Saturday Edition April 8, 2012 Stephen H. Powers Agape Media International, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Listen to Program. Saturday Edition April 8, 2012 Stephen H. Powers Agape Media International, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stephen Powers has 37 years of business and production experience. Powers has served as founder, President or CEO of many prestigious companies, including Miller & Kreisel Sound, a renowned consumer electronics manufacturer; Drive Entertainment, an audio, video and music publishing company affiliated with Universal Music; Chameleon Music Group, a trend-setting alternative rock label distributed by Capitol-EMI; Mountain Railroad Records, a folk, blues and country label, Charlotte’s Web, a performing arts center, school and professional repertory theater. In addition, he was formerly Director of A&R (Artist & Repertoire) at Capitol Records in Hollywood and was Director of Entertainment for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Organizing Committee.

A 28-year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Powers has produced, engineered or served as executive producer of more than 100 record albums, including work with Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Joe Cocker, Holly Near, The Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Bob Hope and Brian Setzer Orchestra. He has earned numerous gold and platinum records that generated four #1 pop hits. In 1991, his million-selling John Lee Hooker album, “The Healer”; won a Grammy® for Best Contemporary Blues Recording. Other recognition includes Producer of The Year (1982 Wisconsin Music Award), Music Executive of The Year (1991 LA Independent Music Assoc.) Independent Label Of The Year-1991 (National Assoc. Of Independent Record Distributors), and Lifetime Achievement Award (Rockford Area Music Assoc.). Powers also garnered an Emmy® nomination for producing the PBS television special, “Swing Alive,” starring Bob Hope, Les Brown, Sheena Easton, Suzanne Somers, Tex Beneke and other big band stars.

In 2006, Powers joined with Michael Bernard Beckwith, Founder & Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles and movie producer Mark R. Harris, (a multiple Oscar winner, including Best Picture for “Crash”) to form Agape Media International (AMI), a company dedicated to creating transformative content in music, movies, TV, books, and online media and promoting artists and art forms that uplift the human spirit.

In addition, Powers is currently President of the Board Of Directors of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, a professional repertory theater and drama school. He lives in Topanga with his wife Tigris, an author, and their 3 young children.

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