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June 2020

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Ben Lee Interview: Musical Duo Radnor & Lee Set to Release Sophomore Album, "Golden State"

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Ben Lee & Josh Radnor

Australian musician and actor Ben Lee began his career at the age of 14 with the Sydney band Noise Addict, but focused on his solo career when the band broke up in 1995. He has released 11 solo albums. In 2016, he released an acoustically-oriented album entitled Freedom, Love and Recuperation of the Human Mind, and in 2017, he recorded a children’s album called Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam for the Whole Family. November 2017 also saw the release of Radnor & Lee, a collaborative album Lee made with former How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. Lee has one […]

Sunday

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May 2020

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Kathy Valentine Interview: "The Go-Go's Were Very Dysfunctional and Very Toxic"

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Kathy Valentine

Musician and songwriter Kathy Valentine made music history as a member of the Go-Go’s, the first multi-platinum-selling, all female band to play instruments themselves, write their own songs and have a number one album. Their debut, Beauty and the Beat, spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 and featured the hit songs, “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.” For Valentine, the band’s success was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, but it’s only part of her story. In her newly released memoir, All I Ever Wanted, she traces the path that took her from […]

Tuesday

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April 2020

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Cherie Currie Interview: "Blvds of Splendor" Is "the Album I Wished I Could Have Made After I Left the Runaways"

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Cherie Currie

Musician, actress and artist Cherie Currie was the lead vocalist of the rock band the Runaways in the mid-to-late 1970s. After the Runaways, she became a solo artist, and then teamed up with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, and released an album with her. She appeared in the 1980 coming of age drama film Foxes, alongside Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Randy Quaid and Sally Kellerman and in other films including Parasite, Wavelength, Twilight Zone: The Movie and The Rosebud Beach Hotel. Currie has been a wood-carving artist since 2002, using a chainsaw to create her works. She has competed in […]

Wednesday

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April 2020

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Tom Clavin Interview: "Tombstone" Reveals True Tale of the Earp Brothers

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Tom Clavin

Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and website editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator and a reporter for The New York Times. His books include The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend, Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter, Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West, Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission and The Last Stand of Fix Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat. Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc […]