‘Voice of a generation’: Stars pay respects to Aretha

Aretha Franklin has been remembered as the “voice of a generation” as stars including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder performed at her funeral.
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Bono Loses His Voice During U2 Concert in Berlin and Ends Show Early

Bono, U2U2 cut short an Experience & Innocence 2018 tour concert in Berlin on Saturday after Bono lost his voice onstage.
The 58-year-old frontman had performed a few songs over the course of…

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Village Voice Folds, Lays Off Half Its Staff

The Village Voice has been silenced. Owner Peter Barbey announced Friday that the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative newspaper will cease publication and will lay off half of its staff. The remaining staff will remain employed long enough to “wind things down” and to work on a digitally accessible print archive. The paper is the latest casualty […]

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Regional accents ‘suppressed by voice assistants’

Regional accents could be being suppressed by voice assistants including Google Home, Alexa, Cortana and Siri, according to research in Newcastle.
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Aretha Franklin Reigned as Queen, in Voice and in Image

Yoking her formidable vocal powers to a brilliant sense of self-presentation, Ms. Franklin made herself a model of empowerment and pride.
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Rites of Passage: My Voice Got Deeper. Suddenly, People Listened.

My feminist mother taught me to speak up. Now, as a trans man, I am trying to make space for women to be heard.
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Police: Operator in Self-Driving Uber Crash Was Streaming ‘The Voice’

The test operator of a self-driving Uber car that hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona last March was streaming the TV show “The Voice” on her phone just before the collision, police say.
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Britain’s Got Talent: Is Lost Voice Guy’s win a watershed moment for disability?

Both the winner and runner-up made light of their disability in their acts.
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Disabled comedian Lost Voice Guy wins Britain’s Got Talent

The comedian has cerebral palsy and uses a voice synthesiser for his act, which earned him the £250,000 prize..
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Nintendo Voice Chat LIVE – Today at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET!

Hey! Listen! NVC will be live streaming IGN’s weekly Nintendo Podcast this Thursday exclusively on ign.com at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET!
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A Tiny, Mocking Voice Rules Donald Trump’s Mind In ‘Late Night’ Gag

His head is a busier place than some critics think.
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Robert Downey Jr. Reveals Star-Studded Voice Cast of Doctor Dolittle

The voice cast of the new Doctor Dolittle movie includes multiple Avengers, multiple Oscar winners, and a pop star.

Earlier today, Robert Downey Jr. revealed the voice cast of his upcoming movie, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, on Twitter. “I am most pleased to announce the stellar voice cast joining me on #TheVoyageofDoctorDolittle,” Downey Jr. tweeted with a photo, shown below:

Downey Jr. tweeted this photo when announcing the voice cast of his new movie. Downey Jr. tweeted this photo when announcing the voice cast of his new movie.

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On Comedy: Introducing a Major New Voice in Comedy (Who Also Attacks Comedy)

The Australian stand-up Hannah Gadsby examines a culture that excuses abuse and takes on comedy’s pieties. Laughter is not good medicine, in her view.
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The Lost in Space Reboot Trailer Has One Sinister Robot Voice Warning “Danger, Will Robinson”

Lost in SpaceReboots, Will Robinson, reboots! Netflix’s long-awaited Lost in Space reboot is officially taking off on April 13 with stars Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Ignacio Serricchio, Toby Stephens,…

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Dolores O’Riordan: Voice of a rebel

Dolores O’Riordan, who has died at the age of 46, went from small town girl to one of the biggest music stars of the 90s.
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The Memories in Dolores O’Riordan’s Fierce, Fragile Voice

The Cranberries singer fascinated the world, but her success meant something special in Ireland.
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Nintendo’s January Direct Mini – Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 390

Weeelcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 390 — Nintendo Direct Week! This week, Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach sit down to discuss the Nintendo January Direct Mini. What we liked, didn’t like, and what we think Nintendo still needs to talk about in 2018.

As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit the bell!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, make a constructive comment, and give us a thumbs up or leave us a review. Listen to the Latest Episode of NVC Right Here

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Meryl Steep says Oprah Winfrey has ‘the voice of a leader’

“That is how you rouse people. That is how you lead.”
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How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice

The “Havana” singer and former Fifth Harmony member opens up about her solo journey and “super awkward” split from the group.
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Kelly Clarkson Is a Voice Coach Because She Loves The Voice

Kelly Clarkson, The Voice Season 14Kelly Clarkson is so excited to be a coach on The Voice.
The singer took the stage for NBC’s winter press day on Tuesday to talk about the upcoming season of the singing competition…

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The Voice, Pitch Perfect 3 Team for Your New Favorite Mash-Up

The Voice, Pitch Perfect 3Pitch Perfect’s Bellas are back and making new music with contestants from NBC’s The Voice–E! News has a sneak preview of what is sure to be an ear-pleasing music video.
In the…

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Is The Pro-Refugee Voice America Needs To Hear

“Those of us who are refugees and immigrants or who support them, we have to use every tool at our disposal, including our writing.”
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Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson Are Feuding on The Voice (and Putting the Real Housewives to Shame!)

Jennifer Hudson, The Voice Season 13Breaking: Bravo has ordered yet another spinoff of the Real Housewives: The Real Coaches of The Voice!
OK, so sadly, that’s not a real show that is happening (except maybe in our…

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‘Dolphin’ attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

Smart assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google respond to ultrasonic commands that humans cannot hear.
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The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice

A new generation of internet users—a swath of the poor and less-literate—tend to use voice recognition and other intuitive apps over text, creating new business winners and losers. Silicon Valley giants are rushing to respond.
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From Rocky to Granny: The Late June Foray’s Best Voice Roles

We take a look back at the most memorable voice-acting roles from the late June Foray’s prolific career.
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From Rocky to Granny: The Late June Foray’s Best Voice Roles

It’s a sad day for the pop culture world, as legendary voice actress June Foray has passed away. Even if you don’t recognize her by name, you’ve no doubt heard her voice in countless animated films and TV series. She’s the actress who brought life to everyone from Rocky J. Squirrel to Cindy Lou Who to Magica De Spell.

To celebrate Foray’s long and impressive career, we’ve put together a slideshow spotlighting her most memorable and influential roles. Check it out below:

Even this slideshow barely scratches the surface of Foray’s prolific voice-acting career, not to mention her many live-action roles and her radio and record album performances. She’ll be greatly missed.

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June Foray, The Voice Of Rocky The Squirrel, Dead At 99

She was a voiceover giant who once suggested playing Bullwinkle’s pal was her highlight.
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Snapchat Show Earns First Emmy Nomination for NBC’s ‘The Voice’

While the stock of Snapchat’s parent has taken a beating this week, the messaging and media app got a tip of the hat from Hollywood with its first-ever nomination for an Emmy Award. The Snapchat Show from NBC for “The Voice” picked up a 2017 Emmy Awards nomination for creative achievement in interactive media within an… Read more »

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Steve Whitmire, Voice Of Kermit The Frog, Will Be Replaced After 27 Years

Details regarding Steve Whitmire’s departure are sparse.
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Kermit the Frog to get a new voice after 27 years

Puppeteer Steve Whitmire is stepping down from the role and will be replaced by Matt Vogel.
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Kermit loses his voice as puppeteer quits Muppets

The puppeteer behind Kermit the Frog has quit the show, after nearly 30 years manning one of the most iconic Muppets.
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The Last Remaining Evidence of My Father’s Voice is Fading Away

His accent was a thing to behold, and all too soon I will have forgotten it.

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Jennifer Hudson Will Make Her The Voice Debut Earlier Than Thought With a Special Performance

Jennifer Hudson, The 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront PresentationYou’re not going to have to wait until season 13 to see Jennifer Hudson on The Voice.
The Oscar winner, who will serve as a coach on season 13 of the NBC reality hit, will make her…

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Postscript: That Voice, Those Parties: Remembering Jean Stein

At her parties, you were as likely to meet Warren Beatty as the Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky. An oral history of a woman who excelled at the form.
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BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system

A reporter’s twin foiled the HSBC security measure by mimicking his brother’s voice.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: Giant screens, new voice controls and no fires

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: Giant screens, new voice controls and no firesSamsung had a rough 2016. Now that its Note7 has literally gone up in flames, the company needs a hit to revitalize its image. Which is where the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come in.



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Kelly Clarkson Joins ‘The Voice’ Season 14 as Coach (EXCLUSIVE)

Kelly Clarkson will join NBC’s “The Voice” as a coach for season 14, Variety has learned. The pop star and season-one “American Idol” champion will join longtime coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine for the NBC talent-competition series’ spring 2018 cycle. A fourth coach for the season has not yet been set. Jennifer Hudson and… Read more »

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Control your Roomba with just your voice via this new Alexa integration

Control your Roomba with just your voice via this new Alexa integrationEveryone's favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with nothing more than your voice.



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Seth Rogen And Billy Eichner To Voice Timon And Pumbaa In Live-Action ‘Lion King’

A live-action “Lion King” is in the works and we couldn’t be more excited for who has been tapped to play iconic duo Timon and Pumba.

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner are slated to voice the warthog and meerkat we’ve known and loved for the past 20 years, according to The Wrap.

Directed by Jon Favreau, this live-action remake comes on the heels of his other recreation of a Disney classic, “The Jungle Book.” 

On staying true to the roots of the story, Favreau told The Hollywood Reporter:

“People grew up with it in an age of video where they’re watching it over and over again. So, I have to really examine all of those plot points. Also, the myths are very strong in that, so you’re hitting something even deeper than the movie sometimes. What I’m trying to do is honor what was there .… There are certain expectations people have.”

In addition Eichner and Rogen, “The Lion King” reboot already has Donald Glover and James Earl Jones in its cast. Glover will play Simba and Jones will revive his role as Mufasa. 

Are you internally screaming? Because we’re so AMPED for Rogen and Eichner’s rendition of “Hakuna Matata.”

2019 can’t come soon enough!

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Beyonce may voice Nala in Lion King remake

Disney has reportedly approached Beyonce about a role in a forthcoming live-action remake of The Lion King.
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Stephen Hawking Spoof Auditions Celebrities For His New Voice

Stephen Hawking is on the hunt for a new voice.

Well, not really. But that’s the premise of a hilarious spoof clip that aired Friday in the United Kingdom as part of charity Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

Having used the same computerized tone for three decades, the famous British physicist decides he’s ready to switch it up — and auditions celebrities for the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Actors including Stephen Fry, Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda do battle over the role. Foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay puts in a curse-filled appearance. Even Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking in the 2014 movie “The Theory Of Everything,” has a go.

But ultimately, there’s only one winner — as Hawking opts for one of Hollywood’s most recognizable voices.

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Reductress Takes Its Satirical Voice Beyond the Internet

After four years online, the women’s humor magazine is hosting a live comedy series, as well as selling merchandise and a mock self-help book.
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Speak up, move cash: Bank in voice app first

The frustration of a forgotten password may soon become a thing of the past for online bankers.
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John Legend Tapped as Adam Levine’s Adviser for The Voice Season 12

The Voice, Season 12The Voice is officially calling in the music industry’s big dogs to serve as advisers for reality juggernaut’s upcoming 12th season.
E! News can exclusively reveal that John…

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We just got the first Google Voice update in over 5 years

We just got the first Google Voice update in over 5 yearsOver 3.5 million people use this brilliant, useful, free Google (GOOG, GOOGL) service—and everybody else is missing out. Google bought the service in 2007, released it as a Google product in 2009—and basically ignored it ever since. Most fans feared that Google planned to kill off Google Voice.



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Franca Sozzani Dies at 66; Gave Italian Vogue a Daring Look and Voice

In her 28-year direction of the magazine, she nurtured the careers of a generation of top fashion photographers, and didn’t shy from serious issues.
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The Voice Winner Sundance Head Didn’t Even Vote For Himself

The Voice, Sundance HeadShocked that Sundance Head won The Voice? He is too.
“I actually was very shocked, because the whole time, even myself, I predicted Billy [Gilman] to win,” the 37 year-old…

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Lawmakers Voice Concerns on AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Senators expressed wide-ranging concerns about AT&T’s $ 85 billion deal to buy Time Warner, suggesting the merger could face more pressure at a time of growing concentration in many businesses and an era of surging populism.
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Everybody Has A Song To Sing Thank You Music or Voice teacher Greeting Card

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A Soft Voice in a Noisy World A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease

A Soft Voice in a Noisy World A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease


Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson’s disease for many years, younger or older, the lessons that Karl Robb offers in this book will apply to your situation. A culmination of over twenty years of personal experience, in A Soft Voice in a Noisy World, Karl Robb provides an assortment of tips and suggestions that have made a difference in his life and benefited him in his personal struggle with PD. This guide shows how one man successfully navigated the medical gauntlet with the support of his wife and care partner, and found his answers, often in the unlikeliest of places. With forewords by award winning broadcast journalist and author, Bill Moyers and Parkinson’s Action Network CEO, Amy Comstock Rick. Drawn from the pages of the popular Parkinson’s blog, ASoftVoice.com, this once-skeptic turned Reiki master describes the importance of complementary therapies to “Parkinsonians” through his personal mind, body, and spirit journey, detailing the role these have played in the course of his personal healing. In this book you will learn how through maintaining a positive attitude and utilizing Reiki and other complementary therapies, Karl has kept his Parkinson’s in check, slowed the disease’s progression, and amazingly seen signs of improvement, even after over two decades of dealing with PD. This book is a compilation of hundreds of insights and practical tools intended to add inspiration and ease to your daily life, including suggestions and resources for bettering your patient-doctor experience, living a productive and happy life, staying fit and active, traveling, participating in support groups, being a PD advocate, improving your mind-body connection, and empowering yourself to heal.

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First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on ‘The Voice’ and ‘NCIS’ to Celebrate Joining Forces Initiative

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are heading to Hollywood for a good purpose. Next week, the D.C. duo will appear on NBC’s “The Voice” together. The First Lady will also appear on CBS’s “NCIS.” The TV appearances have been booked for the women to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative, which was… Read more »

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The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

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The Economists'' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today''s Problems featured a core collection of accessible, timely essays on the challenges facing today''s global markets and financial institutions. The Economists'' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More is the next installment in this popular series, gathering together the strongest essays published in The Economist''s Voice, a nonpartisan online journal, so that students and general readers can gain a deeper understanding of the financial developments shaping their world. This collection contains thirty-two essays written by academics, economists, presidential advisors, legal specialists, researchers, consultants, and policy makers. They tackle the plain economics and architecture of health care reform, its implications for society and the future of the health insurance industry, and the value of the health insurance subsidies and exchanges built into the law. They consider the effects of financial regulatory reform, the possibilities for ratings reform, and the issue of limiting bankers'' pay. An objective examination of the financial crisis and bank bailouts results in two indispensable essays on investment banking regulation after Bear Stearns and the positives and negatives of the Paulson/Bernanke bailout. Contributors weigh the merits of future rescues and suggest alternative strategies for addressing the next financial crisis. A final section examines a unique array of topics: the stability of pension security bonds; the value of a carbon tax, especially in fostering economic and environmental sustainability; the counterintuitive perils of net neutrality; the unforeseen consequences of government debt; the meaning of the Google book search settlement; and the unexploited possibilities for profit in NFL overtime games.
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GT/Live with Fallout 4 Voice Actor Brian T. Delaney

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We hear from the voice of the male player character in Fallout 4 about what it’s like to introduce the role to the series, have him play a scene from the original Fallout, and the couch loses faith in J-Stars.
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Little Oriole F518 Rechargeable Portable Voice Amplifier for Teachers Coaches Tour Guides Presentations Costumes

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A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement


A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against oppression. A Voice That Could Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the story of Hamer’s life by focusing on how she employed symbols- images, words, and even material objects such as the ballot, food, and clothing-to construct persuasive public personae, to influence audiences, and to effect social change. Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and recent interviews with Hamer’s friends, family, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks moves chronologically through Hamer’s life. Brooks recounts Hamer’s early influences, her intersection with the black freedom movement, and her rise to prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Brooks also considers Hamer’s lesser-known contributions to the fight against poverty and to feminist politics before analyzing how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The book concludes by emphasizing what remains rhetorical about Hamer’s biography, using the 2012 statue and museum dedication in Hamer’s hometown of Ruleville, Mississippi, to examine the larger social, political, and historiographical implications of her legacy. The sustained consideration of Hamer’s wide-ranging use of symbols and the reconstruction of her legacy provided within the pages of A Voice That Could Stir an Army enrich understanding of this key historical figure. This book also demonstrates how rhetorical analysis complements historical reconstruction to explain the dynamics of how social movements actually operate.

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Debutaunt Examines Traditional Rites of Passage While Encouraging Young Women to Find Their Voice

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I’m sitting in an airy warehouse in Red Hook Brooklyn filled with plush white beach-house furniture, rustic chandeliers, and freshly cut dogwood branches. The space is an old converted ice cream factory used for weddings and other events but will soon be transformed into a charming ballroom for a new immersive show, Debutaunt. Director and choreographer of the show, Mary John Frank, twirls and moves swiftly in front of me as she maps out the three act structure of the immersive dance-based show. Between rehearsals she takes a beat to sit down and answer a few questions.

TR: Tell us a bit about Debutaunt. What is it?

MJF: Debutaunt is an interactive dance-based show where audiences are invited to attend a debutante ball. Guests are divided into teams or “families” and encouraged to root for a specific debutante. Thematically the show explores coming of age rituals, tradition, and the notion of being presented or being on display.

TR: Why is the title of the show Debutaunt and not Debutante? Tell us about the “taunt” part of title.

MJF: The show pokes fun at the notion of arrival. In my twenties I had the mentality that, “when I get this job, or that boyfriend, or when I make more money, then my life can start!”. I was living in the future and missing the good stuff that was right in front of me. When I learned that we actually never arrive, that life is a process, things became more interesting and I was able to show up for my art and the people in my life in a more genuine way. The joke, or taunt, is on the debutante characters who are future tripping and waiting for specific milestones, in this case their “debut”, in order to feel validated.

TR: What inspired the concept and how did this show come to be?

MJF: About a year and a half ago I saw The Glass Menagerie on Broadway starring Cherry Jones. I was particularly moved when Amanda put on her old debutante dress and entertained Laura and the gentleman caller. The image of Cherry Jones in the debutante dress performing heightened feminine gestures stuck with me as did themes in the play like time, aging, and memory. Shortly after seeing the performance, I went home to Texas for the holidays and experimented with some movement in my old debutante dress. My parents were concerned! The experiment turned into a short dance film called Lady in Waiting, and making that short allowed me to dig into the themes and choreography for Debutaunt.

We did our first run of the show last October at King’s County Bourbon Distillery and audiences seemed genuinely interested in the experience and the concept. This was really exciting to us, and when an opportunity came up to do the show again we decided to go for it with the goal of strengthening the narrative and deepening the characters.


The night quickly devolves into competitive chaos.
Vogue

TR: Even an offbeat show in Brooklyn is quite a feat to stage. Who did you work with to get this mounted?

MJF: I’ve been working with friends and producers, Bettina Barrow and Lydia Thew. Bettina has been a close friend since childhood and my writing partner for almost a decade. We have a book to film project coming soon that explores themes similar to those in Debutaunt. Lydia is a talented producer for CNBC and has a background in finance. The three of us have been raising funds since last July through our fiscal sponsors, The Field. Our venues, King’s County Distillery and Atelier Roquette, have been great to work with and helped us out, big time, by providing rehearsal space. I also got to workshop the idea and make many of the films at a dance on camera residency at Cucalorus Film Festival. We have also had performance and rehearsal support from SILO, Triskelion Arts, Lightbox, and Communities In Schools.

TR: You are directing and choreographing the show as well. Tell us about your work as a choreographer. Did you always dance?

I danced growing up and stopped in college when I was struggling with body image issues. Instead of pursuing dance, my first job out of college was an assistant gig in film. From there, I moved to Los Angeles and worked in production at studios like Paramount Vantage and Warner Bros. During that time, dance gradually made its way back into my life and I was eventually ready and able to make it a priority again. I began looking for choreography opportunities and taught at dance studios wherever they would let me. When I turned thirty, I took a major leap of faith, left my production job at Warner Bros., and started freelancing. I am now choreographing, directing, teaching, and blending dance and film whenever I can.

TR: How does dance function in the show? What type of dance is it?

MJF: Much of the movement was inspired by black and white cotillion photographs, contemporary dance, and Esther Williams-style synchronized swimming moves. Because the girls are wearing large white dresses, we rarely see their legs and a lot of emphasis is on the placement of the arms and the movement of the upper body and head. Structurally, dance serves as a transition between scenes in the show. It also functions as a means of expression and storytelling for our characters during their debutante ball and, ultimately, it unites the cast and audience at the end in a communal dance party.

TR: Since much of the show involves movement, how did you develop the characters and the script?

MJF: Some of the scenes were scripted in advance and some came from improvising in rehearsals. We have a really smart and curious cast who have been open to all kinds of improv, movement, and writing exercises. Regarding our characters, we have five personalities: the perfectionist princess, the competitive ice queen, the people pleaser, the rebel artist, and the fish out of water who does not want to participate. I’ve basically taken all of the traits that I think hold us back as humans and put them into these characters. For example, the perfectionist, Beatrice, is a control freak and is constantly telling everyone what to do and how to do it. Everything is measured and calculated and directed. Her movement style is precise and quick. Her bossiness is coming from a good place (“we need some order here!”) but she irritates the group and this keeps Beatrice separate from them. Eventually all of these wacky personalities have to learn to function harmoniously in order to stand up to the Mistress of Ceremonies, Martha McMillen.

Some of the performers have started Instagram accounts for their characters for fun. If you’d like to get to know them early check them out: @catherineelizabethjane, @cecefitx , and @melanieannewinslow.

TR: In the script, you described Martha McMillan as a “steel magnolia who leads with a contagious smile and an iron fist”. Tell me more about this character.

MJF: Much of the Martha character comes from the negative voices in my head (with some major polishing from producer/writer, Bettina Barrow). The negative voices say nothing is enough and that I always need to do more, try harder etc. The voice is insatiable, risk-averse, and narrow minded. Martha is tricky as she delivers some pretty cutting comments, but with a smile. She is hard on the debs because she wants to protect them from the harsh realities of the world. She has had a challenging life and is convinced that by being Mistress of Ceremonies at the deb ball, year after year, she is instilling some kind of hope and order. Martha pushes the girls a little too far in this run and eventually they revolt. Her movement style is precise and quick. Her bossiness is coming from a good place (“we need some order here!”) but she irritates the group and this keeps Beatrice separate from them. Eventually all of these wacky personalities have to learn to function harmoniously in order to stand up to the Mistress of Ceremonies, Martha McMillen.

Some of the performers have started Instagram accounts for their characters for fun. If you’d like to get to know them early check them out: @catherineelizabethjane, @cecefitx , and @melanieannewinslow.

TR: You have spoken very highly of your cast. Is there anyone in particular you want to give a shout out to?

MJF: All of them! I’m listing the cast here so readers who are still with me will look up these talented people: Melanie Comeau, Elizabeth Dunn, Rachel Guest, Brittany Posas, Cara Seymour, Cecily McCullough, Beck Hartke, Catherine Cobb Ryan, Julian Devine, Teddy Tedholm, Taner Van Kuren, Michael Spencer Phillips, and Donna Fish. Read more about them here.

TR: Who are some other artists that inspire you?

MJF: Pina Bausch, specifically the way she blended dance and theater and how her dancers embody human emotion so vividly. Mary Oliver for her poems The Journey and The Summer Day. I am also inspired by Wes Anderson and Christopher Guest and filmmakers who create very specific worlds for their actors to explore. Lena Dunham for her book, Not That Kind Of Girl. I re-read the “condom in the tree” passage whenever I need a laugh and dose of honesty. Kurt Vonnegut for Who Am I This Time? and other shorts. Bruce Weber whose photos are just fun – smoking, naked on a beach – it doesn’t matter. He makes me feel like we are all free to do whatever and that it is okay to take a nap in the middle of the day.

I also have some talented friends and peers whose work really inspires me like photographers Victoria Will and Amanda Jasnowski. Filmmaker, James Ponsoldt. Screenwriter, Natalie Krinsky. Also, choreographers like Shannon Gillen, Celia Rowlson Hall, Chihiro Shimizu, and Dana Katz. Stellar humans and creators!

TR: How do you want to see Debutaunt grow?

MJF: I would love for Debutaunt to find a more permanent home in a convenient location so more folks can see it. Creatively, I am interested in continuing to deepen the script, the choreography, and I would love the time and budget to dig into the film projection piece of the show. We are also looking to enhance our team and hope to bring on a producer who has experience in live and immersive theater for the next run

One heck of a party.
Emily Post meets Lord of the Flies
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TR: Do you think there is a place in today’s world for the traditions and culture of the debutante?

MJF: I’m not really sure to be honest. I recently went to some debutante presentations in Texas to research and was expecting to think, “This is elitist and weird and white and why did I participate in this when I was twenty-one? And this tradition should become extinct!”… however, I was surprised to find that I didn’t actually feel that heated about it or observe anything particularly noteworthy or offensive while I was there. The parties are certainly extravagant and some of them take place at country clubs so can be viewed as pretentious; however, I noticed that the girls were all very grateful to be there and respectful. The fathers were proud and doting and it seemed like a sweet exchange between fathers and daughters in that particular community.

I actually left with an appreciation for the warmth and friendliness of Texans and I was reminded of how nice manners can be really attractive! I know it would be way more exciting to give you some dirt, but I didn’t leave with much, other than feeling I had just observed a somewhat bizarre ritual that ended in a dance party.

TR: What’s next for you after the show?

MJF: After we open, I’ll be directing video content for some online magazines, choreographing a film project, and teaching dance and dance for camera at studios and universities. For now I’m doing my best to stay focused on the show and getting people to come and see it. I hope you will join us!

Debutaunt
June 11 – 28th – Fri-Sat- Sun
10 Shows only
Atelier Roquette
63 Commerce Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tickets $ 35
DebutauntBall.com
800 838-3006

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The Economists’ Voice 2.0

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Christina Aguilera Impersonates Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus & Others In ‘The Voice’ Promo

We all know that Christina Aguilera does one hell of a Britney Spears impression, but this is a little different.

In a promo for “The Voice,” which will crown its Season 8 winner on tonight’s finale, the 34-year-old singer impersonates Cher, Miley Cyrus, Sia, Lady Gaga, Shakira and Britney Spears.

Aguilera has a knack for impressions as we first learned during her turn hosting “Saturday Night Live” back in 2004, and she previously impressed “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” viewers with her spot-on impression of Spears’ singing voice, but this time around her take on the pop princess isn’t the most flattering.

“The Voice” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m.on NBC.

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David Zinder’s Body Voice Imagination is written by one of the master teachers of the Michael Chekhov technique of acting training. This book is a comprehensive course of exercises devoted to the development of actors’ creative expressivity, comprising both pre-Chekhov ImageWork Training and seminal exercises of the Chekhov technique. It also details the way in which these techniques can be applied to performance through a discovery of the profound connections between the actor’s body, imagination and voice. This new edition has been fully updated, with revisions and new material: Updated exercises, reflecting developments in David Zinder’s own ImageWork Training An detailed description, with exercises, of ImageWork’s connections to the Chekhov technique A new chapter, bridging the gap between training and performance Body Voice Imagination develops both a comprehensive physical training system and an emphasis on practical character work. This authoritative programme of pre-Chekhov’ training is furnished with essential notes and advice from the author’s vast store of professional experience.

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Author Priya Parmar On Writing In Virginia Woolf’s Voice: ‘It Was Completely Daunting’

A century after the Bloomsbury group’s heyday, the wildly talented group of artists, authors and critics is often best remembered as the social circle of the brilliant modernist writer Virginia Woolf. Vanessa Bell, Woolf’s sister, often recedes to the background in these depictions, but the acclaimed artist was far from a mere supporting player in Woolf’s life.

In Priya Parmar’s new novel, Vanessa and Her Sister (Ballantine, Dec. 30), Bell finally gets a starring role. Told in richly imagined diary entries from Bell’s perspective, as well as invented letters and telegrams between Bell, Woolf and other members of the Bloomsbury group, Vanessa and Her Sister portrays a time of upheaval in the lives of the famous sisters. When Vanessa married Clive Bell, another member of the Bloomsbury group, Virginia was threatened by the perceived loss of her beloved sister, and struck up a long flirtation with Clive in apparent hopes of getting Vanessa’s attention. Parmar’s extensive research into the Bloomsbury group’s correspondence and diaries lends a realistic gloss to her fictionalized account of Bell’s turbulent life during these years.

This isn’t Parmar’s first foray into biographical fiction; she’s the author of Exit the Actress, a novel about Nell Gwyn, the real-life actress and mistress of Charles II. HuffPost Books spoke to Parmar about the Bloomsbury group, writing biographical fiction, and why she’s fascinated by gaps in our historical knowledge.

What inspired you to write about Vanessa Bell and her inner life?
I read a letter of hers that she wrote when Clive Bell was proposing, and she was saying no. I think it was actually the first proposal. And it was just so modern; she basically told him, “I’m so sorry, I really like you a lot, but I can’t marry you. You’re too available, could you just go away and be a little less available, maybe travel out of the country for a year, don’t talk to me, maybe I’ll like you a little better and we’ll see where we are.” It was like a letter that one of your girlfriends would have written and you would have all talked about. It just didn’t seem like it was written in 1905. She really just leapt off the page as a character for me at that point, and I really wanted to read about her. So I started on the research, and the more I read about her the more I just fell in love with her.

Virginia Woolf wasn’t the way in for me, it was Vanessa Bell, and then Virginia was waiting for me when I got there.

Obviously Virginia was very fond of Vanessa, but most people know more about Virginia than Vanessa. Were you a fan of Virginia Woolf or Vanessa Bell before you started looking into this project?
I was. I always loved Virginia’s novels — I have my favorites of her work — and I had always liked Vanessa Bell’s paintings. And I knew about the Bloomsbury group, but I hadn’t read about them exhaustively the way that I have now. I had taken a class in college that looked at the Bloomsbury Group, so I liked them all, but I didn’t spend that much time with them before I started doing this.

Were you nervous when you started writing such an unsympathetic portrayal of Virginia, since she’s so beloved today?
Absolutely terrified. Oh my God, I just dread to think of what my English professors are going to think. I was terrified when I realized — and I actually realized it pretty late — but when I realized I had signed up to write in the voice of Virginia Woolf in the first person, it was completely daunting. But then you sort of get over that, because I’m writing in the voice of my Virginia Woolf, which is the character that’s jumped up out of all the research that I’ve done. It’s fiction, it’s very much fiction, but it’s completely informed by the thousands and thousands of letters that I’ve read.

But it’s really frightening for me when someone tells me that they love Virginia Woolf and then that they are going to read this book. I’m really thrilled and pleased and terrified, and also just, like “Oh God, it may not be the Virginia Woolf that you have in your head.” It’s pretty terrifying.

It’s really interesting because this whole episode has sort of fallen away from her accepted mythology. It’s not really in people’s lexicon of Virginia. It didn’t make it into her official history.

When I heard about the affair, it was very much swept into the category of “Oh, they all have such modern marriages,” but obviously that’s a very simplistic way of looking at it. It also all took place earlier in their lives, before Woolf became a published author. Did you decide to focus on the period when this big change in their lives happened, when Vanessa got married and the affair ensued?
I was really drawn by this period, because it’s a largely unexplored period. They hadn’t done the things that they would go on to be really well known for. I didn’t set out to specifically look at the affair, and I didn’t realize that that was going to be the focus until I was actually writing the novel.

I knew it was going to be about the sisters. I knew it was going to be about the difficulty of, what was it like to be Virginia’s favorite person on earth? It really just turned out to be about the period of time where this huge betrayal happens. Then their life enters a different chapter once Virginia becomes published and once you get into WWI, and once they become a famous literary circle. Then it’s very different. They’re not flying under the radar anymore, and they all know they’re going to become famous. They’re just different people. I was really interested in this period of time before all of that happened, when they weren’t cemented as public figures. And [Virginia’s] suicide is so examined, I really wanted to look at her when she was young.

It was massively daunting.

It seems like they were all very prolific letter writers.
Vanessa Bell — she writes beautifully, she writes beautiful, beautiful letters. She has 3,000 unpublished letters.

Since we see so much through Vanessa’s eyes in the novel, obviously she comes off really well. But in the letters that we see from other members of the Bloomsbury circle, she also comes off as this radiant figure. Is this something that you found in your research, and were you concerned about seeming almost hagiographic toward Vanessa?
They adored her. I mean, they absolutely adored her. She was the center of the group in so many ways, and I don’t think she knew it, which made her very endearing. She’s sort of this shadowy center, because she didn’t leave a diary, and she didn’t put herself into the spotlight. I had to figure out a lot of different aspects of her character from what other people were saying because she was often very self-deprecating in her letters. She never mentioned the affair.

She just seems to have been this really, really remarkable person, and people were just mad about her. And Virginia was, you know, completely crazy about her.

In the book, Vanessa seems cool and judgmental toward Virginia even before the flirtation with Clive begins. Is that something that arose from what you imagined would be her reaction to dealing with someone as difficult as Virginia, or was it based on accounts that people gave at the time?
It’s a mixture of both. I’m really interested in the conflicting accounts of the same event. I find you learn so much in that nexus of what different people say. Everyone has their own lens.

For Vanessa’s character … if you read that many letters by somebody you get to know their tone. This is my fictional Vanessa, but it was also all informed by, you know, if Virginia did something particularly difficult, how Vanessa’s tone in her letters would be, how it would fluctuate and how it would change.

Nonfiction, for me, is the gathering of the facts, and the fiction is the guess, it’s the hat tossed into the ring, the working-out of what might have been the emotional landscape of these people.

This is actually the second novel you’ve written that is historical fiction about a prominent figure. Why do you feel drawn to this sort of fiction?
It’s what I like to read. I love history, and I love in particular the pockets of negative space in history, where we’ll know a lot about Virginia Woolf, and we have her diaries and everything else, but there’s this other person in the shadows who gives a completely different angle. I love taking that and looking at that other, unexamined bit of history.

I love doing it with primary documents because my background is in academics, so I’ve spent a lot of time with primary documents. That might be my comfort zone. You get a Ph.D., and you end up with a lot of primary documents! I love that place where history meets fiction, and it’s been a lot of fun for me to write. I chose Vanessa just because she was the character I wanted to spend time with; she was the character who stepped off the page fully formed. She’s a wonderful writer. Her letters are just as good as Virginia Woolf’s, they’re just held in different basements all over the world and they’re not published.

Do you have a person in mind for your next book?
I’m sort of circling a few people. I haven’t quite managed to walk away from the Bloomsbury group yet, but I’m looking at a few people. I just finished editing the U.K. edition of this book, so I haven’t landed on anybody yet. It’s such a great period, and such a fun group of people. It’s difficult to walk away from them.
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Voice Is the Original Instrument

My friend Lia Chavez once told me about a quadriplegic yogi who became an expert at describing the vivid shades and textures of the black space we see when we close our eyes. This space is literally behind the viewing plane, meaning it’s behind our eyes, and this one man spent a lot of time meditating on the shapes, lines, and tones that made up this internal landscape.

This story inspired me to pay more attention to my own black space, and one of the things I have noticed is the way music produces colors when I listen with my eyes closed.

This stroboscopic effect only happens when my eyes are closed and when the music is unaccompanied by lyrics. Yoga music, jazz, and violin concertos create a particularly vibrant black space, but until recently, I have never experienced this biochemical reaction when music includes the human voice.

As part of Performa 13, Mark Beasley has curated a program on the voice. The first of these concerts took place on Saturday, November 2. It was called Voice is the Original Instrument, and featured Maja Ratkje, Joan La Barbara, and M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation. These performers use the human voice to create sound (like a piano) rather than language (like lyrics). Historically, this has been referred to as extended vocal technique.

I closed my eyes during the performance and my viewing plane was illuminated with a pas de deux between warm gem tones. These musicians were using their voice to communicate nonverbally, and I have never heard the voice used this way before. It was a completely virgin experience, and I think that’s part of what we hope for when we see performance — to feel something new.

Of course, Joan La Barbara and Meredith Monk have been playing in this arena for years, but for a younger generation of art explorers, it’s a concept well worth revisiting, especially now that the voice is being manipulated digitally in the recording studio. It’s this constant toggling with the voice to create “perfect sound” that sends a message that the voice does not naturally contain incredible power in its more raw form.

There are unorthodox conduits with the power to heighten sensorial experience and with the potential to expose feelings we don’t even know exist — and your voice is one of them. The success of The Voice As the Original Instrument was how it illuminated the power of the voice when it’s stripped of language in its vernacular form. Truly the power of performance at large is the heightened sense of reality the stage creates. Live performance adds a particularly visceral experience.

The third and final installment of The Voice will take place this Saturday, November 12 with To Breathe is Not Enoughhttp://13.performa-arts.org/event/to-breathe-is-not-enough, featuring Karl Holmqvist, Will Holder, and Angie Keefer.

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