Category Archives: Interview

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.)

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.)

Fred Willard—Actor, Comedian, Writer—Guest 06/19/2017

Fred Willard
Fred Willard

Fred Willard, the well-known American actor, comedian, and writer, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest.  Please join Ken and Cate for a guaranteed exciting interview. For complimentary tickets, please click this link.

Quoting freely from his Wikipedia entry:

Willard is known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots, and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City.

He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone’s father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010 he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy’s father, Frank Dunphy.

He also received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host for What’s Hot, What’s Not. One of his earliest jobs was at The Second City, Chicago, where he shared the stage with Robert Klein and David Steinberg.

He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company. Fellow members of Ace included Michael Mislove and Bill Saluga. They performed sketches on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson more than 50 times and appeared regularly on This is Tom Jones.

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 19th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 06/22/2017, 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.)

Rona Barrett—Pioneering Entertainment Reporter—Guest 05/22/2017

Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett

Rona Barrett, the famed, paradigmatic entertainment columnist, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest. For complimentary tickets, please click this link.

Quoting freely from her published biography:

Hollywood’s Variety Magazine calls her “the lady who turned entertainmentcoverage into big biz.” Rona Barrett is a pioneering entertainment reporter,commentator and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years. Nowas a nonprofit pioneer, she is the Founder and CEO of The Rona BarrettFoundation – the catalyst behind Santa Ynez Valley’s first affordable seniorhousing – the Golden Inn & Village.

Her career began at the age of thirteen when she conceived and organized the first international fanclub. Her pioneering efforts helped launch the careers of Eddie Fisher and Steve Lawrence. Fromthe time she became an entertainment columnist for the Bell-McClure newspaper syndicate as theyoungest columnist to ever report on Hollywood in 1957 and through her role in inaugurating“Good Morning America,” Barrett has blazed the trail for innovative entertainment reporting and forwomen in the media industry.

Rona Barrett
1980 Trump Interview

In 1966, after 7.5 years of trying to bring her entertainment reports to television, Los Angelesstation KABC-TV, gave her the big break. Her reports went to their five owned and operatedstations, syndicated around the world and then back to the ABC network with the inauguration of“Good Morning America” in 1975.

Barrett developed the first in-depth personal TV specials about film, television, music, sports andpolitical celebrities. She was the innovator of this media genre, which others followed. She alsopublished six top-rated magazines on the entertainment industry including “Rona Barrett’sHollywood,” paving the way for Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey enterprises.

In 1972 her novel titled, The Lovomaniacs, was published. Her autobiography, Miss Rona, waspublished in 1974.

Since 2000, in honor of her father, Barrett has used her entrepreneurial acumen to address achallenge close to her heart and an issue that affects us all: providing affordable and dignifiedhousing and care for the fastest growing population on the planet – seniors over 65 years old. Theprototypical Golden Inn & Village, which began construction in 2015, is her answer to this newreality. September 2016 welcome mats will be placed for residents of Phase I – Independent Living.

With her “Gray Matters” column, Barrett continues to shine a spotlight on the day-to-day issuesconfronting all seniors and their loved ones who care for them. Once again she’s digging deep,bringing to the surface not just the questions, but solutions as well; building our seniors a newfuture. In the fall of 2016 a compilation of “Gray Matters” will be published where proceeds will beearmarked for The Rona Barrett Foundation.

Please visit her website at http://www.ronabarrettfoundation.org to find out more.

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 22nd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 05/25/2017, 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.)

Meredith Baxter—Actress, Best known as the Mother on the “Family Ties” Television Series—Guest 04/10/2017

Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter, whom we all remember well as Elyse Keaton from Family Ties and many other roles, is our Ken Boxer Live guest April 10th. This will be a very exciting and informative interview so do not miss it.

Baxter has played many various roles: for example, a wife on Bridget Loves Bernie; an elder daughter on Family; a mother on Family Ties; and a bulimic on Kate’s Secret. Each of her roles has been memorable and award winning—and endearing.

For full biographical information about Meredith Baxter, please read her Wikipedia page.

So please join Ken and Cate on April 10th for an exciting interview with the very talented Meredith Baxter.

Meredith Baxter
“Family Ties”

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

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/13/2017, 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.)