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  • 00:34

    PATRICE VILLASTRIGO, author, publisher, singer

    in Entertainment

    Patrice started her production company, Skinny Llama Productions, in 2008 with her first CD, A Song For You, which we played on a Nadia Sahari Show last year. She also produces CDs from Live Recording Sessions at The Jackson Ranch, her events center in the heart of San Antonio. Other than music, her company also produces films, such as the Papacho Remedies Documentaries and The Mexico Jazz Tour: The Movie, and publishes books. The focus of this interview is to discuss one of those books. Papacho Remedies: Incan Healing Secrets. (Always underline book titles Nadia)

    Patrice's company not only published the book, but she is co-author, editor, and photographer. She spent 2 years with Dr. Canales in Peru doing research for the book.

    “I met Dr. Canales in Peru while on a personal vacation to Machu Picchu. At the time I was suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. His series of lectures kindled an interest in the Incan healing arena. So, I pursued and followed the doctor to his clinic in Arequipa.

    He stated he could “cure” diseases that plague the world for which medical doctors using traditional medicine cannot cure such as the arthritis I suffered from.

    He gave me a program to follow for 7 months…eat 7 pecans every morning along with 3 cups of pinapple extract (no pre-processed juice), take 1 teaspoon of Harina de Coca before each meal; stop eating wheat, dairy, meat, coffee, sodas, chocolate, sweets, etc. Eat lots of quinoa and fresh greens.



  • 01:01

    GABRIEL FOLSE

    in Entertainment

    As an actor, Gabriel has worked with many top film
    professionals and with many top directors including Clint
    Eastwood, Lawrence Kasdan, Oliver Stone, and Jon Avildsen

    GabrieL Folse's television appearances include WALKER
    TEXAS RANGER, GIDEON OLIVER, and THE YOUNG RIDERS. Gabe also
    had a supporting role in Episode Six of INTO THE WEST, a
    miniseries for TNT. His feature film appearances include
    MISS CONGENIALITY, A PERFECT WORLD, and WYATT EARP, among
    others. His writing experience includes, one act plays,
    three feature length scripts, and a novel. He has been
    involved in many aspects of filmmaking including casting,
    producing, directing, writing, editing, acting, and
    cinematography. He has also appeared in national and regional
    commercials and was given the Singular Performance nomination
    by Robert Fairies, theater critic for the Austin Chronicle,
    for originating the role of Garland in Ellsworth Schave’s A
    TEXAS ROMANCE. He most recently wrote, produced, directed,
    filmed, and edited the modern film noir, GUILTY. He has
    served on the Austin Arts Commission, Theater Panel and is a
    member of the Screen Actors Guild and The American Federation
    of Television and Radio Announcers.


  • 00:30

    DONISE HARDY-Casting Director

    in Entertainment

    Donise L. Hardy, C.S.A., began her casting career in San Francisco in 1991; three years later, she established her Los Angeles firm. In 1999, a move to Austin quickly positioned Donise as the busiest commercial casting director in the State of Texas.

    Donise has cast hundreds of commercials, dozens of films and industrials during her 19 – year career.

    Before taking her career to new heights, Donise was a high-fashion model, a print model, an extra, an actor, a baby booker, a talent agent and an extras casting director giving her a unique perspective on casting.

    Throughout her career, Donise has taught classes, specializing in commercial audition technique. Her classes are in high demand and are recommended by agents, coaches, talent and moms throughout the state. Having conducted hundreds of thousands of auditions, gives her a special insight into the process.

  • 00:37

    KASHY KEEGAN-pianist, singer, writer

    in Entertainment

    KASHY KEEGAN, A self-taught piano singer/songwriter. Kashy was named after a close family friend, the name is Persian meaning the soul.A quiet child, focused and driven from a young age, he grew shy and tired of competing for playground attention or popularity at school.  In his words:
    Growing up I was definitely a loner.  I found it hard to find common ground with anyone.  I found my confidence in my voice.  I was named the ITN/Sightsavers Young Journalist of the year 1999 and got the chance to interview famous film director Steven Spielberg. 
    I think the human voice is the most powerful instrument there is.  I figure that no matter who you are, or what you try to be, there will always be someone who disapproves. So you might as well be yourself.  

  • 00:28

    TRISTAN LaVELLE-actor

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        Tristan Lavelle was born a military brat in Myrtle Beach, SC. She spent her childhood traveling from place to place. At 4 she was in her first play, “The King and I” and that was it. It become a love that she would carry to this day. After high school she chose a different path than most of her friends and headed to Florida to experience life under a less regimented lifestyle. She spent her twenties bartending and working other various jobs at nightclubs. Now she is a working actress.

  • 00:33

    PATRICE BRODERICK, actor and nurse

    in Entertainment


    Patrice Broderick, Actor/Nurse/Lifelong Learner Hometown: Grew up in Dedham, MA on outskirts of Boston. Showed early propensity for entertaining with backyard shows! Always loved dancing, singing, and living musicals. Acting: Began film acting only about 5 years ago. Won very first audition and first film role that included singing in a foreign language. Early film with Ponderous Productions- The Desert Rose- was a German speaking role. Is this still Texas Toto? Gosh my film roles have been mainly comedy- Elevation, The Cleto Show, The Mission, whilst I dream of murder mysteries/forensic/profiling and all that gruesome stuff that Ponderous is good at. Always practicing and training to be the best I can. Nursing: Have been a registered nurse some 37 years and now work in Hospice care of the dying. Lifelong Learner: Have 2 degrees at every level and now completing a PhD program at Walden University in Public Policy and Public Administration with specialization in International Nongovernmental Organizations. Have plans to make a public service announcement (PSA) and then a documentary film on the human trafficking issue. My motto taken from Liz Reeder Newbauer of Studio e, “Get out of your own way”. 

  • 00:31

    DOUG WILLIS-Actor

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    Were you laughing at my trying to use my espanol? DJ Willis - born Doug J. Willis a long time ago. Born to Jame and Joan. Five siblings.
    Born and raised in Norfolk, VA. That is where I am today.
    Always had a thing for music but was not sure of what that was. As a child I could sing fairly well and decided I would break the norm of my eviroment and litsen to all sort of music.

    Fifth grade school community concert I took the lead on Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head. I was not suppose to but no one else was doing it.
    I got into taking pictures, writing, and djing in Jr. High.
    The school counselors guided me to plumbing and heating. Not too happy about that.
    So I just like the arts and notice that we artsy types have talents across the genres. Que Mas
    Do I have your yahoo? Or digits---please stand by---nope--- give em up smiles.

  • 00:31

    KRYSTLE MARTINEZ-Operation Oasis Healing For Love

    in Military

    Krystle Martinez is the founder and President of the non-profit OPERATION OASIS. Operation Oasis for soldiers and veterans of war. More coming soon.

  • 00:33

    ERIC ROBBINS-Actor, Producer,Writer,Director

    in Entertainment

    Eric Robbins found acting interesting from a very young age. Pretending to be someone else offered an escape, an adventure into something new and unexpected. My first encounter with acting was in a christmas play in kindergarten. Following that was a christmas play in fourth grade where I played one of the wise men. I will never forget that because my dad took a roll of cotton from the store and actually glued it on my face. I'm not sure why, but after fourth grade i just stopped doing plays. I was just too busy trying to be a kid, I guess, but I could never have known how much these things would affect or bisect my life down the road. I never got rid of that itch to pretend to be someone else and I am finally living MY dream now as a full-time Actor/Producer/Writer/Director at my partner-owned company Eleven:11 Entertainment.

  • 00:34

    DETROIT'S ROCK GUITARIST of INNOCENT SIN- JEFF LeBLANC

    in Entertainment

    My Father was a camera man for Bill Kennedy at the movies in Windsor, Ontario Canada Hello world, I am the guitarist of Innocent Sin and I would like to just talk about the gothic Detroit rock city scene! Playing in Innocent Sin was the best time of my life, not to say there wont be better! But those 8 years Playing the mid-west circuit was truely special to me! when I went to Los Angeles, California I was in a culture shock! Boy, was it different there!I met alot of famous people like Joe Walsh and I would hang out with Green day at conway studios on Melrose, and let me tell you people something about The band members of Green Day they were really nice and good people! Now when I met Joe Walsh there are three words I will never forget, he said practice, practice, practice! And boy was he ever right! So, if you want to be a rockstar or you just want to play in a band, and thats is just how I looked at it! I just wanted to play out on stage!Thats the way to be, and my advice to the younger metal heads is to just be yourself and you got to groove with the music! Dont ever give up on your dreams! Innocent Sin was a great local Detroit band for about 8 years in the 1990s.They played for fun and loved every minute of it, until 9-28-2000 Cherrie M LeBlanc was Murdered.Jeff R LeBlanc was very close to his sister.In fact she, was the one who found a classical guitar in the garbage, with only one string on it and gave it to him.The Psychological impact of losing his sister was to much to bare, and 9 years later, has broke out, the material on Innocent Sin.

  • 00:33

    WAYNE ZAMORA-Editor in chief, LATIN CONNECTION MAGAZINE

    in Entertainment

    I am Wayne M. Zamora, editor in chief for Latin Connection eMagazine and am the previous
    owner of The Copy Shop, Inc. in Sumter, South Carolina for over 12 years.
    Born in Uvalde, Texas and raised in Chicago, Illinois, I am married to Lisa. We’ve been married
    for over twenty-seven years and have two children; Wayne Patrick and Manon Zamora-Barwick.
    Manon is married to B.J. Barwick. They have given us two beautiful granddaughters; Kairi
    Giovanna and Lola Marcelina. We are a close-knit family, all working together first at The Copy
    Shop and now with the magazine. Manon is creative director and sometimes my
    granddaughters are our cover models.
    Education was important to my parents and my father worked up to three jobs at a time to send
    us all to exclusive private Catholic schools. I am a proud graduate of Mount Carmel High
    School, a prestigious all male school where our teachers were Carmelite priests. I furthered my
    education at St. Joseph College where I earned a degree in Computer Science / Business
    Management. I have since updated my skills with more classes at St. Leo University.