John Kenneth Muir, author of The X-Files FAQ All That's Left to Know About Global Conspiracy, Aliens, Lazarus Species, and Monsters of the Week spoke with Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen of After Hours AM. They spoke about his book and the return of the TV show The X-Files! Listen to more of what they had to say in the podcast below!

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About the Book
The X-Files FAQ  explores Chris Carter's popular 1990s science-fiction TV series, which aired on Fox for nine seasons and inspired spin-offs, including feature films, TV shows, toys, novels, and comic books. The book explores the series in terms of its historical context and analyzes how many of the episodes tackle the events of their time: the Clinton era. The X-Files FAQ also tallies the episodes that are based on true stories, selects touchstone moments from the almost decade-long run, and organizes the series by its fantastic subject matter – from serial killers to aliens, from prehistoric menaces to ethnic and religious-based horrors.

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John Kenneth Muir is the author of 25 reference books, including Horror Films of the 1970s and Horror Films FAQ. John's blog, Reflection on Cult Movies and Classic TV, was selected as one of the Internet's "100 top Film Study" sites in 2010. In 2009, John appeared in the documentary Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue with John Carpenter and Joe Dante. Muir is a communications and journalism teacher at South Piedmont Community College.

After Hours AM is hosted by both Eric Olsen and Joel Sturgis. Joel Sturgis has been in the radio business  for many years and has hosted such hit shows as ZTALK Live & AIR STRIKE RADIO and  now AFTER HOURS AM. Eric Olsen helped run his college radio station at Wittenberg University and first dove into his radio career at age 14. To learn more about the hosts and their radio talk show, click here!

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT
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Laura Wayth, author of The Shakespeare Audition: How to Get Over Your Gear, Find the Right Piece, and Have a Great Audition, spoke with Neva Grant about what inspired her to write this book and why Shakespeare isn't as daunting as it seems. Listen to the podcast below and let us know what you think!

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About the Book
Have a classical audition coming up? Don't know the plays or where to start? The Shakespeare Audition is here to help! Classical auditions terrify many actors, and yet they are required all the time. Whether for group auditions or graduate school, every actor needs a good classical piece in his or her arsenal. There have been many books written about acting Shakespeare, but until now there hasn't been a concise, easy-to-access guide to assist the terrified and time-pressed actor in navigating all the aspects of a classical audition. From overcoming the fear of acting Shakespeare to selecting the right material to tips on performing a classical piece – this book is your go-to guide to a successful and compelling audition.

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Laura Wayth received her MFA from the American Repetory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre School Institute in Russia. She has taught and coached contemporary and classical acting, voice, and musical theater at Tufts University, the College of the Holy Cross, the University of Miami, the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire, and Florida Atlantic University. She was a 2002-2003 Fullbright Fellow to Moscow, Russia, and a 2011 Senior Fulbright Scholar to Romania, where she taught acting Shakespeare at Babes-Bolyai University. She has worked internationally as a teacher and coach in Italy, Morocco, China, and at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She currently teaches acting at San Francisco State University. She lives in San Francisco.

Shakespeare Unlimited As you'll hear in the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, Shakespeare turns up in the most interesting places--not just literature and the stage, but science and social history as well. Shakespeare Unlimited hosts a "no limits" podcast tour of the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us.
To hear more of their podcast visit them here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: Auditioning_for_Shakespeare_241658951_soundcloud.mp3
Category:Theatre -- posted at: 10:29am EDT
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Mark Clark, author of Star Wars FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Trilogy That Changed the Movies, spoke with Patrick Phillips host of Pop Culture Tonight. They talked about the book and the effect that Star Wars has had on pop culture, The Force Awakens! Listen to the podcast below and let us know what you think!

Onstage and Backstage 

About the Book
From the books and movies that inspired George Lucas to imagine the Star Wars universe, to early screenplay drafts that were never filmed, to short biographies of many people who made key contributions to the movies' success, Star Wars FAQ explores every aspect of the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). Along the way, it unearths underreported stories and illuminating minutiae often skimmed over or completely ignored in other histories of the legendary film series. Highlights include details about the Star Wars Holiday Special debacle, the Ewok TV movies, the rise of Star Wars fiction and its importance in the revival of the franchise, and the wave of Star Wars imitators and parodies that flooded theaters and TV screens in the late 1970s and early 1980s – along with dozens of rare publicity stills and photographs of vintage memorabilia.

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Mark Clark is an author and film historian that has written about classic movies and TV shows. Star Wars FAQ is his fifth book. His previous works include Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise and Star Trek FAQ 2.0: Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond. Mark is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a former film critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He lives in Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH.

Pop Culture Tonight Broadcast weekly from Austin Texas, Pop Culture Tonight™ with Patrick Phillips is a half-hour, nationally syndicated talk radio show with a focus on ALL THINGS ENTERTAINMENT; Without the scandal or sensationalism! To Learn more visit them at their website here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:55am EDT
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Kit O'Toole, author of Michael Jackson FAQ, spoke with Shane Button of 93.1 Moose FM. They spoke about her book, her favorite Michael Jackson song, and more! The podcast is available below, click play to hear what they had to say!

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About the Book
Michael Jackson may be the King of Pop, but his influence extends much further. From his childhood years with the Jackson 5 through his astonishing solo career, he consistently broke sales records, pioneered the modern music video, and infused dance into rock and pop. While his life story has been well chronicled, Michael Jackson FAQ explores the stories behind his achievements.

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Kit O'Toole is a freelance writer who has written about rock, jazz, and R&B for more than 20 years. Her work has appeared in print publications including Showcase Chicago and Goldmine, and she is a contributing editor for Beatlefan magazine. As a blogger, O’Toole writes for Something Else Reviews, Blinded by Sound, and Cinema Sentries, and previously served as a music editor for BlogCritics. She lives in Chicago.

93.1 Moose FM is Timmins,ON Biggest Variety. You can catch them online at www.mytimminsnow.com Listen to more of the interviews here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: Kit_OToole_-_Michael_Jackson_FAQ_book_interview.mp3
Category:Music Fans -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT
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Susan Brumfield, one of the authors of Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose, spoke with Michael Stock host of Folk & Acoustic Music on 91.3 WLRN. She spoke about her book, the passing of Jean Ritchie, and teaching children authentic children songs. Click below to hear more!

Onstage and Backstage 

About the Book
Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose is a collection of songs, rhymes and stories recalled by Jean from her own childhood. The youngest of 14 children in a singing family from Viper, Kentucky, she grew up surrounded by the ballads, hymns, play-party songs, singing games and dulcimer tunes that comprised the Ritchie Family repertoire. Her 1955 book, Singing Family of the Cumberlands, portrays the rich musical life of the Ritchies: Jean's mother, Abigail; her father, Balis, who taught her the dulcimer; “Uncle Jason” a prolific collector of “big ballads” and songs; and her older siblings. Now in her 90s, Jean has returned to the earliest recollections of her songs, and the stories that surround them.

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Susan Brumfield is the author of Hot Peas and Barley-O: Children's Songs and Games from Scotland and Over the Garden Wall: Children's Songs and Games from England, as well as First, We Sing! Kodaly-Inspired Teaching for the Music Classroom. She teaches music education at Texas Tech University and lives in Lubbock, Texas.

Folk & Acoustic Music is hosted by Michael Stock and the focus of Folk & Acoustic Music is to create a community to support folk music. Throughout history, folk music has traveled in small circles, passed primarily by singing families who did not know how to write them down. Even today, folk music is obscure and hard to find. Through folk music, our history and culture is revealed in songs and stories. Every Sunday afternoon for 3 hours, WLRN airs the only folk music show in South Florida, which includes interviews and performances with local and national touring artists, and plays music from a collection of over 8000 CDs. To learn more click HERE.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Hal Leonard Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit halleonardbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Category:Music Fans -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT
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Mark Clark, author of Star Wars FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Trilogy That Changed the Movies, spoke with Betty Jo Tucker host of Movie Addict Headquarters. They talked about the book and about the new Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens! Listen to the podcast below and let us know what you think!

Onstage and Backstage 

About the Book
From the books and movies that inspired George Lucas to imagine the Star Wars universe, to early screenplay drafts that were never filmed, to short biographies of many people who made key contributions to the movies' success, Star Wars FAQ explores every aspect of the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). Along the way, it unearths underreported stories and illuminating minutiae often skimmed over or completely ignored in other histories of the legendary film series. Highlights include details about the Star Wars Holiday Special debacle, the Ewok TV movies, the rise of Star Wars fiction and its importance in the revival of the franchise, and the wave of Star Wars imitators and parodies that flooded theaters and TV screens in the late 1970s and early 1980s – along with dozens of rare publicity stills and photographs of vintage memorabilia.

Halleonardbooks.com   Amazon      BarnesandNoble    IndieBound

Mark Clark is an author and film historian that has written about classic movies and TV shows. Star Wars FAQ is his fifth book. His previous works include Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise and Star Trek FAQ 2.0: Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond. Mark is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a former film critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He lives in Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH.

Movie Addict Headquarters Join film critic Betty Jo Tucker, a confirmed movie addict, as she rants and raves about all things cinematic with co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr and noted movie critics – plus lots of fascinating film folks. To Learn more visit them at their website here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

 

Applause Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

Direct download: Star_Wars_FAQ_with_Author_Mark.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 10:54am EDT
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