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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.



  • 01:35

    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.

  • 01:21

    Ava Leigh Stewart; Southeastern Film Festival! Film,Author Film Maker and More!

    in Pop Culture

    Ava founded the Southeastern Film Festival in 2013 with a group of filmmakers to promote independent film distribution in smaller towns in the South.  It is the festival’s third year in progress, we have over 1900 submissions from 52 countries in just 3 months, surpassing the entire total of entries in 2015 in just three months.   The first event for 2015 took place in Dahlonega, Georgia and we screened 45 films from 24 countries over a long weekend, our next event will be in Nashville in May of 2016.   This year the festival has screened 80 films from 24 countries, our next event will be in Nashville in November of 2015.   Ava Leigh Stewart is a prolific artist who specializes in creative development for film, television, and web.  Stewart launched her film career after earning a film degree in London, England. She garnished attention after directing, producing, and writing an award winning short film called Keepers of the Gate in 2006.   In 2011, she directed her feature debut film entitled, South of Southern. She has gone on to direct seven more feature films and countless other media projects.  Stewart is currently working on the feature documentary entitled, Paradise Garden.   She was one of the producers of the recently released feature documentary film, State of Control, which chronicles the humanitarian crisis in Tibet.

  • 01:21


    in Pop Culture

    The films and videos of Roddy Bogawa are known for their investigation of history and culture via lyrical low-fi means and innovative narrative structures. He has made four feature films, I WAS BORN, BUT… (2004), JUNK (1999), and SOME DIVINE WIND (1991) and most recently the documentary TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS (2011) and numerous shorts including IF ANDY WARHOL’S SUPER-8 CAMERA COULD TALK (1993), A SMALL ROOM IN THE BIG HOUSE (1988), THE IMAGINED, THE LONGED-FOR, THE CONQUERED, AND THE SUBLIME (1996), and I’M SIMPLY OVERWHELMED, I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY – THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. GOOD NIGHT (2002). His films have screened in competition at the Sundance, Mannheim, Hawaii, Oberhausen, and Fukuoka film festivals and the New York Film Festival, New York and Chicago Underground film festivals, Asian American International Film Festival, and South by Southwest, as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Guggenheim and Whitney Museum, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and have been reviewed in Variety, the Village Voice, Off Hollywood Report, A Magazine, and Art Forum. He has written on art and film for Frieze, Purple Prose, Documents, Motion Picture, and the magazine Citizen K. In 2013, he had a mid-career retrospective IF FILMS COULD SMELL over six days at the Museum of Modern Art. His book for Kaya Press of the same name is forthcoming this fall. TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS will have it’s theatrical release at the Museum of Modern Art in New York October 2-8th. 

  • 01:01

    Red Brick Town Radio Podcast - Episode 7

    in News

    On this episode of the Red Brick Town Radio podcast, we're LIVE from mason Social in Alexandria talking election 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia with Republican City Council candidate Bob Wood at 7:20 PM. At 7:40 PM, we're talking Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) with School Board candidate Veronica Nolan. We'll also take your calls at (347) 838.8513.

  • Holly Stephey talks to Rebel Heiress, Consuelo Costin Music and so much more !

    in Music


    Dubbed the “Rebel Heiress” Born in New York, Consuelo Costin is an extraordinary musical talent. Her philosophy is to write and sing without abandon, believing that: “You have to write and sing as if nobody you know will ever hear your songs. That is the only way to find the truth and ultimately tell it.”Starting at a young age, Consuelo began to sing as a child in her school choir in London, England. Consuelo has travelled the world honing her singing and songwriting abilities - Studying music in Italy at the famed La Studio Di Britannica, playing in clubs and cafes in Florence and then touring the hottest venues in Munich, Germany. Later, Consuelo found herself in Los Angeles where one of her songs landed in the hands of David Foster and the producers of a show called “Pop Stars” on The WB network. The song was recorded by Eden's Crush, which featured future cat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger.Performing with Joe Cocker at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, a star-studded stage in New York’s Central Park, where she sang along side with Vanessa Carlton, Mya and Tweet for a Pantene Pro Voice Competition and working with vocal coaches Ron Andersen (Alicia Keys) and Seth Riggs (Whitney Houston), famed producer, Peter Amato (LeAnn Rhymes) and Grammy award winning mixer, Jess Sutcliffe, Consuelo's talent has been recognized by numerous music luminaries.
    Now based in Los Angeles, Consuelo is ready to start her next journey as a rising star. Her emotional singing and song-writing abilities are coupled with her stunning good looks, emotive performance style and the backing of Continuous Cool's stable of producers, song-writers and remixers including Jerome Farley, who has worked with every major pop diva over the past 10 years including Madonna, Whitney Houston, Deborah Cox and Mariah Carey. It's Consuelo's time to shine!



  • 01:37

    Prime Time Baking on AVN Episode 1- Cakes and Cake Like Desserts

    in Cooking

    Welcome to the very first cooking and baking show on the American Variety Network! Welcome to Prime Time Baking! Prime Time Baking is going to be a series on the American Variety Network where Chef Alex will talk to you about baking some delicious desserts and pastries! Let's face it, everyone loves dessert whether it's cake or a fancy pastry we all eat dessert at some point! 

    To get us started, we are going to talk about cakes and cake-like desserts! Everyone loves cakes, they eat it for birthdays or celebrations or just eat it because they love cake! 

    Are you tired of ordering cakes from a bakery? We'll let's find out how to make a delicous cake at home from scratch!

    Topics for the show:

    -Information on cakes ( origin and history of cakes, types of cakes, ingredients for cakes, mixing method for making cake batters, and everything you need to know)

    -Homemade Cakes vs Box mix Cakes

    -Frostings and Buttercream discussion

    - Cake-Like Desserts

    -What are Whoopie pies?

    -What is cake trifle?

    -What is cake pops, brownies, etc?

    All that plus some great recipes such as:

    -Red Velvet Cake

    -Vanilla Cake

    -Chocolate Cake

    - Cannoli Cake

    -Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    -Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

    -Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies


    Please call in at 1 347-989-8142 to ask any questions or share your favorite cake recipe!

  • Red Brick Town Radio Podcast - Episode 6

    in News

    On this episode of the Red Brick town Radio podcast, we're LIVE talking the latest developments during election 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia. We'll talk about Mayor Euille's campaign and the race for Mayor as well as the Washington Redskins who play tonight! We'll also take your calls at (347) 838.8513.

  • 02:35

    Lou Reed Tribute show with the Indie Cafe On Red Velvet Media

    in Entertainment

    Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades.

    We will be featuring songs written by Joseph Arthur from his new Cd entitled "LOU"

    Many people have been invited to take part in this show so , make sure to tune in as we never know who may be calling in... If you wanted to know what it was like with LOU , then don't miss this interview as there will be many things discussed and shared by those who Loved , worked and Friend's to LOU.

    Lou Reed, Rock Icon never forgotten always remembered.

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