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Today my guest is Dolores Manzanares, who will share her experiences working with bands in California
Dolores Manzanare's Bio
1951 - 1960: Began singing in church choir, school chorus in grade school, middle school and high school.
1960 - 1965 Joined a band and we played mostly Rock and Oldies But Goodies (5 years)
1965 - 1975 Took a break and raised a family.
1975 - 1990 Returned to college, took singing classes, and formed a band of my own, "The 2002 Band." I studied to become an educator and worked on week-ends with my band. I was the lead singer and we played throughout Southern California for various groups and organizations, fund-raisers, weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, hospital Christmas parties, New Year's Parties, and played for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
We played all genres of music from Oldies to Swing, ballads, latin music, polkas, tangos, waltzes, fox trot, rock and disco.
I was able to juggle raising my two boys, attending college, graduated in 1981 with my Bachelor's and a Teaching Credential in Bilingual Education, then, my Master's Degree, also in Bilingual Education in 1988. I continued to perform with my band until 1990, at which time, I felt I needed to just focus on my teaching career. I totaled 20 years as a vocalist and musical percussionist. I thoroughly enjoyed entertaining groups and organizations throughout Southern California.
I must say that Teaching and a Musical Career were two very rewarding careers for me. I was able to sing on television, radio, and record at a recording studio, at age 21. Those were exciting times for me.
In her memoir Dolores De Luce, a five-foot Diva in six-inch heels, takes us on the bumpy ride from her grey days in New Jersey through her escape to the refuge of the tumultuous post-Stonewall days in ‘70s Los Angeles and Gay San Francisco. After giving birth to a mixed-race daughter and being rejected by her Italian American family, Dolores created a new family with the most unlikely people under the most unusual circumstances.
Dolores confesses to living with the notorious film legend, Divine, and being baptized in the filth of John Waters, selling barbiturates to most of the pill-popping homos on the West Coast, and then sleeping with half of them once their high kicked in. Edie Massey, Divine’s film mother, proclaimed Dolores the illegitimate daughter of Divine and Rip Taylor declared her the winner of $1.98 Beauty Show. Even Joan Rivers approved of her racy video that the Fox censors, deemed too dirty to air on her late night talk show.
Readers who devoured the Counter Culture Diva's confessions in her first memoir, My Life, a Four Letter Word, will be delighted to know that Blow Jobs, picks up where that book ended. It takes the reader up and down the ladder to stardom, and brings you up to date, revealing the fate of this aging Diva.
While dropping more names than the Beverly Hills 'Who's Who', our Diva brings unique insight to the lives of the rich and famous from her fly-on-the=wall view. From being Dean Martin’s maid to a bimbo’s slave that led to pubic hair trimming on XXX film sets she spares no details.
Visit her at www.counterculturediva.com
in Self Help
Dolores has been nominated for the Rare Life award sponsored by the Eagle Rare company. This award honors those who lead rare lives. Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey has won its share of honors and awards. Now they’re honoring those who share the same passion for excellence with The Rare Life Award.
You can read her story at http://eaglerarelife.com/content/dolores-m-miller
As an accomplished author, poet, and advocate who draws on her experience to help children find a better life, Dolores is a true survivor and warrior.
Join us for a conversation with Dolores Frantz, Quality Management Director at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Dolores serves as Project Manager for ODP’s strategic Futures Planning process, where internal and external stakeholders join together in identifying and translating long-range goals for Pennsylvania’s developmental disabilities system into near-term, achievable priorities and results.
We'll talk about what Futures Planning is, Dolores's role in coordinating the person-centered long-range goals that have been established, eight near-term objectives that have been identified, and high-level action plans for implementation and success. We'll also discuss how individuals and families contribute to the process, and how to become involved.
You can visit the ODP Futures Planning page for more information. Reach out at RAemail@example.com.
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Interview with Moreno Valley City Council District 5 Candidate Dolores LaDonna Jempson. You can contact "LaDonna" at
www.Jempson4citycouncil.com or .net or .org
WOW!! I am so excited about this upcoming BlogTalkRadio show!! Dolores De Luce is the author of a tumultuous, hilarious, heart-breaking, and brave memoir called "My Life, A Four Letter Word."
We'll hear how Dolores lived with notorious film legend Divine, being befriended by John Waters, and selling barbiturates to most of the pill-popping homos on the West coast, "and then sleeping with half of them when their high kicked in." And for you John Waters fans: Edie Massey proclaimed Dolores the illegitimate daughter of Divine and Rip Taylor, and declared her the winner of $1.98 Beauty Show. Even Joan Rivers approved of her racy video that the Fox censors deemed too dirty to air on her late night talk show.
Hosted by Kendell Shaffer.
CE Radio is VERY excited to announce a special guest on Tuesday May 27th! We will be talking with world renowned author Dolores Cannon! Dolores has been working as a past-life hypnotherapist for over 40 years and during so has compiled a massive amount of information and painted a picture of our Universe that will ‘bend your mind like a pretzel’. We will be discussing past lives, ETs, abductions, existence outside of the physical, the shift in consciousness and LOTS MORE!! This is one show you won’t want to miss, so tune in May 27th at 7:00PM EST!!
For those that are unfamiliar with Dolores, here is an awesome video to check out featuring her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fvrQT0_4lY&feature=youtu.be
A performer since 1970, mentored by the legendary Divine, Dolores debuted as a dancing pumpkin in a drag version of Cinderella with the infamous gender-bending Cockettes, and guest-starred in cabarets with the magical Angels of Light.
Today Dolores lives in Venice Beach and continues to write and act in TV commercials and film, while promoting her daughter Viva's singing career.
Dolores also writes and performs with Queer Wise, an LGBTI senior writer’s collective, and I can be seen story-telling at The Moth, Tasty Words, Everybody Loves a Good Story, and other spoken word venues around town.
Her latest book, Blow Jobs: A Guide to Making it in Show Business or Not! really shows that the entertainment business is a lot of work and lessons to make yourself a better person.
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