Monday, August 29, 2011

Listen now to the Lee Lessack Special on The Paul Leslie Hour!

The Paul Leslie Hour is proud to present a one-hour special with Lee Lessack. Our special guest is an MAC and Bistro award winning recording artist. Lee Lessack has released his seventh CD, "Chanteur" a celebration of the songs from the French Songbook. Lee Lessack sings the songs on "Chanteur" in both English and French, taking you the listeners from the streets of Paris to the Broadway stage. BILLBOARD magazine called "Chanteur" : "Cabaret Romanticism of a higher order." Lee Lessack hails from Philadelphia and attended the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts. In 1996, he founded the record label "LML Music," the home of many vocal recording artists and performers.

We hope you enjoy the interview and the beautiful music!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Listen NOW to the Lea Salonga Special on The Paul Leslie Hour

On this episode of The Paul Leslie Hour, we are welcoming Lea Salonga. Lea Salonga is a singer and actress from the Philippines. She is well known for her records as well as Broadway and concert performances. Lea Salonga is known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical "Miss Saigon." She is a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theater World award winner. Lea Salonga also provided the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney animated film "Aladdin" and Fa Mulan in "Mulan" and "Mulan II." On August 19, 2011, Lea Salonga was honored as a Disney Legend.
Lea Salonga made her professional debut at age 7 in the musical "The King and I" by Repertory Philippines. She became the lead star in "Annie" and was also featured in the production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Fiddler on the Roof," "The Rose Tattoo," "The Sound of Music," "The Goodbye Girl," "Paper Moon," and "The Fantasticks."
She began her career in recording at age with the album "Small Voice." She followed that with the album "Lea," and many others followed.
As a young entertainer, Lea Salonga received a Filipino Academy of Movie Arts & Sciences Award as well as three wins from the Aliw Awards for Best Child Performer. Lea Salonga continues to record and perform in the United States and the Philippines. She records albums in both English and in Tagalog. She joins us to talk about her new Cabaret album recorded live at Cafe Carlyle in Manhattan. Lea Salonga's new album is entitled "They Journey So Far." It is our pleasure to welcome her on The Paul Leslie Hour. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Listen NOW to the Tom Wopat Special

Tom Wopat has recorded his latest album, "Consider it Swung," featuring standards and songwriter favorites ranging from "That's Life" to "Ode to Billy Joe" as well as an original song, all sung by Tom Wopat and performed by New York City's top jazz musicians.

Tom Wopat has performed in countless Broadway shows, on film and on television. He is known to many for his portrayal of Luke Duke from the 1979 television series, "The Dukes of Hazzard." Tom Wopat is a singer in several genres, from rock and country to jazz. Wopat says jazz is his true passion. He joins us for an interview and we take a look at his latest record "Consider it Swung."
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Listen NOW to the Oleg Frish Special on The Paul Leslie Hour!

Oleg Frish is a unique personality. He is a TV and Radio host, a singer, a journalist and a peppy, sunny, positive man. Oleg was born in the former Soviet Union and during his childhood fell in love with American music.

20 years ago he came to the United States to embark on a career in television and radio. He started his TV show "Time Out" on NTV, a leading Russian TV channel headquartered in the United States. Through the years he interviewed the likes of James Brown, B.B. King, Connie Francis, Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul Anka, Al Martino, John Kander, Petula Clark, Whoopie Goldberg and Gloria Gaynor.

Many of his program's guests noted his passion for singing and encouraged him to record an album. Backed by the Patrick Williams Big Band, his album BRING ME SUNSHINE is a collection of songs from the great American Songbook. Patrick Williams arranged and conducted both of Frank Sinatra's Duets albums. The album was recorded at the Capitol Studios in LA.

We invite you to listen to our interview with Oleg Frish, but most of all, the positive tunes and Oleg's pleasant voice.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Listen NOW to the Marty Panzer Special (Part 3 of 3)

Our special guest Marty Panzer is a lyricist who has written songs loved by many for decades. Marty Panzer continues to to write songs for singers and many of his songs are being found in Disney animated movies, but the greatest testament to the strength of Marty Panzer's songs is the longevity of his work. Marty Panzer wrote the Barry Manilow classics "New York City Rhythm," "Even Now," "Beautiful Music," "It's a Miracle," "This One's For You," and "Even Now." He's written songs for other artists. He wrote "Through the Years" for Kenny Rogers, "The Last Time" for Julio Iglesias, "Where Did We Go Wrong?" for Frankie Valli, "Life is Good" for Diane Schuur, and many more. We have heard from listeners all over the world who have shared with us their opinions, thoughts and feelings on Marty Panzer's lyrics. In almost 8 years of radio interviews, I cannot recall ever having received such an emotional response from the listeners.