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The 67th Annual Christopher Awards NYC-2016



Creators of films, TV programs and books were  honored at the

Christopher Awards on May 19th

Country music icon Dolly Parton, silver screen legend Sylvester Stallone, and popular comedian Jim Gaffigan are just a few of the creative forces behind the 21 feature films, TV/Cable programs, and books for adults and young people that will be honored at the 67th annual Christopher Awards, to be presented in New York City on May 19th, 2016.

The Christopher Awards were created in 1949 to celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”

Tony Rossi, The Christophers’ Director of Communications, says, “The world around us can seem like a dark place in light of all the violence and hatred we hear about in the news. But the stories we honor with Christopher Awards remind us that we can shine a light that illuminates the darkness by choosing to practice faith, love, compassion, courage, teamwork, and determination.”

World Liberty TV, Team was on hand for the 5th Year covering the  67th Annual Christopher awards ,a great organization that honor’s great people.See it right here in our World Liberty TV, Humanitarian Channel.

          “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness”.

-Christopher Motto-

Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) 27th Annual Gala-2016

By Lidia Evite ,Staff Writer for World Liberty TV  Welcome KAFSC 27th Gala Video Keynote Speaker : Ted Bunch Founder of Call to Men Vision in Action Award Winner . Special Performance:  Hodori After-School Program Dinner Live Auction Raise Your Hand Donation Raffle Drawing & Silent Auction Winners Announced Ted Bunch ,Founder of Call to me, was...
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The 67th Annual Christopher Awards NYC-2016

BY: Liliana Rocio Suarez, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV 67TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY, FAITH, COMMUNITY, AND SOCIAL ISSUES Creators of films, TV programs and books were  honored at the Christopher Awards on May 19th Country music icon Dolly Parton, silver screen legend Sylvester Stallone, and popular comedian Jim...
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Interior Design Concept by ICH and KAR NYC-2016

By Steve Webner , World Liberty TV , Staff Member Ich&Kar is a French duo, expert in graphic design and brand identity. For more than 20 years they have carved brands and concepts that were unprecedented in their boldness and subtle approach. ‘Think out of the box’...
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Interview with Erik Estrada of Former Police Drama TV Series CHiPs-2016

Henry Enrique “Erik” Estrada was born on March 16, 1949 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, NY. He is an American police officer (deputy sheriff) and actor of a Puerto Rican descent. He is best known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 United States police television series CHiPs. He is also known for his work in Spanish language telenovelas (soap operas). He has appeared in reality television shows and infomercials. He has a successful career as voiceover artist and is currently working on Cartoon Network’s Sealab 2021. This earned him an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Erik Estrada made his film debut in the 1970 film version of The Cross and the Switchblade in the role of Nicky Cruz together with Pat Boone who played the role of David Wilkerson. He took part in the disaster film Airport 1975. In 1978, he trained in martial arts in preparation for a two part episode in CHiPs. He was voted one of The 10 Sexiest Bachelors in the World by People magazine later in 1979. He appeared in the three-part episode of the police drama Hunter.

In the 90s, Estrada played in a Mexican telenovela. Despite his descent, he doesn’t speak Spanish so the lines were fed to him over an earphone during production. He landed the role of Johnny in Dos mujeres, un camino (Two women, one road) in 1993 where he had to take 30 straight days of Berlitz Spanish lessons before he could begin. The show became the biggest telenovela in Latin-American history and has helped revived his almost non-existent career.

Estrada was the original choice to play the role of Carlos in From Dusk ‘Til Dawn (1996).He was a reserved police officer with Muncie, Indiana police department from 2007-2010. He completed his full training in 2007 as seen on the TV series Armed and Famous (2007).

Erik Estrada was a big star. He ranked fifteenth on the TV Guide’s Network as TV’s 25 Sexiest Men of All Time (2008) and first in the same network as TV’s 25 Sexiest Men in Uniform (2009). He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Estrada was engaged to Beverly Adams. He was married three times. He was divorced to both Joyce Miller (1979-1980) and Peggy Rowe (1985-1990) with two children. His present wife is Nanette Mirkovich and they have one child.

Interview with James Gandre President Manhattan School of Music-2016

Dr. James Gandre, an educator and musician with a deep commitment to students and the development of American conservatory learning, returned to Manhattan School of Music to assume the presidency in May 2013. He had served the School for fifteen years (1985–2000), most recently as Dean of Enrollment and Alumni. In 2000, Dr. Gandre became Dean of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he went on to serve concurrently as the Interim Dean of the College of Education, and ultimately as the University’s Provost and Executive Vice President.

President Gandre has broad knowledge of the history and discourse of the American conservatory, the subject of his doctoral dissertation, And Then There Were Seven: An Historical Case Study of the Seven Independent Conservatories of Music that Survived the 20th Century. He has also written about conservatories and music schools in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped Our Culture (ABC-CLIO, September 2013). He will again present his views of conservatory education and its impact on cultural life in America in an article to appear in the 2014 Musical America Directory.

As a performer, James Gandre has appeared as a tenor soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, London Classical Players, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and members of the San Francisco Symphony. His professional choral engagements include more than 175 performances with the New York Philharmonic, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (The Netherlands), Israel Philharmonic, Warsaw Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, American Symphony, Opera Orchestra of New York, and Voices of Ascension, and more than 20 commercial recordings and television appearances on EMI/Angel, EMI/Capital, Teldec, Delos, MusicMaster, Warner Records, and on NBC’s The Today Show, PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center, ABC, and CBS. In these performances, he has worked under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis, James Levine, Mstislav Rostropovich, Riccardo Chailly, Robert Shaw, Edo de Waart, Christopher Hogwood, Roger Norrington, John Nelson, Carlos Kalmar, Giuseppe Patane, Dennis Russell Davies, and Eduardo Mata.

Gandre is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMYS) and a member of the Recommendation Board of the Avery Fisher Artist Program. In fall 2013, he will be a judge for the Central Region Finals Auditions for the Metropolitan Opera National Council. He was a panelist for the William Randolph Hearst Foundation/New World Symphony’s symposium on future multicultural recruitment for the orchestra and for the joint Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Aspen Music Festival panel about bridging the worlds of musical training and future music performance. He has also served as the first Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for National Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs presented by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and has presented numerous panels on issues affecting LGBT youth and college/high school professionals at educational conferences.

Dr. Gandre has lectured at higher education institutions throughout the country, including the Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Oberlin College, University of Michigan, Peabody Institute, Mannes College of Music, Stanford University, University of Michigan, the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland, The University of the Arts, University of New Mexico, and Interlochen Arts Academy. For four years he served as the external adjudicator for graduation performance examinations at Australia’s University of Melbourne School of Music and he has been a Regional Selector for the Alberto Vilar Global Fellowship in the Performing Arts at NYU.

President Gandre has served on the Board of Directors of Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago High School for the Arts, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. He has also served on the Board of Visitors of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the Board of Advisors for Music in the Loft, and on the Diversity Working Group sponsored by the Elizabeth Morse and Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trusts.

President Gandre has been a consultant to institutions as diverse as Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Chicago’s Institute for Clinical Social Work, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and has served as a site team member for the American Bar Association’s accreditation division at City University of New York, University of Pittsburgh, University of North Dakota, and Indiana University-Purdue University. He is the co-author of a chapter in The New First Among Equals: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer (The Johns Hopkins University Press, expected 2014) on the role of the Provost and of the Chief Financial Officer.

A Wisconsin native, Dr. Gandre earned his Bachelor of Music degree with honors from Lawrence University, a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and his Doctor of Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He also attended the Harvard University Institute for Management and Leadership in Education and pursued postgraduate music study at the Blossom Festival School of Music/Kent State University.
He is married to Dr. Boris Thomas, a psychotherapist in private practice.

Our Executive Producer ,interviewed Mr Gandre President Manhattan School of Arts, at The All Stars Annual gala 2016, see what he told us right here in our World Liberty TV, Entertainment Channel.

Yankee’s Great Bernie Williams Graduates with Bachelor of Music at Manhattan School of Music -2016

Former Yankee superstar and four-time World Series Champion Bernie Williams will join hundreds of other students from Manhattan School of Music in the school’s annual commencement ceremony at Riverside Church on Friday May 13th from 11:30am-2:30pm. 48-year-old Puerto Rican-born Bernie Williams will receive a Bachelor of Music from MSM where he has been studying jazz guitar for the past four years.

WEDNESDAY May 11th:  Bernie Williams will perform with a roster of current MSM jazz students and distinguished alumni and faculty at the school’s annual fundraising gala at the Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center.


Bernie Williams receives diploma from MSM President James Gandre in Commencement Ceremony at Riverside Church.

Manhattan School of Music is recognized as one of the world’s leading music conservatories. Founded in 1918 as a settlement music school by Janet Daniels Schenck, MSM is deeply committed to excellence in education, performance, and to the cultural enrichment of the larger community. Offering a full range of degrees in jazz, classical music, opera, and beginning in Fall 2016, musical theater, the School has a student body of approximately 950 students who come from more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states.

World Liberty TV, team was on hand at The Manhattan School of Music’s Annual Gala -2016 where we had the honor of interviewing Bernie Williams as well as taping his live performance which he did with Jazz Sextet, see this and more right here in our World Liberty TV, Sports Channel.

Tech Crunch DISRUPT New York -2016

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies, and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.


Startup Battlefield brings the world’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. The judges include TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs and entrepreneurs, and past winners include names like Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, Zenefits, and many more. Participation is free and open.


CrunchMatch is a program designed to introduce investors to entrepreneurs, based on curated analysis of which startups fit with a given investor’s profile. The goal is to improve the odds that investors and entrepreneurs make a super promising contact. The program is free for Disrupt attendees.

How it works: When an investor registers for Disrupt, they receive an invitation to complete a questionnaire about their investment interests. Startups participating in Disrupt’s Startup Alley and Battlefield fill out a similar form. When the TechCrunch team finds strong matches, they will propose that the parties connect at Disrupt at a time and in a private space arranged by the events team.

World Liberty TV,Team was on hand for the 5th year at Tech Crunch Disrupt2016, at The New Location at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, See Exclusive interviews and the movers and shakers of these industries, right here in our World Liberty TV, Technology Channels.

Exclusive Interview With Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

On December 20, 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach made history when she became the 64th Miss Universe and third woman from the Philippines to hold the title. For the women who compete at Miss Universe, the opportunity to represent their countries at the prestigious pageant is an honor. This is especially true for the Philippines where the competition is watched in nearly every household when it airs. Though Pia was initially announced as first runner-up, Filipino fans still went wild with cheers of congratulations and she felt satisfied knowing that she made her countrymen proud. Several moments later, host Steve Harvey corrected a mistake which will become known as one of the most talked about moments in live television history – the winner of Miss Universe 2015 was actually the Philippines.

Becoming Miss Universe has been a lifelong dream of Pia’s that took several attempts to make a reality – and her road to the crown was not always easy.

Pia was born in Stuttgart, Germany where she spent the early years of her life with both her father, who is German, and mother, who is Filipina. When she was just 4 years old, Pia’s mother moved her and her younger sister to Manila. Life in the Philippines for an unemployed single mother of two young children was simply not easy. As luck would have it, Pia was quickly scouted by a modeling agency and her career in front of the camera took off. At 11 years old, Pia established herself as the breadwinner of her family – a big responsibility for a child to have while attending school on the weekdays and castings on the weekends. Major television credits in the Philippines of Pia’s include “K2BU,” “It Might Be You,” and “Bora,” among others. Pia is proud to say that her career as a child star paid the rent, provided groceries for the household, and supported her and her sister’s educations.

Shortly after Pia graduated from high school, her mother remarried and moved to London which left Pia feeling uncertain of what she wanted to pursue next in life personally and professionally. As someone who was passionate about cooking, she took her talents in the kitchen to the classroom at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies where she earned a degree in Culinary Arts. However, something was still missing for Pia. Work became slow for her and she missed being on stage and in front of the camera.

Pia became determined to win the title of Miss Universe Philippines and trained for three years before she finally won, which allowed her to travel to Las Vegas this past December. “There are the three B’s in the Philippines; basketball, boxing, and beauty pageants,” explains Pia after she won Miss Universe. Upon arrival to the Miss Universe show, event organizers placed the competition sash on Pia which simply said “Philippines.” She remembers it as being the most proud moment in her entire life.

Pia has previously worked with organizations that are champions in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Philippines, an issue that is a growing problem in the country and one that is just now beginning to receive national recognition for the severity of the disease. As Miss Universe, Pia would like to work with the LGBT community specifically to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS education and prevention and will work with groups such as Gay Men’s Health Crisis and Apicha.

Pia loves fashion and all things to do with the beauty industry. Prior to winning the crown, Pia was a stylist and writer for the lifestyle section of Philippine Daily Inquirer, a leading newspaper in her country. The 26-year-old has many thoughts for her future but isn’t set on just one plan. She has expressed interest in becoming an author as well as creating her own perfume or clothing line in the future.

When she is not traveling around the globe fulfilling her duties as Miss Universe, Pia will reside in New York City throughout her reign. Pia’s win has already received an enormous amount attention and she has already provided an incredible sense of pride and hope to the Philippines and beyond.

World Liberty TV ,was on hand at The Latino Commission on Aids, Annual Gala, Where Miss Universe 2015 , Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was honored as an Madrina, See this interview and more right here in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channel.


The Latino Commission on AIDS will pay tribute and recognize the following leaders during the annual Cielo benefit gala:
• Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene -Esperanza Award
• Victor Martinez, Program Manager, Long Beach Center of Bienestar -Dennis de León Voz de Compromiso Award

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach will be announced as the newest Madrina of the Latino Commission on AIDS.

International plus-size model, Denise Bidot will present the Dennis de León Voz de Compromiso Award.

Live entertainment will be provided by the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra led by Oscar Hernandez, as well as the renowned Mariachi Band “Flor de Toloache.” Special performances by Swiss singer, songwriter and performer Bastian Baker and TommY BoY recording artist Jamar Rogers, who was a finalist on season 2 of The Voice and is living with HIV, will also be part of the gala program.

Actor J.W Cortes, best known for his role as Detective Carlos Alvarez in “GOTHAM” and NBC 4 New York news anchor Sibila Vargas will co-host the evening. Other special appearances: actress April Lee Hernandez and fashion shoe designer Brian Atwood.

The Cielo Gala raises funds in support of the Latino Commission on AIDS to create and promote HIV and AIDS service programs and initiatives aimed at increased awareness, prevention, and treatment education for Hispanic/Latinos, as well as to build capacity among other HIV/AIDS organizations serving Latino communities throughout the U.S. and the Territories. The evening will consist of a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and an awards presentation. Macy’s, the presenting sponsor of the silent auction, has teamed up with Bobbi Brown to bring Cielo guests’ make-up touch-ups during the Silent Auction followed by pictures at their photo station.