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  • 00:22

    Milling About with Janis Ian

    in Entertainment

    Folk pop legend Janis Ian joins host Robin Milling to talk about her autobiography Society's Child My Autobiography. Spoken by Ian herself, it has garnered her a Spoken Word Grammy nomination. While listening you are taken through her lifetime, through her childhood growing up on a chicken farm and then in East Orange, New Jersey; a predominantly black neighborhood where witnessing interracial relationships inspired her to write Society's Child when she was only 13. Making her the youngest recording artist of her time at 15, it should have been a happy time but the firestorm of death threats she received caused her to live in a state of constant fear.
    Wide-eyed you can't stop listening to all 12 hours and 13 minutes of 20 chapters. Some begin with Ian singing, then narrating her uncensored stories of late night jam sessions with Jimi Hendrix, her friendship with Janis Joplin who called her 'the other Janis,' and her surprise LSD trip. Ian doesn't shy away from the unfathomable such as her dentist molesting her and her abusive marriage. She unabashedly recounts her sexual escapades; coming out and going back into the closet, and ultimately marrying the woman in her life. Never afraid to sing about the ugly things, the underdog and the disenfranchised; there was always music, which Ian says saved her.
    For more information visit www.janisian.com
    Photos by Peter Cunningham

  • 01:32

    Authors Supporting Authors with Poets Janis Mavis and LadyDivine

    in Self Help

    Janis Mavis, Author of Feelings Inside Of Me: A Collection of Inspirational Poetry To Touch The Heart And Open The Soul, is a native of Washington, DC. Her expertise as a creative writer, entrepreneur, & motivational speaker has provided an impressive career. Her book provided the launching pad for the creative writing workshops she’s conducted for DC youth. Her writing services focus on the needs of her clients transforming their dreams & visions into reality. Her specialty: Weddings, Events, Home-Going, & Special Occasions. Her poems, short phrases, and slogans are life-changing for your events or presentations. 


    Visit Janis at: www.feelingsinsideofjmavis.com


    A Singer/Poet, LadyDivine flows in genres of poetry ranging from social awareness, to inspiration, to heart thumping Harlem blues allowing her to make an impact on a plethora of diverse audiences. A dynamic artist, whose voice captivates all willing to listen, she has blessed audiences at weddings, birthday parties, youth conferences, & has been featured at jazz nights alongside some amazing bands.


    LadyDivine has shown herself worthy of the status she is achieving; yet, she still maintains a humble spirit. And, when asked what it is that she strives to achieve with her craft, her answer is the same every time: "If, in any audience and setting, I've managed to touch a single person through the words God has given me, I've achieved my goal.”


    To learn how to nominate LadyDivine in 2 National Poetry Award Categories: Poetry/Spoken Word Album of the Year and Poetry/Spoken Word Video of the Year, visit her website: www.ladydivinenc.com/

  • 00:41

    TWO TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER - JANIS IAN

    in Entertainment

    Multi Grammy Award Winner Janis Ian won her 2nd Grammy Award in 2013 for her audio book Society's child. This was out of 9 total nominations over the years in 8 categories. She had stiff competition - she was up against President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, Rachael Maddow, and Ellen DeGeneres!
    Janis has recently released her new children's book called The Tiny Mouse. She will talk to Take 2 Radio on Wednesday, Oct. 9th at 6pm eastern time. There is so much more you may or may not know about Janis so tune in to find out! 
     

  • 00:52

    Jeff Janis is happening

    in Sports

    Mind of Mansion Podcast Episode 88: Matt Kelley @fantasy_mansion believes DeMarco Murray should be the consensus No. 1 pick in 2015.


    Jameis Winston is a fat Dan Marino.


    Eddie Lacy has developed into a complete back and a top-3 dynasty RB.


    Kelvin Benjamin is not translating to the NFL.


    Martavis Bryant may be fooling us with randomness. 


    Psssst! Jeff Janis is ascending.


    PlayerProfiler Dynasty Rankings are coming soon.


    RotoUnderworld Radio is now available on Stitcher.


    Advanced metrics, statistics, and fantasy football information were provided by PlayerProfiler.com.

  • 00:22

    The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

    in Social Networking

    Internet BlogTalkRadio: "Authors of the Round Table." The Life and Times of Janis Joplin. Friday, March 20th at 8 pm (EST) Call TOLL-FREE (323) 792 2931 to listen or comment or participate. All calls are welcome. Sponsored by afewgoodbooks publishing.com

  • 00:32

    MEET IAN FINKEL: MUSICIAN/AUTHOR/ ECLECTIC ICON

    in Comedy

    Ian Finkel is regarded as the World’s Greatest Xylophone Virtuoso. He has appeared and written for such stars as Michael Feinstein, Sid Caesar, Ginger Rogers, Tito Puente, Larry Gatlin, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn to name just a few. He has appeared on all major television stations, recorded for most record labels and has had successful concert tours in Japan, Korea, Canada, Mexico, England, Norway, Puerto Rico and throughout the U.S. Ian has collaborated with Philip Glass and has heard his works performed by numerous orchestras such as the American Symphony Orchestra and the Little Orchestra Society. Ian has performed in and written for numerous television shows, films, and live performances including: Love Laffs (Lifetime) with Tern Gar, Martin Mull (Showtime), Jerry Lewis Telethon, Woody Allen’s Radio Days, Emo Phillips, Judy Tenuta, Taj Mahal hotel (Atlantic City), Michael Feinstein on Broadway, Sid Caesar Show at the Village Vanguard and Broadway, Second Avenue to Broadway, Fyvush Finkel Live, Read-a-thon w/Sesame Street Players,  Rainbow Wars (nominated for Academy Award), Songs from the Neighborhood (Grammy Award), It’s Up To All Of Us, Sophie Tucker In Person (Director,Writer, Orchestrator), Addicted to Show Business (Director, Writer,  Arranger),Nick at Nite Music of Vic Mizzy (Adams Family, Green Acres), IBM Industrials,CNN Cable News, Port Authority, hundreds of colleges across the US andCanada (Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody, etc.) Ian is thrilled to have his novels, Three Is The Charm, Sex Stories My Wife Told Me, Transmutation Blues and Vaudeville 1922 published by Denise Notermans, More4Many. www.ianfinkle.com

  • 00:45

    Ian Pugh, Director of the 2015 Galactic Film Festival, Los Angeles

    in Film

    Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes Ian Pugh, Director of the 2015 Galactic Film Festival 



    www.galacticfilmfest.com
    http://neptunecinema.com


    Ian Pugh is known for his work on "Die Pig Die!" (2011), "Shattered Flames; Three Tales of Deadly Romance" (2012), "The Galactic Adventures of John Neptune" (2015).
    He has also been selected as the 2015 Galactic Honorary Festival Director!
    The Galactic Film Festival is the 1st and only "Out of this world" Indie Sci-fi Film Festival in Southern Cali and the 2nd film festival creation from the team at LJR GC Productions.

  • 00:41

    Janis Ian's The Tiny Mouse, Fantasy Faire SL & Brain Pickings's Children Books

    in Current Events

    This is the final week of National Poetry Month. I've been trying to attend at least one literary event in the greater Boston area. I attended a reading by Author Maxine Hong Kingston. Today's episode will focus on Janis Ian's The Tiny Mouse, Fantasy Faire in SL, Brain Pickings's list of 15 children's books. This Sunday, I'm hosting a special two-hour poetry event with a fellow writer at Fantasy Faire 


    Poetry at Fantasy Faire, April 23-May 3


    Celebrating its seventh year, Fantasy Faire 2015 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 23 to Sunday May 3, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, auctions, hunts, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.


    The Tiny Mouse by Janis Ian


    About Brain Pickings


    Brain Pickings is a cross-disciplinary LEGO treasure chest, full of pieces spanning art, science, psychology, design, philosophy, history, politics, anthropology, and more; pieces that enrich our mental pool of resources and empower combinatorial ideas that are stronger, smarter, richer, deeper and more impactful. Above all, it’s about how these different disciplines illuminate one another to glean some insight, directly or indirectly, into that grand question of how to live, and how to live well.

  • 00:09

    Cloverleaf Radio Presents: Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas "American Pie"!

    in Entertainment

    Cloverleaf Radio's hosts The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome the return of Actor and Musician (Lead singer of the "Thomas Nicholas Band") Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas, Known for his work on such TV shows and movies as "Party of Five" "Rookie of the Year" the "American Pie" franchise "Red Band Society" "Stealing Sinatra" "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" and SO much more! JOIN US!

  • 02:29

    Yakuza Kick Radio w/Robert Anthony and Ian Rotten

    in Sports

    Robert Anthony comes back on the show to discuss the Bill Demott situation and later in the show Ian Rotten stops by to weigh in on several current topics

  • 00:11

    Wisconsin-Kentucky, The Autopsy. Bobby Gonzalez and Ian O'Connor

    in Basketball

    Yes, Bobby Gonzalez picked Kentucky to go all the way ... but always included the caveat that a lot would have to go wrong for them to lose in this tourney, and a lot would have to go right for someone else to beat them.


    That's exactly what happened last night.


    Kentucky only made three 3-pointers, only shot 10 free throws, got outrebounded by 12 ... but more than anything else, they did not do the things they were known for, the things that got them to 38-0.


    They always played to win in close games, instead of not to lose, except last night they were up 4 with under 5 minutes to go but then got very tentative with their offense, having three shot clock violations and not getting the ball into an unstoppable force, big man Karl Anthony Towns, down the stretch.


    They did not get stops like they always had in the last few minutes, and ultimately Wisconsin did to Kentucky what Kentucky did to everyone else all year ... they closed out the game with all the big shots, big defensive stops and big plays down the stretch.


    Coach Bo Ryan took advantage of matchups and exploited Kentucky with his multi-dimensional and multi-skilled front court of Frank Kaminsky Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes. All that was up for discussion this morning on Ian O'Connor's radio show on ESPN Radio in New York.