Oklahoma City Singer- Songwriter Zen Revnik (John Randolph in real life) merges pop, rock, folk, americana, and jazz. His lyrics honestly explore the depths of depression, but with optimistic self-revelation. He writes about the complexities of relationships, a desire for
acceptance, and a longing for clarity. Using percussive rhythms and jazz progressions with accessible pop sensibilities, Randolph delivers expressive, Appalachian-tinged vocals.
Raised in the Mid-Ohio Valley, John Randolph was handed his fatherÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s trumpet when he was only two years old and surprised his family with one perfect tone. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMy parents were always very supportive of my music and made sure I had the tools to pursue itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, says Randolph. He grew up listening to his fatherÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Herb Alpert, Al Hurt, and Rafael Mendez records. In junior high school he discovered 1980ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s contemporary jazz artists like Wynton Marsalis and Jeff Tyzik and the iconic Miles Davis, and Doc Severinson. He started writing songs and playing piano at sixteen, under the pop influence of Richard Marx, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel.
In His early 20ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â²s John picked up the guitar and listening to alternative bands like Toad the Wet Sprocket and Big Head Todd and The Monsters, and was inspired to form his first rock band, Mundane Rain. The group played predominately to the college crowd and the festival circuit.. more of JohnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Bio on his website http://www.johnrandolph.com
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI feel that I have really only begun to scratch the surface of my songwriting abilities and feel I am always evolving as a musician. I love getting the opportunity to share my music and hope to inspire others the way I have been inspired.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ~John Randolph
Frank Lloyd Wright June 8, 1867 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ April 9, 1959
Frank Lloyd Wright was an american Architect who inspired countless others. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects named Wright the greatest American architect of all time and Architectural Record published a list of the one hundred most important buildings of the previous century. Twelve Frank Lloyd Wright buildings appeared, including Fallingwater.
Fallingwater exemplifies WrightÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s passion for the outdoors, open social gathering places such as the very deck that extends from the home where we will film this weeks Live n Kickin thanks to the FLW Virtual Museum in Second Life licensed by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe FLW Virtual Museum exists within the virtual world of Second Life and is intended to serve as an educational construct allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a 3D environment of the works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright sm. The Virtual Museum is located on a 16 acre landmass named Usonia and houses many reproductions of Wrights buildings, art glass, furniture and in-depth information pertaining to his creations.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ~FLW Virtual Museum http://www.flwvm.org/FLWVM/Home.html