A conversation with Extra Scottish creator Calum Blackstock By Anthony T. Eaton I ask Calum about how a guy from Scotland ends up living in the State of Virginia, and he tells me how he was born in Scotland but … Continue reading No Kilt Required
I recently sat down with Actor and Director Paul J. Alessi to discuss growing up in New York and his unique journey into the entertainment business. Paul played competitive ice hockey as a kid and later fought as an amateur boxer, was a volunteer firefighter and youth sports coach. His good looks led to modeling and ultimately acting and then directing. As a kid growing up in New York, you were into sports; what was that like for you? I have always been into sports, health, and fitness for as long as I can remember. I started playing roller hockey … Continue reading Paul J. Alessi – Born a Champion
How did you get into making music? I grew up by the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey, right on the outskirts of NYC, and so hearing underground club music on the radio late Saturday nights was very enticing. I … Continue reading On The Record with Lorant Duzgun
A Conversation with Wesley Bizzell National LGBTQ+ Bar President Wesley had served as treasurer for several years and, In 2020, became President of the National LGBTQ+ Bar, serving a two-year term. In May, when his term ends, he will assume … Continue reading Fighting For Our Rights
Billie Holiday “There’s no damn business-like show business – you have to smile to keep from throwing up.” ~ Billie Holiday Billie Holiday’s life was complicated with great extremes, she lived it on her terms, and Andra Day, who plays Billie in the new movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday, shows us those extremes in a way we have not seen. The film takes a more in-depth look at Billie’s life’s complexity, focusing on the last decades of her life with a depth and richness lacking from the earlier 1972 movie Lady Sings The Blues. That version of Billie’s … Continue reading TWO VERSIONS OF ONE WOMAN
In addition to his new role as President Todd has also done work with Public Policy and Political Affairs, Todd’s experience also includes work with The Urban Institute in their Housing Finance Policy Center, founding and running a political action committee, volunteering, managing, and consulting on political campaigns at all levels of government from City Councils to Presidential elections. At what point did you go, Hey, I’m different from others? I started feeling different from other people very young. I can vividly remember at five, six, seven years old this sense of, I feel different. I think differently; I act … Continue reading Talking Politics with Todd Hill-Jones
By Anthony T. Eaton | January 2021 Although Daniel Allison posts videos on LinkedIn and has a Podcast as The Average Dude, he is anything but average. His experience, thoughts and conversations with the guest of his Podcast are thoughtful and insightful without being pre-planned, stuffy or overly formal. After watching his videos and Podcasts I wanted to sit down and talk to this not so Average Dude to see what he had to say. You started your podcast in 2020; what was the inspiration for that. I’ve always thought about podcasting. I’m in sales and always having conversations with … Continue reading A not so average conversation with The Average Dude Daniel Allison
By Anthony T. Eaton In the United States, 6,000 to 7,000 new cases of Hodgkin Lymphoma are diagnosed each year and about 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the US. I had the privilege to talk to Sean in May of this year about his experience, books, and thoughts on leadership. Sean is facing another fight with cancer so I am re-posting his interview. Watch this heartfelt message by Sean about his recent diagnosis. At age 13, Sean Swarner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and went through months of intensive treatment and beats it only to be diagnosed two … Continue reading If you don’t know Sean Swarmer’s Story, you should!
By Anthony T. Eaton | January 2021 E. Robert Dunn was born in the Midwest and raised in the Northeast. His life and career are an example of how talent and perseverance can overcome obstacles and adversities beyond our control. Actor, play write, author and more, Eston (his given name) has used his talent and tenacity to create a career that not only promotes his own talent, but promotes and encourages the talents of others who have faced similar challenges and have lacked the opportunity. After reading a post about his book series along with his bio I thought this … Continue reading E. Robert Dunn
An Interview with Jason Stuart Actor, comedian, producer, writer, director, host, lecturer, LGBTQ activist, son, lover, mentor! Jason Stuarts credits are extensive spanning multiple mediums, he is clearly one of the hardest working artists in the business. While he has held his own with such heavy hitters as Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union, Samm Levine, he has none of the ego one associates with someone with his breadth and depth of experience. I first connected with Jason after seeing a plug online for his short series with Mitch Hara SMOTHERED. To my surprise he not only welcomed my request to … Continue reading You have to watch this guy!