• 00:58

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    VALENTINE SPECIAL
    Though he has become unbelievably busy, with an impossible schedule, I am happy to bring back French actor/model heartthrob, Gilles Marini, to Olivia Wilder Times.
    While living and serving in Paris, Gilles Marini met the famous photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English and work as a model.
    Gilles found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history, in 2008's "Sex and the City: The Movie." Other film credits include "One and the Other" (L'Une et L'Autre) and "The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down." Television audiences have seen him in prime time series such as "Nip/Tuck," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Criminal Minds," and most recently in a January episode of "Castle." He has also appeared the daytime dramas "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Passions." Gilles was the first runner up on the June, 2009 finale of "Dancing With The Stars," having set the stage on fire with his Argentine Tango, among other memorable dances. Marini was named one of People Magazine’s "Top Ten Sexiest Men Alive for 2009."
    Gilles first appeared on ABC's "Brothers And Sisters," in 2009, as "Luc Laurent," the French love interest of Rachel Griffiths' character, "Sarah Walker." The role was originally set to be a five episode arc, but he has now become a series regular. And we couldn't be happier.

  • 01:00

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    MORE FRENCH BLISS
    He's baaaaack! My third Valentine month "Hunk-A-Week," and second Frenchman, Gilles revisits Olivia Wilder Times.
    While living and serving in Paris, Gilles Marini met the famous photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English and work as a model.
    Gilles found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history in 2008's "Sex and the City: The Movie." Other recent film credits include "One and the Other" (L'Une et L'Autre) and "The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down." Television audiences have seen him in prime time series such as "Nip/Tuck," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Criminal Minds," and "Windfall," as well as the daytime dramas "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Passions." He came in 2nd on the June, 2009 finale of "Dancing With The Stars." Marini was named one of People Magazine’s "Top Ten Sexiest Men Alive for 2009."

    First appearing as recurring love interest, 'Luc' to Rachel Griffith's 'Sarah Walker' on ABC's "Brothers And Sisters," Gilles' role has been extended to 10 episodes, with potential for more. He reappears on the 2/21 episode.

  • 01:30

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    FRENCH BLISS
    Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as Dante, the Casanova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall's Samantha in the "Sex and the City" movie, a role which has earned him international recognition. We went to see Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte; we left with one visual imprint: Gilles' shower scene.

    Gilles can currently be seen as Rachel Griffiths’s love interest on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” and was recently seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” He will next be seen as Vanessa Redgrave’s husband on FX’s “Nip/Tuck” in mid-November. He has appeared on television in “Ugly Betty,” “Dirty, Sexy Money,” “Criminal Minds,” “Windfall,” and in several soap operas including “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Passions.” His recent film credits include “One and the Other (L’Une et L’Autre),” “Pirates of the Caribbean 3,” and “The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down.”
    Gilles has appeared in many television commercials and print ads for companies like Budweiser, Clairol, Coca Cola, Ross, Chrysler, Fila, GNC, Infiniti, Mervins, Avon, Lord and Taylor, Robinsons May, etc.
    Proceeds from his new 2010 calendar will go to the Maximum Hope Foundation.

  • 00:30

    Superstar Gilles Marini

    in Entertainment

    IN THE FALL of 2009, Marini first appeared as a recurring character on Brothers & Sisters. His role as the love interest of Rachel Griffiths’s character Sarah Walker has been extended to a ten-episode arc with the potential of more to come. NOW APPEARING as Luc Laurent on ABC’s hit family drama, Brothers & Sisters and also well-known for his second-place finish on season eight of Dancing with the Stars, Gilles Marini’s charm and zest for life is attracting fans all over the world. Gilles is going to be stopping by for some instant feedback on his role, and to chat it up with the fans.. This is another must not miss show!

  • 01:25

    BLUEBEARD-Valerie Ogden

    in Entertainment

    Bluebeard is the story documenting the history behind the reign of terror imposed on Europe by Gilles de Rais, the infamous Bluebeard. The author brings the reader into the castles, pageants, battles and dungeons of medieval Europe to explore the enigma that was the life of the man, who fought bravely and valiantly alongside Joan of Arc in pursuit of a higher cause then descended into the dark depths of sexual exploitation of children which made him an historical monster. But what is it that causes a man to develop to being such a person? The author focuses on the man s life and the foundation set for his mental and intellectual development, then explores his life subsequent to the sword clashing, blood-letting battles alongside Joan of Arc. She raises questions, presents hypotheses from genetic disposition to PTSD to explain the demonic action of the man. It is a book that gives the reader a breath-taking experience and presents thought-provoking possibilities as to why a man who led a life of valor as a brave warrior could descend into the dark depths of depravity. BLUEBEARD-Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath-Valerie Ogden

  • 03:01

    Too Slim, Dick LeMasters, Cary Morin, Anne Harris & CKNM Smokin' Joe Kubek

    in Music

    SHOW # 265 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    We begin the show with Couch Kid Too Slim (Tim Langford), who will give us a health update and let us know about the great shows he has scheduled for the rest of 2015! 


    Then Dick LeMasters will join me.  Dick is from Texas and offers a mix of Americana, Roots, Rock and Blues on his album One Bird, Two Stones. We'll talk to Dick about growing up in Porrt Arthur, TX and his journey down the musical highway while we listen to songs from the album.


    Cary Morin has been described as "one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today". He has reprsented the Colorado Blues Society at the 2014 & 2015 IBCand is a part of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. His latest album Tiny Town was released in January of this year.  I get to speak with Cary about his remarkable career and his new album.


    I learned of Anne Harris by way of her incredible contribution to the new Jeff Jensen album.  her violin took the song "Ash & Bone" to a whole new level.  She has jsut released Come Hither a collection of 9 originals that defy definition.  Anne has spent time with Otis Taylor and has received accolades across her career and 5 previous albums.  She and I will explore her sound and career.


    The Couch Kid Smokin' Joe Kubek returns to The Couch to talk about what he and Bnois King have been up to since we last spoke while we delve into their latest release, Fat Man's Shine Parlor.

  • 02:57

    Markus James, Blues411 Report, Blue Lunch & Mike Osborn Sit On The Couch

    in Music

    SHOW # 264 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    Markus James released his latest album back in October.  The album is entitled Head For The Hills and was recorded in the delta in Mississippi. He is backed up by some Hill Country royalty.  He music is the result of his love for the Hill Country of Mississippi and the sounds of West African Music and even toured in Mali, West Africa to continue his studies.  Markus and I will explore this unique journey and listen to tunes from Head For The Hills.


    Blues411 Report for April with friend Chefjimi Patricola will look back on the last month and look ahead to what is coming up with the music in the next month.  


    Blue Lunch hails from Cleveland and had a hit with their debut, Blue Lunch Special.  They are back with Above The Fold, which dropped in November and there was no sophomore jinx with this one.  The album has been getting a ton of airplay.    Combining all types of blues, from Chicago, to Jump to New Orleans R&B and everything in between the band's music is infectious.  I will speak with Guitarist Bob Frank about the new album and where the band is headed next.


    Also released in November, Mike Osborn's In The Dog House blends blues, rock and country to provide some powerful music.  Osborn's guitar work is stellar throughout and the whole thing was produced and mastered by Grammy award winner Alan Mirikitani who also wrote most of the music.  Mike and I will talk about his musical influences and the album and more when he joins me.

  • 02:56

    Deak Harp, Mary Hott, Bill Phillippe & Couch Kid New Music Kelly Richey

    in Music

    Show # 263 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    Deak Harp is a master of the Mississippi Saxophone - or harmonica as most know it by. Oh, and he can also play guitar with the best of them. He now owns his own business in Clarksdale and ships his custom harmonicas around the globe. Deak and I will explore his life and career and we will share tunes from his album Clarksdale Breakdown.


    Mary Hott has spent most of her career in a supporting role, working as a session vocalist in NYC and spending time at Berklee School of Music in Boston Her debut album Shaman Lover is her time to step into the spotlight with help from Billy Thompson on guitar and also as musical director. Mary and I will explore her career and life and share the music from the new album. 


    Bill Phillippe, is a talented solo acoustic guitarist with stylings from the pre-war blues era.  His album, Ghosts, is a collection of originals and songs which Bill has imprinted with his personal stamp. We'll explore his career and the last 20 years of playing all around San Franciso.


    Kelly Richey first Sat On The Couch in Dec. 2010 and then again in Feb. 2013.  Tonight she wil join me to talk about the new music she is recording and releasing slowly.  The album doesn't even have a title yet! We will also talk about her new band, her guitar instruction platform and continuing with her life coaching.

  • 02:25

    COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - Greg Nagy, Shaun Murphy, Brad Hatfield & Barbara Blue

    in Music

    LIVE, UNCUT & UNCENSORED CONVERSATIONS WITH "MUSICIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW"


    A full show featuring Couch Kids who have released new albums recently.


    Greg Nagy...his album Stranded is a collection of songs written after the loss of his marriage..."A wounded heart is often slow, to finally let an old love go"  I'll explore this very personal album with Greg


    Shaun Murphy released Loretta in January and it has captured the ear of all who have heard it.  It is Ms. Murphy at her strongest...tearing at these songs with a voice that does not quit.  Shaun and I will discuss the album and her decision to go harder than in the past.


    Brad Hatfield released For A Change in January.  Off of his BMA nomination for Best New Artist, Brad was not going to take it easy and together with Tom Hambridge producing and co-writing these 12 songs show off Brad's skillfull harp playing and strong vocals


    Barbara Blue is the "Reigning Queen Of Beale Street" and her new album, Memphis Blue Sweet, Strong & Tight is all that and more.  Recorded at Royal Studios with the legendary Boo Mitchell behind the board, the collection of musicians backing Barbara is amazing.  Can't wait to share this one with y'all


     

  • 01:07

    Passing Shots with Pete Ziebron and Jared Pine

    in Sports

    Pete Ziebron and Jared Pine discuss Rafael Nadal's semifinal loss to Fabio Fognini in the Rio semifinal on Passing Shots. 


    In addition, American Donald Young continues to show good form in 2015, reaching a final and semifinal in the last 2 weeks.  David Ferrer, Ivo Karlovic and Gilles Simon took home the trophies on Sunday, meanwhile Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are back in action this week. 


    Join Pete and Jared for complete ATP analysis on Passing Shots on the ProTenn Radio Network on Monday at 7 PM Pacific.


    We want to thank the continued suppor from all of our listeners, we continue to grow with every show.

  • 02:06

    ROUNDTABLE # 4-MUSICIANS, CLUBS & BMI-"Music Royalties & What They Mean To You"

    in Music

    Episode # 261 Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With "Musicians You Should Know"


    Roundtable #4 - Musicians, Clubs & BMI "Music Royalties & What They Mean To You"


    A discussion on the current state of royalties from club performances featuring a panel of Musician Tas Cru, Club Owners Gary Anton of The Bradfordville Blues Club & Carson Lamm of River City Management in Memphis and Jeff Syracuse from BMI.


    Musicians are encouraged to call in and join the conversation or to ask questions of our panel. 


     

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