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  • 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

  • 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! 

  • Holly Stephey & Ron Aprea ! New CD "Ron Aprea pays tribute to John Lennon!

    in Music

    Ron Aprea is extremely accomplished in his field for a guy who didn’t know what a saxophone was when he first started out. That’s right – one of the most talented (yet somehow under the radar) saxophone players around thought he was going to be playing clarinet. Ron grew up in Astoria, NY and clearly remembers seeing Pete Fountain playing the clarinet on television. Inspired to play, Ron went to his elementary school band director, Mr. Cahill, and asked to play  what he thought was Pete’s instrument, a saxophone.So that’s what the school gave him. That little mistake has given the world of Jazz an artist that contributes to the genre with exceptional skill to this day. John Lennon's life and artistry were taken from us in 1980, he left behind a treasure trove of musical masterpieces.Ron worked on Lennon's  Walls and Bridges album.  In 2014, Ron searched the former Beatle's library, and now pays a long-overdue tribute to the musical genius of  John Lennon. On Lennon's  Walls and Bridges album, John used 5 horns, dubbing them "Little Big Horns."  Ron's tribute also includes a horn section, along with a string ensemble, and added guest soloists.  The guest artists include trumpeter extraordinaire Brian Lynch, virtuoso violinist Matt Aprea,  jazz guitar veteran Dom Minasi, and a cameo performance by jazz vocalist Angela DeNiro.  Another special guest is trumpeter Steve Madaio, a fitting addition to this album, as Steve was also a member of the Walls and Bridges' Little Big Horns.  This collaboration is a mystical moment on this tribute, as Steve and Ron reunite in  a heart-felt tribute to their former bandleader,  with a stunning rendition of  Lennon's "Imagine".

  • 00:38

    Holly Stephey and Rose Hartman ; INCOMPARABLE COUPLES!

    in Photography

    Rose Hartman, whose work has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair, has been granted the kind of celebrity access in her 35+year career that most photographers can only dream to have. The "social historian" shot Jerry Hall and Diana Vreeland in the seventies, Jackie Onassis in the eighties, and Anna Wintour (smiling!) at Christie's in the nineties, to name a few of her widely circulated images. In 2012, a solo exhibit of photos from her book, INCOMPARABLE WOMEN of STYLE, opened at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

    Her latest book, INCOMPARABLE COUPLES,(ACC Editions) features more than 150 photographs, including the famous shot of Bianca Jagger kissing Mick Jagger at Studio 54 for her birthday party in 1977. 

    Her photos have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of the City of NY, Experience Music Project, Staley-Wise Gallery, the Library of Performing Arts, the Dia Foundation, Serge Sorokko Gallery, the Dean Project, Pucci Gallery, the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam (selected list). 

    Website: http://rosehartman.com 

  • 02:01

    Holly Stephey talks to True Groove , Global Soul!

    in Entertainment

    True groove was founded in 2011 by internationally renowned guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer, Tomás Doncker. True Groove is a young, hungry record company with a roster of killer artists spanning genres from R&B to World to Rock to Blues to Experimental. We are also honored to have an inspired (and inspiring) group of in-house instrumental and vocal talent that are the backbone of our creative output.
    It is our vision to nurture, record and produce artists that transcend genre in search of authenticity of artistic expression. We strive for music that drives social consciousness forward and tells true tales from deep, genuine emotional terrain. We are about change. We are also known as the 'Home of Global Soul'. So, just what is Global Soul? Tomás Doncker, James Dellatacoma, Marla Mase ,Samuel Claiborne,Kevin Jenkins, Bill Laswell.


  • 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!



  • 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.


  • 01:47

    Holly Stephey & Ed Donovan , Cops Helping Cops & The Shattered Badge!

    in Entertainment

    Ed Donovan pioneered the first peer counseling program for Law Enforcement Officers in the World, the Boston Police Stress Program. Ed Donovan is a retired 32 year veteran Boston Police Officer who has produced, directed and appeared in documentaries and talk shows for over twenty years, including, including Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue, 20/20 and 60 Minutes. After retiring he moved to Florida and immediately got involved in Film and Television. He has acted in over 50 Independent Films in the past 20 years and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.In 2009 at the Crystal Reel Awards Ed received the Best Supporting Actor Award in a Feature Film for his role in Acts of Mercy written and directed by Laura Lopez also starring Aleksa Palladino who appeared in Boardwalk Empire on HBO. Once a year, the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association (FMPTA) awards an Annual Trophy to someone outstanding in the entertainment industry. In 2010 Ed was the recipient of the R. John Hugh Award, as the Editor of Infocus Magazine.for the hard work he does in promoting film and television in Florida.In 2013 Ed he received the Visionary Award at the Treasure Coast International Film Festival for his promoting Film and Television in the State of Florida.He has spent the last 15 years as the Editor of Focus In newspaper and now In Focus Magazine, Florida’s Film, Television and the Arts Industry Magazine. As a police officer, he was the Founder and Director of the Boston Police Stress Program "Cops Helping Cops," which offered the first peer-counseling program for police in the world. His life story was shared in a book, "The Shattered Badge, Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop," by Bill Kankewitt.Donovan has found a way to live a life that makes a difference to others. By sharing the truth and pursuing his dreams of acting, he continues to remind people they are not alone.

  • 01:11

    Holly Stephey and Sandy Fox , World Water day !

    in Entertainment

    Red Velvet media celebrates World Water Day with Sandy Fox co-founder of H2Om Water with Intention, The Love Planet Foundation and certified HADO instructor trained by world renown water researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto. We are Water beings that inhabit a water planet. Our bodies and our planet are made up of over 70%water. In honor of World Water Day we will discuss water on a personal, global and spiritual level. World Water Day has been observed on 22 March since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as "World Day for Water! The UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world's water resources.

  • 01:21

    Holly Stephey & Zoe Moon "ASTROLOGER TO THE STARS"

    in Spirituality

    It is always a pleasure and so much fun to have Zoe Moon "ASTROLOGER TO THE STARS" on Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio. Zoe Moon began her journey as a singer/songwriter with BMG Music and Arista Records, traveling the country, connecting with others of varying spiritual disciplines, sharing song and insights, and honing her techniques as a reader. She worked in television and film where she connected with her first clients, a base which has grown by word of mouth, through referals. She works fulltime now as an astrologer. Zoe is a highly sought after astrologer to the entertainment industry.  This is your chance to call in with personal questions. http://zoemoonastrology.blogspot.com

  • 00:08

    Holly Stephey and astrology with Zoe Moon

    in Entertainment

    I always LOVE when Zoey comes on to my show .. Zoe publishes a weekly forecast of each astrological sign and can be found on Facebook , Her Blogger , and does a show here on the Blogtalk Radio network. Zoe grew up in a small town in Ohio and moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. She signed a publishing deal with BMG Music, recorded for the legendary Clive Davis's Arista Records and toured across two continents. She headlined her own shows and opened for many personal favorites including David Bowie, Sir Elton John, Beck, and Hole. Having been initiated into the esoteric world at a very young age, it was just natural for Zoe to read charts for those she met on the road, on set, in the studio, or at her concerts.Zoe means 'circle of life' and is the root word for zodiac, and like her name implies, she began to come full circle when the film industry began pursuing her to read for them. She has spent the last years as a much sought-after counselor in private readings for top directors, producers, actors, writers, and other insiders who are trying to time their premieres, shoot dates, auditions, casting calls, contracts, and find the right chemistry between actors.Zoe writes for Northwest Womans Magazine, OM Times Magazine, Manchester Gossip, Glitterball Magazine, The Cosmic Path, Astrology Scopes, and Zoe Moon Astrology. She is in development with a new tv show to be announced shortly. http://zoemoonastrology.blogspot.com