Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Annie Armen Show Presents: Artists ON FIRE (Series) -- Beat 1

"Take a MUSIC bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body."  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Annie Armen Presents
Artists ON FIRE (Series) -- Beat 1
Featured Guest ArtistsSam Amazyan and James Dore'
When:  Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Time:  3pm Pacfic | 6pm Eastern
Where:  Annie Armen Show

Who is Hurricane Artist Victim #1:  Sam Amazyan?
Sam Amazyan is a musican and a composer.  His greatest joy in life is creating and performing music that touches and enriches people's lives. Through his musical career, which started when he was 15, Sam Amazyan performed and experimented with a wide variety of musical styles (from classical, to jazz, to rock, to heavy metal, to European, to Middle Eastern music).  He has played lead guitar in different bands and always sought out by vocalists and band leaders. He has played in bands for audiences in Armenia, Russia, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and the USA.  Today, Sam Amazyan is enjoying performing nationwide at retirement and assisted living homes, helping people through his beautiful music with sounds of world music.  

Who is Hurricane Artist Victim #2:  James Dore'
James Dore’ is a singer/songwriter, and TV host, currently working on a CD entitled BLAZE! Dore’ has been performing music live, modeling, featured on billboard ads, fitness inform-mercials and fashion shows off and on since childhood. In addition to music, Dore’ has spent time hosting on a show called Destination TV that he wrote and performed the theme song. He has had the privilege of having four of his songs in a 2006 independent movie called Vampire Slayers. Dore’ was hailed as, “One of the best up and coming artist.” on The Tim Ryan Show Live. To sum it all up, platinum recording artist and Dove award winner BeBe Winnans described James Dore’s music as, “Good music with integrity.”   

A little something about WHY Artists on Fire

For many of our loyal fans and supporters, you have seen the Annie Armen Show travel through the world of causes, to the world of business, with occasional music programs featuring celebrity artists such as Chico Vega's Legendary Drifters, Rahmlee, Rob Mullins, and more.  Throughout the years, many of you have shared observations such as, "Annie, there is something so unique about your program.  Your show is all heart, all soul, you're on fire, your message is pure in seeking truth and solutions, and your music production rocks.  When you speak, you always communicate with heart, humor, wisdom, rhythm and infectious energy.  You are a drummer of words, etc..."  

Well, each and every one of you are highly astute in your observations!  WHY? Next to my number one core value of Faith, music has always been and will always be my core passion, rooted in my DNA since birth.  I was 3 years old when I first snuck into my dad's basement in New York to go on the drums and play a complex, time signature of 9/4.  Since then, I took my passion for music and rhythm and applied it in business and in life through communication:  Speaking | Consulting | Writing | Broadcasting | Performing

As a Communications Artist today, which includes the percussionist, drummer and singer side of me, how can I possibly turn my head the other way and not pay my respect to TRUE ARTISTS ON FIRE from the world of music?  Artists who are dedicated to their craft with all heart and soul; artists who push forward no matter how extenuating their circumstances; artists who have embraced resistance, in many cases ... lack of support from family and loved ones, judgment from folks in suits, while staying true and loyal to their dream.  Artists who walk to the beat of SHOW MUST GO ON, the very beat taught in business. 

Because I have experienced and live BOTH sides of the world -- music and business -- today, I am blessed with this rare privilege to be a soulful voice for our genuine artists who are ON FIRE, artists who do not know the meaning of quit.  We will talk about their lessons learned from failures, and their forward successes as a result thereof.

Moment of Hurricane Truth
Out of all the series and programs I have produced and aired throughout the years since television, this particular series -- Artists ON FIRE -- IS representative of my heart and soul, authentic to my very core and being!  What you will hear, what you will experience, will be nothing short of heart, love, soul, bringing out hidden treasures and details, often and unfortunately overlooked by many.

NEXT on the Annie Armen Show:  Artists ON FIRE -- Beat 2

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Question for WHY Annie Armen Readers?

Are you a musician, artist applying your anointed gifts and abilities in business and in life? Do you have an inspiring story to share?

Please post your comments below, we would love to hear from you.
~Annie Armen


  1. That interview was a lot of fun Annie Armen! Such a great honor to be a part of your show and to be a friend! What you are doing is so important to music and the world at large. Thank you!

    Michael, thanks again for all of your hard work man! I appreciate you immensely!

    James Dore'

  2. Listen, in case you don't already know, This lady is amazing! She is a dynamic speaker who has interviewed some of the most renown authors, health experts and motivational speakers in the nation including E.R. Haas, and Zig Ziglar and the list goes on and on. Make sure you check out her new series! Outstanding!

    James Dore'

  3. James....
    Truly a JOY and blessing to have you on the show. What I love so much about you is how you blend your collage of passions into a spectacular performance. You blend your passion for dance and fashion, and create soulful music that encompasses both, stamped with groove, rhythm, and energy, all with HEART! Thank you for dedicating your exclusive tune, "See You Again", what an honor! As I said LIVE on the air, you bet I'm gonna see you again! (smiles) Michael absolutely loved our interview, and we are so grateful to and for you my friend! Thank you for your shout outs here, I'm receiving your praise with all my heart! And James... this is JUST the beginning... you know The Hurricane is up to somethin'... With Love and Appreciation, ~Annie

  4. James....
    GOD BLESS YOU for acknowledging Michael... His help has been tremendous in this endeavor!!!!

    As our jam went when we first connected on youtube last year, you have a friend in me for the long haul! Let me know when you have a complete video of "See You Again", and I will add this spectacular tune to my "Take 5" Section on my YouTube channel. ~Annie


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