Sunday, January 31, 2016

Jeffrey Moore, advertising exec and founder of Nutripy, joined me Monday at 9:00am

If you missed Jeffrey Moore on today's show, listen here!

About Jeffrey Moore

After graduating from the University of San Diego, Jeffrey Moore joined sales for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and quickly advanced into brand management in the New Jersey Headquarters. Here he learned about the business model for treating chronic and acute conditions with the techniques of western medicine.

After 5 years with Sandoz, Jeff returned to his roots in California and took advantage of the creative success he experienced on the client side to open The Moore Group; an advertising agency refined in creating effective solutions for companies in the Medical Device, Aesthetics and Pharmaceutical marketplaces. He soon became established for his breakthrough strategies and creative solutions, growing to the 5th largest healthcare agency on the west coast.

After 17 years as The Moore Group, new ventures took him back to the client side of things in start-up capacities that needed innovative positioning. He returned to advertising ten years later as 3v07. Started in a trailer, his goal was to simply focus on the greatest creative product he could accomplish without generating any staff, allowing him personal attention with every client. But water seeks its own level and he soon had many working with him. He did limit 3v07 to 4 clients and kept that personal touch he brings to business each day.

The markets Jeff has served, along with his lifelong commitment to fitness, gave him a front row seat as nutritional supplements and fads took money from hopeful people’s pockets. His new purpose is to make better nutrition and support of the personal goals possible in every lifestyle. To take what he has learned about western medicine…and put in front of it a more interactive, consultative and preventive approach based on the hard science his career has required. And so there is

With Nutripy, Jeff addresses the vast majority of Americans that don’t know why or what they are taking in their nutrition supplements. Nutripy meets the need to bring consumers to the better & right nutrition & supplements. So offers a professional assessment that matches nutritional support with superior supplements, only available through healthcare providers, to match member goals and lifestyles.

Jeff has won over 180 advertising awards, and built the 50th dot-com address. He has been involved in innovating for the Internet space ever since.

He is a father of 4, Eagle Scout and focused on continued personal growth through using humility and the truth as a source of power.

Second half of tomorrow's show, featuring the 48 Film Project with Founder Francesco Vitali and Marco Santi, Director of Clara, which just swept all top 6 prizes!

9:30am pst
Francesco (Franko) Vitali, Founder - 48Film Project - 
Franko is based in Los Angeles

Did you miss Franceso Vitali on today's show?


Marco Santi, the Director of “Clara”
which swept all the top 6 prizes 
2015 Winner, 48FILM Project for “Clara"
*6 Awards

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Production (Producer), 

Best Original Music, Best Editor

Did you miss Marco Santi on today's show?
Listen here!


Guests of the #48FILM Project

Francesco Vitali
Francesco has many years' experience identifying and nurturing gifted performers. Starting his early career in Athens Greece as a journalist and eventually become a very successful manager to the Stars. After completed his Master's Degree in Communication Studies and Marketing, he relocated to the USA to study acting and directing at the most prestigious institutions in New York including: Lee Strasburg Institute, Herbert Berghof Studio, Gene Frankel Actor's Studio & Stella Adler Conservatory. He was at one time Artistic Director of the historic Tamarind Theatre of Los Angeles. 2011, Mr. Vitali return to Management and production, which proved to be his biggest passion and with business partner Chris Siametis established 48 Projects inc.

What makes this festival unique is that it is the ONLY short film festival to offer a $100,000+ production budget for a feature film. Moreover it is one of the only festivals to have a jury of industry leaders.

For many global filmmakers this is a very unique opportunity to not only have their work seen and considered by some of the top star-makers in Hollywood, it is an opportunity to compete to make a feature film!

About Marco Santi

Marco Santi, 25 years old, is a young Italian director, born in Brescia on 17 June 1990. He was inspired by cinema at an early age; he took its first steps with the camera filming bizarre stories acted by his friends. During high school he continues with this passion: at the age of 18 he did a large projection of his first amateur  feature film of 50 minutes dedicated to a friend. He enrolled at the University of Economics in Brescia and at the same time he works as videomaker. He does  experience making videos even for companies such as Canon and Nintendo, and music videos including '' The Unheard '' by  Fabryka. Later he starts traveling the world and creates a series of mini-documentaries called ''Backpackers ''. The project takes hold and visibility and is sponsored by BoreasGear, a backpacks company. Meanwhile he participates in some film festival, winning in 2014 the Bagnolo Film Festival with '' I will no longer stay with you'' and ‘FilmLabFestival - Brescia da girare’ with '' Jusqu'√† ce soir ''. In July 2015 he directs ''L'Autre'', short film of 10'.  Untill now, this, finished in October 2015, has 5 selections in national festivals and won one of them for Best Dramatic Short.

Why you selected the 48FILM project to participate in:
This was the second time I partecipate to a 48Film Project. The first was a local small festival that I join in late 2014 and won it. The experience I did was a real heavy challenge against time, but I really enjoy the contest. So in 2015 I was looking for an international competition because I wanted to compare with more people from all over the world. I choose the best 48hr short movie competition, which is the 48filmproject.

What inspired you to make Clara:
The idea of Clara was born in my head when I was thinking, some days before shooting, what I could shoot in this little time. I imagined the story of this actress with a lot of human relationship problems that disappear every time she was on set because of her professionalism and her being a bipolar star. The first Idea was a bit different to the final result: when I started the competition I modify the story to fit all the 48filmproject requests, that were a character, a line of dialogue and an object.

The making of the film:
While making of Clara we had a lot of trouble! To make a short in 48 hours you have really to run and unforeseen is always where you cannot imagine. I want to tell a little story: the day of shooting we spent so much time in waiting to have no noises, because (we of course didn’t know before that day!) close to the house we filmed, there was a construction site working. So every time they were drilling or hammering, we had to wait doing nothing. This was funny and frustrating at the same time. Anyway at the end we succeeded to secure all the takes and nothing goes wrong.

original 48 FILM Project

Thursday, January 28, 2016

OMG! I am so thankful to The New York Times for publishing the story I wrote about my father.

My father passed away from cancer December 4th, 2015. I wrote his eulogy on two planes, scribbling and crying in a notebook, until I felt I was done. When I returned home to California, I noticed on twitter the New York Times mentioned a section called "The Lives They Loved." Here is the piece I submitted. I am so thankful to
The New York Times for publishing the story I wrote about my father; this was pretty close to the eulogy I read at his funeral last month. My father was a huge influence in my life and having grown up in Manhattan, I am just so happy to be able to share some of what he taught me, in a newspaper I love.

"Who can make the silliest face? I won!"
Janeane Bernstein with her late father, Sam

My father, Sam, was my biggest cheerleader. He taught me the power of humor, hard work, and instilled in me that I could achieve anything I set my mind to. His heart was huge and he had an infectious sense of humor filled with creativity and mischief. (He put the wipers on if I sneezed in the car and had the best repertoire of silly character voices.) And then there were those words he made up. No one knows what “Pha-nur-bin” and “Ga-nu-bus” were, but we loved how he inserted them into sentences. And when he saw a car with one headlight working, he yelled “PA-DITTLE!” and leaned in to kiss his beautiful wife/best friend, Marjorie.

When I combed his hair at age 5, while he slept, the comb got stuck. Tearfully, I woke him and he calmly cut the comb out, and used me as an excuse for his premature baldness. He was my first driver’s ed teacher at age 13, instructing me how to operate his big old Cadillac and wacking me on the leg when I needed to brake more. Later, he bought me my first electric guitar and tolerated my rendition of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” over and over.

When I think of Dad, I always admired his work ethic. He was constantly challenging himself, whether it was owning and operating his clothing business in Manhattan or building homes throughout New England. Dad valued hard work, drive, education, integrity and the ability to try things that challenged you and switch gears in times of struggle.

Dad was tough, but loving, generous and kind to strangers. Although you wouldn’t want to walk next to him during rush hour in Grand Central. He elbowed and banged into more people than I could count, as I raced after him to catch the train and dodged expletives.

It really should not be a surprise that Dad fought cancer the only way he knew–with humor, strength, and devotion. He never wanted to give up, never wanted to miss a moment, and as much as we all miss him, we are fortunate he stuck around to see 83. His strong beliefs, family and the ability to laugh in the face of adversity is a lesson for all of us. So, the next time you see a car with one headlight, yell “PA-DITTLE!” and think of my Dad.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Writer Clara Bensen joined me Monday at 9:00am to talk about her first book, No Baggage!

Did you miss Clara Bensen on today's show? Listen to our conversation here!

When Clara Bensen arranged to meet Jeff Wilson on the steps of the Texas State Capitol, after just a few email exchanges on OK Cupid, it felt like something big was going to happen. Picture it: Jeff is a wildly energetic university professor with a freewheeling spirit. Clara is a sensitive, reclusive writer just recovering from a quarterlife existential breakdown. Within a few days of knowing one another, they decide to embark on a crazy travel experiment: 21 days from Istanbul to London, with zero luggage, zero reservations, and zero plans.

Donning a single green dress and a small purse containing a comb, a toothbrush, and a credit card, Clara travels through eight countries in three weeks. She finds herself on an old train chugging along the Turkish coast, taking a giant ferry across the Aegean, and on a cramped bus in the Balkans. Along the way, she ruminates on the challenges of traveling unencumbered: Though she gets better at facing her fears and navigating the unfamiliar, she knows that when it comes to falling in love, you can never really travel without baggage.

NO BAGGAGE is a memoir that will resonate with adventurers and homebodies alike—it’s at once a romance, a travelogue, and a bright modern take on the age-old questions: How do you find the courage to explore beyond your comfort zone? And can you love someone without the need for commitment, or any expectations for the future? It's a story that will appeal to anyone who has harbored fantasies of traveling with no end destination in mind –or longed to throw caution to the wind when embarking on a new relationship.

“Bensen's story of an unexpected—and unexpectedly meaningful and at times magical—romance that developed from a chance online encounter is charming. Yet it is also insightful for the author's observations about the conflicting desires for freedom and commitment that are the hallmarks of modern romance. An engaging memoir of travel, love, and finding oneself.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Readers intrigued as much by modern romance as by world travel will appreciate this thrilling travelogue of an erratic relationship and the landscape of ancient and modern Europe.” –Booklist 

Clara Bensen’s 2013 article entitled “The Craziest OKCupid Date Ever,” was read by more than half a million people. The story of her luggage-less adventure attracted major national and international attention, with coverage in USA Today, and appearances on The View, Fox News. No Baggage has also been optioned by New Line cinemas.

Clara and her partner Jeff have made four subsequent no baggage trips, to South America, the Caucuses, Scandinavia, and Japan. She lives in Austin, Texas.Clara Bensen is a writer living in Austin, Texas. NO BAGGAGE is her first book and has been optioned by New Line Cinema. Rights have sold in 7 countries (Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, and the Netherlands). For more information you can visit her at or on twitter @clarabensen.

Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 She Rocks Awards Performance Lineup Announced

Anaheim, CA (January 8, 2016) -- The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) is excited to announce the musical lineup for the 2016 She Rocks Awards, taking place Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., during the 2016 Winter NAMM show.
Featuring WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore and acclaimed guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens), as co-hosts, the 2016 She Rocks Awards celebration will pay tribute to trailblazing women in music and will include performances by:
  • Jennifer Batten, (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck) acclaimed guitarist and Awards honoree
  • Chart-topping pop duo Karmin, including Awards honoree Amy Heidemann
  • Raining Jane, touring and recording band for Jason Mraz, including awards honorees Becky Gebhardt and Mona Tavakoli
  • Malina Moye, acclaimed lefty guitarist and 2014 She Rocks Awards honoree
  • Nita Strauss, (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens) co-host for this year’s Awards
  • The Command Sisters, talented Canadian singer/songwriter duet
  • Plus the house band Rock Sugah, comprised of Divinity Roxx (Beyonc√©) on bass, Kat Dyson (Prince, Sting) on guitar, Benita Lewis (Chaka Khan) on drums, and Lynette Williams (Childish Gambino, CeeLo Green) on keyboard.
Named one of Billboard’s “7 must-see events at NAMM,” the fourth annual She Rocks Awards offer performances and surprises, food and beverages, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities, and more. The event brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans, and media to celebrate women in music. A portion of the proceeds of the event will go to benefit the Girls Rock Camp Alliance and the NAMM Foundation.
This year’s honorees include: Jennifer Batten, Chaka Khan, Amy Heidemann, Becky Gebhardt and Mona Tavakoli (Rock Camp for Girls L.A. and Raining Jane), Chalise Zolezzi (Taylor Guitars), Mary Luehrsen (NAMM), Crystal Morris (Gator Cases), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), Cathy Carter Duncan (Seymour Duncan), Leigh Maples and Pamela Cole (Fanny’s House of Music), Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound), and Sujata Murthy (Universal Music).
This event will take place Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., during the 2016 Winter NAMM show. Tickets are available at The She Rocks Awards have sold out for the past three years, and a NAMM badge is not required to attend.
For more information:
She Rocks Awards

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 NAMM Show Opening Day: Graham Nash, St. Vincent, Jake Shimabukuro, Billy Corgan...and so many more great artists!

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 21: The Anaheim Conevntion Center is seen with NAMM signage at the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
Photo Credit - Getty Images for NAMM

2016 NAMM Show Opening Day: Graham Nash, St. Vincent, Jake Shimabukuro, Billy Corgan
Singer-songwriter Graham Nash poses backstage with the 2016 Music for Life Award at the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
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 Guitarist Rick Nielsen attends the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
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Musician Annie Clark a.k.a St. Vincent and NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond speak on stage at the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
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Composer Jake Shimabukuro performs on stage at at the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
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2016 NAMM Show Opening Day: Graham Nash, St. Vincent, Jake Shimabukuro, Billy Corgan

2016 NAMM Show Opening Day kicks off with
Graham Nash, St. Vincent, Jake Shimabukuro, Billy Corgan!

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 21: Musician Annie Clark a.k.a St. Vincent attends the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
Photo Credit - Getty Images for NAMM

Musician Graham Nash attends the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
Photo Credit - Getty Images for NAMM

Musician Billy Corgan signs autographs at the 2016 NAMM Show Opening Day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
Photo Credit - Getty Images for NAMM

From the NAMM PR Team, this was heard on the floor today:
After the NAMM U Breakfast of Champions:

“Graham Nash was breathing the spirit of NAMM and importance of music education, the importance of keeping music in schools fresh. And when St. Vincent talked about being comfortable with holding a guitar, it really resonated with me as a former guitar teacher.”
- Anthony Cutietta, San Diego Music Studios, San Marcos, CA

“The music is always the most important part of our relationship (speaking about CSNY). It’s the essence of what we do. Nothing ever came before that. We never lost sight of the power we had through music.”
"My parents encouraged my passion for music and that’s why I’m here today. Children who have music are less likely to bully, join gangs and do better in school.”
- Graham Nash, recipient of the 2016 NAMM Music for Life Award

“This is a great show. We’re in an awesome location this year and we're really putting it to use. We recently introduced a new product and it’s received a ton of attention. It's a completely new market for us, so it’s an exciting time to be at the NAMM Show.”
 - Carl Himmelman, Apogee Electronics, Santa Monica, CA

30th Annual 2015 NAMM/TEC Awards Trailer

Graham Nash Honored with “Music for Life” Award at 2016 NAMM Show

Carlsbad, CA (January 21, 2016) – The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honors Graham Nash with its “Music for Life” award for his 40-years of legendary musical contributions that continue to shape our culture. NAMM’s President and CEO Joe Lamond presented Nash with the “Music for Life” award during the NAMM Show’s opening Breakfast of Champions. Nash will headline the NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza Stage with a performance at the close of the NAMM Show’s opening day.

"The fact is that when music is a part of the school program students are less likely to join a gang, less likely to get into trouble, feel better about themselves and get better grades,” Nash said. “So let's keep music in schools."

The “Music for Life” award is NAMM’s highest honor recognizing individuals and organizations that demonstrate, support and exemplify NAMM’s vision that the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone. Previous recipients have included musicians Stevie Wonder, Yoko Ono, Henry and Felice Mancini, Smokey Robinson and others, as well as Members of Congress, governors and business leaders.

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies and was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice. Among his many accolades, he is also a GRAMMY AwardTM winner, New York Times bestselling author, internationally renowned photographer and visual artist, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth.

The creator of iconic songs including “Our House” and “Teach Your Children” is a powerful voice for peace and social and environmental justice regularly lending his voice to philanthropic endeavors. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized in conjunction with fellow musicians Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979, remain seminal benefit events.

The Graham Nash: This Path Tonight Tour 2016 kicks off the week after his appearance at the NAMM Show. Nash’s upcoming studio album, This Path Tonight is set to release April 15, 2016.c

The NAMM Show gathers more than 95,000 members of the music product industry from around the world to preview new music products from 5,000 brands across every category. Learn more about the 2016 NAMM Show

About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.6 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 member companies located in 103 countries and territories. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Natalie Avital, producer of the documentary Three Hikers, joins me at 9:00am pst!

Did you miss Natalie Avital on today's show?
Listen to our conversation here!

The Three Hikers - Synopsis:
In 2009, when American hikers Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal mistakenly wandered off the beaten path near Iraq’s poorly marked border with Iran, they quickly experienced the draconian consequences of their error. This gripping chronicle of the ensuing two-year prison ordeal for them and their families is an intimate, inspiring look at loving perseverance that sheds new light on the delicate diplomacy behind the trio’s release set against the backdrop of the complex geopolitical stalemate between the United States and Iran and the emergence of their crisis as an international news story.

A couple of reviews:

The Three Hikers is my first film as a director- at the festival q n a's so far, people seem to like to hear about how I got involved and what the five year process was like

We're currently fundraising to raise distribution funds the documentary- so anything we can say about the campaign would be great- here's the link:

About Natalie Avital
The Three Hikers is Natalie's directorial debut. Natalie's prior industry experience is both as actress and as a freelance casting director. She has performed on the stage, in independent film and television and has cast features, commercials, music videos.

Music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore, founder of Women's International Music Network (WiMN) and the She Rocks Awards, joined me Monday at 9:30am pst!

Did you miss Laura B. Whitmore
on today's show?
Listen to our conversation

About The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN)    
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the Women's Music Summit, the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit
About The She Rocks Awards
Going on its fourth year, the She Rocks Awards honor women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry. The She Rocks Awards are produced by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN), founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. The Awards have become a staple at the NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif., since first taking place 2013. Previous award winners include multi-platinum artist, Colbie Caillat; legendary band, The Bangles; Vice President of Brand Marketing at Martin Guitar, Amani Duncan; iconic percussionist and drummer, Sheila E; Experience Hendrix CEO, Janie Hendrix; platinum-selling guitarist and solo artist, Orianthi; and many more. For more information, visit

Women in Music to Walk Red Carpet During the 2016 She Rocks Awards

Jennifer Batten, Nita Strauss, chart-topping pop duo Karmin, music industry executives and other luminaries to walk red carpet during event honoring women in music

RSVP to by Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anaheim’s Pacific Ballroom

WHAT: The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) is hosting its fourth annual She Rocks Awards honoring women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. 

A who’s who of women in music will receive awards in 2016, including
Chaka Khan, Amy Heidemann of Karmin, Jennifer Batten, Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound, Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine, Mona Tavakoli and Becky Gebhardt of the Rock Camp For Girls L.A. and Raining Jane, Chalise Zolezzi of Taylor Guitars, Cathy Carter Duncan of Seymour Duncan, Crystal Morris of Gator Cases, Pamela Cole and Leigh
Maples of Fanny’s House of Music, Mary Luehrsen of NAMM/the NAMM Foundation, and Sujata Murthy of Universal Music Enterprises. 

Acclaimed guitarist
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens), and WiMN Founder and industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore will be sharing hosting duties. Click here for a complete performance lineup. Event information at   


  • Guitarist Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck)
  • Chart-topping pop duo Karmin
  • Legendary singer Chaka Khan
  • Guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens)
  • Raining Jane members Becky Gebhardt, Mona Tavakoli, Chaska Potter, and Mai Bloomfield
  • Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix
  • Canadian sister duo The Command Sisters
  • Rock Sugah members Divinity Roxx, Benita Lewis, Lynette Williams, and Kat Dyson 
Director of Brand Communications at Taylor Guitars Chalise Zolezzi
  • Author/Photographer Lisa S. Johnson
  • SVP, Public Relations, Universal Music Enterprises, Sujata Murthy
  • Capitol Studios VP, Paula Salvatore
  • VP of Industry and Community Relations at Musicians Institute, Beth Marlis
  • The Gretsch Company Executive VP and CFO, Dinah Gretsch
  • Pamela Cole and Leigh Maples of Fanny’s House of Music
  • And more  

Hilton Anaheim, Pacific Ballroom (2nd Floor)
777 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802  

  • Press check-in directly outside of Pacific Ballroom, 2nd Floor
  • Red carpet interviews and press photos outside of Pacific Ballroom 

WHEN:  FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016, FROM 5:30 – 6: 30 P.M. 

5:15 PM – Media check-in directly outside Pacific Ballroom
5:30 PM – Celebrity red carpet press photo opportunity and interviews
6:30 PM – She Rocks Awards red carpet concludes
7:00 PM – She Rocks Awards start  

  • Interviews with celebrities and industry executives as permitted
  • Photo opportunities with celebrities and industry executives as permitted  

NAMM -        

Saturday, January 9, 2016

52 Small Changes for the Mind - Improve Memory • Minimize Stress Increase Productivity • Boost Happiness by Brett Blumenthal Monday at 9:00am pst!

Did you miss Brett Blumenthal on today's show? Listen to our conversation here!

Small changes work. In this practical book, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being.

Each chapter presents one change along with methods and tips on how to practically apply them to your life. In the chapter on Creativity, Brett explains that not only does creativity promote healthy expression but builds confidence and self-esteem. To incorporate a creative outlet into your life the tips include: schedule a time for creative pursuits, designate a space, enjoy the process, create spontaneously, and more.

In the chapter entitled, Take a Whiff, the book presents a short history of aromatherapy and a reference chart to make finding the right essential oil easy. Tools, worksheets and resources are included in the back of the book to guide and help during the process. 52 Small Changes for the Mind provides a road map to a better life—and proves that the journey can be as rewarding as the destination.

Monday at 9:30am pst on KUCI 88.9fm, artist and author Steve McDonald talks about his beautiful coloring book and his latest work, FANTASTIC CITIES!

Did you miss Steve McDonald on today's show? Listen to our conversation here!

Artist and author Steve McDonald to talk about his beautiful work, FANTASTIC CITIES. Adult coloring books have been taking pop culture by STORM this year!

Here's some press:

"Fantastic Cities is an architecture-lover’s dream." —Apartment Therapy 

"...this new book of DIY cityscapes is downright exquisite."—-CityLab from The Atlantic 

Read any of these articles from reputable sources about the trend...

See the book come to life in the trailer:

See what the author has to say:

"In a small way, introducing an artistic outlet into anyone's life is a great thing. Whether you're 10 or whether you're 70, I think you can enjoy the book."—-Steve McDonald

FANTASTIC CITIES features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside gorgeously illustrated, Inception-like architectural mandalas. Artist Steve McDonald's beautifully rendered and detailed line work offers bird's-eye perspectives of visually arresting global locales from New York, London, and Paris to Istanbul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Rio, Amsterdam, and many more. The adult coloring book's distinctive large square format offers absorbingly complex vistas to color, the crisp white pages are conducive to a range of artistic applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable. Complementing the cityscapes are a selection of mind-bending labyrinthine architectural illustrations for still deeper meditative coloring adventures and imaginative flights of fancy.

Steve McDonald doesn't just draw the cities of the world. A lifelong traveler since his family moved to the Middle East in 1979, he's lived in Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, and Indonesia, visited dozens of other countries, and spent the better part of two decades traveling his native Canada from coast to coast via car, bus, helicopter, canoe, ship, and on foot. Everywhere he goes he soaks up the local color, the architecture, and, most of all, the lines. When he's not knee-deep in the intricate details of his drawings, Steve is likely surfing (most recently in the waves off the coast of Bali, where he lived for two years with his family) or cross-country skiing in the snowdrifts of rural Ontario, which he currently calls home.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Steve's work has been showcased in many gallery exhibitions, television documentaries, and various publications, and can be found in many private homes and corporate collections worldwide. You can also find it online at

Sunday, January 3, 2016

International actor and Palm Springs resident Shaz Khan joins me Monday at 9:30am pst to talk about his role in MOOR, Pakistan’s official entry in the 88th Annual Academy Awards!

Did you miss today's show featuring Shaz Khan?
Listen to our conversation here!


PALM SPRINGS, CA- Dec 13, 2015. Moor, the acclaimed Pakistan feature film starring international actor and Palm Springs resident Shaz Khan and directed by Jamshed Mahmood, will screen at the upcoming 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan 1-11.

MOOR is Pakistan’s official entry in the 88th Annual Academy Awards after garnering rave reviews at the international film festivals. Set against the declining railway system in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the film follows Wahid, a station master who fights to save a station form closure and his efforts to reconcile with his son Ehsaan who faces struggles of his now in the big city. Khan plays the son fighting to build his family’ fortune who loses his way when he gets involved the corrupt, highly lucrative business of counterfeit documentation.

Khan’s work in Moor has attracted critical praise from his portrayal of a character with darker shades. Newsline Magazine said “Khan draws the audience’s sympathies from the outset, and maintains it even as he builds an aura of mysterious terror and apprehension around Ehsaan’s every move…”

Khan describes his role in the Pakistani film as a leap to another level, after a series of short films and independent features. He told Express Tribune with the International New York Times, “I know Urdu fluently, but to perform in the character’s circumstances, his inflections and behavior was a huge challenge for me. That’s where the actual work comes in.”

Shazli Hafeez “Shaz” Khan is a Pakistani-American actor and filmmaker who started his career in New York acting in independent movies and plays and getting his MFA in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School. He was born in Oxnard, CA and raised in Pakistan until he was in middle school. He graduated with a degree from finance from Penn State University and work in banking at a Fortune 500 firm before realizing his true passion. Often compared to likes of De Niro, Pacino and most recently Sean Penn, an actor he admires and somewhat resembles, Khan’s fair features and complexion has allowed him to play a variety of roles from a young cancer patient to a boxer from Philly, the all American frat boy, to a young Oscar Wilde.

Khan and his wife divide their time between Palm Springs, Los Angeles and when in Pakistan he lives with his Nanu. What’s up next for Khan? He is set to star in the inspirational thriller The Servant about a young sheepherder from a village in northern Pakistan who comes to the city and ends up becoming the biggest movie star in the country. He sees himself continuing to work with artists of the highest caliber, sharing stories that are worth telling; it’s what he has been preparing for since he started.

Moor will screen Monday, January, 4th at 4PM, Wednesday January 6th at 1PM, and Thursday, January 7th at 1:30PM at the Camelot Theaters, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

For more information on the film or to schedule an interview with Shaz Khan please contact Deborah Gilels, LA Media Consultants at 818-758-6509, or email

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