Archive for November, 2011

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Darlene Love Encore: ON THE SCENE

November 23, 2011

Before we all head our separate ways for Thanksgiving feasts with family and friends, there’s just one thing I want to let you know: the ON THE SCENE encore with Darlene Love and celebrity photographer Timothy White will be on Saturday and Sunday December 3rd and 4th at…8:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 2 PM each day.

People loved this episode when it aired for the first time in January, and it’s every bit as good now. Hard to believe in just a few weeks we can expect to see Darlene Love back on David Letterman singing “(Christmas) Baby Please Come Home.” Wouldn’t be Christmas without her. (According to her Facebook page she’ll be appearing on Letterman December 23rd. )  And if you can’t wait that long, the  Love interview can be seen on http://www.johnbathke.com, also.

Till then, Happy Thanksgiving. What am I grateful for? YOU, for watching, and taking an interest in arts, culture and entertainment that makes all of our lives that much better.

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One More For 2011…The Final ON THE SCENE Of The Year

November 20, 2011

I am determined, doggedly , to end 2011 on a high note with an original December ON THE SCENE to remember.

We are booking artists as we speak and within a week or so I should be able to let you  know the interview line-up. There’s an Academy Award winner on the to-get list who I would love to interview so stay tuned.

And, this past week I found out that the most popular ON THE SCENE episode of 2011 which features interviews with Darlene Love and photographer Timothy White, will receive a special encore spin and I’ll know the date later this week.

That was such a great episode because Darlene Love was fresh from learning that she would be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. For me, it was the ideal interview: an extraordinary talent at an emotional,  pivotal moment in life reflecting on all the pivotal moments that got her to where she is today. (You can watch it by clicking the credits page of http://www.johnbathke.com) And Timothy White, well, he is the most prolific photographer of movie posters and billboards and celebrity portraits. And with that comes a wealth of stories about shooting Hollywood’s A-list. We shot this piece at his massive studio in Midtown. Together, Love and White were a fascinating combination.

So check back soon there’s a lot to coming up to tell you about.