Michael Caprio, publicist guru, on The Candi & Randy Show

The formidable (and handsome) Michael Caprio – yes, my husband – guested this week on The Candi & Randy Show to share some of his experience and knowledge of the PR world.

Michael is seriously the real deal. He’s handled the PR strategies for Olivia Newton-John, Jon Secada, The Chippendales, Jim Brickman, radio host John Tesh, award winning indie recording artist Matt Zarley, and many authors, musicians and theatrical productions.

If you recently finished creating your album/book/independent movie, and you don’t know how to get the world to notice, Michael has some tips to help you in the right direction.

“A Very Bear-y Christmas” – The Candi & Randy Holiday Show

Join us and our ‘bear-y’ special guests for a fun, furry holiday episode of The Candi & Randy Show:

Mike Enders from AccidentalBear.com

Ian Parks from the web series Where The Bears Are

Travis & Chris from ModernBear.net

Gerald McCullouch from the film BearCity 2

Listen in as our guests share their holiday memories and stories – sure to be a lot of fun, so let the fur fly!

Plus we play their favorite Christmas songs along with some of our own.

The Candi & Randy Show: 2012 OutMusic Award winner Matt Zarley


Fresh from his double win at the 2012 OutMusic Awards, Matt Zarley joins us to talk about attending the event this past weekend in Las Vegas where he was honored for Single of the Year (“Change Begins With Me”) and Album of the Year (“Change Begins With Me”).

The OutMusic Awards are presented by LARA (LGBT Academy of Recording Arts).  The OutMusic Awards nominate and honor LGBT musicians for their achievements and contributions during the past year.

Aurora, CO – The Candi & Randy Show

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This weekend our great nation suffered an enormous tragedy.

At a midnight show of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, CO, a young man, James Holmes, opened fire on the unsuspecting moviegoers.

James started by releasing a tear gas cannister into the audience. The smoked produced from the cannister momentarily lead the audience to believe it was part of the show’s hype. Then the gunshots began, ending with a dozen or more dead and upwards of 50 people wounded.

On The Candi & Randy Show we discuss the event and the aftermath of this national tragedy.

Broadway’s Ed Dixon on The Candi & Randy Show

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Ed Dixon, veteran of over a dozen Broadway shows (including Les Miserables, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park with George and No, No, Nanette) joins Candi & Randy to talk about his bestselling memoir “Secrets of a Life On Stage… And Off.”

He has worked with everyone from Busby Berkeley to Ruby Keeler to
Leonard Bernstein, to Ann-Margret to Kevin Spacey to Tony Danza to
Kathie Lee Gifford to Stephen Sondheim and everyone in between.

At the halfway mark of his very long stage career Mr. Dixon suffered a
devastating drug addiction which nearly killed him and left him

He overcame addiction and went on to rebuild his life & career and have even greater successes in his life and profession.

This show is in advance of Ed’s already sold-out show at NYC’s Metropolitan Room
on July 2nd where Ed will read excerpts from his book and sing
selections from his career.

For those who can’t be there, hit the “play” button and get the inside
scoop in advance with The Candi & Randy Show.

Just a few excerpts from “Secrets of a Life On Stage… And Off:”

• On working with Ruby Keeler in No, No, Nanette: “She launched into the big tap number, “I Want To Be Happy” and she had the most amazing taps.  Even at 60 she was like a riveting machine. She starts doing trenches – which are very hard – and then the company start joining in one line at a time.  We got to the end of the number and the audience leapt out of their seats and threw their programs in the air screaming like graduation day at West Point.”

• On doing Leonard Bernstein’s MASS at the opening of the Kennedy Center: “He was there, and he was writing it as we were rehearsing it.  West Side Story was the first record I ever purchased and here I was working with the person who created it.”  Ed also tells a story of auditioning for the production and thinking Bernstein had brought his young boyfriend to sit in on the auditions, and then later discovered it was a 22 year old Stephen Schwartz who was helping with the lyrics for the show.

• Being the first replacement (as “Thenardier”) in the original run of Les Miserables: “It was the hottest show in the world.  You couldn’t get a ticket.  Every single seat was sold every day.  To come into something that was that “hot” was an amazing experience.  To be in a hit that was that big and important was just amazing.”

• On talking so openly about his bout with drug addiction: “It’s really why I wrote the book.  It’s been more than 20 years since this event, and I thought enough time had past, and I have established my reputation, that I could talk about this.  I was 40 years old and it never occurred to me that something so life changing could happen to me.  I thought I knew who I was, what I was.  I did the wrong thing one Monday afternoon, and the minute I did I knew something terrible had happened.”

• Working with Ann-Margret: “You can’t imagine how fantastic she was.  She was kind and warm and loving all the time to everyone.  It was like traveling with Buddha – she just gave love to everyone she met.”

If you have
any interest in what goes on behind the scenes in the theater, join us
to hear first hand about an amazing life lived on and off stage.

For more info about Ed, visit www.eddixon.biz

Bachelor Pad winners David Good & Natalie Getz

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We recently welcomes David Good and Natalie Getz of “Bachelor Pad” fame to The Candi & Randy Show.

David Good (Media Personality & Author) was featured in Season 5 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and winner of “Bachelor Pad.”

After his win, David authored “The Man Code” – a book that delivers advice that goes straight to the head & heart – and in many cases, the funny bone — helping women crack the code and decipher the men they’re attracted to but don’t understand. Today, he is a ‘Celebrity Ambassador’ for Stand Up To Cancer to which he’s donates 5% of his book sales, and is keeping busy with his newest project, www.GoodHealthnFitness.com – a one-stop fitness site that boasts workout videos, nutritional videos and fitness tips and ideas.

Natalie Getz is a Fashion Stylist/Consultant, Writer, and TV personality who resides in Los Angeles where she relocated to pursue her career in fashion. She’s most recognized for having competed for Jason Mesnick’s heart on Season 13 of “The Bachelor” which led to being on the first season of “Bachelor Pad” which she ultimately won, alongside David Good.

Today, Natalie works as a stylist, TV host, manages fashionforwardsingles.com and getzstyle.com, She is often featured commenting on celebrity fashion across many media outlets including: Access Hollywood, Extra, Life & Style Magazine, Too Fab TV and Shoes TV. She recently co-hosted a webisode series with Melissa Rivers for SheKnows.com.

Joseph Troisi on The Candi & Randy Show

So, I may be a bit biased, but I think Joseph Troisi is an amazing example of what a man can be: family man, husband and – get ready for it – handsome super model.

Hit the play button and listen in to what it’s like to be a working dad, husband and sexy super-model.

He’s got the whole thing going on including the sexy voice AND the fatherhood thing. And what’s sexier than that???

Fun chat with a man who’s got life in real-world perspective.

Listen: Jake Pavelka on The Candi & Randy Show

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We recently welcomed Jake Pavelka (The Bachelor, Dancing With The Stars) as a guest on The Candi & Randy Show to talk about his new web series on Yahoo Comedy Channel “Burning Love” produced by Ben Stiller.

Plus we talk about his recent run headlining in Las Vegas as the Celebrity Guest MC with The Chippendales at the Rio All-Suites Hotel. And we discuss his appearances on the ABC hit TV shows “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars.”

For more on Burning Love, visit www.burninglove.com

Hit the play button above to listen.