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December 20, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, 9 pm

by arthouseflower

 

Kim McMillon interviews author, poet, and activist Marvin X on the Black Arts Movement on Saturday, December 22nd at 9 pm on Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM in Merced, Ca.

 To listen to the interview with Marvin X, please click here:
About the Marvin X
Marvin X was born May 29, 1944, Fowler CA, nine miles south of Fresno in the central valley of California. In Fresno his parents published the Fresno Voice, a black newspaper.
Marvin attended Oakland’s Merritt College where he encountered fellow students how became Black Panther Party co-founders Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. They taught him black nationalism.  Marvin’s first play Flowers for the Trashman was produced by the Drama department at San Francisco State University, 1965.  Marvin X dropped out to established his own Black Arts West Theatre in the Fillmore, 1966, along with playwright Ed Bullins. Months later Marvin would co-found Black House with Eldridge Cleaver, 1967.
Marvin introduced  Eldridge Cleaver to Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.  Eldridge immediately joined the Black Panther Party.  Huey Newton said, “Marvin X was my teacher, many of our comrades came from his Black Arts Theatre: Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver,  Emory Douglas and Samuel Napier.”
One of the movers and shakers of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) Marvin X has published 30 books, including essays, poetry, and his autobiography Somethin’ Proper. Important books include Fly to Allah, poems, Beyond Religion, toward Spirituality, essays on consciousness, and How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy, a manual based on the 12 step Recovery model.
Marvin received his MA in English/Creative writing from San Francisco State University, 1975. He has taught at San Francisco State University, Fresno State University, UC Berkeley and San Diego, Mills College, Merritt and Laney Colleges in Oakland, University of Nevada, Reno.  He lectures coast to coast at such colleges and universities as University of Arkansas, University of Houston, Morehouse and Spelman, Atlanta, University of Virginia, Howard University, Univ. of Penn, Temple Univ., Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, UMASS, Boston.

His latest book is the Wisdom of Plato Negro, parables/fables, Black Bird Press, Berkeley. He currently teaches at his Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland. Ishmael Reed says, “Marvin X is Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland.”

For speaking, readings and performance, contact Marvin X @ jmarvinx@yahoo.com,
http://www.blackbirdpressnews.blogspot.com

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August 19, 2012

Arts in the Valley, August 18 (8 pm) and August 19 (2 pm) 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19 as host Kim McMillon interviews Spiritual Medium Allie Cheslick, and San Francisco Bay Area Vocalist Faye Carol.

To listen to Spiritual Medium Allie Cheslick, click onto the link:ally cheslick-1

Allie Cheslick is a Professional Spiritual Medium, Healer, Intuitive & Radio Host. She has been a consultant to a national and international clientele and a sought after guest on many radio programs. She is also known as a Psychic’s Psychic and has been privileged to work with various families aiding in connecting to help with cold and current murder cases.

Allie has been touted as one of the most genuine, sincere, and hauntingly accurate spiritual mediums of our time. Allie’s Love is felt in every reading and her, “Tell it like it is attitude” is refreshing and authentic. Allie goes above and beyond to ensure that each client leaves the reading with love, comfort, hope, peace and a sense of empowerment to know they have full control over their ability to move forward in their lives.

Allie says, “It’s never about the psychic or medium, we are just the conduits for the information, it’s always about the client and those in spirit wishing to communicate albeit loved ones, angels or spirit guides.”

Allie’s reputation and comedic personality have earned her a loyal following of clients, referrals and a large local and international radio fan base. Her compassion, ethics, integrity and humor give her the ability to effectively communicate the messages while putting her clients at ease.

Allie can be heard weekly on her Internet Radio Show. Her show is the hottest on the internet and receiving rave reviews! Allie’s show, Wings Of Love Radio, has been in continuous broadcast for 5 years and on various stations such as BlogTalk radio, Z-Talk Radio and her current home station Achieve Radio. Allie has been dubbed the Barbara Walters of metaphysical radio.

Allie’s passion and mission is to be of service to humanity by helping to raise the level of consciousness, teaching spiritual principles and unconditional love. I am not here to convince, convert or judge anyone elses belief systems for each of you have your own path. I am here to gently nudge and remind you that you are a Divine child of the most High God, Creator, Source Energy and that you deserve to be fully and unconditionally abundant in all areas of your life.

To listen to vocalist Faye Carol, click onto the link:faye carrol-3

Mississippi born Faye Carol, along with John Stamos will bring heart and soul to all who come to the Black Rep Theater Saturday, August 25th 7-9 PM. ” Picante Soul: Blues and Jazz” will have a one night only performance. The music from Afro Cuban, Brazilian and Carribean jazz will feature Marcus Shelby on bass, Geechi on drums, Howard Wiley on Saxophone as well as the five times Grammy nominated John Stamos for his Afro Latin percussionist contributions. Marco Casola will be accompanying Faye in what has been billed her “red hot fiery positivity” by the San Francisco Examiner.

PICANTE-SOUL

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Recipe for joy:

Put in TASTES of BLUES and JAZZ from a MISSISSIPPI-DIVA with SASS & SWAY…MIXING IT UP with the “DYNAMIC Ms. FAYE”

Add HOT-SPICY BLENDS of PERCUSSIONIST “JOHN SANTOS” reknown from the MISSION District and COAST to COAST

Clifford Brown Jr.: Radio Man A PRECIOUS SOUL…bringing FLAVOR & MEAT of “HISTORIES-UNTOLD”

A Night Out With “The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol” And “The Hot & Spicy John Santos”…

FEATURING:

Marco Casasola – Piano

Marcus Shelby – Bass

Geechi Taylor – Drums

Howard Wiley – Sax

Saturday, August 25, 2012

2 Shows – 7 & 9pm

Presale $25 ($30 @the Door)

VIP $40 Preferred Seating

**Meet & Greet – autographed pics with the artists

Black Repertory Group

3201 Adeline Street – Berkeley, CA

(1 Block South of Ashby BART)

(510) 652-2120

blackrepertorygroup.com

Faye Carol: fayecarolbiz@gmail.com

Dr. MV Scott BRG: monaconduit7@yahoo.com

March 17, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 3, 8pm, Sunday, 4, 2pm, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Sat., March 3, and Sunday, March 4, host Kim McMillon will interview journalist William Wong on Linsanity, MamaKoatl in celebration of  International Women’s Month, and  Staci Santa, and Joey Essig about the Merced Arts Council.

To listen to author William Wong, click onto the link:linsanity

Journalist William Wong has created a series of articles on sports figure Jeremy Lin, and stereotypes that are placed on races.

Check out his articles at:  http://blog.sfgate.com/wwong/2012/02/25/linsanity-5-confirming-stereotypes

William Wong is an author, and oral historian who was born and grew up in Oakland, California’s Chinatown, the son of immigrants from China. His books include Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America and Images of America: Oakland’s Chinatown. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune, East Bay Express, East-West, Asian Week, Filipinas Magazine, and salon.com. He has also been a regional commentator for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and a political commentator on KQED-FM and KPFA-FM.

A Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the 1960s, he has traveled widely. He enjoys walking, tai chi, qigong, yoga, cooking, watching sports, going to the movies, watching TV dramas and PBS news shows, and having stimulating conversations about politics, culture, sports, racial and ethnic identity, and history. His oral history project focuses on Oakland Chinatown elders

 

Click onto the link to listen to MamaKoatl:mama kwat-1

MamaKoatl is a San Francisco-based Poet, Songstress, Kurandera and ARTivist. Her song and poetry are invitations to healing our earth, to renewing our human spirit. Her debut album Border Crossing Diosa is a historical document of poetry, prayer and protest. Mamakoatl began singing and playing the guitar in high school in Mexico.

 

Click onto the link to listen to Staci Santa and Joey Essig:merced arts

Staci Santa, the Executive Director of the Merced Arts Council, and Joey Essig, the operations director for the Arts Center discuss the Council’s Casino Royale fundraiser, and their hunt for a new Executive Director.

Incorporated in 1978, the Merced County Arts Council serves to provide the synergy of education, place and voice to inspire and nurture the arts with particular emphasis towards ARTREE, an award winning artists in schools and communities program.
The Merced County Arts Council’s administration of the Multicultural Arts Center and community programs are funded in part by matched public monies, private corporation grants, local memberships and donations from businesses, individuals and service organizations.

January 29, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, January 28 (8 PM), and Sunday, January 29 (9 AM), 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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On Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29th, on Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon will interview acclaimed documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, and Dr. Erika Enos, who has a naturopathic medicine practice in Merced, CA, and Oregon.  Dr. Enos will discuss a winter cleanse program that she has developed, particularly for the Merced community, and Velcrow Ripper will speak about his ground breaking movie, Occupy Love.

To listen to the interview with documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, click onto the link:velcrow ripper

Velcrow Ripper is a lot like his movies — friendly, hopeful, full of electrifying ideas. He is an award-winning filmmaker with dozens of films and videos under his belt, including Scared Sacred, named one of Canada’s Top 10 movies of 2004, and winner of the 2005 Genie (Canadian Academy Award) for best feature documentary. Ripper’s newest movie, Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action, has been wowing audiences around the world with its investigation of how we are connected to each other and to this planet.  This award winning film’s message of hope and change is delivered via magnificent visuals.      -Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

Ripper has been filming at Occupy Wall Street  since day one.  He has discovered a revolution rooted in compassion,  direct democracy, and shared power, as opposed to the “power over” model of the current western world view.  The new story is one of Inter-dependence, and a shared experience our collective vulnerability in the face of heartless political and economic structures. The crisis has awakened our love of others and our love of the planet.  Love is the movement.  http://www.occupylove.org

In addition to covering the Occupy movement in NYC, Ripper has been on an exciting global journey, tracing the roots of the European Summer through  the Indignado’s of Spain, the  Arab spring during the second wave of the Egyptian Revolution,  the global Occupy Movement at  Occupy London, England, as well as the historical General Strike at Occupy Oakland,  and Occupy Canada.

Woven throughout the moving, action oriented backbone of the story, will be a deep  exploration of the heart of the movement, the meaning of  love, and concrete examples of just what “another world” could look like, featuring some of world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy.

Occupy Love will be a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and theatrical soundscapes.  It will be a powerful, transformative and cinematic experience that will leave audiences inspired.

The film will feature an incredible cast of visionaries, both  well known, and the everyday heroes who are emerging in this fledgling movement.  Featuring: Malik Rhassan from Occupy the Hood, visionary Naomi Klein, sacred economist Charles Eisenstein, “Horizontal Power” author and early Occupy organizer Marina Sitrin, native elder and activist Tom Goldtooth, climate activist Bill McKibben,  Occupy activist and author Rebecca Solnit, Egyptian revolutionary Asmaa Mahfouz, permaculturist Penny Livingston Stark, founder of “Transition Town” movement Rob Hopkins, author “Empathic Civilization” Jeremy Rifkin, and more.

Join Occupy Love on facebook at Occupy Love 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: Occupy Love is the movie I have been waiting to make, all my life.  Today’s global awakening is what my earlier films have been anticipating and fostering – a current of potential that was pulsing  and rumbling, just below the surface. Suddenly, from the Arab Spring to the European Summer to the global Occupy Movement, the volcano has erupted.  As the  popular #Occupy sign reads, “The Beginning is Here.”  We have captured the material to create one of the hottest documentary projects of the year, a film, and accompanying inter-media project, that will act as both a reflection and a catalyst to the “heart of the times.”

To listen to Dr. Erika Enos discuss naturopathic medicine, click onto the link:natural healer

Dr. Erika Enos’ Renewal Cleanse is designed to NOURISH YOU and provide a healthy start for 2012!  One round has already taken place.  If you are interested in participating in a second round of the Renewal Cleanse this winter or future seasonal cleanses hosted by Dr. Enos, please go to her website, http://www.healingrootsclinic.com   The cleanse will take place in Merced, California.  Spread the word to you Central Valley friends!

As a practitioner who focuses on the concepts of biotherapeutic drainage, Dr. Enos believes that we should be cultivating daily habits that aid our body’s ability to eliminate and detoxify. These habits are something she shares with all of her patients. In addition to these regular routines, there are certain times of year that a little extra cleansing or renewing can be helpful for many people. January, after the holiday months focused on celebrating and indulgence, is one of them. Digestive systems have been over worked by big holiday meals. Often there is weight gain. Along with the celebration, holidays are often stressful and as a result, nervous systems suffer.  The Winter Renewal Cleanse will be an opportunity for you to reset or establish whole body balance and to set healthy intentions for 2012.  Cleansing is also helpful to relieve symptoms of many chronic diseases.

Healing Roots Medicine offers holistic health care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Our approach to medicine and healing is appropriate for an unlimited range of illnesses, from the common cold to longstanding chronic disease. Rather than merely focusing on and addressing symptoms, we seek to understand and correct the imbalance that is causing them. It is this approach that makes the medicine practiced at Healing Roots both curative and preventive.  Please explore our website or contact us directly to learn more about our practitioners and approach.

Dr. Erika Enos graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine, the oldest accredited naturopathic college in the United States. After graduation she completed a residency with NCNM. The full-time residency included working in NCNM’s diverse clinics as well as rotations with specialists and experts in the community.

Currently, Dr. Enos is in Merced 2-3 days each month.  Her office is located in the Holistic Xchange.  Please feel free to schedule appointments through the Holistic Xchange at (209)726-9762, or call Dr. Enos directly at (209) 233.0111.

Here’s one of the great recipe’s on Dr. Enos’ website:

Bieler’s Broth:

Ingredients:

2 medium zucchini

2 stalks celery

1 cup green beans

1 clove garlic

I handful parsley

Instructions: Rough chop zucchini, celery and green beans. Place in a medium sauce pan and cover with 2 -3 cups water, depending on desired thickness. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Cool slightly. Place in blender, add parsley and garlic. Puree with caution until smooth. Makes several cups.

This simple broth is wonderful as a food staple during colds. It is also packed with nutrients that help with detoxification and healing of the adrenal glands.

Optional Ingredients: Organic butter or coconut oil Miso paste or sea salt or Braggs Liquid Aminos Onions Kale Carrots Fresh or dried herbs: basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano Any vegetable of your liking.

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