Musician Steven Page tells us what's next after his new musical, Here's What It Takes, was postponed along with the Stratford Festival's entire 2020 season due to COVID-19. Our books columnist Jael Richardson returns with a new recommendation for us: Souvankham Thammavongsa's collection of short stories, How to Pronounce Knife. Griffin Poetry Prize winner Kaie Kellough discusses his winning collection of poetry, Magnetic Equator, and what it means to write about a home you've been separated from. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the stories behind her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to That's What Friends Are For.
Oprah sits down with Carole Bayer Sager, the Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter and painter, to discuss her legendary career. Carole shares the stories behind some of her biggest songs, including "That's What Friends Are For" and "The Prayer." One of the most prolific writers in pop history, Carole has worked with numerous legendary performers, such as Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder. In her memoir, "They're Playing Our Song," Carole reflects on her spiritual journey both in and out of the recording studio, including her decadelong marriage to, and painful divorce from, composer and singer Burt Bacharach. She opens up about how her mother's harsh criticism of her weight led to lifelong emotional insecurity. Nevertheless, Carole says she found healing in her songwriting and believes that her life's purpose has always been to touch others' hearts through her work and to help them feel connected and less alone.
Bill welcomes legendary songwriter Carole Bayer Sager to the show. Carole Bayer Sager’s songbook spans almost 50 years and contains some of the worlds most popular and successful songs. From the Grammy-winning “That’s What Friends Are For,” the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme,” and the Oscar-nominated Golden Globe winning, “The Prayer,” to “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “On My Own,” Carole’s songs have become pop standards. Honors for her work include an Academy Award, a GRAMMY Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame induction. Carole’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, and Reba McEntire. We will be discussing, among other things, her memoire, "They're Playing Our Song." Don't miss this one folks - should be dandy!
WMC Live #192: Carole Bayer Sager, Regine Yau Wai-Ching. (Original Airdate January 15, 2017)
Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan
2017 Premiere! Robin's Open Letter to Pres. Obama, plus the Senate hearings and Putin scandals. Guests: songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, Music Hall of Fame/Grammy/Oscar awardee; 25-year-old Hong Kong legislator who defied China, Regine Yau Wai-Ching. Carole Bayer Sager: Regine Yau Wai-Ching:
Carole Bayer Sager On Vicki Abelson’s The Road Taken
Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Carole Bayer Sager... Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Winner for Song of the Year, which she wrote with Burt Bacharach, has written over 400 songs, She wrote the Broadway musical They're Playing Our Song with Marvin Hamlisch and shared her life as well the music with both collaborators. Her just dropped Best Seller of the same name is a raw to the bone revelation of her life behind the glamor and success. We talk men, mother, music, food, celebrity, highs, lows, heartache, and, finding happiness. Fun and forthcoming, we laugh a lot, but, there's meat on these bones.This week's show sponsored by MP84 Video and Photo Archiving. Get your old VHS tapes transferred to video in time for the holidays. 310-753-5799.Produced by Louise PalankerSound Edited & Engineered by Dj MarksonAlso available on:iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3Stitcherbit.ly/2h3R1flandtuneinbit.ly/2gGeItj
Celebrated songwriter and artist Carole Bayer Sager is the guest for this episode in which Simon and Brian quiz her about some of her best-known songs, such as 'Nobody Does it Better' (Carly Simon), 'It's the Falling in Love' (Michael Jackson), 'Arthur's Theme' (Christopher Cross), 'On My Own' (Patti LaBelle/Michael McDonald), 'That's What Friends Are For' (Dionne Warwick/Elton John/Gladys Knight/Stevie Wonder), 'A Groovy Kind of Love' (Phil Collins) and her solo hit 'You're Moving Out Today'.