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On Air with Douglas

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We are a celebrity and real life interview podcast with additional segments: Men Who Gossip has the hosts dishing the latest in hot topics, pop culture and LGBT issues. Talk Soap dishes weekly on the latest in daytime soaps.

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We are a celebrity and real life interview podcast with additional segments: Men Who Gossip has the hosts dishing the latest in hot topics, pop culture and LGBT issues. Talk Soap dishes weekly on the latest in daytime soaps.

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By Heartisan - Feb 12 2014
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Fantastic interviews with celebrities that aren't interviewed often enough. The Queer As Folk interviews are worth subscibing alone.

Love the show

By dedegirl1 - Jan 25 2012
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One of the best blogs out there. The review show is the best

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15 Ratings
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Love it

By Heartisan - Feb 12 2014
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Fantastic interviews with celebrities that aren't interviewed often enough. The Queer As Folk interviews are worth subscibing alone.

Love the show

By dedegirl1 - Jan 25 2012
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One of the best blogs out there. The review show is the best
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On Air with Douglas

Latest release on May 14, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Musician, Zane Carney RETURNS!

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Zane Carney is a world-class guitarist, singer, and songwriter, most known for his work with John Mayer, CARNEY, and Broadway's "Spider Man -Turn Off The Dark."

Zane has just released his DEBUT EP, "Confluence," and we will be talking about the making of the EP, touring with John Mayer and more!

For the rest of his bio, please visit his official website at http://www.zanecarney.com
Pick up DEBUT EP, "Confluence," here: iTunes +

Nov 19 2013

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Rank #2: Actor, Eric Braeden RETURNS!

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The "Ruthless" Victor Newman has been loved and hated for many decades on daytime's, "The Young and the Restless," played by the amazing actor, Eric Braeden.  Eric joins "On-Air with Douglas" for his one year check up since our last chat.  We will be covering everything from the state of daytime, his last year of story lines and take calls from some of his biggest fans.  We are appreciated to welcome him back for another hour of discussion.

Nov 14 2013

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Rank #3: Shane Bitney Crone (Documentary, "Bridegroom")

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BRIDEGROOM is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.

On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom’s death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled “It Could Happen To You.” This film, posted on YouTube, received over 3.4 million views and has been translated into over 20 different languages. The impact of Shane’s YouTube video and the raw nerve it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be told.

With the incredible support from influential people like Brad and George Takei and Neil Patrick Harris, Bridegroom was successfully funded on July 19, 2012 by over 6,500 people on Kickstarter.com becoming the most funded documentary in the history of crowd funding, and released in the fall of 2013.

Here is short 10 minute video short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR9gyloyOjM

"Bridegroom" Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kv1xQgfVQA

Nov 16 2013

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: Special Guest, Kelly Mantle

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KELLY MANTLE is an entertainer extraordinaire.  Whether she’s singing live, lip syncing & dancing, or brandishing her sardonic comedy as an emcee, her high-energy shows captivate audiences worldwide and leave them wanting more.

Audiences will immediately recognize Kelly from the last season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  But this isn’t her first time on TV.  Kelly has been a working actor (in and out of drag) in Hollywood for the past ten years with a list of credits longer than her legs.

As a stand-up comedian and stage actor, Kelly has starred in over 50 plays in the theatre.  Kelly wrote & starred in her critically-acclaimed one-person show “The Confusion Of My Illusion” which was produced at the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Theatre at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

Kelly has a few movie credits, but wants MORE!  Most recently, Kelly finished filming Confessions of a Womanizer (with Gary Busey) and American Dream (with Nick Stahl, directed by Steven Spielberg‘s Oscar-winning cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski).  Both movies will be released in movie theaters this year.

Kelly is also a singer, songwriter, and musician.  To date, Kelly has recorded three albums which have been hailed by critics everywhere: “Ever Changing,” “Rock N Glow” and “Satellite Baby.”  Kelly’s cover & video of “My Neck, My Back” has won over thousands of viewers on YouTube, including the song’s originator, Khia.

Kelly grew up in Oklahoma like her uncle, the late great Mickey Mantle. (Yep…Kelly’s a switch-hitter too.)  Kelly received a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma.  Kelly is also a graduate of Second City in Chicago.

Feb 06 2015

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Rank #5: Rupaul's Drag Race, Courtney Act

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THE TIME HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED YET!

Once upon a time, Sydney boy Shane Jenek tried out for Australian Idol. Not quite making the cut he wasn’t discouraged, Shane bent the rules and his gender, returning the next day as Courtney Act, and made it through to the finals. Courtney’s explosive, energetic performing style, coupled with her joyous personality, sent audiences wild and Australia had a new, slightly less conventional, sweetheart. Hot on the high heels of the TV series came the phenomenally successful national arena tour and a record deal with Sony/BMG.

Over the coming years Courtney forged herself a name in the Australian entertainment industry, garnering chart hits, television appearances, and national advertising campaigns, and she toured Australia, Europe, Asia and America. She was even voted one FHM’s World’s Top 100 Sexiest Women (despite not actually being a woman), sang at Lady Gaga’s private birthday party, and opened for Gaga on her Australian club tour. She’s played the role of Angel in RENT the musical and she’s been the face of Sheer Cover makeup across the three major TV networks selling makeup to the women of Australia on morning television. She’s no Joan of Arc, but it is pretty revolutionary having a female illusionist, selling the illusion of beauty to females.

In 2011 Courtney moved to the USA, on a visa titled Alien Of Extraordinary Ability, to show America and the world what she’s got! After completing a national club tour of 20 dates around North America she set up her new life in West Hollywood. Courtney has been announced as a contestant on the 6th season of Rupaul’s Drag Race which will be premiering on Viacom’s Logo Network in February 2014.

For more information, please visit http://www.courtneyact.com

Nov 21 2014

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Rank #6: Author, Andy Behrman: Electroboy (Bipolar & Mental Illness)

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For years Andy hid his raging mania under a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one, and changed jobs as some people change outfits -- filmmaker, art dealer, hustler; whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Electroboy is about living life at breakneck speed. Andy hopped on flights from New York to Tokyo and Paris at a moment's notice, spent $25,000 without a bit of thought on a huge shopping spree and stayed awake nights exploring the underworld of nightlife in Manhattan or whatever city he happened to be visiting, in search of the perfect high. But when Andy turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then in jail, then under house arrest. And for once he didn't have a ready escape hatch from his unraveling life.  Andy was misdiagnosed by more than eight doctors and even when he was finally diagnosed with this chronic illness, he was treated unsuccessfully with any regimen of medication. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers, he felt his mind lose traction. With no hope of his condition stabilizing, he turned to the last resort: electroshock therapy also known as electroconvulsive therapy (or ECT). Andy underwent nineteen electroshock treatments over the course of about a year and a half.  Electroboy is currently being made into a major motion picture. Not only is Andy working on a sequel to Electroboy, but he is also writing a self-help book for sufferers of depression and bipolar disorder. Please visit his official website for full bio and more information: http://www.electroboy.com

Andy joins us to discuss his book, his future projects, his own story and take callers who live with bipolar and depression.  Feel free to call in even if it's anonymous.

Oct 06 2014

1hr 24mins

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Rank #7: Special Guest, Jacob Young (Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful)

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Jacob is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as JR Chandler on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Rick Forrester on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. He was the second actor to portray Lucky Spencer on ABC's General Hospital, and now back in LA as Rick Forrester.

We will be chatting about daytime, music and new play.

Oct 03 2014

49mins

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Rank #8: Special Guest: Wendy Ho

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Wendy Jo Smith, better known by her stage name, Wendy Ho is one part skilled singer, one part comedienne, one part rap artist, and 100% entertainer. Over a million youtube views, having drag queens around the world cover her songs, and being spoofed by Ryan Murphy are just a few of this ho’s claim to fame.

Ho is an artist. Ho is a state of mind. Ho redefines women in music and comedy with true liberation. She is funny and sexy, never sacrificing one for the other. A pretty bitch, a witty feminist, a self-possessed, self-assured mashup of street and trash who makes you laugh while she makes you think. The responses she evokes from audiences are as diverse as her roots, but at the core there is no question about who she is. Wendy is all woman. All Ho.

For the full bio and more at her official web page, please click HERE!

Sep 10 2014

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Rank #9: Special Guest: Camryn Grimes (Mariah/Cassie on The Young and the Restless)

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Camryn Grimes touched our hearts as Sharon Newman's little girl, Cassie, who she gave away at birth for adoption and later found on The Young and the Restless .  Later in the show her character died due to a car accident.  Fast forward a few years, Sharon starts having a mental breakdown and see "Cassie's Ghost" and then come to find out Victor hired a look alike to be able to taunt and terrorize Sharon to take her over the edge to get away from Nicholas.  Enters Ian Ward and we see that Cassie's ghost is not a ghost, but after Nick does some digging we find out that Cassie's ghost is Mariah, Cassie's twin that was stolen at birth when Sharon was 16, drugged up and didn't now she had twins.  Now, Mariah is in the mix with Sharon, Nicholas, Faith, Summer and Ian...and Camryn returns to our show to catch up with her over the last couple years and what it's like to be back on set as her own twin?

Sep 08 2014

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Rank #10: Rupaul's Drag Race Contestant, Phi Phi O'Hara

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Phi Phi O’Hara, a finalist on season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is releasing a brand new single this month that boldly takes ownership of the title she won on television’s popular drag competition show. In “Bitchy”, the outlandish drag star lets fans know she wears the label proudly. 
Written and produced by Zach Adam and Heather Holley (who has written several hits for Christina Aguilera), “Bitchy” is a pop/rock anthem that O’Hara describes as if P!nk, Joan Jett and Adam Lambert had a baby. “I really wanted something that was representative of who I am,” she explains. “I have a sweet but edgy side. I needed music that matched. It is also meant to be an inspirational message to fans to never allow negative names to tear you down.” Phi Phi O’Hara’s “Bitchy” will be available Tuesday, April 8th on iTunes, PhiPhiOHara.com and all major music online retailers. 50% of sales collected on www.PhiPhiOHara.com from April 8th through May 18th will be donated to the AIDS Walk of NYC. 

However, she is releasing the track as Phi Phi O’Hara and appears in full drag in the song’s music video. “I could never forget Phi Phi and the impact she has on who I am as a person and the career I have today. That’s why I felt it was appropriate to release “Bitchy” as my alter ego,” she explains. “I would like to eventually transition into singing and performing as Jaremi.” 
“Bitchy” by Phi Phi O’Hara is available April 8th on iTunes and all major online retailers. For more information, visit www.phiphiohara.com.

Apr 04 2014

29mins

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Rank #11: Peter Paige (Creator/EP of The Fosters, "Emmett" on Queer as Folk)

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Peter Paige became well known as his brilliant and hilarious performance as Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime's ground breaking series, "Queer as Folk," from 2000-2005.  He current is the Creator and Executive Producer of ABC Family's "The Fosters."  Peter joins us to look back on Queer as Folk as we continue to celebrate the show with having the cast on our show but also talk about The Fosters and what's next for him!

Feb 07 2014

48mins

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Rank #12: Singer, Lillie McCloud (The X Factor USA Season 3)

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Lillie Arlene Nicole Jade McCloud, commonly known by her former stage name Nicole McCloud (born December 7, 1958 in Rochester, New York), is an American dance and R&B singer. She has recorded four studio albums, What About Me (1986), Jam Packed (1988) (aka Rock the House), Love Town (1998), and So What? (2002). Her single "Don't You Want My Love" became an international hit. Other US singles include "Runnin' Away" and "Search'n". In the late 1990s, she was also part of a house music project Voices of Freedom.

In 2013, she made a comeback in the United States under her birth name, taking part in season 3 of the American singing competition The X Factor. She made it to the 5th week on November 27, 2013 before being eliminated, finishing 8th overall.

Jan 29 2014

45mins

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Rank #13: Kristoff St. John, (A Man Called God Documentary)

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Kristoff St. John has been in the business for a long time. He is best known for his portrayal of Neil Winters on the #1 CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless, for over twenty years.  However, Kristoff has a brand new documentary, "A Man Called God," and Kristoff joins us to talk about this new brilliant documentary.  Trailer below.

About Documentary:

In this unique, compelling documentary filmed over thirty years ago, the St John family embarks on a spiritual journey from Los Angeles, California to Southern India to search for God. They find 'God' living in a remote village, surrounded by thousands of mesmerized followers. Heralded as an Avatar or a God Man, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is one of India's most prolific gurus in India today. With a fan base of 50 Million people worldwide, Sai Baba performs modern day miracles; Healing the sick and diseased, materializing solid objects out of the air. The St John family, Christopher, Maria and 14 year old Kristoff are slowly swallowed up by Sai Baba and his cult as they participate in the spiritual daily 'Ashram' routine, documenting on film their treacherous visit. The cult eventually overwhelms the family, with Sai Baba revealing his demonic thirst for pedophilia and other evils. A lair of lies, deceit, secrecy, sexual deviancy and murder, all under the unsuspecting banner of A Man Called God. A family deceived and destroyed, by the largest modern day cult, thriving globally today.

Jan 21 2014

56mins

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Rank #14: Actors, Gale Harold & Josh Pence, plus Director, Rachel McDonald of "Thirst"

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Please visit http://www.thirstfilm.com for all the details. The film also stars Melanie Griffith.

About Gale Harold:

Gale Harold first came to our lives through the role of Brian Kinney from Showtime's breakout series, "Queer as Folk,"  Gale went on to do other hit shows such as Desperate Housewives and The Secret Circle.

About Josh Pence:

Pence appeared in The Social Network, as Tyler Winklevoss, alongside Armie Hammer; he also played Cameron in certain scenes, for particular setups—and Hammer's face was grafted onto Pence's body in post-production to create the illusion of identical twins. He also played in Battleship and The Dark Knight Rises.

About Rachel McDonald:

A passionate, visual storyteller, Rachel began her film career in Shreveport, Louisiana under Frank Darabont’s mentorship. Gleaning her experience working on high profile Hollywood features including It’s Complicated, I Love You Man and J Edgar, McDonald broke away to focus on directing. 

Rachel has since translated this long-form experience into her work as a director, infusing commercials, social action campaigns, music videos and short films with emotional depth, visual rhythm and style.

Her gravitation to beauty and provocative cinematography is deeply connected to her childhood in the South.  Rachel’s current project, Thirst, is a short-film exploration of the extremes of the human condition.  Concurrently, Rachel is developing her first feature film, McCleskey, which chronicles a Georgia death row inmate’s life-changing influence on a young boy. Rachel resides in Venice, California.

Jan 09 2014

57mins

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Rank #15: Rupauls Drag Race Judge, Michelle Visage

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This raven-haired “always keepin’ it real” chick can be heard daily, dishing out the fierce humor and fast wisecracks that she has become known for. But radio is not the only place you have heard Michelle Visage, or SEEN her for that matter…..

Michelle was on VH1 for 2 years hosting live coverage of such glamorous events as: The Grammy Awards, the Los Angeles premiere of Paramount’s Grease (anniversary re-release), Universal’s Blues Brothers 2000, and The Viewer’s Choice Awards to name a few. She is currently a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race on the LOGO Network which debuts it’s 3rd season in January.

This glamorous firecracker finished arts high school in South Plainfield, New Jersey at 17 and headed for the Big Apple to follow her dream of becoming an actress. To pay the bills, Michelle auditioned for her first gig, fresh out of college (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy), and landed it. It was a coveted spot in the all girl group Seduction, signed to A&M records in 1990. A year later, Michelle had a platinum-selling album with Seduction called “Nothing Matters Without Love”. The album spawned 4 top 10 hits, with their gold single “Two To Make It Right” going all the way to number 2! Michelle achieved drinking age while on an 8 month national tour with Milli Vanilli (when they were selling out 60,000 seat venues). Not bad for a beginner!

After Seduction ended, Michelle went back into the studio and wrote and sang the remake of Bill Withers’ “It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day”, and the song was immediately signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis himself! The song was featured on Whitney Houston’s smash “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, which ultimately sold 35 million copies!

For more on Michelle, visit http://www.michellevisage.com

Dec 21 2013

46mins

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Rank #16: Colton Ford

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Growing up in Mission Viejo California, Ford listened to mix of R&B (Rufus and Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, the Commodores, Anita Baker, Sarah Vaughn, Smokey Robinson, Al Green) pop (Olivia Newton- John, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Tom Club, Thompson Twins) and rock (Boston, the Police, Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac). He also managed to find time for Manhattan Transfer. Ford’s fondness for words and melodies and singing paved the way to a young Ford participating in dinner theater revues while still in college. A short stint with Jon St. James’ production company (responsible for pop-dance hits by Stacy Q and others) in the mid-’80s provided Ford with the necessary tools to take a giant step forward. By the late-’80s, Ford had signed a production deal with the company co-owned by hit-making songwriter Denise Rich. In the early-’90s, Ford was confirmed to be the featured male vocalist on Frankie Knuckles’ second studio album, 1995’s “Welcome to the Real World.” In the end, conflicts at the label (Virgin Records) prevented this from happening, and female singer Adeva became the album’s featured singer. Virgin then offered Ford a solo album deal. Unfortunately, this album never saw the light of day.

For full bio and to listen to Colton's music, please CLICK HERE

Dec 19 2013

43mins

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Rank #17: Musician, FrankMusik

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Let us introduce you to the world of FRANKMUSIK, aka Vincent Frank. A St Martins dropout with his music HQ in Croydon and gran as a stylist. A self-taught multi instrumentalist, producer, remixer, talented graphic designer, photographer, video director by default and future music impresario. (from Soundcloud)

We will be speaking to him about his new single, Ephemeral Summer, from his upcoming album, his career and talk fan calls as well!

For even more on FRANKMUSIK check out his site: http://www.frankmusik.com and more here at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankmusik and listen to his music at https://soundcloud.com/frankmusik

Dec 18 2013

1hr 32mins

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Rank #18: Singer, Kevin Stea of "That Rogue Romeo"

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Kevin Alexander Stea is an American dancer, choreographer, actor,  singer, director and model. Stea was born in Hollywood, California, and is half-Caucasian and half-Chinese. He grew up in various places in the United States (Los Angeles, California; Marlette, Michigan; Eugene, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Santa Fe, New Mexico), then completed his high school education in Singapore on a scholarship at the United World College of South East Asia, where he received the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Following that, he went on to the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, which he left to pursue a dance career. A gymnast while in his youth, Stea began dancing seriously while he was at college. A year after his first dance job, he was hired by Madonna as a dance captain, dancer and assistant choreographer on her 1990 Blond Ambition Tour. Stea appeared several times in the documentary Truth or Dare, which was made about the tour. Subsequently, Stea danced and assisted with choreography for Michael Jackson. He has also worked with numerous other high-profile music acts including Prince, Ricky Martin, Janet Jackson, George Michael,David Bowie, Celine Dion, Macy Gray, Anastacia, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Tony Bennett, Will.i.am and the cat Dolls. Stea has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, mainly in dancer roles, including Newsies, Melrose Place, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Showgirls, The Birdcage, Charlie’s Angels, Friends, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Rent, Scrubs and Naked Boys Singing. He has appeared in over 50 commercials, most notably for Gap, Old Navy and Pepsi. He also sings and performs under the name That Rogue Romeo.  For more info: http://www.kevinstea.com

Dec 10 2013

1hr 31mins

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Rank #19: Musician, Coleen McMahon (Bridegroom Documentary)

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Spend a few moments listening to Coleen McMahon sing, and her voice will leave you breathless. Flowing effortlessly from note to note, the young performer brings vocal purity to each song she delivers. 

“To this day, something happens inside of me when I am on stage,” Coleen explains. “The only way to describe it, is being completely high out of my mind on nothing but the purest form of purpose.   

Coleen wrote the song, Beautiful Boy, after her friend, Tom Bridgeoom, passed away from a tragic accident and dedicated it to him.  "Bridegroom" the movie, has now been released and shares the story of Shane and Tom.

We welcome Coleen to our show to showcase her amazing talent and play a few of her tracks including one featuring Shane Bitney himself.

Nov 27 2013

56mins

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Rank #20: Musician, Hensley

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If you like bands like Coldplay and U2 then you will definitely like Hensley's music. His voice is smooth and very unique while his lyrics hold a deeper meaning than most things you hear on the over rotated radio stations.
 
Hensley is about to release his second album, "Beyond This," and he has taken his first album and taken this to the next level. You can stream some songs from his new album for free: 
 http://www.theartisthensley.com/

The album will be available for pre-order and on iTunes by the end of the year.  Listen to just one of the amazing track to the right and visit his website for even more of this new album.

Oct 28 2013

42mins

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