Life Changes Show, June 10, 2019

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Learning to Laugh at the Hard Stuff, with Guest Michael Colyar and Musical Guest Ruti Celli

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

“Learning to Laugh at the Hard Stuff,” with Guest, Actor, Comedian, Author, Michael Colyar; and Musical Guest, Cellist, Songwriter, Performer, Ruti Celli on The LIFE CHANGES Show #532

Guest: MICHAEL COLYAR and Musical Guest: RUTI CELLI

Guest, Michael Colyar

Guest Name: 
Michael Colyar
Michael Colyar
Guest Occupation: 
Actor, comedian, and author
Guest Biography: 

From Venice Beach to Venice, Italy…
He is Hard to Ignore and Impossible to Forget!

He is the multi-talented Michael Colyar, actor, comedian, and author. Michael is no stranger to work as he is still packing out shows in major cities night after night. His wit, charm and unique sense of style has been captivating audiences since the 80’s.

Michael consistently performed every weekend, 5 shows a day on Venice Beach and was rightfully dubbed the “King of Venice Beach” while performing 9 years straight.

His fans can’t get enough of him, “he’s real” “down to earth” “a giver”, they say. Michael’sphilanthropic legacy extends beyond his $100K win from Star Search of which he gave 50% to the homeless. Today Michael still finds the time to share laughter with those in need in shelters, rehabilitation centers, schools, and military bases.

Michael Colyar is best known for his starring roles in Blackish, House Party III, Norbit, The Princess & The Frog, and his role as Mr. Whitaker on the hit television series “Martin”.

He is currently performing his one man play called “Michael COLYAR’S Momma’s” and will be launching a 100 plus city tour that has caught the attention of major television, cable, and streaming networks.

Guest, Ruti Celli

Guest Name: 
Ruti Celli
Ruti Celli
Guest Occupation: 
Classically trained cellist
Guest Biography: 

RUTI CELLI

Classically trained cellist Ruti Machnai began her musical journey at the age of 8, exploring music at the highest establishments in Israel.

With an extensive orchestral & chamber music experience she moved to the US in 1997 to complete her degree in Cello Performance with Prof. Laurence Lesser at The New England conservatory of Music (Boston) after which she became a fellow cellist at The prestigious New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami (2000-2002).

Between the years 1997-2015 She participated in numerous acknowledged Summer programs such as The Tanglewood Music Festival, The Verbier Music Academy Festival, The Shleswig Holstein Music Festival and The New Direction Cello Festival.

In the past 13 years Ruti became involved in the fields of music production, developing a unique genre of songwriting- a cross between Classical, New Age/ Acid Jazz, Lounge, Trip hop & Dance music. Her productions eventually began including her own sultry vocals which led her to publish 2 solo albums- “Nocturnal Miniatures” and, “Its Just a Little Dream” (both published in 2015)- which she produced and performed on all instruments.

In 2014 Ruti established “Ruti Celli”, a brand expressing a meaningful connection with the cello as a songwriter, producer and performer.

In the summer of 2018 Ruti moved to LA. One her recent composition projects won an award for “The best soundtrack recording” at the Indie Music Channel Awards, 2019. The piece “Separate Journey” co-composed by Ruti will be placed on the soundtrack of the movie Raceland (2018).

Ruti is currently involved in 3 LA based collaborative projects:

1. Ferm & Celli- An improvisational duo with guitarist extraordinaire Fernando Perdomo. Together they improvise on some of the world’s finest platforms. In May 2017 Fern & Celli opened for Jazz Fusion Violinist Jean Luc Ponty at The Canyon Club in LA.  “Fern & Celli” also got to perform on “Cruise To The Edge 2019” as a Progressive rock act, after which they were voted on social media as “one the 5 best acts on the cruise that year”. They release their debut album “The Conversations” in February 2017.

2. “Into The Frequency”– A production project based on Ruti’s original material that expanded into a partnership with Keyboardist & songwriter Dave Schulz (Goo Dools/ Berlin) with whom Ruti plans to release & perform their entire new collection of songs. They have recently debuted their single “Handle All That” at the Viper Room in Hollywood.

3. Ruti will be touring this summer with International singer songwriter Caroline Waters (Norway/ LA) performing original material and improvisations all over Scandinavia, promoting both of their music.

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