Category Archives: Entertainment

Donna Loren—”Beach Blanket Bingo,” Actress, Singer—Guest 04/16/2018

Donna Loren
Donna Loren

Ken Boxer Live welcomes Donna Loren to our TVSB Ken Boxer Live studios. Also joining her is Domenic Priore, the well-known primary author of her book Pop Sixties.

To quote Wikipedia:

Donna Loren is an American singer and actress. A prolific performer in the 1960s, she was the “Dr Pepper Girl” from 1963 to 1968, featured female vocalist on ABC-TV’s Shindig, and a cast member of the American International Pictures “Beach Party” movie franchise.

Loren was signed to Capitol Records in 1964, releasing several singles and the Beach Blanket Bingo LP soundtrack, which included her signature song “It Only Hurts When I Cry.” She guest starred on episodic television series including Dr. Kildare, Batman, and The Monkees, as well as appearing regularly on network and local variety and music shows.

In 1968 she retired from her career to marry and raise a family. Loren recorded again in the 1980s and ran her own fashion business, ADASA Hawaii, throughout the 1990-2000s. In 2009, she returned to performing. Her most recent releases include the album Love It Away (2010) and the EP Donna Does Elvis in Hawaii (2010), as well as the compilation These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014). Her first book, Pop Sixties: Shindig!, Dick Clark, Beach Party, and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive, co-authored with Domenic Priore, was released in 2017.

Donna Loren
1960’s Dr. Pepper Ad

Come join us for an exciting interview with the hugely talented Donna Loren and author Domenic Priore.

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 16th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/19/2018, 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.)

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Joanna Cassidy—”Blade Runner” Actress—Guest 03/12/2018

Joanna Cassidy
Joanna Cassidy

Ken Boxer Live welcomes Joanna Cassidy, an American actress best known for her roles as Zhora Salome in Ridley Scott’s film “Blade Runner” (1982) and Dolores in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988). She has won a Golden Globe Award and three times has clenched Emmy Award nominations.  In introducing her I quote a short blurb from Jennifer Juniper Stratford of vice.com:

“Statuesque and confident, Joanna Cassidy has built a career out of playing highly competent women who are usually well-paid professionals, unmarried, and sometimes not human at all. Best known for her role as the replicant Zhora in the dystopian classic Blade Runner, Joanna is just as big a fan of the film as the next nerd. For its 30th anniversary, she made her own Blade Runner fan film. In the clip, she gives the fans what they always wanted—a reenactment of the erotic snake dance that was unfortunately axed when the film went over budget.”

Come join us for an exciting interview with the hugely talented Joanna Cassidy.

Joanna Cassidy
Johnny Carson 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, March 12th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/15/2018, 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.)

Pamela des Barres—1960’s-Era Rock Star Groupie—Guest 03/05/2018

Pamela des Barres
Pamela des Barres

Ken Boxer Live welcomes our next guest, former 1960’s-era groupie, Pamela des Barres. In introducing her I quote Katie Bain from noisey.vice.com:

“Pamela Des Barres is most often remembered for having sex with Mick Jagger. And Jimmy Page. And Keith Moon. And Waylon Jennings. And a bunch of other rock gods in between. Des Barres carved out her place in rock ‘n’ roll history as one of LA’s most prolific groupies during the decadent era when the members of Led Zeppelin rode motorcycles down hotel hallways and musicians got crazy rich off of record sales. But she also made music herself as a member of The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously), a band made up of a bunch of groupies, as organized by Frank Zappa (Des Barres used to babysit his kids). In pictures from the era, Des Barres is an ethereal, glowing redhead in silk vintage wear—exactly the kind of woman you’d want to spend time with if you were a virile young rock star in town for the week.”

We all look forward to des Barres’s filling in the details with her incredible memories of those times.

Pamela des Barres
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, March 5th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/08/2018, 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.)

Sybil Danning—Actress, Super Action and Adventure Star—Guest 11/27/2017

Sybil Danning
Sybil Danning

Appearing on the next Ken Boxer Live is the very popular super action and adventure star, actress Sybil Danning.

She has often been recognized as the Queen of the b-movie genre. Her steady rise in the film industry during the 70’s and 80’s, along with her undeniable, enrapturing charisma and bursting sex appeal, provided her a devoted following.

Still very active in films and the convention circuit,
Ms. Danning will be joining us for a lively half-hour interview.

For complimentary tickets to this live event, please click this link.

For more information about Sybil Danning, please visit her website.

Sybil Danning

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, November 27th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 11/27/2017, 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.)

Billy Vera—Singer, Songwriter, 1987 #1 hit “At This Moment”—Guest 09/25/2017

Billy Vera
Billy Vera

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest is 1980’s legend Billy Vera.

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.

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

For complimentary tickets to this live event, please click this link.

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

(This episode first airs Thursday, 09/28/2017, 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.)

Kaila Methven—”Haute Couture” Lingerie Designer—Guest 08/28/2017

Kaila Methven
Kaila Methven

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest is Kaila Methven, considered one of the foremost Haute Couture lingerie designers in the country. Her one-of-a-kind designs are worn by the most celebrated, glamorous Hollywood stars.

For complimentary tickets to this live event, please click this link.

Kaila will showcase for us her latest collections and shine a light on her creative genius, such as how her exotic designs command hundreds of thousands of dollars.

For more information about Kaila, please visit her website.

Kaila Methven
Fashion Video

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

(This episode first airs Thursday, 08/31/2017, 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.)

Kathleen Wilhoite—Actress, Singer/Songwriter—Guest 07/10/2017

Kathleen Wilhoite
Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite, a universally acclaimed actress and songwriter and Santa Barbara native, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest.  Please join Ken and Cate for an interview with this great talent. For complimentary tickets to this live event, please click this link.

Quoting from her IMDb page:

Born in 1964, Kathleen Wilhoite grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and began singing in her church choir from the first grade. Two years later, she was performing on stage, as part of a back-up choir, with The Carpenters, at the Santa Barbara County Bowl. All the while, she studied piano and songwriting and appeared in her high school’s theater productions, such as “The House of Blue Leaves”. Kathleen wrote and sang as one of the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls”, a harmony group inspired by The Andrews Sisters. She also became the youngest member of the Santa Barbara Songwriters Guild (age 16).

After high school, Kathleen elected to pursue an acting career, as opposed to music, and enrolled at the USC Drama School. Just a couple of months later, she landed her first movie role in Private School (1983). Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in a number of film and TV projects as both leads and second leads where her brash sexuality and unconventional style was eagerly put on display.

Kathleen Wilhoite
“Murphy’s Law”

She appeared noticeably opposite Charles Bronson in Murphy’s Law (1986), Jane Fonda in The Morning After (1986), Robert De Niro in Angel Heart (1987), Amy Irving in Crossing Delancey (1988), Patrick Swayze in Road House (1989), and Debra Winger and Nick Nolte in Everybody Wins (1990), and Susan Sarandon and Nolte in Lorenzo’s Oil (1992).

While her acting career flourished, she continued to expand her music skills but was dealt with a few setbacks, including a contract with Mercury Records that fell through. After a brief sojourn to Texas to refocus intently on her music, Kathleen returned to the Hollywood rat race and eased back in as a “working actress”. A variety of offbeat roles in such movies as Nurse Betty (2000) and Pay It Forward (2000) has kept her name active on the credits list for over two decades.

She landed a number of challenging roles on such shows as L.A. Law (1986) and ER (1994) and, more recently, Gilmore Girls (2000) — portraying everything from drugged-out moms to the mentally-challenged. In the late 1980s, Kathleen was chosen by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite to give vocal life to her “Cathy” creation on animated TV.

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, July 10th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 07/13/2017, 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.)