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Category: Fine Arts

Dawn Saito, Multi-Disciplinary International Artist

Dawn Saito, Multi-Disciplinary International Artist

Meet Dawn Saito, accomplished actress, writer, director, dancer, educator.  She also happens to be a Butoh performer, which in case you aren’t aware, is a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivation. In her rich and varied career, Dawn has collaborated with…
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Linda Shelton, Joyce Theater Foundation Executive Director

Linda Shelton, Joyce Theater Foundation Executive Director

In 2017 Linda Shelton was named among Dance Magazine's most influential people in dance today. Here's why: since 1993 she's been the Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, the NY-based non-profit that has served the dance community for more than 30 years. Before joining the Joyce, Linda was the General Manager of The Joffrey Ballet and held various management positions at the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation and managed tours for the Bolshoi, Moscow Virtuosi and composer Philip Glass. Clearly, Linda's career is rich and varied and one that she shares in our wide-ranging conversation.
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Rhonda Ross, Revisted

Rhonda Ross, Revisted

This week, we revisit our episode with singer-songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker Rhonda Ross Kendrick. Her parents are music industry icons. Mom is Diana Ross; dad is Motown founder and hit maker Berry Gordy. The oldest of Diana's 5 children, Rhonda's maternal half-sister is actress Tracee Ellis Ross. So...put your 'to do' list on the back burner and spend the next 30+minutes with a very classy, refreshingly honest, creative woman.
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Bunny Beck, Jazz Pianist

Bunny Beck, Jazz Pianist

How many female jazz pianists/composers/recording artists can you name? Well, you're about to meet one. Bunny Beck was originally trained as a classical pianist, but jazz became her passion. She was able to study with the likes of Lee Evans, Fernando Hernandez and legend Harold Mabern. Her composing began primarily with jazz tunes and ballads. In 2010 PARMA Recordings released her cd "Sound Tapestries." It was followed 4 years later by "From the Spirit" featuring the Bunny Beck Jazz Ensemble. Bunny shares her passion and love for making music.
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Lisa Grove, Director/CEO Telfair Museums

Lisa Grove, Director/CEO Telfair Museums

Here's a piece of art history you may not know. Telfair Museums, located in Savannah's beautiful historic district, happens to be the oldest public art museum in the South. Founded by a woman (!), it is comprised of the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Owens-Thomas House, - a National Historic Landmark, and the Jepson Center, devoted to contemporary art. Lisa Grove is Director/CEO of Telfair Museums. Her leadership, vision and guidance have helped make Telfair Museums a dynamic center for the local community, serving more than 180,000 visitors each year. Join Lisa on this 'insider' tour of these three special and distinct sites.
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