WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Laurie Kamunen

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Laurie Kamunen Laurie Kamunen is a 26-year employee with the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, serving as the Program Administrator since 2008. A native of South Florida, she moved to Williamson County in 1991 to work with the department and feels blessed to call this beautiful and historic community, home. She feels that in the last 26 years, the department has made huge strides to ensure that the excellence of leisure services provided to our community has become an essential component for quality of life here. Accessibility and affordability for public programs and recreation facilities, reaching all corners of the county, have helped to make [...]

Brad Meltzer, Author Of The Escape Artist Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Brad Meltzer-The Escape Artist "Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."--Harlan Coben WHO IS NOLA BROWN? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Lolita Toney

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Lolita Toney LoLita Toney is a business and community leader who is driven by her passion of helping people and organizations connect the dots. She is the director of development and chief of staff for the National Museum of African American Music. LoLita is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Psychology from the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is a graduate of Nashville's Trevecca Nazarene University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources, and successfully completed a master's degree in Organizational Management and an MBA. She built a successful career as an entrepreneur with Ivy [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Crystal Churchwell

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Crystal Churchwell Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Crystal Churchwell graduated from University School of Nashville and earned her undergraduate degree in Art History from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management where she concentrated in Strategy and Marketing. She was an executive board member of the Women’s Business Association and the Owen Black Student Association. Crystal Churchwell is the Associate Director of Development at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts where she oversees both earned and contributed revenue from individual giving, upper-level memberships, corporate sponsorships, grants (foundation and government), and venue rental. Prior to joining the Frist [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Brian Sexton

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Brian Sexton Brian Sexton is an Arts and Affordable Housing advocate, loving husband and proud father of two beautiful girls. As a Tennessee State University alum and co-owner of SpreadLuv.com, Brian enjoys empowering Creatives through the fusion of art, music and live events. His passion and love for Creatives propelled him along with fellow SpreadLuv co-owner Lonnell Matthews, to generate funds for local non-profits that assists youth in the area of Arts & Entertainment. Brian is also founder and chair of Creatives' Day, a local nonprofit organization that connects Creatives to Entrepreneurship tools, Financial Literacy tools and Affordable Housing resources. Their annual Creatives Day celebration [...]

Jamie Cat Callan, Author Of Parisian Charm School: French Secrets For Cultivating Love, Joy, And That Certain je ne sais quoi

Click Here To Listen Jamie Cat Callan Discover what French women know about embracing that irresistible joie de vivre We all know that French women don't get fat. But their famous je ne sais quoi comes from more than just body type--something anyone can master: the old-fashioned art cultivating our inner beauty, confidence, and unique personal style, at any age. From savoring the everyday beauty around you to engaging in captivating conversations, playing dress-up, hosting impromptu dinner parties under the stars, and of course mastering the art of French flirting, the lively and inspiring lessons in this “syllabus” will help you rediscover your beautiful, fierce, romantic, engaging best self—to attract the best of everything into [...]

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John Mauceri, Author Of Maestros And Their Music: The Art And Alchemy Of Conducting Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen John Mauceri An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century. John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, [...]

Peter Manseau, Author Of The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, And The Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost Chats On Dr. Alvin

Click Here To Listen Peter Manseau-The Apparitionists "A rare work of historical nonfiction that is both studious and just plain entertaining."—Publishers Weekly, Top Ten Books of 2017 "An exceptional story"—Errol Morris, New York Times Book Review A story of faith and fraud in post–Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America’s imagination. A “spirit photographer,” William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling, including Mary [...]

Katherine Hall Page, Author Of The Body in the Casket: A Faith Fairchild Mystery Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Katherine Hall Page-Casket The inimitable Faith Fairchild returns in a chilling New England whodunit, inspired by the best Agatha Christie mysteries and with hints of the timeless board game Clue. For most of her adult life, resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home. While the native New Yorker has come to know the region well, she isn’t familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane—a Broadway legend—is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. At [...]

Jeremy Dauber, Author Of Jewish Comedy: A Serious History Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Jeremy Dauber A rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout Jewish history. In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter. Organizing the product of Jews’ comic imagination over continents and centuries into what he calls the seven strands of Jewish comedy―including the satirical, the witty, and the vulgar―he traces the ways Jewish comedy has mirrored, and sometimes even shaped, the course of Jewish history. Persecution, cultural assimilation, religious revival, diaspora, Zionism―all of these, and more, were grist for the Jewish [...]

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