Posts Tagged“celebrity”

You know Jeff Daniels as an actor in movies and shows like The Newsroom (Emmy Award), Dumb and Dumber, The Martian, Steve Jobs, Speed, and 101 Dalmatians, just to name a few. But did you know that he’s also a talented musician and songwriter? He and his son Ben are heading out on tour in August and performing at Infinity Hall Norfolk on August 11th and Ridgefield Playhouse on August 12th. Grab your tickets ASAP, but first, get to know Jeff by reading our interview with him!

The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT is an annual event for me (Lora here). I totally love the one day you can bring a camera (no surprise there), which is the Celebrity Pro-Am (June 20th). There’s nothing like a sunny day, gorgeous grounds, getting lots of steps in, and watching the best golfers having fun with celebs. The interaction is great – the players are much more relaxed and stop to chat, take pics and sign autographs. So fun to see packs of little kids running around with their swag, trying to get all the players to sign!

Check out some of my shots from the day…

We’re just making all of our own dreams come true, one interview at a time! This week, we chatted with Paul Young as he prepares to leave the UK on his latest tour…and as he literally was preparing dinner for his family. In case you were not alive in the 80s, Paul Young had a hugely popular number one hit in the US with “Every Time You Go Away” (bet you still know all the words) and had multiple top ten hits in the UK. Play him on your Spotify this very minute, then enjoy our chat with…PAUL YOUNG! Swoon.

What’s your favorite Air Supply song? Go! If you were listening to the radio in the 80s then you most certainly have one. With eight top ten hits in the US, Air Supply had the catchiest break-up songs you can imagine, and you probably shed a tear listening to them once or twice or 100 times.

We had the pleasure of chatting with lead singer Russell Hitchcock the other day, and got to ask him about their upcoming tour (at The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 11th) and a bunch of other classic Lora + Bev questions. Russell said we were interesting. Yasssss!

If you had told our teenage selves that we would interview Howard Jones in the future, we’d most definitely not have believed you! But, here we are, about to talk to Howard freakin’ Jones! With two shows coming up in our area, Daryl’s House, Pawling and Infinity Hall, Hartford, we had a couple of questions to ask and share with our Unlocking readers!

Around the world, Howard Jones has had an impressive 15 top 40 hit singles between 1983 and 1992. His current tour, “Solo – The Songs & The Stories” will include trips down memory lane recounted by Howard, behind the scenes stories (we love!) and the inspiration behind the songs.

We recently had the opportunity to pop over the state line to visit Daryl’s House, a super duper live music venue and restaurant in Pawling, New York. Not only did we get to sample some of the new dishes they recently added to their menu, we got to sit with DARYL HALL!! We asked him a bunch of questions and ate a lot of good food. Thank you rockstar gods for granting us this O.M.G. life-moment.

Here’s a little glimpse into our typical conversation on the drive to any of our “At home with” features. You know, the features where we basically invite ourselves over to interesting people/local celeb’s homes, for a chat and to hang out. It goes back and forth like this, “I hope they like us, I hope they feed us, I hope they’re fun, I hope they offer us a drink, I hope they don’t think we’re weirdos.”

Our visit with actor Paul Marcarelli (the “Can you hear me now?” guy) and Ryan Brown at their recently renovated country home in Litchfield, did not disappoint on any hope…

We enjoyed Sheila Nevins’ book, You Don’t Look Your Age…and Other Fairy Tales so much that we bought it twice! Once, on Audible, because that’s how we roll, and because the cast of famous readers were too much to resist! Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, RuPaul, Gloria Steinem, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell, to name just a few. The second time we bought it was in hardcover, for Sheila to sign when we went to meet her at her gorgeous Litchfield home. Over the course of the evening, we discussed the book, life in Litchfield County, the acceptance of aging…and other fairy tales.

This week’s #WCW is Sheila Nevins!

We had the pleasure of taking a break during our workday and chatting with Broadway legend, Betty Buckley. An award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, Betty is probably best known as the quintessential musical theater actress.

This talented Tony Award winner will be singing songs from her recently released live double album, Story Songs, in a couple of upcoming shows at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk (and look out for our exclusive Wall Street Theater blog post coming this week!). Her album is a collection of music from all genres, from theater to folk, to Top 40.