St. John's Confidential File

Miles Richmond Found Soul And Used It

HELLO AMERICA!—I had an existential crisis and couldn't produce another piece of music for TV or radio because it lost its meaning and purpose. Shortly, after 911, I unplugged the TV. I didn't want to expose myself to the trauma or the media's portrayal of the event. I also became acutely aware of the media's dumbing down of our...

Music Plunges Into New World Of Hope

HELLO AMERICA!—Like millions of others, I am sitting at my computer attempting to make a connection with all of those who depend on many of us for news and breaking stories that make up our day with a level of satisfaction. Looking out of the living room window, the street once sighted with tons of people passing by is...

Harry Belafonte Documentary Reveals One Side

HELLO AMERICA!—I was very anxious to view the Harry Belafonte documentary which premiered on MSNBC this last weekend. As expected, it revealed an expected picture of the man I first worked within the film "Carmen Jones.” The documentary was well-done capturing a time in our nation that erupted with racial discourse and explosive anger that touched human aspect of...

Australian Mom Arrested For Anti-Lockdown Protest Post

AUSTRALIA—Victoria police arrested Zoe-Lee Buhler, a 28 year-old pregnant woman at her home in Ballarat, Victoria, on September 2. She was arrested for posting about an anti-lockdown event "freedom day" on Facebook. The footage of the arrest was live-streamed on Facebook and has gone viral. The live-stream video which gained over 10 million views shows Zoe Buhler in her pajamas...

Suddenly There Was America’s Sweetheart

HELLO AMERICA!—I had not saved very much money from working in the Desk Set, which meant that I had to get another paying gig as soon as possible.  I was sharing a studio apartment with actor Jim Ransom, who was about to go on the road with another show.  I was offered roles in several small theater shows.  One...

Don’t Be Fearful Of Going Beyond The Dream

HELLO AMERICA!—Having lived in Los Angeles during the 1950s, facing and understand the obvious challenges to remain in the functioning lane to success has been extremely clear. After all, I escaped with the assistance of my classmates at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, catching a Greyhound Bus to Los Angeles to attend USC. Even though the university offered tremendous...

Still Prolific! Still Intense!

HELLO AMERICA—John Lewis’ love of the Jazz art form (the USA’s homegrown music) has not waned over the many years during which he’s participated in the music business.  He continues to produce new works as a drummer, composer, pianist and entrepreneur. John grew up in Morton, PA, which was close to the larger cities (Chester and Philadelphia). This proximity to music...

Studios Slowly Begin To Open Doors

HELLO AMERICA!—Millions of soap fans are overjoyed to see one of their favorites, “The Young and the Restless” has returned to its regular schedule of dramatic turns. One devoted fan of 30 years said, “I am a woman who has been forced to stay home for so many years because of a physical condition. The characters on that show...

The Buckhead Boyz “Once Upon A Time Called Now”

HELLO AMERICA!—The feeling you get while driving and a falling star enters your periphery and there is no one else around to witness it. The exact same feeling you get when you are in some obscure venue and this artist of whom you have never seen before or ever heard of is killing it on stage and you realize...

June Choi Oh Draws Attention From Around World

HELLO AMERICA—Because I had a professional relationship with classical pianist June Choi Oh, it is always exciting to hear about her constant mobility moving ahead as a musician. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life when I witnessed the recording of my symphonic work, “Flight of Columbia 7 & Dances of Remembrance in San Francisco...
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