"The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money" ~Karl Marx
Happy April! It's the month of April Showers! Easter. There are as many national days in April as there are flowers, and I'm excited to celebrate them all with you! It is the month of fools, Easter, Spring continues, and so much more. See, there is so much to celebrate if you choose to do so. We are rising again. . . Bigger Brighter Better! The above quote by Karl Marx applies to all of us no matter what we do. I keep looking at all the beautiful things around me and I'm captivated by all the beauty. I, however, CHOOSE to see the beauty. Sign up for an online course or anything you can do to keep your art flowing.
Continuing with Richard's daily gratitude for the people in his life, all this month, he is going to celebrate the people in his life for whom he is grateful and who inspire him. Follow Richard on Facebook and keep up to date in real time with all he is doing.
My optimism and enthusiasm actually has increased during the course of this past year. My faith has been tested but I do believe the outcome will be positive -- that is, by the end of all this searching, I hope to have a better understanding of the meaning of life. I’m a big thinker and tend to have a wealth of knowledge and opinions about a wide variety of subjects. Expanding our resources is key at this time.
I started March with my interview with Jeff Harnar and ended the month with Eddie Shapiro (A Wonderful Guy: Conversations With The Great Men of Musical Theater). AND I celebrated many in between! Too many to mention here, but I will mention that I was lucky to celebrate Heather L. Frank as part of the DC Cabaret Month, John Davidson, Vincent James (88 More Ways Music Can Change Your Life), Sammy Goldstein,Rita McKenzie, Ron Fassler (Up In The Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway), are among the artists I had the good fortune of celebrating over the past month.
Coming up this month: Murray Schwartz and The Red Mill (Academy Award winning producer Irwin Winkler (Rocky, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Netflix's The Irishman) said the following about Red Mill: "A mesmerizing read. I couldn't put it down.") Dr. Judi Bloom and I are kicking April off with a special April Fool's edition of Creativity In The Age of Covid featuring some of the top celebrity lookalikes and impersonators in the business including Coty Alexander as Madonna and CJ Morgan as Dolly Parton, Rutanya Alda (The Mommie Dearest Diary: Carol Ann Tells All), a celebration of Sidney Lumet on the 9th anniversary of his passing with Maura Spiegel (Sidney Lumet: A Life), Academy Award winner George Chakaris on his new memoir, My West Side Story, Michael McGreevey, conductor Troy Quinn will join Dr. Judi Bloom and I on April 15th on the next edition of Creativity . . . Covid, Kiki Ebsen, Sharon Wendrow, and before you know it, we are into May! Keep checking the Upcoming Events page for upcoming Events.
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And don't forget his website, CallonDolly.com, celebrating all things Hello, Dolly!
Also, on the Full Moon of each Month, Richard has a Full Moon Positive Book Club. The next book club will be April 26th at 5PM ET (The Pink Super Moon). The book will be The Go-Giver (available on Amazon) with Bob Burg and John David Mann. Order the book and join in the conversation.
A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates:
Thank you so much Richard! There is not much that I enjoy more than talking about the theater with someone who LOVES the theater for an audience that LOVES the theater! You are a delight and an inspiration. Thank you for having me and "A Wonderful Guy."
—Eddie Shapiro, NYC
Thank you so much, Richard! I had a ball doing this interview with you this evening. You did one helluva good tribute to a fabulous lady and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for that.
—Bill Jankowski Baltimore, MD
Thank you Richard!! I had a great time chatting with you about my book and life! This world needs more Richard Skipper energy and I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with you. That you again for having me on your show and I look forward to doing it again. Keep shining your light and spreading the love.
Love and light,
—Infiniti (Andrea Jones)