Friday, August 14, 2009

Fri Aug 14, 2009

On Today's Show:

John Melendez - "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" / "The Jay Leno Show"
After 15 seasons on Howard Stern’s Radio Show, Mr. Melendez, known to Stern fans as “Stuttering John,” has just finished his fifth season on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On the tonight show besides being the show’s nightly announcer, Mr. Melendez was also involved in comedy sketches and correspondence pieces as well as being the daily warm up performer for Jay. Mr. Melendez just signed on to be a writer on the new Jay Leno Show airing on NBC at 10:00pm as well as continuing to be the shows warm up performer. Mr. Melendez, who began with The Howard Stern Show as an intern in college, landed on the air almost immediately. During his 15 seasons with Stern, Melendez gained national acclaim and recognition with his daring interview style and prominent personality. In addition to interviewing countless celebrities on the radio, Melendez was simultaneously hired as a field reporter for the nationally syndicated Howard Stern Television Show, where he worked for two seasons as an interviewer and in sketch pieces for the show’s recurrent man-on-the-street segments. He continued his television work for Stern on the highly- rated E! television show. Aside from his notable work with Stern, Mr. Melendez’s feature credits include Private Parts, Dude Where's My Car, and Osmosis Jones. On television, he is credited with appearances on the reality series I'm A Celebrity, Get Me out Of Here, Celebrity Fear Factor, guest starring roles in Wings, and Baywatch Night, and in the animated series, Tripping the Rift, on the Sci-Fi channel. Last year Mr. Melendez starred in a full-length feature, National Lampoon's One, Two, Many, which he wrote and produced. (Ice House - Pasadena, CA this weekend)

Larry Van Aalst Sommelier "Equus Restaurant"
The Equus Restaurant and Loungebar has been transformed into an inviting casual dining experience. The California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences. The Loungebar features Friday evening wine tasting and Saturday entertainment. Equus Restaurant and Loungebar…make it your next stop. Host of "WCOW Sonoma County Wine Report"

JEWEL Singer - Songwriter
Singer-songwriter Jewel is releasing her first-ever independent ALBUM. Lullaby is jam packed full of soothing songs that both kids and adults can enjoy. The popular singer, who was homeless before being discovered, says the 15-track album is filled with a collection of lullabies, many she wrote to help her to sleep during difficult periods in her life. Jewel joins us from her hometown of Stephenville , Texas the place where THE “Sleep Better, Dream Bigger,” Project haS been THIS SUMMER, teaching america how to get a better NIGHT’S sleep and to dream big . It comes as no surprise that Jewel, an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter, finds herself in the embrace of country music for the release of her seventh career album, Perfectly Clear. From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time Grammy nominee, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career. Her singular style and beauty continuously land her on the covers of such diverse magazines as Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour and Seventeen. Stuff listed her among its '102 Sexiest Women in the World’ while Blender went further, crowning her 'rock’s sexiest poet. ‘ Sitting around a campfire on her ranch in Alaska , as a young girl, Jewel was first exposed to songwriting by her father and it has carried with her throughout her career. “I’m first and foremost a songwriter. I’ve been writing music since I was young- I got it from my dad. He was a cowboy and a songwriter. That to me is what country music is all about- telling a story that’s honest and true- that reveals something of yourself. I’m thrilled to be in front of an audience that prizes storytelling above all other things.” Jewel currently lives on a working ranch in Stephenville , Texas with World Champion bull-riding superstar, Ty Murray.

Lee Hodo - Marketing Manager- Russian River Valley Winegrowers
Created, organized, and hosted by the Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Grape to Glass encourages you to “Live Like a Local” and get fully immersed in one of California’s most unforgettable wine regions. Join our family of winegrape growers, winemakers, chefs and innkeepers August 14 –16, 2009:

• Get your boots dirty and your wine knowledge
• Taste your way to a winning hand at the Winery Poker Run.
• Take in Sip ‘N’ Cinema – Where Hollywood meets Wine Country at MacMurray Ranch –
• Experience the Russian River Valley Lifestyle by land, water and air -
• Enjoy wine country at its best at the Hog in the Fog Winegrower BBQ
• Wings, Wine and Wind-down / the “Wings Over Wine Country” Air Show,
14TH ANNUAL Grape to Glass Weekend August 14–16, 2009 Sonoma County, CA
Outstanding Russian River Valley Wines / Hands-On Vineyard and Winery Experiences
Wine Country Regional Cuisine

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".