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JOAN CARR-WIGGIN - Joan directed "A Previous Engagement," a new independent film now in theaters, from her original screenplay. It tells the story of a librarian who talks her unadventurous husband into a Malta vacation to rendezvous for a date she made 25 years earlier with her first love. More info here.
PAUL CANTELON is a versatile musician and a composer of contemporary classical music who studied at the Geneva Conservatory, New York’s Juilliard School and the Conservatoire de Paris. His work on Julian Schnabel’s four-time Oscar®-nominated “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)” brought him international recognition. “Superheroes” and “Year of the Fish” followed, with Justin Chadwick’s “The Other Boleyn Girl,” starring Natalie Portman and Scarlet Johansson, hitting cinemas in 2008. His most recent work is the score for the film, EFFIE GRAY, written by Emma Thompson and starring Dakota Fanning, with a notable cast including Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, David Suchet, Derek Jacobi, Claudia Cardinale, Tom Sturridge, and Robbie Coltrane. More here. (3/21/15 Tim Carpenter)
SCOTT CARTER has been the Executive Producer of “Real Time With Bill Maher” on HBO since it debuted in 2003. He also produced “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher on Comedy Central and ABC. Scott is the creator, producer and writer of many television shows and has received 8 Emmy nominations. His newest play, "Discord: The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy," is at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood through December 21, 2014. (12/6/14, Tim Carpenter)
DIANE CARY is an actress who discovered Kathryn Graf’s newest play, "The Snake Can," in which she stars opposite Jane Kaczmarek and Gregory Harrison. More info here. (2/2/13 , Tim Carpenter)
DICK CAVETT was the host of "The Dick Cavett Show" from 1968 to 1972 on ABC and PBS. He also hosted shows on the HBO, USA, and CNBC cable networks, appearing regularly on nationally broadcast television in the United States for five consecutive decades -- the 1960s through the 2000s -- and interviewing some of the world's most famous personalities. He's the co-author of Cavett and Eye on Cavett, and since 2007 has written an online opinion column for the New York Times. His most recent book is Talk Show. Learn more about Dick Cavett on his website. (12/4/10, 4/10/16 Tim Carpenter)
The legendary GEORGE CHAKIRIS is a dancer, singer, Academy Award-winning actor, and now, an internationally-acclaimed jewelry designer. He is best known for his appearance in the film version of “West Side Story” as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks gang, for which he won both a Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1962. See his beautiful jewelry, the George Chakiris Collection, at his website. (8/18/13 ETOnline 1-hour podcast and 9/7/13 & 3/15/14 half-hour broadcast on KPFK, host John Semper Jr.)
The soulful group, the CHAMBERS BROTHERS, is best known for its 1968 hit record, the 11-minute long psychedelic/soul/rock song, “Time Has Come Today.” Based on their Southern roots, the brothers brought a raw authenticity to their recordings and live performances that was missing from many other acts of that era. Their music has been kept alive through heavy use in film soundtracks. You can listen to “Time Has Come Today” here. (5/24/14 Bobbee Zeno Musical Rewind)
Broadway star CAROL CHANNING is best known for her roles as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly. She and her husband, businessman HARRY KULLIJIAN, reinvented themselves in their 80s by creating the American Foundation for Arts Education to bring teaching the arts back into public schools. (7/25/14 Tim Carpenter)
ANN MARIE CHIASSON, MD, practices Energy Medicine , the ancient art of working with the subtle or energy body to improve health and vitality, and utilizes the transformational tools of meditation, movement, dream work, psychospiritual counseling, and indigenous healing practices. Her new book is Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self Care (Sounds True, 2013). More at her website. (6/29/13, host Dr. Connie Corley)
GUILLERMO CIENFUEGOS is a veteran L.A. theater director who has worked numerous times with the Venice-based Pacific Resident Theater. He has directed a wide range of productions there, from "Henry V" to Orson Bean's one man show, "Safe at Home" (through 11/29/15 - seen at left with Bean in photo). He's also known as actor Alex Fernandez. Learn more here and here. (11/15/15 Alicia Sedwick)
JOHN CHIODINI began his career in clubs, studios, and theaters in New England, and was a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler before relocating to L.A. to tour, write, and record with Peggy Lee. He later worked with a long list of artists, including Natalie Cole, Maynard Ferguson, Louis Bellson, Tony Bennett, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Dr. John, Shirley Horn, Barry Manilow, Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson, and Michael Buble. As a session player in L.A., John has numerous motion picture and TV credits. His own MCA album entitled “Weightless” was critically acclaimed. Most recently you can hear him on Paul McCartney’s latest album, “Kisses on the Bottom.” Click here to see his discography. (9/20/15, John Semper Jr.)
GENE COHEN, M.D., PH.D. - Dr. Cohen is the Director of the Center for Aging, Health & Humanities at George Washington University and the lead researcher for the groundbreaking study on Aging and Creativity. He is the author of The Creative Age and The Mature Mind. More information here.
Attorney TOM COX is Volunteer Program Coordinator for Maine Attorneys Saving Homes, and a Purpose Prize Winner in 2012. Cox – who uncovered massive fraud among mortgage lenders, leading to a $25 billion settlement – represents in court low-income homeowners facing foreclosure. More here. (3/16/13, Tim Carpenter)
ERICA ARONSTON and ZANA DARE, artists and educators from Sydney, Australia, have developed a program called Creative Kick Start, which builds creative ‘fitness’ through a series of workshops designed to limber up and free the artist within us all. Their workshops are available in community centers and hospitals in Australia, as well as on selected Oceania Cruises where they are Artists-in-Residence. Their book, The Creative Pulse, is currently available exclusively through the Art Gallery of NSW in Art Gallery Road at the Domain Sydney. (9/18/16 Helene Weinberg)
PAUL CUMMINS, a renowned educator, and founder and CEO of the Coalition for Engaged Education, is committed to creating opportunities for all children to have equitable access to a quality education. He has founded and co-founded numerous schools including Crossroads School, New Roads School, Camino Nuevo Charter School, and New Village Charter School, as well as P.S. Arts, an NPO providing arts classes to children in Title I schools. His latest book is Confessions of a Headmaster. Learn more at paulcummins.org (3/20/16 Tim Carpenter).
DON CUNNINGHAM, musician and vocalist, cut his teeth in the jazz world of St. Louis, mastering alto and tenor saxophones and percussion. He toured with such notables as Johnny Mathis before forming his own quartet which enjoyed wide popularity throughout the Midwest. In 1970, after relocating to Los Angeles, he teamed with Alica Rodriguez, a classically-trained vocalist and musician. They toured internationally with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, the Count Basie Orchestra, and others. Eventually they married and found great success in Asia, especially Japan. They were elected to the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame in 2011. More info here. (7/19/15, Cynthia Friedlob)
TONY CURTIS was one of the last survivors of Hollywood’s golden age. He became a respected dramatic actor, earning an Oscar nomination as an escaped convict in “The Defiant Ones,” a 1958 Stanley Kramer film. But he was equally adept in comedies, including the classic, “Some Like It Hot,” in 1959. Curtis also had a second career as an artist beginning in the early 1960s. He cited Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Balthus as his major influences. Tony Curtis passed away on September 9, 2010. We are fortunate that Tim Carpenter had interviewed him in May of that year. Their conversation was recorded live, in front of an adoring audience, at Fletcher Jones Auditorium at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA, thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts. More at: www.tonycurtis.com. Photo at left: Tony, Tim, and Tony's wife, Jill. (11/20/16 Tim Carpenter)