100 Dance Scenes Mashup to “Uptown Funk You Up”

Here’s a treat: 100 dance scenes from movies synched to UPTOWN FUNK YOU UP – enjoy!

 

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Opening Soon on Broadway: ALLEGIANCE, George Takei’s Musical About His Family

ALLEGIANCE, a new musical opening soon on Broadway.

ALLEGIANCE, a new musical opening soon on Broadway.

The Broadway show I am most interested in seeing this season is the musical ALLEGIANCE.

The show stars George Takei of Star Trek fame as his own father and is about one of the most shameful periods in American history: the internment of the Japanese during World War II.  Of the thousands Japanese that were sent away to camps on suspicion of being “enemy agents” working for the Emperor, seventy percent (70%) were, in actuality, American-born.  George Takei was one of them.

The show’s website is here: http://allegiancemusical.com/

Twitter link for the show is here: http://twitter.com/allegiancebway

The Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/AllegianceToBroadway?fref=ts

Performances will begin on October 6th at the Longacre Theater.

The MAMA ROSE’S TURN Show at The Ziegfeld Society!

Here’s a few images from the Ziegfeld Society’s dramatization of my book, MAMA ROSE’S TURN! We presented actual songs from the Vaudeville and Burlesque acts Rose Hovick managed that starred her children, Rose Louise Hovick, who became Gypsy Rose Lee, and “Baby June” Hovick, later “Dainty June” Hovick, and finally known as “June Havoc.” Loria Parker was Rose, Merrill Grant was June, Vanessa Altschuler was Louise/Gypsy, Mark York was our playwright and musical director, and I was the Narrator and also played a few other characters. I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun working on a project!

Vanessa Altschuler nails the song "The Vamp."

Vanessa Altschuler nails the song “The Vamp.”

Loria Parker as Rose teaches Merrill Grant as June a new song, "Won't You Be My Husband?"  The "inappropriate" lyrics to this one temporarily got the act in trouble in the 1920's!

Loria Parker as Rose teaches Merrill Grant as June a new song, “Won’t You Be My Husband?” The “inappropriate” lyrics to this one temporarily got the act in trouble in the 1920’s!

Loria Parker as Rose Hovick pretending to need "a little hot soup" in one of her favorite scams.

Loria Parker as Rose Hovick pretending to need “a little hot soup” in one of her favorite scams.

Merrill Grant singing "You Musn't Kick it Around," June Havoc's hit song from PAL JOEY.

Merrill Grant sings June Havoc’s hit from PAL JOEY, “You Mustn’t Kick It Around”

Merrill Grant (June), Vanessa Altschuler (Louise/Gypsy), Mark York and Me after our MAMA ROSE'S TURN show at The Ziegfeld Society!

Merrill Grant (June), Vanessa Altschuler (Louise/Gypsy), Mark York and Me after our MAMA ROSE’S TURN show at The Ziegfeld Society!

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Curtain Call!  Photo by Jen Lau

Curtain Call! Photo by Jen Lau

The real Gypsy Rose Lee, when she was Louise Hovick, and her sister, Dainty June Hovick, later known as June Havoc, in Vaudeville.

The real Gypsy Rose Lee, when she was Louise Hovick, and her sister, Dainty June Hovick, later known as June Havoc, in Vaudeville.