You don't need an "assist" to figure out how much this week's guest loves Philly...and the city loves her right back! There's no doubt Lauren Hart is a true Philadelphian. Her love of music & the arts blossomed at an early age through the encouragement of her family, which included legendary Flyers broadcaster Gene Hart. This passion, paired with a life spent around the rink, formed a path that led her to become hockey's number one ranked anthemist, and allowed her to showcase her talent not just to Philadelphia, but the world. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week's episode of 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs'!
Don't "walk on by" this episode of 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs', or you'll miss this week's guest, music legend and Marian Anderson Award-Recipient Dionne Warwick! From her early days in the music industry to her rise to the top of it, Dionne Warwick's legacy is unquestioned. She's done it all. Here, she offers Joel a little insight into how it all happened. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week's show!
It's a laugh-fest this week on 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs'! Joel sits down with Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling for a rousing chat about life in comedy, including his time on 'The Howard Stern Show', which is the subject of his hilarious new book, 'The Joke Man: Bow to Stern'. So sit back, relax and get ready to get wacky with Jackie!
On this week's episode of 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs', Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Maestro Dirk Brossé, steps down from the podium for an in-depth discussion of his life in music, from his early days growing up in Belgium, to fulfilling a life-long dream of performing at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This episode also explores Dirk's own musical influences, such as Mahler & John Williams, the latter of whom selected Maestro Brossé as the official conductor of the "'Star Wars' in Concert" world tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy this week's show!
On the season two premiere, we welcome two of Philly's favorite sons, The Bacon Brothers! Michael & Kevin Bacon take some time away from their concert tour to sit down with Joel to talk about their childhood growing up in Philly, making music together, their successful careers outside of music and more. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week's episode of Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs!
Break out your dancing shoes, because this week's guest doesn't miss a step! On this episode of 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs', Joel's proud to welcome 2012 National Medal of the Arts recipient & Philadanco founder Joan Myers Brown, for a very rare glimpse into the life of a true national treasure! From a very young age, Ms. Myers Brown discovered that dancing was her passion. Along with that passion, came a desire to stoke that same fire in others, which she did when she founded the prestigious Philadelphia Dance Company - aka Philadanco - over 25 years ago, giving others the chance to live out their dreams by performing all around the world.
This just in...Larry Kane is this week's guest on 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs'! From his early days in the business, Larry Kane knew broadcasting was his calling. Little did he know, that his calling would lead him to not only become a Philadelphia broadcasting legend, but, along the way, give him the opportunity to be the only journalist permitted to follow The Beatles, as they embarked on their first American concert tour in 1964...a period in his life highlighted in Ron Howard's award-winning 2016 documentary "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years". So sit back, relax and join us for some of Larry Kane's untold stories from his own "magical mystery tour"!
It's goooooood! At least that's what we hope you'll say about this week's new episode with Merrill Reese, play-by-play announcer for the Eagles! A life-long sports enthusiast, Merrill sits down with Joel to talk about how he became the man calling the plays for your favorite team every Sunday, his personal highlights being behind the mic & more! So grab your favorite game-time snack, sit back and enjoy this week's episode of "Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs"...it's a touchdown!!
Life is a cabaret for this week's guest on "Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs", as we welcome Tony Award-Winning actor Alan Cumming to the show, who takes a quick break from his concert world tour, to talk to Joel about his early artistic influences growing up in Scotland, performing 'Cabaret' on Broadway, grueling makeup on the set of X2: X-Men United and working on legendary film director Stanley Kubrick's final film. Sit back, relax and let us say "willkommen" to our newest episode!
The big story on 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs' is this week's guest, Action News anchor Jim Gardner! Joel sits down for a rare interview with the man who has represented the gold standard of television news in Philadelphia for more than 40 years. From his childhood in New York, to his first TV job in Buffalo, to interviewing every sitting US President, and his love of professional sports & Broadway, take a little bit of time to move closer to Jim Gardner's world!
This week on "Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs"...David & Alex Graham - sons of pioneering concert promoter Bill Graham - sit down to talk about growing up with their famous father, and share insight into some of the seminal moments of his storied career, from honing the modern rock concert experience, to opening the original Fillmore in the Bay Area, and co-promoting Live Aid with former show guest Larry Magid. Sit back & relax...this week's episode will get you into the groove!
Dust off the 45's, as Joel welcomes national treasure and Philly icon Jerry Blavat on this week's episode of "Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs"! From a start in the music business as a teenager on American Bandstand, to a prolific 60 year career as a radio DJ, the self-proclaimed "Geator with the Heater" has seen it all and shares much of it, including how he created his famous nickname. So sit back, relax and let Joel & the "boss with the hot sauce" take you on a trip down memory lane!
This week on 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs', legendary recording engineer & Sigma Sound Studios founder Joe Tarsia sits down to talk about his decades-long career "behind the board" in the music industry - from his early days at Cameo Parkway Records, to his long-standing relationship with Gamble & Huff of Philadelphia International Records, and the creation of "The Sound of Philadelphia" featured on over 200 gold & platinum-selling records, including David Bowie's Young Americans.
This week on 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs', we boldly go where no podcast has gone before, as Joel welcomes actor & activist George Takei for a candid conversation about his life & career. From his time in the Japanese-American interment camps, to his prestigious acting career and current role as a champion of civil rights (and yes, a certain radio show, too), this episode is outta this world! Oh my!
It's a bonafide "page-turner", when Joel sits down with NY Times Bestselling Author Lisa Scottoline to discuss her creative process, influences & family life, including a very special relationship with daughter Francesca, her co-author on The Philadelphia Inquirer's hilarious weekly column 'Chick Wit' & other books. But don't worry, you don't have to go to the library to "check out" this week's show!
This week on 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs'... Rock & roll takes center stage, when legendary concert promoter Larry Magid sits down with Joel for a rare interview, offering a glimpse into his star-studded career, from founding Philadelphia's historic venue The Electric Factory, to co-producing Live Aid with Bill Graham, and bringing Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays" to Broadway, plus so much more!
This week on 'Love the Arts with Joel Gibbs'...Joel welcomes actor & singer Danny Aiello - best known for roles in films such as 'Moonstruck', 'Leon: The Professional' & an award-winning turn in 'Do the Right Thing' - for insight into some of the highlights of his career, from his friendship with Bruce Willis & Spike Lee to working on 'The Godfather' to a very forgettable Oscar night experience.
This week, Joel sits down with Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra - to chat about what inspired his love of classical music, the Maestro's five "Desert Island" movies & so much more!