Life Changes Show, November 30, 2020

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
  
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Life Changes Show
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Experiencing Life Beyond Normal with Clete Keith and musical guest Billy Kent

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

“Experiencing Life Beyond Normal,” with Guest, Writer, Director, and Author of “Ghosts of Greystone,” Clete Keith, and Musical Guest, Singer / Songwriter Billy Kent on The LIFE CHANGES Show #609

Guest: CLETE KEITH; and Musical Guest: BILLY KENT

Guest, Clete Keith

Guest Name: 
Clete Keith
Clete Keith
Guest Occupation: 
Entertainer, actor, writer
Guest Biography: 

CLETE KEITH

Clete Keith began his entertainment career at age 17 acting in Repertory Theater.  While in the theatre, Clete sharpened his skills not only as an actor, but also began writing and directing. His career continued with numerous television roles.

Clete’s first film, which he wrote, starred in and co-directed, was DEAD SILENCE, a.k.a. STARDUMB which was a finalist in the 1990 Santa Barbara Film Festival. 

In 1999, Clete wrote and starred in THE FOOL. This 35mm film was a finalist at both the Palm Springs Short Film Festival and the Hollywood Film Festival. Later that year, THE FOOL was rated one of the top 5 most watched short films on the Sci-Fi channel. 

In 2003, Clete wrote, starred in and directed the film INSTANT TRAUMA. That year, TRAUMA won “Best Mockumentary” at the New York International Film and Video Festival and was highlighted at the Nashville Film Festival with a panel discussion about the film.

INSTANT TRAUMA also landed Clete a seat on the writers’ panel at the 2003 Sedona Film Festival which included Ron Bass, Bo Goldman, and writer/director, Daniel Petrie Jr. In addition, INSTANT TRAUMA was the highlighted film of this sold out symposium.

In 2008, Clete wrote and directed the feature 3 DAYS BLIND which won the 2009 Best Comedy Feature in the Toronto World of Comedy International Film Festival.

In late 2010, Clete finished the screenplay GINORMOUS, a script about two characters who are completely different in height, background and age but have a common bond in their hearts.

In 2011, Clete completed THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HUGH, a play that centers around a painter who must face the question of choosing between his love for a woman or his love for art.

In 2014, THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HUGH was mounted at The Road Theater in North Hollywood, California and had a successful 9 week run. Clete then wrote his latest screenplay ROYAL, and in 2017, he set his sights on writing a book about he paranormal activity at Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills, California. A total of 3 years in the making, Clete compiled 237 dramatic eyewitness accounts from 86 interviewees detailing supernatural activity associated with this extraordinary location.

Ghosts of Greystone – Beverly Hills is Clete’s first non-fiction book. With 22 years of research, this collection of 237 stories from 86 people is a landmark exposé. These eyewitness accounts detail supernatural activities and historical narratives connected to the Doheny Estate. Or, what most people like to call, “Greystone Mansion.”

Guest, Billy Kent

Guest Name: 
Billy Kent
Billy Kent
Guest Occupation: 
Singer and Songrwriter
Guest Biography: 

BILLY KENT

Billy is a singer-songwriter born in and raised in Northeast Los Angeles (Highland Park), his songs encapsulate the many cultures and sounds of L.A. and California.

In his own words:

Music truly has saved my life; from an early age of 5, I danced in rhythm by eight singing in the school choir. After my parents’ divorce around age 10, life became a lot harder falling into poverty, age 12 getting arrested. At 13, my mom and sister got me my first guitar, and that put me on the path; it gave me an interest that turned to a passion for music more powerful than I knew.

My music education was the songs and artists that moved me. On the radio, I heard Ottis Redding sing “Try A Little Tenderness.” Artists like Marvin Gaye; I gravitated to prolific singer-songwriters besides Marvin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Jackson Brown, so many to mention; inspiration. I put my feeling to paper and strummed my guitar for the next ten years.

Around age 26, the light clicked on and realized I was a Singer-Songwriter. Almost 40 years of song crafting, I have the same energy to create that melody, that groove, bringing joy to the listeners, sometimes even a tear to those connecting with the lyric.

Yes, music saves lives; it saved mine.

Previous records

2019 Pieces of a Lifetime

“Vol One” Produced by Billy Kent & Marshall Thompson.

2008 Soul Soft

Produced by Gregory “Gee Mack” Lawrence.

Collaborations

2015 ¡Oye Frank! SOnata Latina Tribute Orchestra

Billy was the lead singer on “Oye Frank”, the 100th Birthday Anniversary tribute CD featuring ten classic songs Frank Sinatra recorded.

Songwriting Credits

Tower of Power

Billy wrote “Baby’s Got the Power” with Greg Adams, Tower of Power’s long-time horn arranger. He later wrote the lyrics for three more Tower of Power songs: “Someone New,” “It All Comes Back,” and “Quiet Scream.”

In more recent years recorded “Hope,” Music Greg Adams- Lyrics Billy Kent. Greg has a more recent CD released in 2018 called “Conversation” with a re-recorded version of “Quiet Scream.”

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.

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BBS Station 1
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7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
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