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EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN A CELEBRITY

EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN A CELEBRITY

I had a “come to realize” moment today while on my bike: EVERYONE has some grade or ranking of celebrity. In the Old Days, there were celebrities, and then there was everybody else.  If you were an actor in a movie, you were probably attached to a studio contract, were effectively working in a separate

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Art is a Battle

Art is a Battle

Writing, painting, choreographing a dance, making a YouTube video in the back room… it’s a savage battle.  The TIME to create has to come out of something, dug out of the schedule like a vein of gold ore chipped out of granite.  Time extracted out of the myriad pointless activities of the day, the mundane

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Looking Back

Looking Back

Now that I’m back home in the bosum of my family, I have had a chance or two to reflect on my experiences with America’s Got Talent. I had a much better time than I thought I would have in New York City; I had a pretty good amount of free time in a city

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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Okay, so first off, THANK YOU! So many people wrote and tweeted and emailed… all the modern communication channels, to tell me they voted and told others to vote… it was just like being bathed in pure love.  I am so grateful and so amazed!  Thank you, thank you, thank you! The other thing is…

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The Day Before THE DAY

The Day Before THE DAY

So, what did I do on my “day off” before I go on TV tomorrow night on America’s Got Talent at Radio City? After a brief, somewhat perfunctory hair appointment, I had lunch with my very old friend from elementary school, Coleman Gregory, and we had a good New York kibitz in a diner on

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Onstage At Last

Onstage At Last

Today I finally got to step onstage at Radio City Music Hall. We blocked my set for the cameras, lighting and sound, and I got to see the view from up there.  Big hall!  This magnificent theater really is a monument to the era of spectacular, pre-rock arena, live entertainment, an era that still clings

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WHAT’S TAKING SO LONG?

WHAT'S TAKING SO LONG?

DAY FIVE IN NEW YORK CITY: You might wonder, what the heck takes so long that you have to be in New York City an entire week prior to the broadcast of America’s Got Talent? Well, it’s a BIG show.  I’m just a tiny, tiny part of it, but on the night all elements have

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The Rain Must Come

The Rain Must Come

My memories of New York City in the summer always includes big, loud, wet thunderstorms.  It gets monstrously hot and humid, then finally the clouds just LET GO.  I got caught in many when we lived here, soaked deliciously through and through. Especially great when you are heading to an audition in a suit and

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BUSTING OUT

BUSTING OUT

I was on a plane most of today, traveling to New York, so I’m taking a day off from reportage on America’s Got Talent to share an essay about voice acting. I have been interested in voice acting, narration, voiceover and of course, impressions, since I was a little guy.  I was exposed to wonderful

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