Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a 2015 Guggenheim fellow. He has lectured around the world on his research in number theory and delivered one of the invited addresses at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, the largest math conference in the world. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Wired, and The Believer, and he has been featured on the Today show and NPR’s All Things Considered. He writes a popular column called “Do the Math” for Slate.
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Alana Stewart is an actress, host, author and spokesperson. She began her career by leaving her home state of Texas and heading to New York City to become a Ford model. Soon, she began her acting career appearing on such popular television series as “The Love Boat”, “Fantasy Island”, “The Bionic Woman”, “Hart to Hart”, “The Fall Guy”, “Masquerade” and the mini series “Small Sacrifices” and “Lonesome Dove”. Film roles include: Allan Carr’s “Where the Boys Are”, Jonathan Demme’s “Swing Shift”, “The Ravagers” with Richard Harris, the independent film “Between” which debuted at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, “American Intellectuals”, “Dangerous Company”, “Medusa”, “Wasted in Babylon”, “Mom Can I Keep Her” and “Delivered” which recently premiered at World Fest, an international film festival. It received the special Grand Jury Prize and Alana was awarded Best Supporting Actress.
Alana hosted the popular talk show “The George and Alana Show” with ex-husband, George Hamilton. Later, she appeared on the ABC hit reality show “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” and on VHI in “Meet The Hamilton’s”. She is currently starring in E!’s hit reality show, The Stewarts & The Hamiltons.
In 2007, Alana began working with her dear friend, Farrah Fawcett on “Farrah’s Story”, a documentary of Farrah’s courageous struggle with cancer which Alana filmed and produced. In 2009, “Farrah’s Story” debuted on NBC to record-breaking viewers and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Alana also released her first book in 2009, the New York Times bestseller, My Journey with Farrah – A story of Life, Love and Friendship. In her second book, Alana reveals her compelling personal story in REARVIEW MIRROR: A Memoir (published by Vanguard Press, September 2012). Alana serves as president of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation which funds cancer research and supports those fighting cancer.
Alana has appeared on most major media outlets including CNN, Bill O’Reilly, Barbara Walters, Larry King, The View, Nightline and Huckabee. She has made numerous appearances on TheToday Show with Meredith Viera, Extra, Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Alana recently received the prestigious Genii Award from the American Women in Radio and Television for excellence in documentary filmmaking for Farrah’s Story. In April of 2011, Alana received The John Wayne Cancer Institute ‘True Grit’ Humanitarian Award. The only other recipients have been Nancy Reagan, Larry King and Bonnie Hunt. In 2012, she was honored by The Beckstrand Cancer Foundation for her contribution to the cancer community.
Isaac Oliver is an award-winning playwright, author, and performer. His stories have been featured in The How I Learned Series, The Soundtrack Series, Showgasm, Dead Darlings, Real Characters, On This Island, and Naked Radio. He lives in New York City.
Cecilia Noël is passionate, flamboyant, and incredibly talented. Since being discovered in Peru by Stan Getz while only in her teens, Noël has become a favorite of Latin music aficionados in the know. Her signature blend of salsa, soul, jazz, funk, and Afro-Cuban music, which she calls “salsoul”, together with her charismatic stage presence, sweet and sassy vocals and high energy live performances, have earned her critical acclaim and a steadfast following.
With the release of Havana Rocks, Noël adds a new dimension to her musical palette, marrying Cuban and Latin grooves to mega pop hits from the 80s. The entire album was recorded in Havana, Cuba with an all-Cuban cast of musicians and singers. The project required special permission from the US Government, a lengthy bureaucratic process, but well worth the work for the music results here are nothing short of spectacular. Havana Rocks includes covers of Devo’s “Whip It”, Gary Numan’s “Cars” and Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town”, all propelled by deep percussive grooves and Noël’s rich and appealing alto vocals. The creativity of the arrangements and approach is refreshing, but what is perhaps most surprising is how well it all works. Noël’s take on ACDC’s “You Shook Me” begins with a darker, minor mood in the verses before exploding into a vivacious chorus, fueled by tight horn lines that respond to her razor sharp vocals. The breadth of her vocal talents are further showcased on her sultry version of The Divinyls “I Touch Myself”, which breaks down into a understated, elegant bossa-nova piano solo interspersed with Noël’s whispers of sweet nothings.
Originally from Lima, Perú, Noël’s career began at the age of eight with a starring role in a Perúvian television show called “El Tío Johnny”. As a teenager, Noël’s mother Menina Pereira sent her to Argentina and Germany to take voice, violin, and piano lessons. Upon returning, she sang and studied under the tutelage of famed Italian bandleader Carlo Berscia. Encouraged by the legendary Stan Getz to move to the U.S., Noël relocated to New York City where she sang at the famous Rainbow Room and became a principal dancer with Jo Jo’s Dance Factory and the well-known boy band, Menudo.
Noël moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and formed Cecilia Noël and The Wild Clams. Described as ‘James Brown meets Pérez Prado’, the band quickly became one of the most powerful and entertaining live music acts in Los Angeles and was signed to Epic Records. In 2009 Noël released ¡A GOZÁR! – her debut for Compass Records – which earned Noël a spot on Putumayo’s 2010 Latin Party release. In addition to solo dates, Noël continues to perform with The Wild Clams as well as with her husband and former Men At Work front man Colin Hay.