Archive for May, 2012

May 30, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, May 26 (8 pm), and Sunday, May 27 (2 pm), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley presents Youth Radio,  and director and choreographer Chenté Cervantes, the host of  “Chenté” – Merced’s Premiere Talk Show, on Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th.

To listen to Amanda’s Teen Scene, click onto the link: amanda

To listen to Tonyspeaks, click onto the link:tony

Amanda’s Teen Scene, and Tonyspeaks offer Arts in the Valley listeners the youth point of view.  Beginning in July, Youth Radio will take place the first Saturday and Sunday of the month.  If you have show ideas, or would like to be interviewed by Youth Radio, please email

To listen to Chenté Cervantes interview, click onto the link:chente cervantes

Chenté Cervantes (Host/Executive Producer) is proud to represent the Merced community with “Chenté” – Merced’s Premiere Talk Show with Chenté Cervantes by bringing his hosting and entertainment skills from the stage to your computer screen. With the goal of bringing a more positive light and recognition to the Merced area, Chenté developed the idea of a web talk show that would bring area talent and people together in a new and exciting way.

Chenté has performed in countless musical theatre production including his most recent role as Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray. With director and choreography credits at various theatres in California, he is also a conservatory instructor at Playhouse Merced. Chenté trained at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, California studying Musical Theatre.

In 2011, Chenté won a PMA Award for his portrayal of Chad in the Playhouse Merced production of All Shook Up and best choreography of the year for his work on Chicago.

Musical Theatre production information for Chenté can be found at

Chenté can be reached at

About “Chenté” – Merced’s Premiere Talk Show

“Chenté” is Merced’s premiere talk show focused on the people right here in Merced County and the surrounding California Central Valley with ties to the world! Making its debut on March 10, 2012, “Chenté” brings together the Merced community with the events, businesses, restaurants, arts, and entertainment that is happening in the ever-growing county and beyond.

“Chenté” features musical direction and accompaniment by Joel Shade and the RazzApple Magic.

May 15, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Sat., May 5 (8 PM), Sun., May 6 (2 PM), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, May 5th at 8 pm, and Sunday, May 6th at 2 pm as Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews professional healer Debra Lloyd, and psychoanalyst and author Susan Kolodny.

To listen to author and healer Debra Lloyd click onto link:  debra lloyd

Deb Lloyd is compassionate, a wise old soul, an authentic professional. She loves this life on earth,
although it’s often been challenging. Experiencing polio as a toddler, she always knew what it
felt like to be different. For over 20 years, she has shared her compassionate wisdom with many
clients in her counseling career as a psychotherapist/clinical social worker. Currently, she works
as a hospice social worker, bringing peaceful solace to her grieving patients and families.

Deb experienced her first Reiki session over 10 years ago, as a client, to decrease the fatigue
resulting from post-polio syndrome. She felt the fatigue lift during the session, never
experiencing that same level again. Within a few months, she and her husband attended their
first Reiki training. Using Reiki daily, along with other alternative modalities, led to more
physical improvements, as well as emotional and spiritual healing.

Deb knew she had to bring Reiki energy to others, in both individual work with clients and
training others to use Reiki. She has attained the Reiki Master level in both the Usui and Karuna
 traditions. She has also been certified as a holistic practitioner, expanding her knowledge in
other energy healing methods. Her spiritual growth has enabled her to develop, and trust, an
intuitive ability to feel clients’ energies and acquire messages for them from the spiritual realm.


To listen to psychoanalyst Susan Kolodny, click onto the link:susan kolody

Susan Kolodny is the author of two books: a collection of poems, After the Firestorm, (Mayapple Press, 2011) and a work of prose nonfiction, The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000). She is a psychoanalyst in practice in Oakland where she specializes in work with artists and writers, is on the faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, where she founded and chairs a program called Poetry & Psychoanalysis, and is a Personal Analyst for The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She has taught psychoanalytic writing and theory, and has taught and lectured widely on creativity and what gets in its way.

Her poems appear in a number of journals including New England Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Marlboro Review, and River Styx, and in a several poetry anthologies, most recently The Place That Inhabits Us (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2010).  Dr. Kolodny has authored papers and reviews and coauthored papers which appeared in AWP Chronicle, Fort Da: Journal of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalystic Psychotherapy, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Journal of the AmericanPsychoanalytic Society, and the Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behaviors.

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