Someone Gets Me Podcast
Perseverance and Legacy with Bobby Rydell

Perseverance and Legacy with Bobby Rydell

May 4, 2021

A life well-lived is worth far more than a long-lived life. In this episode of Someone Gets Me, listen to the tale of America's Teen Idol Singing Sensation and 1950s Rock and Roll Icon Bobby Rydell. He captured the nation's hearts through his sheer talent and music spanning multiple decades and generations. 

At the age of 77, Bobby shares the battles he lost, won, and discovered his life purpose and meaning after decades of alcohol abuse and a liver and kidney transplant surgery that saved his life. 

Key Points in this episode: 

✔️ Listen to Bobby's fascinating account as a teen idol selling over 25 million records to becoming an actor and comedian and working with the 20th show business industry giants, and leaving a legacy.

✔️ Considered as one of Frank Sinatra's favorite singers, Bobby Rydell gives this piece of advice to starting musicians; "nurture your craft and just keep working at it because you never know who's in the audience."

✔️ In this day and age, where people have difficulty with delayed gratification, patience and perseverance are key qualities that Bobby believes are essential to succeed in this industry. 

✔️ Bobby's second shot at life is focused on doing things that matter, and that is to do what he loves most: to be able to sing, perform and make people laugh.

Get in touch with Bobby Rydell
https://www.bobbyrydell.com/

Bobby authored his best-selling autobiography, BOBBY RYDELL: TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS – A Tale of Second Chances. He hopes to once again perform live and entertain audiences with his biggest hits (Wild One, Volare, and Sway & Forget Him).

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How to Pull Yourself out of Depression with Dianne A. Allen

How to Pull Yourself out of Depression with Dianne A. Allen

April 27, 2021

A year has passed since the COVID-19 outbreak, and we continue to see the rise in the number of people battling to keep mental health issues. Dealing with pandemic depression calls for regular evaluation of one's personal activities to improve and maintain your mental health during these challenging times.

In this week's episode of Someone Gets Me, Dianne Allen shares valuable tips on pulling yourself out of depression, shifting your perspective, and honoring your journey in pursuit of solutions. 

Key Points You Need to Know: 

✔️ Note that you have to make friends with your emotions, feelings, and experiences because every part of you is vital, amazing, and worthwhile. 

✔️ When your energy starts going down, focus on cardiovascular exercise that best serves as the number one antidote for depression.

✔️ Permit yourself to seek solutions in multiple ways because there's no one answer; there's never one answer.

✔️ Know that you are not your depression. You are not any of your feelings. 
You are fully equipped. You have everything you need for this life to thrive and be happy.

✔️ Be curious and keep on going; allow yourself to be free of the old part of you married to the dysfunction, the dysregulation. 

✔️ You want to find somebody who gets you. Have somebody with you on your journey, whether they're paid professionals, whether they're friends or buddies, have people in your inner circle. 

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How to Find Talent and A-Listers with Cord Coslor

How to Find Talent and A-Listers with Cord Coslor

April 20, 2021

More often than not, people don't see their natural talents and strengths – either because they lack belief they have any or undermine their capacity. 

In this new Someone Gets Me episode, we sit down with Cord Coslor, owner of international management company and booking agency Celebrity Direct Entertainment. He talks about staying true to your passions and discovering your uniqueness will help you find true joy in achieving real success. 

Key points we've covered: 

✨ Know the story of how Cord turned his hobbies into a profitable business by holding events featuring quality musicians, singers, athletes, speakers, and actors in the last 25 years that built success for his global talent booking agency & management company

✨ Journey through the highs and lows of the entertainment industry and live events 

✨ Discover what qualities or characteristics Cord looks for when working with celebrities from music, film, and sports before working with them on a show or event?

✨ Ensuring that having FUN in this kind of industry serves as an internal guide for expansion that makes acts and performances bigger, better, and exciting

✨ "You have to keep growing, no matter how solid of an actor or performer you are. There are always ways to improve on it and make it better for the next time. And for me, that's what makes it fun." — Cord Coslor

Stay updated with Cord Coslor

Coslor specializes in handling bookings for acts from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and is responsible for CDE's international artist tours and many territories throughout the United States. 
 
Website: http://www.celebritydirect.net 
Exclusive artist websites: 
http://www.californiasurfmusic.com and http://www.glennleonardpromo.com

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Taking an Adult Time Out  with Mark Anderson

Taking an Adult Time Out with Mark Anderson

April 13, 2021

When we were kids, we always thought that a timeout was like punishment. But as adults, we realize that the timeout is a reward. In fact, it's necessary for our health development, especially for us sensitive people.

In this week's episode of Someone Gets Me, we are joined by Mark Anderson to share the fantastic benefits of floatation therapy (aka sensory deprivation) and the power of taking a break in a meaningful way. 

Key Points You Need to Know:

✨ Floatation therapy is a widely accepted form of alternative treatment for various conditions, ailments and generally improving overall well-being. 

✨ Float tanks have been around since the 1950s showing beneficial healing experiences for physical and mental health. But historically, floating on top of still salt water has been around for thousands of years.

✨ Floating occurs in a salt water tub with 1000 pounds of Epsom salt in just 200 gallons of water. As the water gets dense with salt, a person achieves perfect alignment under zero-gravity conditions. With the water at the same temperature as the skin, this removes the sense of touch. 

✨ The homeostasis of the minerals is friendly and nourishes the body that a regular tub or shower won't do. Magnesium in the water that gets absorbed into the skin addresses magnesium deficiency, which causes heart problems, muscle spasms, constipation, and all kinds of stuff. 

✨ This sensory deprivation treatment wrapped with the spa experience takes the scare out of it, so people can get comfortable and feel safe in a restricted environment. 

✨ Coming from a military background, Mark saw how Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) had taken a hard toll on the lives of servicemen and women and their families. Ever since he tried his first session ten years ago -- Mark dreamt of reaching many people to experience these life-changing benefits. 

✨ "So we're putting you in a very womb-like state. As you 'float,' it is pretty amazing what can happen cognitively with the world removed. It's just you, your breath, and peace." – Mark Anderson 

Connect with Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson owns St. Pete Salt Works, the flagship float center for St. Petersburg, Florida. He and his wife are excited to get the research moving forward and educate people to achieve healing and mental breakthroughs, one float at a time.
 
Learn more about them here:
http://stpetesaltworks.com/
 
Want to buy the gift of float? Get a gift card here:
https://go.booker.com/location/stpetesaltworks/buy/gift-certificate
 
The go-to site for all things float related:
https://www.clinicalfloatation.com/
 
"It's important that we all seize the opportunity to rectify whatever is not working, to grow and expand in ways that are healthy, safe, and compassionate. Floatation therapy is one of those things that can do that for us. It can give all of us a sense of safety, a place to process things where we do not have to be afraid." – Dianne Allen

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Paul Teutul Sr Interview - As Seen On Orange County Choppers

Paul Teutul Sr Interview - As Seen On Orange County Choppers

April 6, 2021

Why does it take long years for some people to decide what they want to do in life while others know right away? In rare cases, some possess a strong vision compelled by the thought that they cannot be kept in a small confined box for the rest of their lives. 

In this week's episode of Someone Gets Me, let's hear the story from visionary Paul Teutul Sr., the star of the long-running hit TV reality series American Chopper and co-founder of Orange County Choppers -- globally famous manufacturer of customized motorcycles.

Key points we've covered: 

✨ Paul Sr. always knew that he'd be an entrepreneur. After getting out of high school, He went to work for his brother-in-law, who had a steel shop, when he decided that he didn't want to work for anybody. 

✨ He was amazed that putting a piece of steel set together with much time and effort can become an entire building and how a frame built bit by piece can become a motorcycle. These two are what made his fame and fortune in life. 

✨ Sr.'s colorful life saw tough challenges and struggles in family and business. For him, giving up is never an option. "If you're going after it, go after it. And even if there's a setback, derailment, or a time thing or something, that doesn't mean that you let go of it. It just means you reorient how you're going to get there."

✨ With an estimated net worth of $15 Million, there's much to learn from Sr.'s larger-than-life personality and decades of highs and lows in his personal and entrepreneurial journey.

✨ "I'm just a regular blue-collar guy Doing my steel business building bikes. I never would think that I'm ever going to be on TV. Do I change my clothes? Do I lose weight? I'm getting all that stuff going through my mind. And then, at the last minute, I said, you know, I'm just going to be who I am. And I think that was probably the success of the show." 
— Paul Teutul Sr.

Connect with Paul Sr.

OCC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orangecountychoppers/
OCC on Instagram: https://instagram.com/orangecountychoppers
OCC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/occhoppers

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The Importance of Setting Goals with Darlene Whitehurst

The Importance of Setting Goals with Darlene Whitehurst

March 30, 2021

Often people may feel as though they're adrift. They work tirelessly, but they don't seem satisfied and feel like they're not worth the effort.

A core argument they hold for these views is that they've never invested enough time setting goals for themselves. Simply put, will you head off for a big journey with no apparent knowledge of your destination? Definitely not!

In life, goals are what push us forward; they are the oxygen to our dreams. Thus, it would be best to recognize the meaning and value of establishing goals and adapting this understanding to your life.

In this week's episode of Someone Gets Me, we will be joined by the founder of Goalfriends, Darlene Whitehurst. We'll share meaningful discussions on The Importance of Setting Goals and how a consistent planning process about your perfect future and encouraging oneself to transform starts with setting your goals.

Key takeaways covered in the episode:

✅ Most people set their goals at the start of the year with their new year's resolution. However, resolutions don't last. They have about an 8 % chance, and by about January 19th, most people have aborted most of the resolutions.

✅ Goal setting is often overlooked, yet the power of goal setting is where you start with anything. Don't let the start stop you.

✅ Getting clear with your goals is the key! Remember that clarity equals confidence, and confidence is empowering. It will motivate you neurologically to do more.

✅ Write your goals, share them, and have an accountability partner; you have almost a 100% chance of doing it. That's neuroscience! That's a fact! That's statistics!

✅ Remember always to trust your vision. Even if you don't see how it's going to happen or think the timing is wrong, there are answers and revelations.

More Information about Darlene Whitehurst:

Darlene is the Founder + CEO of GF Global, LLC featuring the global brand, GoalFriends®,and the Director of the GoalFriends Global Foundation.

She has built and currently leads an international community of over 1,000+ female members.

 

Her programs are designed to inspire life transformations by teaching strategies on dream making, goal setting, and purposeful living. She has made it her life’s mission to teach transformational strategies of empowerment through her GoalFriends programs, and to serve marginalized communities through the foundation efforts. She is also passionate to work closely with millennials, thereby cultivating our future female leaders.

 

She is currently publishing her book, Goal.os.ophy – You Reap What You Goal, available in the fall of 2020.

 

Born in Vallejo, California and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Darlene resides in Raleigh, North Carolina and shares her time in Santa Barbara, California. She is a lifelong learner, thought leader and world traveler.

 

Darlene enjoys entertaining with family and friends, and of course, her GoalFriends.

 

How To Get In Touch With Darlene:

darlene@adsourcemedia.com

darlene@goalfriends.com

www.goalfriends.com

 

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How To Thrive During Change with Sarah Wong

How To Thrive During Change with Sarah Wong

March 23, 2021

How To Thrive During Change? 

Changes in life are necessary.

Whether it's a career shift, building or ending relationships, raising a family, or experiencing a tragedy, changes are part of being human. However, most of the time, these changes are tough to adjust to. 

Prepared to cope with such changes, some of us find ourselves stuck in a 'fight or flight’ or ‘fear and freeze' reaction. Whether or not the changing experience was wanted, predicted, or unforeseen, there is no doubt that transitioning to a different set of circumstances is difficult. It takes physical and mental resources to adjust to change and reach a new balance point.

Moreover, many people staked their claim of how they hate change, do stuff the hard way and make their lives hard by staking that claim. 

So how do we thrive during change?

In this episode of Someone Gets Me, we're joined by a young, fresh, vibrant, and full of life, Sarah Wong. You'll be excited to listen to Sarah because she is an expert and passionate about thriving through change. 

Key takeaways covered in the episode:

  • Know how to take back the ownership of your life, take power back into your own hands, and start to make decisions for yourself.
  • Succeed in remembering that the real transformation is when we're disconnected. A metamorphosis is more than a change. It's a complete evolution to an entirely different form.
  • Take into advisement that if you start in the physical realm to take care of yourself, it's a long way. Instead, burn the candle at both ends. Address the physical and address the spiritual and the mental-emotional in the middle so that you'll get faster results and freedom.
  • Do not lose sight that intense, crazy, horrifying traumas are required for people to wake up. But in the end, people who go through those darkest times are the ones whose lights come out much brighter.
  • Self-care is still and always will be the key. Self-care and taking care of ourselves, and loving ourselves is different from selfishness. That love for yourself is where the power comes; that's where life comes.
  • Learn about Sarah Wong's Metamorphosis 101 program and the eleven-factor model she used when working with people to get to the root of their problem and help them solve that. 

About Sarah Wong: 

Sarah Wong is a dedicated Career Advisor, mindfulness practitioner, and the owner of Metamorphosis 101. She aims to share the value of self-empowerment, embracing the power of transformation and discovery through healing in all aspects of her work.  

Learn more about Sarah at www.metamorphosis101.me

Connect with Sarah: 

http://linkedin.com/in/sarahwongmg

https://www.instagram.com/metamorphosis101.me/

https://www.facebook.com/metamorphosis101.me

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Ian Petrella Interview On Hope & Moving Forward In Life

Ian Petrella Interview On Hope & Moving Forward In Life

March 16, 2021

Ian Petrella Interview

“We're naturally meant to be connected, so we're starting to get tired of being disconnected.” — Dianne A. Allen

This week on the Someone Gets Me Podcast, I interviewed Ian Petrella. Ian Petrella started his acting career at the age of three, a suggestion by an Aunt who worked at the Herb Tannen Talent Agency. Ian was presented a contract and a S.A.G. card after his very first audition. Through the years he appeared in numerous television commercials and T.V. shows. In 1983 Ian landed the part of Randy Parker in the now classic holiday film "A Christmas Story". It wouldn't be till later in his career when Ian would receive any kind of recognition for the role, but it was this film that put him into the hearts of millions.

Ian continues to tour and make appearances during the holiday season along with the rest of the cast of "A Christmas Story", bringing back fond memories to thousands of fans old and new. See what he is up to now on this week’s Someone Gets Me Podcast.

Part One of ‘Ian Petrella Interview’

Attending auditions has been a normal routine for Ian when he was young and by the time he got his big break, he was so proud of it and managed to balance his excitement and professionalism as an eight-year-old actor. 

In 1983, Ian landed the part of Randy Parker in the now classic holiday film "A Christmas Story". This film elevated his career. Now, he is an amazing, talented adult, living his vision, everything from improv and puppetry and other forms of acting.

“You're going to be put on screen, and everybody's going to love you. But if you're not prepared for it, it can go to your head, and you could do some damaging things.” – Dianne A. Allen 

Improv is something that he wanted to pursue for a long time. He’s eager to follow the footsteps of his so-called heroes, the people he admires the most.   Ian also shares that the hardest thing about improv is it's not always about going for the joke or punch line. Improv is completely different from that. It's really more about listening to other people you're working with on stage. It's all about give and take.  

Part Two of ‘Ian Petrella Interview’

Another interesting thing about Ian is that he’s attracted to puppetry because it feeds his creativity. Growing up, he loved watching puppets until he got into it later on as an adult. There was a time when he was only a production assistant and asked the director if he could play with the puppets. 

That opened up an opportunity for his potential to be seen. Thus, he started working on different projects with that company. The 90s was a challenging time to get into puppetry because computers were coming in. 

“Hollywood is a big game of "follow the leader." Whoever comes up with a good idea first, that's who you follow after that.” – Dianne A. Allen 

In today’s digital era, puppetry is starting to make a good comeback. People sense nostalgia when they see a puppet. The most exciting part about it is that you’re acting using your voice and having to give all your emotions through body language to make that moment seem more alive. 

Ian decided it was time to come home, not to L.A., but to San Francisco, where he studied film and performed puppetry independently for film and stage. While in school Ian discovered animation. 

This was a good discovery since Ian was running out of money to perform and make puppets. Ian still continues his passion with cartooning to this day.

Ian Petrella Full Bio

Ian Petrella started his acting career at the age of three, a suggestion by an Aunt who worked at the Herb Tannen Talent Agency. Ian was presented a contract and a S.A.G. card after his very first audition. Through the years he appeared in numerous television commercials and T.V. shows. 

Through his teen years Ian continued acting, and later began to study comedy improv. He trained at L.A's famous Groundlings Comedy Theater. At age 17 he was the youngest person ever to audition, and be accepted to attend classes. Performing for small audiences around L.A. Ian earned his comedy chops. Acting wasn't enough for Ian's creative juices; he wanted to explore more avenues of the entertainment business. He got a small gig as a P.A. on a new puppet show. Ian discovered that he was pretty good with puppets and that begin his career as a puppeteer. This landed him a few gigs on Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and a great opportunity to work on a Jim Henson project.

After the millennium the work seemed to slow down and Ian quit acting and show business altogether. He turned in his S.A.G. card for a passport and left for Europe. During his six-month escape, Ian got a chance to study and learn the art of marionette puppetry in the Czech Republic.

As destiny would have it, Ian received a call from a gentleman inviting him to the 20th anniversary of "A Christmas Story". Rekindling with cast members and friends from his past, prompted Ian to give Hollywood another shot. With a new spark of inspiration to get his name back in the spotlight, Ian could once again re-light a fire that he thought died out a long time ago. Settling back in Los Angeles CA., Ian co-founded a production company creating web content and producing various animated shorts. 

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How to Define a Coach Vs. Mentor

How to Define a Coach Vs. Mentor

March 9, 2021

“A mentor is somebody who is like a trusted guide counselor.” — Dianne A. Allen 

How important is a strong support system? How can you tell if you need help? In this week’s episode, we’re going to highlight a topic that is very timely, which is defining the difference between a coach or mentor. 

Part One of ‘How to Define a Coach Vs. Mentor’

For gifted people, visionaries, and people with overexcitabilities, sometimes, it's very difficult to decide or even know what to ask. But let's clarify the difference between a coach and a mentor. 

A coach is somebody who is really good at questions. A coach sees you as your own personal expert, and their role is to hold you accountable to doing what you say you're going to do and not doing what you say you're not going to do, so they can get you in the direction toward the goal that you state.

“When you align what you want with what you're seeking, everybody gets amplified.” – Dianne A. Allen

Your coach doesn't come up with your goals. They only hold you accountable to what you say you were going to do. Your coach must be someone who can ask very good discerning questions, who isn't afraid to ask the hard questions or give you feedback on something that you may or may not want to hear. 

All humans require human connection which makes coaching even more valuable. Notice when you hire a personal trainer, you want to go to the gym more regularly because you're meeting another person.

Part Two of ‘How to Define a Coach Vs. Mentor’

A mentor, on the other hand, is somebody who is like a trusted guide counselor, but not necessarily a therapist. A mentor is somebody who's further along the road in life than you are, someone who’s more concerned with your overall personal development, regardless of how small or big your goals are. 

A mentor is good at holding the space for all of those things and keeping track of them with you so that something doesn't fall by the wayside. Your mentor is somebody who has wisdom, knowledge, education, and life experience in the arenas that you are seeking assistance with. 

“If you want accountability, find a coach.” – Dianne A. Allen 

Your mentor is somebody who has wisdom, knowledge, education, and life experience in the arenas that you are seeking assistance with. A mentor is someone who helps you execute your vision so you can let your creative self show up and be everything you want to be. 

So, decide what it is you're looking for. If you want accountability. If you want accountability plus overall personal development, find a mentor in the arena that's important to you. If you're thinking something's wrong and you really need to make sure that you're not going down the deep end or something is really a problem, find a good therapist.

Everybody has a different vibe, different way of looking at things, different skill set, and a different language base. You want to try to really listen for alignment and amplification. At the end of the day, you want someone who makes you feel better and challenged. Someone who makes you say, "They helped me see my blind spot I didn't want to see, but I'm really glad they told me." You get to decide what’s best for you. 

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Rich Daniels Advice on Precision and Vision

Rich Daniels Advice on Precision and Vision

March 2, 2021

“The more we keep discovering, the more it keeps us alive and vibrant.” — Dianne A. Allen

You cannot see, taste, or touch music. But you can hear it, and you can most certainly feel it. Music can help relieve the stress, burden and bring you to a more peaceful place. It keeps us alive and vibrant. In this week’s episode, we are joined by Rich Daniels.

Part One of ‘Rich Daniels Advice on Precision and Vision’

Music was always a passion for Daniels as he realized at a very young age that it was possible to captivate an audience with a live performance while touching their hearts and minds in an indelible way. 

Rich Daniels has been creating and conducting memorable musical concerts and events since 1974 when he began his professional journey as a high school freshman on the great south side of Chicago. He views the opportunity he has been given to have a career in music as a measure of service to others.

“When music resonates with our hearts, it can heal and touch us in many ways.” – Dianne A. Allen 

Rich is also traveling the country conducting regional orchestras (i.e., Baltimore Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Richmond Philharmonic, Hartford Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Nashville Symphony, etc.) for the estate of Jerry Garcia performing a “Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration” with legendary guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes.

Through the vehicle of The City Lights Orchestra, he has been given a chance to participate in thousands of programs nationwide for associations, corporations and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rich and his colleagues have had the chance to take the stage and perform in concert with some of the greatest musical artists of the past half-century. 

Wherever the need and whatever the medium, Daniels and his musicians have proven they are up to the task of making great music a part of every performance and assignment they have been given.

Part Two of ‘Rich Daniels Advice on Precision and Vision’

Artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Garth Brooks, Rosemary Clooney, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Michael Buble, and David Foster have all relied upon the ability of Rich Daniels and his orchestra to collaborate with them to create their special brand of magic in performance. 

In recent years Daniels has also been busy in the studio composing and producing recordings for a wide range of projects. As the television and film industry has once again discovered Chicago as a great place to work, Daniels was recently tapped to be the musical supervisor for three different television series and allowed to compose music for the pilot of the Emmy-award winning show “Boss” starring Kelsey Grammer and filmed in Chicago.

“Music shouldn't be viewed as something that requires someone to be better than somebody else.” – Rich Daniels

Rich and the orchestra were also featured in a concert on PBS this past Fall for the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans. These TV duties have also included being the on-camera music director for five seasons for the hit show on FOX, EMPIRE starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, and Jussie Smollett. Rich has recently music directed for Jussie & Terrence on a PBS concert filmed at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago and most recently with Jussie and Renee Fleming at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra.  

Live music is meant to be a joyous experience that should entertain and inspire the listener while taking the audience on an emotional journey that allows them to be empowered by the spirit of this non-tangible entity.

About Rich Daniels 

Rich is most proud of the various charitable organizations his career has allowed him to serve and promote, especially The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago (former board chairman), the DePaul University School of Music (current board chairman) and the Archdiocese Office of Human Dignity & Solidarity (chairman). 

Rich was appointed by Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn to the board of the Illinois Arts Council in 2013. He is also the senior board member at the Chicago Federation of Musicians and a delegate to the Chicago Federation of Labor. Rich and his lovely wife Kathy have been married for 32 years and have 4 beautiful children: Rich (30), Mary Kate (29), Emily (26) and Maggie (24). Son Rich was recently married to Maggie Black in July of 2017! Rich Daniels knows that he’s a very lucky guy.  And that through hard work, perseverance and tenacity, together with a strong sense of faith, all things are possible.     

JAZZ/POP ADDENDUM

During the 1980’s and 1990’s Rich toured extensively with former Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy. Additionally, Rich also was asked by the estate of Woody Herman to take the band out in 1991 for several tours around the country.  During this same period of time, Rich played for or conducted for Louis Bellson, Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Buddy DeFranco, Phil Wilson and many “pop” personalities including Garth Brooks, Dennis DeYoung, Michael Buble and David Foster.  Rich was also a featured soloist with Laurel Masse’ both in concert and on several of her recordings. 

BOARD AFFILIATIONS

Former Chairman, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (current member of the Board of Regents & Board of Directors).
Chairman, DePaul University School of Music. 
Chairman, Archdiocese Office for Human Dignity & Solidarity. 
Board Member, Irish American Labor Council. 
Board Member, Illinois Arts Council (Appointed by Governor Pat Quinn in 2013). 
Senior Board Member, Chicago Federation of Musicians (elected position since 1992). 
Delegate to the Chicago Federation of Labor. 
Delegate to the American Federation of Musicians. 
Leader Council Member, The Kennedy Forum. 
The City Lights Foundation (Founder).

HONORS & AWARDS

Distinguished Alumni, DePaul University (2004)
Immigrant Awareness Award, Chicago Catholic Archdiocese (2012)
Heart of Harmony, Hope & Healing Honoree (2016)
Irish American Labor Council, Labor Honoree (2016) 
Bishop Quarter Award, Chicago Catholic Archdiocese (2016)

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