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50 Years After the Death of Jimi Hendrix: New Book Explores the Musical Legacy of the Legendary Guitarist

September 18, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA -- Corey Washington, educator and author of Jimi Hendrix: Black Legacy (A Dream Deferred), recently appeared on TAPintoTV, speaking with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his book, as well as the life and music of Jimi Hendrix, who passed away 50 years ago today.

Brodeur and Washington spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which ...

UrbEx Photographer Alex Gulino Discusses Her New Book "Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York"

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Author and UrbEx Photographer, Alex Gulino, appeared on TAPintoTV to discuss her new book Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York.

UrbEx, short for Urban Exploration, refers to the exploration and often the photography of abandoned buildings and structures. In the book, Gulino provides descriptions and writings alongside the featured photographs. "I decided to ...

"Christine" Movie Car and Rare Pierce Arrow Featured at Saratoga Automobile Museum Annual Auction

Saratoga Automobile Museum Communication Director, Dustin Lanterman, joins TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, to discuss the museum's diverse collection of vehicles and upcoming annual auction.

The Saratoga Auto Museum can be found in the former Bottling Plant of Saratoga Spa State Park. The Bottling Plant building size and location provided the perfect venue to establish the ...

International Theater Professional and Artistic Director Talks About Her Latest One-Woman Show

Artistic Director Brenda J. Lillie joined TAPintoTV's Brian Brodeur via Zoom video conference from Massachusetts where she discussed her international career in theater production and her latest one-woman show. 

Lillie started her professional career with a degree in Theater and Television Production from Emerson College in Boston. “For me, Emerson was a rock solid foundation to ...

Renowned Bassist Mark Egan Releases New Duo Project "Electric Blue"

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur spoke with Grammy award-winning electric bassist Mark Egan about his latest recording, “Electric Blue,” a duo project with drummer Danny Gottlieb. The release highlights the five decades-long collaboration between these two highly-accomplished musicians. 

Mark Egan is widely known as one of the leading players of fretless ...

Comics and Cartoons Influence NJ Comedian John Poveromo

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, spoke with Comedian and Writer, John Poveromo about his latest projects, early influences, and how his comedy career has changed and grown, despite the lack of live appearances due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Though Poveromo is more well-known as a stand-up comedian, he is also a cartoonist and was interested ...

Photojournalist Tom Franklin Discusses New Online Exhibit “Seeking Refuge”

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Thomas Franklin, multimedia journalist, about his latest project, “Seeking Refuge,” a virtual exhibit featuring personal and collective tales of people seeking safety in foreign lands. Franklin, an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, is perhaps best known for his iconic flag-raising photograph ...

NJ Comedian John Poveromo Stars in Duppet, a Short Film About Depression

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, recently spoke with Comedian and Writer John Poveromo, about his latest project, a short film he co-wrote and stars in called Duppet. 

Poveromo and Brodeur spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the ...

Zappa Trust Vaultmeister Joe Travers Speaks about Latest Releases from Vast Frank Zappa Archive

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Joe Travers, accomplished drummer and longtime archivist for the Zappa Trust, about his experiences maintaining Frank Zappa’s vast collection of recordings and the latest releases from the Zappa archive. 

Travers, who attended Berklee College of Music and has toured with acts like Duran ...

Jimi Hendrix Book Explores the Black Legacy and Musical Influence of the Legendary Guitarist

AUGUSTA, GA -- Corey Washington, educator and author of Jimi Hendrix: Black Legacy (A Dream Deferred), recently appeared on TAPintoTV, speaking with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his book, as well as the life and music of Jimi Hendrix. Brodeur and Washington spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate ...

Drummer and Zappa Trust Archivist Joe Travers Hosts DW Drums Playlist Party Live on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, spoke with drummer and Zappa Trust archivist Joe Travers about his new YouTube channel and a special YouTube streaming program he’ll be hosting on Thursday, July 9th for DW Drums. 

Travers, known as the “Vaultmeister,” continues to work closely with Ahmet Zappa and the Zappa Trust to bring remastered and ...

NJ Recording Studio Sets New Standard for Producing Safe Sessions During the Pandemic

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- What does the new normal of music production and recording look like in the time of COVID-19? David Amlen and Tony Drootin of Sound on Sound Studios, a full-service recording facility in Montclair, NJ, spoke with TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how they are safely getting back to business. 

Upon deciding to reopen, Amlen and Drootin walked through the ...

NJ Guitarist & Composer Discusses Scoring for Music Libraries, TV and Film

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur spoke with New Jersey composer and sound designer Louis Gentile about his career creating scores for digital music libraries, television and film productions. Brodeur and Gentile spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which was reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gentile has ...

An American Actor in London: Greg Canestrari Speaks about his Latest Projects

LONDON, U.K. -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur caught up with actor Greg Canestrari, an American currently living in London. Canestrari talked about some of his past and future work and shared his experiences of living across the pond. 

One of the roles Canestrari is best known for is the part of Jerry Delucci in the Netflix series Lilyhammer, which has the distinction ...

NJ Children’s Theater Company Offers Both In-Person and Virtual Workshops this Summer

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Ryan Pifher, Owner and Artistic Director of Porch Light Productions, a theater company for children, to see how he was faring during the pandemic, after Porch Light was featured on our HomeGrown: Ridgewood episode last fall. 

Willoughby heard good news: they have found a way to continue despite New Jersey’s stay-at-home ...

Independent NJ Filmmaker Talks about the Impact of COVID-19 and the Future of the Industry

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur spoke with independent filmmaker Francis Hibbs via video conference as the pandemic took hold in New Jersey. Hibbs remembered his father, who he lost due to COVID-19. He also shared his perspective about the current landscape for filmmakers as well as information about his latest project, City of Dreams. 

Hibbs took a moment to talk about the influence ...

Influential Musician Mike Keneally Discusses His Acclaimed Career and New MFTJ Project

SAN DIEGO, CA -- As part of our focus on The Arts, TAPintoTV spoke to respected guitarist and producer, Mike Keneally via video conference from California. Keneally spoke with Brian Brodeur about the notable artists he’s worked with throughout his career, as well as his newest collaboration, MFTJ. 

Keneally first rose to prominence as a member of Frank Zappa’s last touring ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

New Jersey Actor Alex Aldea Finds Success with Independent Film & Network Television

Alex Aldea joined Brian Brodeur at East Main Studios to discuss his experiences in the New York and New Jersey television production world, projects premiering at the upcoming Garden State Film Festival and his work as a Commissioner of the Paterson Film & Entertainment Commission. 

Aldea’s next role comes next week on CBS, where he will be on the show Bull. Michael Weatherly ...

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