Sam's Christmas: A Yuletide Tale of Destiny & Redemption

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Humanity… “The only path wide enough for us all is love.” ~ Kamand Kojouri To some degree, we all live multiple realities. We’re not talking parallel universes here but rather one reality in which we keep one foot in the past, another in the here and now, and yet another that is a current version of how we see ourselves in the future. All three of these realities are important, whether we actively acknowledge them or allow them to remain in the shadows of our subconscious. What often seems to be missing is an acknowledgment of the most basic and obvious reality of all. It’s a fourth reality that surpasses all cultures, religions, politics, wars, and geographical locations. It’s a reality that has been present for as long as we have existed and will be here until the very last one of us takes our final breath. It is also the simplest reality for us to recognize but perhaps has been the most difficult for us to embrace. Our fourth reality is our humanity. Our humanness comes, or at least it should, before our ethnicity, our skin color, our culture, and our religion. We are all just different variations of human beings. Too simple? No. Too overlooked. Join our movement to reset our priorities by embracing our humanity, committing to a new life in which all of our realities intersect where we are all one. Welcome to “Year Zero” of the Human Era! How We Educate - The App Our new app is currently in development. It is a “play-to-learn” app that helps children become more self-aware and strengthens their self-confidence through a growth mindset. Using the latest technology in gaming technology, children learn to: Identify their emotions through gameplay Recognize their strengths and limitations Self-manage stress and control impulses Improve their relationship skills Empathize with others Resist peer pressure Resolve conflict The app focusses on skills that promote prioritizing the fourth reality – humanity. Cleverly disguised as fun, children work their way through scaled levels of play in a world of emojis and interactive characters.

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The Built Story app puts the top tours from around the globe on your smartphone. Download it now to get all the benefits of the world’s first marketplace for tours. Tropical Art Deco South Beach Architecture Tour Address: 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 The Celino South Beach 640 Ocean Drive Begin your tour at The Celino South Beach on Ocean Drive. Designed in 1937 by Henry Hohauser, the 132 guestrooms are an art deco eclectic dream. The regal long lobby is a trademark of the hotel, as are the terrazzo-patterned floors. The Celino balances modern and historical beauty. If you stay, consider the floor to ceiling ocean-view suites with balconies and access to the exclusive rooftop glass-bottom pool. Colony Hotel 736 Ocean Drive Your next stop is another hotel designed by Henry Hohauser in 1935. The Colony features European-style rooms with pine floors and custom Art Deco furniture. The lobby features an Art Deco-style mural and uses a generous amount of mint-pigmented structural glass known as Vitrolite. This hotel was one of the original buildings constructed in the Tropical Art Deco style. Dream South Beach 1111 Collins Ave. Dream South Beach is actually a combination of two hotels that were renovated together. Designed by L. Murray Dixon in 1939, the Palmer and Tudor hotels were joined to become the Dream Hotel. The trilogy that includes the Kent Hotel to the north is well-known as strong representations of the original Art Deco District. Essex House Hotel 1001 Collins Ave. The Essex House Hotel refers to itself as a hidden treasure, but the 1938 Henry Hohauser-designed hotel is anything but inconspicuous. Steps from the white sand beaches, the Essex House is a Streamline Moderne gem with a lobby that features “Art Deco everything,” in including a cinematic mural by a self-taught artist. If you stay, you’ll be in the hub of the nightlife with endless boutiques and gourmet dining surrounding you. Sherbrooke Co-Op 901 Collins Ave. The Sherbrooke Co-Op is an apartment hotel that was built in 1947. Known as a McKay & Gibbs iconic example of the Nautical Moderne style, the unique shapes that distinguish the building are prominent. From sweeping round corners with lines that rise to exalt the ship-like structure set sturdily on the corner. Truly a classic. Theatre, Hotels, Museum South Beach Architecture Tour The Miami Beach Architectural District is the birthplace of Tropical Art Deco. Adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, one-square-mile of buildings became the world’s first 20th-century historic Art Deco District in the 1930s. Start with an iconic theatre and end with an iconic museum - enjoy! Colony Theatre 1040 Lincoln Road A rare and unique homage to the architectural transition from the 1920s Mediterranean style to the 1930s Tropical Art Deco style, The Colony Theatre is as much historical sculpture as it is performance venue. Designed by R.A. Benjamin in 1934, the Colony Theatre was originally opened in 1935 as a Paramount Pictures movie house. After a $6.5 million recent renovation, the pitched-barrel tile roofs, Vitrolite, and other Art Deco design details have restored it into one of Miami’s architectural gems. Now updated with modern sound, stage, and technical equipment, the 417-seat state of the art performance venue hosts theatre, dance, music, and comedy performances regularly. The Colony is managed by Miami New Drama and also home to the Miami New Drama theatre company. National Hotel 1677 Collins Ave. Roy France designed the National Hotel in 1950 and it is still considered to be one of the finest hotels in South Beach. The lobby blends old and new seamlessly and still captures the essence of elegance for which France was so well known for. Restorations to both the exterior and interior have preserved the hotel’s authenticity, while offering all of the convenience of any international hotel in the world. Delano Hotel 1685 Collins Ave. Representing the architectural transition period from Art Deco to MiMo, the Robert Swartburg-designed Delano Hotel stands apart from other South Beach properties. First built after World War II, the Delano Hotel underwent a major interior renovation in 1994. Most notably, the redesign by Philippe Starck boasts the traditional trademark Miami Beach breathtaking hotel lobby. Ritz Plaza Hotel/Sls South Beach 1701 Collins Ave. Look for the smokestack that tops L. Murray Dixon’s 1940 mini-Art Deco skyscraper and you’ll have found Ritz Plaza Hotel/Sls South Beach. The property management company known as Something Lovely's Started (Sls) did a complete make-over of the luxury hotel in 2011 and claim access to “the hottest reservations in Miami” and close friends of the hotel, Lenny Kravitz, Philippe Starck, Chef Katsuya Uechi, and Chef José Andrés. The beachfront getaway’s predominant style is definitely luxury. The Raleigh Hotel 1775 Collins Ave. The pool at The Raleigh Hotel says it all. It’s in the shape of Sir Walter Raleigh’s coat-of-arms, an English-man who was instrumental in the English colonization of North America. Raleigh’s life as a spy, courtier, writer, explorer, poet, soldier, and politician, was filled with adventure and drama. What does a life like that look like when expressed in the form of L. Murray Dixon’s architecture? Well, a pool and The Raleigh Hotel. The Raleigh Hotel features a Cubist façade and an over-the-top meticulously designed lobby. The luxury hotel opened in 1940 and is said to be a culmination of L. Murray Dixon’s architectural design. Bass Museum Of Art 2100 Collins Ave. The final stop of your tour is not a hotel, but rather what is known as the first-ever Tropical Art Deco structure. The Bass Museum Of Art opened in 1930 as the John Collins Memorial Library. The edifice itself was designed by none other than Collins’ grandson, Russell Pancoast. In 1962, the library was moved to another location and the transformation into the Bass Museum of Art. Arata Isozaki designed the renovation using a generous amount of keystone as part of an addition that was completed in 2001. South Beach Taste Bud Friendly Food Tour South Beach is a mecca of restaurants featuring some of the best foods in the world. Miami’s famous Art Deco District, however, also has some foodie hideaways that you may not find easily. Start hungry, because your taste buds may outlast your stomach sampling an international mix of Peruvian, Cuban, American, French, Haitian, and Italian “best-of’s!” The Café at Books & Books 927 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Start this foodie tour at an indie bookstore! Don’t worry, there’s food! The Café at Books & Books has the best starter menu in South Beach. Browse your favorite books and then order the famed Avocado Salad or Yucca and Leek Hash Brown. The New American cuisine also features a delicious Black Bean Humus with bagel chips and a daily soup menu. Bella Cuba 1659 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Bella Cuba is a family-owned Cuban restaurant that opened its doors in 2005. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and authentically Cuban. Start with buttered and toasted tostadas and sip them in cafe con leche, a strong espresso coffee combined with warm milk. Peruse the menu where you’ll find breakfast foods like lightly breaded smoky creamed ham croquetas. If it’s lunch time, choose from an array of Cuban sandwiches consisting of a slice of Ham or Pork, on Sweetened Egg Bread, topped with Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Or, try The Pan con Bistec, a thin slice of Palomilla steak on Cuban bread garnished with Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Fried Potato Sticks. Of course, don’t miss out on their signature Mariquita’s or virgin mojitos! Chalan on the Beach 1580 Washington Ave Chalan on the Beach is a Latin and seafood restaurant that stays true to its founders wishes, serving both Quality and Quantity. Recognized as a pioneer in traditional Peruvian Cuisine in South Florida, Chalan on the Beach features Ceviche and Lomo Saltado, a traditional stir-fry with vegetables and strips of sirloin. Chose from the Peruvian Steak with the Basics/Bistec a lo Pobre, a grilled palomilla steak with white beans and rice, fried egg, and plantains, or order from the seafood menu and try the Pescado con Mariscos, a combination of grilled fish filet, mussels, calamari, octopus, and shrimp in a tasty seafood bechamel sauce with mushrooms. The Poached Whole Snapper and Seafood Mix/Pargo Sudado Mixto is also excellent offering poached snapper with calamari, shrimp, octopus, and mussels. Andrix Café 1443 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 Dessert time! The “traditional Italian doughnut” is called a bombolone and is an Andrix Café specialty. Choose your favorite bambolone flavor; plain, chocolate, custard, apricot, or raspberry. The Miami Beach “go-to” bakery and café dessert menu also includes chocolate brownie’s, fruit tart, tiramisu, chocolate cannolo, occhio di bue, sfogliatella alla mela, and lemon or apricot tarts. Keep Andrix Café on your list and come back another time for Roman-style pizza, more daily home-baked pastries, and freshly brewed coffee. The Frieze Ice Cream Factory 1626 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Dessert option number two can be found at The Frieze Ice Cream Factory in the Lincoln Road Mall. Enjoy a deep menu of all-natural premium South Beach ice cream, made fresh daily using 16% butterfat cream. No eggs, emulsifiers, or other bulking ingredients are added, nor are artificial colors, preservatives or additives. Whether you are a basic yummy vanilla or choco chocolate fan, or a crazy nutty and fruit and spice ice cream fan, you will not be disappointed. Of course, if sorbet is your thing, you can choose 100% non-dairy real fruit sorbet with flavors of lemon, raspberry, lime, guava, orange, strawberry, and many, many more! Cigar Tour Many a cigar-puffing traveler has taken on the challenge of smoking their way through Miami, and if that sounds appealing to you, you’re in the right place. Miami is South Florida’s cigar paradise, filled with cigar factories and shops that cater to every brand and interest possible. There are, of course, too many places to see in a one-time tour, but each of these places is special in their authenticity, customer service, and personal taste. If you like cigars, today is your day! Grab your lighter and hop in, it’s time to get smokin’! Little Havana - Cuba Tobacco Cigar Company Whether you are an experienced cigar-smoker or a complete novice, you’ll be fascinated by the Cuban Tobacco Cigar Company. The multi-generational Bello Family has been in the cigar business for more than a century, one of the industry’s oldest companies. Stop in for the always-aromatic atmosphere while learning the art of cigar rolling from the most formidable experts in the world. Pay attention to who is sitting in front of the building as you walk in because there is a good chance you may meet Señor Pedro Bello, founder of the internationally recognized company. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Teaching others is how the Bello family learned from each other and they are more than happy to share their incredibly expansive knowledge and passion for cigars. And if cigars are your thing, you’ll never enjoy them as much as you will after having visited the Cuban Tobacco Cigar Company. CUBA TOBACCO CIGAR CO. 1528 SW 8th Street Little Havana, Miami, FL 33135 Little Havana Cigar Factory 1501 SW 8th St Miami, FL The Little Havana Cigar Factory is located in the heart of Little Havana. Customers can relax in the comfortable lounge while tasting a fine cigar and a dark stout beer (or whatever is your preference). The ambiance is that of a cool 1950’s Havana cigar club complete with live music and enticing aromas to match. The helpful staff is both kind and knowledgeable and will help you select the best cigar option. The shop boasts a long tradition of offering a variety of premium cigars and also sells accessories, art, and books. Rumor has it that they have exceptional Cuban espresso as well.

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“I am passionate about teaching music and all forms of creativity. As a parent, I feel humbled and privileged to share my knowledge and talents with children and adults in our community” — LEVON MIKAELIAN MAWAM offers children and adults private music lessons with the intent of helping every student reach their musical potential. Every lesson is thoughtfully prepared and customized to meet the needs of the individual student. We teach with attention to fundamentals while nurturing growth and improvement. Our teaching tools are experience, motivation, self-expression, and musical awareness. Our Vision | MAWAM methodology and mindset are embedded in a holistic musical approach which includes both technical understanding and expression. In a world that can feel overloaded with digital technology and screen time, we strive for authentic human connections with our students and the community in which they live. Our Values | We value patience and kindness, the development of active listening, and sustained motivation through disciplined practice. We believe emotional connections cultivate individual growth and a supportive community that nurtures the power of the arts. MAWAM instructors are intentional in getting to know their students and nurture a positive and motivating teacher-student relationship. Beyond teaching kinetic and other technical skills, our teachers patiently support students through each stage of growth, empowering them with self-confidence and proficiency. Private lessons are offered for all ages and abilities. All lessons are customized to the student’s learning style, interest, ability, and goals. We find the individual approach, and assess progress, practice, and pedagogy at a pace intended to maximize development. We have highly skilled teachers who are proficient in teaching all styles and genres, from classical to jazz and everything in between. Generally, our curriculum emphasizes fundamental technique, music reading and the overall development of musicianship and music appreciation. Students have fun while growing their skill, confidence, and preparation for performance. Adults can rest assured that it is never too late to learn to play!

Marc Freeman - About

Marc Freeman Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Marc Freeman is a musician, composer, sound engineer, producer, and songwriter who has used every key to create musical magic for 40 years. Little did anyone know that there was one key Freeman kept secret and never used. Today, Freeman is on a mission revealing his treasure of musical works that have, until now, been under lock and key. That key, as it turns out, has launched Freeman into the spotlight and is resonating with both his fans and musical colleagues. Family First Freeman began programming music in the mid-'80s and grew his skills in digital audio workstations over the next twenty years. It was during that time that Freeman worked as a sound design expert in programming and co-producing for major artists. His heart and soul, however, was always in composing and songwriting. In fact, Freeman found a way to both support his family and keep his hand in the music industry. He worked in IT for a major financial institution, sacrificing for his family two decades as a full-time songwriter. He wrote as often as he could and only shared a few original works on occasion with his friends in the music industry. In 1991, Freeman created Innovate Music, his own production company. Music In The Dark Growing up, Freeman was an only child raised by his mom and grandmother. Amazingly, he knew nothing of his personal musical heritage until he reached his teen years. He knew his mother played by ear and also that his grandfather and aunt were musicians living in New York for much of his life. Freeman believes he inherited some of his musical talents from his grandfather, even though he passed away when Freeman was just a one-year-old. When Freeman was in 3rd grade, a nun gave him a book titled "Making Music." He brought that book home every day even though he couldn't read a lick of music. Interestingly, it was the title of that book that intrigued and attracted him. His mom had given him a reed organ, and young Marc was equally fascinated as he sat with the book pretending to play. He didn't know it then, but Freeman says that it was that book that changed his life. His other most significant influence came later in life when he heard Gary Wright's song, Dream Weaver, for the first time. The song introduced Freeman to the composition possibilities of synthesizers. His interest didn't go unnoticed by a close relative, who suggested to Freeman's mom that she get him something he could record himself on. Marc wanted to do more than play music, he wanted to create and record it. His mom took that suggestion and that Christmas her only child received the present of a lifetime, a reel-to-reel recording machine. Before long, Freeman was playing duets with himself and creating harmonies with music on the radio, records, and anything else that spoke the language of music. Even as an adult, he used whatever tools were at his disposal to compose. In one period of his life, when phone answering machines were common, Freeman would call his answering machine and leave a recording of a melody, rhythm, or other musical ideas he needed to get out of his head and later use to finish his composition. Needless to say, Freeman learned to use more sophisticated recording equipment over time. Roots Marc Freeman comes from a family with deep roots in music, including songwriters, musicians, and composers that date back to well before Freeman entered the picture. Those roots are so deep, in fact, that Freeman was only recently made aware of some accomplishments achieved by his family, including some who worked with Tony Bennett and other well-known artists from that generation. The people in Freeman’s family as he was growing up purposely kept his strong family music ties from him for fear that he might sacrifice his education for working in the music industry. Education was a priority in his family, and many were teachers. To only have recently comprehended the significance of his family musical ties only validates that even the most significant efforts to deny his lineage could not keep Freeman from his musical destiny. J.C. Higginbotham, Freeman’s great uncle, was a jazz trombonist who played and recorded with many of the premier swing bands of the 1930s and '40s, including Fletcher Henderson, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Benny Carter, Red Allen, Chick Webb, and Luis Russell. He later went on to play with Louis Armstrong and also led his own bands in Boston and Cleveland. From 1956 – 1959, Higginbotham made regular appearances at the Metropole in New York and appeared on WNTA TV’s DuMont Jazz Party series in 1958. Freeman’s Aunt Irene Higginbotham (1918-1988), who lived in New York with Marc’s grandfather, wrote songs for the likes of Billie Holiday ("Good Morning Heartache" 1946), Nat King Cole in the 1930s and '40s. She also wrote for Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, Louis Jordan, and Duke Ellington. Freeman’s Aunt Irene was also a pioneer of Boogie Woogie music and, in 1944, published a songbook titled Boogie-Woogie-Land. He remembers telling his aunt when he was a teenager that he had started playing drums. But when he told her he was playing in a boy band as well, Aunt Irene was not so happy and let her nephew know how she felt! This was an aunt that Freeman spoke with on the phone regularly but had never met in person at that point. She didn't want Marc being around the drugs, alcohol, and drama. Aunt Irene was very special to Marc, and what she didn't know was that, through a pure stroke of luck, some neighbors had moved in next to her nephew. They happened to be in the entertainment industry on the management and legal side of the business and were a great source of insight and advice for young Marc. They represented artists like Miles Davis and Luther Vandross. 1977-79 Joined the Boy band Topaaz playing local clubs and talent shows as high school kids and landed a job playing on a local weekly children's show, and they were regulars. By the time Freeman had reached the age of 20, he had made a big move to Los Angeles to see how he would fare. He wanted to prove to himself and others that what he had to offer was real. Little did he know he would be greeted by the first obstacle of his west coast hopes, a musician’s strike. Fortunately, he made quick work out of finding a place in the boy band, Topaaz. Topaaz landed a job playing on a local weekly children's show and became regulars. For Freeman, it was just the start of what he had set out to do, although somewhat surreal in going from playing at high school talent shows to television and in some of the hottest L.A. music venues. Freeman overcame all challenges quickly and started another band with a diverse group of musicians that played the L.A. night scene and where they were regulars at the FM Station, the historically famous venue in North Hollywood. Freeman also played drums for a couple of years with Club Nouveau, a popular national act out of Sacramento. After 8 years in L.A., he returned to Atlanta where he worked as a programmer and keyboard tech with one of his mentors, Peabo Bryson. Bryson is a double Grammy award-winner and singer/songwriter best known for his R&B soul ballads and contributions to three feature soundtracks for Disney animated movies. Freeman would throw hints at Peabo about the songs he had started to write, but because he knew the perfectionist Bryson was and what he wanted in a demo, he never completed them. While Freeman was working on one of the albums for Bryson, the group After Seven (Virgin Records, Entertainment One Music, EMI), they had an urgent need for a programmer and keyboard tech. Freeman took the opportunity which ultimately catapulted him into the next chapter of his career. He continued to write music throughout this period but held his original songs from most everyone. Current Projects Celebrates An Era Close To Home Freeman’s compositions are a fresh injection of the organically-created, original sound that takes the listener on a modern artistic journey. His songs offer a brand of variety for audiences from ages 8 to 80. His current project, Decca 4 Generations, is a tribute to the musical accomplishments of his family and the era in which they lived. The project is being developed through Freeman’s production company, iMAJN Music. In several of the songs in this project, Freeman integrates isolated performances of his great uncle’s trombone solos. Freeman has had some time now to ingest a full understanding and appreciation for the impact his musical relatives had on generations both past and present. He is also aware of the era of American history in which his family thrived. His ancestors were children living during WWI and, not only endured the hardships of the depression and WWII, they faced the realities of being a black American throughout their lives. Freeman is both proud and inspired by their life stories, which makes the Decca 4 Generations particularly important for him and all who will have the opportunity to hear his reverent homage using live musicians playing a storied compilation of his now unlocked compositions in the jazz and smooth jazz or new jazz genre’s. Freeman is concurrently creating a second project through iMAJN Music, which he started in 2014.“The Call; Innovation Making A Joyful Noise” (iMAJN). “The Call…” is in a cinematic jazz-fusionstyle (think Pat Matheny meets Yanni). Cooking Music Cooking Music is Freeman’s book in which he shares his experienced wisdom in using the best ingredients for music production and recording. He focusses on methods used to make hit songs work and why they were and are crucial to the processes used today to meet the same end goal. By: Billy Soden WEB: 2nd generation composer with major Artists Avid Pro Tools All Propellarhead Reasons All Akai MPC drum machines All Native instruments Maschine 2.0 Korg Synthesizers All Roland Synthesizers Most Yamaha Synthesizers All Waves plug-ins All Moog Synthesizers most Familiar with most Synchronization methods to SMTE MTC MIDI Clock. Sound design with REX, AIFF. WAV.SND, FLAC. Sample manipulation Tempo mapping Vocal sample mapping and programming Studio Drummer Live touring Drummer

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