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Born and raised in Stratford, Ontario, KRISTEN HAWLEY started singing Country music at the age of 12. In 2007, she competed in and won a local singing competition called Stratford Star. One of the contestants in the competition was Justin Bieber. This past Febuary, she recorded her first EP, and was flown to New York City to play the lead single Might Be Right and be interviewed on Dateline NBC. “Lots of very exciting things happening right now, can’t wait to see where my music career takes me next!”
Ontario's ROB KIRKHAM (from Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain) makes a return appearance on the show to talk about and share his new song You Never Know About Me.
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Join hosts Tom Riddell and guest co-host Lisa Lea as they welcome author Samuel Hawley to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Samuel discusses what it's like to be a writer and he will also talk to us about his book: BAD ELEPHANT FAR STREAM.
Bad Elephant Far Stream is an animal story for adults, a novel about the odyssey of a circus elephant, told from her own perspective, through her own eyes. Inspired by the true story of the circus elephant Topsy, the subject of the 1903 Thomas Edison film “Electrocution of an Elephant,” it begins in the forests of Ceylon in the late 1860s with the capture of a baby elephant known to her own kind as Far Stream. She is taken to America chained in a ship, a journey of several months, and sent to the Adam Forepaugh Circus in Philadelphia. There, Far Stream embarks on a new life under the big top, appearing first as “Baby Annie,” then, when she grows bigger, as “Topsy,” part of Forepaugh’s famed elephant dancing quadrille. She crisscrosses North America for thirty years with the circus, experiencing hardships, kidnapping, escapes and adventure. But when she comes to outweigh her keepers by a factor of forty—it’s hard not to hurt somebody. It’s hard not to get labeled as “bad.”
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Host Cyrus Webb welcomes recording artist and model Josiah Hawley to Conversations LIVE to discuss how he is sharing his gifts with the world---and what it's like to see the world respond. The two will also discuss inspiration and you'll hear Hawley's single IF I HAD YOU HERE.
Scheduled guests : Topher Morrison talks about the death of the information age and the birth of the collaboration age. Tim Hurson discusses why the sales axiom 'always be closing' can actually hurt your business. Dave Hawley shows us how to sell to Millenials. Freda Thomas reviews the do's and don'ts of starting a company. Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.
Samuel Hawley was born and grew up in South Korea, the son of missionary parents. After earning BA and MA degrees in history at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, he returned to East Asia with his wife to work as a teacher for nearly two decades, first in Japan and then Korea, ending in 2007 as an associate professor of English at Yonsei University in Seoul. He additionally served for three years as head of Yonsei’s 3,000-student Communicative English Department, and as publications chairman and editor for the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch. He continues to serve as general editor of the Society’s annual journal Transactions, the oldest Korean studies journal in the world, published since 1900.
It was in Japan in the early 1990s that Samuel started writing for magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from Japanese fashion and international travel to the world of sumo wrestling, daimyo clocks and fishing at urban tsuribori. By the late ‘90s he had turned his attention to books. His most notable work from this period is The Imjin War (co-published by the Royal Asiatic Society, Seoul and the Insitute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2005) the most comprehensive account in English of Japan’s sixteenth-century invasion of Korea and attempted conquest of China, an event of seismic importance in the history of East Asia. He next focused on US Navy ensign and American diplomat George C. Foulk, Washington’s representative in Seoul at the time of Korea’s opening to the West. Foulk, one of the first Westerners to learn to speak Korean and to travel extensively in the country, was perhaps the foremost Western expert at the time on the “Hermit Kingdom." Hawley's interest in Foulk resulted in two books, America's Man in Korea, and Inside the Hermit Kingdom (both Lexington Books, 2007).
You already know that we cover the gamut of ALL That is Jazz on this show. We have had the most traditional of the straight-ahead crowd. We have had acts that are SO contemporary that they AIN'T Jazz ;) Cecil Ramirez is that most awesome of artists - trained at The Music Conservatory, University of the Pacific (at age 16!), worked hard on the road with his college band, Pacific Crossing, and formulated his music through a cross-section of inspirations - helped along by his rigorous schedule in recording studios in Northern California.
Who Cecil IS: a seasoned artist who is completely comfortable playing that Mason & Hamlin piano in a living room - or outdoors to several thousand fans. Something that needs to get said about our guest - while yours truly is typing this on Veterans Day: he's a military brat. And that fact tells you what is necessary about his music. Having lived in many places, one cannot help but be inspired by the many cultures and local flavor that surrounds you. Cecil has brought this to his music, too.
What a pleasure to have this consummate keyboardist, composer and arranger on the show! You ask Brian Culbertson about Cecil. Brian has had this amazing artist as a key figure at Mr. C's "Napa Valley Jazz Getaway" for a few years now. Whew, is Cecil's life kicking! And with "Party in the Back" (his second release), it's only UP from here. The personnel on the album - besides his friend and frequent music collaborator, Brian: Darren Rahn, Michael Lington, Phil Denny and Adam Hawley! So you KNOW that there are many who respect Cecil's vast talent. Including this writer!
Besides having worked with the A-listers in Contemporary Jazz, Cecil has also spent time working on behalf on charities. Including cancer prevention and autism awareness. Please join us during our visit on 11/12!
Tonight, we are back! We missed you guys! After a bit of news, a few updates, and a SFF2016 reminder... we'll be catching up with what's happening in your part of this BIG world. If you haven't watched last night's episode of #Castle, "Cool Boys", written by show runner Alexi Hawley and directed by Paul Holahan - we hope you take the time before tonight's show to watch it.
We sincerely hope you are PCA voting repeatedly [whenever you can] so we, as fans, can demonstrate loudly our love for this show and it's entire cast and crew:
Earlier this month, STR Host Elena delivered her beautiful baby boy! So for obvious reasons, she won't be with us tonight. We all hope she is getting some well deserved rest and is sleeping while her sweet baby sleeps. We're certain she's enjoying her OWN "Cool Boys" tonight!
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Samuel Hawley was born and grew up in South Korea, the son of missionary parents. After earning BA and MA degrees in history from Queen's University, he returned to East Asia to teach English for a year and ended up staying there for nearly two decades before retiring in Kingston, Ontario to become a full-time writer. He is the author of the nonfiction books Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties, which received starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal; I Just Ran: Percy Williams, World’s Fastest Human, named one of the five "Best Sports Books of 2011” by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation); and the monumental The Imjin War, the most comprehensive account in English of Japan’s sixteenth-century invasion of Korea and attempted conquest of China, hailed as “magnificent” by the South China Morning Post. Bad Elephant Far Stream is his first novel.
Tune in and help me welcome this week's guest.
Samuel Hawley joins me to talk about his novel: Bad Elephant Far Stream. Tune in live at 11AM EST and call in or chat to join the discussion or listen to the archive.
Party In The Back
Party In The Back is Cecil's homage to the R&B grooves that he grew up with, listened to and played as part of an R&B band on tour in the 80's. The album is a collection of 7 hook-laden original tunes and 3 covers of Cecil's favorite songs. Cecil invited some of his buddies to play on Party In The Back and the album features amazing guest performances by sax men Michael Lington, Darren Rahn, & Phil Denny; guitarist Adam Hawley; and pianist/producer Brian Culbertson playing synth solos on the new single "Remember The Time".
About Party In The Back, Cecil says, "I wanted to create an album that showed where my music is today, but still reflected where I came from. Playing casino gigs in the 80's with a 7-piece group was a unique experience; I have great memories of the music and musicians I met during that time. Hopefully, the album will take listeners on a fun trip back to where they were in the 80's."
WOW!! Who could sleep after last night's #Castle Season 8 Premiere PART 2 episode?! The hour flew by in a flash with so much going on it's a definite rewatch before next week's next Castle episode. We finaly got to see everything last week from Beckett's perspective this week, so what'd ya think?
The episode, entitled "XX", was written by show runners Alexi Hawley & Terence Paul Winter and directed by Paul Holahan. After the latest news tonight, we'll get right to talking all about "XX". Here are Elena's questions for tonight's STR Round Table:
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