Posts Tagged ‘country’

JIMMY BUFFETT BIO + LISA SEE, AUTHOR

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett. Margaritaville. Yep, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking a trip to Margaritaville in search of the lost shaker of salt with author Ryan White out with a new compelling, and rollicking portrait of the legendary pirate captain of Margaritaville as told in the acclaimed music critic’s candid new biography JIMMY BUFFETT, A GOOD LIFE ALL THE WAY. And, we’re suggesting a great new book to read while you bask in the golden sunshine with author Lisa See, her new novel THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE.

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett, the iconic “Pop of Trop Rock,” the Pirate Captain of Margaritaville, the one person we would all like to share a cheeseburger in paradise. Writer, performer, Buffett has earned millions through record sales and top-grossing concert tours, but he is also the CEO behind – and get this – a $1.5 billion-per-year Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, lifestyle products, and now about to open Margaritville retirement homes. But before he became the flip-flop music legend and the CEO of Margaritville, Inc. there was the kid from Pascagoula, Mississippi. There have been a lot of changes in attitudes, changes in latitudes in James William Buffett’s life and Ryan White the author of SPRINGSTEEN: ALBUM BY ALBUM, who has twice been named one of the top feature writers in the country by the Society for Features Journalism explores them all JIMMY BUFFETT, A GOOD LIFE ALL THE WAY.

Jimmy BuffettAuthor Lisa See the four-time New York Times bestselling author whose titles include ON GOLD MOUNTAIN, SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN, SHANGHAI GRILS AND DREAMS OF JOY never disappoints. Her latest novel, THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE is testament, yet another powerful story where east meets west, a story of family, identity, and motherhood, a moving journey through a little-known world that takes the reader on a ride through the magic and mysteries of ancient Chinese culture and the equally mysterious bond of mother and child.

What could be better than cheeseburgers in paradise, nibbling on sponge cake, watching the sun bake and reading a NY Times bestselling novel? Join me, Lisa See and author Ryan White who brings us his new biography of Jimmy Buffet and Lisa See talks her new fiction THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

POLITICS – AUTHOR STEPHEN DINAN – 4 BROADS TALKING

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Political gridlock, polarization, the culture war are three of the ways America defines its politics today, none of them pretty. Wednesday, July 6, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at how we got here and explores solutions to our nation’s extreme politics when joining Halli at her table is the author of an enlightening new book SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, Stephen Dinan, and our panelists, 4 BROADS TALKING, Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren, along with our host, Halli Casser-Jayne.

In SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, with a foreword by Marianne Williamson, noted social entrepreneur and visionary political strategist, CEO of the Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and the Evolutionary Leaders Group, Stephen Dinan analyzes America’s internal political conflicts, opting for a tranpartisan movement that will transcend our damaging polarities and will hold to a vision that honors the ideals of both the left and the right, forwarding an evolution that is both political and spiritual. A graduate of Stanford, Dinan also directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research.

FOUR BROADS TALKING POLITICSSee what happens when you have FOUR BROADS TALKING politics, celebrity and whatever fuels their fancy when moderate liberal “gal-ographer,” the author of GIRLS LIKE US and THE NEWS SORORITY, Sheila Weller; Lisa “she calls ‘em like she sees ‘em” DePaulo, journalist and one of New York’s sharpest and most incisive long-form writers on politics, true crime, and celebrity; Republican Lisa Schiffren, the former speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle who crafted Quayle’s enduringly famous takedown of Murphy Brown for being a single mom and sparked meaningful debate about welfare reform sit down with our fun, frank, fearless, feisty host Halli Casser-Jayne moderating it all.

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Can America be saved from herself? Can we move beyond our winner-take-all-politics? Can America grow up and evolve? Politics, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, all on The Halli Caser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 6, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPER-GROUP THE HIGHWAYMEN

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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, they were the Highwaymen, the first country music supergroup, the pioneering outlaws who changed country music forever. Wednesday, May 25, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show joining Halli at her table is Jim Brown, producer/director/writer and cinematographer to talk about his new documentary: American Masters — THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END. And Terry Jennings, the oldest son of Waylon Jennings, author of WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD.

The HighwaymenJim Brown is a four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director/writer and cinematographer who is responsible for some of the most popular and critically acclaimed musical documentary programs of the last four decades. These include 50 Years With Peter, Paul and Mary, Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust-The Bridge to Russia and American Masters – Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END premiers nationwide Friday, May 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series.

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Terry Jennings Waylon, Tales of My Outlaw DadTerry Jennings had a front-row seat to his father’s iconic music career. A complex man, Waylon’s relationship with drugs and women are the stuff of legends. But he was always the consummate musician and at his heart a family man. Terry saw it all and will offer up many surprises.

A look at the supergroup The Highwaymen with producer of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END, Jim Brown and at the man who was Waylon Jennings with Terry Jennings author of WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD, Wednesday, May 25, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For further information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

JOHN FORD COLEY: “LOVE IS THE ANSWER”

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“I’d Really Like To See You Tonight,” “Nights are Forever Without You,” It’s Sad to Belong,” Love is the Answer,” were just a few of the hits of the Grammy nominated soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. Joining Halli at her table, Wednesday, April 27, 3 pm ET is singer, musician, actor, author John Ford Coley.

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Texas born and raised, at 16 his music career was well on the way. The classically trained pianist would move to guitar and with his gift for harmony sing his way with his partner and classmate, England Dan to the top of the rock and roll charts. The band would break up but not before the Grammy-nominated duo had six Top 40 singles under their belts. With double platinum and gold records behind him, John has also produced other artists, most notably Eddie Money. He added acting to his repertoire and has penned a book on his years in the music industry entitled BACKSTAGE PASS.

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Stories of Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Mickey Mantle and more, and the extraordinary career of John Ford Coley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 27, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

SINGER-SONGWRITER of KEY LARGO, BERTIE HIGGINS

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“We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall,” is the lyric that touched hearts and imaginations and allowed us to sail away to Key Largo. The songwriter? Bertie Higgins, whose Key Largo blew a hole in the U.S. charts when it reached number one in the nation, and went on to become an international hit. For Higgins, it was only the beginning. Wednesday, March 16, 3 pm ET Bertie Higgins joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Come sail away.

Like his great, great grandfather, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German poet who penned “Faust”, Bertie Higgins is a storyteller. Bertie, who once supported himself as a sponge diver, began his career in show business at the age of twelve as a ventriloquist. But music was in his heart and he became drummer for the Tommy Roe band, The Roemans. He toured the world alongside the Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Manfred Mann, Peter and Gordon, The Dave Clark Five and many more. Tiring of the rigors of the road and yearning to make his own musical statement, Bertie left The Roemans, put down his drumsticks, picked up a guitar and began crafting music and lyrics. The rest, as they say is history.

Trop rock, yacht rock, romance, Key Largo, sail away with Halli and her guest, singer/songwriter, musician Bertie Higgins for an hour of romance and reminiscing on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 16, 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne.com.

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