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Charming Liars are a British/American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by lead vocalist, Charlie Cosser, guitarist, Karnig Manoukian, and bassist, Mike Kruger, in London, England. For the Londoners that are now the nucleus of Charming Liars, the move from London to Los Angeles has paid dividends in ways even the most prescient or optimistic person could have imagined. The band landed a recording contract, earned a chance to work alongside two of the most influential producers of the past quarter century – John Fields and Canada’s Bob Rock, and more recently, a slot on the Fourth-Annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour, playing alongside some of the biggest alternative rock acts on the planet. In October 2013, Charming Liars released a four- song EP called New Disorder (available now on iTunes), which is a powerful and compelling teaser for the debut Charming Liars full-length album. On an initial 5 day trip to LA, the band played showcase gigs at The Viper Room, The Roxy, The Troubadour and the Whiskey A Go Go, carving a reputation as a band on the ascent in the highly competitive LA music scene. Producer John Fields, whose credentials include work with The Goo Goo Dolls, The Rembrandts and former Barenaked Ladies frontman Stephen Page saw this raw potential and was the first LA music gurus to encourage the band to at least try their hand at setting up shop in southern California. Bob Rock’s name initially came up in a casual conversation but the band decided to approach the legendary Canadian producer knowing that the worst he could say was no. Rock said yes and eventually produced the majority of the songs on the Charming Liars forthcoming album. Charming Liars recently released their second E.P entitled ‘We Won’t Give Up’ featuring the first single impacting radio titled “The Desperation.” For more information, visit www.charmingliars.com
You'll want to tune in this Thursday, July 30th at 6pm EST. Author Tina DeSalvo joins me to chat about her books, life, and her Friend's Fight Together initiative. She enjoys writing stories where she can use her imagination, humor, empathy, and personal experiences to create characters and situations that she hopes will entertain readers. Her latest novel, Jewell: A Second Chance Novel, is Volume 2 in the series.
Once invited into New Orleans' historic mansions to evaluate prized antiques, Dr. Jewell Duet held a coveted professorship at a top university. With her deep knowledge of Louisiana history and antiquities, she was the go-to person for anyone requiring professional appraisals. But, one hasty decision cost her both her reputation and possibly her freedom. Now, as she waits to discover if her future includes prison, Jewell knows that taking the job at Sugar Mill is necessary if she is to support her beloved grandmother who has advanced dementia.
Charming, sexy lawyer Beau Bienvenu's attraction to the intriguing historian vies with his distrust of her motives. Beau has one simple goal when it comes to the family that rescued him and made him part of their clan...protect them at all costs. He doesn't trust Jewell, nor her reason for taking the lowly job at Sugar Mill Plantation. What is she really up to? Is it possible Jewell and her quirky grandmother are there to try to profit from a Bienvenu family mystery? If so, both women are out of luck.
Jewell and Beau are at odds about almost everything. The only things they agree on are that family is everything...and that their mutual attraction is inconvenient.
Hope, Love and Second Chances Continue in the heart of Cajun Country.
Special Guest: Nisa Muhammad
Co-founder of Black Marriage Day and CEO of Wedded Bliss Foundation
Is A Knight in Shining Amour and a fairy tale wedding still a realistic goal for our daughters? This show will address love, dating and marriage for our girls. Nisa's organization helps teens, singles and couples develop healthy relationships and healthy marriages to improve their lives, better the outcomes for children and create stronger communities.
The Conservatory Garden is Central Park's six-acre formal garden.
It is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French, and English. The Garden's main entrance is through the Vanderbilt Gate, on Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets.
The Italianate center garden is composed of a large lawn surrounded by hedges and is bordered by two exquisite spring-blooming pink and white crabapple trees.
A 12-foot high jet fountain plays on the western end of the lawn, backed by tiered hedges and stairs that lead up to a wisteria pergola.
On the walkway under the pergola are medallions inscribed with the names of the original 13 states.
spectacular seasonal displays of spring tulips, all within an ellipse of Japanese holly.
In the center is the charming Three Dancing Maidens fountain by German sculptor, Walter Schott.
To the south is the very intimate English-style garden.
There are five mixed borders of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, and five seasonal beds featuring spring bulbs that are followed by annual flower displays.
A slope of woodland plants lines the western edge of this garden.
At the center is sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh's lovely Frances Hodgeson Burnett Memorial Fountain, a tribute to the author of the children's book, The Secret Garden.
The children — a girl and a boy, said to depict Mary and Dickon, the main characters from the classic — stand at one end of a small water lily pool.
The Conservatory Garden is an officially designated Quiet Zone and offers a calm and colorful setting for a leisurely stroll, and intimate wedding, or an escape with a good book.
For many years the garden was tended by volunteers from the Garden Club of America and in 1983 it was restored by the Central Park Conservancy.
Let's try this AGAIN, Mr. BlogTalk (I hate these guys). The PREVIOUS well designed, written out and drawn out preview of tonights 'semi' live concert with the Ronstadt Generation, freinds and family's won't take, and after 3 hours I'm tired of waiting for it to post. SO, without further ado....
A personal, quiet musical setting was provided by Mark and Lisa Biales, owners of Oxford Ohio-based WildBerry's Incense and stores. Wait until you here this one, and I'll ask Sharon Markley - dear friends witht he Ronstadt's - to join us in the conversation. Linda's career met it's match, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's, yet only her singing voice. The music talent is rich amoung the Family of Micheal Ronstadt, known as "The Ronstadt Generations." Also, the lovely Lisa displays her rate singing talents with the band, as does the ever charming Serenity Fisher and the Cardboard Hearts. Wait until you hear about her boyfriend!
Also, spent the week beginning the 2 1/2 hour classes on Emotional Education (TBI-style), and now, after an opening offering, you may see why I needed to escape to THE WOODS. Hueston Woods. Go Miami Redhawks!
Gary Anthony Sturgis is a New Orleans born actor/writer/director best-known for his portrayal of the villain in two of Tyler Perry's biggest hit films, "Diary of A Mad Black Woman" (as Jamison Jackson) and "Daddy's Little Girls" (as Joseph Woods). He also co-starred opposite Terrence Howard in "Pride", as the charming yet sinister pimp/drug dealer Franklin Washington. Recently, he has stepped out the role of bad guy to co-star in the comedy "Chicago Pulaski Jones" with Kel Mitchell and Cedric the Entertainer.
Gary takes on a totally different role in "Will To Love" which airs Saturday, June 27, 2015 on TVOne (Check your local listing for time). Also starring in the hilarious TV show is Marques Houston, Keishia Knight Pulliam and Draya Michele; from Basketball Wives LA.
Join us as Gary gives us the 411 on his character and other upcoming projects; along with talking live calls from his fans. www.blogtalkradio.com/cruzincradio 323-693-3317
GET WRITING! With Karen Rowe
Make it Funny - Bring Humor Almost Anywhere!
My guest this Tuesday is Alicia Dattner. Alicia started dreaming of being a comedian at the age of 8, and “wasted” ten years “growing up” before she finally started performing at 18. She graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in standup comedy–yes, comedy. Mentored by several talented comedians over the years, W. Kamau Bell (HBO, FX), Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Conchords), and Bill Santiago (Huffington Post, CNN, Comedy Central), she’s been knocking audiences out (not literally) at clubs like The Improv and Gotham Comedy Club, in San Francisco, New York, Hollywood, Bombay, Chennai, and London.
After a dozen years of doing standup comedy, she’s been racking up awards for her humorous, insightful one-woman shows.The SF Guardian called her “Goofy, messy, and fun!” The LA Theater Review says she’s “Charming, likable, and funny!” Sold-out hit shows and extended runs have garnered her a number of awards. Her solo shows include, The Oy of Sex, Eat, Pray, Laugh!, The Punchline, and The Latest Show on Earth Circus. She’s also creator of The Spiritual Comedy Festival, and written a humorous number-one best-selling book on Amazon.
Alicia has appeared on NPR, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, East Bay Express, The Lady Brain Show, J Magazine, BeliefNET, Elephant Journal, Elevate, Inspyr, Integral Yoga Magazine, The Mindful Word, Awaken.com, Taoish.com, and more.
Log onto www.blogtalkradio.com/Jim-Nemley on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 7:00pm EST. Its' Time To Get Writing! With Karen Rowe.
I will be interviewing Auhtor KR Bankston?, Author Elizabeth LaShaun?, Author Keith Gaston? and Author Keith Kareem Williams?
FIRE & ICE: Veronica and Romero Azul run the successful private sex club Sensualis. When their business is threatened by a rival club owner with ambitions of becoming the state’s next senator, the Azuls will do whatever it takes to make sure Sensualis survives. ACE HIGH: Charming, cunning, crafty, and captivatingly handsome, Axiom 'Ace' Reid is pleased with the cards life has dealt. Using them to his full advantage at every opportunity, he victoriously prevails every time. Will his winning hand hold fast when sharks enter the room and sit down at the table, calling his bluff? BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Dante has always been the faithful husband, good father, and dedicated son-in-law. After an old friend talks him into visiting Club Sensualis, something inside him is awakened that will change his life forever. SLOW KISS OF THE APOCALYPSE: Cali, the sexy, mysterious, masked singer who entertains the patrons of Club Xplosive is much more than she appears, as the unfortunate souls whose names are scribbled on her "death list" will soon find out
Erik Weibel is a thirteen-year-old eight grader who loves to read. He started his blog, This Kid Reviews Books when he was nine and is now in his fourth year blogging. On his blog, he not only reviews books but also encourages other kids to get into reading and writing. Erik supports other kids on his blog through his “Creative Kid Thursday” feature. Erik is the Co-Host of The Write Chat vlog with his friend Felicia Maziarz where they interview authors and illustrators about the writing process. In addition to being an avid reader (averaging 20-30 middle grade books a month), Erik enjoys writing creatively. He writes a monthly book review column for The Upper Bucks Free Press. In 2013, he self-published a chapter book called “The Adventures of Tomato and Pea: Book 1; A Bad Idea,” which he wrote when he was nine, and took a year to edit. He is working on Book 2. He has an original poem published in “The Song of Sahel Anthology” (Plum Tree Books, 2013) titled “One Kid.” He also has an original short story in “Lucky Draw” (Prints Charming Books, 2015) titled “The Rabbit’s Revenge.” Erik is also an active participant in Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 challenge and Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo.
Felicia “The Neighbor Girl” Maziarz is just about 12 years old, and, after publishing two books,she has paw-sed her writing career to pursue other interests. She is the co-creator/host of The Write Chat with Erik Weibel of This Kid Reviews Books where she and Erik video interview authors. Felicia is an award-winning author, and has published two books in her Stanley & Katrina series.
Heather Ballentine is a charming, talented, and down-to-earth Southern belle. She is also an entrepreneur, singer/songwriter, pin-up model, and actress. Her life long pursuit of excellence began in Arkansas where she was born. She grew up with passion for performing, and always knew what she was meant to do. Her mother was named after Marilyn Monroe, which sparked Heather’s interest in pin up fashion, culture and lifestyle. Her father, a musician with a fondness for retro music, encouraged her to listen to artists such as Elvis, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, and Buddy Holly, all of whom became Heather’s musical influences.
During University, Heather began modelling and was selected for the Catalina Swimwear campaign which featured her in advertisements and on the runway. However, she soon realized that her curvy figure would not be embraced by mainstream agencies. Rather than be discouraged, she embraced her own pin up style and it became her mission to send a message that curves are cool. She placed top-ten in the Miss Arkansas Pageant, and was the overall swimsuit winner, which assisted in paying for her education. After graduation, Heather was cast to star as “Ado Annie” in Discoveryland USA’s production of “Oklahoma”.
In 2011, Heather moved to Canada and happily adopted it as her new home. Based in Toronto, she is actively building her pin up brand. She and her co-writer Larry Bartley, recently recorded with Grammy-Winning Producer Pete Anderson to create her album, “The Cat’s Meow”. The current single is "Kiss Me". Heather's signature sound appeals to big band, swing, country, and rockabilly audiences alike.