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Host Deardra Shuler invites playwright Greg Kalleres to talk about his play entitled “HONKY.” Through his comic production, Greg brings the issue of race to the forefront to explore the racism embedded within us all, whether in denial or not. Can a pill cure us all? Well we will see what Greg has to say about the play's hypothetical theory. Stay tuned on Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 pm to see if indeed its possible to discuss race and racism, facing issues that are not just black and white.
Greg Kalleres received his BFA from Tisch's Dramatic Writing Program at NYU. His plays have been produced in numerous cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Chicago and Beirut, Lebanon. Greg received the Certificate of Excellence from the Kennedy Center, is a two-time finalist for the Lila Acheson American Playwrights Program at Juilliard and a two-time finalist for Aurora Theatre Company's Global Age Project. His one-act plays have won top honors at the Samuel French Festival, Turnip Festival and Fusion Theatre One Act Play Festival. Greg's work has been published in the New York Times, TDF Stages Magazine, Cracked.com and United Stages' "Best of EATFest" Volumes 3 and 4. He has also been featured in African American newspapers.
His latest play, “WRECKED,” was commissioned by the Three Jennys Theater Company, recently secured $50,000 from the Speranza Foundation Lincoln City Fellowship. In addition to playwriting, Greg has written, produced and won numerous awards for his commercials for ESPN, Nike, Brand Jordan, Budweiser, Google and Twitter. Greg was the lead writer on the award winning "This is SportsCenter" campaign and created ESPN's Monday Night Football campaign: "Is it Monday Yet?" Greg's screenplay, LAST DAY MAN, was optioned by Evamere Entertainment.
Jackie De Los Santos NY B.A.-M.A. Juilliard. Korean Chamber Orchestra. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Westchester Opera, York Theater Co., Greenwich Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Symphony of SW FL, Boca Pops, FL Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet. Andrea Bocelli, Neil Sedaka, Vikki Carr, Sarah Chang, Moody Blues, Yo-Yo Ma. Miami Symphony. Respect and Pageant andVices, A Love Story. Klezmer Co. Orchestra.
Elena Correia - M.A. Juilliard; B.A. Music San Diego State U. Palm Beach Opera, Corpus Christi Symphony, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Juilliard Opera Theater, San Diego State Opera Theater, Sarasota Opera, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Cobb Symphony Orchestra. Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Violetta in La Traviata, Suor Osmina in Suor Angelica, the Second Lady in The Magic Flute; Stella in The Tales of Hoffmann; Foreign Woman in the Consul, with IVAI in Israel; Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia. Palm Beach Opera Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. Coral Springs Symphony, Hallandale Symphony, The Messiah Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Pine Crest Concert Hall. Beyond the Tribes Klezmer Co. Orchestra, Grammy 2009 Best Klezmer Album. Weill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall 2014.
Teresa Flores-Diaz, L.A. Fullerton College. Woman of the Year (1997) Fullerton College. B.A. Music USC Thornton School of Music; Thornton Percussion Ensemble. Instructor Pasadena College Tournament of Roses Honor Band. Pacific Symphony Institute, Debut Symphony Orchestra. M.A. Music FIU. South Florida Symphonic Pops, Klezmer Company Orchestra, Symphony of the Americas, Palm Beach Symphony. Miami-Dade County schools. www.jetband1.com, www.wijsf.org
Joel Peskin (aka; iReedMan) is probably the most famous sax player you might not have heard of. He has toured with Streisand and The Beach Boys, played in the house bands of American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, it’s his sax on the theme of Entertainment Tonight and literally hundreds of scores of feature films, tv movies and commercial jingles. And he has a new single “Throw Me Under The Bus,” with biting lyrics and an irresistible dance beat. It is from his latest CD entitled “Don’t Burn The Bridge,” with Merry Clayton of “Gimme Shelter” fame and “20 Feet From Stardom.” Joel C. Peskin aka iReedMan, started playing the clarinet at the age of nine in Brooklyn. After graduating from the High School Of Performing Arts, which was made famous in the movie and television series, “Fame”, Joel studied saxophone with legendary woodwind teacher, Joseph Allard, from the Juilliard School of Music. Joel also studied with saxophonist Frank Strozier and was a protégé and close friend of jazz saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Today, Joel has just finished a Brand New EP & CD, entitled “Don’t Burn The Bridge”, recording under the name “iReedman”. His CD features Diva Vocalist Merry Clayton and hip hop artist, Jack Jr. with tracks that are high energy and very exciting, they just kick ass! The CD has just been released on iTunes, and Features a New ReMake of the Rolling Stones Mega Hit Classic Song “Gimme Shelter” It has a dance R&B flavor and really shows How Incredible the Vocal’s of Merry Clayton are and add Joel’s powerful tenor sax and you have a Hot record!
YES it's Ms Senior America 2012! Elizabeth Howard will be giving her crown to the next Ms Senior America in October 2013. She has inspired people all over the world as she lives her motto" Take those dusty dreams out of the closet,dust them off, be the best you can be, live your dream and let it shine!
Elisabeth Howard is a graduate of the Juilliard School with a B.S. and M.S. in voice. Elisabeth has performed lead r
Rondi Charlston is a vocalist and songwriter from New York.
Rondi Charleston grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, the daughter of an English professor father and voice teacher/singer mother. Her father, a jazz enthusiast, played jazz piano, and took her to a performance by Duke Ellington, where she met the man. After performing as a guest artist with the University of Chicago's theatre program, she enrolled at Juilliard as a theatre major, but soon transferred to music. She also studied journalism at New York University, desiring to work with Charles Kuralt. While in school, she discovered a Metropolitan Transit Authority cover-up that claimed a train crash was caused by an engineer high on illegal drugs, when no illegal drugs were in his system, according to the coroner's report. ABC News hired her when she broke the story; she went on to work with Diane Sawyer on Prime Time Live for almost seven years, earning Peabody and Emmy Awards along the way.
Rondi has released a total of five albums, two of them on Motema Music: Who Knows Where the Time Goes (2011) and her current recording, Signs of Life. Her work, both on record and live, has earned her stellar critical coverage from media outlets such as DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, Jazz Inside, The New York Times, Daily News, Boston Herald, and the Village Voice.
Watch Rondi singing her song "DNA" here:
Just finishing the world broadway tour in Bill T.Jones' FELA!, playing the role of JK (rhythm tapper)/ Ogungun; described by Ben Brantley of the New York Times as "the brilliant, tap dance artist sui generis." Originally from Miami, FL of Haitian descent. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a BFA in dance. He also trained at The Ailey School, Broadway Theater Project, The Joffrey Ballet School and School of American Ballet.
For more information visit him online to http://gelanlambert.wordpress.com/
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Joining the league today is special guest, Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman. His extraordinary talents can be seen in many segments of the entertainment industry.
A classically Trained actor and graduate of Juilliard School in drama, Kevin studied under the incomparable John Houseman. He starred in several Broadway productions over the years.
Kevin recently completed, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Injustice: God’s Among Us, and Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.
Dr. Dorita S. Berger, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, born in Argentina, is a concert pianist, educator, author, Board Certified music therapist, and New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. Dr. Berger holds a BFA in Piano Performance (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) , an MA inMusic Therapy (New York University, New York, NY), a PhD in Physiologic Music Therapy (Psychology Department, Roehampton University, London, UK), and additional piano performance training at The Juilliard Conservatory (New York). Dr. Berger is Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Music, Kean University, Union, NJ. Adjunct Faculty Dept. of Arts & Humanities, Gateway Community College, New Haven CT., and Adjunct Faculty for Autism Research, Dept. of Psychology, Virginia Tech. She has served as Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, and Visiting Specialist at Montclair State University, (NJ). Dr. Berger has held faculty positions at Universities in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Florida, and continues to be called upon to teach and provide clinical supervision, seminars, and presentations at National and International Conferences in Europe, Canada, South and North America.
Trena Bolden Fields welcomes award-winning theatre artist, Randy Reyes to discuss how education played a role in where he is today. Randy Reyes is a theater actor/director/ educator in the Twin Cities. He got his training at the University of Utah and The Juilliard School. Randy has performed at the Guthrie, Mixed Blood, Ten Thousand Things, and Mu Performing Arts. He's directed for Mu, The Pillsbury House, Theatre in the Round, and Ten Thousand Things. He's taught at NYU Grad Acting Program, U of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Acting Program, The Guthrie Experience, Augsburg College, and Macalester. Randy moved to the Twin Cities from NYC eight years ago and is the incoming Artistic Director of Mu Performing Arts, a 21 year old company that does theater and taiko from the heart of the Asian American experience.
Peggy Soomil is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and instructor who has dedicated her life to her craft. Peggy’s experiences have taken her across the country and earned her numerous accolades and great respect in the world of dance. Peggy’s achievements and extensive background span over 50 incredible years. Earning her Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and her Master’s degree from UCLA, Peggy graduated with the highest of scores. Even before completin
As an actor, and Grammy & Dove Award winner...Elijah Chester has been performing professionally since the age of 10, where he appeared alongside Broadway stars Jason Graae and Chita Rivera. That's all it took to convince him that the stage and eventually the screen was his passion. His studies and training have ranged from the NC School of the Arts in dance, UNC at Greensboro in voice and acting, and the prestigious Juilliard School in NYC for acting and voice. Elijah's extensive