1. 2013 Fire Island Dance Festival Highlights


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    Internationally recognized dance companies and fast-rising choreographers shared the picturesque stage of the 19th annual edition of Fire Island Dance Festival on July 19-21, 2013, raising a record $393,647 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The festival, performed outdoors on the shores of the Great South Bay in Fire Island Pines, included world premieres of works choreographed by Kyle Abraham, Pontus Lidberg, Jeremy McQueen and Josh Prince, as well as dances by Christopher Wheeldon, Al Blackstone, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, BODYTRAFFIC, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Keigwin + Company and Evidence, A Dance Company. For the third year in a row the festival set a fundraising record, surpassing last year’s all-time high of $374,260. In its 19 editions, Fire Island Dance Festival has raised $3.3 million for the most vulnerable among us, helping to ensure they receive life-saving medications and health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.

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    • This Week in Comedy History Jan 26 - Feb 1


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      This Week in Comedy History Jan 26 - Feb 1 Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, Mo Rocca, Freddie Prinze, Dick Martin, Garry Moore, Pauly Shore. THANKS TO Pizza Street TLC Games MinecraftFail.net Moore Cells Free Tap LLC Branson of the North Theater --------- Notes: B: January 26 Ellen DeGeneres : Ellen Lee DeGeneres Born January 26, 1958. You Might Not Know: The Ellen DeGeneres Show had won 25 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons on the air. stand-up comedian, television host, and actress. FF: When Carson invited her for an onscreen chat after her performance, she became the first comedienne to have been offered that opportunity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres ---- B: January 27 Patton Oswalt : Born January 27, 1969 You Might Not Know: Oswalt was named after General George S. Patton. stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor. FF: Oswalt wrote the comic book story "JLA: Welcome to the Working Week". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patton_Oswalt ---- B: January 28 Mo Rocca : Maurice Alberto Rocca born January 28, 1969. You Might Not Know: From 1998 to 2003, Rocca was a regular correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which gave him his start in television. humorist, journalist and actor. FF: Rocca began his career acting on stage in the Southeast Asia tour of the musical Grease in 1993. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Rocca ---- D: January 29 Freddie Prinze : Frederick Karl Pruetzel born June 22, 1954 died January 29, 1977. You Might Not Know: Prinze changed his surname to "Prinze" because he originally wanted to be known as the King of comedy, but Alan King already had that last name, so he would be the Prince of comedy instead. actor and stand-up comedian. FF: During 1973, he made his first television appearance on one of the last episodes of Jack Paar Tonite. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Prinze ---- B: January 30 Dick Martin : Thomas Richard Martin born January 30, 1922 died May 24, 2008. You Might Not Know: In 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In became the #1 American television program within two months of its debut. comedian and director. FF: Martin married Playboy Playmate and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls star Dolly Read on August 22, 1971. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Martin_%28comedian%29 ---- B: January 31 Garry Moore : Thomas Garrison Morfit III Born January 31, 1915 Died November 28, 1993. You Might Not Know: Ransom Sherman at NBC, Chicago held a radio contest to find a more easily pronounceable name than Morfit. Garry Moore was the winning entry, which was submitted by a woman from Pittsburgh who received a prize of $100. entertainer, game show host and comedian. FF: The Garry Moore Show, a comedy and variety, introduced the public to comedienne Carol Burnett. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Moore ---- B: February 1 Pauly Shore : Paul Montgomery Shore Born February 1, 1968. You Might Not Know: Shore's big break came as an on-air MTV VJ, a position he held from 1989 to 1994. comedian and actor. FF: Shore was mentored by Sam Kinison and opened several of his sets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauly_Shore ----

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      • CBS Sunday Morning / Chester Allen Arthur


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        Before President Obama, another chief executive had to endure questions about his birthplace. Mo Rocca reports on the "biter" controversy surrounding the 21st President, Chester Alan Arthur. I was the Sound Mixer working on this story. It aired on 11/12

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        • Part 3: PS3 The Charrette School Alumni Event -- "Electoral Dysfunction" clip


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          Part 3 of 7: PS3 The Charrette School Alumni Event (2/2/13) Clip from "Electoral Dysfunction" where PS3 third graders learn about the Electoral College with political humorist Mo Rocca. "Electoral Dysfunction" clip courtesy of Trio Pictures (feature available on iTunes and www.electoraldysfunction.org)

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          • Mo Rocca On NPR Groupies


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            While interviewing Mo Rocca about his documentary Electoral Dysfunction, I asked him what it was like to be a public radio rock star. He described the 'groupies' he encounters at Wait Wait Don't Tell Me tapings and their fanaticism for Carl Kasell. INTERVIEW BY TANNER LATHAM, ANIMATION BY BROCK BARBER

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            • Mo Rocca on NPR Groupies


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              Go into the mind of Mo Rocca as he describes what it is like to be a public radio rock star, complete with the NPR groupies and Carl Kasell! INTERVIEW BY TANNER LATHAM ANIMATION BY BROCK BARBER

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              • Electoral Dysfunction Trailer


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                "Electoral Dysfunction," a feature-length documentary, uses humor and wit to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. Coming to the Quad Cinema, NYC starting Friday, September 21; Laemmle's Noho 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Friday, Sept. 28 and PBS starting October 18. (Check local listings for times.) The film is hosted by the brilliant political humorist Mo Rocca, a correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning," a panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and a former correspondent for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

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                • MO ROCCA INTERRUPTED


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                  Viral video for Oakwood with comedian Mo Rocca showcasing his obscure knowledge of capitols.

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                  • Mo Rocca – Texting Championship


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                    Web Video: Switched sends Mo Rocca to cover the LG U.S. National Texting Championship. (dir: Benjamin Chertoff)

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                    • Foodography Season 3 - Olive Oil Segment


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