Tag "Dustin Hoffman"
11-4-19 By the time he was 13 years old producer, director, and author Rocky Lang had fallen in love with storytelling and film making. He took his super 8 camera everywhere he went and documented everything in his life with it . Rocky came to his fascination with story telling and film naturally, as he was born into a prestigious show business family: his father was Film producer and screenwriter Jennings Lang and his mother was jazz Singer and Actress Monica Lewis. Jennings Lang had given Steven Spielberg his first film, and Steven became Rocky’s friend and mentor. Listen to this charming, talented man tell stories from the world of film and television and describe his most recent creation, the extraordinary book called “Letters From Hollywood.” https://www.lettersfromhollywood.com and come to Bookstore1 (call 941-365-7900 for reservations) on Sunday Nov 20th to get a copy and hear him talk about it.continue reading
9-19-17 Pianist, arranger, educator, contractor Roy Gerson began picking out songs on the piano to amuse his blind grandmother when he was two years old, and he was playing with his father’s friends band when he was seven. His life was filled with music; studying classical music with his teacher and teaching himself jazz by listening to the music in his house and playing with the band. Although he “never had a plan,” it was always clear that music and specifically the piano would have a place in his life. Listen to the way a life that “never had a plan,” evolved into a life dedicated to making music; he arranged for Natalie Cole, and Lionel Hampton. Performed for Dustin Hoffman, Harvey Weinstein, Dan Rather, John Tuturro, Al Roker, Geana Davis, Donna Karen, Jeff Zucker, Patrick Swayze and Tony Bennett who was so impressed he managed Roy and got him his first album – That Gerson Person And hear cuts from tha Gerson Person and his other CD Gerson Swings Disney which includes vocals by Rosemary Cloney, Michael Feinstein and John Pizzarellicontinue reading