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Guest Occupation: Executive Director of The Mariano Rivera Public Foundation
Guest Biography:

Executive Director of The Mariano Rivera Public Foundation.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
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I’m speaking with Master Clarice who is an inspirational Feng Shui Master, blessed with many gifts. Her journey with the Tarot began in 1987 when she discovered by chance that she could read the tarot intuitively. In 2001 Clarice took a leap of faith by embarking on a new journey within the metaphysical world of Feng Shui and Divination. Since 2006, she has expanded her work internationally.  She is well-respected as a Feng Shui Master and in 2008, she was nominated for Singapore Spirit of Enterprise Award. Master Clarice is also an accomplished writer within the world of Feng Shui. She successfully published the book entitled, “Feng Shui Gourmet” plus a series of annual books which have been reviewed by Harper’s Bazaar, New Sunday Times, New Straits Times, The Finder and Expat Living.  She was named Visionary of the Year, an Irwin Literary Award and is listed as one of 2021’s Best 7 Psychics in Singapore by Singaporebest.com. Clarice has contributed to a multitude of major magazines as well as many radio and podcast interviews.

Guest Category: Arts, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Author, Screenwriter, Public Speaker
Guest Biography:

Patricia Cori delivers a "booster shot of truth," exposing the tactics of a corrupt and unfathomably ruthless global cabal, whose aim it is to enslave us by destroying our precious DNA connection to God-Source energy.

FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/patricia.cori.10

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Sirianvoice

LINKED IN:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-cori-17994213/

YOUTUBE:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC937CM8HF70dsdLVoRwetg

Author, Screenwriter, Public Speaker
HOST OF BEYOND THE MATRIX
 
Guest Category: Literature, News, Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Psychology, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Retired LEO and Outreach Liason FHE Health and Podcast Host
Guest Biography:

Patrick Fitzgibbons is a retired Police Professional with over two decades of experience in various capacities. His is also an author, coach, speaker and educator. After a successful law enforcement career, Patrick wanted to continue to give back to the profession that was so good to him over the years. 🚔👊

Patrick created a top ranked podcast called The Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast 🎙🎤almost five years ago with the goal of providing criminal justice professionals with the knowledge, advice and tools to grow better personally and professionally. Shows revolve around criminal justice topics and issues that range from police and criminal justice reform, leadership, use of force, and everything in between. Guests and Patrick also talk about the importance of self care which includes - The practice of gratitude, meditation, physical fitness and much more 🙏

Patrick's guests range from NY Times Best Selling Authors, Entrepreneurs, Military and Law Enforcement Leaders and Influencers, Actors and Private Sector Professionals - Over 400 episodes and counting.

In 2019, Patrick wrote and published, E.V.O.L.V.E - A Collection of Routines, Habits, and Advice to Take Charge of Your Life and Be Your Best Self. 📖

E.V.O.L.V.E is an Acronym, and Patrick uses each of these levels in his personal coaching with clients.

E - Elevate Your Thoughts - Everything starts with the proper Mindset. The seeds (good or bad) you plant in your mind will grow.
V - Visualization - Visualize where you want to go in your life, and then TAKE ACTION
O - Others - Who are the people you surround yourself with. Remember you are the average of the 5 people you associate with.
L - Love yourself - If you don't love yourself (and this means every aspect of your life - fitness, mental and spiritual) how are you going to love anyone else?
V - Victories - Celebrate the victories you have everyday because you have them. You're alive right? Celebrate that victory and go from there.
E - Everyday show up and bring your best

Get a FREE eBook version of E.V.O.L.V.E at www.cjevolution.com

Former ARMY Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division - Fort Bragg, NC

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Fitness & Exercise, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational
Guest Occupation: Chief Researcher and Head of Global Clinical Operations, Aviv Clinics
Guest Biography:

Dr. Hadanny is a certified neurosurgeon, hyperbaric physician, and Chief Medical Research Officer at the Sagol Center. For the past decade, he has worked alongside Dr Efrati researching neurorehabilitation, neuroplasticity and physiology, publishing more than 25 papers on the effects of HBOT on cognitive and physical performance. Before joining the Sagol Center, Dr. Hadanny was Chief Resident in the Galil Medical Center neurosurgery department. He earned his MD from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning from Bar Ilan University.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Occupation: Podiatric Physician/Surgeon
Guest Biography:

A ten year resident of Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Ben Pearl has been a practicing physician in the Arlington and McLean area since 1992.

Recently selected as one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s top sports doctors, he is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He is a consultant at NIH and he is on an advisory board at FDA.

Dr. Pearl was recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine depicting his passion for skiing and teaching. He has had television interviews with Dr. Nancy on MSNBC on barefoot running and provided foot health information for News Channel 8.

Dr. Pearl is a fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He is the team podiatrist for the District Track Club, an elite Olympic development track team in Washington DC.He serves as medical director for the SUNY New Paltz high school cross country camp. He offers foot and ankle care to patients of all ages.

He has also been a consultant at the National Institutes of Health and the FDA, and is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Dr. Pearl has a special interest in sports medicine, which is enhanced by his own participation in running, bicycling, and ski instruction.

Dr. Pearl has authored a number of articles on podiatric health. He also blogs regularly on foot care and athletic performance at Docs for Jocks.

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Occupation: International bestselling author, TV and podcast show host, Coach
Guest Biography:


Dr. Virginia LeBlanc (DocV) is not only an award-winning, international bestselling author, TV & podcast show host but also a highly sought multi-disciplined expert, thought leader, and star on the global scene, mastering the art of the pivot in career-life transition, earning her nickname "THE Pivot Maestro".

Her work leading major change initiatives across the Department of Defense in domestic and foreign affairs, as well as Booz Allen Hamilton, Indiana University, and the National Pan‐Hellenic Council birthed her passions in human resources, health & wellness, business transformation, and creative life design - in turn - founding the heart‐centered, conscious company, movement, and network: Defining Paths (DP).

DocV is a Holistic Transformational Coach & Business leader Online at DP creating a BOSS Nation of soul purposed entrepreneurs seeking to heal, rebuild, and transform their lives and others from the inside out. Her mission is transformation through trauma and transition, helping you think without a box to be your own boss in mind, body, soul, and business to put YOU back in business.

While DocV serves all in mission and values alignment, she specializes in serving women leaders in overcoming workplace abuse and the military community.

Learn more at: https://linktr.ee/definingpaths

Gift giveaway: https://thepivotmaestro.com/giveaway-lsyi 

Amazon international bestseller:
https://www.amazon.com/Love-Skin-YOURE-Divergent-Thinking/dp/0999053205

 

 

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Military, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: keyboard wizard, singer, songwriter, pianist, performer
Guest Biography:

BOB MALONE

Called a “keyboard wizard” by The New Yorker, BOB MALONE has amassed a loyal international fan-base through twenty-five years of touring and nine critically acclaimed album releases. He’s played keyboards for John Fogerty since 2011, and has been a session player for Ringo Starr and Avril Lavigne.

His recording of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” was the theme in the 2018 Illumination/Universal movie trailers for The Grinch. MusicRiot UK says “His solo work pulls in elements from classical, soul, blues, rock, funk and jazz into a glorious fusion that’s pure Bob Malone.”

Solo and with his band, Bob has played Umbria Jazz Festival (ITALY), Glastonbury Music Festival (UK), Long Beach Bayou Festival (US), Blue Mountains Music Festival (AU), Cincy Blues Festival (US), Umbria Jazz Week (CHINA), plus headlining shows at Iridium (NYC), Garry Marshall Theatre (L.A.), 606 Club (LONDON), Dazzle Jazz & Blues (DENVER), and Clay Center For The Arts (CHARLESTON, WV).

Bob has been featured twice at WWOZ Piano Night in New Orleans. As a member of John Fogerty’s band, he’s played New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Radio City Music Hall, and The Hollywood Bowl and is featured on the 2019 concert album/DVD “50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks” and the 2013 release “Wrote A Song For Everyone.”

Bob’s 2021 release, Good People, went to #11 Rock, #1 Soft Rock, and #1 New Jersey on the Roots Music Report radio charts and debuted at #15 on the IBBA UK charts. Nearly a year after its release, “Oh Well” is still on the SiriusXM Bluesville top-50 Most Heard list. Elmore Magazine wrote: “Bob Malone is a soulful songwriter, passionate singer, exuberant piano player and ecstatic performer whose astounding, abounding talents are immediately evident throughout 11 inspired and inspiring songs on his
glorious ninth album, Good People.”

In its review of the album, American Songwriter said: “From complex turbo-charged polyrhythmic soul-jazz excursions to the most fundamental folk-rock anthems, Malone knows how to light it on fire.”

His songs and his playing have been heard on NCSI New Orleans, Entertainment Tonight, Lucifer, and The Hallmark Channel.

“A Keyboard Wizard.” ~ THE NEW YORKER

“A soulful songwriter, passionate singer, exuberant piano player and ecstatic performer.” ~ ELMORE MAGAZINE

“[Malone’s] take on Bob Dylan’s ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ breathed new life and energy into it, but the one that blew me away was ‘Oh Well’ by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.” ~ BANGOR DAILY NEWS

“Wondering why nobody writes songs like your old favorites anymore? Bob Malone is the kind of guy that could make you weep.” ~ PALM BEACH POST

“If he could find a way to throw that Steinway grand over his shoulder the way a hot-dog guitar player does, I think he would.” ~ NOLA DEFENDER

“Keyboardist Bob Malone may have been the best musician on the stage outside of Mr. Fogerty himself.”
~ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Author, Educator, International Development
Guest Biography:

NATHAN GRAY

Nathan has over 40 years of experience in the fields of international development and education. He is one of the staff founders of Oxfam America supporting emerging community development leadership in low-income countries and has been a pioneer in socially positive investment.

Nathan started the youth leadership organization Earth Train Foundation in 1991 and, in 2001, led the establishment of its international base in Panama where he co-founded the Mamoní Valley Preserve with Colin Wiel & family, and founded Fundación Earth Train, now Fundación Geoversity.

Together with Verne Harnish, he directed the launch of the Geoversity ecosystem with its annual The Nature of Business executive events, as well as Geoversity’s “Designing with Nature” and “Life Changer” initiatives. He was a contributing author of Disaster and Development (Fred Cuny) published in 1989 by Oxford University Press and a contributing author of Change Not Charity – Essays on Oxfam America’s First 40 Years, published in 2010.

Educational background: BA in International Relations from the University of California, San Francisco. Completed special studies in literature at the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico; Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain; and Université de Toulouse en Pau, France.

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Education, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Award-winning film and television producer, best-selling author and journalist
Guest Biography:

KATHY ELDON

Kathy Eldon has worked as an award-winning film and television producer, best-selling author and journalist in England, Kenya and the United States. In 1998, Kathy and her daughter, Amy, launched Creative Visions Foundation, inspired by the life of her son, Dan Eldon – Reuters photojournalist, artist, and creative activist. The organization has helped support more than 360 projects and productions. In 2004, CV launched Rock your World, a free online curriculum based on the Declaration of Human Rights. Creative Visions has impacted more than 100 million people.

In 1990, Kathy founded Creative Visions Productions to produce films that would inspire action. Documentaries and films that Kathy has produced, or supported, have been distributed through global outlets including, Columbia Pictures, Netflix, CNN, PBS, TBS and OWN. Her EP credits include Extraordinary Moms, an OWN special, features actor, Julia Roberts, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell, and CNN correspondent, Christiane Amanpour and The Journey is the Destination, a feature about her son Dan, directed by Bronwen Hughes and produced by Kweku Mandela. The film streamed on Netflix and Amazon and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

A graduate of Wellesley College, Kathy is the author of 17 books, including cookbooks, self-help books, social history books for students, and the best-selling collection of her son’s journal pages, The Journey is the Destination. Kathy is the author of the popular Catcher series of guided journals, published by Chronicle Books. Harper One published Kathy’s acclaimed memoir, In the Heart of Life. Her most recent book, Hope Rising, A Musing, a collection of spoken word poetry, inspired a 90-minute special presented by luminaries including Julian Lennon, Marianne Williamson, Kweku Mandela, Diva Zappa, Rain Phoenix and Joe Sumner. 

Kathy, a popular speaker, has been featured on countless television and radio programs globally, including several appearances on Oprah. Her many awards include being nominated as a Point of Light by Kweku Mandela on the anniversary of his grandfather’s birthday. Kathy, who served as a Malibu Arts Commissioner, lives with her husband, designer Michael Bedner, a few steps away from her daughter, Amy and her family, and the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism, a vibrant hub for individuals who want to help change their bit of the world for the better. 

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, News, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Guest Biography:

DAVID ROCHE

I am a singer/songwriter and I come from a family of singers and musicians and songwriters. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was a little kid. It’s hard to get out of the way of music and songwriting in my family. I started writing songs when I was five years old.  I’ve performed with my wife, my daughter, my sisters, my in-laws, my niece and the list goes on and on. It’s a nice situation if not a little strange. I’m grateful that I can’t stop doing it.

My parents were Jack and Jude and they met while working as actors in a play. My three sisters formed the ground breaking avant-garde folk trio The Roches in the late 1980s and have been a huge influence on me and a whole lot of other folks. My niece Lucy Wainwright-Roche is a gifted singer and songwriter and her dad is the Grammy winning singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III who is famous for being the best man at my wedding in Youghal Ireland. My nephew is the late great Edward Felix Mcteigue who wrote hit songs and left us all stunned when he unexpectedly passed in 2020. Greg Trooper is a greatly missed songwriter and singer  who also happened to be my brother in law.  My daughter Oona is an actor in film and TV.  My mom wound up being the Poet Laureate of Warwick NY. 

Another wonderful part of my musical life involves the one and only Paranoid Larry. This is a guy whose songwriting cannot be over-hyped and for decades I have been in his “imaginary band” for a lot of wonderful shows here in New York. You must see it to believe it.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Business leader turned executive coach, Author, Teacher
Guest Biography:

VISH CHATTERJI

 

Vish Chatterji (say Chatter G) is an accomplished business leader turned executive coach with 20 years spanning multiple industries. In parallel, he has studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda (mind-body medicine) in his family’s lineage.

An engineer by trade with a master’s degree in business administration, he coaches and advises senior executives and small-business owners blending Western management thinking with Eastern wisdom traditions and speaks on a variety of topics at the intersection of business and personal development.

In addition to teaching leaders, Chatterji was a Board Director for the Beach Cities Health District in California. He is author of “The Business Casual Yogi: Take Charge of Your Body, Mind & Career.

A married father of three, he loves to garden, bicycle, and fix things around the house.

Guest Category: Business, Management, Health & Lifestyle, Personal Development, Science, Self Help, Spiritual, Meditation
Guest Occupation: R&B artist
Guest Biography:

OKCHANELLE

Okchanelle began performing at the age of.  She has been apart of professional musical groups performing in different venues in the Los Angeles area.

To further her passion, she’s studied and obtained her BFA in musical theatre. She has now started her solo career as a R&B artist hoping to inspired and change the narrative of sound with her music.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Guest Biography:

BRANDON JENNER

Brandon Jenner’s music feels like a lot of different things—often all at once.

In some ways, it’s like your childhood best friend disclosing an important truth by the glow of a beach bonfire. In other ways, it’s like the moment you stop worrying about what other people think and can laugh and smile anywhere without apology. 

​However, the Los Angeles-born singer, songwriter, and producer describes what his music feels like best.

I try to make it feel like a warm, cozy blanket,” he laughs. “I hope I’m able to be that way in life as well!

Music always gave him this warmth. With a singer-songwriter mom, he went from “being a fly on the wall” in his stepdad’s studio (just Google his stepfather!) to developing his own relationship with music when Ben Harper’s “Forever” got him through his first true breakup.

After a pair of EPs and major syncs as one half of Brandon & Leah, he launched his solo career with the independent Burning Ground EP in 2016. The title track amassed over 26.5 million Spotify streams as he claimed coveted real estate on popular playlists such as Your Favorite Coffeehouse, License to Chill, and more. In between touring with the likes of Rachael Yamagata and Joshua Radin, he unveiled the Face The World EP [2018], Plan On Feelings EP [2019], and So Childish EP [2020]. After a whirlwind of gigs around the world, marriage, and the birth of his twin sons, he personally wrote, recorded, and produced his NETTWERK debut EP, Short of Home, in the middle of the Global Pandemic.

Coupling life changes with a lifetime devoted to music thus far, he opened up like never before.​

I think I’ve gotten better at giving myself the license to be truly vulnerable,” he admits. “It’s about what the songwriter is willing to let the listener in on. I’m not trying to overcompensate for the blessings in my life anymore. I’m writing about the changes in my life. I wanted to go back to what got me to play music in the first place, which is singer-songwriters with songs that make you think and feel deeply. For the first time in a long time, I have a label partner too, and I’m really excited about that.

​He introduces Short of Home with “Something About You.” Faintly plucked acoustic guitar wraps around his intimate delivery as he delivers a love letter to his wife.​

The lyrics just seemed to roll out like a runaway train,” he says. “It was an overwhelming feeling that brought me to tears. I’m so happy and grateful. It captures my first impression of my wife and my love for her.

​In the end, Brandon Jenner’s music really feels like home.

In the past, I just wanted people to respect me as a musician,” he leaves off. “With my last name, it was something I was hung up on. I don’t care so much about that anymore. What I really want is for somebody to feel the emotion I did—to feel better, safer, more inspired, and like the world has meaning. I went through so many challenges and changes and found relief. If you do as well, it’s all worth it.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Researcher, Laser physicist, writer, producer, director of, What the BLEEP do we Know?
Guest Biography:

WILLIAM ARNTZ

William Arntz started his professional career as a research laser physicist, and developed the first wave optics simulator for high energy lasers. This project went on in the 80’s to be called “Star Wars”.

He then moved on to software, writing “AutoSys”–an automated job control system currently in use by most Fortune 500 companies.

He sold that company, retired, but then decided to make a film: creating, producing and directing What the BLEEP Do We Know!?, an exploration of spirituality, quantum physics, neurology and outrageous possibilities.

The film and the companion book, with editions in over twenty languages, were international hits. Another stint of retirement followed, but then he got the wild notion to do a how-to book on Suffering, figuring that people do it all the time so how hard could it be?

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Science, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Technology, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Marketer
Guest Biography:

KATERINA TOUCHON

Katerina Touchon is a marketer with over 12 years of experience. Her main passion is helping creative entrepreneurs and artists advance their careers with branding and promotion.

Mrs. Touchon has worked with government and private projects, museums, galleries, and commercial brands such as Schwarzkopf, Calvin Klein, Phillips, BMW, and many others.

In 2020 she launched an online-program “FRWART”, teaching artists how to promote themselves. Katerina worked with artists from a dozen different countries. Today she is expanding the program to include all creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

I love helping creatives make positive changes in their businesses and careers.

Katerina Touchon

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Marketing, Management, Society and Culture, Technology
Guest Occupation: Creative professional and business owner, author, idea generator
Guest Biography:

Zach Touchon has over 20 years of experience as a creative professional and business owner in Los Angeles, California. As an idea generator, he helps creative teams with the free flow of ideas. Mr. Touchon also assists individuals in uncovering their full potential. 

After losing his Mother suddenly, Zach opened an art gallery and film studio in Downtown Los Angeles. While walking through this experience, he discovered a system for personal development that helped him to overcome his challenges and thrive.

In his book he describes some easy-to-understand rules and principles that helped him recognize the resources he already had. In the powerful new book, “You Have Everything You Need To Get What You Want” Zach shares how anyone can use these ideas to transform their careers, relationships, and even lives. 

“I want to help people see it. When you can see it you can believe it. When you believe it, anything is possible.” – Zach Touchon

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Careers, Marketing, Management, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Technology
Guest Occupation: Award-winning and distinguished musicians
Guest Biography:

ELIXIR PIANO TRIO

The Elixir Piano Trio is made up of award-winning and distinguished musicians, Violinist – Samvel Chilingarian, Pianist – Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, and Cellist – Dr. Fang Fang Xu.

Winner of the Most Distinguished Musician award 2005 IBLA International Competition in Italy, The Elixir Piano Trio has appeared in performances in Europe, Mexico and the United States. 

Founded in 2004, the dynamic Elixir Piano Trio performs both traditional and modern repertoire with classical, folk and jazz influences. Known for their unique and exciting interpretations, the Los Angeles based ensemble has dazzled audiences with their energy and sensitivity.

The trio has become instrumental in promoting works by Contemporary composers.

Violinist – Samvel Chilingarian 

Mr. Chilingarian enjoys a varied career as performer, educator and conductor. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Chilingarian has toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan, the United States and Central America with The Melos Ensemble, Vienna Sinfonietta, Orchestra Internazionale d´Italia, Tashen Oper and Ensemble Nine.

Mr. Chilingarian has performed in such prestigious venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Teatro Farnese in Parma, Casals Hall in Tokyo, Birmingham Performing Arts Center in England. As a founding member of the Arioso String Quartet, he has toured Austria giving concerts in Vienna, Krems and Salzkammergut.

A native of Armenia, Mr. Chilingarian began his musical studies at age five. After receiving a Bachelor of Music from the California State University at Northridge and a Master of Music from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Mr. Chilingarian moved to Vienna in 1990 to continue his studies in authentic performance and conducting. While in Vienna, Mr. Chilingarian joined the Pons Artis Chamber Orchestra, the Kammer Oper Orchestra and the Niederosterrichische Tonkunstler Orchestra. While in Austria, Mr. Chilingarian was invited to conduct the Linz Summer Festival Youth Orchestra in 1994.

Since his return to Los Angeles in 1995, Mr. Chilingarian´s focus has been to bring spirited music to young musicians. Mr. Chilingarian is the Artistic Director and conductor of Verdugo Young Musicians Association (VYMA). In 2007, VYMA Youth Orchestra was invited by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the International Youth Orchestra Festival. Mr. Chilingarian has actively participated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic YOLA initiative as guest speaker and panelist.

Mr. Chilingarian has been featured on the Sundays Live radio broadcast Classical 105.1 K-Mozart as well as on 91.5 KUSC “Spotlight on The Arts”. Mr. Chilingarian serves on the faculty of East Los Angeles College and continues to perform with the Elixir Piano Trio.

Pianist – Lucy Nargizyan

Dr. Nargizyan has been featured as soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, England, Wales, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico and Russia. Her performances were broadcast on Russian Radio and Television as well as on Classical KUSC Radio. Dr. Nargizyan has performed as a soloist with the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra, El Camino and East Los Angeles College Orchestras, and the Pasadena Community Orchestra. She has been invited several times to perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Series.

Dr. Nargizyan has won numerous competitions, including the Moscow Young Artist Competition, the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, the USC Concerto Competition, and the Peninsula Young Artists International Festival. She was also a finalist in the Mu Phi Epsilon National Competition. Dr. Nargizyan was the recipient of the “Most Distinguished Musician Award” at the 2005 IBLA International Competition in Italy, where she performed with the Elixir Piano Trio.

Elixir Piano Trio performs traditional and modern repertoire in the United States and internationally. The trio has performed many newly written works and recently recorded compositions by local composer Penka Kouneva.

Lucy Nargizyan was raised in Moscow, Russia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Moscow State Music College, and Masters of Music and a Doctorate degrees in piano performance from the University of Southern California. At USC, she studied with Daniel Pollack, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, and Dennis Thurmond.

Dr. Nargizyan is a dedicated teacher whose students have been prizewinners in many local and state competitions. In addition, her students have transferred to such institutions as USC and Cleveland Institute of Music. Dr. Nargizyan is currently a Professor of Music at East Los Angeles College.

Cellist – Dr. Fang Fang Xu

Dr. Fang Fang Xu earned her Doctoral degree in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California.

She has performed at Schleswig-Holstein International Music Festival in Germany and
Guadalajara Music Festival in Mexico with eminent conductors Christoph Eschenbach and Mstislav Rostropovich.

She has appeared as guest soloist with the Pacific Symphony and USC Thornton Symphony among others, and as an orchestral player she has performed with LA Philharmonic and LA Chamber Orchestra.

She made her Carnegie Hall debut in June of 2010, as solo cellist in the production of Eric Whitacre’s
Paradise Lost. In Spring of 2011, Dr. Xu was again featured in the production at Disney Hall in Los Angeles. She currently maintains a private studio in South Pasadena, and serves as the String Chair of
MTAC Pasadena Branch.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Dancer, speaker, author, yoga teacher, and transformational guide
Guest Biography:

PHOEBE LEONA

Phoebe Leona is a dancer, speaker, author, yoga teacher, and transformational guide who helps us feel more embodied through somatic, movement, and expanded awareness practices to become more empowered in who we are, who we are becoming, and our having a greater sense of belonging. She has been a teacher and guide for most of her life, but it was after a year of extreme loss in 2013 when she found herself in the vast open space in between her old life and a new life, that she dove deeply into her practices and began her company, nOMad to help others through their own transition and the spaces in between.

Throughout that time, Phoebe also developed her movement/somatic practice, Mvt109™ for students to fully embrace the freedom of moving in their bodies, transforming old patterns and reclaiming the vibrations & stories they want to bring to life. Phoebe also finds joy in sharing her story to help others in their healing. 

Phoebe tells her story on her TEDx Talk, her podcast The Space in Between, and her multi-author international bestseller Caged No More. Her newest book, Dear Radiant One, partners with GracePoint Publishing.

 
ABOUT THE BOOK

Phoebe Leona takes us on her journey as she dances through the twists and turns of life. She guides us from the shadows of fear, anger, grief, shame and loneliness and asks us to step with her into the light of gratitude, trust, confidence, joy and love. Phoebe’s own childhood journey from trauma to radiant spiritual teacher, reminds us that we are all authors of our own stories, and we can rewrite them at any period of our lives. Through her letters In Dear Radiant One, Phoebe shares vulnerable and honest interaction with her own emotions that provide inspiration and access to our own internal landscape. She provides specific practices that are an open invitation to explore our vulnerability and honest experiences of our emotional bodies. Get ready to dance with your radiance.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Yoga, Kids & Family, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Christian hip-hop artist
Guest Biography:

BRINSON

Brinson is an award-winning Christian hip-hop artist from Jacksonville, Florida. He has dedicated his ministry to serving families and hip-hop fans through his music and unashamed love for God.

He is an ordained minister and has studied music business at Belmont University in Nashville. When his passions and gifts are used together, he creates music that edifies and reaches those who would otherwise be unreachable.

He is the founder of GodChaserz Entertainment (GCE) and with that has been able to facilitate more than 20 Christ-centered hip-hop albums. He has traveled the globe spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Brinson’s music has been seen and heard on ESPN, NPR, BET, MTV, New York’s Hot 97 and TBN, and he is the host of the GodChaserz Podcast.

More About Brinson

When award-winning hip-hop artist Brinson Wright was just 4 years old, he was given a cassette tape containing the song “Bible Break” by Stephen Wiley (regarded as the godfather of Christian rap), and a seed was planted. Brinson grew up knowing that the spoken rhymes of rap and the spoken words of the gospel were not mutually exclusive, and that music and ministry could be intertwined and used to edify and reach the often unreachable youth audience. 

“Rap, honestly, is motivation music,” Brinson said in a recent interview. “I’m going to motivate people to chase God.”

 

Brinson’s just-dropped album, Before He Cracks the Sky, is his 11th solo project and 80th overall release from GodChaserz Entertainment, the record label he founded in 2006. On it, he offers a prophetic voice along the lines of Malachi, who fervently attempts to share the good news that his neighbors can indeed be saved.

As with his past projects, Before He Cracks the Sky features top-notch sounds (including contributions from multi-platinum-selling producer Frank Nitty) and guest performances from Christian hip-hop veterans like Corey Red & Precise and Knine, and newcomers Porsha Love, Bri, Lu the Great and TC the Collector.

And like his last two albums, Before He Cracks the Sky is wrapped in a vivid cover designed by notable Marvel/DC/Image comic book artist Ken Lashley (of Black Panther, Star Wars and Spawn fame).

Brinson’s work in other areas has been gaining considerable attention. His GodChaserz documentary has won over 40 awards, and his entrance theme for Serena Deeb was featured on All Elite Wrestling. Plus, his book, 10 Things Every Christian Hip Hop Artist Should Know, provides valuable direction for others who want to enter the music industry without compromising their Christian values.

Using multiple forms of media to share his message comes naturally for Brinson, who is also an avid comic book collector, movie buff and ordained minister. 

“It’s time for listeners to lend their ears to Before He Cracks the Sky,” Brinson said. “This is where it all began — telling stories about God’s good grace.” 

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