Headlined Guests

Eugene Braxton
Guest Occupation: Mystic, researcher, writer
Guest Biography:

Eugene Braxton, American mystic, researcher/writer, lives in Philadelphia.  Throughout his entire life time he has had certain advanced esoteric experiences that have given him knowledge and abilities, that would otherwise take many lifetimes to attain.

Albert Einstein said that all knowledge comes from experience, and he was right. Without learning from experiences, scientists can’t gather the data they need.

When it comes to near-death experiences, however, we’re often left without the necessary information. Those who remember anything usually just recall a flash of light or a faint sound or voice.

But Eugene Braxton could remember almost everything after he nearly drowned in a lake at age fifteen, which followed years of lucid dreams, visions, and other strange encounters.

He’s been honing his skills as a mystic ever since, and he explores amazing experiences that he and others have had – everything from UFO sightings, probable abductions, different levels of consciousness, and more.

Discover insights on the length of time between death and re-consciousness, what happens at the moment of death, why levitation is normal in the afterlife, and the changes your mind and spirit will undergo as you approach and pass through death.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Spiritual
Claire Stringer
Guest Occupation: Clairvoyant and medium energy worker
Guest Biography:

Claire Stringer is a clairvoyant and medium energy worker. She uses her natural abilities along with the tools of Access Consciousness and other modalities to facilitate greater consciousness and rapid, lasting change for clients. Claire is certified in Reiki, Access Consciousness Bars, BodyTalk Access, and Access Energetic Facelift, and specializes in communication with the spirit world and entity clearings for people, places and everything in between. 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Spiritual, Clairvoyant & Telepathic
Susan Gash
Guest Occupation: Healer, Dowser, Shamanic Spirit Medicine and future healing technologies
Guest Biography:

As a healer, Susan is the "real deal". Her Spirit Medicine is authentic, pure, and energetically crystal clean.  During healing sessions, she invokes the Spirit Doctor Team, a rare entourage of over 40 beings who apply not only traditional healing methods, but stellar, futuristic healing technologies. Session participants are able to make personal healing requests, receive guidance from the Spirit Doctors, and awaken to their own innate gifts and cosmic heritage.  As a dowser, Susan blends her highly developed intuitive base with precise technical skills to assist people with removing obstacles, raising energy levels, and reclaiming lost aspects of their soul's essence. 

She is a former dancer, Certified Movement Analyst, and founder of an all-women's dance theater that received international acclaim. She lives on a spectacular, mountain-top farm high in the Andes of Ecuador.  From this location of pristine nature and spirit, she offers private sessions with the Spirit Doctor Team and with Dowsing working both in-person and online

Guest Category: Access Consciousness, Animal & Plant Communications, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Shamanism, Psychic & Intuitive
David Merrick
Guest Occupation: President/Co-Founder
Guest Biography:

Neutricks is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel supplements to provide support during age-related changes in memory, cognitive performance and related issues of aging pets. The Company’s first product, Neutricks brand dietary supplement (apoaequorin), is now available for sale by veterinarians. Neutricks is backed by research that shows it helps support brain cell health. Just like people, animals can experience mild memory problems associated with aging. A pet that seems strangely distant, confused, or disoriented, may be a candidate. More than 28 million pets (dogs and cats) in the U.S. have canine mild memory issues. Independent research and veterinarian testimonials have reported that Neutricks® has positive benefits on animals with mild memory issues. As veterinary care increases the life span of our pets, the senior pet wellness market will grow. The pet-nutritional market was valued at $2.1 billion dollars in 2007 and 43% of this figure is from the sale of pet supplements alone. Sales of pet supplements are expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2012. There is growing demand for new and effective products to meet the needs of older pets.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Jennifer DiGrazia
Guest Occupation: CEO, PawFlex
Guest Biography:

Jennifer DiGrazia is a life long lover of animals. She has 10 dogs that she adores. Inventor, story teller and entrepreneur, always striving for the best quality in all her actions.

PawFlex™ bandages are a disposable, non adhesive, breathable, soft, super stretch bandage with a wound pad already attached. It is the first “all in one” “ready to go” bandage for dogs. It’s Easy On Easy Off feature makes PawFlex™ the easiest bandage to use. PawFlex™ bandages double catch fastener offers maximum adjustability and security.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Guest Occupation: Mother, wife, community connector, inspirational guide, and interdisciplinary healer
Guest Biography:

Michelle Anderson’s heartfelt mission in life is to JOYfully empower all to connect with Source and embrace our highest expression of ourselves. She naturally sees the God Seed in all beings, and courageously chooses to love “Radiantly”. She is a prominent figure in the southern California spiritual and Interfaith community, with a passion to make everyone feel special and bring people together in a Spirit of Oneness. Loving is her gift, which she shares in the role of mother, wife, community connector, inspirational guide, and interdisciplinary healer. As an avid supporter of Indigenous communities, Michelle facilitates group journeys to sacred spaces that lead people back to nature and peace with each other and Mother Earth. She is the founder of “A Circle of Radiant Love.” For more information on her Holistic SOULutions for Personal Growth and Radiant Love Soul Growth Sessions.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Motivational, Spiritual
Lana Marconi
Guest Occupation: Canadian Independent Documentary Filmmaker
Guest Biography:

Lana Marconi, is a Canadian Independent Documentary Filmmaker. Her 3 feature films are called: THE WELLNESS STORY, THE RESONANCE, and NEW HUMAN, NEW EARTH, NEW HUMANITY. Lana has written, produced and hosted over 50 healthy living television shows on Rogers TV Canada as well as independent interviews. She has authored several books on healthy living that have been featured in bookstores such as Chapters and Indigo. She has been a published writer in Canada’s Vitality Magazine and Energy Works Magazine. One of her inspiring stories was published in the “Wake Up And Live The Life You Love” book series that included authors such as Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer and became a Barnes and Noble Bestseller. Lana graduated from York University with an Honours B.A. in Psychology as well as a

Certificate in Rehabilitation from Seneca College. Her doctoral work is in Energy Medicine and

Spiritual Psychology from Dr. Norm Shealy’s Holos University where she earned a Ph.D. and

Th.D. Lana is a Certified Life Coach from the Ontario Coaches Federation. She is also a graduate of Acupuncture from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Given her years of

academic accomplishments and clinical experience she is an authority figure when it comes to

Alternative Medicine integrating the body, mind and spirit.

Lana’s Upcoming Film Release: “New Human, New Earth, New Humanity,” featuring 14

experts such as Michelle Anderson also on this interview call. Lana Marconi, is a Canadian Independent Documentary Filmmaker. Her 3 feature films are called: THE WELLNESS STORY, THE RESONANCE, and NEW HUMAN, NEW EARTH, NEW HUMANITY.

Lana has written, produced and hosted over 50 healthy living television shows on Rogers TV

Canada as well as independent interviews. She has authored several books on healthy living that have been featured in bookstores such as Chapters and Indigo. She has been a published writer in Canada’s Vitality Magazine and Energy Works Magazine. One of her inspiring stories was published in the “Wake Up And Live The Life You Love” book series that included authors such as Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer and became a Barnes and Noble Bestseller.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Philosophy, Personal Development, Society and Culture, Access Consciousness, TV & Film
David Clarke
Guest Occupation: Author, retired social worker
Guest Biography:

Author and Different Strokes for Different Folks radio show host David Clarke is a retired social worker, a recovered alcoholic, and recovered sex addict. He has poured his years of intense experiences  into Ockham's Razor Revisited. He has also done so with his first novel, Shades of Gay.


David has found spirituality as a way to help fill the needs that could not be satisfied through his seeming addictions. He is committed to spreading a message of hope and faith to others which is what his radio show and books are all about. He is socially-minded and he wrote his books as a way to share the pain of addiction and hope and belief for recovery.


His blog: blogtalkradio.com/authordavidclarke

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Inspirational
Mary Schaefer
Guest Biography:

No one wants to feel dispensable or replaceable at work. Sometimes it feels like you are treated as an interchangeable part versus a human being. What would it be like to work in an organization that remembers you are human and in fact supports it? A number of organizations have created cultures that serve both the needs of human beings who happen to be employees and serve the bottom line. And there is a correlation between the two. How do we make this happen? This is something Mary Schaefer has dreamed of and worked for her entire career, and we'll talk about it today. Mary has a Master's degree in Human Resources and is certified as a human resources professional. She lives and teaches empowerment and how to have productive manager/ employee interactions. As a speaker, coach and trainer, she focuses on making the most of what people at work can contribute to an organization through their energy and creativity, while at the same time meeting their own specific needs for meaningful work. Mary calls herself a "Chief Encouragement Officer." In our discussion today we’ll talk about what it takes to revolutionize your workplace to be “pro-human.”

Guest Category: Business, Management, Philosophy
1980's Hit Makers The Romantics Tour The US In Support of Forthcoming Album!
Guest Occupation: Singer,Guitarist,Songwriter
Guest Biography:

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES LEAD VOCALIST, GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER

FOR THE LEGENDARY 'ROMANTICS' 

WALLY PALMAR  

1980's Hit Makers The Romantics Tour The US In Support of Forthcoming Album!

“That's What I Like About You”!!!

Detroit - 1980's music legends The Romantics, Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole and Brad Elvis, best known for their mega hit single “What I Like About You,” are touring the US in support of their forthcoming album to be released on K-Tel Records titled “Up From The Rubble”! 

The Romantics tour dates:

July 02 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavillion for the Performing Arts (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

July 03 - Elgin, IL - Grand Victoria Casino (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)

July 04 - Kansas City, MO - Jackson County's Fourth of July

July 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)

July 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (w/Rick Springfield)

July 12 - Saratoga, CA - Montalvo Arts Center (w/Rick Springfield)

July 15 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Resort Casino (w/Rick Springfield, 38 Special)

July 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)

July 17 - Harrah's Resort SoCal - Valley Center, CA - The Events (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)

July 22 - Handen, CT - Town Center Park (w/The Smithereens) – free concert

July 29 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest Cafe 

July 30 - Solomons, MD - Calvert Marine Museum (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 11 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 12 – Molin,IL - IWireless Center (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)

Aug 13 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Casino Stir Cove (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)

Aug 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Coney Island Amphitheater (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 20 - Gruitroderkiezel, Belgium - Vostertfeesten Festival

Aug 23 - Asheville, NC - Biltmore Estate (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 25 - Raleigh, NC - The Red Hat Amphitheatre (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 26 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Myrtle Beach Speedway (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger) Tickets Free With Admission to Speedway

Aug 28 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater

Oct 07 - Petsokey, MI - Odawa Casino Resort 

Nov 05 - Coachella, CA - Spotlight 29 Casino (w/ The Motels, The Smithereens)

2017

Feb 14-18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The 80's Cruise - Celebrity Summit ( www.the80scruise)

*more dates TBA

The Romantics:

While it's true that the Romantics took much of their simple thunder from the British Invasion, their primary influence was the Frenzied excitement of the late 60's Detroit rock scene. They cut their teeth on that High Energy sound characterized by the MC5, the Psychedelic Stooges, Bob Seger and the Last Heard, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Scott Morgan's Rationals, SRC, and Garage icons the Underdogs, infusing it with sincerity, irony, spontaneity, and of course, Volume. The Romantics took the essence of this scene and translated it to suit their own modern experience. They favored short brash songs, “punk short” hair and popularized red leather suits.

After releasing their own independent single in 1977, consisting of the first two songs they had written - “Little White Lies” and “I Can't Tell You Anything” - The Romantics traveled east to establish an audience. Soon after Bomp Records' Greg Shaw sees them in Toronto and funds a single, which included “Tell It To Carrie,” “First In Line,” something of a stylistic matrix for The Romantics' music to come. The Romantics considered themselves well removed from the Sex Pistols' negativity. They didn't want Rock & Roll to go away rather they want, as Skill tells a reporter in 1979: “to still have fun with three chords.” The late 70's U.K. punk movement was then diluted and still misunderstood in America.

Through constant touring over three years and meetings with CBS Brass, Natt Weiss, & Nemperor A&R reps, they signed with Nemperor Records in 1979.  

The 80's:

The original Romantics, Palmar, Skill, Cole and Marinos released their debut LP. Anchored by “What I Like About You,” “When I Look In Your Eyes” and a cover of The Kinks, Ray Davies' “She's Got Everything.” The album is an exemplary pop-rock period piece. The Romantics evoke a youthful portrait, haunting in its innocence, a direct contrast to the tough world they know in Detroit. Now nearly 30 plus years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

The 2nd record, “National Breakout” in late 1980, featuring standouts “Night Like This” and “Forever Yours” produced tours of Europe and Australia. The 3rd record “Strictly Personal” was released in1981. In 1983-84 they raised the bar with “In Heat” the platinum album bearing 2 top 10 singles, “Talking In Your Sleep” and “One In A Million” followed with a tour of Japan.

In late 1990, the Romantics added current Blondie drummer Clem Burke to the lineup, and in 1994 they released a 5 song EP titled “Made In Detroit” for Westbound Records, containing fellow Detroiter George Clintons' Funkadelic songs, “You & Your Folks.” And “I Wanna Know,” along with three originals. Later that year, The Romantics received an award for Outstanding Pop/Rock Recording Artists from the Motor City Music Awards in 1992.  

1995 saw The Romantics settle their 7 year old lawsuit against their former management. The Romantics were presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Detroit Music Awards in 1999. “61/49” was released in the fall of 2003 and named for the storied crossroads near Clarksdale, Mississippi where bluesman Robert Johnson made his pact with the devil. “61/49” is intended as a tip of the hat to the roots of rock 'n' roll and forms the nucleus of The Romantics' fervent pop.

21st Century Romantics:

Due to touring commitments with Blondie, Clem Burke recommended the addition of Brad Elvis. Regaled by both critics and fellow drummers for his precision beat-keeping and showmanship, Elvis is best known as a member of the Elvis Brothers, Screams and The Handcuffs. In addition to being a staple on classic and contemporary rock radio, television commercials and movies; Sirius/XM Satellite radio has also embraced The Romantics. Their songs can be heard on a number of stations including Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

2011 brought the re-emergence of original bass player, vocalist, Rich Cole and Mike Skill back on guitar. The band is now able to expand their set list and include more songs from their first two albums, and include new and unreleased material. This now allows them to focus on more harmonies and get back to their original rock sound that established The Romantics from the very beginning.

Once again much to the excitement of their fans worldwide, The Romantics Palmar, Skill, Elvis, and Cole are touring the US and Europe in support of their recently released singles from their highly anticipated new album release “Up From The Rubble” for summer 2016!

Also the New Rock Band 4 has announced 3 new songs one of them “What I Like About You”:

http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/dlc-week-of-425-lamb-of-god-the-romantics-and-weezer/

Lastly, the new CocaCola Summer campaign is using “What I Like About You” title on the cans/bottles and song advertising their products...on TV and stores:

https://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/share-a-coke-and-a-song-summer-campaign-to-feature-music-lyrics-on-packaging

For more information: 

The Romantics Official Website:

http://www.romanticsdetroit.com/

The Romantics Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/romanticsdetroit

Twitter: The Romantics

https://twitter.com/romanticsrock

Reverbnation: The Romantics:  https://www.reverbnation.com/theromanticswhatilikeaboutyou

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Guest Category: Arts, Music
CHARGE WHAT YOU ARE WORTH AND GET IT
Guest Occupation: Author, business strategist and productivity expert for entrepreneurs.
Guest Biography:

CARRIE GREENE is a business strategist and productivity expert for entrepreneurs. Carrie spent fifteen years on Wall Street in marketing and product development for major brokerage firms and The New York Stock Exchange.  She left after 9/11 to take charge of her life and start her own profitable business. Carrie helps business owners get clear on what they want and create simple and straight-forward plans so they are both profitable and happy. Carrie is a frequent speaker on industry panels and is the author of two books. "Because You're Worth It: How to Make More Money by Charging More Money" and "Chaos to Cash.”

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, News, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Variety
Judy Helm Wright
Guest Occupation: Pet Grief Coach
Guest Biography:

DeathofmyPet.com and the EBook, I Lost My Best Friend Today, were written by Judy H. Wright.

Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker. She has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family, parenting and relationship issues, including communication, encouragement, and end of life. She also focuses on personal issues like anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem and works with many small and large organizations–from Head Start to child care resource centers.

Lately, Judy has been interested in research and observation on the use of pets in building resiliency and overcoming trauma. She is a registered Pet Bereavement Coach and offers one-on-one mentoring to help those who have lost a best friend and beloved pet.

The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning for Judy in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees that frequently only the outer edges are exposed, which can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste. But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure–the heart.

The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, as a young military mother, moved her family into military housing in California to find a surprising collection of artichokes planted in their yard. Knowing it takes two years for the vegetable to grow, Judy realized the original gardener never saw the fruits of their labor, but planted the artichokes anyway. Judy was reminded by this experience that many times in life our actions toward others are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.

You will enjoy Judy’s approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and especially motivated.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals, Spiritual
Roger Morgan
Guest Occupation: Founder/CEO
Guest Biography:

Street Smarts

Roger served as President and CEO of The Retail Products Group (RPG) manufacturing and selling pet products to retailers from 2005 to 2012.

Before joining RPG, Roger gained business strategy experience with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his tenure at BCG, he optimized growth strategies for multinational consumer goods and retail organizations, including two years working abroad in Paris, France.

His prior work experience also includes positions at Walt Disney Imagineering in business strategy and KPMG LLP where he obtained his CPA.

He served as the Chairman of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) from 2011 to 2013 and is currently on the board of APPA. He has formerly served on the boards of directors of PetSmart Charities and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC).

Book Smarts

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in accounting and a Minor in music from Brigham Young University, graduating summa cum laude.

Passion

His wife and three daughters; playing the drums; songwriting; public speaking to youth groups; and playing with Bella!

Love

People. All people.

Motto

Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're right!

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Bernard Lima-Chavez
Guest Occupation: Blogger
Guest Biography:

I am a deaf dog pet parent, blogger and writer, trainer and advocate and my mission is deaf dogs. I write and work for them, to raise awareness about their existence and their needs and capabilities. I focus especially on deaf dog advocacy, training, safety and other ways to help deaf dog pet parents and their dogs live rich, full, happy lives. I am also a veterinary technician who worked for many years in animal welfare. During my years working for an animal shelter, I held several roles: volunteer and then, upon completion of my veterinary technician education, I assumed the role of Shelter Veterinary Technician, followed by Lead Shelter Veterinary Technician, Foster Care and Enrichment Programs Coordinator and, lastly, Animal Care and Program Development Manager. I have participated in several large-scale emergency sheltering cases for the ASPCA, including the second largest, multi-state dog fighting bust in U.S. history. I continue to work with private clients and local shelters helping them train deaf dogs. In addition to this blog, my writing has appeared in many publications and websites, including The Huffington Post, Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com, Nashville Paw Magazine and Deaf Dogs Rock among others. I share my life with two deaf dogs, two hearing dogs, several cats and my husband, Omar, who is definitely the better half of their two dads.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Guest Occupation: Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California
Guest Biography:

Stephen Krashen completed his Ph.D. in Linguistics at UCLA (1972), and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Krashen is the author of more than 250 articles and books in the fields of bilingual education, neurolinguistics, second language acquisition and literacy. His publications have received numerous awards:

He was the winner of the 1982 Mildenberger Award, given for his book, Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning (Prentice-Hall).

He was co-winner of the Pimsleur Award, given by the American Council of Foreign Language Teachers for the best published article in 1985.

His 1986 paper "Lateralisation, language learning and the critical period" was selected as Citation Class by Current Contents.

In 1993 the Distinguished Presentation related to School Library Media Centers,was awarded by editors of the School Library Media Annual.

Kim Acedo
Guest Occupation: Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Guest Biography:

Kim has been advising women in midlife on their health and wellness since the year 2000. Working exclusively with women in their 50’s, she specializes in coaching her clients to live their best life through a physical, mental, and emotional transformation. She empowers women to build confidence, resilience, hope, self-motivation, and make lasting changes to their health and well‐being.

With a background in fitness, nutrition, and wellness coaching, Kim partners with her clients to discover new ways to improve their Sleep, Food, Mood, and Exercise habits. She has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and is the owner of Transformation Wellness For Women.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Personal Development, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Minister, Metaphysical Teacher, Life Coach, Healing Practitioner, Author, and Founder of White Dove Circle of Light and Love
Guest Biography:

Patricia M. Zimmerman is an ordained minister, metaphysical teacher, life coach, healing practitioner, author, and founder of White Dove Circle of Light and Love, a spiritual, non-profit organization where one can find true healing for the mind, body, and spirit. 

She teaches classes on how to live life, looking at the self to bring about change.  Her greatest teacher is life itself.

Guest Category: Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Spiritual
Jacqueline Huynh Schaeffer
Guest Occupation: Leadership coach, author and speaker
Guest Biography:

Jacqueline Huynh Schaeffer is a leadership coach, author and speaker. Her new book coming out this fall titled, "Start a Whole New Family With the Same Old People: Have an Amazing Family Using 15 successful Tried & True Corporate Tools" takes what' she's learned from how successful businesses operates and brings it home to the family.  She also has other amazing tools like her 3 month program which integrates music and art.  This program has helped with decrease in stress, fear, anxiety and pain to increased desire to communicate and interact and enhanced sense of relaxation and peace.

Guest Category: Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational
The Ray Shasho Show welcomes the multi-talented Lucie Arnaz
Guest Occupation: Actress,Singer,Dancer,Broadway Star,Producer
Guest Biography:

The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes

Actress,Singer,Dancer, Broadway Star, Producer

 Lucie Arnaz

Believe it or not, Lucie Arnaz is celebrating 50 plus years in show business. She began her long career in a recurring role on television on The Lucy Show, opposite her mother, Lucille Ball. At age fifteen, she became a series regular on Here’s Lucy, a show which ran for six seasons. She starred in her own series, The Lucie Arnaz Show and later in the critically acclaimed Sons & Daughters on CBS.

On the big screen, Lucie has starred opposite Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier in The Jazz Singer (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), opposite Tom Laughlin in Billy Jack Goes To Washington, alongside Ken Howard in Second Thoughts, and opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Henry Winkler in Down To You, a Miramax film. Lucie costarred with Richard Roundtree, Robert Loggia and Bob Forster in Wild Seven and in an award-winning controversial film about second hand smoke from writer/director Alyssa Bennett entitled The Pack which debuted at Sundance.

Lucie has starred in many "made for television" films, as well, including the cult classic, Who Killed The Black Dahlia?, Washington Mistress, The Mating Season opposite Laurence Luckinbill and Swoosie Kurtz, Who Gets The Friends? with Jill Clayburg and James Farentino, and Abduction of Innocence opposite Dirk Benedict.

On the stage, Lucie got her equity card playing many of the best women's roles in the theatre - Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Daisy Mae in L'il Abner (her first time opposite Dirk Benedict), Princess Winifred, opposite Kaye Medford, Rudy Vallee, Christine Andreas and Don Amendolia in Once Upon a Mattress, Goodbye Charlie (produced by Burt Reynolds), A Time to Stay, opposite John Ritter. With Stockard Channing and Sandy Duncan, Lucie created the role of Kathy in the west coast premiere of Vanities at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She later won the role of Gittle Mosca in the national company of the Cy Coleman/Dorothy Field's "love of a musical", Seesaw, opposite John Gavin and Tommy Tune and directed by Michael Bennett. She spent a summer at The Jones Beach Theatre in New York, playing Annie Oakley in Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, with Harve Presnell. During that summer, Broadway beckoned and she auditioned for and snagged the coveted role of the unforgettably wacky, Sonia Wolsk, in the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager musical They’re Playing Our Song, directed by Robert Moore for which she received The Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle, Theatre World and Outer Critic's Circle Awards.

In 1979, during the run of They’re Playing Our Song, Lucie met her husband, actor/writer, Laurence Luckinbill, while he was also on Broadway in another Neil Simon hit, Chapter Two. The couple were married in June of 1980 and they have appeared together in the American premiere ofEducating Rita, directed by Mike Ockrent, sold out tours of I Do, I Do and They’re Playing Our Song, national companies of Whose Life is it Anyway? and the Andrew Bergman comedy Social Security, directed by Mike Nichols (a Carbonelle Award) and in the revival of Lunt and Fontane'sThe Guardsman at The Papermill Playhouse. Lucie has also starred opposite Tommy Tune in the national company of the acclaimed Gershwin musical My One and Only (Sarah Siddon’s Award).

Ms. Arnaz returned to the Broadway stage where she received rave reviews for her portrayal of Bella in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Lost In Yonkers, written by Neil Simon and directed by Gene Saks. Lucie has starred Off Broadway as Glorie in Grace and Glorie, a two-hander, with Estelle Parsons, as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s Tony-Award-winning tour de force, Master Class, directed by Don Amendolia (who also directed her as Ruth in the Reprise production of Wonderful Town). In 2000 Lucie flew to London for a year and a half to star in the new Cameron Mackintosh musical, The Witches of Eastwick, playing Alexandra opposite Maria Friedman, Joanna Riding and Ian McShane which opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in July 2000. She has starred at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Eduardo Machado's Once Removed, A Picasso, by Jeffrey Hatcher directed by John Tillinger, Ann and Debbie with Elizabeth Ashley and in April 2006, she opened in Sonia Flew, costarring with her youngest child, then a senior and theatre major at University of Miami, Katharine Desiree Luckinbill.

Touring the U.S. and Europe with her critically acclaimed nightclub act, Lucie has made stops in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Tahoe, Reno, The Cinegrill in LA, and New York’s elegant Rainbow and Stars, Feinstein’s and several sold out appearances at the world famous Birdland Jazz Club. Her first album, Just in Time, was released on the Concord Jazz label and her newest CD, Latin Rootswas released in 2010 through LML Music.

Throughout her varied career, Ms. Arnaz has found herself helming several different production retrospectives based on the iconic fame of her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. With her husband, Larry Luckinbill, she teamed up to form ArLuck Entertainment, which produced the Emmy award-winning documentary, Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie, (for NBC in 1993, and subsequently A&E and Nickelodeon and currently available in DVD), published two CD-ROMs; Lucy & Desi: The Scrapbooks, Volume I and How to Save Your Family History: A 10-Step Guide by Lucie Arnaz. ArLuck Entertainment produced An Evening With Lucille Ball: Thank You For Asking, a one woman show starring Suzanne LaRusch co-written and directed by Ms. Arnaz.

In January of 2010, Lucie was Artistic Director for Babalu! - a celebration of the Latin Music craze of the '40s and '50s as seen through the music of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, which opened the 40th season of the famed Lyric and Lyricist Series at the 92nd St. Y in New York City. ArLuck Entertainment also currently produces all of Miss Arnaz’s symphony and concert performances, her lecture appearances (Surviving Success and Q&A seminars) as well as Mr. Luckinbill’s four one man shows: Lyndon, Clarence Darrow, Tonight! Teddy! Tonight!, Hemingway and a compilation lecture entitled The Great Americans: Words Matter.

In 2001 Lucie and her brother, Desi Arnaz, executive-produced the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special which aired on CBS, and received an Emmy nomination. Miss Arnaz says with a smile: “A few of those kinds of projects are healthy. My parents are always happiest when they’re working.”

In 2006 Lucie spent several months back on The Great White Way costarring with Jonathan Pryce, Norbert Leo Butz, Rachel York and Gregory Jbara, and then Keith Carradine, Brian D'Arcy James, and Sherie Rene Scott in the rib tickling Jeffrey Lane/David Yazbek musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, brilliantly directed by Jack O'Brien and played to sell-out crowds at the Imperial Theatre where she made her first Broadway appearance nearly 30 years before in They’re Playing Our Song.

In January of 2010, Lucie was Artistic Director for BABALU: A Celebration of the Latin Music Craze of the ‘40s and ‘50s as Seen Through the Music of The Desi Arnaz Orchestra which opened the 40th season of the famed Lyric and Lyricist Series at the 92nd St. Y in New York City with sold out performances. The show received “sizzling” reviews when it played to Miami audiences the following summer.

ArLuck Entertainment also currently produces all of Miss Arnaz’s symphony and concert performances, her lecture appearances (Surviving Success and Q&A seminars), as well as Mr. Luckinbill’s four one man shows (Lyndon, Clarence Darrow, Tonight!, Teddy, Tonight!, Hemingway,The Abraham and Larry Show: My Week In Bibleland) and a compilation lecture entitled The Great Americans: Words Matter.

Most recently, Lucie made waves as Berthe in the national touring company of Pippin, performing up-side-down nightly in a tantilizing trapeze act alongside original cast member John Rubenstein.

With her husband, Ms. Arnaz is mother to three beautiful and talented children - Simon (born in 1980), Joseph (in 1982) and Katharine (in 1985) in addition to being stepmother to his two sons, Nicholas (1969) and Benjamin (1975). It is these credits of which Lucie is most proud.

Lucie Arnaz official website

 www.luciearnaz.com

Lucie Recommends:

American Theatre Wing

Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center

Lucie's Family:

Laurence Luckinbill - Official Website

Joe Luckinbill - Music

Kate Luckinbill - LinkedIn

Ben Luckinbill - Writing and Design

Guest Category: Arts, Comedy, History, Music, Society and Culture, TV & Film
john sheffield
Guest Occupation: Teacher
Guest Biography:

John has a lengthy employment history in the field of education.  Professionally, he has taught for twenty-four years in the public school system mainly in grades six through eight with a focus on mathematics.  His experience with public school students has ranged from the typical classroom setting to inclusion situations to special education and co-teaching as well as small group academic intervention.  

John was employed in the juvenile justice system as a county probation officer and by the New York State Division for Youth as a teacher of incarcerated youth.  Additionally, he has teaching experience at the primary grade levels, BOCES experience, employment in both day care and adult education settings, and a decade of experience teaching summer school. He currently teaches mathematics to special education students in grades six through eight and instructs AIS in mathematics to seventh and eighth grade students.

John's strengths encompass communication, understanding, and compassion.  Whether it has been adjusting a lesson on the fly or finding alternative means of communicating a concept or idea, he has always done so in a positive manner.  John has publicly addressed boards of education as well as parent and community groups and has always received positive feedback.  

John has written essays, papers, and articles  and is know for his depth of understanding, historical perspectives, amount of supportive research, and his ability to explain things that may be considered complex in ways that are clear and easily discernible.  He is one of “the best” when it comes to establishing relationships with students and their parents.

John is actively involved in the Opt Out movement in New York State and has applied to the Board of Regents.

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