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Join The Arc of Luzerne County for an exciting conversation with award winning Drummer/Author/Educator Pat Gesualdo, pioneer of groundbreaking techniques of Drum Therapy,® and celebrated non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities).
D.A.D. was launched in 2004, as a special education program in New York City and New Jersey school systems. Psychologists, neuroscientists, teachers, law enforcement agencies, child protective agencies, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and behavioral therapists in over 15 countries, use Gesualdo’s revolutionary Drum Therapy techniques in schools, mental health facilities, hospitals, and therapy centers. This effort helps disabled children and adults develop physical and cognitive functioning.
In June 2014, Governor Christie signed Gesualdo’s Legislation into law,. N.J. is the first State to add such additional protection from bullying and discrimination for the disabled population, which Gesualdo wrote to further help disabled children and adults.
Gesualdo has an exclusive Drum Therapy column in Modern Drummer Magazine, and is the author of the groundbreaking drum instruction book Drum Therapy. He holds a Certificate of Music Education, and is certified by the New Jersey Department of Education to provide New Jersey Teachers with their Mandatory CEU credit hours.
Peace Family I Am extremely excited about this program.. In the first half of the program we will have Bro.Jihad and Bro.James of Dynasty Hip-Hop Incorporated Mentoring Program (DHHI) which is designed to utilize hip-hop, and it's industry to educate, motivate and empower youth with the training, and skills to become more productive members of society. The second half we will be joined by Mama Todd Twala the visionary, creator, and director of a Powerful South African Musical With a cast of 32 of South Africa’s brightest and most versatile young performers, singers, drummers and dancers, AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness, 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour is a joyous celebration of dynamic talent, thrilling energy, great voices and sensual dances that sweep across the bright and vibrant South African traditional landscape. Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty streets of Soweto to all the corners of the world’s best and biggest stages, AFRICA UMOJA – which in Zulu means ‘together’ – tells the moving tale of indigenous South African music and dance from the earliest rhythms to the current club sounds of kwaito. Audiences all over the world have embraced the traditional love songs, lullabies and other musical expressions of rural life. They have also cried along in the city streets listening to music reflecting the pain of the migrant laborers and their families. The tale dances through sheebeens and the cultural melting-pot of Sophiatown. The heart is saddened by cold stories of forced removals yet the feet continue to stomp along with the explosions of gumboot dancing. The international audiences will relate to names such as Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) and the late Dolly Radebe, while a thread of gospel music running through the tale recalls the huge helpings of faith and courage. This saw black South Africans through some of the country’s stormiest historical passages.
Singer/Bass Player Jeff Piccinini also known as Geoff Myles (aka) former original bassist for the legendary British punk rock bands Stormtrooper and Chelsea with Nashville guitarist Ernie Brady who formed Revenant in 2009 and are established with Chris Carpiniello on drums.
Musically this band blends the elements of a modern power trio, British rock and Jeff's and Chris's punk rock roots "Emerging From the Darkness" is the latest offering by the band that delivers an energetic vocal style with hook laden bass lines heralding old school guitar riffs with a modern edge all driven by the relentless energy of Chris Carpiniello on drums. .
RICKY “FREEZE” SMITH BIO:
Ricky D. Smith (was born March 25, 1960) is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was reared in a Christian home at an early age, where music became and inevitable part of his future. At the age of five Ricky discovered his talent on drums, which later branched into other interest in the piano, organ and bass guitar.
Ricky made his debut at 7 years old, where he began playing drums in church along side with his mother who was a great pianist, organist, and choir director, which lead himalso to play with Billy Preston for concerts in church.
Ricky’s Music Career began at the age of seventeen where he went on tour playing drums and keyboards for the pop singing group (The Sylvers). This thrilling experience ranged from Concert Halls, State Fairgrounds, to Stadiums filled with screaming fans that every aspiring musician dreams of… This connection with the group prompted extensive collaborations with Leon Sylvers for several Albums he was producing, at that time was asked to play keyboards for Solar Recording group (Dynasty), and this is where songwriting and producing records began.
Ricky was introduced to Morris Day in 1985 and played keyboards on the “Color of Success” album. Morris and Ricky went to work putting together the band for the Tour, and they hit the road to sold out shows all over the country. Ricky and Morris also put together an all girl band signed to Warner Bros. called (The Day Zs) too. They still hit the road every year as Morris Day and The Time!!!
Ricky “Freeze” Smith
WE ARE TWIN.. Germany-raised Sri Lankan multi-instrumentalist and producer Nicholas Balachandran met New York-born and bred singer songwriter Gabi Christine during a 2009 songwriting session and the result was fifteen songs and WE ARE TWIN. In 2013 Zackary Smith (Bass, Keys, vocals) & Justin Frazier (drums) joint the group. The group just finished their debut album called "xtra love" release this November, blazing a trail for a punk rock, soul & Pop aesthetic that stood out immediately. And they have a musical webisode series. We will talk about all of it this Friday.
LA-based three-man band, Willodean, chronicles longing, loneliness, and lost loves, Willodean is Dan Barrett, Eric Holden and Randy Wooten. They have just released their self-titled debut album about people as afraid of finding love as losing it. With Dan Barrett’s gravelly baritone, Eric Holden’s upright bass that resonates with sturdy, near-ancient melodies and guitarist/pianist Randy Wooten’s lyrics the evoke a dreamy world of misgiving and missed chances. We won't miss the cahnce to ask them about it this Friday.
“Soul To Soul,” a passionate new song cycle from vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician Carmen Lundy, is set for release September 23rd, 2014 via Afrasia Productions. “Soul To Soul”, Lundy’s 14th album, is the next chapter in her critically-acclaimed career as both a musical artist and a visual artist; a return to her roots but also an exploration of these roots — and the journey that those roots can take you on. The release of “Soul To Soul” will be accompanied by tour dates both in the U.S. and overseas.
Carmen Lundy began working on “Soul To Soul” well over a year ago in a very hands-on manner — literally composing, co-composing and arranging eleven of the thirteen tracks and then playing and recording all the instruments - including bass, drums, piano, guitar and percussion — in her home studio to get a working “feel” for how the music might sound. She then “sweetened” the songs by adding string sounds and other software instruments to elaborate and experiment with the aural mood of each track, interpreting and identifying with each track’s sound individually as well as part of the overall song sequence. On the final CD, Lundy plays guitar on all tracks, piano and Rhodes on many tracks, and drums on two.
The broadcast of The Thomas Loop Radio Show for December 10th, 2014 - Jamie Holka, Chris Stoianoff & JoAnn Simon were guests on the show.
Jamie Holka's website can be found here, at - http://jamieholka13.wordpress.com/ -
Jamie Holka is a solo finger-style guitarist from Niagara Falls NY. His style incorporates many layers to assimilate bass, drums, chords and melody. Switching between a Gibson L-5 and a Maton Michael Fix model, he’s able to create quite a diverse sound.
Jamie studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and continued the study of jazz guitar long after his Berklee days. However, jazz is only a foundation for his multi-layered arrangements.
Chris Stoinoff's site - The Niagara Hub is here - http://niagarahub.com/
2 BANDS 1 DAY ROCK STARS
Ronnie Borchert (MISS CRAZY) Vocals & Lead Guitar
Jeff LaBar (Cinderella) Guitar
Tony Franklin (The Firm,Blue Murder,Whitesnake) Bass
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) Drums. Second Act Brief Bio
Miss Crazy's sound is a collection of the best rock bands of the 80's, part Def Leppard, part AC/DC, part Cinderella, part Ratt, all of what real rock fans loved about the music that ruled the airwaves over two decades ago. Long Description Total Hard Rock!! Bio A generation ago, historic rock artists like Alice Cooper, David Bowie, and KISS showed your parents that they were not living in the 50's or 60's anymore. These legacy bands incorporated stunning imagery and stage theatrics to elevate the standards of rock performance worldwide Your parents might compare Miss Crazy to their old favorites like Def Leppard, AC/DC, Kix, or Cinderella. However, kids today won't have anything to compare Miss Crazy to! No other major band today sounds like Miss Crazy. Act 2 Dark Horse Flyer New album "Breakaway"
The band Dark Horse Flyer, is the tale of friends that back in the 1970s had a promising band, which flamed out after a grueling period of poor music business practices and mismanagement. Despite experiencing the “dark side of the music industry”,. Breakaway is a 9-song album of masterfully played brawny riff rock and detached cool jazzy rock. Dark Horse Flyer is Don Mularz (lead vocals, guitar), Scott Lane (guitar, vocals), John Tillman (guitar), Richard Taylor (bass) Raul Hernandez (drums, percussion) and Bob Taylor (keyboards). Bob Taylor and Raul Hernandez have separately shared the stage with such notable artists as Ernest Ranglin, Buster Poindexter, Etta James, Temptations, Kansas, Chuck Berry, and The Gin Blossoms.
NWP welcomes Diana Gabaldon, author of the award-winning, #1 NYT bestselling OUTLANDER novels & TV series.
The adventure began in 1991 with the classic OUTLANDER, has continued through 7 more NY Times bestselling novels, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN, THE FIERY CROSS, A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, AN ECHO IN THE BONE, and WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, with more than 26 million copies in print worldwide. The series is published in 26 countries and 23 languages, and includes a nonfiction (well, relatively) companion volume, THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION http://http://www.DianaGabaldon.com Outlander Series is available in audio form for those who like to listen while at work, in the car, working out, cooking or relaxing
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Fan question by husband & wife co-authors Morgan/Jennifer Locklier (Morgan is an OutMander!) http://http://books.simonandschuster.com/Exposure/Morgan-Locklear/9781623421212 …
Evangelist Montell Fields with special guest speaker a powerful man of God Bishop Adam T Sanders. He has his own tv show and has a recording studio. God is good I work hard and He rewards me. You can call me today anytime. I want to welcome Bishop Adam T. Sander to to the broadcast tonight Bishop Sanders was born on Apr.3,1964 in the small town of McGehee, Ark. His music career began at the age of 5 where he played drums. Later at the age of 13 began to play Piano as well and was then the Min. of Music at the First Church of God in Christ - McGehee. Adam went on at the age of 14 to join the High School band and won numerous awards as well as to play at Walt Disney.
At the age of 18 Adam went on to join the Military where he payed for the 434th Signal Corps Band where he played for many National Figures such as General Colin Powell and many others. There he traveled overseas while still a musician and played for churches in the Country of Korea and Japan.
In 1986 Adam came back to the U.S. where he began to study Music at places such as The Univ, of Houston, and the Texas Southern Univ.to name a few schools. While in Texas he played for many National and Internationally Known Recording Artist such as Fred Hammond and Shirley Ceasar just to name a few.
Adam moved to Jackson,Mississippi where he continued his study of Music Education at Miss, College and to continue to pursue his career in Music. 1n 1998 Adam founded Prosperity Records which has a network of 31 Artist in 19 States in the U.S.
Prosperity Records has artist such as Min. John Taylor and Manuel Johnson who has shared the stage with many National and International Recording Artist such as The Canton Spirituals and Dottie Peoples to name a few. Prosperity Records is now distributing music in more than 30 states and 15 Foreign Countries
Any connoisseur of Seventies rock music will certainly remember Rare Earth. Their funky good-time music is still played on classic rock stations across the country and their place in pop music history is firmly cemented.
With Peter on drums and lead vocals, Rare Earth sold over twenty-five million records. Peter recorded over seventeen albums, had top ten hits with:
"I'm Losing You"
"Born to Wander"
"Hey Big Brother"
"I Just Want to Celebrate"
Influenced by the gritty reality of his Port Arthur, TX upbringing as well as his gospel roots, R&B singer, Wash's sound is contemporary, yet soulful. Armed with both personality and musicality—vocals, piano, drums and saxophone— Wash, born Ronald Washington Jr, is on a journey that will be nothing short of dynamic. Tune in Monday, December 8th at 9pm ET as TD Radio hosts Aeshia, Moiba, and Brianna talk the dos and dont's of dating, cuffing season, music and more with the 24 year-old newcomer!
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