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A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:
Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:
Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

    Introduction to Christopher Chisholm:  1:44 min.  Image:  Raymond Elman.  Music: Carmen Cicero.   Christopher Chisholm is a classically trained, award-winning actor, producer, writer and director who has spent his career in the theatre, television and film. Chisholm has scores of credits ranging from the New York stage to Hollywood sound-stages and regional and repertory theaters around the globe. After studying drama at the University of Miami and in London, Chisholm spent his first years acting, directing and producing in...

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Climakaze Miami & Elizabeth Doud

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Interviews, Interviews: 2015, Performing Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Climakaze Miami & Elizabeth Doud

Climakaze Miami & Elizabeth Doud

    Elizabeth Doud was born to a tree-hugger momma from the Midwest (that’s me), and grew up in Seattle with the sight and smell and sound of salt water as her daily companions. She channeled her family’s passion for protecting the environment into a devotion to the sea. From Seattle to Miami, where she’s lived for 20 years, to an island in the Bay of Salvador, Brazil, where she currently studies, the ocean has been a constant familiar backdrop. And it has been her great sorrow to witness the ocean’s rapidly accelerating...

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Movie Talk: A Video Conversation with Jaie Laplante — Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Performing Arts, Uncategorized, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Movie Talk: A Video Conversation with Jaie Laplante — Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival

Movie Talk:  A Video Conversation with Jaie Laplante — Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival

    INTRODUCTION: 1:37 min. Introduction to Jaie Laplante.     Jaie Laplante is the Executive Director of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami International Film Festival. He was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, and got hooked on films at an early age.  As a young man he started reading Pauline Kael reviews, and by the age of 14 he had the “chutzpah” to call up the local newspaper and complain vociferously about the film critic, whereupon he was awarded the job over the telephone.  Because Jaie already had a deep...

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Video Chat with Tom Howie – Lead Singer of Bob Moses

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Performing Arts, Uncategorized, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Video Chat with Tom Howie – Lead Singer of Bob Moses

Video Chat with Tom Howie – Lead Singer of Bob Moses

  BOB MOSES ON ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW: 4:16 min. Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance performing on the Ellen Degeneres Show — January 27, 2016.   Tom Howie was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1988.  He is aware of having been musical since the age of three.  He started playing guitar as a teenager, and was accepted at the renowned Berklee College of Music in 2008. I first met Tom Howie in 2008, because my son Evan, who writes and performs Hip Hop, matriculated at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  We were living...

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Interview: Nicole Henry — Jazz Vocalist

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Interview: Nicole Henry — Jazz Vocalist

Interview:  Nicole Henry — Jazz Vocalist

    INTRODUCTION:   1:02 min. Introduction to Nicole Henry.     Nicole Henry is a jazz vocalist based in Miami. Nicole was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and attended the University of Miami on an Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship, which provided full tuition for four years of undergraduate study. Nicole originally studied architecture, but gradually was attracted to the performing arts. With Whitney-Houston-like beauty, charisma, and vocal range, and an aunt who was a back-up singer for major performers like Patti...

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Interview: Alan Metter – Film Director

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Interview: Alan Metter – Film Director

Interview:  Alan Metter – Film Director

  INTRODUCTION:   1:59 min. Introduction to Alan Metter.     Alan Metter is an American film director whose most notable credits include Back to School, starring Rodney Dangerfield and Sally Kellerman; Girls Just Want to Have Fun, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt; Working Tra$h, starring George Carlin and Ben Stiller; and Moving, starring Richard Pryor and Randy Quaid.  He also produced and directed the 1983 television special The Winds of Whoopie for Steve Martin.   Metter grew up in the Boston area, lived in...

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Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

    Antonio “Tony” Succar (b. 1986) is a Peruvian-American musician, composer, arranger and producer. In 2010, Tony and his band were invited to perform al fresco at a Halloween party on Lincoln Road in the heart of South Beach. The invitation included a special request to play Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller. In considering how he would perform Thriller, Tony thought, “Why don’t I put it through a salsa filter.” And the moment provided a spark that ignited Succar on a five-year odyssey, culminating in the production and release...

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Interview: Gary Burton – Jazz Musician, Educator

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Interview: Gary Burton – Jazz Musician, Educator

Interview:  Gary Burton – Jazz Musician, Educator

  Gary Burton is a jazz vibraphonist, composer and jazz educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. He has been heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated.[1] He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education due to his 33 years of teaching  at the Berklee College of Music, and his many years of service as executive vice president of...

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A Video Conversation with Stewart Carter — Early Music Performer & Musicologist

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Conversation with Stewart Carter — Early Music Performer & Musicologist

A Video Conversation with Stewart Carter — Early Music Performer & Musicologist

  Stewart Carter is Chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University, where he holds an endowed professorship. Throughout his professional career he has specialized in early music, both as a performer and a scholar. He has taught early wind instruments at workshops throughout the United States, notably at the Amherst Early Music Workshop. He performed for several years with the Carolina Waits, an early brass ensemble, and the Wake Forest Consort. Carter is Editor of the Historic Brass Society Journal and former editor of...

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Cellist Charles Curtis at the New Music Miami Festival

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Performing Arts, Reviews, Reviews: 2014 | Comments Off on Cellist Charles Curtis at the New Music Miami Festival

Cellist Charles Curtis at the New Music Miami Festival

On February 25th, 2015, I attended a new music solo cello recital by Charles Curtis at FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS).  Curtis is an amazing cellist and a contemporary music professor at the University of California San Diego. He performed four pieces: Glacier by Alvin Lucier, Occam V by Eliane Radigue, Rice and Beans for Charles Curtis by Alison Knowles, and Slices for Cello and Pre-Recorded Orchestra by Alvin Lucier. All of the pieces were unaggressive, relatively slow, and very relaxing to my ear. My favorite piece was Rice and...

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