By Michele Dargan

You’ve all gotten to know Silas Kain through his always astute assessments of our favorite soap operas and the entire genre in general.

What you may not know is that Silas is the host of “Lathered Up” a BlogTalkRadio Show dedicated to topical interviews and issues related to all things soap opera.

Well, Silas scored the Hat Trick of Daytime in the month of January, interviewing three of the most beloved, respected and exciting actresses ever to step foot in Llanview – Catherine Hickland (Lindsay), Hillary B. Smith (Nora) and Ilene Kristen (Roxy).

If you haven’t listened to these interviews, I am posting the links to all three interviews here, where you can listen the in-depth discussions about their characters and what they have going on outside of One Life To Live.

Click here to listen to Catherine Hickland: Daytime Legend and Renaissance Woman

Catherine Hickland

Click here to listen to The Incredible Ilene Kristen

Ilene Kristen

Click here to listen to Hillary B. Smith discuss her new web project “Fumbling Thru the Pieces.”

Hillary B. Smith

It is so great to have the opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite soap star.
It really is just pure fun!
Most of the soap actors/actresses who I have met over the years are so gracious and friendly and so happy to meet and greet the fans.
At any rate, while perusing the internet, I found what looks to be a very interesting soap event this weekend.
If I lived nearby, I would be there in a heartbeat.
But as it is, I’m passing the info on to you, in case you live in the Hudson Valley, New York area.
The event includes two question and answer sessions with the stars and is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center, 356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, New York.
Proceeds go to Love Our Children USA, a nonprofit group fighting to protect children from violence.
The soap stars attending are Mark Lawson (Brody/OLTL), Ilene Kristen (Roxy/OLTL), Billy Magnusson (Casey/ATWT), Robert Newman (Josh/GL), Chrishell Strause (Amanda/AMC), Jacob Young (JR/All My Children), Caitlin Van Zandt Ashlee/GL), and Kim Zimmer, (Reva/GL).
Click here to find out all the details.
And get back to me if you attend.