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Ideagen® TV, (Powered By Azure) presents the launch of the new series “IMPACT NOW” with award winning actress and singer Mary Millben on Friday, June 19th, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST. “IMPACT NOW” with Mary Millben is a new, one-hour, online series profiling and featuring global leaders, entertainers, influencers, sports figures, and more who have made a significant contribution in global change and currently involved in acts of global good. “IMPACT NOW” will feature original music from Canadian Screen Award and Grammy nominated composer Daryl Bennett.
“I am excited to partner with my friend George Sifakis and Ideagen® TV to bring inspirational stories and relevant conversations towards creating awareness and achieving the global goals of the UN. We are living in unprecedented times, and now is the time to amplify conversations that challenge us to greater measures of impact. If there was ever a time to raise our voices for change, that time is now,” said Millben.
Mary welcomes inaugural guest Dr. Robert J. Brown – former Special Assistant to President Richard Nixon, advisor to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Founder of B&C International.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Robert J. Brown as our inaugural guest. Mr. Brown’s name is one that echoes across the world as a noted and trusted advisor to some of the most influential individuals, corporations, and movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Unlike any public figure known, he has helped shape world history and particularly in movements for change. From the frontlines with the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to serving as the late President Nelson Mandela’s most trusted confidant and friend, to advising every American President since President Richard Nixon. Dr. Brown is a relevant voice we need today,” said Millben.
A native Oklahoman, Mary is a celebrated voice across the globe due to her rousing arrangements of America’s patriotic music and music that inspires. Mary has performed for three consecutive U.S. Presidents (President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump), and featured at The White House, the United States Congress, Off-Broadway, for the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), and the XLIII Super bowl Halftime Show with Bruce Springsteen. She has performed for other notables including Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah Bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Dimitrije "Dimitri" Karadordevic of Yugoslavia, His Excellency Cui Tiankai (Chinese Ambassador to the U.S.), His Excellency Paolo Zampolli (United Nations Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Dominica) Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana (Rwandan Ambassador to the U.S.), Oprah Winfrey, Canadian billionaire/music magnate Jim Pattison, and at concerts halls worldwide.
February 2020, Notefornote Entertainment released Mary’s debut single “Grace Will Lead Me Home” on THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS original motion picture soundtrack. Produced with 2018 Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, three-time Grammy/six-time Emmy nominee Steve Dorff and lyrics by two-time Emmy Award winner and four-time Grammy nominated songwriter Maribeth Derry.
Mary made history at the 40th Anniversary of U.S.-China Student Exchanges at The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington, D.C. - becoming the first American and African-American artist to perform the American National Anthem and the Chinese National Anthem in Chinese. Mary is a former White House Presidential Appointee to President George W. Bush and Global Ambassador for Education Africa.
“Mary Millben brings with her a heartwarming spirit and inspirational experiences that Ideagen® is so excited to share with the world! Her voice needs to be heard whether it’s on a stage in front of Presidents or in conversation with global leaders, entertainers, and influencers. She brings positivity in a time where we need it the most.” – George Sifakis Founder & CEO of Ideagen®