How to Survive in Show Business
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Glen Roven will talk from his own life experience about "How to Survive in Show Business". Open to the public. Free admission.


Glen Roven, Emmy Award winner, is a composer, lyricist, conductor, pianist, and CD Producer. He is Artistic Director of Roven Records based in New York City. (www.rovenrecords.com) In addition to appearing hundreds of times on television, he has written songs for, conducted and produced for Julie Andrews, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Leon Fleisher, Kenny G., Whitney Houston, Dick Hyman, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Kermit the Frog, Patti LaBelle, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, TRAIN and many others.  He conducted Frank Sinatra’s last concert on television and Sammy Davis’s final television appearance.  Annually, he creates the musical numbers for the American Film Institute Tribute and last year the show won it’s first Emmy for Best Variety Special. 


He won his first Emmy for the 1986 Tony Awards Show.  He began his TV career working for Alexander H. Cohen, contributing to 4 Tony Shows, 2 Emmys, Happy Birthday, Hollywood (co-produced with Jack Haley, Jr.), The Placido Domingo Special, NBC's 60th Anniversary Special, all three Night of 100 Stars to name a few. For George Schlatter, he won his fourth Emmy for SINATRA; 80 Years, His Way; also for Schlatter, he has written and conducted The Sammy Davis 60th Anniversary Tribute, The Richard Pryor Tribute, The Muhammad Ali Tribute, Welcome Home America, The Meaning of Life, The American Television Awards, The Comedy Hall of Fame, SHE-TV (with Carsey-Werner) and the annual American Comedy Awards, The AFI Tribute to Harrison Ford, among others. For Don Mischer, he has conducted the Kennedy Center Honors, the Prime Time Emmys, Bravo’s Tribute to John Travolta and Bravo’s Tribute to Ron Howard, plus the last five AFI Tributes. For Disney Television, he wrote and conceived the musical numbers for the ANIMAL KINGDOM THEME PARK OPENING SPECIAL, MGM/DISNEY Studio Grand Opening, The Grand Opening of Euro/Disney, The Best of Disney’s Music, Disney’s Greatest Hits on Ice (produced by Steve Binder), The Nancy Kerrigan Special, Disney’s Champions on Ice, Melinda, The First Lady of Magic (produced by Steve Binder), Incredible Animal Tales, plus Michelle Kwan’s Ice Special (Steve Binder). Other credits include: The last 10 AFI Tributes, NBC’s CLAY AIKEN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, with Aiken, Barry Manilow, Megan Mullaley & Yolanda Adams; AFI Tribute to George Lucas; The Presidential Gala at Ford’s Theatre, Leonard Bernstein's 60th Birthday Tribute, We Interrupt This Week, The Ed Sullivan Christmas Special, Elizabeth Taylor’s 60th Birthday Celebration plus many others. He composed all the songs for the Comedy Central Series/RikMil Production, VIVA VARIETY  (Emmy Nomination Best Theme).

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