PopImpressKA Journal at theThe Teddy Smith Rock'n Radio Music/Talk Show with a special celebrity guests Julie Budd and Richard Skipper.
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About Julie Budd:
Julie Budd is considered to be one of the most exciting singers on the scene today. Winner of the Broadway World Award for Best Show – “They Wrote The Songs” – Julie Budd has enjoyed a very multi-faceted career that ranges from television to film, along with the New York stage and symphonies all over the country.
The New York Times raved with a full two page glowing retrospect of Julie’s career, declaring Ms. Budd “The Consummate Performer.”
She began her professional career at the tender age of twelve, after meeting record producer / orchestrator Herb Bernstein. Herb Bernstein, who produced Laura Nyro’s first hit album, was at that time, recording Merv Griffin as well. Herb immediately took Julie under his wing, and introduced her to Merv Griffin at the recording session in New York City. And, after Merv heard Julie sing, this “Mini Girl with the Maxi Voice” was invited to appear on more than 100 of Merv’s shows. From there, Julie went on to appear on The Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, and every major TV show in the country. In the years that followed, Julie co-starred with such legendary performers as Frank Sinatra, Liberace and Carol Burnett . As Julie recalls, “What a way to grow up and start in this business.” “These people were wonderful to me.” “Some kids went to school, but I went to work and learned from the best.” “Each one of these performers was a professor to me, and I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to know them all.”
And now, today..while touring in her One Women Shows, Julie’s concerts have included performances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The London Palladium, Tel Aviv’s Israel Performing Art’s Center, venues in Las Vegas, and major Symphony Halls all over the United States. Julie also toured as Guest Artist for seven years, with the late great Marvin Hamlisch. Julie has become a favorite to many of the Symphony Orchestras - The Baltimore Symphony, The National Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Austin Symphony, The Alabama Symphony, The Philadelphia Symphony, The Dallas Symphony and The Milwaukee Symphony. Julie Budd has also pursued an exciting acting career. Having appeared in productions with the prestigious Circle Repertory Company in New York City, The Playwrights Horizon in NYC, and appearing On Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Julie also appeared on the road in Neil Simon’s “They’re Playing Our Song.” Movie-goers will remember Julie’s starring role in Walt Disney’s “The Devil & Max Devlin” with Elliot Gould. Along with the lead role in “The Devil & Max Devlin” Julie had the opportunity to record the title song to this film. The late Marvin Hamlisch, along with Carol Bayer Sager, penned the title song for Julie, “Roses & Rainbows.” Julie also had the pleasure of recording several movie sound tracks & theme songs for other motion pictures as well. For The Disney Company, Julie recorded the title song to “Amy On The Lips” and also recorded the follow-up sound track recording for the motion picture, “Born Free” which was called “Living Free.” Julie also recently appeared in another motion picture “Two Lovers” along with Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow and Isabella Rosselini. Julie’s CD “Pure Imagination” (After9 Touchwood) was named Top Ten CD by Entertainment Today and received a ****Four Star Rating (4Stars ) from Stereo Review. Julie followed up with Some more CDs … “If You Could See Me Now” and “The New Classics.” Her newest release “They Wrote The Songs” was on the entry list for a Grammy Consideration, and is considered to be Julie’s best recording work to date. “They Wrote The Songs” is a fresh look at a collection of songs, composed by the writers of our generation – the new side of The American Songbook – songs written by such Classic contemporary composers as The Beatles, Ann Hampton Callaway, Anthony Newley, Paul Anka and more. The reviews have been smashing! Julie Budd has also added the title of “Master Class” teacher to her interests and is bringing her method of “The Art Of Vocal Technique” to students and universities, along with performing arts centers, all over the country. Julie is in the process of writing a book about her days as a child prodigy alongside the greatest entertainment legends of all time. Julie supports the Variety Children’s Charity, and has appeared as one of the hosts on the telethons. She also supports MDA and The Saint Jude Children’s Hospital Organization which was founded by her dear friend and mentor – Danny Thomas – and which is now headed by his wonderful daughter – Marlo Thomas.
Fans can connect with Julie Budd at her Website www.juliebudd.com and on Facebook as well. From there, they can keep up with her touring engagements and exciting events throughout the year.
About Richard Skipper:
The trajectory of Richard Skipper's career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. Known by many people in every aspect of the business, Richard Skipper is known for his hands on approach to the individuals he is working with. Look no further than Richard Skipper Celebrates! He has conducted over 700 interviews for his blog celebrating people in the arts and is currently focused on celebrations to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Hello, Dolly!, based also in part on his CallonDolly.com website chronicling the Broadway classic. In January of 2014, Richard brought cast members together from the original cast of Hello, Dolly, the Mary Martin International companies, and all other companies led by Channing for a two day special event in New York.
The first was for the New York Sheet Music Society and broke all attendence records for that organization.
It was all moderated by Skipper. The next day he threw a reunion party at Sardi's with spectacular results.
He covered several opening nights as the voice of Feinstein's at Loews Regency and has conducted on-stage interviews with Julie Budd, Marge Champion, Carol Channing, Penny Fuller, Eileen Fulton, Anita Gillette, Jackie Joseph, Sondra Lee, Tommy Tune, Ron Young, Peggy Pope, Carolyn Quinn (author of Mama Rose's Turn), Yelena Popovic (LA Superheroes: Illegal in Hollywood), and Lesley Ann Warren
Richard was the associate producer of the 2010, 2012, 2013 Bistro Awards. He produced Peggy Herman's CD Release Party at Feinsteins, directed by Peter Glebo and Tommy Tune, and it was an SRO success. He also produced Pamela Luss' run at The Metropolitan Room, NYC.
Richard can be seen in Dori Berenstein's CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE.
As mentioned, he has a highly successful blog called RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES (with over 1,000 000 readers!), focusing on Artists and their body of "Worth" and what makes a great UNIQUE entertainer!
Richard also continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes, especially Arts in Education. Other highlights in Richard's career include performing the role of Dolly Levi as Carol Channing at Asbury Park's Paramount Theater in a special benefit performance of "Hello Dolly!" with a cast of 125 and a 25 piece orchestra; a Theatre Wing tribute to Carol Channing, Tommy Tune and James Earl Jones; benefit performances for the Dr. Carol Channing Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts with Carol and the late Harry Kullijian in attendance and special guest star Neil Sedaka!
Above: Richard Skipper in a studio during Teddy Smith Radio Show
Richard Skipper has also performed at the 21 Club at the request of Arlene Dahl, The Regent (special performance for Carol Channing!), Le Cirque for Joey Adams' 85th Birthday; on numerous occasions for the NY Post's gossip columnist Cindy Adams; The New York Historical Society with Claire Bloom, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Mills, Tony Roberts, and George Shearing and a "Get Out And Vote" Rally for New Jersey's late Senator Lautenberg with Chad Allen.
Above: Julie Budd with James Petrecca
Above: Olga Papkovitch/CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Journal and Legendary performer Julie Budd
Above: Host himself Teddy Smith
Above: During The Teddy Smith Rock'n Radio Music/Talk Show
Above: Owner of the Museum of Antiques and famous Broadway Critic Andrew Martin