Friday, September 17, 2021

Coming up 9/20 at 9am pst on KUCI 88.9fm - Janeane speaks with Dr. James Mellon about his up-coming Inner View series with special guest Rickie Byars taking place 9/24/21. TUNE IN to KUCI 88.9fm for a chance to win a streaming pass to the event!


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Bringing together luminaries in art, music, literature and sports, “The Inner View” series welcomes an intimate evening of discovery with special guest Rickie Byars Friday, September 24 at 7:30pm at the Global Truth Center Los Angeles located in Westlake Village.

As one of today’s most acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriters of inspirational music, Byars has spent a lifetime impacting audiences around the globe with deeply soulful and uplifting songs of “realness” as both a solo artist and Founder/Director of the world-renowned Agape International Choir, amassing over 200 original compositions, including special performances for Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She also generates social change through Soul Sisters Today and Voices4Freedom, working to free those enslaved worldwide.

“The Inner View” provides a refreshing new platform for Byars to share her visionary voice. 

 “In a world of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, the spirituality of Rickie Byars brings a new understanding of what’s truly going on,” says the show’s host and resident provocateur Dr. James Mellon, founding Spiritual Director of Global Truth Center Los Angeles who created the show to provide an entertaining and introspective look at what motivates his guests from the inside, out.

Ticket holders have the unique opportunity to be part of the studio audience where Byars will perform live before settling in for an unbridled, intimate conversation with Dr. James that gets to the heart of her passion for empowering others to develop their own unique gifts and talents. The show will also be available for viewing via live stream.

Tickets are $50. Doors open at 7:00pm. The show begins at 7:30pm. Live stream tickets are $25. Purchase tickets at:

The Global Truth Center Los Angeles is located at 880 Hampshire Road, Suite W, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Phone info at 818.508.7171.

*Global Truth Center Los Angeles is a place where all are welcome, sharing the belief we are One people living on One planet. With the goal to create a safe and sacred place where an individual can discover his/her/their own spiritual path and personal purpose in life, the Center honors the love inherent in all of humankind, bringing us a commonality of Spirit and Soul. The center’s Founding Spiritual Director Dr. James Mellon is also an actor, author, composer, and motivational teacher/speaker.


Dr. James J. Mellon is the founding Spiritual Director of Global Truth Center, Los Angeles, having founded the Center in 2003 under the name “The NoHo Arts Center for New Thought.” His extensive background in the entertainment industry covers theatre, television, film, recording and dance and his vision statement for his life is “Enlightenment Through Entertainment.”

As an actor he made his Broadway debut as Riff in WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Jerome Robbins, and performed in many plays and musicals including, A CHORUS LINE (Broadway), 42ND STREET (Billy Lawlor - National Tour), THE FIFTH OF JULY (Regional) and Jesus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Chicago). He has worked at such theatres as The Goodspeed Opera House, The New York Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, The Folger Theatre in Washington D.C., as well as The Williamstown Theatre Festival.

For NoHo ACE, the Arts Ministry of GTC, Dr. Mellon directed JERUSELEM, A BOY CALLED LIZARD (Ovation nomination - Original Musical), FEED (LA Weekly nomination – Direction), THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (Ovation nomination, LA Weekly nomination – Original Musical), BUSH IS BAD (LA Weekly Award – Acting Ensemble, nomination – Best Musical) and PEST CONTROL (LA Weekly Nomination – Best Musical), THE RED ROOM and THE LIGHT BULB (Both World Premiere Plays). He is also the director/writer/co-composer of ACE’s seasonal yuletide hit, YO HO HO! A PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS. Mr. Mellon has directed and choreographed productions around the country, including: New York (Provincetown Playhouse); Boston (Charles Playhouse); Washington DC (“The Fantasticks” with Greater Tuna stars Jaston Williams and Joe Sears - Fords Theater); Austin (Paramount Theater); Dallas (Watertower Theater); and Fort Worth (Casa Manana). He has also choreographed for the children’s Television Workshop (PBS – “Mathnet”), and a host of commercials.

As a writer, Dr. Mellon adapted Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” into the World Premiere Musical, DORIAN, which premiered at The Denver Center’s Buell Theatre in the fall of 2004. It subsequently opened The NoHo Arts Center’s first season in 2005 and went on to receive Ovation, LA Weekly, Backstage and Drama Critics nominations. James adapted THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR from the novel of the same name as well as A BOY CALLED LIZARD from the Dennis Covington novel, “Lizard.” His original musical, AN UNFINISHED SONG, was nominated for numerous awards and has been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Maine and Sydney, Australia. His one-man show, SISSYBOY, premiered in the winter of 2016 to great acclaim and is currently being written as a television series.

Samuel French has recently published two of Dr. Mellon’s original musicals: YO HO HO! A PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS and A BOY CALLED LIZARD. The latter received the 2012 AATE Award (American Association for Theatre and Education) for best adaptation of a musical.

James shares his life with his husband Kevin Bailey and their children William and Nora. Their Production Company, MB Artists, Inc., was the Executive Producer of the Holland Taylor play, ANN, which went from North Hollywood to Broadway’s Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. Ms. Taylor went on to receive a Tony Nomination for her performance as Governor Ann Richards of Texas, as well as numerous other awards and accolades.

Dr. Mellon is a sought-after speaker, teacher and inspirational leader in the field of personal growth. He is the author of the book, MENTAL MUSCLE, 16-WEEKS OF SPIRITUAL BOOT CAMP and lectures throughout the United States and Canada. His new book, THE FIVE QUESTIONS has just been completed and will be published in the spring of 2020. You can find more information about his spiritual work at

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