Chad Connell: “The best thing you can be”

Job listings can be intimidating. But at least they are quantifiable: “Must have an MBA,” “Must be proficient in Excel,” “Must type 50 words per minute.” Imagine reading a job listing that stated, “Must be a sports physiotherapist who is obsessed with dogs and is unfairly handsome.” In Crawford, a new CBC Comedy series, Chad…

Poppy Drayton is pure magic in “The Little Mermaid”

A soft, lilting voice. A gentle, radiant spirit. It takes an actress with a sweet and special sparkle to convincingly play a mermaid. And, Poppy Drayton is perfect for the role. Well, almost. “I wasn’t the best swimmer in the world to be perfectly honest,” Poppy admitted. “Luckily, I had two months to train before…

Madeline Lauer is the fire in your blood

Sweet, languid, and sensual. Madeline Lauer’s latest single, “I Know You’ve Heard,” drips like fresh honey from her lips to your ears with a luxurious ease. Her soft, tantalizing voice is absolutely mesmerizing as it melts atop a slowly sizzling beat to create an intoxicating musical dream. “The song is me admitting that I know…

Tammy Gillis: Discovering her Personal Legend

“When you want something, the whole universe will conspire for you to have it … Signs [are] when you look around and you see, ‘The universe is talking to me!’ I have to understand this language.” — Paulo Coelho author of The Alchemist “There was this time in my life when I was younger and…

High for Olivia Noelle

Olivia Noelle has a strikingly beautiful voice that is drenched in attitude. Her songs are intimate, ballsy, liberating three-minute highs that linger in your system for days. She is a devastatingly potent elixir of intoxicating talent and her music gives you the courage to fearlessly live your best life. Over the past several months, Olivia…

Interview with Olivia Edward, star of FX’s “Better Things”

“My favorite thing about acting is that you could be any character in the world! You could be anything in the world,” Olivia Edward enthused. Olivia is the bright, rising star who plays Duke, the youngest (and sweetest) of three markedly different daughters on FX’s Peabody-winning hit comedy series Better Things. Max, her emotionally volatile…

Veronika Obeng: “Modern Womanhood | Modern Motherhood”

“On that magical day when you’re born and God talks to you and he asks, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ I probably said, ‘I want to be a writer.’ But as you grow up, you get busy. Other things come up.” Veronika Obeng is a newly single mother of five….

Interview with Bruno Verdoni of “Molly’s Game”

Molly’s Game is the critically acclaimed movie directed by Aaron Sorkin that is based on the life (and book) of the infinitely intriguing Molly Bloom. Molly was an Olympic-class skier ranked 3rd overall in North America. However, more astounding, she was also the young woman behind the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game. Players of…

“Shameless” actress, Ruby Modine, talks “Happy Death Day”

There’s something special about Ruby Modine. She’s that secret ingredient that takes a story to the next level. She breathes dimension into her characters, filling each with an intriguing depth. In conversation, Ruby is both engaging and genuine, and those two traits effortlessly spill over into her work, making you truly care about the plight…

Jay Siegel’s Tokens to play iPlay America

Brooklyn, 1955: Jay Siegel teamed up with Neil Sedaka in high school to start a group called The Tokens. The quartet, rounded out by Cynthia Zolitan and Hank Medress, recorded “While I Dream” and “I Love My Baby” for Melba Records. Three years later, Neil left the band. In 1961, a reformed The Tokens, now…