Friday, September 09, 2011

Story Salon ON AIR

Friday evenings: 10 to 11 p.m. ET or 

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Story Salon Radio Show

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Cities, States & Countries Listened: Altadena, CA; Athens, Attiki, Greece; Beverely Hills, CA [4]; Brooklyn, NY; Burbank, CA; Canoga Park, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Costa Rica; Escondido, The Welk Resort, CA; Glendale, CA; Honeoye Falls, NY; Hurst, TX; Inglewood, CA; Kalamazoo, MI; Kansas City, MO; Los Angeles, CA; North Hills, CA; Oakland, CA; Redding, CA; Riverside, CA; Rochester, NY; San Diego, CA; Santo Domingo, Distristo Nacional, Dominican Republic; Sherman Oaks, CA; Singapore, Sinapore; Sterling Heights, MI; South Pasadena, CA; Valencia, CA; Vancouver, WA; Van Nuys, CA; Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, West Palm Beach, FL; Winter Park, FL; Woodland Hills, CA;


Icon 3/4/11 Comedy Club (42.3 MB)


Icon Story Salon 2/25/11 (39.6 MB)

2/18/11 Story Salon Radio Show

Icon Story Salon Radio Show 2/18/11 (39.6 MB)

2/11/11 Story Salon Radio Show

Icon Story Salon 2/11/11 (38.4 MB)

2/4/11 Story Salon Radio Show

Icon Story Online Radio Show 2/4/11 (27.0 MB)

“Gemstones of narrative. Something new, funny, astonishing.”
-Los Angeles Daily News
“Tales tall, tragic, and tantalizing.”
-Sunset Magazine
“Stories from all walks and talks of life. Tales of yore and ones that
make you scream for more-those that will delight with insight while moving an
audience from laughter to tears.”
-Studio City Sun
Story Salon is Los Angeles’s longest running storytelling venue. What
began as an alternative to stand-up clubs and self-conscious performance spaces
has been challenging performers and audiences for more than a decade.
Created in a North Hollywood coffee house Story Salon now reaches the globe
through Podcasting, publishing, and recordings.

The rules of the Story Salon haven’t changed since it started: Five to
seven minutes of original material performed by the author. The result is a
unique blend of observation, memoir and comment that makes the Salon one of
the most eclectic entertainment experiences available. More than a dozen
solo theater works have been developed at Story Salon, as well as a CD of
stories, and several books.
“Live storytelling is a unique art form,” says Story Salon founder,
writer/actor/comedian Beverly Mickins. “Words spoken aloud paint pictures
capable of evoking laughter and tears, the whole range of emotion. People have
been telling each other stories since the first campfires, talking about the
whole mix of things, important and trivial, that go into making life.
Storytelling is one of the ways we figure out how to be human.”
It’s an omnibus of memories, rants, affirmations, and shaggy-dog stories
that once opened is impossible to shut.
The writer/performers of Story Salon include actors, comedians, musicians,
photographers, war correspondents, students, life coaches, former clowns,
recovering attorneys, one admitted juggler, an international fashion model,
several husbands and wives, and one mother and daughter.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Off the top of my head"

"Off the top of my head"
Tony Figueora hosting
The performers...
Dan Farren ( 90 second story)
Donna Allen Figueora
Carrie Specht
Dan Tirman
Beverly Mickins (singing Blue Blue Blue - John Fogherty)
Featured guest storyteller Rueben Padilla
And John O'kennedy as musical director.
Image by Dan Farren

43:45 / 40.2 MB / Rated: PG-13

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Planes, Trains & Automobiles"

Stories of travel featuring Tony Figueroa.

"Home On The Range" performed by Beverly Mickins with an arrangement and guitar by John O'Kennedy... "Tony's Journal" shot by Dan Farren with his iPhone.

44:58 / 41.3 MB / Rated PG-13 (Some Adult Content)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rules of Engagement

Stories by Dan Tirman, Shelby Lee Jenkins, Kate McHugh, Dylan Brody and featured storyteller Geoffrey Tozer (also on bongos).

37:37 / 34.6 MB / Rated PG-13

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

"May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot..."

"May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot..."
90 Second Story by David Yontz
Storytellers: Ruben Padilla, Lila Silvern, Winn Goulden, Katitdid Langrock
Featured Storyteller is Your Host Dan Farren...

Beverly Mickins & John O'Kennedy perform "Things we said today" by John Lennon & Paul McCartney...

"Brownie M&M" shot by Lance Anderson...

43:54 / 40.4 MB / Rated PG-13 (Some Adult Themes)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Dramatic Changes"

Kurt and John
Tales of "Dramatic Changes" as told by Kurt Brown, David Kaufman, Donna Allen Figueroa and featuring Lance Anderson...

"Everybody Got to Change Sometime" by Sleepy John Estes performed by Beverly Mickins and John O'Kennedy... "Kurt and John" shot by Lance Anderson...

48:51 / 45.9 MB / Rated: R (Some Adult Themes and Language)

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