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e-zine, Robert Speed Productions Spotlight. RSP Spotlight focuses on giving you capsule stories on Multi-Cultural news, Entertainment, Fashion, Art 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. Though it has been out for awhile it definitely worth seeing again. 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






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

and prolific artist. Ronny has released a wonderful 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.) Ronny continues to be an amazing talent . This upcoming star is sure to

make your toes tap.



REMAIN, is a band from Denton,Texas. They take their name from its meaning; to persevere.

The band's new track Millennial Nation addresses real issues and challenges 
listeners to search for love of all man kind in their lyrics.

Described as being on a mission of truth and having powerful poetic rock that 
produces both lighthearted jams and anthem-like songs; this band is the real deal. 

REMAIN has also been picked up by Bongo Boy Records for their new track.

Welcome REMAIN.



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.


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


You can hear them on RSP Retail.



By Robert Speed



For true rockers your music collection is not complete unless you have some MR. BIG.  I am particularly fond of this band because I have had the pleasure of meeting 

Billy Sheehan; and I know how talented he is first hand. 

MR. BIG was formed in 1988 and have produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide array of rock genres be it heavy metal, or blues rock, they are all handled in a fashion true to the MR. BIG style. Some of their hits include "Alive and Kicking," and the chart topping ballad,"To Be With You"  (Billboard Hot  100 # 1 single in 16 countries for multiple  weeks in 1991).  

MR. BIG'S energy and fire are back with their "Live In Milan," a concert captured in Milan, IT. The CD captures the bands great playing and singing. The band also delivers their powerful rock plus serves a "greatest hits" of sorts; as the band plays all their classic songs as well as material from newer releases.  

The drummer Pat Torpey's  was battling with Parkinson's Disease during this time but he toured with the group anyway and set behind the drum kit for select songs. ( Pat also provided 

background vocals, tambourine, etc. on all other tracks when Matt Starr was raking his turn on the kit). Sadly, this would be one of Pat Torpey's last performances with the group as he passed away from complications due to Parkinson's in early 2018. 

There could be no better tribute to outstanding rock and to a wonderful drummer than this album. Of course, MR. BIG contains the always stellar bass and guitar work from entertaining 

an awe inspiring Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert, respectively. 

Add this one to your collection.

Frontiers Music s.r.l.

RELEASE13 July 2018



The music of Dark Rouge Park combines a classic electronic SynthPop sound with thought-provoking lyrics and unique vocal styling. The lyrics focus on the reality and sadness in life while promoting survival and coping.

 Parallel World addresses topics you dont always hear discussed in other music, and they do so in such a deep, meaningful way, describes one fan after hearing the album. The music stays with you long after the songs are over.

Even though, Dark Rouge Park formed in 2012, the band members have been on stage for 20+ years individually.

Thomas Sathmari's first work, called Space Project was released in the early 90's, followed by the second album, called "Space Project II". 

Thomas was a member of another band, called "Car Wreckers", and in the 2000's he was the songwriter, producer and keyboardist a special group, called MOTIVA. 

This band plays classical Hungarian Folk songs, but the music is electronic/synthpop while the feeling and the overall voice follows the traditional Hungarian Folk.

Janos Karsky started his musician career as a Club DJ in various places, followed by a 2 year Radio DJ era. He started to work on the earlier song's of Dark Rouge Park alone as a solo musician. He wrote instrumental songs under name Dark Light Shadow. 

Edina Simon, the front person and the singer of the band has a very long musician and on-stage experience. She worked together with a lots of popular European and Hungarian bands as background vocalist, including a well known Eurodance group, called Groovehouse, and a Pink Floyd tribute band, called "Keep Floyding". 

Dark Rouge Park finally formed in 2012, when Thomas and Janos started to work together. Edina finally joined to the group in 2013 and they soon finished their first song, called Let Me Go.

Now, the group has a video playing on over 60 TV Stations in the U.S. called, "Cyber Date." The screenplay was written by Chris Cunningham who made Madonna's video, "Frozen." The band is also part of Bongo Boy Records out of New Jersey.


Bachelor Girl's Tania Doko 

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 still busy working on music and new projects.  She is certainly one of my favorite vocalists.



By Robert Speed

North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, CA. is launching season 37. The lineup will also include two West Coast premieres and one World premiere.


I have got to mention to readers if you have not attended a performance at The North Coast Rep you are certainly in for a treat. 


David Ellenstein the artistic director has selected plays that are intimate, heartfelt and entertaining. States David, "We have chosen to present stories that appeal not only to our loyal subscribers, but to a broad spectrum of theatre-goers throughout the country." 

As for this reviewer I can truly vouch for past productions being extremely good and entertaining. I am very certain that you are going to enjoy productions here old or new.


Here is a brief overview of the upcoming season. Stay tuned here by the way, for detailed information and production reviews as they occur.

First up, is Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT directed by Rosina Reynolds and running, from September 5 through September 30, 2018.  

Next is the West Coast premiere, HOLMES & WATSON directed by Artistic Director David Ellenstein.  Runs from October 17 through November 11, 2018. 

2019 brings, MOON OVER BUFFALO directed by Matthew Wiener and runs from January 9 through February 3, 2019. 


The West Coast premiere of GABRIEL takes the stage from February 20 through March 17, and is directed by Christopher Williams. I can tell you this play is also a New York Times Critic's Pick.


Next up, Off - Broadway's hit, ALL IN THE TIMING, directed by David Ellenstein runs from April 10 through May 5, 2019.


Here are a few more plays worthy to note. Lee Blessing's, A WALK IN THE WOODS  Directed by Richard Baird, which runs May 29 through June 23, 2019; and let us not forget The World premiere of ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE.  What makes this productions special? Quite simply, it is the reuniting of Frank Loesser, songwriter and author Damon Runyon. They are the creators of the legendary Broadway musical Guys and Dolls.  

Now if all that does not excite you, then nothing will.

For further information contact: Nancy Richards, 858-481-2155 ext. 220


For tickets: Call 858-481-1055 or online -

North Coast Repertory Theatre  - 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075





By Robert Speed



I have to tell you that Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius is well worth hearing. I have listened to the group's latest album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE (On Melodic Revolution Records), and was very pleased with what I heard. The songs are original, powerful and quite wonderful to the ear. The sound of the band combines progressive rock, jazz fusion and and even a little fun funkabilly. STRINGS MAGAZINE called the new album, "Splashy and theatrical and felt it was a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in sync with one another." 

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius in my viewpoint have done nothing but continue to get better and better from their beginning to now. Deninzon's work on electric violin is stellar and his vocals are strong and sure. There can be no doubt why this band is a success. 

The band has been performing throughout the world in colleges, festivals and clubs. They have opened for artists such as: Alex Skolnick, Gary Hoey, Martin Barre, Mickey Hart and John Scofield. Stratospheerius have also played festivals including: The Detroit International Jazz Festival, Great South Bay and Chattanooga RiverFest to name a few. 

You can catch this band at the upcoming dates and places below. 

Apr. 19th Drom (NYC), Apr. 20th (Nyack, NY), Apr. 27th Sherlocks (Erie, PA), Apr. 28th Mojos (Jamestown, NY), May 19th Starlight (Southbridge, MA). 

For further information contact: Anne Leighton 718-881-8183,


Robert Speed Productions is very excited to announce their artists 

Remain and Dark Rouge Park. 

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

Mami Horie is an artist with a CD, entitled "Again." This music is very and will take you back to the days of Frank, Dean, Sammy and Tony Bennett as well.

You can visit RSP Retail and listen to Poleshift and Mami. 


So, keep visiting our magazine we welcome you .





Dine In Dine Out


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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