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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 8/13/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Blue Moon Cafe Guest Appreciation Month

August 1 -31

August is guest appreciation month at Blue Moon Mexican Café!? Throughout the month, guests can receive 10% off their bill when they dine at a Blue Moon location in NJ & NY by using the attached coupon (and the coupon can be used as many times through August 31). Guests can print the coupon off the website at www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com.

Blue Moon Mexican Café, established in 1987 is where Life is a Fiesta Every Day. Each location has its own unique ambiance offering authentic and eclectic Mexican cuisine sourced from top quality vendors and farmers using the freshest ingredients in the 90% scratch kitchen. Blue Moon is known for their special events, live music, daily specials and Happy Hour serving an extensive bar selection including craft beers, home-made sangrias, and award winning margaritas using an assortment of premium liquor making that casual meeting place to watch entertainment & sporting events with family and friends a favorite.  Each location offers Delivery & Pick Up, Children’s Menu, Private Rooms for Events and Celebrations and Off Premise Catering. For Menus to order online, Weekly Events and Live Entertainment updates visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com or download the bluemoonmexicancafe app at ITunes. Life 

Englewood
23 E. Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ  07631
Phone:  201.541.0600
Monday -Thursday 11:30AM - 11pm Friday & Saturday 11:30AM-Midnight Sunday 11:00AM-11:00pm

Woodcliff Lake
42 Kinderkamack Road
Phone:  201.782.9500
Monday -Thursday 11:30AM - 10:00PM Friday & Saturday 11:30AM-11:00PM Sunday 11:00AM - 10:00PM

Wyckoff
327 Franklin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ  07481
Phone:  201.891.1331
Monday & Tuesday 11:30am - 10pm Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 11pm Sunday 10:30am - 10pm

Bronxville
7-27 Pondfield Road (corner of Pondfield & Sagamore)
Phone:  914.337.4000
Monday -Thursday 11:30AM-10:00PM Friday & Saturday 11:30AM-11:00PM Sunday 11:00AM-10:00PM
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Broadway Workshop Auditions

Broadway Workshop is thrilled to announce auditions and production info for their 2017 Fall Workshop pilot production of - 
EMMA: A Pop Musical

Emma, a "clueless" senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what's best for her classmates' love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma's relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary singing groups and iconic  singers like The Supremes, Katy Perry, Whitney Houston and Sara Bareilles. Some of the greatest pop hit are part of the EMMA score including: Chapel of Love, Roar, How Will I Know, Things I'll Never Say, King of Anything, You Can't Hurry Love, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Heartbreaker, Stay, Brave and Unwritten. EMMAwill feature one cast of student actors ages 13+ and will be presented in workshop style with full staging and minimal set and prop elements.

SEEKING: One cast of student actors between the ages of 13-19. Performers should have great musical theatre or pop voices and move well. They are looking to create a fun, diverse group of students to present this show. All levels are welcome to audition. Please prepare 16-32 bars of an uptempo musical theatre or rock/pop song that shows off your voice and personality.
Saturday September 9, 2017 
Auditions: 10AM-4PM

Sunday September 10, 2017 
Auditions: 10AM-12PM 
Callbacks: 1PM-6PM    

To register for an audition click here

ONLINE AUDITIONS

Online auditions will be accepted through September 5th.

For more information and to learn how to submit an online audition click here

REHEARSAL INFO:Rehearsals for EMMA will take place on weekend afternoons starting Saturday September 30th. Please note not all actors will be called for each rehearsal and we will do our best to work around your conflicts.
All rehearsals take place at Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave. - 16th Floor.

PERFORMANCE INFO:
EMMA will have two presentations for executives at Broadway Licensing, other Industry Guests, as well as, family and friends.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29, 2017
3PM & 7PM
All tickets $20

FEE:
 This is a tuition-based program. There is NO fee to audition. The fee for those cast in the production is $495. All Broadway Workshop's productions are co-produced by PROJECT BROADWAY a 501(c)3 non-profit program dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities for students interested in theatre arts.  Full and partial scholarships are available for students who qualify through Project Broadway. Students seeking financial aid must fill out a scholarship form
before auditions.

For more information visit www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/emma
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The Ride Summer Sale
Celebrate the end of summer with 3 one-of-a-kind
New York City experiences:  THE RIDE,
THE TOUR & THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE!

20% OFF SUMMER SPECIAL
AUGUST 10, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

The Ride

The Critically Acclaimed Interactive Entertainment Experience Where The Streets of NYC Are The Stage!

For more information or to purchase tickets now experiencetheride.com
or use code SUMMERSALE at ExperienceTheRide.com
VALID FOR ALL RIDES AUGUST 10, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

The Downtown Experience

A brand new bus experience exploring Downtown Manhattan's most historic landmarks and neighborhoods, enhanced with the magic of TimeLooper virtual reality, allowing visitors to re-live iconic moments in time!

Get the Downtown experience for $39!
That's a 20% savings off the $49 full-priced tickets!

For more information or to purchase tickets now visit experiencetheride.com
or use code SUMMERSALE at ExperienceTheRide.com
VALID FOR THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE AUGUST 10, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

The Tour

Discover the past, present and future of NYC aboard this unique multimedia sightseeing tour.

Experience THE TOUR for $28! 
That's a 20% savings off the $35 full-priced tickets!

For more information experiencetheride.com
or use code SUMMERSALE at ExperienceTheRide.com
VALID FOR ALL TOURS AUGUST 10, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

THE EXPERIENCE PASS will combine THE RIDE,
TOUR, THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE and
a 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise with Hornblower
into one low price of $109!

For more information or to purchase tickets now visit 
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey:
Neil Sedaka
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ

Thursday August 17, 2017 8:00 PM

Buddy Guy 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.stnj.org/event/buddy-guy
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A Stable Life Presents
Equine Meditation with Medium Lee Vanzyl (from Montclair, NJ)
and Spiritual Life Coach, Anna Gassib (from Franklin Lakes)


Monday, August 28th at 6pm
Suggested Donation:  $20.00


Bergen Equestrian Center
40 Fort Lee Road
Leonia, NJ 

 A Stable Life presents an equine facilitated meditation session with renowned South African medium, Lee Vanzyl (from Montclair, NJ) and Spiritual Life Coach, Anna Gassib from (Franklin Lakes).  Together, they will lead this unique meditation experience teaching the practice of meditation in the presence of a horse. Attendees will experience how perceptive horses can be and how they actually help people heal and let go of their personal stress and baggage. No prior experience is needed, just be present and attendees will be guided by the instructors for this life altering event. This will take place on Monday, August 28th at 6pm at the Bergen County Equestrian Center located at 40 Fort Lee Road in Leonia, NJ. There is a suggested donation of $20.00. To reserve your spot call 201.336.3370 or email astablelife@gmail.com


Equine therapy experiences are used for the following:
                     Substance Abuse
                     Grief, Loss, Trauma, PTSD
                     Anxiety or Depression
                     Domestic Abuse, Bullying or Other Social Challenges
                     Developmental Delays and Mental Illness
                     Team Building and Leadership
                     Self Esteem and Self Care
                     Personal Development and Emotional Support
  
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PR Firm Roundup

News from BroadwayCon

BROADWAYCON ANNOUNCES
INDUSTRY DAY
CURATED BY SITUATION
JANUARY 25, 2018

TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 15, 2017

BroadwayCon is thrilled to announce the addition of BroadwayCon Industry Day, a one-day forum for industry professionals. Curated by Situation, a digital-first marketing agency with deep Broadway roots, BroadwayCon Industry Day will bring together industry leaders and professionals with a wide array of expertise to discuss new and inventive ways to foster the Broadway fan experience.

BroadwayCon Industry Day will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. Tickets will go on sale on August 15, 2017 at 11 AM ET.
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TARS OF TONY AWARD-WINNING FUN HOME
SYDNEY LUCAS, OSCAR WILLIAMS, ZELL STEELE MORROW, AND MORE
COME TO BROADWAYCON

“A KIDS’ EYE-VIEW OF FUN HOME” PANEL ANNOUNCED

BroadwayCon’s star-studded lineup continues to grow, including ten of the young actors who starred in Fun Home. BroadwayCon is pleased to announce Griffin Birney, Alessandra Baldacchino, Lennon Nate Hammond, Noah Hinsdale, Georgi James, Sydney Lucas, Zell Steele Morrow, Gabriella Pizzolo, Pierson Salvador, and Oscar Williams have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. Tickets BroadwayCon 2018 are available for purchase now at www.BroadwayCon.com/register

The tenAugust 15 - 20: George Gershwin
One of the greatest composers of his generation, the prolific George Gershwin takes center stage for this week’s SONGBOOK SUMMIT. Selections include 'Rhapsody in Blue', 'Summertime,' 'I Got Rhythm,' 'They Can't Take That Away from Me,' 'Our Love is Here to Stay,' and more!  young actors will appear in “A Kids’ Eye-View of Fun Home,” a panel detailing the development of Fun Home from early workshops through the end of the Broadway run through the eyes of the kids who lived through it all.
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News from Karen Greco PR

Songbook Summit Continues at 59E59 Theatres

Starring 59E59 favorites Peter & Will Anderson with SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. Produced by Reardon-Anderson Music and featuring jazz vocalist Molly Ryan.

August 15 - 20: George Gershwin
One of the greatest composers of his generation, the prolific George Gershwin takes center stage for this week’s SONGBOOK SUMMIT. Selections include 'Rhapsody in Blue', 'Summertime,' 'I Got Rhythm,' 'They Can't Take That Away from Me,' 'Our Love is Here to Stay,' and more! 

To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit

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What's on at the wild project


August 17
New York No Limits Film Series: Short Film Event
Thursday at 7:30pm
Tickets: $12

New York No Limits Film Series, an on-going collection of screening events, returns August 17th with its second short film program of 2017. New York No Limits programs films that embody the purest vision of the filmmaker without commercial interference. Concurrently, NYNL supports and nurtures the next generation of noteworthy filmmakers by providing a platform for artists to explore and develop his or her cinematic craft.

The August 17th event features a diverse program of short films imbued with the filmmakers vision.

Featuring:
A Beautiful Day
directed by Phedon Papmichael
written by Casey Cannon & Angeliki Giannakopoulos
Gene gets up day after day and follows the same monotonous routine that he has lived since the death of his wife ten years earlier. He is aging fast from illness and loneliness and has given up on the future. Today, however, he awakens with a new determination to end the life he has known. Today, there is a new resolve that will change the course of everything.

Club Policy
written & directed by New Media Ltd
A ferociously competitive couple play a routine game of squash at the Country Club one afternoon. What begins as fun exercise, quickly escalates as the tension explodes between them. True character is revealed as we follow the karmic repercussions of that fateful day on the courts.

Mare Nostrum
directed by Rana Kazkaz and Ana Khalaf
written by Rana Kazkaz
On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk.

Pet Monkey
written and directed by Eric Maira
A date night turns ugly when a persistent boyfriend offers to buy his girlfriend a monkey.

Prerequisite
directed by Geoffrey Guerrero
written by Courtney J. Camerota
A preppy college graduate gets more than she bargained for when she takes a risky second job to offset her student loan debt.

Teapot
directed by Alexander Gruszynski
written by Kimberly Aboltin
Jaime, a newcomer in a women's anger management program, manipulates her sponsor and friends through the guise of her beloved grandmother's teapot in order to confront her ex about the break up text he recently sent her.

The Mess He Made
written and directed by Matthew Puccini
A man reassesses everything as he waits for the results of a Rapid HIV Test in a small American town.

They Charge for the Sun
directed by Terence Nance
written by Eugene Ramos
In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.

Willy
written and directed by Ben Klein & Violet Columbus
WILLY, an aging television personality, is sick of performing for children. He expresses his desire to create meaningful art, more specifically, songs that speak on the plight of the American Indian. While the rest of the cast and crew attempt to keep the show running smoothly, Willy repeatedly derail

s the broadcast due to his massive ego and boorish behavior.
 


August 18 - August 20
the CURRENT SESSIONS: Volume VII: On Resistance
Schedule: Friday - Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 6:30pm
Tickets: $20 ($15 for students and LES/EV residents with valid ID)

Participating artists will develop choreography from the disobedient and destabilizing, to the imaginative and the revolutionary. On Resistance looks to further classify movement into a broader spectrum by challenging systems of making and observing dance.
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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

BALLET HISPÁNICO
School of Dance
announces
School Year 2017-18 Registration

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces that registration is now available for classes during the 2017-18 school year.  Celebrating over 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC.

At the School of Dance, children learn in a nurturing and disciplined environment, discover dance as a language of ideas, and explore the rich history and aesthetics of Latino cultures. Under an internationally renowned faculty led by seasoned dance professional and School Director Michelle Manzanales, students are exposed to four signature training programs and a bevy of performance opportunities. Classes are set to live music and held at our studios located in Manhattan's Upper West Side. The School offers over $150,000 in annual scholarships to talented and need-based students.

Alumni of the School have gone on to prestigious conservatories such as Juilliard and LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts; to careers in theater (Nancy Ticotin), film (Jennifer Lopez) and television (Michael DeLorenzo); and to careers with leading dance companies such as Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor, ABT II, and the San Francisco Ballet. 

Los Pasitos Early Childhood Program (ages 2-5)
Ballet Hispánico's Los Pasitos early childhood program for ages 2-5 merges creativity, culture and technique. Its curriculum focuses on developing coordination, spatial awareness and musicality, with an emphasis on each child's unique self-expression. Students learn proper dance etiquette, explore the wide spectrum of Hispanic culture and build a solid foundation for dance training in a joyful environment. The Los Pasitos program helps students gain the following skills:
* Physical: Self-control, refinement of gross and fine motor skills, understanding of space and their bodies
* Social/Affective: Listening, responding, taking turns, working cooperatively
* Cognitive: Recognizing, recalling, identifying, differentiating and sequencing
* Aesthetic: Exposure to Hispanic culture, arts and language, expressing a preference for dance movements and style.

Encuentros Open Class Program (ages 6-18)
The Open Program at the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance offers something for everyone. Developed with the highest level of artistic excellence offered at any dance institution, our program supports the recreational dancer interested in taking one to three classes a week. With over 25 classes a week in a wide array of genres--from ballet and flamenco to hip-hop, salsa, and jazz--our students receive not only a thorough grounding in the primary techniques, but also specialized training in the rich and varied Latin American dance traditions, which for many is their cultural heritage.

La Academia: Pre-Professional Program (ages 7-23)
La Academia, Ballet Hispánico's Pre-Professional Program, is a unique intensive training system developed with the full spectrum of the Ballet Hispánico curriculum that aims to produce a well-rounded dancer. After ten years of training in the Pre-Professional Program, a dancer will possess: 
* superior classical technique founded in Cuban methodology, a specialty unique to Ballet Hispánico
* a strong understanding of contemporary forms to diversify and strengthen their education
* a musical and multicultural dance perspective to support a versatile career path.

La Academia: Professional Studies Program (Advanced level students)
Professional Studies--the highest and most challenging arm of La Academia, Ballet Hispánico's Pre-Professional Program--is designed to further the development of the advanced student in Classical Ballet, Flamenco and Contemporary forms. This subprogram is tailored for those students attending performing arts schools, those interested in college preparation for conservatory programs, and/or those pursuing a career in dance. Admission to Professional Studies is by audition only, and students have the option of pursuing the full curriculum or one of three specialized tracks-Ballet, Flamenco or Contemporary. Performance skills are honed through exposure to repertory and preparation for a year-end recital. https://www.ballethispanico.org/classes/professional-studies

La Academia: Professional Studies Program (Advanced level students)
Professional Studies--the highest and most challenging arm of La Academia, Ballet Hispánico's Pre-Professional Program--is designed to further the development of the advanced student in Classical Ballet, Flamenco and Contemporary forms. This subprogram is tailored for those students attending performing arts schools, those interested in college preparation for conservatory programs, and/or those pursuing a career in dance. Admission to Professional Studies is by audition only, and students have the option of pursuing the full curriculum or one of three specialized tracks-Ballet, Flamenco or Contemporary. Performance skills are honed through exposure to repertory and preparation for a year-end recital. https://www.ballethispanico.org/classes/professional-studies

La Academia: Professional Studies Program (Advanced level students)
Professional Studies--the highest and most challenging arm of La Academia, Ballet Hispánico's Pre-Professional Program--is designed to further the development of the advanced student in Classical Ballet, Flamenco and Contemporary forms. This subprogram is tailored for those students attending performing arts schools, those interested in college preparation for conservatory programs, and/or those pursuing a career in dance. Admission to Professional Studies is by audition only, and students have the option of pursuing the full curriculum or one of three specialized tracks-Ballet, Flamenco or Contemporary. Performance skills are honed through exposure to repertory and preparation for a year-end recital. https://www.ballethispanico.org/classes/professional-studies

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Brooklyn Opera Works
presents
Echo et Narcisse
August 17 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm


Brooklyn Opera Works presents Echo et Narcisse on August 17 & 19, 2017at 7:30pm at BMS Playhouse, 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY.  Tickets are $10-25 and are available at (718) 638-5660 or www.brooklynmusicschool.org.


A rarely heard Baroque gem, Christoph Willibald Gluck's piece is based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus. His interpretation centers on the internal and external challenges that the lovers have to overcome in order to finally join in love's union. Themes of vanity, narcissism, lust, and jealousy are explored playfully, as the wrath of a jealous God, the mischievous arrows of love, and human compassion compete to shape the lovers' fates.
This updated production touches on contemporary issues of the seduction of self-imagery and features an original painting/backdrop by artist Eve Devore. The modern aesthetic of the production is contrasted by a Baroque chamber ensemble with period instruments, conducted by Tali Makell.  Directed by Marie Zvosec and costumed by Deborah Wright-Houston.

This drame lyrique was the last opera written by Gluck. After its production in 1779, he left Paris for good for Vienna. In retrospect, the story prophesizes a time in which a sickness of imagistic self-love disrupts human relationships and society.

Brooklyn Opera Works is dedicated to providing conservatory-level opera training and performance opportunities to new and emerging artists, as well as presenting lesser known operas with a fresh and engaging presentation. We encourage talented vocal artists who come from a range of different traditions and backgrounds to explore the operatic art form, while developing future audiences.

The Summer Vocal Arts program provides an intensive and fully rounded concentrated course that encompassed vocal technique, movement, dramaturgy, and character development that results in a fully staged showcase production. The program has recently focused on the Baroque opera tradition with a production of Dido & Aeneas in summer 2016. For more information, visit https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/brooklyn-opera-works-opera-training-program-school/.
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News from Polk and Co.

THE WONKA SIZED EVERLASTING SHOWSTOPPER
ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
ADDS DIGITAL LOTTERY AS OF FRIDAY AUGUST 11, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery on Friday, August 11, 2017, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances at https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/charlie/.

The digital lottery will be open from 10am – 2pm for evening performances. For matinee performances, the digital lottery will open at 8pm the night prior and close at 9:30am on the day of the show. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for tickets online. Tickets can be picked up at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 W 46 Street), 30 minutes prior to show time. Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Maximum 2 tickets per entry.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! 

The Broadway performance schedule for 

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the ChocolateFactory Broadway performance schedule is as follows: 
Monday & Tuesday at 7pm
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 6:30pm, with 
Matinees on Wednesday at 2pm
                  Saturday at 2pm 
                  Sunday at 1pm.

Tickets for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory range from $69 - $160, and are available at www.Ticketmaster.com(877.250.2929).  A limited number of $40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street) when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

For more information visit: www.CharlieOnBroadway.com

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BROADWAY RECORDS
 ANNOUNCES
ORFEH & ANDY KARL: 

LEGALLY BOUND – LIVE AT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW

Orfeh & Andy Karl: Legally Bound – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Friday August 18, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.


Track List:
1. You’re All I Need to Get By       
2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough          
3. Ain’t No Stopping Us Now      
4. “A very rowdy crowd…”                          
5. The Promise                                 
6. “Something good had to come out of the 80s…”          
7. Make Like a Nail/If I Can Dream           
8. “I love it when the napkins start to dance…”  
9. History                                            
10. “Some artists that you come up listening to…”
11. I’m Your Baby Tonight (with Andrew Logan)
12. “That show really sort of pushed the limits…”
13. Keep on Standing                    
14. Piece of My Heart                    
15. “That happens in my living room at least twice a week…”
16. Seeing You
17. Kiss
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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