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On this edition of the Open Stage, Michelle will interview the new facilitator for the SAW Songwriter’s Toolbox, Karl Straub. Karl is a performing songwriter with a variety of groups and teaches private music lessons. With his former band, The Graverobbers, he recorded 5 albums of his original songs. Several local groups including Last Train Home, Little Pink, and The Grandsons have also recorded Karl’s songs. In 2013, he co-wrote a musical called “Hangtown Dancehall” with Eric Brace. The soundtrack to the musical was released in 2013 and is available from Red Beet Records, Eric Brace's Nashville-based label. The musical was inspired by the California Gold Rush. It debuted in Nashville and has been performed at the Birchmere in Alexandria. In this interview, we'll talk about Straub’s musical background and his vision for the Songwriter’s Toolbox. We'll also play some of Karl's music. Straub’s first Songwriter’s Toolbox workshop will be held Saturday, January 24th, at the Surge, 1988 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101, from 10am-12:30pm. The Songwriter’s Toolbox will continue each 4th Saturday of the month throughout the year. For more information on the Toolbox, visit the SAW website
Tonight's segment of Center Stage will spotlight "Hot Topics" in our world of news. We will look at updates in the Eric Garner case. Many are seeing striking similarities in the NYPD cases involving Eric Garner and Irving Mizell. Both Garner and Mizell died while in the custody of the NYPD.
Hot topics will also look at the new trend with kids called the "fire challenge," where kids are intentionally setting themselves on fire with accelerants like alcohol and hand santizer. Why are many of our youth entertained with games like the "fire challenge" and the "knock-out game" that involve danger and possible loss of life.
Our panel will also discuss why Saskpower in Canada is removing 105,000 recently installed smart meters. Do we all have reason for concern.
Lastly, we will be looking at disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and the alleged crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, are the two connected
Here at "Stage Right"--the show that seeks the conservative voice in theatre--we are pleased and excited to have as our special guest playwright Ludmilla Bollow! Ludmilla's play, "Battle Hymn," was featured at the Republican Theater Festival in Philadelphia in 2012. Listen in as Ludmilla talks about her play, about the Festival, and about the state of conservative theatre in general. Feel free to call into the show at (347) 884-9659 or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't miss our conversation with this fascinating artist!
Tonight's segment of Center Stage will focus on "Hot Topics" from across the country. We will look at the Seattle Pacific University shooting, the State of Michigan now allowing nurses to speak with children without parents being present, a middle school in San Marcos, CA asking 8th grade kids about their sex lives, VA hospitals being under fire, and parents using police to scare their kids into obeying
Tonight's segment of Center Stage is titled: "Hot Topics Come Center Stage" and will look at top news stories from across the country that has caught our attention this week. We will look at McDonald's workers protesting for higher wages, Detroit now being called "carjack city, the first Muslim accepted to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the postal service ending door to door delivery for millions of there customers, the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, fed workers owe $3.3 billion in back taxes, an acceptable punishment for a student who physically attacks a teacher, and term limits for politicians.
This episode of "Stage Right"--the show that asks the question, "where are the conservative voices of the theatre?"--examines the question of literary studies and their link to a conservative world view. We'll also continue our look at CJ Ehrlich's "Spare Some Change" and Walt Vail's "Downsizing: The Undercoat Man," both featured in the 2012 Republican Theater Festival in Philadelphia. Please join us or, better still, call us and be heard! Our number is (347) 884-9659 or write to me at email@example.com. I want to hear from you!
On Sunday, April 7 at 12 p.m., Michelle will interview Justin Trawick, a MASC award-winning songwriter who is also the founder of The 9 Songwriter Series, a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. To date, over 60 different artists have participated in "The 9", at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. In addiition to organizing the shows, Justin is a multi-talented performer, expertly balancing between roles as a solo singer/songwriter and band front man. His self-described brand of “Urban Folk Rock” inspires comparisons with troubadours such as Bob Schneider, Ryan Adams, and G. Love. He has performed at such notable venues as the world-famous Kennedy Center, DC’s own 9:30 Club, Antone’s in Austin, The Knitting Factory in New York City, Philly’s World Cafe Live, and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Along the way, he has shared the stage with artists such as Bob Schneider, Blues Traveler, Sara Bareilles, Brett Dennen, Pat Green, Edwin McCain, KC & the Sunshine Band, and the Ying Yang Twins. On the show, Michelle will speak with Justin about his music, and the 9 Songwriter Series, including the upcoming show at the Golden Bull Café on April 12.
Tonight's edition of Center Stage focused on the HOT TOPICS in the news headlines from across the country. We spoke with the Angela Darden Tyson the sister of Jermaine Darden who was killed by Fort Worth police in May of 2013. She explained what happened the night her brother died and also said she would fight to have tasers banned in the United States. We also looked at is amnesty for illegal immigrants, the Las Vegas shooting by Jared Miller and his wife Amanda that killed two cops and a bystander and the power of speaking things into existence.
Tonight we will scan the news headlines from across the country and find the stories we feel are worth bringing Center Stage. We will looks at the recent vote Crimea had to succeed from Ukraine, Russia and the United States placing sanctions against each other, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 still missing, army general Jeffery Sinclair allowed to retire after he admitted to adultery and sexual assault against a female subordinates, and so much more.
This episode of "Stage Right" looks at the 2012 Republican Theater Festival in Philadelphia. What were the plays produced? Were the actos/playwrights conservatives? What's the difference between "Republican" and "Conservative"? Most importantly: how did they get away with it? Can we reproduce such festivals all over the country? And--can we get to a point where we do not have to? Join us as we applaud the bravery of Cara Blouin, the festival producer.
The Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) and Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) are sponsoring a benefit concert at the BlackRock Center for the Arts on January 12 to raise funds for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The impressive lineup includes some of the areas finest singer/songwriters, including award-winning songwriter Lynn Hollyfield, who will be featured in this Open Stage show. Michelle Murray will talk to Lynn about her music and her involvement with this project, and she will also interview the concert organizer, Donate Gardner.
The Charles Sneed Group & Holiday Inn Opryland Airport present "Marriage For All Seasons" (February 13-14, 2015 Day & Evening Sessions)
A powerful title with a powerful message. Listen to the show to hear what it's all about. People all over are asking for this conference and you can too! Call-in with your questions and talk with Charles Sneed.
Mr. Ray Quick, Writer & Producer and Mr. Adiyb Muhammad, Co-Producer partners with the Washington Regional Transplant Community to bring you a powerful Stage Play "He's Not Mine She's Not Mine". The multi-talented Ray Quick, brings family reality to the stage. This heartfelt narrative delivers a riveting performance with a dual story-line highlighting a young child’s battle with severe kidney disease and need for a lifesaving organ transplant, coupled with the challenges and struggles of a blended family. The play is structured to facilitate awareness and communication about the incredible need for lifesaving organs in this country.
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