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July 1, 2012 – After an overwhelming response to its first season, host Laura Theodore announces the premiere of JAZZY VEGETARIAN Season Two, thirteen ……/Jazzy_Vegetarian_Season_Two/




FAMILY CIRCLE Magazine Features Laura Theodore
-Readership 18 million-



July 1, 2012 – After an overwhelming response to its first season, host Laura Theodore announces the premiere of JAZZY VEGETARIAN Season Two, thirteen half-hour episodes filled with all-new satisfying recipes. Selected public television stations across the country will begin airing the second season on July 1st.


JAZZY VEGETARIAN strikes a resonant chord with vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike as the show gains popularity. Family Circle Magazine, with a readership of 18 million, features Laura Theodore’s refreshing and nutritious breakfast smoothie and healthy cooking tips in its July issue on newsstands and online now.


JAZZY VEGETARIAN Season One debuts June 26, 2012 on the Create® Channel, the 24/7 TV channel featuring the best of public television’s how-to, travel and lifestyle shows.  Ninety percent of television households across the nation will now be able to view broadcasts of JAZZY VEGETARIAN. The show will air on Create® every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am and 2pm EST. Check local listings for broadcast times near you.


JAZZY VEGETARIAN Season Two features healthful tips from Dr. Pam Popper, noted for her contribution to the popular documentary and book Forks Over Knives. JAZZY VEGETARIAN offers mouth-watering and healthful dishes accessible even to those who are not experienced cooks.  I’m thrilled to work with Laura Theodore in making healthy eating appealing and fun,” says Dr. Popper.


Laura Theodore, also an award-winning jazz vocalist, carries her plant-based cooking message on all platforms.  Book Publishing Company has published a companion cookbook for the series. She hosts a weekly Blog Talk Radio show by the same name and is a sustainability blogger. Fans can order the cookbook, listen to podcasts and download recipes at her website.


Laura says, “It’s my goal to put healthy, vegetarian recipes within the reach of every cook in America, making the world a better place one recipe at a time!”


Season Two of JAZZY VEGETARIAN introduces a cornucopia of irresistible favorites with a healthy twist. Please your company with “Tortilla ‘Fried’ Mushrooms” and an “Easy Paella Dinner.” Wow your family with the “Rockin’ Moroccan Stew” and top it off with a “Chocolate Mousse Ginger Pie.”


Laura says her studio crew converted from tough skeptics to avid believers once they tasted the food from her television kitchen. “I think I proved to them that healthy food can be tasty and satisfying.”


Season One of JAZZY VEGETARIAN generated a flood of emails from vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The National Humane Education Society (NHES), 400,000 members strong, wrote a letter in support of the program. Press outlets that featured Laura Theodore, the JAZZY VEGETARIAN include CBS Radio, News 4-NBC Washington, D.C. and the Oregonian. The New York City Herald Square Macy’s showcased Laura Theodore in a high-profile live cooking event.


JAZZY VEGETARIAN is produced by Virtual Media Productions/PCA Creative LLC in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and is distributed to public television stations through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).


Look for JAZZY VEGETARIAN on your local public television station beginning in July of 2012.



Andy Ebberbach
Supervising Producer, Virtual Media Productions
(973) 800-4010


Pat Kruis
Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Falcon Ridge News from Anne Saunders

Happy Summertime FRFFers,

Just THREE items here

1 – 2012 Emerging Showcase Artists Announced
2 – Don’t forget – Advance Tix Sales Prices end NEXT SUN July 1
3 – Full schedule of all 4 stages coming soon

1 – The following 24 artists listed in alpha order are confirmed for this year’s Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase. They will appear on mainstage Fri July 27 from noon to 4:30P. Order of appearance will be posted on our website shortly.

1 – Brad Cole Chicago IL
2 – Burning Bridget Cleary Philadelphia PA
3 – cary cooper  Dallas TX
4 – Chris Kokesh  Portland OR
5 – Dan Charness  NYC
6 – Gathering Time  Long Island NY
7 – Heather Maloney Band  Northampton MA
8 – Honor Finnegan  NYC
9 – Jarrod Dickenson  Brooklyn NY
10 – Jim Hayes  Ringwood NJ
11 – Jon Brooks  King City Ont
12 – Julie Christensen  Ojai CA
13 – Kate Klim  Nashville TN
14 – Kevin Neidig  Etters PA
15 – Miles to Dayton  Long Island NY
16 – Poor Old Shine  Storrs     CT
17 – Rebecca Pronsky  Brooklyn NY
18 – Ryan Tennis  Philadelphia PA
19 – Sarah Blacker  Cambridge MA
20 – Sorcha  Portland ME
21 – Steve Chizmadia  Peekskill NY
22 – Sweet Talk Radio  LA CA
23 – The Marrieds  London Ont
24 – The YaYas  Mohegan Lake NY

Our thanks to this year’s judges, Angela Page from WJFF Radio, Sara Gallmann, Music at the Mission in W Milford NJ and Scott Moore of Moore Music in the House concert series in the Baltimore area. Thanks to Jeff at Sonicbids as well. The Showcase is celebrating it’s 21st year & has become one of the most popular segments of the weekend.

2 – Advance prices on 3 day camping and no camp tickets WILL END midnight Sun July 1.

That’s $133 per person for all fest WITH ON-SITE CAMPING and $103 per person for a NO CAMPING ticket til midnight July 1. If you are planning either to camp or attend all 3 days and have yet to purchase, prices go up $22 after July 1 on these 2 tix categories.

I will be manning the phones all day next Sun at 866 325-2744. You can also order online at or mail in, postmarked by July 1 will do it.

3 – Lastly, we will get the full 4 stage schedule up on the website in early July.

That’s it for now…thanks, Anne

Anne Saunders
24 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires
July 27, 28, 29 2012
On Dodds Farm – 44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, NY

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Frank D’Rone “Double Exposure” review in Chicago Tribune

Double Exposure by Frank D'Rone


Frank D’Rone: “Double Exposure” (Whaling City Sound). Great male jazz vocalists remain in desperately short supply, but a few are still battling to keep standards high. Chicagoan D’Rone ranks among them, his “Double Exposure” giving listeners the rare opportunity to hear him on record with a big band. Like his longtime peers Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, 80-year-old D’Rone conveys an authority born of decades in front of ensembles large and small. No vocalist shapes a melodic line quite like D’Rone, who brings surging rhythmic power to “When the Sun Comes Out,” a whimsical spirit to “Pick Yourself Up” and imperturbable swing rhythm to “The One I Love.” And then there’s D’Rone’s guitar playing, a beguiling touch on several cuts. Considering the durability of D’Rone’s career, the integrity of his art and the ambition of this recording, “Double Exposure” arrives as an important document, showing what a great American singer can achieve at an exalted age.,0,808217.column

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