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Keeping The Arts Alive

Keeping The Arts Alive

December 22, 2020

As the song goes, “There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays,” and Razzle Dazzle Radio celebrates hometown folks who are keeping the home fires burning for the arts. Hosts Mo Dutterer (from South Carolina) joins Judy Templeton and Carolyn Kelemen (both Columbia pioneers) for a holiday edition, “New Ways To Dream.” It’s a look at the history of Silhouette Stages (formerly Shadowbox Theater) with multi-talented Jeremy Goldman and teacher/director Marla Blasko who brings audience stories to the stage with her Playback troupe that delights all ages. You’ll learn a lot of Columbia history in this special episode.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

November 17, 2020

“Home for the Holidays” is both the theme of Razzle Dazzle’s latest show and the title of the original musical now playing at Toby’s, the Dinner Theater of Columbia. Guest artists Svetlana Kravtsova, creator of L’Etoile, the Russian Academy of Ballet;  Mark Minnick, director/choreographer at Toby’s; and Debra Devoe, author and ballet teacher join co-hosts Carolyn Kelemen and Judy Templeton  for an in-depth look at putting on a live  performance during COVID. Tune in to learn the latest on “The Nutcracker,” on stage and in print, plus the joy of singing and dancing and entertaining safely.

Come on get happy

Come on get happy

November 3, 2020

For our latest Razzle Dazzle episode, Carolyn Kelemen and Judy Templeton tackled the question, “How to continue producing music during the pandemic?” Guests Luis Casal, a renowned Panamanian violinist/violist now teaching at Juilliard in Manhattan; Cellist Gabriel Hightower, winner of the 2020 Rising Stars competition and graduate student at Carnegie Mellon; and local impresario Ian Kennedy who offered a positive message to musicians and fans. Audio clips are included in the segment.

Two Visions of Theater

Two Visions of Theater

September 23, 2020
Razzle Dazzle radio shared two visions of theater in 2020. 12-year-old John Purdy spoke eloquently from his home in the Dominion State and super talent Adria Tennor reflected on her long career in Hollywood. John was recently awarded the coveted Helen Hayes award for lead actor in a musical. Co-hosts Carolyn Kelemen and Judy Templeton congratulated him for his role in “A Christmas Story” at Toby’s Dinner Theater pre-covid. The rest of the show was devoted to Adria, a Wilde Lake High School alumna who has appeared in dozens of films, commercials, and, most recently, two documentaries.
 
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