Life Changes Show, April 15, 2019

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
The Dance of Life, with Guest Teresa Taylor and Musical Guest Vir McCoy

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“The Dance of Life,” with Guest, Dance, Music and Television Three-Time Emmy Award Winning Producer, Teresa Taylor; and Musical Guest, Musician, Producer, Composer, Lyricist, Vir McCoy on The LIFE CHANGES Show

Guest: TERESA TAYLOR and Musical Guest: VIR MCCOY

Guest, Teresa Taylor

Guest Name: 
Teresa Taylor
Teresa Taylor
Guest Occupation: 
Producer, writer and former dance and choreography agent
Guest Biography: 

TERESA TAYLOR

Dance is deeply instinctual to the human soul – the ultimate emotional and spiritual art form. Our most sincere hope is for the Global Dance Initiative to unite and spark the worldwide community to share the energy of dance…to heal, inspire and connect. Please join us as we celebrate the power of dance in our world, and how – together – we can truly make a difference. – Teresa Taylor

“My goal is to bring a transformative experience to all audiences in a way that elicits an emotional response. Whether through media or live productions, I aspire to provide the audience an experiential moment in their lives – one that leaves them with a positive and memorable emotional imprint. This is what gives my work purpose.” – Teresa Taylor

BIO

A unique talent in the world of entertainment, Teresa has more than twenty creative years experience producing and brokering dynamic talent and projects with a focus in dance, music and television. Her various roles of producer, writer and former dance and choreography agent have allowed her to work collaboratively with some of the most visionary dance and creative artists in the industry.

The foundation of her own personal and artistic spirit is inspired by the depth and integrity of the creative visionaries she has had opportunity to represent or work with in collaboration. With each project, Teresa hopes to bring the creative teams together in a way that allows for creative freedom and artistic inspiration, allowing the energy of each production to have its own unique rhythm.

Of her vast slate of projects, Teresa was the producer for TV Moves! Live: A Tribute to Dance in Television, on behalf of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Additionally, she was an executive producer of the American Choreography Awards and the highly acclaimed Choreography Media Honors. Other credits include The Cultural Icon, Paris by Night, numerous productions for the LA Opera, and the annual Christmas Eve Special, the LA County holiday celebration she was exceptionally honored to produce the flagship show, Dance America! for USA at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, together with creative director Amy Tinkham, Teresa produced A Royal Wedding in Dubai, partnering with DesignLab Events on a spectacular show with 3,000 attendees.

She is the recipient of three Emmy Awards for an acclaimed series of specials for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles titled Imagine in partnership with ABC, as well as an Emmy for The LA County Holiday Celebration.

Teresa is exceptionally proud to bring the heart of her career – the spirit of dance to The Global Dance Initiative. Her dream is use the power of dance in the media today, to ignite the positive power of dance globally to use this art-form to, quite simply, inspire life.

Guest, Vir McCoy

Guest Name: 
Vir McCoy
Vir McCoy
Guest Occupation: 
Singer and Songwriter, DJ, musician
Guest Biography: 

VIR MCCOY

Vir McCoy has written and recorded over 200 original songs in many styles of music on over 20 albums (as of 2018) in genres of: World, Hip Hop, Electronica, Children’s, Rock, Funk, Devotional and Comedy. In addition to his own music, he has appeared as a guest on several studio albums, including Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Rising Appalachia, Beats Antique, Dirtwire, as well as on soundtracks and jingles for film, television, the web and video. Vir plays guitar, bass and also plays the sintir or guimbri, the camel-skinned, ethnic bass of Morocco, the Yali Tanbur or Turkish jimbush, the djeli ngoni of Mali, and he also plays a unique Bass Hybrid instrument he self-created, called the Ark-Bass. He is a DJ as well, and is accomplished with Pro-tools and Ableton Live.

His band Hamsa Lila had song placement with Spike Lee’s, Shes Gotta Have It, in 2018. He has toured all over the U.S. playing at most festivals and many venues with Mickey Hart, Hamsa Lila, The Dogon Lights and House of Hamsa among others. The award- winning music group Hamsa Lila was voted best world music band of 2002, topped the CMJ music charts, headlined at the San Francisco Fillmore auditorium twice and have performed with acts such as The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Tinariwen, and many others. Vir has also created very loved children’s music and has released 4 albums. In addition, many know Vir as creator of the YouTube viral comedy hits, “Man from Marin” and “Sensitive People.” Vir has also created and produced special musical and theatrical events that focus on healing, such as the “Chakra Opera,” a multi-sensory journey.

He currently plays in the Dogon Lights on Jumpsuit Records, House of Hamsa, DJ’s and collaborates on pop-soul music with his wife, Heather Christie. Vir is working on a collection of devotional music, “Desert Fathers.”

Vir McCoy is nothing short of a synthesis of styles and sounds fit to perfectly uplift the surroundings. Vir is a “Cosmic Muse,” that can weave between styles and genres to best suit the occasion. From “Funk Therapy” to New Age Comedy, to Children’s to Electronica to Devotional to Tribal Fusion to Rock. Vir will best choose the style and sound for the event. Uplifting, Inspiring and Hilarious are what you will get. Anyone who has seen Vir in action in his many projects can attest to this.

Vir McCoy is nothing short of a synthesis of styles and sounds fit to perfectly uplift the surroundings. Vir is a “Cosmic Muse,” that can weave between styles and genres to best suit the occasion. From “Funk Therapy” to New Age Comedy, to Children’s to Electronica to Devotional to Tribal Fusion to Rock. Vir will best choose the style and sound for the event. Uplifting, Inspiring and Hilarious are what you will get. Anyone who has seen Vir in action in his many projects can attest to this.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

Weekly Show
Station 1
Monday
Starts: 
7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT