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Richard Skipper Celebrates


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    The Let That Go Show The 'Noel' Full Moon Show with Guest Erron Gralore 12/04/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 59:00


    For VIdeo Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/P7r85OaSxIo December's Cold Moon, the longest full moon of the year, will debut tonight making it the last full moon before the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. December full moon or cold moon is the last full moon of 2022 and quite appropriately, it is a chance to start afresh. The darkest night is just before dawn, and nature is a perfect example that inspires us to live by this philosophy. As the lunar cycle goes through weaning and waxing, every move of the moon rotating around the earth directly affects the emotions in mortal beings. Go out and howl at the moon...Set your intentions for 2023!

    Richard Skipper Celebrates National Apple Pie Day 12/03/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 69:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/RrKyMzX0PRU May 13 and December 3 are both National Apple Pie Days. Apple pie is typically a double crust pie filled with apples and served either hot or cold. It may be served plain, topped with ice cream, whipped cream, double cream, or custard. The earliest known recipe for apple pie is from 1381, England. The ingredients required were: good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, and pears. This is referred to as English-style. Who do YOU think makes a great apple pie? Let me Know! They might be celebrated here!

    Richard Skipper Friday Wrap Up: Business of Popping Corn Day 12/02/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 66:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/ytjVI0yK7tE Business of Popping Corn Day is an annual holiday celebrated on December 2 to commemorate the invention of the first large-scale commercial oil popcorn popper by Charles Cretors in 1885. Faux Fur Friday, observed on the first Friday in December, provides a stylish way to wear and buy faux fur. National Fritters Day on December 2nd allows for no frittering away of the time. So make haste and get them while they are hot! I will be bringing some great minds together to celebrate the end of another week. Reach out to me if you have something to promote...OR if there is something on your mind from the past week! Grab some popcorn and join us!

    Richard Skipper Celebrates World AIDS DAY/Taking a Break from Facebook 12/01/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 60:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/IXdMgAKssos On World AIDS DAY, December 1st,I made a decision to break from Facebook to celebate life. Join us as I share with Valery Hughes (Nurses on The Inside) and articles about what we're doing to fight AIDS, and take a break from social media! Nurses On The Inside details the stories of two nurses who witnessed the front line of the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. World AIDS DAY is an important day to take a break from social media and celebrate life. In this video, we're sharing some photos and articles about what we're doing to fight AIDS. From fundraising to activism, we'll share everything we're doing to help make a difference in the fight against AIDS! I will be stepping away from Facebook today for a brief hiatus. Join me at 5PM to hear what I have to say on this issue and also to pause on the subject of AIDS. It is very important to me as I make the decisions regarding my YouTube channel and Social Media in 2023 to have a strong audience. Not only does it help establish my brand amongst an existing audience base, but it also helps me widen my reach and grow my influence. But what role does audience building play in my daily activities and goals? Tune in to hear what I have to say on all of these topics.

    Richard Skipper and Kassira McKee: LETTING GO of Holiday 'Stress' 11/27/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 61:00


    To minimise stress and avoid burnout, seek to maintain a balance in your life — between work, home, and personal relationships. “Life is balance of holding on and letting go.” — Rumi For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/ATx9ALXI6to   “At this time of year, many of us feel the pull of the season: shopping, working, traffic, crowds, hosting and attending celebrations. The "stress" of it all can feel overwhelming. What if I told you we're not stressed at all, ever - we're overcommitted. as we and other LTGers discuss this juicy topic and more!" Kassira

    Richard Skipper and Kassira McKee: LETTING GO of Holiday Stress 11/27/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/ATx9ALXI6to   “At this time of year, many of us feel the pull of the season: shopping, working, traffic, crowds, hosting and attending celebrations. The "stress" of it all can feel overwhelming. What if I told you we're not stressed at all, ever - we're overcommitted. as we and other LTGers discuss this juicy topic and more!" Kassira

    Richard Skipper Celebrates National Aura Day 11/26/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 60:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/3Z1Alni74LY For centuries it has been known that each person gives off an aura of his or her own. This aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person that changes in colour, size and shape relation to our mood. Auras can be compared the halos above the head of saints in various religions. It is thought that the greater the aura, the greater, stronger or more powerful the human being; however, everyone is thought to have one, regardless of age or gender. Please join me for this special intimate get together!

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Black Friday 11/25/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 69:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/vKoYnvq7Mbs Do you want to know who's on Richard Skipper's Friday Wrap-Up Show on Black Friday? Just enter "Who is on Richard Skipper's Friday Wrap-Up Show on Black Friday?" into the search bar on YouTube and you'll be able to watch the show LIVE at 5PM ET If you're looking for a way to spend your Friday evening, be sure to tune into Richard Skipper's show on Black Friday. In this show, he'll be discussing the latest news and events in the world of entertainment. So be ready to learn something new! Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism. In North America, the United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden, Buy Nothing Day is held the day after U.S. Thanksgiving, concurrent to Black Friday; elsewhere, it is held the following day, which is the last Saturday in November. National Maize Day is on November 26 this year, a day after Thanksgiving. Maize is rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, and this yellow gift of nature is worth so much more. Maize is so beneficial that it has a day carved out every year just to celebrate it. Corrine Lightweaver started the holiday, and we've found it beneficial to observe it. Did you know yellow isn't the only Maize color? Its other rare colors are white, pink, red, blue, and black. Some are spotted, or striped, or multicolored. I will be bringing some great minds together to celebrate the end of another week. Reach out to me if you have something to promote...OR if there is something on your mind from the past week!

    RIchard Skipper Celebrates National Jukebox Day 11/23/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 68:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/ABTf86ytv4I Whether you're a fan of oldies or classic rock, there's no better way to celebrate than by listening to some great music. On National Jukebox Day, choose some of your favorite songs and blast them out of your car or home stereo! It's the perfect way to spend a fall day! On Wednesday November 23rd, National Jukebox Day, enjoy some of your favorite classic tunes!Whether you're a fan of oldies or classic rock, there's no better way to celebrate than by listening to some great music. On National Jukebox Day, choose some of your favorite songs and blast them out of your car or home stereo! It's the perfect way to spend a fall day!Jukeboxes have always been an American pastime. When you think of jukeboxes, most people think of the 50's, when the greasers and cheerleaders would gather around and play their favorite songs in a diner. However, if you think jukeboxes have died, they haven't.Please join me as I create my own Jukebox by celebrating some of my favorite CDS with a few surprise guests thrown in! If you are interested in sponsoring a Richard Skipper Celebrates show episode, you can contact Richard :

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Marina Coates 11/22/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/9Wa382-zGjE Marina Coates has a degree in architecture and an obsession in set design. She has turned those two passions into a website and YouTube channel where she explores all of our favorite TV and movie homes. She takes us on computer-generated tours of these homes, adding ceilings and all 4 walls so they feel like real homes as we walk through them. LINKS YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MarinaCo... Website: https://www.mockingbirdlane.design Facebook: Mockingbird Lane Design https://www.facebook.com/mockingbirdl... Instagram: @MockingbirdLaneDesign https://www.instagram.com/mockingbird... Twitter: @LaneMockingbird https://twitter.com/LaneMockingbird

    The Let That Go Show: Holiday Obligations vs. Desires 11/21/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 67:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/O5W8X81pIvE In this Let That Go show, I discuss how to celebrate the holidays while still honoring your obligations. It can be hard to balance honoring your obligations while still enjoying the holidays. On Monday, November 21, I'm sharing a Let That Go show with you that will help you make the most of your celebrations while still keeping your promises to yourself and those you care about. Join me as we celebrate the holidays in a way that works for us, and lets that go! On Monday, November 21, The Let That Go Show will discuss the importance of setting holiday obligations vs. desires. If you're feeling overwhelmed by all of the holiday obligations you have to take care of, join us on Monday November 21 for a discussion about the importance of setting holiday desires vs. obligations. We'll discuss strategies for managing your holiday stress and chart a path to more relaxed and fulfilling holiday celebrations. TONIGHT! Feel a desire to do some things differently during the holidays? I know how that feels. Join me , Kassira McKee, and our co-hosts of LTGers as we discuss this juicy subject and so much more on the Let That Go! Show!

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Friday Wrap Up 11/18/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 68:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/PUt7aZ6mO_g Brad Forenza (series creator, Around the Sun) is an award-winning, New York-based writer/performer. His artistic style blends observational humor and existential contemplation. Brad's original films include: Awakening Arlene, Breaking Points, and The Lady Yang. His plays have been presented in New York and Los Angeles. Brad is the author of over 100 articles, editorials, and speeches. His anthologized publications include: The Public Figure Songbook (a concept album), Reagan Babies (personal essays), Vignettes (source material for the episodes comprising Around the Sun), and the forthcoming Long Ways Home. As an actor, Brad has appeared in roles for all mediums.  James LaVeck is an author and blogger on the topics of grief, recovery, and living life and dreams in the face of being widowed twice. He is also an actor, filmmaker, and certified master life coach living in New England with his two children.  Taylor A. Purdee is an American director, actor, screenwriter, and songwriter. He is the creator of the musical film Killian & the Comeback Kids, both the original screenplay and music of which were recently preserved by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. As a producer he has overseen the protection and re-release of screen legend Lee Grant's documentary work, curating the "worlds first virtual repertory series," 20th Century Woman: The Documentary Films of Lee Grant. As an actor, he's appeared on hit TV shows like “Gotham" and "Marvel's Iron Fist", and the surprise Finnish hit "Nerd: DragonSlayer666". He is the first bi-racial director/star of African American descent to have a narrative film theatrically released in America in the 21st Century.   

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Empaths with Danielle @DsEnlightenedEdits 11/16/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 71:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/tJ_FSYGKTt Richard Skipper Celebrates Empaths with Danielle @DsEnlightenedEdits. Danielle is a psychic medium, energy expert, metaphysical teacher, healer, and more, who has devoted her life to helping others understand and connect with energy. During this very special show, Richard and Danielle will discuss how social media and the internet have impacted our boundaries, our compassion and activism, the ways we connect with others and the world, and even how it has effected our coping mechanisms, habits, and brain chemistry. If you're interested in booking a reading session with Danielle, you can find Session options and gift certificates available now on her website http://www.DAMCLDesigns.com, where she also has her energy art designs and classes available. If you're interested in going beyond session work, Danielle is currently taking on a select number of new monthly clients, for her Shamanic Energy Healing, &/or Life + Consciousness Coaching.  Disclaimer: The information discussed is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any medical or mental health condition; or to substitute treatment of any kind. The term “healing” is used for spiritual purposes. If you need medical or mental healthcare treatment, it is up to you to seek it from a licensed and accredited medical professional (which we are not). Please be safe, well, and blessed .

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day! 11/14/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 74:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/wJMdcJGOgIQ I am joined by 5 artists who celebrate LIFE!. We talk about what is on ourminds! Join us! It's a Monday Pajama Party! I'll be in my Pajamas! Fasten Your Seat Belts, I promise it will not be a bumpy ride! Tune in LIVE today for a chance to win Sean Patrick Murtaugh's New CD Regina Zona is joining me today! Internationally Recognized, Award-Winning Vocalist, Regina Zona has maintained a highly diverse career for over three decades and there is no stopping her now! As a classical singer, Regina has performed on opera and concert stages all over the world in a variety of repertoire from Mozart to Strauss. An avid recitalist, she specializes in the performance of American art song and has recorded three song cycles by Jake Heggie for the Naxos American Classics Label. In 2018, she wrote and performed her first one-woman show to critical acclaim. And in 2019 she began a new chapter, entering the world of cabaret winning the 2020 MAC AWARD for Best NY Female Debut. Establishing herself as a recording artist, Regina has released two albums in the last two years – both of which can be heard on all streaming platforms and can be purchased on her website – https://reginazona.com Her latest CD, It Must Have Been the Mistletoe, is a Christmas album with world-renowned guitarist Sean Harkness. They will be celebrating the release of their new album on December 11th at the Triad Theater in NYC at 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/reginaandsean EVENT: It Must Have been the Mistletoe Album Release Concert Regina Zona and Sean Harkness With Michael O'Brien on bass and Mike Lunoe on drums Directed by Lina Koutrakos December 11, 2022 @ 5:00pm Triad Theater – 158 W. 72nd Street, NYC $25 Cover + two drink minimum Tickets: https://bit.ly/reginaandsean

    The Let That Go Show: Letting Go of What We're NOT Thankful For 11/13/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/D46Togjh9tQ This time of year, we are called to be thankful. What if there are things that we Not Thankful for. War, starvation, inflation, crime, etc.  

    Backstage Babble & Richard Skipper Celebrate Remember Susan L. Schulman 11/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 72:00


    For VIdeo Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/h9A2HhXJcag Susan L. Schulman, a longtime Broadway publicist whose five-decade career included such theater milestones as Applause starring Lauren Bacall, Death of a Salesman with George C. Scott and Bob Fosse's Dancin', passed away Wednesday, October 18, at Mt. Sinai West Hospital in New York City following a brief illness.Charles Kirsch (Backstage Babble) and I and a few friends are coming together for this virtual celebration. Charles Kirsch is the 14-year-old host of the Broadway podcast Backstage Babble, which since August 2020 has presented over 120 in-depth interviews with leading figures in the theater industry. Meg Bussert is an American actress, singer and a university professor. Kathleen Chalfant is an actress. She has appeared in many stage plays, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as making guest appearances on television series, including the Law & Order franchise. Michael Misita grew up in Ohio where he did musicals and danced with his sister around Cleveland and Lorain, his home town. He attended the Boston conservatory of Music and spent summers in summer stock at the Milwaukee Melody Top doing 16 different shows choreographed by Tommy Tune, such as Sweet Charity with Gretchen Wyler, Irma La Deuce with Chita Rivera and The Boyfriend with Jane Powell. He landed his first Broadway show, THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING on his first day in New York City, and eventually worked with Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Ron Fields Hal Prince, Steven Sondheim and a host of other well-known choreographers, directors and producers. He appeared in nine Broadway productions. Deborah Grace Winer: Writer, dramatist and concert/revue creator Deborah Grace Winer is a leading expert on the American Songbook and Musical Theatre. 

    Friday Wrap Up Show: Veterans Day, Air Day, and Death/Duty Day 11/11/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 65:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/MwrD9XuKm7o Scott Brogan was born towards the end of the Baby Boomer generation. Growing up watching The Wizard of Oz was a big deal. a big deal. Scott's interest in Judy Garland began after he bought the MGM Records soundtrack to the film. He loved Judy's voice, so he purchased the first Judy Garland album he saw. The cover intrigued him because it featured the mature Garland, who was new to him. From then on, he would buy any Garland album he could find. TOM JUDSON has been just about everywhere and done just about everything. He's written magazine columns and starred in adult films. This past September he walked 80 miles on the Cotswold Way in rural England. If you've been to a restaurant in the past 40 years, Tom was probably your waiter. In this new show Judson, who has appeared on, Off and Off-Off Broadway as an actor, writer and composer, and who has sparkled as a world-explorer, adult film star and magazine columnist, tells about how the moon has enthralled us since time immemorial.  Sean Patrick Murtagh made his cabaret debut in 2019 with his show, Mario! A Salute to the Great Lanza, and took the New York City night life scene by storm. Garnering much attention along with glowing reviews, Sean Patrick went on to win the 2020 MAC Award for Best Debut. To celebrate, Sean Patrick announced he would be presenting a new virtual concert series, The Mario 100!, led to two 2021 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards for Best Vocalist and Best Special Event, Solo as well as the 2022 MAC Award for Best Male Vocalist. Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also a bestselling author and host of a television and internet talk show.

    Richard Skipper: Celebrating the Life of Legendary Sally A. Hoedel 11/10/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/3n_3AeNBJnM   In this interview, Richard Skipper celebrates Sally A. Hoedel, an Elvis fan and historian. Sally is a major figure in the Elvis fandom community and her books are celebrated by many fans. Sally A. Hoedel, a lifelong Elvis fan and historian, has a journalism degree from Michigan State University and is co-owner of Character Development and Leadership, a curriculum business. She lives in Northern Michigan with her husband and their four daughters. “I wrote this book because I genuinely believe this is a story that Elvis would want known. He needed to be a strong American male while he was alive, and he hid his pain and his body's weaknesses. Yet, he always knew he was just like everyone else: human. I believe he would be okay with everyone now understanding just how human he was. He struggled but he tried. My only hope for this labor of love is that it makes someone stop and think about Elvis just a little bit differently. He deserves it.”

    Richard Skipper: Celebrating Sally A. Hoedel 11/10/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/3n_3AeNBJnM   In this interview, Richard Skipper celebrates Sally A. Hoedel, an Elvis fan and historian. Sally is a major figure in the Elvis fandom community and her books are celebrated by many fans. Sally A. Hoedel, a lifelong Elvis fan and historian, has a journalism degree from Michigan State University and is co-owner of Character Development and Leadership, a curriculum business. She lives in Northern Michigan with her husband and their four daughters. “I wrote this book because I genuinely believe this is a story that Elvis would want known. He needed to be a strong American male while he was alive, and he hid his pain and his body's weaknesses. Yet, he always knew he was just like everyone else: human. I believe he would be okay with everyone now understanding just how human he was. He struggled but he tried. My only hope for this labor of love is that it makes someone stop and think about Elvis just a little bit differently. He deserves it.”

    Richard Skipper Celebrates The Play That Goes Wrong 11/09/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 58:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/3b6aeQU2yYc From the cast to the crew, Richard Skipper celebrates the hilarity that is the play that goes wrong. CHRIS LANCELEY (Jonathan). Born in Liverpool, England, Chris' work includes national tour of The Play That Goes Wrong. Off-Broadway: The Bad and the Better. Off-West End: Henry V, The Band. TV: “FBI,” “Blue Bloods.” Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC), National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Chris would like to extend a huge thank you to agent John Shea as well as to his wife, Jenny, Dad, Nan, Kim and Nick. Social media: @Chris_Lanceley. ELLIE MacPHERSON (stands by for Sandra and Annie) .Off-Broadway debut! Ellie is also the creator and performer of a one-woman comedic history of the presidents called Happy Birthday Mr. President! BA in history and English from Rutgers, MFA from New School for Drama. Endless love and gratitude to the whole TPTGW team, my family and Lucas. @ellmac5. Co-written by Mischief company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The ‘Cornley University Drama Society' who are attempting to put on a 1920s' murder mystery. The Play That Goes Wrong, directed by Matt DiCarlo, opened at New World Stages with set design by Tony Award winner Nigel Hook, costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by Jeremy Cunningham, and sound design by Beth Lake. The original Broadway production was directed by Mark Bell and featured lighting design by Ric Mountjoy and sound design by Andrew Johnson. The Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong began performances on March 9, 2017, officially opened on April 2, 2017.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Will Nunziata & a touching video Conversation 11/7/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 68:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/0VwWSMzug9A Will Nunziata is a New York City based director and creator of theatre, film, and television. He is the 2019 recipient of BroadwayWorld's Best Director Award. Recently, Will directed the first NYC revival of the Tony-winning musical “Over Here” starring Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and Broadway stars Haley Swindal, Jessica Hendy, and Nikka Graff Lanzarone; the first NYC revival of the Kander and Ebb musical "The Act" starring Tony Award winners Randy Graff and Cady Huffman, Broadway's Julia Murney, Karen Mason, Mamie Parris, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, “Veep”'s Anna Chlumsky; and conceived and directed the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway revue “Our Guy, Cy: The Songs of Cy Coleman” starring four Tony Award winners — Lillias White, Cady Huffman, Randy Graff, and Judy Kaye — all of whom worked with the late-great composer Cy Coleman. Co-conceived with and starring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, Will co-conceived, wrote, and directed the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway run of  “Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music" for which he won the 2019 BroadwayWorld Award for Best Director for his work on the show. As a concert director, he has written and directed concerts for Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award winning artists including Lillias White, Jackie Evancho, Clint Holmes, and Nicole Henry (to name a few). Will is also developing three television situational comedies, and recently released his first short film titled “The Old Guitarist” starring his friend, the legendary actor of “Sopranos” fame, Dominic Chianese. It has already garnered Will accolades including "Best 1st Time Director" by the New York Best Actor & Best Director Awards. WillNunziata.com

    The Let That Go Show; The Full Moon Show with Erron Gralore 11/06/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 70:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/WhI80GilXnM The Beaver Moon, also known as the Frost Moon, is a time for rebuilding and what we desire to achieve and letting go of drama and power plays. It is also a good time to look at our collective soul karma and team work- Kassira and Richard  

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Book Lovers Day 11/05/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 66:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/6QU3Ud-QZ9k Book Lovers Day is a great day to celebrate. Please join me as I celebrate some of my favorite authors and books! Special 12 Noon show! Some of your favorite authors return for a special show! Lara Gabrielle: Lara Gabrielle is a film writer and researcher whose work on Marion Davies has been featured in the Missouri Review and on PBS's American Experience. Lon Davis is an author, a book editor, a comedian, and lecturer on the subject of film history. His books (the majority of which are co-written by his wife, Debra) cover such eclectic subjects as silent film star Francis X. Bushman (also the topic of their new documentary film), the Keystone Cops, the Three Stooges, the Rat Pack, and now, Ma and Pa Kettle. Born in Upstate New York, Lon was raised on the West Coast, in Southern California. Lon and Debra Davis, a team since 1978, live with their unstable dog and ultra-relaxed cat in Lake Oswego, Oregon, not far from Portland. Debra Warren: Debra Warren is the author or coauthor of four books, including Robert Preston – Forever The Music Man. Ruthie Darling, author of “THE HOLE STORY,” is about nothing/zero and spatial concepts. Her second children's book, “MIRANDA THE PANDA,” is about looking in other places when everything you need is right in front of you. These first two books are illustrated by Tricia Capraro.  Paul E. Brogan: Paul Brogan was born in New Hampshire and grew up enjoying the natural beauty of the state that is nicknamed "The Granite State". After attending Plymouth State University, he set out on a life adventure that took him, eventually, to Los Angeles where he worked at CBS Television City.

    Richard Skipper's Friday Wrap Up Show: The Best Stuff from the Week 11/04/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 70:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/3jSdHICAf3M Why National Candy Day? Available in a wide variety of flavors and colors, candies can brighten up our day anytime. Be it, kids or adults, there will always be some flavored candies that we are in love with. You may not be a lover of sweets and yet there will be a candy flavor that will bring out the best memories in your life. Candies are not just plain sweets but it can also be part of our precious childhood days. There is hardly anyone who doesn't have a childhood memory associated with candies. Candies are the source of joy and celebrating them is definitely warranted. National Candy Day is celebrated to appreciate the sweetness the candies bring into our lives and to of course enjoy many more candies on the occasion. National Chicken Lady Day on November 4th annually honors Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree. For 12 years, Dr. Dupree worked for the second-largest chicken restaurant in the world as the Director of Community Relations and Training. Decade after decade, this pop-culture icon has struck a note with kids and adults. It's even been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Whether you're a new fan, a collector, or know someone who is, National Easy-Bake Oven Day and this show will help you share the love of this enduring toy. King Tut Day, a November 4 holiday, celebrates the date of the discovery of Egyptian King Tutankhamun's Tomb. Over 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun became the King of Egypt at the age of 9. He died at the age of 19. He is commonly called “King Tut”. The tomb of Egypt's “child king” was discovered on November 4, 1922. The tomb was discovered nearly intact in Egypt's Valley of Kings.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Marc Rosen 11/02/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 62:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/84LgcSSnx5o Internationally acclaimed designer, Marc Rosen, is known for his award winning fragrance, cosmetic, and fashion packaging, A creative entrepreneur, his foresight has established him as a leader in the fields of design, marketing and public relations. His vision has been inspired by working with famous 'beauty' manufacturers and fashion names such as; Elizabeth Arden, Coty, Revlon, Estee Lauder, Nina Ricci, Perry Ellis, Oscar de la Renta, Avon, Halston, Chloe, Proctor & Gamble, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Ellen Tracy and Burberrys, etc…He has worked with celebrities ie; Christina Aguilara, Joan Rivers, Celine Dion, Paris Hilton, Stephanie Powers, Joan Collins. Just prior to establishing his own firm in 1989, Mr. Rosen was Senior Vice President — Corporate Design and Communications for Elizabeth Arden Global for over a decade. In that role he was responsible for all corporate design, packaging, in-store merchandising and public relations. He is a seven time FiFi award winner. Mr. Marc Rosen has been involved in three highly acclaimed museum exhibitions: In 1979 he created "Cosmetic Packaging: A 20th Century Art Form" at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City and co-chaired the Fragrance Foundations "Scents of Time" exhibit (1986-87) that traveled nationwide. In September 2002 he created an exhibit entitled "Glass Houses" featuring his perfume bottle designs to celebrate the opening of Pratt Institute's new graduate center in Manhattan. His designs are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Musee de La Mode, Paris. 

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Debbie Williams 11/01/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 62:00


    For VIdeo Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/NuUJtfZg55M Debbie Williams was born to gold medal Ice skaters and literally was born in a trunk. Her mom and dad traveled with the ice shows of that era and moved from town to town 11 months out of the year. When she was 2, they put her in a show and she performed with her family in Holiday on Ice and Ice Follies as a featured performer until the age of 15. Later, she did a show in Europe with Peggy Fleming where she met choreographer Bob Paul and he went on to choreograph the skating numbers for the 70's Donny and Marie Show. They needed Skater/ Dancers and he was hired. 4 years on that show and when it was over, Debbie switched into TV production. Produced Casey Kasem's Americas Top Ten TV Show for 5 years among other shows like Portrait of a Legend and others. Debbie had her son and decided to change jobs so that she would have more time with her son…. That's how stage managing happened. Soon she was doing all the big shows like the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys as the token female. It gave me time off to raise her son and it clicked. She did every live special, award show, live tv dramas like Fail Safe with Clooney, ER live, West Wing Live and On Golden Pond live with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It it was live, I did it and became the only woman Lead Stage Manager to do live Variety tv in LA. I eventually did American Idol the first 15 seasons on Fox as the lead stage manager. Debbie is now semi retired but do occasional shows that I want to do. I use my talents to help with activism in LA and DC for Womens March. My kids are 28 and 38. My son was on Broadway in Jersey Boys and my daughter is a therapist. I'm also a new grandma to a 6 month old. And back living in LA after a 4 year Park City adventure and commuting for work in LA.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates "SHE WAS HEALED" with SHANDA TRIPP 10/31/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 60:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/3cp2C5VTjQY Nashville, Tennessee - Shanda Tripp, Founder of the 501c3 nonprofit Love From Music City, www.lovefrommusiccity.org, announced today that her first ever book SHE WAS HEALED from Trilogy Publishing will release in bookstores and everywhere books are sold on November 4, 2022. A percentage of the proceeds from all book sales will be donated to LOVE FROM MUSIC CITY to help young adults coming out of the foster care system get started in life. Contributing to the book is her mother-in-law, Edith Tripp, who was a gospel music pioneer and passed away this past year and Shanda's daughter, Hannah Tripp. Here is what many are saying about this powerful book To say that Laurie and me along with our entire family has been close to the Tripp family over multiple decades would be an understatement. When ministering through song on TBN, my father would always request his favorite written by LaVerne, “We'll Not Be Defeated.” That's not unlike the running theme of three generations of valiant Tripp women. Like the persistent woman with the “issue of blood” in scriptures, they've each had to push through remarkable challenges to get to Jesus – where their miracle breakthrough was waiting! -Matt & Laurie Crouch President, Trinity Broadcasting Network  The best way to write a book is to have lived it. We have been friends with the Tripp family for decades and became especially close when we moved to their town in 2012. Not only Laverne and his sons, but their wives and daughters have become pillars to so many through their faithfulness to God as pastors and singers. They have persevered through the worst of circumstances. They have remained steady in a shifting world. 

    The Let That Go Show; Letting Go of The Ghosts of The Past 10/30/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 62:00


    For VIdeo Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/aKU9qSTg9E8 What does it mean to let go? And how do we do it? Here we'll talk about letting go of the past so we can move on from relationships, people, and unhealthy emotions. It's time to let go of the ghosts of the past. Most of us are haunted by the ghosts of our past: that opportunity that we let slip by; those kids who bullied us in the playground; that love interest who treated us badly; that professor who graded us unfairly; and so on. As we move through our days we hear our past rattling chains and moaning eerily; we see the shadows of our past mistakes lurking in the corners; and our past failures creep up behind us and startle us at every turn. A fearful past that is not dealt with causes a fearful future. In addition, in order to be happy in the present, we need to release the ghosts of the past. In this post you'll discover 8 ways to release the ghosts of the past so that you can be happy in the present and in the future.  

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Anthony Nunziata 10/26/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 65:00


    For VIdeo Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/1IJ4haOjRdo Dubbed "America's new romantic singing sensation," tenor Anthony Nunziata is the Brooklyn-born, Nashville-based singer and songwriter who brings his soulful voice to classic jazz, pop standards, classical-crossover and his timeless original music. The way Nunziata feels, "I'm in the business of making people feel good, making people happy, moving people in some way. We all are on this life's journey in search of that feeling of being moved, to feel alive. If I can have a small part in moving you in some way during my live concerts or through my music, this is the greatest gift I can give. To make people laugh, cry, feel something -- there's nothing like it." His songs have recently been featured on MTV, Comedy Central, CBS News, NBC News and Good Day NY. His original pop song "The Gift Is You" - which he wrote honoring his mother's battle with breast cancer (she is now cancer-free) - is currently being used as an anthem for The Susan G. Komen Foundation. Anthony recently released his debut jazz/pop release "THE LOVE ALBUM," now available on all streaming services and autographed CD's available for purchase at www.anthonynunziata.com. He and his Grammy-winning team of musicians re-imagine “Unchained Melody,” “Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Can't Help Falling In Love With You,” “When I Fall In Love,” “Somewhere,” originals including “Will You Be My Everyday?” and many more.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates NICOLAS KING & SETH SIKES - The New Belters 10/25/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 65:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/_iVcJV5Qy7g Nicolas King and Seth Sikes, two of New York's most popular young nightclub entertainers, join forces for an evening you won't want to miss. The swinging American Songbook is the specialty of these performers, and the pair will pay tribute to the show-stopping stars who paved the way, such as Sammy Davis Jr., Anthony Newley, Eydie Gormé, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Peter Allen and more! Nicolas and Seth will carry the torch from these legendary performers and the great songwriters who wrote so many of their hits. King is an award-winning artist who's been ‘belting' out tunes since he was 4-years-old, having been seen in dozens of TV commercials, and numerous times on Broadway opposite Tom Selleck, Carol Burnett, Linda Lavin and Andrea McArdle. King was the longest running “Chip” in Disney's Beauty And The Beast. He toured the country as Liza Minnelli's opening act, and has performed on stages all over the world from Carnegie Hall to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sikes is one of New York City's most popular nightclub singers. His critically-acclaimed tributes to Judy Garland (which won a Broadway World Award), Liza Minnelli, and Bernadette Peters are a consistent draw for audiences around the world. The hardworking Sikes, a native of Texas, was also Associate Director on the multiple Tony-award winning musical The Band's Visit. Under the musical baton of Jon Weber in New York, Michael Orland and Dave Loeb on the west coast, and Billy Stritch in Boca Raton, Seth Sikes and Nicolas King will deliver a powerhouse performance that promises to capture the glitter and magic of the New York nightclub scene of long ago, and bring it into the next generation! 

    Letting Go of the Evil Within Ourselves on the Let That Go Show 10/23/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 64:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/OBPDQwikHvY What does it mean to let go? And how do we do it? Here we'll talk about letting go of the past so we can move on from relationships, people, and unhealthy emotions. In Buddhism, he's called Mara, or the devil of the 6th heaven; in Christianity, Satan, etc. We'll explore the darkness within us all, how to embrace it and let that go!

    Richard Skipper Celebrates The Life of Marion Davies w/Lara Gabrielle 10/22/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/_9fcNe861o8 Lara Gabrielle is a film writer and researcher whose work on Marion Davies has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, Air Mail, and on PBS's American Experience. Her biography, Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies, was been named one of Alta Journal's top books to read in September, and it was included in Leonard Maltin's list of 5 new and notable books for October. She has spoken about Davies at film festivals and retrospectives worldwide and has served as a consultant on her life and legacy for books, dissertations, and film projects. Gabrielle lives in Oakland. From Marion Davies's humble days in Brooklyn to her rise to fame alongside press baron William Randolph Hearst, the public life story of the film star plays like a modern fairy tale shaped by gossip columnists, fan magazines, biopics, and documentaries. Yet the real Marion Davies remained largely hidden from view, as she was wary of interviews and trusted few with her true life story. In Captain of Her Soul, Lara Gabrielle pulls back layers of myth to show a complex and fiercely independent woman, ahead of her time, who carved her own path. Through meticulous research, unprecedented access to archives around the world, and interviews with those who knew Davies, Captain of Her Soul counters the public story. This book reveals a woman who navigated disability and social stigma to rise to the top of a young Hollywood dominated by powerful men. Davies took charge of her own career, negotiating with studio heads and establishing herself as a top-tier comedienne, but her proudest achievement was her philanthropy and advocacy for children. 

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Angela Lansbury 10/21/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 82:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/J3vu4QyhCDU In an illustrious career that included notable stage, film, and television roles, Ms. Lansbury first performed on Broadway in 1957's Hotel Paradiso and throughout her many years performing on Broadway, she was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning six for the following: Mame (1966); Dear World (1969); Gypsy (1975); Sweeney Todd (1979); Blithe Spirit (2009); and was the recipient of the 2022 Special Award for Lifetime Achievement. She also hosted or co-hosted The Tony Awards five times, more than any other individual. On Broadway Ms. Lansbury's credits include: Hotel Paradiso (1957); A Taste of Honey (1960); Anyone Can Whistle (1964); Mame (1966); Dear World (1969); Gypsy (1974 Revival); The King and I (1977 Revival); Sweeney Todd (1979); A Little Family Business (1982); Mame (1983 Revival); Deuce (2007); Blithe Spirit (2009 Revival); A Little Night Music (2009 Revival); Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 Revival). On Tour Ms. Lansbury's credits include: Mame (1968); Gypsy (1974 Revival); Sweeney Todd (1980); Blithe Spirit (2014 Revival). Some of the highlights of this celebration will include discussing Gaslight and The Manchurian Candidate, as well as the 1982 filmed production of Sweeney Todd. National Velvet, Dear Heart, The Harvey Girls, The Manchurian Candidate, etc.

    Richard Skipper's Friday Wrap Up: Celebration of the Mind 10/21/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 67:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/EG6NbQwYAAY The family is one of nature's masterpieces.” – George Santayana. Celebration of the Mind Day is observed on October 21, on the birthday of the famous mathematician, Martin Gardner. Developed by the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation, Celebration of Mind (CoM) is meant to unite people for a day to explore puzzles, games, math, and magic. I will be bringing some great minds together to celebrate the end of another week. Reach out to me if you have something to promote! I'll be joined by Barbara Rew! Barbara K. Rew has been a child advocate for most of her adult life. Currently she is the Washington, D.C. representative for A Minor Consideration. Ms. Rew feels she owes a debt to children working in the entertainment industry, because as a sick kid she watched a lot of television. "I feel these people gave up their childhood's to entertain me," she says. Since 1993, as a member of A Minor Consideration, Ms. Rew served on a number of committees and boards dealing with non-profit groups and Government agencies. Some of the issues addressed include: Addiction prevention. Safe and non-exploitative working conditions. Adequate education for working children. Ms. Rew participated in working groups advising General Barry McCaffrey of the Office of Drug Policy and the Department of Labor. Since 1991 she has hosted a community television talk show, Barbara's Choice Personalities, where she has interviewed many people from the community involved with children's issues. Groups Ms. Rew's other community activities include serving as a fund raising speaker for the Hospital for Sick Children. Her efforts assisted the hospital in obtaining the funds for building a new wing and garage. She was a member of the Friends of the Bowie Library bringing her love of reading to children.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates #SpiritDay 10/20/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 65:00


    For Video Editon, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/IQcK62_rTl0 Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, it was initially created in response to a rash of widely publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi. AS of this moment, I'm still looking for panelists for tomorrow! If you have a story to tell, please contact me.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Sheila Nevins 10/19/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 60:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/Zt_7J8-tlyY Sheila Nevins is currently serving as an Executive Producer at MTV Documentary Films / Paramount+. Sheila is the former president of HBO Documentary Films and Family Programming. At MTV Documentary Films, in just under 3 years, Sheila has led the development and production of over thirty films. In 2020, MTV Documentary Films' "St. Louis Superman", received an Academy Award Nomination, as well as a Critics Choice Award and was also a DuPont Awards Finalist. In 2021, "76 Days" was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and received both an Emmy and a Peabody Award. "Hunger Ward" was nominated for an Academy Award and was a DuPont Awards Finalist. "Finding Yingying" received a News and Documentary Emmy Nomination. In the same year, "Ascension", "Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Lyendecker", and "Lynching Postcards: 'Token of a Great Day'" were all shortlisted for the Academy Awards. "Ascension" was also nominated for 6 Critics Choice Awards and then went on, in 2022, to be nominated for the Academy Awards. At the NAACP Image Awards, "Lynching Postcards: 'Token of a Great Day'" won Outstanding Short Form Series or Special – Reality/Nonfiction. At HBO, Sheila was responsible for overseeing the development and production of more than 1500 programs for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 32 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 35 News and Documentary Emmys® and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO's critically acclaimed documentaries won 26 Academy Awards®.   Sheila is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Natalie Lander's Accomplishments 10/17/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 63:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/O5JxuiPYpPM Natalie Lander was born and raised in Los Angeles and got her start in Voice Over at nine. She was inspired to become an actress by watching her dad, the late and great David L. Lander, who was best known for playing Squiggy on Lavern & Shirley. After graduating from Pepperdine University, with a B.A. in Theatre, Natalie has built her resume to include various credits as a performer and creator. On camera, she has had significant recurring guest star roles on ABC's The Middle, TV Land's Lopez, and TNT's Major Crimes. Other guest star credits include 13 Reasons Why (NETFLIX), 911: Lonestar (FOX), Castle (ABC), Hannah Montana (DISNEY), Bizaardvark (DISNEY), and KC Undercover (DISNEY). Natalie also voiced “Goldie” on Disney Jr's Goldie & Bear and “Star Girl” in DC's Justice League franchise. In addition, she's voiced roles in prominent video games such as Saints Row, Final Fantasy, God of War, and Fire Emblem. Natalie was a contestant on the MTV Broadway competition show Legally Blonde the Search for Elle Woods, where she came in 5th place to play Elle Woods on Broadway. She recently debuted her one-woman show "Legally Brunette: The Search for Myself" at the Garry Marshall Theatre in Los Angeles. Written and performed by Natalie, her show is based on her actual journal entries from her time on the MTV Reality show.

    The Let That Go Show; Letting Go of Scary People and Situations 10/16/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/tAKa7JZ5ut4 What does it mean to let go? And how do we do it? Here we'll talk about letting go of the past so we can move on from relationships, people, and unhealthy emotions. "I used to feel obligated to stay with scary people and situations out of unhealthy feelings of loyalty. Not anymore! Join me and Richard Skipper as we dive into this juicy subject and trend! And let go of the scary!!!" -Kassira McKee  

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Music + Revolution Greenwich Village 10/15/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 65:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/6rPBvuNOx5s Richard Barone is a recording artist, performer, producer, professor, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ, as frontman of The Bongos, Barone has worked with artists in every musical genre including Donovan, Lou Reed, and folk legend Pete Seeger. He has produced concert events at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and SummerStage in Central Park. His album Sorrows & Promises is a celebration of the 1960s music scene in Greenwich Village, where Barone lives. He currently teaches the course “Music + Revolution” at The New School's School of Jazz & Contemporary Music, serves on the Advisory Board of Anthology Film Archives, has served on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), and hosts Folk Radio on WBAI New York. Even before the Beatnik Riots of 1961, New York City's Greenwich Village was the epicenter of revolutionary movements in American music and culture. But, in the early 1960s and throughout the decade, a new wave of writers and performers inspired by the folk music revival of the 1950s created socially aware and deeply personal songs that spoke to a generation like never before. These writers—Bob Dylan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Janis Ian, and Phil Ochs, to name a few—changed the folk repertoire from traditional songs to songs sprung from personal, contemporary experiences and the nation's headlines, raising the level of political self-expression to high art. Message and music merged and mirrored society. In Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s, Richard Barone unrolls a freewheeling historical narrative, peppered with personal stories and insights from those who were there. 

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Friday Wrap Up National Dessert Day 10/14/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 67:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/PxhM3R4DGpA   How to Celebrate National Dessert Day. There are many ways to celebrate this sugary day, the easiest of which is probably to pick up already-made desserts such as cakes, pies, fried dough, chocolate, candy, fruit tarts, and pastries at your local bakery or grocery store.OR join me with five fascinating Guests...ALL of who are as exciting as any Dessert you've ever had. Who knows? You might even win a dessert! I'm joined by a return visit from Charles Evans and Eddie Varley and Reggie Whitehead's first time with us! Charles Evans is an actor in the San Francisco area . Raised in Boston , he went to every show that came to town starting at 13 , also starting acting lessons at that age . He studied theatre at Boston University before going on to a career in corporate Human Resources , Training and Development. Theatre lured him back in the late nineties and he has been in nearly 100 shows since then . Favorite roles include : Ismay in Titanic, the Judge in Sweeney Todd , the Mysterious Man/Narrator in Into the woods, Herr Schultz in Cabaret , Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, Adult Men in Spring Awakening , Virgil in Bus Stop, Joe in Merrily We Roll Along , the Old Actor in The Fantasticks , Sipos in She Loves Me and Mr Webb in Our Town. He has also done 2 one person cabaret shows directed by Faith Prince and studied cabaret with her and such artists as Marilyn Maye , Billy Stritch, Ann Callaway, John Bucchino, Jason Graae , Karen Mason, Natalie Douglas , Tedd Firth and Alex Rybeck. 

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Sean Barrett and The Land of Oz 10/13/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 64:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/vCT6XDpUKzY The Land of Oz is now owned and operated by the Leidy family with the artistic direction of Sean Barrett. While Land of Oz is not a fully functioning theme park, it offers many public events that celebrate the magic and legacy of all things Oz, including the 29th Annual Autumn at Oz Festival which just ran for three weekends this September. Here about my own adventures in Oz when I was a kid in Conway, SC! The former Land of Oz theme park that operated during the 1970s atop Beech Mountain reopens occasionally for us to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City to see the Wizard. Over the years, Autumn at Oz (photos on this page) has grown from a small reunion of former employees to a celebration that draws huge crowds for a nostalgic stroll through the remains of the popular Land of Oz theme park that closed in 1980. It was a living adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic novel, “The Wonderful World of Oz,” upon which the 1939 film is based (celebrating its 80th anniversary!). The park atop the mile-high summit reopens only for two special events. Beech Mountain is about 80 miles north of Asheville. A lifelong fan of the Wizard of Oz, Sean's history with the Land of Oz spans over 20 years, where he began working at the Autumn at Oz Festival as the Scarecrow at the age of 15 from 2001-2014. He now is the artistic director and executive producer for the festival, which has grown from a 2-day event to 3 weekends in recent years. Other credentials include The Oz Project, a music video combining music from The Wiz and Wizard of Oz for Playbill.com featuring an all Broadway cast.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING w/Celia Berk 10/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 63:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click Here and Subscribe: https://youtu.be/2Rtzh2Fo-Bg Fall 2022 marks the release of her widely anticipated third album, NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING. Arranger/pianist Tedd Firth brings a Nat King Cole Trio feel to the recording, which explores the ways we try – successfully and unsuccessfully – to connect our heart to someone else's. In his Liner Notes, author and journalist Will Friedwald writes, “Celia Berk makes us realize, in a way few singers can, that love is, in fact, never ever the same.” Co-Produced by Tony and Grammy Award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer, it features the kinds of hidden gems by great songwriters that are Celia's trademark. Many of those songs were featured in COMES LOVE, a 2019 show Celia created with pianist Sean Gough. Also in 2022, Celia debuted her new cabaret show, ON MY WAY TO YOU: Improbable Stories That Inspired An Unlikely Path, directed by Mark Nadler with music direction by Tedd Firth. Marilyn Lester of Theater Pizzazz called it “An enchanting show, executed with abundant smarts, humor and grace, and terrific choices of music known and unknown.” Celia's album MANHATTAN SERENADE received the 2017 LaMott Friedman Award. It was arranged and conducted by Alex Rybeck and co-produced by Scott Lehrer, the team behind her debut album YOU CAN'T RUSH SPRING. Lyricist David Zippel (whose “The Broadway Song” written with Cy Coleman received its first commercial recording) wrote in the album notes, “A tribute to her hometown, this collection is anything but renditions of the obvious New York songs. MANHATTAN SERENADE is curated: a connoisseur's compilation of one exquisite, undiscovered musical gem after another.” 

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Eric Winterling 10/11/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 64:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/PvpECB3-fj4 Eric Winterling was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he began sewing at the age of 9. After watching his mother make clothes for his siblings, Eric was inspired to take up sewing, making clothes for himself and his sister, who was his first muse. After receiving his MFA in fine arts from Temple University, Eric began his career as the resident costume designer for the Houston Grand Opera. During his tenure with HGO, Eric realized that his greatest interest was the keen and astute interpretation of design renderings. This discovery focused Eric's career trajectory on the construction of costumes. After a move to NYC, and a couple of valuable stints in other shops, Eric was able to realize his dream of opening his own studio. Eric founded his company, Eric Winterling, Inc., in 1990 and has never looked back. For the past three decades, he's used his depth and breadth of experience to continuously build and expand his full-service studio. Eric takes a holistic approach to costume creation: He believes, first and foremost, that costumes must stay true to and support the story being told. And because every project is different, Eric is committed to providing the resources, feedback and space necessary to bring the designer's vision to life.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Dan Goggin and Nunsense 10/10/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 87:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/GGKc8LvzQwU Dan Goggin (Writer/Director) has written the scores for the off-Broadway production of Hark! and the Broadway production of Legend. He received the 1986 Outer Critics' Circle Awards given to Nunsense for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Music. Nunsense and Nunsense II, both starring Rue McClanahan have been recorded for Television as well as Nunsense Jamboree at the Grand Ole Opry with Vicki Lawrence. Nunsense A-Men! opened in New York in 1998. Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical toured with Dody Goodman and was made into a TV Special starring Rue McClanahan with guest star John Ritter, and received an Emmy nomination for Best Musical Score. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense premiered in 2002. The all-star tour of Nunsense starring Kaye Ballard, Georgia Engel, Mimi Hines, Darlene Love and Lee Meriwether marked the 20th anniversary of the original show. Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue opened in Minneapolis in 2005. 2009 brought Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show to the stage as well as the "one nun" musical, Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class. Last season Dan's "non-nun" musical, Johnny Manhattan, premiered at Meadow Brook Theatre in Michigan. Currently a Nunsense TV Series is in the work

    A Special FULL MOON AFTERNOON Edition Of The Let That Go Show 10/09/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 70:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/LMEOweeMMxw "What does this Hunter's Moon mean for us as a collective consciousness? What do we have the opportunity to let go of - not just for ourselves - for the good of our planet? We playfully explore this with special guest, Erron Gralore, in our first Let That Go! Full Moon show as a part of our frightfully fun October series!  

    The Release of Robert Preston Forever The Music Man with Debra Warren 10/05/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 59:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/CdirO0e7kpU Born Robert Preston Meservey in the suburbs of Boston in 1918, Preston moved with his family to Los Angeles as a toddler. He caught the acting bug in high school and continued as an actor with a Shakespearean acting troupe and at the Pasadena Playhouse before being discovered by Paramount Studios in 1938 at the age of nineteen. The song “Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man would forever link Robert Preston to the Broadway musical and the iconic 1962 film that would establish him as a Hollywood and Broadway star. His role as Harold Hill in The Music Man was a pivotal moment for the actor who appeared in dozens of films as well as theater and television productions. A master at shielding his private life, Robert Preston was a distinguished actor and gifted artist on the public stage, yet remained a reclusive, enigmatic man in his private life. Extensive archival research, and interviews Preston's family members and fellow actors including Rosemary Harris, Christopher Walken, Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Bob Gunton, Neva Small, and others, has unveiled a richly detailed portrait of the gifted actor's personal life as well as an overview of the films and Broadway productions to which he lent his talent. REVIEWS "Debra Warren has written a fascinating and meticulous chronology of a heretofore enigmatic star – gregarious but intensely private, overachieving but underestimated, charismatic but modest, strategizing but sincere. Preston is now revealed in the full spectrum of his personality. Ms. Warren's passion for detail makes this biography as invaluable a reference as it is an enticing read.” - Ron Spivak, Musical Theater Historian

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Robert Patrick 10/04/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 63:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/COhV-f12dY8 ROBERT PATRICK's family were migrant workers. The first time he attended one school for a whole year was his senior year of high school in Roswell, New Meixco, where he also discovered his first library. and world literature. A fanatuc fan of movies and magazines, he discovered theater when he washed dishes at a summer theater in Maine. On his way back to New Mexico, he followed a cute boy into a magical coffeehouse in Greenwich Village called the Caffe Cino. It was the first Off-Off Broadway theater and the birthplace of gay theater, where Patrick did his first plays. As Off-Off Broadway grew, Patrick was called by Samuel French "New York's most-produced playwright of the 1960s." The international success of his play "Kennedy's Children" led to a decade of lecturing at high schools, colleges and small theaters nationwide. He retired in 1990 and moved to Los Angeles, where he vegetated until 2012 when yioung entrepreneurs Jason Jenn, Ian MacKInnon and Helene Udy persuaded him to sing. He has published perhaps a hundred plays, as well as poetry and a novel. A young director, Jon Pratt, plans a season of Patrick's one-acts. He is as surprised as you are.

    Richard Skipper Celebrates the 61st Anniversary of Dick Van Dyke Show 10/03/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 67:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/sPy2T203o-I David Van Deusen is the editor and publisher of The Walnut Times, The Dick Van Dyke Show newsletter, publishing for over 20 years. Along the way, he forged friendships with Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews, and many others from the cast and production staff. Known and acknowledged as “the other DVD” by Reiner, Van Deusen's feature length documentary pays tribute to the cast and crew in an anniversary presentation to commemorate the milestone of the show's continuing endurance and enjoyment by old and new generations of fans alike. Website: www.thewalnuttimes.com Email: headwalnut@thewalnuttimes.com Facebook page (DVDS show related): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1949701288523449 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpJ8LneaR4AsGwWBOuoVY2Q Twitter: @davidvandeusen https://youtu.be/BttXQJ_gDnc Surprise appearances by Doug Dennoff and Larry Matthews

    The Let That Go Show with Kassira McKee and Richard Skipper 10/02/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 66:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/0RxFkHtejmE I consider myself enormously fortunate to have people in my life who share my enthusiasm and give me heartfelt support. But have also been people who don't do so. I recall moments when my encounters and conversations made me feel unworthy, stupid, unloved, offended, fearful, and even sick. We can call them energy vampires—the people who only “take” from you, and leave you feeling emotionally drained. Energy vampires can be your family, friends, clients, colleagues, teachers, neighbors, lovers, or even strangers. 'Ever feel drained after being around someone or in a certain environment? We'll candidly explore Energetic Vampires in the Let That Go! Show Sunday, October 2nd at 7pm EST. Happy October!!!!' Kassira McKee  

    Richard Skipper Celebrates Suzanne LaRusch 10/01/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 61:00


    For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/9ePwK9prXTc Suzanne LaRusch made her acting debut at the ripe old age of 18 months in a Kodak commercial. As a child actress she was featured in numerous television commercials and shows. After high school, Suzanne immediate began touring in dinner theater. Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls and Born Yesterday just to name a few. Two years as dance captain for the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders launched several television acting appearances. Suzanne started in the world of impressions and LUCY in 1991 under special assignment to Universal Studios. She quickly came to the attention of Lucie and Desi Arnaz Jr., who authorized LaRusch to portray their mother's work in other venues. Desilu, too, Inc. and CBS Worldwide TV, Inc. (whom own the I LOVE LUCY property) have since recognized Suzanne as THE OFFICIAL LUCY PERFORMER. Over the years, she has entertained for former President George Bush, was a surprise guest for Roseanne at the 1997 Women in Film LUCY AWARDS, appeared on such national television programs as The Better Half with Dick Clark, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, hosted 5 appearances on HSN (Home Shopping Network) selling out of every I LOVE LUCY product offered. In 2007, Suzanne appeared for ABC on their number one rated hit reality show THE NEXT BEST THING. A national competition and Search for the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator. Suzanne wrote and performed all original material for the show. The Result? America voted her fourth runner up and Number One Female Celebrity impressionist in the country! 2009-2011 Suzanne toured in a woman show, AN EVENING WITH LUCILLE BALL which she co-authored with Lucille Ball's daughter Lucie Arnaz who also directed the piece.

    Richard Skipper's Friday Wrap Up: Goodbye September 9/30/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 65:00


      For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/Zj0aZg52ZRA Guests: Lisa Gail Johnson, Danielle @DsEnlightenedEdits  (The following paragraph is based on postings on Facebook when I asked what saying goodbye to September meant...) Now we will be saying Hello to sweater-weather. Saying hello to Autumn in New York! Take the hot weather with you, September, and don't let the door hit you on the way out! Saying hello to my favorite season and long walks in the cool crisp air. Letting go of a lot of material stuff that I don't use, don't desire, could better serve someone else, or else I'm in the process of using it up (if it's something that can be used up, like candles).    

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