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Author Archives: Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw
Melanie Votaw is a New York City-based freelance writer and the author of 15 non-fiction books. She’s a former actress/singer/dancer who started performing at age 4 and now loves to write about film, TV, and theater. Visit her Web site, Rule the Word, and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary is Optimistic Look at 11-Year-Olds Around the World


Melanie Votaw reviews the new G-rated documentary, "I Am Eleven," which is a delightful portrait of 11-year-olds throughout the world.

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‘Alumbrones’ Documentary Explores Cuba’s Art Scene


Melanie Votaw reviews the new documentary about Cuba's burgeoning art scene, "Alumbrones."

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Leslie Odom Jr. – Star of Broadway, ‘Smash,’ ‘Person of Interest’ – Records Jazzy Album

Leslie Odom, Jr. with Megan Hilty in a still from "Smash"| NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Melanie Votaw writes about new smooth album of tunes by actor/singer Leslie Odom, Jr. of Broadway, "Smash," "Person of Interest," and "Law & Order: SVU."

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‘Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering’ Tells of Big Pharma Conspiracy

Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, who conducted cancer research on Laetrile and passed away in 1979.

Melanie Votaw reviews "Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering," a documentary about the conspiracy to hide cancer research findings in the 1970's.

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Green Burial Explored in Documentary ‘A Will For the Woods’

A still from "A Will For the Woods"

Green burial is a hot topic these days, and a new documentary called "A Will For the Woods" takes on the issue by profiling the desire of one man to be buried without harming the environment.

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Broadway’s New Season Will Be Filled With Film & TV Stars

Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, and Patricia Clarkson in "The Elephant Man"  | T. Charles Erickson Photo

Melanie Votaw provides a list of the film and television stars who will grace Broadway's stages in the coming 2014-2015 season.

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On the Set Interview: Showrunner Chic Eglee Talks Moving from ‘Dexter’ & ‘Walking Dead’ to ‘Hemlock Grove’

Bill Skarsgard as Roman Godfrey in "Hemlock Grove" | Brooke Palmer for Netflix, Photo

Melanie Votaw visits the set and interviews showrunner Chic Eglee about his move from "Dexter" and "The Walking Dead" to the weird world of "Hemlock Grove"

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On the Set Interviews: Hemlock Grove’s Behind the Scenes Team on Season 2’s Gore & Creep-Fest

Lab props on the set of Godfrey's White Tower in season 2 of "Hemlock Grove" | Melanie Votaw Photo

Melanie Votaw visits the Toronto set of "Hemlock Grove" and interviews the talented design and technical team.

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On the Set Interviews: Hemlock Grove’s Lead Actors Talk Blood, Gore & More in Netflix Season 2

Hemlock Grove

Melanie Votaw visits the set of "Hemlock Grove" and interviews the core cast members, including Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, and Joel de la Fuente

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On the Set Interview: Hemlock Grove’s Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron Talk Vampires & Werewolves as Bros

Landon Liboiron and Bill Skarsgard in "Hemlock Grove"

Melanie Votaw reports from the set of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" with interviews with stars, Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron.

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Movie Review: ‘Test’ Depicts Gay Dancers at Start of AIDS Epidemic


Melanie Votaw reviews the new film, "Test," which follows gay dancers at the start of the AIDS crisis in the 1980's.

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Patricia Ward Kelly Tours Gene Kelly Tribute Show – Next Up, New York

Gene Kelly

Patricia Ward Kelly is touring her live tribute show about her late husband, Gene Kelly, in New York, California, and other locations.

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