Crazy Ex-GF and the History of Musical TV Shows

Crazy Ex-GF and the History of Musical TV Shows
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Gwyneth Paltrow is one charming woman, and according to Vanity Fair, her daughter, Apple Martin, has inherited that charm. Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-husband, Chris Martin, frontman of the band Coldplay, was preparing for the big Super Bowl halftime show and …
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Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Take Selfie With Amber Rose: Find Out How!
The Twitter feud started after Wiz Khalifa criticized the title of Kanye's upcoming album. So one thing led to another, and Kanye went on this crazy Twitter rant, getting his ex-girlfriend Amber's name into the mix. During his Big Boy TV interview …
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Glamorous Night (highlights) (Musical play in two acts · Book by the composer · Lyrics by Christopher Hassall) (1963 Remastered Version), Act I: Fold your wings (How can we sanctify this hour?) (Loren Reviews

Glamorous Night (highlights) (Musical play in two acts · Book by the composer · Lyrics by Christopher Hassall) (1963 Remastered Version), Act I: Fold your wings (How can we sanctify this hour?) (Loren

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Glamorous Night (highlights) (Musical play in two acts · Book by the composer · Lyrics by Christopher Hassall) (1963 Digital Remaster), Act I: Fold your wings (How can we sanctify this hour?) (Lorenti

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High School Musical Competitor Welcomes “Hairsprays” Diana DeGarmo, Rhythm and Blues Diva Shayna Steele to Tomorrow Nights Spotlight Performance of In Your Dreams

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 8, 2006

The cast and crew of the hot new teen musical In Your Dreams, the leading competitor to Disney Channels Billboard-topping High School Musical, welcome Hairsprays Diana DeGarmo and Rents Shayna Steele to the October 9th and 10th spotlight performance of 13 songs from the up-and-coming teen hit at the Ars Nova performance center in New York City.

DeGarmo is currently featured in the lead role of Penny Pingleton in the Broadway version of Hairspray, while rhythm and blues artist Shayna Steele began her singing career with memorable performances in Hairspray, Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar before launching her highly successful rhythm and blues solo career.

DeGarmo and Steele join a star-studded showcase cast that includes Michael Cunio (The Fluffer, Hairspray), Shannon Durig (Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray), Sloan Just (On the Town, The Fully Monty), Betsy Morgan (The Fantasticks), Tabitha Fair, Blake Whyte — and musical direction by Lon Hoyt.

The In Your Dreams showcase is turning out to be one of the hottest tickets of the fall showcase season, notes Zeke Farrow, who created the new teen musical in partnership with Lucian Piane, the musical prot

All For A Song, New Musical Based on the Life And Career of Kansas City Jazz Legend Myra Taylor; Composer Conrad Pope and Screenwriter Alessandro De Gaetano Team Up For Theatrical Production

(PRWEB) July 25, 2013

Santa Monica, CA: “All For A Song,” is a new musical based on the life and career of Kansas City Jazz Legend Myra Taylor, who wrote such hits as “Spider and the Fly,” “Take It Easy Greasy” and “Still Water.” She was also the first person to record the perennial classic “I Dont Want to Set the World on Fire,” with Harlan Leonard and His Rockets.

Hollywood film scorer Conrad Pope will compose the original music and create new arrangements for Taylors hits. Independent filmmaker and screenwriter Alessandro deGaetano will be writing the book and lyrics.

“All For A Song” begins with the untold story of the first USO Black Entertainers Unit during WWII. Myra, musical director Eubie Blake, and her fellow performers find themselves fighting their own battles with segregation on the Home Front in the 1940s, as they entertain troops at Army Bases and hospitals. It then follows Myra as she continues to tour military bases in Korea and Vietnam and eventually ends up owning her own nightclub beside the Rhine River in Frankfurt, Germany. After a string of bad luck and misadventures she finds herself back in her home town of Kansas City, at the age of eighty, living on Social Security. However, fate takes a hand, she is rediscovered and makes a triumphant come back as headliner for the 2001 Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival.

Sadly, on December 9th, 2011, the music stopped for Ms. Taylor as she passed away at the age of ninety four.

Conrad Pope is well-known in Hollywood film circles for his work as a composer, orchestrator and arranger. Recent blockbuster, multi-nominated and award winning films include “Life of Pi,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Argo” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl,” to mention a few. A classically trained musician, he is extremely proud of his work on “My Week With Marilyn,” starring Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh.

Alessandro deGaetano was a long time friend and colleague of Myra Taylors. His credits include writing and directing “MetalBeast” starring Kim Delaney and Barry Bostwick; the cult classic hit comedy “Butch Camp” starring Judy Tenuta and co-authoring the screenplay “Neowolf,” a horror film distributed by Lionsgate Releasing. DeGaetano also wrote and directed “Scoring,” with basketball legend “Pistol Pete” Maravich, in which Myra had a co-starring role.

The goal for the Kick Starter launch is to raise $ 14,000.00 to record five demo songs, with professional performers and finish the script. Upon completion a presentation package will becreated for industry producers and interested theatrical producing companies. The link is live and will run until September 3 at http://kck.st/17yxyb8.

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Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, a long-time fan of Myra Taylors, has graciously donated her time and taped a special introduction piece for the launch of the project. In it she speaks about Myras seventy-five year career, her appearances in television on The Jeffersons and resurgence as the headline act and poster girl for the Kansas City Jazz Festival in 2001. Ms. Nichols is perhaps best known for portraying Uhura in the original “Star Trek” television series, but her illustrious career began as a singer performing with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton.

Composer Conrad Pope comments, “I am very excited to be working on “All For A Song,” as her life story encompasses such a rich legacy of American music. From the jazz age to swing era to contemporary pop music she did it all and worked with luminaries that included Harlan Leonard, Eubie Blake and Eddie Durham. It is a wealth to draw from and create new songs for the show.”

Continuing, Alessandro deGaetano adds, “Myras career, determination, perseverance and final triumphs are an uplifting story from which we can all learn. She traveled the world. She worked in juke joints and on the concert stage. She was a true female pioneer in the music industry and her songs continue to live this day. Im only sorry that she wont be here to see her outstanding legacy continue.”

Follow the progress of “All For A Song” at http://www.allforasong-myrataylor.com or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AllForASongTheMyraTaylorStory.