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"danny burstein" Discussed on Keep It!

Keep It!

03:26 min | 8 months ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on Keep It!

"I've been getting so lucky to work in tv and film and that's an industry that really is working for the last year plus and i don't really think the world understands how compromised and how tragic this has been for. This has been for the theater community. And how many people we lost a covert and other things that in memoriam was really long. And there's a reason it's because so many people died. I said that to some people here in la. When i came back i was like sort of say overwhelmed by the emotion of it i sort of had to explain to people like people really understand why people were lost to covert in that community because so many people got it in the early days. Danny burstein was in the hospital setting for his life in march texting. My husband and i have been like. I love you guys. I really hope. I make it through this. You know. then we lost Rebecca lucrative. That was one of the most exciting moments that night. When danny burstein one. You know john lithgow said seven time nominee and we all jumped presi the for him. You know that and then When i sat down the rehearsal. I sat down next to to days while graham over and give us haga. We just so sorry. I can't stop crying. I came out on the stage for hersal to just practice saying my little wines for presenting. I start crying. It was overwhelming like my dresser. Helped alternate My outfit for the night and seeing her we all cried. My husband by dresser christina. Who's dressing andrei children. On haiti sound. We crept because her and her husband had been on the job for eighteen months. He's on a crew right now. My friend who's a tele player. She lost her job at frozen which they thought would come back which i could just go on and on and on like i cannot. Overstate the trauma. That community has experienced. A lot of people have found a way to go back to work in some respect or another but like feeder has really really been traumatized in a way that sketchy co long time to come back so on that note everybody goes control. I love that. People had their masks on during the show up. I'm currently working on a showdown with geoffrey richmond. Who's married to john. hickey just talking about people being vaccinated and people having their mass on during the show and it feels like the safest thing to do to go see a show because you're in a mask. People were vaccinated. They'll say for them like going to you. Yes it is. It's amazing to have you know cool to be in new york for like twenty four hours. I've got to go for twenty four hours but it was amazing to walk up to a restaurant. He asks for your vaccination card. There's i felt like it was amazing. I thought that was fabulous. There's just like that's the world they're living in and that's what's up and you just do it and move on and so i think it's exciting. I think it's gonna be really helpful for new york in new york getting its feet back and getting tourism act but up yet. I felt percents and also i someone up. Or i like got to experience jennifer. Holliday's singing. I am telling you and john sat behind. We all just having this sort of collective communal experience in that is what theater is an olive. Our hearts were there. And you're right. We were safe. It felt like the safest place in the world to be. I feel like you turn around in your chair. And just like chita. Rivera has her leg overhead or something. God yes block was on the other side of the you know..

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Woke Crowd Cries Racism After 'Slave Play' Tony Awards Snub

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:52 min | 8 months ago

Woke Crowd Cries Racism After 'Slave Play' Tony Awards Snub

"For a theater geek like me like me. Last night was the like the super bowl because it was the tony awards. I've got a friend in moulin rouge actually a few friends in moulin rouge and moulin rouge the musical. The huge winner. I was really really excited for danny burstein. Zeya a new york actor. He had just a horrific year. he's one of the stars of moulin rouge on broadway. And he's been a broadway actor for and he and his wife. Rebecca luker a real beloved couple rebecca. His wife got ls and both of them got cove head and she died last december. This past december. So he's back on stage with moulin rouge. He won his first. Tony award very gracious speech. And there's a huge controversy about the play side not the musical side you got you got musicals and you got you got plays right and the play that was expected to clean up at. The tonys was a play called slave plane. I know people who saw it and said it was a incoherent mess. It's just. I don't even know what it's about something about. It's all woke stuff about race. It's race and sexuality and you know a lot of people. I know roy just didn't like it at all but you know the woke crowd of new york being the wo- crowd it was nominated for. I think i think twelve tony awards. It was completely shut out. It didn't win a single tony so now of course come the accusations that the tony select selection committee is racist. Because everything's got to be racist. Everything is a lack of diversity. Everything about And of course. New york's broadway community is about the most diverse community in the world. But it's not enough for the woke crowd

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"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And that anxious he should hear me. You always has me worried and in trouble when he's near me before, Lord Well, you should But there's one I love if he were near me now. Which year be No. You know, I used to be. Oh, my strength of mind was fine and independence bear it mine I used to be. Oh, do everything almost On that sweethearts. True for for girls that I knew and one on in my life, But now I know that I'm a cleaning fine. Just stand alone. I'm more Dick or oy. Yeah. Since then, anxiously should hear me. You always has me worried in trouble when he's near me, you crazy? We should go wrong, But here's one I know if he were in near me. Now Cheer me. You That performance from last June, turned out to be Rebecca Lookers final performance. She died of a less last Wednesday. She was 59 the interview. We just heard with her and her husband, Danny Burstein, was recorded on October 12th. I'm grateful for the recording. She's left us with we send our deepest sympathies to Danny Burstein. After a short break, Our jazz critic Kevin Whitehead will pay tribute to a few of the jazz musicians who left us this year. This is fresh air. Anything. Oh, no..

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Which we just heard. An excerpt of My final interview with her was recorded about 11 weeks ago. It had been a rough year for her and her husband, Broadway star Danny Burstein, He started revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and Stephen Sondheim's Follies as well as in Moulin Rouge. Earlier in the year bursting was hospitalized for covert. Then Luca came down with a relatively mild case. But it was on top of having been diagnosed a few months earlier with a LS Lou Gehrig's disease. After bursting, wrote an article about having cove it and then taking care of Luker, who had become increasingly weak. We invited them back on our show. Lucas. Symptoms seem to be progressing rapidly. She was at the point where she was having trouble speaking, although just four months earlier, she had performed a song at a zoom event to raise awareness about a L s Here's an excerpt of my interview from October 12th with Rebecca Luker and her husband, Danny Burstein. You both have received Tony nominations for your performances in musicals back. It seems like you are just such a natural singer. I can't imagine no one could learn to sing like you unless they had a gift that they just had, you know. And Danny, you've said you never really thought of yourself as a singer and that you had to work at it. Um, Although I think you're a terrific singer. I've heard you in several musicals. But compare. Compare your approaches to how you developed into singers. Well, Becca opens her mouth and her heart falls out. It's just a gift that she had from birth. She opened her mouth and this beautiful sound came out. No, she worked like crazy at it. But it's something that is innate in her this beauty and goodness that comes out of her When she sings. I never had that. Also, I had to concentrate on the lyric and putting the lyric over and storytelling more than anything and that got me by and I was a good enough. Good enough musician to make it work. But that's how I have to work twice as hard on a song. Maybe 10 times and Becca will pick up and she's also an amazing musician. So she'll pick up the song and be able to read it down, You know, and then just say it, and I don't read music that well, I read some and it takes me forever, but I learned a lot from Danny. Because he's such a great actor. That it made me better over the years. Absolutely. Can you put your finger on something that you learned from him? Oh, I just had to communicate a song. I was younger, I would really fall back on just the fact that I had a pretty voice, you know? So as I matured, especially after I met Danny You would help me make things work more. You mean more? I learned to act a song. It's supposed to just sing it. Just just a few months ago in June, when when you had a little more breath You did a zoom event. To raise awareness about a less and you saying a Jerome Kern song. Called not You That's also on your drum Kern album. I thought since we're talking about your voice that we might hear a little bit of that. I just think it's from. It was beautiful, early current songs ever. Sondheim said He liked it, too. So that's good. Current just speaks to me so well, you know, I feel like it's something I was meant to sing car. Thank you so much for this conversation. And for sharing so much with us. Thank you. Lovely talking to you, Terry. Here's Rebecca.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"From her collection of Jerome current songs, which was the occasion of my interview with her in 2013, which we just heard. An excerpt of My final interview with her was recorded about 11 weeks ago. It had been a rough year for her and her husband, Broadway star Danny Burstein, He started revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and Stephen Sondheim's Follies as well as in Moulin Rouge. Earlier in the year bursting was hospitalized for covert. Then Luca came down with a relatively mild case. But it was on top of having been diagnosed a few months earlier with a LS Lou Gehrig's disease. After bursting, wrote an article about having cove it and then taking care of Luker, who had become increasingly weak. We invited them back on our show. Lucre. Symptoms seem to be progressing rapidly. She was at the point where she was having trouble speaking, although just four months earlier, she had performed a song at a zoom event to raise awareness about a L s Here's an excerpt of my interview from October 12th with Rebecca Luker and her husband, Danny Burstein. You both have received Tony nominations for your performances in musicals back. It seems like you are just such a natural singer. I can't imagine it. No one could learn to sing like you unless they had a gift that they just had, you know, and Danny, You said you'd never really thought of yourself as a singer and that you had to work at it. Um, although I think you're a terrific singer. I've heard you in several musicals. Um, but Compare. Compare your approaches to how you developed into singers. Well, Becca opens her mouth and her heart falls out. It's just a gift that she had from birth. She opened her mouth and this beautiful sound came out. No, she worked like crazy at it. But it's something that is innate in her this beauty and goodness that comes out of her. When she sings, I I never had that. Also, I had to concentrate on the lyric and putting the lyric over and storytelling more than anything and that got me by and I was a good enough. Good enough musician to make it work. But that's how I have to work twice as hard on a song. Maybe 10 times on Becca will pick up and she's also an amazing musician. Social pick up the song and be able to read it down, you know, and then just saying it, and I don't read music that well, read some and it takes me forever, but I learned a lot from Danny. Because he's such a great actor. It made me better over the years. Absolutely. Can you put your finger on something that you learned from him? I just had to communicate a song. I was younger, I would really fall back on just the fact that I had a pretty voice, you know? So as I matured Especially after I met Danny. You would help me make things Work. Moya mean more. I learned to act a song that's supposed to just sing it. Just just a few months ago in June, when when you had a little more breath You did a zoom event. To raise awareness about a less and you saying a Jerome Kern song. Um, called, not you. That's also on your Jerome Kern album. I thought since we're talking about your voice that we might hear a little bit of that. I just think it's from it was beautiful, early turn songs ever. Sometimes said he liked it, too. So that's good. Current just speaks to me. So well, you know, I feel like it's something I was meant to same car. Thank you so much for this conversation and for sharing so much with us. Thank you. Lovely talking to you. Terry. Here's.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"On the Swan galleries, app. On this week's on the media. NBC hosted a Trump Town hall and ended at the same time is a B C's Biden event. Was it a ratings crap? I don't think from the radius perspective or a chain dollar perspective, It makes album my chances of political decision network machinations and more from this week's on the media from W. N. Y. C. Tomorrow morning at 10 on 93.9 FM. This's w N. Y C. 93.9 FM and AM 20, NPR News and the New York conversation. This is fresh air weekend. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Let's get back to Terry's interview with Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein. Their lives have become complicated by health crises bursting was starring in Moulin Rouge before it shut down in March, and he contracted a severe case of covert 19. After he returned home from the hospital. Luker had a relatively minor case of Covad, but that was on top of having been diagnosed a few months earlier with a less or Lou Gehrig's disease. A progressive disease that affects the brain's ability to initiate and control muscle movement, and in later stages Khun Lead to paralysis. Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker spoke to Terry last Monday. If you don't mind my asking. I think you have just such a beautiful voice. I love your singing so much, and I know it's hard for you just to have enough breath to talk right now. And as recently as June, there was AH zoom event for you related to a less and raising awareness about it. And you sung three songs in that and sounded gorgeous. S o. I can I can hear that, You know, in terms of your voice and the breath that you need for a voice that that's That's progressed. Are there songs that go through your mind now? Even if you can't really sing them? Yeah, and we we listen to me sometimes no recordings. Yes, Lovely. So you know, I'm proud of What? Yeah. Yeah, There's a There's a type of immortality that we were talking about the other day that Becca's recordings give her and and she was expressing how proud she is of those recordings. So and they are their glorious they are. I agree. Let's why don't we pause in and listen to one Okay, so I'd like you back up to choose one that you'd particularly like to hear, especially if it's on visit song that has special meaning for, you know, or that's taken on a new meaning for you. I was going to suggest come My white Knight. Say a few words about why you love this song. And then we'll hear it. I was just I was just gonna say that, um Danny's My White Knight. So So here's Rebecca Luca from the Broadway revival of the.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Think that was my guess. Rebecca Luker recorded in June, singing the drum current song, Not you. And in the months Since then her a less rigorous disease has progressed and At this point, Becca, you you're saying you You can't really sing anymore. Or you don't have enough breath or diaphragm support to do that, right? Sadly for you, and for all of us who love your singing. Like me. What So, you know, also with us is Danny Burstein, who is this six time Tony nominee, Rebecca lookers. Three time Tony nominee and So, Danny, we've been saying that you got covered shortly after Moulin Rouge closed on Broadway because there was a suspected case of Cove it that turned out to be a real case of covert. And then you Got it soon after. What are the eyes that Moulin Rouge will ever reopened? I mean, it's it's a seems like a really expensive Lavish musical. And you know Broadway hope financially. Who knows what Broadway's future is going to be? It may take a while. I mean, they said in the most recent press release that we should be back June 1st. But you know even that We're unsure of that. You know, I'm sure of anything right now. When it comes to when will things we open? It's true they're gonna have to set up new protocols for theatergoing. Or think of new ways to get the show's out to people. There is a need. There's a desperate need for people to experience art again. For ideas and and entertainment on that kind of energy. That only happens from a live experience. There is a deep need for that. A human desire and we're going to try and figure out some way of making that happen. And that's for Moulin Rouge coming back. Our producers are intrepid. And they are really in it for the long haul and we will be back. I'm sure we will be one of the shows that will return. Yes, it is expensive, but They're they're committed to keeping the show open and one way or another, we will be back. Okay. Well, good luck. With the Tony nominations, and I will be thinking of you both. Thank you so much for this conversation and for sharing so much with us. Thank you. Lovely talking to you, Terry. Our thanks to Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker. Tomorrow on fresh air. Our guests will be filmmaker Craig Foster. His new documentary. My Octopus teacher is about a year Foster spent diving off the coast of South Africa into a kelp forest. There. He gained the trust of a wild octopus that taught him about its life and foster zone. I hope you'll join us. Fresh air's executive producer is Danny Miller, our technical director and engineers. Sergey Bentham. Our interviews and reviews have produced and edited.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

10:27 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Speak. Or breathe, Danny, do you think you have A better understanding of what it's like. To have an illness because you had cove it and had such a bad case of it, like there might be a level of understanding of the sense of What it's like to feel dependent what it's like to feel. Ah, loss of control. Yeah, there is. There is a loneliness. To having an illness. Um and I, It's but it's hard. I still can't imagine how difficult it is for someone with a less because you're trapped inside your own body. Your mind is Is soaring and free and on DH wants to be happy and on move your limbs and unfortunately, you're, it becomes more and more Claustrophobic for you. So it's It's been difficult to watch her go through it, but I understand part of the loneliness of of having an illness and coming close to Having to make peace with your own mortality. And and feeling that that maybe this was enough. And maybe this has to be enough. And and being proud of all that I have accomplished in my life thus far. And you know if if one of us did pass away could you know like one of us meeting anybody who's listening to this? You know, you hope that you feel like that You've lived a productive life and then you've given back and they've done good things for other people. Do you feel? Similarly? I really I really do. Other times when I think I may have made peace with Die, And then I, uh In other times I reject that. Serious strongly because, you know, I just always thought I'd be an old lady. Going down. I still plan on that. Being old. You know, everybody says it's very, very hard to be a patient, but it's also very hard to be a caregiver. And it can also when, in a couple when one person needs care, and the spouse is the caregiver. It can be a very loving tender thing. It can also create a lot of Impatience with each other. And if you're comfortable talking about it cause so many people are going through or have gone through or will go through this kind of thing. If there's anything you're comfortable sharing about The Tenderness and the pressures When Somebody is sick and the spouse becomes the caregiver. Well, I feel like I haven't really slept seven or eight months. I laugh, but I honestly say that in all honesty It's exhausting. And and not easy, and I've been helping to take care of enough for a year and a half since the onset of the illness. You know, having said that? Of course, there are the beautiful things that this kind of a situation Present issue If the the closeness the friendship, the deep Understanding the trust Andi. It's a privilege and I mean that that it is a great great privilege to share this time together. Having said that, it's exhausting. Yes, it is exhausting. And sometimes we are at at each other because we're still a normal married couples just going through this. Kind of Ah, whole bizarre situation. But you know, we still bicker and and and laugh and kiss And you know all the normal things that everybody else goes to just that everything is A heightened because of the situation conceal this and the this year, exhaustion of it all. As hard as this is for me, I sometimes think that Danny has the harder job. It's a pleasure to tell you something. If this stuff is tough, you're constantly on the phone with with doctors with bowties with DTs is reflexology with insurance companies. And you know your home health aide and we're so grateful to everybody who has stepped up and you know you are we love you. I guess, or Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, who've been married for 20 years. We'll talk more after a break. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. Let's get back to my interview with Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, who've been married 20 years he was starring in Moulin Rouge. When it went dark because of Cove. It He came down with a severe case. Luca had a relatively mild case soon after, but she had been diagnosed just a few months earlier with the progressive disease, Lou Gehrig's disease. Which interferes with the brain's ability to initiate movement and control muscles. You both have received Tony nominations for your performances in musicals back. It seems like you are just such a natural singer. I can't imagine it. No one could learn to sing like you unless they had a gift that they just had, you know. And Danny, you've said you'd you'd never really thought of yourself as a singer and that you had to work at it. Although I think you're a terrific singer, I've heard you in several musicals. But compare. Compare. Your approach is too how you developed into singers. Well, Rebecca opens her mouth and her hard falls out. It's just a gift that you know, just it's just a gift. You know that that she had from birth, she opened her mouth and this beautiful sound came out. And I know she worked like crazy at it, but it's It's something that is innate in her. This beauty and goodness that comes out of her when she sings. I never had that. Also, I had to concentrate on the lyric and putting the lyric over and storytelling more than anything, and that got me by and I wasn't good enough. Good enough musician to make it work. But that's how I have to work twice as hard on a song. Maybe 10 times and Becca will pick up and she's also an amazing musician. So she'll pick up the song and be able to read it down, You know, and then just say it, and I don't read music that well, I read some And and it takes me forever. I learned a lot from Danny because he's such a great actor said it. It made me better. Over the years. Absolutely. Can you put your finger on something that you learn from him? Oh, I just had to communicate a song. You know, I I I was younger. I would really Fall back on just the fact that I had a pretty voice, you know. So as I have matured and Especially after I met Danny. You would help me, you know, make things work. More Amin, more other to act Act. Supposed to just sing it. It's really wonderful. Just just a few months ago in June, when when you had a little more breath Ah! Before the s had advanced to the point where it is now you did zoom event. To raise awareness about a less and you saying a Jerome Kern song. Called not You. That's also on your Jerome Kern album. From and I thought Since we're talking about your voice that we might hear a little bit of that, and s so if you could maybe compare for us. What the song means in context in the context of the show that it's from. But what the song with with what the song means personally, too, you know. Oh, I just think it's from was beautiful. Early turn songs ever Sondheim's that elected to, so that's good what it needs today. You see this woman, this beautiful current ballads. And, uh, Forget how.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Singing my White Knight from the musical theme music Man. This is from a Broadway revival of the show. Andre has such a beautiful recording and racial tohave. It was part of the show. Yeah. I always think it must be so hard to have something that you're so gifted at that you can't You can't do anymore, right? Yes, Hard. Yeah, it was. That's been especially hard. I won back on on on on all of us who know Rebecca And ah But I will say that she there's some days she has actually no voice at all. And then it comes back and she fights hard. And and she, you know, perseveres. Um, there are many different things that we have to mourn along the way. But we also It also teaches us something. And we adapt. Because it seems like every few weeks we're adapting to a new reality with this illness. Let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more my guests or to Broadway stars who have been married since 2000, Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker. We'll be right back. This is fresh air. Support for NPR comes from.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:19 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Comes from a generous gift from Yon Schram and Marie and Manetti Shrimp founders of the Minetti Shrimp Museum of Art at U. C. Davis, who believed that all people deserve access to education and culture to enrich a lifetime of exploration and learning and from the East Bay Community Foundation connecting donors with community led movements to address racial equity. BBC F envisions an inclusive fair and just East Bay vcf dot org's. My name is Michelle Hennigan. Fresh air will continue until eight o'clock tonight, and then it ate its the program. Kelly Corrigan wonders tonight show examines the phrase never give up. And considers went to persist and when to set something aside. Then at nine o'clock, we'll hear about the gas on Venus, plus a conversation with the Earth Side Star of Star Trek Discovery. That's at nine o'clock on NPR's won a here on public radio time now, 7 30. This is fresh air. I'm Terry Gross. Let's get back to my interview with Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein. Their lives have become very complicated by health crises bursting was starring on Broadway in Moulin Rouge when it was forced to cancel performances because someone in the production had Cove. It. This was just before all of Broadway went dark. Soon after Burstein came down with a severe case of Cove it after he returned home from the hospital. Luca had a relatively mild case of Cove it but that was on top of having been diagnosed a few months earlier, with less also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A progressive, neuro muscular disease that affects the brain's ability to initiate and control muscle movement and later stages can lead to paralysis. Luca has started revivals of Showboat, The Sound of music and the Music Man and is a three time Tony nominee. Burstein won awards for his performances in revivals of South Pacific Follies. Fiddler on the Roof, is a six time Tony nominee and won this year's Drama League Award for distinguished Performance. For his performance in Moulin Rouge. There's no test for a less so how did you know you even had it? It's basically a fallback diagnosis. They test you for everything that they can test you for. And if everything else is negative. Then they go. Well, I guess you have Bayless. And it's that kind of thing. I mean, they tested her for everything. Yeah, I mean meeting of and the ducks and toxins medals. On and on and on and several times because one doctor thought that this one then the other doctor missed it on, Ben, we got Tio. To to work with doctors from Mass general and also Columbia Presbyterian, two of the greatest hospitals in the United States, and they have incredible air less units. And the doctors there agreed. After looking at all the test that Becca had a lesson. It was We found that out at the end of November, and that was It was It was devastating. To say the least. Look, how have you dealt emotionally with knowing that this is a progressive disease and that there is no cure. Have you wanted to know what the future might look like? Or do you want to protect yourself from thinking about the future? Well, everyone has a different experience this disease, um some people by toe Some people. It just stops. You know, I'm hoping that I'm one of those people. Um, I don't think about the future too much. I'm a mom. I'm so convinced that I'm going to find a way to be better. Somehow. Yeah, That's me knocking on Yes, yes, I want to not go on for Michael right now. Oh, here's some wood. I'll knock on the wooden chair, All right? If you don't mind my asking. I think you have just such a beautiful voice. I love your singing so much, and I know it's hard for you just to have enough breath to talk right now. And as recently as June, there was a zoom event for you related to a less and raising awareness about it. And you sunk three songs in that and sounded gorgeous. S o. I can I can hear that, You know, in terms of your voice and the breath that you need for a voice that that's That's progressed. Are there songs that go through your mind now? Even if you can't really sing them? Yeah, and we we listen to me sometimes no recordings. On this lovely So you know, I'm proud of you. What do you know? There's a There's a type of immortality, and we were talking about the other day that Becca's recordings give her And and she was expressing how proud she is of those recordings. So and they are their glorious they are. I agree. Let's why don't we pause and listen to one Okay, so I'd like you back up to choose one that you'd particularly like to hear, especially if it's a visit song that has special meaning for, you know, or that's taken on a new meaning for you. I was going to suggest some My white knight say a few words about why you love this song, and then we'll hear it. I was just gonna say that. Danny is my white knight. So So here's Rebecca Luca from the Broadway revival of the Music Man. Singing my white knight. My white knight not change.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Interview with Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, who are a married couple he was starring in Moulin Rouge. When it went dark because of Cove. It He came down with a severe case. Luca had a relatively mild case soon after, but she had been diagnosed just a few months earlier with the progressive disease unless Lou Gehrig's disease Which interferes with the brain's ability to initiate movement and control muscles. So that the Tony nominations were postponed in June because of covert and other nominations will be announced tomorrow was Roman ruins the first show to go dark because there was a case of suspected Cove it in the production. Actually, it wass way were we had on an unusual schedule. We had Thursday matinee and we knew that that people were getting sick all around us. But we didn't know in the company that anyone was sick or anyone in the building was sick. Or suspected of being ill. And we all got a text at around. 12 30. Normal time for show to start for Matt native started two o'clock. And we got a text from our producers that's and come to the house. On and we're going to have an emergency meeting at one o'clock, and so literally, everybody in the building had to be there. Stagehands Thie, Usher's house manager, and they said one of our cast members has taken ill. And he said the doctor right now and it was it was suspected that he might have covet and so to be proactive and to make sure nobody else got sick. They were going to cancel the matinee and evening show and they were going to sterilize everything that they could And I really applaud our producers for taking that step before any other show did on day cancel the show and nobody knew that they were going to cancel the show. Even the House manager said. There's a whole line of people waiting outside to come in the line goes around the block, and he was just told to tell them that an emergency is calm. Mama come up. And we're very sorry, but the show is canceled today. And later on that afternoon, Governor Cuomo actually cancelled all of the Broadway shows today that very day that evening for a month. And how soon after that, did you get covert? Danny? Uh, I think a week later. I was a little over, like nine days later, I was in the hospital. We're afraid to go to the hospital thinking like, well, maybe I don't have cove it but I'll be exposed to it if I do go. Well, I had a feeling I might have it. But, Andi, I gotta try to get a test and that took a week and a half to finally come through. But I felt ill, and my doctors kept telling me if you don't feel if you don't have trouble breathing. Don't go to the hospital because right now the hospitals are dangerous places to actually go. So I was holding on. I was sick and I had fever and I was trying Teo stay away from back as much as I could. And our son Zack was here with us at the time. And I wasn't feeling good. And I decided to take a shower in the evening one evening and I went into the shower and I couldn't breathe and I fell to my needs in the shower. And a voice just came out of me That said, Guys, I need to go to the hospital, and it just literally came out of me. And that voice that decision saved my life. Because my lungs were so bad if I hadn't gone, you know, probably because I just kept any worse on Ben. My son, Zack walked me. To the hospital ST. Luke's, which has been a block and a half away. And he was looking back at me the whole time, you know, so worried about me and you know, it's apparently all you want to do is take care of your Children. You know, desperately take care of your Children and not have him worry. And to see that look in his eyes that worry for me and him. Walking me to the hospital was going reversal and quite emotional for me. Yeah, but they took me in right away. And I got great care there and I'm very grateful to everybody in that. You wrote in your articles that were times you thought you were going to die. Were you reflecting on your life during that time during those times when you thought like I might be dying right now. Sure I was reflecting on everyone in my life that I love. My Children. My wife, my friends, My parents, um leaving my you know. Not being there for my Children not being there for my wife, who was home. In wheelchair. And I just knew that this was not going to be the way and I just did. I was so focused on not letting that happen. Now you know, if circumstances were different in my lungs were little worse. You know, I would have left us left the world, of course. But I was lucky enough that I was able to turn things around. And I mean that I was lucky. I know it was lucky, Um and I just kept my attitude. And they were strong. I was strong enough. Jenny and you're in your articles about having covert You wrote about strength in stillness and trying to find that strength in stillness. What does what does that mean? It had to do with the conservation of my movement. During that time, I knew that anything extraneous took a lot of energy and took the wind out of me. And I knew I had to just find the strength in just being In the bed there and just concentrating on breathing. That that's all the energy my body had strength to do at that particular time. And one of the nurses told me that she gave me a little thing to remember. She said that I should smell the roses. In other words, breathe in through my nose. And then breathe out through my mouth and she's so she said, Smell the roses and blow out the candles. And I thought those were those two phrases were kind of wonderful and they helped get me through because that's what I thought about while I was lying in bed there trying to be a still is possible. That I would one day smell the roses again and then one day I would blow out the candles and move forward. If you're just joining us, my guest or Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein. We'll talk more about Cove in a.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:11 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is much more difficult. Well, you heard about how I am physically is very difficult and I need help with everything which is hard for me because I was a very young Active, healthy person. So it's been really Really hard, But in terms like for instance, one of the things you're trying to do now is call attention to a drug that's still in its experimental phase. But you want to Expedite the testing. And because covert affect so many people, you know, the government has been trying to really fast track experimental drugs, which is, you know, good. Let's let's get the testing done. Of course, let's do the testing before before we start distributing it. But so you're trying to call attention to a drug candidate for a lesson for other neuro muscular disorders like M S. And Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease. So what? What specifically trying to do? One thing we're doing is joining forces with other alias activist to get a certain bill passed. Some 168 congressman already co sponsored it, and we're trying to get all of them on board so that People with these types of to seize. This can get quicker access to medical trials. Certain drugs, you know, it could change everything. To spill. Um, when the bill is HR 70 years, 71, But we are writing letters. We're gonna have a right in right next week. The 19th on the 19th of October around Monday at six o'clock eastern time, and we're gonna write letters to our representatives, and we're hoping other people. We'll show up. We'll have a basically a zoom meeting with as many people who show up show that could be 1000. People could be 500. People on DH. We're goingto teach them. How to write letters and the instructions and the zoom link will be on Broadway cares dot or slash letters and we hope people will join us. I think we need to take a break here. So let's do that, and then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining us, my guests or Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, who've been married since 2000. We'll talk more after we take a short break. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. Let's get back to my.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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09:20 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Let's get back to my interview with Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker. They've been married since 2000. He was one of the stars of Moulin Rouge when it went dark in March because someone in the production was suspected of having cove. It. Soon after bursting got a severe case of Cove it after he was released from the hospital, Rebecca Luker came down with a relatively mild case. But that was just months after she'd been diagnosed with a L S Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal card, causing loss of muscle control, which can make it increasingly difficult to move. Speak. Or breathe. Danny, do you think you have A better understanding of what it's like. To have an illness because you had cove. It And had such a bad case of it like there might be a level of understanding of the sense of What it's like to feel dependent what it's like to feel. Ah, loss of control. Yeah, there is. There is a loneliness. To having an illness. Andi, I It's but it's hard. I still can't imagine how difficult it is for someone with a less because you're trapped inside your own body. Your mind is is soaring and free and On DH wants to be happy and on move your limbs and unfortunately your becomes more and more Uh, claustrophobic for you. So it's it's been difficult to watch her go through it, but I understand part of the loneliness of of having an illness and coming close to Having to make peace with your own mortality. And, um, and feeling that that maybe this was enough. And maybe this has to be enough. And ah, and being proud of all that I have accomplished in my life thus far. And you know if if one of us did pass away could you know I had like one of us, meaning anybody who's listening to this? You know, you hope that you feel like that You've lived a productive life and then you've given back when they've done good things for other people. Do you feel? Similarly? I really I really do. Other times when I think I may have made peace with Dying. And then I In other times I reject that. Serious strongly because, you know, I just always thought I'd be an old lady. Some I still plan on that. Being old. You know, everybody says it's very, very hard to be a patient, but it's also very hard to be a caregiver. And it can also what When, in a couple of 11 person needs care, and the spouse is the caregiver. It can be a very loving tender thing. It can also create a lot of Impatience with each other. And if you're comfortable talking about it cause so many people are going through or have gone through or will go through this kind of thing. If there's anything you're comfortable sharing about The Tenderness and the pressures When Somebody is sick and the spouse becomes thie caregiver. Well, I feel like I haven't really slept the seven or eight months I laugh, but I honestly I say that in all honesty It's exhausting. And and not easy, and I've been helping to take care of Beck enough for a year and a half since the onset of the illness. You know, having said that? Of course, there are the beautiful things that this kind of a situation Present this U F the the closeness the friendship, the deep Understanding the trust. Andi. It's a privilege and I mean that that it is a great great privilege to share this time together. Having said that, it's an exhausting Yes, it is exhausting. And sometimes we are at at each other because we're still a normal married couples just going through this. Kind of awful bizarre situation from But you know, we still you know, bicker and and and laugh and kiss And you know a ll the normal things that everybody else goes to. It's just that everything is Heightened because of the situation because of the illness and the and the sheer exhaustion of it all. As hard as this is for me, I sometimes think that Danny has the harder job. It's a pleasure to tell you something. This stuff is tough. You're constantly on the phone with with doctors with bowties with deities with reflexology with insurance companies, and you know your home health aide and we're so grateful to everybody who has stepped up and you know you are we love you. I guess, or Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, who've been married for 20 years. We'll talk more after a break. This is fresh air. Support for WN Y C comes from Craig Newmark Philanthropies who is providing the first Big day Challenge for W. Y. C's Fault pledge drive. This is fresh air. Let's get back to my interview with Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, who've been married 20 years he was starring in Moulin Rouge. When it went dark because of Cove. It he came down with a severe case. Luca had a relatively mild case soon after, but she had been diagnosed just a few months earlier with the progressive disease, a less Lou Gehrig's disease, which interferes with the brain's ability to initiate movement and control muscles. You both have received Tony nominations for your performances in musicals back. It seems like you are just such a natural singer. I can't imagine it. No one could learn to sing like you unless they had a gift that they just had, you know, and Danny, you've said you'd you'd never really thought of yourself as a singer and that you had to work at it. Um, although I think you're a terrific singer. I've heard you in several musicals, but Compare. Compare. Your approach is Tio How you developed into Singer's Wel Beck opens her mouth and her heart falls out. It's just a gift. That, you know, just, uh it's just a gift. You know that that she had from birth, She opened her mouth and this beautiful sound came out. And I know she worked like crazy at it, but it's It's something that is innate in her. This beauty and goodness that comes out of her when she sings. I never had that. Also, I had to concentrate on the lyric and putting the lyric over and storytelling more than anything, and that got me by and I was good enough. Good enough musician to make it work. But that's how I have to work twice as hard on a song. Maybe 10 times and Becca will pick up and she's also an amazing musician. So she'll pick up the song and be able to read it down, You know, and then just say it, and I don't read music that well, I read some And and it takes me forever, But I learned a lot from Danny because he's such a great actor. Said. It made me better. Over the years..

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"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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01:33 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That was Rebecca Luker singing my White knight from the musical theme music man, And this is from a Broadway revival of the show. And that is such a beautiful recording and grateful to have it was part of the show. Yeah. I always think it must be so hard to have something that you're so gifted at that you can't You can't do any more. Right? Yes, Hard. Yeah, it was. It's been especially hard. I on back on on on on all of us who know Rebecca And ah But I will say that she there's some days she has actually no voice at all. And then it comes back and she fights hard. And and she, you know, perseveres. Um, there are many Different things that we have to Ah morn. Along the way. But we also it also teaches us something and we adapt. Because it seems like every few weeks we're adapting to a new reality with this illness. Let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more my guests or to Broadway stars who have been married since 2000 Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker will be right back. This is fresh air..

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"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Let's get back to my interview with Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, who are a married couple he was starring in Moulin Rouge. When it went dark because of Cove. It He came down with a severe case. Luca had a relatively mild case soon after, but she had been diagnosed just a few months earlier with the progressive disease, Lou Gehrig's disease. Which interferes with the brain's ability to initiate movement and control muscles. So that the Tony nominations were postponed in June because of covert and other nominations will be announced. Tomorrow was was Monroe was the first show to go dark because there was a case of suspected Cove it in the production. Actually, it wass way were we had on an unusual schedule. We had Thursday matinee AIDS, and we knew that, uh, that people were getting sick all around us. But we didn't know in the company that anyone was sick or anyone in the building was sick. Or suspected of being ill. And we all got a text at around. 12 30. Normal time for show to start for Matt native started two o'clock. And we got a text from our producers that's and come to the house. On and we're going to have an emergency meeting at one o'clock, and so literally, everybody in the building had to be there. Stagehands Thie, Usher's house manager. And they said one of our cast members has taken ill and he said the doctor right now and it was it was suspected that he might have coven and so To be proactive and to make sure nobody else got sick. They were gonna cancel the matinee and evening show and they were going to sterilize everything that they could And I really applaud our producers for taking that step before any other show did on day canceled the show and nobody knew that they were going to cancel the show. Even the House manager said. There's a whole line of people waiting outside to come in the line goes around the block. And he was just told to tell them that an emergency has come up come up, and we're very sorry, but the show is canceled today. And later on that afternoon, Governor Cuomo actually cancelled all of the Broadway shows. You know that very day that evening for a month. And how soon after that, did you get Koven? Danny? Uh, I think a week later. I was wait a little over, like nine days later, I was in the hospital. We're afraid to go to the hospital thinking like, well, maybe I don't have covert, but I'll be exposed to it. If I do go. Well, I had a feeling I might have it. But and I gotta try to get a test and that took a week and a half to finally come through. But I felt ill, and my doctors kept telling me if you don't Feel if you don't have trouble breathing. Don't go to the hospital because right now the hospitals are dangerous places to actually go. So I was holding on. I was sick and I had fever and I was trying Teo stay away from back as much as I could. And our son Zack was here with us at the time. And I wasn't feeling good. And I decided to take a shower in the evening one evening and I went into the shower and I couldn't breathe and I fell to my needs in the shower. And a voice just came out of me That said, Guys, I need to go to the hospital, and it just literally came out of me. And that voice that decision saved my life. Because my lungs were so bad if I hadn't gone, you know, probably because I just kept any worse on DH. Then my son, Zack walked me. To the hospital, ST Louis, which is about a block and a half away. And he was looking back at me the whole time, you know, so worried about me and you know, it's a parent. All you want to do is take care of your Children. You know, desperately take care of your Children and not have him worry. And to see that look in his eyes that worry for me and him. Walking me to the hospital was quite a reversal and quite emotional for me. Yeah, but they took me in right away. And I got great care there and I'm very grateful to everybody in that building. You wrote in your articles that were times you thought you were going to die. Were you reflecting on your life during that time during those times when you thought like I might be dying right now. Sure I was reflecting on everyone in my life that I love. My Children. My wife, my friends, my parents, um, leaving my You know, not Not being there for my Children not being there for my wife, who was home. In a wheelchair. And I just knew that this was not going to be the way and I just did. I was so focused on not letting that happen. Now you know, if circumstances were different in my lungs were little worse. You know, I would have left us left the world, of course. But I was lucky enough that I was able to turn things around. And I mean it. I was lucky. I know I was lucky, Um and I just kept my attitude. They were strong. I was strong enough. You are? Yeah. Jenny and you're in your articles about having cove with you wrote about strength in stillness and trying to find that strength in stillness. What does what does that mean? It had to do with the conservation of my movement. During that time, I knew that anything extraneous took a lot of energy and took the wind out of me. And I knew I had to just find the strength in just being In the bed there and just concentrating on breathing. That that's all the energy my body had strength to do at that particular time. And one of the nurses told me that she gave me a little thing to remember. She said that I should smell the roses. In other words, breathe in through my nose. And then breathe out through my mouth and she's so she said, Smell the roses and blow out the candles. And I thought those were those two phrases were kind of wonderful and they helped get me through because that's right. What I thought about While I was lying in bed there trying to be a still is possible that I would one day smell the roses again. Yeah, And then one day I would blow out the candles and move forward. If you're just joining us, My guests are Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein. We'll talk more about.

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"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:09 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Is fresh air. I'm Terry Gross. The nominees for Broadway's Tony Awards will be announced tomorrow. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled for June but was postponed because of the covert pandemic. One of the shows likely to receive nominations is Moulin Rouge, the musical adapted from the film of the same name. Just hours before all of Broadway shutdown last March. In response to the pandemic, Moulin Rouge canceled a matinee because someone in the production was suspected of having cove. It. Over, then spread to several other members of the production, including one of its stars. My guest, Danny Burstein. He had a severe case had to be hospitalized, and there were several times when he thought he would die. When he returned home. His wife, Rebecca Luker, who is also with us and who's also a Broadway star, came down with Cove it her case was relatively mild. But it was on top of having been diagnosed just a few months earlier with a L S or Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Causing loss of muscle control, which can make it increasingly difficult to move, speak or even breathe. Bursting and Luca are two of my favorite Broadway performers, and I know many people share that feeling. She's received three Tony nominations bursting has been nominated six times, and it's likely to receive 1/7 nomination for his performance in Moulin Rouge, for which he's already won this year's Drama League Award for distinguished Performance. Last week, it was announced that Broadway will stay dark until the end of May. Let's start by hearing recordings by Luca and bursting in roles for which they received Tony nominations. First, we'll hear Rebecca Luker as Maria in the 1998 revival of the Sound of music. Then we'll hear Danny Burstein is te Vea in the 2015 revival of Fiddler on the Roof. With with songs. My heart wants to sing. My heart wants to beat like rise from If they will? Yes, the along well Wouldn't have to work, huh? Yeah, Yeah. If I were rich, I'd die. Eyes, my wife, my looking like a rich man's wife with a proper double chin, supervising meals to her heart's. I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock. Screaming at the servants Day. Rebecca Luker, Danny Burstein, Welcome back to fresh air. You've both been on our show several times. It's a pleasure to have you back. I'm so sorry about all the medical problems. You've been having, and I know it's been a rough time. So you've both had covert. So I want to start with that. I'd like to hear your reaction to President Trump's message that it was a blessing from God. That he caught Cove it he said that they're M de severe. The antiviral medication he was given, which doesn't have government approval yet was a cure. When a lot of people are saying a lot of medical experts are saying if anything helped him it was probably the decks Amethyst zone. And The president urged people not to be afraid of covert and said he felt better than he did 20 years ago. So what was your reaction to hearing that? Well, you would think that someone who went through such a traumatic experience would have learned something from such a difficult experience. Also, he had the best doctors in the world. And the best the newest medications. When I went in at the beginning of March, I happened to be in a room next to the nurse's station, and there were literally people dying all around me. I was very sick. I was in the hospital for about a week and I heard when people needed to be intubated when they needed to be put on respirators when they were rushed to the I C u when they died in their rooms. My roommate almost died a couple of times I literally had to rip off my own oxygen. I should get to run to the door to get the nurse is in there because he couldn't breathe. And the idea that someone thinks that this is a blessing from God is just absurd. It's absurd. It's a perversion of reality. And I'm sorry that he was sick and I'm sorry so many people in the government have gotten sick from it, But I truly wish they had actually learned something, but it's It's a very dangerous thing, and it should not be toyed with it should not be treated lightly. And to brush it off as nothing as you know, is now he feels better after having had it is just a slap in the face and such a insulted not only everyone who's who has passed away but everyone who's gotten it and they suffered and he's still suffering like myself with residual issues. You said you had residual effects from the cove it What are they I have a lot of swelling in my hands. I get very lethargic. Ah. And that's that's mostly what's left of it. But it took my lungs months before I could walk outside, walk a couple of blocks outside. My lungs. I have double coded pneumonia in both my lungs and there were they showed me my chest X rayed five weeks after I came out of the hospital initially And I had my way were all white on a check. Normal chest X ray, your lungs. They're supposed to look black and mine were all white, except for two little Strick ce in the middle. And those were the reason I'm sure I wasn't on a respirator. Biplane. You're strong..

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"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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01:46 min | 1 year ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That means tons to me. We should be proud of that over everything. I think it's a symbol of the shared values with all the protests and the black lives matter stuff happening. We took the flag down for a little bit. I'm Audie Cornish. People weigh in on the Stars and Stripes this afternoon on all things considered from NPR news today at four on WN. Fresh air is coming up. Next on 93.9 FM. Terry Gross talks with Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker, a married couple whose lives have been upended by illness. And on a May 20. It's one, eh? This is w N. Y. C. FM. HD and AM New York. Friends of the U. H Y in Philadelphia. I'm Terry Gross with fresh air toward the beginning of the pandemic. Just before Broadway went dark. The hit musical Moulin Rouge closed down because a member of the production was suspected of having cove. It. Then several other people in the production came down with Cove it, including one of its stars, Danny Burstein. Today we talked with Burstein, who was hospitalized and came close to death. As he started recovering his wife, Broadway star Rebecca Luker, who will also join us developed a milder case. But just months earlier she'd been diagnosed with a degenerative disease Lou Gehrig's disease. Which results in loss of muscle control, making an increasingly difficult to move, speak or breathe. Today we'll talk about how their lives have been upended by health crises, their reactions to how Trump has dealt with Cove it and we'll hear some of their great recordings. First news..

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07:40 min | 2 years ago

"danny burstein" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

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