Monthly Archives: July 2013

NY best-selling author, director Ilchi Lee presents “CHANGE” at LA Premiere

“CHANGE – THE LIFEPARTICLE EFFECT”  documentary premiere packed the house on July 20, 2013 at the Regal Cinemas.

NY Times best-selling author and film director Ilchi Lee shakes hands with Scientific Thinker and Author Howard Bloom, NY at the 'CHANGE' Premiere.

The film premiere was by Ilchi Lee, a respected educator, mentor, author and innovator. Lee has devoted himself to developing the awakened brain and teaching energy principles through numerous mind-body-spirit practices. He has written 34 books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart. His newest book “LifeParticle meditation, a practical guide to healing & transformation,” is a companion to the film, where his autographing session attracted long lines arond the hallways at the Regal Cinemas, LA Live, downtown Los Angeles.

MCU shot of Ilchi Lee on the red carpet for CHANGE premiere in LA

Author/Film Dir. Ilchi Lee on the red carpet for CHANGE premiere in LA

Following the one hour CHANGE documentary, Lee illustrated how positive energy awakens the brain. Everyone was handed two, two-inch, spiral magnets for his energy demonstration.

“It takes energy to be happy,” Lee told the packed theater. “It also takes energy to be unhappy, but you want to be happy right?” Everyone shouted back, “YES!”

 Later Lee had people dancing in their chairs to a disco style music video. Television (youtube) interviews:  A similar film premiere was held in Pasadena, CA, too.

Ilchi Lee was born, Lee Seung-Heun on December 23, 1950. He’s a South Korean author and the founder of a variety of mind-body training methods, including Dahnhak (丹学), Dahn yoga, Brain Respiration, Brain Education, and DahnMuDo.

Lee began teaching his methods in a park in the 1980s, and since that time the practice has developed into an international network of for-profit and non-profit entities. For more about Ilchi Lee and his upcoming tours, projects and books visit:

Ilchi lee at book signing in LA

Ilchi Lee, NY Times best-selling author autographs his book, "LifeParticle Meditation" at the film premiere in Los Angeles. He also held a premiere in Pasadena, CA. Next week Las Vegas and then Hawaii. Lee has penned 34 books.

ABOUT Ilchi Lee from his website: (

“Ilchi” is the name Ilchi Lee chose for himself nearly 30 years ago, following a life changing spiritual experience. “Il ()” means “one” and “chi ()” means “finger.” “Ilchi” refers to the index finger, indicating “pointing the Way.” “The Way,” referred to as the “Tao,” is considered the essence of Oneness, the natural order of existence. Embracing the Korean Taoist tradition, known as Sun Do, Ilchi Lee awakened to the universal principle that humanity is connected to the Cosmos, the Earth and all of creation.

Born to a family of educators in South Korea during the Korean War, Ilchi Lee had severe learning disabilities. Though he graduated from high school, he was not able to pass his college entrance exam. This concerned his father, who blamed himself for failing to educate his own child and retired early.  

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Music Master Jon Barnes returns from daCarbo Jazz Festival with all that jazz

6th annual Singleton Entertainment toast to urban executives with Jon Barnes and Buddy Princeton,

Jon Barnes and Buddy Princeton on the red carpet.

Legendary trumpet player Jon Barnes introduced his one-of-a-kind carbon fiber trumpet (video) This story first appeared on
Two names have become synonymous recently in the Jazz music world – Music genius Jon Barnes and daCarbo. This past weekend both were one of the same at daCarbo Jazz Festival held this weekend (July 5-7 in Switzerland and Copenhagen. Tonight Barnes and his legendary Grammy-award winning friends leave Switzerland, but the music remains Online at:

Vicki Lizi, Jon Barnes, Kuba Ka and Buddy Princeton.

On the red carpet at the Singleton Entertainment 6th Annual Toast to Urban Music Executives - (L-R) Vicki Lizzi, Jon Barnes, Kuba Ka and Buddy Princeton, House of Entertainment and Music, Beverly Hills, CA.

Barnes will be the talk of the town in the music industry when he returns to Los Angeles this week, not just for his music, but for his milestone with Miles Davis and the celebration of his music now on an official USPS and French stamp. Barnes is featured on a new limited edition of a U.S. Postal stamp celebrating Miles Davis music and his accomplishments.

Jon Barnes Music celebrating Miles Davis music in a forever USPS stamp, click on the image for your collection of music and Miles Dave celebration.
Jon Barnes, holding the new daCarbo trumpet (right) with Buddy Princeton at the 6th Annual Singleton Entertainment Awards, Beverly Hills (June 28).

The stamps, the CD music featuring the stamp and music celebration will be collectibles, too. According to the US Postal Service, “U.S. Postal Service is partnering with La Poste of France to celebrate the musical talents of Edith Piaf and Miles Davis with the Miles Davis/Edith Piaf (Forever®) stamps.

There’s no question that music is an international language and these stamps celebrate a one of the best conversations between the U.S. and France. Edith Piaf (1915-1963) is one of the few French popular singers to become a household name in the U.S.; the great American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926-1991) is beloved in France, where he performed frequently and was made a Chevalier in the Legion of Honor. He was also awarded the Grande Médaille de Vermeil by the city of Paris (the equivalent of making him an honorary citizen).

Currently, Barnes is returning home after a world-wind European tour, sponsored by Monster Cable at the daCarbo Jazz Festival with Arturo Sandoval, lead vocalist, Skip Martin of Kool and the Gang. and “A Tribute to Louis Armstrong Jon Barnes von Earth Wind & Fire LIVE erleben in Bärnbach” event.

The tour was also being filmed as a documentary. Barnes has played, tour and or recorded with other music giants such as Justin Bieber, Arturo Sandoval, Gerald McCaulley, Billy Preston, Gerald Albright, Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Tom Scott, Chris Botti, Gary Bias, Brenda Russell, Little Anthony and the Imperials to name a few. He has managed to create his own music curriculum, Kids Music, which allows children to learn about music while simulating the playground experience.

Jon Barnes, a world class musician, who played in the movie “Dirty Dancing”, is also a writer, composer, producer, businessman and teacher.

Barnes shows his passion in every performance, especially on the trumpet. He took music lessons at a very early age and was influence by his mother and church, while growing up in Baltimore. He now lives in Apple Valley, CA and has four children. Barnes said he enjoys teaching his grandchildren music.

a closeup of Jon Barnes and Buddy Princeton at the 6th Annual Singleton Entertainment Toast to Urban Executives, Beverly Hills.

Jon Barnes and Buddy Princeton on the red carpet with

Before his global tour, this writer caught up with Barnes at the 6th Annual Singleton Entertainment Music Awards, an event honoring music executives. It was a rare appearance on the red carpet and Barnes brought along his one-of-a-kind, Swiss-made, daCarbo trumpet. During the interview he played a few notes on the red carpet. The noisy, Beverly Hills, outdoor event, became more quiet as Barnes squeeze out some more higher and jazzier tunes. He even caught the attention of Singers Kuba Ka, from Poland with Singer, Vicki Lizzi and Buddy Princeton & the Incorruptibles walking up to the H.O.M.E. (House Of Music and Entertainment.

Vicki Lizi, Jon Barnes, Kuba Ka and Buddy Princeton and friend.

On the red carpet in Beverly Hills music legends Vicki Lizzi, Jon Barnes, Kuba Ka and Buddy Princeton and friend at the 6th Annual Toast to Urban Executives.

“This is a new trumpet,” Barnes said with his usual passion. “It is a carbon fiber bell, which is lighter and has a smoother sound,” Barnes explained. The daCarbo trumpet bell is made entirely of carbon fiber and the trumpet body is a Spiri Vario. The carbon fiber bell can be changed with a regular brass bell designed for a Spiri Vario. It’s lighter and has a unique sound.

Although his principal instruments are trumpet and piano, Barnes also plays all and teaches all instruments and was inspired by Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis to name a few music legends. For more about Jon Barnes and his music visit:

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