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James Monroe Iglehart-Episode 126

James Monroe Iglehart-Episode 126

Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart closes out Talk For Two’s spring season in EPIC fashion. Iglehart doesn’t hold back during an interview that covers everything from his early days in theatre to his personal opinions about the Tonys, theatre critics, and more.

Iglehart, a 2014 Tony winner for his role in Aladdin, shares how he migrated between New York and his native California during his days as a fledgling star. He made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in 2009, and a year later appeared in the Tony-winning best musical Memphis. Now, having played Genie for almost three years, Iglehart feels right at home in the New Amsterdam theater, where this interview took place.

Sitting across from each other, (and steps away from the Genie costume!) Iglehart opens up about why he loves Broadway, what makes him an entertainer, and gives his unvarnished insight on the business that can only come from the kind of success he’s had on the Great White Way. This is a mic-drop worthy interview that you do NOT want to miss!

Talk for Two returns in June.

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    Dan Tyminski-Episode 125

    Dan Tyminski-Episode 125

    Today on Talk For Two, 14x Grammy winner Dan Tyminski reflects on his career. Tyminski sat down with Matt to discuss everything from his musical upbringing to entering the world of EDM.

    Tyminski, a bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, is perhaps best known for his role in the band Alison Krauss and Union Station. He is the male lead vocalist for the group. Tyminski’s deep vocals have also been heard in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? He dubbed in for George Clooney on “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow”, a song that won Tyminski the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the 2002 ceremony.

    Tyminski also discusses even more recent highlights with host Matt Bailey, including the story of how he ended up recording vocals for Swedish DJ Avicii’s track “Hey Brother”. He initially said no, but relented at his daughter’s urging.

    Coming to our region this weekend, you can buy tickets to Dan Tyminski’s shows with fellow bluegrass artist Ronnie Bowman by clicking here.

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      Larry the Cable Guy-Episode 124

      Larry the Cable Guy-Episode 124

      Superstar comedian Larry the Cable Guy talks, family, comedy, and keeping his set politics-free on Today’s Talk For Two. Larry opens up about co-headlining once again with his friend Jeff Foxworthy. Plus, he reveals the reason the “We’ve Been Thinking” tour only holds shows on the weekends.

      And this weekend, catch Larry and Jeff in Pennsylvania. Larry tells host Matt Bailey what the state has meant to him, as “We’ve Been Thinking” stops in the area on April 29th and April 28th. On Friday, they stop at the GIANT Center in Hershey, and on Saturday the gentleman come back to Reading, PA at the Santander Arena.

      Buy your tickets by clicking here 

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        Making A Murderer’s Jerry Buting-Episode 123

        Making A Murderer’s Jerry Buting-Episode 123

        Today, Talk For Two welcomes renowned defense attorney Jerry Buting. A successful Wisconsin criminal defense attorney, he came to national attention as a subject of the Netflix sensation Making a Murderer. The documentary series followed accused (and later convicted) murderer Steven Avery, his family, and his defense team as they fought to prove his innocence.

        The 10-part binge-worthy doc sent shockwaves through the American consciousness; with many feeling Avery was wrongfully convicted. Now, the two lawyers at the center of it, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, are embarking on a tour to theaters across the country. Their aim is to use their newfound celebrity status to continue the conversation on justice. In fact, their tour is called, “Making a Murderer: A Conversation on Justice,” and it is stopping at the Beacon Theatre this Sunday, April 17th at 8PM. Purchase tickets by clicking here.

        While Mr. Buting discusses what audiences can expect from his moderated talk with co-counsel Strang, he was most excited to discuss the particulars of the case that shook the nation’s perspective of rural justice. Many believe that Avery did not receive a fair trial. That is because the evidence seemed to point to the defense’s astonishing argument: that the Sheriff’s department stacked the deck against Avery because he was suing the county over an earlier wrongful conviction.

        Along with host Matt Bailey, Jerry Buting delves into the evidence that has everyone talking: The tampered blood vial, the moved bones, and that pesky appearing key. And, Buting addresses some evidence not shown in the documentary. Plus, you’ll hear why he believes these conversations are so important, and why he looks forward to bringing his message to New York.

        And finally, stay tuned after the interview for Matt’s own perspective on this very complex case.

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          Bob Perlow-Episode 122

          Bob Perlow-Episode 122

          Bob Perlow, the renowned television audience warm-up comic joins Matt for an incredible, in-depth look at his career. Perlow is known for perfecting the art of keeping a TV audience in their seats. From Laverne and Shirley to Newhart and Who’s the Boss, Perlow made his living in the golden age of the television sitcom. Perhaps his most well-known gig is as the longest-running warm-up comic for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.

          Now, Perlow has put the stories amassed from his career in a new book, aptly titled The Warm-Up Guy. Today, Perlow shares some of those experiences and more. You’ll hear how he almost literally fell into a career lasting 3 decades. From show to show and network to network, his calendar was always full and he never missed a day. Bob Perlow created a one-of-a-kind career as only a one-of-a-kind man can!

          Click here to buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Warmup-Guy-The-Bob-Perlow/dp/1455621501?ie=UTF8&keywords=the%20warmup%20guy&qid=1460395556&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

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            Stewart Copeland-Episode 121

            Stewart Copeland-Episode 121

            5x Grammy winner Stewart Copeland goes OFF THE SCORE with host Matt Bailey. Copeland, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member as a founder The Police, is also an orchestral composer. He and John Kimura Parker, bring their show to Pace University this Friday night.

            Copeland talks about the mix of orchestral classics, originals, and rock and roll that make up “Off the Score.” He also discusses modern music technology, and why sites like YouTube aren’t as bad as other music legends make them out to be. Find out what inspires this iconic drummer to create orchestral rock with a thumping backbone, and why the four other musicians that join him on tour are the best in the world. Get your tickets and read the official press release below.

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            OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

            On the genre-smashing program “Off the Score,” founder and drummer of The Police, Stewart Copeland, teams up with another musical iconoclast, the concert pianist Jon Kimura “Jackie” Parker. Together they perform original works and amp up some of the great pieces from the classical canon including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and Piazzolla’s Oblivion. Add in jazz pianist Mike Garson’s Paganini Variations and a wild arrangement of an Aphex Twin tune and the annihilation of genre is complete! Copeland, Parker & Company perform at Pace University’s Schimmel Center on Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm. Ticket prices range from $39-$65; visit schimmel.pace.edu or call 212-346-1715 to purchase.

             

            The driving force behind “Off the Score” is the exploration of the intersection of the notes on the page—‘the bible’ in the classical world—with the improvisational instincts of the rock and jazz musician. It is the rare classical musician that can improvise, as it is the rare rock musician who reads music. Here, all of these musicians can do both.

             

            To realize their vision, Copeland and Parker have enlisted three other free-minded music stars: violinist Yoon Kwon, who plays for the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and shines with rock swagger when she gets the chance to rise from the pit and plug in; double bassist Marlon Martinez, a Stanley Clarke protégé who gets his kicks equally from Mahler and Mingus; and Judd Miller, the Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) virtuoso who can summon an entire wind section with his singular breath.

             

            Using his typical self-effacing wit, Copeland describes the programme as half originals and half “classics written by composers long dead enough so that they won’t rise from their graves.” But audiences will surely rise to their feet during Parker’s white hot arrangement of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which injects large doses of primitive scandal back into Stravinsky’s now canonic warhorse. Another standout is Copeland’s original work Celeste, which puts the spotlight on Copeland’s signature snare sound and emphasis on the groove. When reviewing the program at the 21C Music Festival last May, the Toronto Star wrote, “So was this jazz or classical? I would say neither. But who cares what you call it, as long as it feels right.”

             

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              Gilbert Gottfried and Scott Land-Episode 120

              Gilbert Gottfried and Scott Land-Episode 120

              Gilbert Gottfried sits down with Matt Bailey in person! The hysterically edgy comedian and voice actors discusses highlights from his career, as well as life in New York City. Gottfried is joined by Scott Land, marionette performer to the stars. Land, in town to perform at a fundraiser as a favor to Gilbert, offers his perspective on edgy comedy. Amongst a lot of laughs, the trio discuss how soon is too soon when it comes to joking about tragedy. Plus, you’ll also hear about the time Gilbert Gottfried was (finally) invited to see Aladdin on Broadway! Iago, Team America, Monsters and more, only on our very special episode with Gilbert Gottfried and Scott Land!

              Special Thanks: Lisa Land, Hersh Ellis, Dara Kravitz

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