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Rock The Goats!

Humanitarians where everywhere at Rock The Goats! Ron Whitaker was there to support his friend Grammy Award winning artist for Best Regional Mexican record in 2008. Alyson Montez now performs with Ricky Rebel. Ron Whitaker and his fiance Isabella Shaldan, both humanitarians first and foremost, as well as, musical artist.

Heifer’s 70th Anniversary of their work around the World!

By Cynthia Griffing

Gilligan's Island Way at CBS studios photo by The Hollywood Times
Gilligan’s Island Road at CBS studios photo by The Hollywood Times

Studio City, CA. (The Hollywood Times) 6/15/2014 – CBS studios was the happening place for Rock The Goats, walking along Gilligan’s Island Road people were invited to come and learn, listen, and have a great time.  This wonderful event for a worthy cause, was hosted by David Charles Keeton, known as, “the Contractor you will still like at the END of the job.” Having won 7 Super Service Awards on Angie’s List.

DC Keeton speaking with THT photo by The Hollywood Times
DC Keeton speaking with THT photo by The Hollywood Times

David C Keeton is so passionate about this wonderful cause and how it changes lives for the better, he has given gifts of livestock to people all over the world in the name of his employees and friends for the past 15 years.

Heifer has a program of “Passing on the Gift”,  entails the recipient to give the first female born to their neighbor, so that the whole village can grow and thrive.  The recipients are also given animal husbandry classes, and taught how to use the by products, such as wool, milk, and manure to better their lives. Over 18 million families have been helped by Heifer to become self-sufficient. David C Keeton has had the pleasure of seeing the results of Heifer firsthand, and has worked with many organizations here in Los Angeles to bring the message of Heifer’s work to all.  This event, “Rock The Goats” is his dream, of bringing families together to help families, all over the world.  It is hoped that David C Keeton will do this again next year,  this year it was $20 for pee-event, $25 at the door and Kids 5 and under where free.  Please keep posted by going to www.rockthegoats.com

Heifer informational plaque
Heifer informational plaque
Heifer informational plaque
Heifer informational plaque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heifer informational plaque
Heifer informational plaque
Heifer informational plaque
Heifer informational plaque

 

 

 

 

 

Heifer informational plaque
Heifer informational plaque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been David C Keeton’s dream to bring together fair trade vendors, humanitarian entertainers, and families for the festivities.  His goal was accomplished!  He has shown us all that Angles do walk on Earth and when we all join together many good things can be accomplished for the betterment of community, of ourselves, and for the world.  Everyone that The Hollywood Times spoke to had warm regards for David C Keeton, and all that Heifer, and other Fair trade organizations are doing.

RtG 75Galpin Ford sponsored a Ford pick up for children of all ages to paint.

 

 

 

Ochoa Boyz at Rock The Goats Photo by The Hollywood Times
Ochoa Boyz at Rock The Goats Photo by The Hollywood Times

The Ochoa Boyz  started the afternoon set with a mini concert for cheering fans! Ryan Ochoa (Lanny) is the star of Disney’s Pair of Kings.  The next group to perform was Brooklyn J dance troop, which got everyone up and dancing.What a better way to better the global community than with an outdoor concert?!  Brooklyn J and his dance troop were spreading the joy they have to families throughout the world with their performance.

Brooklyn J  at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times
Brooklyn J at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times
Brooklyn J at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times
Brooklyn J at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iridescence:: A Mermaid Tribe presented Mer Queen Chantel, and  King Neptune Milosz along with  a menagerie of friendly friends, ready to entertain the crowd. Rebecca Fireplug and Danni G was present as the Lion.

Iridescence and Mer King photo by The Hollywood Times
Iridescence; Queen Chantel and King Neptune Milosz photo by The Hollywood Times
Rebecca Fireplug and photo by The Hollywood Times
Rebecca Fireplug, and Danni G photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Fireplug Anotonio Photo by The Hollywood Times
Rebecca Fireplug Anotonio Photo by The Hollywood Times

 

Photo by The Hollywood Times
Photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeane Stern a volunteer of 10 years, who is also the Los Angeles coordinator, was there with Frances Hale, a volunteer of 7.5  years and Cindy Croyle the coordinator for the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Jeane Stern has been on study tours to Honduras for Heifer and has seen “Passing on the Gift” in action.

Jeane Stern, Frances Hale, Cindy Croyle volunteers with Heifer photo by The Hollywood Times
Jeane Stern, Frances Hale, Cindy Croyle volunteers with Heifer photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smitty the entertainer was new to Heifer, by the invitation of his daughter he was pleased to be there.  Smitty or JustSmitty, may be familiar to you as Rich in Room 222 which aired for 5 seasons from 1969 to 1974, and was produced by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Fox_Television  and  aired on ABC.  Smitty can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/just.smitty?fref=ts.     He went on in his career to play with Jimi Hendrix, The Whispers, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, a little girl from Atlanta, Georgia, Gladys Knight and The Pips.  He plays bass and is a 4.5 octave range vocalist.  He is the founder of United World Orchestra,  https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-World-Orchestra/26739230286?id=26739230286&sk=photos_stream.  His latest project is Dreams The Game, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K0q74jtV8s&feature=kp.

JustSmitty photo by The Hollywood Times
JustSmitty photo by The Hollywood Times

 

JustSmitty  photo by United World Orchaestra
JustSmitty photo by United World Orchestra

 

Fair Trade Towns photo by the Hollywood Times
Fair Trade Towns photo by the Hollywood Times

Several different Fair Trade vendors where there some are wholesalers, other even will volunteer to come to your home to sell the items that benefit the communities they are made in .  Rae Eiklor of Burbank is just one such volunteer, representing Bead for Life ( sscarrot@dslextreme.com 818-566-9890).  The sale of these beads made by Ugandan woman, benefit their community.

Bead for Life volunteer Rae Eckler photo by The Hollywood Times
Bead for Life volunteer Rae Eckler photo by The Hollywood Times
Bead for Life banner photo by The Hollywood Times
Bead for Life banner photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bead for Life story photo by the Hollywood Times
Bead for Life story photo by the Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other vendors there were Seastra who’s volunteers are George and Betty Meck, whos’ children also work in non-profit organizations.  The Mecks represent Seastra which is based out of Thailand and which was found by their son George Meck IV.   Seastra is a co-Op of 25 different families,  there is NO child labor, and everyone makes a fair wage for there work.  One small factory allows for family time, and parents are able to read and do homework with their children.  Legacy Fabric is used in making beautiful handbags.  What is Legacy Fabric?,  it is recycled fabric.

Seastra
Seastra
Legacy Fabric handbags
Legacy Fabric handbags
Handmade scarves from Thailand photo by The Hollywood Times
Handmade scarves from Thailand photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade scarves from Thailand
Handmade scarves from Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on hand was Lizzy Martinez who volunteers with tribu http://www.thegreaterequator.com/

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tribu banner

The program is called ‘Buy it Back’,  which buys back the products made by the families living near the Equator, which include wool scarves, blankets, jewelry, and woven hats.  The village that produces these items is Otavalo South and consist of three families, with no child labor.  They carve figurines and beads out of vegetarian ivory.

Vegetarian Ivory
Vegetarian Ivory
Cat carved from vegetarian Ivory
Cat carved from Vegetarian Ivory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community effort is how these families grow in their business.  Seven sister and one brother, give each other a helping hand, as they marry giving them a gift of a business in the village market.   Ms. Martinez became involved in this organization via her sister in law, who is from Otavalo South.

Alpaca magnet from Equador
Alpaca magnet from Equador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elisha Chan was present with the company she has founded elisha c. which is looking to make an opportunity for the residences of Haiti.  Elisha Chan started visiting Haiti in her sophomore year at UCLA, returning every summer to work at an orphanage.  Based off a roof top,  and industry of artist is painting cell phone covers and coconut shells, in the shape of flowers to be sold all over the world.  In doing so Elisha Chan is able to help some of the same people she came to know and love in the orphanage.  TheHollywoodTimes asked, Ms. Chan, “How will she be able to translate the efforts in Haiti to helping the economy in the USA?”   Ms. Chan is happy to report that elisha c.  now has sales associates here in the US, which are taking the industries of Haiti to boutiques and stores near you.   Global marketing at its finest.  Elisha Chan says, “The passion, the need, the experience”, is what keeps her inspired to keep doing what she is doing. www.elishac.com Facebook.com/elishachaiti

Coconut shell jewelry made in Haiti
Coconut shell jewelry made in Haiti
elishac
elishac banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humanitarians where everywhere at Rock The Goats!   Ron Whitaker was there to support his friend Grammy Award winning artist for Best Regional Mexican record in 2008.  Alyson Montez now performs with Ricky Rebel.   Ron Whitaker and his fiance Isabella Shaldan, both humanitarians first and foremost, as well as, musical artist.  Don Whitaker has been playing with different band memembers from us bands as; Guns and Roses, Def Leopard, and Quiet Riot, to name just a few Preferring to be known for his Humanitarian efforts, such as starting the Free Clinic of Simi Valley, www.freeclinicsv.com, volunteering at different rescue missions,  taking the stand, that “In America no veteran of war should be homeless.”  Claiming to be a”Rebel of the Darkness to Shine the Light.”

Ron Whitaker, Humanitarian first photo by The Hollywood Times
Ron Whitaker, Humanitarian first photo by The Hollywood Times
isabella Shaldan and Ron Whitaker at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times
Isabella Shaldan and Ron Whitaker at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyson Montez, Ron Whitaker and Isabella Shaldan at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times
Alyson Montez, Ron Whitaker and Isabella Shaldan at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky Rebel took the stage later that afternoon, to really wow the audience with songs like Savior, Everybody Scream, and Geisha Dance, where he had everyone dancing to his new song!   WOW!  Watch out for him, because he is coming to move you!  Ricky Rebel and his band will be playing at Bar Sinister  http://www.barsinister.net/home.php  on July 21, 2014 to Release his new EP Blue.

Ricky Rebel, Alyson Montez, Guitarist Tony, & Robert on Drums
Ricky Rebel, Alyson Montez, Guitarist Tony, & Robert on Drums
Starchild vocalist for Ricky Rebel photo by The Hollywood Times
Starchild vocalist for Ricky Rebel photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Layla Love, Ricky Rebel, and Tony at Rock The Goats. Photo by The Hollywood Times
Layla Love, Ricky Rebel, and Tony at Rock The Goats. Photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iridescence; continued to wow the audience with more fantasy players, such as this fierce acrobatic sea dragon Zircon.

Sea Dragon
Sea Dragon  Zircon photo by The Hollywood Times
Sea Dragon  photo by the Hollywood Times
Sea Dragon Zircon  photo by the Hollywood Times

 

Raspin at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times
Raspin at Rock The Goats photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Keeton, made sure that everyone left happy and with a full heart.  So, that making room for giving would, be present.  A Blues band played and Young Guns a great 80 cover band played to escort the audience out for the evening.

YOung Guns at Rock The Goats, photo by The Hollywood Times
YOung Guns at Rock The Goats, photo by The Hollywood Times

 

Young Guns at Rock The Goats.  photo by The Hollywood Times
Young Guns at Rock The Goats. photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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