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Season 2021, Podcast #4, “Living the Lifestyle of a TV News Reporter – A Conversation with Lindsay Iadeluca, Anchor Reporter, WJAR NBC 10 Sunrise, Providence, RI, and Co-Host of Studio 10.”

Native Rhode Islanders are used to being able to drive from one end of the state to the other in about an hour, and with great courage, young Lindsay Iadeluca took her passion for people and storytelling far away from home to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Living the lifestyle of a television news reporter in the public eye comes with a long list of challenges which can unfortunately include unsolicited and unfair criticism. Lindsay shares her own story of courage and overcoming adversity to become a powerful voice in support of her RI community and the well-being of the people that dwell within it.



Season 2021, Podcast #2
The Industry Disruptor
A Conversation with Bill Levinson
Managing Partner for Levinson and Associates, Inc.

At a young age, Bill did not have much enthusiasm for higher education, however, his mom pointed out his passion for motorcycles and getting a job selling them. Learn how a random customer would become the mentor and inspiration that he needed to discover his potential in business and in life. Bill entered his dad’s insurance agency and expanded it into a new world of high-tech and innovation, growing the business into a vehicle for over 20,000 agents nationwide while becoming one of the fasting growing insurance IMO’s in the United States!

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Out of Wall Street and Into the Boxing Ring

A Conversation with Joe Digiammo
Sr. Client Partner & Consultant for Publicis.Sapient and
Owner of JMD Financial Planning

What was it like working in the fast-paced, high-stress world of being a trader on Wall Street during the 1990s, and what did it take to survive that hostile environment? Joe Digiammo shares his version of “Wolf of Wall Street”, his decision for leaving it behind, and the amazing story surrounding his stroke in 2019 which opened his eyes to a new mindset and a new mission as a boxer.

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– Simple Strategies On Your Uncomfortable Path to New OpportunitiesDon Wilson’s first book has been released, titled What’s YOUR Woobie? – Simple Strategies On Your Uncomfortable Path to New Opportunities. “I’m truly humbled by the kind feedback I’ve received over the last couple years, and I’m hopeful that my presentations along with the book will help people who’ve struggled with the discomfort of change realize that there are ways to let go of the security of below average results. We need each other, and we will all get there together!”
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Donnie Wilson Music

ROCK THE FIGHT AGAINST CHD FOUR – “A concert and fundraising event promoting awareness for congenital heart defects.”Reservations: Adults – $25 (online or at the door)18 and under – $10 (CHD Survivors – FREE!)Click the following link to make your reservation online: honor.americanheart“ROCK The Fight Against CHD” has raised over $40,000 for CHD awareness and research while drawing big crowds of music fans each year. On Friday, August 2nd this exciting concert and fundraising event returns to the Venus DeMilo in Swansea, MA for a fourth year. Event coordinator and local musician, Donnie Wilson will emcee the event, sharing some songs and a few stories from his family’s journey with CHD. Wilson was inspired to write and record his album, Sedated Echo, released in 2010, when the amazing doctors and nurses at Women and Infants Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital saved the life of his son, Jacob, who was born in May 2009 with CHD (a Congenital Heart Defect). Our CHD heroes became the inspiration behind Wilson’s music. His single, “Super Hero Fantasy”, has been used for CHD awareness campaigns around the country. Wilson also Co-Chairs the National Awareness Committee for Mended Little Hearts.Donnie Wilson calls this year’s headlining performer, Grace Morrison and the RSO, a truly amazing Americana indie-folk quintet, and one of the best local groups he’s heard in years! The Boston-based band consists of Grace Morrison (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion), followed by Benjamin Moniz (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Max Judelson (vocals, bass), Marta Rymer (violin, vocals), and Nate Tucker (cajón, percussion). The band formed in 2010, emerging out of the fertile New England music scene. All five musicians are classically trained. Their debut self-titled CD was released in the fall of 2012 and is now available on iTunes and CD Baby. Grace and the RSO use folk and bluegrass instrumentation to tell the stories of early Ireland and England, songs of heroes and villains, kings and queens and the legends that follow. Their vocal harmonies organically blend together with a down to earth and refreshing sound, as evident in the lead single ‘Stuck on You’. Much of Grace’s lyrical content is taken straight from the pages of history. She playfully tells these stories during their live performances and the fans enjoy it!Bring the kids and enjoy some great music, a lot of laughs, our wonderful silent auction, plenty of food and many special moments with our CHD heroes. Together, we can beat America’s #1 birth defect, CHD!!Net proceeds from ticket reservations will be donated to the American Heart Association for Pediatric Cardiovascular Research. Net proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the National CHD Awareness Fund for Mended Little Hearts. Proceeds from our cork-pull will be donated to Olivia’s Heart Fund.St. Bernard’s Church Harvest Festival set for this Saturday and Sunday
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Approximately three years ago, Wilson said he crafted, recorded and published online a single inspired by his son’s CHD: “Super Hero Fantasy,” …
read article by By Jeffrey D. Wagner, Correspondent,  Posted Sep 26, 2012###

Rock The Fight Against CHD III Highlights- August 3 2012ROCK THE FIGHT III AGAINST CHD   ROCK THE FIGHT III Donation FormFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Donnie Wilson, P.O. Box 911, N. Dighton, MA 02764 PHONE:  (508) 505-5655EMAIL: DATE & TIME:  Friday, August 3, 2012 (Doors Open 5:30PM – 11PM)PLACE:  Venus DeMilo Restaurant, 75 G.A.R. Hwy, Swansea, MA In 2010 and 2011ROCK THE FIGHT AGAINST CHD III- “A concert and fundraising event promoting awareness for congenital heart defects.” “ROCK The Fight Against CHD” has raised almost $25,000 for CHD awareness and research while drawing over 600 people.  On Friday, August 3rd, this exciting concert and fundraising event returns to the Venus DeMilo in Swansea, MA for a third year.  Event coordinator and local musician, Donnie Wilson, is excited to reunite with his uncle, Ed Violette as the acoustic duo, Back-2-Back that had a huge following in the S.E. Mass area throughout the 90’s.  Wilson was inspired to write and record his album, Sedated Echo, released in 2010, when his son Jacob was born with CHD (a congenital heart defect) in May 2009.  Wilson was always recognized for his soaring vocals, his gritty guitar work, and his charisma in front of a crowd.  Now, his return to music is fueled by his passion for CHD advocacy.  The amazing doctors and nurses at Women and Infants Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital who saved the life of Jacob and so many other CHD patients have served as the inspiration for the single, “Super Hero Fantasy”, which is now being used in several national efforts for CHD awareness.  Wilson also serves on the National Awareness Committee for Mended Little Hearts.   Ed and Don performed to music fans all over New England for many years.  Matthew Bowman from New England Performer Magazine back in the April 1993 issue said, “The vocals and guitar work of Wilson and Violette were all razor sharp, reminding me of the type of stuff Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora do all the time.”  If you walked into a local S.E. Mass bar in the 90’s when they were playing, it was full.  Now, in 2012, they perform their first full length concert event, with Ed’s son, Matt joining in the second set with the same amazing guitar chops as his dad!   We welcome back our hysterical friend, comedienne and Somerset native, Lizz Furtado, back to host the event.  Opening for Ed and Don is 15 year old, singer songwriter, Andrea LeClaire who’s debut video, “Next Time” is approaching 30,000 views on YouTube as of this release.  This year’s show will also be streaming live online at, a website launched by comedian and fellow CHD dad, Tom Riles, who currently warms up the studio audience for the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Bring the kids and enjoy some great music, a lot of laughs, our huge silent auction, plenty of food, and many special moments with our CHD heroes.   Reservations:  Adults – $20 in advance ($25 at the door), 18 and under – $10 CHD Survivors – FREE Make your reservation in advance online:   Net proceeds from ticket reservations will be donated to Boston Children’s’ Hospital Trust.      Net proceeds from the silent auction and corporate donations will be donated to Gabrielle’s Heart Camp for kids with CHD.  Lastly, a link will be posted on for the people watching live online to donate to the National CHD Awareness Fund for Mended ROCK THE FIGHT AGAINST CHD II HIGHLIGHTS 2011

Province Mortgage

back to client listProvince Office oneFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2015Province Mortgage AssociatesDon Wilson, Director of Corporate Relations“Province Mortgage Associates, Inc. Opens New Headquarters in East Providence, RI”Province Office twoOn July 16th, the team of mortgage professionals at Province Mortgage Associates, Inc. celebrated their 10th anniversary as one of the most reputable mortgage lenders based out of the Greater Providence area. For the first 10 years of their existence, they have been headquartered at 10 Davol Square in Providence, RI renting space owned and operated by Brown University. President, David Currie is proud to announce the purchase of their own building at 50 Office Parkway located just of Rt. 44 adjacent to the Stop & Shop Plaza in East Providence, RI. This beautifully renovated building will become their new headquarters, giving this team 4600 sq. feet of space to expand their business of helping homeowners.“Province has become big enough to be relevant, yet it remains small enough to be nimble”, comments Currie. “We’ve been able to endure all of the highs and lows of the last ten years by making good decisions and growing slowly. Our entire staff has worked so hard to earn one of the best reputations in the mortgage industry, and they deserve this new space.” Province Mortgage Associates is a full service delegated mortgage lender licensed in RI, MA, CT, NH, and MT specializing in residential and commercial lending for purchase and refinance transactions.“Our business is generated solely on referrals from our network and our valued clients”, shares Don Wilson, Director of Corporate Relations. “We survey 100% of our closings, receiving between 20 and 30 positive reviews each month with comments always revolving around one central theme: outstanding service.” The Province team has earned many accolades including being voted “One of the Best Places to Work in RI” by the Providence Business News six times. The Province staff has been recognized for holding each other accountable to a higher standard, sporting an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Province has used this competitive advantage to grow their company with the most recent accomplishment being the addition of their new location in Cheshire, CT acquiring the team of seasoned mortgage professionals at Constitution Mortgage.Strategic Growth Manager, Alan Conley, is currently engaged in a national recruiting campaign for new mortgage professionals. “Province earns the commitment of its people by providing unprecedented peer support in a team environment that permeates our culture and inspires our people to exceed their goals. This new headquarters will be a wonderful reflection on the quality of people we have working for us, and we’re currently looking for more like-minded mortgage professionals to join our team.” Province recently launched which showcases everything that this local business has to offer. Contact 401-490-4400 for more information.Don Wilson (NMLS #13489)Director of Corporate Relations, Province Mortgage Associates, Inc.50 Office Parkway, East Providence, RI 02914Cell – (508) 505-5655Email – dwilson@provincemai.comProvince Office three###unnamed-1 unnamed-2 unnamedFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2015Province Mortgage AssociatesDon Wilson, Director of Corporate Relations“Constitution Mortgage Becomes Province Mortgage Associates”Constitution Mortgage, a financial pillar of the Cheshire, CT community, has now become Province Mortgage Associates. Constitution Mortgage, which most recently acted as the Mortgage Department for BCI Financial, is known for having some of the most seasoned mortgage experts in the area. Their office will be moving from 219 South Main Street to the brand new location at 202 Highland Avenue across the street from the Stop and Shop Plaza in Cheshire, CT.Susan Rubino, Senior Mortgage Advisor with the Cheshire team whose career in finance spans the last 33 years was referred to Province Mortgage recently when her daughter and son-in-law needed a specific mortgage product to purchase a new home in Rhode Island. She reached out to company President, David Currie, to discuss her daughter’s loan options and discovered that Dave grew up in Cheshire and actually went to high school with her daughter. Susan Rubino and her family experienced Province Mortgage Associates’ commitment to providing outstanding customer service commenting that “the people they dealt with were so friendly and accommodating it just made the loan process easy.” Perfect timing and a common purpose for providing a world class mortgage experience became the next phase of Constitution Mortgage becoming Province Mortgage Associates.Ken Penfield, a 30 year banking industry veteran who recently served as the manager for the mortgage department at BCI Financial Mortgage Corporation/Constitution Mortgage is excited about his team’s future at Province. “I’ve always been associated with community banking. Everyone knows Constitution Mortgage within the community and we are community people.” Like the Cheshire team, Province is a team of seasoned mortgage professionals that treat clients and each other like family. Big enough to be relevant yet small enough to be nimble, Province benefits from an expanded line of mortgage products like the big banks, but with that small company feel that clients truly enjoy.In addition to Sr. Mortgage Advisor, Susan Rubino and Branch Manager, Ken Penfield, the Cheshire team of Province Mortgage Associates also includes Sr. Mortgage Advisor, Kevin Luddy, who started Constitution Mortgage back in 1989. Kevin brings years of experience, an in depth knowledge of mortgage products, and a willingness to go the extra mile for his clients. Also on the team is Kevin’s son Gregg Luddy who has been a mortgage advisor for two years to complement his many years of underwriting and loan processing experience. Sr. Mortgage Advisor, Brian Turley adds another 25 years of mortgage experience to the team along with his specialty in Reverse Mortgages. Michael Savenelli channeling his 45 years in the credit industry into his Business Development position along with their dedicated and hard-working Loan Processor, Helen LeCompte round out this amazingly talented Cheshire team.The benefits of this merger to the home owners of this community are many. A deeper product selection means more options for people to buy homes as well as more ways for current homeowners to save money through refinancing. A more effective marketing campaign will keep mortgage clientele well informed when it comes to changes in the marketplace. As a delegated lender, Province has more control over the underwriting and closing process which facilitates a better mortgage experience for the client as well as for Realtors and other people who refer business.   Dave Currie has come full circle back to his roots in Cheshire, and the Cheshire team of Province Mortgage Associates looks forward to helping the great people of our region be successful with home ownership.
CT Office SpecsSquare Footage: 1400 sq feetNo. of Employees: 7Landlord: Jay BrodachOther CT Offices: None at this timeContact InformationProvince Mortgage Associates, Inc.202 Highland AvenueCheshire, CT 06410203-272-5601

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2018’s Wild Bunch: Music Of The Year

Physical CDs are still published, although nowadays methods of fruition of music tend to vanish the idea of a closed project to contain art and creativity. Just like romantic warriors, collectors of vinyls and compact discs continue to believe in an ancient way of producing and transmitting musical projects. And so do I. That’s why every year I put out a list of the most interesting Cds among quality productions in territories like adult contemporary, jazz, fusion and brazilian music.
A wide choice for 2018, fifteen cds, as usual each one included here with audioclip for a pre-listen. Music that really be worth a listen.
My “2018’s Wild Bunch” is all about women and I’d like it could be intended as a signal, a way to propose “women” as a symbol of intelligence and sensitivity, opposed to narrow lines of thinking traced by reactionary and religious governments throughout Islam, USA, Brazil, Italy, etc., etc.
“Music is culture” (música é cultura) was the slogan on the back cover of every published Lp in Brazil, during the horrible period of dictatorship between Sixties to Eighties. This time we could say even better “music is culture and woman is culture”. Listening to the right things could be like a first step of a good revolution. So, up against it!


Giancarlo Mei is an independent journalist and writer, host of radio and author for television. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed books “Canto Latino. Origine, evoluzione e protagonisti della Musica Popolare del Brasile” (Nuovi Equilibri, 2004) and “Spiriti Liberi – L’avventura brasiliana di Flora Purim & Airto Moreira (Arcana Jazz, 2017)

– 2018’s Wild bunch –Monika Herzig – “Sheroes” (Whaling City Sound, WCS106)
A good pianist with an all-female jazz band, eight originals and two covers: a fantastic album. German composer and arranger Monika Herzig create this ensemble to pay tribute to jazz women. An effort turned into a perfect goal putting together talents from all over the world: trombonist Reut Regen from Israel, canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, deutch guitarist Leni Stern, cuban percussionist Mayra Casales and mexican drummer Rosa Avila, bassist Jennifer Vincent and flautist Jamie Baum from the U.S. A such powerful band offers to Herzig’s compositions dense quality and great energy. The language is complex but really exciting; a coral work with musicians always ready to start great solos and sheet music that covers the whole scale of jazz colors and moods. Herzig is a remarkable composer and pages like the “Nancy Wilson Portrait”, and “Time Again, D.B.” are very impressive. Other members contribute with quality creations too, just like it happens with Vincent’s “Song For C.C.” and Baum’s and “Wayning”. A jazzy “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and a soulful cover of The House of The Rising sun, complete this vary and inspiring work. Rich.
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New York, NY •  Wed Apr 4 The New School in the Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 5th Floor. Panel discussion with SHEROES from 4:30 – 5:30. Concert 6:00 – 7:00. Free event but seating is limited, first come first served.

Newark, NJ  •  Thu Apr 5 Roundtable Presentation on Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener’s Companion Rutgers University 7-9pm

Baltimore, MD  •  Fri Apr 6 SHEROES CD release An Die Musik live 409 North Charles Street Second Floor 6pm

Cleveland, OH  •  Sun Apr 8 SHEROES CD release Nighttown 7pm

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“The Whole World in Her Hands” 

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Publicity: Jazz Kitchen, Jazz History OnlineThe Oberlin Review, Indiana Daily StudentJAZZIZ MagazineThe Daily Progress,Melodiva CD News

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Monika Herzig:
Whaling City Sound
Release Date: March 23, 2018

The new album of pianist and composer Monika Herzig for the Whaling City Sound label is a logical continuation of not only her previous work The Whole World in Her Hands (2016), but also the whole creation of this German-born Germany. Monica is making great efforts to expand the presence of women in instrumental jazz, which in this case is emphasized even by the name of the album for which she invented the punky neologism of Sheroes – a combination of the concepts she (she) and heroes (heroes). Thus, the title of the project can be read as “Heroines”.

Who are they, these heroines? As part of the ensemble of Monica, with whom she tours, with which she recorded Sheroes, you can see many participants and the aforementioned previous project. This is the guitarist Leni Stern, the German, like Herzig, and the American Jennifer Vincent, who has postponed the cello and acts only as a bass player, and the Israeli trombone player Reut Regev, and the famous American flutist Jamie Baum, and the percussionist with the Cuban roots of Myra Casales. There are also impressive new faces: a very creative performer on the pipe Ingrid Jensen from Canada, Mexican drummer Rosa Avila, Italian tenor saxophonist Ada Rovatti. All of them are purely geographically united by the presence on the jazz scene of the world capital of this music – New York. And the principle of composing an album, which included plays not only of Herzig herself, but her colleagues,

Herzig herself is represented here by four compositions and two arrangements, including the well-known theme House of the Rising Sun. The most interesting of them seemed to me the starting Time Again, DB, dedicated to the late teacher Monica David Baker, and filled with Caribbean intonations Cantos, writing which Herzig thought of the melodism peculiar to such an outstanding jazz pianist as Chick Corea. Jamie Baum dedicated her composition to another giant of modern jazz – Wayne Shorter, she is called: Waining. Leni Stern once had occasion to encounter African music, where the appropriate intonations in her play Bubbles came from. The drama of the plot of the song Vincent Song For CC is broadcasted by the music of this play.

Even on this short list, you can judge the musical diversity of the album. Add to this the high performance class, lots of bright solos and duets, the general spirit of creativity that reigns in the album – and you will understand that this work is worth listening to. Of course, the final statement of I Am A Superstar is somewhat ironic. But the fact that all the participants of the project headed by Monika Herzig are genuine Sheroes of modern jazz, I do not personally change myself!

Library Bookwatch: June 2016
Jazz artist, pianist, composer, and educator Monika Herzig presents The Whole World in Her Hands, a jazz album enriched with the performances of expert musicians from around the globe – guitarist Leni Stern (Germany/NYC), percussionist Mayra Casales (Cuba),trombonist Reut Regev (Israel), flutist/saxophonist Jane Bunnett (Canada), drummer Arianna Fanning (Indian-American), and more. Both original compositions and expressive rearrangements of classic hits are present in this extraordinary album, enhanced with bonus video content. The tracks are “Plenty of Nothing” (5:06), “Mosquitoes” (4:14), “The Cat That Stole The Moon” (3:04), “In a Nutshell” (5:26), “Song for Argentina” (5:49), “istop” (5:30), “Royals” (5:22), “Oh Muddy Waters” (4:59), “2-Way Mirror” (4:32), “A Total Non-Impossibility” (5:40), “Peaceful Piece” (3:48), and “The Whole World In Her Hands” (5:09).
Also highly recommended for jazz connoisseurs is the album “Swing That Music!” ($14.99, in which vocalist/soprano sax player Danny Bacher and associates pay tribute to the legendary jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan, with vibrant performances of some of their most widely beloved songs.
CD Review
Norman Vickers
Monika Herzig:
The Whole World In Her Hands
Whaling City Sound
Release Date: June 10, 2016
Monika Herzig is a performing pianist, educator and author.  She has assembled a group of talented women musicians to perform on this recording.  She brings guitarist Leni Stern (Germany/NYC), percussionist Mayra Casales (Cuba), Flutist/saxophonist Jane Bunnett (Canada), saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin( USA/NYC) and bassists Linda Oh (Malaysia/Australia) Anna Butterss(Australia) and  cellist Jennifer Vincent(USA) and uses them in varying combinations.  Ms. Herzig plays piano on all twelve tracks.
There ís plenty of excellent piano on this recording but it ís the ensemble which is featured.
One possible drawback for the average listener is that all twelve pieces are new except for a reworking of “The Whole World in Her Hands” (Get it?)  It ís challenging to the average jazz listener to listen to new compositions. Ms. Herzig plays on all numbers but she assembles groups in varying combinations.  One of my favorite cuts is “Peaceful Piece” featuring piano, bass, flute, alto sax and trombone. There ís much here to appreciate as Ms. Herzig has put the ensembles together with thoughtfulness.  So, give this one a listen and stretch your “ears.”
This was recorded at New York’s Avatar Studio May and August 2014 and produced by Suzi Reynolds.  Ms. Reynolds spent a few years in Pensacola before launching her successful career as producer in New York.  I’m pleased to see and hear this latest triumph from a longtime friend.
Monika Herzig is a fearless and complete jazz artist touring internationally as a pianist, bandleader,award winning author, and advocate for jazz music, its genres and its players. It’s not surprising that great talent is at the center of her work. In this stunning and contemporary project, Monika showcases her artistry and those of top women band-leaders and composers working in jazz today. Her intelligence and depth are audible in these songs, from unexpected and exciting originals, to re-arrangements ofthe traditional (“The Whole World In His Hands”) to current hit (“Royals”). Bringing together an All Star international band including the likes of guitarist Leni Stern (Germany/NYC), percussionist Mayra Casales (Cuba), flutist/saxophonist Jane Bunnett (Canada), drummer Arianna Fanning (Indian-American), bassist Jennifer Vincent (USA), trombonist Reut Regev (Israel), flutist Jamie Baum (USA/NYC), alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin (USA/NYC) and bassist Linda Oh (Malaysia/Australia) to play this panoply of music has created a whole that is truly greater than the sum of its impressive parts.

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