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THE ARTISTS FORUM: AFTV (#AFTVNYC), features interviews with emerging and established artists, arts organizations, and industry professionals. Watch us on Manhattan's Spectrum Cable 1993 in HD or in SD on Spectrum Cable 67, RCN Cable 85, or FIOS Cable 36. Not in Manhattan? View worldwide by logging on to MNN.org every other Thursday at 7:30PM EST.


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#AFTVNYC 83: PUBLISHED WOMEN POETS (EXTENDED VERSION)
AFTV Host REBECCA L. HARGROVE interviews poets KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON and JP HOWARD who talk about their works and processes as well as share their poems live. (Original air date: February 1, 2018) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, SARAH JULIANNE.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/gsWahD3zn3s




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#AFTVNYC 82: PASSION PROJECTS (EXTENDED VERSION)
In our first segment, AFTV Host LISA NICOLE WILKERSON interviews playwright DEREK LEE MCPHATTER who talks about his latest musical theatre project BRING THE BEAT BACK. In our second segment, REBECCA L. HARGROVE interviews conceptual countertenor JU-EH (Juecheng Chen) about his new music project, OE- OPERATIC ELECTRIC, featuring electro-acoustic composer AIKO MOKUNO. (Original air date: January 18, 2018) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, SARAH JULIANNE.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/PFgjlRlafUY




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#AFTVNYC 81: CO-HOST TAKEOVER!
AFTV Hosts LISA NICOLE WILKERSON & REBECCA L. HARGROVE take over the AFTV shoot and interview each other! Topics include career highlights, career goals, and advice to emerging artists. Don't miss it! (Original air date: May 11, 2017) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, BILL ROSVALLY, JENNIFER ROSVALLY, SARAH JULIANNE.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/L4d-Eit2bfw




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 80: PUPPETS AND PIXIES
In our first segment, AFTV Guest Host MICHAEL INGE interviews MATTHEW ROSVALLY and GUIL CLAVERIA from SHOCKFEST HORROR FACTORY about their production company and upcoming films and plays. In our second segment, MICHAEL INGE interviews producer/performing artist VALERIE ORTH about her career in music and her recent EP release Wake You. Interview includes a live performance of her song Pixie. (Original air date: April 13, 2017) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, BILL ROSVALLY, JENNIFER ROSVALLY.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/T0-Jkmbg-ks




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 79: MOVE(NYC)
AFTV Host REBECCA L. HARGROVE interviews MOVE(NYC) co-founders CHANEL DA SILVA and NIGEL CAMPBELL who talk about their summer dance intensive for New York City youth. Includes a performance by student dancer KYRA FERGUSON. (Original air date: March 30, 2017) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, BILL ROSVALLY, JENNIFER ROSVALLY.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/NAMpyoqXbLU




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 78: ARTS ADVOCATES
In our first segment, AFTV Host REBECCA L. HARGROVE interviews Manhattan Borough President GALE A. BREWER who talks about her commitment to supporting the arts. In our second segment, LISA NICOLE WILKERSON interviews award winning NY1 daytime anchor and theater critic ROMA TORRE about her career in journalism and her support of women artists as National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) board member. (Original air date: March 16, 2017) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, BILL ROSVALLY, JENNIFER ROSVALLY, SARAH JULIANNE.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/xrUWE30o5es




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 77: INTERACTIVE POETRY WORKSHOP
AFTV Host REBECCA L. HARGROVE interviews administration and staff from the City College of New York about their latest program, the Interactive Poetry Workshop. Guests include City College's STEPHANIE N. PENCEAL and poet/instructors JP HOWARD and KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON. Performances by workshop students ANGELA LOCKHART ARONOFF, DEBORAH DAVIS, SONIA JAFFE ROBBINS, and YOLANDA RAYSIDE. (Original air date: March 2, 2017) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, BILL ROSVALLY, JENNIFER ROSVALLY.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/MlMyZBCeP8c




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 76: THE ART OF BUSINESS
AFTV Host REBECCA L. HARGROVE interviews ALEXIS FEDOR and RAHTI GORFIEN about their work with helping artists cultivate their art as a business (Original air date: January 19th, 2017) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, R. EMANUEL SCOTT, MIA BURTON

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/NTgM5lh4q3Y




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 75: AF FILM FEST WINNERS
AFTV Host LISA NICOLE WILKERSON interviews filmmakers from THE ARTISTS FORUM FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE 2016 ⁃ EDDIE SHIEH (SPLIT END) and EDUARDO VELAZQUEZ (GUAO) about about their award winning films (Original air date: January 5th, 2017) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/YI9LEA9p5VY




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#AFTVNYC 30 SECOND PROMO
#AFTVNYC Hosts REBECCA L. HARGROVE and LISA NICOLE WILKERSON present our 30 Promo for MNN Cable, currently airing regularly on Manhattan Time Warner Cable, RCN, and FIOS. (First air dates: Late December 2016).

Features Robert DeNiro, Craig Roseberry, Francesca Harper, Drew Picard, AIDS Theatre Project, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, Emily Pihlaja, Rachael McSween, Joi Veer, Brian Doan, The Vilcek Foundation, Laura Hankin, Tim Gunn, Abiola Abrams, Andrea Pallaoro.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/L4d-Eit2bfw




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 74: NALINEE DARMRONG
AFTV Guest Host BILL COLEMAN interviews photographer NALINEE DARMRONG about her newest book: THE SMITHS (Rizzoli). The episode features exclusive photographs from this incredible 'love letter' to one of the world's greatest bands. (Original Airdate: 12/08/16) SPECIAL THANKS to MNN Studios NYC, R. Emanuel Scott, Mia Burton.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/AJca5GWvh_Y
WATCH TEASER: https://youtu.be/cxv39Mvuj8g




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 73: ARTISTS TEAM MEMBERS
#AFTVNYC Host REBECCA L. HARGROVE interviews attorney CHRISTOPHER J.P. MITCHELL, ESQ. about his important legal work which helps artists protect their rights and works. Rebecca also interviews arts & culture producer LEANNE STELLA from Art In FLUX about her work with Harlem based artists. (Original air date: October 27th, 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC.

WATCH ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiGsmtjYNss




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 72: MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS ON A BUDGET
AFTV Guest Host BILL COLEMAN mediates panel 2 of 2 for THE ARTISTS FORUM FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE entitled: THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE: MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS ON A BUDGET. This panel focuses on the production, planning, and budgetary limitations of music videos made for under $3,000. Featured panelists include musician/filmmaker Mike Lowther and artist/filmmaker Aaron Cobbett. The panel will be moderated by Bill Coleman (Peace Bisquit). Film, Video, and Music Makers of all levels are encouraged to watch. (Original air date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, JADA NEAL, TRACY RICHARDSON.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/fBJXXz89x2k




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 71: EFFICACY AND THE MEDIA MAKER
AFTV Guest Host DEVORAH HILL mediates panel 1 of 2 for THE ARTISTS FORUM FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE entitled: EFFICACY AND THE MEDIA MAKER: STRATEGIES FOR STREAMLINING YOUR WORKFLOW.  Panelist include filmmakers Jonathan Ullman, Richard Speziale, and media educator DaShawn Pretlow. Film & Video makers of all levels are encouraged to watch. (Original air date: Thursday, June 23, 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, JADA NEAL, TRACY RICHARDSON.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/vdrBrbZ4O5k




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 70: ACTIVIST FILMMAKING (EXTENDED VERSION)
AFTV Guest Host DYLLON BURNSIDE interviews filmmaker JIM HUBBARD about his work as an experimental filmmaker and activist (Original air date: April 14th and 18th, 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, VERONICA STONE.


WATCH ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zo38xklvWc




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 69: THE NONA HENDRYX INTERVIEW
AFTV Guest Host BILL COLEMAN interviews musical legend NONA HENDRYX about her latest works and causes. (Original air date: MARCH 31st & APRIL 4th 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, VERONICA STONE.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/QZ8CKG4dBqA




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 68: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS
#AFTVNYC Guest Host DYLLON BURNSIDE interviews N.A.W.A.'s Executive Director SUSAN G. HAMMOND about the history and the future of the 126 year old womens art organization (Original air date: March 17th, 2016 & March 21st, 2016 in HD) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, HAYLEE CHANCELOR.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/kkWi4-xAqds




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 67: THE AUTHOR & THE ARTIST
#AFTVNYC Host ELLIOT TORRES interviews author LAURA HANKIN who talks about her new book 'THE SUMMERTIME GIRLS' and mixed-media artist STAN SQUIREWELL who shares with us his process within the creation of his art (Original air date: March 3rd, 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, HAYLEE CHANCELLOR.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/5A24Agu05uQ




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 66: THOMAS ALLEN HARRIS
#AFTVNYC Guest Host BILL COLEMAN interviews Filmmaker/Artist THOMAS ALLEN HARRIS about his films and his organization, the DIGITAL DIASPORA FAMILY REUNION (Original air date: Feb 18th, 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, HAYLEE CHANCELOR.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/Lw26Xe1c5SE




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 65: THE FILMMAKER & THE ARTISTS
#AFTVNYC Guest Host DYLLON BURNSIDE interviews PureHistory.com's Executive Director LAWRENCE E. WALKER about his work as a historian and filmmaker, as well as artist SONIA STARK about her body of work. (Original air date: February 4th, 2016) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, HAYLEE CHANCELOR.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/5Fj1VK-MrVE
WATCH THE SONIA STARK EDIT HERE: https://youtu.be/KfJOxEUvVM8




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 64: THE ART OF CROCHET
#AFTVNYC Guest Host ERIC J. DAVIS interviews crochet designer/actress DIANE DAVIS about her extraordinary designs and on-camera work. (Original air date: December 10th, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, HAYLEE CHANCELLOR.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/Lw26Xe1c5SE




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 63: DANNY SIMMONS: NEW HORIZONS
#AFTVNYC Guest Host MONIQUE MARTIN interviews artist DANNY SIMMONS about his experiences as an artist, art collector, philanthropist, and his new projects (Original air date: November 12th, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES, HAYLEE CHANCELLOR.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/4eXG4-eGR00




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AFTV EPISODE 62: HOTEL MOSCOW
#AFTVNYC Guest Host MONIQUE MARTIN interviews author TALIA CARNER about her new novel HOTEL MOSCOW (Original air date: October 29th, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/NhtzkkazYY0




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 61: PATRICIA SPEARS JONES
#AFTVNYC Guest Host ERIC J. DAVIS interviews poet PATRICIA SPEARS JONES who shares her experiences as a New York City poet and talks about her latest work. Includes live readings of her poetry. (Original air date: October 15th, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES, GLORIA MESSER.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/H1nSR1ySjsc




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 60: MARITRI GARRETT
#AFTVNYC Guest Host MELISSA CORNICK interviews singer/songwriter MARITRI GARRETT about her experiences as a musician. The episode features two live performances of Maritri's material. (Original air date: October 1st, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/ZsoethQupfg




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#AFTVNYC YOUTUBE SPECIAL: NONA HENDRYX @ SOL STUDIO
#AFTVNYC Executive Producer AMOS WHITE V interviews singer/songwriter/visual artist NONA HENDRYX at her opening reception of Transformation: The Beautiful Cruelty of Time and Distance held at SOL STUDIO. Reactions for gallery guests include: COURTNEY ANDERSON, AFTV'S BILL COLEMAN, MAXWELL, PAUL RENNICK, NIKKI, and JENNA BOND. (Original upload: September 21st, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: SOL STUDIO, MNN STUDIOS NYC

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/P59_Y10_yLs




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#AFTVNYC 59: BETTY BLACK
#AFTVNYC Guest Host MICHAEL INGE interviews songwriter/musician SYLVIA BLACK about their experiences as a hit making songwriter as well as her new project: BETTY BLACK (Original air date: September 17rd, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/Er7V7l_CR7k




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 58: LONGEVITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND SEXUALITY IN THE ARTS
AFTV Guest Host KIM KALESTI interviews singer/musician NANETTE PEZZUTTI and playwright/filmmaker VICTORIA BUGBEE about their experiences as women in the arts (Original air date: September 3rd, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-SZw_AgSAg




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 57: LOVE ALWAYS, EARTHA
AFTV Guest Host KIM KALESTI interviews singer/musician NANETTE PEZZUTTI and playwright/filmmaker VICTORIA BUGBEE about their experiences as women in the arts (Original air date: September 3rd, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/JyS1Qykf9CI




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 56: LEM SPRINGSTEEN
AFTV Host ELLIOT TORRES interviews songwriter/producer LEM SPRINGSTEEN about his career and new works. (Original air date: May 28th, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/j4ImHr8XWb0




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 55: MEDEAS
AFTV Host ELLIOT TORRES interviews award-winning Writer/Director ANDREA PALLAORO about his new film MEDEAS. Clip of the film features Oscar Nominee CATALINA SANDINO MORENO. (Original air date: May 14, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/yT-dy8VmEbY
WATCH PROMO: https://youtu.be/tWTAZYO1jto




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 54: THOMAS / ORTIZ DANCE
AFTV Guest Host FRANCESCA HARPER interviews TED THOMAS of THOMAS/ORTIZ DANCE about his company's 10th anniversary season. Features dance performance of Ted's work with dancers Emily Pihlaja and Rachael McSween ⁃⁃ not to be missed! (Original air date: April 30, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/SK0zwHZPwWo




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 53: THE LOOK OF FEELING
AFTV Host ELLIOT TORRES interviews performer/choreographer FRANCESCA HARPER about her original work THE LOOK OF FEELING ⁃ a play about the life of her mother, Denise Jefferson (Former Director of Alvin Ailey). (Original air date: April 2, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/tZQAMnbNCe0




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 52: THE SACRED BOMBSHELL
AFTV Guest Host ALEXIS HOWARD interviews writer ABIOLA ABRAMS about her new, award-winning book entitled "The Sacred Bombshell Handbook Of Self-Love". (Original air date: March 19th, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/tsc6TDMjH54




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 51: OUT OF BOUNDS
Former AFTV host SHELITA BIRCHETT BENASH graces our stage for the first time in years to talk about OUT OF BOUNDS: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, her curatorial debut at the Blue Door Art Center and Gallery. Features guest artists ANTHONY E. BOONE and NOEL DONALDSON. (Original air date: MARCH 5TH, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES, RICHARD SPEZIALE.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/EJMOx0qxIxI




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 50: SOUNDS OF BEING
AFTV's ELLIOT TORRES talks to violist JESSICA MEYER about her new CD Sounds Of Being. This episode features two live performances of Ms. Meyer's work. (Original air date: FEB. 5TH, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/-rbTK3JxrCQ




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 49: POETRY & SONG (YOUTUBE EDIT)
AFTV Host JOELLE POOLE interviews AFTV's ELLIOT TORRES about his new book of poetry One Last Tryst. Then, ELLIOT TORRES interviews singer/songwriter JOI VEER about his new album Present Day. (Original air date: JANUARY 22ND, 2015) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/_dC4RHB8J-s




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 48: FIX YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD
AFTV Host JOELLE POOLE interviews acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Doctor, HEATHER LOUNSBURY, L.Ac. who talks about her practice and her new book 'FIX YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD'. (Original air date: January 8, 2015)

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/oxa0N0sUeTs




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 47: FRANKIE KNUCKLES PANEL
AFTV Guest Host CRAIG ROSEBERRY moderates a panel of music industry experts in a conversation regarding the legendary DJ FRANKIE KNUCKLES and his international impact on dance music. Panelists include: CRAIG ROSEBERRY, JON MARTIN, JEANNIE HOPPER, JOE BERINATO, and ROB DI STEFANO. (Original air date: December 11, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/hVmYHBxAv30




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 46: QUINN LEMLEY
AFTV Correspondent DANIEL LYNN EVANS interviews actress/singer and AF Alumna QUINN LEMLEY who talks about her latest project Burlesque to Broadway. Promo cameos from Linda Simpson, Gabrielle Gewirtz, and Craig Roseberry. (Original air date: November 13, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, RODNEY JONES.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/k0M2PgiCy1s




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 45: HEALTH & WELLNESS
AFTV Guest Host MONIQUE MARTIN interviews pain management specialist & healthcare advocate DR. JASMINE BOWERS who helps demystify the process of navigating the medical system with a focus on health and wellness, advocacy, insurance, and preventative medicine for artists as healthcare consumers. (Original air date: October 30, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GORDON CHRISTMAS.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/UQ5vfcQnRCw




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 44: LYDIA RHODES
AFTV Host JOELLE POOLE interviews dance diva and KID Recordings artist LYDIA RHODES who talks about her career as a singer/songwriter/performer and activist. Includes video clips from her 2014 gay pride performance at Club XL New York for DJ Junior Vasquez's Love is Stronger Than Pride party (shot by Barney Medunic). (Original air date: October 16th, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, GORDON CHRISTMAS.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/ZRUUlpTpoBo




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 43: CRAIG ROSEBERRY
New AFTV Host JOELLE POOLE interviews label president/artist manager CRAIG ROSEBERRY who talks about his incredible music industry career, his record label, KID Recordings, and his artist management company Shifty Entertainment. (Original air date: October 2nd, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, GORDON CHRISTMAS.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/TSA5qQEUY0Q




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 42: BILL COLEMAN (EXTENDED VERSION)
AFTV Host ELLIOT TORRES interviews writer/music producer BILL COLEMAN who talks about his illustrious career in the music industry and his company Peace Bisquit. (Original air date: September 18th, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/DPEermxRRtM




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 41: DOCUMENTING AND BRANDING
Host ELLIOT TORRES interviews writer/documentarian and New York City drag sensation LINDA SIMPSON who talks about NYC nightlife and its impact on the art world. This episode also features an interview with Inside Wide Design owner GABRIELLE GERWITZ who explains the importance of artist branding and how to go about doing it. (Original air date: September 4th, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/Rra5Qxxw1kc




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 40: INDEPENDENT WOMEN ARTISTS (AND MOTHERHOOD)
Host ELLIOT TORRES interviews two women artists who not only talk candidly about their work, but how their journey's as mothers impact their artistry. A very compelling episode. Features interviews with filmmaker KIM CUMMINGS and artist/musician KIM KALESTI. (Original air date: August 21, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, GORDON CHRISTMAS.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/4Br09HK-tCc




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 39: SUNKEN CATHEDRAL AND SUMMERSTAGE
Hosted by Elliot Torres. Features interviews with composer/vocalist/performing artist and TED fellow BORA YOON and producer/curator MONIQUE MARTIN - Director of Family Programming at SummerStage NYC. (Original air date: August 7, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER, GORDON CHRISTMAS.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/Ns7e7e7k8x0




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 38: THEATRE, PAINTING, AND LIVE BAND SHOWS
Hosted by Elliot Torres. Features an on-location interview at HERE Arts Center, New York with co-founder Kristin Marting by Michael Inge. Also features interview with painter / N.A.W.A President Marie Hines Cowan plus MNN producer Dean Loren and his live band shows. (Original air date: July 10, 2014) SPECIAL THANKS: MNN STUDIOS NYC, GLORIA MESSER.

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/tsNHfb0JBk0
WATCH THE MARIE HINES COWAN EDIT HERE: http://youtu.be/tsNHfb0JBk0




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 37: BRIAN DOAN AT THE VILCEK FOUNDATION
Vietnamese photographer and mixed media artist BRIAN DOAN presented his work at the Vilcek Foundation in New York City. AFTV interviewed the artist on location at the Vilcek Foundation to gain insight to his exhibit Home, Home, Home.

Introduction by Anne Schruth. White Christmas photo credit: Jacqueline Buleje. (Original air date: June 26, 2014).

WATCH ONLINE: http://youtu.be/efa4UP6eYK4




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#AFTVNYC YOUTUBE SPECIAL: THE LAST FALL
AF Hollywood correspondent H. Clent Bowers interviews director Matthew A. Cherry about his latest film The Last Fall, which will be released on October 26, 2012. (An AFTV/YouTube exclusive) (Original publishing date: Oct 25, 2012).

WATCH ONLINE: https://youtu.be/VQFCjFoKu5I
WATCH MOVIE TRAILER HERE: https://youtu.be/kcStwEXJM9E




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 36: ELENA PAUL, ESQ. & TIM GUNN
Hosted by Warren Adams. AFTV EPISODE 36: featuring Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA)'s Elena Paul and Project Runway's Tim Gunn. Focuses on legal aid for artists and pointers for art students matriculating to college. Hosted by Warren Adams. (Original air dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, and Oct 14, 2012).

WATCH ONLINE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbUSd0Fzvak




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 35: MODERN DANCE
Hosted by Scottie Gage. Episode #35 focuses on two emerging dance companies in New York City featuring choregraphers: Matthew Westerby of Matthew Westerby Company, and Mariana Bekerman of Mariana Bekerman Dance Company. Hosted by Scottie Gage. (Original air dates: May 24, May 31, and June 14, 2011).

WATCH ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed0eUNPkTqE




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 34: WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Episode #34 is a two part segment on Women in the Arts. Hosted by Scottie Gage. The first segment (originally taped in March 2007) consists of a group show entitled Hoes, Putas, and Dragon Ladies: Our Sexuality ReMixed and is a multimedia exhibit featuring performance, visual art and readings for women’s history month. Curated by Abiola Abrams and Sonia Malfa, this exhibit was created as a commentary on the sexual representations of American women of African, Latin and Asian decent. Presented at the Chashama Gallery, featured artists include: Devorah Hill, Urban Envy, Liliana Velasquez, Damali Abrams, Casa Atabex Ache, Bless Da Mic, Ifetayo Abdus-Salam, Nancy Encarnacion, and Jennifer Fuentes. Photo of #AFTVNYC 34 Guest Our second segment (originally taped in December 2010) focuses on the work of Japanese-born artist Toshiko Nishikawa and her exhibit Senbazuru, held at the Vilcek Foundation, is an interactive installation featuring 1,000 suspended and mirrored orbs and invites viewers to gaze at a world within a world. (Original air dates: March 5, March 8, and March 31, 2011).

WATCH FULL EPISODE ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5makT29wrPs WATCH THE TOSHIKO NISHIKAWA EDIT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kztD_VRuXgQ




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 33: THE GUMBO SHOW
AF Highlights featuring performances by Elli Fordyce, Sean Schlulich, Tirlok Malik, Maritri, Lee Musiker, with introduction by Nancy Hasty. (Original airdate: September 4, 2005).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 32: THE LAST WORLD TRADE CENTER ART SHOW
LMCC's "World Views" Artists-in-Residence Program 2001 in the World Trace Center Building #1 within a raw space on the 91st floor. Originally shot in the Spring of 2001. Arts Organization & Artists Interviews: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)'s Director of Visual & Media Arts' Moukhtar Kochace talks about this special program taped just before 9/11. Features interviews and artwork by program participants inside the World Trade Center's Building Number 1 on the 91st Floor: w/ visual artists Sally Gutierrez, Torsten Burns, Hoon Kim, and Sanford Biggers. HOST: Elli Fordyce. (Original airdate: unknown).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 31: TEAM BUILDING FOR ARTISTS
Entertainment Industry Professional Interviews: Business Manager David Levin & music manager Heather Zeller speak about their careers and activities and give advise to emerging artists. Frank Harrison, President of the Media and Entertainment Alliance (MEA) at Fordham University talks about his organization. This show also features an interview with artist/arts consultant and AFTV Guest Host Letitia Guillory. HOST: Elli Fordyce. (Original airdate: February 24, 2002).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 30: DANNY SIMMONS
Artist interview: Artist Danny Simmons talks about his work and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. HOST: Elissa Blount-Moorehead (Special guest from Red Clay Arts). (Original airdate: unknown).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 29: MUSIC, COMEDY & FINE ARTS
Artist interview: Music Comedy Duo "Polygraph Lounge", actress/singer Lillias White w/ Host Shelita Birchett. Visual artist Gail Shaw-Clemons w/ Host Elli Fordyce (Original airdate: December 2, 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 28: NICK SCOTT INTERVIEW & NANCY HASTY INTERVIEW
Artist interview: The career of Model/Singer/Hollywood heartthrob Nick Scotti. HOST: Rich Kiamco. Actress/playwright Nancy Hasty talks about The Director and other works. HOST: Elli Fordyce (Original airdate: November 18, 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 27: JOE & JULIE MARDIN INTERVIEW
Artist interviews: Visual artist Julie Mardin & music producer Joe Mardin: Silblings from international artistic family collaborate on the multi-media fine art project: Fairytales Interupted. HOST: Shelita Birchett (Original airdate: November 4, 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 26: ARIF MARDIN INTERVIEW
Artist interview: Learn from the Master! Multi-Grammy Award winning music industry legend Arif Mardin speaks on his career at Atlantic Records, upcoming projects at EMI, and gives advise to emerging artists. His work includes production for Nora Jones, Aretha Frankin, Chaka Khan, The Rascals, Average White Band, Bee Gees, Barbara Streisand, Donny Hathaway, Bette Midler, Jewel, Scritti Politti, Culture Club and many, many more. HOST: Letitia Guillory (Original airdate: October 7, 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 25: ENTITLED BLACK WOMEN ARTISTS
Arts organization & Artists interviews: Entitled Black Women Artists Roots and Wings exhibition at Cinque Gallery, SoHo, NYC. Featured Artists: Damali Miller, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Clymenza Hawkins, Linda Hiwot, Deborah Singletary, Lauren Akia, Charlotte Ka, and Helen Evans Ramsaran. HOST: Elli Fordyce (Original airdate: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 24: GLOBAL HEALTH ORG. & MAIYAH
Arts organization &Artist interview: GHO Director Gary Blick, MD & Alon Marom talk about AIDS activism and the arts. HOST: Peter Patrikios. Artist/Healer Maiyah talks about and performs her work. HOST: Elli Fordyce (Original airdate: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 23: MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE
Arts organization interview: MTS co-Directors Fiona Jones & Daryl Bolin talk about their Greenwich Village actors resource/black box theater, book store & cafe. Includes details on their month long women's art festival Estrogenius, running September 4-30, 2001. Shout Outs from LMCC artist Sanford Biggers, playwright Nancy Hasty. Also features Shelita Birchett's new AF Promo, and the AFTV Promo for artists Julie & Joe Mardin's upcoming November 4th 2001 interview. HOST: Introducting Brett Hemmerling. (Original air date: September 9, 2001).




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#AFTVNYC EPISODE 22: THE AIDS THEATRE PROJECT (ATP)
Arts organization interview: ATP's new Artistic Director, J. Drew Picard talks about his new position, the ATP performance at the United Nations, and the future of ATP. Features a performance piece by ATP Ensemble members: Kathrine Porter, Linda Feliciano, Alfredo Pappalardo. Also features Shout Outs from playwright Nancy Hasty and AFTV preview of FeedbuckGalore interview featuring Missy Galore with host Rich Kiamco. HOST: Introducing Shelita Birchett (Original airdate: September 23, 2001).

WATCH ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM8P1117czo




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 21: SPIRIT OF A WOMAN SCULPTURE EXHIBIT
Artist interview: Renown African American artist & college professor Helen Evans Ramsaran talks about her new exhibit and works. Plus preview: Cinque Gallery Soho Executive Director Ruth Jett. HOST: Elli Fordyce (Original air date: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 20: CRAIG CHESTER INTERVIEW
Artist interview & career clips: America's premier gay actor Craig Chester speaks about his career and upcoming projects. HOST: Rich Kiamco (Original air date: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 19: LATIFE MARDIN INTERVIEW
Artist interview: International novelist/playwright Latife Mardin speaks about her new play The A Word and upcoming novel East is East w/ guest Babs Winn. Plus Lara Stoby Interview preview w/ special guest host Latife Mardin. HOST: Letitia Guillory (Original air date: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 18: LIFE'S A DRAG
Artist interviews: Two NY drag entertainers tell all about their career and comedic personas. Features Sunrise Highway w/ host Rich Kiamco, Elli Fordyce's AFTV PSA, and Jade Electra w/ host Lucky Nunez, featuring Jade's clips from AF LIVE!'s Dance event at Float, NYC & her Richard Bey Show appearance. HOST: introducing Rich Kiamco (Original air date: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 17: PRODUCERS & DIRECTORS
Entertainment Industry Interviews: Video producer STICKs talks about producing television. HOST: Introducing Elli Fordyce. Theater Director Evan Bergman chats about directing and working with actors and playwrights. HOST: Introducing Peter Patrickios. Features promo by Shelita Birchett (Original air date: June 3, 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 16: MY VOICE THEATRE: KIDS CONFRONT LIFE IN DA HOOD
Arts organization interview (Children in theatre): Actor/Director Francis Blacklock talks about his move from Northern Ireland to NYC and his involvement with MY VOICE THEATRE -- A Brooklyn children's outreach theatre program initiative for at-risk youth. Children present scenes from their work All About Us, a play about living in da hood: love, sex, drugs, incest, murder, and hope. HOST: Letitia Guillory (Original air date: October 21, 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 15: ODE TO THE ACTRESS
Artist interview: Our first studio show! NYC actress/singer Quinn Lemley talks about her career. Includes cabaret performance clips. HOST: Letitia Guillory (Original air date: 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 14: ENTERTAINMENT LAW, HERE ARTS CENTER & AF EYE SCREENING
Health & Arts organization interview: Distinguished entertainment lawyer Alvin Deutsch. HOST: Lucky Nunez. NYC's HERE Arts Center's Scott Burke talks about the facility. PS NBC director Lou Viola explains his program. Kress Vision Program Director Richard Sroczynski & Staff technician Elliot Kramer talk about the health services they provide. Plus various artist candidly react about attending AF's 1st eye health screening at HERE in the PS NBC Theatre (featuring Chris McLane, Marie Brooks w/ Ghanaian youth dancer Lydia Awuku, Farsod Labauf). (Original air date: 2001).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 13: LIVE & MORE! (ISAAC HAYES EVENT PART 2)
Features special guest interviews with clips: with performance by Shirley Pepsi Riley. Nile Rodgers interviewed by Amos 5. Plus performances by singer MJ White & singer/songwriter Paul Christian at AF LIVE! event. HOST: Mike Almacen (Original air date: August 27, 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 12: VISUAL, MUSICAL, AND THEATRE ARTS
Artist interviews with clips: painter Jimmy Black, singer/songwriter Paul Manchin. HOST: Mike Almacen. Actors from the NYC production of Israel Horowitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx featuring Anselm Richardson, Michael Goduti, and Tirlok Malik. HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: August 27, 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 11: MUSIC, JOURNALISM, AND THEATER
Artist interviews: Featuring musician Joi Veer (w/ clips from AF LIVE!), AF Speaker Chris Smith, actors Joseph Andorfer, Jonn Jorgenson & Mikela Kafka. HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 10: HIGHLIGHTS FROM SALUTE TO SOUL: ISAAC HAYES CHARITY BIRTHDAY PARTY
Features performances & interviews from this special event: Music legend Isaac Hayes, singer Dee Dee, celebrity sightings (Nile Rodgers, Ashford & Simpson), performances by the Bar-Kay's and Tito Nieves. HOST: introducing Mike Almacen (Original air date: 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 9: CABARET & COMEDY
Artist interviews and performance pieces by special guests: comedian Harmonica Sunbeam & actor John Flynn. HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 8: PREMIERE NIGHT AT FLOAT
Artist interviews and performances from our AF LIVE! event: Musical duo Bowers & Samay, and photographer Margarite Ruscito. Also features Etan O'Malley for the Hell's Kitchen Theatre Co. (introduced by Maureen Campbell). HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: UNKNOWN).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 7: MUSIC, THEATER, AND TELEVISION
Artist interviews: Grammy Nominee Steve Skinner, American Renaissance Theatre Company's Dan Hicks, and True Colors Entertainment's Myreah Moore & Timberly Whitfield. Taped on location at ASCAP-NYC, Float NYC & Zanibar NYC. HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: May 21, 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 6: COMEDY, MUSIC, AND ART
Artist interviews: Featuring comedian Anne-Marie Karash, AF guest speaker Dan Kassell. HOST: Lucky Nunez. Also features a performance clips and interviews from AF LIVE! event MENTAL FITNESS FOR ARTISTS Program at Zanzibar Restaurant featuring musical group Amelia's Dream, photographer Erique Ford with his Urban Zen series, and singer/songwriter Mooney. HOST: Maureen Campbell (Original air date: June 4, 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 5: ON LOCATION AT ASCAP'S LIVING ROOM, NYC
Arts Organization & Artist interviews: Michael Stack (ASCAP), musician JJ Nolis, actress/writer and AF Hostess Maureen Campbell, musician Chris Febles and excerpts from The Showdown featuring Marcy Drexler (ASCAP), Kevin Mc Manus (SESAC) and Charlie Feldman (BMI). HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: May 7, 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 4: LOCAL MUSIC EDITION
Artist interviews with musical performances from our live events: Ranjeet and Warren of S+V Music, Marla Lewis, MaryBeth Stone, Peter Sabla, Myrick, Kathleen Manstream, and Andre. HOST: Lucky Nunez & introducing Maureen Campbell (with on-location interviews) (Original air date: March 26, 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 3: THE SHOWDOWN!: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC FACE OFF!
Arts Organization & Artist interviews with performances from our live event: musician Frank Glaz, Kevin McManus (SESAC), musician Gregg Douglas, Charlie Feldman (BMI), musician Babs Winn, plus excerpts from AF event The Showdown w/ Marcy Drexler (ASCAP). Event hosted by Maureen Campbell. AFTV HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: March 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 2: MUSIC, THE INTERNET, AND YOU
Artist interviews and performances from our live event. Features music legend Richard Gotterher plus singer/songwriter Kim Kalesti. HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air dates: Feb 13 @8PM, Feb 19 @11:30AM, and Feb 23 @1:30PM, 2000).




#AFTVNYC EPISODE 1: PREMIERE EPISODE
Artist interviews: Our Premiere Issue! With performances from our first AF LIVE! event @ NV nightclub, Soho, NYC.Features musicians Zonna, The Insaints, Renee Cologne, The cast of "Take This Show and Shove It!" (featuring Taylor Paorch, Tori Lynn Palazola, Amanda Kaplan and Miss Babs Winn), Female jazz trio "Hue", plus a clip from director Kahil Skymba's Isolated Incidents. HOST: Lucky Nunez (Original air date: January 31, 2000 @8PM on Time Warner Cable Channel 34).




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