First, who is the Presenter?
"The presenter, Rick Busciglio, is a former broadcast executive,
radio disk jockey, television presenter and international cruise entertainer (Princess and
Celebrity Cruise Enrichment Speaker). He works without a script and involves the audience in
his detailed stories,including anecdotes of the many stars he worked with, or met
in his 45 year broadcast career e.g. Bob Hope, Cary Grant, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra,
John Denver, Miss Piggy, etc. Audience response has been exceptional.
He has appeared at many senior facilities and clubs a dozen times or more,
At public venues such as libraries, Rick has a growing fan base that travel from
one to the other. He produces his own internet radio series, The
Great American Songbook and writes for www.Examiner.com on
Swing and Big Bands, Frank Sinatra and New Jersey Theatre. (Click on blog buttons to the left)
"RICK BUSCIGLIO IS A MASTER STORYTELLER"
"YOU ARE THE JONATHAN SCHWARTZ* OF THE SEA !"
The list of rivers and oceans on which we have presented our lectures
include the Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean, Aegean, Adriatic, English Channel,
North Sea, Baltic, Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, the Nile, St. Lawrence Seaway,
Canada's Inner Passage, and the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers.
What do we offer? Nostalgia
Specifically, 45-60 minute audio/video presentations, or lectures, on a wide range
of entertainment topics concentrating on the performers, the music, the movies
and history of yesteryear. From Jolson to Sinatra, Glenn Miller to
Tommy Dorsey, George Gershwin to Cole Porter, Amos n' Andy to Burns and Allen,
the music of Broadway, Hollywood and London's West End...and much more. Click on the
"Presentations" button upper left to view the list of presentations.
What is unique about the presentations?
The presentations, or lectures are designed to be "edu-tainment" that are
very interactive. Audience participation, via quiz and comments, is a key part
of all presentations.......ALL WITH AN EMPHASIS ON HUMOR .
The audio and visual support comes from the use of a laptop (or DVD player), tv set or video
projector. See examples in pictures below and in photo gallery. The presentations are
PowerPoint and average 350 "pages." All music is edited to fit the program time requirements.
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|Rick Busciglio hosting a 1999 PBS TV
pledge drive in Virginia (WHRO-TV)
|Rick Busciglio with T.J. Lubinsky on NJN
TV (PBS) pledge drive 2004
|Rick Busciglio with Bob Hope,
DuPont Boardroom, Wilmington, Del.
|Rick Busciglio with Cary Grant, after
lunch together at the Bel Air Hotel (1979)
|Rick Busciglio with Miss Piggy
|John Denver with Rick -ABC-TV
Who and where is your audience?
Anywhere the fans of the music, movies,
history and performers of yesteryear gather.
Lectures, of course, can be tailored to your specific
organization, nostalgia or memorabilia show, client, cruise
or community requirements, interests, time allowance, etc.
Click on the blue buttons at the top for information on
audience reaction/comments, details about currently
available presentations, view video samples ...and more..
" You brought
back so many
" You were the
best thing on
I loved your
LAST UPDATED: April 18, 2012
of the cruise
"Thank you for
a great trip down
"Most of his presentations highlight the GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK from
the golden era of song-making, when Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and
Nat “King” Cole were in their prime." Cruise Publication
“This is the most
we’ve ever had!”
Copyright 2012 Rick Busciglio
"Thank you for
|* FYI: Jonathan Schwartz is the premier radio voice of the music from The Great American Songbook. He can
be heard weekend afternoons on WNYC in the New York City area and on satellite radio. We share a great
appreciation for the music of Frank Sinatra. Older fans may remember listening to Jonathan on the legendary
|Presenter: RICK BUSCIGLIO
"Thank you very
much for an
A Member of the HIRSCHHORN Foundation Speakers Program (Entertainer)
"On a scale of 1 to
ten, your Sinatra
"Your presentation last
evening was entertaining
and well presented. You
have excellent showman