Sunday, April 21, 2024

Feel-Good Interview: Broadway's Ryan Vasquez of "The Notebook", "Hamilton" , "Waitress", and More - 8 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Ryan Vasquez stars as "Middle Noah" in the new musical "The Notebook" on Broadway opposite Joy Woods as the "Middle Allie." He has starred in Broadway productions of "Hamilton," "The Wrong Man," "Waitress," "Wicked," as well as "Water for Elephants" in Georgia, and "The Outsiders" production in California.
For his performance in "The Wrong Man," Vasquez earned a Drama Desk nomination for "Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musica" back in 2020. In addition, he writes and produces his own music. 

Feel Good Interview Series: Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives, Chesapeake Shores, Hallmark Movies, John Tucker Must Die and so much more... 9 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Metcalfe is known for playing John Rowland in the series Desperate Housewives, as well as Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions, and the titular character in John Tucker Must Die
He also starred as Christopher Ewing in the TNT reboot of Dallas, which is based on the 1978 series of the same name. From 2016 until 2021, he starred as Trace Riley in the popular Hallmark series Chesapeake ShoresMetcalfe shared nine fun, interesting and exciting things about himself.

His Favorite Movie
He listed Pulp Fiction as his all-time favorite movie.   

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Origin Theater 1st Irish Festival Runs March 23 - April 28th in NYC Featuring a Bevy of Irish Productions

Origin 1st Irish 2024, running from Mar 23 to April 28, presents 15 new plays in a mix of productions from Ireland and New York! 

1/ Festival mainstay, Dublin’s Fishamble: The New Play Company returns to 59E59 Theaters with their 10th Festival production, “King,” written by and starring Pat Kinevane, about Luther, an Elvis impersonator living alone in Cork, who, on a big night out, reflects on his past and dares to dream of the future… maybe even a romance. Runs in Theater B Mar 26 to Apr 14.

Feel Good Interview Series: Joe Morton of "Scandal" and the New Film "Trinity's Triumph" - 9 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Acclaimed actor Joe Morton is a veteran of film, TV, and theatre. His credits include The Brother from Another PlanetCity of Hope, and Lone Star.

Nearly a decade ago, Morton earned the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” for his portrayal of Rowan Pope, the father of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).

Most recently, Morton plays the role of Monsignor Heck in the new Amazon Prime film "Trinity's Triumph," which is available as of February 22nd. This movie chronicles the paths of three young seminarians that are guided by their wise and beloved mentor, Monsignor Heck.

Feel Good Interview Series: Robert Buckley of Hallmark, One Tree Hill & More - 9 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Robert Buckley is an actor who is known for his work in "Lipstick Jungle," "One Tree Hill," as well as in the Hallmark series "Chesapeake Shores." He also co-wrote and starred in both of "The Christmas House" holiday films on Hallmark opposite Jonathan Bennett and Brad Harder. 

His new Hallmark rom-rom "Blind Date Book Club" airs on Saturday, April 6, where he stars opposite Erin Krakow. He went on to share some exciting things about him.

Favorite Comfort Food 

“I don’t do cheat meals. If you like something, I eat it,” he said. “If I had to say a good unhealthy, fun meal, it would be a large pizza and eat it to myself. I’m never bad with a basket of chicken fingers and ranch. Give me all the tater tots, all the corn dogs, and a good ole fashioned burger. Also, get fried pickles in the mix.”

Feel Good Interview Series: Actor Ignacyo Matynia - 9 Things to Know About Him


By: Markos Papadatos

Ignacyo Matynia is an actor who is known for his performance in the Lifetime original movie "My Nightmare Landlord," where he played the title role. He also starred in the independent films "One and the Same" and "Break Every Chain," as well as the Hallmark holiday movie "Christmas Camp."

A native of Poland, who grew up in the United States, Matynia appeared opposite Mariska Hargitay on "Law & Order: SVU." His past work has been displayed on Netflix, HBO, ABC, AMC, Lifetime, Starz, Amazon, and Hallmark, among other networks.

Most recently, he starred in "Man in the Guest House" on Lifetime, as the male lead opposite Emmy winner Kristen Alderson ("General Hospital"), which premiered In February 2024.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Music Review: Stars (I mean Punks) on 45 Stars on 45 - The Original Version on Youtube - A Novel and Groundbreaking Medley of Punk Classics

By Rob Curry

When Stars on 45 was released in January 1981 you couldnt escape this addictive ear worm. Although I know many Beatles fans who were not happy with the mixing of the Archies with the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Thinking back, this song was way ahead of its time with sampling different tracks and mashing up different artists. Listening to it today it is hard to recall how novel that approach was in 1981.
At around the same time (or who knows, maybe it was before “Stars on 45”?) there was a similar medley of punk songs released. “The Punk of 1976” was released by the Friendly Hopefuls . If you are a fan of that era of music,  “The Punk of 76” may appeal to you more than “Stars on 45” and is just as addictive. No “Sugar, Sugar” this time, but the intro gives you a little UK punk rock history intro to get started.

Feel Good Interview Series: Jonathan Bennett - 8 Things to Know About This Film, TV and Broadway Actor

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Jonathan Bennett is an actor and TV host. He is best known for playing Aaron Samuels in the comedy "Mean Girls," which has become a classic. He is also known for his acting work in Hallmark movies and for hosting the Food network series "Halloween Wars."

Bennett also starred as Sir Robin in “Spamalot” on Broadway through April 2024.

His Favorite Movies

His favorite movie is "The Glass Onion." “I loved it. That was my new favorite movie that I saw in a long time,” he said.

Favorite series to Binge-watch

He listed “The Stranger” as his favorite series to binge.