Kristy Swanson, Lead Role in 1992 Film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer—Guest 06/04/2015

Kristy Swanson
Kristy Swanson

We have a great show for you. Our guest is Kristy Swanson, the talented and sexy film star who has graced our movie and television screens for decades. Ken and Tai have a host of tantalizing questions for this exciting star, questions that will bring out the true Kristy Swanson, as we welcome her to Ken Boxer Live.

Swanson is best known for her starring role in the 1992 Twentieth Century Fox film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, later spun off into the popular WB television series Buffy. “When the movie came out, it was enormously successful, and I was thrilled. At the time there were no films where girls had a heroine to look up to,” says Swanson. To this day the film remains a cult classic.

After starting her career at Hollywood’s The Actors Workshop with R. J Adams, her talent and good looks quickly moved her into television commercials and several television series, such as Cagney and Lacey and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1986, at the age of 17, she debuted in the acclaimed Pretty in Pink. Later that year Swanson received her first starring role in Deadly Friend, where she played “the girl next door.”

Swanson’s most critically acclaimed role is her portrayal of Kristen Connor, in Higher Learning, where she plays a student discovering her sexuality.

Kristy Swanson
in “Zebra Lounge”

In 2002 Swanson turned her attention to something a bit different, gracing the cover of Playboy Magazine, along with an eight-page pictorial spread. Reflecting on this, Swanson says, “I could not pass up the opportunity to work with the renowned photographer, Phillip Dixon, and by the look of my pictorial, I think I made the perfect choice.” Taking a quick peek at her pictorial, I must agree!

During the 2006 season of Skating with Celebrities, Swanson, paired with Olympian pair skater Lloyd Eisner, a personal friend of our own Olympian pair skater Tai Babilonia, took the crown, defeating five other teams. A romance between Swanson and Eisner ensued, and they later married.

This show will surely be fun and exciting so do not miss it.

(For more information about Kristy Swanson, please visit her website.)

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, June 1st. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 06/04/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Ken Caillat, Grammy-Winning Studio Engineer of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 “Rumours” Album—Guest 05/21/2015

Ken Caillat
Ken Caillat

Ken Caillat—director, studio engineer, author, and musician—widely known as the studio engineer of the 1977 groundbreaking Fleetwood Mac Rumours and Tusk recording sessions, is our upcoming Ken Boxer Live guest.

In addition to his engineering of Rumours, for which he won a Grammy Award, Caillat has worked on albums for stars such as Billy Idol, Frank Sinatra, Pat Benatar, and Alice Cooper, to name just a few.

And, yes, Caillat is the proud father of singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, for whom he has produced her numerous successful albums.

Ken Caillat
1979 “Tusk” Sessions

Caillat’s most recent work as an author is his behind-the-scenes book Making Rumours, which in addition to describing the making of Rumours, also details his bird’s eye view of the often complex inter-personality drama among the members of that most influential band, Fleetwood Mac, whose members were continually in and out of romantic relationships with each other.

For more information about Ken Caillat, please visit his website.

Ken and Tai welcome you to join with us during this sure-to-be exciting interview.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, May 18th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 05/21/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Dawn Wells, best known as Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island”—Guest 05/07/2015

Dawn Wells
Dawn Wells

We are so very honored to have the lovely and talented Dawn Wells with us as our upcoming guest. Although her acting career is broad and deep, most of us remember her best from her delightful role as the hot pants-wearing, adorable vixen Mary Ann from the 1960s television series Gilligan’s Island. To this day men (and no doubt many women) still debate the age-old metaphysical question: “Who is hotter? Mary Ann or Ginger?”

Dawn Wells, who was crowned Miss Nevada in 1960 and represented her state in that year’s Miss America pageant, made her acting debut on ABC’s The Roaring 20s. Afterwards she was cast in many other early-1960s popular series, such as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show, Maverick, and Bonanza. These ultimately led to her role on Gilligan’s Island.

Dawn Wells on
Gilligan’s Island

After her universally loved role in Gilligan’s Island, Wells turned her attention to theatre acting, appearing in nearly 100 theatrical productions over the succeeding years, including recent years. Most of her time during the ’70s and ’80s were spent touring in musical theatre productions, including a one-woman show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

For more biographical and other information about Dawn Wells, please visit her website and her Wikipedia page.

Ken and Tai look forward to an engaging and memorable interview with this most beloved star.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, May 4th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 05/07/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Peter Noone, from 1960s Pop Group Herman’s Hermits—Guest 04/30/2015

Peter Noone
Peter Noone

The legendary and renowned Peter Noone, lead singer and songwriter of the 1960s pop group Herman’s Hermits, is our upcoming guest. Ken and Tai, along with the rest of the Ken Boxer Live crew, are thrilled he will be with us.

Herman’s Hermits was not just any band; they were an integral part of the British Invasion, a period during the mid-’60s when numerous across-the-Atlantic bands, such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and the Who, “invaded” America with their unique music. It’s hard to think of Herman’s Hermits without also mentally revisiting that time.

Those who remember this period easily recall the constant stream of new music continually advancing up the charts in an endless parade. Herman’s Hermits, as part of this invasion,  produced—in a dizzying short number of years—hit after hit, many of which today are classics. These include such remembrances as, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” and “There’s a Kind of Hush.”

Peter Noone (1966)

During and after his Herman’s Hermits period, Noone appeared often on television—literally hundreds of programs—such as Ed Sullivan and Jackie Gleason. Additionally, during the 1970s, Noone as a solo act recorded numerous singles. And a decade beyond that, Noone showed his considerable acting skills, appearing as Frederic in the New York Shakespeare Festivals’ Broadway production of Pirates of Penzance. You may read more of Peter Noone’s biography at his Wikipedia page.

This promises to be a very exciting show. Please join us on TVSB-17 or YouTube.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, April 27th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/30/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Alan Parsons, Rock Legend—Guest 04/09/2015

Alan Parsons
Alan Parsons

Ken and Tai welcome to Ken Boxer Live a true rock legend, Alan Parsons—an audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.

As an engineer, Parsons was involved with many important albums, including The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Let It Be. His production credits also include albums by Ambrosia, Pilot, and Al Stewart, and, of course, Parsons’ own group, The Alan Parsons Project.

It all began for Parsons at the age of 19 when he went to work as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios, where he earned his initial credit on the album Abbey Road. Becoming a regular there, he went on to engineer projects with Paul McCartney, The Hollies, Pink Floyd, and others, receiving Grammy Award nominations along the way.

Alan Parsons
Alan Parsons (Early Years)

In 1975 he declined Pink Floyd’s invitation to return to work on a follow-up album. Instead he spent that time launching his own band, The Alan Parsons Project, where he demonstrated to the world his calling as a creative musician, releasing during this period nearly a dozen successful albums. For more biographical information, please visit Parsons’ Wikipedia page.

This KBL episode will surely be an exciting and informative one so please join us.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, April 6th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/09/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Rex Smith, Legendary Singer and Actor—Guest 03/26/2015

Rex Smith
Rex Smith

We have an incredible show in store for you.  We are proud to have as our guest the legendary Rex Smith—the hugely talented singer and actor (both on screen and on stage).

Many remember Smith from his huge 1979 hit single, “You Take My Breath Away.” (Perhaps we could coax him into performing it live for us!) Also, Smith is well remembered for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk.

Rex Smith
Rex Smith (1970s)

Always busy and active entertaining, Smith regularly creates new music albums and performs in new acting roles, many on Broadway. For more Rex Smith biographical information, please visit his official website.

Ken and Tai have loads of questions to ask this most talented performer and look forward to a personal and in-depth interview. Please join the fun with us.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, March 23rd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/26/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Denise Nicholas from “Room 222″—Guest 03/12/2015

Denise Nicholas
Denise Nicholas

Ken and Tai welcome veteran actress, writer, and civil rights activist Denise Nicholas to Ken Boxer Live as their next guest.

Nicholas is best known for her role as high school guidance counselor Liz McIntyre in the ABC comedy-drama series Room 222, and for her role as Councilwoman Harriet DeLong in the NBC/CBS drama series In the Heat of the Night, for which she wrote six episodes.

After In the Heat of the Night, Nicholas began a second career as a writer, eventually working under her mentor, author Janet Fitch, with whom she worked for five years. Her first novel Freshwater Road was published in 2005 and received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Additionally, it was selected as of one the best books of 2005, while also accumulating many other notable awards.

Lloyd Haynes & Denise Nicholas from "Room 222"
Lloyd Haynes & Denise Nicholas from “Room 222″

Ken and Tai look forward to interviewing this most talented and versatile personality. So mark your calendar.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, March 9th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/12/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)