James Barbour received Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Actor in a Musical for his critically acclaimed run in A Tale of Two Cities on Broadway, playing Sydney Carton. Here he will talk about other fields of arts he enjoys as well: acting, singing, producing, directing, photography and more.
Kerri, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx. The nationally syndicated programs can be heard on more than 80 Rock/Alternative music stations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Clear Channel Radio’s digital platform iheartradio and the 24/7 Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx channel on XM Satellite Radio (channel 161).
Each night on Sixx Sense, which broadcasts Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight local time, the duo discusses music and lifestyle topics as Sixx gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. They also welcome celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life. All this and more is coupled with radio station playlists. The show is complemented by The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, which airs Saturday or Sunday between 6 a.m. and midnight local time. Each weekend, Sixx and Kasem introduce new music, play an array of what’s happening on the rock charts, and share their special brand of talk radio with celebrities and other guests. For more information, please visit www.sixxsense.com.
In addition to co-hosting Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown, Kasem anchors The Kerri Kasem Podcastwith Ashley Marriott and co-hosts The Mortgage Radio Network Show with Alex Michaels. A motorcycle aficionado, Kasem also writes and produces segments forALO Magazine as their motor editor. Kasem previously served as co-host of the nationally syndicated Racing Rocks with Riki Rachtman for nearly seven years, and has produced and hosted shows for MTV Asia, National Lampoon® and Sprint. Her credits include hosting, MTV USA and Asia, America's Funniest Home Videos andComing Attractions on the E! Network, FOX News, SiTV’sThe Rub and UFC programs Ultimate Knockouts 3,Ultimate and Ultimate Knockouts, for SPIKE as well as a motorcycle travel show for SPRINT called SEE America. She has also co-hosted mornings with Alan Stock on KXNT in Las Vegas and The Solomon Free Money Hour on Angels AM-830 in Los Angeles and has also been featured in dozens of magazines. Kasem is a graduate of the Academy of Radio Broadcasting and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. For more information, please visit www.KerriKasem.com.
Jim Meskimen - Friday, December 16th
JIM is an accomplished TV, stage and film actor, and impressionist whose voices have been heard on television, in major feature films and on the web for decades. His political voices for the Jibjab viral hit, This Land were enjoyed by over 80 million people since 2004, and was the first of a string of yearly viral hits from that point on.
His own viral YouTube video, Shakespeare In Celebrity Voices exploded this past summer, garnering worldwide attention and earning him three quarters of a million new fans worldwide.
JIMPRESSIONS, Jim Meskimen's one-man show featuring over 75 celebrity impressions in two acts has been enjoyed by audiences in London, Sydney, Chicago and Toronto, and will continue a successful Hollywood run at The Acting Center theatre in February, 2012.
His film appearances include Apollo 13, There Will Be Blood, and Frost/Nixon. On the small screen, he can be seen in a recurring role in the hit comedy Parks & Recreation, as well as guest appearances on Castle and Community.
Jim is proud to be the son of Golden Globe nominated actress Marion Ross, who taught him everything he knows.
MacKenize Mauzy - Saturday, December 17th
MacKenzie starred as Phoebe Forrester in the Bold and The Beautiful and was last seen on Broadway in Next to Normal as Natalie, MacKenzie also originated the role of the Seamstress in the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities. She has been seen in television roles on CSI:Las Vegas, Drop Dead Diva, Cold Case, Law and Order, CSI:NY. MacKenzie is currently working on White Noise, a new musical produced by Whoopi Goldberg, and can also be seen in the upcoming film Construction.
Michael Duff - Saturday, December 17th
Recipient of the Los Angeles Music Awards' "Best Adult Contemporary Male Vocal" Award for his Solo Debut “Unbreakable”, the Massachusetts-born Michael Duff is the former (and current) lead singer and songwriter of Columbia Records' critically acclaimed alternative rock act, Chalk FarM. Selling over 70,000 copies of their debut CD, his success with the band includes a Top 10 and a Top 40 single on Billboard's Rock and Modern Rock Radio charts ("Lie on Lie" & "Live Tomorrow"), MTV airplay and years of North American tours performing for tens of thousands with Matchbox Twenty, The Goo Goo Dolls, Better than Ezra, Dishwalla and others. You may have seen him and the rest of the band in Jerry Bruckheimer's smash hit "Coyote Ugly." Since the 2001 disbanding of Chalk FarM, Duff has had songs recorded by Meatloaf, Australian sensation Kate Ceberano, has been heard singing on CBS's "The Young and The Restless" and in the Disney/Warner Bros. film "A Cinderella Story." Chalk FarM has just reformed this past year and is writing and recording new songs which can be heard at www.chalkfarm.com.
Duff has also released a collection of classic Christmas songs called “Christmas Time with Michael Duff” featuring duets with Ceberano and his daughter Paris, and including a breath-taking Holiday twist to the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah.
John Arthur Greene Saturday, December 17th
John appeared as Riff in the Tony Winning Revival of West Side Story, directed by the late great Arthur Laurents. Off-Broadway John Arthur has been seen as Johnny in The Johnny, Luke in Mim. John Arthur has also played to many sold out houses in NYC's Hottest Night Club such as Joe's Pub, The National Underground, Le Poisson Rouge, The Metropolitan Room, The Highline Ballroom, and many more. Some of his favorite roles Regionally include Jonathan in Tick Tick Boom, Freddie in Chess, Rolf in Sound of Music, Leading Player in Pippin, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet the Musical, and so many more. John Arthur is finishing up his Debut solo album "Shadows Of Light". The album feature's originals like "Brooklyn, Carolina Girl, Devils Bar, Crazy, Secrets Of My Soul" many other originals. "Dream So That You Can Be"
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