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MABO, a.k.a. Matthias Bork is a visual artist, painter, sculptor, author and book publisher. He creates and makes people happy. MABO was born and raised in Germany. Bingen on the river Rhine to be exact and after schooling and a professional education in the culinary arts, his military service in the German Navy and years spend in Sweden and Thailand he packed his bags one more time and left for Canada. That was 1986, just about 30 years ago.
I had a chance to catch up with him for this interview to discuss his art and philosophies.
David Maestas grew up in Vermont before enlisting in 1994 in the US Army with an Airborne Ranger contract. After almost 6 years in the 2nd Ranger Battalion he spent time with the Long Range Surveillance Detachment and 2-14 Infantry Battalion at Fort Drum, NY. His last 9 years in the military were with the 1st Special Forces Group having served as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant, Intelligence Sergeant and finally a Team Sergeant of two Special Forces teams. He has earned two bronze stars amongst other awards over five combat deployments in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan for almost 4 years of time deployed.
Since he retired a year ago, he has become an entrepreneur having successfully started several businesses to include Maestro Strategic Solutions as his parent company. He also noticed that as a Veteran, finding the help required for himself and others was difficult to navigate through all the agencies, non-profits and businesses that help Veterans. He started My Ranger Biz to consolidate Veteran businesses to address Veteran issues as well as help Veteran entrepreneurs to get started in business.
Visiting South Bend, Indiana, for a Notre Dame football weekend is more than just a game-day getaway, its a destination that provides a full weekend of traditions and experiences. Join Travel Brigade for a visit to college football’s most storied program as we take in the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus and other historic sites. We’ll experience tailgating, the Midnight Drum Circle, game day at Rohr’s and more. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TravelBrigade.
Tune in 11/19/2015 at 4:30 Pacific/7:30 East Coast Time Via the link below
We will be exploring positive Native symbols and names and debunking the mindless, political-bandwagon-based “racist” arguments.
We’ll visit the vanguard of this DeColonization-based culture war and speak to the brave leaders of schools that are under attack such as a Superintendent of a Texas school who has stood up and said NO! much like those early Texans did at the Alamo! In this case, General Santa Ana’s army is wearing Adidas and cannons are full of cash for giving up! Want to hear more? Tune in and tell your friends!
"The Beating Drum," a first of its kind national show dedicated to the preservation of Native American heritage. Call us during the show: (516) 387-1502
Please join us to learn a positive approach to a better life with co-host and special guest Executive Vice President National Seizure Disorders Foundation, David Paul.
We are talking about beating a drum for a positive change in life and concentrating on stress relievers. People need to ask themselves "What does not work in my my life and how do I change it?" Too many people concentrate on what's wrong instead of what needs to make them better.
The concentration should be "I need to focus on a better life to get there."
Please check out our resources and our non-profit websites to become members, see our support services we offer and get involved in team work in the community.
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize winning poet (2015) for his collection, Digest.
2. Elita Tewelde, executive producer, Walk All Night: Drum Beat Journey, with co-Director & Producer Mallory Sohmer.
3. Taeva Shefler, attorney, Director of Legal Visits, VP, CA Prison Focus; with Matthew Gossage, Dir, Breaking the Box.
4. Sistah Iminah, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer
Ottawa-based band MonkeyJunk plays a blend of swamp-rock roots and blues that in the relatively short time has earned them a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (USA), and a JUNO Award in 2012. Monkey Junk is three musicians who individually had established careers prior to forming MonkeyJunk: vocalist, baritone guitarist, harmonica and organ player Steve Marriner, lead guitarist Tony D and drummer/percussionist Matt Sobb. We are delighted that they will join us on Music FridayLive! this week with their new album, Moon Turn Red.
The strands formed in 2011 bring a genre-defying sound they like to call Artisanal. Thoughtful and provocative lyrics dominate, carried by a piano with a subdued drum and sophisticated guitar grooves. The result is almost jazz, but not quite – the Strands straddle the line between jazz and pop. Lead singer Amanda Campbell delivers original material - much of it written by the band's keyboard and piano artist Susan Ferrari - with a smooth voice, backed by the legendary Richard Green on lead guitar, Ferrari on piano and keys and the founder of the group, Paul, on bass. Restrained, thoughtful, striking, the Strands stand out and we are glad they are taking the time to talk with us on Music FridayLive!.
Another week equals more craziness in college football. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo soak up all the asinine chaos better than anyone.
Clemson remains at the top, but can will they even stay in the top four with a loss? Is Ohio State destined to lose a game? Does Oklahoma have an advantage no other Big 12 team has had in two years of the college football playoff rankings? Think. It's in their name (wink). How can Florida climb the standings? Mike continues to bang the Notre Dame drum.
In somewhat shocking NBA news, the Rockets fired Kevin McHale as coach. Was this firing fair or foul? What is the Hall Of Famers future in the league? What could have triggered this abrupt move so early in the season? Do the Golden State Warriors have a legit shot at the 95-96 Chicago Bulls 72 wins record?
While the season is about at its halfway point, there are still some teams waiting to get fully healthy. The Dallas Cowboys will finally see Tony Romo return. At 2-7, has the season already been lost or can Dallas benefit from a mediocre NFC East? Romo returns, as Manning exits. Could this injury mean the beginning of the end for the illustrious career of Peyton Manning? If Denver wins in Manning's absence, should the Broncos keep their declining all-time great on the bench?
The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show, conquering sports radio, one day, at a time....
It seems many media commentators -- and those on social media -- are attacking the president for his performance in Turkey yesterday.
I watched it. Granted, he wasn’t Churchill. But he wasn’t as bad as most of the commentators – – – especially those on the right – – said he was.
Just to clarify: no one has the answer for ISIS.
All we have our actions that we in the west can take and then the unintended consequences to follow.
So, Obama is probably wrong. And so are his critics.
Here's what I saw yesterday that you are not hearing from a lot of the pundit class.
I saw a president who is an introvert and not an extrovert. Read Susan Cain’s book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking. For too long, we have been ruled by extroverts who – many of us believe – just act quickly without regard for long-term consequences or really looking ahead.
Obama is an introvert president which is what we wanted – as a reaction to the previous administration.
But Obama is also a politician -- looking at the polls. And I think he still sees an American public that is not interested in going back to war or sending over our youth to die or get destroyed in a foreign land.
I read a post on Facebook from a friend, Terry Prince, who said if were so anxious to go to war then will those politicians agree to send their kids over? Is that an isolationist reaction? Sure. But, like me, who has been with Marines and soldiers who have ruined their lives because of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- then this argument deserves some credence. Granted, a lot of those young men and women say it was their duty to go over and fight and their commitment.
Kelli Richards is the CEO of The All Access Group and the host of All Access Radio. As a highly sought-after consultant, super-connector, trusted advisor, celebrity wrangler and thought leader, she connects innovators and influencers from Silicon Valley to Hollywood to Madison Avenue. As a trusted advisor, she transforms the quality of people’s lives. She's also the author of the bestselling e-book, “The Magic & Moxie of Apple – An Insider’s View.”
Klayton is the artist behind the acclaimed one-man musical project Celldweller. Klayton is a multi-instrumentalist, artist, producer, songwriter, performer, programmer and remixer. Known for his extensive sound design and production work, Klayton’s Celldweller music is a hybrid fusion of digital and organic elements: intricately designed soundscapes that take cues from electronic genres like drum 'n bass, electro, and dubstep, woven together with aggressive rock/metal and orchestral elements. Celldweller music has been featured in countless television shows, films and video games including Need For Speed, Deadrising, Robocop, Iron Man, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, X-Men, Call of Duty: Elite, and CSI (Superball Spot). He is also co-scoring Killer Instinct - Season 3, and his latest album “End of an Empire” was just released via FiXT on November 6th, 2015.
Tune in 11/12/2015 at 4:30pm PST on your phones/computers, to the link below for the episode where we will be talking about how Native symbols aren't racist. "The Beating Drum," a first of it's kind live internet radio dedicatedto the preservation of Native American heritage. Also NAGA apprived The number to call-in is (516) 387-1502
In the 3 years that Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke have been together, they have created a sound that is powerful and unique in the world of acoustic music. Influenced by 60s folk music, traditional Appalachian songs, Celtic melodies, the intensity of bluegrass, country, & gospel/christian standards, Classical atmospheres, African & Middle Eastern rhythms, and Native American prayer chants, Joe & Sheila incorporate guitars, autoharp, djembe, Native American sacred drum, and many other diverse instruments from around the world to provide their original and uplifting music. They write socially conscious & spiritual songs of struggle, thanksgiving, redemption, and love. Their descriptions, interpretations & translations (sung in many different languages) are mystic and revelatory. Both are published poets/writers which gives their concerts the added power of the presence of the spoken word. This international duo have recently toured New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ontario Canada while still remaining active in Michigan performing concerts at countless festivals, churches, powwows, television & radio shows, benefits, and venues across the state. Along with this activity, in April 2013 they received their 1st prestigious Detroit Music Award for Outstanding World Music Songwriters of the Year and again in April 2014 they received the award for the 2nd straight year in a row.
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