9:15AM (PST) – Kat Perkins “The Voice” Season 6 (“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC)
Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, the womah you are about to meet has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, she made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene.
Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded with her bands Scarlet Haze, Northern Comfort, and SKITZOfrenic. Scarlet Haze’s third record came out February of 2012 and was produced by James ‘Fluff’ Harley of World Record Productions and the debut single features Guns N’ Roses guitars Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner.
Perkins recently found herself in the national spotlight on NBC’s THE VOICE as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5). Her single, “Fearless” was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.
When not on stage, you can usually find Perkins nannying, writing, recording and constantly coming up with new projects as well as managing other bands in the business. She speaks at many schools also.
Her first music video is coming soon for FEARLESS but you can view her performances from The Voice on her homepage.
Perkins’ new EP entitled “Fearless” is available at all digital retailers.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
11-21-14 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA
11-22-14 at Mayne Stage in Chicago, IL
9:30AM (PST) – Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director, NY Stage and Film
For 30 years, SAF has played a major role in the development of new plays for the American theater, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and has established itself as a vital cultural institution for residents of the New York metropolitan region. The people and projects we support go on to shape the landscape of theater in America and around the world; our apprentices and interns mature to become leaders in the performing arts and beyond; and our audiences sustain the work of celebrated artists and newly-discovered voices, as crucial participants in the creation of new work.
The cornerstone of SAF’s artistic programming is the Powerhouse Season, an eight-week residency and partnership with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where each summer more than two hundred and fifty professional playwrights, directors, actors, and designers as well as close to fifty student apprentices live and work together. During the Powerhouse Season, SAF is deliberately flexible with its production resources and with its three producing venues, to meet the specific needs of artists and projects. The professional artists present mainstage productions with full technical support, as well as workshops and readings of works in progress, all of which are open to the public.
10:30AM (PST) – Steven Bauer, actor, “The Lookalike”, “Ray Donovan”, “Scar Face”
The man you are about to meet recently returned to the small screen in Showtime’s highly acclaimed drama, “Ray Donovan”. The iconic film star and Golden Globe nominated actor is here to share with you all about his career.
Widely known for his Golden Globe nominated performance as ‘Manny Ribera’, Al Pacino’s partner-in-crime in the critically-acclaimed classic gangster film SCARFACE, Steven Bauer is a classically trained actor, studying under the tutelage of world renowned acting teacher Stella Adler (founder of the Hollywood Acting School) and attaining a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami where he starred alongside longtime friend & classmate Ray Liotta in a college production of John Steinbeck’s classic play “Of Mice and Men”. Bauer has since earned praise for memorable roles in action films and crime dramas on both the big and small screens, including such motion pictures as PRIMAL FEAR, TRAFFIC, RAISING CAIN, THE BEAST, NBC’s Emmy-winning mini-series “Drug Wars: The Camarena Story” alongside Benicio Del Toro, and several notable guest appearances on network TV series such as AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and CBS’ “The Mentalist”.
Steven recently starred alongside Danny Trejo (MACHETE) in CHAVEZ CAGE OF GLORY, the story of an amateur MMA fighter who challenges the vicious World Champion in order to save his ill son’s life.
Bauer shines in the indie thriller THE LOOKALIKE with an all-star cast that includes Gina Gershon, Justin Long, Jerry O’Connell & John Corbett.
When not on set, this Cuban-born, Miami-native spends much of his time touring, singing and playing the guitar with his band UNDERGROUND JUNCTION. Aside from his music, fans recognize Bauer for his work in video games, making appearances in the the video games SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS, CALL OF DUTY & HIT MAN 5. In addition, he is a father of two sons and stays active enjoying swimming, football, baseball and is a regular on the celebrity golf circuit.
11:30AM (PST) – Georgia Pellegrini, Chef, Author, Outdoor Adventurer and Modern Pioneer
The woman you about to meet is a chef, author, and outdoor adventurer who has quickly become known as a modern day Martha Stewart, helping women tap into their modern day pioneer spirit by teaching them how to grow a small-space garden, assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry, learn to navigate a compass for their next camping trip, or even forage for plants that give you energy.
Television personality, chef, author, and outdoor adventurer Georgia Pellegrini has quickly become known as a contemporary Martha Stewart, working to help women tap into their modern day pioneer spirit by teaching them how to grow a small-space garden, assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry, learn to navigate a compass for their next camping trip, or even forage for plants that give you energy. Georgia is the author of multiple books, her latest: Modern Pioneering: More than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life was met with rave reviews. Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations that showcase not only a cookbook but backyard gardening and homesteading tips, Modern Pioneering is unlike any other book on shelves today. Georgia first made waves with her book Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time which documented her adventure as a classically-trained New York chef, venturing out into the wild to embrace her lifelong love of cooking and exploring the real world of local, organic, sustainable food. The book was named one of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2012 by Booklist, and a Best Book of the Month by Amazon!
Georgia grew up on the same land that her great grandfather owned and worked: a farm called
Tulipwood in New York’s Hudson Valley. She had a passion from an early age for good, simple food,catching her own trout for breakfast in the creek on her family’s land. Her connection to nature stayed with her through college, even during the years she ventured into the corporate world of finance.
Something was tugging at her to return back to the land. After a bit of soul searching, Georgia decided to leave her cubicle behind and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute in New York City. She began working at farm-to-table restaurants, first at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and then at Gramercy Tavern in New York. At the former, when asked to slaughter and butcher a few turkeys for the restaurant she felt the most visceral sense of connection to the food. “The experience was invigorating and awakened the primal part in me,” she recalls. “All of a sudden, I had this purpose to pay the full price of the meal, to become a responsible omnivore and understand the process from farm to plate.”
Georgia went on to work at La Chassagnette, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the south of France, spending her days driving heavy farm equipment and harvesting ingredients for dinner. She found that she was most interested in the foragers, fig collectors, and salami makers who arrived to the restaurants with their goods, and she soon went on journeys with them – through the woods, into curing rooms, and over the rolling hills of olive oil vineyards. Her first book, Food Heroes tells the story of 16 culinary artisans across the world who are fighting to preserve their food traditions. The book was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals award!
Georgia chronicles her adventures in meeting food artisans and gathering her ingredients on her wildly popular website www.georgiapellegrini.com. She also utilizes the site to show women from all walks of life and ages, that they can grow food efficiently and even try foraging, camping, and living off the land… self-sufficiency is the ultimate girl power. Georgia is also the creator of Adventure Getaways across the country, where women can take two and three days trips that include a combination of outdoor activities, horseback riding, clay shooting, fly fishing, hunting for birds, chef-prepared meals, cooking classes, and more.
Georgia has been featured in dozens of media outlets including: “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Iron Chef America,” “The Today Show,” “Real Sports” on HBO, NPR, Martha Stewart Radio, “Alicia Mendez Tonight” on Fusion, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Food & Wine, ESPN, Town & Country, More Magazine, and The New York Post, to name a few. When Georgia isn’t delving into local food ways at home in Austin, TX she’s roaming the world hunting and gathering, tasting good food, and meeting the great people who make it.