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Convonista

Questioning pop culture.

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Convonista interviews award-winning, critically acclaimed actors, directors, producers, chefs, and authors, and covers their latest family news - think baby buzz, small + silver screen releases, theatre premieres, special needs, life + style launches and philanthropic endeavors - in a conversational way that redefines Q+A.

Feel free to contact Pilar at mariapilarclark@yahoo.com to coordinate an interview and/or event coverage.

Interviews are conducted by Maria Pilar Clark, gabby mom to two, who is also the writer and creator behind Chicago Parent's Cosmotot.

Disney's Imagination Movers give pixie dust zydeco sound in a massive tour announced for 2011


Posted Nov 22, 2010 12:38 PM

Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will kick off their "In a Big Warehouse" concert tour on Feb. 4, 2011. The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids will travel coast to coast in a series of 80 shows across the nation, and will visit 50 cities.
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British chef Jamie Oliver ushers in a culinary revolution


Posted Nov 22, 2010 12:38 PM

Simple, natural and naked might be the three best ways to describe world class chef, Jamie Oliver's culinary style. Known to fans as down-to-earth and approachable - and to critics as a bit of a hippie revolutionary - Oliver got his start in his parent's pub kitchen at just sixteen years of age.
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Comedian Ben Stiller calls fatherhood 'pure love and good things'


Posted Nov 22, 2010 3:53 AM

There's more to Ben Stiller than meets the eye as the Emmy-award winning comedian, actor, producer and director reprises his role as Alex, the innocently egotistical Lion looking for more in life than the inside of his cage at the New York City Zoo.
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Comedian Chris Rock takes fatherhood as it comes


Posted Nov 22, 2010 3:53 AM

Chris Rock might not be the first actor who comes to mind when considering child-appropriate movies, but the loud, proud comedian, screenwriter, director and producer is hilariously witty, not to mention 100% rated G in his reprisal as Marty the zebra in Madagascar 2.
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Jada Pinkett Smith balances motherhood and media in Hollywood


Posted Nov 22, 2010 3:53 AM

Working mom Jada Pinkett Smith took some time off the set of Madagascar 2 to share insights about her relationship with husband Will Smith, her family's hectic life in the limelight, and how they hold it all together.
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Rootsy musician Dan Zanes brings social awareness to kids folk music


Posted Nov 22, 2010 3:51 AM

Grammy-award winning children's musician, Dan Zanes, has an unexpected and unpretentious attitude. He's humble, down-to-earth, and very easy-going ... kind of like Mister Rogers sans the button-down cardigan. Blazers bedecked with polka dots, raspberry-colored pants and loud argyle socks are more his thing.
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Funnyman Jack Black champions fatherhood and mitochondrial disease


Posted Nov 22, 2010 3:08 AM

There's much more to Jack Black than slapstick routines and an over-the-top hyper-hip persona. He's also a father times two, champion for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, and most recently, the voice behind an awkward panda named Po.
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Extreme author and immersion journalist A.J. Jacobs takes on fertility and fatherhood


Posted Nov 22, 2010 3:06 AM

A.J. Jacobs might look like your ordinary garden-variety journalist, but labeling him with a title as unoriginal as that would be the single best way to completely discredit his flair for writing books more hilarious and dazzling than the inside of the Liberace's closet.
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Funnyman Jack Black champions fatherhood and mitochondrial disease


Posted Nov 21, 2010 12:03 AM

There's plenty more to Jack Black than just slapstick routines and an over-the-top hyper-hip persona. He's also a dad and quiet champion for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
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