December 25, 2020
In this very special episode, I sit down with my mother, Victoria C. Canez, who just turned 92 years young! That's right! Ninety Two!!
In this fascinating conversation we talk about family history, the neighborhood she grew up in, how they found ways to entertain themselves, nine people living without electricity and running water in a one room adobe shack growing up, her history of giving back and being there for her family and the community and her health scare earlier this year.
My mother is a very strong woman. And even at 92, she is still mentally sharp, a little slower than she once was, but still willing to help out in any way she can. She is an amazing lady and I am extremely fortunate to have her and my late father as role models. Without them, the whole Amazing concept and Movement would not exist. I know you'll love this episode.
We'll be back with new amazing episodes on January 14, 2021. Visit our Instagram account for more details: @thestayamazingshow.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe and glorious 2021!
December 17, 2020
You rarely hear the media talk about individuals who have contracted Covid-19 and have survived. The majority of news outlets only tell you the numbers of new cases and the numbers of those who have passed away. Today's guest is one of those survivors.
Jerry Salas is resilient and a man of faith. He is a musician, a Vietnam Vet, has survived prostate cancer and most recently spend 48 days in ICU fighting the Covid-19 virus. He survived that battle even after spending 40 days in a coma. In this episode Jerry talks about his experience, the support he received from his family, fans and the brave doctors and nurses who cared for him.
Jerry has also been with his band, El Chicano, since the mid '70's touring the world, releasing amazing music like "Tell Her She's Lovely" and also working on his own music projects. One of which being the non-profit organization, Rock For Vets. He shares some great stories including his connection with Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, some unreleased music that needs to see the light of day, playing in front of 100,000 plus fans and the effect music has on an audience.
We'd like to than musicians Joey Navarro and Rene Camacho for putting us in touch with Jerry. It was one of those conversations that I know everyone will enjoy.
To learn more about Jerry: http://jerrysalas.com/
To learn more about Rock For Vets program and to donate: https://musicistheremedy.org/
Also check out El Chicano's website: http://elchicanomusic.com/
December 10, 2020
Shannon Wallace is a singer, advocate and humanitarian. She is using her talents and compassion to help those with dementia and cognitive impairment. The Music, Movement and Memory program is a virtual workshop designed to exercise the body and mind. It is a series of videos that have Shannon singing songs that dementia patients recognize and at the same time guides them through some basic movement exercises.
The program has been well received in Arizona, thanks to support from AARP Arizona, the Barrow Neurological Institute and other sponsors. Shannon now is taking the program nationwide with great success. Her hopes is to one day extend the workshops to other countries.
In this episode we also discuss last years trip to China as part of a grant from The World Academy For the Future of Women. And with over 25 years in the music industry, Shannon gives us her thoughts on the state of music and musicians during this virus era.
To learn more about her workshop and to support her mission visit: www.musicalmemorycare.com
To learn more about Shannon see her website: www.shannonwallace.com
December 3, 2020
In this exclusive conversation direct from the North Pole, we spend a few minutes with Santa & Mrs. Claus. They share some great stories for all the boys and girls as well as suggestions for all the parents.
Did you know there are some gifts that Santa can't deliver? That Grandma didn't get run over by a reindeer? That there's a way that Santa brings gifts without climbing down a chimney? And how did Rudolph learn to fly?
Santa & Mrs. Claus will answer all these questions and more plus share some joyful stories during this 30 minute conversation. We want to thank one of Santa's many helpers who got us in touch with Santa for this interview. If you're in the Tucson, Arizona or Southern Arizona area and need a Santa and a Mrs. Santa for your party, fund raiser, special event, contact Santa's helper at [email protected]. We highly recommend them!
Be sure to be good boys and girls and bring the Christmas spirit to your town!
Merry Christmas and Stay Amazing!