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e-zine, Robert Speed Productions Spotlight. RSP Spotlight focuses on giving you capsule stories on Multi-Cultural news, Entertainment, hot CD's, and great Food. Learn about the rock you love and  find out what bands are still playing it.  Get updates on RSP artists, view ads of upcoming shows and events plus readers can share their comments on their favorite recipes and much much more!  Welcome!





by Robert Speed

Sometimes, a film just reaches out and grabs you. This was the case for me with Grace Rowe’s, I AM THAT GIRL. I AM THAT GIRL is a film that is guaranteed to have you laughing in one section and crying in another. The story centers on Maxine Lee, an Asian American who tries to live the American dream, funded by her credit cards. Lee’s antics tell us that she has no thought as to future consequences of her actions. By day, she works as a disgruntled office worker for ten dollars an hour; by night, she transforms into the ultimate party girl, scouring Los Angeles for the next hot spot.

At one of these nightclubs in a bathroom Maxine meets a guy named “Noodle.” Through Noodle and his hiking plans Maxine will come to grips with many things in her life some for the worst and some for the better. Ultimately, she will awaken to find out what is really important in life with many unexpected experiences and feelings that will change her life forever.

It is also worth note that both Grace Rowe and Michael Jaworski exemplify some very compelling acting in this film.

I highly recommend that you find and see this film.


Director: B. Hayward Randall, Producer: Grace Rowe, Writer: Grace Rowe




Prestorika, India's biggest Progressive/Metal band is here in the U.S.
They will be playing various venues in the California area and
promoting their
CD entitled - "The Most Confidential Knowledge".
The group was formed in 2001 and their early influences were Metallica,
Maiden and Megadeth. The band has played in support of artists such
as: (The Rasmus) in 2005 in Mumbai and Bangalore, India; with
(Freak Kitchen) in Great Indian Rock
festival in 2006 in Mumbai,
Wes Borland;  (Slipknot / Limp Bizkit) in 2007; the Rock In India festival
in March 2008 along with (Machine Head and
Megadeth) and has
played with (Anvil) as well. The group later progressed to headlining
their own shows.
 Prestorika has been featured in major rock publications such as The Rolling Stone twice and Blender Magazine to
name only a few.

Go see this band they are unbelievable.





Olga Tsepkalo is something very special. Her two CD's with the group

"" on (Comp Music/EMI) are quite amazing. The

music is Pop/Rock/Alternative yet mixed with freshness like a slow

breath interwoven with a kiss or a summers rain.  Quite simply, Olga's

voice brings the listener something inexpressibly native. We also think

you will love Olga's Pop hit, "Would You Drive Me Home."


RSP is happy she is part of our musical family.

Music Video:
(Would You Drive Me Home)





Naomi Nektare is an amazing talent. A passionate vocalist, whose performances have been compared to greats such as Janis Joplin and Grace Slick.


A true woman as well as artist, Nektare is a truth maiden for the new millennium.


Naomi Nektare is like no other.

Naomi Nektare -

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Ronny Corbin is "The New Face of Country," and a talented, humble

and prolific artist. Ronny has released a wonderful new CD entitled,

"New Way To Fly", a CD that was recorded at BGM network in San

Antonio. Ronny's brother Daryl was the producer and the great Bill

Green engineered. (Bill has worked with artists like Willie Nelson,

Toby Keith, Faith Hill and others.) This upcoming star is sure to

make your toes tap.



Poleshift is a Rock band from Sweden destined for greatness. Their musical arrangements, commercial vocals, brilliant musicianship, and thought provoking lyrics give this band high marks to hitsville.


Poleshift's new CD, IN OUR OPINION, on Forest Records Sweden, gives the listener everything from Adult to Alternative Rock and more.


Perhaps, Poleshift just might be the next U2.


Amberly Palmer

What A Voice ! 




RSP's Amberly Palmer is preparing her new band for her solo career. The artist is already being pegged as an amazing vocalist ala Janis Joplin or Joss Stone. Palmer has been performing since the age of 4. Originally from the San Francisco North Bay, she is a graduate of the Solano College Actors Training Program, The American Academy of the Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, Ca., and The San Francisco ACT Studio Program; where she studied Musical Theatre, Acting, Vocal (classical opera), and Dance (Jazz, Tap, and Ballet). 


The artist is truly a triple threat setting her sights on her new band, her fantastic new songs, and her unique sound. Contact RSP for further information.

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RSP's Specialty Marketing and Publicity Artist Eleanor Academia has released her new powerhouse of an album called,

"When You Live." A CD that is so good you will rock and rock and rock. Then, just when you think you cannot rock any further a ballad hits you and you just say, "Awe."  


Academia is wonderful with her keyboard work and Keytar solos so sweet you believe they are guitar solos.


Also included on this rock fest are Steve Smith, Rikki Rockett, Carmine Appice, Michael Hartman, John Christ, Greg Bissonette and Matt Bissonette amongst others.   


So, go get this one because this CD is a rockers dream.                                  


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Bachelor Girl's Tania Doko Returns

Bachelor Girl was an Australian pop band, formed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1992 that consisted of singer/songwriter Tania Doko and writer/instrumentalist James Roche.

The band formed in 1992 when songwriter and record producer James Roche met vocalist Tania Doko. Roche was creating a demo tape of a song he wrote for an Australian girl group, Girlfriend, and when his original singer canceled, he recruited Doko. The duo began writing and recording and started and put together a demo CD and performed several Melbourne showcases looking for a record deal and found a deal with Gotham Records in 1997, after Sony rejected them.

In 1998 Bachelor Girl's debut single, "Buses and Trains," was not only an Australian smash but an International hit as well. The song-writing chemistry between Tania and James was explosive and their double platinum-selling debut, "Waiting For The Day" won them the 1998 ARIA for Best Producer. In 1999, with 4 ARIA Award nominations and the APRA Award for Song of The Year & PPCA most played song on Australian radio (Buses & Trains), Bachelor Girl rode high on the airwaves and the charts as their debut release spawned five smash hit singles including "Buses and Trains," "Treat Me Good" and the anthemic Australian classic "Permission To Shine".

Bachelor Girl's second album was called Dysfunctional (2002). A release which would include the featured hits "I'm Just a Girl" & "Drowning Not Waving".

The band split in 2003 after the release of their second album proved less successful. A third album was recorded, though not released (A track from that album is available on Tania Doko's EP "To Whom it May Concern").

In 2004 Tania was asked to participate in a judge/mentor role on Channel 7's "Popstars" the Australian Idol. Later in 2006 the artist's singing/acting talents landed her a role in "SERIOUSLY, the Pet Shop Boys Reinterpreted," a production that would take her to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her performances there garnered the artist rave reviews and endorsements from many people including the Pet Shop Boys themselves.


Constantly writing, recording, and performing Tania put together a new album and a new electro rock band called SHE SAID YES (SSY). Securing the support for the Darren Hayes national tour October 2007, SHE SAID YES released their critically acclaimed debut independent EP to coincide with the tour.


Tania produced an acoustic EP in 2008, which consisted of past hit Bachelor Girl releases and current SSY tunes unplugged. The acoustic installment was released to coincide with the highly successful 2008 national tour "Let's Get Together". A tour which included Tania, Jon Stevens, Ian Moss and Jack Jones aka Irwin Thomas.


The first part of 2009 found Tania and DJ Darren Glen collaborating and completing the track "Curious". Tania's powerful vocals can also be heard as she performs with The Veronicas on the single, "Don't Say Goodbye" (Featuring Tania Doko).


Currently, Tania is working on her solo career and is managed by Robert Speed Productions Artist Management.



By Robert Speed

Pictured (l-r): Judson Harmon, Kerianne Rice, Rocky DeHaro, Chrissy Burns and Dustin Maxwell.

Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party is a daring production and sometimes one fully understands why the show was publicized "For Mature Audiences."


It is a daring production and sometimes one fully understands why the show was publicized "For Mature Audiences."


That being said, I give credit to those at the Coronado Playhouse for having the guts and open mindedness to present this production.

Wild Party debuted at Manhattan Theatre Club with a cast headed by Julia Murney, Brian d'Arcy James, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel. The musical is based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem about a violent, boozy 1920's party.


The Wild Party is a narrative poem. Written in the classical epic style, it is Joseph Moncure March's first published work. Upon its 1928 publication, the poem was widely banned, first in Boston, for having content as wild as the titular party.


The cast of 15 includes: Chrissy Burns as (Queenie), a very good performance which held my attention; Eric Vest as (Burrs) a very strong performance; Anthony Simone (Black) the surprise of Queenies's party; Kerianne Rice (Kate) gave an excellent performance, Kendra Truett (Madelaine True) very good; plus fine acting by Rickey Calixto; Betsy Clevenstine; Brett Daniels; Rocky DeHaro; Judson Harmon; Jeri Harms; Tiffany Loui; Dustin K. Maxwell; Jessica Stamper; and Billy Stevens.


I also want to mention that The Andrew Lippa score was handled quite well.


Songs like: "The Juggernaut," "A Wild, Wild Party," "Poor Child,"  and "Let Me Drown," were amazing.


The production team includes: David Kelso, director; Kym Pappas, assistant director; Jennifer Rubio, choreographer; Korrie Paliotto,musical director; Diane Musgrove, producer; Luc R. Pelletier, producer; Keith Bonar and Brett Daniels, costume design.


Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA. 92118. Phone  (619) 435-4856.


A Midsummer Night's Dream: September 2 -- September 25, 2011





By Robert Speed



I got a chance to see Jethro Tull perform at Harrah's Open Sky Theater, Rincon Way, in Valley Center.

For those who love Jethro Tull seeing him and the band perform was

a night to remember.


In celebration of the park bench, dribbly-nosed voyeur's 40th Anniversary, Ian Anderson

and his famed band returned to North America with concerts that began June 8 in Denver,

CO and will end on the 26th in Chicago, IL.

The group featured longtime members Ian Anderson (flute, vocals, acoustic guitar) and

Martin Barre (guitars), Doane Perry (drums), as well as David Goodier (bass) and pianist

John O'Hara.  The latter two joined in 2006 after working with Ian on some of his solo projects.

The group performed amazingly playing songs from the entire Aqualung album plus a range

of their other favorites from the last 42 years.  You name it and they performed them and oh,

how they performed them. Guitar solos were crisp, drumming was spectacular, keyboard work

impeccable, the bassist was a dream come true and Ian was unbelievable.


The sounds and lights at this venue and for this concert were just stellar. You could even see lighting

effects bounce off the mountains behind the stage to make the visuals surreal.


Songs performed were: "Aqualung", "My God," "Hymn 43a", "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Up to Me,"

"Cheap Day Return," and "Locomotive Breath," to name only a very few.

Jethro Tull is as strong as ever so if you get a chance to see him it is money well spent.

(In 2011, Tull will tour in Australia, Ireland, and Germany.  And Ian will perform solo shows

in Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico,

Czech Republic, the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Finland finishing with his customary charity

Christmas concerts at three UK cathedrals.) 


Robert Speed Productions is very excited to announce their new website is up.

We would love for you to stop by and let us know what you think.

Tania Doko has been touring in Australia doing a few tour dates with famed Bachelor Girl.

Mami Horie is a new artist with Robert Speed Productions and her debut CD, entitled "Again,"

will take you back to the days of Frank, Dean, Sammy and Tony Bennett as well.

You can visit RSP Retail and listen to a sample or purchase your own CD.


RSP is proud to work with major label Music Masters Inc. and their artists.


So, keep visiting our magazine we welcome you .

Dine In Dine Out

By Stephanie Speed


Have you ever had a craving for cookies but did not want slice and bake or store bought? 


Well I have found a solution and I would like to share it with you.  I looked through several recipes, added my own touches and came up with a delicious and fast way to make sugar cookies.    



3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

(I prefer the taste of real vanilla; however it is more expensive, imitation can be used too.)

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.  Get out your little hand mixer and blend the sugar and vegetable oil in large mixing bowl until creamy, about 2 minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla one at a time.  Add the sifted ingredients all at once. 

Grease your cookie sheet with butter or cooking spray. (I like the flavor of the butter myself.)    Using a teaspoon, form the dough (what's nice is you don't have to wait to chill this dough; you can start baking your cookies right away!)  into small balls by rolling in the palm of your hand.   Put about 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small bowl and roll the balls in the sugar; a few at a time.  Then place on cookie sheet.  For fun, dip a fork into the sugar, then mark the cookie with the fork. 

Bake for about 10 cookies so they are just lightly golden brown.  Let them cool a few minutes, then place on a cooling rack.  Makes about 5 dozen cookies. 

These cookies also make a great gift too! 


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