My City in Portrait And Song by J'tone [NOOK Book]

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From his birth, when his father clutched the stillborn J'Anthon DaCosta (J'Tone) in his hands and willed his son back to life, the award-winning poet's existence on earth has been nothing short of an extraordinary ride. From his early years as a boy in the Italian neighborhoods of South Philadelphia, through his careers ... as a firefighter, weightlifter and world-class bodybuilder, movie stunt man, respected film and stage actor who shared the spotlight with some of the industry's brightest stars, journalist, ...
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My City in Portrait And Song by J'tone

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Overview

From his birth, when his father clutched the stillborn J'Anthon DaCosta (J'Tone) in his hands and willed his son back to life, the award-winning poet's existence on earth has been nothing short of an extraordinary ride. From his early years as a boy in the Italian neighborhoods of South Philadelphia, through his careers ... as a firefighter, weightlifter and world-class bodybuilder, movie stunt man, respected film and stage actor who shared the spotlight with some of the industry's brightest stars, journalist, advocate for human rights, and loving family man, J'Tone offers a unique and emotional perspective to the challenges of life.

Since having his first book published in 1965, there has been little doubt that J'Tone is truly one of the most talented poets in the modern era. In 1986 and again in 1988, J'Tone became the recipient of the coveted Golden Poet Award by World Book of Poetry, a tribute to his talents and ability to reach his readers through poetry.

My City in Portrait & Song takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster ride as the author shares some of life's most intimate experiences through his unique poetic talents.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016405360
  • Publisher: J'Tone
  • Publication date: 4/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 126
  • File size: 987 KB

Meet the Author

International award-winning poet, playwright, senior chair and director of BRIARWOOD FILMS and HOLLYWOOD EAST STUDIOS, J'Tone - known more by his nam d' plumes, Joe Costa, and J'Anthon DaCosta - belongs to many groups, such as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), International League for Human Rights, International Christian Visual Media Associates, and Amnesty International. J'Tone has been published in magazines, periodicals and reported news first hand from overseas as a freelance journalist.

But this is just a small look into the man's life.

His acting career began in his early teens, taking up weightlifting and bodybuilding to enhance his career. In the early ‘70s he reported on the Ache Genocide in Paraguay. He also conducted script research for many documentaries.

J'Tone's acting, theater and weightlifting interest began in his early teens when inspired by a popular neighbor Freddy Cocozza. Soon thereafter, Freddy became the extraordinary singer Mario Lanza. When Freddy finally appeared on TV and in films, he so inspired the young J'Tone to emanate him. After Freddy went to Hollywood, J'Tone began listening to other neighborhood entertainers, Roberto Riderelli (Bobby Rydel) the drummer and his band, and Frankie Avalon and other groups, and made a commitment to follow in the footsteps of these great artists.

In his early 20s, he moved to California to pursue a career in acting and, eventually, found roles in many films as both a script writer, bit actor and stuntman in many Westerns.

In addition to acting and writing, he also experienced the drama of being a firefighter and worked as a private investigator and world traveler with a focus on protecting the rights of people across the globe.

Today, J'Tone's life revolves around his writing, acting and enjoying life with his wife Doreen and their 14 children and many grandchildren. His endless energy and commitment to his craft continues to be the driving force behind a career that has allowed J'Tone a most unique view of the world around him.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    The author has a wonderful way of creating an emotional tie with

    The author has a wonderful way of creating an emotional tie with the reader by painting a visual image that draws one to share the sadness, anger, joy and wonderment of the moment.

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