All Day Celebration Brings a Positive Paradigm Shift to the Remembrance of 9/11

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Yve and Armando Hart

On Saturday September 11, 2010, Alfredo’s Beach Club, the dynamic Long Beach couple Yve and Armando Hart of Drum for Love debut Portal, will host an all day celebration and interactive experience of art, dance, music, ceremony and “hands on” participation, Portal will commemorate 9/11 with a timeless celebration to catapult us into a deeper sense of community.

On the ninth anniversary of 9/11 Yve, Armando and the Drum for Love community invite you to join them as they usher in a paradigm shift from duality to oneness honoring how 9/11 made clear that our differences were momentarily unimportant.

Portal will include an impressive and eclectic array of Portal performance segments including:

  • The World Peace Prayer Society will conduct a peace flag dedication
  • Creation Portal with Toni Ivashkov, Sayler Van Merlin, and Sati Ah
  • Activation Portal with Cecilia Chumash Medicine Woman and Altar artist Juan Diaz
  • Spiritual Activism Portal presented by LB Evolver, featuring Demonslayer, Baza Novic, and SunDream conscious Hip Hop
  • Sound and Vision Portal with Chris Ornelas of The LB Experiment
  • Surrender Portal with Linda Straley
  • LifeStream Energy Portal with John D. Riley of Zero Point
  • Pleasure Portal with Yve Hart and the Sacred Woman’s Circle
  • Laughter Portal with Jason Villanueva and Annie Gholson
  • Word Portal with Jessica Claire
  • Children’s Portal with Carolyn Kaufman of Children of Today
  • Love Portal with Drum For Love and Caravan to Pollenland
  • Artist Steven Lopez will be painting the event live

The Drum for Love debut Portal is Saturday September 11, 2010 from 11 am to 10 pm. at Alfredo’s Beach Club,  5101 E. Ocean Blvd. (at Granada) right on the beach. The cost for the event is just $15.00 per person, $3.00 off if you wear a creative costume. Tickets are just $10.00 per person if purchase by 9/8 at midnight! Children 13 and under are free! Tickets purchased in advance are much appreciated. Learn more on the Portal website.

Portal is sponsored by Alfredo’s Beach Club, Nectar Design (providing a 15’ solar flora which will provide power for the event) and the Catalyst Community. Food and beverages are available at additional charge. Proceeds will help support Drum for Love and its ongoing community events (Drum for Love is supported by the Catalyst non profit organization). Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Melissa Cotugno 310-561-6772 or Sati Ah 310-779-0047. Press passes are available for this event upon request. Interview requests should be directed to Armando at (562) 972-6603 or email

About Drum for Love
Yve and Armando work as a couple; holding space for these intentional co-creations to bloom and surge in the city of Long Beach is their passion. Their intention is to hold space where the community can come together for an interactive drum circle experience where our differences evaporate and celebrate love. They hold this space not only for the love of music and community but for an act of service and dedication to their life’s purpose – not only as individuals, but also as a couple very much in alignment. Sharing love is their strength. Learn more about Drum for Love online.

About Yve Hart
With a unique artistic and holistic approach hair and makeup specialist Yve Hart invites her clients to “experience beauty with me.” With seventeen years of experience including the LA/Hollywood scene, Yve created the hottest fashion forward looks for everything from HBO premieres to fashion shoots to MTV music videos, but decided she preferred working with real women. “I want to inspire women to look more beautiful and I want them to love what they see and feel when they look in the mirror,” she states. With this mantra in mind she chose Long Beach as her home base and is now a dedicated to inspiring women by holding space in a Women’s Circle that meets monthly in the LBC. Find out more online.

About Armando Hart
Speed coach Armando Hart of Zero Point Training works with an array of athletes from children to experienced professionals. He can make you faster, no matter your game.

Notes volleyball icon Misty May, “After sitting our a full year from competing, I knew I needed to surround myself with the best possible training in order to come back. I am so fortunate that Armando was able to help whip me into shape. I had never felt faster, stronger, and leaner heading into a season. His hard work, dedication and expertise in getting the results are second to none.” A 1996 Olympic qualifier and 1995 Pan American games medalist Armando understands both the psychology and physiology of creating speed. You can reach him for consultation at or (562) 972-6603.

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