I am not a political analyst, so what I can do is make a ranking of the best presidents on TV, as there have been several unforgettable portrayals both on comedy and sketches, as on Drama Television, and even on Sci-Fi.
I am not a political analyst, so what I can do is make a ranking of the best presidents on TV, as there have been several unforgettable portrayals both on comedy and sketches, as on Drama Television, and even on Sci-Fi.
And now I will be listing, totally biased by my own opinion I might add, the top fifteen sidekicks on TV.
There are some that are going to be left out for a variety of reasons. Either Continue reading
We are already waiting to see if there´s going to be a renewal in Heroes fate. But, as We said earlier, Greg Grunberg is very optimistic about their chances, and so, while finding some free spare time in his hands, he did this unofficial teaser promo of Heores season five.
Hope things keep up with the good vibrations Greg is having, and we get to see an actual Season Five of Heroes.
What do you think?
The moment you all been waiting for. Heroes aired a new episode.
So, what happened on Heroes S04E15? A post filled with Heroes Spoilers, so… you are all warned.
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Noah takes over for Mohinder on voice over duties as he worries about how to protect Claire from the evil in the world without losing her. We see a series of the nastiness that has passed, including Sameul and whatever he’s up to.
In Suresh’s apartment, Noah and Lauren get testy over how to track down Samuel. Lauren wants to call Claire to use the compass, but he knows she’s still mad at him. Lauren gets a computer alert on Vanessa Wheeler (Kate Vernon), Samuel’s long-lost love. They give her a call.
She says she doesn’t know anyone named Samuel Sullivan, which is weird because he grew up on the estate her family owned. Noah’s off to visit her in California.
Lydia interrupts Samuel as he’s writing a letter. She sees the drawing of Vanessa. He checks that she’s still on his side. He says they’re close to realizing their dreams. The day has come to bring Vanessa in.
Lydia knows Samuel is up to something and she doesn’t like it. She thinks the family needs a new leader, someone that Samuel said was like the next Joseph. Lydia uses some mind games to sneak into Peter’s brain.
He wakes bolt upright in bed with a brand new tattoo — of a compass.
Parkman makes breakfast and plans for ratatouille that evening as his wife checks that he’s happy as a stay-at-home dad. She leaves and Parkman turns to see Noah standing in his kitchen.
Noah tells Parkman the Sylar thing was a terrible idea and he needs his help with Samuel.
Ando takes Hiro to the mental hospital, where Hiro calls him Sancho and talks about finding Dr. Watson. Ando watches as they take Hiro down the hall. Hiro sees the name “Ahmadi” on a patient’s door and shouts “Dr. Watson!” With the security out of the way, Ando zaps his way in and sees that Watson is Suresh.
Noah and Parkman find Vanessa, a concert cellist. She doesn’t want to talk to them until Parkman mind zaps her.
Peter leaves someone a message about the tattoo being back on his arm. Out on the street he pauses as he seems to hear Emma playing the cello.
He buzzes at her door. She’s excited bringing him there with music worked. She tells him about what Samuel taught her. Peter sees the same compass tattoo on the cello.
Vanessa tells Parkman and Noah that Samuel disappeared after growing up on her family’s property, then came back for a few weeks of a torrid affair then wanted her to run off to the carnival.
He’s been showing up around her lately at odd hours. Noah thinks that instead of going to the carnival they can bring the carnival to them. He asks Vanessa to call him.
In his apartment, Peter shows Emma a picture in the newspaper of Samuel, who he knows as William Hooper. He gave her a compass. Peter warns her that the last time he saw a compass like that his friend got stabbed.
There’s a knock at the door and Angela breezes her way in. She stops when she sees Emma and demands how Peter knows her. Emma excuses herself.
In the mental hospital, Ando’s just glad that Hiro isn’t crazy. Ando wonders why Suresh hasn’t broken free and Hiro says the storm troopers (orderlies) gave him Jawa Juice (drugs). Hiro wants to turn Bruce Banner back into the Hulk.
Ando sneaks over to an orderlies’ cart with pills for the patients and swaps Sureshs’ meds out. He gets caught by the orderly and with no where to put Suresh’s pills, he pops them in his mouth then accidentally swallows them. Nap time for Sancho Panza.
Parkman and Noah stake out a hotel waiting for Samuel to meet Vanessa. Several versions of Eli stop them and Samuel gets away with her, then pauses to tear up some LA street in front of Noah.
They’re left to follow the GPS they gave Vanessa.
In his apartment, Peter tries to get his mom to tell him the truth about a dream she had about Emma. She says Emma’s going to help kill thousands of people and it has something to do with the cello. She thinks Peter can’t save her. When she won’t say more, Peter grabs her arm and takes her ability.
Suresh wakes up in a straight jacket on the floor of his padded room to Hiro pounding on the door and calling him Dr. Watson. Suresh Hulks out and breaks free. He remembers that Hiro put him there, but he’s a little confused by the reference to Sancho.
They find Ando in the broom closet Hiro stashed him in and make a run for it as the alarms sound. Orderlies chase them down the hallway but Ando zaps the door open and they’re free.
Parkman and Noah pull up to a deserted arid plain. Noah finds a pamphlet for the carnival and they realize they just missed them. They need a compass, but Noah doesn’t want to bother Claire.
Back at Parkman’s, Noah leaves a message for Lauren but Parkman is focused on his ratatouille. Noah gives him a lecture about responsibility, calling him a coward, and wants to go after Vanessa. But Parkman says some days you can’t save the world. He tells him to go hug Claire.
Peter dreams fitfully and sees Emma in a house of mirrors playing her cello and crying as people scream in the distance. Then Sylar appears and tells her he’s come to save her. Peter wakes up.
Peter buzzes Emma’s door. He walks in and bashes the cello to pieces. He tells her about his dream and that something bad is going to happen. She throws him out.
Hiro, Ando and Suresh run through the Everglades as men with dogs follow them. Ando explains Hiro can’t teleport until they unscramble his brain. When Ando says it was electroshock therapy that did it, Suresh suggests Ando zap him. He does. It works. They leap.
Noah knocks at Claire’s door. He babbles for a while then comes around to staying he wants to fix things with her. She says she needs to be somewhere and asks if they can talk later. At Parkman’s, his wife babbles about her day at the office while Parkman zones out. Then he asks her if she thinks he’s a coward. He thinks he is for not going after Sylar. She says there’s nothing cowardly about looking after your family. He doesn’t look convinced.
At the carnival, Samuel brings Vanessa some tea. She wants to go home. He says he had to act to protect her from Noah. She stands to leave but he grabs her, then gently traces the lines on her face. He tells her there’s something he wants her to see. And if she doesn’t like it he’ll take her “right back to California.” It’s news to her that they’ve left the state. He tells her it’s beautiful and perfect.
Back at the NYC apartment, Lauren knocks on Noah’s door. He apologizes and tells her he cares for her more than he wants to admit. They kiss.
Then Hiro, Ando and Suresh pop in.
To Be Continued….
But, wait… What´s the ace under the sleeve? Hayden Pannetiere lesbian experimentation.
“What do people do in College? They experiment sexually? Well… then let´s go there with Claire” must have said the writing staff of Heroes, in a sort of all in move.
Madeline Zima, a.k.a Gretchen is kissing Claire Bennet on the next episode of Heroes.
Ka-chin! That´s rating secured, right?
We´ll see… but what happens after the kiss… what other move will they need to pull?
What do you think about Hayden Pannetiere´s lesbian kiss with Madeline Zima? Is the Claire Bennet Gretchen lesbic kiss a good move? or not?
Please let me know your thoughts.
We are receiving a lot of casting calls… and this one is a must post:
Greg Grunberg twitted minutes ago that they are in search and casting extras for Heroes in Santa Monica.
Greg Grunberg said about the Casting Call for Heroes Extras:
3239364943 is Hotline# to be an Extra tmrrw nite in Santa Monica.50 yrs old+ welcome or bring ur parents/grandparents – Grunny
So… in other words…
To be an extra on Heroes, you need to call 3239364943 to reach the hotline. If you are 50 years old or plus, you can be an extra on Heroes tomorrow night in Santa Monica.
What are you waiting for? Go to the audition to become a Heroes extra.
Ok, Heroes new season is just around the corner… and of course… now´s the best time to start with the Heroes Spoilers.
We just told you that Claire Bennet will die again on Heroes, but that´s probably something you would have guessed anyways… She died every season so far… oh those healing powers are sweet, right?
But the big big big huge Heroes spoiler this time is about our fan favourite Hiro Nakamura.
Masi Oka´s character could be having a romantic comeback with Charlie, but that´s not even the biggest spoiler of Heroes…
Both Ando and Hiro will be doing tons of things, because Hiro Nakamura is doing a bucket list.
What other reason than dying to have a bucket list you say? Bingo!
Hiro Nakamura is dying on Heroes Season Four Redemption!
The question that remains on my head is… is he just dying? or he´s going to complete the process and actually die.
What do you think? Is Hiro Nakamura dying on Heroes?
Ok, Heroes new season is just around the corner… and of course… now´s the best time to start with the Heroes Spoilers.
As this photo illustrating this post shows, Claire Bennet is dead, or dying… but you all remember Hayden Pannetiere´s character on Heroes can heal herself… so, I think it´s a safe bet to say that…
Claire Bennet is dying on Heroes and then getting back to life.
So, this will not be the end of the Cheerleader we needed to save, in order to save the world…
As the end of the Heroes season approaches, the episodes are getting more intense. Well, that´s no exception on tonight´s An Invisible Thread show. Here, with many Heroes Spoilers
Mohinder tells us there are nearly 7 billion people on the planet, each one of them unique. He asks what the chances of that are and wonders why. Is it simply biology? Or is it something more? A master plan that drives the randomness of creation.
As he speaks we see Nathan get tranq-ed again by Danko; Parkman riding a bus; a bloody-nosed Hiro with Ando outside Building 26.
As Mohinder drones on about something unknowable that dwells in the soul we semi pick up where we left off. Instead of agents swarming a car with Angela, HRG, and Claire at a roadblock we are back at the three of them in the car Outside Arlington, Virginia. Angela sleeps in the back and wakes with a start. She had a dream Nathan was in trouble. So are they. HRG tells Claire and Angela that the construction site they passed was a fake and there will be a roadblock ahead. He stops the car tells them to get out, head for town and then to Nathan. He gives them a secure cell phone and says he’ll buy them some time. He reaches the road block we saw last week and the agents swarm the car.
We also get a repeat of Danko thinking he’s killed Sylar and Sylar rising up. Turns out when he picked up the shape-shifting ability he managed to relocate his “off switch” so now no one knows where to hit him just right to kill him. Danko pulls a gun and Sylar throws him against the wall. Danko tells him to get it over with. First Sylar tidies up by telekinetically dragging Nathan’s body into another room and informing him that he’ll kill him later after he’s absorbed his powers and his memories. And then he’s going to go meet the president so he can shake his hand, and thereby become he most powerful man on earth. Danko says to kill him now because he won’t let that happen. Sylar says he doesn’t need to kill him because in 30 seconds there won’t be a person on the planet who will believe a word he says. Sylar then morphs into Danko goes to the door and shoots several agents. He then morphs into Taub and raises his weapon and calls out to the agents. Danko gets it and calls Sylar/Taub a son of a bitch.
Claire and Angela have reached The Capitol in D.C. Claire hopes her dad got away. Angela assures her he didn’t since that wasn’t the plan. She says Claire has no idea the lengths a parent will go to to protect their children. Like now, Angela tells Claire to go warn Nathan because she has to find Matt Parkman. Apparently, in her dream he helps save Nathan. Claire wonders why Angela doesn’t just warn Nathan. She says that’s not how it works.
Sylar is dressing in front of a mirror. He goes to rouse Nathan so he can absorb his memories. Nathan doesn’t rouse. Sylar says screw it he’s learned what he needs to get by from Nathan’s stuff. Like the cufflinks, they tell him that Nathan didn’t graduate with honors from Annapolis like his diploma claims. A woman enters and informs Sylar/Nathan that Claire has arrived. Nathan claims he found Sylar but that he got away. He says he’s going to go warn the president. Claire wonders how she knows Nathan isn’t Sylar. Nathan grabs her necklace and – learning from it- says they spent time together in Mexico and he was beginning to think she knew him better than anyone. She buys this. He tells her to lay low and hang out but she wants to come. He changes his mind and agrees that if things do go south he wants Claire right by his side.
Danko is corralled into Building 26. Hiro and Ando watch. Hiro says he’s feeling better and that it was just a headache. Ando thinks he’s getting sick from using his power. Perhaps says Hiro but they have to get inside and free the captives and shut the operation down. Ando says to use his power instead. Hiro says they have to stop time, just once more. Ando says it’s a headache this time, what if his head explodes next time? Hiro says he’ll just have to take that chance.
Danko is manhandled into a cell. HRG is in there too.
Nathan awakes in his congressional bathroom. Peter arrives. Nathan says they have to stop Sylar.
Danko asks to hear the I told you so lecture from HRG about getting into bed with Sylar. HRG’s already moved on which Danko thinks is very Zen of him. HRG says they’re going to need to throw everyone and thing they have at Sylar, if they manage to get out, so they can put a spike in the back of his head. Danko drops the news that Sylar moved the spot. HRG is not psyched. Danko wonders how HRG dealt with all of this since you can’t capture or contain “all of them.” HRG says it’s all about spinning plates, living in the grey area, 20 years of middle management and it becomes second nature. So Danko figures he’ll understand in 20 years? 20 years and an adopted daugther says HRG. Without Claire, he figures he’d be exactly like Danko. Danko notes that they are inf fact in exactly in the same position. HRG says they should do something about that. Together, says Danko. They’re about to shake hands as time stops.
Ando and Hiro look in and shake heads realizing this is not who they seek. They go into the main room to figure out where the prisoners are held. Ando takes their photos off the wanted wall. Ando notices Hiro’s ear is bleeding. Hrio says he’s fine. They walk into a room with all of the knocked out people with abilities. There are a lot. They find Mohinder and unhook him from the nose tube of temporary coma-ness. Hiro has an idea. They replace all of the abilified with agents from Building 26. When Hiro restarts time he grabs his head again.
As time restarts HRG and Danko notice the open door and wonder if it’s a trick. HRG realizes it’s Hiro.
As the abilified hobble out Mohinder thanks Hiro and then Hiro goes weak in the knees. Ando explains about the headaches and nosebleeds. Mohinder examines Hiro, who has dilated pupils, a stiff left arm, and dizziness. Mohinder explains that Hiro has a power but he’s still human and his body is rejecting his power like a virus. He tells him he can’t stop time again.
At the Stanton Hotel in D.C. Claire and Nathan have reached the meeting with the president. She wonders what the plan is. Nathan/Sylar says they’ll play it close to the vest. A man approaches and as he shakes N/S’s hand he ID’s him as Liam, the prez’s chief of staff and an old boarding school buddy. Liam offers them the prez’s suite to watch the speech and then have his meeting. Claire notices that he’s signing something left-handed. He says he’s ambidextrous, bats righty, throws lefty. Her red flag goes up.
Danko notices that the entire unit has been put under and wonders how it happened. HRG thinks this is a lucky break. Danko pulls out a crazy tranq dart that he says would take down an elephant. The trick is getting close to the elephant says HRG who turns his back on Danko. Just as Danko is about to stab HRG time stops again and Hiro is stabbing Danko in the neck with the syringe. HRG turns and sees him. Hiro bows and then collapses, his nose bleeding. HRG tells Mohinder and Ando to call 911, he has to get to the Stanton to stop Sylar.
At the hotel Claire’s phone rings and she takes forever to answer it as Nathan/Sylar watches her. She finally answers and HRG asks where she is. She says with Nathan. He wants to know how she knows. We cut back to Claire and now there are two of them with the real one silenced by the one Sylar has shape-shifted into. HRG wants to know how she knows for sure. Sylar shifts back to himself and says in his normal voice because it’s me. HRG freaks. Sylar remarks to Claire “this is fun.”
Claire opens a bottle of wine under the power of puppet master Sylar. Claire’s all “my dad’s coming and he’s going to kill you.” Sylar counters that actually he’s going to kill Nathan or maybe make Claire kill him. Then he’s going to kill her whole family, including Mr. Muggles. He says his real dad is dying right now. He says meeting his real dad was a letdown. He points out the many things he and Claire have in common: adopted, can’t die. She says she’ll make sure he dies. He says she’ll get bored of trying to kill him and watching her loved ones die. And then she might forgive him and mabye even come to love him. She says she’ll keep trying to kill him for the rest of her life. He points out that everyone needs a hobby. He understands that “bridges” need to be built but he thinks maybe she’ll end up being his first first lady. As he says this he’s made them both drink wine and now he’s stroking her face.
Nathan and Peter arrive and are stopped by a security guard who informs him that Nathan’s already inside. Liam returns and they enter with a purpose as Nathan informs him about Sylar. Liam asks if Sylar is “one of them.” Nathan agrees he is and then stops himself saying “he’s one of us” and to demonstrate begins floating off the ground. The security detail around Liam pulls weapons but Nathan tells them to calm down. He admits he’s been lying to him and the president and when the time comes he’ll answer for that, but for right now, Peter chimes in, they’re going to course correct. Liam wonders how. Nathan and Peter explain that only the super-powered can stop Sylar and to just give them a five minute head start so Peter can get close enough to absorb Sylar’s powers.
Nathan and Peter stride toward the room. Peter says he’ll take him high and Nathan should take him low and they should cut the son of a bitch in two. Nathan tells Peter he loves him. Peter says he loves Nathan too.
Sylar tosses Claire out of the room at them. She looks up at them and tells them to “go!” She watches them enter and the doors slam shut. She tries to open them but can’t. She peers through door and she hears the ruckus.
The ruckus stops and Claire runs in. Peter emerges from some rubble and says they went out the window. She asks if he can fly after them and he says no. They take off.
Moments later Nathan comes flying into the room. Sylar then enters and slits his throat. Nathan stumbles backwards into a chair and dies. Sylar thinks Claire is going to be very mad at him. He then morphs into Nathan.
Matt Parkman de-buses in Washington, D.C. Angela is waiting for him and explains about her dream of Parkman saving Nathan. He says he can’t help. Angela says her dreams don’t lie and he has to come with her. He says he has to stop the evil agents so his son can have a normal life. Angela says they want the same thing then.
Peter and Claire run off to look for Nathan. They encounter HRG who’s worried that Claire is Sylar. She reassures him she’s not. HRG asks if Peter took Sylar’s power. He did. So now they think they can stop him. Agents arrive and draw their weapons. HRG puts down his gun and says the president is in danger and they need to listen to them. Claire goes up to one and presses her head against the barrel of his gun and says he can listen to her now or after he’s shot her.
Angela and Parkman are on another floor and are stopped by another agent. Matt works his mojo on him and they pass. They get to the suite and Parkman tries to keep Angela from seeing. She runs in and sees the dead Nathan and freaks and starts screaming no. Parkman watches her grief envelop her as she hugs Nathan. She doesn’t understand she says, in her dream Parkman saved Nathan.
Downstairs Nathan/Sylar sees Liam hustling the president through the kitchen. Liam asks if it’s really him. He says it is. Liam says they’re moving the president and they don’t have time anymore to meet with Nathan. N/S says it’s okay since Liam doesn’t have any more time to give. He morphs into Liam and follows the president’s entourage. The prez is hustled into a car and Liam/Sylar gets in across from him. The prez commends the fine work of the secret service. Liam says the prez was pretty good himself and extends his hand. The prez grabs it but something’s wrong, Sylar’s face cycles through all of the people he’s been and then settles back on Sylar. The president leans forward and jabs a syringe into Sylar’s chin. The prez morphs into Peter who says “bet you didn’t think I took that one from you.”
HRG flops Sylar onto a couch and tells Parkman that something is “the only way.” Parkman asks why they don’t chain him up or tranq him. Parkman doesn’t want any part of what they’re asking, which he deems crazy. Angela says they need “Nathan” to convince the president that the whole “round ‘em up” campaign was a mistake. HRG points out that if word gets out that an abilified person killed a U.S. senator there will be a hundred Dankos to contend with.
Parkman says even if he could do what they were asking “he” could never really be Nathan, he would always be Sylar. Angela says Sylar can absorb all of Nathan’s memories and the entire history of anything he touches will fill in the gaps. HRG says physically no one will ever know the difference since it will be permanent.
Essentially they’re asking Parkman to get inside Sylar’s head, convince him he’s Nathan, have him morph back into Nathan for long enough that it sticks. HRG doesn’t like it either, knowing he’ll have to lie to his family yet again but they need Sylar to be Nathan and Matt’s their only hope. Parkman asks how they’ll explain Sylar’s disappearance. HRG says there’s an identical body in deep freeze at Building 26.
Angela says she knows that he would do anything to protect his son and keep him in his life. And that’s what she’s doing, she’s begging him. Parkman goes over to Sylar and works his mojo, grabbing his neck and repeating that he’s no longer Gabriel Gray, Sylar’s dead. As he does this we see Sylar’s memories disappear. He tells him he’s now Nathan Petrelli and we watch as Nathan’s memories fill his head. His body seizes and contorts and he morphs into Nathan.
Mohinder returns to tell us that we’re all connected by an invisible thread but we’re also individuals. As he blathers on we watch as Nathan, Peter, Angela, HRG, Claire, Hiro, Ando, Parkman, and Mohinder set fire to “Sylar”‘s body at Coyote Sands.
As the body burns Nathan puts his arm around Angela and declares a new beginning; HRG and Angela exhchange a look; Nathan has convinced the president to fund a new, kinder, gentler venture and that HRG should head it up. He thinks he’ll call it the Company again; Hiro holds his head and tells Ando they need to go home; Claire tells HRG that she can’t believe Sylar is really dead. HRG says he really is; Parkman doesn’t look thrilled at this and he walks off; Mohinder shakes hands with Peter before taking off himself. The Petrellis stare into the fire.
End of Volume Four
Volume Five – “Redemption”
A title tells us it’s Six Weeks Later.
A former Building 26 agent named Kent Harper returns home to find water pouring out of his sink. He walks into the kitchen and the water seems to run away. It begins to build something in the living room. It resolves into the shape of Tracy, who informs Harper that he’s “number four” and she holds out her hand.
We cut to Nathan’s office in Washington. He’s reading a story in the paper headlined “Fourth Mysterious Drowning Baffles Authorities.” Angela enters and wonders why Nathan hasn’t been in touch for weeks. He seems distracted, he says he hasn’t felt like himself lately. She tells him that now is his time. Now that all the unpleasantness is behind them and the family is back together the world is his oyster. She wonders if he’s heard a word she’s said. He apologizes and goes over to a cabinet and pulls out a clock and says that it’s running a minute and a half fast. He fixes it and then says it’s time for lunch. Angela looks at the clock nervously.
To be continued…
I read this on Brea Grant´s Blog. Heroes for Autism; another great inititative that will feature many stars like Band From TV (Hugh Laurie, Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg…)
In an unprecedented event, some of the world’s most beloved actors, musicians, artists, philanthropists, and television networks will join forces, for one night only, to make a difference in the lives of people coping with Autism.
Together, the cast of NBC’s hit show HEROES, Sheryl Crow, Rainn Wilson, Nikka Costa, celebrity band, “Band From TV,” “Wendy and Lisa”, NBC, and Autism Speaks, are working to increase awareness and raise funds for Autism research at the first ever HEROES FOR AUTISM fundraiser.
You are invited to join us at the famed Avalon Hollywood for a star-studded evening emceed by Rainn Wilson from THE OFFICE and featuring a VIP cocktail reception and silent auction showcasing mixed-media artwork from the cast and crew of HEROES, alongside pieces from 12 of the world’s most celebrated Autistic artists.
Later, celebrity band, Band from TV, featuring Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Hugh Laurie, James Denton, and Bob Guiney will blow the roof off of the joint—warming up the crowd for the musical stylings of Wendy & Lisa and their all-star band including: Nikka Costa and Sheryl Crow, among other special guests.
Get your tickets today and you’ll find yourself rubbing elbows with Ali Larter, Kristen Bell, Jack Coleman, Cris Rose, Brea Grant, David Anders, Amy Brenneman, Annie Potts, Cheryl Burke, Shawn Johnson, and many more. All while helping to raise Autism awareness and fund important programs and research.
All proceeds from the evening’s festivities will be donated to Autism Speaks.
Please open up your hearts and join us!
When is Heroes for Autism:
Sunday, April 19, 2009
5:00 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. General Admission/Concert
Where is Heroes for Autism:
The Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets to Heroes for Autism:
General Admission: $70
VIP: $200 (Includes general admission, VIP cocktail reception and early bids on silent auction items, among other treats.)
The artists presented in the HEROES for Autism exhibition and silent auction have all donated their work to raise awareness and support for Autism Speaks. Curator Greg Cohen has selected photography from the multi-talented cast and crew of NBC’s HEROES to showcase alongside work by some of the nation’s most celebrated artists with autism.
Hayden Pannetiere, Casey Metcalfe, Nate Goodman, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, and many more
Wendy and Lisa
Wendy on guitar and vocals
Lisa on keys and vocals
Doyle Bramhall on Guitar (Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Vaughn)
Mike Elizondo on bass (Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 cent, Fiona Apple)
Greg Leiz on pedal steel (Beck, Wilco, Dave Alvin, Lucinda Williams)
Jeremy Stacy on drums (Sheryl Crow, Joe Cocker, The Waterboys)
Justin Stanley on percussion (The Vines, Nikka Costa, Beck)
Chris Bruce on rhythm guitar (Seal, Aimee Mann, Alanis Morisette)
Plus very special guests!
Wendy and Lisa (occasionally also known as Girl Bros.) are a musical duo consisting of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman. Best known for their collaborations with Prince in the early-mid 1980s, Melvoin and Coleman began their career as a duo in 1986. They currently score the music for the NBC hit “Heroes” as well as the upcoming Fox series “Virtuality” and Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie”.
They have released 5 albums, with the most current release being White Flags of Winter Chimneys which was released in December 2008.
Band From TV
What started out as a love for music and simply having fun jamming with buddies has led Greg Grunberg and his friends to an unusual place: packed venues playing rock and roll!
The Band From TV lineup includes a powerhouse of well-known and acclaimed actors including: Greg Grunberg - drums (Heroes,) Adrian Pasdar – guitar (Heroes,) Hugh Laurie – keyboards (House,) Teri Hatcher – vocals (Desperate Housewives,) James Denton – guitar (Desperate Housewives,) Bob Guiney – vocals (The Bachelor,) Bonnie Somerville – vocals (Cashmere Mafia,) Jesse Spencer – violin (House.) Rounding out the band are accomplished musicians Chris Kelley, Barry Sarna, Jon Sarna, Chris Mostert and child-star turned bass player Brad Savage.
While all talented actors, the band is truly about celebrating music, living the rock and roll fantasy and having fun while bringing classic rock and roll music to life.
Chicago-born Jeremy Sole has been a deejay and record collector for over 15 years. As a teenager, his education was throwing underground loft parties at the birth of Hip Hop and House music. He matured as a turntablist in Jazz, Dub and experimental hybrid bands. The rich Chicago history of Blues, Jazz, Soul and Funk were all part of his upbringing, and as a true music lover Jeremy has always found a way to blend them all together.
“When I was young, I would hang out in the alleys behind blues clubs so I could hear Buddy Guy and cats like that through the air vents. Those same nights I’d be mixing a Deep House or Hip Hop or Disco gig at some loft downtown.”
Since then his obsession grew to include music from around the world. As Co-Founder and resident deejay of Afro Funke’, Jeremy and his partners Rocky Dawuni and Cary Sullivan produce an event that brings a diverse mix of music lovers together each week at the Zanzibar in Santa Monica. Blending Afrobeat, Funk, Reggae, Latin and Brazilian; Afro Funke’ has hosted hundreds of international guest performers over the years, from Rich Medina and Cut Chemist to impromptu jam sessions with Zap Mama and Stevie Wonder. Every week is a future memory.
“If I’m playing a Dub tune, it might have a similar rhythm to Cumbia so it forms a bridge from Jamaica to Colombia. Then maybe mix into a salsa track, followed by a salsa remix with a dancehall pattern that translates into certain Afrobeat rhythms. It’s about finding similarities and using songs to connect cultures. On KCRW, (his show) Branches is built on that same foundation.”
Jeremy has had the honor of sharing the stage and the studio with hundreds of his deepest inspirations, including Roy Ayers, Ben Harper, DJ Krush, Lauryn Hill, War, The Meters, Chaka Khan, Seu Jorge, The Greyboy Allstars, Antibalas, Ray Charles, Reuben Wilson, Buck 65, Jerry Garcia Band and Joe Bataan.
As a musician and producer, Jeremy uses the word “Musaics” as both an artist alias and a conceptual approach; removing rhythms and samples from their original context, and juxtaposing them as a form of mosaic music. His “Musaics” have been released on Om Records’ Deep Concentration compilations, and recently featured Garth Trinidad on “A Call To Action”; the opening track of the re:BOOT compilation (Om/NextAid), raising funds and awareness for the children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.
As both a musician and a fan, Jeremy is honored to be a part of KCRW’s reputation for progressive and eclectic programming.
The daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa and goddaughter of her father’s longtime client, Frank Sinatra, R&B vocalist Nikka Costa is no stranger to the music business. Born on June 4, 1972, she landed her first gig at age five, when she opened for the Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho. Two years later, a young Costa wowed 300,000 Police fans in Chile. The burgeoning singer was a natural talent, and her childhood gigs paved the way for a fruitful career.
Costa went back and forth between Los Angeles and Europe, enjoying her youth while molding a sophisticated music career. She made her studio debut in 1981 with a recording of “(Out Here) On My Own,” a song from the musical Fame, and watched as the 45rpm record climbed to the top of the European charts. She released several albums throughout Europe, Israel, Central and South America, most of them going platinum. Whirlwind success, however, was matched by her exciting life at home, as Costa spent time in her father’s recording studio alongside luminaries like Quincy Jones, Sly Stone, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Nikka Costa’s late teens were spent atop the German charts, and by the time she reached her mid-twenties, she called Australia home. She became a favorite in the Outback, landing a deal with Mushroom Records and issuing Butterfly Rocket in the mid-’90s. The album help garner Costa a nomination for “Best New Artist” at the annual Australian Recording Industry Awards.
The new millennium sparked a new scene for Nikka Costa. Now a mature woman with a fiery spark of determination and passion, the red-headed siren’s songwriting expanded into an alluring art, and her urban vocals sashayed with class and raw sexiness. She soon signed with the Aussie label Cheeba Sound, home to soon-to-be labelmate D’Angelo. The sultry single “Like a Feather” marked Costa’s almost ignored debut in fall 2000 when the cut was used in a Tommy Hilfiger advert. Virgin Records took notice, however, and properly re-introduced Nikka Costa to the world in spring 2001 with the full-length release of Everybody Got Their Something. She returned in May of 2005 with Can’tneverdidnothin’ and supported the album by touring with one of its guest stars, Lenny Kravitz. Pebble to a Pearl followed in 2008, furthering her synthesis of funk, soul, and contemporary R&B.
Bolder and more free-spirited than ever, Sheryl Crow embarks on paths both deeply personal and grandly global on Detours (Interscope/A&M Records). Filled with songs about having and holding, changing and letting go, about beginnings, endings, and the roads between them, Detours was inspired by “how I feel things are going in the world and what’s happened to me the last couple of years,” says the nine-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter.
Crow’s lyrical signposts range from the demise of a relationship, the adoption of a child (baby Wyatt, who guests on “Lullaby For Wyatt”), a public bout with breast cancer to the war in Iraq (”Peace Be Upon Us,” featuring Arabic lyrics sung by Ahmed Al Hirmi), environmental disaster (”Gasoline” featuring Ben Harper), and the ravaged New Orleans of Hurricane Katrina (”Love Is Free”).
Marking her reunion with Bill Bottrell, who produced her sensational 1993 debut, Tuesday Night Music Club, Detours wends its way across the pop musical landscape from the rockin’ “Shine Over Babylon” and acoustic folk “God Bless This Mess” to the plaintive “Diamond Ring.” An out-of-the-blue telephone call from Crow prompted a reconciliation with Bottrell and brought him to the studio at her farm near Nashville to produce her sixth studio album.
Each of her previous studio albums has charted Top 10 and earned at least platinum certification. The seven times platinum Tuesday Night Music Club hit #3 and earned three Grammys–Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the classic “All I Wanna Do.” The album also featured “Strong Enough,” “Can’t Cry Anymore,” and “Leaving Las Vegas.”
1996’s triple platinum Sheryl Crow (#6) earned the Grammy for Best Rock Album and, for “If It Makes You Happy,” Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. 1998’s platinum The Globe Sessions (#5) also garnered the Best Rock Album Grammy, as its “Everyday Is A Winding Road” and “My Favorite Mistake” both reached the Pop Top 20.
The new millennium brought 2002’s platinum C’mon C’mon (#2), whose gold “Soak Up The Sun” peaked in the Top 20 and “Steve McQueen” again nabbed her a Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Grammy. The 2003 greatest hits compilation, the four times platinum The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow, was also a #2 charter, featuring a new recording, a cover of Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut Is The Deepest.” 2005’s platinum Wildflower (#2) featured the duet with Sting, “Always On Your Side.”
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person’s ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.