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Join us at Up Close & Personal as we help celebrate a milestone in the musical career of one of our fave guitarist Steve Oliver. With eight albums over the last 15 years, Steve's "Best Of so far" gathers multiple #1 Billboard hits and fan favorites including 2 brand new songs.
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Milwaukee, WI – Lucas Robak is a behavior modification coach for Skillset Life Coaching LLC. As a life coach, Lucas hopes to bring motivation and inspiration to the world to find their passions in life and live their true definite purpose. As a life coach, Lucas works with his clients to determine what they want and uses Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help them break down any barriers they may have to meaningful change.
“When trying to consciously break a habit, depending upon the research you read, it will take 18-66 days before you accept the new behavior,” says Lucas. “What NLP does is it goes directly to the source of your behaviors, your subconscious.”
Lucas works with small business owners to help them improve their time management and organization as well as develop mission statements and goals to achieve what they want to achieve. He also offers academic life coaching to teenagers in high school to help them build the knowledge and skills to both succeed and excel.
“I want to be the person I wish I had in my life,” says Lucas.
In addition to working for Skillset Life Coaching, Lucas is also the founder of the Melody of Life Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families living with Multiple Sclerosis to pay for treatments insurance does not cover. Though the foundation was initially established to help working families pay their children’s medical bills and deductibles, Lucas was recently diagnosed with MS and has since changed the charity to focus on individuals suffering from MS.
“I actually see it as a positive,” says Lucas. “For months people have told me I need a platform speech. Then one day six neurologists walk into my room and hand me my platform on a silver platter. As soon as they told me, my first thought was, ‘Finally I have a platform to speak from.’”
Miami, FL – In the heart of Miami Beach, Sally Drinkhouse and Nicole Pritchett are opening one of the coolest additions to the hottest city in Florida: ice bar and premier lounge Drinkhouse Fire and Ice, the first of its kind in South Florida, is set to open in the spring across from the Ritz-Carlton in South Beach.
Every inch of the bar will be made from ice, from the furniture to the art and even the drink glasses. However, one of the most notable features of the ice bar is its state of the art LED light system and energetic décor – selenite tables, crystals and photography by Peter Lik, one of the world’s most renowned landscape photographers.
“Selenite is a powerful crystal known for its ability to remove negativity from its surroundings,” says Drinkhouse.
The bar will also feature world-class ice sculptures and unique hand-carved pieces courtesy of award-winning ice sculptor David Berman.
"I think this city is ready for a truly unique entertainment experience," says Drinkhouse.
On the weekends the lounge will feature both locally and internationally-known DJ’s, as well as feature talented choreographers from around the world, like internet sensation Lady Casa, whose following is incomparable in the nightlife dance scene.
In addition to the Ice bar, Samadhi lounge, a ‘warm’ bar and elite speakeasy located within the ice bar, will feature unpretentious service, energetic décor, and the freshest ingredients mixed with the finest spirits to offer exceptional cocktails and an intimate, memorable experience.
The temperature inside the bar will be kept at a cool 23 degrees and guests will be supplied with faux fur-lined hooded capes and leather gloves to keep warm.
For more information, visit http://drinkhousefireandice.com
Saxophonist Richard Elliot has arrived at a very special anniversary for blowing audiences away with his soulfully robust playing. 2014 marks 30 years since the release of his debut solo album, Initial Approach (ITI – 1984), on which he stepped out showcasing his tenor sax, soprano sax, Lyricon and writing skills. What does a red-blooded Scottish sax man raised in Los Angeles – now with a wife and five children – do for a 30-year encore? Well, this one-time member of the classic soul band Tower of Power proves he’s “not a young man” and drops the most overtly sensual, romantic and intimate album of his career in collaboration with contemporary jazz production/guitar giant Paul Brown. The title of this 17th solo project is Lip Service (the artist’s first for Heads Up/Concord Music Group).
Over time, he became a part of that country’s scene of young rising jazz artists and freelance musicians, featured as both a singer and saxophonist. Lie toured Norway, Sweden, and Finland with different groups and appeared on the jazz shows of NRK, the Norwegian equivalent of the BBC. Lie was also a recipient of a grant from the Norwegian State Fund for Performing Artists.
Lie later decided to move to the U.S. since his favorite styles of music “were being created in this country 24/7 everywhere.” Loving the Southern California climate and being “a certified beach bum,” he chose L.A. as his new base. Since then he has been a jazz artist and freelance musician, performing in clubs and at festivals and concerts throughout the West Coast.
On May 22nd Lebanon County Judge Samuel Kline will be holding a custody hearing behind closed doors excluding the mother as a party in this custody hearing. The mother will not be permitted to present any of her testimony and proof to the judge. Time and time again this borderline criminal action is inflicted on parties of custody disagreements that end of in the court system. Judges often never permit one side of the dual arguments so they can make rulings based on one sided evidence often provided from doctors and or evaluators of the courts choice. This judge has also threatened to jail the mother just for asking to be heard. How ludicrous! It is a no win situation in this case the mother. Please join our coalition and give judge Kline a call at 717-228-4440. You can fax your concerns also to 717-228-4457. The District Attorney David Arnold can be reported to at 717-228-4457 an emailed firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample of concern you may cut and paste:
Dear Judge Samuel Kline: I am writing after seeing an update by PA Coalition for Family and Parents Rights. I am concerned because I have learned that you intend to conduct the court hearing for Kristy Shirk in chambers. I am also concerned because I have heard that she has been threatened with jail simply for asking to be heard in your court.
Jeff Antoniuk and The Jazz Update
Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is internationally respected as a jazz composer and musician. Now living in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian born artist appears on numerous recordings and has been consistently well received by critics.
With a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in jazz performance and West African ethnomusicology, Antoniuk spent a decade touring and recording with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. In 2004, he formed his own heavy hitting quartet, the Jazz Update.
The group celebrated the release of their first album together in 2007. Brimming with Antoniuk originals and luscious covers, the CD Here Today quickly climbed the jazz radio charts in the US and Canada and achieved stellar success in the world of high tech music sourced through high speed cable, Internet and broadband.
With the quartet’s 2010 album Brotherhood Antoniuk and company step out with fresh, memorable, and beautifully executed compositions. The progressive jazz disc delivers sophisticated and compelling rhythm, melody and harmony. Its global themes are brought home with depth and humor. Brotherhood began receiving significant airplay and advance sales even before the official release date.
Popular shows at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian and U Street clubs show the Jazz Update to be equally adept at live performance. The group surprises and satisfies wherever they perform.
Plano, TX –We live in an age of unprecedented reliance on data, but data is not necessarily useful or meaningful. To convert data into information requires a thoughtful look at why we are gathering data in the first place and what we hope to find.
Dr. Catherine Oleksiw is the founder and president of Measured Transitions, a consulting and coaching practice specializing in providing services to non-profit organizations, businesses, universities and foundations in the measurement and evaluation of their performance. By using a blended model that combines elements of training, coaching and consulting, Dr. Oleksiw supports organizations in building their capacity to track change and improve program and services.
“Don’t be intimidated by evaluation,” says Dr. Oleksiw. “I inspire organizations to recognize that they have everything they need to begin to do evaluations. I help them get over their fear of the complexity of evaluation. I encourage them to start where they are and not be intimidated. I create a safe space for creating a way to tell their story. That’s why people continue to work with me.”
In fact, the first question Dr. Oleksiw will ask is “What is your story?” If you don’t have a story, what would your story be one year after a program is in place if you met your goals? Dr. Oleksiw empowers organizations to think differently. And she’s not doing it for them; she’s doing it with them. Step by step, Dr. Oleksiw works with her clients in developing a way to measure their successes.
“That’s why it’s called Measured Transitions,” says Dr. Oleksiw. “I very much believe in the power of sharing knowledge and tools so my clients eventually can do for themselves. In this sense, my clients learn how to best tell their story and to develop their own organizational capacity at the same time.”
Toronto, Ontario – There’s a fundamental misconception in our modern culture that sex is strictly about sexual release or gratification. Indeed, nothing could be further from the truth.
Mary Anne Marlow, better known as “Dakini,” is the founder of Essential Elements of Tantra, a healing studio dedicated exclusively to intimate one-on-one healing touch. As Canada’s original temple for sexuality exploration, Essential Elements’ mission is to dispel sexual shame through education.
“Tantra is a meditation, yoga and lifestyle designed to awaken our highest energy, our sexual energy,” says Dakini. “I built this practice based solely on my belief in this system and this lifestyle.”
According to Dakini, Tantra is not really about sex, but rather embracing life itself. It’s about making life more vibrant, more colorful.
“People misunderstand the concept,” says Dakini. “They hear Tantra and think it’s something they “try.” But it’s much bigger than that. It’s a lifestyle. When we look at the elements that go into living a tantra lifestyle – exercising, nutrition, essentialist lifestyle, seductive art, listening and reading erotica poetry – it’s about stimulating all our senses toward vibration and true ecstasy.”
The brain is the biggest sex organ in the body, particularly in women. Dakini says the majority of her clients are male seekers who want to better understand their partner’s desires.
“When a seeker first comes in, they’re looking for a better understanding of their sexuality and a place where they can grow and evolve,” says Dakini. “When we bring Tantra into an intimate environment with our partners, it stimulates our sexual energy. We become more aware of each other’s vibrations. It’s arousing.”