Podcast of Broadcast featuring Magdalena Chovancova and Robert Fertl of Threestyle

Don’t worry if you missed the broadcast of the syndicated radio show, “Carolyn Fox’s Threestyle's new CD, "Get It" featuring Magdalena ChovancovaHollywood Spotlight” this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Just click on the audio at the end of this post to hear the entire show, featuring the amazing European jazz artists Magdalena Chovancova and Robert Fertl of Threestyle.

In addition to music from their new CD, “Get It,” including their single, “Just for Fun,” you’ll hear Magdalena and Robert tell what it’s like recording in the studio with 2-time Grammy Award winner Paul Brown. They’ll also tell tales of touring all over the world, including an extensive trip to Asia.

To hear the entire broadcast, featuring the smooth jazz of Threestyle and an in-studio interview with band members Magdalena Chovancova and Robert Fertl, click below.

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Tonight hear European Jazz from Magdalena Chovancova and Threestyle on Los Angeles Radio

Tonight our special in-studio guests on the syndicated broadcast radio show, “CarolynMagdalena Chovancova & Robert Fertl of Threestyle Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” are European jazz musicians Magdalena Chovancova and Robert Fertl of the band, Threestyle. Movie star gorgeous, Czechoslovacian-born Magdalena is an amazing saxophone player, Robert is the guitarist for the band, and Magdalena’s identical twin sister, Gabriela, the drummer, making up the “three” of Threestyle. Their single, “Just for Fun” from their new “Get It” album is getting a lot of well deserved attention.

They are in Los Angeles  to record some new tracks with two-time Grammy Award winner, producer Paul Brown at his Funky Joint Studio. But they are also finding time to play some gigs, and recently appeared at Spaghettini Grill in Seal Beach.

Tune your radio to 1580 AM at midnight to hear Magdalena Chovancova and Robert Fertl of Threestyle on “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight,” in Los Angeles and Orange County. In Baltimore/Annapolis tune in to 810 AM, WYRE at 6 PM tomorrow, Saturday, November 15, and wherever you are, you can check out the podcast of this episode of  “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” on this blog starting Monday, November 17.

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Hear the Macy Gray Interview Online

If you didn’t hear Macy Gray’s interview on the syndicated broadcast radio show, Macy Gray B&W Close up The Way“Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” when it aired this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Just click on the link at the end of this post to hear the entire show as it broadcast.

Macy discussed the inspiration for her new album, “The Way,” including why she wrote and recorded “Stoned.” (BTW, it’s not what you think).  She also spoke about touring throughout the US and in Spain. You’ll also hear one of her new tracks, “Hands.”

To hear the interview with Macy Gray, music from her new CD, “The Way,” and the entire episode of “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight,” please the click below:

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Tonight, Hear Smooth Jazz from Threestyle Live at the OHM Nightclub, Hollywood

TONIGHT, Friday, Nov. 7 at 8 PM, at the OHM Nightclub in Hollywood, come hear

Saxophonist Magdalena Chovacova and guitarist Robert Fertl of Threestyle with syndicated radio host Carolyn Fox.

Syndicated radio host Carolyn Fox with Saxophonist Magdalena Chovacova and guitarist Robert Fertl of Threestyle

European jazz when Threestyle takes the stage. Czech saxophonist Magdalena Chovacova and her writing partner and guitarist Robert Fertl will perform music from their new album, “Get It,” including their new single, “Just for Fun,” which is getting a lot of well-deserved attention. Gail Johnson will be on keyboards for this Jazz at Sea performance.

If you’re looking for a place to hear smooth jazz in a romantic setting, check out Threestyle at The OHM Nightclub tonight on the 4th level of the Hollywood and Highland Center, located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

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Tomorrow Macy Gray returns as Special Guest on “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight”

Macy Gray has a voice like no other. This Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 5.09.58 PMwill be our special guest tomorrow night, Friday, Nov. 7,  on the syndicated broadcast radio show, “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight.”  In addition to a revealing on-air interview, you’ll also hear music from Macy’s new CD, “The Way.”

Macy will share behind-the-scenes stories about the inspiration for her new music. Hear her provocative take on the upside and downside of drugs and alcohol as they intersect with the arts and society in general, in her song, “Stoned.” Check out the video below to to get a preview:

Tune your radio to 1580 AM tomorrow night, Friday, Nov. 7, at midnight to hear this special interview with Macy Gray if you’re in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas. If your in Baltimore/Annapolis tune in to 810 AM, WYRE at 6 PM Saturday, Nov. 8, and wherever you are, you can check out the podcast of this episode of “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight on this blog starting Monday, Nov. 10.

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Minnie Driver is our Special Guest Tonight on “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight”

Oscar nominated actress Minnie Driver is probably best known for her roles in the Screen shot 2014-10-17 at 9.47.17 AMmovies “Good Will Hunting,” “Grosse Point Blank,” “Circle of Friends,” and “Big Night,” or from the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated work on the TV shows “The Riches” and “About a Boy.” But our very special guest tonight on “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” was a singer first, and just completed her new CD, “Ask Me to Dance.”

You hear some selections from the new CD, including Minnie’s haunting version of Elliot Smith’s “Waltz #2.”  She’ll also discuss the inspiration behind her album, and what’s next for her musical career.

Tonight tune your radio to 1580 AM at midnight if you’re in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas to hear new music from Minnie Driver.  If your in Baltimore/Annapolis tune in to 810 AM, WYRE at 6 PM tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, and wherever you are, you can check out the podcast of this episode of  “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” on this blog starting Monday, October 20.

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Remembering Robin Williams, Live on the Sunset Strip

Robin WilliamsIt took me a couple of days to process the shocking news that Robin Williams had passed. Although I never met him, I saw Robin Williams live at the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip.  We couldn’t get in to see the headliner, Richard Pryor, but were delighted to find Robin Williams, unbilled, performing with the improv group on the second stage. Having starred in several big Hollywood movies, Robin would have headlined another night.

The improv group solicited suggestions from the audience, and oddly, most of the shouts from the audience were pretty crude. When a Shakespearean reference came from a patron late in the show, Robin jumped all over it. I paraphrase, “Now we get the sophisticated references. Where the hell were you when we were getting suggestions for poop jokes. Just sitting back, thinking ‘Let them suffer–perhaps later I’ll chime in with something erudite’.” Proof of William’s comic wizardry is that he got a laugh with this.

Part of Robin William’s genius was his ability share his thoughts as they happened. Most of us have an inner editor that reviews our thoughts before we say them.  Williams could give his inner editor a break, trusting that whatever he said would not only be fit for public consumption, but make people laugh. He was also willing to tell people what he thought they needed to hear–like in this standup clip:

 

Robin Williams could be heart-wrenchingly poignant, like in the “Bop Gun” episode of “Homicide: Life on the Street,” playing a mourning husband of a murdered wife. No one plays that kind of agony without having their own pain. This clip displays his emotional power:

It’s tragic beyond words that he succumbed to his pain. There are so few people who have such a quicksilver wit, and fewer yet who can pair hair-trigger humor the discipline to play a role and carry a movie . Robin Williams was very special and will be missed.

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