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Pearl Devers  Pearl is an Award winning film producer. Pearl worked 10 years Coordinating the Red Carpet and the Press for the Academy Awards/Oscars. Pearl played the pivotal role in the making of the historical movie; The Rosa Parks Story. Initiated the historical movie deal with Jaffe/Braustein Films. The movie starring Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson was a CBS/Movie of the week. The film was nominated for 7 different awards including an Emmy Award, the Directors Guild and Writers Guild Award, it went on to win an Image Award, the Dick Clark Family Values Award, the Christopher Award and a Humanities award.   Pearl worked at ABC-Disney for almost 20 years on such shows as; Good Morning America, Daytime Emmy Award, America's Funniest Videos, General Hospital, Family Feud, United Cerebral Palsy Telethon and many more. Pearl was the Associate Producer; Lord Help Us starring (Color Purple's) Margaret Avery and Nadia Turner of American Idol. Pearl was also the Executive Producer of gameshow pilot College Bound. Pearl is the Founder of the Heritage Edutainment Foundation, currently CEO of Nouveau Entertainment Inc, a corporation providing a wide variety of entertainment including; themed entertainment, fireworks/pyrotechnical services, concerts, films, documentaries, commercials and basic entertainment services.

Pearl Devers
Pearl is an Award winning film producer. Pearl worked 10 years Coordinating the Red Carpet and the Press for the Academy Awards/Oscars. Pearl played the pivotal role in the making of the historical movie; The Rosa Parks Story. Initiated the historical movie deal with Jaffe/Braustein Films. The movie starring Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson was a CBS/Movie of the week. The film was nominated for 7 different awards including an Emmy Award, the Directors Guild and Writers Guild Award, it went on to win an Image Award, the Dick Clark Family Values Award, the Christopher Award and a Humanities award.

Pearl worked at ABC-Disney for almost 20 years on such shows as; Good Morning America, Daytime Emmy Award, America's Funniest Videos, General Hospital, Family Feud, United Cerebral Palsy Telethon and many more. Pearl was the Associate Producer; Lord Help Us starring (Color Purple's) Margaret Avery and Nadia Turner of American Idol. Pearl was also the Executive Producer of gameshow pilot College Bound. Pearl is the Founder of the Heritage Edutainment Foundation, currently CEO of Nouveau Entertainment Inc, a corporation providing a wide variety of entertainment including; themed entertainment, fireworks/pyrotechnical services, concerts, films, documentaries, commercials and basic entertainment services.

Randy Sharp  Patriarch, musician, producer, recording artist and Grammy-winning songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Clay Walker, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire and Marty Robbins, and the Dixie Chicks to name a few. Seven of Randy's songs have been No. 1 Country singles.  NUMBER 1 SONGS:  "Why Does It Have to Be Wrong or Right" and "A Tender Lie" recorded by Restless Heart; "Nobody's Talking," "Even Now" and "Yet" with Exile and "Then What" recorded by Clay Walker.   MILLION-AIRS CLUB:  (songs played more than 1 million times) "Why Does It Have to Be Wrong or Right (two million)" "You Will" and "Then What."   CHARTED SONGS:  "The Cheap Seats" by Alabama; "You Will" by Patti Loveless; "New Way Out" by Karen Brooks; "If That's What You're Thinking" by Karen Brooks; "Unconditional Love" by Glen Campbell; "She Can't Love You" by Boy Howdy; "Could It Be Love" by Jennifer Warnes; "Take Your Love Away" by Mary McGregor.   MORE SONGS RECORDED BY:  Dolly Parton, Linda Rondstadt, Emmy Lou Harris, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Kathy Mattea, Anne Murray, Oakridge Boys, Marty Robbins, Jerry Reed, Lee Greenwood, Delaney Bramlett, Mandy Barnett, Maura O'Connell, Ray Stevens, Cleve Francis, Maia Sharp, Edgar Winter, Brothers Phelps, Holly Dunn, Texas Tornadoes, John Conlee, The Moffatts, The Crickets, Blood Sweat and Tears, Kennedy Rose, Patti Page and Big Bird, Art Garfunkle, Dave Kinnoin, Don Henry, Kelly Fitzgerald, Exile, Dixie Chicks, Toby Beau, Ronnie Cox, Beres Hammond, Tim Foust.   FILM CREDITS:  The Horse Whisperer, The Apostle, Follow That Bird (Sesame Street Movie), Speechless, From Justin to Kelly.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Exile's Justice and Still Standing for Arista; Brooks and Sharp's That's Another Story for Mercury/Polygram; and Maia Sharp's Hardly Glamour and TinderBox for ARK 21. Musical arranger on all the Karen Brooks albums.   POLITICS:  President of the board of directors of the National Academy of Songwriters for three years.

Randy Sharp
Patriarch, musician, producer, recording artist and Grammy-winning songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Clay Walker, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire and Marty Robbins, and the Dixie Chicks to name a few. Seven of Randy's songs have been No. 1 Country singles.

NUMBER 1 SONGS:

"Why Does It Have to Be Wrong or Right" and "A Tender Lie" recorded by Restless Heart;
"Nobody's Talking," "Even Now" and "Yet" with Exile and "Then What" recorded by Clay Walker.

MILLION-AIRS CLUB: (songs played more than 1 million times)
"Why Does It Have to Be Wrong or Right (two million)" "You Will" and "Then What."

CHARTED SONGS:
"The Cheap Seats" by Alabama; "You Will" by Patti Loveless; "New Way Out" by Karen Brooks; "If That's What You're Thinking" by Karen Brooks; "Unconditional Love" by Glen Campbell; "She Can't Love You" by Boy Howdy; "Could It Be Love" by Jennifer Warnes; "Take Your Love Away" by Mary McGregor.

MORE SONGS RECORDED BY:
Dolly Parton, Linda Rondstadt, Emmy Lou Harris, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Kathy Mattea, Anne Murray, Oakridge Boys, Marty Robbins, Jerry Reed, Lee Greenwood, Delaney Bramlett, Mandy Barnett, Maura O'Connell, Ray Stevens, Cleve Francis, Maia Sharp, Edgar Winter, Brothers Phelps, Holly Dunn, Texas Tornadoes, John Conlee, The Moffatts, The Crickets, Blood Sweat and Tears, Kennedy Rose, Patti Page and Big Bird, Art Garfunkle, Dave Kinnoin, Don Henry, Kelly Fitzgerald, Exile, Dixie Chicks, Toby Beau, Ronnie Cox, Beres Hammond, Tim Foust.

FILM CREDITS:
The Horse Whisperer, The Apostle, Follow That Bird (Sesame Street Movie), Speechless, From Justin to Kelly.

PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Exile's Justice and Still Standing for Arista; Brooks and Sharp's That's Another Story for Mercury/Polygram; and Maia Sharp's Hardly Glamour and TinderBox for ARK 21. Musical arranger on all the Karen Brooks albums.

POLITICS:
President of the board of directors of the National Academy of Songwriters for three years.

Donna Bebber  Experienced executive development director with a successful history of working in the fundraising industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Community Building, Advertising, & Event Management. Donna is a strong business development professional with a BS focused in social sciences from University of Hawaii at West Oahu and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.   Donna had the amazing experience when she joined the Arizona Memorial Museum Association and began working with Veterans and WWII Pearl Harbor Survivors where they worked to raise more than $50 million dollars to rebuild the visitor center at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.  Donna was the former director of Hawaii Pops and recently relocated to the Washington DC area.

Donna Bebber Experienced executive development director with a successful history of working in the fundraising industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Community Building, Advertising, & Event Management. Donna is a strong business development professional with a BS focused in social sciences from University of Hawaii at West Oahu and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Donna had the amazing experience when she joined the Arizona Memorial Museum Association and began working with Veterans and WWII Pearl Harbor Survivors where they worked to raise more than $50 million dollars to rebuild the visitor center at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Donna was the former director of Hawaii Pops and recently relocated to the Washington DC area.

Harold Ray Brown  Is a founding member of the foundation as well as a founding member of WAR, an iconic American funk band in the 1970s and 2000s. Harold had a number of roles over the years, acting as drummer, percussion, vocalist, and bandleader.  Brown is the oldest of six children, and the only one in his family to pursue music. Beginning with the congas, Brown progressed to violin while in elementary school, and took up drums in junior high. He turned down a full scholarship to Valparaiso University in 1964 in order to pursue music.  Brown was rooted in the very beginnings of War. In 1962, he met Howard E. Scott at the Cozy Lounge in Long Beach, California. They were fifteen years old at the time and were hired to play in a band for a casual gig.  Brown started a band called the Creators in 1963 in Long Beach while going to Long Beach Polytechnic High School, to play for high school sock hops and car shows. Then in 1967, toward the end of the Vietnam war, he and Howard Scott restarted the band with a new name, Night Shift. Brown had been working as a machinist on the Night Shift. In February 1969 while playing a show at the Rag Doll Night Club in North Hollywood, California Eric Burdon and Lee Oskar jammed with the Night Shift. The band changed its name to War.  Brown left the band to attend college in 1983, majoring in computer science, with a minor in music. He then moved to New Orleans in 1986. In 2001, Brown went back to school to pursue his lifelong hobby; he is now a historian and professional tour guide in New Orleans, and has recently formed a new band called the Lowrider Band with three of the other original members of War: Howard E. Scott, Morris “BB” Dickerson, and Lee Oskar.   Harold Ray Brown is a Founding Member in the StandUp4Music™ Foundation and works with inner-city youth during the summer, to promote good citizenship through the art of fine drumming.

Harold Ray Brown
Is a founding member of the foundation as well as a founding member of WAR, an iconic American funk band in the 1970s and 2000s. Harold had a number of roles over the years, acting as drummer, percussion, vocalist, and bandleader.

Brown is the oldest of six children, and the only one in his family to pursue music. Beginning with the congas, Brown progressed to violin while in elementary school, and took up drums in junior high. He turned down a full scholarship to Valparaiso University in 1964 in order to pursue music.

Brown was rooted in the very beginnings of War. In 1962, he met Howard E. Scott at the Cozy Lounge in Long Beach, California. They were fifteen years old at the time and were hired to play in a band for a casual gig.

Brown started a band called the Creators in 1963 in Long Beach while going to Long Beach Polytechnic High School, to play for high school sock hops and car shows. Then in 1967, toward the end of the Vietnam war, he and Howard Scott restarted the band with a new name, Night Shift. Brown had been working as a machinist on the Night Shift. In February 1969 while playing a show at the Rag Doll Night Club in North Hollywood, California Eric Burdon and Lee Oskar jammed with the Night Shift. The band changed its name to War.

Brown left the band to attend college in 1983, majoring in computer science, with a minor in music. He then moved to New Orleans in 1986. In 2001, Brown went back to school to pursue his lifelong hobby; he is now a historian and professional tour guide in New Orleans, and has recently formed a new band called the Lowrider Band with three of the other original members of War: Howard E. Scott, Morris “BB” Dickerson, and Lee Oskar.

Harold Ray Brown is a Founding Member in the StandUp4Music™ Foundation and works with inner-city youth during the summer, to promote good citizenship through the art of fine drumming.



Andre Thomas   Lives by the three C’s coordination, cooperation, communication. Andre brings an incredible passion to his labor of love and is uniquely comfortable in his role as band, tour and road manager.   Having over twenty years of expertise working closely with well known music groups as their business develop manager, Andre recognizes the vital importance of allowing music artists to focus on their number one priority, the music.  Having kicked off as the Legends & Locals™ Concerts, Andre will oversee the StandUp4Music™ Concert Series directing engagements, bookings and travel.

Andre Thomas
Lives by the three C’s coordination, cooperation, communication. Andre brings an incredible passion to his labor of love and is uniquely comfortable in his role as band, tour and road manager.

Having over twenty years of expertise working closely with well known music groups as their business develop manager, Andre recognizes the vital importance of allowing music artists to focus on their number one priority, the music.

Having kicked off as the Legends & Locals™ Concerts, Andre will oversee the StandUp4Music™ Concert Series directing engagements, bookings and travel.

Yvonne DiCarlo  A founding member of the foundation, Yvonne has been involved in sales and merchandising since 1978 with the; Sports Arena, Qualcomm, Sleep Train Amphitheater, Delmar Race Track and Thoroughbred club and San Diego State, and the San Diego Gulls, Yvonne has spent four decades in Event Coordination. Yvonne’s oversight includes all aspects of the entire concert and sports ticketing and merchandise sales processes to include; cash systems, controls, credit card and merchant service capabilities, functionalities and security, merchandise inventory and controls, booth set-up, sales display, coordination over food service, catering and is certified in food safety handling.

Yvonne DiCarlo
A founding member of the foundation, Yvonne has been involved in sales and merchandising since 1978 with the; Sports Arena, Qualcomm, Sleep Train Amphitheater, Delmar Race Track and Thoroughbred club and San Diego State, and the San Diego Gulls, Yvonne has spent four decades in Event Coordination. Yvonne’s oversight includes all aspects of the entire concert and sports ticketing and merchandise sales processes to include; cash systems, controls, credit card and merchant service capabilities, functionalities and security, merchandise inventory and controls, booth set-up, sales display, coordination over food service, catering and is certified in food safety handling.



Jerry Eggers  A founding member of the foundation with degrees in Art History and Advertising Design from theUniversity of California and Art Center College of Design in hand,Jerry began his advertising agency career in New York with N.W.Ayer and J. Walter Thompson. As a print and television art director he produced campaigns for AT&T, Bell Labs, Debeers Diamonds, Eastman Kodak, Ford Motor Company, and the RCA Corporation. Creative Director for several of the Hawaii’s largest agencies you might say Jerry has been an influencer in the travel and tourism world producing for Sheraton Hotels, Big Island Tourism Council, Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Aloha Airlines, Continental Airlines, Prince Hotels, the Kaanapali Gold Classic, and the Maui Visitors Bureau, Bank of America (Hawaii), McDonalds of Hawaii, Prince Hotels of Hawaii. Along the way Jerry has collected multiple creative awards including two CLIO Awards.

Jerry Eggers
A founding member of the foundation with degrees in Art History and Advertising Design from theUniversity of California and Art Center College of Design in hand,Jerry began his advertising agency career in New York with N.W.Ayer and J. Walter Thompson. As a print and television art director he produced campaigns for AT&T, Bell Labs, Debeers Diamonds, Eastman Kodak, Ford Motor Company, and the RCA Corporation. Creative Director for several of the Hawaii’s largest agencies you might say Jerry has been an influencer in the travel and tourism world producing for Sheraton Hotels, Big Island Tourism Council, Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Aloha Airlines, Continental Airlines, Prince Hotels, the Kaanapali Gold Classic, and the Maui Visitors Bureau, Bank of America (Hawaii), McDonalds of Hawaii, Prince Hotels of Hawaii. Along the way Jerry has collected multiple creative awards including two CLIO Awards.


Marcos Reyes   A founding member of the foundation, Marcos taught himself how to play by practicing on  “Purple-Haze”  conga’s (a nickname for Marcos’s late brother) by imitating what he heard on record albums. Marcos quickly became passionate about percussion, and determined to expand his knowledge in the art of Afro-Cuban drumming by studying with the National Folidoric group of Cuba and Los Angeles percussionist, Luis Conte.     Marcos is fulfilling his dream by sharing his gift with children hosting percussion clinics for schools, music stores etc.   Marcos performs, tours and records with Los Lobos, Jorge Santana & Abel Sanchez, WAR, a number of Latin Rock legends and has shared the stage with Latin Jazz greats; Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Poncho Sanchez and Pete Escovedo. Marcos has had the honor of performing with members of Santana like the late greats Armando Peraza & Raul Rekow, Karl Perazo, Alex Ligertwood, Graham Lear, as well as original members Michael Carabello and Jose Chepito Areas.

Marcos Reyes
A founding member of the foundation, Marcos taught himself how to play by practicing on “Purple-Haze” conga’s (a nickname for Marcos’s late brother) by imitating what he heard on record albums. Marcos quickly became passionate about percussion, and determined to expand his knowledge in the art of Afro-Cuban drumming by studying with the National Folidoric group of Cuba and Los Angeles percussionist, Luis Conte.

Marcos is fulfilling his dream by sharing his gift with children hosting percussion clinics for schools, music stores etc.

Marcos performs, tours and records with Los Lobos, Jorge Santana & Abel Sanchez, WAR, a number of Latin Rock legends and has shared the stage with Latin Jazz greats; Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Poncho Sanchez and Pete Escovedo. Marcos has had the honor of performing with members of Santana like the late greats Armando Peraza & Raul Rekow, Karl Perazo, Alex Ligertwood, Graham Lear, as well as original members Michael Carabello and Jose Chepito Areas.


Anthony Spadaro Jr.   A founding member of the foundation, Anthony is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Camp LeJeune Contaminated Water Survivor. Enterprise Conceptioneer. 4th Generation Sausage Maker and PETA 2003 Golden Bun Award Winner. Anthony is a proud Independent and Managing Partner Owner at HungryGenius® Holdings, SLLC ~ a Multi CLIO Award Winning Team.   Innovation, Collaboration, Art, Music and Technology drive Anthony’s entrepreneuring and ecopreneuring of nearly 30 years as a conceptioneer.  With an extraordinary ability to focus, it's Anthony's organizational, administrative, manufacturing, production, software development, legal housekeeping and strategic planning expertise that deliver his competitive advantage.   As a plant base pioneer and former National Restaurant Franchisor, Anthony’s innovative and collaborative expertise continue to drive his creative hunger and visionary genius.

Anthony Spadaro Jr.
A founding member of the foundation, Anthony is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Camp LeJeune Contaminated Water Survivor. Enterprise Conceptioneer. 4th Generation Sausage Maker and PETA 2003 Golden Bun Award Winner. Anthony is a proud Independent and Managing Partner Owner at HungryGenius® Holdings, SLLC ~ a Multi CLIO Award Winning Team.

Innovation, Collaboration, Art, Music and Technology drive Anthony’s entrepreneuring and ecopreneuring of nearly 30 years as a conceptioneer.
With an extraordinary ability to focus, it's Anthony's organizational, administrative, manufacturing, production, software development, legal housekeeping and strategic planning expertise that deliver his competitive advantage.

As a plant base pioneer and former National Restaurant Franchisor, Anthony’s innovative and collaborative expertise continue to drive his creative hunger and visionary genius.

Jay Schneider  Jay has dedicated his life to helping others.   Jay is the owner of  Bridge to Shore Interventions & Sober Services. By conducting interventions, and working with families, physicians, and specialists, all of our loved ones, no matter the age, gain access to a new way of life.   Jay provides vital addiction education, tools, training and so much more that help fight this National Crisis and systemic disease. Addiction affects more than just the individual using the drugs & alcohol, or dealing with an eating disorder. Addiction affects the whole system whether it be a family, classroom or work environment.  Jay is familiar with the uncertainty, fear, and sense of feeling alone, inherent in the trip to treatment. He understands what it’s like to be in that place of life or death. Jay is a trained interventionist and has performed interventions working in the field of Substance Abuse and Mental Health successfully over the past ten years.  Jay helps our loved ones get back on  “solid footing”  so that all involved may begin to live a new life, full of love, happiness and prosperity. Jay is committed to lending his strength, encouragement and vast experience and expertise in an effort to stop the suffering that’s endured.

Jay Schneider
Jay has dedicated his life to helping others.

Jay is the owner of
Bridge to Shore Interventions & Sober Services. By conducting interventions, and working with families, physicians, and specialists, all of our loved ones, no matter the age, gain access to a new way of life.

Jay provides vital addiction education, tools, training and so much more that help fight this National Crisis and systemic disease. Addiction affects more than just the individual using the drugs & alcohol, or dealing with an eating disorder. Addiction affects the whole system whether it be a family, classroom or work environment.

Jay is familiar with the uncertainty, fear, and sense of feeling alone, inherent in the trip to treatment. He understands what it’s like to be in that place of life or death. Jay is a trained interventionist and has performed interventions working in the field of Substance Abuse and Mental Health successfully over the past ten years.

Jay helps our loved ones get back on “solid footing” so that all involved may begin to live a new life, full of love, happiness and prosperity. Jay is committed to lending his strength, encouragement and vast experience and expertise in an effort to stop the suffering that’s endured.