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The Write Stuff is proud to be a media sponsor of the Bay Area Family Literacy Day taking place on November 1st. Family literacy is a critical component to getting your children to read & enjoy reading. Further, your children will discover the vastness of their creativity. Imagine one day you're at home when a large, terrifying tornado comes out of nowhere, whips up your house and your dog, and lands you in a world full of yellow brick roads, munchkins, a cowardly lion, and a tin man without a heart.
What if you found a golden ring with power that could turn you into a dark lord or queen? It mesmerized you, called to you, and haunted you until it consumed your mind. You'd fight hobbits, and creatures of both dark and light, travel mountains, and align yourself with wizards of extraordinary power.
You may recognize the two worlds mentioned but what they have in common is that these tales take us to realms far away from what we know. We are immersed into lands of magic, and mystery. In fact, one of the best things about being a writer is that you can create the world you want. Is it filled with dragons and sorcerers? Do dogs rule the Kingdom? Do the fish and crabs dance under the sea while they save a mermaid from an evil witch with the body of an octopus? Are you the chosen one, given the ability to change the course of two worlds? Can you command a ship with a crew as you head into the unexplored regions of space? Will you step through a gate that takes you to another world as easily as going from one room to the next?
Are you are Realm Explorer?
Join me as we talk with author and teacher Annie Lima Douglass as she takes into the imaginations of authors and the realms they create to fill us with wonder. You can join in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Any way you can, join us.
People are drawn to Alexis from the moment they see her on stage. She draws you in with her uniquely haunting voice and long mermaid’s tresses, then holds you mesmerized with the wit and power of her words. You find yourself singing along, even if you are hearing her for the very first time.
In June 2011, Alexis opened for Nashville singer-songwriter, Rick Ferrell at Shawnee State University. Ferrell, who has written hit songs for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Martina McBride, has been enormously complimentary of this young woman’s talent and potential.
She has been interviewed twice for Marshall University’s “Up Late Show,” as well as “Up Close and Acoustic” with Charlie Silvestri on Pottstown, PA radio. She played the Huntington Music Festival in August 2011, and made her radio debut in 2010 on Huntington Radio 106.3, to the delight of her growing fan-base, and continues to be one of their frequently played artists.
It the beginning of the Iraq War, I sat mesmerized in front of my television as I watched the bombs blowing up over the city of Baghdad. It was like a television series, and I could only imagine the lost lives in the random explosions. The Bush Administration alled it Shock and Awe, but the U.S. has never implemented such devastation for no reason at all before that. Now as we are being thretened and challenged by ISIS, we are finding that the Pro-Syrian fighters we are planning to train are being swept up and aligned with ISIS. The Congress is still twiddling their thumbs in order to watch as Obama fails.
Stuff Tina Turner, Rage Against The Machine, and Alanis Morrisette into an industrial-grade mixer and crank the sumbitch up to 12. Add a fifth of Hennessey, light up a Newport and watch the roof explode.
Unmeasurable energy. Enormous passion and power. A phenomenal set of pipes. These are the qualities that have attracted collaborators like Big Proof of D12 (who gave Steffanie her nickname Steff Chris), and producer Emanuel (Eman) Kiriakou. They are on display when she opens for artists like Taproot and Thousand Foot Krutch, Erykah Badu, and Talib Kweli. They are the reason shes the secret weapon of jessica Care moores Black Women Rock revues, where she routinely holds her own on stage with rock goddesses like Tamar Kali, Res, Joi, and Dionne Farris.
I can sing anything, but I make rock and roll music, Steffanie says. I already know I don't fit into your mold. I am not here to fit into it. I was born and raised to break it!
On her debut album, Way Too Much, Steffanie Christian gives you more in-your-face, Detroit rock and roll than you can handle. Shell leave you spent, exhausted, and mesmerized, motionless on the floor, begging for one more hit.
This Thursday, September 4th at 3 p.m. PDT/ 6EDT on Metalsmtih Benchtalk we'll be running an archived show with Alison Lee, the host of CRAFTCAST.
About CRAFTCAST: Our mission is to inspire and nurture the creative spark in each listener. CRAFTCAST™ is the number 1 leading website for hosting LIVE online classes with the top workshop teachers in their creative fields, as well as offering complete class recordings for sale as an immediate download. CRAFTCAST, the podcast, has had over 750,000 downloads with thousands of people attending the live online classes.
CRAFTCAST™ was the brainchild of Alison Lee and her son Erich Bergen. CRAFTCAST's host, Alison Lee is committed to expressing and sharing her passion for the love of craft and creativity.
About Alison: “I am addicted to crafts, and I always have been says Alison Lee. When I was 3 there was a television show called ‘Fun at One”. I remember the first thing I watched was how to make modeling soap from Ivory Snow Flakes, and water. The host demonstrated how to beat them together with a manual eggbeater and create a modeling clay/soap. You could even add drops of food coloring to the mix for more fun.
Shortly after that my grandmother who emigrated here from Ireland taught me to knit. She sat me down with a ‘proper cup of tea’ at the kitchen table and wound the yarn around here fingers, showing me exactly where the yarn should fall and then let the needles fly. I was mesmerized and to this day am grateful for her passing on to me the love of the craft."? - Thank you, Nannie.
For more information, visit http://www.craftcast.com/.
Russia makes a move into Ukraine...
The Islamic State continues its mass killings in the Middle East...
And the Obama administration can't seem to figure out what's going on or what do do about it.
But the administration does seem ready and willing to grant amnesty at home to up to five million illegal aliens.
Ferguson, Missouri is already fading from memory. For now, anyway.
Meanwhile, Americans are both mesmerized and increasingly apprehensive as the domestic stock markets grow ever higher.
We'll hit on these topics, and attempt to connect some dots, Friday at 1:00 o'clock Eastern.
It'll be our last webcast for a while, Don and Doug will be taking off the first couple of Fridays in September.
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...Reminding us of the deep ecstasy secreted in all of us, that we are spiritual beings on a human journey dispensing love and excellence throughout our creative expressions. ~ Stewart Pearce
Would you like to hold the keys that will allow you to move from disharmony into healing? Legendary Sound Healer, Master of Voice and Angel Medium STEWART PEARCE was the Head of Voice at the Webber Douglas Academy London from 1980-1997, helped pioneer the opening of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre between 1997-2010, and has coached many illustrious people such as Simon Callow, Matthew Goode, Hugh Bonneville, Mark Rylance, Vanessa Redgrave, Anita Roddick, Margaret Thatcher, Diana Princess of Wales, and the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC Bid. As an inveterate Angelic Sound Healer Stewart has published “Angels and the Keys to Paradise”, “The Angels of Atlantis” Book & Oracle, “The Angelic Heart Sigils Oracle”, “The Hearts Note” and “The Alchemy of Voice” alongside many award-winning CD’s via findhornpress.com
Become familiar with the gatekeepers of Awe and Joy. Learn about the Beauty of Spirit and open your mind and heart to the presence that is always around you. Stewart will help you understand how the Angels are here to help you move through the incredible changes as our old paradigm falls away and we step into a new light. His unique and loving expression will have you mesmerized.
Visit online at thealchemyofvoice.com and theangelsofatlantis.com
At 16, a stunningly beautiful and vocally talented CLAUDETTE ORTIZ, was discovered by Wyclef Jean and
Jerry Wonda becoming the third and only female member of City High. The hot young trio quickly took the
world by storm with their poignantly conscious debut single, “What Would You Do.” The Grammy nominated
group described as a “refreshingly innovative mix of R&B, Soul and a smattering of Hip-Hop” by Vibe magazine
consisted of Claudette, Ryan Toby and Ryan Pardo. City High quickly became known as the group with the provocative lyrics, pulsating beats and great vocal
harmonies. “What Would You Do,” depicted a young woman fallen on hard times, desperate to feed her kids
and ultimately deciding to sleep with a man for money. Dealing with real life situations, the song begs for the
listener to answer, What Would You Do? Needless to say, the single with its in your face, true to life lyrics
shot up the R&B/Pop charts both domestically and internationally and became the group’s first Grammy
nominated single. But, it was not until their follow up single, “Caramel,” and Claudette’s duet with
Wyclef, “Two Wrongs,” hit the airwaves that audiences and industries everywhere began to hone in on the
Caribbean beauty’s ability to play the guitar and her vocal prowess.As the music soared the Willingboro, NJ native’s profile soared. Press developed an insatiable appetite for theself-taught, sultry voiced musician. Mesmerized with Claudette’s beauty, Maxim named her a sex symbol in their
Hot 100 issue. Blender called her “the sexiest woman in hip-hop.” Vanity Fair included her in their top 12 artists to
watch. The New York Times chronicled the tutelage of Andre’ Leon Talley, an editor at large for Vogue, as he introduced Claudette to the fashion world in Paris.
Today's show 4.24.14
On the April 24th broadcasting of the Loisirslit’s Non-Profit Thursday Radio Show benefiting Stand for Children of Louisiana along with showcasing some of our city’s brightest movers and shakers in the literacy, arts, theatre, music, fashion, and healthy living. Our guests today include Stand for Children of Louisiana New Orleans City Director Dana Henry and New Orleans Organizer Rachel Guidry.
Additionally, we have the honor of chatting with Cyndi Nguyen, Executive Director of Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training. VIET works to develop educational and economic training programs and acts as a resource center. It aims to eliminate existing barriers between Vietnamese residents in New Orleans and English speaking citizens. Also joining Loisirslit today are Teresa Falgoust, KIDS COUNT Coordinator of Agenda for Children and Orleans Parish School Board President Nolan Marshall Jr. We also have 2nd BESE District Kira Orange Jones, who is also the Executive Director at Teach For America-Greater New Orleans, she is stopping by to talk about her organization’s mission and vision. We have two musical guests today, the multi-talented Lena Prima and Tonya Boyd-Cannon, A "witty and dope vocalist, who brings an authentic & contemporary sound that leaves audiences mesmerized and wanting more, this soul artist has a sound that is buzzing around the world.
And as always we are accompanied with our new talented host Jennifer Pagan and our resident band and Dj BLacK PeaRl.
Michael Drake is Director Of Special Projects for Mezco Toyz, the makers of the popular Living Dead Dolls. This is the 16th anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls (we just received a world record!) and as part of the birthday celebration we have built a coffin shaped time capsule and are now seeking a crypt to bury it in.Mezco Toyz will preserve the dolls’ legacy in a most unusual fashion; a time capsule with a “deadly” twist.
Greg Mumm is an obsessive learner and, like a curious detective searching for clues, he has spent a lifetime collecting knowledge and information. Greg is also ambitious, and in 2004 decided he would dedicate his life to helping as many people as he could.Bothered by people doing endless situps, time-wasting stretches and other unproductive--and mind-numbing--exercises; motivated by people who discipline themselves to exercise, but are miserable; puzzled by individuals who don't exercise, but want the benefits; mesmerized by those who unexpectedly came to enjoy exercise...his first task would be to help people hate exercise less.
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Roy discovered early in his life that 99% of the human race is mesmerized.
Dan is overcoming depression with the Meditation Exercise
Joanne is getting better from profanity running through her mind.
Susan says, "My husband tries to confuse me through cruelty".
Keith asks, "Why didn't the Jews leave Nazi Germany when there were warnings?"
With popular shows glorifying adultery and side-chickenism like Scandal, Love & Hip-Hop and Being Mary Jane (to name only a few), does this mean that such titles and actions are okay or even to be admired? In these shows and others like them, the side piece is treated more like the dime piece and is more desired than the wives it seems. Many "happy" homes are broken due to adultery. So what's the deal? Are the wives not intriguing enough or are the men just absolutely mesmerized by sin? Are the wives out of order, or are the husbands simply deciding to overlook the work it takes to have a sensual, successful and SERIOUS marriage? Are the shows art imitating life or has it become more and more the other way round? Who's getting played here and who's being loved?
Tune in to this discussion this Saturday at 9 central time for part two of this topic!
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