• 00:53

    VertiKal Bistro talks to Playwrite T.Y. Martin

    in Entertainment

    Join Hosts Celeste Duckworth and Norm as we sit down and see what our friend, Award winning Playwrite of the Year, T.Y. Martin has been doing. 
    T.Y. Martin began his career as a comedian bringing laughs to everyone he met for over 10 years.  He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in fashion merchandising and has since been taking his talent as a playwright and director to a whole new level for the past 16 years.  
    Now a world renowned playwright, T.Y. Martin's stage plays have been performed all across the United States as well as Italy & Canada!  And he has been given the opportunity to direct two off-Broadway Plays! 
    Dial In/SKYPE 1 (714) 694-4131 to listen or ask questions
    8:00PM to 9:30PM EST - 7:00PM to 8:30PM Central - 5:00PM to 6:30PM Mountain/Pacific
    Join Chat @  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/vertikal/2013/08/06/vertikal-bistro-talks-to-playwrite-ty-martin

  • 00:33

    Celise Kalke, Director/Dramaturge-Shake It Up at the Alliance Theatre in the ATL

    in Entertainment

    Hello World,

    Welcome to Happy Talk Radio.  This is your host GG Stanley.  I am your host with the most happy talk from coast-to-coast every Saturday at 2:00 PMn EST.  Happy Talk Radio is about you and it is about me.  It is a family friendly show that cultivate positive thoughts and conversation to invigorate your mind, body and soul in the totality of happiness. 

    Happy Talk Radio dial-in number is (347) 857-1142.

    Today we have a phenomenial lady on the show, Celise Kalke, Director of New Projects at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.  She is going to shake it up here today on Happy Talk Radio.

    Celise Kalke joined the staff of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2005 where she manages New Play Development, the Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwright Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and Alliance Theatre production dramaturgy.  Before moving to the Alliance, she was the Director of the Literary Department at the Public Theater in New York.  She was featured in American Theatre as one of 25 American Theatre leaders of the future. 

    She will embrace you in the arts of theatre, playwrite and much more.

    Need I say more?  Well, I could but I won't because Celise Kalke is in the house, center staged. 

    Be enlightened.  Happy Talk Radio is bringing it home to you!.

    Allow a positive attitude to transcend your altitude with happy talk and happy thoughts.

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  • 00:56

    The G.O.O.DLIFE Online Radio Show with Special Guest Host - Poet, Jennifer Falu

    in Entertainment

    The G.O.O.DLife Online radio show promotes a commitment to a lifestyle of resourcefulness. Hosts Adiagha and Shea provide a platform for "out of the box discourse" that compels their audience to confront life challenges in an innovative fashion. Guests will include a range of enterprising indiviuals who have turned setbacks into triumphs. This episode features poet, Jennifer Falu as the special guest host in Adiagha's absence.


    Jennifer Falu’s passion for creative expression through poetry is the foundation of her professional and personal life.  At age fourteen she wrote her first poem and began reciting her poetry at sixteen.

    Falu recently wrote and starred in her own one-woman show; LOVE, Above All Things, which was an emotional journey through the first few days, of a three year custody battle. Falu won first place in NBC TV’s Amiri Baraka Poetry Slam and was ranked third internationally in the Women of the World Poetry Slam 2013. She is a celebrated performance artist throughout NYC and across the country and as a member of the 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2014 Nuyorican Poets Café Slam Teams becoming the top female poet of the year in 2006, and ranked 3rd in both 2009 and 2012. She made history as a member of the 2014 slam team, as she was a part of the first All-Woman Slam Team in the Tri-State Area. As a performer, Falu has shared the stage with Jennifer Holliday, Carl Thomas and Patti LaBelle. She makes her film debut in the soon to be released movie, “Mania Days” alongside Katie Holmes.

    In addition to being a dynamic and visceral poet, Falu is well known for her teaching, coaching and workshop leadership ability, working with Young Writer’s Academy, Boston Breadloaf, Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation and Achievement First-East New York, just to name a few. Falu is one third of what is known as “The Coaching Trinity”.


  • 00:45

    The Beauty Within Me "The Angela Carswell Story"

    in Entertainment

    Call in @ 347-838-8952 Hi Join me as I interview Mrs. Angela Carswell
    a Author, Director, Radio Producer/Host, Playwrite. Media Designer & Educator. From Southern California living here in Atlanta.
    A trendsetter in her field spreading Truth, Awareness, and Positivity. Success in everything that she does laced in Class is her goal from what I see. Premiering her New Hit Play! "The 11th Hour" this Saturday January 17 2015 6pm
    Mrs.Angela Carswell
    Ph- 678-306-3616
    Email- ac@positiveartsmovement.com
    Website- http://www.the11thhour.us
    Serena Speaks

  • 00:53

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL - Joe Valerio/A & L/Tom Slaiman 12/24/2014

    in Entertainment

    Christmas Eve Morning 2014's edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show on AM 1440-WJJL (Niagara Falls/Buffalo,NY) featured a near 20-minute interview with Emmy Award-Winning Writer/Producer (Producer of ESPN Sports Reporters) - author of 'Second to None -  The Relentless Drive and The Impossible Dream of The Buffalo Bills - Joseph Valerio. The book can be purchased at Triumph Books - www.triumphbooks.com -  

    Musical guests, featured "In" The Thomas Loop Radio Show were duo of A & L (Anthony Casuccio & Lana Marie)  - two tracks were among the music during the live broadcast of The "Loop".  A & L  can be accessed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AandLmusic along with their A & L channel on YouTube. 

    A & L's bio is here - A&L is a new act made up of two seasoned industry professionals: Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie. Anthony is a 20 year music veteran whose production work has been nominated for three Grammy awards, been featured in major music publications and topped the music charts. Lana is an award winning vocalist who has been a long-time force on the East Coast music scene and voice to many jingles on radio and television.

    Performer, Tom Slaiman of Western Door Playhouse, completed our live panel of guests. 

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show is heard live - Wednesdays at 10am on AM1440-WJJL - Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York. 

  • 01:00

    New play about Tallulah Bankhead. Meet the playwright on Authors on the Air

    in Books

    Authors on the Air Host Pam Stack welcomes Actress, Spolin Master teacher, award-winning playwright Jeanmarie Collins and theatrical producer and executive director Mike Putman.  Jeanmarie and Mike are here to discuss the upcoming Tallulah Bankhead Tribute theatre production commissioned by the Tallulah Bankhead Foundation.  Here is some of the information playwright Jeanmarie Collins has shared about the original play she has been commissioned to write:  "I got to work reading every book I could get my hand on, went to the family's burial area in Jasper, al. ( she is not there) went to the Bankhead home, the Bankhead foundation, Sunset ( which was her grandparents Victorian home), and, spoke with people in their late 80's who still remember her. She was born in Huntsville, but, grew up in Jasper and Montgomery."  For more information please visit http://www.tallulahbankheadtribute.com/.  Mike Putman will be producing and directing the theatrical stage production. He'll discuss the mounting of such a production including all Tribute and festival events.

    This is a copyrighted, trademakred podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.  Visit us on the web at http://authorsontheair.com. Follow us on Twitter @authorsontheair.  

    Corporate underwriting provided by Michael Lowndes at michael.lowndes@pmledia.com. Visit them on the web at  http://pmlmedia.com and http://authormarketinghub.com.


  • 00:37

    Conversations On Creativity With Susan Block and Guest Donna Blue Lachman

    in Writing

    Donna Blue Lachman is a lover of all things theater. She has worked as a playwright,actor, director and teacher  for more than 25 years. She was the founder and Artistic Director of the Blue Rider Theater Company in Chicago for 14 years where she wrote and performed 9 one-woman plays, leading to two Joseph Jefferson awards for best performance, several Playwright Fellowships and awards from the Chicago Artist’s International Program which allowed her to research and tour her production to Venice, Italy, Berlin and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her numerous awards include an Emmy for a television show for the City of Chicago. Her teaching credits include the  School of the Art Institute, master degree programs at Chicago’s Columbia College and has served as Dramatist-in-Residence for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. 

    Susan Block brings with her a vast knowledge of the arts and creativity. She is LaPorte County Poet Laureate Emeritus, playwright, writing workshop leader, art exhibition curator and cultural arts advocate. "Conversations On Creativity" is the brainchild of Block.

    Series co-producer is Mary E. LaLuna, executive producer/creator of ArtSees Productions and host of “ArtSees Diner,”  

    Music for today's show was provided by Keenan Baxter.http://keenanbaxter.com

  • 00:19

    Milling About with Jonny Orsini

    in Entertainment

    Jonny Orsini (Broadway's The Nance, MacBeth) makes his Off-Broadway leading debut in Almost Home playing a marine who returns home to uncertainties and challenges after his tour of duty. Jonny tells host Robin Milling he went the distance for the role taking on the physique of a marine with lots of pull-ups and push-ups consulted by former marines, co-star Joe Lisi playing his father and playwrite Walter Anderson who based the play on his own experiences in Vietnam. He also had to be mindful of his vegan diet so he reveals the 'eggs' he eats on stage every performance prepared by his mother, played by Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway), are really tofu scramble made to look like the real thing. Jonny has an affinity for men in service, playing a marine before in the film Cigarette Candy. He says he deeply admires their sacrifice and contribution and is honored to bring their stories to light.

    Born in the small town of Cheshire, Connecticut Jonny gave up the saxophone to pursue sports and that fell by the wayside when acting became his passion at college in Boston. Music will always be a part of his artistic expression. He recalls the night when Ethan Hawke picked up the guitar in MacBeth to appease the audience after a technical glitch canceled the show.

    Next Jonny is looking forward to starring with Larry David in A Fish In The Dark starting rehearsals in December.

    Click here for a free audio book! www.audibletrial.com/millingabout



  • 00:36

    God I Want My Rib Back- An Interview with John Matthews

    in Religion

    Join us for an in-depth interview with Gospel Playwrite John Matthews of Boston Maryland who is featuring his latest featured play entitled "God I Want My Rib Back" this fall.  Ordained Minister, Writer, Director, husband. and father.  John has been involved in theatre since working behind the scenes with his family in the Drama Ministry in Church.  Drawn in by the performance of his youngest brother, it amazed him so much that it encouraged this shy kid to get more involved.  Performing in and helping to turn a powerful skit performed at Mount Pleasant Ministries in Baltmore and turning it into a full length stage play called "Find A Life," performed at the Power Of Faith Church in Baltimore, Md. He knew that he had found his calling.  He and his sister, Faith, brought their gifts together and formed, Meaning FULL Media Productions in 2011.  God continued to bless, giving dreams and visions with the ability to put them into words in the form of Stage Plays and skits that would touch lives for the glory of God.  John currently also serves as the Director of Fine Arts at Manifested Glory Worship Center in Towson, Md. 

  • 00:27

    Wielding the Sword of the Spirit - with Alisa Boykin

    in Religion

    I'll be chatting with Alisa Boykin, another co-host of The Christian View about what she'll contribute to that talk show.

      Here is Alisa's bio:

    Savvy trendsetter and innovative business leader Alisa Boykin has impacted thousands of children and adults through her creative work in the arts and education.  Alisa created, wrote, and co-produced one of South Carolina Educational Television's highly recognized and effective workbooks and video series, Pygg E. Bank Economics, airing in South Carolina public schools since 2007 to teach financial literacy through the arts.

    Her careery began as a 17-year-old New York City model fresh out of high school.  At 19 she opened a modeling agency and acting school and established the non-profit Educational Arts Programs of America.  Alisa and her husband Lonnie facilitated performing arts programs in Georgia's afterschool and summer camps, and they currently own T21 Entertainment Group, an artist development, public relationships and consulting firm.  Since 1984 Alisa has worked in the entertainment industry as an author, playwrite, songwriter, and consultant and has received over 100 awards for developing talent.

    Alisa earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies from Jacksonville's Truth Bible College and is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Economics Degree at Strayer University.  She serves as Vice Chair of The Snellville Arts Commission to preserve and advance the arts.  Her advocacy as a public servant for famliies and youth gives her a right perspective for community growth through the empowerment of God's Word.

    Alisa and Lonnie Boykin are the proud parents of seven wonderful, talented children.  The Boykins are active members of World Changers Church International.

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