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My Podcast HourGlass on the Artist’s Story Is Finally Released


August 7, 2015 – NYC

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My LATEST PAINTING – OIL ON CANVAS COPYRIGHT 2014 BY GIOVANNA AGUILAR

I cannot believe it’s been over two and half years since I wrote on this blog. Wow! HOW quickly time passes by, like sand through the hourglass (sorry can’t help it). OK. maybe not so original right there but I ‘ll share something that truly is, and it’s from my heart, my latest project, HourGlass – Time to Talk, an audio podcast that began as an idea to pay it forward by sharing stories about the artist’s journey—not just the work but the humanity. And while there is a lot of color on each journey, the variations of light and shadow flickering on life’s canvas not only define our individuality but also help connect each one of us to each other. So with that in mind my co-creator and co-producer Maria Torres and I hope to these stories about artists, across all mediums, can inspire each of us to move forward with wit, humor and empowerment.

Please see the release below and click on the audio file below for the first episode. 

Thank you – Giovanna Aguilar

Maria Torres and Giovanna Aguilar Proudly Present the First Episode of the Podcast HourGlass

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On a winter walk around a frozen lake nearly two years ago, Maria Torres and Giovanna Aguilar wondered: “How can we pay it forward as artists and create content that matters to us?”

MARIA TORRES Headshot-2We invite our friends to tune in to our answer —HourGlass Time to Talk, a dynamic podcast that shares the artist’s journey with personal stories that define not just the work but also what have shaped the person’s humanity. From the stage to the silver screen to the recording to the writer’s keyboard, HourGlass celebrates the artist’s voice across all mediums.

On the first segment of our episode #1, we introduce our show’s mission then follow up with the highly entertaining segment “Kick, Ball, Change—Keep it Moving with Maria Torres,” spotlighting the mishaps that happen when performing for a live audience and how these are aptly suited as metaphors for recovery after a misstep in real life. On the launch of this highly entertaining segment, Maria Torres talks with Sylvia Roldán Dohi who was a swing on Miss Saigon for 10 years on Broadway.

Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes with exciting hot topics from Broadway and Beyond.

HourGlass – Time to Talk is a SAG New Media audio podcast conceived Maria Torres and co-producer Giovanna Aguilar.

HourGlass Team:

Special Guest: Sylvia Roldán Dohi

Recording Studio: Madpan Productions

Music Theme and Sound Mix: Roman Rojas 

Sound Engineering: Peter Scozzari

Interns:

Marion Lozano
Parker Robinson

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Made in the USA (MUSA) – the Color of a Dream


 

Reclaiming the dream starts with silencing the darkness. Get ready for the stories that will remind you….

The Empire State of Mind



Hello NYC!

Blue skies are upon us and Spring is in the air in NYC. Can’t think of a better way to shake off the winter blues and get mega inspired than by strutting through the colorful, animated and boisterous streets of good ole Manhattan. Yes, nothing like the Empire state of mind to get the energy flowing and recharging the creative channels. How do you get inspired?

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Whose Woods are These Surrounded by Fog?

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Nothing like nature’s reminder of the captivating beauty that surrounds us, everyday. Fog provides a mysterious yet soothing backdrop to the winter-laden forest that has been  blanketed by its moisture, which the slippery ice failed to get.

Nicole Franklin Brings Anne Brown Back to Broadway


Inspiration. Dedication. Passion and Celebration!

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filmmmaker extraordinaire celebrates Anne Brown on Broadway....

On a pretty amazing day this past February, filmmaker Nicole Franklin took a firm step on Broadway upon entering the Richard Rodgers Theater where the musical Porgy & Bess is playing.

With her ‘Gershwin & Bess‘ DVDs in tow, my good friend celebrated a monumental day in her career, in her life for on that day she brought Anne Brown back to Broadway.

To see a talented friend reaching a milestone, someone who continually inspires all of us to move forward in this crazy world of filmmaking, well, it is truly a powerful experience that needs to be shared.

Nicole has been working on her documentary, Meet Bess, for years, and she recently received a purchase order from the theater to sell her short version of her documentary, Gershwin & Bess, in the lobby.

I invite you all to check out Nicole and help spread the word of her DVDs so she can complete her full-length documentary in honor of the late Anne Brown who inspired the role of Bess—she was in the original production of the opera of Porgy & Bess in 1935. Of course, we all hear that Audra McDonald is breathtaking in her rendition. I’ve been her fan since Private Practice. Yes, hard work and patience do pay off…..

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The Winding Road to DreamTown Is Paved with Hope Along the Way

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“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson Lately, I find myself inspired awhile feeling a sense of frustration, so I … Continue reading