• 01:32

    FIRE FILES

    in Hip Hop Music

    By the beginning of Ronald Reagan?s two term tenure in 1981, Hip-Hop had already learned from an early age that the system was against it. Birthed in the Bronx, Hip-Hop?s home had witnessed a cross-town freeway pummel through half of its borough, and the other half go up in flames caused by faulty electric wiring and slum lords cashing in on insurance policies. Amongst the despair, Hip-Hop still managed to thrive on the musical expression of its DJ maestros, the acrobatic expression of its b-boy dancers, the visual expression of its graffiti writers, and the vocal expression of its crowd motivators. To any rapper?s delight, The Sugar Hill Gang released one of Hip-Hop?s first singles and propelled them to the spotlight. But the now that there was spotlight, they needed to shine it on a message.


    Enter Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. Over drums, bass, and an infamous synthesizer, the first man to call himself an MC, Grandmaster Mele Mel recited the ills of his community and hardships he faced living within it on “The Message”. Mele Mel was an instrumental part in the song being released as well as broadening the spectrum of Hip-Hop content and awareness. This was in 1982.


    Twenty-five years later, Hip-Hop music has broken the borders of boroughs to reach as far as Britain and Brazil. The culture is now a billion dollar industry that caters to the senses: hearing the latest tracks while watching your favorite channel. Nowadays, a consumer is only a few clicks away from getting in touch with their favorite artist. But if Hip-Hop tastes so sweet, what stinks? Maybe it?s how that same industry leaves its pioneers to the side like Monday?s trash.

  • 01:05

    SOPHIE TUCKER: THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS

    in Entertainment

    She was nicknamed “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” and hot she was. Bette Midler so revered her talent that she named her daughter after her. Who is “her?” Her name is Sophie Tucker, the Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her raunchy, rowdy, risqué delivery of comical songs, she was one of the most popular entertainers in America the first half of the 20th century. Joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday January 21, 3 pm ET are the authors of I AM SOPHIE TUCKER and the film producers of THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER Susan and Lloyd Ecker; producer, writer, performer, director TRAV SD, and a legend in his own right American radio and television host Joe Franklin.


    In 1973, Susan and Lloyd Ecker’s first date was a Bette Midler concert. They fell in love with one another, with the Divine Miss M and Miss Sophie Tucker. Forty years later, three children, the sale of a million dollar business, their obsession with Tucker still intact, they are a two-man band to bring The Last of the Red Hot Mamas to the Twenty-first century audience with their new book and film. 


    Trav SD is the author of NO APPLAUSE, JUST THROW MONEY: THE BOOK THAT MADE VAUDEVILLE FAMOUS, which Bette Midler calls the “best showbiz book.”  He writes and speaks on theater, arts and culture. His work has appeared in among other publications The Village Voice, American Theatre, Time Out New York and The New York Sun.


    Legendary talk show host Joe Franklin is an American treasure. His first show began in 1951. Billed as the “King of Nostalgia,” Franklin has interviewed such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand, and Marilyn Monroe. He was a personal friend of Sophie Tucker’s. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:32

    New Music Inferno w/ Dennis Blair!!!!

    in Music

    Dennis Blair - Comedian/Actor/Singer..Toured with Rodney Dangerfield & George Carlin among many others...He was hand chosen by George Carlin to be his opener for 18 years...He will be headlining this entire week @ 8:30pm pst @ Sin City Theatre in Planet Hollywood as part of Sin City Comedy & Burlesque...Check out all his upcoming dates,info, merch & more @ www.dennisblair.com

  • 02:22

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: Dance Mission's D.I.R.T. - Dance In Revolt(ing) Times

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    Guests: Lance McGee, MFT, a.k.a. Unique Derique, has been delighting audiences with his special brand of clowning for years. McGee joins us to talk about his latest show, FOOL LA LA! up at the Marsh Berkeley, Saturdays, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. through Feb. 28. Visit http://www.themarsh.org For a $5 discount use the code: LaFool 

    Next we rebroadcast a bit of an interview with devorah major re: her latest project: Black Classic: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/black-classic-by-devorah-major

    Choreographers and dancers from Dance Mission's D.I.R.T. -  Dance In Revolt(ing) Times, Jan. 23-Feb.1: sixteen choreographers in three distinct programs over two riveting weekends. What happens when artists revolt? brownpaptertickets.com / 1-800-838-3006

    We close with a conversation with Tash Nguyen, Sin Barras (without prison bars) & CURB and Fox Sloan, mother of Amanda Fox Sloan, who died in the Santa Cruz County jail in July 2013, about a rally/march concerning the unjust incarceration of so many young people, poor people, people of color and members of gender minorities http://sinbarras.org/

  • 00:31

    DancersIncNow ft WillonaAllison Dancers, Kids, & Exes (The Challenges)

    in Entertainment

    Men really love women (it don't matter if they're dancers).  Its funny how some men pursue these ladies and have kids but then as they break up, suddenly the women morals come into question and question about whether they can be good mothers (#JustSilly).


    Sometime people are convenient with their views on situations and  forget relationships are built on fairness

  • 01:01

    The Dirty Minded Divas Live

    in Lifestyle

    Listen in every other Wednesday at 4pm eastern with: 


    Dee TheProducer of The Ignorance Equation,


    Adult Film Star Sydney Leathers of "Weiner and Me", and


    Neo-Burlesque Performer Justine Sane of The Lost Girls Burlesque


    as we take your calls, Tweets, PM's and smoke signals to answer YOUR questions about Love, Sex, Relationships, Sex, LGBT Issues, Sex, and, of course: SEX!


    That's right, kiddies, we'll answer just about any question you've got about sex and love- as long as you're wearing pants when you call!


    Not Enough? Need More?


    READ the Blog


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    This show NOT intended for younger audiences. You've been warned!

  • 01:57

    Pillow Talk W/ Intimate Relationship Coach Nikeema Lee

    in Lifestyle

    NIkeema T. Lee is an Intimate Relationships Coach, Author, & Certified Law of Attraction Guide. Nikeema Lee focuses her energy on coaching people how to LOVE themselves. She is a beacon of insight to Self Love and Re-connection. She has touched the core of so many throughout the local North Carolina community as well as all over the United States. Nikeema believes in the philosophy that “Sex is just a physical manifestation of what’s going on inside of you.” Join us for another intimate and inforamative episode of Pillow Talk..


    Nikeema on Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/NikeemaLee?fref=ts


    Nikeema on Twitter


    https://twitter.com/UpscaleDesires


    Nikeema's Website


    http://://upscaledesires.com/


     


     

  • 00:16

    GETTING THE BUZZZZZ OUT THERE ABOUT TM&TSN

    in Social Networking

    CO-HOST WILL BE YASMINE C. NOBLE (DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATION) CHATTING WITH CEO/FOUNDER ~DARLENE. P. NOBLE ( PRINCESSSEXXI BELIEVES IN YOU)- ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH TM&TSN CONTESTS, TM&TSN MAGAZINE AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO BUILD YOUR BRAND IN THIS INDUSTRY!
     

  • 00:49

    Ms.P Chats With CEO & Founder at LocalTalentConnect Todd Wharton

    in Entertainment

    LocalTalentConnect is a global social network (based in NYC) geared towards the Arts & Entertainment Industry. This network is made to be a tool for connecting and networking with others in their field, along with providing information and connections to those who can help turn your dreams into reality. We cater to every artistic field there is including but not limited to actors, singers, dancers, writers, musicians, designers, poets, comedians, etc..... Along with promoting your talents, our goal is to provide a means of bettering careers, of getting more connected to inside information and a place to come to meet new and prospective colleagues from all over the world. A place where you all share one thing in common- "TO MAKE IT."


    The world is full of aspiring stars, it’s time for you all to meet! Everyone wants to be in the right place at the right time, this is a place to help make that happen. LocalTalentConnect is updated daily and offers an array of items specifically to help each and every member. Promotional profiles are categorized in their place of origin & field of creative expertise, making it convenient to connect with others in your field. All members will be able to chat, network and promote themselves with present & future peers & businesses alike from their local area, to across the country and around the world.


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  • The Urban Woman Radio: Brand New Year

    in Moms and Family

    Welcome to a Brand New Year of the Urban Woman Radio on BlogTalkRadio. We have alot of things to discuss. Did you see the movie Selma ? I had the pleasure of attending a Press Screening as well as Q&A Session with the Producers and Stars of the Movie.  Selma is a powerful movie that is very timely to what is happening now in both Ferguson and NYC. 


    Selma won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song "Glory". Common gave a powerful speech about how Selma changed his views. I think Selma should have won more awards. David Oyelowo was nominated for a Golden Globe but did not win.  I think that is a real injustice. But I am not surprised. David also did very well in The Butler. He has a very unique personality. David is not a Jamie Foxx or a Denzel Washington. I am so happy that Oprah recognizes his talent and genuine spirit.  He is unlike anything we have ever seen.


    I think Ava Devurnay should have won for Best Director. She is the first African American Woman to be nominated for such an honor. Parts of the movie reminded me of Malcolm X. Ava made us explore parts of the character of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that we had not looked into before. He was much more than "I Have A Dream.." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not without flaws. The movie implied that he was not faithful to Coretta or "Corey" as he lovingly referrred to her. I  never stopped to think about his jealousy of Malcolm X.  Ava did an outstanding job.


    No show would be complete without mentioning Dance Moms. We are in Season 5. Three of the original dancers are gone. Nia will most likely become the newest scapegoat. In order to keep the show relevant and full of controversy, Abby Lee Miller is allowing Maddie to participate in Music Videos that will lead to many discussions. First it was Chandelier and now its Elastic which co stars Shia Lebouf. 

  • CRIS JUDD (Dance Scout for NBC's "America's Got Talent")

    in Entertainment

    Cris will be promoting open auditions for the 10th Season of America’s Got Talent. Chris is a multi-talented dancer/singer/actor and choreographer.,as well as being named one of People Magazine’s 25 Hottest Bachelors and In Touch Magazine’s 20 Hottest Hunks.

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