2 talented affiliates from the Award winning film Singleton Boulevard directed by Gary Don Martin dropped through the studio to show love and promote the film! Famous music compers Gary Boren who credits theme songs from hit shows like Family Matters and Hangin With Mr. Cooper spoke along side national singer Latoya Cooper who also showed love to show! They both shared with the international audience what drew them to the film and the challenges to fulfill thir roles on the project!
Gary Boren and Latoya Cooper shared their experience with working with one another on the music scores and some of the milestones they had to overcome to complete the film. They also spoke about what keeps them motivated in their day to day lives as well as in their thriving careers! Latoya also told the show how she got stared in music and why she has a passion for writing it. Be sure to look out for Latoya's upcoming release and performances January 26, 2018 in New York.
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Gary Don Martin: Gary Don Martin has 30 plus years honing his craft as an author, playwright and screenwriter. He served honorable in the United States Army completing a full tour of duty in South Viet Nam. Gary’s first novel The Crayon Soldier was based on his war experiences. Gary had a successful career in the energy business eventually retiring; or so he thought, Gary began acting. Some of his stage credits include Twelve Angry Men, The Man With The Plastic Sandwich, Mame, Finishing Touches, The Guys and Driving Miss Daisy. Gary wrote Singleton Boulevard as a novel twenty five years ago. Three years ago he wrote it as a one act play. Realizing the stories potential Gary wrote it as a screenplay. Gary’s determination to see the story be made into a movie is based on his experiences growing up in and around Dallas. Gary has been personally touched by elements of the story. When he was 12 years old he lived one block from the person accused of murdering President Kennedy. He also mowed his lawn. His production company, LOUNEAL, is named after his mother and father. Gary and his wife live in East Texas. Gary is also a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Synopsis: It was the summer of 1963 West Dallas, Texas, three months before President John Kennedy is murdered, and it was hot; damn
hot. Singleton Boulevard is the main thoroughfare through West Dallas. It’s a black asphalt road littered with potholes and filled
with dirty brown water. These pot holes were booby-traps to motorists who prowled the boulevard looking for whatever action they
could find. Singleton Boulevard ripped like a jagged edged knife at the heart of the people who lived its despair, but to the
well-bred denizens of Dallas they would just as soon hide Singleton Boulevard and the people of West Dallas from view of the
outside world. The story takes place in Slack Morgan's Bar. Scattered inside the bar are a few mismatched tables and an old
jukebox. The records on the jukebox were either a blues or gospel song and that was okay with Slack. Hanging on the wall was
a pair of old boxing gloves and other boxing memorabilia. Reminder's of Slack's prize fighting days. Behind the bar was a sign:
'NO CREDIT'. There was no sign out front to distinguish Slack Morgan's from any of the other dilapidated buildings, but it was a
well-known oasis and sanctuary to those who regularly haunted its cold bar stools and hot domino tables. Singleton Boulevard is
a slice of life story. The audience is introduced to a watermelon peddler and bootlegger named Red. Red cooks homemade
whiskey from a family recipe. He calls his homemade brew 'Cat Whiskey' because after one sip, 'you'll sit up and purr like a cat'.
Brother Goforth who recently was fired from his church enters Slack Morgan’s. He always wondered what the inside looked like.
The owner of the bar, Slack Morgan, is a black man in his early sixties. He has one employee, Verda Mae, but everyone calls her
Too Sweet, because she struts around the bar, holding her plump hips, and loudly boasts to the delight of the patrons, "Baby I'm
just Too Sweet." Singleton Boulevard's journey continues to Dealey Plaza and witnessing the death of a beloved president to theday when President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act.