Jennifer O’Neill — Actress (Summer Of ‘42) CoverGirl Model, Author, SpeakerInternationally acclaimed model, actress, film and television star, spokesperson, producer, author, fundraiser, proud mother of three and grandmother of four, by any definition, Jennifer O’Neill is one of a kind. With thirty-five-plus feature films, numerous television movies and series to her credit, Jennifer is the first to tell you she is truly blessed. After her cinematic debut, she accepted a role in the film, Summer of ‘42. Her hauntingly beautiful portrayal of Dorothy made Jennifer O’Neill a household name, and today, Summer of ‘42 remains one of home videos most popular titles: The film is considered a “classic,” with her performance hailed as legendary not only by the public, but by her peers as well. And, of course, we’ve all seen her impressive spokeswoman campaign for CoverGirl: Jennifer’s unprecedented thirty-year endorsement of the product catapulted CoverGirl into the top selling makeup line in the country. As if all this activity weren’t enough to fill the day, Ms. O’Neill continues to be a constant advocate for charitable causes from serving as Chairperson for the American Cancer Society, to hosting a one hour special for World Vision shot in Africa concerning the HIV epidemic. As an author, Ms. O’Neill recently updated her autobiography Surviving Myself at the request of her readers. Her other published works include novels, All That Glitters and Res-Q Pals, literary healing resources, From Fallen to Forgiven and You’re Not Alone (with associated Workbooks, DVD and CD), as well as the Circle of Friends/Just Off Main, a 3-part fiction series. Also available on this website are Your Red Letter Day “chain letter” outreach materials. She has been the guest of President and Mrs. Reagan at the White House, has keynoted at Women of Faith and Extraordinary Women Conferences, all the while working alongside Focus on the Family on TV and Radio projects. By adding speaking opportunities to her roster of talents and passions, Jennifer O’Neill embraces her “hope and healing” theme by sharing her life’s experiences with a passion, humour and enthusiasm that resonates with all generations at her own “All that Glitters” conferences.
Lighthouse — Juno Award Winning Recording Artists (Sunny Days, One Fine Morning, Pretty Lady)Paul Hoffert
Paul Hoffert (Poli) was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied classical piano when he was a young boy, but he was drawn to the music of Fats Domino, Little Richard, and the doo-wop vocal groups that were popular then. His first band was the Boptones, which released two singles, I Wanna Love You and Betty Jean, when Paul was 13 years old. All the band members had nicknames—nickibop, johnibop, stevibop and, his own new moniker, polibop. At 16, Paul had mastered classical and jazz piano, was performing regularly on network television, and had recorded his first jazz album. At 22, he had composed several feature film scores and an Off-Broadway musical. While he was in New York he met Skip Prokop and together they founded Lighthouse. Aside from Lighthouse, Paul has composed music for more than thirty feature films and hundreds of television programs. His orchestral music includes “Concerto for Contemporary Violin” that has been performed around the world and won a Juno Award. He has won awards at the San Francisco Film Festival, Genie, Gemini, Clio, and 4 SOCAN Film/TV Composer awards. He has conducted Symphony Orchestras in Canada, Europe and the United States, including a Sony recording featuring Placido Domingo. Paul is former President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and Chair of the Ontario Arts Council. In 2005 he received the Order of Canada for his contributions to music and media.
After some twenty plus years of writing, recording and producing music, Jamie Prokop has always strived to exceed expectations with great success and continues to satisfy the needs of others through his creativity and abilities, and by cultivating a lasting relationship with the people he works with. He exudes, both, a genuine and dynamic quality not just in his personality and character, but in his work ethic and creative process as well that can easily and honestly be detected in his workmanship and performance. Prokop has had the pleasure of having some of his works recognized in international film, award winning projects, and has even gained attention from Christian Pop/Rock producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman). He has also enjoyed the fruits of his labour internationally with traditional radio, satellite radio, and internet/cable radio exposure for several of his artists, including his own works. He has been involved in radio production since the age of nine and continues with great success today writing radio commercials for several businesses across Canada. He has spent hundreds of hours on the concert stage, both as an artist and a musician and has, in recent years, become the drummer for Lighthouse, taking the place of his father Skip Prokop, who is now retired. Jamie was warmly welcomed into the band and greatly enjoys the responsibility and privilege of driving the musical force that is Lighthouse.
CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew
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*Today’s Guest: Fr. Richard Rohr - Franciscan Friar, Author, Globally Recognized Ecumenical Teacher
**TDMS Talkback (Call Toll Free Throughout North America on 877-569-1250)
Drew will open up the phone lines, seeking advice from listeners about how best to crawl back to the Light.
LOVE GURUSAfter walking 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago during a three month vow of silence, Drew came to the conclusion that he knows very little about something he loves - LOVE! So he’s decided to reach out to various LOVE GURUS for help.
Today’s Love Guru(s) - Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt
Harville is a couple's therapist with more than 40 years' experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has appeared on Oprah 17 times. He holds graduate degrees from Union Theological Seminary (NY) and the University of Chicago and is a former professor at Southern Methodist University.
Helen – in addition to her partnership in the authorship of 10 books on relationships and her co-creation and distribution of IMAGO – holds earned and honorary degrees from Union Theological Seminary (NY) and Southern Methodist University. The sole author of FAITH AND FEMINISM, she was installed in the Women's Hall of Fame for her leadership in the global women's movement.
Helen and Harville have been married for more than 30 years, have six children and six grandchildren, and reside in Dallas, Texas.
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Alex PangmanWith pipes aplenty, Juno nominee Alex Pangman possesses the requisite taste, talent and the historical knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into the sturdy standards of the classic jazz era. After getting a Songwriter of the Year nomination from the National Jazz Awards for her tune Melancholy Lullaby for the 2001 film Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story, Alex received two more nominations in the Vocalist Of The Year category and then a Ken Whiteley number she sang over the opening scene of the 2003 feature film Falling Angels won a Genie for Best Original Song. While the gorgeously filmed videos for the aforementioned Melancholy Lullaby and One Night In Monte Carlo shot to the top of the Bravo! Countdown, Alex was busily scheduling collaborations with everyone from Grammy-nominated trumpeter Kevin Clark and the dashing Denzal Sinclaire to pianist Tyler Yarema and even Jim Galloway's All-Stars. But Alex was never keen on being anyone's "chick singer" and to underscore that point, she selected the repertoire, assembled her band and co-produced 2005's Live In Montreal (Real Gone Gal) album which stands among her finest recorded performances. The blessing of more frequent bookings would also prove to be a curse. Smoke-filled venues were definitely not the place for someone battling lung disease and Alex reluctantly slowed down to recoup. All the while, her interest in singing and playing music never waned. In fact, it was during her self-imposed exile that she stumbled onto the city's bluegrass and string-band underground. A hook-up with the Backstabbers' frontman Colonel Tom Parker gave rise to the rollicking roots country combo Lickin’ Good Fried. But following the release of the group's Say Uncle! debut, Alex's physical condition worsened and a double-lung transplant was deemed essential. Fortunately a donor was found and the surgery was a complete success. Alex roared back with a new recording project, 33 for the prestigious Montreal jazz label Justin Time. Released in April 2011 to wide critical acclaim, the title "33" refers both to Pangman’s age at the time of recording as well as to the fact that the carefully selected repertoire was popular in North America during 1933. Just as word came that she would be sharing a Toronto Jazz Festival bill with Willie Nelson at Massey Hall, the state of Pangman's health began to decline. A double-lung re-transplant was required and thankfully another donor was found. While making a remarkably quick recovery, Pangman dreamed up her most ambitious project to date. Rather than play it safe, she decided to use those newly-acquired lungs to cut an album of entirely fresh material. Suitably enough, the Juno Nominated album was called "New" (2014 Justin Time) and features a totally rejuvenated Pangman belting out Ella Fitzgerald and Annette Hanshaw gems with gusto accompanied by the sweetly swinging members of the New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings. Following this effort, the next logical step for the purist was to record direct to 78rpm acetate disc. On her 2017 EP for Justin Time "Alex Pangman's Hot Three", she goes further backwards in time to discover why early jazz recordings have the special sound and energy that they do. "There's no studio trickery, no safety net. Just three minutes to do your thing." It lead to "some of the most spontaneous experiences" Pangman has ever experienced in the recording studio.
CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: ALEX PANGMAN on The Drew Marshall Show
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