Arlene Dahl was one of the first celebrities to receive a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Due to Broadway’s massive influence on popular culture and New York in her opinion being the “capital” of the Entertainment world, Arlene Dahl is working to create a similar “walk” of stars for Broadway. Arlene Dahl is the President & Founder of The Broadway Walk of Stars, working to embed uniquely designed “stars” onto the sidewalks of Broadway at Times Square in New York City. These star squares recognize the greats of Theater, Motion Pictures, Television, Music and Dance.
It’s a lively conversation with Arlene Dahl, and you’ll be glad you’ve got a ticket!
BEN E. KING remains one of the most distinct and recognizable voices of our time. Put “Stand By Me” on the jukebox in any venue regardless of age and watch the room come alive.
This interview with Ben E. King focused in particular on his jazz album “Heart & Soul,” his last North American album release.
Ben E. King passed away on April 30, 2015.
Socrates said “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” On this episode of The Paul Leslie Hour, we’ll meet Dr. John O’Sullivan. He says first he tries to be an educator, and as we will soon find out…he is inquisitive and thoughtful. Whether you agree with the ideas he expresses, we hope it may encourage you to think. Who is Dr. John O’Sullivan? He is a professor of Sociology at the University of North Georgia. His interests are in ecology, education, social change, population trends, and sustainability. John O’Sullivan is also a supporter of the The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the 430 mile long Chattahoochee River, which originates in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia and terminates in Lake Seminole on the Florida-Georgia line. Our special guest John O’Sullivan has published articles on a variety of environmental topics and has taught at Delta State University in Mississippi as well as the University of North Carolina.
In our interview with Dr. John O’Sullivan, he speaks about many topics, including education and the environment.
Maya Beiser may make you change the way you view the cello and her interpretations of the songs on “Uncovered” illustrate the connections between rock and much of the music around the world and the classical sounds from our past.
True…but, what gets Vinnie Favale especially passionate is his musical “Hereafter.” Favale is the book-writer, lyricist and composer for “Hereafter,” a musical that explores the question of what happens after we leave the world of the living. Written with his creative partner Frankie Keane, Favale hopes to bring closure to all who have lost someone. Audiences of “Hereafter” have left the theatre in tears, but not tears of sorrow–tears of relief.
Let’s meet Vinnie Favale.
In this interview, Barry Cuda invited Paul into his secret rehearsal place in Key West. In addition to telling us a bit about his personal history, Barry talked about his fascinating album “New World Blues Roots” featuring his own piano work and congas from Uganda Roberts who performed with Professor Longhair. The album explores the roots of blues and R&B with 14 instrumental songs originating from the 1860s to the middle of the 20th century. Truly a unique album, and fascinating to hear Barry Cuda talk about it.
Like the song popularized by his friend the late Frank Sinatra, Tom Dreesen “took a few blows,” but he definitely “lived a life that’s full.” In this interview Tom shares his story with us, and it is an inspiring one.
Sinatra called himself “a saloon singer” and his friend Tom Dreesen “a saloon comedian.” Dreesen has made over 500 national television appearances, including many on The Late Show with David Letterman. A friend of Dave’s, Tom Dreesen has even hosted the show in Dave’s absence. A stand-up comedian, emcee, motivational speaker, and sometimes actor, he still considers himself a neighborhood guy.