*This pre-recorded episode was scheduled for release today. We have decided to go ahead and air it in honor of the beautiful and talented Olivia Newton-John, who, sadly, passed away yesterday, August 8.
Olivia, we remain forever and always hopelessly devoted to you.
Who hasn’t karaoke’d to a song from the ‘Grease’ movie soundtrack?
From catchy songs like “Summer Lovin’” to the number one singles “Grease” and “You’re the One that I Want,” to the Oscar-nominated “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” the music from the 1978 hit movie ‘Grease’ resonated with the audience.
In fact, 44 years after its release, the “Grease” movie soundtrack remains one of the top 10 most popular of all time, based on sales data. Meanwhile, the film itself is still one of the top-grossing movie musicals of all time, as well as one of the most well-known.
Be sure to catch this lively episode in which Candy and Ashley share interesting facts about the making and casting of the star-studded movie ‘Grease,’ starting with its origins as a stage play. The two also share their thoughts about why the film has been so beloved all these years, and weigh in on the controversial ending that has garnered increasing criticism over the passing years. This fun episode is the most… to say the least!
Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Amazon.com. Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on Amazon.com and Vimeo.com in the summer of 2016.
Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number!
No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures.
Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies.
“No Lost Cause”- NoLostCausedvd.com
The Theatre Downstream- TheTheatreDownstream.com
“The Why Not Philosophy”- http://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Philosophy-Learned-Raptors/dp/1508557004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455555613&sr=8-1&keywords=ashley+raymer-brown
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