Last night I got the opportunity to do something I’ve not done in a couple of years. I didn’t know how much I missed it until I actually was doing it. This was a quick book talk about Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide, which was my third book and was published five years ago. Our financial planner, Steve Gross of Ameriprise, hosted a really nice cocktail party on the rooftop lounge of Continue Reading →
On episode 9 of Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show we chat with Michele Gouveia, the producer of Mae West Fest. Michele is a writer, photographer, and blogger. Mae West Fest is August 17-19 and 25-26 in New York. It’s a celebration of the legendary screen star Mae West, born and raised in Brooklyn 125 years ago. Michele talks about the festival and Mae’s status as a pioneer in the entertainment business. We record at The Continue Reading →
On episode 8 of Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show we sit down with fashion designer Francine Simmons. She has been working in the industry in New York for 20 years. We find out about what the business is like today, how Francine navigated the industry to get to do what she loves, and how fashion has changed over time. Plus she gives a style overview of what Joanna and Kevin are wearing. Thanks for listening!
On episode 7 of Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show we talk about how Joanna Holliday finished up in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It didn’t go according to her plan, but she learned a lot, met great people, and is focused on the future. This is the show where Jo explains how a poker player thinks. Next episode it’s back to NYC. Thanks for listening!
July 6 is the centennial of the tragic death of John Purroy Mitchel, Mayor of New York City and U.S. Army officer in World War I. His life is well documented but there is one fact I’m still working on. I believe that only George Washington and Alexander Hamilton have more monuments and memorials in New York City than Mitchel. If this is in fact true, then Mitchel is the No. 3 most-remembered man in Continue Reading →
On the sixth episode of Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show: it’s poker and God. Joanna Holliday checks into her hotel in Las Vegas to prepare for the World Series of Poker. After entering three different events, she’s ready to take on another trip to WSOP. Kevin Fitzpatrick meets an extremely famous leader in NYC. Thanks for listening!
This week our guest is Kaley Ronayne, a New York City based actress. Kaley has appeared on numerous TV series, including Gotham, Quarry, Nashville, NCIS, and Chicago P.D. In this episode, Kaley tells us what it’s like working in New York today, the differences between being in Los Angeles and Manhattan as an actor, and standing up for herself. Kaley is just one of those people that makes New York City great, and we are Continue Reading →
The first guest on our show is Billy The Artist, Billy Miller. On episode 4 of Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show, we welcome Billy. He’s been a resident of the East Village since 1990 and has had his work exhibited around the world. Some of the brands he’s worked with are Swatch, Toyota, and Vans. His murals are in the Bronx, Harlem, and the East Village. Billy was one of the first American artists to Continue Reading →
For the Great American Read in New York, PBS WNET Thirteen interviewed me at the Algonquin Hotel to talk about the 1920s literary scene in the city. The show is part of the Metrofocus series. I spoke about the history of the Algonquin Round Table and the many writers and friends who gathered at the landmark hotel. Next year, 2019, is the centennial of the group’s founding. Correspondent Naeem Douglas did a marvelous job on Continue Reading →
We have now recorded three episodes of Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show. Episode 3 was recorded live at The Lambs once more. We get into tipping do’s and don’ts with Jo Holliday, who’s been behind the bar for 24 years and knows the game. How much should you slap down? In Kevin Fitzpatrick’s segment, we talk about side hustles. Everybody has one, and in Kevin’s case, it’s been the family business since the 1930s. Visit Continue Reading →