Life Changes Show, March 4, 2019

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Peace Angels and the Art of Peace, with Guest Lin Evola; and Musical Guest Tyler Crawford

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

“Peace Angels and the Art of Peace,” with Guest, American Contemporary Artist, and Founder of the Peace Angels Project, Lin Evola; and Musical Guest, Indie / Soul Artist, Tyler Crawford on The LIFE CHANGES Show

Guest: LIN EVOLA and Musical Guest: TYLER CRAWFORD

Guest, Lin Evola

Guest Name: 
Lin Evola
Lin Evola
Guest Occupation: 
American Contemporary Artist
Guest Biography: 

LIN EVOLA

Lin Evola is an American Contemporary Artist who has used her career as a platform to bring attention to the disturbing proliferation of violence which occurs in our neighborhoods and among nations. Evola holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute and has had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in London, Paris, Monaco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Art historians have declared her work to be on the level of Leonardo da Vinci, Joseph Beuys and Robert Rauschenberg.  Evola is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including having been declared Artist Life Member of New York City’s National Arts Club.

In 1992, Evola’s decision to utilize her artistic skills to galvanize the public to take action against needless violence was actualized when she discovered that 1,000 children were being killed each year through the use of illicit guns in the Los Angeles area. It was then that she founded the Peace Angels Project. 

Through the Peace Angels Project’s  USA Weapons Destruction Campaign, Evola requests surrendered weapons from communities and countries through law enforcement and government agencies, melts the weapons down and uses the melted metals to cast sculptures which she calls Peace Angels. Simultaneous to the weapons requests, she engages the media to transmit the message that the public should consider how to balance the need for protection against the desire for peace. 

Since 2008, Evola has attended the closed meetings regarding Disarmament at the United Nations in New York City at the Biennial Meeting of States, Small Arms and Light Weapons. In 2012 and 2013 she attended the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in the company of 193 international Member States where she bore witness to a global effort to address the issue of illegal arms trafficking among nations. Evola was honored to be the only artist allowed in the 2013 meetings, and in April 2013, history was made as the United Nations General Assembly voted to approve the first international Arms Trade Treaty ever to be adopted in the history of mankind. The Peace Angels Project is an official NGO of the Unites Nations.

Evola is best known for her Renaissance Peace Angel sculpture which was initially created in California in 1994. In the aftermath of the horror that took place in New York City on September 11, 2001, Evola had her thirteen-foot Renaissance Peace Angel immediately transported to Ground Zero to stand outside a 24-hour respite center and food canteen where the rescue and recovery workers who toiled at the devastated World Trade Center came for sustenance. This Peace Angel brought with it the embodiment of humanity’s yearning for peace, even in the face of unspeakable adversity, and in 2013 the Renaissance Peace Angel was taken into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City as a permanent part of their collection. The Renaissance Peace Angel was installed at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in October 2018.

Over decades, Evola has created Peace Angel sculptures which range in height from one to thirteen feet and which reflect specific cultural indicators of regions throughout the world. Discussions are ongoing to create sixty four foot Peace Angel monuments, each of which is to be made from 1 million surrendered weapons. Two of those monuments are likely to stand in high-visibility locations in New York and California, and Evola has begun a project to create Peace Angels throughout Los Angeles.

Guest, Tyler Crawford

Guest Name: 
Tyler Crawford
Tyler Crawford
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Guest Occupation: 
Indie Soul Artist
Guest Biography: 

TYLER CRAWFORD

New and upcoming Indie/Soul artist Tyler Crawford has a candidly soulful sound with a huge voice. Crawford’s music resonates his influences of vintage 1960s and 70s soul and R&B combined with subtle modern nuances of today’s pop music. Crawford’s vintage sound and style is something to look out for.

Hailing from the small town of Toledo, Washington, Crawford didn’t have any close family members who were musicians. The only access he had to an instrument as a kid was the piano his grandmother had in her living room where he taught himself to play by ear and fell in love with music. From there he explored his musical talent and discovered his vast assortment of influences on his own. He became inspired by artists such Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Adele, Emily King, Allen Stone & much more.

Crawford is currently working on writing and recording his debut EP set to be released in spring 2019. He has also put together a team of skilled musicians to play show stopping live performances all around LA and beyond. Stay tuned for more news to come!

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