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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Thursday

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July 2010

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Rona Barrett Interview: Pioneering Entertainment Journalist Found Success Despite Numerous Obstacles

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Rona Barrett

Throughout her career spanning more than 30 years as a vastly successful entertainment reporter, commentator and producer, Rona Barrett has been both an eyewitness to and an expert on the ever-changing world of entertainment and celebrities in the news including sports figures and political leaders. A true innovator in this challenging landscape, Barrett was the first to recognize there was a new and larger generation of young people with interests in stars and celebrities different from their parents. She called them “Young Hollywood” and began covering stars like Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Natalie Wood, Frankie Avalon, and many more. […]

Monday

26

July 2010

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Jack Russell Interview: Vocalist Keeps Great White in Biting Form, Recuperates from Surgery

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Great White

Hard rock/heavy metal band Great White was founded by vocalist Jack Russell and Mark Kendall about 30 years ago. To date the band has released over 20 albums including the platinum Once Bitten … and the double platinum … Twice Shy. Great White, which included original members Russell and Kendall, Michael Lardie, Audie Desbrow and Sean McNabb, continued performing in the 1990s, embarking on their first tour of Japan and turning out studio releases Sail Away and Let it Rock. “I just love being appreciated for what I do the best. I love making people feel something, anything! It could be […]

Friday

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July 2010

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Steve Byrne Interview: Hot Comic on the Premiere of His Comedy Central Special 'The Byrne Identity'

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Steve Byrne

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 36-year-old comedian Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition, the MySpace Standup or Sit Down Comedy Challenge, Byrne catapulted into a brilliant television and film career. As the comic’s popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special that was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on The Tonight show, The Jay […]

Monday

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July 2010

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Hugh Ambrose Interview: Author Pens 'The Pacific' After Promise to His Father, Stephen

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Hugh Ambrose

Noted historian Hugh Ambrose wrote The Pacific, a companion to the HBO miniseries executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, and he served as historical consultant on the project. In the book, the author focuses on the real life stories of five marines who put their lives on the line for our country, fighting in the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II. Ambrose came by his love for historical events honestly, growing up in a household with a history professor. His father, acclaimed biographer and historian Stephen Ambrose, has penned several books on the subject; […]