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Guest Occupation: Registered Nurse, Reiki practitioner, Author
Guest Biography:

Kellie Springer is a Registered Nurse with 13 years of  experience in the psychiatric field, working with a wide variety of populations and issues.

She has over 25 years invested in her own personal growth while on her healing path from childhood physical and sexual abuse.

She been practicing as a Reiki master for over 8 years. Unique to her Reiki practice is her ability to incorporate her professional and personal experiences, as well as intuitive guidance, to support others on their path of personal healing and insight.

She seeks to empower others to develop greater self compassion and understanding while exploring the path and choices that lead them to where they stand today.

In short, she introduces others to themselves.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Paul Schrade
Guest Occupation: Activist/Philanthropist
Guest Biography:

Paul Schrade, who was the western regional director of the United Auto Workers Union and labor chair of Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968. Paul was a personal friend of Senator Kennedy. Paul was also shot the day that Senator Kennedy was assassinated in the kitchen pantry behind the Embassy Ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel. (The reconstruction of the Embassy Ballroom is now the exact location of the Paul Schrade Library.)

Since that historic day on June 5, 1968, Paul’s mission has been to carry on Kennedy’s work. Understanding Kennedy’s passion about education, he proposed that a school be built at the site of the former Ambassador Hotel. The school would serve to relieve overcrowding and eliminate forced bussing and offer students of the historically underserved communities of Pico-Union and Koreatown a state-of-the-art educational facility.

Paul Schrade was Coordinator of the RFK-12 Community Task Force. The task force was successful in getting a 4000 seat, Kinder through 12th grade school to open in the same location where 43 years ago he lost his good friend and his life would be changed forever.

Man Shot Alongside RFK Say Sirhan Sirhan Should Be Granted Parole

By Steve Fiorina

February 11, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "C10" -  Paul Schrade, now 91 years old, was shot in the head on June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles while standing alongside Kennedy.

Schrade contends that Sirhan was not the only shooter that night. In an exclusive interview that aired on 10News Tuesday night, Schrade stated that Kennedy was actually killed by a second gunman.

Here is the full text of the statement he gave Wednesday to the parole board at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, where the now 71-year-old Sirhan is being held.

I am Paul Schrade of Los Angeles. I am 91-years-old. And back when I was 43, I was among six persons shot at the old Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles at just after Midnight on June 5th, 1968.

I was shot along with Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who had just won California's Democratic Primary Election for the Presidency of the United States. Five of us survived our wounds. And as history knows, Senator Kennedy was fatally wounded.

I am here to speak for myself, a shooting victim, and to bear witness for my friend, Bob Kennedy.

Kennedy was a man of justice. But, so far, justice has not been served in this case. And I feel obliged as both a shooting victim and as an American to speak out about this -- and to honor the memory of the greatest American I've ever known, Robert Francis Kennedy.

Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was originally scheduled for release in 1984 but, after intense political pressure, his parole date was rescinded and he has since been denied 14 times.

In order for you to make an accurate determination of Sirhan Sirhan's parole, you need to know my feelings on this case and the full picture of what actually happened.

Sirhan, I forgive you.

The evidence clearly shows you were not the gunman who shot Robert Kennedy. There is clear evidence of a second gunman in that kitchen pantry who shot Robert Kennedy. One of the bullets -- the fatal bullet -- struck Bob in the back of the head. Two bullets struck Bob literally in his back. A fourth bullet struck the back of his coat's upper right seam and passed harmlessly through his coat. I believe all four of those bullets were fired from a second gunman standing behind Bob. You were never behind Bob, nor was Bob's back ever exposed to you.

Indeed, Sirhan, the evidence not only shows that you did not shoot Robert Kennedy but it shows that you could not have shot Robert Kennedy.

Gentlemen, the evidence clearly shows that Sirhan Sirhan could not and did not shoot Senator Bob Kennedy.

Several days ago, I made sure that several documents were submitted to this board for you to review. If you have not done so as yet, I would ask you to please review them very carefully during your deliberation. I will be glad to re-submit these documents to you, here today.

I believe, after you review these documents, that it should become clear to you that Sirhan Sirhan did not shoot -- and could not have shot -- Robert Kennedy. What I am saying to you is that Sirhan himself was a victim.

Obviously there was someone else there in that pantry also firing a gun. While Sirhan was standing in front of Bob Kennedy and his shots were creating a distraction, the other shooter secretly fired at the senator from behind and fatally wounded him. Bob died 25 hours later.

Gentlemen, I believe you should grant Sirhan Sirhan parole. And I ask you to do that today.

Along with what Sirhan's lawyers have submitted to you, the following are the documents that I made sure were submitted to you and which should also be factored into your decision today.

First, I want to show you this. It's a letter written in 2012 by my good friend, Robert F. Kennedy Junior. Bobby wrote this letter to Eric Holder, who was then the Attorney General of the United States. In his letter to Mr. Holder, Bobby requests that federal authorities examine the Pruszynski Recording, the only known audio recording made of his father's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel. The recording was uncovered in 2004 at the California State Archives by CNN International senior writer Brad Johnson.

This next document is a federal court declaration from audio expert Philip Van Praag, who Johnson recruited to analyze the Pruszynski Recording.

In this document, Van Praag declares that his analysis of the recording concludes that two guns were fired in the Robert Kennedy shooting.

Van Praag found a total of 13 gunshots in the Pruszynski Recording. Sirhan's one and only gun at the crime scene held no more than eight bullets and Sirhan had no opportunity to reload it.

Van Praag also found what he calls "double-shots" -- meaning two gunshots fired so close together that they could not both have come from Sirhan's Iver Johnson Cadet revolver. Van Praag actually found two sets of these "double-shots".

Additionally, he found that five of the 13 gunshots featured a unique audio resonance characteristic that could not have been produced by Sirhan's gun model, meaning those five shots were fired from a second gun of a different make.

Van Praag further found that those five gunshots were fired in a direction heading away from Pruszynski's microphone. Since the microphone was about 40 feet west of the Kennedy shooting, those five shots were fired in an eastward direction, which was opposite the westward direction that Sirhan is known to have fired his eight-shot Iver Johnson Cadet.

These documents are statements from two witnesses to the Robert Kennedy shooting, both of them assistant maître d's for the Ambassador Hotel. These two men, Karl Uecker and Edward Minasian, escorted Robert Kennedy into the kitchen pantry immediately after the Senator delivered his victory speech in a hotel ballroom for having won the California Primary. Both Uecker and Minasian say Sirhan was in front of Bob Kennedy as the Senator walked toward Sirhan, meaning that Bob and Sirhan were facing each other. Both witnesses say Sirhan was still in front of Bob as Sirhan fired his gun. And both say that after Sirhan fired his first two shots, Uecker quickly pushed Sirhan against a steam table, placing Sirhan in a headlock while grabbing hold of Sirhan’s firing arm, forcing the tip of Sirhan’s gun to point away from where Bob Kennedy was and causing Sirhan to fire blindly his remaining six bullets.

In other words, Sirhan only had full control of his gun at the beginning, when he fired his first two shots, one of which hit me. Sirhan had no opportunity to fire four precisely-placed, point-blank bullets into the back of Bob Kennedy's head or body while he was pinned against that steam table and while he and Bob were facing each other.

This document is the official Robert Kennedy autopsy report summary. It shows that all bullets directed at Senator Kennedy were fired from behind him at point-blank range. As the autopsy states, and as these drawings show, the bullets traveled from back-to-front at steep upward trajectories. One bullet struck Senator Kennedy at the back of the head, two bullets at the right rear armpit and a fourth bullet at the right rear shoulder of his jacket, which passed harmlessly through his jacket.

Again, Sirhan's bullets could not have struck the back of Bob Kennedy's head or the back of his body or the back of his jacket's right shoulder, as the autopsy clear shows took place, because Sirhan was never in a position to administer any of those four Kennedy shots. The prosecution never placed Sirhan in that location and position.

These are documents from the Los Angeles Police Department that reveal LAPD misconduct in the police investigation of the Robert Kennedy murder. They detail evidence that was destroyed while Sirhan’s appeal was still pending as well as a photograph that was acknowledged by the LAPD to be "effective rebuttal" but was withheld from the defense team.

Indeed, the LAPD and L.A. County District Attorney knew two hours after the shooting of Senator Kennedy that he was shot by a second gunman and they had conclusive evidence that Sirhan could not -- and did not -- do it. The official record shows that the prosecution at Sirhan's trial never had one witness -- and had no physical nor ballistic evidence -- to prove Sirhan shot Bob Kennedy. Evidence locked up for 20 years shows that the LAPD destroyed physical evidence and hid ballistic evidence exonerating Sirhan -- and covered up conclusive evidence that a second gunman fatally wounded Robert Kennedy.

This document is a memo written by Criminalist Larry Baggett, who investigated the Robert Kennedy shooting for the LAPD. The Baggett memo states that the bullets that hit Senator Kennedy and William Weisel, another shooting victim in the pantry, were not fired from the same gun. The memo also states that the bullet that traveled upward through Bob Kennedy's body and into his neck was not fired from Sirhan's revolver. Such a finding would be proof that Sirhan did not shoot Robert Kennedy.

Mr. Deputy District Attorney, based on all of this information and more, I ask that you inform Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey that I am formally requesting her to order a new investigation of the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. I will also be making the same request of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.

Please note, Mr. Deputy District Attorney, that I am using the word "new" here. I am not requesting that the old investigation simply be re-opened. For that would only lead to the same old wrong conclusions. I am requesting a new investigation so that after nearly 50 years, justice finally can be served for me as a shooting victim; for the four other shooting victims who also survived their wounds; for Bob Kennedy who did not survive his wounds because his were the most grievously suffered in that kitchen pantry; for the people of the United States who Bob loved so much and had hoped to lead, just as his brother, President John F. Kennedy, had led only a few years before; and of course for justice, to which Bob Kennedy devoted his life.

Furthermore, Mr. Deputy District Attorney, I ask that you please also tell the District Attorney, Ms. Lacey, that I would appreciate the opportunity to personally meet with her in Los Angeles at her earliest convenience. Would you please convey my message to her?

I hope you will consider all of the accurate details of this crime that I have presented in order for you to accurately determine Sirhan Sirhan's eligibility for parole. If you do this the right way and the just way, I believe you will come to the same conclusion I have: that Sirhan should be released. If justice is not your aim, then of course you will not.

Again, Sirhan was originally scheduled for release in 1984 but after intense political pressure, his parole date was rescinded and he has since been denied 14 times.

The best example of this can be found in this statement of Los Angeles District Attorney John Van de Kamp.

Again, gentlemen, I believe you should grant Sirhan Sirhan parole. And I ask you to do that today in the name of Robert F. Kennedy and in the name of justice.

Thank you. That concludes my remarks.

Guest Category: Education, History, News, Politics & Government
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Amy Shojai has been reinventing herself for years. She’s a certified animal behavior consultant, and the award-winning author of 30 best selling pet books that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity. She created the Puppies.about.com site as the Puppies Expert and was the cat behavior expert at cats.About.com, and you can find her half hour Internet Pet Peeves radio shows here. Amy has been featured as an expert in hundreds of print venues including The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and Family Circle, as well as national radio and television networks such as CNN, Animal Planet’s DOGS 101 and CATS 101. She’s been a consultant to the pet products industry and a host/program consultant for select “furry” TV projects.

Amy is also a musician, actor and playwright, and brings her unique pet-centric viewpoint to public appearances and performances, audio books (her own and others), writer webinars, conference keynotes/seminars and THRILLERS WITH BITE!

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Lisa Brambilla
Guest Biography:

We at My Eternal Family Tree truly understand the hearts of pet parents. Our BioUrn® is designed to provide a loving, living reminder of shared love with our beloved four-legged companions.

My name is Lisa Brambilla, I am a cancer survivor, a mom, a wife, a pet lover and a ‪#‎mompreneur‬ who has created a biodegradable cremation urn for pets, that grows a memorial tree called BioUrn.

BioUrn was born from a desire to satisfy my need to celebrate the human - animal bond, with a living memorial tree that pays tribute to my beloved family members who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

BioUrn is good for the planet, for pets and for the people who love them.

BioUrn has been embraced by the veterinary community, and has been called "a green solution to a very old problem".

If you have lost your beloved companion, BioUrn might be right for you.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Marina Dervan
Guest Occupation: Animal Advocate
Guest Biography:

Marina Dervan is the CEO of "The Honesty Coach" and a twenty year veteran of coaching corporate executives from Wall Street and North America, to the city of London and Continental Europe. Renowned as a dynamic, powerful, and inspiring coach, she devoted her life to finding compassionate solutions to “people problems” and developed her own system- "The Conflict Cure" for helping leaders, celebrities and couples, identify and successfully navigate through the deluge of human emotions and harmful mental constructs, back to a place of peace and personal power.

Marina is the cofounder of An Act of Dog, and works as a full time volunteer. She has had to learn how to wear twenty different hats and manages every aspect of the charity!

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Mark Baron in front of paintings
Guest Occupation: Artist/Animal Advocate
Guest Biography:

Prior to starting this charity, Mark had been an Artist for over 30 years, with his work featured in top art publications, awarded and exhibited throughout America, with much of his work hanging in private and corporation collections all over the World.

In addition to this his art career, Mark is the CEO of "ArtSmartCities" and a national award winning Consultant to cities across America, showing them how to use the arts to revitalize blighted neighborhoods, and is revered for his successful creation and implementation of the “Paducah Artist Relocation Program,” in Paducah, Kentucky. This cutting edge program won the Governor’s Award in the Arts, the Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association Distinguished Planning Award, the Kentucky Earth Day Award for Preservation, the national award from the American Planning Association for a Special Community Initiative, and the Rudy Bruner award for Urban Excellence.

Mark has painted 5500 portraits of shelter dogs and devoted his life to using his art for social change. He works full time for An Act of Dog

Guest Category: Arts, Pets and Animals
Donna Chicone
Guest Occupation: Author/TV Host/Animal Advocate
Guest Biography:

Donna is an author and proud pet parent of two Portuguese Water Dogs, Jazz and Jive. These are her current and most passionate roles in life. Dogs have always been a significant influence and source of inspiration for Donna. As many people who have loved a dog will tell you, dogs teach us so much about life. They gift us with their constant, unconditional love and desire to be with us at all times. They give so much and ask for so little in return.

Across many years of the ups and downs of loving and being loved by her dogs, Donna became aware of her knowledge quotient about dog parenting growing from zero to being much more informed. Through personal reflection, she realized that being educated about her dogs' needs caused her to make different (and more informed) decisions about what was best for her dogs. The struggle with her first Portuguese Water Dog, Breezer, and the fulfilling journey to becoming the 'Super Pet Parent' she is today - these are the inspiration and foundation for all of Donna's endeavors, including Heartfelt Communications, The Jazz & Jive Show and now her book, "Being a Super Pet Parent: Everything You Need to Know to Foster a Long, Loving Relationship with Your Dog," a fun-filled, engaging & comprehensive resource for pet parenting.

Donna spent the first half of her professional career in the non-profit sector as an addiction counselor & the second half in the corporate business world where she developed her speaking and training skills. She also spent time as a nurse and flew with a national airline as a flight attendant. Since leaving the business world Donna created, wrote, produced and hosted her own TV show for four years. She is currently redesigning the former TV show in preparation for taking it to the internet as 'The Jazz & Jive Show.'

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
'FOGHAT' Legend Roger Earl is the special guest on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: Drummer,Singer,Songwriter
Guest Biography:

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES

'FOGHAT' LEGENDARY DRUMMER

ROGER EARL

'FOGHAT' SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, "UNDER THE INFLUENCE"

 
Foghat comes full circle with their new album “UNDER THE INFLUENCE", releasing Friday, June 24th. Drawing from their collective musical influences, the band not only brought in some special guests from their past who helped launch and inspire the Foghat story, but also invited some new friends into the mix to continue the journey of this never idle band.  
  
They started recording at their Florida studio, Boogie Motel South in 2013. In addition to Foghat members Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Charlie Huhn and Bryan Bassett,  two additional figures helped shape the sessions - Buddy Guy alumni, Scott Holt, who lent a hand in the writing, and added fantastic guitar and vocals to several tracks, and Grammy winning producer/songwriter, Tom Hambridge.  
 
With their resident genius, guitarist Bryan Bassett at the helm, the project was going slow since Bryan was doing triple duty, playing, writing and recording the tracks, while in the midst of a Foghat tour. So Tom Hambridge came aboard. According to Roger Earl "I met Tom when presenting 3 awards to Buddy Guy and Tom (his producer) at the Memphis Blues Awards.  Tom said that he was a fan, and would love to produce a Foghat record. Putting that in the back of my mind, this was the perfect opportunity. Tom came down to Boogie Motel South to meet the band and we clicked and started writing together immediately. Working with him was inspirational!
 
During this time, an opportunity arose for some ‘other’ recording at Dark Horse Institute in Nashville for a friend's graduation project. Scott, Bryan and Roger recorded 6 tracks and a new ‘band’, ‘Earl and the Agitators’, with Scott Holt as lead guitar/vocals was born.  They are now playing some dates opening for Foghat with Roger and Bryan doing double-duty.  This great experience prompted Foghat to move the recording of “Under the Influence” to Dark Horse Studios where they brought in two of their major influences.
 
Foghat was ‘spawned’ from the British Blues band ‘Savoy Brown’ in 1971, so it was fitting to ask Savoy founder and guitarist Kim Simmonds to join in.  
As Roger Earl puts it “Kim gave me my shot!”  As soon as Kim started playing, everyone was mesmerized!
 
Included on this release is a new recording of ‘Slow Ride” to celebrate the 40th anniversary. They invited Nick Jameson, (original bass player and producer of ‘Slow Ride’ on the 1975’ Fool for the City’ album) to play along with Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor who played bass on Foghat ‘LIVE’ (1977). They had a blast, and Foghat lead singer, Charlie Huhn, was as usual at the top of his game with his incredible vocals and guitar work!
 
And to round out the project the amazing Dana Fuchs added some of her bluesy/sultry vocals to a couple of tracks!
 
Three years in the making, Foghat had fun with this record and the result is an eclectic blend of rock and blues with a little funk and R&B on the side for good measure. 
It showcases the combined talent of all of the members both in the writing and the playing. This band never stops!
 
Pre-order links:
Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Under-Influence-Foghat/dp/B01EAN3U4A/177-4027509-0092945
iTunes : https://music.apple.com/us/artist/foghat/4276278
 
Track listing:
Under The Influence 
Knock It Off 
Ghost 
She’s Got A Ring In His Nose 
Upside Of Lonely 
Heard It Through The Grapevine 
Made Up My Mind 
Hot Mama 
Heart Gone Cold 
Honey Do List 
All Because Of You 
Slow Ride

Guest Category: Music, TV & Film
Guest Biography:

Born Stacey Yvonne Barlow, December 18, 1968 to Juanita Barlow, she was faced with many obstacles dealing with her cerebral palsy.

Stacey Barlow has written a poem for the volunteers of The American Cancer Society of Pittsburgh, Texas. “Celebration of Life” (2001).

Published a piece in “The Head Doctor Presents Punany: The Hip Hop Psalms III The Onliners Erotic Poems and Short Stories from People Just Like You” entitled “Punany Ritual” in 2005.

She has also received three Editor’s Choice Awards for the poems “I Can’t Love You If You Can’t Love Me“, (1995). In the winter of 1997, Stacey was elected into The International Poetry Hall of Fame. “My Name Is. . .” (1997)  was recognized by the judges as being among the best 3% of all entries judged. Two published poetry books "Cold Hearted Warm Hearted" and "Rejuvenation: Innocent Until Proven Guilty" Four manuscript finished, five manuscripts in process, one in the process of being published

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Inspirational
Dr Paulette Kouffman Sherman
Guest Occupation: Psychologist and Life Coach
Guest Biography:

Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is a licensed psychologist, certified life coach and author of 21 books, including, ‘Dating from the Inside Out,’ published by Atria Books and the upcoming, ‘The Book of Sacred Baths,’ published by Llewellyn Worldwide this August.  After having survived breast cancer 4 years ago, she decided to publish a legacy of 22 books.  She’s now on book #21 and is feeling great.  She has a private practice in Manhattan and does life coaching by phone.  With 20 years as a therapist, she is often featured on JDate and has a monthly dating column in Eligible Magazine.  She’s also an expert on television shows like the CBS Early Show & the AM Northwest Early Show and a radio guest on the Curtis Sliwa show, NPR’s Cityscape, Pathways and others.  She's quoted on MSN.com, USA Weekend, the NY Post, Newsweek, Lifetime.com, More, Match.com, Foxnews.com, Fox Business, Crains, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Glamour, Forbes, Woman’s Day, Metro newspapers, Men’s Health, Seventeen, Men’s Health, New York Magazine, Web MD, Everyday Health, Complete Woman magazines, the Huffington Post and the NY Times. 

Cultures around the world have long used bathing and bathhouses to connect with Spirit and to promote personal wellness and cultural milestones. The Book of Sacred Baths shows how to use this wonderfully relaxing practice to create transformation in your love life, career, health, and spirit. Discover everything you need to know about the history of sacred baths, the healing medium of water, meditations and prayers, creating intention, essential oils and crystals, visualization, Law of Attraction, and much more. Discover 52 recipes for sacred baths, one for each week of the year. Each bath recipe is tailored to a specific emotional or spiritual need, and helps you align your thoughts, feelings, and emotions to attract your highest good. Use essential oils, crystals, candles, and color therapy along with visualization and ritual practice to raise your vibration and release negative energy down the drain.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development
James Duignam
Guest Occupation: Holistic Health Coach
Guest Biography:

James Duignam is a holistic health, spirit/mind/body coach and founder of Renaissance To Wellbeing.  James is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition — a writer and author of “Why Meditation Works: A Glimpse Inside Your Mind and Brain” — a Reiki and BKP Kinesiology Practitioner. James provides nutritional guidance, lifestyle support and energy healing.

Contact Information
James Duignam
Renaissance To Well-Being
"Rebirth Your Health"
646-296-1669
james@jamesduignam.com

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Philosophy, Spiritual
Law of Attraction
Guest Occupation: Lifestyle Coach
Guest Biography:

Susan Finley is a certified Life Coach and Catalyst, specializing in happiness, personal empowerment, spirituality, the Law of Attraction, and metaphysics. Susan teaches classes on: Keys to Essential Happiness, Keys to Unlocking the Law of Attraction, How to Be Happier and Attract What You Desire, How to Keep Your Vibration High Through Difficult Times, How to Energetically Clear Negativity In Your Life, Love-What is it and How to Get More Of It, Your Essential Chakras, and How To Make 2016 the Best Year Yet.  Susan was an elementary school teacher for 30 years and earned the “Teacher of the Year” award. She started her Life Coaching Career full time, after teaching for many years.

Guest Category: Education, Psychology, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Chaplain
Guest Biography:

Chaplain Tom Bridges dedicated volunteers have been serving the Montgomery community through let God arise Ministries a 501 C3 non-profit into our local County city and federal jail since 1992 chaplain Bridges AKA brother Tom known to those he serves behind prison bars have responded to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through personal commitment and by sharing their faith with others in jail brother Tom and the team of volunteers have witnessed Jesus Christ to 22,500 souls

Guest Category: Religion, Spiritual
Jabu
Guest Occupation: South African artist exhibited worldwide
Guest Biography:

JABU

Jabu is a South African artist who has been exhibited worldwide. Brought up in the Apartheid era, he uses his artwork to express his experiences of what is often an unfriendly world, there by bringing a positive element into it. His artwork is unique with a twist of both urban and contemporary touch. The rich and vibrant colors capture diverse appeal from abstract work to artwork inspired by elements and tapestry from his African background. The choice of timeless materials from mixed media to oil, to maple wood and polished aluminum add to the value of his creations. This has created a growing demand for his signature style and contemporary perspective collection.

Jabu’ calls his work “Transformative Art” because he chooses themes and subject matter that inspire change. His focus is to create beauty and balance while bringing attention to causes he is passionate about.

Here are some of the cause driven series he has created:

Wildlife Series:

Growing up in South Africa, Jabu loved the wildlife and nature reserves. He enjoyed seeing the animals roam free while his own freedom was limited. Over the years, Jabu became

aware that the freedom of the animals around the world was threatened. Recently, the need to protect the wildlife of our planet has become desperate. He chose to create the “Wildlife Series” because of his passion to save endangered animals. The last great animals of our earth are threatened due to human destruction of their habitats, pollution, fishing and hunting. His work captures the wonder and majesty of wildlife and their habitat. It is his hope that people will have a real call to action to do something today by supporting his work in turn supporting Non-profits who are fighting for this cause.

About the Nelson Mandela Freedom Series:

“I Started this series as my contribution to the Nelson Mandela Legacy. The legacy of Nelson Mandela motivates the human spirit. His message was and still is a global one. He had a profound effect on me growing up as a young man in South Africa. His selfless great spirit motivated me and my fellow comrades to join him for a fight to liberation against apartheid. His courage and bravery helped light the fire in me to fight for global freedom and peace.”

“I had the honor of meeting Mandela for the first time in South Africa after his release from prison and again in Washington DC at an event he was attending arranged by Jessy Jackson. I was there, doing the groundwork for the African National Congress Youth League. Before the triumph of Mandela’s organization there was fear of civil war in South Africa. The world watched this process unfold and there were rumors in the media that retribution would be sought and that mass acts of violence were eminent. What they didn’t count on is people like myself working around the clock to prepare for the “changing of the guard”. I was in DC on a program to study Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University to help with the peaceful transaction, from Apartheid to the new dispensation. My commander has left us and the world an amazing legacy of dignity, humanity, equality and most of all freedom. I am honored to create works of art to continue to preserve Mandela’s legacy.”

About the Transformative Food Series:

“Transformative Foods is based on my roots. Eating home cooked meals was a tradition. Moreover, home grown food was also common practice. As a child I think I was 9 or 10 I did a lot of jobs in the farms during school break. Living in the US Jabu discovered that Americans don’t often grow their own food. Food is mass produced, genetically modified, laden with pesticides and imported from around the world. The need for sustainability and eating food that’s organic is imperative.”

“I prepare my meals with fresh locally grown crop and home raised live stock mostly from farmer’s market, some in my own backyard. The dishes I prepare I use different colors of vegetables, this inspires my creativity. This series allows me to combine two of my passions, cooking and painting. Most importantly, I love to break bread with friends and family to foster great community.”

About the Abstract Series:

Jabu’s abstract work is about happiness. By creating and sharing his art, Jabu creates an emotional outlet for himself and others to help heal from life’s challenges. His unique approach and technique create a soothing atmosphere and captures the essence of, love, nature, life…with vibrant colors, intense forms and dramatic geometric shapes. This visual experience gives you an insight into his world.

Here is quote about Jabu’s work from: ArtisSpectrum Magazine
“Your work: Nuanced by color, variable degrees on depth perception, fluid color, and textures of abstract space, all of the paintings exhibit strength in the use of color and technique to express mood, emotion and milieu. With paint as the purveyor of vision, all of the paintings achieve poignancy through a unique perspective that is evident throughout the body of work. Resolute in style and perspective, I feel that the work will resonate well in New York and with our international audience”.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Beauty, Visual Arts, Food, Philosophy
Edwing Sankey
Guest Occupation: Jazz Guitarist
Guest Biography:

EDWING SANKEY

Based out of Los Angeles, CA, Edwing Sankey has devoted himself to creating, playing, and teaching music that is innovative and healing. He is an accomplished Jazz Guitarist, plays healing Siddha Music with his Zithers, and recently invented a New Tuning System for the Ukelele.

Edwing has depth, not only from his rich musical history, but from his international travels, and from many years emerging victorious over life’s obstacles.

After several decades of touring the world, playing Jazz and healing music with his band Indigo Triangle and with his Zithers, Edwing has been making several happy trips to China where he is blessed to teach and play for the Children, and all generations, to uplift, enrich and empower them by enhancing their ability to express through music.

He believes we have to prioritize teaching the children and playing music for them. As such, he devotes his time in China sharing the new tuning system he invented based in pentatonic music – which is easy to play on the 5th interval.

People can continue to play and share. The Ukelele is a tool of expression, and it’s not exclusively for certain people. Together we are creating an environment where all people have access to this wonderfully expressive instrument.

Edwing and his partners see the Ukelele as a tool of transformation for the survival of the future.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
Lindsey Wolko
Guest Occupation: Founder
Guest Biography:

A Pet Safety advocate, Lindsey Wolko is best known as the Founder of the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety. Her passion for pet safety has received global attention and her accomplishments include creating, overseeing and developing such facets as Carrier & Harness Restraint System Test Protocol & Ratings Systems, Crashworthiness studies and development of the first instrumented and weighted Crash Test Dog.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Terry Kaye and Belle
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Terry Kaye is a professional writer, actress and singer, actually she’s just coming off a great performance in “Bill W. and Doctor Bob,” She sang back-up for Jessica Simpson at the American Music Awards, starred as Claire in the pilot episode of "Forbbiden Doors," a series based on the popular novels by Bill Myers and will be in the upcoming thriller “We Go On,” but in her dog Belle's first book, "Dog Only Knows," Terry's role is translator – not German, French, Spanish or even American Sign Language, but translating canine!

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Gregg Prescott
Guest Occupation: Founder and Editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit, Transformational Speaker
Guest Biography:

Gregg Prescott is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. He is a transformational speaker and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through the website, In5D Events.com.  His love and faith for humanity motivates him to work in humanity's best interests 12-15+ hours a day, 365 days a year. You can follow Gregg and In5D on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus, and Linked In

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Physics & Metaphysics, Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational, Access Consciousness, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Psychic & Intuitive
Helane Lipson
Guest Occupation: Psychic - Intuitive Astrologer Spiritual Counselor
Guest Biography:

Helane Lipson is a highly skilled and gifted advisor, astrologer, Certified Special Education Teacher, and Licensed Therapist. Helane has been offering intuitive individual, family and marital counseling services for over 20 years. Originally from Long Island, NY, Helane is a graduate of Ithaca College (B.A.) and Syracuse University (L.M.S.W) and is by training, temperament and substantial experience, an empathic and deeply caring person who has assisted many through troubled times.  Now, she is navigating a new journey through her own “troubled times”.  In her own words:

 

On August 1st, 2015 I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in the late stages. I tried every healing modality presented to me. It seemed I was making great strides and getting better, but I found out earlier this week that the cancer has spread to both lungs, the trachea, liver and lymph nodes.  Seen as "incurable" by hospitals, I moved  to Placerville, California, to regroup and heal.  I’ve chosen to live with a dear friend, Lance White, at the “Zany Mystic Ranch and Healing Center”, which resides in a High Vibrational Energy Vortex made famous by the healer, The Goat Doctor of the Sierras”, written by Gloria Hockensmith.

 

When I arrived here, the Healing Center was “held hostage” by squatters, who have been legally removed, and my new home, which is focused on healing, is being renovated.  Read more about my journey at the link below, where I share my highly personal story.  Soon, I will have a wonderful new home from which opportunities will spring, making new friends in my ongoing healing journey.  Your love and support is creating miracles each day.  

 

God Bless you for your love, support, prayers, and kind donations.

 

http://www.insightsbyhelane.com

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Inspirational, Access Consciousness, Animal & Plant Communications, Astrology, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
Angela Luna
Guest Occupation: Competing for the title of Miss Missouri
Guest Biography:

Angela Luna is competing for the title of Miss Missouri June 12-18 as Miss Zona Rosa 2016.

Born and raised in the St.Louis area, Angela aspires to become a Television News Anchor by studying Mass Media in Multimedia Journalism/Sports Broadcasting at Northwest Missouri State University. Luna is entering her senior year and has had many field reporting experiences particularly at the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. While competing through the Miss America Organization, Luna is raising funds for Children's Miracle Network which is the national platform for Miss America as well as her own personal platform: Raise Your Voice It's Your Choice "Educating generations about the importance of the right to vote."

You can also help Angela make it to the Miss Missouri Top 11 by voting for her as "People's Choice" with a dollar a vote going towards the Miss Missouri Scholarship Program at: www.missmissouri.org

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Self Help, Society and Culture, TV & Film, Variety

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