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In-depth Interviews by Harvey Brownstone

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Harvey Brownstone Interview with Peter Cincotti, Renowned Pianist, Singer/Songwriter

2/21/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Peter Cincotti, Renowned Pianist, Singer/Songwriter & Recording Artist About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Peter Cincotti, is a renowned pianist, singer-songwriter and concert and recording artist who burst on the music scene at the age of 18, when he became the youngest artist ever to reach #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts, with the 2003 release of his self-titled debut album. Since then, he’s been dazzling audiences around the world with his ingenious musical arrangements and unique fusion of jazz, pop, rock, funk and blues, performing sold-out concerts at some of the most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Radio City Music Hall to L’Olympia in Paris, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and the Montreux Jazz Festival, where he won an award for his rendition of Dizzy Gillespie's “A Night in Tunisia”. He’s released 6 highly acclaimed albums, produced by legends like Phil Ramone and David Foster. He’s collaborated with many iconic music stars including Ray Charles, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Annie Lennox, David Guetta and Seal. He appeared in the blockbuster films “Spiderman 2” and “Beyond the Sea”. And yes, that was him in Season 3, episode 3 of the hit Netflix series “House of Cards”, appearing as himself, singing a duet with the President. His latest album 'Killer On The Keys' is an homage to some of the most influential piano icons of all time, and blends influences ranging from Nat King Cole, Billy Joel, and Lady Gaga, to John Lennon and Coldplay. And last December, his new original Christmas song 'Because It's Christmas' reached #25 on the US Top 40 Mainstream Billboard Chart, #12 on the Holiday Top 15 Chart, and #3 on the Independent Artists Chart. The critics are unanimous in their praise for this man’s remarkable artistry and musicianship. The New York Post said he’s “incredible”. The Daily News said he’s “sensational”. Newsweek Magazine called him “phenomenal”. And the usually restrained New York Times music critic said he’s “well on his way to becoming a legend”. And if ALL OF THAT weren’t enough, he’s also an icon in the world of international men’s fashion, representing the luxury brands Zegna and Tod’s. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Peter Cincotti, go to: https://www.petercincotti.com/ https://www.facebook.com/petercincotti https://www.instagram.com/petercincotti https://twitter.com/petercincotti https://www.tiktok.com/@petercincotti http://www.youtube.com/petercincotti #petercincotti #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:40:04

Harvey Brownstone Interview with Morgan Fairchild, Legendary Actress

2/19/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Morgan Fairchild, Legendary Actress About Harvey's guests: Today’s special guest, Morgan Fairchild, is a highly acclaimed and beloved actress, whose many movie credits include “The Initiation of Sarah”, “The Seduction”, “Deadly Illusion”, “Mob Boss”, “Naked Gun 33 and a third”, “Venus Rising”, “The Nana Project”, and “Our Almost Completely True Love Story”, co-starring Mariette Hartley and Jerry Sroka, who recently appeared on our show. And on TV, she created the iconic roles of “Jennifer Pace Phillips” on “Search for Tomorrow”, “Constance Weldon Carlyle” on “Flamingo Road”, for which she got a Golden Globe Award nomination, “Jordan Roberts” on “Falconcrest”, for which she received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, “Julia St. Martin” on “Murphy Brown”, for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, “Sydney Chase” on “The City”, “Sophia Blakely” on “Fashion House”, and “Angelica Devereux” on “Days of Our Lives”, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. And let’s not forget that she was the original “Jenna Wade” on “Dallas”. She also guest starred on the most popular TV shows including “Mork & Mindy”, “Roseanne”, “Friends”, “Happy Days”, “The Bob Newhart Show”, “Police Woman”, “Kojak”, “Murder, She Wrote”, and dozens more. She’s appeared in some great miniseries including “The Dream Merchants”, “Too Old to Die Young” and “North and South, Parts 1 and 2”. And most recently, she co-starred with Donna Mills, Nicolette Sheridan, and 2 of my friends who recently appeared on our show, Loni Anderson and Linda Gray, in a delightful TV movie entitled, “Ladies of the 80s: A Divas Christmas”, co-written by Stan Zimmerman, who appeared on our show last week. On stage, our guest starred in the off-Broadway play “Geniuses”, which was named by Time Magazine and the New York Times as one of the top 10 plays of 1983. But our guest is much, much more than a talented, beautiful and glamorous Hollywood star. She’s an extremely dedicated and highly respected humanitarian. She’s been in the forefront as an outspoken and dedicated advocate in the fight against AIDS, the pro-choice movement and many environmental issues. In fact, she helped found the Environmental Communications Office, which fosters education and activism among entertainment industry professionals. And somehow, on top of everything else she’s done, she found time in the 80’s to write a book providing beauty tips, and she’s also on the Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Morgan Fairchild, go to: https://www.morganfairchild.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MorganFairchildOfficialFanPage https://www.instagram.com/morganfairchild1 https://twitter.com/morgfair #MorganFairchild #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:01:03:17

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Taylor Dayne, Music Superstar

2/15/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Taylor Dayne, Music Superstar About Harvey's guests: Today’s special guest, Taylor Dayne, is an iconic singer, songwriter and actress whose distinctive vocal style and powerful range catapulted her to global superstardom in 1987 with her #1 debut single "Tell It to My Heart". Since then, she’s had 17 more top 20 hits including "Prove Your Love", "I'll Always Love You", “Don’t Rush Me”, "Love Will Lead You Back", "With Every Beat of My Heart", “Naked Without You, and 3 of my all-time favourites, “Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", "Planet Love" and “Beautiful”. She’s sold over 75 million records, earned 3 Grammy nominations, an American Music Award, multiple New York Music Awards, and she’s been honoured by the New York Music Hall of Fame. And get this - both Rolling Stone AND Billboard Magazines have named her one of the greatest Female Dance artists of all time. She is one of the very few artists in contemporary music history to successfully crossover into almost every musical genre, with hit singles in Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult contemporary and Rock. In 2019, our guest released a highly compelling, insightful and inspirational memoir entitled, “Tell it to my Heart”, sharing her personal journey of turning obstacles and vulnerability into resilience, strength, success and personal fulfillment. But in my opinion, the best way to experience our guest is live on stage, and lucky for us, she’s currently on tour, playing to sellout audiences and getting rave reviews across the country. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Taylor Dayne, go to: https://www.taylordayne.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheRealTaylorDayne/ https://www.instagram.com/therealtaylordayne/ https://twitter.com/taylordayne https://www.youtube.com/user/taylordayne #TaylorDayne #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:32:33

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Lou Ferrigno, Mr. Universe, Actor, Star of “The Incredible Hulk”

2/14/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Lou Ferrigno, Mr. Universe, Actor, Star of “The Incredible Hulk” About Harvey's guests: Today’s special guest, Lou Ferrigno, is an iconic and beloved actor who has been immortalized by his unforgettable portrayal of “The Incredible Hulk”. He started out as a highly accomplished weightlifter and bodybuilder, who, after winning the Mr. America title, won his first Mr. Universe title at the age of 21, and went on to win the title AGAIN the following year. He caused an international sensation in the popular 1977 documentary “Pumping Iron”, and he also briefly played professional football for the Toronto Argonauts. In addition to playing “The Hulk” on TV for 5 seasons, and in 3 TV movies, “The Incredible Hulk Returns”, “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk”, and “The Death of The Incredible Hulk”, our guest went on to star in a number of movies including “Hercules”, “Sinbad of the Seven Seas”, “Frogtown II”, “I Love you, Man”, “The Misery Brothers”, “Ping!”, “From Heaven to Hell” - and of course, his very famous cameo appearances as a security guard in the 2003 movie, “Hulk”, and the 2008 movie, “The Incredible Hulk”, in which he also provided the voice of “The Hulk”. He’s also guest-starred on numerous TV shows including “The Fall Guy”, “The New Mike Hammer”, “The King of Queens”, “Con Man”, “Adventure Time”, and the 2022 miniseries, “The Offer”. In 1997 he was featured in the dynamic documentary entitled, “Stand Tall”, about his sensational return to professional bodybuilding at the age 43. Our guest is also the author of 3 bestselling books entitled, “The Incredible Lou Ferrigno: His Story With His Step-by-Step Training Program and Special Techniques for Building a Superb Body”, published in 1982, “Lou Ferrigno's Guide to Personal Power, Bodybuilding, and Fitness”, which came out in 1996, and a terrific book published in 2003 called “My Incredible Life as the Hulk”. He also wrote the forward to the 2011 book by Patrick A. Jankiewicz entitled, “You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: A Hulk Companion.” When he’s not busy making movies and TV shows, he is constantly in demand at HUGE Comic Con conventions around the world, where he greets thousands of fans who wait in line for hours for the chance to say hello and get an autograph and a selfie. In 2017, our guest was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame. And in 2018, he was appointed a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Lou Ferrigno, go to: https://hr-hr.facebook.com/LouFerrigno.Page #LouFerrigno #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:37:30

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Frank Sinatra Expert, Charles Pignone, Sr. VP, Frank Sinatra Enterprises

2/12/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Frank Sinatra Expert, Charles Pignone, Senior VP, Frank Sinatra Enterprises About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Charles Pignone, is a producer and author who is instrumental in preserving, perpetuating and honouring the legacy of the most popular and beloved vocalist and entertainer of all time, Frank Sinatra. His close association with the Sinatra family, which has been ongoing for over 40 years, began in 1984, when at the age of 18, he became the President of the Sinatra Society of America. That position allowed him to get to know Frank Sinatra and his family, and evolved into a full time job, culminating in his current position as senior vice president of Frank Sinatra Enterprises. He’s produced several books about Sinatra, starting with “The Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection”, which is filled with never-before-seen photos, letters and mementos from the Sinatra family archives. Then, in 2007 he released “Frank Sinatra: The Family Album”, which chronicles the private life of the iconic star, filled with rare photos, and firsthand recollections and stories from his family and close friends. And then in 2015, to commemorate Sinatra’s 100th birthday, our guest, in conjunction with Sinatra’s 3 children, released a book entitled, “Sinatra 100”, which is an intimate and dramatic visual portrait of Frank Sinatra, revealing many of the previously unseen moments in a remarkable life. Our guest also wrote the beautiful commemorative programs for the 2 groundbreaking multi-media concert productions – the first one in 2003 at Radio City Music Hall entitled, “Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way”, and the second one in 2006, “Sinatra At the London Palladium”. He produced a wonderful documentary called “The Rat Pack Captured”, as well as the 2011 TV Special, “Sinatra Sings”. And he was an executive producer on the excellent 2015 miniseries, “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All”. He’s produced dozens of albums and box sets including some of my favourites, “Frank Sinatra: Nothing But The Best”, “Frank Sinatra: Vegas” and “The Rat Pack Live and Swingin’: The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection”. And if all of that weren’t enough, our guest also produced a fascinating book entitled, “The Copa: Jules Podell and the Hottest Club North of Havana”, which is a beautifully illustrated history and a mesmerizing look behind the scenes at the legendary Copacabana nightclub in New York. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ #CharlesPignone #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:01:06:15

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Jeff Calhoun, Acclaimed Broadway Director, Choreographer & Producer

2/8/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Jeff Calhoun, Acclaimed Broadway Director, Choreographer & Producer About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Jeff Calhoun, is a highly acclaimed director, choreographer and producer who’s brought us some of the most beloved and iconic Broadway shows. As a dancer he appeared in the first national tour of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, and he made his Broadway debut in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, and then replaced Tommy Tune for a limited engagement, co-starring with Twiggy in “My One and Only”. He’s directed and/or choreographed many Broadway shows including “The Will Rogers Follies”, for which his collaboration with Tommy Tune won the Tony Award for Best Choreography. He also brought us the first Broadway revival of “Grease”, for which he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination AND a Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Big River”, for which he received the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre, and TWO Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Director and Best Choreography, “Grey Gardens”, “Bonnie and Clyde”, for which he won TWO San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Best Director of a Musical AND Outstanding New Musical, “Jekyll and Hyde”, and “Newsies”, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. Our guest has brought groundbreaking productions to the world famous Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles, including “Oliver”, “Big River” and “Pippin”. And he also directed the world premiere of the first original American Sign Language musical, “Sleeping Beauty Wakes”, for which he won the 2007 Ovation Award for Best World Premiere Musical. He also directed both the world premiere and international stage productions of “Disney’s High School Musical” and “Disney’s High School Musical 2”. And he directed the national tours of 2 immensely popular shows: “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”, and “Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical”. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Jeff Calhoun, go to: https://www.instagram.com/thejeffcalhoun/ https://www.playbill.com/person/jeff-calhoun-vault-0000004580 #JeffCalhoun #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:50:03

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Taylor Hicks, Winner, “American Idol”, Singer/Songwriter

2/7/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Taylor Hicks, Winner, “American Idol”, Singer/Songwriter About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Taylor Hicks, is an immensely popular singer who became a global sensation in 2006 when he won Season 5 of “American Idol”, beating out Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler. Since then, he’s gone on to make history. His first album with Arista Records went platinum, he’s the first male American Idol winner to be featured on a Grammy-winning record, and he’s the first American Idol winner to land a prestigious Las Vegas residency. And get this: he made the cover of People Magazine when they named him the Hottest Bachelor of 2006. His energetic stage performances and unique blend of classic rock, soul, blues, country and R&B, have earned him a HUGE and very enthusiastic following of devoted fans known as the "Soul Patrol". His versatility as an entertainer has given him a multi-faceted career, not only in music, but in theatre, television and movies. He starred on Broadway as the “Teen Angel” in “Grease. He appeared as himself and performed his hit song “Porch Swing” in the 2021 movie “Stars Fell on Alabama.” On television, he appeared on “Law & Order: SVU”, and he hosted the popular show, “State Plate” for 3 seasons, which won the Synopsis TV Award for Best Reality Series in the Travel category. He’s currently on a North American tour called “Night Moves”, playing to sell-out audiences, performing his hits, as well as many Bob Seger classics. And if all of that weren’t enough, he’s also a co-owner of Saw’s Juke Joint, in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. His restaurant was named one of the “25 Best Barbecue Spots in America” by Men’s Journal. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Taylor Hicks, go to: http://www.taylorhicks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TaylorRHicks/ https://www.instagram.com/taylorhicksofficial https://twitter.com/TaylorHicks https://www.youtube.com/user/TaylorHicksTV/videos https://open.spotify.com/artist/3E3tW69eMfAffLGgsmP3GG?si=33EIXILpShSd6sZWsn6oTg https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/taylor-hicks/154185360 #TaylorHicks #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:15:02

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Stan Zimmerman, Writer, “The Golden Girls”, “The Gilmore Girls” & “Roseanne”, Author, “The Girls: From Golden to Gilmore”

2/5/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Stan Zimmerman, Writer, “The Golden Girls”, “The Gilmore Girls” & “Roseanne”, Author, “The Girls: From Golden to Gilmore” About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Stan Zimmerman, is an immensely successful and popular comedy writer for television, film and theatre, as well as a multi-award winning director. He’s worked on many classic television series including “The Golden Girls”, “Roseanne”, “Fame”, “The Nanny” and “Gilmore Girls”, earning 2 WGA Award nominations for Best Comedy Episodic Writing. Along with his longtime writing partner, James Berg, he rewrote the television version of “Annie”, which won an Emmy and a Peabody award. He co-wrote on both “Brady Bunch” movies and co-created and executive produced 2 seasons of the highly popular sitcom, “Rita Rocks”. He and James Berg also created and wrote 2 popular web series, “Skirtchasers”, and “Secs and Execs”, which our guest also directed, and which earned its star, Mindy Sterling, an Emmy nomination. He was the host and show runner on Sean Hayes’ Bravo reality show, “Situation: Comedy”. Our guest has directed many theatre productions including “Entertaining Mr. Sloane”, “A Tuna Christmas”, “Gemini”, “Pledge”, “Heartbreak Help” and “The Diary of Anne Frank”, as well as his original plays, “Meet and Greet”, “Knife to the Heart”, “Yes, Virginia”, “Have a Good One”, and his hilarious gay male version of “The Golden Girls” entitled “Silver Foxes”. He also wrote, directed, and has appeared in an incredibly moving play entitled, “Right Before I go”, which deals with suicide awareness. He also co-wrote the highly entertaining new TV movie entitled, “Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas”, co-starring Loni Anderson and Linda Gray, who recently appeared on our show. And now, he’s released a fascinating and compelling memoir entitled, “The Girls: From Golden to Gilmore”, which is jam-packed with anecdotes from his star-studded career, and insights about the sometimes brutal world of writing for television, film and theatre. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Stan Zimmerman, go to: https://www.zimmermanstan.com/ https://www.facebook.com/stan.zimmerman.5/ https://www.instagram.com/zimmermanstan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0956785/ https://twitter.com/zimmermanstan #StanZimmerman #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:56:34

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Veronica Swift, Renowned Jazz Singer & Recording Artist

2/2/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Veronica Swift, Renowned Jazz Singer & Recording Artist About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Veronica Swift, is one of America’s most popular singers, who first gained major international attention in 2015 when she won second place in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition. Since then, she’s dazzled audiences around the world with her miraculous voice, interpretive ingenuity and incredible versatility. Her first 2 highly acclaimed albums, “Confessions” and “This Bitter Earth”, earned her a well-deserved place in the upper echelon of modern jazz singers. And her brand new album, simply titled, “Veronica Swift”, is nothing short of a revelation, because she demonstrates once and for all that she is so much more than a jazz singer. Her voice and musical choices defy categorizing. On the new album she explores not only jazz, but Broadway, opera, classical music, bossa nova, blues, industrial rock and even funk. She describes her personal brand of versatile artistry “transgenre.” Our guest has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, and she’s appeared with many great stars including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Benny Green and Michael Feinstein. The critics are unanimous about this woman’s magnificent vocal instrument. Downbeat Magazine described her as “a woman of many voices, who uses every one of them to inspire a dizzying kaleidoscope of moods”. And the usually restrained Wall Street Journal said our guest has a “miraculous voice, musical ability and technique, as well as an innate gift for entertaining a crowd.” For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Veronica Swift, go to: https://www.veronicaswift.com/ https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaSwiftJazz/ https://www.instagram.com/veronicaswiftofficial/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz6_vsge3DgUT8NIsCbO0vw https://music.apple.com/us/artist/veronica-swift/1301544661 https://open.spotify.com/artist/0YyqJ4bcQqxXdsdpgQPwtl #VeronicaSwift #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:36:12

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Rona Barrett, Legendary Entertainment Journalist & Broadcaster

1/31/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Rona Barrett, Legendary Entertainment Journalist & Broadcaster About Harvey's guests: Today’s special guest, Rona Barrett, can truly be considered a member of Hollywood Royalty. She was a pioneer in the world of entertainment journalism and broadcasting, with a multi-faceted career that spanned many decades. She became a household name through her insightful reporting and signature style, in her immensely popular magazine, “Rona Barrett’s Hollywood”, her books, syndicated radio shows, and on television as a host and regular contributor on iconic shows like Good Morning America, The Today Show and Entertainment Tonight. Because of her excellent network of reliable sources throughout the entertainment industry, she broke countless stories and became the public’s trusted insider, documenting the careers and lives of the biggest superstars from the world of movies, music, sports, TV, radio, theatre and even politics. She is beloved and respected not only by the public, but also by the hundreds of celebrities who trusted her to be a liaison between their lives and ours. In the year 2000, our guest decided to deploy her entrepreneurial acumen to address a challenge close to her heart: providing affordable and dignified housing and high quality care for the fastest-growing population on the planet – senior citizens. She established The Rona Barrett Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that operates beautiful seniors residences in California like the Golden Inn & Village and Harry’s House, where residents benefit from a wide range of essential care services, in an atmosphere of dignity, respect and love. Our guest has become a renowned advocate for vulnerable seniors, and her wonderful book, “Rona Barrett’s Gray Matters”, and her podcast with the same name, have become hugely popular. She’s also written 2 other books: an autobiography called “Miss Rona”, and a fascinating book entitled, “How You Can Look Rich and Achieve Sexual Ecstasy”. And in 2009, she received a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Rona Barrett, go to: https://www.facebook.com/RonaBarrett/ https://twitter.com/ronabarrett https://www.instagram.com/ronabarrettofficial/ https://ronabarrettfoundation.org/ #RonaBarrett # RonaBarrettFoundation #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:57:35

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Michele Neff Hernandez, Author, “Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing After Grief and Trauma”

1/29/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Michele Neff Hernandez, Author, “Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing After Grief and Trauma” About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Michele Neff Hernandez, is an advocate, teacher, leader and author who exemplifies the meaning of personal growth, transformation and healing following one of life’s most tragic and traumatic events: the death of a spouse. In 2005, when our guest was only 35 years old with 3 children under 15 and 3 step-children in their late teens, her husband Phillip was suddenly killed in a cycling accident, plunging her into the devastating world of grief, despair, loneliness and profound heartbreak. Over the next year, as she struggled through unknown emotional territory, she conducted in-depth interviews of 30 different widows across America. That experience led her to create a non-profit organization called Soaring Spirits International, whose mission is to provide a space for widowed people to connect, to foster resilience, and to develop resources for grief recovery and the successful rebuilding of meaningful and satisfying lives. Soaring Spirits International is the premier peer-based support organization for widows in the world, guiding people from great pain to personal empowerment. Our guest is also the creator and director of the innovative Camp Widow Program. She’s won numerous awards for her work helping thousands of people navigate widowhood, and in 2021, she was named a CNN Hero. In addition to being the CEO of Soaring Spirits International and the executive director of Soaring Spirits Canada, she’s also the director of the Soaring Spirits Resilience Center located in Kerrville, Texas, whose mission is to research and build resilience in people who are bereaved. Our guest has also written a compelling and insightful book entitled, “Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing After Grief and Trauma”, in which she shares how she took the worst tragedy of her life – the loss of her beloved husband - and developed the coping mechanisms and skills to transform her pain into healing and positive change, and to turn surviving into thriving. This heartfelt and very helpful book is relevant not only to those who’ve become widowed, but to anyone who’s suffered ANY kind of catastrophic loss due to illness, divorce, an accident, the death of a family member or close friend, and even the loss of a career or a longtime home. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Michele Neff Hernandez, go to: https://micheleneffhernandez.com/ https://www.facebook.com/michele.n.hernandez https://twitter.com/MicheleNeffHer1 https://www.instagram.com/micheleneffher/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY_8sMcexydgS5yaX4reKdQ https://soaringspirits.org/ #MicheleNeffHernandez #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:44:22

Harvey Brownstone Interviews the Legendary Marie Osmond

1/24/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with the Legendary Marie Osmond About Harvey's guests: Today’s special guest, Marie Osmond, is a superstar who’s been dazzling audiences since she was 3 years old, as the only daughter in the legendary Osmond family. At the age of 12, she recorded her first solo album “Paper Roses”, making her the youngest female to reach the #1 spot on TWO Billboard charts. She was also the youngest female to co-host a television show, “Donny & Marie”, with her brother, Donny Osmond, which is one of the most popular and beloved TV variety shows of all time. She’s a multiple gold and platinum selling recording artist, with 12 solo albums and numerous Billboard chart-topping singles including “Paper Roses”, “In My Own Little Corner of the World”, “Who’s Sorry Now”, “There’s No Stopping Your Heart”, “Read My Lips”, and her iconic duets, not only with Donny, but “You’re Still New to Me” and “Sweet Life” with Paul Davis, “It Wasn’t Love Before” with Lee Greenwood, “The Way You Do the Things You Do” with Tom Jones, and, of course, “Meet me in Montana” with Dan Seals, which won the 1986 CMA Award for Duo of the Year. Our guest has hosted numerous TV talk shows, she’s had her own radio show, she’s starred on Broadway in “The King and I”, and did national tours of “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music”, she’s written THREE New York Times Bestselling books, she’s starred in THREE Lifetime movies, she ran her own company for 25 years designing and sculpting the most beautiful dolls in the world, and her long running show with her brother Donny in Las Vegas won the award for the #1 Best Show for THREE years in a row. Our guest is also a renowned philanthropist. She co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising over 9 billion dollars and helping over 12 million children in local hospitals every year. In 2018 she received “The Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service”. She’s currently on a North American concert tour playing to sold-out audiences and getting rave reviews. And her latest album, entitled, “Unexpected”, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart, and has re-entered Billboard’s Top Ten a staggering 29 times. And I can’t resist adding that our guest was the FIRST celebrity Barbie doll created by The Mattel Toy Company. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Marie Osmond, go to: https://www.marieosmond.com/ https://www.facebook.com/marieosmond https://www.instagram.com/marieosmond/ http://twitter.com/marieosmond https://www.youtube.com/marieosmondvevo https://www.pinterest.com/MarieOsmondOfficial/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005288/ #MarieOsmond #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:36:09

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Bob Runkel, Host of the DJ Bob Show

1/19/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Bob Runkel, Host of the DJ Bob Show About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Bob Runkel, is a very special young man who came into my life several months ago when he invited me to appear as a guest on his very popular podcast, “The DJ Bob Show”. I was so impressed with his passion for pop culture, and his intelligence, sense of humour, resilience and commitment to the art of interviewing, that I just had to invite him on our show. When he was only 15 years old, he started his podcast, and now – even though he’s only 29 – he’s already in his 14th year hosting “The DJ Bob Show”, which celebrates every aspect of pop culture, past and present. So far he’s conducted close to 1400 interviews with well-known personalities in the world of music, television, and film. And his interviews always speak to us on a personal level, because of the unique and refreshing perspective he brings to his subjects. Despite the considerable challenges of living with cerebral palsy, our guest has found a meaningful, original and positive way not only to enjoy his life, but to contribute to the world of broadcasting AND, at the same time, he enhances OUR lives by sharing his knowledge of pop culture – and his beautiful heart - with all of us. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Bob Runkel, go to: https://www.djbobshow.com/ https://www.instagram.com/runkstagram/ https://twitter.com/djbobrunkel https://www.youtube.com/user/bobweb1 https://www.instagram.com/thedjbobshow/ #BobRunkel #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:34:46

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Liz Callaway, Renowned Broadway, Concert and Recording Artist

1/17/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Liz Callaway, Renowned Broadway, Concert and Recording Artist About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Liz Callaway, is a highly acclaimed singer, recording artist and actress. She made her Broadway debut in “Merrily We Roll Along”. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as “Lizzie” in “Baby”, and for 5 years, she dazzled audiences as “Grizabella” in “CATS”. She also starred in the original productions of “Miss Saigon”, “The Three Musketeers” and “The Look of Love”. In addition to receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance in “The Spitfire Grill”, she co-starred in the legendary “Follies in Concert” at Lincoln Center, and she’s played such diverse roles as “Dot” in “Sunday in the Park with George”, “Eva Peron” in “Evita”, “Norma Desmond” in “Sunset Boulevard”, and she starred in the European premiere of “Sondheim on Sondheim” at the Royal Festival Hall in London. In the movies, she sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature film “Anastasia”, and she’s the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s “Aladdin and the King of Thieves” AND “The Return of Jafar.” You can also hear her beautiful voice in a number of other animated feature films including “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Swan Princess”, “Pocahontas”, “Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride”, and “Despicable Me”. She’s appeared in many TV shows, and won an Emmy Award for hosting “Ready to Go”, a daily live children’s program. She’s released 8 solo albums, including 2 live albums with her magnificently, equally talented sister, Ann Hampton Callaway, with whom she performs regularly in concert halls and nightclubs across America. And her latest album entitled, “To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim” has just been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Our guest has performed in concert at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, The Théatre du Chatelet in Paris and the Gran Teatre de Licu in Barcelona. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Liz Callaway, go to: http://lizcallaway.com/ http://www.facebook.com/LizCallawayOfficial https://twitter.com/lizgoeson http://instagram.com/lizgoeson https://www.youtube.com/user/LizCallawayOfficial https://open.spotify.com/artist/4hcWMDrWJYyU66HA583nCb https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/liz-callaway/id277834?mt=1&app=music&at=10l8Nk https://www.cameo.com/lizcallaway #LizCallaway #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:40:55

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Amirreza Tayebi, Author, “A Very British Revolution”

1/15/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Amirreza Tayebi, Author, “A Very British Revolution”, about the British Invasion About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Amirreza Tayebi, has written a compelling and insightful book entitled, “A Very British Revolution” about an often misunderstood and sometimes unappreciated decade in the life of every baby boomer: the 60s – better known as the Swinging Sixties, which put London, England at the center of a cultural phenomenon. The book discusses the genesis, development and global impact of the fashions, social attitudes, movies and music that became known as “the British Invasion”, which defined and exemplified 60’s pop culture. He writes about iconic music artists like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and the Kinks. He discusses the influence of groundbreaking movies like “The Servant”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Alifie”, “Blow-Up” and “Georgy Girl”. And he talks about trendsetting celebrities like Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine, Lulu, Twiggy, Marianne Faithful and Mick Jagger. And of course, we can’t forget those colourful psychedelic fashions coming out of Carnaby Street. Our guest is a contemporary historian who studied politics and international relations, and is currently working in the broadcasting industry. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Amirreza Tayebi, go to: https://www.amazon.ca/Very-British-Revolution-Amirreza-Tayebi/dp/1803814934 #AmirrezaTayebi #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:44:38

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Founding Member of The Four Preps, Bruce Belland

1/11/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Founding Member of The Four Preps, Bruce Belland About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Bruce Belland, is a founding member of one of America’s most popular and beloved vocal groups, commonly referred to as America’s First Boy Band, The Four Preps. As young teenage students at Hollywood High in 1954, our guest, along with singing partners Glen Larson, Ed Cobb and Marv Ingram, entered a high school talent show, and they kept on performing at high schools until that fateful day in 1956, when they were signed to a recording contract at Capitol Records, making them the youngest vocal group in history to ever sign with a major record label. They recorded dozens of classic songs and produced 8 gold singles and 3 gold albums featuring their signature tunes, “Dreamy Eyes”, "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)," "Big Man," "Lazy Summer Night," “Down By the Station”, “More Money for You and Me”, and many more. In 1957, Cashbox Magazine named The Four Preps the Most Promising Newcomer of the Year. They made numerous appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand and many other TV variety shows, in addition to singing backup for Ricky Nelson for 4 years on “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”. And of course, they appeared with Sandra Dee in the 1959 movie, “Gidget”. And they sang the theme song from the 1957 Clark Gable movie, “Band of Angels”. The Four Preps headlined at nightclubs, concert halls and college campuses across the country, and toured with everyone from Tennessee Ernie Ford, George Burns and Carol Channing to Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Buddy Rich and Glen Campbell. They received an official commendation from the Air Force for their extraordinary contribution to National Guard Recruitment. And in 2007, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. And now, our guest has released a fascinating and highly entertaining memoir entitled, “Icons, Idols and Idiots of Hollywood: My Adventures in America’s First Boy Band.” This delightful book details our guest’s remarkable show business journey, full of great anecdotes, many colourful adventures, and poignant memories of pop culture history. And let me tell you, the chapter about his hilarious experience filming a TV commercial with Annette Funicello at Disneyland is easily worth ten times the price of the book. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Bruce Belland, go to: https://www.brucebelland.com/ https://the4preps.wixsite.com/thefourpreps https://www.facebook.com/BruceBelland https://www.facebook.com/the4preps https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9J0TACPReX2IRCFPgDStZw https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-four-preps/19280148 https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MsnoFODDc5nxWrjm99Zew https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+four+preps #BruceBelland #TheFourPreps #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:53:24

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Colin James, Guitarist & Singer/Songwriter

1/9/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Colin James, Guitarist & Singer/Songwriter About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Colin James, is a brilliant guitarist and singer-songwriter who’s been entertaining music lovers for over 30 years with his unique fusion of rock, swing and blues. He’s released 20 highly acclaimed albums, with multi-platinum record sales featuring hit singles including “Voodoo Thing”, “Five Long Years”, “Just Came Back”, “Keep On Loving Me Baby”, “Stay”, “Freedom”, “Saviour”, “Riding in the Moonlight”, and my personal favourite, his beautiful rendition of the Van Morrison classic, “Into the Mystic”. He is widely credited with launching the swing revival, thanks to his immensely popular “Little Big Band”, which has released 4 successful albums and brought us some great hit songs like “Cadillac Baby”, “Surely I Love You”, “Breaking Up the House”, and “If You Need Me”. And the “Little Big Band Christmas Album” should be a staple in everyone’s Christmas music collection. Our guest has worked with some of the greatest and most influential artists, including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Lenny Kravitz, Mavis Staples, John Hammond Jr., Carlos Santana, Jeff Healey, and Buddy Guy. And his music has been recorded by artists as diverse as Maria Muldaur, Johnny Hallyday and Lucinda Williams. His concert tours across North America are always sold out. He’s won 8 Juno Awards and 30 Maple Blues Awards, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Colin James, go to: http://www.colinjames.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colin-James/44515161571 https://www.instagram.com/colinjamesmusic/ http://www.twitter.com/ColinJamesMusic https://www.youtube.com/user/ColinJamesMusic #ColinJames #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:30:35

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Dr. Lois Lee, CEO, “Children of the Night” about child sex trafficking

1/8/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Dr. Lois Lee, Founder & President, “Children of the Night”, about child sex trafficking About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Dr. Lois Lee, has dedicated her entire career to rescuing and protecting victims of child sex trafficking. She is the founder and President of a groundbreaking and vitally important non-profit organization called Children of the Night, which was the first and still one of very few organizations in the world, devoted to the development of comprehensive specialized programs and education, for child sex trafficking victims, who need critical intervention to break away from the abuse they’ve suffered, and have a chance to live a safe, happy, successful life. Since its creation in 1979, Children of the Night has operated a variety of programs for America’s prostituted children, including a 24-hour toll-free nationwide hotline, a drop-in center in Los Angeles, street programs throughout the Western United States, and a world-class shelter home in California where over 3,000 children have lived and received comprehensive case management and onsite schooling. Since 1979, Children of the Night has rescued over 10,000 American children from prostitution, which makes this organization the most prominent and successful anti-child sex trafficking program in the world. Our guest is the world’s leading expert in rescuing child sex trafficking victims. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology and is a lawyer and active member of the California State Bar. She has trained thousands of law enforcement personnel and is frequently called upon to provide expert testimony in high profile prosecutions of child sex traffickers. Her pioneering work with child sex trafficking victims has been a blueprint for academics, researchers, law enforcement, social service providers and legislators throughout the world. She’s received many prestigious awards for her groundbreaking work, most notably the President’s Volunteer Action Award, presented to her by President Ronald Reagan, the Children’s Friend Award from Childhelp, the Women’s Achievement Award from the Dashew International Center for Students and Scholars at UCLA, the “Award of Appreciation” from The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the National Caring Award. And her portrait hangs in the Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans in Washington, D.C.. Our guest has been profiled on the CBS TV show, “60 Minutes”, and her life was portrayed in a 1985 TV movie entitled “Children of the Night,” starring Kathleen Quinlan. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Dr. Lois Lee, go to: https://www.childrenofthenight.org/ http://www.facebook.com/childrenofthenightinc https://www.instagram.com/drloislee/ https://twitter.com/drloislee # DrLoisLee #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:48:17

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Leon Acord, Award-Winning Actor, Writer & Producer

1/3/2024
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Leon Acord, Award-Winning Actor, Writer & Producer About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Leon Acord, is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer. He created, wrote, and starred as the neurotic "Nathan Adler" in the groundbreaking hit TV series, “Old Dogs & New Tricks”, which ran for 5 seasons on Amazon Prime. He’s also appeared in other TV shows including “The Law and Mr. Lee”, and the miniseries, “Brave New World”. His feature film credits include “Open”, “Final Remains”, “Hot Guys with Guns”, “Mortuary” and “Some Prefer Cake”, in addition to dozens of short films including “Deer Season”, “The Apple Tree”, “Allegiance”, “Zero Tolerance”, “Paramedic”, “Awake” and many more. On the stage, our guest has appeared in many theatrical productions, including portraying the iconic Quentin Crisp in 2 productions of Jeffrey Hartgraves' stage hit “Carved in Stone”. He’s also appeared in “Message to Michael”, “Dreamboy”, “Thief River”, “Scheme of Things”, “Salsa Saved the Girls”, and “Last Sunday in June”, which he wrote, and “Setting the Record Gay”, which he co-wrote, and in which he played himself. In 2020, our guest published a frank and delightful memoir entitled, “SUB-LEBRITY: The Queer Life of a Show-Biz Footnote”, which became an Amazon bestseller. And now he’s released his insightful and entertaining new book entitled, “Expletives Not Deleted”, in which he tackles such thorny subjects as cancel culture, modern technology, aging, over-indulgent parenting, social media, racism, and the challenges of being an openly gay actor in Hollywood. He’s been a columnist for Back Stage Magazine, and his writings have also appeared in the Huffington Post, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Human Prospect Journal. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Leon Acord, go to: https://www.leonacord.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LeonAcordActor/ https://www.instagram.com/leonacord/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LeonAcord #LeonAcord #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:31:21

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein

12/28/2023
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein About Harvey's guests: Today’s guest, Jamie Bernstein, is an author, narrator, director, broadcaster and filmmaker who also happens to be the daughter of one of the greatest legendary composers and conductors the world has ever known, Leonard Bernstein. He’s been immortalized by the genius of his many iconic compositions. His Broadway shows: “On the Town”, “Wonderful Town”, “Candide” and “West Side Story”; the film score to the movie, “On the Waterfront”; and his magnificent, timeless operas, symphonies, ballets and theatre pieces including “Trouble in Tahiti” and the sequel, “A Quiet Place”, “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs”, Symphony Number 1: Jeremiah; “Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers”, Symphony Number 3: Kaddish, Dybbuk, Songfest, Divertimento, and Arias and Barcarolles. And his renowned, groundbreaking Young People’s Concerts turned all of us into music lovers. Our guest writes and narrates educational concerts all around the world, not only about her father in “The Bernstein Beat”, but also about Mozart, Aaron Copland, Stravinsky, and other great composers. She’s produced and hosted the New York Philharmonic’s live national radio broadcasts, as well as many summer broadcasts from Tanglewood, and educational concerts for the New World Symphony in Miami. She also narrated the highly acclaimed podcast “The NY Phil Story: Made in New York.” And she co-directed the multi-award winning documentary film entitled, “Crescendo: the Power of Music”, which celebrates the amazing social transformation that happens when children from disadvantaged urban communities, participate in youth orchestra programs. Our guest has dedicated her career to perpetuating and honoring her father’s legacy. In addition to presenting the “Bernstein Beat” concerts, she created and edits a newsletter called “Prelude, Fugue & Riffs,” to keep the international community of Leonard Bernstein fans connected. In 2018 our guest released her highly compelling, fascinating and poignant book entitled, “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein”. And she and her 2 siblings Alexander and Nina, provided much input into the making of the brand new film about their father called, “Maestro”, starring Bradley Cooper, which is now showing on Netflix. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ To see more about Jamie Bernstein, go to: http://jamiebernstein.net/ https://www.facebook.com/jamie.bernstein.16/ https://twitter.com/Jthesavage https://www.instagram.com/jamie_bernstein_music/ #JamieBernstein #LeonardBernstein #Maestro #harveybrownstoneinterviews

Duration:00:55:08