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WATCH: GH Daytime Emmy-Winning Director and Musician, Phideaux Xavier, Perform “Do What You Will”

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Thursday’s episode of General Hospital saw multi-Daytime Emmy-winning director, Phideaux Xavier, step in front of the camera and have the opportunity to show the other side of his talents, as a singer/songwriter and musician, to GH viewers.

In ‘a life-imitating-art moment’ within the constructs of the storyline, Curtis (Donnell Turner) needs a band to perform on a big night at his new nightclub, The Savoy.

When plans go awry in the band booking department, in steps Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) former record guy, Link, who is up to no good, and gets the band “Phideaux” the gig and they perform for many Port Charles notables and a packed house.

When they take the stage, Xavier performs his new song “Do What You Will”.

Check out the performance below.

Did you enjoy seeing the musical side of Phideaux?  What do you think of GH giving exposure to all sides of their talented cast and creatives? Comment below.

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Steve
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Steve

The lighting was good and it was nice seeing a scene filled with people. Were those behind-the-scenes crew members pulling double duty as extras?

There you have it.

Sherry
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Sherry

If that what it takes to keep GH running, I’ll take it. Gawd if we have to watch more GMA or a dumb cooking show I’ll retreat back to the ID Channel ALL day!

whynot
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whynot

That was so painful and uncomfortable to watch. I hope he doesn’t give up his day job.

And don’t get me started on the so-fake-it’s-cringy reactions from the cast.

Sherry
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Sherry

I’m 70 years old! Wasn’t a bit painful, and at my age I DO know pain.

Ellen Edvardsen
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Ellen Edvardsen

I absolutely loved it! Alternative rock! Hope to see you perform again ‘

brian
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brian

Being 57 yrs old..and an old 1978 to 1987 huge goth fan… the music had early Bauhaus sound with that classic 80 synth not mention Xaivers authentic appearance to that Era.. I say WELL DOnE ! It was a surprising treat.

Love to hear him do “Haunted when the minutes drag.”

Ellen Edvardsen
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Ellen Edvardsen

I agree, it reminded me of Peter Murphy. Really good.

Satan
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Satan

Peter Murphy, singing with Billy Idol’s band maybe?

The song was definitely closer to “White Wedding” or “Rebel Yell” than anything Bauhaus ever did.

brian
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brian

Can’t disagree that I too hear elements of White Wedding… but perhaps that is the sign of a good performance? That it made many of us hear our old favorite goth/post punk/ earlier alt. Indie all in the one song. Too bad Micheal Eastman didn’t channel Caleb or are you still holding him down there with you

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, Brian. Definitely an 80s vibe to it. But those cutaway reactions! Some of those folks should not be caught on camera “rocking out”.

Sherry
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Sherry

He was pretty good!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think Curtis must have been serving up some real booze to keep the cast looking like they really enjoyed it. What the hell, I’m so.old, maybe I don’t know what’s good anymore, just give me some nickles for the Jukebox, and if you didn’t like it, you could always pull the plug.

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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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TONIGHT: General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight Live! – 8 PM ET/5 PM PST

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight stops by to chat with Michael Fairman for a very special conversation on The Michael Fairman Channel streaming live beginning at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.

The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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