The Callie Crossley Show

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Thurs., June 9
Singer-Songwriter Livingston Taylor

Singer- Songwriter Livingston Taylor

Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor has recorded 17 albums since he began writing songs at the age of 16. His latest album, “Last Alaska Moon”, was released in 2010. Livingston is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a popular course on stage performance techniques for more than 20 years. His recently released an updated version of his book, Stage Performance,
which is a guide written for young performers.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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