The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents Highlights From  



Musical Artists Include: Daniel Vulcano, Laurel Moore, John Lennon, Propaganda featuring Alphonso McAuley, Ivan & Aloysha!


1ST UP! 

Tradition and Identity Series – Presented at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills


The Opening Night Gala & L.A Premiere Screening Of The Comedy  ”PUTZEL”

Written by Rick Moore, Directed by Jason Chaet & Produced by Allegra Cohen 

Starring – Melanie Lynskey, Susie Essman, John Pankow and Jack Carpenter


Stars Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), John Pankow and Jack Carpenter. For some, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to excel and places to explore. For Walter Himmelstein, a young man, endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn’t go beyond his family’s fish store and his community on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming comedy, Walter’s aspirations of taking over his uncle’s smoked fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle. While Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his taking over the business, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter, and, after years of being undermined by his family and friends, he finally starts to realize his full potential. With Sally’s help, Walter confronts his fears and proves he is more than a Putzel.

  • Saturday, June 1, 7:30 pm – red carpet, 8:30 pm show

Commentary by Rob Eshman, Jason Chaet, Allegra Cohen, Jack Carpenter, Rick Moore, Larry Miller, Monica Henry & John Saxon!


Conflicts and Issues Series – Presented at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills in conjunction with Anti-Defamation League and the Los Angeles Urban League


The West Coast Premiere Of The Documentary “THE LAST OF THE WHITE KNIGHTS: Is Reconciliation Possible?”  Directed by Paul Saltzman 

(In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader, Medgar Evers)


In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian, Paul Saltzman drove to Mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights worker with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was arrested, spending 10 days in jail. He smuggled letters out of jail to the Toronto Star. Canadian Foreign Affairs requested his release but Saltzman declined. Posted to one of the toughest segregationist towns, Greenwood, he helped disadvantaged sharecroppers register to vote. He was assaulted by a young Klansman. In 2007, Saltzman returned to find the KKK member who had punched him in the head, to explore if individual reconciliation was possible. He found him and a 5 year dialogue has ensued. His assailant was, Byron de la Beckwith Jr., whose father, Byron de la Beckwith Sr. murdered NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers.

  • Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm

Commentary by Hilary Helstein, Naomi Pfefferman, Paul Saltzman, Seth Berber (ADL), Nolan V. Rollins (LAUL), Harry Belafonte, Morgan Freeman and many others.

Broadcast # 188

Air Date: 7/25/13

Duration: 1:01:45




The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).