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Thursday, January 27, 2011

New York Indie Artist, Musician, Composer, and Producer Itaal Shur Featuring CD Beyond Tomorrow

Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur

***Yes, the show is live right after our music intro: Itaal Shur - Pre Med Beyond Tomorrow***

New York Indie Artist, Musician, Composer, Songwriter and Producer Itaal Shur Featuring CD “Beyond Tomorrow”.  Inspired by family influence and natural born generational talent, dedication, determination, and truly blessed by the doors / windows of opportunity.  Itaal’s gift and love for music has traveled him through a wonderful journey throughout his musical career.  Passion, soul, the spirit of music, Brazilian inspirations, peace, and quality of life are apart of the fuses and ingredients that incorporate some of the overall talent bestowed within Itaal.

Itaal’s freedom to compose and create a dynamic body of work is afforded to a special few artists of each generation, musicians who deftly coordinate the chemistry of exceptional talent and exceptional opportunity. Itaal Shur is one of these rare and free musical craftsmen, with a career that includes top-shelf status as a songwriter, producer, and a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the multi-Platinum hit “Smooth,”, recorded by Carlos Santanna and Rob Thomas. Having experienced great success in the commercial music industry and the diverse array of opportunities that comes along with it, Shur has marked his career with the same innate eclecticism that marks his person. He is never just one thing. He fills several roles, in several styles and genres, and in this way his music is defined not by what he does, but who he is. 

In addition to writing the music for the Grammy-winning “Smooth,” which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is the 2nd most successful song of all time on the Billboard Charts, Shur has composed and produced for several artists including Jewel, Ricky Martin, Maxwell, Lucy Woodward, Groove Collective, and most recently, himself. Feeling akin to fellow producer/performers like Todd Rundgren, Peter Gabriel, Daniel Lanois, and Beck, Shur has made his solo record debut with “Beyond Tomorrow”. Completely his from the ground up, Shur moved forward heart-first into Beyond Tomorrow, honoring his sense of artistic duty to maintain a rich, soulful experience in his music, and responding to his spiritual journey that led him to make this record at this time. “I had an emotional need to make this record,” says Shur. “After years of success in servicing the needs of the pop music market, it was time to create a record that expresses the deeper essence of who I am right now, and that’s what Beyond Tomorrow does for me. It’s an accurate account of who I am as a musician. It’s a telling of my daily emotional journey.” As such, Itaal and co-producer Eber Pinheiro conceived a collection of original songs that is desirous, effusive, and cool, mating the revelatory/contemplative/mysterious with the sexy/fun/provocative.

So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine and enjoy some good conversation and music with “Itaal Shur”.

Come join us Sunday, 1/30/11 airs live 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Central Time, USA - 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, USA - 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, USA - Show Call-in#:  (347) 215-6487

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Gift from Australia Gilli Moon, Author, Artist, Singer-Songwriter, and Certified Professional Coach and so much more…

Gilli Moon Gilli Moon,The Stillness

A Gift from Australia Gilli Moon, Author, Artist, singer-songwriter, record label owner of ““Warrior Girl Music”, certified professional coach and “Artist Entrepreneur”.  We are in for a treat full of inspiration and motivation with Gilli Moon.  This brief summary of her journey thus far is just the tip of the iceberg. As an author, her books explore an enriching journey of artistic and professional discovery with her second book “JUST GET OUT THERE”, and her first book is “I AM A Professional Artist – the Key To Survival and Success In The World of the Arts”). 

Gilli Moon is clearly a wonderful gift from Australia who has enjoyed and shared her journey through life thus far via her books, workshops, seminars, music, coaching, entrepreneurship, motivational speaking, non-profit “Songsalive!”, and so much more.  Gilli has a Bachelor of Education, has produced & released over 20 artists, and her music is world-renowned.

A glimpse of Gilli’s wisdom ‘Artists need to be business savvy, and self-driven. You can achieve much, without waiting for someone else to come along and make it happen for you. Fame is an illusion in this new world. It’s created, bought and lasts for moments. What you want to create is a FULL and ENRICHING LIFE as a consummate Artist and that takes diligence, integrity, talent, perseverance and a go get ‘em mentality...

JUST GET OUT THERE is the Artist's bible to achieving abundance, self-empowerment and professional success as an Artist entrepreneur. 300+ pages filled with in-depth tips, tools, steps and resources on getting out there as an Artist, all the while achieving personal, financial and professional success and joy. JUST GET OUT THERE covers topics such as defining your uniqueness; building your dream and creating a plan around your goals; balancing the art with the 'business' through time management and prioritization techniques; fundamentals in producing, releasing, marketing, promotion, performing and touring; using the Internet; and a plethora of in-depth tips, tools, steps and resources on getting out there as an Artist. Throughout this book, Gilli is guiding you, asking you questions, giving you exercises, and making you think and act the way a strong business savvy Artist should, leading you to the Artist you ultimately want to become. JUST GET OUT THERE provides Artists inspiration: a sense of hope and assurance through anecdotal stories (some about Gilli’s personal life), motivational messages and real, practical, tried, and tested strategies. Ultimately, it’s about enjoying the journey along your path to creative success. 

So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine and be inspired, motivated, and encouraged to live your passion. Enjoy my conversation with world-renowned “Gilli Moon”…

Come join us Sunday, 1/23/11 airs live 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Central Time, USA; Show Call-in#” (347) 215-6487



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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Indie Artist Jazz Guitarist, Composer, and Writer Todd Clouser Featuring “A Love Electric”

Todd Clouser
Todd Clouser

Indie Artist Jazz Guitarist, Composer, and Writer Todd Clouser Featuring “A Love of Electric”.   Todd is extremely talented as a musician, his music will touch the jazz enthusiast within in you, but he also ventures to other genres which is an awesome display reflecting the dedication to his craft.  You will be inspired by his gift, his zeal to reach back into the community through events and education. Todd has been blessed to work with and collaborate with musicians such as modern blues legend Keb Mo, members of the Billy Joel Band, jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, guitarist Jack Sonni of Dire Straits.

Todd is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, is an accomplished guitarist, composer, producer, and writer with credits on over a dozen national releases and a number of albums as bandleader, highlighted by the organic compositions of 2006's "Baja", 2008's modern groove record "Beatnik Highway", and his newest collective, Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric, an aggressive, intuitive mash of 70's rock, Curtis Mayfield groove, and modern jazz. Clouser's production and playing span a number of genres, most recently settling in the modern jazz idiom after years of fronting rock acts. With a reputation for energetic and engaging performances, Todd's interest in a synthesis of styles and dedication to craft consistently draws committed crowds healthy in number, and have positioned him as an artist increasingly in demand on the international modern music scene. 

2009 passed as Clouser's brightest year yet, completing an international tour with legendary trumpeter, arranger, and Grammy nominee Steven Bernstein, the two joining as bandleaders backed by members of Guadalajara's Troker and performing to crowds of a thousand plus. Todd's headlining appearances at Minneapolis' Dakota Jazz Club were another highlight, Todd leading his quartet to a full house at the legendary venue. The year also saw performances with modern blues legend Keb Mo, members of the Billy Joel Band, jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, guitarist Jack Sonni of Dire Straits, and a number of other fine and celebrated musicians. Things came to a close in 2009 at Todd's adopted hometown of San Jose del Cabo's city Plaza for the finest and grandest Arts Day Out yet, Todd's non-profit program to celebrate and inspire the youth of Los Cabos, attended by over a dozen organizations, galleries, and interactive art exhibitors, all provided free to the public.

So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine and enjoy some good conversation and music with “Todd Clouser”.

Come join us Friday, 1/21/11 airs live 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Central Time, USA; Show Call-in#:  (347) 215-6487

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year 2011 - What Will it Bring?

Friday's Part 1- "It's Time of
Spiritual Healing for Brothers &

***The show is live today and our musical intro is Indie Jazz Bassist Russel Blake's "Believe in God" from his "Fierce Solitude" CD*** 

Peace, Love, & Global Harmony to All... Happy New Year 2011 - What will it bring for the world?  What will it bring for you, your family, your business? What will it bring for the global economy, jobs, and homelessness?  What will it bring towards your spiritual growth and development?

At it's root how do we begin to address these inquires?  Do we have a foundation a base in which to spring forth?  Have we build our house upon a rock?  Do we stand for something, or do we fall for anything?  Are our spiritual roots grounded, unity, enriched, enlightened? Do we even know, is it time to explore...

2011 a time for healing, renewal, new beginnings, prosperity, hope, faith, love, peace, harmony... Increasing all this positive energy into our universe so it can heal, so we can heal, so we can be apart of our own survival and not fear...

So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine... Be inspired and enjoy some good music as we explore...

Feel free to join in Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 airs live 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Central Time, USA - Show Call-in#:  (347) 215-6487