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TALES BY THE SEA—The Autumn Concert

Storytelling for grownups at the Malibu West Beach Club

30756 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 90265

street parking on Trancas Canyon Road, limited handicapped parking at the Club.

Sunday, September 28, doors open 4 pm, refreshments provided. No fee for admission.

RSVP to ann.buxie1@verizon.net or call 310-457-2385 for more info

If you receive no immediate response to your rsvp, know that you are confirmed.

Seven storytellers and one musician address the theme “Different.”

Tracy Newman, a TV writer and producer.  She started as a staff writer on Cheers.  In 1997, she won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for co-writing the ground-breaking “coming out” episode of Ellen.  In 2001 she co-created the ABC comedy, According to Jim. Tracy has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 14.  Her band is called Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements.  Her CDs are “A Place in the Sun” and “I Just See You,” and a children’s CD about to be released called “I Can Swing Forever.”  For more: www.tracynewman.com.

Mike Lambert tells all about CHESTNUTS!

After earning a B.A. in Theater at UCLA in the 1970’s, Mike Lambert moved from his native Los Angeles to New York City where he was cast in productions of Shenandoah, West Side Story, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, while also performing his solo cabaret act at The Duplex in Greenwich Village. A radical career detour then led him to Zurich, Switzerland where he studied at the Research Institute for Process-Oriented Psychology. Before long, he returned to New York, where he was hired as a stand-up comic at The Original Improvisation and worked for ten years as a freelance joke writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He appeared in his own one-man show, Homo On The Range, in Los Angeles and is now working on his first book, “Dear Mrs. Eddy – Letters from a Bad Christian Scientist.” He lives in Studio City and is a student advisor at UCLA. He

George Finley tells “In Search of Carlos Castaneda (A Different Kind of Christmas).”

He originally came to California from Minnesota in a covered wagon searching for gold in those Hollywood Hills.  After becoming disillusioned with prospecting, he found purpose in teaching ESL (English) to other dreamers coming to California. These days he writes songs about finding God within the beauty of nature and leads the Sunshine Singers touring convalescent homes in the Hollywood area.  Otherwise he teaches yoga for those intent on growing younger and living forever.

Jack Patterson tells “An Afternoon’s Entertainment.”

He grew up following the ponies.  His father worked at Thoroughbred Racetracks.  Jack has lived in New York, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas and Georgia. After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. he moved to Arizona where he started a legal aid program at the Phoenix Indian Center and worked as an advocate for Indian organizations.   As an actor he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and appeared on television on such shows as NewsRadio, Ally McBeal, Profiler and First Monday.  He now works in post production providing Video Description for television networks, independent filmmakers and educational institutions.

Gisele Nett tells “Symphony in Be Flat.”

Gisele is the alter ego of actress Jonna Tamases and a former button maker from Hamburg, Germany, now unexpected storyteller, who brings a voice of optimism and goofballery.

Shelly Goldstein is a writer-actress-musical comedy performer whose one-woman shows have played to sell-out crowds throughout the US and UK. Onscreen she co-starred opposite Sir Derek Jacobi & Vanessa Redgrave in the British thriller THE RIDDLE; opposite Vinnie Jones in the Irish film ASSAULT OF DARKNESS and played the voice of Hillary Clinton in the musical comedy video OBAMA ON THE RUN. Her musical-comedy videos have gone viral around the world. For YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE HEART she wrote and performed a theatrical evening that ran in LA, NYC and was presented in front of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and the female members of Congress. Follow her @GroovyShelly

Monica Piper tells “Not That Jewish”.

She is an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and stand up comic. She has written on the sit-coms Roseanne, Mad About You, and Veronica’s Closet and was the head writer of the #1 animated series Rugrats. She starred in her own Showtime Network special, “No, Monica … Just You,” and was nominated by the American Comedy Awards as one of the top female comedians in the country.

Carlos Kotkin tells “QC.”

He is a screenwriter and author whose Modern Love column recently appeared in The New York Times. He is a 14-time Moth story slam winner, including 3 grand slams, and is the author of the dating memoir Please God Let It Be Herpes.

 

Contact: Ann Buxie, 310-457-2385

TALES BY THE SEA—The Autumn Concert

Storytelling for grownups at the Malibu West Beach Club

30756 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 90265

street parking on Trancas Canyon Road, limited handicapped parking at the Club.

Sunday, September 28, doors open 4 pm, refreshments provided. No fee for admission.

RSVP to ann.buxie1@verizon.net or call 310-457-2385 for more info

If you receive no immediate response to your rsvp, know that you are confirmed.

Seven storytellers and one musician address the theme “Different.”

Tracy Newman, a TV writer and producer.  She started as a staff writer on Cheers.  In 1997, she won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for co-writing the ground-breaking “coming out” episode of Ellen.  In 2001 she co-created the ABC comedy, According to Jim. Tracy has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 14.  Her band is called Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements.  Her CDs are “A Place in the Sun” and “I Just See You,” and a children’s CD about to be released called “I Can Swing Forever.”  For more: www.tracynewman.com.

Mike Lambert tells all about CHESTNUTS!

After earning a B.A. in Theater at UCLA in the 1970’s, Mike Lambert moved from his native Los Angeles to New York City where he was cast in productions of Shenandoah, West Side Story, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, while also performing his solo cabaret act at The Duplex in Greenwich Village. A radical career detour then led him to Zurich, Switzerland where he studied at the Research Institute for Process-Oriented Psychology. Before long, he returned to New York, where he was hired as a stand-up comic at The Original Improvisation and worked for ten years as a freelance joke writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He appeared in his own one-man show, Homo On The Range, in Los Angeles and is now working on his first book, “Dear Mrs. Eddy – Letters from a Bad Christian Scientist.” He lives in Studio City and is a student advisor at UCLA. He

George Finley tells “In Search of Carlos Castaneda (A Different Kind of Christmas).”

He originally came to California from Minnesota in a covered wagon searching for gold in those Hollywood Hills.  After becoming disillusioned with prospecting, he found purpose in teaching ESL (English) to other dreamers coming to California. These days he writes songs about finding God within the beauty of nature and leads the Sunshine Singers touring convalescent homes in the Hollywood area.  Otherwise he teaches yoga for those intent on growing younger and living forever.

Jack Patterson tells “An Afternoon’s Entertainment.”

He grew up following the ponies.  His father worked at Thoroughbred Racetracks.  Jack has lived in New York, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas and Georgia. After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. he moved to Arizona where he started a legal aid program at the Phoenix Indian Center and worked as an advocate for Indian organizations.   As an actor he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and appeared on television on such shows as NewsRadio, Ally McBeal, Profiler and First Monday.  He now works in post production providing Video Description for television networks, independent filmmakers and educational institutions.

Gisele Nett tells “Symphony in Be Flat.”

Gisele is the alter ego of actress Jonna Tamases and a former button maker from Hamburg, Germany, now unexpected storyteller, who brings a voice of optimism and goofballery.

Shelly Goldstein is a writer-actress-musical comedy performer whose one-woman shows have played to sell-out crowds throughout the US and UK. Onscreen she co-starred opposite Sir Derek Jacobi & Vanessa Redgrave in the British thriller THE RIDDLE; opposite Vinnie Jones in the Irish film ASSAULT OF DARKNESS and played the voice of Hillary Clinton in the musical comedy video OBAMA ON THE RUN. Her musical-comedy videos have gone viral around the world. For YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE HEART she wrote and performed a theatrical evening that ran in LA, NYC and was presented in front of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and the female members of Congress. Follow her @GroovyShelly

Monica Piper tells “Not That Jewish”.

She is an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and stand up comic. She has written on the sit-coms Roseanne, Mad About You, and Veronica’s Closet and was the head writer of the #1 animated series Rugrats. She starred in her own Showtime Network special, “No, Monica … Just You,” and was nominated by the American Comedy Awards as one of the top female comedians in the country.

Carlos Kotkin tells “QC.”

He is a screenwriter and author whose Modern Love column recently appeared in The New York Times. He is a 14-time Moth story slam winner, including 3 grand slams, and is the author of the dating memoir Please God Let It Be Herpes.

 

Contact: Ann Buxie, 310-457-2385

Tales By The Sea, the home concert, is coming. September 7th the home concert happens at 6190 La Gloria Drive. Eight tellers riff on WAITING! Come at 7 pm for mulled cider. Nolan Pearson, a Malibuite and high school student, has been acting since the age of six and writing poetry and spoken word since he was thirteen. He cites his older brother as the first great author to impress him, as well as Andrea Gibson and Kurt Vonnegut. Susie Duff, on right, has performed on Broadway, in regional theater, on radio, in television and in feature films and for over 35 years has been a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Susie is into her second decade of directing Locked Up In Malibu, the award-winning improv troupe that performs throughout Los Angeles and is comprised of 14 to 18-year-old locked up angels who live behind the razor wires of the Los Angeles County Probation Camps. IMG_0614 Brad Delany, a Malibu resident raised in northern Colorado and South Dakota, peeks through the warp and woof between ever-changing nature and society. He recounts Constructs, a strange, taut tale of life witnessed on the Great Plains at the beginning of winter. Carlos Kotkin, ten-time Moth storyslam winner, featured on KCRW’s UnFictional and the podcast Risk, returns with D-Day. image_preview Janice Kamenir-Reznik, President and Co-founder (with Rabbi Harold Schulweis) of Jewish World Watch, Los Angeles County Commissioner, and environmental real estate attorney, gives us Holding it Close to the Mat, a story from a refugee camp in Africa related by Lisa Cirincione, a television, film and stage actress who has performed throughout Los Angeles and in New York, London, Scotland and Italy. She is currently starring in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge at the Pacific Resident Theatre. Unknown LisaC_113 Monica Piper, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and stand-up comic nominated by the American Comedy Awards as one of the top female comedians in the country, brings us Promises to Keep. Monica-e1351104712218 Jill Demby Guest, award-winning writer/producer, studio executive, mother, poet, documentarian, and storyteller tells Surviving Big Brother. Jill-photo-medium-file-size-54KB-300x264 And, Wayne Cotter, nominated Best Standup Comedian at the American Comedy Awards, electrical engineer, host of the Discovery series Amazing America, and favorite guest of Jay Leno and David Letterman, delivers his take on waiting! shapeimage_1