Thursday, July 31, 2008

Unveiling GORF's Peace Sign for The Green Movement. KKAP Gallery on 8-9-2008 @ 12 Noon

SEE ADRIENNE LIVE Unveiling GORF's Peace Sign for The Green Movement on
Saturday, August 9th at:

Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery
1044 W. Fulton Market
Chicago - IL USA

12 Noon - 12: 15 PM

Slated as 'The Shortest Peace Event & Art Reception.' ASK will be sharing her Commentary called


before The Art is unveiled. ASK will be relaying 2 pertinent and creative Points on how every single person on The Planet can 'spread The Peace' in a quick, wise and prolific manner.

A full Rendition of the insightful Speech or Commentary was placed online earlier this Week on KOOPERSMITHin. Its adjoining pictoral Book Version (with a Copy of GORF's Peace Sign itself) created specifically for THE GREEN MOVEMENT can be purchased directly from ASK by contacting her at:

August 9TH also marks ASK's 56TH Birthday. Mark your Calendar and join in on The Lionesque Fun, Entertainment and State of The Arts.
EDITORIAL NOTE: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, is the Author of:
KOOPERSMITHin, The Pop Culture Blog found at:

Monday, July 28, 2008

Shameless Plug Time...past Advertisement, beyond Ad-Busters.

DateLine: Monday, July 28, 2008 - 3:07-3:09 PM CSt

Chicago, IL USA:

There's an eNotice circulating in Cyberspace, Home of the Internet (Connection) that allows us to now advertise as boldly as We Writers, Bloggers & MoJos (Motivated Journalists) can that We have S2S: Something 2 Say. Therefore, without further adieu, it is officially:

ShameLess PLUG Time: Read my BLOG, Koopersmithin @:

Enough said, on all Pop Culture Accounts. There's Summer brewing outside and the Living is E-Z-ier.

Friday, July 25, 2008

August 9, 2008 marks The UnVeiling of GORF's Peace Sign for The Green Movement @ kasia kay art projects.

for THE PEACE SYMBOL’s Ongoing Contribution to

Exploring The Correlation between Nature, The Environment & Peace in our Current Climate & Era

How Graphic Symbols affect The Human Psyche
while Group PARTicipation activates a Social System

The Shortest PEACE EVENT & ART Reception in Recorded History
Scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2008 @ 12 Noon – 12:15 PM

DATELINE: Monday, July 21, 2008

Chicago, Illinois USA: Is it mere Coincidence or does it really prove that Ancient Astronauts once inhabited The Earth when We discover (via a Google Search, of course) that THE PEACE SIGN originally appeared in 1958. By doing ‘THE MATH,’ it’s calculated that that Event was 50 Years ago, now that We are well into 2008. This is, indeed, a Milestone Anniversary to celebrate, far-and-wide.

THE PEACE SIGN was designed to represent The Shape of a World War II Bomber, stylized and simple enough for anyone to draw and easily recognizable by The Masses as a non-Violence Logo. That Impression called THE PEACE SIGN has been used extensively by Social Groups, Nuclear Disarmament Factions, Civil Rights’ Activists, Apartheid/War Protesters and Marketing Centers for Decades now. With Respect to its Designer, THE PEACE SIGN is attributed to:

(born between 1914-18 and dying in September, 1985) who was a Professional Designer and Graduate of the London Royal College of Arts. Later, as a Member of the CND Movement, he designed the Badge of The Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War that was originally utilized for the First Demonstration against a British Research Center for The Development of Nuclear Weapons, called Aldermaston. THE PEACE SIGN’s Debut occurred during the Weekend of Easter in 1958.

As highly recognizable as THE PEACE SIGN is, its Message is still not utilized enough as seen and exemplified by The Wars Man wages, The Lives We lose and The Spirits shattered. Yet, when We see THE PEACE SIGN, We instantly know a Message of Acceptance and Tranquility are there to be reckoned with – even if it means for only a few Minutes – or only in thinking, pondering and contemplating what Life would be like if Total PEACE covered, blanketed and consumed The Planet.


In January, 2006 when One-Ounce Postage Stamps were 39 Cents each, a Stamp was issued with a Yellow Ribbon wrapped around THE PEACE SIGN. Taking that Symbolism One Step further, I now ask:

Are there enough People ‘out there’ willing to write or email a Letter or Note to the USPS (United States Post Office) asking them to re-create a new PEACE SIGN Stamp utilized as their popular Forever Stamp?

“Because these Stamps are ‘good forever’ the Symbolism for PEACE could be expressed and embedded much more emphatically,” I believe.

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 – 10:23 AM CST

This Gesture would continually and subliminally improve Human & Race Relations across The Globe as The USPS is the World's Leading Provider of Mailing and Delivery Services and delivers more than half of the World's Mail Volume.1

is what I especially like to call this Concept.

An Idea of this Nature would instantly prove its Point upon each Single Delivery made. Immortality & Saturation to all 4 Corners of The Planet to reflect the General Sentiment of ‘The People’ are yet 2 more of the ‘Forever Peace Stamps‘ ® Principals.

Implanting that Seed of Human Compassion is always important when it comes to spreading an urgent and pressing Message.

PEACE SIGNS are customarily flashed with the Index & Middle Finger on one or both Hands held near the Face or extended above One’s Head. For a Moment or longer, if PEACE is given a universal Chance (which is its Internal Aim) to shine, be seen and be heard or voiced, bearing these Statements in mind, another Pop Cultural Symbol is being unveiled Today here and live at:

kasia kay art projects, 1044 West Fulton Market Street in Chicago

that attempts to communicate, link and instill another DELS: Dimension, Extension, Leg or Sense of THE PEACE PROCESS, joining several important Issues and thus bringing them to light. In a World that is constantly in ‘The Process of Change’ taking a Moment off to breathe in, honor and savor ‘THE PEACE’ is a grateful, yet all too often, rare Welcome.

And that Beauty, Strength and Beatitude of PEACE are what Nature generously offers (to) us while We stay bound to our Material Ways and Day-by-Day Necessities. Today, that semi-Permanence is now being refocused in different Avenues that appear healthier along all relevant Lines.

“Wouldn’t our Creature Comforts feel better if lined in PEACE?”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Thursday, July 24, 2008 – 6:49 AM

Coincidentally, this urgent Beckoning for a RETURN TO NATURE is comprised of:

Atmosphere or Air;
Turf identified as Land or Earth;
Sea that exemplifies Water;
Space for Movement & Growth; and
Fire for Warmth

All of these Components are necessary and must be shared for The Survival of The Species. That omnipresent Result equates to Harmony that is all too infrequent in our Lives.

“The Air We breathe; The Land We inhabit; The Water We drink; The Space We occupy and the Fire We use are our Life-Lines, Life-Providers and Sustainers. Without them, Humanity & all Creatures would be non-existent. Through them, We will and can find and achieve Harmony & Tranquility and ultimately, PEACE.”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 – 6:24 AM


Adding to The Appeal and Color of THE PEACE SIGN is THE GREEN MOVEMENT. Added to THE GREEN MOVEMENT is GORF, a friendly Amphibian Face symbolized by a Plush TOY FROG (that by all Prehistoric Time-Tables has inhabited Earth for 217,000,000 years now). Yet, it is Our Generation that is seeing his Demise, Death and absolute Extinction. The Planet’s Life is now ‘at stake’ as The News sadly broadcasts. Peace in Nature and a thorough Equilibrium of all Parts of The Earth may be our Savings Grace. For those Reasons and utilizing The Focus of Collective Intellectual Wisdom that is WHY THE PEACE SIGN OF THE GREEN MOVEMENT is being unveiled Today on Saturday, August 9TH, 2008, a Date in History marked by many cruel and diabolical Actions -- as in 1945 when the U.S. dropped the Second Atomic Bomb on Japan destroying Part of Nagasaki.


What was really cool was that on Monday, July 7TH @ High Noon on his 68TH Birthday, Ringo Starr, the former Beatles’ Drummer, was in Chicago to stage a PEACE-IN. He flashed THE PEACE SIGN to a Crowd that had gathered at The Hard Rock Hotel. Yelling out "Peace & Love" to The Mob of 300 Greeters, Loyal Fans, Family and Supporters, they joined Ringo in spreading the Lyrical Message of:

“All We are saying is give Peace a Chance.”

This notable Combination ties-in and displays The Vitality PEACE plays in all our Lives, even if it is only to ‘Flash PEACE for a Moment.’ The Lesson is simply to keep ‘drumming it in’ to all of us. Coincidentally, this is no intentional Pun aimed towards Ringo’s Rock Role. It’s The Message, not The Messenger.


The World Population stood at 6,711,726,266 Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 15:55 GMT (EST+5). Would it not be a beneficial Plan that the Livelier Individuals of this Gene Pool (who gleefully celebrate their Birthday from this estimated 6.7 Billion) to give THE PEACE SIGN on their designated Birth Date at High Noon? This Action could be coordinated ‘later,’ if you are a Night Owl, rather than a Lark and rise after Noon). This Daily Occurrence would effectively transpire every Day for a Year beginning on THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2009. Just think how this MASS-ive Sweep would positively affect The Psyches of all People. All Celebrities (as America runs on Celebrity-promoted Gimmicks) would initiate this Action (as Ringo did) to grant it higher Visibility and engrain ‘THE ACT.’ Participants ranging from Grade School Children in Classrooms to Seniors in Nursing Homes would compose The Demographics. Over The Passage of Time, ‘The Stigma attached to The Aging Process’ may even be dispelled and erased. True to Nature, as The Years accrue, THE PEACE grows stronger and longer. No one is exempt. Religious Practices should not interefere with this ‘Signing’ on Saturdays as We know ‘God’ is a Peace-Loving Entity. Leaving no one out or behind, those Individuals born on February 29TH – Leap Day – would have The Choice to celebrate on either February 28 or March 1. You know who you are. Therefore, consider this minute and easy-to-do Gesture as a Birthday Enhancement. What could be better than that? Having your PEACE of Cake and celebrating another Year in which to instill more PEACE-FULNESS indeed makes this Occasion much sweeter.”

“Nothing, by far, is better than Peace.”
Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 7:11-7:15 AM CST &
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 – 6:40 AM

Every Day, more than 18,000,000 Individuals (or nearly the entire Population of Cameroon in West Africa) share the same Birth Date. That means every Day, 18 Million PEACE SIGNS could flash their Way across The Planet, 24 Times an Hour from all Points & Places (in every Latitude and Longitude) from The North to The South Pole. Possessing and spreading The Essence of this Mindset is invaluable as Groups or Societies become closer through The Advent of High Technology.


My GREEN Collar Job is The Promotion of GORF, the colorful 24.5” Plush TOY FROG with the infectious 11” Grin. GORF is ‘FROG’ spelled back-words, you know. His Nickname is ‘THE GRIN REAPER ®’ for obvious Reasons. His descriptive Titles are:

‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot’‘Illinois’ Foremost Goodwill Toy Ambassador’‘America’s Greenest Mascot’‘Mankind’s Most Beloved Toy’‘Nature’s Greenest Creature’ &‘The Icon of The Green Movement’

Why is this so?

Quite simply, GORF’s winning Theorum is:

GORF’s got Soul.
GORF’s got Legs.
GORF’s Appeal stops People in their Tracks.

FROGS symbolize Nature
The Best of what Nature has to offer.

THE PEACE SIGN symbolizes a harmonious Time
(which some People, unfortunately, have yet to experience).
Much of this Harmony is found IN Nature or a By-Product OF Nature.
‘TAKE THE TIME’ to reconnect with your Surroundings.

THE GREEN MOVEMENT is now in Full Swing and alludes to that Connection.
THE QUESTION REMAINS: What better Sign is there to display than One that combines all Three of these Powerful Elements at this most Pivotal Point in Our Civilization and Memory to sustain & further The Life of Planet Earth?

Therefore, The UnVeiling of GORF’s PEACE SIGN for THE ACCEPTANCE & CONTINUATION OF THE GREEN MOVEMENT is important as a CAPS: Cultural, Artistic & Political Statement.

ABOUT THE GALLERY: Why kasia kay art projects gallery was selected for this Reception
kasia kay art projects gallery represents contemporary art in a wide cultural context. The gallery shows works from both national and international artists and highlights new tendencies in the visual arts. One of kkap’s intentions is to incorporate pivotal artwork into diverse public arenas while simultaneously supporting the vision of contemporary artists.

The gallery’s program is comprised of established and upcoming artists working in a variety of media, gallery exhibitions and curatorial projects, as well as one-time, site-specific installations, which often take place in public space environments. By promoting a diverse group of artists, the gallery wishes to create a continuous dialogue with both a local and global community.

Phone: 312-492-8828



Gallery Hours at kasia kay art projects:

Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM-5 PM
Closed on Sunday & Monday

There is no better Place – this Artistic Haven – in which to unveil this Poster than by ‘painting the Town Green’ because GREEN is the ‘New Black.’ Chicago is The 3RD largest Metropolitan City in America. Chicago is ranked as The 4TH GREENEST City in The Continental USA.

“Chicago knows GREEN.’

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Thursday, July 24, 2008 – 9:23 AM

This Gathering also provides a Great GREEN Forum in which to spread The Goals, Ideas & Plans that are crucial for all of us to live, love, breathe and create comfortably and PEACE-fully.

YOUR INVITATION: Keeping those Designations & Principles in mind and building on that Foundation, you are cordially invited to attend:


kasia kay art projects
1044 West Fulton Market Street in Chicago

on Saturday, August 9, 2008 from High Noon (12 O’Clock) to 12:15 PM

This Event is slated as:

‘The World’s Shortest Peace Event & Art Reception in Recorded History’
as there’s just so much ART to see and so little Time in which to see it all.


10:00 AM: Meet with The Press & Media
11:55 AM: Arrival of GORF & ASK
12:11-12:15 PM: UnVeiling of GORF’s PEACE SIGN.
12:16 PM: Finale of GORF’s First ART Reception

This Episode also marks The Closing Event of the currently running Exhibition of Sugarcraft, a glowing International Exhibition that symphonizes the Worlds of Fine ART, Contemporary Fine Craft and the Culinary ARTS. Sugarcraft has evolved, from an Invitation to guest curate into a Travelling Exhibit featuring over Fifty (50) ARTists. For this Portion of their Tour, Sugarcraft is hosted by kasia kay art projects in Chicago, Illinois through August, 9TH. One of their Pieces features GREEN-enhanced ART-Works (TOYish in nature) which possesses the same ‘Feel’ that GORF exudes.

IN CONCLUSION: On August Ninth, listen to ASK’s INTRODUCTORY PEACE SPEECH, see GORF, experience The Unveiling of The Peace Sign for the Green Movement; meet Kasia Kay & Jill along with The Gallery’s Artists and join in a Discussion of The Merits of GREEN, now viewed as a Primary Color on The Color Wheel by many. Only then, will you see WHY.


This Event spotlighting THE GREEN TIE-IN should be very inspirational, educational and entertaining for all Attendees as well as a Cultural and Social Turning Point in The Realization that ‘GREEN’ is not a Fad or Trend, but a Peace-filled Routine to constantly care for The Earth, our only Home.

Today represents a Multi-Level Event in History & The ARTS. It marks a CELEBRATION of THE PEACE SIGN (encompassing what this Symbol has meant to us for The Duration of the last 50 Years and how it consciously has embedded THE PEACE to The Scores it touched). Simultaneously and importantly, We are enhancing THE PEACE SIGN to extend ‘its dynamic Stretch’ and to promote more Goodwill in its majestic and universal Design, created during a simpler, but still troubled Period and Place. And isn’t that what The State of The ARTS is all about? Thank you for joining me Today on my 56TH Birthday, also and sharing this multi-faceted Moment with me. This is, indeed a Milestone Anniversary to celebrate, far and wide.

To interview ASK about GORF, THE ICON OF THE GREEN MOVEMENT and ‘Chicago’ First Green Mascot’ (amongst others), email &/or phone:

To interview Kasia Kay, email &/or phone:

Celebrating Koopersmith’s Eventology – 18 Years in The Making. Hallmark’s Biggest Nightmare…



“Havin’ a pretty Good Life? Then, it’s probably because of my Eventological Contribution and down-to-earth Outlooks’ that I began making to and sharing with The World and Society as a ‘whole’ back on Wednesday, July 25,1990 at 9:45 PM when I founded the new Literary Writing Format called:

The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns for Humanity ©1990”

begins Adrienne as she settles back with (at least) 30 Booklets she has scored and published on the Individual Titles that number well over 1,700) which comprise her Eventological Dynasty.

“In the older Writings,” Adrienne explains, ‘The word ‘Campaigns’ was both a Noun and Action Verb as it still holds true to Today. Today, as a matter of Fact is The 18TH Year Anniversary of that Epiphany - one which definitely has added delight into Millions of People’s Lives as well as putting a paycheck into many other columnists’ pockets and solidifying that Folks remain on the ‘WRITE’ Track in too numerous a ways to count. Holidates touch a Person’s Life much as a Steven Spielberg Movie do.”

Fragment of Thursday – July 24, 2008 - 2:15-2:19 PM


2008 marks ASK’s Eventology’s 18TH Year:

- EOE: Equal Opportunity Events

- Non-Denominational

- 450 of the 1,700+ HOLIDATES are EAT-Vents ® whereby Adrienne advises People on how to eat wisely and healthily. NOTE: At 55 (56 on August 9TH), Koopersmith is the Picture of Optimal Health. Part of which is due to The Fact that she bikes every Day; everywhere no matter what the Climate dictates; is a Vegetarian and walks away from the table without over-indulging.

- A Folder of more than 200+ more original HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE were published on February 29, 2008 – upon Leap Year Day.

Eventology ® touches People in all The Right Places and sets ‘The Rite of Passage’ for our 21ST Century Memories.


‘America’s Premier Eventologist’
per Gene Koprowski of Insight Magazine (Washington, DC) – August, 1997


‘The Premier Eventologist in the History of The World’
per Eric Zorn of The Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) - January, 2001


The following are a Sampling of ASK’s most popular HOLIDATES which is the Combination of the 2 Terms:


and are defined as:

‘Goodwill, Humanitarian, Altruistic, Educational, Recreational, Spiritual, Fun-Time and Fun-type Events,’ therefore the Proper Noun, EVENTOLOGY ® was born to cover this huge, complex Literary Branch.

Let’s hear it for Creative Tokens that definitely lighten and brighten up Our Days. Ennui and Boredom are non-existent when Eventology ® is thoroughly explored and immersed in(to) Our Days.

A few of those lively Examples taken from ASK’s Event-O-Pedia ©1997 and EAT-Vent-O-Pedia ®©1998 include:

National Smith Day ©1995 - January 6

International Thank You Days ©1994 (5/6/8) -- January 11-18

NERD (National End Racism Day ®) ©1995 - January 15

Pay-A-Compliment Day ©1995 - February 6

Lost Penny Day ©1995 (a/k/a: Pennies From Heaven Day ©1998)
- February 12

Vice Presidents’ Day ©1995 - February 19

Hug A G.I. Day ©1996 - March 4

National Splurge Day ©1994 - June 18

The Great American Warm-Up - Floating Holidate (2nd Weekend of November)

With 1,700+ HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE that fall into 39 definitive Categories, KOOPERSMITH is the only known Creatif in and of Contemporary Times and on The Planet who has created, promoted and amassed so many worthy and incredible Cultural Events that, indeed and truly, place The Pop into Pop Culture.


To book ASK as your Guest to see the Difference a HOLIDATE makes;

To consider hiring ASK as your ‘In-House Eventologist;’

To have ASK 'create' a HOLIDATE for you or a loved one;

email Adrienne at:

For every given Day of The Calendrical Year, there’s a Deluxe Koopersmithian Holidate To Celebrate. 2008 just marks more Time in which to get in Touch with your Eventological Side with a Woman who truly gets the most out of her Days.

Klancy Perkins
Perkins Universal Syndication ®
Posting: Friday, July 25, 2008

©1979-2008. Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith.

Monday, July 21, 2008

August 9, 2008 marks The UnVeiling of GORF's Peace Sign for The Green Movement @ kasia kay art projects.

You, Family, Friends, Co-Horts and Neighbors are all cordially invited to attend:


kasia kay art projects
1044 West Fulton Market Street in Chicago, IL USA
on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at High Noon (12 o’clock)

This is also the Closing Event of Sugargraft, the currently running Exhibition where some green-enhanced Artworks (even toyish-like) are featured in this Show. This Artistic Endeavor and Event will tie-in various important Social + Green Issues and should be very inspirational, educational and entertaining for all Attendees, whether you are fully immersed in The Green and/or Peace Movements which are so important to the Health of our Planet, or not.

For those City Dwellers, Tourists, Suburbanites and Art Aficionados wishing to peruse The Gallery before this Reception, the Weekly Gallery Hours at kasia kay art projects are:

Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM -5 PM
Closed on Sunday & Monday

FYI: The Inside Scoop:

For those of you unaware, GORF is the 24.5” plush Toy Frog with the 11” Grin who is nick-named 'The Grin Reaper' ® and is heralded as:

‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot’
‘Illinois’ Foremost Goodwill Toy Ambassador’
‘America’s Greenest Mascot’
‘Mankind’s Most Beloved Toy’
‘Nature’s Greenest Creature’ &
‘The Icon of The Green Movement’

To interview ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

about GORF, THE ICON OF THE GREEN MOVEMENT and his various Activities, Books, Adventures and Musings (stationed in Chicago – make that chicaGORF, Illinois) -- during:

that is proclaimed as:


with GORF officiating,

merely email ASK at:

To interview Ms. Kasia Kay about her Gallery Artists, Operations and future Programs,

Phone: 312-492-8828 Email:

Mark your Calendar for Saturday, August 9, 2008 at High Noon when Adrienne unveils this new GORFian Graphic. We hope to see you Gallery-side and share our Visions.

Friday, July 18, 2008

North America's Top 11 Green Blogs of 2007-2008


Chicago, IL: 'Green' comes in all Shades, Tones + Hues and so do the relevant and timely Topics that the Green Movement strives to improve upon.

With Half the Year 2008 completed, it's now important to take a Tally or Poll of what's been achieved while keeping The Planet as GREEN as possible. Therefore, the following List is a Compilation of all the Writings I've created and Concepts I have advanced for my Participation in 'Going Green with GORF.'

Inspiring to many, Recycling and Preserving the Earth is something We must all conscientiously do. Hopefully, you are engaged in Methods that are not only necessary, but fun and educational. These Topics may help serve you in that way.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008
GORF: The Icon of The Green Movement. 2006-2016 is The Decade of the Frog with GORF officiating.

Monday, June 23, 2008
Rap-It-Up with GORF, The Green Movement's Pre-eminent Icon.

Monday, June 9, 2008
GORF: The Green Movement's Icon tells us how it's done.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008
According to GORF: Earth Hour is 60 Minutes of Wasted Time.

Friday, February 29, 2008
Koopersmith's DAY WITHOUT PAPER rocks & recycles Leap Year Day: Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008
"DAY WITHOUT PAPER has officially arrived. Burn those Valentines! Go electronic! Save a Planet in the meantime," Koopersmith proclaims.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
KOOPERSMITH’s DAY WITHOUT PAPER ©2008 Premiers. Seeing Green on St. Valentine’s Day instead. Mark that Date.

Thursday, January 24, 2008
KOOPERSMITH’s Premier of DAY WITHOUT PAPER ©2008. Seeing Green on St. Valentine’s Day instead. Mark that Date.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Going Green without Cigarettes. Butting Out for Optimal Health.

Monday, November 26, 2007
There's No Lead in this TOY! GORF: The Icon of The Green Movement - November, 2007 Update.


Feel free to email me with your Suggestions, Comments & Feedback at:

All SCF will be answered within 24 Hours in the Greenest Ways possible - electronically.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

From Homeless to Hopeful, Billy Ray Thomas' Announces his First 2008 Piano Concert...


Shortly (in less than a week), on the Evening of July 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM, Reverend Billy Ray Thomas will be performing a Benefit Piano Recital whose Proceeds will be earmarked to support his on-going activities of The Minister's Mission, a Ministry for Evanston, Illinois' Homeless. This Date will mark his First Event in over a year and is not to be missed.

The First United Methodist Church of Evanston serves as the Host of "The Rev's" (as he is known by his Friends and Co-Workers) ticketed Event.

Location: The Great Hall - 516 Church Street in Evanston, IL

(Evanston is the City directly north of Chicago, IL, home of Northwestern University).

Price: $20 in Advance; $25 at the Door

Reverend Thomas is a self-taught Pianist and Composer who will debut several new Medleys.

ABOUT BILLY RAY: Reverend Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958 and now resides in Evanston, IL, happily married. Throughout the years, he has received critical acclaim in The Evanston Review, Northwestern Daily & Evanston Beacon for both his humanitarian work in the community and his musical talents. The Evanston Community Media Center produced 2 exquisite and enlightening Documentaries that protrayed Billy Ray's Rise "From the Garbage Can to the Grand Piano." Today, as he has been doing for the last decade, 'The Rev' actively ministers to Folks without homes, jobs and those mentally & drug-addicted, using Evanston, IL as his homebase. You can find him hard at work in Church Soup Kitchens, Clothing Distribution Arenas, Warming & Cooling Centers and he sets up Haircut Appointments (knowing that raising one's self-esteem is as important as feeding an empty stomach and soul). An Advocate of 'Green,' The Rev is endlessly seen peddling around town which, of course, lessens his carbon footprint although his altruistic blueprint speaks for itself.

IN RETROSPECT: In another much sadder Incarnation, Reverend Billy Ray was homeless and scouring garbage cans for a morsel to eat. Then, in 1996, knowing there was a 'better way,' he began a Journey of Discovery to teach himself to play Piano. Pursuing his Studies at Northwestern University of Music and through endless work, alot of faith and believing in himself, he serves as a role model to those who are experiencing hard times. And, these days, hard times are even affecting those who never had a monetary worry. 'Moving on' is what 'The Rev' works on every day in his Spiritual and Spirited Process. You could rightfully say that Reverend Billy is Illinois' Dalai Lama. The Comparison is uncanny.

His Discography includes a Fourth CD entitled 'Newly Yvonne' in 2005.


Reverend Billy also publishes a Monthly Newsletter (in Hardcopy Format) as the Executive Director of Minister's Mission, a Ministry for The Poor with Yvonne Smith editing the Text and Copy. Topics include:

The local Soup Kitchens at Arealand Churches,

Mike, the Barber who donates his time and supplies as a Barber for The Poor,

a photo expose of where the Poor 'scavenge,'

a List of Weekly Services Reverend Billy offers;

rundowns on where he is performing

as well as a Business Card Ad Section which helps generate income for his Ministry.

A B&W Photo Section at the Close of the 8-Page Newsletter cites many moving and inspirational Quotes, many of which can pull us through our Days. A List of growing Supporting Sponsors closes out the Newsletter as well as a 'What's New' Column at the Minister's Mission. Enjoyable to read and as well as a Commentary on Progress made in this Arena, The Minister's Newsletter is a work-in-progress that is truly a Labor of Love.

YOU ARE INVITED: Mark your Calendar to attend Reverend Billy's Concert on July 26, 2008. Make it a Family Affair. For those wishing to interview and/or film him 'in action,' email Reverend Billy Ray Thomas at:


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Way before Santa's Arrival, Peter Max is coming to town! Mark your Calendar for July 12TH, Chicago!

DateLine: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 10:15 AM

Title: Another Star Visits The Heartland. A Kodak Moment Captured

It's another Red Letter Date for Chicagoans who follow the Career of our Top Artists, as Peter Max, the Pop Artist (residing in NYC) visits

Wentworth Gallery
Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois
Saturday, July 12th 2-5 pm

Peter's long and luxurious history travels the spectrum of time, place and space and has touched upon all the Lively Arts including Music, Ecology, Aeronautics, and Humanitarian Efforts. For a nearly complete rundown of his History that should be taught in all college art curriculums, visit Peter's website at:

Art Openings with Peter are especially exciting as the old fans and buyers mingle with the new fans and buyers, many of which are themselves 'Baby Boomers' who are introducing their Children to the colorful passions that only Peter can place on to a canvas.

The last time Peter checked into town was in May of 2004, therefore, his Latest Works will reflect the latest Concepts that he feels will benefit Mankind for the better in such a rough and tumultuous climate.

It's an Afternoon that will not only be educational, but inspiring and fun as well for all ages, even if you've never lifted a paint-brush in your entire life!

For further details call: 847-995-1190

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dancing The Distance with Matt Rodewald - LIVE on July 11, 2008 - Coming to a Plaza near you!

TITLE: Getting your Groove on with Matt in The Plaza…

SubTitle: BOTS: Battle Of The Stations…

Dateline: Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Chicago isn’t just the City of Sports Teams, DDP: Deep Dish Pizza, The Blues, Tall Buildings jutting out into the Atmosphere and The Edens Expressway.

It’s a cultured Place filled with its own brand of Uniqueness that includes (of course): Music, Ethnicity, Color, Flair and Fashion. And bright and (very) early on:

Friday, July 11TH, Chicago will be a Contender for a Pre-Olympian Event – the DANCE-OFF between

Matt Rodewald & Bob Herzog

The pride of NBC-TV, Channel 5 in Chicago and Dance Aficionados everywhere, Matt will be competing (although Fans, Co-Workers, Viewers and Simon Cowell all know he has NO Competition with another Traffic Guy) from Cincinnati, Ohio (due east). That Fellow is Bob Herzog. The City doesn’t matter. He’ll be leaving his ZCR: Zip Code Region to dance his way into ‘Windy City Country’ and if the Wind goes whipping throughout The Plaza doesn’t GET ‘HIM, then some fast-shoeing definitely and evidently will since We hear that Matt will be displaying some of the swiftest Moves he’s ever done – ever. All for this meritorious Competition.

These Moves have been orchestrated by years of practice that will be a First the likes EVER seen on NBC!

Surprisingly, no big Sponsors are cited.

Surprisingly, the 2 Guys are not doing this for Child Cancer Research or another notable Charity.

Spectators wonder why…

Not only that Rumor has it that Matt may be appearing on the TV Talk Program of the Dance Queen herself (of NBC Stardom) - Miss Ellen (not Helen) DeGeneres to show-off how easy it is to MOVE and dance your Troubles and Weight away…even if you’re not reporting Traffic and Road Conditions in the 3RD largest metropolis and cosmopolitan area in the Northern Hemisphere. You have arrived when you get to this Pivotal Point. It’s definitely time to SHAKE YOUR TAIL FEATHER – whatever species you are.

Start your 4TH Weekend of The Summer of 2008 on the ‘right’ Dance Foot with MATT and the early morning perky and informative NBC News Crew of: Zoraida, Rob, Andy & Mike

in the NBC PLAZA

Between the Chicago Tribune & the Equitable Building on the East Side of Michigan Av. That’s between 435 and 401 North Michigan Avenue if you’re a number person.

DANCE-OFF Time: 5:45 AM
Set your Alarms or make hotel reservations today. Rooms are going fast!

Date: Friday, July 11, 2008. That’s less than 72 hours away!

Chances are this Competition between Matt & Bob will become a really popular YOU-TUBE Video that will be seen around The World. Betters and gamblers are predicting that the 2 Guys will become Fast Friends and then enter the Competition of DANCING WITH THE STARS, leaving 2 open spots at their respective stations!

As Matt so poignantly sums up The Event that some think is NOT a Competition at all:

“It’s all about The Art & Beauty of Dance.”

Quote of Matt:
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 – 6:19 AM CST

Don’t Run Off Now:

The NBC Today Team is televised LIVE from 4:30 – 7 AM Monday – Friday. At 6:58 AM, DANCE CHICAGO will be on – when troupes of people (locals, suburbanites, city-dwellers and visitors or tourismos) parade into The Mall to dance themselves into The Weekend – a nice way to get into the Summertime Festivities and in the City Mood…an NBC special, of course!

LET’s GET DANCIN! It's a Dance Fever Eruption!

If you wish to cast your Vote for Matt (or the other Guy), merely click and scroll your way over to:

See you in The Plaza for THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER!

And let’s not forget: You read it here first on KOOPERSMITHin’ ® – a Look at what puts the POP into Pop Culture.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Don't Pick on Fat Folks. How to deal with Weight Loss in a Healthier Mindset.

DateLine: Monday, July 7, 2008

The News is always changing.

Some Tidbit from somewhere strikes us in a certain way (sometimes 'weigh') that changes our outlook on an impending social and cultural issue.

Such is the Topic of Weight Management that caught my eye this morning, while rifling through a stash of newspapers that I was sorting through.

"Water makes up 60% of your body weight" claimed the Report issued by the Albany Times Union.

Who is to argue with the dynamic WRITTEN WORD?


If 60% is 60 Pounds of Water (Liquid) in a 100 pound Person...then what is defined as FAT must be changed. Logic told me a 'weigh..."


Mathematically, that is:

IF a Person weighs in at 300 pounds, 180 pounds of that (or over 50% of his/her body weight) is Water; meaning 120 pounds is 'Ugly Fat and Flesh.' Obesity in other words. Obesity is not healthy. After all, the Heart is only a Muscle the size of one's fist. Being svelte is much healthier for a person and the Family that worries about him/her. Longevity and living a l-o-n-g healthy life is what's at hand here.

Do doctors and nutritionists really know what they are talking about IF they take into consideration the unrifled 60% Water Weight Factor? Or is this overlooked by masses of Skin?

IF I were on a Diet to improve my Look and shed a few pounds, I definitely would exam the "120" pounds of Ugly Fat & Flesh Factor before I'd stress myself out on what The Masses truly think of those excess Pounds. This Knowledge & PO: Psychological Outlook can serve as a Catalyst knowing the Dieter doesn't have to 'lose that much weight' and, undoubtedly, would be much happier and more consistent in his/her attempt to get in better shape. Maintenance after weight loss is where many dieters fall off the wagon. That Topic is yet another blog's worth...

After all, isn't it all about: MIND OVER MATTER?

Yes, that Tidbit from somewhere did strike me in a certain way and 'weigh' this morning that hopefully will change The Outlook for many who are attempting to tip the Scales on Obesity. It certainly did for me.

COMMENTS to this Blog will be answered by ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith (Creator of 333+ EAT-Vents (R) - Food related and elated Events) at:

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

GORF: The Icon of The Green Movement. 2006-2016 is The Decade of the Frog with GORF officiating.

The Statement

Dateline: Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Most (if not all) great Movements, Crusades and Campaigns (labeled as good, bad (or sometimes merely commercial) in The History of The World have progressed, triumphed succeeded and engaged the Masses’ Attention.

Many actually became Movements (with a Capital ‘M)’, physically moving a Society, Country or Kindred Group to dramatic Effects (Progress, Traction, Direction, Longevity and/or Results) by being unified under or behind a Symbol (Image, Icon, Spokesperson, Animal or Anthropomorphized Creation) that focused and unified a Theme, a Passion or a Following. Said Image/Symbol/Icon was not only recognizable, but became inseparable and universally accepted almost becoming One with The Movement or Theme itself by being so closely linked to a compelling Symbol, Object or Insignia.


- Geico’s Gecko
- Mr. Peanut
- Smokey The Bear
- Speedy, The Alka-Seltzer Tablet
- The Jolly Green Giant

But with GORF, We are not talking about ‘Smokey’ saving The Forests in America or relieving Heartburn with ‘Speedy’ or Insurance Buyers receiving a 15% Savings on their Annual Premium Payments, We are TALKING ABOUT SAVING THE WHOLE PLANET – Life itself and its Salvation:

For you.
For your Children.
For your Grandchildren.
For every single One of us.

THE GREEN MOVEMENT needs and must have a STAR ICON.
GORF is that Candidate.


- Judaism and The Six Pointed Star of David;
- Christianity and The Images of The Cross & The Fish (to a lesser extent);
- Islam and The Crescent;
- Geico Insurance and the charming Gecko with the Cockney Accent;
- Fighting Forest Fires with Smokey The Bear;
- Planter’s Peanuts with Mr. Peanut;
- The Peace Movement with The Peace Symbol;
- The Jolly Green Giant with The Theme: ‘Ho Ho Ho, Green Giant;’ &
- Nazism and The Swastika


needs and must have its Symbol
(as Smokey, The Bear or The Gecko)

WHY? Because GORF is:

- Acutely and highly visible.

- Charming. Lovable, even.

- Striking in Appearance.

- Unforgettable. Who can forget that Smile; those Eyes; those dangling Skinny Legs?

- Visually and logically appropriate.


GORF immediately stops People in their Tracks (which is so rare in an apparently cold, barren, indifferent and cruel World). GORF magically ‘breaks the Ice’ and turns Strangers into Friends once HE is spotted in the Arms of his Keeper ASK: ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH. T(his) magnetic Appeal then begins an enticing Eco-Conversation & Interaction that enforces the utter Importance of ‘Going Green.’ No other Person, Place, Thing, Concept or Entity possesses this innate Quality. For that Reason, ASK is employing the obvious Friendliness, Attraction and Appeal of GORF to further explore, explode and expose The Cause of THE GREEN MOVEMENT.


ADRIENNE has declared:

2006-2016 as THE DECADE OF THE FROG with GORF officiating

to spread and promote his Life or Death Message both near and afar in order to SAVE THE PLANET, Humanity and all Creatures BIG and SMALL. Simultaneously, at another succinct Level, KOOPERSMITH’s GORFIAN Plan can be seen as yet a brilliant Coupe de Force on what a creative and insightful BabyBoomer (coupled with a vivid Imagination and Determination) can amazingly accomplish. GORF is much more than a ‘pretty TOY.’ GORF carries a symbolic Message that affects every Creature on The Earth in matters of the Cycle of Life and the Quality of Life We wish to lead and pursue.

“After all, Planet Earth is a terrible and irreplaceable Thing to destroy.”
Thursday, June 26, 2008 – 12:55 PM CST
Monday, June 30, 2008 – 2:06 PM CST


1. Upon First Sight, GORF makes People instantly smile. HE pulls them into ‘his Realm of Interest.’ People are curious. People are stirred. They step out of their Zone and ‘ask’ ASK about THE FROG.

2. THE FROG is one of the Oldest Creatures on The Planet, outliving the Mighty Dinosaur. Valuable Lessons can be learned here. Yet, it is our Generation that is driving The Species into the deep dark Hole of Extinction.

3. GORF, symbolic of the Amphibian Species, is unduly suffering from the harmful Effects of Global Warming, Climactic Transitions, Pollution, Destabilization and ultimately, Extinction, Crises that are affecting all Creatures including Mankind. Furthermore, FROGS are a leading Indicator of International Weather Pattern changes.

CONCLUSION: THE GREEN MOVEMENT sorely needs a strong, suitable Brand (if you will) that is automatically recognizable, accessible and appealingly robust. GORF is that very Icon!


1) Appeal (Sex Appeal, Stamina, Lasting Power)
2) Charm
3) Engaging
4) Responsibility
5) Trust

GORF commands Attention!
GORF demands you care!

NEWS FLASH AS OF JUNE, 2008: The harrowing Statistics state 2,520 of The Earth’s 6,300 Amphibian Species are on the Endangered Species List.

Finally, last but not least:

Q: What do We consider immortal
The Core of our Humaness
(and Godliness)?

A: The Soul.