Yesterday was a big day for my pal Michael Levine. First he gave a powerful free lecture to 500 guests on how to become successful in Hollywood, followed by a signing for his new book Never
Tia Carrera, a longtime client and friend of Michael's introduced him and we chatted beforehand about her most recent album of Hawaiian Folk music. I hadn't seen Tia in fifteen years-we once shared the same vocal instructor-Arthur Samuel Joseph (no relation) who helped me become a better broadcaster and her a better singer.
From there Michael and I drove up the 405 to attend a charity event for a cause that he has long championed: The Neil Bogart Foundation.
Carole Bayer Sager was there looking amazing as always, and introduced Joyce Bogart who welcomed guests and introduced the real star of the evening, a young lady who had suffered from bone cancer as a child. Peter Guber was there as well, telling a few of us about an amazing lecture series he's hosting at UCLA.
Michael has been a huge supporter of the Foundation from the very beginning and is a friend to many and well known for his good works and charitable activities and yesterday was just another example of the many good works he does. The world would be a better place if there were more people like him.