December, 2011

TAEM News Flash- Mark Christopher Lawrence and The House of Blues!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine recently interviewed Mark Christopher Lawrence for our readership’s pleasure. Mark wowed the public on December 14th in San Diego as he hosted a ‘Night of Comedy’ in The House of Blues.

The star studded event was well received with a packed house at this San Diego landmark. This publication has included photos of all those who appeared for this night of fun and entertainment in which Christopher led the way with his usual charm and candor. In San Diego, Mark Christopher Lawrence and The House of Blues has made an unbeatable combination!

Click here for the press release: MCL Press Release HOB 12.14.11

Click here for the full gallery of photos from the event!

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TAEM News Flash- author/ publisher Joseph J. O’Donnell on Blogtalk Radio

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Joseph O'Donnell

Our Publisher, Joseph J. O’Donnell, was invited to appear on the Blogtalk Radio program, The Exchange, with host Aaron Myers on Tuesday, December 13th. Mr. O’Donnell was asked to talk about his novels ‘Night Trains’, ‘Walkers’, and ‘Tales for Late at Night’. Aaron also asked him about our publication, The Arts and Entertainment Magazine.

Mr. O’Donnell’s knowledge of Hollywood and the Literary field created a great exchange of views for the show and was welcomed by host Myers. The discussion took off on schedule and can be listened to in the link provided below. When airing the link you will find the interview starting at approximately eleven minutes and thirty seconds into the radio program.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thexchange/2011/12/13/the-exchange

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‘Skyheart’ by Guest Poet Candice James

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Guest Poet Candice James

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‘Fading Fingerprint’ by Guest Poet Candice James

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

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‘Lost Angel’ by Guest Poet Candice James

Friday, December 16th, 2011

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TAEM interview with actor William B. Davis

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is highly honored to be able to present actor William B. Davis to all of our readers. William has had a long and outstanding career in television, theater and film, and is best known as ‘The Cigarette Man’ in the popular television series, ‘X-Files.

TAEM- William, your latest endeavor involves the memoirs that you have written. Please tell us about the book, it’s publisher, and where our readership can find it.

WBD-The book is called ‘Where There’s Smoke …. The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man’, and frankly, it’s the story of my life. It’s a pretty unusual life which I tell with candor and humor – from radio drama in the early fifties to The X-Files. I have been delighted with the response to the book. People will have different interests – whether it’s the history or the life on the set – but it is a compelling story and of special interest to people in the arts. There are a lot of sidebars about acting but of special interest may be the stories of early Canadian theatre and British theatre in its John Osborne, Harold Pinter heyday. (more…)

‘Ghostly Tryst’ by Guest Poet Candice James

Thursday, December 15th, 2011


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TAEM News Flash- I AM Neda film to enter WMIFF

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

   The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is proud to announce that the film ‘I Am Neda’, by producer Nicole Sadighi, has registered with the World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC. This politically explosive film offers a heart rendering look at the citizens of Iran’s human rights movement and of one particular victim of this brutal regime.

The story behind the film is compelling and is told by Nicole Sadighi who has done a great job in uncovering the life of Neda, and the young woman’s demand for basic human rights. Neda was killed by a government sniper and her tragic end was filmed and seen all over the world by many news stations. Now Nicole has brought to life the story of Neda for the whole world to see.

The film has already been seen in film festivals around the world and has received many awards. The World Music and Independent Film Festival is proud to have this film to display to all those attending its 2012 show this coming year. Please click on the WMIFF logo on our homepage to learn more about the festival, and how producers can enter their films and the WMIFF.

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‘Thirteenth Cusp’ by Guest Poet Candice James

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011


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TAEM News Flash- TAEM attends the premier of ‘Collide’

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

   The Arts and Entertainment Magazine attended the premier of the movie ‘Collide’ , by producer June Daguiso on Saturday, December 10th. The movie proved to be a big hit with the audience and there was a loud applause from all at it’s finish.

Mr. Diguiso discussed the film before it’s start and chaired a question and answer session at it’s close. Actress and good friend, Connie Lamothe interviewed many of the attendees before the showing of the film. The acting in the film was excellent as was the special effects. Music too, was the a highlight of the film and so were some of the many settings it took place in. Although working on a tight budget, Mr. Daguiso produced a very believable film. The movie represents a colliding force of characters and events within the criminal world, but we will not give away the story or plot so that the viewing public will enjoy it more when it is released.

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‘The Whistler’ by Guest Poet Candice James

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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TAEM News Flash- Poet Laureate to be featured in TAEM

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Guest Poet Candice James

Candice James, poet laureate, will be submitting her work regularly to The Arts and Entertainment Magazine. She will become a regular contributor to our publication and will join the many great writers already seen here.

Her highly acclaimed poetry will be seen during the next several issues and they will be set in beautifully designed graphics created by the artist, Janet Kvammen. Some of Candice’s work can be seen in the soon to be released book, ‘Midnight Embers- A Book of Sonnets’ , from publisher Libros Libertad Publishing. Our magazine would like to welcome her to our ever growing family of great writers from around the world.

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TAEM interview with model/actress Gia Skova

Monday, December 12th, 2011

TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is excited to present model/ actress Gia Skova to all of our readers. Gia has made herself a huge name in modeling circuits throughout Europe and is now taking Los Angeles by storm. Gia, you originally came from Russia and started modeling as a teenager. Please tell us about these early years and the influence that you had to take up this highly competitive career.

GS- I never picked this path. It picked me. I really love to draw and as a child I drew a lot. Once, I read an ad in a newspaper that they were looking for caricature artists and I went there for them to hire me. I was only 12 years old. The secretary looked at my picture and said, “This is great, but you are so young, that we can’t hire you”. I sat there and waited in reception, as she told me the director will come soon and I would talk to him. He came with the owner of Kodak Movie World. When he saw me, he said we want to take this girl and make her the face of our company. (more…)

TAEM interview with author Amanda Kyle Williams

Friday, December 9th, 2011

TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has the distinct pleasure of introducing author Amanda Kyle Williams to all of our readers. Mysteries are the mainstay of our magazine, and Amanda has struck gold in the release of her first book in her Keye Street series through Random House/ Bantam Books.

TAEM- Amanda, before becoming a writer tell us about some of the unrelated positions that you held in the past before seeking your career in writing.

AKW-  Thank you for that kind introduction.  I’ve watched your magazine grow with a great deal of pleasure. I love the stories and interviews. So thanks for having me. Okay, jobs. Hmm. So many jobs over the years (laughing). Might be easier to think of a job I didn’t have, like flying commercial airliners or something. Though, I did spend a summer learning about ultralights and traveling to air shows with an old guy who built them when I was in my twenties. I did a lot of things to keep the lights on while I was figuring out where I wanted to be as a writer and what I wanted to write. I think this is true of a lot of writers or artists who need to earn a living while they’re waiting for their dream.  We’re not looking for a career.  We just want to pay the rent. Writing, being a full-time writer – that was my dream. Some jobs ended up informing my writing in unexpected ways. I worked as a courier and learned Atlanta inside-out. It allowed me to bring this city to life in my writing. And it gave me an excuse to talk about a region I’m passionate about.  The American South is about the prettiest place in the world, by my way of thinking.  There’s something gentle about the south, about the soft air here, the sensibility. It makes it seem all the more cruel when it turns on you.  And it will turn on you. But I love it here, and I wanted readers to get a sense of the real south, warts and all.  I worked as a process server, which gave me an opportunity to spend time in the courthouses, use creative ways to get a subpoena in the hands of someone that doesn’t want to be served.  The company that employed me had a private investigating branch which was enormously helpful when I developed this character, Keye Street, a former FBI criminal investigative analyst turned private detective. I’m writing fiction around a lot of my own experience, which is fun and, I think, lends some authenticity. (more…)

“The Stormpiper” (Or “The Sound of the Wind in the Treetops”) by Guest Author Glenn James

Friday, December 9th, 2011
Author Glenn James

Guest Author Glenn James

It sang like a mournful lost lover, the winter wind through the treetops, and Carey reached out to it with all his heart. The lost song of the wind caressed and called to him, reaching longingly out as she called down the chimney in the dead of the night, whistling between the houses like a lost soul, and treading the forest roof like a searching ghost.

It called to Carey achingly, as he paused in his walk through the forest, eyes closed and face raised to the black and bare February branches against the cloud-chased winter sky, and lost himself in her song.

It was an ancient Beech wood, surprisingly close to the city centre, and it was his sanctuary, his refuge. Reforestation was being encouraged all along the line of the ancient woodland track, and Carey walked here all the time at night, enjoying the simple serenity away from modern life.  He hated the intrusive, unsympathetic cut of amber streetlights dissecting the night, and longed for older days when a soul could take pleasure in his surroundings:  For days long gone, when you could walk uninterrupted and treasure the dark caress of the wind in the trees, and look forever at the eternal unfolding variety of the stars, (and actually see them), without any of their wonder being diminished by cheap artificial light.

Here, you could recapture something of that shadowed pleasure. The wind ran her fingers searchingly through his hair, and spread the long tails of his coat wide like the canvas of a tall ship, as Carey stood alone in the night with a blissful smile.  And when Carey happened to open his eyes in the light of a crescent moon, he discovered with some surprise that he was not alone.  Way above him, high over the treetops, he thought he saw something move. (more…)

TAEM Interview with Director Nicole Kian Sadighi

Monday, December 5th, 2011

TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is honored to present Director Nicole Kian Sadighi to all of our readership. Nicole has written and directed the politically explosive film ‘I AM NEDA’. This film is on the fast track to the Oscars, and it is one that has not only caught our attention, but our full support as well.

You can follow the film’s successes by watching for updates here and take action by sharing with friends:

 IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2011052/

Official Website: http://www.IAmNeda.com

‘I Am Neda’ News: http://www.nedathemovie.com/contact.html

Official Twitter: @IAmNedaTheMovie

Email: info@nedathemovie.com

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TAEM News Flash- The Lighter Side of The Occupy Movement

Monday, December 5th, 2011

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D.C. Webseries Explores the Lighter Side of Occupy Movement

Washington, D.C. November 29th - “I’m not sure I’ve ever known less about what to expect from a shoot than going to the Occupy DC protests. I was incredibly nervous. But how cool it was to have the whole camp at McPherson Square cheering on that jenga game. That made me really happy to be there.”

That “jenga game” being referred to by leading man Joshua Disk, is one of the many ways the new webseries “Confab” was able to find a softer side to the Occupy D.C protests.  It’s part of a preview video for the series released on Tuesday, November 29th to give audiences a taste of a project that will begin broadcast next summer. (more…)

News Flash- from our Web Partner Diversity News in LA: The Hollywood Christmas Parade!

Monday, December 5th, 2011