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The Silent Pianist | Guest: Wouter Kellerman (EP006)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Music  Podcast  World Music

Kellerman has just released his latest recording “Symphonic Soweto – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela.” The album is a lifelong dream of Kellerman’s and features the Soweto Gospel Choir, KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic and Angelique Kudjo.

The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Jamie Glaser – Guitarist with Jean-Luc Ponty / Jon Anderson (EP005)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Jazz Music  Music  Podcast

Jamie Glaser is best known as the guitarist with violinist and jazz pioneer Jean-Luc Ponty. Jamie is one the great guitarists of our time. He’s also recorded and performed with Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer, Lenny White and Bryan Adams. Jamie is also one of world’s best commercial and film/tv composers with credits ranging from Seinfeld (Jonathan Wolff) to networks like ABC and CBS. And he has written the powerful and personal book about his life “Hear the Silence.”

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Paul D’Adamo EP003

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Music  Podcast

Paul’s third album “Rawfully Organic” features members of Peter Gabriel’s Band, King Crimson, and YES.

The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Sean Chen – Third Prize Winner 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (EP002)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Classical Music  Music  Podcast  Van Cliburn

The NEW YORK TIMES says that Mr. Chen has piano artistry that is “alluring and colorfully shaded ” and the LA TIMES goes on to say that this Van Cliburn medalist is “genuinely sensitive.”

The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Lisa Markley (EP001)

November 26th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Music  Podcast

“Lisa Markley has more depth control and beauty to her voice in a live concert setting than most vocalists get in a studio. Driving that voice is a soul of wit and intelligence and a heart of gold.” – PAUL SLAVENS, KERA DALLAS

Assignment Universe Donates GalileoScopes to Texas Students

July 1st, 2015 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Music  Space

My education advocacy organization Assignment Universe​ recently received six GalileoScopes. These cool telescopes are now in the hands of my aspiring scientists that study music at Dawson Music Education​!

REVIEW: Dallas Symphony President JFK Memorial Concert

November 22nd, 2013 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Music

Creating a musical work to mark the 50th Anniversary of the “most traumatic historical event” of our time certainly challenged Mr. Tao. However, Tao succeeded in creating a musical tone poem that captured the emotions of the horrific event while balancing that horror with intervals of inner reflection and life’s fragility.

New Logo for Assignment Universe

July 12th, 2013 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Music  Podcast  Space

I have been working with Penny4NASA and Space Advocates and I have met an outstanding team of dedicated volunteers. I asked for some assistance from Penny4NASA staff member Geoff Lichy, a true renaissance man, to help develop some promotional memes for the Penny4NASA film Spirit of Apollo.Quite unexpectedly, Geoff sent me not only a well […]

For All Humanity – Spirit Of Apollo

May 31st, 2013 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Music  Space

On September 12, 1962 President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most inspirational and prescient policy speeches in world history. Penny4NASA, Space Advocates and Assignment Universe wishes to remind the world of the achievements of the United States space effort.