Melissa Manchester—Super Star Grammy-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Actress—Guest 04/01/2019

Melissa Manchester
Melissa Manchester

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest is Grammy winner Melissa Manchester, whose powerful vocals and strong, captivating performances have set her apart from her peers from the very beginning.

Who can forget her breathtaking live performances, such as her performance in the YouTube clip below of her super smash hit, “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” If ever a song was written for a performer’s innate abilities, this is one of them. Listen to her vocals seamlessly shift as if a well-heeled flowing hillside pond has given birth to a take-no-prisoners tsunami.

We look forward to a great interview with this true musical giant.

Please join us for this live interview event by requesting your complimentary tickets.

 

For background we quote extensively from Manchester’s Wikipedia page:

“Manchester was born in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, to a musical family. Her father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Her mother was one of the first women to design and found her own clothing firm, Ruth Manchester Ltd.

Melissa Manchester
“Don’t Cry Out Loud”

“Manchester hails from a Jewish background. Manchester started a singing career at an early age. She learned the piano and harpsichord at the Manhattan School of Music, began singing commercial jingles at age 15, and became a staff writer for Chappell Music while attending Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts.

“She studied songwriting at New York University with Paul Simon. Manchester played the Manhattan club scene, where she was discovered by Barry Manilow, who introduced her to Bette Midler. In 1971 she became a member of the Harlettes, the back-up singers for Midler.

“Manchester made a brief speaking appearance as “Yoko Ono” on the 1972 album National Lampoon Radio Dinner, on the track entitled “Magical Misery Tour”, and as the singer in “Deteriorata”.

“Her debut album, Home to Myself, was released in 1973; Manchester co-wrote many of its songs with Carole Bayer Sager. Two years later, Manchester’s album Melissa produced her first top-ten hit, “Midnight Blue”, which enjoyed 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song’s peak position was #6 for the week of August 9, 1975.

“She also performed the song live on Burt Sugarman’s television series Midnight Special in 1974. Manchester appeared with Richie Havens, Melanie, and Frankie Valli as a contributor and performer in the 1977 NBC special documentary “How the Beatles Changed the World”. Manchester collaborated with Kenny Loggins to co-write Loggins’ 1978 hit duet with Stevie Nicks, “Whenever I Call You Friend”. She would later record this for her 1979 Melissa Manchester album.

“She guest-starred on the CBS-TV daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow to teach a main character, who played a singer-songwriter, the essentials of the craft. In 1979, Manchester reached #10 with her version of Peter Allen’s “Don’t Cry Out Loud”,  for which she received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance.”

Join us for a very entertaining evening with Melissa Manchester.

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, April 1st. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/04/2019, 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.)

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Billy Vera—Singer, Songwriter, 1987 #1 hit “At This Moment”—Guest 03/11/2019

Billy Vera
Billy Vera

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest is 1980’s legend Billy Vera, who we are thrilled to say is returning to us for a second visit.

Vera, an American singer, songwriter, actor, author and music historian, has been active in the music business since the 1960’s, his most successful and well-known record being “At This Moment”, a 1987 number 1 hit.

You may join us for this live interview event by requesting your complimentary tickets

He continues to perform with his group, Billy Vera & The Beaters, and won a Grammy Award in 2013.

For more information about Billy Vera, please visit his website.

Billy Vera
“At This Moment” (1987)

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, March 11th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/14/2019, 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.)

Michael Campion—Teen Actor and Model, “Fuller House,” 02/25/2019

Michael Campion
Michael Campion

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest is teen heartthrob Michael Campion—actor, model, and co-star of NetFlix’s “Fuller House,” in which he plays Jackson Fuller.

Paraphrasing from his IMDb page:

Once Michael Campion discovered acting at his local community theater at the age of six, he was hooked on every aspect of it. He says he is happiest when performing and was thrilled to land his acting part on NetFlix’s “Fuller House.”

You may join us for this live interview event by requesting your complimentary tickets.

Campion had previously worked on “Christmas Trade” (2015) with Billy Baldwin (aka William Baldwin) and with Denise Richards. He also starred in the feature films, “Robo-Dog” (2015) and “Robo-Dog: Airborne” (2017) and has been featured in numerous Local and National commercials.

Michael Campion
Learning to Drive

Campion also loves the theater, having performed with Magic Curtain Productions in “The Wizard of Oz,” “Annie,” and “The Little Mermaid,” just to name a few.

When he isn’t working on sharpening his acting skills, he enjoys performing magic at the world renowned “Magic Castle” in Hollywood. He also enjoys video games, foosball, and hanging with friends.

Campion lives in Florida with his parents where he also loves visiting the local Theme Parks.

Join us for a very entertaining evening with Michael Campion.

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, February 25th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 02/28/2019, 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.)

Valentina Yazykova—Actress, Model, and Miss Globe Europe 2018, 01/28/2019

Valentina Yazykova
Valentina Yazykova

Our upcoming Ken Boxer Live guest is Valentina Yazykova, actress, model, and Miss Globe Europe 2018/2019.

Born in Russia, Yazykova moved to Norway alone at the age of 17. There she entered the University of Oslo graduating with both a bachelors and masters degree in European studies. Later she was hired as a social relations manager at Norway’s second largest real estate project.

You may join us for this live interview event by requesting your complimentary tickets.

Yazykova also played a lead role in the short film “Perfect” and was selected to compete in the 2015 London Film Festival. Yazykova was a finalist at Top Model Worldwide, Face of the Globe, World Supermodel, and Miss Globe pageants. Last year she won a Hollywood acting scholarship for World Supermodel Productions and moved to Los Angeles.

After a few months she moved to New Orleans where she worked in international franchise development of Fitness Brand HOTWORX. Yazykova is also a Cover Model for the HOTWORX Franchise. Recently she won the title of Miss Globe Europe.

Valentina Yazykova
on Russian television

Join us for a very entertaining evening with Valentina Yazykova

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, January 28th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 01/31/2019, 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.)

Sandra Taylor—Actress and Model, 01/14/2019

Sandra Taylor
Sandra Taylor

We are delighted to announce that Model/Actress Sandra Taylor will be our featured guest on Ken Boxer Live this January 14, 2019.

Ms. Taylor has been in such movies as “Runaway Bride,” and Under Siege 2.”

You may join us for this live interview event by requesting your complimentary tickets.

From model to actress, we will have a lot of fun and interesting things to discuss with her.

Sandra Taylor
on “Jay Leno”

Sandra Taylor was born in Westchester, New York, as Sandra Lisa Korn. Many would say she is best known for her work on The Princess Diaries (2001), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and Valentine’s Day (2010).

Join us for a very entertaining evening with Sandra Taylor.

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, January 14th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 01/17/2019, 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.)

Liz Stewart—American Stand-up Comedian, Actress, and Writer—Guest 10/29/2018

Liz Stewart
Liz Stewart

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest is the stand-up comedian, actress, and writer Liz Stewart. We are very thrilled to have her as our guest.

You may join us for this live interview event by requesting your complimentary tickets.

To quote her online biography:

Liz Stewart
Comedy Routine

“Liz Stewart is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. Liz began her career in Houston, where she studied playwriting under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edward Albee. In addition to performing at the Moore’s Opera Center and the Houston Shakespeare Festival, Liz started doing improv at the There Goes the Neighborhood Theater. A graduate of Chicago’s prestigious Second City, she also studied at the Steppenwolf Theatre, garnering critical acclaim by the Chicago Tribune as a “must see”, and began her love affair with stand-up comedy. Seeking to thaw out from the Windy City’s brutal winters, Liz moved to Los Angeles.

“Since her arrival, she has appeared on the SyFy Channel, TV Guide Network, Reelz Channel, Nuvo TV, and Sirius XM radio. Her sketch comedy group, Frog Island has over 11 million channel views on YouTube and has been featured on Comedy Central’s Atom TV. She has won several comedy festivals including the Independent Television Festival and NBC’s IYS. Liz is among the elite improvisers in the world, having the distinguished honor of being a Groundlings Sunday Company member.”

Join us for a very entertaining evening with Liz Stewart.

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, October 29th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 11/01/2018, 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.)

Leslie Zemeckis—Actress and Producer—Guest 10/01/2018

Leslie Zemeckis
Leslie Zemeckis

Our upcoming Ken Boxer Live guest is the actress and producer Leslie Zemeckis, best known for Beowulf (2007), A Christmas Carol (2009) and Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer (2018). We are very happy to have her as our guest.

You may join us for this live interview event by requesting your complimentary tickets.

To quote her online biography:

Leslie Zemeckis
“The Hilton Sisters”

“Leslie Zemeckis is an actress, author and award-winning documentarian. She is also the co-author/creator of a one-woman cabaret show “Staar.” She wrote and produced a mockumentary film Staar: She’d Rather be a Mistress starring Carrie Fisher, Jeffrey Tambor and Fabio. She has acted opposite Tom Hanks, Michael Madsen, Anthony Hopkins and Colin Firth amongst others.

“Zemeckis wrote/produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary Behind the Burly Q,  the true story of old-time burlesque. The film aired on Showtime and BskyB in the UK. The film was championed by such publications as USA Today and The New Yorker. An expert historian and chronicler of early American pop culture, her Behind the Burly Q is a bestseller and heralded as the definitive history of burlesque.”

So do join us for a very entertaining evening.

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, October 1st. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 10/04/2018, 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.)