Interview with Singer/Songwriter Michael McDermott

Singer/Songwriter Michael McDermontt is alive and well and living a reconciled life.  With his birthday quickly approaching, Michael opens up about his past, the recent loss of his mother, becoming a father and his fantastic new album Hit Me Back.

Michael McDermontt will be celebrating his birthday (along with his gorgeous wife) with a special birthday bash concert at the fabulous Montrose Room, located at the  InterContinental Chicago O’Hare | 5300 N. River Road , Rosemont, IL 60018 on Saturday, August 25th.  For more information and for tickets, please visit www.montroseroom.com.  For all things Michael McDermontt, please visit his official website, www.michael-mcdermott.com Read more

Podcast With Author/Playwright/Actor DAVID LEDDICK

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David Leddick is an author, playwright and actor.

He has 23 books published: many photography books about the male nude (including one of Taschen’s top-ten bestsellers, “The Male Nude”), and the second edition of “In the Spirit of Miami Beach” (from Assouline Books).

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Podcast With Choreographer/Dancer WADE SCHAAF

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After retiring from his performing career (locally with River North Chicago Dance Company and Thodos Dance Chicago) Wade Schaaf has opened his own dance company, Chicago Repertory Ballet. CRB’s mission involves not only producing the contemporary choreographic voice, but also to incorporate traditional storytelling in dance from a contemporary perspective. Read more

Interview With Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart Performs at The Laugh Factory Chicago
August 16-18: Photo Credit Shannon Youngclaus

Actor and comedian Jason Stuart has been breaking down barriers since the early 90’s and was out and proud long before Ellen and Will & Grace made it acceptable. Jason gives one of the most candid interviews of his career and talks about what has shaped him, dealing with recent loss of his father and how he is now a mentor to a new generation of actors. Jason Stuart is performing at The Laugh Factory Chicago Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 16-18. 3175 N. Broadway. For tickets or info, call (773) 327-3175.or visit www.laughfactory.com . Proceeds from the Aug. 16 event will benefit Test Positive Aware Network. For all things Jason Stuart, visit his official website at www.JasonStuart.com

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New York Times Best Selling Author Michael Levin Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlish

The first time I saw Marvin Hamlisch, he was playing piano at Carnegie Hall. It was May 6, 1972 and the occasion was “An Evening With Groucho.”  My childhood hero, Groucho Marx, was performing a show of reminiscences, comedy and song, and Hamlisch was his accompanist. The audience, jammed with knowledgeable Groucho-philes, responded favorably to his glissandos and general keyboard mastery. Read more

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