Archive for September, 2013

JoAnne Worley and Charlene Tilton: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Actresses JoAnne Worley and Charlene Tilton will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

A force of nature in every sense of the word, JoAnne Worley is known around the world as one of the stars of the groundbreaking TV series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, as well as her appearances on such popular shows as Match Game, Hollywood Squares and just about every version of Pyramid. What you may not know is that JoAnne is also one of the most accomplished musical stars and stage actresses the industry has ever known, having starred in such productions as Mame, Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Pirates of Penzance, The Odd Couple and Wicked. An onetime member of the acclaimed improv group Second City, JoAnne will talk about her career in comedy when she joins us in our first hour.

JoAnne Worley is also the president of Actors and Others for Animals, one of the longest-standing animal welfare organizations in Los Angeles. She’ll be joining Susan Sullivan, Ed Begley Jr., Tippi Hedren, Chuck McCann, Nancy Sinatra, Fred Willard and other celebrities on Saturday, Sept. 28 for a celebrity “Best of Show” pet competition that will benefit Actors and Others for Animals. The event takes place at the Universal Hilton Hotel and Towers, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608 beginning at 11am. For tickets and more information, call (818) 755-5080 or go to www.actorsandothers.com. If you can’t make it in person, you can still participate in the Sept. 28 event, no matter where you live, by uploading an image of your pet (for a $10 donation). For more information, go to http://www.actorsandothers.com/pet_parade.html.

And speaking of forces of nature, joining us in our second hour will be actress and producer Charlene Tilton. Known throughout the world as Lucy Ewing on Dallas (both the original series on CBS and the new Dallas on TNT), Charlene is also the president of Actors for Autism, a nonprofit organization comprised of individuals in the entertainment industry who are dedicated to the advancement, education and training of children and adults with autism. Charlene herself has been teaching classes to autistic students for the past three years. We’ll ask her how she became involved with Actors for Autism, as well as discuss her background in comedy (she also has performed with Second City), her work with the likes of Henry Winkler and Bob Hope, and, of course, her years on Dallas.

Actors for Autism will be honoring actor Joe Mantegna as its Humanitarian of the Year on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Rockwell Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont in Los Angeles, beginning at 8pm. The event is open to the public, and will include performances by AFA students, celebrity guests, a silent auction and more. For tickets and more information, call Rockwell Table and Stage at (323) 669-1550 or go to http://rockwell-la.inticketing.com/events/ or www.actorsforautism.org.

Also this week: A look at entertainment headlines and a brand new DVD event. It’ll be a full program as always… 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
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
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Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
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Dave White Presents

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The Bongos, Sam Phillips, and Being Illegal in Hollywood on “Dave White Presents”!

 

Back in the ’80s, The Bongos were pioneers in what would become known as Indy power pop and alternative rock.  Hailing from Hoboken, NJ, they earned an international following, especially after the release of their popular 1982 DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON.

 

In 1986, The Bongos went their separate ways leaving behind an impressive archive of unreleased tapes.   This year, group leader Richard Barone literally baked those tapes to bring them back to sparkling new life. The Bongos’ infectious, lively PHANTOM TRAIN and their first single in decades, “My Wildest Dreams,” are the happy result.

 

On the next DWP, Barone tells you all about the glory years of The Bongos and his joy in releasing those long lost nuggets. He talks about The Bongos first gig at Hoboken’s legendary Maxwells and how the reunited band played on the very last night of the clubs existence this summer.  We’ll play “My Wildest Dreams” for you and debut another new song not available anywhere else until October!

 

During The Bongos heyday, singer/songwriter Sam Phillips was just beginning her long and distinctive musical career.  Among her achievements, so far, are the critically praised 1994 MARTINIS AND BIKINIS, her composing for GILMORE GIRLS and BUNHEADS, not to mention starring as the mute villainess in DIE HARD WITH A VENGENCE.  Along the way, her 10 albums, many produced with her former husband T-Bone Burnett, were filled with homages to old-fashioned girl groups, rockabilly, and neo-psychedelia as part of the idiosyncratic Phillips formula.

 

This year’s PUSH ANY BUTTON is Phillips’s first non-online-only

release in five years. It’s another collection bound to appeal to listeners of all generations. It also proves the very savvy performer knows how to blend the old—issuing her work on vinyl—and the modern—especially her Long Play project which pioneered how to make music available to a wide audience in the 21st Century. On the next DWP, Phillips not only takes you behind the scenes of PUSH ANY BUTTON, she shares what contemporary, independent musicians need to do to break through. Just wait till you hear “Pretty Time Bomb”–

 

Speaking of breaking through, for two decades, actress/ model Yelena Popovic has had problems working in Hollywood.  That’s because she’s an illegal immigrant without a green card, which means many options are impossible for her.

 

After bumping heads with the major studios, Popovic decided to share her story in an independent new film called L.A. SUPERHEROES: ILLEGAL IN HOLLYWOOD. Written, produced, co-directed and starring Popovic, the comedy/drama is based on real-life events and is stirring up some interesting buzz on the net.   It’s not coming to a theatre near you until later this fall, so we’re giving you an early peak into a movie with brains, wit, surprising situations, and a face many claim is a ringer for Greta Garbo.

 

So DWP is going Indy with The Bongos, Sam Phillips, and a new film maker on Tuesday, Sept. 24 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

 

 

Then (if you had to catch the new TV premiers on Tuesday), on Wed.  Sept. 25, 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:

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Sheree J. Wilson: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Actress and producer Sheree J. Wilson and television writer, producer and playwright Frank V. Furino will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Once described as the embodiment of “natural charm, coupled with extraordinary beauty,” Sheree J. Wilson began her career as one of the top models in New York before embarking on an acting career that led to appearances in such film and television productions as Crimewave (written by the Coen Brothers, and directed by Sam Raimi), Fraternity Vacation (co-starring Tim Robbins), Velvet (produced by Aaron Spelling) and the ABC series Our Family Honor (produced by Leonard Katzman, and co-starring Ray Liotta and Eli Wallach) before landing the two roles for which she is best known, April Stevens on Dallas and Alexandra “Alex” Cahill on Walker: Texas Ranger.

Sheree recently produced, as well as stars in, Easy Rider: The Ride Back, a sequel (and prequel) to the groundbreaking cult classic that explores the lineage of Wyatt “Captain America” Williams (the character played by Peter Fonda in the original) while also remaining true to the core values and basic themes of the original 1969 film. As you can imagine, it is a daunting task for anyone to take on an iconic property such as Easy Rider. We’ll ask Sheree about that — but we’ll also ask her to share some memories of her years working with Chuck Norris on Walker, and with Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy on Dallas. Sheree J. Wilson will join us in our second hour.

And speaking of iconic prime time soap operas, Frank V. Furino will join us in our first hour. Frank’s credits as a writer and producer in television include Dallas, Flamingo Road, The Colbys, General Hospital, and Dynasty. As a staff director with ABC News and Sports, Frank worked alongside Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson, Ted Koppel and Peter Jennings. Plus, as the longtime Director of Production for Dick Clark Productions, he created, wrote and produced many nationally syndicated radio programs, as well as wrote for Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve.

Frank V. Furino is also the author of Marilyn, Madness and Me, an original play that not only depicts the final days in the life of Marilyn Monroe, but will change the way you look at the iconic film actress. For our listeners in Southern California, Marilyn, Madness and Me begins a five-week run on Thursday, Sept. 19 at The Marilyn Monroe Forum Theatre at The El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. For tickets and more information, call (866) 811-4111 or visit the Events page at http://www.elportaltheatre.com/events.html.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KHMB Radio 1710 AM (Half Moon Bay, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
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Hugh Downs: Next on TVC

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Broadcast legend Hugh Downs will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

In a career that spans seven decades, Hugh Downs has left his mark on three of the most iconic shows in television history — The Tonight Show and The Today Show, and ABC’s 20/20 — as well as hosted Over Easy and Live from Lincoln Center for PBS, the syndicated talk show Not for Women Only (with Barbara Walters), and the long-running NBC game show Concentration. Certified by The Guinness Books of World Records for logging more hours on network commercial television than anyone else, Hugh has also hosted numerous other television broadcasts from both poles and just about every continent.

We will not only ask Hugh about his long and distinguished career, but discuss a few of hig other interests that are not widely known. Plus: Phil Gries will play audio highlights from some of Hugh’s early work in television, including his time as co-host of The Jack Paar Tonight Show. Hugh Downs will join us for 90 minutes, beginning in our first hour.

Program note: This week’s broadcast marks not only the 200th edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, but the five-year anniversary of the show. With that in mind, we will mark the occasion by playing highlights from previous programs, as well as read your emails.

 
TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KHMB Radio 1710 AM (Half Moon Bay, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Dave White Presents

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Inside STAR TREK, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, and a Trip to Hollywood’s Golden Age on the Next Dave White Presents!

 

Whether you’re a Trekker, Trekkie, or a more casual fan of STAR TREK, you probably think there’s nothing new to say about Classic Trek. You’d be wrong.

 

That’s because, back in the ’80s, STAR TREK creator Gene Roddenberry and producer Bob Justman gave writer Marc Cushman boxes of the memos that circulated between NBC, Desilu, the production staff and writers, and asked him to tell the full story. As the years went by, Cushman also interviewed many of the participants and licensed the Nilsen Ratings for each episode. As a result, in Cushman’s new book, for the first time we learn TREK wasn’t the ratings loser many have believed. After all, in its first year, its competition included forgettable fare like THE TAMMY GRIMES SHOW and LOVE ON A ROOFTOP. Remember them?

 

In fact, many, many Trek myths are debunked in Cushman’s new three volume history called THESE ARE THE VOYAGES – THE TRUE HISTORY OF STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES. On Tues. Sept. 10, Cushman will go behind the scenes of his books which will take you into the offices of the STAR TREK staff, Desilu studios, on the set, and show how the scripts were chosen, written, rewritten, filmed-day by day-and edited. Prepare to be amazed–

 

In 1990, TV composer David Schwartz got his first gig. Without seeing a single frame of film, he penned and recorded the Grammy nominated theme for NORTHERN EXPOSURE. For the next five years, Schwartz not only composed the incidental music for the show, but also many of the tunes DJ Chris Stevens played over KBHR or were heard on the jukebox in Holling Vincoeur’s bar and restaurant, “The Brick.”

 

After the show’s demise, Schwartz has had a stellar career writing music for shows like DEADWOOD, THE PLAYBOY CLUB, and THE ELLEN SHOW. This year, he earned his third Emmy nomination for his work on the Netflix hit, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

 

On the next DWP, Schwartz takes you behind the scenes of NORTHERN EXPOSURE and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and talks about the changes in TV themes over the years. Why do many newer series have only 7 second title songs and how does Schwartz use unusual instrumentations to create his original compositions?

 

From 1936 to 1955, Irene Manning was a versatile entertainer who sang with Glenn Miller and worked in 12 films with the likes of Gene Autry, Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Morgan, and James Cagney in YANKEE DOODLE DANDY. Then, she starred on stage and had her own BBC TV series, AN AMERICAN IN ENGLAND. Never heard of her?

 

On the next DWP, writer Gene Arceri discusses his new book, IRENE MANNING: THE REBELLIOUS PRIMA DONNA. Based on his 30 year friendship with Manning,    Arceri talks about Manning’s acting career and reveals why she didn’t become the star she seemed destined to be.

 

So trek with us into Hollywood on the next DAVE WHITE PRESENTS, Tuesday, Sept. 10 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

 

Then, on Wed.  Sept. 11, 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