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Open and honest stories of success and setbacks in the performing arts.

Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey Patrick Oliver Jones

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Open and honest stories of success and setbacks in the performing arts.

    Final Five: Jaime Lozano, Voting Member of the Grammys and Latin Grammys

    Final Five: Jaime Lozano, Voting Member of the Grammys and Latin Grammys

    After our conversation on the previous episode, Jaime talks about the process of voting on songs and albums for the Grammys, and then he answers the Final Five. He shares his love of Law & Order and his dream to work with Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as what he learns from those who are humble.
    The time and expense needed to bring these guests and conversations to you each week is sometimes challenging but always rewarding. Please consider buying me a coffee to support this work that goes into each episode.
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    Quotes and unreleased audio clips: instagram.com/winmipodcast/ 

    • 16 min
    Hispanic Heritage Month: Jaime Lozano, Musical Theater Composer

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Jaime Lozano, Musical Theater Composer

    For the next few weeks WINMI is going to be highlighting some amazing Hispanic artists, ranging from composers and dancers to actors and singers. And it's all in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
    In addition to these interviews I’ll be showcasing important creatives in Hispanic history. It’ll be a chance for us to learn about the wonderful artists who have made such an impact not only in Hispanic communities but to our nation as a whole. 
    And so we begin Hispanic Heritage Month with Jaime Lozano, a native of Monterey, Mexico. As a composer his works have been produced Off-Broadway, regionally here in the US, and internationally in France, Germany, England, and of course his home country of Mexico. Jaime has also taken on the roles of arranger, music director, and orchestrator, in addition to adapting, producing, and directing the Spanish world premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS in 2006 and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in 2005.
    And it was around that time that Jaime came to New York to study at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He's been on quite the journey and it's a fascinating story of an immigrant artist here in America.
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    Music in this episode:
    "Yellow Light District" by Lobo Loco."Kitty in the Window" by Podington Bear."Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions.Savage, a musical by Tommy Newman and Jaime Lozano, performed and recorded at University of Alabama in Birmingham."Una Historia sin Final Concierto" by Jaime Lozano."Smooth Actor" by Podington Bear."Night Emotions" by Lobo Loco."Ayer" by Gloria and Emilio Estefan (Karaoke Track).

    • 54 min
    You Too Can Be an #ArtsHero with Carson Elrod and Brooke Ishibashi

    You Too Can Be an #ArtsHero with Carson Elrod and Brooke Ishibashi

    Mid-March of this year was a uniquely devastating time for theater and the arts industry as a whole. Broadway and Off-Broadway here in New York as well as theaters all around the country began to close for what they thought would be a possible one-month shut down. 
    At the time playwright Lynn Nottage tweeted: “Emotionally and financially preparing for theaters across the country to be shut down. Mourning the beautiful work that will be lost. Alas, protecting our practitioners and our audiences is essential.”
    But as you and I know, it’s lasted much longer than anyone anticipated. And while the loss of jobs and the lack of theater options for audiences were immediately felt, there has been a further impact in communities and states around the country. From regional and local theaters to touring companies, stage work has a financial impact beyond just the box office. 
    For example, the 2016-17 touring season in cities like Charlotte, NC generated more than $38.2 million in economic impact. In Tempe, AZ their Broadway Season brought in $100 million. And more recently, in Denver the seven-week pre-Broadway run of frozen added about $30 million to the local economy. Theater and the arts are a driving economic indicator in cities and regions around the country, which is why it is vital that we save this industry and do what we can to become an arts hero.
    Be An Arts Hero is an intersectional grassroots movement emphasizes arts and cultures $877 billion value added contribution to the nation's economy, highlighting the human and financial toll of letting the contribution collapse. Carson Elrod and Brooke Ishibashi, two of the organization's founders, join the podcast today to share their goal of keeping all 5.1 million Americans who work in the arts 1) alive 2) in their homes and 3) with jobs to return to when the crisis subsides.
    Join their efforts: https://beanartshero.com/get-involved 
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    Music used in this episode: "Appreciation" by Chad Crouch is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

    • 35 min
    FINAL FIVE: Alex Pires

    FINAL FIVE: Alex Pires

    After our conversation on the previous episode, Alex answers the Final Five. He shares his love of Christopher Nolan movies and his dream to be on Law & Order: SVU as well as what he learned from Will Smith and Michelle Obama.
    Check out Alex's web series: P's in a Pod 
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    The time and expense needed to bring these guests and conversations to you each week is sometimes challenging but always rewarding. Please consider buying me a coffee to support this work that goes into each episode. 
    For further insights on the topics covered in this episode: twitter.com/winmipodcast/ 
    Quotes and unreleased audio clips: instagram.com/winmipodcast/ 

    Do you have questions or stories of your own? Share them with me: contact.winmipodcast.com

    • 16 min
    Alex Pires - Actor and Writer of the Comedy Web Series P's in a Pod

    Alex Pires - Actor and Writer of the Comedy Web Series P's in a Pod

    The process of getting an idea, a story from conception to production to finally being onstage or onscreen can be a rather lengthy process. Hamilton took seven years and La La Land was almost nine. Alex Pires is another one of those with plenty of ideas. He’s an actor who came to NYC with a mission to not only act but to write as well. But as we know having the idea is just the first step on a long journey towards actually seeing it come to life.
    His comedy web series P's in a Pod released its Pilot Episode in January 2019, but the rest of the seven-episode season didn't come out till April 2020. He talks about that long journey as well as some of the serious subjects addressed on this funny show: stereotypes, racism, depression, and even germaphobia.
     

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    • 46 min
    WINMI Recommends: The Tony Howell Podcast

    WINMI Recommends: The Tony Howell Podcast

    This month's podcast recommendation from WINMI is...The Tony Howell Podcast.

    • 3 min

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13 Ratings

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Oh wait...listeners should come first. Hmm, my title is like self-fulfilling prophecy.

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