Archive for June, 2012

June 24, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, June 23 (8 PM), and June 24 (2 PM), 1480 KYOS AM

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Tune into Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM, on Saturday, June 23rd at 8 pm, and Sunday, June 24th at 2 pm.  Host Kim McMillon will interview Dr. Jan Yager, the Friendship Expert, and author of  “When Friendship Hurts.”  Kim McMillon will also interview actress, writer, and performance artist Jovelyn Richards.

To listen to Dr. Jan Yager, click onto the link:jan yager-1

Jan Yager, Ph.D. has spent the last 20 years extensively studying relationships including friendship which was the subject of her sociology dissertation (City University of New York, 1983) where she had a pre-doctoral fellowship in medical sociology from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to When Friendship Hurts (Simon and Schuster, 2002), Dr. Yager is the author of the highly-acclaimed Friendshifts®: The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives, which has been translated into five foreign editions, as well as numerous other groundbreaking books including Single in America and Victims (published under her maiden name of J.L. Barkas).

Dr. Yager is regularly quoted in the media (the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Self, Dallas Morning News, USA Today, etc.) as well as interviewed on TV/cable and radio programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning, America, The View, CBS News’ Sunday Morning Show, National Public Radio, BBC radio, and others.

To listen to artist Jovelyn Richards, click onto the link:actress

Writer and solo performance artist Jovelyn Richards, MFA, is a stand-up comedian, professional storyteller, and guest lecturer. She was a co-producer for KPFA 94.1 Women’s Magazine where she hosted a weekly commentary on mainstream media, called Welcome to Jovelyn’s World.  Jovelyn currently hosts KPFA’s Cover to Cover Open Book every third Friday at 3 pm.  You can listen to Jovelyn’s archived shows at

She is co-author of the novel The Onion that won the Digest Merit Award; author of Raising Autumn Colored Babies; Beyond Vanity; and various other published works. Her written and stage performances include, The Diaries of Aunt Jemima; Harlem Nights; Flowers Cut in a vase and Dying; and Pussy Will Sell a Lot Longer than Cotton Any Day. She received the Playwright Center of Minnesota’s, Many Voices Award in 1993 and 1997, and the Intermediate Arts’ Artist of Color Award in 1995 and 1998, awarded funding from the Zellerbach foundation for her recent work ‘ Come Home’ which premiered at The Marsh and ran for 5 weeks this year.  You can catch Jovelyn Richard’s Performance of Mrs. Pat’s House, August 10th through 12th at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA.

“Jovelyn Richards is the kind of mesmerizing storyteller that can draw an audience’s senses into the palm of her hand moments after she steps onstage.” –Megan Ma, San Francisco Bay Guardian


June 15, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM), June 16, and Sunday (2 PM), June 17, 2012, 1480 KYOS AM

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Tune into Arts in the Valley this Saturday, June 16 at 8 pm, and Sunday, June 17th at 2 pm. Host Kim McMillon will interview spiritual healer Elizabeth Joyce, and J.P. Dancing Bear, Editor of The American Poetry Journal, and host of FM91.5 KKUP’s “Out of Our Minds.” The interviews will be listed on the Arts in the Valley Facebook Page on the evening of Saturday, June 16th.

To Listen to Elizabeth Joyce, click onto the link:joyce

Born as one of two sets of identical twins, Elizabeth Joyce has been psychic since birth. Named one of the World’s Greatest Psychics (Citadel Press, 2004), she is a spiritual healer and gives personal psychic readings worldwide. Ms. Joyce is a professional Astrologer, Spiritual Counselor, Energy Healer, Medium, and Clairvoyant who interprets dreams and teaches the new energies of the Fifth Dimension. Her TV Appearances include Unsolved Mysteries, Beyond Chance, and The Psychic Detectives. Ms. Joyce’s books Psychic Attack -Are You A Victim, and Ascension—Accessing The Fifth Dimension, and The Ascension Workbook are available at Elizabeth facilitates her own healing classes, using the Divine Seals and Spiritual Chakras from her latest book-Ascension—Accessing The Fifth Dimension WORKBOOK, released Dec. 21, 2011. Elizabeth Joyce founded and heads the Bucks County Metaphysical Association, ( a non-profit organization to benefit the charities of Bucks County, PA.  Besides traveling extensively, Elizabeth is building a healing center and teaching Intuitive Awareness classes and Fifth- Dimension Spiritual Intensive workshops. She is located in Doylestown (Bucks County), PA. and Mahwah (Bergen County), New Jersey. Please check her website for rates and services.

To listen to  J.P. Dancing Bear, click onto the link:dancing bear

J. P. Dancing Bear lives near the Monterey Bay. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in over a thousand publications including Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, Natural Bridge, DIAGRAM, No Tell Motel, Third Coast, Copper Nickel, Cimarron Review, Poetry East, North American Review, Atlanta Review, Verse Daily, Poetry International, Marlboro Review, Hotel Amerika, Seattle Review, Permafrost, Puerto Del Sol, Controlled Burn, Cranky, Rattle, Americas Review, Slipstream and many others.

He is the author of several chapbooks, including What Language, winner of the 2002 Slipstream Prize. He is the author of five full-length poetry collections: Billy Last Crow (Turning Point, 2004); Conflicted Light (Salmon Poetry, 2008); Inner Cities of Gulls (Salmon Poetry, 2010) a PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award winner; Family of Marsupial Centaurs (and other birthday poems) due for release by Iris Press; and Fish Singing Foxes due for a release by Salmon Poetry. Dancing Bear’s poems have been nominated fourteen times for Pushcart Prizes, once for the Foreward Prize [UK], and four times nominated for Best of the Web awards. He is a three-time finalist for the Mississippi Review Prize, a finalist for the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America for his manuscript Gacela (now part of Fish Singing Foxes), and his manuscript, Lines Cast (now part of Fish Singing Foxes), was a finalist in the 2008 National Poetry Series.

He is the editor of The American Poetry Journal, owner of Dream Horse Press, publisher of the Orphic Prize and APJ Book Prize series, as well as the first animal rights poetry anthology And We The Creatures.

He is the host of “Out of Our Minds” a weekly radio show for public radio station KKUP featuring some of today’s best contemporary poets.

Bear works with Nicaraguan poet Blanca Castellon on translating of her poetry into English, the first will appear in Redactions, Marlboro Review, International Poetry Review, iconoclast, Pirene’s Fountain, Numéro Cinq and The Bitter Oleander. He has also worked with Mexican poet Oscar Wong to translate his work into English.

June 10, 2012

Cosmic Connection Astrological Show

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Beginning Saturday, June 9th at 9 pm, PST, 1480 KYOS AM Presents: Cosmic Connections

To listen to astrologers Marguerite Manning and Debra Clement, Saturday, July 21, 2012, click onto the link:  __ 59

To listen to astrologers Marguerite Manning and Debra Clement,  click onto the link:  __ 46

To Listen to astrologers Marguerite Manning and Debra Clement, Saturday, June 23rd show, click onto the link: COSMIC CONNECT 6-23-12

To listen to astrologers Marguerite Manning and Debra Clement, Saturday,  July 7th, click onto the link:cosmic connectio 7-7-12

Wouldn’t things be a lot more fun and rewarding in this lifetime if you knew just what your soul “signed you up for” in the last one? At the very least, wouldn’t it be a little easier? Marguerite Manning, Llewellyn’s best-selling author of Cosmic Karma and Debra Clement the popular host of Anchored in Astrology, are certain it would and invite you to join them for their brand new astrology program designed to do jus that: show you that stepping into your “brilliance” today is often just a matter of relinquishing the shadows of yesterday. With their deep passion for the science that validates our immortal spirit, and an even stronger sense of purpose for helping others apply it, these two stargazers are a cosmic force to be reckoned with which means “The Cosmic Connection” is one program you won’t want to miss. So don’t. Just tune into KYOS AM at 9PM every other Saturday and get connected on a soul level. Better yet, why not sign up on KYOS’s Facebook page for a chance to receive one of the free mini Soul Sessions Marguerite and Debra give away during each show just to demonstrate what they already have down to a science. Your cosmic connection.

June 10, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM), June 9, and Sunday, June 10, 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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On Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews the new Merced Arts Council executive director Laura Phillips, and former executive director Staci Santa.  Ms. McMillon will also interview author Bardi Rosman Koodrin, and festival director Lennie Dean, and director Linda L. Reid.

To listen to Laura Phillips and Staci Santa, click onto the link:stacy santa

The Merced County Arts Council Inc. has hired a new executive director Laura Phillips.   Staci Santa is departing the position to live in Tucson, Ariz. this June. Santa spent five years as director. She started working for the council through a grant-funded program director position in 2006. Santa has worked closely with the community to sustain the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, which is managed by the council, and to develop programs for the community.

Santa organized a curatorial committee of local artists and experts who jury the art exhibits at the Arts Center throughout the year. She led the organization through the financial crisis, wrote many successful grant proposals and worked with local artists, performing arts groups, schools and governmental agencies to help the Merced arts scene thrive.  For more information on the Merced County Arts Council, please visit

To listen to Bardi Rosman Koodrin, click onto link:san mateo fair

The Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria since 2009, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, MA originated the concept of “Events within the Event” for writers to give free workshops and readings to fairgoers.  There is also an annual Author Book Day with over 20 local authors promoting their work.  In conjunction with the fair, Notre Dame De Namur University offers a contest with a $20,000 Creative Writing Scholarship for a deserving high school student.

An exciting new addition is the Sand Hill Review Press publication of Carry the Light, a 300 page anthology of stories, poems, and essays in which each entrant has at least one piece published. This published collection of contest submissions appears to be the first of its kind for a county fair, and will be available on

Carry the Light, San Mateo County Fair’s literary anthology 2012 book, continues the progressive outreach of the Fair with the publishing of all accepted literary entries by the Sand Hill Review Press ( via

Carry the Light, a 300-page anthology, includes short stories, poetry and personal essays that tell compelling stories. All were collected during the pre-fair entry period using the Fair’s high criteria for excellence. It is widely believed that this is the first anthology of its kind to be accepted for sale at Amazon.

Capitalizing on the thirst for the written word in the Peninsula and Bay Area, the San Mateo County Fair is offering a wide variety of free “events within the event” writing workshops, panels, short plays, presentations, author interviews, readings, book-signings, and even songs of the sea on their literary stage.

To commemorate the book, the Fair is hosting an autograph party on Sunday, June 10, at 4:30 pm in the Fine Arts Galleria in Expo Hall where published authors will be on hand to sign books and discuss their works.

About The San Mateo County Fair 

The San Mateo County Fair “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” boasts a stunning variety of world class musical entertainment, live performances, fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. The fair lasts nine days and will be attended by over 150,000 guests.

“We are excited to offer these headline acts and know that the line-up puts us at the top of the entertainment spectrum for the entire region,” says Chris Carpenter, San Mateo Event Center General Manager. “There is music for just about everyone at the Fair –Top 40, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues and much more.”

­­­­­­­­­­Redwood Writers & 6thStreet Playhouse Play Festival

To listen to Lennie Dean, and Linda L. Reid, click onto the link:6th st playhouse santa rosa-1

Lennie Dean – 2012 Festival Director

Lennie Dean has been a veteran theatre participant in Sonoma County for forty years.  Her many capacities include director, actor, teacher, producer, education director and dramaturgy.  She co-founded and served as artistic director for the Marquee Theatre and Studio Be Theatre. She has also contributed her talents to Actors’ Theatre, Cinnabar Theatre, Santa Rosa Players, Summer Repertory Theatre, and Academy of Arts in San Francisco. In 1999 Lennie received the Independent Eye award for her contributions to Sonoma County theatre. In 2011 she directed BUG by Tracey Letts at the Narrow Way Stage Company for which she was named second on David Templeton’s Top Ten Torn Tickets of 2011. This past March 2012, Lennie directed and co-created The Tennessee Menagerie. That same month she was the Program Events director for a successful Women’s History Month at 6th Street Playhouse. She currently teaches acting classes at the 6th Street Playhouse.

Linda L. Reid has directed over 28 years for various community theater groups, including 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa and Novato Theater Company.  Reid directed and re-designed My Left Breast from a monologue to a three-person show; presented in Sonoma, Napa, Ukiah, and Santa Rosa. She recently directed The Ticking Clock for 6th Street Playhouse

June 10, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM), June 2 and Sunday (2 PM), June 3, 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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To listen to publisher Lucinda Clark, click onto the link:Lucinda-1

On Saturday, and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd, Kim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley, interviews Lucinda Clark, the founder, and publisher of P.R.A. Publishing in Georgia.  Lucinda has worked with visual artists and authors on the promotion and marketing of their creative works for the past nineteen years. She wrote her first volume of “View from the Middle of the Road, where the greenest grass grows” in 2004. She has published 8 other titles by other authors since then.

From September through December, P.R.A. Publishing consider manuscripts in the fiction and non-fiction genres.  Manuscripts of interest to teens and adults will be given priority consideration.

If you are a poet, you may send samples (no more than 5-8 poems) of your work, and if you are an author you may either send up to 4 sample chapters or 15,000 words. Also include a synopsis of your manuscript (or a description of your poetry). Please include a brief (less than one page) bio about your experiences as a writer/poet.

If you query by e-mail, you must do so following the guidelines outlined above. Please place the word QUERY in the subject box. Do not send attachments unless they are samples of your work.

Please allow us up to one month to complete the screening process.

The submissions mailing address is:

           PRA Publishing

           Submissions Editor

           P.O. Box 211701

           Martinez, Georgia 30917


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The second half of Arts in the Valley will be a replay of our Youth Radio with Amanda and Tony.

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