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What does it take to WOW the refined world of high Opera? Join us as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talks about Opera, song, and life.
Born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, opera singer Elizabeth DeShong has been lauded in North America and Europe for her "well-cultivated" and "big, bright and pleasing" voice; EDGE San Francisco said, "“...DeShong sings like a vocal giant. Her lowest notes have body and depth; her midrange is rich and compelling; and her highs are dispensed with a freedom that many a mezzo daily prays for. ”
She has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Radio Symphonie Orchestre Wien, among others, and at the Glyndebourne Festival in England.
DeShong received a master's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she was accepted into the young artist program at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.
The recipient of numerous awards, Ms. DeShong received the Washington National Opera’s “Artist of the Year Award” in 2010 for her debut performance as the Composer in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Her portrayal of Maffio Orsini in the San Francisco Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia was widely released on DVD.
Further performances of note include Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with San Franciso Opera and English National Opera, Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Canadian Opera Company, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and her sensational Rosina in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE with the Los Angeles Opera.
Most people are unaware that classical singers face many of the same roadeblocks that actors face when it comes to typecasting and stereotypes. Today we take an interesting look at "Fach-isms", vocal stereotypes and you can learn to love it, accept it, work with it, but most importantly "lean in" to it.
My guest for today is international operatic sensation, Phillip K. Bullock. Phillip is a native of Washington D. C., has been featured in recitals, concerts, and operas both nationally and internationally. Recently, Mr. Bullock performed the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Bullock has also been seen in performances of Porgy and Bess in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Royal Danish Opera. Other notable operatic performances include Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in the Magic Flute, John Brook in Mark Adamo's Little Women, the Marquis D'Obgny in La Traviata, and Jake Wallace in last season's production of La Fanciulla del West with Kentucky Opera. In summer of 2015, in addition to making his debut with Maryland Lyric Opera, Mr. Bullock was the baritone soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the National Music Festival Orchestra. This upcoming season, as a Young Artist with Kentucky Opera, he can be seen in performances of Verdi’s Macbeth, and various concerts and recitals.
Would you like to learn more about Phillip? Visit his website! Visit http://www.phillipbullock.com/
Is sports the ultimate soap opera of life? Maybe, at least according to the Sports Gal Pal's guest this week, Zach McCrite. Zach is the host of the Zach McCrite Show on the Franchise OK, and also has created a podcast called The Podcast About Sports Radio. Ramona and Zach discuss everything from NFL's concussion issues to how to compromise with the remote.
The Sports Gal Pal also discused her thoughts about Hope Solo continuing to play for Team USA while in the middle of controversy surrounding her arrest in last year for assault.
The Podcast About Sports Radio
We are pleased to share our MUSIC Explosion with so many of our listeners...tonite we are bringing you the sounds of a trio group hailing from COLORADO perfectly named AMBIANCE EVOLUTION!... that has the music scene Reverberating with a new genre of audio Expression called Rock Opera. Katie Tall, Amelia Petrie and Jon Ward aka the Drummer infuse their musical backgrounds and personalities with a SpiderWEB of intricate designs. These sounds will #smoochYOLIFE! Please come and join the live chat & LIVE free with AMBIANCE EVOLUTION! Call 626-213-5635 at 11pm
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This week on Littany we will be chatting both Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful!
Our Days segment theme isn't a new one but with the Days 50th returns fast approaching we want to continue to discuss what stories we would like to see wrapped up and which ones should carry into the fall. It looks like Nicole is finally getting a shot at happiness but is it with the right man?
The Bold and the Beautiful continues to be on fire. Fans were shocked at the twist Aly's story took this week and it definitely set the stage for some major drama. What are your thoughts on the story? Were you surprised at how Aly exited and Steffy's involvement?
Discussing this and more this week on Littany. Fellow fans join us in the chat or call in!
VICTORIA! EMPRESS OF THE UNIVERSE - Episode 6 - "And Death Shall be Triumphant"
Story Synopsis: This is the Season Finale! All the events so far have led to this huge 40 minute climactic conclusion!
Make sure to listen after the Credits!
Written, Directed and Produced by Viktor Aurelius
Cast in Order of Appearance
Viktor Aurelius as Admiral Sh'Ka, Gwendolyn Jensen Woodard as Major Lu'Schay, Elie Hirschman as the Venusian Captain, Jeff Niles as Sherlock Holmes, Elie Hirschman as Dr. John Watson, Joel Nisbet as Captain Marcus Bowman, Bryan Reid as Prince Victor Edward Albert, Jeff Niles as Mycroft Holmes, Michael Breckenridge as Commander York, Peter Heimsoth as Lord Perrington, Jonithan Patrick Russell as Clancy the Robot, Alex Gilmour as Doctor Neville Heath, Mat Weller as Lieutenant Booth, Viktor Aurelius as Lieutenant Fox, Chris Scott Marcellus as the Voice of Tyros, Rachel Rumler as G-7B, Caith Donovan as the Venusian Soldiers, Jeff Niles as Horus Bush, David Schütz II as the Martian Technician, Ted Wenskus as the Ship's Crewman, Lesa Dyer Cross as Queen Xynea, Kae Woo as Queen Victoria, Jeff Niles as Leader X, Joel Nisbet as the Interviewer, and Dan Gerics as Sir John
Music by Kevin MacLeod ( http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
Sound Design by Viktor Aurelius
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It’s the BIG DAY for our Theatrical debut on #SimplyIb. Tonight you get a sample of “Theatrical Radio” Make sure you tune in exactly at 8pm EASTERN for this SOAP OPERA. ITS GONNA BE BANANNAS! Talking mirrors, magic carpets, jazz, and so much more. Step into “IB’s world. MAKE sure you stay tuned so you can stay and speak to tonights cast. Get ready.... exclusive on #Iammeradio call in to 845-241-9898 or listen at blogtalkradio.com/Iammeradio Wednesday July 29th
Keith Handy has been composing, arranging, performing, recording, and producing original music since his childhood in the early 1980s, primarily, but not exclusively, in the style of progressive or "art" rock, including several concept albums and a rock opera.
Early on, he functioned primarily as keyboard player and support vocalist for various original and cover bands, but soon decided it was more important to focus on continued artistic growth than to navigate the internal politics of band membership. He started acquiring recording gear, learning the guitar, and going ever deeper with the crafts of arrangement and production.
In line with Keith's passion for the continual study of the creative process in all forms, he has since branched out into improv comedy (incorporating copious amounts of improvised music), computer art, programming in C++ for generative art and signal processing, puppetry and puppet making, and video editing.
Still a studio hermit, his long term goal is to make the bulk of his work available as a "box set" type multimedia package, as well as have a chunk of that collection visually interpreted as video and theatre.
When not immersed in all this complicated stuff, he is happy to drink a beer or two and play a few old songs on an acoustic guitar at your backyard fire.
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Meet Paul “Arbil” Higgins, singer, actor, and more. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, but raise in Compton, California, Paul L. “Arbil” Higgins played in the marching band trumpet and was active in drama class before graduating from Dominguez High School in 1974. Two years later and after studying cosmetology, he created the new look of the group, Switch, and became the personal hair stylist of Jermaine Jackson for the cover of his Let’s Get Serious album.
In 1992 Paul had a role in the movie, The Mambo Kings. Subsequentlyhe became a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the ASCAP. Later he garnered a major role in the movie, Riot, and landed another role in The Replacement Killers. In 2002 he studied to become a film director at American Film Institute and in 2004 he uploaded on YouTube the first all Afro-American soap opera entitled, Paternal Longings, Mini Soap, Parts One and Two; and a video poetry entitled The Face of Crazy. Paul’s debut album, Love Me, was produced in 2007 by Michael Mann.
Currently, Paul is active at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Angeles as a Minister of Music. Additionally, because community service is very important to him, he actively coaches baseball with at risk-youth for the Baldwin Hills Park community. He supports community organizations such as the YMCA, the Dept. of Social Services, and the Foster Parenting Assn.
Networking, politics and charity drives surround his everyday activities. A bachelor, Paul humbly resides in Los Angeles.
Visit Arbil at www.facebook.com/thaaudition