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My Take On The Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Trial Will Genuinely Shock You

June 3rd, 2022
My Take On The Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Trial Will Genuinely Shock You

Taco Ockerse was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 21 July 1955. He spent many of his childhood years moving around the world, residing in the Netherlands, the United States, Singapore, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany. Taco attended the International School of Brussels, Belgium, and graduated in 1973. Afterward, he studied interior decoration and finished acting school in Hamburg. He held lead roles in numerous school productions, including You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Carousel; The Fantasticks; and Fiddler on the Roof. In 1975, he began his first professional theatrical... Read More

Johnny Depp Trial Offers Teachable Moment About Questioning Rumors And Stories

April 29th, 2022
Johnny Depp Trial Offers Teachable Moment About Questioning Rumors And Stories

It’s not just Johnny Depp. Think about all of the people who you’ve instantly judged, based only on hearsay from other people, or the accusations or insults of someone who obviously had a reason to slander that person. Think about all the times you’ve believed something you’ve read without stopping to think about it or check it out or even give it time for the full story to be revealed. Think about all of the times you’ve spread around false information on the internet and in real life based only upon rumor and hearsay. And think about how that may have... Read More

This Week In Artists In Conversation: Books To Spark Your Creativity To New Heights

December 8th, 2021
This Week In Artists In Conversation: Books To Spark Your Creativity To New Heights

Hi. Hello. I am an artist. You are an artist. And this is a conversation. So, technically it’s still Artists in Conversation… right?… This week’s feature has a little different slant to it. If you’re like me, 2020 took a toll on many aspects of your life and if you’re like me, you were always looking for some inspiration or something to keep you going. One of the things that helped me through were some projects, I guess (Circa’s Music on the Marquee comes to mind), but mostly… books. I wanted to share my top 5 books for artists for a troubling time, or anytime really. My... Read More

It’s A Johns And Davids World

April 22nd, 2019
It's A Johns And Davids World

It’s an odd trend in entertainment and pop culture, but strangely, there are a lot of creative, imaginative and cool creators named John and David. Think about it. Think of all the popular and/or pop culturally influential Johns. John Lennon. John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). John Belushi. John Cusack. Johnny Depp. John Steinbeck. John Hiatt. John Waters. Johnny Carson. John Mayer. John Grisham. John Fogerty. John Legend. John Mellencamp. Etc. Etc. And then there are the many Davids: David Letterman. Dave Chappelle. Dave Barry. David Mamet. David Lynch. David Fincher. David Byrne. David Sedaris. David... Read More