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Phyllis Diller: "Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it to the bone!"

Joy Behar: "A must for anyone who wants to crack the mystery of estrogen-induced yuks!"

American Express: “You listen to our concerns. Your methods to handle stressful situations work!”

Stark State College, John David, Faculty President: “Your outstanding keynote speech: ‘Celebrate Learning Diversity’ was highly motivational, educationally sound, and entertaining”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Entertaining and uplifting!”

Atlantic Cape Community College, Avon L. Chapman, Director,: “You are an energetic, charismatic speaker who demonstrates a high level of preparedness resourcefulness and mastery of the topic.”

Author-Gender & Humor, Dr. Regina Barreca: "a wonderful combination of somebody who puts women's comedy in context, and is a funny, effervescent performer!"

Books

JCT Multimedia

Reel Romance™ Dr. Sue

Reel Romance™: we’re a show, and we’re a brand!

Just like waistlines, we expand!…

 

“Reel Romance™ with a Twist!” 

Romantic Comedy by Susan Horowitz “Dr. Sue”

(Writer/Performer/Producer/Co-Director)

Co-Star/Co-Director: Gorman Ruggiero; 

Production Assistant: Kellyrose Marry

Contact Dr. Sue: drsue@drsue.com 

 

 

 

 

New York New Works Theatre Festival logoNew York New Works Theatre Festival  www.nynwtheatrefestival.com 

Duke Theatre 229 W. 42nd Street (Broadway) NYC

 

“Susan’s an inspiring, natural force on stage!  Reel Romance is a fun, interesting depiction of love.” Andrew Monohan, Theatre Writer/Composer

“Wonderful performance! Our family loved it!” President Sherry Su -Xu, Anwil Scholar Inc. Tutoring Center, International

“Your joy and spirit were infectious! How neat to satirize both “Titanic” and “Gone With the Wind”.

I enjoyed how you worked in Bette Midler’s “The Rose”. – Howard Gross, HOLLYWOOD MENSA 

“Your Act was AMAZING!!! I really enjoyed it!” – Alicia Nebblett-Roberts BMCC Alum, Registered Nurse

“Reel Romance is funny!” Beth Newbery, Artistic Director InfusionArts

“Your acting was great – body language was excellent!” – Professor Elliot Fink

“Reel Romance was a “reel” fun experience with a definite twist! You and your co-actor seemed so natural together.  And you on your own are quite charming.” Delores Morales, Actor-Singer

“Reel Romance is very, very entertaining!” Jane Berman,  Manager, New York State Government

 

The Reel Romance™  brand stands for fun, friendship, and love – at any age and stage! 

Like a pitcher needs a catcha, like a batter needs a ball

Reel Romance is comin’ atcha, here’s a list – and that ain’t all!

 

Reel Romance™ & Real Talk with Dr. Sue (Radio/TV)

Reel Romance™ Fashion, Mixology (Cocktails & Mock-Tails), Songs, and Licensing 

Reel Romance™ Events with Entertainment! 

Reel Romance™ is a production of Empowering Entertainment™  by Dr. Sue

Works by Dr. Sue and Empowering Entertainment

Book: Queens of Comedy (interviews w Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller) 

Original Songs:CD  www.CDBaby.com/drsue2 , Radio WOS (Women Of Substance)

Television Appearances: Project Runway, NBC Women in SitComs, Good Day New York, etc.

Children’s Book of the Month Club: Read With Me Series

“SssWitch!: A Bewitching Musical”

 A Fun, Family, Anti-Bullying Show 

www.ssswitch.net

It’s a Cinderella story with a 

Switch by a Funny Witch!

(original book, lyrics, music) by Susan Horowitz, Ph.D.   

 

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

 SssWitch!” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

 Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Actor/Singer: Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.  

Facebook: ReelRomanceDrSue

Twitter @drsue6 , Blog, Linked In

copyright 2017 Text and Original Art by Susan Horowitz “Dr. Sue”  

Reel Romance™ & Shark Tank™ by Dr. Sue

 

What does Reel Romance™ have in common with Shark Tank™? 

What do Reel Romance and Shark Tank have in common? Both shows are Empowering Entertainment with Mentors. 

Both shows use Social Media: Facebook, Blog, Twitter, Linked In. Both shows use Television and/or Radio.  You’re probably familiar with Shark Tank™ .  

Reel Romance™  has JCT Radio/TV & Multimedia.

Both shows have ongoing personalities who act as mentors. 

Shark Tank™ has the sharks.

Sharks are successful entrepreneurs.

They might help you – but watch out!

They have big appetites and sharp teeth!

 

 

 

Reel Romance has Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz, Ph.D.):  Author/Interviewer of best-selling book “Queens of Comedy” based on her interviews with comedy legends/entrepreneurs like Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, etc., Professor/Mentor at City University of New York;  Award-Winning Writer of “Read With Me” Children’s Book of the Month Club Series, and Comedies, like “Reel Romance with a Twist!” – world premiere at the prestigious New York New Works Theatre Festival in the heart of Broadway! 

Reel Romance™ and Shark Tankappeal to people’s basic aspirations: love and money!

How are we different?

Shark Tank™ is a big shark (lots of money, media support, etc.) swimming in a sea of greed. 

Reel Romance™ is a happy olive with a heart toothpick, swimming in a sea of love. (Actually, it’s a Reel Romance cocktail or mock-tail (with or without alcohol).

Are you asking yourself: What’s In It For Me? (We’re all tuned to station WIIFM) Reel Romance™ cocktail comes with a twist! The unexpected answer to your questions!  

Post questions about your relationships (romantic & otherwise) and aspirations.

You’ll get Dr. Sue plus crowd-sourced advice on our Facebook page: ReelRomanceDrSue 

You can post anonymously, for other people, or just include initials.

 As Dr. Sue, I have helped people get scholarships and thousands of dollars by learning to think, write, and speak in terms of their G.O.A.L.S. !  

I also encourage them to make positive, reality-based life-choices.

No mentor comes with guarantees. But we’ll crowd-source opinions from members of our Reel Romance™ community (plus experts).  We’ll do our best to help you help yourself! 

So, as they say on Shark Tank™ , is it a deal? 

Post your questions or comments on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReelRomanceDrSue

Or: E-mail your questions to DrSue@ReelRomance.com

(message FaceBook page ReelRomanceDrSue to look for your E-mail) 

 

Reel Romance™ web page: www.ReelRomance.com  

(For now, it’s on my main website:  www.drsue.com )

Reel Romance™ – we’re a Blog, a Show, a Brand!

Just like waistlines, we expand!…

(Thanks to JCT Multimedia, Kellyrose Marry (Media Consultant) Justin Woo (Photographer)

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

SssWitch!” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

 Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Performer/Professor Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.  

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReelRomanceDrSue

 Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

copyright 2017 Text and Original Art by Susan Horowitz “Dr. Sue”  

Entertainment: Dr. Sue Shares Love Tips on Television!

JCT Awards Dr. Sue "Entertainer of the Year"

JCT Awards Dr. Sue “Entertainer of the Year”

Dr. Sue shares Love Tips on JCT Radio/TV Show!

What makes a great, creative gift (with or without a high price tag)?

How can you feel loved and appreciated?

What can you do if you don’t get the gift you’ve been hoping for?

Infatuation is exciting – like fireworks – but what can you do if it fades?

How can you give little valentines to keep that love alive – all year long?

Enjoy my Show on JCT Media with Poppa T “The Motivator”

Creative Living:

Celebrate Valentine’s Day as Love & Friendship Day!  Expand your idea of love beyond erotic romance or a relationship with a significant other.   Celebrate your friends, family, even your pets and plants!

Appreciate What’s There: People express love and friendship in different ways. Sometimes it’s the gift or card that’s great – sometimes it’s something else they do – or don’t do.  Value the gift – whatever the form.

(Editor/Photographer Jay Berman, Videography: JCT Multimedia)

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Entertainment: Belly Dancing and Diamonds

Belly Dancer Sue

Belly Dancer Sue

As every Manhattanite knows,  the earth is the size of Manhattan –  and perfectly flat.  If you leave, you fall off.

This truism is ringing in my ears as my bus pulls out of New York City and heads  for New Jersey. So far, so true. So far I’ve missed one bus, and the bus driver on the next bus, who is supposed to let me off at my stop looks none too friendly.

So why am I leaving my NYC home for NJ – a strange land where people ride cars instead of subways and live near turnpike exits instead of numbered streets?   Why is this simple (Manhattan) island girl doing in the land of  Tony Soprano and (according to old gangster movies) machine guns in violin cases?  Why is my video camera and tripod packed in my guitar case ?

The guitar case makes me look  like I’m going  to a folksinging gig.  But I am actually in hot pursuit of  “ice”  – which is what we wannabe gangsters/slangsters call diamonds.  (It’s also a hot summer day, so I wouldn’t mind some real ice.)

Turns out the place I am heading has both – diamond earrings and Italian ices. Mamari Jewelers/Art Gallery in Nanuet, NJ is hosting an opening party for their new facility.  I’m supposed to do on-camera interviews of  artist/designers Philippe Valy and Bob Tyne (who are picking me up in NJ).  I’m also hoping  to borrow dangling diamond earrings for the shoot – for the head shots Bob offered to take,  and for my fantasy lifestyle – which includes ice of the non-flavored variety.

Real life has more glitches than glitz.  I  miss my NJ  bus stop and travel to the end of the line because I don’t know the landmarks and the surly bus driver doesn’t tell me where to get off.  However, after that rough start (I even offer to go back to Manhattan to avoid making my friends late)  we  finally hook up – and  since the party starts late – we’re on time – even early!

The store is actually a small building – a mini-jewelry castle owned by a middle-eastern family.  I instantly head for the jewelry counter, where I slide some fabulous diamond drop earrings onto my ears (a perfect fit). Then I slip into a black lace, clingy, spaghetti strap top – perfect for showing off diamonds! So far, so good.

I go upstairs to check out the gallery. The walls are hung with my friends’ artwork; and there’s a table set up as a bar – plus soft drinks, bottles of wine – and no corkscrew.  I go back downstairs to look for a corkscrew –  where the party is well underway.

Loudspeakers are playing middle eastern music with a  driving beat.  In the middle of the crowd is a belly dancer.  The videographer and photographer are snapping away, as she tries to coax shy party guests onto the dance floor.  I don’t need much coaxing.  The hypnotic rhythms  call to my ancestral Semitic roots- I am, after all, a Jewish girl from the Bronx (or maybe I just like to shake my booty).  Anyway,  the belly dancer and I start moving in perfect synch … as I live out my dream life – diamond earrings and belly dancing!

The party moves outside, where Philippe Valy body paints a pretty young model (Lidia  Keenan) in the parking lot.  Then we all go upstairs where I interview  Bob Tynes and guests about his photographic/painterly images.  The guest pick out favorite images and give their interpretations – mainly about dreams of freedom and peace.

I also talk Philippe Valy about his paintings and hand-painted hats (influenced by Greek mythology, surrealism, and Picasso-sqe eroticism).  The hats provide a sculptural surface for his fantasy designs – as does Lidia  – but (unlike pretty young models) you can take the hat home :)!

I didn’t take the diamonds home – but maybe next time – especially  if I work on my belly dancing…

Happiness/Success Habits

  • Don’t give up or be overly discouraged or anxious – I thought missing my bus stop would make everyone late – I was even ready to go home. But as it turned out, it was no big deal.
  • Step out of your comfort zone , habits, and habitat and try out new things – like belly dancing, diamonds and another state…of mind. The world isn’t really flat and and you don’t fall off – but you knew that!
  • Know when to stay in your comfort zone -and how far to stretch it.  Lidia didn’t want to be body painted in her bikini in the parking lot – so she compromised. She went along with the painting, but kept her jeans on.
  • Enjoy a taste of fantasy life – you don’t have to own something forever to enjoy it for now.  Besides, after a while, you get used to anything – even diamond earrings. If I got diamonds everyday -they might not be as much of a thrill as playing “dress up” for the party.

(Photography: Bob Baker)

Sue Mimosa
Blog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

 

Danny Aiello & Dr. Sue

Danny Aiello & Dr. Sue

Danny Aiello & Dr. Sue

Where to go for swingin’ singin’ holiday? Try Danny Aiello’s new album My Christmas Song for You,which he debuted at our last meeting of the New York Sheet Music Society (NYSMS).  Linda Amiel Burns, President of NYSMS and Director of  The Singing Experience, interviewed Mr. Aiello.

But who can resist calling him “Danny”?  He’s a down-to-earth guy from the old Italian neighborhood – a real paisan (Italian for friend, homie, amigo, landsman etc.)  He’s also an Academy Award nominated actor and singer with performances in over 80 hit films.

Not that anyone expected Danny to have stars in his eyes – or if he did, it was because he was an amateur boxer.  “I had a good left hook” Danny grins, “And. like most Italians,  I was a physical guy – so I got a job as a bouncer.”   Danny secretly wanted to be a singer “but in my neighborhood, that meant you were a sissy – not that there’s anything wrong with that.”   He did get an audition for the Arthur Godfrey Show, but he panicked and excused himself to go to the bathroom. “I never came back.”

By the time he was in his 30’s he was married to Sandy “a gorgeous Jewish girl”  and had three kids. Times were rough, and Danny used to lie awake at night imagining becoming homeless. He even slid into temptation and robbed a few safes that were stored in warehouses. “I’m ashamed to admit it, and robbery is always wrong.  Besides, the most I ever got was $27… and I  could have gone to jail!”

Fortunately, petty crime did not pay, and Danny did get a paying job at the old Greyhound station announcing the bus route – with flair.  Producer Dore Schary heard him and offered him a job on a touring show. “But it was forty bucks a week and on the road. I had a family to support – so I passed.”

Danny finally did get his break on stage in That Championship Season.  “I didn’t really know how to act, so I just put out a lot of energy – and the critics loved it!”  Other offers followed  on stage and screen, and Danny found himself hanging out with movie stars like Vincent Gardenia. When Danny told Gardenia that he wasn’t sure how to say his lines, Gardenia (familiar with unemployment statistics among actors), counseled:  “Don’t worry about it – you’ll never work again.”

Danny gained renown as the pizzeria owner  who stays in a tough, black neighborhood in Spike Lee’s film Do the Right Thing. “When Spike sent me the script, I turned the part down. He had me twirling pizza. I asked him, “How would you like it if I had you twirling watermelons?  But Spike sweethearted me – he took me to Knicks games – and I finally agreed.  I hated my line  ‘these people grew up on my food’ but Spike insisted that we keep it – and that was the line the critics raved about!”

Danny also scored as Nicholas Cage’s weak-willed brother who is derailed from his engagement to Cher in Moonstruck. Nick gets the girl, and Danny goes back to his hypochrodriac mother.  “I played such a wimp.  After that, women would come up to me and offer me cokes – but that was all they offered me.  I mean, I wouldn’t have done anything about it because my wife would kill me, but still…”

Danny must have been quite the actor, because in person – and especially when he sings – the wimp is nowhere in evidence. The New York Times says Danny “has the bounce of his idols Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima, and the throaty lyricism of another idol, Tony Bennett.”  Aiello puts a mellow, macho snap  into  “Santa’ Claus is Comin’ to Town” – but the warmth is all Danny.   It’s that warmth that wins over the crowd from big arenas, to intimate bistros, to TV shows like Good Day New York, to to my heart when he complimented me on my red hat and pulled me in for the photo which I snapped from my own cell phone. Made me feel as cheery as Ms. Santa Claus!  

Happiness Habits

  • It’s never too late to do live your dream:  Danny Aiello started acting when he was 35 – with no training. And now, at 70 plus, he’s making movies and performing and recording songs.
  • Build bridges to other generations and cultures: Danny is back in the studio working on his fourth album entitled Bridges, a collaboration of standards with hip hop, due for release in 2011. As the singing host for the JCT Variety Show and singing professor at a community college, I also interact with the “hip hop generation.”  I love the standards, but it’s good to keep your tastes, personality, and opinions open to fresh influences.
  • Be honest, admit your mistakes, and move on:  Being emotionally honest is crucial for actors – and for anyone in a close relationship. We may admire (if we believe) people who say they’ve always done the right thing, but we like and feel more comfortable with people who, like ourselves, have a few flaws.  My blog is called “How to Be Happy If”  Sometimes those “if’s” are on the inside.
  • Blog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com,CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue
  • Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)

JCT Variety Show: Success Awaits Us!

JCT Variety Show Group Photo 9-24-2010

JCT Variety Show Group Photo 9-24-2010

What a thrill! This weekend, I was the singing host (that’s me in the pink top) for the JCT Variety host (now co-sponsored by BMCC club: “Success Awaits Us”)  at the Lafayette Grill, NYC.  As Amy Harlib, our yoga contortionist says,  “I love the mix of talent of all kinds and all ages!”  I do too!   My own style and songs are Broadwayesque pop – with a li’l bit of country.   But our variety show casts a much wider spotlight – and it’s fun to see all the different styles.

This show, we featured a beautiful dancer Valerie Kale (who looked like she shimmied out of Disney’s movie “Aladdin.”),  singers (Edwin Arzu, Juadon Rafik/Rocky Ousmane, Shadiya Thompson, Greg), guitarists (Johnny Mantra, Zhen), a comic (Scott Rios), an actress (Jazmin Luperena), rap artists (L.B., One Son),  and  Zurab (in the red shirt) who displayed the movie poster for his film).  Bridget Graham (who sculpts chocolate flowers for her Sweetable Eatables confections) contributed an interview and a yummy blend of chocolate and bling to our raffle (supervised by TV host Leyna). Danni (Kourtney Brown) and Poppa T. (producer) handled the videos.  Whew!  Pause for memory recharge…okay I’m back!

Actually, I believe that memory (and all mental functions) benefit from the stimulation of new challenges.  Certainly, as an English professor (and, shall-we-say “mature”? woman), most people wouldn’t expect me to belt out songs and co-produce a variety show, where some of the performers are  half my age and culturally very diverse. But why not?  It’s exciting, fun (that rush of applause from my students felt fantastic!) – and mutually educational.  We all get a chance to step out of  our usual roles and see each other as whole people – vulnerable, talented, sexy, smart, stupid, making mistakes, and fixing them.

But even though our roles stetch, they don’t entirely vanish.  Zhen, our young guitarist, likes to say “yes ma-am” me.  I think it’s culturally more natural for her – and I kind of liked it, too.  My performing name “Dr. Sue” works on stage – and for my students.  “Dr. Sue”  feels like a comfortable compromise between the respect of “Dr.”  (as in “Dr. Horowitz”) and the easy-to-pronounce, friendliness of “Sue.”   My producer, who calls himself “Poppa T.”  really is a kind of father figure to the whole production – and his name says it all.

Beyond that, we get a chance to experience different cultures – and to feel adventurous, yet safe.    After our show, I stayed for a  late night supper at Lafayette Grill with my former student Diana Taylor.  I also got up and danced with a hot middle-Eastern/Greek dance band and crowd.   An older gentlemen threw dollar bills on the floor.  I figured they were for my dancing, so I picked them up and tucked them into my waistband and top (feeling a little naughty).   Then we got our check and left.  Right outside the door, another gentlemen told me the money was for the musicians, so I went back inside and threw the bills back on the floor near the band.  it was a little embarrassing, but I figured the simplest way to handle the situation was to admit an honest mistake and move on.  Wouldn’t it be great if some of our bigger problems in politics and the mid-east could be handled that easily?

As Diana and I walked toward the subway, we both commented on how everyone danced together – young and old – and how everyone enjoyed the sensuality of traditional dancing and the community bonding.  I also thought the presence of elders provides young people with protection.  In American pop culture, many adolescents and 20 year olds go into a hard-drinking/clubbing culture of peers and strangers with no adult supervision.   Anything can happen – and sometimes does.

I hope our variety show provides excitement, fun, a way to explore diverse cultures – and safety.  I hope we can all grow as a powerful community by thinking outside our “jobs” – special thanks to Jazmin,  her lovely parents, and Juadon who helped with sign-in sheets; Johnny Mantra who played guitar beautifully for my cruise songs “Oceans of Fun”and “Fortunata”  and for Amy’s yoga dance; Danni and Zurab, who handled video and sound tech, Leyna who handled the raffle, and to our wonderful, supportive audience! There are many ways to be a star off- and on-stage.  I hope we can nurture and develop talent and provide a fun, social experience for our guests so people will stretch, take risks, have fun, and know there is a safety net of support – so we all can grow together.

Happiness Habits

  • Step out of your culture/age/stereotype box – some limits are real, but many are self-imposed. I’m not about to do a balletic grand jete (a  thrilling leap that gives the illusion of floating in air),  but I can enjoy the thrill of ballroom and belly dancing.
  • Celebrate your life and your own tastes and preferences. I might enjoy a cross-cultural foray into the hiphop hood – but my heart will always be a “golden oldie” -especially since, by a miracle of nature – my hair turned blond 🙂
  • Review by Dr. Susan Horowitz www.drsue.com,  CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue  Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)

 

JCT Variety Show New York, NY

JCT Variety Show (Photo by Betty Alba)

JCT Variety Show (Photo-Betty Alba)

I am so excited to see these photos from our first JCT Variety Show!  (Thanks to Betty Alba, mom of teen model/actor Fabielle)!  That’s me – Dr. Sue – in the blue top and white slacks.

Our next show is August 26 (Thur) 7-10pm Lafayette Grill, 54 Franklin St (between Broadway/Lafayette, below Canal St,), NYC ( #1 train Franklin or other trains to Canal or Chambers)

Most of the performers in our first show are from JCT’s Youth Division – our future shows will focus more on adult talent.  But age is just a number when it comes to creativity- our bodies may change, but we can adapt, share our gifts, and shine!   Our yoga-contortionist “The Amazing Amy” proves  that we can stay flexible at any age and stage!

Our show is a blend of performance (Singers, Dancers, Comics, Models, Actors, etc. – we’re open to the etc.) and interactive interviews.  In our last show, the performers/interviewees taught me (and our audience) how to catwalk and stretch some muscles I didn’t even know I had!  I’m hoping to pick up some tips on tango, salsa, tapping and rapping.

Dr. Sue interviews Jazmin & Fabielle at JCT Variety Show

Dr. Sue interviews Jazmin & Fabielle at JCT Variety Show

Here a shot of my interview with Fabielle and Jazmin Luperina, who won several awards  at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition and got several callbacks from agents.  Looks like our search for the Next Real Star is well underway!

Stay tuned for tips on how to host and give a great interview – pluses and pitfalls!

Whatever your talent or taste, there’s something for everyone at JCT”s variety show.  The audience gets free entertainment, delicious food and drink. If you’re an aspiring star, this is a chance to be seen – by a live audience plus cable/webcast: http://www.jctmagazine.com/jct92gradio.html  “Success Awaits Us!”

Date/Time: August 26 (Thursday), 7-10 pm.  $7 Food/Drink Minimum   (Great Food and Drink)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Place: Lafayette Grill: 54 Franklin St. NYC (Between Broadway-Lafayette) (212) 732-5600.                                                                                             Subway: #1 – Franklin St. Or # 2,3,4,5, 6 – Canal St. (local) Chambers St. (express)

www.howtobehappyif.com/wordpress  Dr. Sue: drsue@drsue.com

 Happiness Habits:

  • Variety is the spice of life and shows: Be open to enjoying art that’s outside your box. You might find stimulation and interest in forms of creativity that you thought were outside your experience, culture, or generation. Why be limited by stereotypes? I’m not exactly the Hip-Hop generation or culture (more of a Broadway or country singer-songwriter), but I was thrilled by the choreographed Hip-Hip routines of Marlon Proverbs’ troupe of dancers.  Conversely,  the crowd – which did include Hip-Hop fans, enjoyed Aaron Barlow, an author/professor who wrote a book about the director Quentin Tarantino and engaged the audience in a lively debate.  We can keep our own traditions and tastes, but as Amy, our contortionist, might say – why not stretch a bit?
  • Be open to exploring and enjoying unexpected fusions – like rock and classical music or blues and Broadway. Two of our most exciting performers from our most recent show were Yesid Lopez and Clarissa Frey- tango/ballet dancers who performed a passionate pas de deux (that’s a couple dance in ballet – for those of you who want to brush up your French).
  • What applies to art applies to life – you might find friends, supporters, and surprising mentors outside your predictable circle of acquaintances – give yourself the opportunity to interact in a larger sphere.
  • Believe in yourself and your talents – and act on your belief.  Join us at JCT Variety Show – you never know who you’ll meet!
  • Encourage yourself by listening to positive songs. You can hear me sing my inspirational, romantic songs by clicking on this link: CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
  • Here is the lyric to my chorus of my song “Dare to Believe”

“Nothing is imposssible, nothing’s really out of reach

All your silent, secret longings wait for you somewhere – if you Dare to Believe.”

The first song: “Dare to Believe” is free.

Dr. Sue: Keys of Love

CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
(music, lyrics & performance by Dr. Sue Horowitz)

Please look for my book “Queens of Comedy” by Susan Horowitz on Amazon.com or my website: www.drsue.com

Life is a story book – a collection of many stories – each one with a plot, characters, and the theme or message we take from it. Each story presents an opportunity to learn and practice Happiness Habits.

What’s your question? What’s your comment? What’s your story?
Hugs 2 U Dr. Sue

Dr. Sue Hosts JCT Variety Show: Live/Cable/Webcast

Dr. Sue: Host/Singer-Songwriter/Interviewer

JCT Awards Dr. Sue "Entertainer of the Year"

JCT Awards Dr. Sue “Entertainer of the Year”

Where to go to catch a show?  Beat the heat, drink and eat?  

Air-conditioning  on full blast – so chill out – enjoy the cast: 

Funny Comics who can talk, Models struttin’ the catwalk  

Dancers with and without  shoes – Singers and fun Interviews  

Tangos, Tappers, Actors, Rappers, Broadway ballads, Caesar salads 

Entertainment – a full menu – dinner – drinks – and here’s the venue: 

Lafayette  Grill and Bar – you can catch the Next Real Star! 

54 Franklin Street, (# 1 train to Franklin) NYC   

And Cable/Web cast by JCT! 

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Hope you enjoyed my rhyming tribute to showbiz rhymsters from  Irving Berlin to Jay-Z…that’s over a hundred years!

Today’s hot media is the Web – but there’s no substitute for live entertainment.

JCT Multimedia (TV/Radio/Magazine/Web -Producer: Poppa T.) is sponsoring a series of variety shows at Lafayette Grill and Bar (a full restaurant with dancing)  in lower Manhattan (between Broadway/Lafayette, Subway: #1 – Franklin Street or 2,3,4,5, 6 – Chambers Street).  Our next show will be August 5 (Thursday), 2010.  7pm-midnight – so come on down!

Our last show was tons of fun!  The talent was definitely varied and entertaining:  “The Amazing Amy” Yoga-Contortionist-Dancer (who demonstrated flexibility at any age) ; Fabielle – a handsome model (who showed me how to catwalk); a teen dancer(who tapped her way through a Beatles song ); an actress (with a monologue about a hamburger flipper); a model/singer (who warbled “Sistah” from The Color Purple)  to Miss Asia – an R&B  singer. I hosted the show and sang my original songs “Dare to Believe” “Celebrate Your Life” and “Yo Te Amo (I Love You)” .

After the performances, I did  a group interview of show biz kids with their parents (including Producer Poppa T.)  All agreed that  being in show business is intense, demanding work that takes patience and persistance – plus (from the parents) a willingness to chauffeur their talented offspring to auditions, invest finances and time (and handle the jealousy of siblings who may be too young for the biz – or just not interested).  A bad stage parent pushes the child past his/her own needs and interests to satisfy what is really an adult agenda.  A good stage parent and mentor knows when to step back – to avoid making a performer feel pressured – and when to step forward to encourage, teach, and protect – and to know the difference between the child’s interests – and the parent’s own needs.

All this is a mental health ideal – and it’s not so easy to draw the line – especially when a child is gifted.  What we call “genius” is a combination of unusual talent, hard work, and determination. Where would young Wolfgang Mozart have been without pushy poppa Leopold?  What about young Michael Jackson and driver dad Joe Jackson? More peaceful? Perhaps.  Less productive? Probably.

Whatever your talent or taste, there’s something for everyone at JCT”s variety show.  The audience gets free entertainment, delicious food and drink. If you’re an aspiring star, this is a chance to be seen – by a live audience plus cable/webcast: http://www.jctmagazine.com/jct92gradio.html  “Success Awaits Us!”

Date/Time: August 5 (Thursday), 7pm-midnight.  No Cover, Great Food/Drinks                                                                                                              Place: Lafayette Grill: 54 Franklin St. NYC (Between Broadway-Lafayette) (212) 732-5600.                                                                                             Subway: #1 – Franklin St. Or # 2,3,4,5, 6 – Canal St. (local) Chambers St. (express)

www.howtobehappyif.com/wordpress  Dr. Sue: drsue@drsue.com

Lafayette GrillHappiness Habits

  • Live your dream – and your talent – you don’t know if you’re hot till you give it a shot!
  • If you’re pushing your child or significant other(s) to achieve – make sure it’s their dream – not yours.
  • Enjoy good entertainment good food -and do what you love!
  • Encourage yourself by listening to positive songs. You can hear me sing my inspirational, romantic songs by clicking on this link: CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
  • Here is the lyric to my chorus of my song “Dare to Believe”

“Nothing is imposssible, nothing’s really out of reach

All your silent, secret longings wait for you somewhere – if you Dare to Believe.”

CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
(music, lyrics & performance by Dr. Sue Horowitz) The first song: “Dare to Believe” is free.

Dr. Sue: Keys of  Love

Enjoy my book “Queens of Comedy” by Susan Horowitz on my website: www.drsue.com or Amazon.com.

Life is a story book – a collection of many stories – each one with a plot, characters, and the theme or message we take from it. Each story presents an opportunity to learn and practice Happiness Habits.

What’s your question? What’s your comment? What’s your story?