THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE & UNCLE EARL Celebrates WOMEN’S MONTH Featuring “Exceptional Women & Those Who Admire Them!” Special Guest: Star of Stage, Screen & Music – MS. IRINA MALEEVA!

Air Date: Monday 3/18/13  on KLED Live FM (91.1FM)  @ 9AM & 9PM (PST)


“Exceptional Women & Those Who Admire Them!”

Special Guest: Star of Stage, Screen & Music – MS. IRINA MALEEVA!

Join Uncle Earl & Maleeva for a heartfelt, open and honest discussion which took place in her home!


Born in Bulgaria the daughter of a famous stage actress and an aristocratic Italian statesman, Irina Maleeva, who speaks seven languages, first established herself as a child performer in Italy.

At age 15, she was discovered by the great Federico Fellini and performed in three of his movies.

By earning degrees in painting and set design from Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and additional studies at Rome’s Cinecitta Studios and London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Irina received the training that propelled her into a successful worldwide career in films, television, stage and cabaret, and as a recording artist.

Her motion picture roles have been with the giants of the film industry, including a lead with Orson Welles in “The Merchant of Venice,” and roles in Fellini’s “Satyricon, “Spirits From the Dead” and “Roma.” She also worked with directors Luchino Visconti and Roberto Rossellini. She has played more than 30 leading roles in European and American movies, starring opposite James Mason, Valentina Cortese, Therence Stamp, Anthony Franciosa and Charles Grodin.

Irina was given a supporting actress award by the Toronto Film Festival for her portrayal of a “Demented Contessa” in the film “Union City,” which she also produced, starring singers Debbie Harry and Pat Benetar.

In addition to her film achievements, Irina starred in 14 episodes of the Italian-French co-production TV series “Poly in Venice,” and in “The Girl Without Identity.” She has guest-starred on many American TV series, including “The Gilmore Girls,” “Pensacola: Wings of Gold,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Six Feet Under,” “Cracking Up,” “Angel,” “Threshold,” “Heroes,” “American Body Shop,” “12 Miles of Bad Road,” “Trading Eights” and the daytime dramas “Days of Our Lives” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

To fulfill her insatiable desire to perform, Irina has added a unique singing voice to her acting abilities. This has enabled her to travel the world – from New York to Rio to Tokyo – with her one-woman musical comedy shows. Her hits include “Passion, Pain and an Occasional Vodka Tonic” and “Irina A-Broad.”

Air Date: Monday 3/18/13  on KLED Live FM (91.1FM)  @ 9AM & 9PM (PST) 


Broadcast # 164C


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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).