Friday, April 20, 2018

Amazing Kreskin

Listen to "The Amazing Kreskin Takes Over New York" on Spreaker. These are just some of the adjectives guaranteed to be flying around New York City in the spring when THE AMAZING KRESKIN debuts his off-Broadway production, "The Amazing Kreskin LIVE" Thursday, April 12 at Theatre Row - Lion Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. Tickets, at $37.25 & $52.25, on sale Thursday, Feb. 22 at www.telecharge.com or by phone at 212-239-6200. The three-week residency will showcase the legendary mentalist's you-gotta-see-'em-to-believe-'em abilities as a reader of people's thoughts which have mesmerized - and yes, amazed - fans of all ages around the world for some six decades. Marvel as Kreskin ascertains the suit and value of cards selected randomly by audience members. Watch in wonder as he displays his unprecedented mental powers by reciting information written in secret by those in attendance. And, of course, Kreskin will climax each performance of "The Amazing Kreskin LIVE" with his signature piece, in which he requests that his check be hidden somewhere in the venue. If he fails to find it, he will forfeit that show's fee. To confirm the legitimacy of this and his other awesome feats of psychic literacy, Kreskin continues to offer $100,000 to anyone who can empirically prove he employs paid secret assistants or confederates in any phase of his act. Not surprisingly, the bounty never has been claimed. As for the upcoming off-Broadway run, Kreskin counts it among his numerous career highlights (which include late-night TV stints with Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman, as well as 88 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and his own hit TV series, The Amazing World of Kreskin). "I've spent my entire adult life travelling the world performing for presidents, kings and the elite of dozens of nations, but never have I been more excited about an engagement than this one," says Kreskin. "To have the opportunity to perform for New York audiences on an extended basis is one of the great honors and privileges of my career."

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Listen to "Katty Kay and Claire Shipman Confidence Code For Girls" on Spreaker. In 2014, journalists and TV news anchors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman wrote the best-seller The Confidence Code: The Science & Art of Reassurance - What Women Should Know, which sparked a national conversation about the confidence gap between men and women. Today, as the issue of gender equality has become more vital than ever, Kay and Shipman turned their attention to young girls with The Confidence Code for Girls, a guide to help tween-age girls become bold, brave, fearless women. For a lot of girls, preteen years are when they're most in need of confidence. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren't getting "perfect" grades, and how many likes and followers they have on social media. Confidence is the most necessary and the most elusive tool for girls today figuring out who they are and how they can succeed. Breaking down myths of perfectionism and other ideas that stifle girls from action, Kay and Shipman provide the wisdom needed to overcome that dangerous voice in your head that says you can't succeed.

Brett Tutor

Listen to "Brett Tutor From Trading Spaces On TLC" on Spreaker. Brett Tutor is the handsome, charismatic new carpenter starring in the much-anticipated new season of "Trading Spaces," the beloved hit series returning to TLC on April 7, 2018. The chiseled Renaissance man who People Magazine calls 'much more than just a pretty face' has an incredibly diverse resume reflecting his seemingly endless talents. He has worked as a stuntman, EMT and SWAT medic, house flipper, home inspector, white water rafting and rock climbing guide, singer, songwriter and guitarist, as well as a security and survival specialist on season two of Discovery Channel's hit show "Treasure Quest." He's also a passionate champion of causes with a positive social impact. In 2014, he founded the non-profit organization Off The Grid International (www.otgi.org), which builds clean water and sanitation systems in some of the most remote regions of the planet. Brett got his start in the entertainment business as a stuntman, working in television shows and feature films, including "Seven Days in Utopia," starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black. He has also appeared in national commercials for Old Spice, Chevrolet, Jeep, Dodge Ram and Dick's Sporting Goods. In addition, he hosted the regional television show "New Home Source," which featured Brett traveling the country and educating viewers on new building methods and materials, energy efficiency and the future of home building. Brett was born and raised in Austin, Texas. His love of adventure began at an early age, riding motorcycles and BMX bikes with his brother, and receiving truckloads of dirt as Christmas presents to add to their backyard dirt jump track. He was a world-ranked golfer by age 12, winning the UCT International Jr. golf tournament, and also played football and baseball through his senior year of high school. By age 15, he was apprenticing as a carpenter and a home inspector under his grandfather. At 19, Brett moved to Hilo, Hawaii to train in mixed martial arts at BJ Penn's MMA Academy, training in Jiu Jitsu under the Penn's and Muay Thai under Rudy Valentino. Two years later, he went on a transformative trip with a humanitarian relief group to Kenya, Africa, volunteering with multiple orphanages and helping with security and logistics. Spending time in the slums of Kibera was life-changing, giving him a valuable global perspective and inspiring his commitment to continue to help those in need. Brett enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 21 and was put in charge of a 60-man basic training squad on his first day of training. He was accepted into the Pararescue Special Operations program but was unable to complete his training or be deployed after tearing his Achilles tendon during his first year with the elite team. After his medical discharge, he returned to Austin and completed carpentry school and EMT school simultaneously while working as a carpenter. Then he went to Tactical Medic/SWAT school, where he was trained in unconventional emergency medicine, small team tactics, weapons, land navigation, room clearing, emergency K9 care, clan labs and more. After moving from Austin to Bend, Oregon, Brett worked as a white-water rafting and rock-climbing guide and counselor for an adventure outfitter. He also took troubled youth into the back country of central Oregon on multi-day wilderness therapy trips. Brett later returned to Austin, where he began flipping houses and working as a home inspector and a general contractor. In 2012, he founded the company Property Doctors Home Inspections. He is a licensed Professional Inspector (TREC #20110), Licensed OSSF Septic System Installer (TCEQ), Residential Energy Auditor, Rain Water Harvesting System Installer and Rain Water System Inspector (ARCSA). He is also a singer, songwriter and guitarist and plays in a band in Austin, Texas with his brother Chase. "The Tutor Brothers" music can be found on iTunes, and their music video "Fire Fly" can be seen at www.tutorbrothersband.com. He will debut the music video for his new song 'Flower Child' (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flower-child/1342864836?i=1342865089) on Instagram in April. Follow Brett on Twitter @BrettTutor, on Instagram @bretttutor and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bretttutor.

Kristin Casey

Listen to "Kristin Casey Rock Monster" on Spreaker. Far from bitter or self-pitying, Rock Monster is an honest account of one woman's life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing, it's her long and winding journey from life in the fast lane to sobriety and redemption. Set in the late-eighties and nineties, these are some of Walsh's darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over tour. Loaded with true stories never before heard, Rock Monster is essential reading for classic rock fans and anyone touched by addiction. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self-awareness, humor, and affection. Sharply written, bold and incisive, it's the worldly-wise tome only an ex-addict, ex-stripper, and ex-rock-chick could give us. You'll also read about interesting run-ins with luminaries like Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, Jack Nicholson, and Stevie Nicks--but the prose is also written with the world-wise humor of a true survivor. In the tradition of women-in-rock survivor tales―think Marianne Faithful, Crystal Zevon, Jo Wood et al.―Kristin Casey pulls a veil on the enduring myth of the lifestyle's glamorous decadence. Rock Monster is a sexy, crazy, cautionary tale of two addicts in love without a single relationship skill. Told with an aching straightforward vulnerability, peppered with massive superstars and seedy hangers-on, this addictive spiral catapults you into what life with an unpredictable rock god is really like. Hooked on each other, the booze fueled muse and her man, Joe Walsh, take "monstering" to a harrowing level. The writing is so good it feel like spending a chatty couple of weeks with your wildest best friend, spilling oh so many scintillating secrets."-Pamela Des Barres, New York Times bestselling author of I'm with the Band and Take Another Little Piece of My Heart "No vantage point is better than the one on the inside. KC was on the front lines of one of rock's most decadent eras. She tells her story with skill and detail that will stay with the reader a very long time."-Marc Eliot, New York Times bestselling author of To The Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles "Kristin Casey's moving, honest, and powerful story takes us into a world we've all dreamed of being inside-the excitement of life with a famous rockstar, the drugs, the sex, and the romance-and pulls back the curtain to reveal what actually happens backstage."-Kerry Cohen, author of Loose Girl "Rock Monster gives an unflinchingly honest, crisply detailed look into Casey's years as a young stripper dating a famous rock star. It's everything you ever wondered about that life and more. Her writing is so intimate and revealing that you almost feel guilty, as if you're reading somebody's diary. Her spot on descriptions of the yearnings, the urge to please, her own feelings of inadequacy as well as the insidious slide into drug addiction amidst the glamorous touring life makes this a must read."-Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean "This ain't no fanboy account, it's the genuine lived experience of Walsh's most intimate relationship. And while you're there check out the pictures! (Walsh may be crazy, but he ain't that crazy!)"-Adam "Slowpoke" Temple, Austin guitarist, The Scabs "I knew I was gonna love this book the moment I got to the line, 'Can we please f**k normally now?' And that was within the first dozen or so pages. I mean seriously, what more do you want from a whirlwind romance between a stripper and a rock star? You want drugs, too? Well you're in luck, fancypants. It's like they raided Hunter S. Thompson's personal stash, and then f**ked like demons. If this isn't what constitutes great literature anymore, then I give up. If nothing else, read this book and the next time 'Life's Been Good' comes on the radio, you can smile knowingly to everyone around you and say, 'You guys have NO idea.'" -Eric Spitznagel, author if Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest For His Vinyl and His Past

Dash Cooper

Listen to "Dash Cooper From Co-Op" on Spreaker. No strangers to performance, CO-OP brings a big, powerful sound to their show. Forming in 2014, CO-OP began gathering a small following in the local Phoenix scene. Within a few years, having shared a stage with rock legends like Motley Crue, The Hollywood Vampires and Alice Cooper, CO-OP is expanding their influence beyond Arizona and even outside the United States. Founder and frontman Dash Cooper’s powerful vocals mix a classic rock undertone with the strength and grit of modern rock while guitar players Kolby Peoples and Jeremy Tabor introduce heavy riffs mixed with melody hooks that keep the music powerful and interesting. Justin Swartzentruber (bass) and Nick Spann (drums) hold down the foundation. Not content to stick only to pursuing their careers in music, CO-OP often puts their skills to work helping raise funds for Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. The work has often brought with it opportunities to perform as a back-up band along with other philanthropic volunteers such as Alex Lifeson (Rush), Danny Seraphine (Chicago) and Tommy Thayer of Kiss. 2017 brought the band on their first tour with label mates One Eyed Doll and Dollskin. Look for a new album release and tour coming up in 2018. Other artists CO-OP has performed with: Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, KISS, The Hollywood Vampires, Korn, Trivium, Steel Panther, One Eyed Doll, Doll Skin, Max Cavalara of Soul Fly, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Tommy Thayer of KISS, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, 9 Electric, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, Beasto Blanco, Johnny Lang, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Orianthi, P.O.D., Thousand Foot Crutch, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger, Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Love and Death, Colt Ford, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Lita Ford, Rob Zombie, Bret Michaels of Poison, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella, The Iron Maidens, Lola Black, The Chimpz, Future Leaders of the World, Great White, Slaughter, Jackyl, Fireflight, Don Felder of The Eagles, LA Guns, Buried as Thieves.

The D Word

Listen to "The D Word" on Spreaker. My Mother isn't afraid of the D word. She just doesn't use it as part of her vocabulary. Her method of thinking looks to have found a continuation in me. On today's show I read from April 22, 2016. The daily writer speaks clearly about the loss of Prince. But never within the presented paragraphs does he mention how he has passed. As a writer I drew readers into a picture of memories extending their strings beyond the legacy. There weren't going to be any new concerts or extremely creative interviews on YouTube but Prince did record music as often as he could. I always found it to be quite inspiring that he'd put everything in the vault. Michael Jackson did the same. Creative energy isn't supposed to be a feeder of this moment only. To wave goodbye to somebody is truly not seeing who they were as a person beyond a simple conversation. So I ask on The Choice today what you've done or are doing in your walk forward that will find life beyond the final breath. I'm not shy to admit that my relationship with my father Joe is stronger in the years after then it was when I could pick up the phone and talk about whatever made him laugh. But I've never used the D word when describing that relationship. Lets look at it through the eyes of being an employee. Everything you are today is the continuation of what someone shared with you while growing into this moment. I've been blessed with a 40 year broadcast career and everything I write, produce and perform today is a lesson learned along the way. Bosses totally tormented me during those younger years and yet today I see them as heroes. Try it out sometime. Look beyond the D word. Find a new field to plant what you've been given. What if today life truly begins?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jim Bell

Listen to "Jim Bell The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide" on Spreaker. Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? This visually spectacular book brings you closer to an interplanetary voyage than ever before! Following in the footsteps of Jim Bell’s successful The Space Book, Mars 3-D, and Moon 3-D, this large-format volume offers space enthusiasts an unparalleled visual experience of our solar system. Featuring eight removable NASA posters highlighting the wonders of space, gorgeous full-color photography, and stunning art, Bell’s travel guide takes you on a futuristic tour of the solar system and beyond. Along the way, you’ll experience what it’s like to hike across lunar craters, soar through the winds of Venus, and raft down the rapids of Titan. Informative summaries of every destination are based on knowledge gleaned from more than 50 years of space exploration. The images provide a taste of the awe-inspiring destinations that we may one day reach, from the oceans of Europa to the newly discovered planets of TRAPPIST-1, while captions draw our attention to the unusual craters, ridges, seas, and storms captured by orbiting satellites, landers, and rovers.

Rayshun Lamarr

Listen to "Rayshun LaMarr From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Rayshun made the decision to dedicate his life to music very early on and went on to study vocal performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After receiving a call back for "The Lion King" on Broadway, Rayshun dropped out of school. Despite not getting the part, he threw himself into the music scene until it all came to a screeching halt when he was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer and Multicentric Castleman's Disease, a rare genetic disorder. Rayshun lost much of his hearing, vision and voice. After two years of intense treatment, Rayshun is cancer free and has regained his sight, hearing and vocals, enabling him to start performing again. Song: "Sweet Thing" by Chaka Khan

De Ray Davis

Listen to "Actor Comedian DeRay Davis From Hip Hop Squares" on Spreaker. Chicago-born DeRay Davis began his career in comedy clubs before segueing into acting. He’s known for his role as 'Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy’ in the Barbershopfilm franchise. His other credits include Semi-Pro, 21 Jump Street, Reno 911, FOX’s Empire, and HBO’s Entourage. Davis lends his voice to several skits on rapper Kanye West albums. This is Davis’ second season hosting Hip Hop Squares, which is produced by his Barbershop co-star, Ice Cube. A lively modern take on the classic Hollywood game show where celebrity contestants come to play and stay for the slay, matching wits and test heir pop-culture knowledge with the superstar squares. Celebrity contestants and squares this season include: Ice Cube, Tiffany Haddish, DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Erykah Badu, Jay Pharoah, Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert, Blac Chyna, Fat Joe, Terrence J, Angela Rye (CNN), Salt N Pepa, Tisha Campbell and many more!

Dan Jurgens

Listen to "Dan Jurgens Talks Action Comics 1000" on Spreaker. In 1938, DC Comics unveiled Action Comics, the comic book that not only introduced the world to the term “superhero,” but also a certain red- and blue-suited alien (better known as Superman) who would become one of the most famous characters in history. Now, 80 years later, DC introduces Action Comics issue #1000, making it the longest-running superhero comic book in history. Legendary comic book artist and writer Dan Jurgens has worked on nearly every major title ever published by DC or Marvel, and is best known as the writer of “The Death of Superman,” one of the best-selling comics of all time. Dan can discuss the significance of Action Comics #1000, how DC will celebrate this significant milestone, and the huge impact this comic book has had on the worlds of entertainment and pop culture.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dylan Holland

Listen to "Dylan Holland Set To Release Origami" on Spreaker. Dylan Holland is a singer, songwriter and has played guitar his entire life. He began honing his craft by posting self-made, videos on YouTube and performing for his dedicated fans, who coined themselves “The Deezy Army”, on Blog-TV in early 2010. (Deezy is a nickname given to Dylan by his fans) During his rise in popularity (currently approaching 400 thousand Twitter followers and almost 100 thousand YouTube subscribers with millions of video views), Dylan recorded his first single, “Tonight”, released in January 2013 and “Be My Baby” in 2014. Dylan writes his own music and toured throughout the summer and fall of 2014, with more touring planned for 2015. Over the past two years, Dylan traveled the country performing at events, including “Teen Hoot”, OMG, and at other major music venues including the Seattle State Fair in 2014. Dylan continues touring with other major pop acts throughout the country and also performed in Europe in 2013. In 2011, Pop Star Magazine recognized Dylan as being the “Next Teen Mega Crush.” Although his genre is categorized as “Pop”, his songs are inspired by many genres including rock, rap, country, and R&B. Many artists fuel his inspiration, such as: Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, Garth Brooks, Chris Brown, Drake and James Taylor. Dylan has also performed in support of the homeless and Pencil’s for Promise. He’s an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, as well as the National Anti-Bullying Campaign. In addition to touring, Dylan continues to perform on various social media platforms to keep in touch with his fans and elicit their feedback, keeping ever true to his motto, “Fans First.”

Nell Scovell

Listen to "Nell Scovell Just The Funny Parts" on Spreaker. Bette Midler says she's "one of the funniest people I know." Garry Shandling told her, "You write like a guy." Her words have come out of the mouths of President Barack Obama, David Letterman, Homer Simpson, Sheryl Sandberg, and Kermit the Frog. You've almost certainly laughed at Nell Scovell's jokes-you just didn't know it until now. For over thirty years, writer, producer and director Nell Scovell has worked behind the scenes on some of TV's most iconic shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, Monk, NCIS and The Muppets. She was the creator and showrunner of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and later teamed up with Sheryl Sandberg on her blockbuster book Lean In, which resulted in a worldwide movement. In JUST THE FUNNY PARTS: . And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club (March 20, 2018; Dey Street Books), Scovell dives deep into her favorite things-comedy, writing and equality-in a timely and relevant book. Readers will find lots of insider information about the making of pop culture and working with celebrities such as Mark Harmon, Alyssa Milano, The Smothers Brothers, Bob Newhart, and Conan O'Brien, among many others. Scovell started her career as a sports writer at the Boston Globe and later became the first staff writer hired at SPY magazine which ushered in the "snark ages." She also knows how to tell a good story. Through her eyes, you'll experience an awkward encounter with Larry David at a book party. a sweet romance with Mystery Science Theater 3000's Joel Hodgson that doesn't turn out quite as planned. writing jokes for President Obama.arranging playdates with Albert Brooks.pinning a tail on Miss Piggy.and a Stephen King-like encounter with Stephen King. For three decades, Scovell happily worked behind-the-scenes, keeping a low profile, while advocating for change. Then in 2009, the David Letterman sex scandal broke. Having been the second female writer ever to work on the show, Scovell felt compelled to address Late Night's sexual favoritism and hostile environment toward women in a widely-read piece for Vanity Fair. The article called out all the late-night shows for the lack of diversity in their writers' rooms. Since then, Scovell has continued to be a loud and public voice, advocating for women and minorities in op-eds for the New York Times and the Washington Post. JUST THE FUNNY PARTS offers a candid look at a male-dominated and highly-competitive entertainment industry. As Sheryl Sandberg writes in her foreword, "Her story is inspiring, not because she was unstoppable, but because when she did get stopped, she found ways to keep writing, continue being creative, and always but always, laugh." Now Scovell speaks out for the first time to discuss the aftermath of the Letterman scandal and to share her own #metoo story. But mostly, she shares hilarious observations, sharp insights, personal photos, memorabilia, and hard-earned wisdom. JUST THE FUNNY PARTS is a fast-paced account of a bookish girl from New England who grew up loving science fiction, sports and Monty Python and fought her way to the top of the entertainment field. Or as she puts it, "It's like Unbroken . . . but funnier and with slightly less torture."

Kyla Jade

Listen to "Kyla Jade From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Kyla's voice was born in church and developed its power through performingin gospel choirs. After college, Kyla got her first big break when she joinedBobby Jones' International Super Choir, the longest running gospel show on BET.After nine years of traveling with the show, Kyla took some time off to carefor family. Kyla feared it would be difficult to get back in the music sceneuntil a friend asked her to audition as a background vocalist for JenniferHudson. Today, Hudson supports Kyla, pushes her and has been a huge motivatorfor Kyla to come audition for "The Voice."

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Michael Nesmith

Listen to "Mike Nesmith Infinite Tuesday Now In Paperback" on Spreaker. If all Michael Nesmith had ever accomplished was being cast as "Mike" in The Monkees, he'd be justifiably famous. But Nez's story is so much more than that-deep, surprising, remarkable, a true seeker's journey. The Monkees' may have elevated him to pop culture legend, but the full arc of his eclectic, electric life tells an altogether different and more powerful story, taking him from a childhood in Dallas (where his single mother, Bette, invented Liquid Paper) to Hollywood, to the heart of swinging London with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, to participating in the birth of what would become MTV, to producing the cult classic Repo Man and working in the world of virtual reality as the Counter Culture led to the Cyberculture. With his refreshingly uncommon book, INFINITE TUESDAY: An Autobiographical Riff (Three Rivers Press, April 17, 2018), now available in paperback, Nesmith brings that unexpected life-and the ideas that animated it-into full bloom, a startling bouquet of comedy, pathos, and the occasional trip to an alternate dimension. Influenced in equal parts by the consciousness-expanding ambitions of Timothy Leary and the cerebral humor of Douglas Adams, Nesmith writes of key moments in his life centered on "bands," not just of the musical kind, but also of groups of people committed to the same ideas and principles. Whether these formed around music, art, television-and whether they emerged during creative peaks or delusional depths-they proved powerful forces that helped Nesmith plug in to the energy that has repeate, Nesmith has written a book that, while it has its share of illuminating stories of celebrity (and the attendant "Celebrity Psychosis"), is at its heart a book of ideas-about faith and creativity, ego and humility, and the power of coming together with the right groups of people in the right moments. Funny, thoughtful, and utterly unique, INFINITE TUESDAY is a journey toward enlightenment, one man's decades-long pilgrimage in search of a set of principles to live by.

EMN Every Mothers Nightmare

Listen to "Rick Ruhl From EMN Talking About Grind" on Spreaker. Forming in the early 90’s, EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE is no stranger to the music scene. After quickly arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis (Arista Records). After signing with Arista, EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE became staples on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball with their music videos for “Walls Come Down”, “Love Can Make You Blind”, and “House of Pain”. EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE received a great deal of national press and toured, promoting the first two albums, allowing them the chance to open for bands such as Cheap Trick and Dream Theater. They performed many headlining shows, drawing in large crowds and selling out venues. EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE has been featured in hundreds of hard rock magazines both nationally and internationally like Metal Edge as well as appearing on shows like the Joan Rivers’ talk show. EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE is releasing their highly anticipated full-length album titled ‘Grind’. ‘Grind’ includes “Loco Crazy” which features a guest appearance by Zach Myers of Shinedown on guitar with a companion video. The project also features appearances by Jim Dandy (The Jim Dandy) guest vocals on ‘Stand Up’, and Wayne Swinny (Saliva) guitar on ‘Snake’.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ron Guidry

Listen to "Ron Guidry Author Of Gator My Life In Pinstripes" on Spreaker. Ron Guidry, known as Gator and Louisiana Lightning to his teammates, quickly rose in 1977 to become the ace of the Yankees' stellar pitching staff, helping the team regarded as the most famous and notorious in Yankee history win the World Series. In 1978, he went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA and won the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in baseball, helping to bring home the Yankees' second straight World Series championship. A four-time All Star and five-time Golden Glove winner, he played from 1976 to 1988, served as the Yankees' captain in the 1980s, and remains one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history. In Gator, Guidry takes us inside the clubhouse to tell us what it was like to play amidst the chaos and almost daily confrontations between Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner, Martin's altercations with star slugger Reggie "the straw that stirs the drink" Jackson. He talks poignantly about the death of Thurman Munson in 1979, and the impact that had on Ron and on the club. He tells stories about players like Lou Pinella, Willie Randolph, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, and Mickey Rivers, and coach Yogi Berra (who in 1984 became the Yankees' manager) and Elston Howard.

Jackie Foster

Listen to "Jackie Foster From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Jackie has grown up surrounded by singing siblings and a guitar-playing dad. In high school, Jackie enrolled in Berklee College of Music's summer program where she studied a variety of different genres, but fell in love with rock. Berklee offered her a four-year scholarship to the school and Jackie knew she wanted to be a professional musician. At school she became the lead singer of an alternative rock band called Self Portraits. They write, release and perform original music around New England.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Harper Starling

Listen to "Harper Starling Euphoria" on Spreaker. For the second consecutive week, Billboard Top 40 artist Harper Starling is climbing over Drake’s “God’s Plan” single on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart with The Perry twins for their new “Euphoria” single. “Euphoria” has climbed to #30. "Euphoria is such a special and personal song,” Harper says. “The fact that everyone is responding so well to it and now it's on the Billboard Dance Charts is heaven. It's everything that I have hoped for.” The song is featured as part of “Euphoria: The Remixes”, a curated collection of eight tracks. In addition to The Perry Twins Original Mix, the package includes remixes by Dirty Werk (Kesha, Dave Aude) and Dan Thomas (Moby, Ralphi Rosario). Driven by Harper’s dynamic vision and real-life experiences, the dancefloor anthem tackles deeper emotional issues. While listeners are captivated by inspiring phrases in the chorus, Harper shares her deeper story in the lines “I’m not holding on to what’s not holding me”, “Cause I feel like the real me now” and “There is no one that can bring me to my knees.” Harper penned the hit with songwriter Kasia Livingston (Britney Spears, Flo Rida, Jessie J) and Michael Graye (Lynn Verlayne Studio). It is the follow-up to her debut single, “Disco Mirror Dream”, that received praise from press and fans. For the production, Harper tapped The Perry Twins whose remixes propelled many artists to the top of the Billboard dance charts including BeyoncĂ©, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Troye Sivan. “Euphoria” will also be featured on Harper’s upcoming debut EP, “Planet Disco”, with collaborations by Steve Daly (Pink), Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Coldplay) and Aimee Proal (Kelly Clarkson) among others.

Billy Brown

Listen to "Billy Brown From Proud Mary" on Spreaker. Named by the Los Angeles Times as 'One to Watch,' BILLY BROWN is an accomplished film and television actor. Billy currently stars in the acclaimed Shonda Rhimes produced crime drama How to Get Away with Murder opposite Viola Davis, which is in its fourth season on ABC. In its first season, the show won numerous honors including an AFI Award for TV Program of the Year and was nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. Previously, Billy starred as a series regular on the CBS drama Hostages alongside Toni Colette and Dylan McDermott. He is perhaps best known for his role as lead detective Mike Anderson on Showtime's award-winning drama Dexter, as well as the tough and brutal gang leader August Marks on FX's Sons of Anarchy. In addition to the FX series Lights Out, his other 18 television roles include Fox's The Following, opposite Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, in which he played an FBI agent working to stop a string of mass killings. His other feature film credits include The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers 2, Cloverfield, Lakeview Terrace, Race to Witch Mountain, and Star Trek. Billy is also known for his voice work in film and television projects including The Wild Thornberrys Movie and Transformers Prime, and for his ongoing role as the exclusive voice of commercials for the United States Marine Corps.

Christine Lahti

Listen to "Christine Lahti True Stories From An Unreliable Eyewitness" on Spreaker. For nearly 40 years the Emmy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winning actress and director Christine Lahti has captivated the hearts and minds of her audience through iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, And Justice for All, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now, in TRUE STORIES FROM AN UNRELIABLE EYEWITNESS: A Feminist Coming of Age (Harper Wave, April 10, 2018; ISBN: 978-06-266367-2; $26.99; 224 pages) Lahti shares her story in this heartbreaking and hilarious collection of interrelated personal essays. In this poignant collection, Lahti focuses on three major periods of her life: her childhood, her early journey as an actress and activist, and the realities of her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today. In TRUE STORIES, Lahti recalls leaving her comfortable suburban home in Birmingham, MI and entering college in 1968, where her eyes became open to the sexism and misogyny all around her-no longer something to be accepted as "the way things are." She writes about her early years in NYC, pursuing acting and struggling to make a living-as a waitress, as a mime (yes, a mime), and even working for a "professional dating service." It's where Lahti began to learn the difference between suspension of belief (a skill that would later help her on stage) vs naivete i.e. "being that gullible young woman with stars in her eyes and sweaty armpits who desperately wanted to believe she was so much more than just someone's escort." Lahti recounts stories of how she made her way in show business, despite the sexist culture. In "Walking" she shares the life-changing moment when a casting director promised her work on two national commercials-IF she'd have sex with the director. In "S**t Happens," she examines her need for perfection and her struggle to balance making a living with being a responsible artist--one who tries to only put positive three-dimensional images of women out into the world (during a time when many of the "good" parts in film and television were demeaning to women). The chapter culminates in her 2008 Golden Globe win, during which she was in the bathroom when her name was announced. Yes, s**t happens. In the incredibly funny "What I Wish I'd Know About Love Scenes" Lahti dishes about what really goes into the love scenes we see on screen and reveals who some of her favorites have been (including Al Pacino, Bradley Cooper, among others). Lahti also shares deeply personal stories about her roles as mother, wife, and daughter. In "Kidnapped" she writes with raw honesty about her miscarriage and the difficult early days of being a new mother and finding her way as a parent. In "Mamma Mia," she recounts the heartbreaking suicide of her bipolar sister. And in "Brother" she shares details about the complicated relationship with her brother, whose borderline personality disorder threw their family into havoc for years. "These are the stories that altered me in some way. They chronicle events when something inside me stirred or quaked. They were a shift in my focus. A tremor up my spine. A hot flash of injustice, of shame. A humble reckoning with my own imperfections. An acceptance. A forgiveness. A way to survive," writes Lahti. TRUE STORIES is about the power of storytelling to affirm and reframe the bedrock of who we are, revealing that we're all unreliable eyewitnesses when it comes to our deeply personal memories. But it's Lahti's raw authenticity that actually makes her a reliable narrator. Told in a wildly fresh, unique voice, and with the unshakable ability to laugh at herself time and again, this is Christine Lahti's best performance yet.

Venus

Listen to "Venus On The Strength Of Digital Awareness" on Spreaker. Can we call our selves the uncertainty generation? All this talk about who's spying on who on the internet has created yet another line in the sand. More places to take up space without truly grasping onto how the digital numbers affect more than advertisers and political figures. In this episode of The Broadcasters Platform, students from an authentic Broadcast campus meet up with Venus who's experiences in media have grown from print to this new age of digital data. Some students sat in doubt due to a feeling of being insecure of how much information is out there about us. Venus explores the positives of that information while going into conversation with a physical criminal investigator that depends on digital imprints to help solve crimes.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Geraldo Rivera

Listen to "Geraldo Rivera The Geraldo Show" on Spreaker. In public life for half a century, my image and reputation have had more ups and downs than the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island. I have been called savior and sinner, fool and wise man, crusader and exploiter, hot head and dope. I am routinely scorned, admired, beloved, and belittled. The opinions are usually based on when they tuned in. Were you around for my early days as a crusading local newsman? Did you waste an evening inside Al Capone's empty vault? Were you watching when the bombs dropped in Afghanistan or Iraq, or did you tune into the raucous talk show when my nose got broken in the best television studio brawl ever caught on tape? Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and my employment by the conservative rabble-rousers of Fox News, and, more recently, with the coming of the Age of Trump, my professional life has been even more difficult to define. How could a sincerely progressive native-born Jew Rican New Yorker like me ever work for an outfit better suited to the vibes of Orange County, California, the Dixie, Appalachia, or the Mountain West? How could I not condemn and obstruct a wrecking ball like Donald Trump? Over five decades, I have met most of the era's good and bad guys, from Ronald Reagan to Charles Manson, Fidel Castro to Yasser Arafat, and Muhammad Ali to John Lennon. Two figure heavily in this book, both longtime friends. Roger Ailes is the disgraced yet undeniably brilliant creator of Fox News. Donald Trump, once a flamboyant playboy, billionaire businessman, is now 45th President of the United States. Now at the vigorous twilight of my career, I have nothing left to prove, and time has both enlightened and humbled me. In this book, I speak frankly about my failures and successes, my humiliations and triumphs. Throughout my career, I've done my best to provide you with groundbreaking journalism and great entertainment. In this book, I've tried to provide both . . . and a few life lessons, as well.

Aubree Sweeney

Listen to "Aubree Sweeney The RV Tour" on Spreaker. What does a comedian do when she's spent multiple late nights performing on LA's biggest and funniest stages? Aubree Sweeney hooked up the RV like an old covered wagon and is forging a new path to the nations biggest and best comedy houses. She says the best place on the planet to write new comedy is on a campsite. The people there are brilliantly funny and at times a little awkwardly strange. When the show is over you head back to the RV pack up and head on down the dusty trail to the next big little town. Places like Chicago and more!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tammy Tuckey

Listen to "Tammy Tuckey You'll Find Me On Mainstreet" on Spreaker. Tammy Tuckey, an Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker and singer-songwriter, makes her singing debut with the release of her first album, You’ll Find Me on Main Street. The album features a compilation of songs, both familiar and rare, as showcased through the years at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Since her first trip to Walt Disney World Resort at age two in 1998, Tuckey has been both fascinated and inspired by the music and songs featured throughout the theme parks, shows and attractions of the world-renowned resort. Since 1971 over 600 million visitors from around the world have been delighted and entertained by an incredible songbook. Now, Tuckey pays tribute to this unique Disney songbook by performing her own renditions of songs from Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. The album track list includes: · "Tomorrow's Child/New Horizons Medley" from the Spaceship Earth and Horizons at EPCOT · "Someone Like Me" from Doug Live! stage show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios · "The Great Outdoors" from The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown attraction in the Magic Kingdom - Featuring Byron Berline · "Two Brothers" from The American Adventure attraction at EPCOT - Featuring Ali Olmo · "Strangers Like Me" from the Tarzan Rocks! stage show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom - Featuring Mike McKee · "Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand" from the Walt Disney World Resort Millennium Celebration at EPCOT - Featuring Sounds of Blackness · "Remember the Magic" from the Walt Disney World Resort 25th anniversary Celebration - Featuring Don Liuzzi

Peter Schweizer

Listen to "Peter Schweizer Secret Empires" on Spreaker. Peter Schweizer: America's Top Politicians Have Discovered The Scam to End All Scams - New Book Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends Reveals The Newest Form of Corruption in Washington, Involving Larger Sums of Money than Ever Before A Deep Look at Corruption by Proxy: Invisible Foreign Money Deals Channeled Through Family Members, Hidden from Public View The author who wrote Clinton Cash and sparked an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation is now set to launch his highly anticipated investigative follow-up. On March 20, Harper will publish Peter Schweizer's Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends. Secret Empires will expose vast corruption by top Washington figures who leverage their political power to enrich their family members and friends, often by helping grease deals with foreign entities. In Secret Empires, Schweizer reveals: . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao's deep relationship with China. How, as McConnell's hardline position softened, money flowed, not only doubling their net worth, but placing a family member on the board of the government-run, powerful Bank of China ten days after Trump's election-and two more family members on the board of one of the Chinese government's largest military contractors. . The Smash and Grab: How President Barack Obama enriched his friends by smashing certain sectors with outrageous regulations, dramatically driving down their valuations (sometimes to pennies on the dollar). Who would come in and buy up these companies on the cheap? Some of President Obama's oldest and dearest friends. You won't believe what happens next. . Presidential children weren't always under intense scrutiny. For the first time, Schweizer shines a light on how the son and stepson of Joe Biden and John Kerry scored billion dollar deals with foreign governments as their dads shaped foreign policy. Ten days after Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden flew aboard AIR FORCE TWO to China, Hunter and John Kerry's stepson, Chris Heinz, closed a one billion dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Bank of China. Unbelievably, more mega deals will follow. . The Trump children are without a doubt, according to Schweizer, targets of foreign governments. Schweizer previews how foreign entities can make inroads with Jared, Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric and the Trump Organization to attempt to curry favor with the current administration, preying on their well-documented financial vulnerabilities.

D R King

Listen to "D R King From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. D.R.'s dad was his first musical influence providing memories of singing together in church. However, when his parents separated he lost contact with his dad but continued to pursue music. Initially he took some jobs teaching in elementary schools, but in 2012 D.R. took the opportunity of a six-month residency at a Motown bar in Nagoya, Japan. Upon his return, D.R. booked a gig in an Off-Broadway production of "Dreamgirls." Now in Harlem, D.R. works on his own music and has a singing residency at the popular Red Rooster.