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Steve Azar discusses the Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament

September 16, 2011 4 comments

Singer/songwriter Steve Azar assists many charitable organizations in his native Mississippi Delta as well as in Nashville, TN. His Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation primarily focuses on Catholic organizations that help sick, disadvantaged or abused children. He conducts toy, clothing and food drives annually, and presents fundraising shows for his foundation. His four-day annual “Magnolia” celebrity event highlights the arts, music and food that define Delta blues culture.

An avid golfer, he also participates in charity golf tournaments. Kevin Sorbo’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit A World Fit For Kids! (WFIT) is no exception.

Two years ago, Azar participated in and performed at Sorbo’s first tournament. He truly enjoyed the experience, and graciously spoke about it with this writer in June, 2011.

SW: Please tell me a little about your friendship with Kevin.

SA: Kevin’s a dear friend and I have great respect for him. We’ve become friends over the years. Obviously, golf has been a common thread for us to get to know each other; that’s how we met. It’s interesting. We’ve all become friends through the game of golf and doing charity events; they sort of go hand-in-hand.

SW: I know you played Kevin’s Tournament in the past…

SA: I didn’t get to go last year because I was on tour. It killed me. He changed the date, and he changed it right on top of one my busy times on the road. And then this year, I said, “Kevin, you’re doing it again!” But, I did play the first year. I know all about him, WFIT, and his passion for children, and we both have kids and we both know the benefits and importance of parents getting to spend time with their kids. So, I think we both share that passion.

SW: How did you get involved with the Tournament that year?

SA: We met being celebrity guests at the BMW (Charity Pro-Am) in Greenville, SC, and we just hit it off. I think Kevin started to dig my music and I’ve always dug him as an actor. Even now I’m so proud of him. People are starting to see his talent, and are taking it to a different place. And I guess when you have one of the biggest shows in the world on T.V. (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), you can get pigeonholed a little bit, just like I get pigeonholed sometimes in the country (music) format and I have more of a blues rock background. But, we live in boxes in the (entertainment) industry, and sometimes it takes a minute for people to know that there’re other parts to us, a bigger variety. It sort of penalizes us, but, I like to think that it also opens some doors to a complete career. That’s how we met and we just hit it off.

SW: And Kevin said, “I’m having this Tournament, why don’t you come and play?”

SA: It’s how it all happens. It starts with one and that’s how you meet. I’ve met everybody. Then at all of these events you meet people that have their own charities, foundations and events and then we just start helping each other.

It’s interesting. Kevin and I have a friend, Javier Colon, who’s going to win “The Voice,” and he’s been a friend of ours for years. So, every once in a while something great happens to somebody that’s really great. And so, this is an exciting moment for all of us. And Kevin in (the film) Soul Surfer – my wife and little girl came home and said, “He was unbelievable!”

And we’re so proud of Kevin because it was a great movie and it mattered. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. He’s a hard-working guy. He’s probably intuitive with his own career and he’s going to have great moments with his great things. I’m a journeyman like Kevin (in) that we know our success. The greatest satisfaction is within your own soul and heart and your peers who really respect it.

Watch this blog for a more in-depth interview with Azar.

See Azar’s website for more information and news about his exciting upcoming release of “Delta Soul:” http://www.steveazar.com/

Register to golf in or sponsor the 3rd Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament, September 23-25, at the Silverado Resort in Napa, CA: http://www.worldfitforkids.org/golf/

(Photo courtesy of Steve Azar)

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Follow the Kevin Sorbo True Strength book tour

September 15, 2011 2 comments

Kevin Sorbo’s memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal – And How Nearly Dying Saved My Life, slated for publication October 11, 2011, will keep him busier than ever. His promotional tour will command much of his time, but, as you can see by his schedule below, he will do all he can to accommodate his fans!

Follow Kevin’s multi-city, multimedia True Strength tour as he attends book signings and fairs, appears on television, and records radio and internet interviews. His book promises to be as inspirational, honest, and interesting as the man himself.

Have you pre-ordered your copy yet??  http://tinyurl.com/3vf68ry

Oct. 2:  1-2 p.m. PDT, West Hollywood Book Fair, West Hollywood Library & West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA http://tinyurl.com/3p4qb3j

Oct. 14:  Live, 5:40 a.m. PDT, radio interview, KTIS/Faith Radio Network (Minneapolis, MN)

Oct. 15:  Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Minneapolis, MN http://tinyurl.com/3bgaytl

Oct. 17:  8-11 a.m. ET, radio tour, Premiere Radio Networks

Taping AOL “You’ve Got” video, 1 p.m.  (Will be posted on AOL)

“Robert Wuhl Show,” 4 p.m. ET, http://robertwuhlshow.com/

Barnes & Noble, 6 p.m. ET, book signing, Tribecca, 97 Warren Street, New York, NY, http://tinyurl.com/3fzexnz

“Hannity,” 9:30 p.m. ET, Fox News Channel, http://tinyurl.com/2g8w78t

Oct. 18:  8:30-10:30 a.m. ET, radio tour, ABC News Radio

Taping Fox News Health interview with Dr. Manny Alvarez , 1 p.m.  (Will be posted online)

MSNBC , between 8-9 p.m. ET, “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,”  http://tinyurl.com/3sx99rf

Oct. 19: 9:30 – 9:50 a.m., Broadminded (Stars channel) SiriusXM Radio

Better TV (syndicated) Will tape between 10-11 a.m. ET

SiriusXM Radio:
11:05 – 11:30 a.m. – Judith Regan (Stars channel)
11:35 – 11:55 a.m. – Frank DeCaro (OutQ channel)
12:00 – 12:25 p.m. – Whoo Kid (Shade 45)
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – David Webb (Patriot channel)
1:00 – 1:25 p.m. – Focus Group (OutQ channel)
1:30 – 1:55 p.m. – Maggie Linton (Book Radio channel)

Bookends, 7 p.m. ET, book signing, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ,  http://www.book-ends.com/

Oct. 20: 10-11 a.m. ET, in-studio interview “Beyond the Heart,” SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio (Host is cardiologist Nieca Goldberg)

“It’s Your Health,” nationally syndicated radio, taping interview

“Prime Time Radio,” AARP Radio (national), taping interview

“Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld,” 3 a.m. ET (tapes earlier in evening), Fox News Channel (national)

Oct. 21: 7:30 a.m. ET, live, “The Mancow Experience,” national radio, http://www.mancow.com/

Mass Media Prep radio tour, 8-10 a.m. ET

Oct. 24: “Access Hollywood Live,” on between 8 and 9 a.m. PDT

ReelzChannel TV, taping interview

“In Discussion,” 2-3 p.m. PDT, David Gibbons syndicated radio show, http://www.davidgibbons.org/id247.html

Oct. 25:  7 p.m. ET, book signing, Barnes & Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA, http://tinyurl.com/3qaa6y3

Oct. 30: “Hour of Power,” Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove, CA), two interviews, each followed by a book signing, one of the interviews will be televised nationally two weeks later

September is an exciting month for Kevin Sorbo!

September 6, 2011 3 comments

Thanks for the great calendars Mara, Loli, and Sanne.

Don’t forget Kevin’s upcoming 3rd Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament, Sept. 23-25,

AND

Kevin’s birthday on September 24!