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Hi, I'm Avis Boone, the host of That's How We Role podcast, where we talk with women making an impact as entrepreneurs, business owners, creatives, artists, actors, entertainment industry professionals, advocates, solopreneurs about their businesses and careers. Their motivation and inspiration all while serving as role models and mentors for those wanting to create their own path in their career journey.We will discuss ways to connect on all levels from real-world business to the entertainment business. No topic is off limits. We just want to entertain, inspire, motivate, inform and have fun.Follow me on social media:Instagram: @avis.booneTwitter: @avisbooneWebsite: https://avisboone.com

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Hi, I'm Avis Boone, the host of That's How We Role podcast, where we talk with women making an impact as entrepreneurs, business owners, creatives, artists, actors, entertainment industry professionals, advocates, solopreneurs about their businesses and careers. Their motivation and inspiration all while serving as role models and mentors for those wanting to create their own path in their career journey.We will discuss ways to connect on all levels from real-world business to the entertainment business. No topic is off limits. We just want to entertain, inspire, motivate, inform and have fun.Follow me on social media:Instagram: @avis.booneTwitter: @avisbooneWebsite: https://avisboone.com

    How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? with Award-Winning Composer, Charu Suri

    How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? with Award-Winning Composer, Charu Suri

    This week’s guest is award-winning composer and journalist, Charu Suri.
    Charu has been playing the piano since the age of five, and performing since the age of nine. She is the first Indian-born jazz composer to premiere work at Carnegie Hall. 
    Her latest album, Book of Ragas. vol 2, debuted on August 6th. 
    Charu received six nominations in the International Singer Songwriters Association aka ISSA, Awards in 2021, and won a Silver for Band Single of the Year for her original song, "Bluesy."  In April she became "Jazz Artist of the Month" and won a gold record from ISSA.
    She is a voting member of the  GRAMMYs (Recording Academy).
    During the Pandemic, Charu uploaded several jazz performances on her social media channels for joy and inspiration, which we all needed so desperately. So check out her social media channels to listen!!
    So let’s find out more about Charu and all her accomplishments, and about her upcoming performance at the famed CARNEGIE HALL coming up in November. 
    So join me in welcoming Charu Suri!! 
    Charu's Website: www.CharuSuri.com
    Instagram:  Charumusic
    Facebook:  Charu Suri Trio
    ***UPCOMING CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMANCE
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    • 27 min
    Create Your Own Blueprint with Author, Award-Winning Poet & Educator, Patrice Juah

    Create Your Own Blueprint with Author, Award-Winning Poet & Educator, Patrice Juah

    ​​This week’s guest on That's How We Role podcast is Patrice Juah, an accomplished author, award-winning poet, education entrepreneur and former Miss Liberia.  She is the founder of the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, based in Liberia, West Africa. The Foundation launched the Sexy-Like-A-Book initiative, designed to inspire young women and girls to improve their perspective on reading, literacy, and education. She is a firm believer in the transformative power of education. Among MANY things, Patrice is a Mandela Washington Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.
    Patrice’s desire is to motivate and empower young women by supporting local non-profit organizations to educate women on HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancy, and education.
    So let’s find out more about this incredible woman and her amazing accomplishments and platforms, as we welcome Patrice Juah.

    LINKS TO PATRICE - https://linktr.ee/p-atricejuah


    Patrice Juah is a Communications and International Affairs Professional. As founder of the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, she champions girls’ education, leadership, and digital and information literacy through the foundation’s Sexy Like A Book initiative. The initiative takes a social and academic approach to address some of the barriers to girls’  education in Liberia.
    Patrice works to improve girls’ perspectives on literacy and education by fostering creative expression and cultural awareness. Through public speaking workshops, mentorship meet-ups, and social excursions, girls not only enhance their capacity to tackle academic rigor but are equipped with the confidence and voice to write and speak about taboo topics in their communities. This approach of embedding Social Emotional Learning into girls’ education empowers girls with the social-emotional skills to think critically and make informed decisions as socially conscious young leaders.
    Explore Sexy Like A Book’s Enchanting Voices Anthology (Book One), written by the first cohort of young writers. Proceeds from the book support the provision of scholarships and educational resources to girls in rural Liberia. A second anthology, written by cohort two, will be released later in 2021.
    An accomplished author, award-winning poet, former Miss Liberia, and a firm believer in the transformative power of education, Patrice is a Steering Committee Member of Karanga - The Global Alliance for Social-Emotional Learning and Life Skills. She also supports the Liberia Literary Society as a board member and editor. Patrice is a Deutsche Welle Global Media Fellow, a Kistefos Scholar, and a Mandela Washington Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the IE School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University, in Madrid, Spain.  A perpetual knowledge seeker, she has a fascination for languages and enjoys fostering global collaborations. More on Patrice’s work can be found here: https://linktr.ee/p-atricejuah
    Donate to Sexy Like A Book here.
    Enchanting Voices echoes stories of a Liberia that could be but struggles in the now. It echoes stories of hope and dreams; of courage and resilience; of possibilities and a future waiting to bloom. 
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    • 33 min
    Life Is A Soap Opera with Actor, Singer & Songwriter Ilene Kristen

    Life Is A Soap Opera with Actor, Singer & Songwriter Ilene Kristen

    This week’s guest is best known for her roles as Delia Ryan from the soap opera, Ryan’s Hope and her two-time Emmy-nominated performance as Roxy Balsom on another soap, One Life To Live and she is Ilene Kristen.  Ilene is an actress, singer, songwriter, cabaret performer, and one-time cinema owner. 

    Even though she may be better known for her soap opera roles, Ilene has many Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway credits as well as primetime television shows and movie credits.  She originated the role of Patty Simcox in “Grease” and portrayed the infamous Leona Helmsley in “Mayor”. 


    Her album of original songs “I’m Not Done With U Yet” is available on Amazon and iTunes.

    A native New Yorker, Ilene is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Delia Ryan on "Ryan’s Hope," and her ten-year stint as the gambling, beer-guzzling and always-inappropriate hairdresser Roxy Balsom on "One Life to Live", for which she received two Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress.  Ilene portrayed the de, dems and do Norma Gilpin on "Loving" and wannabe socialite Madeleine Thompson on "Another World." Currently she is reprising the role of Delia Ryan in a character crossover on "General Hospital."


    Ilene made her Broadway debut as a dancer in Henry, Sweet Henry.  She originated the role of Patty Simcox in Grease and portrayed the infamous Leona Helmsley in Mayor.  Off-Broadway shows include Acts of Providence, All That Glitters, Light Up the Sky, The Dolphin Position, Cowboy, and Trust. She also appeared in The Gig at Goodspeed and Marvin’s Room at the Helen Hayes in Nyack. An Ensemble Studio Theatre member since 1984, Ilene has performed in five of their Marathon of One-Act Plays including Saxophone Music, Naomi in the Livingroom, Cosmo's in Love, Degas, C'est Moi, A Dead Man's Apartment and the comedy revue Strange Behavior. Recent film appearances include Tinseltown, Signs of the Cross, Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe, Luscious, Knock, Knock,  and Manhattanites.


     Night time TV sightings include  Deception, Unforgettable, HBO's Show Me A Hero, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU,  The Good Policeman, Third Watch, The Sopranos, Family,  and The Black Donnellys.


    In addition to a full-time performing career, Ilene also co-founded of The Jean Renoir Cinema, a film theatre showing independent and foreign films. While affiliated there, she produced the award-winning short The Aftermath. In 1997 she was a producer of the feature Angels with Angles, starring Frank Gorshin and Rodney Dangerfield.  As a songwriter, Ilene has penned album cuts for teenage phenom Kaitlyn Lusk and jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, as well as producing for the label Tuxedo Records. A regular on the club circuit, Ilene has recently recorded her first CD of her own original songs, which is expected to be released sometime this year.
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    • 55 min
    Getting Your Film Made with Producer & Writer Jane Applegate

    Getting Your Film Made with Producer & Writer Jane Applegate

    Hey there beautiful people and welcome back to another episode of That’s How We Role, a bi-weekly podcast where I talk with motivating and inspiring women who are professionals, entrepreneurs, organization leaders, artists and so much more!!
    And leading the pack in all things fabulous is this week’s guest, Jane Applegate, a writer, producer, coach and creator!
     Jane is a writer and producer that is all about highlighting women. She has written and produced award-winning independent films primarily written, produced and directed by and about women! 
    She is currently working on a hybrid feature documentary, Left Bank, which  tells the untold story of four remarkable feminists who supported Irish author, James Joyce. 
    But wait, that’s not all! Jane is a teacher and an author of four books on small business success….but she is not done! Her fifth book, Hair on Fire: An Insider's Guide to Producing for the Big and Small Screen, is available on Amazon. She is also co-founder of Showbizing.com, a career coaching and production consulting company she co-founded with producer, Julie Crosby.
     Please welcome THE woman's woman about town, Jane Applegate! 


    IG:  @janedoryapplegate
    Twitter: @janewapplegate
    Website:  https://www.leftbankthefilm.com


    Jane Applegate is a writer and producer of award-winning independent films, primarily written,  produced and directed by and about women. Her current hybrid feature documentary, Left Bank, tells the untold story of four remarkable feminists who supported Irish author, James Joyce, so he could write his banned, burned and censored books. It will be shot in France, Ireland and
    the U.S. It will be released in 2022 to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, which was made possible by American ex-pat book shop owner, Sylvia Beach. 
    Jane teaches the business of film class at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College. She is the author of four books on small business success. Her fifth book, Hair on Fire,  is a guide to independent production. It is available on Amazon. She is also co-founder of Showbizing.com, a career coaching and production consulting company she co-founded with producer, Julie Crosby.
    Jane is an active member of New York Women in Film and Television and serves as the chair of external relations committee for the Women Independent Producers group.  She lives in a 100 year-old house in Verplanck, NY with her husband, son, daughter and son-in-law. 

    The Left Bank: 
    Jane Applegate: Producer & Co-Writer
    Jane has produced several award-winning features and documentaries, including Erica Fae’s To Keep the Light, a period drama about a female lighthouse keeper. Beauty Mark, won the Ultra-Indie Award at the Woodstock Film Festival. Jane teaches the business of film at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College.




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    • 41 min
    Life Is Not A Tuna & White Bean Salad with Filmmaker & Screenwriter Sophia Romma

    Life Is Not A Tuna & White Bean Salad with Filmmaker & Screenwriter Sophia Romma

    Sophia is a playwright, screenwriter, and a film & theater director.  She is a producing artistic director of Garden of the Avant-Garde Productions and she’s also a member of the New York City Bar Association, working in human rights.
    She was the screenwriter and producer for the international arthouse film Poor Liza, which won a Garnet Grand Prix award. The film starred Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Ben Gazzara and Emmy & Academy award winner Lee Grant. 
    Sophia has written and directed three films for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program.
    Outside of film, Sophia has written fourteen different stage plays which have been produced either off-Broadway or “off, off Broadway”.
    Sophia’s latest project, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime is Used and Borrowed Time. It is a 2020 time travel film about an aging actress who is magically returned to the year 1965 in segregated Alabama. 

    Sophia penned screenplays and directed three films for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program.  She also wrote and directed a series of cutting-edge short films for the New York Film Academy
    Pornography!" and "Commercial America in the 90’s." She wrote the screenplay for the documentary "Call Girls for Hire: The Sex Slave Trade Epidemic in Eastern Europe," for which she was honored with Moscow’s Social Awareness Documentary Film Award at the Moscow Women Make Documentaries Film Festival.  

    Romma also wrote and directed a series of cutting-edge short films for the New York Film Academy: "Underneath Her Make-Up" (unveiling the stigmatized and hounded LGBTQ community in India) and "The Frozen Zone" (shedding light on the supernatural healing powers of ancient shamanism and its infinite wisdom).
    Dr. Romma is the author of fourteen stage-plays, produced Off-Off Broadway/Off-Broadway, three of which were produced at La MaMa E.T.C. Her play, “The Past Is Still Ahead” which she wrote and directed, ran at the Cherry Lane Theatre, at the Midtown International Film Festival and toured Montauk, London, Moscow, Montreal and Seoul. 

    The Negro Ensemble Company presented “The Mire” at the Cherry Lane Theatre; it was heralded by the New York Times for “grinding down stubborn cultural borders with love’s symphony.” Romma’s “Cabaret Émigré” was lauded by The Villager for "delving deep into the dislocated émigré’s soul in erotic quantum verse.”
    Romma graduated from Tisch School of the Arts, earning her B.F.A. from the Dramatic Writing Program and her M.F.A. from the Dramatic Writing and Cinema Studies). She holds a Ph.D. in Philology from Maxim Gorky Literature Institute and a Masters of Law from Fordham University School of Law.
    gardenoftheavantgarde.com
    gardenoftheavantgarde@gmail.com 
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    • 28 min
    Turning Your Passion Into Wine with Owner of Oceano Wines, Rachel Martin

    Turning Your Passion Into Wine with Owner of Oceano Wines, Rachel Martin

    Rachel Martin is the owner & founder of Oceano Wines, from the Spanish Springs Vineyard in San Luis Obispo, California.
    She is a native of Virginia and was there in 2005, at the beginning of what is now considered to be one of that state’s premier wine producers, Boxwood Estate Winery. She serves as the Executive Vice President of Winery Operations of Boxwood’s award-winning wines.

    She led Boxwood Estate’s Bordeaux-style wines to national and international fame.  And was successful in her efforts to  designate Middleburg, Virginia as an American Viticultural Area.


    Rachel hosts a livestream show  “Tasting Room Live” every other Tuesday to their  Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

    The Food & Wine event, The Family Reunion is August 19-22 at The Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA. Their  winemaker, Marbue Marke will be among the scheduled talent during the weekend. 
     Oceano Wines can be purchased directly from the website, Oceanowines.com and can be shipped to 44 states. They can also be found at select retailers and restaurants which are all listed on their website here.


    For more on  Rachel Martin and Oceano Wines and see her full bio, check out the website: https://www.oceanowines.com.

    Follow her on IG: @rachel_oceano  @oceanowines
    Twitter:  @OceanoWines

    Email her if you have any questions about wine or pairings at rachel@oceanowines.com 





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    • 39 min

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Avis, this was great! I’m not an actor, but everything you ladies shared is applicable to everyone.
I enjoyed hearing you both share about your experiences with what you perceived as rejection or failure. Again, totally relatable.
Thanks for sharing!

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