From left, meet CJ, Daniel Stewart and Devon Yaffe. We call them our Rising Stars and we can't wait for you to get to know them.
First up is talented young singer-songwriter CJ, whose original song "Perfect Two" was featured on the soundtrack to "Hoodwinked Two". With her first solo EP coming soon, we know you'll love her story and her beautiful voice. Bonus -- she sings her forthcoming single "Across My Heart" live in our studio! Yay! Our first musical guest. You can check out CJ's Youtube channel here, and buy her signature "Infinity" necklace here.
Our next rising star is aspiring actor/filmmaker Devon Yaffe, whose documentary "Overcoming Adversity as a Gay Teen" recently took the blogosphere by storm. What began as his senior project at Hollywood High School has since been featured on numerous blogs, including The Huffington Post and on the Lance Bass Dirty Pop Show on Sirius XM OutQ.
And finally, you'll meet young actor Daniel Stewart who recently appeared in the acclaimed two-man play "60 Miles to Silverlake". He also appeared in the David Cromer-helmed production of "Our Town" at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles starring Helen Hunt, and the award-winning "Master Harold...and The Boys" at The Rubicon in Ventura. Listen in as he shares his hopes and dreams for being a young working actor in Los Angeles. (Update: Look for Daniel soon in a new Verizon commercial!)
L-R: Devon Yaffe, guest co-host Matt Fairlee, Daniel Stewart and Brian Fairlee in our studio.
She's America's favorite New Year's Day date. Best known for her expert co-hosting of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on KTLA, and for being the longtime spokesperson for Lucky supermarkets, Stephanie Edwards is a bonafide broadcasting legend. Hear about her childhood in Minnesota and her Hollywood dreams. Learn about how she got her start in broadcasting on Ralph Story's Los Angeles and then AM America, an early competitor to NBC's Today Show. (Enjoy this clip of Stephanie interviewing the Jackson 5 in 1971.) Hear her stories of a long career in Hollywood, including a funny behind-the-scenes moment with Rose Marie and Charo at The Hollywood Squares. (For the record, Stephanie has the best legs of the three!) You'll find out how she came to host the annual parade in Pasadena and why she feels it is an important American tradition. And yes, we talk about that rainy day in 2006 when she was relegated to doing color commentary down on the street instead of co-hosting the parade with Bob Eubanks up in the booth, and about how her many fans in Southern California helped her get the gig back in 2008. She also talks about that viral "cheap joke" that ended up on Jon Stewart and other late-night shows. Of course, Stephanie also shares how her deep faith has guided her life and how she shares that faith with others. Sit back and enjoy our wonderful friend, Stephanie Edwards.
Link to information about Faithlift 2013 featuring Stephanie Edwards on March 16, 2013.
Brian, Stephanie & Danielle