Life Changes Show, August 8, 2016

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
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Life Changes Show
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Guests Alice and Richard Matzkin and Musical Guest Martin Kember

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure

Creating Magnificent Relationships with Guests Alice Matzkin, Portrait Painter and Author, and Richard Matzkin, Sculpture and Author; and Musical Guest Martin Kember Soul Singer, Former Front man for “AZ-1” and “Color Me Badd” and GOLD RECORD songwriter on The LIFE CHANGES Show

Guest, Alice and Richard Matzkin

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Alice and Richard Matzkin
Alice and Richard Matzkin
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He is a Sculptor, Psychologist, Therapist, Drummer, Author. She is a Artist, Painter, Author
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Painter Alice Matzkin and her sculptor husband, Richard, contemplate growing older in their nearly 100 paintings and sculptures. Alice and Richard Matzkin They have written an award-winning art/inspiration book, THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self, produced a 45 minute documentary video on DVD, WOMEN OF AGE: Portraits in Wisdom, Beauty and Strength, featuring paintings and interviews of 21 elder inspiring women, and designed a wall calendar, NAKED TRUTH: Celebrating the Beauty of the Aging Feminine Body, featuring paintings of nude elder women age 58 to 87. They appear on television, in print media, on the radio, and offer presentations at universities, conferences, and medical schools. They live and work in Ojai, California.

ALICE MATZKIN has  two paintings in the permanent collection of the National  Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, an entire collection of her work appeared in Ms Magazine, and her commissioned painting of Chelsea Clinton hung in the White House during the Clinton administration.  Her “WOMEN OF AGE” video was screened at the United Nations, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey television show in a segment entitled , “Remembering Your Spirit”, and she is recognized in the prestigious directory, Marquis Who’s Who in American Art.

RICHARD MATZKIN holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  He is a former therapist, men’s group leader, adjunct instructor in California Community College system, and program director of a psychiatric hospital in Los Angeles.  His sculptures have appeared in numerous one man and group shows, and he has pieces in collections throughout the United States.  He was a key artist in a monumental equestrian piece in a train station in Ventura County.  His sculpture appeared in an art/inspirational book – The Great Age – a UNESCO publication.  He is also an accomplished jazz drummer. He is author of the book,

LOVING PROMISES: The Master Class For Creating Magnificent Relationship.

THE MATZKINS have written an art/inspirational book entitled, “THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self.   The book has won two awards – The  IPPY from Independent Publishers Book Awards – world’s largest international book competition, and the NAUTILUS AWARD – for books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change.  They were selected in 2012 by the National Center for Creative Aging as “one” of twelve “Beautiful Minds” in a national campaign that celebrates individuals 55 and older who are keeping their minds beautiful.

Guest, Martin Kember

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Martin Kember
Martin Kember
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Singer, Songwriter, Producer
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While it is impossible to define all the elements of true artistry, one thing is certain; you know it when you hear it. Such is the case with Blue Eyed Soul Singer “Martin Kember”. He is a singer/songwriter/producer who delivers sensuous melodies and romantic radio friendly mid-tempos; it’s graceful crooning with a vibe! Martin’s distinct vocal style lends power and presence to every song he sings. This, combined with his stellar “story telling” writing skills, and production savvy creates a singularly compelling combination. Martin — a native of London, England who now makes his home in Los Angeles — has written songs for many other established artists such as Kenny Latimore, Australian Idol Winner Guy Sebastian, and he has produced tracks for Hip Hop legend 2Pac. (Thug n u, Thug n me, Let Em’ Have It.)

Martin started his singing career during high school as the front man of 90’s New Jack Swing era R&B group “AZ-1”, and later became the front man of the multi-platinum “Color Me Badd”. Martin also recorded his first solo album “One Shade of Love” on the Warner Bro’s Label. To his disappointment, a corporate shake up at the label left him without the A&R executive and team that had signed him. The album was later released in small numbers with no promotion or marketing plan. However, that same album gained a “cult” following organically around the world with those who loved melodic R&B. Soon after, soulful crooner Kenny Latimore covered the opening track, “WHO”, while “When Your Spirit Gets Weak” was recorded by boy band “Plus One”, which went on to become Martin’s first GOLD RECORD as a songwriter!

While negotiating the exit from his WB contract, Martin continued writing, producing and recording which he considers both a gift and a passion that he would never surrender.

In 2009, Martin had a top viral hit with the emotional single “DRIVING MYSELF INSANE” written by Martin with Emile Ghantos (Charlie Wilson)

and Andre Lindal who became known for his close work with STARGATE in Oslo, Norway.

This unforeseen success prompted the writing and recording Martin’s album entitled “Cycles”, which was initially released through a new regional record deal in JAPAN.
During 2013, the remastered version of the album–for the USA and the world via iTunes — was released and continues to be discovered and embraced by R&B lovers all over the globe.

By the end of 2013, Martin was offered the gig as the front man and lead singer for 90’s Icons “Color Me Badd” for a 2014 world tour, in which he gladly accepted. The year was highlighted by an epic performance on the 2014 BET AWARDS, where Martin performed the groups mega-hit “I Wanna Sex You Up” with rave reviews.

Martin has since handed the lead roll back over to Color Me Badd’s original members, who had been dealing with a variety of well documented health and legal issues.

A highly anticipated new solo album “Consummate” is scheduled for release this fall, and will include of the single “U DESERVE IT GIRL”, as well as a recently leaked viral all A-Capella remake/remix of the mega-hit “I Wanna Sex You Up” which features Snoop Dogg.

A Prince inspired ballad called “Sanctuary” will be included on the album. Martin, a self proclaimed “Prince fanatic” has also been very active in participating in performance tributes to his recently lost musical idol.

“Prince and his music was the reason I endeavored to become an artist. Since I was 12, I was enamored with his greatness, especially his falsetto and vocal range”. I truly feel like I lost a mentor, a brother, a family member, and I never met the man. He is so missed.”

Martin has performed Prince tributes recently with member of Prince’s Purple Rain era band “The Revolution” continues to perform nationally as a solo artist.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
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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.

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