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Welcome to my podcast "ANNIE TALKS."

This podcast will feature guests who have interesting stories to tell. 
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Julie Clark is a singer/songwriter and pianist living in Las Vegas. She builds covers and originals using her piano, looper, drum pad, and voice, and has a music stream on Twitch! Follow JULIECLARKMUSIC: Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/julieclarkmusic YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/julieclark?sub_confirmation=1 Spotify - https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/julieclark/lindi Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/julieclarkmusic/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/julieclarkmusik Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/julieclarkmusic/ #annietalks #annietalksshow #twitch #twitchaffiliate #twitchstreamer #musicandperformingarts #musicstream #pianoonstream


Episode 96 - Annie Talks with @Barnumichael | Twitch music streamer | Musician, singer/songwriter

Michael Barnum is a singer/songwriter/livestreamer born and raised in California. Known worldwide for his daily live music broadcasts on the live streaming platform, Twitch. Michael performs throughout Southern California and has headlined concerts at the Hotel Café, The Mint LA, and Bar Lubitsch, including performances internationally. TV Appearances include: "American Idol." His latest EP, "Breaking Habits" is available on all platforms now. Follow Michael on: Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/509kZLEQjku1ScSWEts4Yx?si=fxWaeGdFTOGmsphFzx-Oig Twitch: https://twitch.tv/barnumichael Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/barnumichael Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelbarnummusic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/michaelbarnummusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barnumichael Website: https://www.michael-barnum.com/ #annietalks #annietalksshow #twitch #twitchstreamers #twitchaffiliate #twitchvarietystreamer

Episode 95 - Annie Talks with @Felicity | Twitch partner, gamer, and creator of Dare to Duet

It was such a thrill and a pleasure to talk to Felicity!  We covered various topics, including Dare to Duet, streaming, singing, gaming, etc. 
Follow Felicity:
#annietalks #annietalksshow #felicity #twitchpartner #twitchaffiliate #twitchstreamer #twitchvarietystreamer #daretoduet #twitchsings #twitch

Episode 94 - AnnieTalks to Twitch streamer @finalxnoodles | "How the Coronavirus affected me and my life"

"Finalxnoodles" or "Noodles" is a Twitch streamer currently unemployed thanks to the Coronavirus. His hobbies include just crying himself to sleep and listen to depressing songs on Spotify. His favorite video games like Dark Souls or Sekiro, and Smashmouth - Allstars on Twitch Sings.
Noodles shares how the Coronavirus affected him and his life.
Follow FinalxNoodles: https://twitch.tv/finalxnoodles
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#annietalks #annietalksshow #twitch #twitchstreamer #twitchaffiliate #finalxnoodles #coronavirussurvivor #covid-19survivor
Episode 93 - Annie Talks with Monster Jam Max-D™ Truck Driver Neil Ellliott

Winner of the Double Down in Anaheim in 2016 and Freestyle of the Year at Monster Jam World Finals, Neil Elliott shares favorite moments and his humble beginnings with Monster Jam under the tutelage of Tom Meents.

Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. testing their agility, speed, and versatility. From unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is full-throttle family fun!

Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet Neil and other favorite drivers, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. During the Monster Jam® Pit Party. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020  
Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM). Event Time – 6:30 PM

Saturday, February 8, 2020  
Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM). Event Time – 6:30 PM

Saturday, February 22, 2020  
Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM). Event Time – 6:30 PM

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Pit Party open from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 1:00 PM). Event Time – 2:30 PM

Angel Stadium of Anaheim 
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

For more ticket information visit www.Ticketmaster.com 

#monsterjam #monsterjam2020 #monsterjamanaheim #monsterjamangelstadium #monsterjammaxd #monsterjamarmneilelliott #maxdmonstertruck #annietalks #annietalkswithneilelliott #annietalkswithmonsterjammaxdneilelliott


Episode 92 - Annie Talks featuring Twitch streamer @JohnnyFrickinRico | Things to Do in SoCal | Podcast on Twitch

This is the first of a series @JohnnyFrickinRico and other guest co-hosts.  
This particular topic came about when fellow-Twitch Sings streamers @Felicity and @Juturna were in town and a SoCal meetup took place. Several people asked about things to do in Southern California and the conversation took off on its own.   
This is not an inclusive list as there are TONS of things to do in SoCal. We just happened to pick the following attractions.   
The Getty 
Famous, a sizable free museum highlighting American & European art, architecture & manicured gardens.  
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049  Opens 10AM   
Raging Waters  
Water park  111 Raging Waters Dr, San Dimas, CA 91773  
Opens 10AM   
Santa Monica Pier  
Small amusement park, concession stands, and areas for views and fishing.  
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401  
Open 24 Hours   
Venice Beach / Venice Boardwalk  
Famed sandy stretch and beachside promenade with street performers, bodybuilders, shops & eateries.  
1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291   
Griffith Observatory 
Where visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.  
2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027   
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament  
Jousting horsemanship & falconry plus a 4-course, utensil-free meal served in a castle-like space. 
7662 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620  
Opens 10AM   
Aquarium of the Pacific  
A public aquarium on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California  
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802  
Opens 9AM   
Family-friendly, theme & amusement park Home of Mickey Mouse and friends 
Walt Disney  
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802  
Park opens at 8 am 
Downtown Disney opens at 7 am  
Knott's Berry Farm 
Family-friendly, theme & amusement park 
Home of Snoopy, Charlie Brown & friends 
Walter Knott 
Soaked City (water park) 
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620  
Opens 9am (some days 10 am)  
Family-friendly, Theme park & resort  
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008  
Opens 10 am, some days 9:30 am  
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Episode 91 - Annie Talks w/ Kimberly Dodson | Disney On Ice | Mickey's Search Party | Dec 2019 - Jan 2020

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party adventures into the Honda Center from December 19 to 23! Audiences of all ages can create unforgettable memories with hosts Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends as they bring the Disney magic closer to fans than ever before through engaging elements that take place on the ice, in the air, and in the seats while the cast performs breath-taking, athletic, aerial and acrobatic stunts. Disney-Pixar’s Coco, along with the skating cast of Frozen, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story, and The Little Mermaid, will charm the crowd with its toe-tapping, high energy, enchanting, and fun-loving performances in this all-new multi-level, fan-immersive, fantastic show!

The show features acrobatic performers,” said Kimberly Dodson, a Southern California resident and a Disney On Ice skater. “This show is super different because we take circus-elements and put them in the ice show. We have a silk act with seven different performers that goes up 20 feet in the air in different formations and I get to be a part of this every single show!“

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Episode 90 - Annie Talks with Alyssa Emerick | Young Americans presents “The Magic of Christmas” 2019 | Dec. 6 through Dec. 15 at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts

SoCal’s longest-running holiday extravaganza, returns to La Mirada Theatre with a cast of 200, more than 6,000 costumes, and Santas galore!

Alyssa, who will be joining the high-stomping, the high-energizing cast of hundreds for “The Magic of Christmas” shares stories about touring with the Young Americans to Japan and across the U.S. along with her passion for music and performing.

The holiday spectacular with multi-generational appeal features dancing Santas, tap-dancing penguins in The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, selections from Elf: The Musical, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, and a holiday reworking of Broadway jukebox musicals such as Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia! A stirring finale, which has become a Christmas tradition, spotlights the entire cast in a massed choral concert featuring excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. A state-of-the-art 45-foot video wall presents a vibrant backdrop to 30-holiday scenes including The Holiday Inn, The Polar Express, and Adventures in a Winter Wonderland. Songs from artists like Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, the Four Seasons, and more are reworked with holiday-themed lyrics and youthful enthusiasm. Traditional favorites including The Christmas Waltz, Let It Snow!, Let It Snow!, Let It Snow!, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, and many more round out the program.

The Magic of Christmas starring The Young Americans opens Friday, December 6 and runs through Sunday, December 15. Tickets are $65.00 and $23.00 and are available at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts box office by calling (714) 994-6310, online at youngamericans.org/magicofchristmas, or in person at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard., La Mirada, CA 90638. Special weekday matinees are on Wednesday, December 11 and Friday, December 13. Follow The Young Americans on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube @TheYoungAmericans, and Twitter at @YoungAmericans. For more information on The Young Americans programs, visit www.youngamericans.org.

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Episode 89 - Annie Talks with Jennifer Becker from Chinese Lantern Festival 2019 presents "Blooming Seasons" 

The theme of the Chinese Lantern Festival is “Blooming Seasons,” and will showcase over 1,000 handcrafted illuminated lanterns depicting larger than life animals, creatures, flowers, plants, and more that will transform festival-goers into a colorful wonderland.  Highlighted this year is the 100-yard-long breathtaking Ceramic Chinese Dragon and the majestic pink Phoenix.

Additionally, there will be a craft marketplace with authentic Chinese jewelry, embroidery art, artifacts, sugar art, paper-cut, fabric art, dough figurine, plenty of tasty food, and so much more!

Enjoy authentic live Chinese folk musical concerts & traditional dance shows. Holiday displays await including taking your photo with lantern Santa Claus.

The Festival runs on select evenings through January 5, 2020. This is a great social outing for the young and the young at heart, families, small or large groups.

Tickets can be purchased at the event, or online at www.ChineseLanternFestival.com. 


Fairplex at Pomona 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768

Gates open from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with the last admission at 9:20 p.m. Fairplex parking is $12 per car and entrance is located at Fairplex Gate 17. No pets allowed.

#chineselanternfestival #chineselanterns #chineselantern #chineselanternfestival2019 #pomonafairplex #pomonafair #pomonafairgrounds #fairplexpomona #chinesejewelry #AnnieTalks

Episode 88 - Annie Talks with Marla J. Albertie | Certified Professional Career, Life Coach/Trainer, Instructor and Author

Marla is the owner and founder of the TruthSpeaksGroup LLC, and her mantra is to #TeachTrainEducate. Marla has dedicated her life to researching how working women can create work-life harmony and not work-life balance in their lives. Marla is a skilled trainer in the field of Adult Education and Transition.

Marla is a certified professional, career, and life coach, trainer, instructor, author, and has over 20 years of business, coaching, and training experience. She holds a Masters of Education in Adult Education and a Bachelor of Science in Supervision and Management. Marla is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology.

She is the founder of the I.M.A.G.IN.E.(I’M Awesome Growing IN Excellence) Women’s Empowerment Conference, the WorkingWoman.co and the Truth Speaks Coaching Blogs, author of 52 Career Tips: Action Steps to Move You Forward and co-author of The Better Business Book Vol.3, and creator of Creating Your Career with Marla J. Albertie YouTube Talk show. Follow Marla: Website https://www.truthspeakscoaching.com/ Blog www.theworkingwoman.co YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC7fGDaK8PbYXWh9706HZ6A Email contact@truthspeakscoaching.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Truthspeakscoaching Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tspeaksgroup/ Subscribe to Marla’s Newsletter www.theworkingwoman.co To purchase Marla’s books or other services, visit: https://www.truthspeakscoaching.com/shop #AnnieTalks #AnnieTalksShow #AnnieTalkswithMarlaJAlbertie #worklifebalance #worklifebalanced #worklifeharmony #womenentrepreneurs #womenentrepreneurship #TeachTrainEducate #learn

Episode 87 - Annie Talks with RAYMmusic | Singer/Songwriter, Twitch Music & Performing Arts Streamer

RAYM is an upcoming singer-songwriter based in Toronto, Canada. She was classically trained on piano since the age of 8 and loved to sing at a young age. 

After high school, she pursued a career in health sciences, while maintaining her passion for music through the years. She has performed at various cafes and restaurants in different cities in Ontario, showcasing her vocals accompanied by piano and guitar. 

In 2017, she decided to take a break from her scientific area of study and focus on her creative outlets. In the past year, she has been developing her skills in music production and composition, as well as starting a music channel on Twitch. 

In 2019, she is working towards growing her live stream, releasing her first EP, performing at local venues and expanding her creative content on other platforms.

Follow RAYMmusic on social media:


#twitchlive #twitchstreamer #twitch #raymmusic #annietalksshow #annietalkswithraymmusic


Episode 86 - Annie Talks with Twitch Sings streamer and Stream Stars week 3 winner Malosii

Malosii is 27 years old and currently reside in American Fork, Utah. He’s been streaming on Twitch for about 3 months now, even though he’s been involved in the Twitch community for about a year and a half.
He is a moderator for the Twitch Partner and Overwatch streamer Cuppcaake for over a year. She is the biggest reason why Malosii even found his way into Twitch Sings.
He joined the Twitch Songs competition because of his best friend Kaj. His favorite thing about Twitch Sings is the community-- hands down.
Some of Malosii’s favorite games to play are Overwatch, WoW, Destiny 2, League of Legends and TFT to name a few! He’s a sucker for ANYTHING horror and loves to be scared!!
Follow Malosii:
For business inquiries only annie@annietalks.com

#Twitch #TwitchSings #TwitchStreamer #TwitchTV #TwitchLIVE #AnnieTalks #AnnieTalksShow #AnnieTalkswithMALOSII

Episode 85 - Annie Talks with Twitch Sings streamer Joliet4 | Stream Stars Semi-Finalist | Winner of Week 1

JOLIET4 used to be a full-time worship leader in the church. She recently took a break from that (and all music), and then developed extreme anxiety and depression after having a baby. 
She joined her local church's worship team and then someone introduced me to Smule (a karaoke phone app).
JOLIET4 spent some time healing through music again and then she found Twitch Sings when it became public on April 2019. 
She’s never done music outside of church events and her car, so this has been an incredible and fun experience.
Follow Joliet4 on Twitch:
Contact (business inquiries only):
Annie Talks
#Twitch #TwitchSings #TwitchStreamer #TwitchTV #TwitchLIVE #AnnieTalks #AnnieTalksShow #AnnieTalkswithJOLIET4 #Joliet4

Episode 84 - Annie Talks with Twitch Sings streamer TemGongJu

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., TemGongJu did music her whole life. She played piano, cello, drums & guitar. She was in choir since she was 4 years old. 

TemGongJu loved to sing and dance since I was little and after high school, went to study abroad in China. Then after a year and a half moved to Korea.
She made her debut in August 2014 with 4Tem. She left the group in Jan 2015. Now she is a stay-at-home wife and a mama.
Follow TemGongJu:
#Twitch #TwitchSings #TwitchStreamer #TwitchTV #TwitchLIVE #AnnieTalks #AnnieTalksShow #AnnieTalkswithTEMGONGJU

Episode 83 - Annie Talks with Vince Royale | Comedian/actor, singer/songwriter, and reality star

Jersey City native Vince Royale was always the class clown and hip hop fan, though he never thought comedy or music would be his career.
Currently living in Los Angeles, the former homeless salesman turned stand up comedian/actor/rapper is currently on the Netflix original series "Cooking On High" and has appeared in the entire season of MTV’s “Bad Sex”, "Laughs" on Fox, “Stand Up and Deliver” on Hulu, "Not for Nothin" on Amazon Prime and currently on the horror-comedy film "Attack of the Killer Donuts" on Showtime. Vince has been regularly performing in Los Angeles hot spots, New York night clubs, and touring internationally for nearly a decade.
Vince is extremely down to earth and full of charisma and he has an uncanny ability to turn the things he sees into hilarity.
Vince Royale also performs as multiple sketch characters which he incorporates into his stand up, parody music videos, and comedy sketch videos on social media networks. He is currently working on 2 comedy rap albums "IdioSymphony" & "Character Flaws" where he raps as his various characters and personas.
Follow Vince on social media:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynFAaDvzng4hi_X93hvqlQ
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#twitch #twitchstreaming #twitchtalkshowsandpodcasts #talkshowsandpodcast #annietalks #vinceroyale

Episode 82 - Twitch: Annie Talks with @GloopDawg | Musicians, singer, filmmaker, Twitch Sings streamer

In this exclusive interview, Annie Talks with Twitch streamer @GloopDawg. We delve into his career in the real estate boom to his cover-band, "The Frank and Todd Show." 

In 2000 he relocated from Missouri to California, and in 2007 his dreams of becoming a filmmaker came true as he joined the Local 80 grip Union. He has worked on such films as Suicide Squad, Spiderman: Homecoming and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." He digs astronomy, philosophy, gaming, and wrestling. 
GloopDawg, who plays 12 musical instruments, together with fellow Twitch Sings streamer and duet partner, Holicaholic, recently won the Dare to Duet Gaunlet - Week 9, a singing competition hosted by @Felicity.
Follow on social media:
Find Frank and Todd Show music on Spotify
#twitch #twitchsings #twitchtalkshowsandpodcasts #twitchpodcasts #twitchtalkshows #annietalks #annietalkstotoddgeritz #annietalkswithgloopdawg #gloopdawg

Watch the LIVE stream podcast interview of the Charles Prosser, aka @FiliusCheezSteak and learn about his professional stage experiences and the passion for and love in caring for his disabled dog TJ.

Follow FiliusCheezSteak
Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/filiuscheezsteak
#annietalks #annietalkswithfiliuscheezsteak #twitch #twitchstreamer #twitchnewbiestreamer #twitchlive #twitchsings #theaterprofessional #communitytheater #musicaltheater #ilovemusicaltheater
Episode 80 - Annie Talks with @Sugrawth8 | Army veteran turned variety streamer

This podcast interview of the Annie Talks with two-time author, Army veteran turned Twitch variety streamer, Brandon Sugar aka @Sugrawth8 and we learn about his deployments, his community outreach, his company, and so much more.   

Books: Direction Through Connection https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dire...   
Sincerity: An Earnest Truth https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sinc...   

Follow Sugrawth8 on social media: 
Instagram: @Sugrawth8 
Twitter: @sugrawth8 Twitch: sugrawth8 
Website: www.sugarunlimitedinc.com

#annietalks #annietalkswithsugrawth8 #twitch #twitchstreamer #twitchvarietystreamer #twitchlive #twitchsings #armyveteran #two-timeauthor #author #armyveteranturnedtwitchvarietystreamer

Episode 79 - LIVE ON TWITCH: Annie Talks w/ Den Gerard | Actor, Martial Artists, Singer, Dancer & YouTube Creator

 An exclusive interview with Filipino actor, Denial Gerard (aka DenGerard). Discover the man, the actor, martial artist, singer, dancer, and YouTube creator.

Twitch viewers also had the opportunity to ask DenGerard question on the LIVE stream.
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Episode 78 - Annie Talks with Danny Carvalho and Nani Edgar | Kailua Moon | Back to Paradise | New Album

In this episode, Annie Talks with the dynamic duo team of Kailua Moon, Danny Carvalho and Nani Edgar. They tell about their humble beginnings, collaborating with powerhouse Hawaiian musicians, their engagement, their Na Hoku Hanohano Awards 2019 nomination, and their new "Back to Paradise" album release. 

Follow Kailua Moon on social media:
#kailuamoonmusic #kailuamoonbacktoparadise #kailuamoondannycarvalho #kailuamoonnaniedgar #kailuamoondannycarvalhoandnaniedgar #kailuamoonnewcd #kailuamoonnewalbum #kailuamoonalbumrelease #annietalks #annietalkswithkailuamoon #annnietalkswithkailuamoondannycarvalho #annietalkswithkailuamoonnaniedgar #annietalkswithkailuamoondannycarvalhoandnaniedgar
Episode 77 - Annie Talks with Bee and Joshua Fisher | The Fisher Family sold their house and packed up an RV to travel the U.S. with 3 boys and 2 Newfie dogs

The Fishers sold their home, quit their jobs, said goodbye to their family, friends, and church, and bought an RV and hit the road to explore all 50 states in the U.S. Deeply rooted in their Christian faith, find out why they did it and hear about their adventures on the road including challenges they’ve faced and friends they’ve met along the way. 

Follow the Fisher Family on social media:
Instagram: @ralphie_the_newf_and_the_boss
YouTube: raisingFISHERmen
@ralphie_the_newf_and_the_boss #ralphiethenewfandtheboss #fisherfamily #raisingfishermen #fisherfamilytourstheus #fisherfamilytourstheunitedstates #wherearethefishers #wherearethefisherfamilynow #befishersofmen #doinggodswork #godswork #gowheregodsendsyou #livinglifeontheroad #annietalks #annietalkswiththefisherfamily #annietalkswiththefishers #annietalkswithbeeandjoshuafisher

Episode 76 - Annie Talks with Monster Jam Truck Driver of El Toro Loco Armando Castro | Triple Threat Series Coming to the Staples Center for the First Time Ever  7/12 to 7/14

Armando Castro is no stranger to the Monster Jam trucker driver experience. Hailing from Whittier, Calif., Armando is very familiar with Anaheim Angels Stadium which is down the freeway from his hometown. But it will be the first time the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will rev its way into the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, just a stone's throw away, practically in Armando's backyard. 
Monster Jam fans all over SoCal will experience high-octane, action-packed weekend as the Triple Threat Series powers into its first appearance ever at the Staples Center. Watch Armando Castro as one of eight Monster Jam athletes battle for the championship as they go head-to-head in a points-based format with seven different competitions driving three customized high-powered vehicles:  the larger-than-life 12,000 lb. Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs.  These extreme athletes battle for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit – delivering what fans want to see the most… more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series world-class athletes vying to become champions will be:
  • Grave Digger® driven by Tyler Menninga  (2017 Triple Threat East Series champ)
  • Max-D® driven by Colton Eichelberger
  • El Toro Loco® driven by Armando Castro (local Whittier hometown driver)
  • Soldier FortuneBlack Ops driven by Tony Ochs
  • Scooby-Doo™ driven by Myranda Cozad
  • Megalodon® driven by Austin Minton
  • Zombie™ driven by Bari Musawwir
  • Monster Mutt® driven by Tanner Root (2019 season rookie)
Show details and ticket information are as follows:
WHEN:  Friday, July 12, 2019 
  • Event Time – 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Event Times – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Event Times – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE:  STAPLES Center – 1111 S. Figueroa Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90011
TICKETS: Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $25 each*
Tickets are now available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or visit the venue Box Office.                  
*ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply
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Episode 75 - Annie Talks with Mr Durk | Dare to Duet Week 5 Contestant | Twitch Sings! | Twitch TV | Twitch LIVE

I was honored to have been selected as one of the Dare to Duet Gauntlet Week 5 recently. 
It was quite the experience and entirely so much fun! I am proud to say we made it all the way to the FINALS and were FINALISTS in the showdown. 
This is the first of several interviews I will bring to you. In this episode, we talk with Mr Durk about his experience on D2D, but more importantly, we get to know a little bit more about him.
#twitchsings #daretoduet #mr_durk #annietalks #annietalksshow

Episode 74 - Annie Talks with Jessica Silverman | Business Startup Coach | Empowerment Tools to Spark Transformation

Jessica Silverman is a Biz Startup Coach to aspiring entrepreneurs seeking greater clarity + simplicity to live their true life’s purpose. Through her coaching, she guides her clients with mind-body empowerment tools to spark the transformation of a physical and spiritual awakening to live + feel her most ALIVE self.

At an even deeper level, the core foundation of her teachings unleashes a deep understanding of one's energy, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. 

From the place of energy insight, she can awaken this wisdom towards healing, enlightenment, and a deeper awareness of one's divine purpose. 

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We’ve all seen this iconic emcee all over Southern California and beyond at almost all Ho’oluale’as, Island/Polynesian festivals, events, concerts, and fundraisers. We know him as “the Man with the Golden Voice and the Platinum Microphone” (No? Just me?), but how much of Kamaka Brown do we really know? 

I had the privilege of speaking with Kamaka during this exclusive video and learning so much more about the mastermind behind the Sandwich Islands Network Radio.

Enjoy this wonderful conversation with Kamaka Brown.

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Episode 72 - Annie Talks with Linda Clay | Address Your Fear | Part 2 Final Episode


LINDA CLAY is a female entrepreneur, speaker, author, motivator, change maker, business and lifestyle strategist. She has lived a tumultuous and compelling life from an unwed mother while in her senior year of high school to the perfect marriage, grandchildren, and life. But the series of events that would follow over the course of several decades, did not break her. Instead, she persevered, survived, and is thriving TODAY!

She’s taken the many scenarios she’s encountered and used them to empower other

women to find their superpowers and be equally courageous!

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Website - https://www.lindamclay.com/
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Twitter - www.twitter.com/lindamclay
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindamclay/

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Episode 71 - Annie Talks with Linda Clay - Part 1 | Be Strong, Be Independent, Be Resilient

LINDA CLAY is a female entrepreneur, speaker, author, motivator, change maker, business and lifestyle strategist. She has lived a tumultuous and compelling life from an unwed mother while in her senior year of high school to the perfect marriage, grandchildren, and life. But the series of events that would follow over the course of several decades, did not break her. Instead, she persevered, survived, and is thriving TODAY!

She’s taken the many scenarios she’s encountered and used them to empower other women to find their superpowers and be equally courageous!

#bestrong #beresilient #beindependent #businessstrategist #lifestylestrategist #imasurvivor #iamasurvivor #empoweredwoman #empoweredwomen #empowered #empowerment newpodcastepisode #newpodcastepisodealert #annietalks #annietalkswithlindaclay 


Experience a weekend full of animal education, innovation, pet entertainment, competitions, and adoptions.


Coming this year to America’s Family Pet Expo is the Instagram sensation “Moshow the Cat Rapper” (@iAmMoshow), who boasts nearly 223K followers and more than 1M video views. Known for rapping about cat care and his passion for “cat ladies and cats,” he will be rapping on stage along with meet and greets at the TICA Cat Show twice daily, all weekend.

America’s Family Pet Expo
April 26-28, 2019 at the OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

For more Information and to purchase tickets online visit www.PetExpoOC.org.

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Episode 69 - Annie Talks with Ice Skater Sophie Harding | Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment Skating Into Southern California

Sophie Harding, an ice skater, born and raised in Orange County, on tour with the entire ensemble of Disney On Ice presents “Worlds Of Enchantment,” will perform for her home town at the Long Beach Arena and the Citizens Business Bank Arena from April 18 through April 28. 

Catch Sophie skate through Worlds of Enchantment with beloved Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and so many more. Venture through Worlds of Enchantment with Lightning McQueen and Mater of Disney-Pixar’s Cars; Ariel and her underwater sea-creature friends of The Little Mermaid; Buzz, Woody, and Jessie of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story; and the beloved cool-sister duo Anna and Elsa in Disney’s Frozen! So much fun to be had by all!

L O N G  B E A C H

WHEN: Thursday, April 18- Sunday, April 21
o Thursday, April 18 7:30 PM
o Friday, April 19 7:30 PM
o Saturday, April 20 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, April 21 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE: Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802


WHEN: Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28
o Thursday, April 25 7:00 PM
o Friday, April 26 7:00 PM
o Saturday, April 27 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, April 28 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

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Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants.  He shares his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

Download your FREE e-book today at www.neverbingeagain.com 

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Ellen Kainoa is an author, wife and proud mama of two kids. She has lived in Orange
County, California almost all her life and grew up alongside a gaggle of tight-knit siblings and cousins. The inspiration for New Year, Same Me comes from a devastating breakup line she overheard once and she created Lani who was the perfect character to play out that plot bunny. Ellen writes contemporary romance stories about mainland Polynesians featuring characters. Lani, Afu, Mata, and Jorge will make cameos in the upcoming Kahele series.

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Episode 66 - Annie Talks with Christine Gambito | aka ‘HappySlip’ | Filipino-American Comedian, Actress, YouTube Personality

Christine Gambito, also known by her screen name "HappySlip", is a Filipino American internet personality, actress, and comedian.  Her videos have been viewed over 100 million times across the web. She started performing comedy at a young age when her mom would request for her to do impressions of the family. Other cousins had to play piano. She had to stand up and do "imitation on demand". Unbeknownst to Christine, those were her early days of stand up comedy.

Loving to create stories and skits, Christine wrote, performed, and edited her one woman show which started on YouTube in 2006 under "HappySlip". (Her mom used to remind her to wear a half slip under dresses and skirts. Pronouncing it as "hap eslip", Christine assumed the term was "happy slip" all through childhood until her friends in school asked if she had a sad slip as well.) She decided to use this as a screen name not only for the funny childhood memory,  but also based on the hope that people would "slip into happiness" when they watch her videos.

For tour dates and locations, visit Christine’s website:

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Episode 65 - Annie Talks with Dr. Sean Pastuch | Owner/Founder of Active Life | Understanding Your Pain and Your Ability to Get Out of It 

My guest on this episode is the retired chiropractor and now/founder of the Active Life, Dr. Sean Pastuch.

Dr. Sean Pastuch is in that minority of people who make the Earth spin as it does; not a passive contributor, but as a relentless, forward-thinking agent for change. He’s on a mission to change the way people understand their pain and their ability to get out of it. Dr. Pastuch is a force of nature, but what’s more important is he helps the rest of us realize we can be too.

I really love his mantra: changing the mindset of HOW YOU CAN BE FIXED as opposed to THINKING YOU’RE BROKEN. 

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My guest on this episode is business professional and author, Phil Terrill.
Phil is a builder! From building consumer brands to world-class, sales organizations, he is right at the heart of sharing experiences that are worth their weight. With his passion for empowering people, it is no surprise that his new book, Collision Course, would be the platform to convey those stories. 

As an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and global leader, Phil is constantly striving to encourage his community to pour into their purpose. He is committed to building the lives of others by sharing his testimony about an experience that truly changed the trajectory of his life. The transparency and truth in his writing will be the foundation of success for anyone. 

Today, Phil is a Global Program Manager at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Phil worked for The Burks Companies in Atlanta (GA) helping a family enterprise deliver facilities management solutions across the Southeast. He also spent time working with MillerCoors, formerly Miller Brewing Company, in downtown Chicago (IL). Phil received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Tuskegee University. Phil resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and enjoys traveling the world, learning about new cultures, spending time with family, and living life to the fullest. You can learn more about Phil's journey at: www.readcollisioncourse.com

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Kris Traynor shares his expertise in audio engineering and tips for aspiring recording studio producers on how to get started in the audio recording industry.

As we kick off 2019, many people have included as part of their New Year’s Resolutions: to make more money. 

Now if you’re one of those people, have you asked yourself: How do I go about making more money? 

Let me ask you this: Do have a side hustle? Do you have multiple steams of income? Do you have a hobby or a passion that you’ve always felt could turn into a small business? Most people work 9 to 5 jobs and have little time to do much else, let alone have time to turn your passions or hobbies into a side hustle. 

My guest on this episode, Eric Rosenberg, was one of those people who started his career like everyone else. He went to business school, graduated, and got a job at a bank. A short while later, after deciding this particular bank wasn't for him and spending a few months as a restaurant server, he jumped into corporate finance and accounting for the next 10 years.

While working a full time job, Eric started freelancing as a blogger and slowly building income. He started making small profits at the time, but then he started getting $25 and $35 per article on a regular basis. And then his income grew exponentially, earning $40,000 per year on this side hustle in 2015. So in 2016, with a 6 month old baby and stay-at-home wife, he quit his high paying, stable job in finance to write blog posts from home.

This was a huge and scary risk, yes, but it turned out to be the right decision. He went from a part time blogger to a full time blogger. Now, as a freelancer earning a six-figure income, living the lifestyle he had always wanted, he is focusing on building his own brand all while continuing to earn big from my diverse client base.

I love Eric’s mantra as it relates to work life balance which is “Live to live, not live to work.”

Are you inspired by Eric? Are you inspired to go FIND YOUR ICE CREAM? I know I am!

If you’re interested in learning more about Eric’s Personal Profitability Bootcamp, visit https://personalprofitability.com/bootcamp/. You can also listen to Eric’s Personal Profitability podcast too. I will have his website and social media links down below in the show notes so be sure to check them out.

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Episode 61 - Annie Talks with Shanti Helena | Entrepreneur, Author, and Podcast Host

Shanti Helena, who was born and raised in Chicago, IL,  is an entrepreneur, author, and podcast host.

She authored a self-help and relationship book for women titled “Why Side Chicks Winning?” ( 5 stars on Amazon). She also recently started her own T-shirt line, and is the host of her own podcast show! She embodies the true Boss Babe mentality and is an empowered career woman!

The year 2017 was the year that she finally jumped out on faith and found her purpose.  Her story is very encouraging. 

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Camden Murphy, 22, hails from Chicago, Ill. and is one of the youngest Monster Jam truck drivers. 

Camden started racing cars at 10 years old. He became a NASCAR driver in 2014 at the age of 18, and started with Monster Jam in 2017. He was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2017.

Camden shares that Carl Edwards (NASCAR) and Tom Meents (Monster Jam) were his biggest influencers while growing up. They motivated him to set the goal of becoming a NASCAR driver and then later, a Monster Jam truck driver.

Camden was the former driver of the Monster Jam truck Pirate’s Curse, now he drives Bakugan Dragonoid, which will make its debut at the Anaheim Stadium on January 12. You can get an up close and personal look at the Bakugan Dragonoid Monster truck and take photos with Camden Murphy at the Pit Party from 2:30 to 5:30 pm on Saturday, January 12. The event starts at 6:30 pm. 

Don’t miss out, Monster Jam will be at Anaheim Stadium on the following dates:
Jan. 12th, Feb. 2nd, Feb. 9th & 10th and Feb. 23rd & 24th

Tickets now on sale – all seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at Tickets.com or charge by phone at 800-352-0212; tickets will be available for purchase in-person at the Angel Stadium box office.

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Subscribe to Monster Jam’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/MonsterJamLive

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This a very special bonus episode featuring The Goode Time Carolers. 

Thank you to co-founders Tony Duran and John Hartmann for believing in me and inviting me to be a part of this season's caroling season. 

A special Thank You to Austin, Phil and Sarah for braving the elements for a great gig at the Irvine Spectrum.
Featured in this episode are: Kelsey, Dennis and Tony. It was a pleasure working with you all at the second gig of the day in Laguna. 

The Good Time Carolers, also known as the Ambassadors of the Spirit of  Christmas, spread holiday cheer throughout the Southern California areas from San Diego to Los Angeles, as well as in Nashville, New York, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Disneyland Resort, Disney Hong Kong and Disney Shanghai.

To contact The Goode Time Carolers, visit http://gtc.goodetimecarolers.com/

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Episode 58 - Annie Talks with Rick Lenz | Actor, Author, Playwright | Behind-The-Scene Stories of John Wayne, Peter Sellers, and more

Born in Springfield, Illinois in 1939, Rick Lenz is an actor, author, and playwright. He starred alongside Peter Sellers, Walter Matthau, Lauren Bacall, and Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne and Goldie Hawn among many others.  His ability as a role-player has parlayed over to the pen with a successful string of plays from Off-Broadway to PBS, now into books: 

  • North of Hollywood: An Actor’s Stumbling Baby Steps Toward Kindness and Peace
  • The Alexandrite: A Time-Travel Noir
  • Impersonators Anonymous

  • Rick tells behind-the-scenes stories with John Wayne, Peter Sellers, and so many more.

    I enjoyed Rick’s energy, enthusiasm, and his story-telling is so captivating. 

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    Episode 57 - Annie Talks - Things You Didn't Know About Christmas - Part 2

    Featured in this video are the National Celebrated Days in December that are associated with Christmas. Are there Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas? 

    Learn the history behind the December Days.

    December 4
    National Cookie Day

    December 8
    National Brownie Day

    December 12
    Gingerbread House Day

    December 15
    National Wreaths Across America Day

    December 20
    National Re-Gifting Day

    December 21
    National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

    December 26
    National Candy Cane Day

    December 31
    New Year’s Eve

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    We are full swing into the holiday season and I am excited to tell you about a show you won’t want to miss. 

    I’m talking about THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS performed by THE YOUNG AMERICANS at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts. The show runs from December 6th through the 16th. 
    All 250 Young Americans cast members will take the stage showcasing a plethora of musical talent with over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes, and state-of-the-art 45-foot LED walls.

    Musical numbers range from hip-hopping penguins, dancing Santas, and the Nutcracker Suite, to Toyland, Polar Express and Christmas choral music including Handel’s Messiah.

    Carley Congdon joins me in this episode to talk about THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS, the YOUNG AMERICANS, its year-round programs, and so much more.

    For show times and ticket prices, visit YOUNGAMERICANS.ORG.

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    Joining me in this episode of Annie Talks is the graceful and beautiful ice skating performer, ANNA MADORSKY. Learn how she got started skating, who influenced her while growing up, her competition years at the US National and Junior Olympic levels, and how she’s involved in her community. 
    Anna performs in Disney On Ice presents DARE TO DREAM as Elsa from the blockbuster hit "Frozen." The show features some of Disney’s famed princesses who will spark the courage in all of us! Moana sets sail on the high-seas adventure with demigod Maui on a quest to save her island and discover her true identity.

    Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness. 

    Anna, from Frozen, embarks on a life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter in a wonderful display of devotion to her sister Elsa.

    Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella, and all their friends from around the Disney Kingdom explore as they dare to make their dreams come true.

    Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Disney’s Magical Kingdom comes to life as audiences of all ages are taken on an action-packed extravaganza.

    There are plenty of sing-along opportunities to fan-favorites like “How Far I’ll Go,” “Be Our Guest,” and of course “Let it Go!”

    Follow Disney On Ice on Instagram or check out their website at www.DISNEYONICE.com. 

    Disney On Ice DARE TO DREAM is skating into:
    Staples Center 
    Los Angeles 
    December 13-16 

    Honda Center 
    December 19-23

    Citizens Business Bank Arena 
    December 26-30

    Long Beach Arena 
    Long Beach 
    January 3-6, 2019

    Tickets start $25 and select shows are discounted at $16. For more information visit TICKETMASTER.COM or call the box office at 1-800-745-3000 or in-person at the respective venue box offices.

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    My guests on this episode are The Lee Sisters! As you’ve heard they are launching their first-ever CD. I’m so honored to have them both on this show and I cannot wait for you all to hear about how they got started. You’ll even get a sneak peek at two songs from the CD later on in the show concluding with the lightning round. So you’ll want to listen all the way to the end for that.

    First, I would like to shout to out Uncle Kamaka Brown, the creative director of the Sandwich Islands Network Radio, 24-7 online streaming of island contemporary music at V93FM.com for the introduction to Lise more than a year ago. Shout out to Nate Yaris for helping with the music and of course Red Light Fever Studios in Tujunga, Calif. and the masterwork of engineer-extraordinaire Kristofer Traynor. 

    Sisters in real life, the girls have been performing throughout California and Hawaii since 2015.

    The Lee Sisters’ ukulele adventure began in January 2015 when they were invited by Kanile'a Ukulele to play at the NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif., the world’s largest music convention.  Since then, they've been invited to perform at dozens of festivals and events throughout SoCal, including the Heritage of Aloha Festival in Santa Fe Springs (where Lise was the winner of their 2015 ukulele competition).  

    In Hawaii, they have performed as guests of Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta Jr. at the Kani Ka Pila Grille, the Moana Terrace at Marriott Waikiki as guests of Alan Akaka and the Keawe Ohana Show, and most recently at Disney’s Aulani Resort as guests of The Makaha Sons.

    The Lee Sisters recorded two original ukulele pieces for an EP released by Sandwich Islands Network (SIN) Radio entitled “California 808,” and recently completed their own original album called “Uke Shoes.”

    Surprisingly, they have only been playing ukulele for five years…and are self taught! 

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    I had the privilege of speaking with George Zhao, president of Hanart Culture, which is the producer of the event.

    The Festival brings over 1,000 handcrafted illuminated lanterns depicting larger than life animals and transforming festival-goers into a colorful wonderland.

    The Festival runs for eight weeks January 6, 2019. This is a great social outing for the young and the young at heart, families, small or large groups.

    The theme of the Chinese Lantern Festival is “The Wild”, showcasing life-size animals (including lions, pandas, whales, hippos, and many more) from around the world including Africa, Asia, Anartica, Oceania, and the Americas. 

    Additionally, there will be a craft marketplace with authentic Chinese jewelry, embroidery art, artifacts, sugar art, paper-cut, fabric art, dough figurine, and Kung Fu performances every night (with lessons at the end of each show), puppet shadow plays, and plenty of tasty food!

    Tickets can be purchased at the event, or online at www.ChineseLanternFestival.com for $13 - $21.  Gates open from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with the last admission at 9:20 p.m.  Fairplex parking is $12.

    Hanart Chinese Lantern Festival

    Thursdays – Sundays

    November 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – Including Holidays

    Fairplex at Pomona

    1101 W. McKinley Ave.

    Pomona, CA 91768

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    My guest on this episode is a former professional baseball player, Tim Pahuta.

    Tim was originally drafted in the 21st round (624th overall) in 2001 by the Pittsburg Pirates but opted to attend Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. In 2005, Tim was drafted again, this time by the Washington Nationals ion the 18th round (534th overall) where he signed and played professionally in the minor league system from 2005 to 2013. 

    Tim has traveled the nation for the past 15 years, rarely spending more than 6 months in a single location.

    Today he is the first Life Mapping Coach in the U.S. Life Maps are a brand new tool for understanding and enhancing your life story. 

    In this episode, you'll hear from Tim about his life growing up learning about baseball at a young age to his life on the road as a professional baseball. You'll also hear how Tim became a Life Mapping Coach and how this tool could benefit you.

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    Instagram: @pahooter44
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    My guest on this episode is Maura Sweeney, an author, a renowned international speaker, a highly-sought after guest for her engaging demeanor and thought-provoking perspectives, and has been featured in over 300 media outlets including the BBC Radio with Host Simon Hoban and NBC TV’s syndicated Daytime show.

    Maura had spent a decade in corporate management, raised and home schooled a daughter and helped her husband launch and grow a successful computer firm. But with a daughter getting ready for college, Maura pulled out all the stops and decided to become globally influential -- promoting a better, happier and more authentic world, from the inside out.

    Maura is the host of a successful podcast called “Living Happy Inside Out,” and was named the “Ambassador of Happiness.”

    I love what Maura said about giving yourself permission and take steps that are comfortable for you in pursuit of and living a happy life. 

    Don’t be afraid to question often, question better, and question sooner. The key word is QUESTION. Ask questions, learn early, yes, we all make mistakes but learn from them. 

    My takeaway from my conversation with Maura is: There has never been another you. There will never be another you. Step out and become the best you, you have always wanted to be!

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    In this episode, my guest, Roni Lambrecht, shares her story about losing her only son, Dalton in an ATV accident. He was 15 years old at the time. 

    Together with her husband John, Roni's world would change forever. It was through their grieving process, that led Roni to write two books: 

    Roni says PARENTING AT YOUR BEST, which was named the GOLD MOM'S CHOICE AWARD, was written from a completely different perspective of any other parenting book ever written before: from that of a mother looking back over her life as a parent after loss, sharing the things we did right and the regrets that often sneak up on us. 

    Roni, a firm believer of paying it forward, shares a heartfelt story about a random act of kindness. 

    Join the Random Act of Kindness movement and pay it forward in honor of your own loved ones, the way that Roni has done and continues to do on the regular for her son Dalton.  

    For more information visit DoItForDalton.com or ParentingAtYourBestWithoutRegrets.com. You can buy Roni's books directly from AMAZON.com or by visiting ParentingAtYourBestWithoutRegrets.com

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    Shawn Anderson is a #1 ranked motivational author, unlimited thinker, and lifetime entrepreneur with a history of inspiring others. A seven-time author, Shawn is also the creator of Extra Mile Day...a day recognizing the power we each have to create positive change when we "go the extra mile" (established on November 1, 2017, where 527 cities made the declaration and recognized local extra-mile heroes).
    Shawn walks his talk. Besides having inspired tens of thousands through his speaking and writing (including an inspirational speaking tour in the Philippines attended by 20,000 attendees), Shawn’s built a million dollar company, pedaled a bike solo across the U.S. (twice), and created adventures in 45+ countries including having walked border-to-border across six (England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and 750 miles around Shikoku, Japan.)
    Still...he believes his greatest adventures and success are waiting to be lived. 
    About Extra Mile Day & Extra Mile America History:
    In 2009, in order to symbolize the "go the extra mile" message, Shawn Anderson (a non-bicyclist) pedaled 4,000 miles ocean-to-ocean, interviewed 200 people along the way whom had been identified as having gone the extra mile, and then gave $10,000 of his own money to the people and organizations whose stories most inspired him. As a part of that cross-country extra-mile ride, Extra Mile Day (11/1)......a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in our families, our organizations, our communities and ourselves when we "go the extra mile"... was created with 23 inaugural cities. The momentum of this unique day has continued to build each year since, and on November 1, 2017, 527 mayors and cities made the "Extra Mile Day" declaration and recognized the value of the "go the extra mile" spirit in their community.
    Follow Shawn on Social Media:
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    Website: https://shawnanderson.com/ 
    Website: www.ExtraMileAmerica.org
    Twitter: @ToShawnAnderson
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    In this podcast episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Thom King, the CEO
    of Steviva Brands, Inc., and Icon Foods - an ingredients company that supplies
    sports nutrition companies with sweeteners for products and drink mixes that
    support a ketogenic lifestyle, sugar-free lifestyle or low-carb paleo lifestyle.
    Thom, who has always had a fascination with nutrition, battled with weight gain
    throughout his childhood. Thom shares his story with his consumption of sugar,
    how sugar was contributing to metabolic disease, and he also talks about his
    book 'GUY GONE KETO.'
    To learn more about GUY GONE KETO, visit https://www.guygoneketo.com/.
    Don't forget to check out all of Thom's social media links:
    Instagram: @thomkingpdx
    Twitter: @thomking
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    #SugarIsBadForYou #SugarIsBad #CharlieFoundation #LifestyleShift #AnnieTalks

    Episode 47 - Annie Talks with Juliet Lemar | On-air Talent, Writer, and Creator of 'Life Reflected' Shares About Her Life as a National Champion Olympic-Level Gymnast and Journey as a Caretaker

    Juliet's story was recently published in Voyage LA magazine:  http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-juliet-lemar-life-reflected-west-los-angeles/

    An entrepreneurial woman in the entertainment industry, Juliet is a producer, on-air talent, writer and creator of her own show called 'Life Reflected,' a show that strives to show the world the limitless possibilities of human growth and kindness. 

    She talks about the road to becoming a National Champion Olympic-level gymnast. 

    Juliet also shares a very touching story about her journey as her mother's caretaker after suffering a near-fatal brain aneurysm while Juliet and her husband were on their honeymoon.

    Follow Juliet on social media:
    Website: http://www.reflected.life/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2JY8ewIP3sYnUs5RbadCyA
    Instagram: @life.reflected
    Instagram: @juliet.lemar

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    Episode 46 - Annie Talks with Annett Bone | Host of The Dancepreneuring Studio Podcast Returns to Dance After a 20-Year Hiatus

    She is the creator and host of The Dancepreneuring Studio podcast here in the Los Angeles area. Annett Bone talks about what it was like to live in a biracial household being half Korean and half Chamorro. She also talks about returning to her first love of dance after a 20+year hiatus. 

    It was during that 20-year hiatus that Annett experienced struggles with depression, massive weight gain, and abusive mentorship relationships. She will share how she bounced back and is now living a successful entrepreneurial lifestyle! 

    Annett created and hosts The Dancepreneuring Studio podcast - where dance inspires life and business. As Annett says, "It's never too late to do what you want - you can totally do it no matter what's going on in your life."

    Be sure to checkout Annett's website and follow her on social media:
    Instagram: @annettbone

    Twitter: @annettbone

    Also, you can listen to her on The Dancepreneuring Studio podcast available on:
    Apple podcastStitcher podcastand other podcast directories. 

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    Episode 45 - Annie Talks with Leonard Dozier | Voice Actor - One of the Primary Voices of NFL Films - Releases New CD "Sunday Word"

    My guest on this episode is Leonard Dozier who is a multi-faceted actor, voice actor, recording artist, songwriter and musician who is one of the primary and most distinctive voices for NFL Films. He says it's been a long time, lifetime goal since he started voiceover work at age 19.
    Leonard shares his success story, even some of his low points, a family tragedy, and he shares about his upcoming record titled "Sunday Word" to be released on October 21 (available on iTunes and other major retailers). In this episode, you'll hear a brief sample of his single "Underdog."

    For more information about Leonard Dozier visit www.leonarddozier.com.

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    Twitter: @leonarddozier

    #LeonardDozier #LeonardDozierVoiceActor #NFLFilms #DistinctiveVoice#VoiceofNFLFilms
    #Actor #VoiceOverActor #VoiceOver #RecordingArtist#Songwriter #Musician #GetBehindtheMic #SundayWord #Underdog#AnnieTalks

    Episode 44 - Annie Talks with Nick Kern | How I Overcame Ulcerative Colitis to Play Professional Baseball

    Despite being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, Nick Kern remained incredibly positive, plotting his course to recovery, and ultimately fulfilling his passion and dream of playing professional baseball.
    Follow Nick on social media:
    Instagram: @NickBKern

    #NickKern #NickBKern #NapaSilverados #PacificAssociation #IndependentLeague
    #PlacentiaMustangs #UlcerativeColitis #TravelBall #TravelBaseball #UCLABruins
    #BreaHighSchool #NCAABaseballChampion
    #WilmaRudolphStudentAthleteAchievementAward #2017MuscleMilkAthleteoftheYear

    My guest on this episode is the first of many more guests in the brand new series called "AMAZING ATHLETES." Isaac Wenrich is a professional baseball player on the Road Warriors team in the Atlantic League. The Atlantic League is an independent baseball league in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Unites States spanning the nation from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; York, Pennsylvania; Central Islip, New York; New Britain, Connecticut; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Waldorf, Maryland; and one team from Sugarland, Texas.

    Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania he moved to Phoenix, Arizona four years ago where he currently resides.

    In 2016, while preparing for a coaching lesson with one of his students, Isaac suffered a heart attack. His student, Nate Boyer's quick action in calling 911 and applying chest compressions helped to save Isaac's life.

    One thing I'd like to point out is Isaac suffered that heart attack in March 2016 and returned to playing baseball in late May the same year. I think it's absolutely amazing! Isaac and Nate have a bond for life and it goes without saying that Nate was in the right place at the right time. Isaac's recovery speaks volumes about his will to live, his will to overcome, and his passion to pursue his dreams. I love what Isaac said, to "chase the passion as long as it' s in your heart." He says ever since the incident, he never takes another day on this earth for granted. Truly amazing and truly an amazing athlete!

    Follow Isaac on Instagram at @hackeysaac31 and find him on Facebook.

    Watch the First Pitch video where he reunites with Nate Boyer, the boy who saved Isaac's life. It's an amazing video, very touching and heartwarming!

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    As we continue with my favorite series - the ENTREPRENEUR series, my next guest is Terri Mendez, someone I had known for many many years. We were good friends back in junior high school and then into high school, and as the years passed, life happened, we went our separate ways, and eventually, we lost touch with one another. But through the power of social media, we were able to reconnect and through another mutual friend, I found out about her business.

    Terri and her family moved from California to Texas, and in 2017 she started her business. I love Terri's story because it demonstrates her resilience, her tenacity, her drive, and determination. I think we can all relate in some ways to the ebbs and flows of change, relocation, starting over in a new environment, and finding, as Terri says, 'your own HAPPIE.'

    You could you feel the happiness exuding from Terri. Can you relate to her story in some way? Are you starting over in a brand new location? New job? New school?

    Here are my takeaways from talking with TERRI MENDEZ:

    1) Utilize your support system. I touched on this subject in another podcast episode with Jasmine Wallace of Ku'uipo Creations who did the same thing. She had her family -- her village -- to lean on. Just like Terri, she had her family too -- her village to support her during her move and getting acclimated to the new area.

    2) NEVER STOP GROWING: Terri mentions this during our conversation and I really love this mantra. Terri expanded her passion, her love for art and crafting, and turned it into a thriving business. She embedded herself in her community, linked arms with like-minded individuals, and found what truly makes her happy.

    I am so thankful that Terri shared her story. Because, if you're like me, sometimes, you feel "alone" in your struggles -- especially as an entrepreneur or startup business owner, but knowing others out there encountered the same scenarios you went through or are going through, is very therapeutic. I strongly believe we can all learn from and be empowered by one another, and then turn around, pay it forward and be the same positive influence on someone else. Love it!

    Terri Mendez is the business owner of Find Your Happie by TREs Beau, an online home decor
    store & more (and soon to be storefront). She also teaches art and cooking classes using her
    specialized product lines.

    Before starting her retail business, Terri spent over 25 years as an Insurance Broker for a
    multinational financial services company. She also had her own floral business where she
    specialized in weddings. After her spouse’s recent job relocation from CA to TX, Find Your
    Happie by TREs Beau was born; a family founded business created by Terese, Regine, &
    Estelle, who share the love of art. aiming to create something that makes the world a better place to live in.

    Find Your Happie by TREs Beau designs bring happiness into your environment by using
    inspiring quotes, eye-catching designs, and even "functional" theme creations. They believe in
    the concept of reducing, reusing, recycling, and upcycling to conserve the earth's resources.
    They also believe in "Pay it Forward" where they will donate 5% proceeds of your purchase to
    various charities on a permanent basis.

    Fun Facts:
    ● Find Your Happie by TREs Beau was created in February 2017 by stumbling along a
    great sale on "cabinet doors" from a lovely nearby Texas carpenter who needed to clear
    out his work area. Once they started to share their ideas with how to "upcycle" the doors,
    their business was born!
    ● Their website background is such a breathtaking view and such a hidden gem located in
    Frisco, Texas which brings so much happiness; thus the name "Find Your Happie".
    ● The phrase: "TREs Beau" translates to "very beautiful" in French, which describes this
    lovely background. However, the letters in TREs are symbolic of their first name initials,
    Terese, Regine & Estelle

    Follow and Like Happie by TREs Beau's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FindYourHappiebyTREsBeau/

    #FindYourHappiebyTREsBeau #TerriMendez #Entrepreneur #StartUpBusiness #NewBusinessOwner #SmallBusinessOwner #BeYourOwnBoss #WorkWhenYouWantTo #ArtsandCrafts #Crafting #PassionforArt #PassionforCrafting #Crafters #AnnieTalks

    As we continue with the entrepreneur series, I also feature entertainers, performers, musicians and creative artists and we talk about projects their working on and so on. My next guest is not only a successful entrepreneur, but he is also a creative artist, an award-winning travel and landscape photographer based in Los Angeles, California -- ANDREI DUMAN. Originally from Romanian and transplanted in the United States, Andrei moved to New York for several years before settling in LA where he currently lives with his wife.

    He began his career as a semi-professional tennis player before moving on to investment banking. He has visited well over 80 countries so far and while on his travels, Andrei has captured some of the most spectacular photos you will ever see filled with unbelievable vibrant, stunning, rich and beautiful colors. His photos are clean, powerful and evocative: encouraging the viewer to look beyond what is right in front of them to the scale and breadth of what surrounds us.

    Andrei also holds unique workshops -- get this, on location in some of the most exciting and exotic locations as well as 1-on-1 private instructions. And...guess what? You get to select the DESTINATION!

    You will love hearing about all these beautiful countries and locations he's visited. I tell you, I live vicariously through him. I can only dream of places like these -- and yet, he's made his dream come true! So so so exciting!

     My takeaways from talking with Andrei are:

    1) Never be afraid to try something new or something different. Take a chance, be adventurous and ambitious. Step out of your comfort zone. This not only applies to photography or landscape photography but EVERY aspect of life, right? It may not be what you expected -- you could have a vision of how things will play out in your mind, but until you actually put words and thoughts into action, you will never know if it's successful. If it fails, so what...it fails...learn from it, regroup, revamp, and go back out and do it again.

    2) Get out and explore: You may have a scenario of what you think you're meant to do in life, whether that's pursuing a career in technology, teaching, or a mechanic -- exploring options can lead to surprising passions. In Andrei's case, he started as a semi-professional tennis player but through his travels as a professional athlete, he discovered his passion for photography and now he's an award-winning, sought-after, in-demand travel and landscape photographer.

     I hope you found his story inspirational and motivational! I know I certainly did!

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    #AndreiDuman #DumanPhotography #DumanWorkshops #AndreiDumanPhotography #AwardWinner #AwardWinning #AwardWinningPhotographer #UpFromBelow #ProjectRope #AnnieTalks

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    Thank you and Keep Listening to Annie Talks.

    As we continue with the ENTREPRENEUR series, I wanted to highlight a dynamic woman business-owner. This person is someone whose promo appeared on my Facebook newsfeed. I was drawn to her almost instantaneously due largely in part by her photos from the beach, from exotic-looking places, and secondly by her story. And you know how much I love a good story!

    My guest on this episode is Joan Dizon -- a wife, mom, traveler, & entrepreneur. She is the CEO of 'Living The Daydream.'

    Joan says she admits to forgetting to wash her face at night and usually wears the same denim shorts 4 days in a row, and has a new addiction for surfing.

    Joan is currently in the beautiful islands of the Philippines and mentors women entrepreneurs & teaches online classes.

    My takeaways from talking with Joan are:

    1) Have a vision, Visualize your goal, and Vocalize and share your Vision with others. As you've heard, Joan shared what she wanted, and what she was striving for in life with her family. She shared this vision with her family, friends, and within her network and she is certainly meeting her goals to this day and Living the Daydream.

    2) Stay laser focused -- multitasking is great and for most women (and some men, too) we are great at multitasking, but if you stay focused on one thing at a time - you become more productive and more efficient.

    3) Start your day off with meditation. Whether that be prayer, devotionals, journaling, outlining your day, or reflecting on the past few days -- starting off your day in quiet time will help set the tone for the rest of the day, and even alleviate stress and anxiety.

    Joan's online classes include:

    Living The Daydream Masterclass - Your elixir for a fulfilled life & actualized daydreams

    Magnificent Money Multiplier Workshop - Prosperity consciousness & money mindset

    Business Creator & Mastery Program - Creating a business that you love and earning what you deserve

    Joan's social media links:

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    For more information visit www.AnnieTalks.com or email annie@annietalks.com

    Thank you all again for tuning in and keep listening to ANNIE TALKS.

    My guest on this episode is a very special person who I met toward the end of 2017. You may recognize her name as she was my guest on Episode 12. At the time when we first talked with her, she was currently working on a very special project. So, in this podcast I've asked her back onto the show to talk about her new CD launch and I cannot wait for you to hear all about it.

    I'm talking about the beautiful and talented Alissa Hunnicutt who has made a name for herself as a singer/storyteller of alternative folk music. She draws from her acting and musical training to personalize songs with her thoughtful and emotional ukulele arrangements. She especially loves sad songs; so bring a tissue.

    Alissa holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in vocal performance.

    She’s also an accomplished puppeteer in all styles of puppetry, having performed at The National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Great Small Works’ International Toy Theater Festival, Sesame Street, and on the CBS series "Life in Pieces.'

    Most recently, she has combined her puppetry and ukulele performing into a single evening of unique entertainment.

    I hope you enjoy this episode of Annie Talks and getting to know more about Alissa Hunnicutt.  You can find Alissa Hunnicutt's "Something" album on iTunes, CD Baby, or you can stream it on Spotify. But, remember, you get all the extras and bonus items that Alissa talked about during the show directly when you buy the CD itself. So, I encourage to do that!

    Don't forget to check out Alissa's website and follow her on social media:

    #AlissaHunnicutt #AlissaHunnicuttSomethingEP #AlissaHunnicuttSomethingCD #PuppetMissy #AlissaHunnicuttUkelele #AnnieTalks

    My guest on today's episode is Jasmine Wallace, the CEO, and mastermind of 
    Ku'uipo Creations, a one-stop shop of Polynesian hand-made men and women apparel, as well as other island-inspired products such as hats, coffee mugs, Keike (or children's) apparel, jewelry, hair trinkets, and many other products.  

    Jasmine, who loves to knit, crochet, and sew utilizes all these skills in creating special one-of-a-kind or hard-to-find items. She also has a passion for soapmaking and creating lip balms and lotions.

    I love what she said about taking care of those in your support system because without them we couldn't do what we do best as entrepreneurs. I agree with you Jasmine one-thousand percent! I love that she utilizes her skills to create lovely one-of-a-kind or oftentimes hard-to-find items. She certainly has the creative eye to make them.

    Check out Jasmine's social media sites:

    #JasmineWallace #JasmineWallaceKuuipoCreations #KuuipoCreations #Entrepreneur #IslandDesigns #IslandInspiredDesigns #HawaiianIslandInspiredDesigns #HawaiiInspiredDesigns #AnnieTalks

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    My guest on this episode is Jeff Rojas, an American photographer and an author based in New York City. His primary body of work is advertising and editorial photography that has been published in both Elle and Esquire. Jeff also frequents as a photography instructor. His teaching experience includes platforms like CreativeLive, WPPI, the Photo Plus Expo, Imaging USA and APA.

    My guest on this episode is Mike Pecci, a critically acclaimed, award-winning film director. With over 18 years of experience, Mike has cemented a name for himself not only as a photographer and music video director but as an abstractly edgy filmmaker who is undeniably devoted to the art of storytelling. His characters are the faces of his work - passionate, emotional, and distorted stories are the basis for some of Mike's most well-received films.

    His ability to touch audiences through his films is a credit to his commitment to understanding humanity. The work has an emotional quality that can both frighten and pull you in, playing off the darkest chasms of the human condition.

    Here now is my conversation with Mike Pecci -- the life of a filmmaker, his thought process, and his passion for storytelling through his art.

    Trailer for 12KM: https://vimeo.com/146729305
    Trailer for the film “This Ain’t Normal”: https://vimeo.com/241982780

    Follow Mike Pecci on social media:
    Instagram: @mikepecci

    Or visit:

    #MikePecci #Filmmaker #FilmDirector #CriticallyAcclaimed #AwardWinning #CriticallyAcclaimedMikePecci #AwardWinningMikePecci #InLoveWiththeProcess #InLoveWiththeProcessPod #McFarlandandPecci #MikePecciStorytelling #FilmmakerMikePecci #FilmDirectorMikPecci #AwardWinningFilmDirectorMikePecci #AwardWinningFilmmakerMikePecci #AnnieTalks

    So, if you've been listening to my podcast, you may have heard a few episodes where I talked with women entrepreneurs and learned about the power of being your own #bossbabe and #girlboss. The movement is real. The time is now, and more and more women are quitting their 9-to-5 jobs and going into business for themselves. 

    And if you're one of them, you know the struggles, trials, and tribulations that come with the territory. We often go at it by ourselves or we find out too late what we shoulda, coulda would've done. I know in my own journey toward entrepreneurship, I felt like the lone person on a deserted island without a friend or mentor to call. 

    Well, as luck would have it, I stumbled on a Facebook group called Women Helping Women Entrepreneurs led by Christina Rowe. There I found my guest on this episode, Michelle McNabb. I messaged her and we bounced ideas off of one another, we brainstormed, and one day, I just asked her to come on my show and talk about herself and her business and here she is!

    Michelle is from the east coast, raised in Pennsylvania, recently moved to Southern Maryland, and is in New York City frequently. She’s a wife, dog-mom, and entrepreneur: wedding planner, bridal mentor & corporate event marketing strategist. She enjoys making Vlogs (which are videos for those not in the know) and meeting new people.

    Michelle’s expertise is in corporate event marketing. Companies sell business to business or business to consumer however events are people to people connections. Michelle works with sales & marketing teams to build relationships through event strategy to attract, convert, delight and close through organic and event strategies.

    Later in the episode, Michelle has a special, exciting and an exclusive announcement and all you listeners are hearing it first on this episode of Annie Talks so stick around to hear that great news!

    The one takeaway from this discussion that I recommend to each of you: set goals for yourself and set them early. As you've heard, Michelle had a vision in mind, she knew where she wanted to be by the age of 30, and having met that goal a few years ahead of that target, she now set a new goal for herself. So the moral of the story is set one goal at a time, once you've achieved it, keep going. I love that! 

    Don't forget to follow Michelle on social media and check out her website:

    www.weddingswinediy.com (launching in August with DIY Bridal Academy)

    Facebook: Michelle McNabb
    FB Group: Weddings Wine DIY
    IG Vlog: m.n.m819
    Pinterest: Emenee Weddings, Wine & DIY

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    My guest on this episode is Standup Comedian, Joseph Luna, aka 'Joe Elcholo.' 

    Joe hails from the infamous East Los Angeles area, then he moved to Fontana where he currently resides. Joe performs Spanish comedy and has opened for Pablo Francisco and Chris Fonseca. He's performed at all the big comedy clubs all over Southern California from the Ice House to the Improv. 

    In this episode, Joe opens up about his life living in East LA and how he's turned a bad situation into a good one. A near-death experience and the strong, unconditional love of his grandmother, were the catapults that changed his life around -- and it is Comedy that keeps him going today! He says, "Comedy is a crazy journey," but for this, he will always be grateful to Comedy and to all his fellow comics. 

    I hope you enjoy learning about Joseph Luna, aka Joe Elcholo. I believe you will find his story to be very inspirational and motivational. I really love how he turned a very grim and dark experience, into a positive one, thanks in part to God, his creator, his loving grandmother, and comedy.

    Be sure to follow Joe on Instagram @joeelcholo and Facebook @Joe Elcholo.

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    #JoeElcholo #JosephLuna #StandupComic #StandupComicJoeElcholo #Improv #IceHouse #AnnieTalks #Comedy #EastLA

    Sandy focuses on helping people discover the connection between their physical disease and the emotional components underlying the issue.

    Using essential oils and especially the Aromatouch Technique, the clinical application of 8 key essential oils and blends, Sandy helps people find natural solutions to their issues and create lifestyle plans for optimal healing.

    She is also an active connector collaborating with other holistic practitioners while helping clients find additional healers to support them on their healing journey. You can find Sandy at sandychasteen.com and catch her on FB Live shows where she chats with a wide variety of holistic healers like herself sharing concepts, tips, and tools to help you live your best life ever!

    I also wanted to share a very special personal story that happened immediately following my talk with Sandy. We were chit-chatting and one conversation led to another and somehow or another we got onto the subject of my back and muscle ailment that I was experiencing that day. 

    I pointed to my upper back and told Sandy my symptoms, and within minutes, she went to her library on her desk and pulls out this book, a manual of sorts and opens up to this page that basically described me to a tee. It was an emotional breakthrough for me in that it pinpointed some deeper underlying issues -- and Sandy mentions this throughout the interview, and it really wasn't until that very moment that I realize just precisely what she does. 

    She rubbed this amazing oil on my right back shoulder blade -- on the affected area. She told me I would start to feel it "working" in a few minutes, and let me tell you -- within minutes, I was feeling this amazing sensation, a tingling, warm, cool sensation and the thing that got me, was the equally amazing scent -- hence the Aromatouch she spoke very highly about. My drive home was relaxing and the rest of that evening was also relaxing. It was quite therapeutic! I only wished that I had my other side, my other shoulder, done at the same time. The point is, the Aromatouch works, the essential oils work! I highly recommend it. 

    Be sure to check out Sandy's website at www.sandychasteen.com and her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sandy.chasteen.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider contributing to my Patreon page. Your contribution with further along the mission and vision of Annie Talks so that we can continue to produce more episodes like this one and many other types of episodes and topics.

    #SandyChasteen #HolisticHealthCoach #EssentialOils #DoTerra #AnnieTalks

    BONUS EPISODE - Annie Talks reviews the Ipsy June 2018 Glam Bag

    This Annie Talks BONUS EPISODE is a product review of the Ipsy June 2018 Glam Bag. To watch the video portion, visit my YouTube channel.

    @ipsy @bedelectable @ofracosmetics @hanaleicompany @maccosmetics @pacificabeauty 

    #ipsy #ipsyglambag #ipsyjune2018 #ipsyjune2018glambag

    The Ipsy June 2018 Glam Bag features a faux zip-up leather bag in a three-tone shade of blue.

    This month’s bag included an eyeshadow palette, moisturizer, blush, lip treatment, and lip gloss.

    The June 2018 glam bag includes the following PRODUCTS:

    Ipsy Glam Bag by Ipsy


    Mineral 5 Eyeshadow Palette in Tomby Vibe


    Triple Citrus Blend Body Butter Cream 


    Blush in Melon


    Lip Treatment in Mauve Pink


    Little Lipglass in C-Thru or Nymphette

    Episode 32 - Annie Talks with Zumba Instructor and Life Coach Melissa Algoso

    I met Mel about two years ago while taking one of her Zumba classes at a local 24 Hour Fitness. I absolutely fell in love with her Zumba class and her dance-style. She incorporates many dance “moves” from the ‘80s and ‘90s which is very nostalgic for me and doesn’t feel like “working out.” Her class transports you back in time, rekindles fond ‘old-school’ memories and makes exercising fun. 

    Hear about Melissa’s background as a professional dancer, thoughts on fitness and teaching, as well as her inspirational message of empowerment.

    Follow Melissa Algoso’s Facebook Life Coach page

    To learn about Zumba visit https://www.zumba.com/en-US

    #Zumba #ZumbaInstructor #ZumbaMelAlgoso #LifeCoach #LifeCoachMelAlgoso #InspirationalMessage #Inspiration #Empowerment

    EPISODE 31 - Annie Talks with Public Address Announcer Mark Clinton | Finding Your Voice | Creating Your Own Style

    My guest on Episode 31 of Annie Talks is Mark Clinton - Public Address Announcer. I met Mark in 2009 where he was the Public Address announcer at El Dorado High School and had been the school's announcer for decades.

    Mark has been announcing for 27 years now.

    Today he is one of the PA announcers for the High A Minor League Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, a farm team for the Los Angeles Dodgers Organization.

    Mark, who played baseball at El Dorado High School, tells the story of how an injury led to the start of his career as an announcer. His love of the game led to his gig as the resident PA announcer, thus opening up the doors to many other opportunities.

    He's had the joy and pleasure of working with 4 different High Schools, (El Dorado, Orange Lutheran,  Canyon & Murrieta Mesa), 3 different Colleges, (Fullerton, Santa Ana && UC Riverside), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)- Collegiate summer team, and 3 Minor League teams (Quakes, Storm & 66ers).

    He has a simple approach to his craft: RESPECT EVERYONE.

    It's very evident that Mark truly enjoys what he does, and and it definitely shows.

    Follow Mark on social media:
    Twitter - @PaMarkcinton17
    Email: pa.mark.clinton17@gmail.com

    #MarkClinton #PublicAddressAnnouncerMarkClinton #PAAnnouncerMarkClinton #ElDoradoHighSchool #ElDoradoHighSchoolBaseball #ElDoradoHighSchoolBasketball #ElDoradoHighSchoolFootball #OrangeLutheran #RanchoCucamongaQuakes #MinorLeagueBaseball #MinorLeague #LosAngelesDodgers #UCRiverside #FullertonCollege #SantaAnaCollege #CanyonHighSchool #MurrietaMesa #FellowshipofChristianAthletes #FCA #Quakes #Storm #66ers #Baseball #AnnieTalks

    EPISODE 30 - Annie Talks with Comedian Vince Royale | The Art of Being a 'Social Scientist' | Character Flaws

    My guest on today's show is Comedian Vince Royale, a Jersey City native, who was always the class clown, though he never thought comedy would be his career.

    Vince currently lives in Los Angeles, who he refers to himself as "the former homeless salesman turned stand-up comedian." He has appeared in the entire season of MTV’s “Bad Sex,” "Laughs" on FOX, FUSE TV's “Stand Up and Deliver,” presently on a TV show titled "Not for Nothin" on Amazon Prime, and in a film "Attack of the Killer Donuts" on Showtime. Vince has been regularly performing throughout the Los Angeles area hot spots, New York nightclubs, and touring internationally for nearly a decade. Vince is extremely down-to-earth and full of charisma and he has an uncanny ability to turn the things he sees into hilarity.

    Vince also performs as multiple sketch characters which he incorporates into his stand-up, parody music videos, and comedy sketch videos on social media networks.

    He is humble and says that his passion for comedy and ability to do what he loves in front of an audience is indeed a blessing. Vince utilizes his talents to inspire and promote positivity. He organizes comedy and music events for fundraisers and donation drives to benefit orphanages and homeless shelters in the U.S. and abroad.

    Upcoming performances and locations:

    June 14-16: Jokers Comedy Club (Richland, WA)
    June 21: Wild Horse Casino (Pendleton, Or)
    July 20-22: Edgewater Casino (Laughlin, NV)
    July 23: Hon-Dah Resort (Pinetop, AZ)
    August 11: Petco Park (San Diego, CA)
    September 13-14: Nugget Casino (Sparks, NV)
    September 25: Improv (Brea, CA)

    Follow Vince Royale on social media:

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vinceroyalecomedy
    Bruno Barz - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015248250409
    Character Flaws - https://www.facebook.com/groups/723126011171151/
    Instagram - @VinceRoyale
    Twitter - @VinceRoyale

    #VinceRoyale #VinceRoyaleComedian #ComedianVinceRoyale #BrunoBarz #VinceRoyaleBrunoBarz #VinceRoyaleThrillafromManila #CharacterFlaws #VinceRoyaleCharacterFlaws #AnnieTalks #AnnieTalksVinceRoyale

    The Annie Talks podcast is available for download at iTunesiHeartRadioSpotifyTuneInGoogle PlayStitcherSpreakerSoundCloud, and PlayerFM

    EPISODE 29 - Annie Talks with Comedian Jamario McClain | Due Diligence: A Beautiful Struggle

    My guest on today's show is someone I met through a friend of a friend of a friend. In fact, I met him through a group of local comedians who I have come to know recently. He is very active in the comedy club circuit as a stand-up comedian.

    Jamario McClain, based out of Los Angeles, has a unique stand up style and delivery, with the energy to light up a room. He performs regularly at comedy clubs in LA such as the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and the Ice House. Jamario has also played many casinos including Pechanga Casino, San Manuel Casino in California; and the Stratosphere, Tropicana, Edgewater Casino and Casa Blanca Casino in Nevada. His recent TV credits include the show 'Laughs' on Hulu.

    Upcoming Show Dates:

    June 1st Bakersfield
    June 3rd Underdogs of Comedy Santa Fe
    June 13th Ontario Improv
    June 16th Godtti's in Downey
    June 27th Win-River Resort & Casino
    July 13th Rec Room Comedy Club

    Follow Jamario on social media:
    Twitter @jamariomcclain
    Instagram @jamariomcclain

    #JamarioMcClain #ComedianJamarioMcClain #StandUpComedianJamarioMcClain #AnnieTalks

    Episode 28 - Annie Talks with Keynote Speaker and Author of "Selling In Color," Jamarr Brown

    My guest on today's show is someone I met at a networking meeting recently where he was one of the speakers at that event. JAMARR BROWN is an author, keynote speaker, and founder of the "SELLING IN COLOR SALES SYSTEM." He is  also the host of the "BREAK IT DOWN BROWN" Internet radio and online television program. He has an award-winning track record in Corporate America achieving such honorable awards as Sales Person of the Year, Sales Manager of the Year, and being a Vice President of Sales for a billion-dollar medical device company by the age of 30. He also successfully led the marketing efforts for a 200 million-dollar Pharmaceutical Brand. JaMarr is the author of 3 highly acclaimed books and several audio programs including his latest release title, "How to deal with post-traumatic sales syndrome." 

    Annie Talks with Jamarr Brown, author of "Selling in Color."

    His passion is to help business professionals uncover, unlock and unleash their true potential. His combination of proven results and an ability to connect with audiences on a personal and inspiring level makes him a speaker that truly transforms the mindsets of his audience. 

    There were so many nuggets and great pieces of advice from Jamarr and I hope you found them all helpful in your own entrepreneur journey -- or your own personal achievements in life. The principals apply in all facets of our lives! 

    Listen now or take the Annie Talks podcast on the road and listen anytime, from any place, on any device. Download from your favorite podcast app:

    EPISODE 27 - Annie Talks and Sandwich Islands Network Radio talk with Kumu Hulu Lokelani Reichert and her passion to preserve the art of feather lei pua-making.

    Some of you may know that I  am one of the "Krew" members of the SIN Radio at V93FM.com and we were recently honored to be invited to the 8th annual San Diego Ho'olaule'a in De Anza Cove, San Diego, Calif. where we kicked off the very busy, fun and festive Hawaiian festival season.

    There was so much to be seen at the Ho'olaule'a from musicians, hula dancers, Tahitian dancers, to food vendors, and Hawaiian product vendors galore.

    There were two stages: the main stage where large groups performed and a Kanikapila stage for a more intimate, up close and personal performances by so many other groups.

    If you follow my YouTube channel, I broadcasted LIVE directly from San Diego. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you may have seen a few more LIVE broadcasts from the San Diego Ho'olaule'a.

    Uncle Kamaka Brown, the Creative Director at SIN Radio, Uncle Kevin Weidemeyer, and yours truly also broadcasted LIVE from the Sandwich Islands Network radio booth throughout the entire weekend and let me tell you, there was no shortage of entertainment! And like I said, we are just getting started!

    If you aren't already following along on social media, be sure to check out Facebook.com/AnnieTalks, or my Twitter @Annie_Talks, or my Instagram @Annie_Talks, you can check out all of the dates, times and locations for the next Ho'laule'as, festivals, performances, and Kanikapilas! You won't want to miss them!

    We are also presenting a fabulous Hawaiian Feather Pua workshop coming up this month in May, so you'll want to check that out too.

    Speaking of which, Uncle Kamaka Brown and I had the absolute joy of speaking with Kumu Hulu   Lokelani Reichert who is the Kumu (teacher) of the Hawaiian Feather Pua workshops. We learned more about her quest to perpetuate the almost forgotten craft of feather Pua making.

    Kamaka Brown, Annie Rivera, and Kumu Hulu Lokelani Reichert
    Kumu Lokelani is very passionate about keeping the art form alive and thriving. She really does give so much of her heart to do so, too. When we met with her, you can feel her passion and her love for the art as it just radiated through the way in which she spoke about it.

    I'm thrilled to have spoken with such a beautiful person. She is a legend in her own time.

    To watch the video version of this podcast, visit my YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/c/AnnieRivera or click on this website's YouTube tab.

    #SandwichIslandsNetworkRadio #SandwichIslandsNetwork #V93FM.com #SIN_V93FM.com #LokelaniReichert #KumuHuluLokelaniReichert #LeiHuluOfCalifornia #HalauHulaOKaMahinaPoePoe @KumuHulaMahealaniLinder #TianaAndRussellPrice #AinaCreations #AnnieTalks #KamakaBrown

    EPISODE 26 - Annie Talks with Megan Soliah, Vice President of Production Resources at Stone Management Inc. | Staying True to Yourself and Having the Patience to Reach Your Goals

    Lately, I have been talking with various entrepreneurs and startup companies and learning about their career moves and where they see themselves in the next coming years. So, for this episode, I wanted to take a slight turn and talk about working your way up the ranks in an organization. 

    My next guest on Annie Talks, Episode 26, is this super awesome gal who I met a few years ago who has kept true to herself and worked her way up the ranks, earning her the title of Vice President of Production Resources at Stone Management Inc.  

    Megan Soliah began her career at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., stage managing such productions as A Dance Celebration with Mikhail Baryshnikov and The Kennedy Center Open House. She transitioned from stage to film and television and brings with her over 10 years of experience in production coordinating and product placement having worked for Twentieth Century Fox Television, the Fox Network, NBCUniversal Television and Universal Pictures. Some of her more notable projects she's been involved with include 24, American Idol, Parenthood, The Bourne Legacy, The Fast & The Furious franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey and Jurassic World. 

    She has a great story to tell and is an inspiration to many young women and young professionals. 

    Here are my takeaways from talking with Megan:

    It may sound cliche, but there's positively truth to the saying, "Hard work pays off," and in Megan's case, it certainly has! She stayed true to herself, she knew where she had been which set the course for where she wanted to be -- her goals. She also talked about having patience because you'll get to your goal -- but while on your journey to achieving your goal, don't forget to stop and smell the roses along the way. Enjoy life, enjoy your friends and family and make time for yourself. And most importantly and for you women out there -- embracing your girl boss and girl power mentality! 

    To reach Megan, you may email her at megan@stonemanagement.net

    #MeganSoliah #StoneManagementInc #StoneManagement #GirlBoss #GirlPower #EmbraceYourInnerGirlBoss #EmbraceYourInnerGirlPower #PatienceIsKey #SetGoals #AnnieTalks

    EPISODE 25 - Annie Talks with Executive Advertising | Entrepreneurs: Taking the Leap of Faith and How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

    My guests on Episode 25 are a dynamic duo who is hitting the advertising scene in full force.

    I'm talking with the CEO and mastermind of Executive Advertising, Carlos Ojeda, who began in the financial industry for nearly a decade, got his big break working on a video project for a friend. We'll hear from Carlos about that big "A-ha moment" that helped to embark on this newfound entrepreneur journey to creating what is promising to be a successful and lucrative business.

    Then we'll talk with the Creative Director, Luis Benitez, who after graduating high school went to one semester of college not knowing at the time what he wanted to do while working various 9-to-5 jobs for the following five years.

    We'll hear from Luis on how he got started with Carlos and Executive Advertising.

    I'm excited to bring to you my conversation with Executive Advertising.

    Follow Executive Advertising on social media:
    Patreon- Executive Advertising (coming soon!)

    Visit Executive Advertising Online.

    #ExecutiveAdvertising #ExecutiveAdvertisingOnline #CarlosOjeda #LuisBenitez #TakeYourBusinessToTheNextLevel #Innovative #InnovativeTechnology #Filmmaking #Videography

    EPISODE 24 - Annie Talks with Spokesperson Jennifer Becker of America's Family Expo Coming to the Orange County Fair & Events Center - April 27-29

    America's Family Pet Expo celebrates its 29th annual Pet Expo featuring a herd, a pack, a bunch, a bushel, and a litter of animals to appeal to any person's fancy, including:

    Sea Lion Splash Show - a unique mobile aquatic experience combining both marine fun and environmental education.  Sea Lion Splash Show features rescued sea lions from both California and South America.

    JustFoodForDogs - on-site cooking demonstrations. The “Find Out What’s Cooking” talks will feature lessons on how to create homemade meals to promote optimal health, longevity, and well-being for dogs. 

    OC Bee Keepers - educational showcase explaining how bees fit into nature's ecosystem.

    Aquasaping Contest - an especially made-for Kid’s Aquarium Contest teaching families how to care for, clean and maintain an aquarium for their watery and slippery pets.

    Also returning are fan-favorites Repticon (reptile show and sale), the ever-popular Splash Dogs, and The Great American Petting Zoo, family fun the whole family will enjoy.

    There will be many shows, attractions, great food and drinks, vendors highlighting new and trending products, pet clothing, pet food, grooming tips, safety and care tips and so much more for the entire family.

    When: April 27, 28, 29

    Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626

    Time: Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

    General Admission, $15.00; seniors 60 and over, $13.00. Children 6-12, $10.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Active and retired military free with ID. 

    Facility charges $8.00 parking. 

    Kindly leave all pets at home. 

    For more information and to purchase tickets online visit www.PetExpoOC.org.  America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 68-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.

    #AmericasFamily #PetExpo #AmericasFamilyPetExpo #OrangeCounty #FairandEventsCenter #OrangeCountyFairandEventsCenter #CostaMesa #SeaLionSplashShow #Repticon #SplashDogs #JustFoodForDogs #OCBeeKeepers #TheGreatAmericanPettingZoo #Aquascaping #Aquarium #TheCatitPlayground #Catitude #CooksRacingHogsandDogs #ButterflyPavilion #Bayardchickens #PoliceDogDemo #TortoisePettingZoo #TouchTank #ExoticBirdShow #FreeFlightBirdShow #PettingZoo #OrangeCoastCollegeMarineOrganism #TouchTank # TheInternationalCatAssociation #AnaheimPoliceandProtectionDogs


    EPISODE 23 - Annie Talks with Millennial Graphic Designer Tevin Thompson on Living the Entrepreneurial Life, What Inspired Him to Become a Graphic Designer, and How to Get Ahead and Noticed by Being Yourself

    In this episode, I sat down with a millennial graphic designer Tevin Thompson who speaks candidly about what inspired him to become a graphic designer, his philosophy on entrepreneurship, and how to get ahead and noticed by being yourself.

    Or take the Annie Talks podcast on the road with you and download from your favorite podcast app. Listen anywhere, at any time, on any device.

    EPISODE 22 - Annie Talks with Carson High School 'Beauty and the Beast' cast, Director Marcia Barryte, Principal Dr. Windy Warren, Los Angeles Unified School District Sr. Executive Director Dr. Rory Pullens, and many more

    I recently visited my alma mater, Carson High School, where the Drama department presented Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." It was a great closing performance and I met some of the cast, members of the production team, and other wonderful people.

    I spoke with Director Marcia Barryte, and it is evident, through her dedication and passionate efforts, she helped put Carson High School back on the map with a much-needed Performing and Media Academy program. With the help and support of the parent volunteers, Principal, Dr. Windy Warren, and Los Angeles Unified School District Senior Executive Director of Arts in Education, Dr. Rory Pullens, the program continues to flourish and produce quality shows. More importantly, it has sparked the interests of many students, many who have never performed before, but who have discovered a newfound love for theater arts.

    Choreographer Ray Garcia (original Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Rent") and Vocal Director Jolly Rodriguez talked about watching the students grow from Day 1, reflecting on how much they have improved and flourished, and more importantly, how much the program has boosted confidence levels.

    Theater Arts also promotes the importance of academics. As with any curricular activity, students must maintain a certain GPA in order to participate, therefore education is clearly the number one priority at Carson High School.

    I am proud of Carson High School! It was here I began my musical theater career starring as Kim McAfee in "Bye Bye Birdie" and Daisy Mae in "Li'l Abner." I was also involved in Vocal Jazz, a small vocal group that performed in several programs and participated in competitions. I am especially proud to have been a part of a reputable sisterhood called the "Bannergirls," a 12-member auxiliary squad who carried the shiny "CARSON" sign proudly at parades and performed at all football games during pre- and halftime shows. Together with the entire Carson High School Blue Thunder Marching Band and Auxiliary Units, we competed and won championships in regional and statewide competitions.

    Returning to the campus to watch the closing performance of "Beauty and the Beast" brought back wonderful memories of my time at Carson High School. They were some of the best years of my life. Without the arts and music programs, I wouldn't have made lifelong friends. I likely would not have pursued my passion and love for musical theater in college and thereafter.

    It goes without saying how truly important the Performing Arts and Media Academy at Carson High School is necessary and valuable in helping to transform lives!

    Please support the arts!

    To learn more about the Performing Arts and Media Academy at Carson High School, visit https://carsonhs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/perfarts.


    Annie Talks theme song by Music by Keahi

    #CarsonHighSchool #CarsonHighSchoolDrama #CarsonColts #Disney #BeautyandtheBeast #PerformingArtsandMediaAcademy #LosAngelesUnifiedSchoolDistrict #LAUSD #MarciaBarryte #DrWindyWarren #PrincipalWindyWarren #Superintendent #DrRoryPullens #RayGaria #RayGarciaRent #RayGarciaChoreographer #Rent #JollyRodriguez #JollyRodriguezVocalDirector #JeffreyAndersen #JeffreyAndersenMusicDirector

    EPISODE 21 - Annie Talks with Tax Preparer Joey Jimeno on Last Minute Tips for Filing Your Taxes and a Tax Preparer's Pet Peeves

    We are officially into the Spring season of 2018 -- and besides allergies, the start of baseball season, and spring cleaning -- this time of year is also a busy busy time for tax preparers, CPAs, and accountants all over America. And if you haven't already had your taxes done, or if this is the first time filing taxes, or if you are like many who wait until the very last minute to get those taxes done, fret none listeners! There's still time!

    In this episode of Annie Talks, I spoke with Joey Jimeno of J&S Tax Services, who lives and breathes for this time of year -- working late days and nights -- all to help you prepare your taxes. Joey lends his insights on things to remember, things to prepare, really -- a checklist of sorts -- before filing your taxes. I guess you'd be surprised the things we all forget to bring along with us before meeting our tax preparer. He also shares some of his pet peeves during this time of year and how we can start preparing for next year.

    I hope you find this episode chock full of helpful tips to make your tax preparation stress free and less agonizing! A special thank you to my friend Joey Jimeno for all his great advice!

    If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to rate and review the Annie Talks podcast! This makes it easier for others to find this podcast and helps with all the algorithms.

    Annie Talks is now available on most podcast apps including iTunesiHeartRadioSpotifyTuneInGoogle PlayStitcherSpreakerSoundCloud, and PlayerFM.

    Thank you all for tuning in -- and keep listening to ANNIE TALKS!

    #TaxSeason #FileYourTaxes #JoeyJimeno #JSTaxServices #AnnieTalks

    EPISODE 20 - Annie Talks and Sandwich Islands Network Radio Krew talk with Hawaiian Comedian Patrick Leborio


    I wanted to give a shout out to some awesome people over at the Sandwich Islands Network Radio Ohana! If you don't already know, I was welcomed with open arms by Uncle Kamaka Brown, the creative director and mastermind behind the Sandwich Islands Network Radio on V93FM.com, a 24/7 online streaming Internet radio that features contemporary island music, along with artists and many special guests within the Polynesian-Islander community. Uncle Kamaka brought me on board to join the SIN Krew last year and it's been so much fun being a part of a wonderful team of dedicated, passionate people who are very active in the community in sharing the Aloha whether in music, hula, cultural events, or performances all over Southern California. We are coming up on our busy season of Ho'laule'as which are Hawaiian celebrations or festivals open to all walks of life and all cultures. There's so much fun to be had at these events. We'll tell you all about them coming up in this episode.

    If you haven't yet heard us online, visit the Sandwich Islands Network Radio at www.V93FM.com where you can listen 24/7. You'll love what you hear!

    We are now at Episode 20 of Annie Talks! Wow! Let me take this time now to say MAHALO, SALAMAT and THANK YOU so much for listening to my podcast!

    I am super excited to share with you a joint interview with my fellow SIN Krew members as we spoke with Stand Up comedian, Patrick Leborio. Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Patrick grew up mostly in Orange County, California. Patrick, who appeared in several movies and shows including Malcolm in the Middle and Comedy Central's Reno 911, talks about his upcoming movie, and he also shares with us his personal journey of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction; and he talks about the wonderful organizations he's involved with.

    Patrick Leborio Facebook page
    Patrick Leborio Comedian

    Santa Clarita Valley Pacific Islander Festival - May 5 & 6
    Santa Clarita Valley Pacific Islander Festival Facebook page
    Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company Facebook page
    Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company website
    Instagram: @kalakekepidc

    San Diego Ho’olaule’a - May 5 & 6
    San Diego Ho’olaule’a website 
    San Diego Ho’olaule’a Facebook page
    Aloha World website

    Be sure to rate and review this podcast too.

    If you haven't already checked out my YouTube channel, visit www.YouTube.com/c/AnnieRivera. You can check out some of my videos on fitness, product reviews, tutorials, my CELEBRATION AWARENESS series and other Annie Talks episodes.

    If you haven't already SUBSCRIBED to my podcast, be sure to hit SUBSCRIBE to be notified of new episodes.

    Thank you all again for tuning in and keep listening to ANNIE TALKS.

    #SantaClaritaValleyPacificIslanderFestival #KalakekePacificIslandDanceCompany #KalakekePIDC @kalakekepidc #SanDiegoHoolaulea2018 #SanDiegoHoolaulea #AlohaWorld #PatrickLeborio @PatrickLeborio #Lafaholix #TreatmentAssistanceProgram #TAF @SIN_Radio_V93FM #SIN_Radio_V93FM #V93FM.COM #V93FM #SandwichIslandsNetworkRadio #SandwichIslandsNetwork #AnnieTalks @lucky_mango @kamakawahine808 #lucky_mango #kamakawahine808

    EPISODE 19 - Annie Talks with Digital Coffee Podcast Founder and Host Brett Deister

    My guest on Episode 19 of Annie Talks is a fellow Cal State Fullerton alum who I met while we both served on the College of Communications Chapter of the Alumni Association. We were on the leadership team. I was then Vice President of Marketing later became President. He was tech and marketing guru. Fast forward to today -- he is the founder and host of the Digital Coffee Podcast, Brett Deister.

    Brett is a techie at heart. He's a lover of good coffee and tea. He builds his own computers, tests out every new tech he can get his hands on. He's also an avid, gamer. Brett has seen the how much the industry has changed over the years. He also loves the rapid changes in the marketing industry.  He loves talking to people about technology and from that he started Digital Coffee Podcast to give a different perspective on the tech, marketing, and gaming industry. He wants Digital Coffee to be a place for anyone to go to and learn about tech!

    Brett has great insight into the world of technology, gaming, and marketing that we each can take away some good pieces of information.

    For more information, visit Digital Coffee Podcast.

    Annie Talks is available on your favorite podcast app: @iTunes, @iHeartRadio, @GooglePlay, @SoundCloud, @Stitcher, @Spreaker, and @PlayerFM.

    #iTunes #iHeartRadio #GooglePlay #SoundCloud #Stitcher #Spreaker #PlayerFM #DigitalCoffeePodcast #BrettDeister #GamersCafe #MorningMarketing #AnnieTalks #GamersPodcast #MarketingPodcast #AllThingsTech

    EPISODE 18 - Annie Talks - My Favorite Podcasters in February 2018

    In Episode 18 of Annie Talks, I wanted to try something a little different. I have a segment on my YouTube channel called "My Favorites" -- and they're different things for that given month. Things like: favorite movie, favorite show, favorite podcaster, favorite YouTuber, favorite foods, etc.

    So, specific to the podcast audience, I thought it would be nice to have a "Favorite Podcaster" of the month. In actuality, I started listening to these favorites toward the end of 2017. They are the go-to podcasters that I listen to on a daily basis, particularly for their content.

    I hope in some small way, that I could contribute to the world by influencing others to listen to the types of podcasts that I listen to.

    I don't know how long each of these episodes will be each and every month, but I guess we'll test the waters in this maiden voyage of a series. So this is the first of what I hope to be a monthly series simply titled "My Favorite Podcasters of the Month," and so without further adieu, here are my favorite Podcasters for the month of February.

    1) So, here's a podcaster that I mentioned more recently in one of my YouTube videos. This podcaster is Frank Buckley Interviews. Frank Buckley is the KTLA 5 Morning News anchor seen Monday through Friday from 7 - 10 a.m. in Los Angeles. I think the reason I enjoy Frank Buckley Interviews so much is primarily because of the people he interviews. I mean first of all these are high profile people, celebrities, authors, athletes, etc. I mean, guess when you're a prime-time news anchor, you can have whoever you want on your podcast, right?

    All kidding aside, he really does have great interviews on the podcast. Recently he interviewed actor George Takei, known best for his role of Hikaru Sulu on the USS Enterprise on the original show "Star Trek." George Takei is also starring in the musical "Allegiance" at the Aratani Theater at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in downtown Los Angeles. I actually saw George perform in "Allegiance" right around the time it had opened in New York City, a Broadway original with then co-star Lea Salonga. It was truly an amazing performance by both actors. I remember attending the performance with my good friend Nikki, and between the two of us and the many hundreds of theater-goers, there was not a dry eye in the theater! I kid you not.

    Frank Buckley Interviews has awesome guests on his show that a small-time fish in a large pond like me can only dream of having on my show one day. He had Jimmy Jam, who as you know, along with co-producer Terry Lewis wrote and produced Janet Jackson's first album. In that particular podcast, Jimmy Jam talks in detail about that experience and what all transpired behind-the-scenes while working with Ms. Jackson herself. This was one of my favorite episodes on Frank Buckley Interviews. There were so many more favorites including an interview with the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mr. Vin Scully himself.

    So, if you're like me and love to hear these deep conversations with legendary greats, or celebrities, and other high profile public figures, I recommend downloading and listening to Frank Buckley Interviews.

    2) My next favorite podcast of the February is a show I first downloaded way back in October or November 2017 and didn't actually start listening more intently until this year beginning in January. First of all, this podcaster is living the dream in the beautiful, picturesque, beachfront islands of Puerto Rico! Yep, way to make me jealous man! He is the founder, creator, and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire and calls his listeners Fire Nation -- I'm talking about none other than John Lee Dumas.

    Entrepreneurs on Fire, also known as EonFire, is such an inspirational podcast and JLD features so many cool guests who are indeed entrepreneurs themselves who have built an empire from the ground up and oftentimes lend their expertise with tips and tricks on how to get started with your own ventures.

    So, by listening to JLD and EonFire and all the great tips shared by his guests, you start to develop ideas of your own.

    Now, I heard a statistic recently that podcasts in 2018 alone, let alone how well it did in 2017, and the years previous; but the statistic showed that podcasts are growing exponentially -- not just the number of podcasts popping up every single day, but rather, the number of people listening to podcasts is growing exponentially. In fact, for commuters, especially here in California, people spend more time commuting to and from work, to school, or spend more time in their cars or modes of transportation commuting from point A to point B, then maybe point C, or D; you get my drift? They are listening to more podcasts while on their commute, they're listening to podcasts while at the gym, working out, walking their dogs, or at their desks at work. It's a happening thing and it's not going away. Podcasts are here to stay!

    If you are an entrepreneur, whether you're a start-up business, or you're an entrepreneur and want to stay connected with other entrepreneurs, or need a little inspiration and motivation, I recommend Entrepreneurs on Fire hosted by John Lee Dumas. JLD shares his own story on how he got started, and he collaborates with other entrepreneurs in hosting webinars and online courses. His podcast is worthy of listening to and following.

    3) For my last Favorite Podcaster of the month of February, I have been listening to The Gary Vee Audio Experience. He is Gary Vaynerchuk, New York Times bestselling author of the new book "Crushing It," which I have yet to get. I have one of his books called "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook" which talks about how to tell your story in a noisy social world. Gary Vee, as he's known as, is an American-Belarusian entrepreneur, and business mogul. He has a strong social media presence on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and he is the founder, CEO and owner of VaynerMedia. Gary is in high demand as a public speaker worldwide. He is a serial entrepreneur and has been an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.

    Gary Vee is so popular he's known in many industries from Fortune 500 companies and in the music industry. Athletes, celebrities, talk show hosts all know about GaryVee.

    I was listening to a podcast earlier today and he said something that struck a chord with me (and I'm not quoting verbatim, but rather paraphrasing here), he said:

    He became successful by basically being himself. He said, "When I did me, the world came to me." So, as we find ourselves, constantly trying to find the next meal ticket, hustling, and trying to prove ourselves to our boss, our colleagues, our clients, or customers, once you just be yourself, be you, the world will eventually accept you for you are. They may even want to become like you, or become your friend, gravitate to you!

    GaryVee may be a bit rough around the edges, kinda street smart, but honestly, put aside the roughness, you'll see the successful man he is.

    I remember someone once told me, "Don't listen to the way I'm saying it, but rather listen to what I'm saying."

    Same concept applies...he'll be the first to say it, he curses a lot. He knows that...but once you get past all of that and hear the sound advice he gives, he's pretty motivational and inspirational.

    One of the things I like about Gary is he's evolving. What do I mean by that? He's dynamic and changes with time. Technology is so advance and is advancing every day...I'm in the know of most technology, but I'll be the first to admit, I don't know a lot of stuff still. Gary is forward thinking and always looking ahead of what's to come. He is jumps on that early adopter train when he sees a good thing coming down the pike.

    Must be nice! If I had his fortune, I would likely be doing the same thing. He had so much knowledge we all have so much to gain from his knowledge. I love that he likes to share his successes, his ideas, his tips and tricks. One more thing about Gary is there is no one-way cookie cutter way of doing things in his eyes. When you listen to him talk with millennials, young people or other Podcasters, I am always listening for a common denominator in the things he tells them. And what's interesting is you don't hear it. For every person he speaks to, no matter who they are, it's different, dynamic and specific to that person. He'll have advice or suggestions tailor-made to that individual. I think that's what I also enjoy most about Gary is that he listens to the individual and has some sort of nugget advice specific to that individual's scenario. He'll tie that in somehow with experiences of his own, but it always seems as though there's a message that is much more meaningful to that individual -- and it could be just as meaningful for me, or other listeners, etc.

    So, The GaryVee Audio Experience is another one of my favorite Podcasters for the month of February.

    You can always take the podcast with you on the road and listen anytime, any place, and on any device. Download today from #iTunes, #iHeartRadio, #Google Play, #SoundCloud, #Stitcher, #Spreaker, or #PlayerFM.

    #FrankBuckleyInterviews #JLD #EntreprenuersOnFire #JLDEOFIRE #EOFIRE #EOnFire #GaryVee #GaryVeeAudioExperience #GaryVaynerchuk #CrushingIt #AnnieTalks

    EPISODE 17 - Annie Talks with Zumba instructor Dawn Martin

    My guest on Episode 17 of Annie Talks is Dawn Martin, Zumba instructor who was originally from New York and now resides in Connecticut. Dawn and I became Facebook friends over the past few years through mutual friends. We've kept in touch through social media and I began to see many of Dawn's posts revolving around fitness. She's not only a Zumba instructor, but she's also an avid runner. Two things that are near and dear to my heart -- Zumba and running.

    Zumba instructor Dawn Martin
    Dawn told me that she "loves the energy & enthusiasm that Zumba brings because everyone can do it, no matter what their fitness level." One thing she hopes as an instructor, is that "every one of her class participants to have had SO much fun working out that they'll say 'Gee, class is over already?' "

    Dawn also says, "The more that come spread the Zumba love, the merrier!"

    I think there's so much that we all can learn from Dawn, not just about fitness, health or wellness, but how to be more confident, and find ways to boost our own self-esteem. You'll see that she is not only one that exudes confidence, but also one who empowers each one of us to dig deeper within ourselves to be the best YOU, the best PERSON we all can be!

    To find a Zumba class in your area, or to find Dawn's Zumba class, visit www.Zumba.com.

    #iTunes #iHeartRadio #GooglePlay #Stitcher #Spreaker #PlayerFM#ZumbaFitness #ZumbaInstructor #Zumba #DawnMartin #Runner#Runners #runnersworld #RunForLife #Run4Life #Running #RunningWorld#RunningMarathon #RunningMarathons #5k #8k #halfmarathontraining#HalfMarathon #Marathon #marathontraining #AnnieTalks

    EPISODE 16 - Annie Talks with TV Talk Show Host Melody Trice of The Melody Trice Show

    In Episode 16, Annie Talks with TV/talk show host, actress and YouTube star Melody Trice of The Melody Trice Show.

    Melody, originally from the small town Century in Florida, moved to California after years as a beautician in Alabama.

    Annie Talks with Melody Trice of The Melody Trice Show

    Her mantra, “Living Life Unlimited” was a heaven-sent motto by which she lives by every day. Melody stares challenges head on and conquers them one day at a time, making the best of each moment, and living her life as she intends, all while pursuing her lifelong goal of creating and establishing her own TV network.

    I think we can all garner our own lifelong lessons from her examples to live life to the fullest, staying focused, and pursuing your dream! I love her energy, enthusiasm, and ambition!

    Follow Melody Trice on Social Media:

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1dsJzxaEtsYjS50nlk6hkA
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tricemelody/
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/melodytrice
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/themelodytriceshow/
    Tumblr - https://www.tumblr.com/search/melody+trice
    Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/melodytrice/the-melody-trice-show/
    IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6831590/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
    Melody Trice website: https://www.melodytrice.com/

    Find Annie Talks on your favorite podcast app:
    iTunes, iHeartRadioGoogle Play, Stitcher, Spreaker, or Player FM.

    EPISODE 15 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH - Annie Talks with Monikalynn Lehua Hawkins on what Black History Month means to her

    For this Celebration Awareness series, we recognize the entire month of February as BLACK HISTORY MONTH and we celebrate those who have paved the way and pioneered for African-Americans who follow in their footsteps.

    On this episode #15 of Annie Talks, I had the privilege of speaking with Monikalynn Lehua Hawkins on what Black History Month means to her.

    Me and my Kumu Lehua Hawkins
    I met Monika toward the end of 2017. To me, she is referred to as "Kumu Hula" which is "master teacher in the art of Hula," the word "Kumu" meaning "source" in Hawaiian.

    Monika is a strong, empowered biracial woman, born to an African-American father and a Hawaiian mother. She shares what Black History Month means to her, but also shares what it means to be Hawaiian. She talks about her experiences growing up in a biracial household, the stereotypes and stigmas she and her family faced on both sides of the spectrum while identifying with the best of both worlds culturally.

    For more information on Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Ma'ukele, visit https://www.facebook.com/halau.kalehuamaukele

    Don't forget:

    If you haven't already checked out my YouTube channel, be sure to visit www.YouTube.com/c/AnnieRivera. You can check out the video with Monikalynn Lehua Hawkins on BLACK HISTORY MONTH and other interesting videos on fitness, product reviews, tutorials, my CELEBRATION AWARENESS series, and other Annie Talks episodes.

    Here now is my conversation with Monikalynn Lehua Hawkins.

    EPISODE 14 - Annie Talks with Certified Health Coach with Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) Program, Carrie Barron

    In Episode 14, Annie Talks with Carrie Barron about her weight loss journey and how she became a certified health coach.
    Annie Talks with Certified Health Coach Carrie Barron

    Carrie shares her story about her struggles with obesity throughout her life. At one point she was denied access to riding a roller coaster with her children because of her size. Now she celebrates her inspirational transformation having lost over 100 pounds, by boarding those same rides at amusement parks she was once told not to, and by also becoming a certified health coach where she inspires others to make healthy lifestyle changes as well.

    To find out more information on the COPE Program, contact Carrie Stuart Barron or send me an email and I will connect you directly with Carrie.

    Listen now or take it on the go with you and listen on your favorite device, anytime and anywhere:

    EPISODE 13 - Annie Talks with Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Percussionist Emedin Rivera

    In Episode 13 of the Annie Talks podcast, my guest is five-time Emmy Award-winning percussionist, Emedin Rivera -- no relation at all, in case you were wondering.

    Five-time Emmy Award-winning Percussionist Emedin Rivera

    Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Emedin started playing the bongos at the tender age of 8 years old, due largely in part to his father and uncle who also played the bongos in Puerto Rico.

    The way in which Emedin plays percussions is mesmerizing as he blends Latin Caribbean with African, Fusion, merengue, salsa, etc...you name it, he plays it.

    Emedin has recorded with heavyweights in the music industry such as Harry Belafonte, Gregory Hines, Ben E King, Dave Samuels, Latoya Jackson, Vicky Sue Robinson, and the list goes on.

    Emedin has also recorded LIVE with Larry Coryell, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Rick Cua, Denise Williams, and that list goes on and on.

    Emedin is no stranger to music, as you can tell from this impressive list of credits, but he has also "invented" a new type of instrument (with the help of master craftsmen Matthew Smith of Ritmo percussion) which you'll learn more about in the podcast.

    Be sure to visit his website at www.EMEDINRIVERA.COM, where you can find out more information about the release date for his new record, view his videos, sample his music, and see photos. Or you can check out my website at www.AnnieTalks.com where I will also update Emedin's upcoming release date and more information.

    Also, to learn more about the Conga Toms™ check out Emedin's YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7CGUGvK9Io

    Listen now or take it on the go with you and listen on your favorite device, anytime and anywhere:

    EPISODE 12 - Annie Talks with new artist Alissa Hunnicutt

    If you follow my YouTube channel, you may have seen my next guest on one of the episodes, the first of these Hawaiian-style jam sessions called "Kanikapila." An artist named Alissa Hunnicutt.

    Alissa is an upcoming new artist to follow. She is a very promising songbird who plays a mean ukulele.

    Annie Talks with New Artist Alissa Hunnicutt

    I recently caught up with Alissa at the 2018 #NAMMShow, and for those unfamiliar with #NAMM it is the National Association of Music Merchants, where music companies, event-goers and industry folks from around the globe, gather to the see and hear the latest in musical instruments, music production, music technology, music software...you name it, music everything.

    Alissa hails from Iowa City, Iowa. She holds an undergraduate degree in Voice from the University of Iowa and later attended graduate school at Manhattan School of Music in New York City, New York where she lived for 20 years.

    So now, without further adieu, here is my discussion with Alissa Hunnicutt...We pick up the conversation where she talks about studying in New York.

    Follow Alissa on social media:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/puppetmissy
    Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/alissahunnicuttmusic/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/puppetmissy/

    For show dates mentioned in this podcast and for more information on Alissa Hunnicutt, please visit her website at http://alissahunnicutt.com/

    Thank you all again. Keep listening to ANNIE TALKS.

    EPISODE 11 - Annie Talks with Monster Jam's Matt Pagliarulo, driver of the monster truck "Jester"

    I am thrilled to have had the chance to talk with Monster Jam's Matt Pagliarulo, driver of the Monster Truck "Jester" who was voted Rising Star in 2017.

    Matt talks about how he got started and his passion for driving and competing in Monster Jam.

    So listen now to this podcast with Matt Pagliarulo.

    Annie Talks with Monster Jam driver of Jester monster truck, Matt Pagliarulo

    If you're not familiar with MONSTER JAM, these events feature high-octane, MONSTER-sized trucks! The events are so popular, that these adrenaline-charged motorsports experiences for families have grown in popularity and have expanded World Wide. I'm talking Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Chile, Espana, Netherlands, Australia, Finland, and Germany! And not to mention countless cities upon cities throughout the United States from Atlanta, Detroit, Baltimore, Hartford, Houston, Oakland, St. Louis, Washington DC, Tampa, Orlando, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, and of course Anaheim...and the list goes on an on!

    In the next few weeks, the thrilling MONSTER JAM will crush through Orange County in what will be record-setting FIVE action-packed SoCal Events at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Dates are Jan. 13th and 27th, Feb. 10th, 24th, and 25th. An amazing 7 new trucks will make their Anaheim debut appearances! For the all-new 2018 season, you'll see BroDozer (inspired by the popular Discovery Channel TV show "Diesel Brothers"), Whiplash, Mutant, Rammuntion, Hotsy, and Black Pearl -- plus the newest member of the Monster Jam beasts family - the menacing giant shark Megalodon.

    And of course, the crowd favorites will also be there: GRAVE DIGGER, MAX-D, EL TORO LOCO, SON UVA DIGGER, OVERKILL, EVOLUTION, AVENGER, BOUNTY HUNTER and VP's Racing Fuel's MAD SCIENTIST.

    EPISODE 10 - A Public Service Announcement: DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! Annie Talks with Diana Thrower | Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and Donate Life

    In this episode, Annie Talks with Diana Thrower, an advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and Donate Life, who delivers a touching plea to help keep her son’s legacy alive by donating to MADD and Donate Life. 

    Annie Talks with Diana Thrower, an advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and Donate Life

    In 2012, her son Michael was killed by an underaged, drunk driver, 19, whose blood alcohol level was three-times over the legal limit.

    During the holiday season, please be responsible and mindful of others.


    For more information on how you can get involved, visit:

    Mothers Against Drunk Drivers - Southern California

    Donate Life - California

    EPISODE 9 - Annie Talks About Christmas-themed December Celebrations

    During the month of December, there are holiday traditions we have either celebrated or practiced throughout the years but have you ever wondered how these traditions began? In this podcast, we reveal back stories of some traditions you may already celebrate or are learning about for the first time.

    Dec. 4 - Santa's List Day: Are you on the naughty or nice list?
    Dec. 6 - St. Nicholas Day: Who is St. Nicholas? Is he real?
    Dec. 9 - Christmas Card Day: How one person started a trend.
    Dec. 12 - Poinsettia Day: How the first Ambassador to Mexico started a holiday tradition.
    Dec. 14 - Roast Chestnuts Day: Who started this?
    Dec. 20 - Go Caroling Day: How this popular holiday activity got its own recognition day.
    Dec. 21 - Humbug Day: What does this day mean?
    Dec. 23 - Festivus: What popular show made this day famous?
    Dec. 24 - Egg Nog Day: Cheers!
    Dec. 25 - Christmas Day: The Reason for the Season!

    EPISODE 8 - Annie Talks joins the Sandwich Islands Network Radio Krew and talks with Hawaiian Artist, Singer and Songwriter Keahi

    In Episode 8, I joined the Sandwich Islands Network Radio Krew in my debut radio session as we talked with Hawaiian artist, singer, songwriter, and performer Keahi about his new CD "It's Time" and the inspiration behind the single "It's OK."

    Annie Talks with Hawaiian Artist Keahi

    Keahi, originally from Waianae, Hawaii, has a music style like no other to include Island Contemporary infused with jazz, big band, Reggae, country, and many others.

    For more information on Music by Keahi, visit:

    Follow Keahi on social media:
    Facebook - @KeahiMusic
    Instagram - @musicbykeahi

    Email: MusicByKeahi@gmail.com

    Listen to the Sandwich Islands Network Radio on www.V93FM.com, streaming Hawaiian and Island Contemporary music 24/7 on Internet radio.

    EPISODE 7 - Annie Talks with Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" performer Alphonso Walker Jr

    In Episode 7 of the "Annie Talks" podcast, Singer/Actor/Performer Alphonso Walker Jr talks about relocating from his home state, Florida, to sunny Southern California to pursue a career in Television & Film. 

    I met Alphonso a few years ago and together we performed in the musical “Chess” in the city of Long Beach. He is a very talented singer/actor/dancer who has the drive and dream to be in TV & Film.

    Alphonso always has a positive spin on taking challenges and turning them into opportunities to adjust, rather than conform to the norm. This philosophy is the key factor in what sets himself apart from others.

    He has demonstrated a strong work ethic in all that he does, and I can certainly attest to that, having seen first hand his dedication in all performances and any leading or supporting role he lands. He also shares tips for aspiring actors to know, but above all else, the most important lesson is to BE YOURSELF.

    Alphonso will be performing in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at The Taylor Performing Arts Center through December 3, 2017. For tickets and show times, visit lktaylorperformingarts.com.


    Alphonso Walker Jr. is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance and Minor in Dance. He specializes in Musical Theatre and Dance and holds the firm belief that dancing is fun that everyone can in enjoy.

    At Florida Atlantic University, Alphonso performed in Cabaret (Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (The Beast) and was an active member of the Department of Theatre and Dance Student Choreography Showcase. His First professional job was at Jubilee Dance Theatre of Ft. Lauderdale, FL as an ensemble dancer under the Artistic Direction of Lu Welters. Dancing his way into a position as a semifinalist on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance for the Miami segment Alphonso was not selected for Vegas. However, he returned to the stage in The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Romeo and Juliet (Peter/Gregory/Ball Dancer).  His more recent performances are in Westside Story (Pepe), Footloose (Cowboy Bobby) and Jesus Christ SuperStar (Simon)  and is excited to be a part of the talented cast in Dream Girls.

    EPISODE 6 - Annie Talks with Disney On Ice Skater Justine Lopez 

    Born and raised in Sacramento, Calif., Justine Lopez began ice skating at age 7 1/2. After undergoing scoliosis surgery when she was 10, doctors said she would never be able to skate again. Determined, Lopez had to learn how to walk, let alone skate again. She would later overcome all obstacles and coach figure skating, as well as coach and compete in ballroom dancing. She caught the eyes of Disney On Ice producers in 2008 and has been skating as an ensemble performer ever since.

    This season will feature for the first time 
    Disney•Pixar’s "Inside Out" characters

    Beaming with Filipina pride, she is elated to be skating into the hearts of many Southern California families starting in December, with a short few-days performance in Sacramento later this season for a special homecoming with her family. Lopez says she is extremely proud to represent her Filipino culture and become the beacon of light for Filipinos everywhere.

    EPISODE 5 - Annie Talks with Legend Football League - Los Angeles Temptation Head Coach Tui Suiaunoa

    In Episode 5, I had a conversation with Legends Football League - Los Angeles Temptation Head Coach Tui Suiaunoa. We talked about the differences between the LFL and the National Football League (NFL) and one major difference is the LFL is played 100 percent with women athletes. Other differences include: they only play 7-on-7 players, but they were "unconventional" uniforms.

    Suiaunoa also talks about his personal and professional achievements and the goals for the team; plus we ended in a Rapid Round of questions. Listen to the interview above and see how well Suiaunoa answered the Rapid Round in two minutes!

    Legends Football League - Los Angeles Temptation.