By:  Michael D. McClellan | The blues was born at the turn of the twentieth century, in the Mississippi Delta and other regions of the Deep South, a reminder of hard times brought on by the burdens of slavery, the Great Depression, and just being black. Those who played the blues did so from a place of […]

Written By: Michael D. McClellan | Gerald Webb arrived in Hollywood the way you might expect, landing in Playa del Rey with the same dreams that others have packed into well-worn suitcases countless times before him, the odds stacked overwhelmingly against his outsized ambition, an unforgiving film industry primed to grind him up and spit […]

Written By: Michael D. McClellan | We all crave the familiar. There is something tranquil and comforting about our own routines, whoever we are, wherever we live, whatever they may be. That’s how we as humans are wired. Take French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, for example. Turns out that the immensely creative Bourgeois was “very habitual,” […]

Written By: Michael D. McClellan | It turns out that Confucius got it right, and Kurt Patino is living proof. The Chinese philosopher, who once posited that if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life, could have easily had Patino in mind when he dropped those […]

Written By: Michael D. McClellan | Nobel laureate Takaaki Kajita is a quiet, unassuming man, and humble to a fault. The Japanese physicist, who, in 2015, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass, isn’t particularly big on interviews and doesn’t sit down for […]

Written By: Michael D. McClellan | Cela Scott takes your breath. A multi-hyphenate badass with roots in Nashville and a career in Hollywood, Scott oozes brashness, confidence, and sophistication in ways that set her apart in an industry teeming with starry-eyed wannabes trying to make their mark. Meet her, and your first reaction is to […]

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A West Virginia native, Michael D. McClellan's celebrity interviews appear on his web site, FifteenMinutesWith.Com, and include superstar Pharrell Williams; Nobel Prize winners Art McDonald and Takaaki Kajita; Grammy winners Al Jarreau, Melissa Manchester, Keb Mo, and Big Daddy Kane; racing legend Mario Andretti; NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly; and NBA legends Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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