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Davy Jones speaks with Andrea Michnik from the Smithsonian Channel about his career with the Monkees and the new Smithsonian Channel documentary, “Making the Monkees,” premiering Saturday, January 10, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. The show features interviews with all of the Monkees and traces the rise and fall of the band, the TV show and its members.
The Smithsonian Institution is filled with thousands of fascinating objects and hundreds of exhibits that appeal to the whole family. With so many options, it's hard to know what to do first! This guidebook helps kids find exactly what they'd like to see.
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Scott Cluthe remembers what a big impact visiting the Ben Frankin Institute in Philadelphia had upon him. And all museums for that matter. With eduction in the Sciences seeming to be falling off the cliff, here's a place and activity that can light ayoung persons' mind & soul. Emily Korrell, who is a Smithsoniam kids guide and author, talks about the new Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian book just released that is fun, interactive and educational. 3 of the new golden rules to reach young minds!
Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution is an interactive guidebook just for kids with material that can be enjoyed at home and in the museums. It covers the three most visited Smithsonian museums: the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of American History.Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian is the perfect book to help kids get excited about and get the most out of their visit to the Smithsonian.
Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian was developed by Emily B. Korrell, an elementary and middle school teacher, along with museum educators and curators to stimulate and encourage deep involvement by all types of learners. It is recommended for ages 8–12 and can be used at earlier ages with an adult.
LTVO-PintoPt3 What do the Smithsonian and Jack Nicolson have in common? Who is Alison Krauss or Marty? Learn the answers as Thom Pinto discusses voice-over TV narration for documentaries, aka the ‘serious read’ and the human side. Find out how have ‘how-to’ videos changed? How do you balance the budget as an entrepreneur? A BIG question – Do you have to live in LA? And one more ‘celebrity’ influence on the VO jobs…
Thom Pinto, a Commercial, Promo and Documentary voice actor since the early 80s, has national campaigns including Pacific Life, NetZero, Honda Motorcycles, Chevron and Staples. He’s doing promos for every major network and is currently heard daily on the CBS Evening News as well as affiliates across the country. Thom’s narration credits run the gamut of serious documentaries on the History Channel and Smithsonian network to lighter projects for the Travel Channel.
Learn more at www.thompinto.com and on Facebook.
Love That VoiceOver is an internet radio show unveiling the personalities and projects behind the mic, with your fun loving host LoveThatRebecca, aka Rebecca Michaels Haugh. Every week it's a new interview with a fresh perspective on the art and artistry behind the voice-over microphone....
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Jeff Antoniuk and The Jazz Update
Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is internationally respected as a jazz composer and musician. Now living in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian born artist appears on numerous recordings and has been consistently well received by critics.
With a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in jazz performance and West African ethnomusicology, Antoniuk spent a decade touring and recording with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. In 2004, he formed his own heavy hitting quartet, the Jazz Update.
The group celebrated the release of their first album together in 2007. Brimming with Antoniuk originals and luscious covers, the CD Here Today quickly climbed the jazz radio charts in the US and Canada and achieved stellar success in the world of high tech music sourced through high speed cable, Internet and broadband.
With the quartet’s 2010 album Brotherhood Antoniuk and company step out with fresh, memorable, and beautifully executed compositions. The progressive jazz disc delivers sophisticated and compelling rhythm, melody and harmony. Its global themes are brought home with depth and humor. Brotherhood began receiving significant airplay and advance sales even before the official release date.
Popular shows at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian and U Street clubs show the Jazz Update to be equally adept at live performance. The group surprises and satisfies wherever they perform.
Amy Beth welcomes fellow mystery author Steve Shrott for a creative convversation. Steve discuses his debut novel, Audition For Death and his career as an author and "Comedy Writer to the Stars." Let's see if he'll tell us the joke that found its way into the Smithsonian!
And we pay tribute to Gerry Goffin, Rock 'n' Roll Hall f fame lyricist. His string of hit songs, performed by a slew of artists, fill America's early pop songbook,
And the usuals: Free-flow pop Culture convo, Inspiation to Action shout-outs, music & more!
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World Footprints is excited to take you on a journey through Colombia, South America where “The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay”. Colombia was the featured country in the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and also had a presence in subsequent Smithsonian Folklife Festivals. World Footprints visited the country and met with some of the artisans and other participants who have been traveling to Washington, DC to share the country's treasures. When some think of Colombia they reflect on Colombia's dark history with drug cartels and corruption. However, we saw a very colorful face of this country--one that reflected it's rich cultural heritage and warmth of the communities we visited. We traveled to historic cities, through the Gold Museum and to Monkey's Island in the Amazon. The memories we left with included the wonderful food, gracious hospitality, architectural and natural beauty. We fell in love with Colombia and we hope that you will also be inspired to visit the country with an open mind and open heart.
Robert Murch is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija and talking boards. His bizarre relationship with Ouija began after watching the movie Witchboard in 1986, a century after the talking board made its debut. Murch purchased his first antique Ouija board in 1992, and became obsessed with unraveling the mystery of its origins. Since then he’s devoted his life to researching the history of the Ouija board and its founders, with Murch often traveling the world to track down descendants of all those involved with the introduction of the Mystifying Oracle.
Murch showcases his research and knowledge on his websites williamfuld.com and the upcomingtalkingboards.com, which together provide the most in-depth Ouija history sites ever created. Murch often collaborates with Hasbro (producers of the Ouija board today) and on various films, including What Lies Beneath, Sugar & Spice, and Drive-Thru. He has also consulted on or appeared in numerous TV programs featuring Ouija, including TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, A&E’s Storage Wars and Paranormal State, Travel Channel's Mysteries of the Museum, Showtime's Bullshit!, Smithsonian Channel’s Millionaire Made Here, HGTV’s Who’s Lived in my House?, and CBS Sunday Morning. The Smithsonian Magazine consulted Bob for a popular article on Ouija boards and featured him and his research on the topic.
May 23 - Jazz Chanteuse - Sharon Clark
Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences around the world to their feet. Not a stranger to standing room only crowds, Sharon recently won The 2014 Bistro Award Outstanding Vocalist of the Year in New York City. Sharon has shared the stage with Freddie Cole, and was personally selected by Ketter Betts as the featured vocalist for his 75th birthday celebration, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Here's what Stephen Holden of the NY Times had to say about Ms. Clark, "You can’t underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharon Clark, a Washington-based jazz and soul diva, tears it apart and peers inside." Ladies and gentlemen, Sharon Clark is just that good. This is an interview you just don't want to miss.
Dr. Shellie Hipsky and Neil Haley, The Total Tutor interview the empowered widow of dance icon and Hollywood star/director Gene Kelly. Five years prior to their marriage, Patricia began the scholarly journey of writing Gene's memoirs. Now she is sharing his incredible life stories with audiences on tour with GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY... AN EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY. Listen as she reminiscences about Gene's many gift and learn about the man behind the legend.
Biographer and film historian PATRICIA WARD KELLY is the widow of Gene Kelly. She has worked as a writer at a film production company, as a contributing scholar for the authoritative Northwestern/Newberry Writings of Herman Melville, and as a freelance journalist. She and Kelly met at the Smithsonian in 1985, when he was the host/narrator for a television special for which she was a writer. Soon after, he invited her to California to write his memoirs, a job for which she recorded his words nearly every day for over ten years, and they were together until his death in 1996. Currently, she serves as Trustee of The Gene Kelly Image Trust and Creative Director of Gene Kelly: The Legacy, a corporation established to commemorate Kelly’s centenary worldwide. She lives in Los Angeles and is completing the book about her late husband.
In honor of the Smithsonian Museum's newest T-Rex resident, World Footprints travels through Eastern Montana and explores the history and diversity of Big Sky Country's eastern border. Today we'll fulfill a "need for speed" when we go drag car racing at Phillips County Motor Sports Dragstrip in Malta with racing champions Shaun and Dillion Carnahan. We'll travel along the vast landscape of the Hammond Ranch where some of the most significant dinosaur discoveries have been made. From Malta we'll head south to Billings and go behind the scenes at the Dino Lab where prehistoric creatures are restored fossil-by-fossil. Finally, we'll visit the elegant Moss Mansion former home to Billings founder Preston Boyd Moss. We'll learn how Moss' vision for Billings and his world travels influenced the city's growth and his home's design.