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Welcome back everybody great to have you on board ever gonna shift the focus and talk about fascinating new book that's just out to it's a book that we wanted to put up they're called.
Art and soul stars unite to celebrate and support the arts.
Photographed by Brian Smith an edited by Robin bond and He is also the CEO of the creative coalition.
And she put together this book which is simply amazing interesting because it offers another glimpse into -- window into.
The minds and hearts of some of our famous celebrities out there today and what you did was you ask them to.
You knew handwritten notes about what it was that actually got them to move forward -- new York and what was that moment in their lives.
That got them to transform.
Themselves into that direction and really.
With their heart into this whole process and very interesting idea I think personal congratulation -- thank you.
Makes me smile every -- It would.
-- way back on the creative coalition of the nonprofit.
-- and -- -- fire arm of the arts and entertainment industry are malicious how to use the arts.
To promote issues of social welfare would -- efficacy of the -- especially in this time when budgets are being slashed and state and federal level.
We have to really mark time and -- -- of the arts and how it started way is.
I didn't -- the Creative Coalition with the talent that makes the Creative Coalition.
For over a decade and we go to Washington -- we -- we travel a lot we can -- spread the good word.
And I'm always here and sitting in the back of the bus in the -- hearing those stories of what was that moment what was that moment in time in the arts.
Change these people's lives and I had an idea to put together.
Really a -- of portraits of them.
And what -- what is the back story and my very talented and wonderful and generous partner.
In this project -- surprise winner Brian Smith.
Under the auspices.
And -- to help -- put this book together.
And so as these people are taking their portraits and waiting for their portraits being the -- that -- that we are -- -- think you know.
Seven days He -- someone to take down at some things here's here's his stats but isn't notebook users are being graded out if I can't.
Great idea and your own handwriting -- known handwriting and he's britney's progress and easy and they show them very candid.
-- expressions and -- hearing -- it's it offers a window and I say to a different side of the person out.
-- it's so funny because a young old.
People who are in the business people -- -- what you're fascinated with celebrity are fascinated with the back story it's it'll you'll pick it up.
If they had this wonder what they'll wind.
And just keep turning the pages what from the story record it was no surprise -- -- from which -- from a person.
It's only -- now her she she does say.
-- -- what makes that art I love.
You know I can't I don't have a favorite -- But what I do.
A door is that how you can dive into the stories and you see this glimpse this and did this hurt his back story.
Of -- gave these very talented artist -- -- And again you have the written word you and then this beautiful portray.
-- it's by Brian Smith.
That are pieces each piece -- a piece of art and you can look into the souls of these people.
As serious about it forever than the actresses says -- -- music dance theater art freezes souls saved lives and some very simple very simple moment.
From their hard isn't one personality here that actually talked about this -- that actual moment where today.
Found that this is -- their -- calling about it wanted to hear that -- you I think it's I think you know Alfre Woodard I actually want it also makes it makes you cry makes -- -- Cheryl Hines is a great.
He's in there.
That -- -- -- cameras page of fun but it it's there it's humorous and it's just it's it's like he's really just wanna keep turning the -- well Wendy Wendy Malick who is.
On that hit show on TV land.
-- -- I'm patently but I love that show he's that I grew up listening to stories date fueled my imagination and led me to the theater where I got to be part of passing it on let's pay it forward you know when the opposite it is also very -- nice idea because also there for young people today.
To read -- -- and really good idea of what movies that's imagination.
And people and I think my mentor me that they might look up to -- a role models is what's really -- -- -- gets into the heart beats -- people and so many times.
We do that celebrity up on a pedestal and you see -- it's not it's actors writers musicians.
And you photographers who who are part of this and I'm a mom of three teenage girls who are pursuing the act.
And it even helps me think about we all.
We all can be a success of it and there's this defining moment for everyone in this morning actually.
Asked my what -- -- -- -- -- and his daughter.
-- Who would an -- as -- -- at the data Kenya and -- and my oldest daughter is you know repair that I think to be a director Douglas Paul thank you.
Hoping they'll be part of Africa does that make over 5000 dollars for the business but.
-- -- Now they're artists and that's great.
Kiki sensible what was it what was that with them -- why do you do it.
And she said it just makes me feel good.
New and that's what's so great to be the art for art's -- right and we have a generation that feels better and feels good about himself and -- hand.
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