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Month: May 2019

Why Does The Last Cruise End That Way?

Why Does The Last Cruise End That Way?

For some reason, probably because they echoed my anxieties about the larger world, I became obsessed a few years ago with news stories about cruises going awry—a nasty ship-wide norovirus outbreak on the high seas, or an engine room fire knocking out power and stranding a ship for…
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Jamibeth Margolis, Casting Agent/Director

Jamibeth Margolis, Casting Agent/Director

What it does it take to land a role on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond? We posed that question and many more to Jamibeth Margolis, who's spent more than 20 years as a professional casting director in New York, before going out on her own. Her credits are numerous and include: "Fiddler On The Roof" in Yiddish, the "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miz," "Miss Saigon" and "Cats." There are also multiple television pilots and on camera industrials for major U.S. companies. Oh...and Jamibeth also teaches musical theater, acting and audition techniques in New York City. Join us for a fascinating 'behind the scenes' conversation.
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Aliza Sherman, Entrepreneur, Activist and Author

Aliza Sherman, Entrepreneur, Activist and Author

Entrepreneur, visionary, activist, author...all describe Aliza Sherman. In 1995 she founded Cybergrrl, the first full-service, female-owned web company and the first global internet networking organization for women. Newsweek noticed and named Aliza one of the Top People Who Matter Most on the Internet. She's currently the CEO of Ellementa, a global women's cannabis wellness network. Her work has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC. And....she's the author of 12 books. Needless to say, we cover a lot of ground in our conversation with this fascinating, committed, accomplished woman!
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Melissa Iwai, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

Melissa Iwai, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

Melissa Iwai has wanted to be a children's book author and illustrator as far back as she can remember. She has illustrated more than 30 picture books, beginning with Night Shift Daddy published in 2000. Melissa also wrote and illustrated Soup Day and Pizza Day. And speaking of soup and pizza - when she's not creating visual art, Melissa can be found in her kitchen, cooking, baking and developing new recipes. In fact, she was a 2010 Cooking Light Reader Recipe winner. We're so glad Melissa took a break from creating visual and culinary art to have a conversation with us!
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Yasmine Rana Published in Best Women’s Monologues of 2019

Playwright and Educator Yasmine Rana’s monologue from her new play, At the Barre is published in the Best Women’s Monologues of 2019. The anthology is available in bookstores as well as through Amazon. Click…
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