“Dualities” Light and Shadows

Open Mic

Sylvie Barnett on Breaking Through the Darkness


Destiny Muse on Insecure


Mingjie Zhai on Make Love Great Again


Featured Artist: Jamae Kyson Music 

Jamae Kyson Music


Jamae-Inspired Showcase Journaling

Featured Artists, Lauri Burns and Roman Wyden

Roman Wyden of You.Love.Life interviews Lauri Burns of The Teen Project

You.Love.Life and Teen Project - Inspired Journaling


Featured Artists, Drue Metz and Roman Wyden

Roman Wyden of You.Love.Life interviews Drue Metz of The Love Effect Film


The Love Story Media, Inc. Presents

“Duality”Light and Shadows

#PaintoPassion #ArtistInspired #TheLoveStoryOrg

Join us for an intimate evening of authenticity, inspiration, and transformation.

“Dualities” Break Open Showcase is about exploring truth of light and shadows–What it is, what it isn’t. We also discuss the power of awareness for our dualistic nature.

The three hour Break Open Showcase will be a hybrid of artist performances as well as an open mic for you to express your unfiltered thoughts in poetry, music, and spoken word.

Leave PC, peachy, and filters out the door. This is an intimate occasion for Real Talk on the topic of Dualities.


James Kyson & Mingjie Zhai

Spoken Word:

Sylvie Barnett

Destiny Muse www.destinythemuse.com

Mingjie Zhai  www.mingjiezhai.com


Jamae Kyson, https://www.instagram.com/jameemaekyson/

Roman Wyden, You.Live.Now.

Lauri Burns, http://lauriburns.com/

Drue Metz, www.theloveeffect.org; https://www.instagram.com/druegrit/

Non-profit Organizations:

The Love Story Media, Inc. www.thelovestory.org, Like https://www.facebook.com/thelovestory.org/ for updates on artist interviews.

The Teen Project, www.theteenproject.org, Like https://www.facebook.com/LauriBurnsTeenProject/ for continued support to the teens in need.

Special Thanks to:

Christina Banks, Showrunner, https://www.instagram.com/christinamb442/

Sherman Wellons, Filmmaker, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherman-wellons-40291a4/

Jim Francesco, Filmmaker, https://www.instagram.com/realjimfrancesco/


Sanford Jossen Legal

El Segundo Tailors

Dr. Gimlen Orthodontics

Image Skin Care, Age Later

Alice’s Chiropractic Wonderland

El Segundo Athletic Club

Electric Bike LA

Elevate the Globe

Silent Auction

100% of the Proceeds Go Towards Gifting Journals to the girls at The Teen Project

Every $15 = 1 Journal to The Teen Project. 

Silent Auction Continues  → Please Bid Here


Jamae (Jamee Mae Kyson)

is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Michigan with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Jamae is a grounded artist with Midwest roots and an educated mind. Jamae launched her solo career in 2016 with her debut EP, “Fly,” which includes the award-winning single, “Oh My.” Jamae has performed in several high-profile events, including the Genius Loci Musical Festival, the Lucidity Music Festivals, and the LoveLife:LIVESTREAM event, which included performances by Rachel Platten and Andy Grammer. As the lead singer of the rock band, “Rock Stars for Kids,” Jamae performed in a charity event that featured Stevie Wonder. Jamae has recorded in the famous EastWest studios and has worked with the accomplished producers, Jamey Heath (OPOPP Productions) and David Chua Boon Ghee (Mako Recordings). Jamae believes that music has the ability to create real and lasting change in the world and is dedicated to making inspiring music for the rest of her life.

Website: www.jamaemusic.com

Lauri Burns, Founder of The Teen Project

Lauri is a renowned inspirational speaker who travels the map telling her inspirational life story in the hope to heal the hearts of people everywhere.

For the past fifteen years she has been inspiring audiences with her heartfelt story of courage, forgiveness, love and success. Lauri is an Author, a fortune 100 executive and business owner, The Founder of The Teen Project and has fostered 31 at risk youth. She is a national advocate for foster and at homeless youth and has shared her heartfelt story at over 240 venues. As a professional speaker, Lauri has designed and presented programs to universities, corporations, foundations, educational conferences, and professional associations.


Film Director Drue Metz and Actor Tyler Atkins

Exclusive Premiere of The Love Effect Short Film, plus Q&A

The journey of two men wrestling with loss, suicide and their unexpected friendship that helps them rediscover life’s greatest gift.

The Love Effect Exclusive showing

Roman Wyden, Relationship Coach, Filmmaker, and Podcast host

You. Live. Life. Podcast Show will be doing a live podcast interview, hosted by Roman Wyden.

Roman is a relationship coach and award-winning writer/director, recording artist, and podcast host, Roman Wyden has dedicated his life to the exploration of intimacy, playfulness, and authenticity in modern-day relationships. Growing up in Switzerland, he took various art forms as a medium to sooth his struggle with understanding the true meaning of love. The exploration took him from being a DJ, musical performances on stage, acting for film and TV and eventually finding his voice as an artist at the highly acclaimed Pasadena Art Center. His graduation film was an autobiographical exploration of the sexual awakening between two fourteen-year-olds. He has since made his name as a commercial and narrative director for such projects as Eleanor Roosevelt Award-winning documentary Ageless Wisdom, the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival winner Deface as well as most recently the short films Max, Hiroko, and the short film festival darling Ricky Limon. He is currently developing several short-form narrative series as well as recording his weekly podcast “You. Love. Life.”, now on iTunes.

You. Love. Life Podcast


*Special Note*: The show will be filmed. 

Social Cause Organizations in Attendance

The Teen Project

THE TEEN PROJECT Serves youth that are homeless in Los Angeles. 

The Love Story Media, Inc. 

The Love Story inspires the broken-hearted to discover our inner artist in heartbreak that fuses multimedia journalism, journaling, and the personal journey.


Produced by:

Mingjie Zhai



Special Thanks to:

Jim Francesco Videography.

The Love Effect.

The Teen Project.

Christina Banks.

You.Love.Life. Podcast Show.

“Forgive to Live”

The Love Story presents: “Forgive to Live”

Date: Wednesday Evening, June 14, 6:30-9:30pm

Location: Gibson Showroom, 9350 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Sponsors: Gibson, Inertiart, Brit Bratt Productions, Kombucha Dog, and Peiwei

#PaintoPassion #ArtistInspired #TheLoveStoryOrg

“Forgive to Live” Break Open Showcase is about discovering the power of forgiveness–What it is, what it isn’t. We also explore the process of anger, resentment, and grudges as well as our process letting go of the emotions that no longer serve our higher purpose. This showcase is about transforming those emotions into artistic expression.

Executive Producer:

Mingjie Zhai

Associate Producers:

Skyler Shelley & Madilyn Lee

About The Positive Results Corporation:

To increases awareness and reduce violence and abuse in youth and young adults of Color, it’s impact on them and their community, promote healthy relationships and build good community citizens.



Open Mic


Andrew Tyree on Deepest Pain

“If you’ve ever been in love, somebody say ‘hell yeah’ [hell yeah]. If you’ve had your heartbroken, somebody say, ‘Hell Yeah.’ [Hell yeah] And if you got over that shit real quick ’cause you realize that sorry motherfucker didn’t know what they was missing, say ‘Hell Yeah’ [Hell Yeah!]” -Andrew Tyree

About Andrew Tyree:
Andrew is a Tony award winning poet, comedian and actor, NAACP Image award nominee, and who has opened for Jill Scott on her national tour.

You can find more of Andrew at:
IG & FB Andrew Clinkscale


Andrew Tyree on Carnivore

Andrew Tyree, “Carnivore”

“How to fix a sink, not how to mend a marriage. There are no ‘I Love You’s’ passed down in the midst of power tools instructions.” -Andrew Tyree


Madilyn Lee on Not Me

“This shit ain’t me. You don’t even look at me, and more importantly, you don’t see me…you love what I represent, you love what I do for you, you love the idea of me.” -Madilyn Lee

Madilyn Lee is a journalist and a creative writer.


Skyler Shelley on To My Father: The Son and His Holy Ghost

Skyler Shelley, “To My Father: The Son & His Holy Ghost”

“This dirty mind is enriched with the soil so that I may keep planting the rose bushes that make the world beautiful. Yes, roses have thorns but it doesn’t prevent people for picking them and spilling their blood on the leaves that keep us breathing.” -Skyler Shelley

Mingjie "MJ" Zhai on Woman with the Phoenix Tattoo

Mingjie “MJ” Zhai, “Woman with the Phoenix Tattoo”

“For the helpless, where are the words? To express what needs to be expressed, to feel what needs to be felt, and to reveal what needs to be healed.” -Mingjie Zhai

Mingjie is the founder and producer of The Love Story. You can find more of Mingjie Zhai’s creative work at:

Karen Sotomeyer on Nothing But All

“The The silence you wanted me to fill, and I did not. What’s wrong with me? The sex you wanted me to fake, and I did not. What’s wrong with me? The bed you wanted me to destroy, and I did not. What’s wrong with me?”

-Karen Sotomeyer

Karen is a poet and singer.

Featured Artists


Samuel J with All Your Heart

Samuel J,  “All Your Heart”

Cornish born Samuel J, is an innovative singer song writer, healer and conservationist. His unique music and soulful performances have helped him to establish a strong reputation with an ever-growing global fan base.

Some of his career highlights include, being selected to perform for his holiness the Dalai Lama as part of the Dalai Lamas 70th birthday celebration and performing at the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

Samuel, has toured and shared the stage with the likes of Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and an array of the leading musicians in Brazil where he was based for many years, including Marcelo D2, Maria Gadu, Gabriel O Pensador and many others.


More on Samuel J –> Samuel J Music

Larisa Gosla's Listen to Your Heart and Follow

Larisa Rose, “Listen to Your Heart and Follow”

“Listen to the sound of the heart. This is the place where it starts…
Don’t ever be led astray wherever you go. Listen to your heart & follow.” -Larisa Rose

Larisa Gosla's Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

Larisa Rose, Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

“Sound healing is using sound as a therapeutic application to align the mental, emotional, spiritual physical bodies, and anything that manifests on a physical level starts on energetic, emotional, physical, spiritual level first.” -Larisa Rose

Bryan Reeves on Self-Forgiveness

Bryan Reeves on Self-Forgiveness

“True forgiveness begins with forgiving yourself. I was in an abusive relationship once. And when I say, ‘abusive’, I mean that we have abused each other—verbally, emotionally, and eventually physically.” Bryan Reeves

About Bryan Reeves:
A former US Air Force Captain turned Author / Coach / Speaker, Bryan Reeves has triumphed through multiple dark nights of the soul after hurling himself into the transformational fires of intimate relationship over and over again. He’s worked on various projects featuring world-wide luminaries such as Eckhart Tolle, Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Don Miguel Ruiz and many others. With a Masters Degree in Human Relations, Bryan now coaches men, women and couples in creating thriving lives and relationships. He’s the author of the viral blog, “Choose Her Every Day or Leave Her” and two books, including his latest ”Tell The Truth, Let The Peace Fall Where It May.”

You can find more of Bryan Reeves at:

Indy Rishi on Laughter Healing


“Who takes themselves too seriously? …can you all let go?” -Indy Rishi

Call to action: Partake in this exercise with us at your own space.

Indy Rishi Singh is a wellbeing engineer, integrating Eastern and Western modalities of health and science to learn the secrets of long life, happiness and personal evolution. He has studied with accomplished psychiatrists, yogis, scientists, Gurus, academic researchers, shamans, and renowned storytellers.

You can find more of Indy Rishi’s Creativity at:

Borderline Delusion

Borderline Delusion, “Society”

“This is our first show ever…this first song is called “Society” and it is about the danger of people thinking they are superior to other people.” -Lauren Rhodes

About Borderline Delusion: Danny Brook and Lauren Rhodes met during recovery and bonded through music. Their dream three years ago was to speak out about their experience with the stigma of mental health. Over the years, through persistence and a commitment to transform their pain into passion, they attracted Phil on the piano, Justin, Binky Womack on the guitars, and Dan on the drums, and became the band now known as Borderline Delusion. Their songs center around the themes of mental health, family loss, and love, expressing real struggles.

You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Borderline-Delusion-291735614614133/



Borderline Delusion

Borderline Delusion, “Morning Wings”

“This song is written for my mom who passed away from cancer and it’s the first time it’s ever been played in front of anybody. It’s called ‘Morning Wings’ and it was taken from…psalms 139.” -Danny Brook

You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Borderline-Delusion-291735614614133/