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  • 01:19


    in Entertainment

    You have seen Chef Acheson on television competing in Bravo's "Top Chef Masters," as a judge on "Top Chef" and also on "Just Desserts."  Born and rasied in Ottawa, Canada, he started cooking at a young age and decided to make it his career after realizing that academics weren't his forte. At age 15, he began working in restaurants after school, learning all he could. Today, his experience includes working under Chef Rob MacDonald, where he learned stylized French cuisine, wine and etiquette at the renowned "Henri Burger Restaurant" in Ottawa, and in San Francisco as the Chef de Cuisine with Chef Mike Fennelly at "Mecca," and later as Opening Sous Chef with famed Chef Gary Danko, at his namesake restaurant, where he discovered a love of the simple, pure, and disciplined.   Taking these experiences, Hugh developed a style of his own, forging together the beauty of the South, with the flavors of Europe, and opening the critically acclaimed "Five & Ten," in Athens in 2000. In 2007, Acheson opened "The National" with fellow Chef Peter Dale. Adding to his list of dining establishments, Hugh opened Atlanta-based "Empire State South," in the summer of 2010.   Hugh's first cookbook, titled "A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented For Your Kitchen," was released in October of 2011.   Also, Wine Curmudgeon, JEFF SIEGEL, will join us to talk about our favorite beverage. Websites: http://www.hughacheson.com http://www.winecurmudgeon.com

  • 01:01

    Critics Rant and Rave about Hugh Jackman

    in Movies

    Noted film critics and avid fans rant and rave about the movies of Hugh Jackman.  Former co-host Jazz Shaw and award-winning blogger Fausta Rodriguez share their reactions to films through 2009, followed by a discussion of movies released after 2009 by film historian James Colt Harrison and entertainment journalist Diana Saenger. Although probably known best for his Wolverine role in the X-Men movies, this talented Australian actor boasts numerous films and TV shows to his credit, plus he’s also garnered acclaim for his outstanding performances in stage musicals, even winning a Tony for The Boy from Oz. And don’t forget Jackman’s Emmy -- which he earned for his entertaining turn as host of the Tony Awards. Jackman won additional fans with his rousing stint as host of the Academy Awards in 2009. An Oscar nomination and Golden Globe win for his emotional portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables have served to increase his popularity. Jackman’s latest role is Blackbeard in Pan, released on October 9, 2015.

  • 01:20


    in Entertainment

    Hugh Acheson is the author of the James Beard Foundation Award Winning Cookbook "A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen," and chef/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants "Five and Ten" and "The National," and the Atlanta restaurant "Empire State South." He is a James Beard award winner for "Best Chef Southeast" and was named a Best Chef by Food & Wine Magazine. Hugh competed in Bravo’s "Top Chef Masters," Season 3 and currently stars as a judge on "Top Chef Seattle."   This will be Hugh's second visit to Art of Living. His website can be found here: http://hughacheson.com/   MINDY KOBRIN, a lifestyle and home entertaining expert, fuses food, travel and all five senses to create mood-boosting recipes, toe-tapping playlists and nutritious tips that Feed Your Soul. With international flare, downtown panache and a welcoming girl next-door smile, Mindy helps you cook and entertain with delicious and in-season ingredients that satisfy the heart. Her motto is: Eat well. Feel well. Entertain well. Website: http://mealsonheelsbymindy.com/    

  • 00:22

    Milling About with Grayson Hugh

    in Entertainment

    Grayson Hugh is Back To The Soul with a new album, returning to his blue-eyed southern soul sound, country and rock roots. Grayson tells host Robin Milling the inspiration for the album and stories behind such songs as the title cut, Rock 'n Roll Man, Getting On With My Life and Already In Love With You; a tribute to his marriage of seven years to wife and collaborator in life and music, Polly Messer.

    Grayson says the album is a return to his soul both musically and spiritually. He explains, 'A song like Thank You Lord; I'm very grateful to be alive, be sober 11 years and my gratitude also being happily married finally after many dysfunctional relationships I'm very grateful to my higher power.'

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  • 01:00

    RJ Tolson: Author - Hugh: The Southern Flame

    in Entertainment

    Best selling author, RJ Tolson, returns to Rated G Radio to talk about his new book, "Hugh: The Southern Flame."  RJ will also get us caught up on what's been going on in his creative world in the last year, including his second classical music cd!

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask RJ a question and join the fun!

    Buy RJ's books on Amazon here!

    From working with charity organizations to attending university and having his first novel published at the age of 18, Zephyr the West Wind, published and read throughout the world, RJ Tolson has not taken the traditional literary route to say the least. Currently promoting  the sequel to his debut novel, Book 2 of the Chaos Chronicles: Hugh the Southern Flame, both the author and his work have begun to slowly climb up the latter of recognition and success and achieve critical acclaim to the point of being looked upon as a teenage sensation along with respective industry teen idols Justin Bieber, Christopher Paolini , Austin Mahone, and more. Weaving tales that not only pull the reader in and leave them wanting more, he takes his readers into a world that will change their own perception on reality and fantasy. RJ resides in Washington D.C., with much of his time being spent in Los Angeles to promote and work on his novels as well as his businesses. RJ is constantly working towards bringing people together through the passion of literature.

  • 01:47

    The Net Live Post Nashville/Halloween/Hugh McCutcheon Edition

    in Sports

    We're back from Nashville.  On this episode we chat about FIVB Olympic Beach Volleyball update, College Volleyball Weekly, Recap our Trip to Nashville and we chatted with Minnesota Women's Head Volleyball Coach Hugh McCutcheon.

  • 00:26

    Hugh Cornwell, Author & Legendary Strangler Visits Madame Perry's Salon

    in Pop Culture

    Hugh Cornwell, Author, Botanist, and  legendary Strangler Visits Madame Perry's Salon

    You may have first met  English musician and singer-songwriter Hugh Cornwell as the vocalist and guitarist for the punk rock/new wave band, The Stranglers, from 1974 to 1990. He hasn't slowed down since then, writing music, recording, touring, performing as well as being a prolific author. His books a located on a variety of bookseller's shelving categories - memoir, autobiography, mystery, suspense, and we can expect more.

    Cornwell is on tour now promoting his newest CD release, yet is kindly taking time to visit Madame Perry's Salon. Joining me in the co-host seats are Joe Symes and Colin Whilte from the popular UK rock band Joe Symes & The Loving Kind.


    Thanks to David Fagence and Jo Murray for helping to make this show possible.

    Thanks, always, to Denton Perry for opening theme music "Miss E's Vacation."

  • 00:08

    Hugh Cornwell vivits Madame Perry's Salon

    in Pop Culture

    Hugh  Cornwell vivits Madame Perry's Salon

  • Hugh Newman and Jim Vieira: Giants on Record, America’s Hidden History

    in News

    For a long time, it was thought giants were just part of folklore, but recent research into old documents, newspapers, journals, first hand reports, and old photos now suggest that these may have been a reality. It is the discoveries in the mounds and megalithic sites of North America that have created a huge controversy, because there are at least 1500 reports of a giant race, some with double rows of teeth, horned skulls, powerful jaws, and elongated craniums, who ruled the continent since at least 7,000 BC. 

    Jim Vieira is a stonemason and writer and has collated 1500 newspapers and scholarly accounts of giant skeletons being found in North America, In 2012 he created the online blog 'The Daily Giant’ presenting one giant report per day. He is star of the History Channel TV show Search for the Lost Giants with his brother Bill. 

    Hugh Newman is an explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites. He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and featured in Search for the Lost Giants. He has articles published in Atlantis Rising (US), New Dawn (Australia) and numerous other publications. His websites are www.megalithomania.co.uk and www.hughnewman.co.uk

  • 01:01

    Turn It UP! with World Renowned Saxophonist Ronnie Laws

    in Radio

    Ronnie Laws has a soulful sound on tenor that ushered in a new era of Jazz-Funk Fusion that help shape contemporary jazz as we know it today.  Laws has a proven natural art of combining the exploratory heart of Jazz with the broader reaching strains of Soul and Pop music. His iconic career, includes early-'70s gigs with Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire Howard Hewett, Hugh Masekela and his brother, Hubert Laws. He is often listed on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart

    His first hit, “Always There” , was one of the most popular, sax-driven, cross-over hits of the 70’s Jazz-FunkFusion era. He pioneered the sensualization of the soprano sax with Quiet Storm gems such as “Grace”, “Karmen”, and “Just Love”. Pressure Sensitive, Fever, and Friends and Strangers (Blue Note 1978), the title track of his third album, all propelled to gold status.

  • 01:25

    Reel to Real ~ Tomorrowland, 2015

    in Movies

    Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.