel in Defense offers five stun gun options in voltages ranging from 950k volts to 7.5 million volts. Some of the varieties they offer even come in clever disguises so attackers won’t know right away that you have a powerful electroshock weapon with you. Their “Pack a Punch” stun gun looks like a flashlight and works like a flashlight but it is equipped with 7.5 million volts of electric power. The “Hot Lips” stun gun looks like a lipstick and even comes with a lipstick cap but it has 950k volts of electric power and the “Call Me Crazy” stun gun looks like a cute little mobile phone and even has all the buttons to show for it but is 4.5 million volts strong! All their stun guns are rechargeable so just make sure to keep it charged and pack it in your purse at all times. It would help to keep an extra one by your bedside drawer too. Pepper Spray Pepper sprays are perhaps one of the most common self-defense tools used by women because they are much more accessible than other weapons. Damsel in Defense offers three types of Pepper spray options in varying sizes. They also come in cute pink and purple varieties, perfect for every stylish personality! The “Pouch O Pepper” and “Hardcore” variety both come in half-ounce bottles and can be used as key chains and the “Take 2” variety comes in two-ounce canisters if you feel more secure knowing that you have more liquid to spray should you ever find yourself being attacked. The great thing about Damsel in Defense’s pepper spray is that they can be sprayed from up to 12 feet away just in case you have to defend yourself from a distance. They also contain UV dye so the cops can easily identify who the attacker is later on. This spray bottle can save your life so it’s always useful having one within close reach. Other Self-Defense and Security Products Looking for a more portable weapon to take with you? A kubotan might just be what you are looking for! These pen-like self-defense weapons come with key chains. They may look harmless and they may look small but they can cause intense pain or even temporary paralysis. It also helps strengthen a defensive strike, just simply target sensitive areas. Just attack with as much strength as you can and the kubotan will take care of the rest! Other useful products offered by Damsel in Defense includes a portable key alarm system that’s 120 decibels loud for situations when you need help, a portable child monitor that you can clip to your child so that you can trigger an alarm should you ever lose sight of your little one while you are out, and a door alarm system that can be activated to sound whenever someone opens the door in your home. Another useful item from Damsel in Defense is the “Aquanet Keepsafe Diversion Safe”, which looks like a can of hair spray but is really a container for valuables like money and jewelry so no one will ever suspect what’s inside. With Damsel in Defense’s powerful self-defense products, you’ll never have to be in distress again even when someone tries to attack you when you are alone. Website: http://www.damselindefense.net/
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Performing this weekend at Charlotte's Comedy Zone. It's Carlos Mencia!!!! From the I Heart Radio Studio we are Unplugged and Totally and I mean Totally Uncut!!! Performing this weekend at Charlottes Comedy Zone cltcomedyzone.com Carlos Mencia returns to the room that's always on the air. Unplugged and Totally Uncut isn't just a name. We live it. And Carlos is the man that can handle the quick action on the floor then deliver lines that will leave you in a state of wanting to pee your pants.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
He didn't just write the songs. He shaped the generation. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Dennis DeYoung Powerful. Majestic. Compelling. These are some of the words that have described the unforgettable live performances given by singer/songwriter/ keyboardist Dennis DeYoung. Now in 2014, the nearly five decade musical legacy of DeYoung has come full circle. On October 21st Frontiers Music Srl will release Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of STYX Live In Los Angeles in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, encompassing the greatest hits of Styx sung once again by the voice who made them famous. Recorded and filmed for this special CD/DVD release and an October AXS-TV live concert special, these classic STYX songs were captured before an enthusiastic audience at the intimate El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on March 18th, 2014. The 2CD/DVD version is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com here: http://geni.us/DDYLiveAMZ Pre-orders of the Blu-Ray and digital versions will be made available soon. “If you are a STYX fan this DVD CD package covers all the hits in one great concert experience,” says DeYoung, who wrote and sang nearly all of that legendary band’s radio hits, as well as a number of solo hits. “The intimate setting of the historic El Rey theater was the perfect venue to see me and the band up close rockin’ these tunes.” Captured with 8 cameras in Hi Def, the show features DeYoung performing the band’s catalog of classic rock hits that became a staple on radio during the 1970s and 80s. Among them: “Lady,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Show Me The Way,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Babe,” “Best Of Times ,” “Come Sail Away” and many others. DeYoung, who began playing with the members of Styx in the early 1960s as a band called The Tradewinds, changed its name, wrote and sang the band’s breakthrough single, “Lady” in 1972. The group would go on to have over a dozen gold and platinum albums over the next twenty years. DeYoung left STYX in 1999. In addition to his success with STYX, DeYoung wrote and recorded several solo projects and did an album of Broadway standards, after touring as Pontias Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar. The CD/DVD combo will be released on the same day An Evening With Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of STYX concert special airs on AXS-TV, on October 21st, 2014. “To have this band and these songs on a Blue Ray DVD and two CD set is a dream come true,” says DeYoung. “I have to thank AXS-TV and Frontiers Records for this special opportunity.” Track listing: CD1:The Message / Grand Illusion/ Lady/ Lorelei/ Blue Collar Man/ Show Me The Way/ Mr. Roboto/ Desert Moon/ Don’t Let It End/ Too Much Time On My Hands CD2: Rockin The Paradise/ Crystal Ball/ Babe/ Foolin Yourself/ Suite Madame Blue/ Best Of Times/ Renegade/ Come Sail Away DVD: Grand Illusion/ Lady/ Lorelei/ Blue Collar Man/ Show Me The Way/ Mr. Roboto/ Desert Moon/ Don’t Let It End/ Too Much Time On My Hands/ Crystal Ball/ Babe/ Fooling Yourself/ Suite Madame Blue/ Best Of Times/ Renegade/ Come Sail Away View the Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of STYX- Live In Los Angeles Trailer: http://youtu.be/NsLmDiz9aeU Preorder the 2CD/DVD version of Dennis DeYoung And The Music of STYX Live In Los Angeles at: http://geni.us/DDYLiveAMZ For all things Dennis DeYoung, please visit: www.dennisdeyoung.com Follow Dennis DeYoung on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-DeYoung/303904839630509
I love playing a game of Improv with comedian Killer Beaz. It's completely off the planet funny the way he moves into the story line then delivers the most incredible hits booms and pows. It's Killer Beaz Attack week 3 on I Heart Radio. Week three with nationally known and easily recognized comedian Killer Beaz. Every show starts with improv. He has no idea where I'm going but wow! He not only pulls it off but totally produces comedy, incredible things to think about and vividly paints where his true heart is. This weeks show is in 100% dedication to our U.S. Forces. Without them... neither of our microphones would be connected to a set of listeners ears.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be live in the Carolina's next week. Rifftrax is doing Anaconda! From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy... Fathom Events, RiffTrax.com® and IGN are proud to announce the RiffTrax crew – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) – are back again, this time to put the squeeze on audiences’ funny bones with their take on “Anaconda,” the 13th hilarious RiffTrax title shown by Fathom Events. “RiffTrax Live: Anaconda,” directed by Luis Llosa and written by Hans Bauer and Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr., will come to select movie theaters nationwide LIVE from the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, on Thursday, October 30 at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT and 7:00pm MT / 8:00 pm PT/HI/AK (tape delay) with a second showing on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30pm (local time). Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Anaconda” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in nearly 650 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). "Anaconda is a great movie for us and hugely fun to do. It is, after all, indisputably the best digital snake movie of 1997,” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said. In “Anaconda,” a documentary film crew led by anthropologist Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) enters the mysterious world of the Amazon in search of the legendary Shirishama Indians. Cameraman Danny (Ice Cube) smells trouble when the crew picks up a suspicious passenger-Paul Sarone (Jon Voight), a charismatic loner and "river man" whose professed knowledge of the Shirishama entices the crew. But Sarone's motive for driving the crew deeper into the river is his own dark quest to track a lethal 40-foot Anaconda, and he'll sacrifice anything and anyone to find his adversary. The expedition becomes a jungle nightmare when Sarone leads the crew directly into the jaws of the killer snake and they must use every primal resource just to stay alive. “The RiffTrax guys are absolute fan-favorites and downright hysterical,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. “If anyone can take ‘Anaconda’ to another level in movie theaters it’s Mike, Kevin and Bill!”
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The city of Chicago has just given birth to a new sound called David Paige. Unplugged and Totally Uncut on I Heart Radio David Paige has a sound that rocks harder than pop and is more accessible than much of today's alternative rock - his music is a must for any fans of either genre. With memorable melodies, powerful grooves, and energetic live performances, David and his band will give you a show that you won't soon forget. http://www.davidpaigemusic.com/#!bio/c386
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SMALL MIRACLES FROM BEYOND Dreams, Visions & Signs that Link Us to the Other Side ~The latest installment in the BESTSELLING "SMALL MIRACLES" SERIES~ By Authors Yitta Halberstam & Judith Leventhal SMALL MIRACLES FROM BEYOND (Sterling Ethos, October 2014), is a departure from the series’ usual focus on life’s amazing coincidences. SMALL MIRACLES FROM BEYOND reveals that our connection with those we love most is eternal, enduring even after they have passed to the Other Side. From a deceased daughter’s message in a crossword puzzle letting her mother know she is ok to a late father warning his daughter in a dream of a forthcoming danger, these touching short stories confirm that the bonds we forge with loved ones never really end. Those who pass are always with us, looking out for us in times of need. Through the inspiring stories of ordinary people, SMALL MIRACLES FROM BEYOND will provide solace and evidence of an afterlife for those who have lost significant others or who are battling illness. About the authors: YITTA HALBERSTAM is descended from a long line of Hasidic mystics and rabbis who were famous for their spiritual teachings. She is an established author and speaker on Jewish spirituality and has appeared in such mainstream magazines as New York, Parade, and Seventeen, as well as in more than 50 Anglo-Jewish publications, including AMI magazine (an Orthodox Jewish weekly). JUDITH LEVENTHAL, C.S.W., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. She has lectured extensively throughout the country on a variety of topics, and her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals.
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Richard Pryor... One of the most brilliantly talented entertainers to plant a thought on this planet. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with 1/2 of the team that knew Richard better than most. Joe Henry Praised as “a beautifully written account of the troubled life of a manic genius” (Booklist) and “a book worth savoring” (Colum McCann), Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him brilliantly brings to life the exceptionally high (and low) times of the groundbreaking and controversial comedian that helped define a turbulent time in American history. In this cultural and personal biography, brothers David and Joe Henry offer readers a sense of the strange, violent, and colorful landscape from which Pryor emerged and provide an in-depth appreciation of his talent and lasting influence. Pryor persevered through a tough childhood growing up in his grandmother’s brothel in Peoria, Ill., and went on to become one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, as pivotal and essential a figure as Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, or Muhammad Ali. Both a brilliant comedian and a very astute judge of what he could get away with, Pryor was always pushing the envelope, combing anger and pathos, outrage and humor, into an art form, laying the groundwork for the generations of comedians who followed, including such outstanding performers as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Louis C.K. The culture into which Richard Pryor was born and lived helped shaped him into one of the most iconic performers of our time. In this wonderfully entertaining look at the man and his world, David and Joe Henry have succeeded in giving new insight into both.
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Before Johnny Cash and Elvis. Before Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. American music had roots dug into the soils of life and style. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man that spent 20 years on the road with Grateful Dead. And not once did we talk about Jerry and the gang. Dennis McNally On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan. The book begins with America’s first great social critic, Henry David Thoreau, and his fundamental source of social philosophy:---his profound commitment to freedom, to abolitionism and to African-American culture. Continuing with Mark Twain, through whom we can observe the rise of minstrelsy, which he embraced, and his subversive satirical masterpiece Huckleberry Finn. While familiar, the book places them into a newly articulated historical reference that shines new light and reveals a progression that is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. As the first post-Civil War generation of black Americans came of age, they introduced into the national culture a trio of musical forms—ragtime, blues, and jazz— that would, with their derivations, dominate popular music to this day. Ragtime introduced syncopation and become the cutting edge of the modern 20th century with popular dances. The blues would combine with syncopation and improvisation and create jazz. Maturing at the hands of Louis Armstrong, it would soon attract a cluster of young white musicians who came to be known as the Austin High Gang, who fell in love with black music and were inspired to play it themselves. In the process, they developed a liberating respect for the diversity of their city and country, which they did not see as exotic, but rather as art. It was not long before these young white rebels were the masters of American pop music – big band Swing. As Bop succeeded Swing, and Rhythm and Blues followed, each had white followers like the Beat writers and the first young rock and rollers. Even popular white genres like the country music of Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family reflected significant black influence. In fact, the theoretical separation of American music by race is not accurate. This biracial fusion achieved an apotheosis in the early work of Bob Dylan, born and raised at the northern end of the same Mississippi River and Highway 61 that had been the birthplace of much of the black music he would study. As the book reveals, the connection that began with Thoreau and continued for over 100 years was a cultural evolution where, at first individuals, and then larger portions of society, absorbed the culture of those at the absolute bottom of the power structure, the slaves and their descendants, and realized that they themselves were not free.
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Richard Ian Faulkner (born 1 January 1980), is an English guitarist. Faulkner was born in London. In the early stages of his career, he played in bands such as Dirty Deeds, Voodoo Six, Ace Mafia and Lauren Harris' band. On 20 April 2011, he was appointed as the successor of K.K. Downing in heavy metal band Judas Priest. His first performance with the band occurred on 25 May 2011 on American Idol, where the band played "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" with James Durbin. He has also arranged music for actor Christopher Lee's heavy metal album Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, which was released on 27 May 2013, Lee's 91st birthday.
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USA Network has created a television show that knows how to take drama and play it out inside the every day life. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Satisfaction's Stephanie Szostak SATISFACTION: USA Network’s new provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman (Matt Passmore) and his wife, Grace (Stephanie Szostak), this series answers the question, "What do you do when having it all is not enough?" by delving into their shocking and unconventional choices. SATISFACTION is from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and executive producer/creator Sean Jablonski (SUITS, "Nip Tuck"). Russ Krasnoff ("Community") of Krasnoff/Foster also serves as executive producer. STEPHANIE SZOLAK INTERVIEW FROM RECENT GLAMOUR MAGAZINE Want to Ditch Your Career to Chase Your Dreams? Satisfaction's Stephanie Szostak on How She Did Just That—and Ended Up a Star by Megan Angelo JULY 17, 2014 My favorite thing about actress Stephanie Szostak is her subtle performance in Satisfaction, the new drama that delves fearlessly into a strained marriage and premieres on USA tonight. (You'll find yourself holding your breath for no particular reason at many points throughout the premiere.) My second favorite thing about Szostak, though, is that she had a whole first life before she came to acting—and, especially on those days when you spend the entire 3 P.M. status meeting gripped by a What am I doing here? panic, there's nothing more inspiring than a story about changing routes to chase your dreams. (Plus, Szostak has a great tip for all of you in long-term relationships.) Q. You were born and raised in France. What brought you to the States? A. My dad's American, and my mom's French. I lived in France for the first 18 years of my life, then came here to go to school at the College of William and Mary. I studied marketing. I really didn't know what I wanted to do, so I thought that's what I should do—study business—because it would give me the best chance to find work. Q. And at this point, you hadn't started acting at all yet? A. No. We don't have drama in public schools in France. I had never taking an acting class. At William and Mary, I was on the golf team. Then [after school] I started as an assistant in the skin care department at Chanel. I had a fantastic boss, and all the fun perks—I had access to the closet with all the products. I worked there for two years, and I wasn't unhappy, but I wasn't fulfilled. Q. So what launched you from that field onto the path of pursuing acting? A. At work one day, we were doing a last-minute photo shoot, and the photographer needed a model. They asked me, and I thought: Well, maybe I could make money doing this while I figure out what to do. I left Chanel and worked part-time as a model and part-time in an office while I took my first acting classes. That's when I realized, This is it. Q. That can be almost frightening—the moment you think, Oh, this is what I want to do, and I've been very far away from it till now. Q. Yeah, you start questioning all the choices you've made up to that point. But it's also exciting—I think magic comes from those moments in which you don't really know what you're doing. I started with commercials—for shampoo, pancakes, insurance, Volvo. I did a Lux soap commercial with Sarah Jessica Parker. And I got a role in an indie film called Satellite that did well in festivals. In fact, I got an email from the director of that film today saying the screener for Satisfaction just showed up on his doorstep. Q. Let's talk about Satisfaction, which you got after starring in, among other things, Iron-Man 3. It's about a husband and wife who have become distant from each other and who are both essentially looking to the gigolo biz to get by—your character, the wife, is using one, and the husband is flirting with being one. A. They're trying to protect their relationship the wrong way. Instead of communicating with each other, which can be scary because you have to admit you're not happy, they're going outside the marriage to discover what makes them feel alive again. Q. The methods are extreme, of course, but some of the relationship stuff is really relatable. A. I've been married 18 years, same as my character. In your twenties, you have a dream, you're going somewhere—then, you get married and have children. You get caught up in the routine of life, and sometimes the dream is no longer there. The concept of the show—that we need to invest in our relationships—is universal. It takes honesty, and courage, and communication, and not checking our phones all the time. Q. As a wife and mom and busy actress, how do you make sure you hit that goal? A. Ten years ago, somebody told my husband and me to do this exercise together. It's called the Impossible Future. You each go into a separate room and write out your impossible future—what your life would look like, personally and professionally, if there were no obstacles, including money. Then you read each other's. It's a beautiful way to dream together and to know each other very well. We've done it again and again over the years.
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30 years after his mysterious death. Andy Kaufman is alive. From the I Heart Radio studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with his best friend Bob Zmuda. Bob Zmuda was Andy Kaufman’s best friend and comedy writer, and Lynne Margulies was the love of Andy’s life. In their new book, Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally by Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies (BenBella Books; on-sale October 7, 2014), the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about one of the most enigmatic artists of our generation. Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies reveal all in this collaborative memoir, including surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents died. • How Andy Kaufman faked his death and what he told Bob Zmuda about it. • The bombshell of his bi-sexuality and the role it played in his life and supposed death. • Details that Bob Zmuda knows about Andy’s return following the longest running prank in showbiz history. • Inside stories about stars including David Letterman, Dave Chappelle, wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler, Barbara Streisand, Hugh Hefner, Elton John, and more. • How Andy really felt about working on, and subsequently getting fired from, projects including TAXI and SNL. • A no-holds-barred look at the Kaufman family as well as their interaction with Bob and Lynne now. • Never before seen photographs from Bob and Lynne’s personal collection. Comedian and TAXI star, Andy Kaufman was known for his crazy antics on screen and off. So, when he died in 1984, many believed he performed the ultimate vanishing act. For the first time ever, Bob Zmuda admits that Andy Kaufman did, in fact, fake his own death, including how he did it and why Andy will return. As the only person who produced Kaufman’s shows, it would only make sense that Kaufman is waiting for Zmuda to set the stage and give the signal for his spectacular return. The book serves as a personal telegram to Kaufman from Zmuda, reminding him that his self-imposed exile of 30 years is up. Hilarious and poignant, this book separates fact from fiction. It includes a candid look at Kaufman’s family, his bizarre motivations for his spiraling career, and an inside take on the film and cast of “Man on the Moon,” which starred Jim Carrey as Andy, Danny DeVito as George Shapiro, Courtney Love as Lynne Margulies, and Paul Giamatti as Zmuda (Zmuda also co-executive produced). Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally also shares insight on some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. In Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally, Zmuda and Margulies paint a vivid portrait of Andy Kaufman that only a select few have ever seen. They offer a touching and honest tribute to Andy’s legacy, and Zmuda gives incredible insight into how and why Andy faked his own death. ABOUT BOB ZMUDA Bob Zmuda met Andy Kaufman in 1974, when Zmuda was a struggling comic himself. Soon he began writing for Andy until his (supposed) death in ’84. For nearly 30 years, Bob Zmuda has been the President and Founder of the charity, Comic Relief. Having raised over $80 million dollars for those in need, Comic Relief is well known for its HBO telethons hosted by Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal. Bob’s television appearances include Saturday Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Comic Relief telecasts and hosting several specials for Comedy Central and A&E. His acting credits include Punchline, Batman, Man on the Moon, D.C. Cab (which he also wrote), and The Number 23, again with Jim Carrey. A Grammy nominee and Emmy Award winner, Bob is also a bestselling author. His book Andy Kaufman Revealed made top 10 lists nationwide. For the last few years, Zmuda has been producing Kaufman’s alter ego, international singing sensation Tony Clifton, to sold out audiences. He is currently working on mounting the largest star-studded fundraiser ever for endangered wildlife worldwide.
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Friday, October 17, 2014
When brothers Jordan and Jonathan, raised in rural Missouri, met lively Arizona native Cassandra in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona, the foundation was laid for the adventure of a lifetime. All three classically trained students had plans of making the 2,600 mile journey to Music City to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until an impromptu concert in Phoenix that the trio realized there was an undeniable blend between their musical styles. "The show was just supposed to be a farewell for our family and friends who had encouraged us individually to take a chance and move to Nashville to pursue country music. We had no idea that night would plant the seed of becoming a band. Everyone kept asking what our group's name was, and it became obvious that we had something really special together," says concertina player and vocalist Cassandra. So in January of 2002, the eldest brother Jonathan was the first to pack up his little truck and make the 28-hour drive. Cassandra followed suit 6 months later, with Jordan not far behind. For the next several years, they each paid bills by working various industry jobs, playing for several country artists including Sara Evans, Josh Turner and Lorrie Morgan. But it wasn't until May of 2008 when they met the easy going Indiana drummer, Tyler Oban, that the story was set in motion. After a couple years of fitting shows in between rigorous touring schedules and school, they reached a crucial fork in the road. On April 11, 2010 they all took a deep breath and a leap of faith, signing their names on a crumpled cafe napkin that said "September 1, 2010 or Bust." Vowing to quit their jobs, and start their quest to becoming full time artists. "It was probably the scariest time in our lives, walking away from a steady paycheck and into the great unknown," vocalist, mandolin and fiddle player Jordan Lawson said. But so far, it’s paid off. Within the first month of freedom, they landed an opening slot on Sara Evans' Fall and Christmas tour. And shortly after that, another 60 show tour was booked with an Irish starlet. More than 200 shows and 12 months later, they were sitting in the office of the President and CEO of Sony ATV Publishing. After two songs, he wouldn't let them leave his office until a contract was in the works. By the next year, they were offered a major label record deal with Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic and show no signs of slowing down. By combining personal lyrics, air tight harmonies and earthy instrumentation using Mandolin, Violin, Concertina, and Acoustic Guitar and percussion, the group melts their energetic songs with classic groundbreaking styles of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Dixie Chicks, Nickel Creek and Bonnie Raitt, leaving audiences with an undeniable sound and unforgettable live show.
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He was Ralph Malph on TV's Happy Days. Donnie Most is singing the songs that came before Al's Diner. From the I Heart Radio Studio we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut. 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Donny Most in Donny Swings and Swings on October 22, 2014, Donny Most, best known as "Ralph Malph" from the long running hit television show Happy Days, and his 7 piece band, bring the songs of Sinatra, Darin, Martin, and more to life through his interpretations and creative arrangements. The swing era and 50s cool are fused together in one very unique show as Donny shares stories from Happy Days and beyond. Recently, Donny was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show Glee, as well as a starring role in the indie film The Yankles. Join him at 54 Below for his NYC solo concert debut! Donny is joined by his musical director and sax player, Chilly Willy Scoppettone and 6 other band members. Don is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series Happy Days. During this time, he worked with such emerging talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show -- "Glee", as well as starring roles in the indie film -- "The Yankles", and "Chez Upshaw", starring Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas. He just finished starring in "Campin Buddies", along with a role in the independent film -- "Remember Isobel", and the short film -- "Duality" Most's other feature film credits include "ED TV", directed by Ron Howard; "Crazy Mama", directed by Jonathan Demme, and "The Great Buck Howard", starring John Malkovich. In television, his other guest starring roles include "Men Of A Certain Age", "Century City", 'Star Trek: Voyager', 'Yes, Dear', 'The Crow, 'Sabrina', 'Sliders', 'Dark Skies' and 'Family Guy'. Following in the footsteps of some of his peers, Don has now directed three feature films. "His first, "The Last Best Sunday", had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest. "Moola", starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award. Don also directed "Harley's Hill", his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and Encore. In another area, Don has recently gone back to his first love -- singing. Don has always loved the standards/swing/big band style of music, and has just mounted his show -- "Donny Most Sings And Swings". He recently performed it at "Catalina's Jazz Club" in Hollywood, CA...and "Vitello's Jazz Club", in Studio City, Los Angeles to great acclaim.
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When it comes to sports. We spend so much time talking to the television set. You never think about that one moment when the sports hero calls your cell phone. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with MLB legend Kenny Lofton! Kenneth "Kenny" Lofton (born May 31, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder. Lofton was a six-time All-Star (1994–1999), four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993–1996), and at retirement, was ranked fifteenth among all-time stolen base leaders with 622. During his career, he played for the Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians (three different times), Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers. Lofton attended the University of Arizona on a basketball scholarship. The Wildcats made it to the Final Four in 1988. He did not join the school's baseball team until his junior year. Lofton made 11 postseason appearances, including World Series appearances in 1995 and 2002 with the Indians and Giants, respectively. From 2001 to 2007, Lofton did not spend more than one consecutive season with a team. For his career, the Indians were the only team he played with for longer than one season and the only franchise he played for more than once. Lofton played 9 1⁄2 seasons with the Indians, helping the organization win six division titles. In 2010, he was inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame. During his professional baseball career, Lofton's single-season stolen base count led the MLB on three occasions and twice the American League (AL). In 1994 he led the American League in hits. Lofton broke Rickey Henderson's record of 33 career post-season stolen bases during the 2007 post-season. Of his base running, Frank White said, "Lofton has out-thought a lot of major-league players" and later, "a smart, complete baseball player." He also pursued a long-time interest in the film and television industry. Garnering attention for his abilities on the baseball field, Kenny has spent a great deal of time in front of the camera. In addition to filming numerous interviews and commercials, he has also made several guest appearances on a variety of television shows, including: “The Wayans Brothers”, “The George Lopez Show”, etc. Kenny Lofton is a co-founder of FilmPool, and enjoys being behind the scenes for a change. He is involved in the day-to-day operations of FilmPool, and has co-produced two television shows: “The Audition” and “Burnin”. Currently, Kenny can be seen at Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket as TV analyst for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the pre- and post-game show: “Dodgers Live”. ABOUT THE INDIEGOGOCAMPAIGN FOR MY LAST CHRISTMAS (WHICH WILL BE CO-PRODUCED BY KENNY LOFTON) Yale Productions, LLC FilmPool, Inc. and Project RACE, Inc. have partnered in the promotion of the movie My Last Christmas. The crowd-funding site Indiegogo has already raised over $100,000 in the first week of the campaign for this charming holiday film with an important medical message. The campaign is still in need of donations to raise the full production budget. 10% of all donations from this campaign, and 10% of the film's proceeds will go to Project RACE and the MDS Foundation. To learn more about the campaign, the film, and to donate, please visit the site at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-last-christmas-the-movie/x/8573283 You will also be able to view Dean Cain’s special message. The plot of My Last Christmas: at 17 years old, Angelica suffers from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and receives regular chemotherapy as treatment. As her parents are struggling with cancelled health insurance and her declining health, they find out that Angelica's life depends on a bone marrow transplant. The search for a matching donor is exceedingly difficult, yet because she needs a multiracial donor, the search becomes nearly impossible. Despite her severe condition, she finds friendship and love in 18 year old homeless runaway Sean. Together they witness a miracle proving that God works in mysterious ways. In this heartwarming Christmas film, Angelica will ultimately experience a love deeper than she could have ever expected. Dean Cain will star Yale Productions' Jordan Yale Levine will be producing the film alongside FilmPool's Kenny Lofton (former MLB all-star), Rudy Luna, and Brenton Earley. Luna who wrote the screenplay, will also be directing. Yale Productions LLC is an independent feature film company. FilmPool is a post-production/production facility. Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) advocates for multiracial children, teens, adults, and their families primarily through education and community awareness. They educate and encourage the medical community to include multiracial people on health-related forms, in data collection, and in clinical trials. Project RACE increases the pool of multiracial donors by sponsoring bone marrow donor drives and encouraging life-saving utilization of umbilical cord blood.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ask any artist to reveal their most important ingredients for success, and you are guaranteed to find creative freedom near the top of the list. Thus it has proved for Sixx:A.M, a band comprised of Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael have formed a creative collective characterized by a free-spirited, artistically pure approach and genuinely diverse musical influences. That wide-winged philosophy resulted in the band’s third album, the alluringly titled Modern Vintage, which offers both billion-dollar choruses, and nods to great bands from the 70s like Queen, Bowie, T. Rex and Sweet. It is a record that represents the culmination of seven years of collaboration between three friends who, in the beginning, didn’t even really want to start a band… “This all just formed incredibly organically,” says producer and vocalist James Michael of Sixx: A.M’s initial formation. “I had been working with Nikki on some songs and we got talking about the idea of doing a soundtrack for a film version of what would end up becoming The Heroin Diaries. A couple of years later he called me up and said ‘We’re actually going to publish The Heroin Diaries as a book. How would you feel about doing the soundtrack for a book?!’”
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Easily the best radio is when you hit moments you can't explain. Yet you have proof of the moment happening. A nationally recognized comedian openly discussing the present state of where we stand only to hear the next conversation pick up right where the last connection left off. And the two never met. Tommy Davidson hits Charlotte's Comedy Zone this weekend!!!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Genesis with Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel are back together. Inside the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man that brought them all together. John Edginton Shelli Weinstein @shellidw Showtime is getting iconic progressive rock band Genesis back together with its documentary “Genesis – Sum of the Parts,” set to premiere at 8 p.m. on October 10. The 90-minute documentary reunites core members of the British band, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford to share their personal accounts of the band’s rise to fame from their beginnings in the late 1960s to their success through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The biopic also includes previously unseen archive material and performance footage of the multi-platinum-selling and Grammy-winning band, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 after creating more than 15 albums and selling approximately 130 million worldwide. Music documentaries are hot properties on premium cablers these days — HBO will premiere James Brown documentary “Mr. Dynamite” on Oct. 27.
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From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Country New Comer Steven Lee Olsen. And if you think we talked about the typical People Magazine quick fixes and grocery store line time killer. Nope. The dude just recorded with Garth Brooks. From that studio to mine. When they step into the I Heart Radio Studio they don't know the show is already in motion. It's live! It's showtime! Steven Lee Olsen hasn't taken ten years to achieve success in America. He's been on the radio but without album covers and true story hunters...you'd never know you've been singing his lyrics through other artists.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
They were the alternative to alternative... without ever having to sell out their Classic Rock and Blues roots. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chris Barron from Spin Doctors After the Spin Doctors went on hiatus in 1999, lead singer Chris Barron set off on what he calls “a journeyman songwriting experience,” composing tunes with Blues Traveler’s John Popper (a close high-school friend from Barron’s teenage days in Princeton, NJ) and with former BMI executive Jeff Cohen. He also returned to his early roots as a solo singer/guitarist, performing acoustic sets in some of the downtown Manhattan clubs where the Spin Doctors got their start. He also released a solo album, Shag, in 2001, and launched a new band, the Give Daddy Five. Barron has traveled extensively around the world, performing solo shows and pursuing a variety of musical collaborations. In 2009, he released another solo effort, Pancho and the Kid. The following year, he released Songs from the Summer of Sangria, with his new combo, the Time Bandits. Barron has been particularly active in Norway, where he’s participated in songwriting camps with some of Europe’s leading songwriters, and started a casual supergroup, the Canoes, with three noted Norwegian musicians. Stay Connected with Chris Barron Chris Barron Official Site Chris Barron on Facebook Chris Barron Facebook Profile Chris Barron on Twitter
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Super Man Dean Cain has landed inside my I Heart Radio Studio! He's Unplugged and Totally Uncut After establishing himself as a talent to watch in episodes of "Life Goes On" (ABC, 1989-1993) and "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-200), actor Dean Cain made his name by donning the red cape for "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC, 1993-97). For several years, opposite co-star Teri Hatcher, Cain made the widely-played role his own. By opting to portray both Superman and Clark Kent as hunky heartthrobs in a contemporary romance, Cain helped pave the way for the mainstream acceptance of comic book superheroes. It did not hurt that he was a good-looking former athlete whose freak knee injury was all that stood in the way of a pro football career. After "Lois & Clark" left the airwaves, Cain receded from the headlines, though he continued to work, hosting a revamped "Ripley's Believe It or Not" (TBS, 1999-2004), exploring his villainous side in the thriller "Out of Time" (2003), and playing the murderous, deceitful Scott Peterson in "The Perfect Husband" (USA, 2004). Cain made a return to the Superman franchise, with a special guest role in a seventh season episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a character based upon the DC Comics villain Vandal Savage. In 2014, Cain appeared in the surprise hit God’s Not Dead with Kevin Sorbo. ABOUT THE INDIEGOGOCAMPAIGN FOR MY LAST CHRISTMAS Yale Productions, LLC FilmPool, Inc. and Project RACE, Inc. have partnered in the promotion of the movie My Last Christmas. The crowd-funding site Indiegogo has already raised over $100,000 in the first week of the campaign for this charming holiday film with an important medical message. The campaign is still in need of donations to raise the full production budget. 10% of all donations from this campaign, and 10% of the film's proceeds will go to Project RACE and the MDS Foundation. To learn more about the campaign, the film, and to donate, please visit the site at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-last-christmas-the-movie/x/8573283 You will also be able to view Dean Cain’s special message. The plot of My Last Christmas: at 17 years old, Angelica suffers from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and receives regular chemotherapy as treatment. As her parents are struggling with cancelled health insurance and her declining health, they find out that Angelica's life depends on a bone marrow transplant. The search for a matching donor is exceedingly difficult, yet because she needs a multiracial donor, the search becomes nearly impossible. Despite her severe condition, she finds friendship and love in 18 year old homeless runaway Sean. Together they witness a miracle proving that God works in mysterious ways. In this heartwarming Christmas film, Angelica will ultimately experience a love deeper than she could have ever expected. Dean Cain will star Yale Productions' Jordan Yale Levine will be producing the film alongside FilmPool's Kenny Lofton (former MLB all-star), Rudy Luna, and Brenton Earley. Luna who wrote the screenplay, will also be directing. Yale Productions LLC is an independent feature film company. FilmPool is a post-production/production facility. Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) advocates for multiracial children, teens, adults, and their families primarily through education and community awareness. They educate and encourage the medical community to include multiracial people on health-related forms, in data collection, and in clinical trials. Project RACE increases the pool of multiracial donors by sponsoring bone marrow donor drives and encouraging life-saving utilization of umbilical cord blood.
Posted by Arroe at 8:12 AM
Bluewater Productions has a new comic book biography on the life of John Lennon as part of their popular Tribute series. Tribute: John Lennon, released this week is available in both print and digital. In the pantheon of musical legends, John Lennon is at the top of the mountain, if not the king of the mountain. From his time with the Beatles and his solo projects, he asked the world to ignore borders and divisions, and instead he encouraged the average person to embrace what brings people together. And when his life ended viciously from an assassin’s bullet in 1980, the music industry, and the world, lost an advocate for peace, love and true musicality. Comic book writer Marc Shapiro said he painstakingly worked to capture the essence of Lennon’s story. “I approached writing Tribute: John Lennon as an exploration of a life full of potential and promise that was, sadly, cut short,” said Shapiro. “We all know the importance of John Lennon as part of The Beatles. But I felt it was more important to concentrate on his post Beatles' life and career, both good and bad, so that readers would get the clearest possible idea about who he was as a creative entity, husband and father.” The 32-page comic book features the art byLuciano Kars and cover by the artist Graham Hill and will sell for $3.99. “The Tribute line of comic books tells the stories of people that have made a significant difference in the world while they were with us," says Bluewater publisher, Darren G. Davis. “It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world.” Bluewater has focused on other music icons in the past such as Paul McCartney, Prince, John Lennon, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Keith Richards and more. Coming soon are comic books featuring George Harrison, Bono and Jerry Garcia. Also available from Bluewater is the 279-page The Beatles Experience graphic novel featuring the history of the Beatles. Bluewater Productions biography comic book series has been featured on CNN, The Today Show and in Billboard, Rolling Stone, People Magazine as well as many other publication and media outlets. You can download this title on ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, iTunes, Kindle, Biblioboard, ComicBin, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold. DAVID BOWIE David Bowie features, six collectable covers by Michael Troy, Graham Hill, and George Amaru showcasing Bowie’s flamboyant fashion through the decades. Few artists are able to make the impact on both the worlds of music and acting that David Bowie has. As a longtime fan of his work in both areas, it was an honor and privilege to work on this book,” said artist George Amaru. David Bowie features, six collectable covers by Michael Troy, Graham Hill, and George Amaru showcasing Bowie’s flamboyant fashion through the decades. Few artists are able to make the impact on both the worlds of music and acting that David Bowie has. As a longtime fan of his work in both areas, it was an honor and privilege to work on this book,” said artist George Amaru. ALICE COOPER Alice Cooper is a man, a band, and an idea that took on a life of its own, a voice for shock and glitter rockers whose influence created stars like Marilyn Manson and KISS. Behind the paint, the boa constrictors, and the staged executions is a man whose creative energies gave rise to a legend. Half-truth, half fiction, Alice Cooper defines fame. “It was fun doing this comic and i am a big fan of Alice Cooper since a teenager. Alice Cooper is a living legend yet his music still feels fresh,” said interior artist Jayfri Hashim, whose work has been featured in other Bluewater titles, including Political Power: Chris Christie. Written by Michael Frizell with art by Hashim, Orbit: Alice Cooper features, three collectable covers, one by famed rock artist David Frizell, whose work graces the interior and covers of albums from Avenged Sevenfold, Wednesday 13, and others.