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  • Global Peace Day September 21 2015 Holly Stephey Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio

    in Pop Culture

    The International Day of Peace Vigil is a global undertaking that requires the efforts of many people of all faiths and beliefs to be successful. Red Velvet Media encourages you to support the United Nations' call for a full day of global ceasefire on 21 September by observing the day in spiritual contemplation for peace, global ceasefire and nonviolence with other members of your community and/or the broader interfaith community.

    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

    The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The work of the United Nations would not be possible without the initial partnerships that were active in its creation and the thousands of partnerships each year between governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based groups and other non-governmental organizations that are needed to support the Organization in achieving its future goals.

    The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.

    The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.In the words of John Lennon, Give Peace a chance.


  • 00:44

    Recipe 101: Red Velvet Cake

    in Cooking

    On this show, I will be doing my 2nd recipe 101 show!!! On this show I am going  to be reviewing my awesome red velvet cake! Red velvet cake is a classic southern cake that has become popular agian. I am going to give out my red velvet cake recipe agian and I will also be explaining everything about red velvet cake. Notable topics include how red velvet cake gets red, the chemistry that goes into the red velvet cake, frosting debate for red velvet cake, a little more about the creaming method, and what happens when you overmix, and the different kinds of velvet cake you can make and more! Feel free to call in at 646-716-6458 with any cooking or baking questions. Tell me what you love about Red velvet cake! Enjoy the show.

  • 01:44

    Indie Cafe & Red Velvet Media ; Eilon Paz, Dust & Grooves !

    in Entertainment


    Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting is an inside look into the world of vinyl record collectors in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. It all started out several years ago as nothing more than a way for photographer Eilon Paz to make use of his idle hours. Adrift in Brooklyn after emigrating from Israel, Eilon—a record collector on the side—thought it might be fun to start taking photos of people whose record collections were both larger and weirder than his own.

    Adopting this as his personal project, he began traveling the world, from Australia to Cuba and Argentina to Ghana, in pursuit of intriguing and memorable subjects. Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, the assembly of portraits he created quickly turned into the Dust & Grooves website.

    In the summer of 2012, Eilon launched a Kickstarter campaign that funded his road trip to shoot collectors throughout the American heartland, and since then, the project has been embraced by many friends and supporters who have volunteered to work with Eilon along the way. This year, Dust & Grooves expands even further, complementing the website’s cloud with a physical book that profiles over 130 vinyl collectors with photographic essays and in-depth interviews.

    Dust & Grooves has engaged and connected the underground community of record collectors. As well as becoming a go-to place for vinyl lovers, it maintains the integrity and history of vinyl, as well as the musical heritage that goes along with every record in these collections. As technology moves forward and many music formats go digital, Eilon’s endeavor helps keep the rich, warm, analog life of vinyl spinning.



  • 01:40


    in Music

    In December 2014, Tasjan spent a week recording In the Blazes at New Monkey Studio in Los Angeles, the same hallowed space where Elliott Smith cut his final record From a Basement on the Hill. At the helm for the sessions was Tasjan’s good buddy Eli Thomson of the band Everest, whom he’d met on tour while pulling a stint with Brooklyn indie-folk outfit Alberta Cross, and who produced Delta Spirit’s Ode to Sunshine. “Eli is a very grounded dude, personality-wise—he has a zen way of being,” Tasjan says. “On a subconscious level, that’s a comforting thing to be around during the creative process. You’re relaxed enough to try new things and blow it. And for better or worse, part of my thing is messing up—I have to mess it up first to do it great. Really, that idea permeates my life, far beyond being a songwriter,” Tasjan explains. “I always identify with the underdog. Some people, if you look at ‘em, you wouldn’t think much of them, but then they surprise you. It turns out there’s something about them that blows your mind. And that’s kind of the overarching theme of most of the songs on In the Blazes.”Truth in advertising—In the Blazes finds Aaron Lee Tasjan more than just one toke over the line. But it’s cool. The charmingly self-deprecating underdog of an East Nashville songwriter can handle his shit. Instead of the munchies, young gun Tasjan—who cut his teeth playing lead guitar in late-period incarnations of The New York Dolls and Drivin N Cryin—wound up with one hell of a debut LP.



  • 00:14

    Lets Have a Tea Party! Tracy Stern Creator of Tracy Stern Tea & Co.

    in Pop Culture

    Tracy Stern Tea & Co. is a bespoke, organic tea collection that infuses unique flavors with designer notes especially tailored to provide an opulent experience with the finest quality ingredients.Tracy Stern, Master blender of tea and author of Tea Party and Tea For You, crafted every product of Tea & Co. with a true passion for artful combinations for the ultimate indulgence.Tracy Stern is the author of two books on the art of entertaining. Tea Party & Tea For You.Tracy is the founder of the international tea company SALONTEA which has a flagship store on the fashionable Granville street in Vancouver, British Columbia.Tracy is a recognized society hostess and philanthropist in NYC, Palm Beach, Dubai and Paris. Setting the scene as a luxury trend-setter and interior designer.Tracy is a recognized society hostess and philanthropist in NYC, Palm Beach, Dubai and Tracy is a recognized society hostess and philanthropist in NYC, Palm Beach, Dubai and Paris. Setting the scene as a luxury trend-setter and interior designer. Tracy is featured in monthly column for "TRENDS AHEAD"at HOME ACCENTS TODAY - a national trade publication.. Tracy works with several New York  & palm beach philanthropic  charities giving a substantial donation to various local & national Paris. Setting the scene as a luxury trend-setter and interior designer. http://www.tracysterntea.com/index.html



  • 01:28

    Holly Stephey & Ben Usen ;KeepCup to create a more sustainable environment!

    in Pop Culture


    Join Holly Stephey as she talks to Ben Usen of the USA KeepCup Division . You think you know about Coffee? Think again .. After talking with Ben , I learned so much more and have a better understanding about Coffee and how important it is to our environment and the way we process Coffee. The KeepCup is a Brilliant creation to help further a way for us to really GO GREEN and help the planet while being able to enjoy the yummy Coffee creations in a Reusable cup that you create yourself on the KeepCup website
    Motivated by the amount of disposable cups thrown away in their cafes everyday, brother and sister, Abigail Forsyth and Jamie Forsyth created the KeepCup to create a more sustainable environment.
    The KeepCup is designed, tooled and made in Melbourne - Australia's coffee capital - and is the world's first barista standard reusable take away coffee cup.
    Since launch in 2009 the KeepCup has been purchased by business and government to help deliver their policies, and individuals wanting to make their own personal difference (and enjoy a great coffee or tea while they're at it).
    So if you love a coffee, you'll love the KeepCup. And you'll be helping out the environment at the same time.Through our own actions we inspire others to be the change they wish to see in the world. Find better ways to enjoy the things you love.http://www.keepcup.com

  • 01:35

    The Indie Cafe & Red Velvet Media present Jesse Malin

    in Entertainment

    Join us for another Indie Cafe hosted by Spencer Drate / Judith Salvatz and Holly Stephey of Red Velvet Media . Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz are award-winning designers of album art for countless industry legends

    Jesse Malin was born in Queens, New York. Jesse Malin’s passion for music began at an early age. Upon receiving his first nylon stringed acoustic guitar, Jesse taped an old 1950’s reel-to-reel recorder with a beat-up attached microphone to its body and the soon-to-be songwriter began his musical career.

    Malin began playing live the age of twelve years old in the seminal hardcore band Heart Attack. After the group’s disbandment in 1984, Jesse and his childhood pals formed the rock and roll band D Generation and released three albums, touring the globe several times over before parting ways in 1999. Following several in-between bridge bands, including PCP Highway and Bellvue, Jesse Malin embarked on a solo career and has released five acclaimed records. Over the years Malin has also worked in both film and radio, currently co-hosting a monthly radio show on Sirius XM alongside John Varvatos, and is now completing production on a new album set to be released in 2015.

  • 00:45

    Holly Stephey talks to Luke Potter; New single ‘Ready Or Not’ Drops Oct 30 2015

    in Music

    I like to tell a story that sends a message often this is about being the person you want to be. I hope people will listen to my songs and be able to relate to them.Luke is a young artist / songwriter from the UK who’s starting to make a buzz with his songs.He cites “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls as the song that, the moment he heard it playing, made him realize he wanted to be a songwriter.Shortly after, at the age of 17, Luke picked up an acoustic guitar for the first time and started writing songs not only about love but also about growing up.  Other artists that have influenced Luke include the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Jason Mraz, Fountains of Wayne, Goo Goo Dolls and the music of his father who played in bands way back when. “exciting hearing such a fresh new and exciting talent like Luke.I was thrilled with the reaction to my last single, ‘Do You Love Me (Yet)’. Aside from being Record of the Day here in the UK it got quite a bit of radio play out there and feedback to the video was amazing! Over 40k views and still getting plays! And it’s time for the follow-up so I’m releasing my new single, ‘Ready or Not’ on October 30th, 2015 through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. It’s a song that I co-wrote and recorded in my home studio with my good friends from Stockholm, Marcus and Hjalmar, just a few months ago. The video was all shot in my home too! Anyway, it’s a bit different in that it’s pop rock with a bit of funk too. The video for the single will be out on October 26th. It’s a fun homage to my film adventure heroes. We had a lot of fun shooting it and thanks to all my friends that helped out and to Ross Dixon who directed it.I’m keeping pretty busy with lots of writing sessions in London for a new project, which I hope to tell you more about soon. And there’ll be another single out early in the New Year when I’ll be doing shows too! 

  • 00:15

    Beauty for Ashes Cd Release, In store appearance Dallas Guitar Center TODAY!

    in Music

    Dallas music legend & veteran rocker Shane Evans along with Kelsey Hamilton Evans proudly announce their first single “How 2 Build a Bomb” which will be available on Oct. 30. Pre-orders will be available via the band’s official website and on itunes.Special in store appearance Friday Oct.30.2015 6:00 pm CTZ at Guitar Center
    North Dallas 4519 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Farmers Branch TX 75244With two decades of gold and platinum sales, Collective Soul co-founder and drummer Shane Evans adds a new chapter to his legacy with his new group, Beauty For Ashes, which he formed with singer-songwriter Kelsey Hamilton-Evans in 2014. Hamilton-Evans wrote all seven songs for the EP.
    Musical beacons Collective Soul were a mainstay on rock and alternative radio throughout the 90’s and Evans provided the backbeat to seven #1 radio hits (“Shine,” “The World I Know,” “Gel,” “Heavy,” and “Run), 19 Top 40 hits and sold more than 10 million albums and CDs worldwide. More recently, Evans recently recorded an album with former Collective Soul band mate Ed Roland for his debut solo album and in 2013, Evans played on Jason Fowler’s Letters From the Inside.
    With Beauty For Ashes, Evans remains on the drums but has stepped up front the band, which plays music the way it’s meant to be heard – hard and soulful.

    What: Special in store appearance "Beauty for Ashes" Cd Launch party.
    When: 6:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. 2015
    Where: Guitar Center North Dallas 4519 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway Farmers Branch, TX 75244
    Cost: Free
    Information:Visit http://www.beautyforashesmusic.com

    Live Twitter feed @6pm https://twitter.com/atlbeauty4ashes

  • 00:38

    Beauty for Ashes Releases Single From Debut Studio EP “How 2 Build a Bomb!

    in Pop Culture

    Former Collective Soul co-founder issues first new music in a decade.  Beauty For Ashes proudly announce their first single “How 2 Build A Bomb,” which will be available on Oct. 30. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes and on the band’s official website,'With two decades of gold and platinum sales, Collective Soul co­founder and drummer Shane Evans adds a new chapter to his musical legacy. Beauty For Ashes, which he formed with singer-­songwriter Kelsey Hamilton-­Evans in 2014. Kelsey and Shane hit the studio to begin recording their debut album Death 2 The Beautiful set for release in early 2016'  First came the music… then came love. But it was the love of music that brought them together in the first place. http://www.beautyforashesmusic.com


  • 00:54

    "Cake In Bed", with Sheri Fink

    in Books

    Our guest today is a long time friend, Sheri Fink.  Sheri is one of Amazon.com's top authors and has been the #1 best seller of childrens books for 60 weeks - YES!  I said sixty weeks!

    Sheri has now broken the proverbial mold and is presenting her venture away from childrens books to a novel.  Here is a bit of information about the book:

    "Cake In Bed is a sexy, inspiring novel about a thirty-something divorcee who discovers herself on a humorous and sometimes heartbreaking journey while finding love in an unexpected place. Cake in Bed is a book for smart women who believe in true love in the modern world. It’s a fun and flirty story that empowers women to be their authentic selves and not settle for less than they deserve in life or love, because we all deserve to have our cake and eat it too … preferably in bed!"

    Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, #1 best-selling author, and the creator of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” award-winning brand. She creates books, beauty items, and live events that plant seeds of self-esteem and produce magical experiences for her Fans. All five of her children's books have become #1 best-sellers, including The Little Rose which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for over 60 weeks.

    CBS Los Angeles selected her as one of the top three authors in the local area, a distinction I share with Dean Koontz. Sheri’s brand is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award for the best in family friendly entertainment. She was recently named an inspirational beauty by supermodel Cindy Crawford’s “Beauties Give Back” campaign.