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TEDxConejo - Robert Radler - The SS United States and G.A.S.

Robert Radler is an accomplished filmmaker who turned his lens on two of his personal passions: the forgotten flagship, the SS United States, and guitars. His two current films are departures from the action fare on which his reputation is based. Both are truly labors of love... "Turn It Up!" is a landmark, feature-length documentary about the electric guitar. Robert has partnered with producer Doug Forbes, Jeff "Skunk" Baxer (Doobie Bros/Steely Dan), and Mitchell Leib, (President of Music for Disney Film and TV). The project is being godfathered by Richard Arlook, Senior Agent and Partner in the Gersh Agency. More than anything, "Turn It Up!" is about mankind's love affair with the Electric Guitar - and its power. The film stars the electric guitar itself, with supporting appearances by Les Paul, Slash, Robby Krieger of the Doors, Paul Stanley of Kiss, "Skunk" Baxter, blues phenomenon Ana Popovic, Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, Gibson, Fender, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, Los Lobos, Dave Mason, Gary Kelly (CEO Southwest Airlines), and a literal "who's who" of guitar greats, along with guitar lovers from every walk of life Robert is also currently producing a one-hour documentary for national Public Television distribution, via presenting station, WTTW Chicago. Entitled, "SS United States, Lady In Waiting", the film is about America's forgotten flagship - superliner, SS United States. Launched in 1952, the "Big U" is the fastest passenger ship of all time and the largest ocean liner ever built in the US. TEDxCONEJO TEDxConejo, an independently organized TED event, was held in Thousand Oaks, Ca on March 26, 2011. The conference theme was Energy, using that word very broadly to go beyond what powers our homes and transportation but really what fuels life. What energizes business, education, health, and ideas? What energizes you? A broad mix of thinkers and doers characterizes the TEDx experience both on the stage and in the audience. TEDxConejo is open to the general public and produced in association with the Conejo Valley Unified School District. For more information visit About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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