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Neal B. Joins ArtofTalk.tv as Web Video Entertainment & Events Correspondent

NEW YORK, March 3 – Blogger, on-air correspondent and New York City man-about-town Neal B. joins ArtofTalk.tv as their Web-Video Entertainment & Events Correspondent.

neal bNeal B. (of “Neal B. in NYC” @nealbinnyc) is no stranger to covering entertainment in front of the camera. As a tv personality, host and actor who has appeared on tv, radio and in newspapers as an expert in covering events and celebrity interviews, Neal B. brings a wealth of experience to ArtofTalk.tv and a big personality that is sure to build upon his fast-growing internet fan-base.

Says Neal B. of his background: “I am a testament that things do happen for a reason. I was born in Colombia, South America. When I was merely a baby I was adopted by the two most generous and amazing people. I have lived in the New York City area for my entire life. I have taken advantage of the culture and I love soaking in all the arts and city life!”

It is this love of life, people and New York City that drew ArtofTalk.tv to Neal B.. His positive, fun outlook on entertainment and life is exactly what Neal B. plans on sharing with the ArtofTalk.tv audience on a its new talk show on-the-go (“Chat Stat”). Neal B. will cover celebrity interviews at red carpet events, coverage of special talk show tapings and live music performances, hot-spots and undiscovered gems of New York and the people who frequent them and get average-joe opinions from people on the streets about hot talk show topics including entertainment and politics. In addition to his up-to-the-minute video coverage, ArtofTalk.tv will also feature regular blog posts by Neal B. on what’s new, what’s relevant and what’s to come.

Says Charlie Oliver (Founder and Managing Editor at ArtofTalk.tv), “Neal B. is that rare mix of enthusiasm, raw creativity and a winning personality that naturally draws people to him – all of that, coupled with a megawatt smile and we have a winning formula! We are thrilled to be working with Neal B. and look forward to his contributions and energy. I have no doubt that ArtofTalk.tv fans will adore him!”

Media Contact: Jennifer@artoftalk.tv

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People call it Ragtime…Ragtime… (Videos)

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, I was lucky enough to see cast members of Ragtime performing for
SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY radio show!  It’s a shame a beautiful show like this is closing so fast!

Features the stars of RAGTIME: Christinane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh


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On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, I was lucky enough to see cast members of Ragtime performing for
SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY radio show!  It’s a shame a beautiful show like this is closing so fast!

Click the picture below to see the full set!

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Features the stars of RAGTIME: Christinane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh

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Say Goodbye to Music: Broadway’s Ragtime Will Close Jan. 3, 2010

According to Playbill.com:

The cast of Ragtime

The era of Ragtime has run out. The critically acclaimed new staging of the 1998 Tony Award winner will close Jan. 3, 2010, at the Neil Simon Theatre after 28 previews and 57 regular performances. (more…)

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Don’t you just LOVE IT!



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Please know you have profoundly helped me grow to who I am today (I hope that’s not a bad thing!). I apologize off the bat for the bad grammar. This is a very stream of consciousness letter. I am thankful for so many people this is going to sound like an acceptance speech. If only I had an award to go with it!For some reason, I feel more thankful than ever. Going through a transformation of sorts puts everything in perspective. When I lost my job this past June, I would have never guessed I would have felt more alive and have met some of the most amazing people. I never dreamed I would be on television/radio and also have a blog, which has had to date over 15,000 hits. I am grateful for EVERYONE who visits day after day!

Thank you for following the journey.

If I could tell you one thing –change the world. Go out and make a difference. Stand up for what you believe in. Change someone’s life. We all have amazing stories to tell. Share them.

My blog wouldn’t have gotten off the ground without a few people. My publicist, George, whose idea it was to really go forward and create the blog. He always has a way of staying positive. A special thanks to ALL the people I have interviewed thus far: the wonderful Marti C., single-licious Melissa B, exceptional Jerry Mitchell, incredible forced to be reckoned with Frenchie Davis, life changing activities Ryan Janek Wolowski and Randy Wicker, and uber talents Richard and Dana. Elisa, Will, Angelo and Renee thank you for one point or another for being my camera bitch! There are many more people, so I apologize if I have forgotten you.

Liz S, you are an amazing woman who constantly gives me the chance to do what I love! You always astound me by the types of events you have me cover. Thank you for taking a chance with me!
Julie H. you have such an amazing heart. I never thought in a million years I would be on the Pat Field website! You have really made my year. You see things in me that I have overlooked. I can’t thank you enough for the dream come true it has been and will keep continuing!
Meagan H. – WE WILL GET KATHY!! You are such a joy to know and you never make my crazy idea is well…crazy! You are a great visionary at what you do!

My family has always been my rock. A special shout out to my relatives in PA, who are not only amazing, but I am so blessed to have reconnected with them on Facebook. Though sometimes we seem miles apart, BENNINGTONS know we are NEVER that far. Thanks guys for all the kick ass support!

My other “family” -my friends who have seen my light and my dark, I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to see each of you grow and become individuals who make me proud in the way you contribute and choices you make. Each of you has such a special gift. I truly love you all and you have been a place to look for advice, support and unconditional love. You have no clue how much I value all of you (though sometimes my sarcasm may make it seem otherwise)

My Old Tappan friends, it’s been a while but let me know when you’re around the NYC/NJ area. For me to see us all grown up seems a little freaky! It was only yesterday we were singing to Mr. Boscia’s music, seeing Mr. Rossi throw a desk, cutting class, going to the prom. Now some of you have your own families. Keep me in your heart, as I do with you.

Wagner College gave me amazing inspiration to find myself and meet professors and life-long friends who inspire me daily. There are many ways you can gain an education as I learned in my years at Wager!

Thanks to all the RENT friends I have made. Measure in love. We can always be grateful for Jonathan Larson’s lasting treasure. Thanks for all the RENT road trips!

Thank you, all the new friends I have made. I look forward to knowing you more and more (that DOES sound kind of creepy)


This year, remember those who are not as blessed and keep them in your thoughts and prayers. It’s important for us –as teachers, friends, parents, lovers, brothers, sisters,-you name it, to go out there and make a difference. Anything small can help. We can be the change.

Please have a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving this year.

The best is yet to come,

Neal B

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From OTR:

There better be pickles with that: Ted Williams’ frozen head abused in tuna can mix up

Oct 4th, 2009 by Adam Huber

Sometimes you just need a tuna sandwich.

In a story that probably should be disturbing but is really just kind of funny, a former employee of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, a Scottsdale, Az. based cryonics company, alleges in a new book that the frozen head of deceased Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams was abused while in the possession of Alcor.

The employee, Larry Johnson (We’re pretty sure it’s not that Larry Johnson.) said an Alcor official swung a monkey wrench at the frozen slugger’s head in an attempt to knock a can of tuna loose. Although Alcor denies the allegations, no one seemed to find it necessary to explain why the company used tuna cans as pedestals for the heads of Williams and others.

There’s some kind of Alcor/Albacore joke to be made here, but we’re too classy for that. Suffice it to say there damn well better have been pickles and spicy mustard involved though.

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I want to thank Julie S for this AWESOME story!

From Broadwayworld.com:

Over the course of its thirteen year run as a Broadway and touring show, the musical RENT by Jonathan Larson has touched the lives of many people across the world. With Rent closing on Broadway last year and the upcoming tour, playing at the Curran Theater in San Francisco October 6 and ending in January, fans across the country are wondering how they can thank the people involved in RENT in a way that does justice to the musical in its final incarnation, and also honour the creators and past cast and crew who have given so much to so many.

Led by uber-fan Aranka Golphy, fans have organized to begin a fundraising campaign for a RENT-related charity on behalf of the current touring cast.  The project, “RENT Fans Give Back Project,” is inspired by the idea that if everyone who enjoys RENT gives just a little, a lot of money can be raised to actively address some of the real world issues that Jonathan Larson depicts in the show.

After much consideration, Friends In Deed, a non-profit organization devoted to providing support to individuals facing life-threatening illnesses, was chosen to be the recipient of the “RENT Fans Give Back” project.

Friends in Deed, in connection with “RENT Fans Give Back,” has created a secure system for those who wish to participate by donating to Friends In Deed in honour of the current National Tour of RENT.

Click here for information on how to donate, learn more and become a part of this project to create a memorable gift for the cast, crew and everyone behind the scenes of RENT: The Broadway Tour.

Rent, written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, on April 29, 1996, following a history making, sold-out, extended limited engagement at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop. The musical went on to win every major best musical award, including the Tony Award, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Rent played its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on September 7, 2008 after playing 5,124 performances and 16 previews. Rent is the seventh longest running show in Broadway history and grossed over $280 million during its Broadway run.

Tours of Rent have crisscrossed the country almost continuously since late 1996 and the U.S. national tours have grossed over $330 million. The musical has been translated into every major language and been performed on six continents, including in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

For more information, including the complete schedule for Rent, The Broadway Tour, visitwww.siteforrent.com.

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I am not a big Twitter person, but on the encouragement of some of my friends I guess this old dog may have to learn a few tricks!

Should I get a Twitter Account?

Should NealBinNYC get a Twitter Account?


Tweet Tweet!

Tweet Tweet!

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