Who else but hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss could “spill the tea” on their weekly show “If These Walls Could Talk” live from Pangea Restaurant on the Lower Eastside of NYC, with their unique style of honest, and emotional interviews, sharing the fascinating backstory of celebrities, entertainers, recording artists, writers and artists and bringing their audience along for a fantastic ride.
Lynn Portas will be a featured guest on “If These Walls Could Talk” with hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 at 2 PM ET live from the infamous Pangea Restaurant.
Wendy Stuart is an author, celebrity interviewer, model, filmmaker and along with If These Walls Could Talk she hosts TriVersity Talk, a weekly web series with featured guests discussing their lives, activism and pressing issues in the LGBTQ Community.
Tym Moss is a popular NYC singer, actor, and radio/tv host who recently starred in the hit indie film “JUNK” to critical acclaim.
LYNN PORTAS is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, vocalist, and musical director. A native New Yorker, Portas has performed and recorded widely, and her theatre works have been seen and heard in productions over decades. Her original music and lyrics for the hard-hitting musical Doing Time with Lavinia took home both the Best Musical and Best Composer awards at the conclusion of the 2022 United Solo Festival. The show is slated for a performance in Edinboro, U.K in August of 2024.
Portas has also written several musicals with book writer and lyricist Dan Clancy. Their 108 Waverly, a time-traveling dreamscape of gay relationships at the same Greenwich Village address, courses a lifetime. Currently in a six-week run at Ft. Lauderdale’s Foundry Theater, the producers are currently shopping sites among off-Broadway houses.
Lynn’s earlier credits as Musical Director include Off-Broadway smash hit Tony and Tina’s Wedding, as well as Totally Tubular Time Machine, Finnegan’s Farewell, and Channeling the King. She is a member of the nationally acclaimed BMI Lehman Engle Musical Theater Workshop and a chosen composer for the New York ASCAP Musical Theater Workshops at Merkin Hall, New York City.
Portas is the sole creator of the Emusi App available on Apple and Android devices. Consisting of over 1200 short songs, the social messaging app can send, via text, a music “Emoji” or an Emusi: the contemporary tech reimagining of the old singing telegram —delivered right to your screen.
Performing frequently as a singer/keyboardist in the New York tri-state area, Portas also works as a studio musician, writing and recording jazz, pop, and contemporary house music including with the legendary Richie Havens for the Tex Murphy Overseer soundtrack. Her latest song “Reveal”, written with lyricist Chauncey Dandridge, prior to actually being “dropped”, has already been lighting up dance floors downtown. Her original works for the New York City Gay Men’s Choir were performed at Lincoln Center, and her songs of many genre are heard in many New York theaters and clubs. Portas also has a long history of scoring music for film, as well as for various web and gaming series.
A former New York City Public School teacher, she recorded children’s albums Same Old Lunch, Only Boloney, Are We There Yet, and Blah Day, and staged children’s musicals Penelope the Tooth Fairy and A Boy and His Dog. Lynn has been deemed an educational composer-in-residence, visiting schools, and writing music with young people through interdisciplinary studies. She is also a former Professor of Music at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, New York, and the Long Island School for the Gifted.
LYNN PORTAS is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and vocalist. She served as Musical Director of Off-Broadway smash hit Tony and Tina’s Wedding, among others, and is a chosen composer for the New York ASCAP Musical Theater Workshops at Merkin Hall as well as BMI’s own series. Her original score and lyrics for the hard-hitting Doing Time with Lavinia won the Best Musical and Best Composer awards at the 2022 United Solo Festival. Portas has also written musicals with lyricist Dan Clancy including 108 Waverly. Portas’ latest song “Reveal”, (with lyrics by Chauncey Dandridge),even prior to being “dropped”, is already lighting up dance floors downtown.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, award-wining composer/lyricist Lynn Portas conceived of Emusi to contemporize the old singing telegram—right to your screen with direct messaging and personalized social media posts in song. The near limitless collection of Portas’ jingles with professional studio recordings featuring the composer’s own keyboard and voice are designed for every occasion and most any situation.
Emusi (i.e. – music emoji!) is simple to use and readily available in both Apple and Android versions. Here’s a repertoire of the widest variety of genre, mood and ‘tude, with search options for category, song title and keyword. The app gives the user musical responses and messages that are instantly shared as audio-linked text, email, or social media posting. Portas’ outstanding repertoire includes occasions in an expansive greeting card mode (“It’s a Girl!”, “Haven’t Talked for a While”, “No Valentine”, “Hey 21”, “I Love You More”, “Healthy Ever After”—in 3-part harmony), quick messaging (“Walk the Dog”, “Mom’s in a Mood”) or statements lightly ironic (“Low on Coffee”, “Who Left the Toilet Seat Up?”, “You Butt-Dialed Me”), to the markedly humorous, ‘adult’ (“Scary B*tch Beguine”, “Please F*ck Off”, “I Don’t Give a Sh*t, and the immortal “I Wanna Go Home and Get Laid”) being just a few examples.
For more information on Emusi, visit: https://lynnportas.com/
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