In today’s INTERVUE, America is getting ready to turn 243 years this Saturday and we are celebrating n this style with our annual July 4th celebration, A Capitol Fourth on PBS! While the program is not taped live as with previous years, the fortieth anniversary promises to deliver the same triumphant performances that bring the country together for ninety spectacular minutes.
Today’s guest is part of the best vocal groups of all-time! With 14 No 1 singles on the R&B charts in the 60s & 70s, the mighty Temptations ruled radio waves to become one of the most dominant vocal groups of all time. Here to talk with me about his role on the 40th Anniversary we have the mighty Temptation himself, the legendary Otis Williams!
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On this edition of THE INTERVUE, Memorial Day is around the corner for us and the people of Washington, you know what that means. A time-honored tradition returns to television, the 31st Annual National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday night at 8pm EST on PBS. While the concert won’t be televised live this year, due to COVID-19, the show does prevail with some amazing talent including our next guest. She is the best selling and most awarded female gospel artist of all time. The legendary CeCe Winans.
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I have recently sat down with Marlon West, who is the Head of Effects Animation for the upcoming Frozen II. He has served in the role for the first Frozen and Moana. West has worked on several Disney films over the years including The Princess and the Frog, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Lion King.
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Film Composer Terence Blanchard is gearing up to bring an amazing score to the upcoming biopic, Harriet this weekend. Last October, he was recognized for his contribution to film and was awarded the Distinguished Composer Award, which was presented at a tribute concert featuring his own quintet E-Collective and a 35-piece orchestra at the 7th Annual Middleburg Film Festival. Now, he is preparing for the operatic adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s gripping memoir Fire Shut Up In My Bones which will have an upcoming production staged by the Metropolitan Opera in a few years. I sat down with Terence to discuss his involvement with directors Spike Lee and Harriet’s director Kasi Lemmons, his beginnings and the future!
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Apple TV+ makes its debuts today in streaming media. One of the most anticipated shows comes from the mind of creator Ronald D. Moore. The new series, For All Mankind, tell the story of an alternate history depicting “what would have happened if the global space race had never ended” after the USSR succeeds in the first manned Moon landing. The show has already been renewed for a second season and recently had a DC premiere at the National Air & Space Museum this past Sunday with majority of its cast in attendance.
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On this edition of the INTERVUE, legendary actor John Travolta takes us on the dark side of being a fan in the upcoming thriller, The Fanatic. Directed by Fred Durst, the film tells the tale of a celebrity-obsessed man named Moose who felt slighted by his favorite movie star, Hunter Dunbar, and embarks on a quest to get a response from the actor. I sat down with John to discuss all sides of being a fan – who he idolized growing up and playing a fanatic whose willing to do anything to meet his idol.
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Director Gurinder Chadha has brought the music of the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, and created a wonderful film that tells an amazing story in the upcoming film Blinded by the Light. Inspired by the true story of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this wonderful film tells the tale of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, who discovers the world outside his family life and 1980’s hometown through the music of Bruce Springsteen. I sat with Ms. Chadha to talk about meeting Bruce and bringing Manzoor’s story to the big screen.
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It was the year 1994 that the epic Disney movie The Lion King roared its way into our lives. The story, the songs, the magic still resonates with us today. This weekend, we get to experience the magnificent adventure of Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and the mighty Mufasa all over again with an updated version of the movie. I recently sat down with the youngest stars of the movie, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph play the young Simba and Nala. We talked about feeling the love that is The Lion King.
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In the second part of EM’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” INTERVIEWS, I sat down with two more stars of this amazing film. Rob Morgan plays James Sr., the father of Jimmie played by Jimmie Fails and Tichina Arnold who plays Jimmie’s aunt Wanda. And away we go!
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Dean on the Scene with an exclusive interview with the director and star of the upcoming film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”. Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joining me to talk about this new A24 film that opens in DC Friday is director, producer Joe Talbot and screenwriter and star Jimmie Fails!
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