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A chat with Shep Gordon

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Shep talks about his life, som eBIG news an teh upcoming New Years Eve Bash.

A star-studded lineup of performers will electrify the Wailea Beach Resort this New Yearʻs Eve.
 
For the 12th year running, Hollywood film producer Shep Gordon will host his holiday celebration that has become known by many as the “world’s most exclusive New Year’s Eve party.”
 
Gordon deems the event “a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most phenomenal artists in an intimate setting.”
 
Here is a list of this yearʻs entertainers: 
 Alice Cooper, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Pat Simmons Jr., Dave Mason, Lynda Carter, Weird Al Yankovic, Willie K, Lily Meola, Willie Nelson and son Lukas, Nathaniel Rateliff, Pat Monahan of Train
 
Proceeds from the event will go to the Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
 
Over the years, the event has been credited with providing over 3.2 million meals to Maui’s hungry, as well as significant financial support for the MACC.
 
Event doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.
 
Attendees will be greeted to a private rooftop viewing of the Wailea fireworks following the concert.
 
For tickets, click here

After being introduced to the band Alice Cooper by drummer Neil Smith’s sister Cindy Smith, he and his partner Joe Greenberg began to manage the group in 1968. Gordon went on to represent Anne Murray, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Ben Vereen, Burton Cummings, The Calloways, Squeeze, Frankie Valli, Gary Wright, George Clinton, Gipsy Kings, Groucho Marx, Jean-Luc Ponty, Johnny Clegg, Kenny Loggins, King Sunny Ade, Lisa Fischer, Majek Fashek, Maurice White, Michelle Shocked, Mtume, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Pink Floyd, Pointer Sisters, Raquel Welch, Rick James, Sarah Miles, Stephanie Mills and Yvonne Elliman.[8][9][10] He continues to manage Alice Cooper to this day without a contract.

Gordon was a partner with Sammy Hagar (of Van Halen) on Cabo Wabo Tequila. He also partnered with Willie Nelson to create Old Whiskey River Bourbon.

 

Gail Swanson

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How nice to talk with the very talented Gail Swanson about her trips to Italy and wh she goes back year after year.

Special Christmas SHow with George Kahumoku and Rock Hendrix

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Mele Kalikimaka treat with multi Grammy Award winning George Kahumoku and Rock Hendrix

Grammy Winner Peter Kater

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Peter has often been called prolific and is said to have the “gift of melody”. His love and enthusiasm for the creative process, self-exploration, the healing arts and the natural world continues to inspire a well-spring of composing and recording. In a thriving career spanning over 3 decades and going strong, Peter Kater has recorded over 60 albums resulting in the sales of millions of units; has scored the music for well over 100 television and film productions including 11 On- and Off-Broadway dramatic plays; ands the recipient of dozens of awards and honors including 13 Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award win for his 2017 Dancing On Water recording. But most importantly his music has uplifted, soothed, healed and inspired the lives of millions of people all around the world.https://peterkater.com/

Time to slow down

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—-more—-a talk and meditation about taking time to slow down

Steve McKinnon, New CEO Maui Humane Society

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The Board of Directors of the Maui Humane Society announced the selection of Steve MacKinnon as the new CEO for the nonprofit organization.  MacKinnon will started at the shelter in Puʻunēnē on Nov. 4, 2019.

MacKinnon holds a Master’s Degree in public administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. During his career Steve has worked to integrate his love of animals with his enforcement and community outreach experience, most recently as Chief of Humane Law Enforcement and Vice-President of Community Response at the San Diego Humane Society.

According to the MHS announcement, MacKinnon “believes strongly in the concept of a humane community, which seeks to facilitate collaboration between the animal shelter and the community so that everyone is working together to find the best possible solutions for our Island’s animals.”

“The opportunity to serve as CEO for the Maui Humane Society aligns strongly with my professional and personal aspirations to create a better world for animals, their owners and the greater community. It will be a privilege to work with the outstanding MHS team whose lifesaving work has already accomplished so much for Maui’s animals,” said MacKinnon. 

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“We are very excited about the breadth of experience that Steve brings to MHS,” says MHS Board Chair Ron Schmidt. “In addition to animal welfare and humane enforcement experience, he has impressive management and strategic planning expertise and is dedicated to expanding community outreach and involvement. We are confident that Steve will be an exceptional leader for our agency and a compassionate advocate for the animals on our island. We hope the community will join us in welcoming Steve, his wife Dianna and their rescue dogs to Maui.”

MacKinnon’s appointment is the culmination of a search process to fill the CEO position vacated by Jerleen Bryant, who left MHS in August to take the position of Executive Director with the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation. With the assistance of a professional executive search firm, MHS sought qualified candidates both locally and nationally. Through a multi-level screening process, applicants were eventually narrowed down to those with the highest level of expertise and credentials within the Animal Welfare and Humane Enforcement field, and after multiple interviews, the final selection was made this week. 

Releasing Judgements

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A talk and meditation on how to be less judgmental.

in the realm of being
at this time of year
we get overwhelmed by what we need to do
running round in circles
with what we must get done

Amidst the busy season
we forget what it’s really designed to be
a time of introspection
to light the Yule log
so in the darkness we can see

oh to balance the confusion
and bring back some sanity
to be a little more happy
to be a kinder and find some peace

please stop and take some time
to remember what Christmas really means
light a candle in the darkness
and let the overwhelm be released

Laura Powers, author, psychic

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Laura is the author of seven books and her new book, Archangels and Ascended Masters is out now. She is working on the eight and ninth books, Celebrity Channeled messages and her work with Pets and Animals. Her first book, Life and the After Life: Notes from a Medium and Angel Communicator chronicles Laura’s journey growing up as a girl who sensed ghosts and spirits and other beings.  The book tells her personal journey in order to help others have a better understanding of the other side and better navigate through life with this knowledge.  Her second book Angels: How to Understand, Recognize, and Receive their Guidance is a practical handbook for those desiring to learn about angels and receive angelic assistance and support. Her book Diary of a Ghost Whisperer tells true stories about her work and her life with ghosts, spirits, and beyond.https://www.healingpowers.net

Christine Wong on Lima, Machu Pichu and Cusco

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Christine Wong talks about a once in a lifetime fist class trip to Peru, Going to Lima, Cusco and MachU Pichu.Machu Picchu is an Incan city surrounded by temples, terraces and water channels, built on a mountaintop. It was built with huge blocks of stone joined to each other without any mortar. Today it has been designated cultural heritage of humanity in recognition of its political, religious and administrative importance during the age of the Incas.

for infohttps://www.peru.travel/

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