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Friday, 03 December 2021 00:28

Nightmare Alley

 

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

Nightmare Alley

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Double Dare You and TSG Entertainment present an R rated, 150-minute, Action, Crime, Drama, directed by Guillermo del Toro, screenplay by Del Toro and Kim Morgan and based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham with a theater release of December 17, 2021.

Friday, 03 December 2021 00:02

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

December 4. 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer

Producer - Matt Matera

Producer Training - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dr. Callie Harris - Purina Senior Veterinary Communications Manager and Dr. Annie Valuska - Senior Scientist, Purina Pet Behavior Team will discuss Holiday Pet Safety Tips & Top Gifts will join Jon & Talkin' Pets at 630pm ET  In hour one at 5pm ET we will be discussing and giving away books by Nathan W. Pyle - Strange Planet Activity Book and also Strange Planet The Sneaking, Hiding, Vibrating Creature

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 04:37

House of Gucci

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

House of Gucci

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, BRON Studios and Scott Free Productions present an R rated, 157-minute, Crime, Drama, Thriller, directed by Ridley Scott, screenplay by Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna and book by Gay Forden with a theater release of November 24, 2021.

With 16 years of radio success, Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen (Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central on MFN and Sundays 8:00pm-9:00pm on WCGO 1590AM/95.9FM in Chicago) continues to be the most adored and followed culinary talk show on the radio.

Brimming with culinary talent and wisdom, Chef Jamie Gwen whips up delicious recipes and culinary delights for television and radio audiences around the globe. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Jamie is a certified sommelier, cookbook author, food correspondent, and lifestyle expert who shares recipes, resources, and tips to feed your soul and make every day delicious.

Listeners are treated to a jam-packed hour of celebrity chef and cookbook author interviews, seasonal recipes, hot restaurants, and cool tips. Jamie entices cooks of all levels and incorporates culinary advice, lifestyle ideas, and wine education. Each week, Jamie creates an engaging show for people who love to cook, eat, drink, and live the best life! “Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen” can be heard on radio stations across the U.S. and worldwide with her podcasts on iTunes.

Jamie Gwen is a Culinary Institute of America and Le Cordon Bleu graduate, celebrity chef and lifestyle expert, nationally syndicated radio host, certified sommelier, and a seven-time cookbook author who can be seen stirring up something delicious on television, radio, and in print from coast to coast.  She brings the best to radio with her weekly syndicated radio show, heard every weekend on 75 stations across the country.

Jamie can be seen sharing her passion for food on L.A.’s number one morning show on KTLA Channel 5, the Home Shopping Network, and on national news shows. Her culinary talents have led to appearances on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Cutthroat Kitchen,” Bravo, HGTV, “The Talk,” “MasterChef,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “Emeril Live,” Martha Stewart, and more.  

Jamie writes about culinary culture and raves about restaurants for several national food magazines, and her Facebook, Twitter & Instagram posts @ChefJamieGwen are followed by food lovers worldwide.  Feed your soul at www.chefjamie.com.

NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW SAFE HOUSE LOCATED IN TORONTO, CANADA

No Dogs Left Behind
TORONTO | November 11, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
 No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB), a global animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the reckless slaughtering of animals in East Asia, is proud to announce its presence in Canada with the opening of its first Safe House in Toronto for dogs rescued from the illegal dog meat trade. This is the first expansion of its kind for NDLB outside of East Asia.
NDLB, a United States based nonprofit organization, operates boots on the ground in East Asia fighting on the front lines to end the reckless slaughtering of all animals. With help from hundreds of local activists, Jeff Beri, the Founder and President of the organization, rescues dogs from slaughterhouses, dog meat trucks, wet markets, the Yulin Dog Meat “Festival” and illegal dog traffickers. He then transports them to one of NDLB’s three sanctuaries in East Asia where they receive medical care, nutritional support, and rehabilitation on an ongoing basis. These survivors stay in NDLB’s sanctuaries until they are adopted into loving homes in the United States, Canada and the U.K.
No Dogs Left Behind survivors waiting for a flight home.
No Dogs Left Behind survivors waiting for a flight home.
Primarily located in East Asia, with its headquarters in New York, NDLB recently expanded its presence into Canada in order to continue its lifesaving work after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indefinitely suspended the importation of dogs into the United States from 113 countries. “This suspension was a complete surprise to all international rescues, and at the time, we had 112 dogs that had American adopters waiting to welcome them home” says Jacqueline Finnegan, NDLB Vice President and CEO of USA Operations. “We recognized that this suspension would likely remain in place for the foreseeable future and we took immediate steps to grow the foundation so that we could continue to adopt out the dogs that we rescue.”
“Failure is not an option” says Beri. “Our mission is to end the reckless slaughtering of animals. The CDC’s import ban forced us to rethink our operations because we must have the ability to adopt our dogs out in order to make room for new survivors. We have always adopted dogs to Canadian citizens, so choosing Canada as the location for our first Safe House in North America was an easy decision.”
Beri arrived in Toronto today to personally open the Safe House and ensure it operates according to all the same protocols NDLB employs in the other three sanctuaries it operates. The Safe House will include kennels, indoor and outdoor play areas, and large parks for the dogs to play in throughout the day. A key part of the operations will focus on socializing the dogs so that they are fully adjusted and ready to become part of a family when they are finally united with their adopters.
No Dogs Left Behind survivors waiting for a flight home.
No Dogs Left Behind survivors waiting for a flight home.
“The welcome we have received from everyone in Canada has been overwhelming,” says Beri. “We are so grateful to all of the amazing Canadians who have opened up their homes and their hearts to our survivors, whether as fosters or adopters, and to all of the new volunteers who have joined the NDLB family in the recent months to help us with transports and our Safe House.”
Through the unwavering support of donors, volunteers and activists, NDLB is leading the efforts in fighting for global animal welfare reform. Beri looks forward to growing NDLB’s presence in Canada and getting more people involved in NDLB’s fight against animal cruelty and demanding global animal welfare laws.
If you would like to donate to support NDLB’s mission or its new Canadian Safe House, click here.
 
About No Dogs Left Behind: No Dogs Left Behind operates boots on the ground in East Asia, fighting on the frontlines to rescue dogs from the illegal dogmeat trade. We work hands-on with local activists through emergency response, pulling dogs directly from slaughterhouses, dogmeat trucks, wet markets and traffickers. Our mission extends beyond borders, advocating for the creation and enforcement of animal welfare laws, and raising awareness for a cruelty-free, sustainable world in which no animal is violated, exploited, tortured or slaughtered for commercial goods or profit. With nearly 500 survivors in our care, No Dogs Left Behind operates sanctuaries in Dayi and Gongyi in East Asia.
Friday, 19 November 2021 23:54

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

Novemberr 20, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - Tampa, Florida

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Producer-in-training - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW SAFE HOUSE LOCATED IN TORONTO, CANADA and Founder Jeffrey Beri will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/20/21 at 5pm ET to discuss their organization and their current fights to save dogs everywhere

Taylor Rae music artist will join Jon & Talkin' Pets Saturday 11/20/21 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away her new album "Mad Twenties"

National Radio Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen will join Talkin' Pets 720pm ET to talk turkey

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 03:21

Encanto

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Encanto

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios present a PG, 99-minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howards and Charise Castro Smith, screenplay by Smith and Bush and story by Howard with a theater release of November 24, 2021.

“This album is an accumulation of everything I’ve been through in my 20s so far. I’ve come to a place of eternal gratitude for each lesson and each moment during that time - the good and bad.” – Taylor
 
Nashville, TN (August 4, 2021) – MAD TWENTIES proves it’s impossible to pigeon-hole this California to Texas transplant – Taylor Rae is fearless in her exploration of musical genres and of the human condition. This openness to both creative and personal evolution has resulted in a captivating and commanding, 12-track debut album that brings a magical new voice to the masses. Emotionally raw, lyrically polished and delivered with pure vocal mastery, MAD TWENTIES and Taylor Rae make for compelling listening.
 
A largely chronological concept album, the project charts the progress of a romantic relationship. The disc opens with “Window,” a song inspired by a plant medicine psychedelic-experience – and then ably crosses boundaries and a range of emotions on its way to its closing ode: the raw, wake-up call of “Taking Space.” Overall, the disc shares the who, what, when, where and why of Taylor’s largely lived twenties. The B3-infused joyride (and new single) that is “Home on the Road,” reveals the Blues/Jazz influences of her youth while the dreamy “Fixer Upper” highlights a sweet Folk feel. Energy emanates from the rhythmic hypnotics of “Never Gonna Do” and Taylor ably brings a Rock opera presence to “Forgiveness.” While clearly intimate, MAD TWENTIES is neither self-indulgent, nor ego driven. After all, love and music are universal languages.
 
Album Track List
 
1.   Window
2.   Home on the Road
3.   Fixer Upper
4.   Sink or Swim
5.   Letting You Go
6.   Never Gonna Do
7.   5:25
8.   Just Be
9.   Something Familiar
10. Forgiveness
11. Wait and See
12. Taking Space
All Songs Written by Taylor Rae, © TaylorRaeMusic (ASCAP)
 
The new single from MAD TWENTIES, “Home on the Road” is based on Taylor’s memories of a long drive from California to Colorado in a 1979 step van. “It was hot, and the van kept overheating,” she recalls. “We had no money for repairs or a tow, and I remember sitting at a rest stop in our underwear, waiting on the van to cool off enough to drive the next 20 miles, drinking warm Heinekens and thinking that one day I’d write a song about the experience.” The track premiered on Americana Highways. Fans can pre-save “Home on the Road” now and radio can access via Airplay Direct.
 
Recorded at OmiSound Studios in Nashville, MAD TWENTIES was produced by William Gawley [Taylor Hicks (American Idol) Taylor McCall (BMG)] and engineered by Bryce Roberts (Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard). Taylor played acoustic guitar throughout and was joined by A-listers Dave Francis on bass (Maura O’Connell, Luke Combs), Wayne Killius on drums (Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich), David Flint on guitar/mandolin (Highway 101) and Chris Nole on piano/keys (Faith Hill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams).

 

Taylor Rae Bio 

Powered by insightful, poetic and deeply personal lyrics, Taylor Rae’s music is propelled by a voice that, while wholly unique, could best be described as a sizzling folk, jazz and blues hybrid of Norah Jones and Grace Potter. The singer calls her musical style soul and roll: “It's not really soul music; it’s not really rock ‘n’ roll. It's a blend of all the roots genres that come from the earliest days of American music,” she explains.

Born in Santa Cruz and raised in nearby Ben Lomond, Taylor Rae Vencill’s eclectic musical journey took her first from California’s Central Coast to Los Angeles. Then, in 2018, she relocated to Austin, which, like her birthplace, offered the space and freedom to be true to herself both as an artist and an individual. Throughout her career she has remained nomadic, traveling countless miles to grace a plethora of stages from iconic Santa Cruz venues Moe’s Alley, Kuumbwa Jazz and the Catalyst, to Hollywood’s prestigious Hotel Cafe and the second stage at legendary Austin nightspot Stubb’s. Taylor has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Brandy Clark, The Stone Foxes, Kristian Bush and Reggae musician Mike Love. In 2017, Taylor won Santa Cruz NEXTies Award for Musician of the Year.

The natural surroundings of her youth have provided limitless inspiration for Taylor’s craft, as have myriad musical influences ranging from Bonnie Raitt and Carole King, to Simon & Garfunkel and Steely Dan, among others. Taylor wrote her first song at age 8, taught herself guitar at 12, and played her first paid gig by age 15.

With her debut album, Mad Twenties, Taylor delivers 12 original tracks exhibiting a sophistication and maturity beyond her years. Helmed by producer William Gawley, the musical styles run the gamut from acoustic folk to Led Zeppelin-tinged rock and roadhouse blues, while also incorporating jazz and psychedelic influences. A largely chronological concept album, Taylor’s incisive lyrics similarly cover a broad emotional landscape, with a blossoming – then withering – romance charted from start to finish in stunning confessional detail. The gently rolling opening cut, “Window,” inspired by a psychedelic experience, affords the first inviting glance into the real-life relationship on which the majority of songs are based, while the sweetly romantic first single, “Fixer Upper,” offers an optimistic view forward. The paths of touring musician and romantic partner converge in the grease-streaked blues of “Home on the Road.” Taylor’s vocal prowess for searing blues-rock is demonstrated in the electrifying “Forgiveness,” as well as in the raw, edgy and politically charged “Never Gonna Do.” Both represent a brief but compelling detour from the album’s autobiographical approach. “Taking Space,” a darkly bittersweet epilogue to the love story, closes out the collection.

“Recording the album was very cathartic; it reflects my own personal journey of self-actualization, awareness and growth,” admits Taylor, “now I look back on this experience with gratitude.”

 

Website: http://taylorraemusic.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/taylorraemusic1/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorraemusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/taylorraemusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6_WKdwJHE5EE-CiepHC5Nw

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0t8gj9joeg6gQxxrjf9UDd

 

Friday, 12 November 2021 23:43

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

November 13, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Karen Vance - Certified Dog Trainer

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Hour 2 at 630pm ET Jon and Talkin' Pets is joined by Darby Camp & Jack Whitehall the stars from "Clifford the Big Red Dog"

Thursday, 11 November 2021 00:02

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Paramount Pictures, Entertainment One, Kerner Entertainment Company, Scholastic Entertainment, New Republic pictures and Walden Media present a PG, 97-minute, Animation, Adventure, comedy directed by Walt Becker with screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn and Blaise Hemingway with a theater release of November 10, 2021.

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