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The Kind of DC Media welcomes former soap opera star and acting coach Steve Blackwood, who will talk about his new acting company and book.
Find out more about Steve at www.steveblackwood.com
After ten years playing the bumbling Bart Biederbicke in the long-running NBC soap opera Days Of Our Lives, Steve Blackwood resided in Michigan for six years. Now he lives in Newburyport, MA — teaching acting classes, performing in concerts and creating a new acting company called the MASTERCLASS COMPANY. He has appeared in many other television shows and films including Judging Amy, Ed Gein, the Michigan-based Cedar Rapids, Machine Gun Preacher and Mooz-lum. Onstage, Mr. Blackwood appeared in the Meadow Brook Theatre hit Boeing Boeing while living in Michigan. He also appeared in the sequel Ding Dong, which opened at Meadow Brook in March of 2011 and was nominated for two Wilde Awards, in the categories of Best Ensemble and Best Comedy. An accomplished jazz singer with two national releases out, Steve has sung in nightclubs across the country, on network television, and has even performed the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085995/
Our special guest on A Kind Voice on Music is the wonderful Upstate Rubdown.These folks are a diverse group of musicians dedicated to creating fun acoustic pop music, with creative rhythms and harmonies. The band combines backgrounds in Jazz, Gospel, Folk, Bluegrass, Latin, Show Tunes, and Classical music, with a shared love of Soul, Motown, and classic R and B, to create a uniquely enjoyable sound. Imagine the Lennon Sisters meet Mumford and Sons with Bob Willis and The Texas Playboys to have sixteen espressos then listen to Django Rienhart albums. Let the dancing begin!
Host Mitch Ruth will ask members of the group about busking, upstate New York winters, their current projects. With luck, he will also seek an answer to the eternal question, "Where did my drink go?"
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Paid Actor welcomes Shelli Place to the show!
Shelli Place returned to acting after a decade of producing/directing Business Theater, corporate awards/fashion shows and red carpet events. She made her Minnesota debut in the 2013 Fringe Festival encore show A Certain Age. A long time member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA, her theater credits include King Lear (Regan), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mae), Mary Stuart (Mary), Twelfth Night (Viola), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolyn) and musicals How to Succeed… (Rosemary) Fiorello (Dora) Company (Kathy) and Gerogette in Golddiggers of 1633 (a musical of Moliere’s School for Wives.) Tours include Closer than Ever, A My Name is Alice (Asia Tours), Man of La Mancha, Play it again Sam, George M, and Room Service.
TV and film credits include 3rd Rock from the Sun, Miyasaki’s Animated Classic – The Crimson Pig (English Version) and the cult horror film Party Line. Shelli has just completed the MN produced film Carrot Cake, now playing in various film festivals in the US.
This Musical Showcase spotlights Joshua Rich. This Singer/Songwriter/Composer was a self-taught piano prodigy at the age of 8! He is also a musical arranger, orchestrator, producer, performer and even an actor and playwright. Truly a man of many hats, Rich is an all around artistic force to be reckoned with. Here to share his voice and some of his wonderful music, Joshua Rich is truly A Kind Voice, himself, and a welcomed friend of our program. Hosted by Tyler Wolf
Recently featured in DC Actors Examiner, Chris Lythgoe is an actor on the move, with features such as the Rapture-themed The Basement, Vampires in Virginia, and the upcoming Trainers. He also plays Detective Sal in the Cox cable TV show Precinct 757.
Your host, William Powell, The King of DC Media, also makes several audition announcements and gives you the hot scoop on all the acting-related goings-ons in the DMV!
The King of DC Media welcomes his old pal (and innagural guest), acting coach and playwright extraordinaire, John Pallotta to the Inside Acting Radio show, to talk about the exciting classes he's got coming in 2014 and the craft of acting. The show will be during one of his classes, with students dialing in!
Another Kind Voice on Music will feature The Kissers from Madison Wisconsin. After a six year hiatus the Irish Folk Rock group has reunited to create an all new album "Three Sails"
The Kissers are known for the frenzied energy of their live shows, their off-kilter humor, and their eclectic instrumentation. Violin, banjo, accordion, and an array of sonic effects combine with diverse musical influences for a unique sound that straddles the gap between indie-rock and Irish music. Audiences and reviewers, trying to describe them, cite bands as varied as the Shins, Pogues, and the Decemberists. The Kissers maintain that they are rock musicians who learned to play Irish music, not vice versa, and so their music sometimes feels more at home in a club than in a pub.
The Kissers will join host Mitch Ruth and for our show, we will feature some past favorites from the Band, discuss the future, hopefully get a few sneak peeks and find out just what they wear under those kilts (wait, that's Scottish....never mind). I may also ask that eternal question: "If you were a tree what would be your favorite brand of breath mint?"
Host Mitch Ruth
For this show we introduce you to the very talented Jackie Gray. Emerging artist, Jackie Gray, brings a combination of sultry vocals and piano mastery to her debut album, creating a genre all her own. An authentic singer/songwriter, Gray’s music is a tribute to the vintage-era songstresses of the past. Her soulful yet torch/jazz-inspired voice has a timeless sound that was made for both an antique gramophone and a modern radio.
A Nashville transplant, Gray ventured from Seattle to the Music City in 2011, originally anticipating breaking into country music. After teaming up with 27-year music veteran and producer, Jim Reilley, she spent the last several years crafting a style that blends decades and genres into one sound.
With smoky, impassioned singing and an updated nod to the great musical standards, Jackie weaves a tapestry of intelligent lyrics and delightful original ,yet familiar music. Host Mitch Ruth, will ask Jackie about the journey to her unique style, the differences between making music in the Pacific North West and Nashville, and what is coming up in her musical career. Mitch may also get to ask the fabled question, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it; what is the best beginner piano method book to use with a six-year old?"
Host Mitch Ruth
Jackie Gray Kickstarter Campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1304472801/the-jackie-gray-kickstarter-campaign
Jackie on Spotify https://play.spotify.com/artist/7G8Pe8fcuBJIOBkZa9XKsi?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open
This show features the blues rock diva and two time American Idol finalist, Hunter Monroe. Her honey and whiskey sound and her crisp vocals, at a time when female singers have been arriving in waves, she is a rarity; an authentic artist who brings an irresistible blend of musicality and lyrical insight to everything she touches.
Host Mitch Ruth will visit with Hunter as they discuss, modern blues, growing up in Harlem, moving to Music City USA and the importance of having a good club to be your home base. Mitch may even get to ask the eternal question, "Why is it that your sinuses always act up right before a big gig?"
Hunter's website http://www.huntermonroe.net/
Hunter's Kickstarter Project Page
Like Hunter on Facebook!!!
This Musical Showcase shines a spotlight on Steve Weeks. This South Carolina native is now based out of Colorado and his music is growing rapidly in popularity across the nation. Pumping out album after album of “Kindie” music for children and families, his music has been well received and is known for it’s good moral message with simplicity driven musicality, blending into a perfect recipe for kids and adults alike. Truly embodying A Kind Voice, Weeks’ music is sure to continue it’s rise to the top, all while helping the world be a better place by reaching youth with song. Hosted by Tyler Wolf.
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On tonight's musical showcase we shine our spotlight on David Beersdorf of Atlanta, GA who performs as I Am that I’m Not. David performs regularly in the South Eastern US at various venues, coffee shops and private parties. Using an up-tempo folk style David sets his poetic lyrics to vibrant guitar playing. The result? Beautiful artistic music that you might just want to dance to. In this show we will discuss some of the unique techniques David employed to produce his new EP. We’ll also talk about creating art, music and poetry using his kind voice. For more information on how you can help this young artist take the next step, please check out his Kickstarter Campaign.
Hosted by Mitch Ruth.
Your Kind Voice is pleased to have two guest on for our holiday show. Guest and author David Swindle tells us a wonderful Christmas tale of forgiveness and guest Peggy McAloon speaks to us about our precious children. Two different stories, but both filled with so much inspiration we had to have them on one show