Hailing from Pennsylvania, we're required to pay tribute to all things PA, including PA artists. Some honor Springsteen, others Jon Bon Jovi, and for the millennials there's Taylor Swift. For me, it's Jim Croche, especially his songs "Big Bad Leroy Brown" and "Operator". I even had a friend from Philly whose mom frequented the same beauty shop as Croche's. We both felt special being two small degrees from him. Today I'm feeling particularly fond of his timeless classic, "If I Could Save Time in a Bottle." Croche tapped into the mystery and surreal ecstasy of the peak experience when he sang, "If I could make days last forever....if words could make wishes come true."
(Photo Credit: Gary Swanson Pictured: Liz Karmooch, Jamie Pawlik, and Emanuel Sylvano at The Montauk Group Summer Program.)
Champions don’t become champions in the ring. They are recognized there. In our boxing ring, the entertainment industry, a performer hears the sound, “Action!” instead of a fight bell. This cues an actor to penetrate through the camera. Bringing scripts to life is our job. From Audrey Hepburn’s charming and charismatic performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast Tiffany’s (1961) to Matthew McConaughey’s dramatic transformed hustler Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (2013), actors must live, breathe, and believe their characters to capture our hearts.
There is wide spread public interest in the intuitive arts these days. People like Teresa Caputo of TLC’s hit series Long Island Medium and Chip Coffey of A & E’s Psychic Kids, Children of the Paranormal come to mind. Teresa is not only intuitive she is a medium who ‘sees’ and ‘hears’ spirit. Add psychic onto that list and Chip Coffey has the same skill set. A medium is a person that is able to pass messages on to the living from those in the afterlife. Teresa’s waiting list among the living is booked three years out. Both television shows have been on for more than one season and continue to generate ratings.