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The Idealist: The Story Of Baron Pierre de Coubertin By George Hirthler chats with Dr. Alvin

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The inspiring yet tragic story of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French visionary who founded the modern Olympic Games.

In its narrative scope, The Idealist spans two centuries, covering the 74 years of Coubertin’s life from his birth in Pairs in 1863 to his death in Geneva in 1937. It reveals how the transformation of Paris into the capital of modernity helped fire a young man’s imagination and how the drumbeats of war sounded by the German hosts of the 1936 Berlin Olympics spoiled an old man’s dreams and left him bereft of hope for the Movement he created to

  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 27:  Magic Johnson and Cookie Johnson arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Legend Of Tarzan" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage) ORG XMIT: 647291517 ORIG FILE ID: 543389986

Believing In Magic: My Story Of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith By Cookie Johnson chats with Dr. Alvin

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In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever.

On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who watched, his announcement became a pivotal moment not only for the nation, but his family and wife. Twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day—from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to

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Jonathan Waxman, Co-Founder Of Music City Food & Wine Festival chats with Dr. Alvin

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Author, Chef / Owner Adele’s, Bajo Sexto Taco, Barbuto, Brezza Cucina, Jams and Waxman’s SF

Jonathan Waxman is a native Californian whose family nurtured him in the food arts from an early age. He received the Grand Diplôme from La Varenne School in Paris and mentored with Alice Waters at Berkeley’s legendary Chez Panisse before graduating to Executive Chef of Michael’s in Santa Monica. In 1984 Jonathan made his mark in New York with the iconic Jams, which he followed up with a string of successes in New York, London and Napa Valley. Today, Jonathan is chef and owner of

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The President’s Butler By Laurence Leamer chats with Dr. Alvin

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“A kind of master tutorial in the nuances of American class…This work is an impressively inventive tale, with considerable wisdom to boot. A fictional dramatization of America’s current presidential race, skillfully rendered.”
–Kirkus Review

Just in time for the election, The President’s Butler will make you laugh out loud about politics. You’ll join Vincent V. Victor on the most wildly improbable journey of our time. The flamboyant New Yorker evolves from the most hated businessman in America to a populist hero. When Victor falls on financial hard times, he decides to run for president and sets off on a campaign that

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DrAlvin.com Welcomes The Mahler’s Second 10th Anniversary Classical Celebration With The Nashville Symphony From 9/22 to 9/24

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
Nashville Symphony Chorus

PROGRAM
Schermerhorn – Jubilee: A Tennessee Quilting Party for Orchestra
Mahler – Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”

Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 2 offers a resounding testament to the endurance of the human spirit, with some of the composer’s most dramatic and transcendently beautiful music.

Featuring the Nashville Symphony chorus, vocal soloists and an ensemble of offstage musicians.
Two movements from this piece were performed at the grand opening of Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The concert will also pay tribute to Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s namesake,