July 6, 2003 – Hollywood, CA: It was a hot afternoon in the Garden Pavilion at the Church of Scientology, Celebrity Centre International. The Red, White & Blues Festival fanned the temperatures even higher to a blistering white-hot, fire-storm of energy, enthusiasm and soul-enchanting blues.
Some of the inferno-creators included Desiree Grenier with The Bullfrog Blues Band. Desiree blistered and burned with a style and power all her own, as an angelic conflagration of the old blues greats and many newer jazz and blues artists. Her broad vocal fire embodied a unique fusion of a Janis Joplin, hard-rock attitude and an Aretha Franklin soul.
Poet, R. C. Bates’ far-reaching wit and wisdom beckoned the solar system to further inspire the simmering summer afternoon.
The Izzy Chait Band, with long-time performer, Izzy Chait, seared and sautéed the show with a vocal structure of Billy Eckstein and Johnny Hartman; with added lightness and phrasing of Joe Williams, Mel Torme and Frank Sinatra; a little of Ray Charles and Willie Dixon, while adding a dash of Joe Cocker, just for some good old, foot-stomping, hot fun.
Missing Identity scorched the house, featuring Calista Carradine’s sultry-bluesy sound with hints of Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Reba Mcintyre and Stevie Nicks.
Poet, Michael Silton, sparkled and sizzled with a bit of philosophic insight and social intelligence amidst the raging fire.
Bluesman Herbie Katz, with Wumbloozo, was blowing part of that white-heat fire-storm through his harmonica and later said, “It was great to get together with new and old friends. I love the energy and facilities here at Celebrity Centre and I’m looking forward to playing here again.”
Producer of the Red, White & Blues Festival, Tim Corbo, expressed his purpose behind initiating this inferno, “As a blues musician myself, I’m a long-time believer in the power of music inspiring individuals, through emotion, to create change in life. And this festival is a way to use that energy to raise awareness and funds for Artists For A Better World and the work they are doing to unite artists to create a better world through art.”
Chelsea Williams and Lee Ann Tallis were on hand to answer questions about the all-time self-help bestseller, Dianetics, by L. Ron Hubbard. With over 20,000,000 copies in dozens of languages, Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than fifty years. Now used in more than 150 nations, Dianetics brings dramatic and permanent improvement to people all over the world.
President of Artists For A Better World International, George Alger, fed the flames further invoking the audience to use their creative power for social betterment and to “Get Connected” to AFABW Int. George also read a quote from Dianetics author, humanitarian, writer and musician, L. Ron Hubbard, “A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.”
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