Everything Fabulous -Mother’s Day/ My Mother/Kelly Zirbes, Evewine 101/Mamapoolooza/art/gift ideas

Mother’s Day Blog

Sunday May 8th is Mother’s Day and Everything Fabulous would like to honor a few fabulous ladies that are not only successful in their industries but also use their talents to bring awareness to many causes.  Because this is Mother’s Day, I would like to first start out by honoring the woman who has helped shape me in to the person I am today, My mother.

As the second youngest of 9 siblings (4 boys and 5 girls) my mother grew up in a very modest house in North Platte Nebraska. Her family made their living by working in the beat and potato fields.  She says it was her father that taught them about having a strong work ethic.   My mother was a very talented dancer and beauty queen but when I was born, she sacrificed her dreams to make sure that our family was taken care of by working six days a week cleaning rooms at the local Holiday Inn.  At the age of 50 my mother decided to go back to school and got her teaching degree and by the age 60, she got her  master’s degree in education and teaches children who have learning disabilities. In addition to working, my mother also takes on an active role in her church and is always helping out others who are less fortunate.   Although my mother and I may not always agree on certain things, I will always be grateful for all of her sacrifices she made, the love she gave me, and for teaching me that you have to work hard for what you want and never give up on your dreams.  

Fabulous Musician

Kelly’s Lot has been a huge part of the Los Angeles Music Scene for many years whose music weaves bluesy folk influence with a blues Rock foundation and has a sound that is upbeat, heartfelt, and fun.   This band has played many venues and Blues Festivals all over the US including the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland Oregon, Big Fish Blues Festival, Maxson Roadhouse and the Pasadena Blues Festival. Kelly’s Lot has also been featured on many media outlets including ABC perspectives, Good Morning Texas, La Times, Rock City news just to name a few.  And although the music of Kelly’s lot had been heard on traditional, college, and Internet radio stations, It was the releases titled “Come To This” and “The Light” that played on European internet radio stations and not only earned them an  European fan base, but also a tour through Belgium and France.  The tour was so successful, that an agent came calling and they will be touring France in September 2010 promoting their latest release, “Pastrami and Jam”.  Founded by Singer/Songwriter Kelly Zirbes who after years of being a solo artist, recorded her first “Kelly’s Lot” demo with composer and keyboard player for Phil Collins and the J Geils Band, J Peter  Robinson . Since then the band has had many lifetime members that have accompanied  singer/songwriter, Kelly Zirbes who also takes on the role as spokesperson for Hepatitus C.  In 2000, Kelly’s friend Gioa lost her battle to the disease of Hepatitis C and since then Kelly Zirbes has taken on a very active role in spreading the awareness of Hep C through her concerts, running in the Boston, Long Beach, and Los Angeles Marathons, and community events.  Not only does Kelly run the marathon but also performs with her band right after. By doing this, it helped get the attention to the press and the message was heard loud and clear.  Kelly has also started the Hep C Postcard Campaign by building a coalition of musicians and street teams to bring about the awareness of Hep C on a larger scale. This brought about different events including 3 telethons over the internet.  Working alone trying to spread the awareness of Hepatitis C would be a lot to take on but not for Kelly Zirbes who also donates a portion of CD sales and T-shirt sales to additional charities such as the American Liver Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Red Cross, and many more.   If you would like to learn more about Hepatitis C or help out with the Postcard Campaign, go to http://www.hepcaware.org. And to  find out where Kelly’s Lot will be playing next in the Us, France, or to purchase Kelly’s Lot music including their latest release “Pastrami and Jam” go to http://www.kellyslot.com/testpin.html

Fabulous Wine Lady

The internet brought a wave of a different type of advertising  called websites  and in 1999 the world was introduced  us to a more personal, interactive website where individuals could talk about news going on in the world or a specific subject,  this became the beginning of the “Blog”. Our next fabulous lady has turned her passion for writing and passion for the grape into a successful Wine Blog called “Eve wine 101” http://evewine101.blogspot.com

Eve was not always a wine blogger, she got her start by writing press releases and features on non-profits for free and was also an unpaid community columnist for her local newspaper for 14 years.  One day a Blue Star Mother asked Eve to attend and cover her event and from that point on, Eve became an influential representative of her community.

Not only does Eve write about her community but also takes great care in volunteering  her time to different charities like The Hunger Defense Fund (now called Feed the Children, a food bank in Santa Clarita) and the Betty Ferguson Foundation (that empowers women to achieve).

When the Local newspaper asked Eve to write about wine, it again morphed into discovering that most non-profits held many wine-themed fundraisers – so she could continue to help them out.

 After 15 years as a successful writer, and a successful wine blog, Eve still enjoys writing press releases and features out of the pure enjoyment and love for her community.  In addition to Eve’s Wine 101 She also writes for:  http://westranchbeacon.com/blog and http://scvelitemagazine.com.

Fabulous Mother’s Day Event

Mamapooloza –http://www.mamapooloza.com is one of the largest Coast to Coast Mother’s Day celebration and on May 8th  they will be bringing the Party to Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood Ca and also via webcast at http://www.kulakswoodshed/webcast.

This event will be Mc’d by Janeane Bernstein, http://www.janeanebernstein.com/, a DJ/Host of the Momz Rock House Radio Show who guest have included Kathy Valentine of the Go Go’s, Meredith Brooks, Emme, Taylor Dayne and many other women in the arts. She is also the  Orange County Regional Coordinator of Mamapalooza, and emcee of this year’s Taste of Ladera and OC’s “Bet You Can’t Do That Talent Show.”
Janeane has emceed and hosted numerous events throughout Orange County , including Parenting Magazine’s Family Expo’s, Pampered Lady Cruises, her own Mamapalooza festivals and Momz Rock the House Music events. Currently, her radio show, Momz Rock the House, can be heard on momzrockthehouse.com and 90.1fm KBPK and on http://www.kbpk-fm.com, Saturday’s 6-7pm PST and Celebrates the Mind, Body & Spirit in Association with the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Lupus foundation of America. http://www.momzrockthehouse.com

These Talented  Mom acts will be providing the entertainment.

THE MamaEarth Band   www.stacyrobin.com 

Stacy Robin appearing with Donna Eveland & Lisa Barbee, aka the MamaEarth Band
Stacy Robin is an accomplished singer, songwriter, percussionist and engaging front woman who creates a colorful musical palette with a fusion of pop, rock, folk & world music, lush vocals and intimate lyrical style.  Her music takes you on a journey from playful odes to painful laments, from infectious hooks to deep introspection, and touches every emotion in between. Stacy is a masterful songwriter with several acclaimed commercial releases and her songs havebeen on TV and in film including the movie “The Stranger Beside Me” starring Mark Harmon, the CBS drama “The Unit” and TV ads for Gateway Computers and Toyota as well as radio ads for Wal-Mart. She has also donated the use of her music to non-profit organizations such as Step-Up Women’s Network, Americans for Medical Progress, and Cedars-Sinai.

WOMEN ON THE MOVE    www.reverbnation/womenonethemove 
Three indie artists have joined forces to become WOMEN ON THE MOVE.  Joan Enguita, Linda Geleris and Trish Lester have released original music on their solo CDs. All have toured the Southern California area.  Performing as an acoustic trio, they returned recently from their Portland tour. They were recently heard on KPFK in a one hour interview and performance on the legendary FolkScene radio show with host Roz Larman.   Styles vary from blues to soft rock, contemporary folk to modern country.  Instrumentation includes guitar, mandolin, djembe drum. Some of their Joni Mitchell tribute songs include the dulcimer.  The group is currently recording a trio CD to be released later this year.  June 13 they will be heard on the nationally syndicated radio show “River City Folk” in a one hour performance and interview, hosted by Tom May.  www.rivercityfolk.com    www.tommay.com   www.reverbnation/womenonthemove  www.sonicbids.com/womenonthemove

Jewelry provided by Gina Venturini Designs http://www.ginaventurinidesigns.com

Gina Venturini Designs travels easily from the board room to the ballroom, from the business lunch to the serious date dinner. You may have to change your outfit, but not your jewelry. In unconventional pairings, Gina Venturini Designs jewelry uses a smart combination of down-to-earth semi-precious stones and brilliant Swarovski crystal crystals with silver findings in unusual color schemes. While elegant and comfortably chic, these pieces incorporate classical lines with funky edges and sculptural, three-dimensional elements.

And Chair Massage by Debby Johnson. The Festivities are from 8-10pm.  Email from anywhere in the world to Kulakswebcast@yahoo.com  during the webcast and your sentiments will be shared LIVE with the audience.

Fabulous Mother’s Day projects

Here are a couple of Mother’s Day projects that my art classes did this week. Tissue Paper flower http://video.kaboose.com/crafts.html  and a bracelet made out of a cardboard tube.  

Fabulous Mother’s Day Gifts ideas

Are you still having a hard time deciding what to get your mother for Mother’s Day?

Here are a few ideas: Pamper her with a Spa Treatment, treat her at her favorite restaurant, jewelry is alwasy special or if your mother has a hobby, a gift card from the store she purchase her supplies will suffice.  If you are on a budget  go the homemade route.   Homemade Cards, Frames, and artwork will always touch her heart.

 All information for  Mamapooloza provided by Paul Kulak http://www.kulakswoodshed.com


~ by ginaventurini on May 8, 2010.

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