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How To Wait 38 Years For Your Film To Be Shown In the US

The Debbie Nigro Show

Release Date: 06/10/2021

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The Debbie Nigro Show

My gal pal Lisa who lives far from me had missed me during Covid. She texted me to come join her for some networking fun at a place called Pinstripes in Norwalk, CT. Her gal pal Sherry who I love, had taken over the Director Of Sales position there. I'd never heard of Pinstripes. Sounded to me like it might be a baseball joint or sports venue. I love my pal Lisa and she told me to bring my other half Dave, and Dave and I said what the heck and went for a change of pace. I'm so glad we did. We had so much fun and were so impressed with the place (not a baseball joint) I thought some...

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Soon You'll See This Billboard In New Jersey. They're About To Re-Name Their Garden State Parkway Rest Stops After Home Town Celebs! You're encouraged to stop by and besides reaching for a cool drink, maybe pick up some life inspiration shared by these Jersey icons as to how to reach for your own stars.   Steve Edwards is President of The New Jersey Hall of Fame which is overseeing the project. He joins me for a fun conversation to share the back story, talk about the home town celebs getting the honor and share all the cool things each rest stop will soon feature. Also how and when...

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Barbie Dolls Are Now Honoring Front Line Workers! Mattel, Inc. just announced that Barbie® will donate $5 for the sale of every eligible Barbie doctor, nurse and paramedic doll sold at Target during August to the First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), benefiting the children of first responders. These special Barbie dolls give children the opportunity to role-play with everyday heroes who show up for us in emergencies 365 days a year. LOVE THIS! Go Barbie Jillian Crane, President of First Responders Children's foundation joined me for a great conversation that makes me love Barbie...

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Would You Go On a Spaceflight? Could Your Body Take It? While watching Richard Branson and Crew and then Jeff Bezos and crew take their historic flights this Summer in real time all I could think about was... no way I'm going. I don't do underground tunnels or above ground cooped up. So I can't even imagine outer space cooped up! Also I don't like feeling heavy. Did you know the people on board these sort of missions feel 3.5 times their normal weight on their way to an altitude of more than 50 miles? I panic when I feel 10 pounds heavier so I'm out. Also what about getting nauseous on a...

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You Know I Love a Girl Who Risks Her Dreams! New York-based rising pop starlet Amanda Ayala risked auditioning for NBC's "The Voice" at only seventeen and her life was changed forever. Her new song was just came out and I play a little taste of it here in the interview on my live show the day before it was released.  So happy to introduce you to Amanda. We bonded over taking risks!  Her 'single' is available on Spotify. It's called  'Seventeen'. It's a nostalgic summer anthem for anyone who misses their youth. "When people listen to this track I truly hope it takes them...

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Do You Have Inherited Jewelry Just Sitting Somewhere In A Drawer Doing Nothing? How ridiculous is that? Let's get it out and get it on! There’s a talented gal I want to introduce you to who can show you how to 'rejewelvenate'  (love that word ) your inherited or out of date jewelry pieces so you can really enjoy the precious memories - but in your own unique style. I take great pride in featuring guests with hard earned credentials who are passionate about what they do. Jennifer Vichinsky is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, jewelry designer, highly ethical appraiser and a super talent with a...

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Unreturned messages driving you crazy?  You and everybody else! Too many messages, vague messages and unreturned messages, are all contributing to what innovator and communications expert Sam George calls, the growing ‘dyscommunication crisis’. I don't know about you guys but I'm definitely feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the communication channels I'm supposed to be keeping up with.  Between emails, texts, Facebook, Instagram, Linked, Twitter etc., honestly it’s becoming harder and harder to keep up. Obviously it's not just me. Most people are on digital...

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All CBD is NOT the same. All Wellness Practitioners are NOT the same either. Word of mouth from trusted sources typically steer you to the true professionals in any industry. On my first day back in the radio studio since last March 'live' with other humans as in person guests, I did an entire show on CBD. CBD by the way does not stand for 'Come Back Deb' though it's a cute idea since this day was a bit of a comeback for me. you see, right before Covid I fought breast cancer and won. Needless to say I was immuno-compromised and stayed far away from everybody for a long time. I'm now a little...

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Losing Loved Ones Is Hard. Losing Family Is Hard. Losing A Friend Is Hard. Especially for kids. Writer Joanne Parker knows because she lost her sister in a fatal car accident when she was a kid. She's written a series of children's books to help kids deal with grief, the latest of which is called, "I Lost A Friend".  Joannes' books which also include "I Lost A Sister" and "I Lost A Brother" are a really valuable resources for children grieving and for those seeking to help them grieve. These books help in discussing the thoughts and feelings that accompany that kind of loss with words of...

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Anybody Besides Me A Little Unrelaxed Thinking About Taking A Relaxing Dip In The Atlantic Ocean During 'Shark Season'?  Several huge sharks have been spotted near New York, New Jersey, and Cape Cod. Field & Stream Magazine recently quoted , OCEARCH founder and shark researcher Chris Fischer as saying  “The moment you’re 3-feet in the ocean, you’re in the wild, and you’ve taken a risk." 3 FEET???  That sounded very 'UNrelaxing'. I decided to put out an SOS for MY 'Shark Guy" Dr. Gregory Skomal to call me so we could...'discuss' just how UNrelaxed we should be at...

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38 Years? Could it have taken any longer for what's been called by some 'the best jazz film to date' to be seen here in the U.S. ?

The film is called 'Music in Monktime'. It's a film about jazz great Theolonius Monk and it will FINALLY be shown at this years virtual San Francisco Jazz Festival which starts June 10th at 7pm.

Hard to believe a film this special took this long to be shown in the U.S. market but hey it's sure is giving some joy to the guys who made it who never lost faith, one of whom joins me today.

Stephen Rice who produced "Music In Monk Time" with Executive Producer Paul C, Mathews and Director John Goodhue, expresses his awe that jazz lovers will FINALLY see interviews and performance footage of Monk's classic compositions by his legendary associates Dizzy Gillespie, Carme MvRae, and Milt Jackson. It was written and narrated by famous vocalist Jon Henricks.

Stephen who's worked with artists like Prince and more knows about creative patience... and rejection letters. He's got a thick stack related to this film. But no rejection this year! 

Stephen joins me to explain the incredible story behind the rare documentary and concert film that gives a peek into the life and music of Theolonius Monk who was known for a cool look and a cool sound and for getting up from the piano in the middle of a song to dance. 

For this films broadcast the money Stephen and all receive for the film will be donated and split 50/50 between the SF Jazz programs and liveinpeace.org. That organization  is near and dear to Stephen’s heart for the work they have done to provide musical opportunities for the children of the underserved community of East Palo Alto CA where he's taught middle school for the last 10 years. 

Check out SFJazz.org to buy your virtual tickets for the event.