Willy Wainwright and Jennifer Weatherly

July 12th, 2020

Willy is a violinist who began playing the violin as a child in Chicago, Illinois. He is an accomplished musician and charismatic performer whose has mastered many styles throughout the years including classical, country, bluegrass, jazz and Irish. He has performed and toured with internationally known artists. Career highlights include performing shows at the White House, Grand Ol’ Opry, The Johnny Carson Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Farm Aid. Willy also plays in the groups ‘Weatherly-Wainwright’ with his wife Jennifer Weatherly and the Maui based Gypsy Jazz group, Gypsy Pacific. He has also released solo albums that feature many of his personal favorites. Willy is the original fiddler for the Celtic Tigers and the band recently celebrated his return.https://www.williamwainwright.com

Jennifer Weatherly

Jennifer Weatherly was close to her forties before her debut album was released. When she finally reached vinyl, critics relished her deep, sultry vocals, which some judged akin to Patsy Cline. Weatherly grew up in affluent Beverly Hills, her father working in television and her mother a jazz singer, but soon became attracted to the honky tonk culture and the ‘Texas Shuffles’ locals introduced her to. Eventually, after the failure of her first marriage, she moved to Nashville in 1988 to take work as a backing singer. She also worked with pop singers in Los Angeles, and toured Europe with Peter Hofmann, who eventually gave her a spot as support artist. German audiences loved Weatherly and her interpretations of old Everly Brothers and Tammy Wynette material. In 1994 she and new husband Willy Wainwright, fiddle player with Ricky Van Shelton, moved to Switzerland. Based in Geneva, she began to play European festivals with a cosmopolitan array of backing musicians, including a Peruvian percussionist, Turkish guitarist and Swiss keyboard player. She formed her own JK Records with Clay Baker as her producer and songwriter, releasing two albums in the mid- to late-90s which anchored her European popularity.

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Lessons we learn in life

July 11th, 2020

A talk and Meditation on how we are having many lessons learn in life now. I go into the movie Groundhog Day, as an example of how you can live the same day over and over til you learn how to get it right.

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Danaë Xanthe Vlasse,

July 10th, 2020

Mrs Vlasse is a Half-French-Half-Greek Composer of Classical chamber music, Choral works, and is associated with 9 albums;
5 albums are under her own name;
  • 3 albums of piano solos,
  • 1 album of piano and violin duets (with the most senior member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic - Mischa Lefkowitz) and, 
  • this latest album is called "Poeme" - which is the first album featuring vocal performances.
This new album just won 5 distinctions at the Indie Music Channel Awards, including:
  1. Best Classical Artist
  2. Best Classical Recording
  3. Best Classical Songwriter
  4. Best Classical Music Video
  5. Video of the Year  (The winning video; Reverie "Reh-vuh-ree" is available to view on Youtube by searching "Reverie & Plitmann")
About the performers;
Grammy-winning Soprano Hila Plitmann 
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Robert Thies 
Award-Winning Soprano Sangeeta Kaur 
1st chair Principal Cellist of Los Angeles Opera John Walz
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Mark Nolan, General Manager of Dromoland Castle

July 10th, 2020

I talk to Mark Nolan, General Manager of Dromoland Castle. From the moment you drive through the Estate and see the castle at the end of the beautiful sweeping drive, you can be guaranteed a very special stay. Enjoy the Luxury surroundings of Dromoland Castle Hotel. Enjoy a 20% discount when staying 3 nights or more and receive a resort credit and discounts of Spa and golf making a Summer visit to Dromoland Castle a must.And if you stay at Dromoland Castle for two night and Enjoy a Complimentary Dinner on One Evening during you stay. While at the Castle explore the 450 acres of Dromoland Estate with its Woodland Walks and Walled Garden, all waiting for you to explore.https://www.dromoland.ie/

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Deidre Teagarden talks about new Author Series

July 8th, 2020

 NISEI VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER ANNOUNCES “An Afternoon with the Author” series  

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is proud to announce its “An Afternoon with the Author” series. The series will be conducted monthly via ZOOM conferencing, kicking off on Saturday, July 18 at 1:30 P.M. with award winning author Julie Checkoway who wrote “The Three Year Swim Club"

NVMC’s “An Afternoon With The Author” will invite published fiction and non-fiction writers from around Hawaii and the mainland into our homes. By means of ZOOM, the Center will host a different author each month to talk about their work, the story behind the story, and their personal journey on the way to having their work published.Chosen because of its tie to the Japanese-American and local experience, each author’s work connects individuals with larger truths and ideas about society.  After all, everything that happens in the world can be written and learned from literature which through the centuries has shaped civilizations, changed political systems, exposed injustice and observed the human condition. Literature is the foundation of humanity's cultures, beliefs, and traditions.

 About “The Three Year Swim Club”:

This story revolves around school teacher Soichi Sakamoto, who took a group of Japanese-American children from a Maui sugar plantation and taught them how to be champion swimmers, practicing in one of the plantation's fetid irrigation ditches. If the basis for the book doesn't sound amazing enough, how the story unfolds—Japan vying for the Olympic games, Pearl Harbor being bombed, WWII changing the world forever—allows the story and characters to evolve in uplifting and heartbreaking ways. Checkoway is equal to the task of telling this moving narrative. Her top-notch skill as a researcher allows her to bring to life the long-forgotten saga of the swim team, which she fears might otherwise "simply disappear." Depicting determination, discrimination, hope, anguish, hard work, and hard choices, Checkoway has created a sports history that is singular in its own right, and a fitting testament to the over 200 youths who swam for many reasons toward one goal: "Olympics First! Olympics Always.


To register, call the NVMC at 244-NVMC (6862) or email deidre@nvmc.org.


 NVMC’s mission is to ignite the potential in people by inspiring them to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans.

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is a non-profit organization that aspires to a world where people act selflessly for the greater good. NVMC owns and manages an intergenerational campus on Go For Broke Place in Kahului that serves as a home for Kansha Preschool, Maui Adult Day Care Center’s Oceanview facility, the Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion and the NVMC Education Center. To learn more, visit www.nvmc.org. For more information contact:

Deidre Tegarden, Executive Director. Office: 808/ 244-6862  Cell: 808/ 276-5756

Executive Director.  Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

www.NVMC.org    Cell: (808) 276-5756

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Choosing a Positive outlook

July 5th, 2020

Choosing a Positive outlook.

A talk and meditation on choosing not to be oeverwhelmed bu life and choosing to see the good in life

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Achieving Independence

July 4th, 2020

the fireworks will dance

to the eclipse of the full moon
and this country has a chance
to heal it’s deep wounds
by accepting we are one
all equal in Gods truth
we are so in need of healing
so in need of hope
our life and the heart of humanity
all trying just to cope
A talk with Affirmations and Meditaiton on achieving Independance
and the rockets red glare
show our flag is still there
it’s torn and so worn
and in need of some real repair
as we look up to the sky
we pray to have the courage inside
and the power to unite and not divide
for I believe this country can decide
to remember the reasons why
our founding fathers created this country
with the statement which we still recite
all men are created equal
and with that truth in our minds
I wish you Happy 4th of July
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A talk and meditation on recognizing and releasing Energy blocks

July 4th, 2020

A talk and meditation on recognizing and releasing energy blocks.

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Emmy and Telly award winning Joseph Rosendo talks about what’s Happening with him

July 2nd, 2020

Emmy and Telly award winning Joseph Rosendo talks about what's happening with him Joseph Rosendo is an American travel journalistbroadcaster, television personality and public speaker. Since 2007 he has been the executive producer, host, director and writer of the American Public Television series Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope which has aired on PBS and Public Television Stations in the United States and Canada with 117 episodes in distribution. Season 10 was released in the sprng of 2018 and Season 11 followed in August, 2019.

Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope has won 50 Telly awards, been nominated for 18 National Daytime Emmy Awards and won six, including 2 personal Emmys for Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program category and 2 Emmys for his role as host.

Rosendo published his first travel story in the Los Angeles Times in 1980 and since then has been published in national and regional publications. In addition, he has authored a selection of books and acted as consultant editor on others including Where To Go When and Where To Go When – The Americas for D.K. Eyewitness Travel Guides, a guide to Los Angeles during the 1984 Olympics and a book of short stories entitled, MUSINGS — The Short Happy Pursuit of Pleasure and other Journeys.

Rosendo also hosted Travelscope – a national travel radio show from 1985 until 2009, creating more than a thousand original hour-long shows. In addition to his radio show he produced radio features for, among others, ABC News, Discovery Channel Radio and the Associated Press[citation needed]

Rosendo, presented at the New York Times Travel Show, LifeWorks Erie Expo in Erie, Pennsylvania and the benefit for Books That Build Bridges in Kansas City, Missouri where he spoke on Travel As A Life-Changing Experience.[citation needed]

Rosendo’s journalist awards include nine Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards for Video and Audio, the Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) National Award for Tourism Excellence - Globe and Mail Travel Media Award and two Canadian Tourism Commission Northern Lights Broadcast Award. Joseph has also been honored with the Government of France’s Medaille d’Or du Tourisme for his decades of travel journalism on France and his support of France during the run-up to the Iraq War in 2003.[citation needed]

Joseph Rosendo is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. In addition to his television shows, he also produces travel stories, radio shows, pod casts and a blog covering a wide diversity of travel destinations and lifestyle topics.[citation needed]

Rosendo has recently released a series of archaeological documentaries titled "Digging into the Future" which present archaeological expeditions to a number of countries - Armenia, Peruvian south coast, Albania, Tunisia and others.[1][2]

Rosendo is married to Julie Rosendo, the producer of Travelscope.[3] They live in Topanga, California, with their three cats, Bates, Carlito and Mr. Jones. Rosendo is the past president of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce and is active in community affairs in the Topanga area, such as the effort to stop the spraying of herbicides by CalTrans along Topanga Canyon Boulevard.[4]


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Canada Day, and Why Charlene Chamberlain Can’t Celebrate it This Year

July 2nd, 2020

Charlene Chamberlain is the owner of Anne Street Cottage in beautiful Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, the prettiest town in North America.
Sir Winston Churchill stated that “The Niagara Parkway is the prettiest drive in the world”. Every year she stays at her cottage to Celebrate Canada Day, But......Not this year.
We talk about why she loves it so much there.
The town sits on the peninsula where Lake Ontario meets the Niagara River, which takes the water to Niagara Falls, just a 20 minute drive away.
The town boasts magnificent flower baskets and gardens, charming shops, restaurants, historic sites, walking and biking trails and 35 plus wineries.
It's also home to the Shaw Festival, the second largest professional theatre festival in North America.
No matter how many times I’ve been there, in any season or weather, Niagara on the Lake always holds its charm.
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