Archive for September, 2012

Morgan Woodward, Plus the Best of Jack Paar: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Actor Morgan Woodward will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

One of the most durable character actors in the entertainment industry, with a career that spans five decades, Morgan Woodward has made than 250 film and TV appearances, including 19 episodes of Gunsmoke (more than any actor guest actor), 12 episodes of Wagon Train (also more than any other guest actor), two episodes of the original Star Trek (including a memorable performance as Captain Ronald Tracey in “The Omega Glory”), as well as such feature films as The Killing of a Chinese Bookie with Ben Gazzara, One Little Indian with James Garner, Firecreek with James Stewart and Henry Fonda, and Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman, where he played one of the memorable characters in motion picture industry, Boss Godfrey, The Man with No Eyes.

Of course, some of you know Morgan Woodward as Shotgun Gibbs on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, while Dallas fans know him as Punk Anderson, the longtime friend of Jock and Miss Ellie that Morgan played for eight seasons. We will ask Morgan how he came to create some of his famous roles, including The Man with No Eyes in Cool Hand Luke, when he joins us in our second hour.

Also this week, we will pay tribute to legendary late night talk show host Jack Paar as part of a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television. Though Paar’s five years as host as The Tonight Show (NBC, 1957-1962) have been overshadowed by the 30-year tenure of his immediate successor, Johnny Carson, during five years Paar not only left his own indelible mark on television, but in many respects paved the way for the likes of Jon Stewart today. As always, Phil Gries has put together a very nice package of audio highlights from the Jack Paar Tonight Show, which we will play for you during our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sat 3am ET, Midnight PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Dave White Presents

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

The Sept. 25 Dave White Presents is a Musical Trifecta with Strawberry Alarm Clock, Renaissance, and John Lee Hooker, Jr.!

It’s been a long time since we had a member of Strawberry Alarm Clock on the show. Back in Nov. 2009, keyboardist Mark Wietz shared the history of SAC and told the story behind their biggest hit, “Incense and Peppermints.” It’s been even longer since SAC put out a new studio album—40 years in fact.

 Now, bassist, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter George Bunnell stops by DWP to take you inside WAKE UP WHERE YOU ARE, a new time capsule of the psychedelic ‘60s. It’s an album performed by a band of, with one exception, original members of the group that rode the charts in 1967 and 1968. What took so long to put out new music? Did you know Lynard Skynard’s Ed King was an original member of SAC? Yes, we have stories for you . . . 

 In 1969, two former Yardbirds didn’t go the hard-rock directions of other alumni like Clapton, Page, and Beck. Instead, Keith Relf and Jim McCarty founded Renaissance, a quintet fusing classical and folk traditions. By 1971, the formula remained the same but the players had changed, including a new lead vocalist named Annie Haslam.

 As Annie shares on the next DWP, the heyday for Renaissance was the mid to late ‘70s with a string of popular albums including TURN OF THE CARDS, SCHEHERAZADE AND OTHER STORIES, and LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL. After the group disbanded in the early ‘80s, Haslam went on to do solo work. Then an old friend called to ask—why don’t we do it again? 

On September 23, 2011, the new Renaissance performed at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania. That’s the concert captured on two CDs and one DVD called TURN OF THE CARDS AND SCHEHERAZADE AND OTHER STORIES LIVE 2011. That’s a lot of music and Annie has lots of insights into the old Renaissance, the new incarnation, and what you can expect on this very special Collector’s Edition.

You couldn’t get into a better blues school than growing up as the namesake of the legendary King of the Boogie, John Lee Hooker. After he started performing on Detroit radio at the age of eight and trying his hand in local clubs, John Lee Jr. appeared with dad on albums like LIVE IN SOLEDAD PRISON in 1972. Then, they younger Hooker took a wrong turn and returned to Soledad—as an inmate.

 At the age of 52, Junior came into his own with the award-winning 2004 release, BLUES WITH A VENGEANCE. He’s been consistently winning over critics and fans ever since, especially with his hot new ALL HOOKED UP. It’s old fashioned blues but with very modern, autobiographical stories. Wait till you hear “Dear John” and how it became Hooker’s second blues cartoon.

 So that’s three great guests and six hot new songs on the next DAVE WHITE PRESENTS, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

But if you miss the premiere broadcast, on Wed.  Sept. 26, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 Keep up with entertainment news at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

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Wes Britton’s review of Strawberry Alarm Clock’s WAKE UP WHERE YOU ARE is posted at:

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-strawberry-alarm-clock-wake/

Wes Britton’s review of Renaissance’s TURN OF THE CARDS AND SCHEHERAZADE AND OTHER STORIES LIVE 2011 is posted at:

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-renaissance-tour-2011-turn/

 Wes Britton’s review of John Lee Hooker, Jr.s ALL HOOKED UP is available at:

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-john-lee-hooker-jr1/

 

The Facts of Life, Films That Change the World, and 40 Years of M*A*S*H: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Actress, author and comedienne Geri Jewell and singer/actress Katharine Kramer will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Geri Jewell became the first person with a disability to have a regular role on a prime time network series when she played Cousin Geri for three seasons on The Facts of Life beginning in 1981. She has since opened up many doors as an actress and a comedienne over the past 30 years, not only for people with disabilities, but also women in general.

Geri will be discussing the subject of women in comedy next week as part of a panel discussion with Judy Carter and David Misch at the California Women’s Conference, which will take place Sept. 23-24 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. Her book, I’m Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond, is a very candid and poignant look at some of the many obstacles that she has overcome throughout her life and career — some of which have to do with living with cerebral palsy, some of which have to do with the entertainment industry itself. Geri Jewell will be joining us during our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be singer/actress Katharine Kramer. Kat is the founder of Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World, a series of motion picture screenings that raise awareness about important social issues — a sensibility that Kat inherited directly from her father, legendary producer/director Stanley Kramer. Among the films in the series are The Cove, the Academy Award-winning documentary about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, and Teach the Children Well, a short film narrated by Lily Tomlin that addresses the growing problem of bullying in schools today.

An accomplished singer, Kat will be performing along with Le Petit Cirque at Circus PAWS at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Sept. 30 beginning at 7pm. CircusPAWS is an animal-free circus that Bob Barker describes as “magical and entertaining… proof that a circus does not need animals in order to be spectacular.” We’ll ask Kat how she became involved with PAWS, as well as talk about her Films That Change the World series and more, when she joins us in our first hour.

Plus: Tony and Donna will a special look at the 40th anniversary of M*A*S*H on television, and Greg Ehrbar with another edition of the DVD report. It’ll be a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Rose Marie and Mary McDonough: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Rose Marie and Mary McDonough will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

A true show business legend, Miss Rose Marie has spent more than eight decades entertaining people — first as a child star, then as a radio star, vaudeville star, Broadway star (including Top Banana with Phil Silvers), musical comedy star (including 4 Girls 4 with Rosemary Clooney), and then, of course, film and television, including five years as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, as well as The Bob Cummings Show, The Doris Day Show and, for 14 years, The Hollywood Squares. In fact, Rose Marie is the only member of the original Hollywood Squares to have participated in all of that show’s various reincarnations.

Rose Marie will be discussing the golden era of entertainment later this month at the California Women’s Conference, which will take place Sept. 23-24 in Long Beach, CA. In addition, her memoir, Hold the Roses, provides both a child’s eye view and an adult’s eye view of her long and distinguished show business career, which continues today with her work as a voiceover artist on Garfield. Rose Marie will join us in our first hour.

Joining us in our second hour will be actress, author and activist Mary McDonough, known to two generations of television viewers as Erin Walton on the long-running, Emmy Award-winning series The Waltons. Mary will be participating in the huge Waltons 40th Anniversary Reunion that will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will feature series creator Earl Hamner Jr. along with many of the original cast members, plus proceeds will benefit the Environmental Charter Middle School in Los Angeles that is run by teacher and Waltons star Kami Cotler. For more information, visit www.Waltons40th.com.

Mary will also discuss the legacy of The Waltons, as well as her work as an activist for women’s health issues, at the California Women’s Conference, Sept. 23-24 in Long Beach. In addition, she will be signing copies of her book, Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton, as part of her appearances each day at the conference. For more information on Mary’s schedule, visit MaryMcDonough.com or her Facebook Fan Page.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Dave White Presents

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

It’s Progressive Rock from A to Y on the Next “Dave White Presents”!

 Before hitting the big-time in the 1970’s with Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, drummer Carl Palmer played with “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown,” a pioneering act in rock theatrics. After ELP, Palmer was a founding member of the super-group Asia, an ensemble born in the disintegration of two Prog Rock bands, ELP and Yes.  In 1982, Palmer played on hits like “Heat of the Moment” and “Only Time Will Tell.” After shake-ups and break-ups, the original Asia reformed in 2006 and, this year, released XXX, an album celebrating their 30 year anniversary. Had history taken a slightly different turn, this reunion would have included a guitarist named Trevor Rabin.

 For his part, South African-born Trevor Rabin has worked with the likes of Seal, Michael Jackson, Manfred Mann, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Paul Rodgers. He’s best known for his award-winning tenure with yes as guitarist, singer, and songwriter (“Owner of a Lonely Heart”). He’s composed film scores for Armageddon, Remember the Titans, National Treasure, Get Smart, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. This year, Jacaranda became Rabin’s first solo album since 1989, an astonishing display of guitar and keyboard virtuosity. Is it rock, jazz, bluegrass, all of the above?

We couldn’t be more excited to have both Carl Palmer and Trevor Rabin sharing new music and talking about their careers with Wes Britton on Tuesday, September 11, on online radio’s “Dave White Presents”! Of course, DWP is known for variety entertainment, so you can also expect “predictably unpredictable” surprises like an exploration of a little known 1950s TV crime drama, Federal Men.

It all debuts Tues. Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show as a Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

 But if you miss the premiere broadcast, on Wed.  Sept. 12, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Confirmed Coming Attractions:

–John Lee Hooker Jr. talks about his Dad, growing up with the blues, and his hot new album, All Hooked Up!

–George Bunnell talks about new music from the Strawberry Alarm Clock on their first studio album in 40 years!

 –Annie Haslem talks about the past and present of ‘70s Classical Rock band, Renaissance!

 Keep up with entertainment news at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Quincy’s Wife, Liz Lemon’s Mom, and Aristotle Onassis: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Singer/actress Anita Gillette and actor/playwright Anthony Skordi will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

A veteran of fourteen Broadway productions, including Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, and Neil Simon’s Chapter Two, Anita Gillette has also been a fixture on television for more than four decades, including regular and/or recurring roles on such popular shows as Quincy (where she played Jack Klugman’s wife on the final season of the show), The Sopranos, CSI, Law and Order SVU, The Baxters, All That Glitters and Almost Grown, as well as frequent appearances on such game shows as Match Game, What’s My Line and The $20,000 Pyramid. These days, Anita can be seen as Liz Lemon’s mom on 30 Rock. But she has also put together a one-woman show, After All, featuring music and memories from her career on stage and in television. Anita will share some memories when she joins us in our second hour.

Anita Gillette will be performing at the Birdland Jazz Club, 315 West 44th Street in New York on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. For tickets and more information, go to www.BirdlandJazz.com.

Joining us in our first hour will be actor/playwright Anthony Skordi. Anthony’s film and TV credits include episodes of The Drew Carey Show, Men of a Certain Age and Detroit 187, as well as the critically short film The Envelope, starring Kevin Spacey. Anthony is about to star as Aristotle Onassis in Onassis, a play that he co-wrote with Willard Simms that will open next week in Hollywood. Anthony’s play is an exploration of the controversial shipping magnate that also speaks to the human condition.

Anthony Skordi will be appearing in Onassis at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA through the end of October. For tickets and more information, go to www.OnassisThePlay.info as well as www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri 9pm, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT on Passionate World Radio
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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