01/30/19 - A Small Circle of Friends: Hosted by Tracy Newman & Art Podell

Tracy Newman, Art Podell, Fred Rubin, Philip Cody, Emilio Barelli and Mike Green together make an amazing group of talented people putting on a night of entertainment you won't want to miss. 

Tracy Newman is a founding member of The Groundlings Improv Theatre, which is the main farm company for SNL. She was a TV writer/producer for 16 years, starting as a staff writer on Cheers. In 1997, she won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for co-writing the groundbreaking “coming out” episode of Ellen. In 2001 she co-created the ABC comedy, According to Jim. Tracy’s CDs for adults: A Place in the Sun, I Just See You and That’s What Love Can Do to Your Heart. Websites: www.tracynewman.com and www.runalonghome.com.

Art Podell presents an inside look at the life of a folksinger from 1961 Greenwich Village to The White House, stopping in almost every city in the US and Europe. Music and stories from a guy with Gold Records on the wall, a Grammy on the shelf. His first Columbia album with Paul Potash - Art and Paul, Songs of Earth and Sky, influenced Barry McGuire, David Crosby, Tim Hauser of Manhattan Transfer. Charlie Haden jumped at the chance to play bass behind them. He’s written songs for Anne Murray, The Smothers Brothers, Glen Yarbrough, Bud and Travis, The New Christy Minstrels, (an original member). Many favorite NCM songs were written by Art. He’s scored films, produced albums, including the landmark Biff Rose -The Thorn In Mrs. Rose’s Side. His current CD – From The Village To The Canyon, in the top 10 folk music CDs for 2014 (Roots Music airplay report) is still played nationally. Art hosts Roots Music and Beyond on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles and is a regular columnist and reviewer for Folkworks.org. Website: www.artpodell.com

Fred Rubin became the youngest guitar student at Chicago’s legendary Old Town School of Folk Musician 1957. He has played the guitar from that time on and has performed at summer camps, conferences, and venues around the country most notably Chicago’s “Earl of Old Town” and “Kingston Mines.” He is a composer, wrote radio and TV jingles, songs for episodic TV, and for twenty-consecutive years was a network TV comedy writer and producer.

Philp Cody is famously collaborated with Neil Sedaka throughout the 1970s, writing lyrics for the hit songs “Laughter In The Rain,” “Solitaire,” “Bad Blood,” “The Immigrant” and others. In the 80’s he wrote the lyrics for the Huey Lewis and the News hit, “Doing It All For My Baby.” Cody has continued his composing and lyric writing adventures into the new century and, for most of this past decade, he has been teaching lyric writing at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. http://www.philipcody.com/

Emilio Barelli is a native of San Francisco, Emilio has been around long enough to have been a part of that city's music scene in the late 60s. He played coffee houses and nefarious venues until 1972 when he joined the national company of Godspell. He followed that up as Eddie and Dr. Scott in the SF production of The Rocky Horror Show and as Pecos Bill in the premiere of Sam Shepard's country rock operetta, The Sad Lament Of Pecos Bill - a role he recreated in its LA premiere at the Zephyr Theater.

Mike Green was born and raised in south Louisiana where he joined the school band in the 5th grade as a drummer. In high school he abandoned the drums and picked up the guitar, which he has continued to play for over 50 years. After attending LSU, Mike moved to NYC and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He wrote the music and performed in an off Broadway production of “Sweethearts,” he co-wrote the score for “Fascination,” which was the first openly gay musical performed in NYC at the Glines Theatre 1975. It was there that Mike took up the piano. In 1978 Mike relocated to LA to pursue his music career. In LA he’s worked as a professional music copyist and in 1984 was hired as a salesman at Alfred Music Publications where he rose to the position of National Sales Manager. While at Alfred, Mike published 15 school band arrangements, 3 strings arrangements and a Christmas for Guitar book. In 2000, Mike and his wife, Joan, a special education specialist, opened Greenhouse Publications and has published a line of learn to read for special needs books used today in most English speaking countries in the world.

Wednesday January 30, 2019 | 8:00 PM | $20.00 RSVP is Essential
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
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