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Harvey Brownstone Interviews “The Seekers” Founding Member, Keith Potger

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with “The Seekers” Founding Member, Keith Potger About Harvey's guest: Today’s special guest, Keith Potger, is part of pop music royalty. He was a founding member of one of the most popular and beloved vocal groups in music history: The Seekers. With their signature fusion of folk and pop, their addictive instrumentations and perfect harmonies, and the amazing lead voice of Judith Durham, The Seekers were the first Australian music group to achieve global superstardom, selling well over 50 million records worldwide, and giving us such unforgettable songs as "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own", "Morningtown Ride", “The Carnival is Over”, "Someday, One Day", "Georgy Girl", “When Will the Good Apples Fall”, and my personal favourite, “Walk With Me”, and so many more. After The Seekers disbanded in 1968, our guest founded The New Seekers, who achieved worldwide success in the early 70s with hits including “Never Ending Song of Love”, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me", “Look What They’ve Done to my Song, Ma”, and "Beg, Steal or Borrow". In 1992, The Seekers reunited for their Silver Jubilee, and they toured internationally for many years, and recorded 2 platinum-selling albums: “Future Road” and “Morningtown Ride to Christmas”. And in 2019, our guest, along with original members Athol Guy and Bruce Woodley, and with the addition of longtime producer, guitarist and singer Michael Cristiano, released an album as “The Original Seekers”, entitled “Back to our Roots”. There’s also a wonderful live concert DVD entitled, “The Seekers Golden Jubilee Farewell Tour”. And most recently, a 3-CD compilation was released to mark the group’s 60th anniversary, featuring the group’s very last recording, “Carry Me”. Our guest, as a member of The Seekers, has a prestigious, prominent and permanent place in music history. The Seekers were honoured as Australians of The Year in 1967, the only group to have been given this acknowledgement. They’ve been inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame, and the Music Victoria Hall of Fame, and in 1995 they were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. In 2012, the Seekers were honoured by the Australian Post Office with their own postage stamp. In 2013, The Seekers received the Ted Albert Award from the Australian Performing Rights Association for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. And in 2014, our guest, along with his fellow group members, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. But quite apart from all of that, our guest has had a highly successful career as a songwriter, record producer and solo performer. He’s released 3 solo albums: “Secrets of The Heart”, “Sunday” and “Smile Now”. And he continues to perform in concert to sold out, wildly enthusiastic audiences. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Keith Potger, go to: https://www.keithpotger.com/ https://www.theseekers.com.au https://www.facebook.com/keith.potger.3 https://open.spotify.com/artist/7x2dNwstTzvpmY0E6GBzJu https://www.instagram.com/theseekerspartnershipofficial #KeithPotger #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Linda Gray, Legendary Actress, Star, “Dallas”, “Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas”

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Linda Gray, Legendary Actress, Star, “Dallas”, “Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas” About Harvey's guest: Today’s special guest, Linda Gray, is a beloved, multi-award winning actress, director and author who became a global superstar with her portrayal of ‘Sue Ellen’, in the blockbuster TV series “Dallas”, for which she won numerous international awards and was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award and 4 Soap Opera Digest Awards. But her career extends far beyond “Dallas”. On the big screen, she’s appeared in many movies including “Dogs”, “Oscar”, “Star of Jaipur”, “Expecting Mary”, “The Flight of the Swan”, “Hidden Moon”, “Intuitions” and “Wally’s Will”, which won her 2 Best Actress awards at the USA Film Festival and the North Hollywood Film Festival. And she’s starred in dozens of TV shows like “Melrose Place”, “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Models Inc.”, and many TV movies including “Murder in Peyton Place”, “Haywire”, “The Wild and the Free”, “Not in Front of the Children”, “Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?”, “Accidental Meeting”, “When the Cradle Falls”, “Perfect Match”, and of course, the 2 “Dallas” TV movies, “J.R. Returns” and “War of the Ewings”. On the stage, our guest starred in the world premiere production, in London, of “Terms of Endearment”, AND in the West End production of “The Graduate”, in which she starred on Broadway for a limited engagement. In 2014 she returned to the London stage to star in the Christmas pantomime “Cinderella”, playing the Fairy Godmother. She’s also starred onstage in “The Vagina Monologues”, “Agnes of God” and “Love Letters”. In 1982, she was named Woman of the Year by the Hollywood Radio & Television Society. In 2013, she was included in People Magazine's list of the Most Beautiful Women in the world. And in 2015, she published her highly compelling, emotionally powerful and inspirational memoir entitled, “The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction”, which became an instant best seller. The book chronicles our guest’s amazing life journey, through childhood illness, family trauma, and the many challenges of an ultimately triumphant career and fulfilling personal life, bringing her to a place of honesty, serenity and joy. And I’m very excited to announce that on December 2, our guest’s highly anticipated, brand new TV movie, entitled “Ladies of the 80s: A Divas Christmas” will be premiering on the Lifetime channel. This is a delicious comedy in which our guest co-stars with Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Donna Mills and Nicollette Sheridan, who play 5 glamorous soap opera queens who reunite to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running TV series. And if all of that weren’t enough, our guest is also a highly respected philanthropist. She’s been very involved with the Best Buddies Program for people with intellectual challenges, as well as Meals on Wheels and the Force For Good Foundation. And for 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, she served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to promote women's rights, and the health of women and children. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Linda Gray, go to: https://www.lindagrayofficial.com https://www.instagram.com/lindagray #LindaGray #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Andy Kim, Iconic Pop Music Star

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Andy Kim, Iconic Pop Music Star About Harvey's guest: Today’s special guest, Andy Kim, is an iconic singer and songwriter who’s given us numerous Top 40 hit songs including “How’d We Ever Get This Way”, “Shoot ‘em up Baby”, “Baby I Love You”, “So Good Together”, “Be My Baby”, “Fire, Baby I’m on Fire”, “I Forgot to Mention” - and, of course, “Rock Me Gently”, which went straight to #1 on the Billboard charts and remained on the charts for a staggering 4 months. He also co-wrote and sang on the enduring classic pop song, ”Sugar, Sugar” for the fictitious pop group “The Archies”, which stayed at No. 1 for 4 weeks and became Billboard’s Record of the Year and the biggest-selling record of 1969, AND the song ranks at number 90 on Billboard’s list of the Greatest Songs of All Time. Our guest has received top industry honours including two JUNO Awards. In fact, in 1970 he received the very first JUNO Award ever given out, and it was for Male Vocalist of the Year. In 2004, he was voted by Canadian Music Week as the Best Solo Indie Artist of the Year. He’s been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and Billboard's Hit Parade Hall of Fame. He has a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, and in 2017, for the 2nd time in their 70-year history, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada – better known as SOCAN - honoured our guest with their Cultural Impact Award. Over his epic career, he has sold over 30 million records, and has had over half a billion streams on Spotify and YouTube. And if all of that weren’t enough, I’m absolutely THRILLED to share the recent announcement that our guest will be appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian music as a trailblazer and legendary artist. And for those of you living in the Toronto area, our guest will be returning to Massey Hall for his 19th annual Christmas show on Wednesday, December 6, for an unforgettable evening celebrating the magic of the season, with performances from our guest, along with some of Canada’s top music stars, with all proceeds donated to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Andy Kim, go to: http://www.andykimmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/AndyKimMusic/ https://www.instagram.com/andykim.co/ https://twitter.com/AndyKimMusic #AndyKim #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Daniel Arbon, Filmmaker, “Hawker”

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Daniel Arbon, Filmmaker, “Hawker” About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Daniel Arbon, is a filmmaker from the United Kingdom who has produced a number of short films entitled, “Ironheart”, “Plated”, “White Feather”, and now, his brand new film entitled, “Hawker”, which he wrote, produced and directed. This short film tells the true story of Major Lanoe Hawker, who was Britain's first World War 1 "Ace" pilot, and a pioneer of early aviation combat. The movie focuses on the activities of July 25th, 1915, when Hawker, who was at that time a Captain, became the first British pilot to successfully shoot down an enemy aircraft, by mounting a Lewis Gun to the side of his Bristol Scout airplane. This ambitious and exciting film, which is being released on November 23, was a labour of love for our guest, whose interest in aviation originated when he trained in Aerospace Manufacturing. He went on to be an Officer Cadet at RMA Sandhurst, and after his discharge from the British Army, he began his career in the arts as an actor, graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2011. After appearing in 7 films, he turned his attention to writing, producing and directing, and in 2016 he formed his own production company called Middle Realm Productions. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Daniel Arbon, go to: https://www.hawkerfilm.com https://www.facebook.com/MiddleRealmProductions/ https://www.instagram.com/middle_realm_productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogrI8KM3iN8 #DanielArbon #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Dr. Audrey Birnbaum, Author, "American Wolf: From Nazi Refugee to American Spy"

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Dr. Audrey Birnbaum, Author, "American Wolf: From Nazi Refugee to American Spy" About Harvey's guest: As many of you know, we have featured a number of authors on our show who’ve written books about surviving the Holocaust. Today’s guest, Dr. Audrey Birnbaum, has produced a highly compelling and emotionally powerful book that came into existence in a rather unusual way. When her father, Wolf Schwersenz, was an 11-year old child living with his parents in Nazi Germany, and suffering horrific antisemitic persecution, as all European Jews did after the rise of Hitler, the family overcame every conceivable obstacle and narrowly escaped deportation and death in 1941, by miraculously finding a way to get to America. When Wolf turned 75, he wrote his life story, entitled “The History of My Life’s Struggles”, vividly retelling and preserving his memories of his childhood in Nazi Germany, his family’s death-defying escape from Europe, the arduous and horrific 5-week journey across the Atlantic in an unspeakably ill-equipped and dangerously overcrowded cargo ship, and the sometimes painful and challenging transition to life in America for himself, his parents and his sister, as new immigrants. He also wrote about his fascinating experiences as an intelligence officer in the American Military when he was sent back to East Germany in the 1950’s. Twelve years after Wolf wrote his life story, and after he passed away in 2018, his daughter, our guest, found her father’s 340 pages of notes in her attic. And she carefully and lovingly converted those notes into a book, entitled "American Wolf: From Nazi Refugee to American Spy", telling her father’s story through HIS voice. It’s a riveting, heart-stopping, true story full of last-minute rescues, near-death encounters, and survival against untold odds. It’s also a story about survival, tenacity, ingenuity, family dynamics, inherited trauma and national identity – and above all, it’s a resounding testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Our guest is from New York, and she recently retired from a distinguished career as a doctor, specializing in Pediatric Gastro-enterology. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Dr. Audrey Birnbaum, go to: https://www.audreybirnbaumauthor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/audreybirnbaumauthor http://instagram.com/audreybirnbaumauthor http://www.linkedin.com/in/audreybirnbaum99 #AudreyBirnbaum #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Nicole Henry, Renowned Jazz Vocalist

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Nicole Henry, Renowned Jazz Vocalist About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Nicole Henry, is a renowned, multiple award-winning jazz singer, whose dynamic, soulful voice, incredible range, impeccable phrasing, and powerful bluesy-gospel emotional delivery, have made her one of the world’s most highly acclaimed vocalists. In 2002, after being discovered singing in a jazz trio in Miami, the Miami New Times named her the Best Solo Musician of the year. She’s gone on to record 8 spectacular albums including, “The Nearness of You”, “Teach Me Tonight”, “The Very Thought of You”, “Embraceable”, “Summer Sessions”, her latest album, “Time to Love Again”, which has already had 4 top-charting singles - and I can’t resist mentioning one of my all-time favourite albums, “So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live”, recorded at the renowned Feinstein’s 54 Below nightclub in New York City. Four of her albums have landed in the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard, JazzWeek, UK and Japan jazz charts. Her repertoire ranges from the Great American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, pop standards, blues and original material. And get this: in 2013, she received the "Soul Train Award" for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance", winning out over George Benson, Jeffrey Osborne, Chaka Khan, Tony Bennett, Marc Anthony and Terrence Blanchard. She is universally adored by music critics. The New York Times said, “Every gesture and inflection conveys confidence and mastery, and she creates the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman.” And Broadway World said, “So powerful is her charisma, so unique is her personality, so rich is her music, so abandoned is her joy, that you can't watch her without being drawn in." And in my opinion, that’s an understatement. Our guest’s latest album, entitled, “Time to Love Again”, has been described by Downbeat Magazine as “exuberant, joyous, and immaculately executed.” Her latest single, which is her fourth charting single from the album, is called “Is It a Crime”, and it was recently added as the #1 breakthrough single on the UK Soul Charts. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Nicole Henry, go to: https://www.nicolehenry.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NicoleHenryMusic https://www.youtube.com/user/nikisings https://www.instagram.com/nicolehenrymusic/ https://twitter.com/NicoleHenryJazz #NicoleHenry #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone with Mariette Hartley & Jerry Sroka, Co-Stars “Our (Almost Completely True) Love Story”

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Mariette Hartley and Jerry Sroka, Co-Stars “Our (Almost Completely True) Love Story” About Harvey's guest: Today’s special guests, Mariette Hartley and Jerry Sroka, are 2 beloved entertainers who happen to be husband and wife - or as they call themselves, the “icon” and the “leprechaun”. Starting with the “icon” first, she’s been dazzling us with great performances for over 6 decades, in classic movies like “Ride the High Country”, “Marnie”, “Marooned”, “Skyjacked”, “1969”, “Improper Channels”, and of course, her many highly acclaimed TV movies including “MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers” and “Silence of the Heart”. On television, she’s been in everything from “The Twilight Zone”, “Daniel Boone”, “Bonanza”, “Gunsmoke” and “The Bob Newhart Show”, to “Little House on the Prairie”, “M.A.S.H.”, “Murder She Wrote”, “NCIS”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and dozens more. She created the unforgettable characters of “Dr. Claire Morton” on “Peyton Place”, “Sister Mary Daniel” on “One Life to Live”, “Liz McVey” on “W-I-O-U”, “Lorna Scarry” in “Law and Order: SVU”, “Patricia Clark” in “9-1-1” – and let’s not forget that classic episode of “Star Trek”, where our guest, who played “Zarabeth”, fulfilled every woman’s dream of having her wicked way with “Mr. Spock”. And for a while in the 80’s, she co-hosted NBC's “The Today Show”, and she also co-hosted “The Morning Program” on CBS. And we all loved her wonderful, long-running TV documentary series, “Wild About Animals”. She’s been nominated for 5 Emmy Awards and WON an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work in “The Incredible Hulk”. And she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also wrote an incredibly impactful and emotionally powerful book entitled, “Breaking the Silence”, which is one of the most compelling, insightful and inspirational celebrity memoirs I’ve ever read. And at the risk of making her blush even more, I can’t resist mentioning this remarkable woman’s extraordinary devotion to community service. She’s been the national spokesperson for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which honored her with a Humanitarian Award. She’s also worked tirelessly as an advocate for mental health, and with a number of vitally important organizations, including the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, SOJOURN, and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. And get this: she was named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the National Mother's Day Committee in Washington, D.C. It doesn’t get much better than that. And now, moving on to her loving husband, the “leprechaun”, he’s an actor and producer, well known for his work in the movie “Godspell”, the mini-series “Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer”, and dozens of TV shows including “Murphy Brown”, “Seinfeld”, “Ally McBeal”, “Star Trek Voyager”, “The Brothers Flub”, “The West Wing”, “Shameless”, “The Comeback Kids” and many, many more. And now, these 2 great talents have joined together in a terrific and very charming movie which they wrote, called “Our (Almost Completely True) Love Story”, in which they play themselves, telling the story of how this initially very unlikely couple met and grew to love each other. The movie, which also features veteran stars Tess Harper, Bernie Kopell, Morgan Fairchild and John Rubenstein, has been conquering film festivals everywhere, and it’s won 9 prestigious awards. After seeing this humorous, poignant and heartwarming movie, I just had to invite our guests on our show. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ #MarietteHartley #JerrySroka #harveybrownstoneinterviews&n


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Antonio Sabato Jr., Renowned Actor, Producer & Author

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Antonio Sabato Jr., Renowned Actor, Producer & Author About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Antonio Sabato Jr., is a highly popular and immensely likeable actor, producer and writer who first made a splash as Janet Jackson’s sexy dancing partner in her hugely successful 1990 music video, “Love Will Never Do Without You”. He then went on to play the charismatic “John Jagger Cates” in the daytime drama, “General Hospital”, earning 3 Soap Opera Digest Award nominations. He returned to that role in 2008 in “General Hospital: Night Shift”. He’s appeared in many feature films and TV movies including “The Big Hit”, “High Voltage”, “Fatal Error”, “Mindstorm”, “Ghost Voyage”, “If Looks Could Kill”, “Shark Hunter”, “Guilty as Charged”, “Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas”, for which he won a Best Actor Award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, “Grace By Night”, for which he won TWO Best Actor Awards at prestigious international film festivals, “One Nation Under God”, for which he won TWO Best Supporting Actor Awards at the Christian Film Festival, and of course, he also appeared in the wonderful 1999 miniseries, “Tribe”. You’ve also seen him in dozens of TV shows including “Earth 2”, “Melrose Place”, “Charmed”, “The Help”, “Hilton Head Island”, and he portrayed “Dante Damiano” on “The Bold and the Beautiful”, earning 2 NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. He’s also starred in 2 reality shows: “My Antonio”, and the immensely popular “Fix it and Finish it”, in addition to appearing many times on “The Balance”, starring Eric Bolling. And who can forget his sexy dance routines with Cheryl Burke in Season 19 of “Dancing with the Stars”? And if all of that weren’t enough, in the late-90s, our guest became a global sensation as a model and representative for Calvin Klein. His iconic photos wearing Calvin Klein underwear appeared in EVERY magazine, and he was even featured on a 90 foot billboard overlooking Times Square, causing traffic to stop and hearts to palpitate. In 1999 our guest released a terrific book entitled, “No Excuses: Workout for Life”, all about his approach to physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. That book sold 300,000 copies. And in 2020, he released a deeply personal, heartfelt and poignant memoir entitled, “Sabato: The Untold Story”, chronicling his family history, his determination to succeed, and his resilience in an industry that can sometimes be brutal. He also provides a frank account of the struggles he faced as an actor seeking to continue his film and television career following his groundbreaking speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention and his run for Congress. The book is now being revised to include great photographs and updated chapters about our guest’s newly revitalized career. After reading his book, I was compelled to invite him on our show, because he has an inspirational story that everyone needs to hear. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Antonio Sabato Jr., go to: https://www.facebook.com/VoteAntonio https://www.instagram.com/antoniosabatojr https://twitter.com/AntonioSabatoJr #AntonioSabatoJr #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Scotty Barnhart, Director, The Count Basie Orchestra

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Scotty Barnhart, Director, The Count Basie Orchestra About Harvey's guest: Today’s special guest, Scotty Barnhart, is an internationally acclaimed music artist, especially in the world of jazz. He’s an iconic trumpet player, composer, arranger, educator and author. For over 30 years, he’s been a featured trumpet soloist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, AND for the past 10 years, he’s been the Orchestra’s Director. He’s a 2-time Grammy Award winner, and he’s worked with some of the greatest music artists in the world, including Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Diana Krall and dozens more. In 2009, he released his highly acclaimed first solo album, entitled, “Say It Plain”, which reached #3 on the Jazz Charts. Our guest is widely considered to be THE leading authority on the history of Jazz trumpet. In 2005 he published his groundbreaking book, “The World of Jazz Trumpet – A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy”, which is THE definitive text on the subject. He’s a Professor at Florida State University, and he gives keynote lectures and seminars around the world. He’s also profiled in Scott Yanow’s groundbreaking book “Trumpet Kings: The Players Who Shaped the Sound of Jazz”, which places him right up there with the most important Jazz trumpeters in history, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis and others. AND NOW, he’s here to discuss his monumental brand new album entitled, “The Count Basie Orchestra Swings the Blues”. This is an exceptional and unprecedented collection of collaborations with some of the greatest living blues and jazz artists, including George Benson, Shemekia Copeland, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Bettye LaVette, Bobby Rush and many more. The album features spectacular versions of blues classics like “Stormy Monday,” “The Midnight Hour”, “Look What You’ve Done”, “Just for a Thrill” and “I’m A Woman” along side new instant classics like Mr. Sipp’s “Let’s Have A Good Time”, and our guest’s inspired fusion of Charley Patton meets Count Basie, in “The Patton Basie Shuffle.” The new album celebrates the deep-rooted connection between jazz and blues, and illuminates shared roots and reciprocal influence, reminding us that the boundaries between these genres are fluid and heartfelt. The fabulous Count Basie Orchestra continues to carry on the rich musical legacy of Count Basie through their dynamic performances and dedication to the swing jazz tradition. Our guest, as the orchestra’s musical director, preserves Count Basie's unmistakable style, and ensures that his pioneering contributions to jazz, continue to be celebrated and enjoyed by audiences worldwide. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Scotty Barnhart, go to: http://www.scottybarnhart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/scotty.barnhart/ https://www.instagram.com/scottybarnhart/ https://twitter.com/ScottyBarnhart https://www.youtube.com/scottybarnhart https://www.thecountbasieorchestra.com/ #ScottyBarnhart #TheCountBasieOrchestra #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Debbie Wileman, Renowned Judy Garland Impressionist on her return to Carnegie Hall

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Debbie Wileman, Renowned Judy Garland Impressionist on her return to Carnegie Hall About Harvey's guest: Today’s special guest, Debbie Wileman, making her second appearance on our show, is an incredibly unique and gifted vocalist from England who’s taken the world by storm with her astonishing ability to sing in the exact voice of the legendary Judy Garland – something that, in my opinion, no one else has been able to do with such precision. Her videos on YouTube and Facebook have gone viral, and she’s had 2 hugely successful concert tours in America, including a triumphant sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in June of 2022, which was heralded by critics as nothing short of astounding. Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of attending her concert with a 60-piece symphony orchestra in Peoria, Illinois, and she was spectacular. When she appeared on our show last year, we were celebrating the release of her first album, entitled “I’m Still Here”, in which she sings, in the voice of Judy Garland, classic modern songs that Judy never lived long enough to record. If you haven’t yet got that album, let me tell you, you should do it right away. Hearing songs like “Yesterday”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Evergreen”, “If He Walked Into my Life” - and yes - even Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”, in Judy’s spectacular voice, miraculously manifested by our guest, simply has to be heard to be believed. And I’m THRILLED to announce that our guest will be making her highly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall on December 10, 2023 to perform a very special Christmas concert. AND she recently teamed up with singer Brad Knight, who is renowned for his ability to impersonate the voice of Anthony Newley – which is also very difficult to do. They have produced a fabulous video concert featuring duets as Judy Garland and Anthony Newley, as well as solo numbers by each of them. It’s called “Judy and Tony: The Unsung Duets and More. This brand new concert video can be seen free of charge on the DPS Studios UK YouTube channel. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Debbie Wileman, go to: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.saloman https://www.youtube.com/@DebSaloman https://twitter.com/debwileman27 #DebbieWileman #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Gilbert O’Sullivan, Legendary Singer / Songwriter

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Gilbert O’Sullivan, Legendary Singer / Songwriter About Harvey's guest: Today’s special guest, Gilbert O’Sullivan, is a music superstar. He was Ireland’s first international pop music star, and he became a global phenomenon in the 70s with his classic hit song, “Alone Again, Naturally”, which stayed at #1 in America for 6 weeks and earned him 3 Grammy Award nominations. He’s charted 16 top 40 records, including six No. 1 songs. Some of my favourites are “Nothing Rhymed”, “Clair”, “Get Down”, “Out of the Question”, “Why Oh Why Oh Why”, “What’s in a Kiss”, “So What”, “Tomorrow, Today”, and one of my all-time favourites, his wonderful duet with Peggy Lee, “Can’t Think Straight”. For over 5 decades he’s been writing hit songs in his signature style. He's recorded 20 studio albums and released 8 compilation albums. And he’s been performing sold-out concerts not only in his native Ireland, but throughout the UK and around the world. Record Mirror Magazine voted him the top UK male singer of 1972, and he’s received 3 Ivor Novello Awards, including "Songwriter of the Year" in 1973. His 2 most recent albums, entitled “Gilbert O’Sullivan” and “Driven”, have been highly acclaimed by music critics, and they hit the top 20 and the top 30 in the UK charts. Those 2 albums, along with his 3-CD compilation released last year, entitled, “Gilbert O’Sullivan: The Best Of” have ignited a global renaissance in his career, and a whole new generation of fans around the world are falling in love with his music. He’s just completed a sold out tour in Japan, AND NOW, he’s returning to the United States over the Thanksgiving weekend for an exclusive 3-city concert tour. Our guest will be at The Canyon House in Mesa, Arizona on November 22nd. On November 24, he’ll be performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. And on November 25, he’ll be headlining at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Gilbert O’Sullivan, go to: https://www.gilbertosullivan.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/gilbertosull https://www.instagram.com/gilbertosull https://twitter.com/GilbertOSull_ #GilbertO’Sullivan #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Ashlei Foushee, Actress, Co-Star, “On Fire”

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Ashlei Foushee, Actress, Co-Star, “On Fire” About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Ashlei Foushee, is a young actress, writer, producer and director who’s impressive body of work indicates pretty clearly that she’s headed for the big time. Some of her feature film credits include “He’s Mine Not Yours”, “The Stalker Club”, “Jinn”, “Romeo and Juliet Killers”, “Bitch Ass”, and the wonderful dark comedy, “A Little White Lie”, in which she appeared alongside Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Kate Hudson. On TV, she’s appeared in a number of shows including “Jane the Virgin”, “Dear White People”, “Ballers”, and “S.W.A.T.”. She also produced the 2018 TV series, “Jax Plus James”, and she even directed one of the episodes. Her latest movie, which was just recently released, is called “On Fire”, in which she co-stars with Peter Facinelli, Asher Angel, and Lance Henriksen. The film is based on the horrific 2018 Paradise Fires in Northern California, that was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history. The film is about the desperate attempt of a family trying to survive and escape the wildfire that surrounds their home and highlights the bravery of the first responders and firefighters struggling to help them. Our guest plays “Kayla”, the 911 operator who desperately tries to help the endangered family against all odds. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Ashlei Foushee, go to: https://www.instagram.com/afoushee/ https://www.facebook.com/ashlei.foushee/ https://www.pinterest.com/ashleifoushee/ #AshleiFoushee #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Jim Mahoney, Renowned Hollywood Press Agent

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Jim Mahoney, Renowned Hollywood Press Agent About Harvey's guest: If you’re a fan of the golden age of Hollywood, this episode of our show is most definitely for you. For over 30 years our guest, Jim Mahoney, was one of Hollywood’s most successful, respected and sought after press agents in show business history. At the age of 19, he was hired by Howard Strickling, head of publicity at MGM studios, and was assigned to the legendary Clark Gable. In those final years of MGM’s heyday, he also handled publicity for other stars including Debbie Reynolds, Ann Blyth, Howard Keele and Roger Moore. Then, after a stint with the iconic syndicated newspaper columnist, Harrison Carroll, at the Los Angeles Herald Express, he became a publicist at the prestigious firm of Rogers and Cowan in Hollywood. And after 3 years, he opened his own immensely successful entertainment public relations business, where he acquired the most prestigious list of legendary clients in show business history, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Wagner, Peggy Lee, Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Johnny Carson – and believe me, I’m just scratching the surface. And when business partner Paul Wasserman joined the firm, they became THE premiere representatives for the greatest music acts of all time, including The Rolling Stones, U2, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Glen Campbell and dozens more. Over the years he developed close friendships with many of his superstar clients, and he worked night and day managing their mercurial and fragile egos, keeping their secrets, suppressing their outrageous and scandalous behaviours, and pulling out all the stops to preserve their all-important public image. He quickly became an expert not only in communications and media relations, but crisis management. And NOW he’s written a highly compelling, entertaining and incredibly eye-opening book entitled “Get Mahoney: A Hollywood Insider’s Memoir”, in which he FINALLY tells many of the stories that he’s kept close to the vest all these years. The book provides a unique perspective on the history of Hollywood, and some of its most notorious characters and events. I absolutely loved this book and could not put down until the very last page. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Jim Mahoney, go to: https://getmahoney.com/ https://www.facebook.com/people/Get-Mahoney/ https://www.instagram.com/jimmahoneypr #JimMahoney #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Adi Braun, Renowned Jazz Vocalist and Recording Artist

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Adi Braun, Renowned Jazz Vocalist and Recording Artist About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Adi Braun, is an immensely popular jazz vocalist, recording artist and cabaret and concert performer who’s been taking the world by storm with her sultry and distinctive, emotionally expressive vocal stylings. Although early on, it looked like she’d be following in the footsteps of her famous opera singer father, Victor Braun, she eventually followed her heart, and her musical instincts, and she’s never looked back. After winning a local competition in 2001, she was catapulted to centre-stage as one of North America’s leading jazz vocalists. She’s performed throughout North America and Europe, captivating audiences with her very own unique singing style which she calls, “cabarazz”, reflecting a fusion of cabaret and jazz. In 2007, she was nominated for a MAC Award for “Best Major Jazz Vocalist of the Year”. So far she’s released 6 highly acclaimed albums: “Delishious”, “The Rules of the Game”, “Live at the Metropolitan Room”, “Canadian Scenes 1”, “Moderne Frau”, and now, her fabulous brand new album entitled, “Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook”. Whether she’s singing in English, French, Spanish or German, or whether she’s singing a classic from the Great American Songbook, or from European cabaret, or a song written by a contemporary songwriter, or one of her own compositions, our guest is a musical powerhouse and a masterful storyteller with an instantly recognizable voice that makes you want to crack open your favorite bottle of wine, sit back and just lose yourself in the magic of her artisty. She’s also the co-host of “Classical Mornings”, an immensely popular daily radio program on The New Classical FM. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Adi Braun, go to: https://www.adibraun.com/ https://www.facebook.com/adibraunmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/braunadi/ https://twitter.com/AdiBraun2 https://www.youtube.com/user/adibraun1962 #AdiBraun #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews the son of the Legendary Audrey Hepburn, Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with the son of the Legendary Audrey Hepburn, Sean Hepburn Ferrer About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, is the son of one of the most talented, respected, revered and beloved cinematic legends and humanitarians: Audrey Hepburn. In classic films like “Roman Holiday”, “Sabrina”, “War and Peace”, “Funny Face”, “Love in the Afternoon”, “The Nun’s Story”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “The Children’s Hour”, “My Fair Lady”, “Wait Until Dark” and many more, Audrey Hepburn dazzled, inspired and enchanted us. And she captivated our hearts with her iconic beauty, vulnerability, sincerity and incomparable empathy, which underscored and motivated everything she did. She received 5 Academy Award nominations and won the Oscar for Best Actress for “Roman Holiday”. And after her passing, the Academy bestowed the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Award upon her, posthumously, which our guest accepted on her behalf. Audrey Hepburn was one of the first people to be an EGOT winner. She won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, and 2 Tony Awards. She also won dozens of other awards including 3 BAFTA Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. And the American Film Institute named her the third greatest female screen legend of all time. She was the first celebrity to have her own fragrance, called “L’interdit”, created by Givenchy in 1967. But beyond all of that – beyond her iconic beauty, glamour, fashion sense, elegance and warmth, there was Audrey Hepburn the monumentally generous humanitarian. She was the truly the walking definition of “the milk of human kindness”. She never forgot that, immediately after the war, an organization which later became UNICEF, brought food, medicine and clothing to her community in Holland, where she lived as a child during the Nazi occupation. And so, in the last 6 years of her life, as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she made numerous trips to the world’s most impoverished and war-torn countries, especially in Africa, advocating passionately and tirelessly on behalf of the children being devasted by disease, famine and genocide. President George Bush Sr. presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her contribution to humanity. And if you go to the UNICEF Headquarters in New York, you will see a beautiful statue called “The Spirit of Audrey”. Our guest, who is the son of Audrey Hepburn and the iconic actor, director, producer and writer, Mel Ferrer, has had a successful career in the film industry for many years. Shortly after his beloved mother passed away in 1993, he and his brother Luca created he Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund, a charity that continues the humanitarian work and honours the legacy of his dear mother. He’s been touring the world with his exhibition, entitled "Intimate Audrey", raising funds for his non-profit organization. In 2003, he released a wonderfully poignant book entitled, “Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers”, and all of his royalties went to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. And in 2020, he and his wife Karin, published “Little Audrey's Daydream”, a children's book about his mother’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Europe. Proceeds from the book benefit the European Organisation for Rare Diseases. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Sean Hepburn Ferrer, go to: https://twitter.com/ferrerhepburn https://www.instagram.com/seanhepburnferrer/


Harvey Brownstone Interviews David Fantle & Tom Johnson, Authors, “C’mon, Get Happy: The Making of Summer Stock”

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with David Fantle & Tom Johnson, Authors, “C’mon, Get Happy: The Making of Summer Stock” About Harvey's guest: Today’s guests, David Fantle & Tom Johnson, are co-authors who last appeared on our show to discuss their landmark book entitled, “Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends”. The interviews contained in that book were conducted when our guests were mere teenagers living in Minnesota, visiting Hollywood in the hopes of meeting movie stars. And boy, did they ever! Since then, our guests have gone on to have distinguished careers. David Fantle has been interviewing, writing, and speaking about Hollywood’s Golden Age stars for 45 years, and he’s an adjunct professor of film at Marquette University. Tom Johnson is a former senior editor at Netflix, and he’s written movie reviews and features for many publications including E! Online, Movie-phone, and People magazine. His writing has been recognized with a Minnesota Newspaper Association achievement award and a National Hearst Foundation award. They’re here today to discuss their brand new book entitled, “C’mon, Get Happy: The Making of Summer Stock”. This well-researched and illuminating book chronicles how Judy Garland’s last MGM movie, and her 3rd and final film with co-star Gene Kelly, was conceived, cast and filmed, despite the troubled atmosphere of drama and heartache, and the sometimes overwhelming obstacles and challenges surrounding the production. The book is jam-packed with little-known and newly uncovered details about the people in front of and behind the cameras, and it examines the enduring legacy of the movie, including some fascinating insights provided by Judy Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft, Gene Kelly’s daughter Kerry Kelly Novick, and other celebrities including Savion Glover, Ben Vereen, Tommy Tune and Michael Finestine. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about David Fantle and Tom Johnson, go to: https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/C/C-mon-Get-Happy #DavidFantle #TomJohnson #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Jeremy Kagan, Acclaimed Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Author

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Jeremy Kagan, Acclaimed Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Author & Educator About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Jeremy Kagan, is a highly acclaimed director, screenwriter, producer, author and educator, whose feature film credits include “Scott Joplin”, “Heroes”, “The Big Fix”, “The Chosen”, which won 3 Jury Prizes at prestigious international film festivals, “The Sting 2”, “The Journey of Natty Gann”, which was the first American film to win a Gold Prize at the Moscow Film Festival, “Golda’s Balcony”, and the exceptionally powerful and compelling movie entitled “SHOT”, which is a must-see film about gun violence in America. Some of my favourite of his TV movies are “Katherine”, “Courage”, “Descending Angel”, “Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8”, which won an ACE Award for Best Dramatic Special, “Roswell: The UFO Cover-Up”, which got a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best TV movie, “Color of Justice”, “Bobbie's Girl”, and “Crown Heights”, which earned him the Directors Guild of America Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award, and a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs, AND for which he won an NAACP Image Award AND the Humanitas Award for "affirming the dignity of every person". He also produced and directed the internationally acclaimed 10 part TV series entitled, “The ACLU Freedom Files”, which won a Special Recognition Award at the Washington Independent Film Festival. In addition, he’s directed dozens of TV shows including “Columbo”, “Picket Fences”, “Chicago Hope”, for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing, “Ally McBeal”, “Family Law”, “The West Wing”, for which the Online Film and Television Association nominated him for Best Direction of a Drama Series, AND he directed the pilot for “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”. This man’s contributions to the film industry have been monumental. He created the Change Making Media Lab, which fosters positive social and environmental change by producing award-winning films dealing with pressing social issues. He served as the Artistic Director of Robert Redford's Sundance Lab. And he’s been on the National Board of the Directors Guild, where he is Chairperson of its Special Projects, providing members with educational, cultural and technological information. Our guest is also an accomplished author. His books entitled, “Directors Close Up”, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 contain fascinating interviews with renowned film directors. He also wrote a mesmerizing and inspirational book about his near-death experience, called “My Death: A Personal Guidebook”. And he’s written an interactive eTextbook called “Keys to Directing”. He’s a Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and he’s taught master classes on filmmaking throughout the world. He’s a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Television Academy, The Writers Guild, and The Directors Guild. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Jeremy Kagan, go to: https://www.facebook.com/jeremypkagan/ https://www.instagram.com/jeremypkagan/ https://twitter.com/ainsof #JeremyKagan #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews MAJOR., Music Sensation & Actor

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with MAJOR., Music Sensation & Actor About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, MAJOR., is a phenomenally talented singer, songwriter, actor and humanitarian whose magical voice took the world by storm with his debut multi-platinum hit song entitled “Why I Love You”, which Stevie Wonder called “the wedding song of the year” and went to #5 on the Adult R & B Billboard Chart. He’s released 4 stunning albums, containing some of my favourite songs including “Keep On”, “Better With You In It”, “Honest”, “I’ll Keep My Faith”, “A Mother’s Love”, a brilliant reimagining of “Whole World in His Hands”, and his latest single, “Baby Will You Love Me”, from his newly released EP entitled, “The Hope of My Soul”. His music has had almost a BILLION digital streams, and his live concerts in the most prestigious venues in America are consistently sold out. Our guest is also an accomplished actor, who’s appeared on TV in “Masters of Sex”, Legend”, “Star”, “Dear Santa, I Need a Date”, and the highly acclaimed miniseries, “Genius: The Aretha Franklin Story”, in which he portrayed the legendary Curtis Mayfield. And if all of that weren’t enough, our guest created a groundbreaking charitable organization, the MAJOR DOT HOPE Foundation, which has the crucially important mandate of instilling, inspiring and amplifying HOPE through entertainment, civic engagement, community development, youth engagement, confidence coaching, philanthropy and much more. And he’s released 2 spoken word albums that form the philosophical basis for the Foundation. His music and his message are inspirational, and relatable, and filled with positivity and hope. This man, who’s often referred to as “the Hope Dealer”, is well on his way to becoming a legend. He’s been nominated for a Grammy, 2 Soul Train Awards, and 8 NAACP Image Awards – and believe me, there’s much more to come in this remarkable man’s future. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about MAJOR., go to: http://nowthatsmajor.com/ http://instagram.com/nowthatsmajor http://twitter.com/nowthatsmajor https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUogGsOyTyN0PcxpiYZBGAA https://open.spotify.com/artist/2YjrvPxeToeP8MyPH2Viky https://music.apple.com/us/artist/major/1116275275 #MAJOR #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Rena Lipiner Katz, Author, “A Life Inherited: Unraveling the Trauma of a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor”

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Rena Lipiner Katz, Author, “A Life Inherited: Unraveling the Trauma of a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor” About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Rena Lipiner Katz, has written a compelling and insightful book about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart. It’s a memoir entitled, “A Life Inherited: Unraveling the Trauma of a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor”. Born in New York and raised by parents whose lives were irrevocably shaped by the trauma they endured during World War 2, she grew up in the shadow of the atrocities of the Holocaust. It’s well known that the terror that Holocaust survivors experienced, delivered to MY generation, an overabundance of fear and anxiety, and a predisposition to feel stress. Our guest grew up believing that the price of her parents’ survival, and indeed, of her own birth, was a life of sorrow, anxiety and guilt. In her book, she explores how her parents’ childhood trauma as Holocaust victims, fundamentally shaped her emotional and physiological development. She chronicles her journey and her determination to forge a life separate from the legacy of the Holocaust, which she refers to as her “scorched birthright”. But in order to do that, she had to first understand how her vicarious absorption of her parents’ horrific experiences during the war, impacted her world view, her relationships, and the myriad of choices she made as a child, wife and mother. She shares with us, in a very personal way, what it means to be a 2nd generation Holocaust survivor, and how she unravelled and ultimately healed the trauma of her inherited past, and eventually triumphed over tragedy and despair, and found a life filled with meaning, peace of mind and love. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Rena Lipiner Katz, go to: https://wilburanddolce.com https://www.amazon.ca/Life-Inherited-Unraveling-Second-Generation-Holocaust/ https://twitter.com/rena4nyc #RenaLipinerKatz #harveybrownstoneinterviews


Harvey Brownstone Interviews Louise Sorel, on her Triumphant Return to "Days of Our Lives"

Harvey Brownstone continues his conversation with Louise Sorel, on her Triumphant Return to "Days of Our Lives" About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest, Louise Sorel, is making her 2nd appearance on our show. Last Spring, while she was busy filming her highly anticipated return as “Vivian Allamain” on the popular daytime drama series, “Days of Our Lives”, she took time out from her filming schedule to grant me an interview. That interview immediately went viral and was covered by over 25 media outlets. And now, the episodes that this beloved actress was filming back in the Spring, are now being aired on TV. I’ve been inundated by thousands of fans, requesting that we invite her back to our show to continue our conversation, and she has graciously agreed. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Louise Sorel, go to: https://fr-ca.facebook.com/Louise-Sorel-377801885588638/ https://twitter.com/louisesorel https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0814798/ #louisesorel #DaysofOurLives #harveybrownstoneinterviews