Shirley Levi's Radio Interview on Indies In Motion!
"Your middle name is H-O-P-E!" "Definitely a force to be reckoned with!" "You are an involved person making things happen.
You don't just talk about it or sing about it, you are on the frontline!" - Rick Mizuno, Indies In Motion
Autism Radio's show 'Hope Saves The Day' -
A special interview with Recording Artist/Activist Shirley Levi, founder of Music On My Shoulder, who has written the Autism Awareness Anthem "Anne Marie".
Shirley Levi in a special performance and interview for Autism Awareness Friday April 27th, 2012 on AZTECA AMERICA'S top-rated show "Entres Nos" @ 10am. Channel 54 & 47 in Los Angeles. Channel 15 in San Diego. Check you local listings for the channel in your area!!
PRESS RELEASE for the Celebrity VH1 Rock & Bowl Benefit for Autism. VH1 Classic's Rock Autism campaign is designed to help educate
parents and build awareness about autism, a complex neurobiological developmental disorder that lasts throughout a person's lifetime, and to raise funds for a variety of autism research, advocacy, and support organizations.
NME.COM first for music news, features Shirley Levi's TV appearance for Autism Awareness along with the latest music news and reviews, music videos and gossip.
Shirley Levi is named one of the TOP 20 MUSICIANS who support autism awareness, along with Beck, The Eels, Stereolab, The Googoo Dolls and The Vines!
"I have a very special place in my heart for autism. I've made it my mission to use the undeniable power of MUSIC and ART to reach out to all people and help raise awareness about autism. I've learned much by working with such special people and feel that music and art can best portray their special qualities and spirit. They deserve to have a voice. I choose to focus on their abundance of beauty and special qualities rather than focusing on their social disabilities because that is what shines through in my eyes. I've created a painting called, "MUSIC ON MY SHOULDER", based on a sketch of a dove made by a very special autistic and ARTISTIC woman I worked with named, Anne Marie. I wanted her to witness her talent manifested into a tangible reality. Her gifts inspired me to see way beyond her social disability. I also wrote a song about her special spirit. I believe that my song, "Anne Marie" will help others see the spirit of autism in the same light as I do. Music and art are a powerful tool in helping raise awareness of issues that surround us every day yet remain unseen. Personally, I also really believe that we must give special attention to those who are ALREADY HERE with autism and help them to nurture their special gifts instead of treating and seeing them from just a cold, technical, and medical perspective. THEY ARE SPECIAL AND THEY ARE HERE. Every one of them that I've worked with has had a very unique gift.
While it is great that we look for a cure and look at preventative measures, we must also give special attention to those who are ALREADY HERE and make sure that we nurture their special gifts and praise them with special and positive attention. Another part of this campaign is that we also help family members and others who are not in the autistic community the opportunity to recognize all the positive gifts these very special people can contribute to our society. I plan on exposing their talents, especially musicians, and believe that *their gift/work will speak for itself*. That is the goal of my campaign." ~ Shirley Levi
"I asked Anne Marie to sketch the white dove since she specializes in animal sketches. This painting symbolizes music from G-d which replenishes itself through my spirit and heart. I thought it would be very special to have Anne Marie guest star in this specific painting since she is pure with her intentions and creations like myself. We are both artists. The dove is a symbol for both of us. I wanted to motivate her to believe in her creations and to see it manifested into a beautiful reality." ~ Shirley Levi
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"HappYness Face" click to enlarge
Shirley Levi's painting "HappYness Face" and her accompanying song by the same name, is dedicated to helping wipe out hunger from Los Angeles to Africa!
Shirley Levi has donated her piece "Blind Faith" to One Children's Foundation Art Auction @ Lola Mora Gallery.
All funds raised at this event will be used to purchase food baskets for children of unemployed parents in the city of Los Angeles.
"Blind Faith" click to enlarge
ONE Children's Foundation is a new organization fueled by the passion of its founders and ever-expanding team of volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of our most important treasure: our children.
Shirley has also donated her paintings "Aluminum Nature" to a Gay Rights Fundraiser and "Destruction" to help with AIDS Research.
Aluminum Nature click to enlarge
Destruction click to enlarge
You can see more of Shirley Levi's paitings on her personal website here
Contact: info @ musiconmyshoulder.com ~ All Music and Images copyright 2002 - 2011 Shirley Levi