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UYCN Welcomes The Newest “Debbie” From The Doyle And Debbie Show, And ROCO Releases A New CD

Actress Chelsea Ryan McCurdy shares tales from her newest show at STAGES Repertory Theatre with Ernie, and Catherine Lu learns about the CD that Hurricane Harvey couldn’t stop.

  • ROCO Alecia Lawyer & STAGES Chelsea Ryan McCurdy
    ROCO Alecia Lawyer & STAGES Chelsea Ryan McCurdy
  • ROCO's debut CD, Visions Take Flight (Photo Credit: Courtesy of ROCO / Innova Recordings)
    ROCO's debut CD, Visions Take Flight (Photo Credit: Courtesy of ROCO / Innova Recordings)
  • ROCO's debut CD, Visions Take Flight (Photo Credit: Courtesy of ROCO / Innova Recordings)
    ROCO's debut CD, Visions Take Flight (Photo Credit: Courtesy of ROCO / Innova Recordings)
  • Alecia Lawyer, ROCO Founder, Artistic Director & Principal Oboe (Photo Credit: Lynn Lane)
    Alecia Lawyer, ROCO Founder, Artistic Director & Principal Oboe (Photo Credit: Lynn Lane)
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    Recording-Project-Winds-1
  • ROCO and conductor Mei-Ann Chen during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
    ROCO and conductor Mei-Ann Chen during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
  • Mei-Ann Chen conducts ROCO during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
    Mei-Ann Chen conducts ROCO during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
  • ROCO musicians during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
    ROCO musicians during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
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  • ROCO musicians during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
    ROCO musicians during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
  • ROCO musicians during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
    ROCO musicians during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
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  • Conductor Mei-Ann Chen with ROCO during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
    Conductor Mei-Ann Chen with ROCO during a recording session at the Church of St. John the Divine, April 2018 (Photo Credit: Blueprint Film Co.)
  • Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
  • Travis Kirk Coombs, Luke Longacre and Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    Travis Kirk Coombs, Luke Longacre and Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
  • Chelsea Ryan McCurdy and Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    Chelsea Ryan McCurdy and Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
  • Luke Longacre and Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    Luke Longacre and Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
  • Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    Chelsea Ryan McCurdy in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
  • Chelsea Ryan McCurdy and Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    Chelsea Ryan McCurdy and Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
  • ​Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    ​Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
  • Chelsea Ryan McCurdy and Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.
    Chelsea Ryan McCurdy and Luke Longacre in Stages Repertory Theatre’s production of ​The Doyle and Debbie Show​ . Photo by Amitava Sarkar.

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In this episode of "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Catherine Lu finds out what it took for ROCO to bring together their new CD Visions Take Flight. Alecia Lawyer, ROCO Founder and Artistic Director, explains how Harvey complicated the making of this album.

And, Ernie Manouse chats with Chelsea Ryan McCurdy, one of the stars of Stages Repertory Theatre’s The Doyle and Debbie Show. Chelsea shares tales of a life on the stage and beyond.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.

 

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Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse

Executive Producer & Host, Town Square

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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