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  • 01:07

    The Nikki Rich Show Motivatedd Mondays with NFL Jasper Brinkley

    in Football

    The Nikki Rich Show Sports talks withNFL Dallas  Cowboys Jasper Brinkley.  In past years, played college football for the University of South Carolina. and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of 2009 NFL Draft (150 overall).

  • 02:07

    Artists and Writers at Work: Interview with Kenji Jasper

    in Culture

    This episode features an interview with my long-time friend and colleague Kenji Jasper, a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter.  Jasper began his writing career with an article as an intern for The Washington Informer at 13. At 14, he became a contributor to Black Entertainment Television's YSB Magazine, and later worked as a writer and instructor at The Institute for the Preservation and Study of African American Writing. He also served as an on-air personality for WTTG Fox 5's Newsbag (1986–1987), and later as one of the founding cast members of Black Entertainment Television's Teen Summit (1989–1993). By the time he graduated from Morehouse College in 1997, his journalism had appeared in VIBE, Essence, The Village Voice, Upscale, The Charlotte Observer, The San Diego Union Tribune, and The Atlanta Tribune. He wrote his first novel, Dark, at the age of 21, which was released in the UK, translated into French, and optioned for film by State Street Pictures (Soul Food, Barbershop, Roll Bounce) and Fox Searchlight Pictures.  His second novel, Dakota Grand, was published in 2002 and was praised by Publishers Weekly, VIBE, Essence, The Chicago Sun-Times and Africana.com. His third novel, Seeking Salamanca Mitchell, was published in 2004.  His memoir The House on Childress Street was published in 2006, followed by his fourth novel, Snow.  Jasper has contributed articles and essays to National Public Radio, The Village Voice, VIBE, The Charlotte Observer, The Chicago Sun-Times and Essence among many other publications. In 2007 he co-edited and published Beats, Rhymes and Life, a collection of critical writings on hip hop culture with writer and director Ytasha Womack. He was also the CEO and Editor of The Armory, a publishing partnership with Akashic Books. Its first release, Got by first-time author D, was published in 2007, followed by Cake in 2008.
     

  • 01:02

    CHRIS JASPER (ISLEY BROTHERS) WITH LAMONT KDIDDY PATTERSON 2

    in Music

    If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you know Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, CHRIS JASPER, an
    integral member of THE ISLEY BROTHERS during the 1970s and 1980s—their gold and platinum years—from the 3+3
    (1973) to Between the Sheets (1983) albums. These were the years when THE ISLEY BROTHERS were a self-produced,
    self-contained group.
    If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you have heard the music of CHRIS JASPER, who was primarily
    responsible for writing, arranging and producing all of THE ISLEY BROTHERS music during this time, including such
    beautiful love songs as “For The Love of You” and “Between the Sheets” and uptempo funk such as “Fight the Power.” His
    arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-trained musician, and his expertise on the keyboards and synthesizers, are
    the foundation of the legendary “Isley Brothers Sound.” When the six members of THE ISLEY BROTHERS disbanded
    (1984), Marvin and Ernie Isley joined CHRIS JASPER and formed ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY. Without this crucial musical
    component, THE ISLEY BROTHERS were no longer a self-produced, self-contained group.
    CHRIS JASPER brought his “unique sound” and musical talents to ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY, and topped the charts singing
    lead vocals on “Caravan of Love” (1985), a song that was covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, an
    international #1 pop hit. “Caravan” was also used in commercials as part of a Dodge Caravan advertising campaign. He was
    also awarded a CEBA Award For Excellence for a Miller Brewing Company commercial. The music for that commercial
    formed the basis for “Brother to Brother” from the “Different Drummer” album, which supported the anti-apartheid struggle
    going on in South Africa at that time.CALL IN #347-308-8747

  • 02:03

    "Urban Guru" & "Hollywood Street King" JACKY JASPER on the "AIL Spotlight"!

    in Entertainment

    Join host Tanya M. Dixon for another edition of ART Imitates LIFE Radio Show as she welcomes the Hollywood Street King JACKY JASPER to the “AIL Spotlight”!  We will speak with the Urban Guru and internationally-acclaimed blogger about his controversial stance on urban culture and pop media, celebrity news, and we’ll find out the latest in HSK’s segments such as Who’s Jacky Talking About?


    In the 2nd hour of the show we’ll have The Living Room forum highlighting the topic: Moral Dilemmas…What Would You Do?  This segment promises to be a brain teaser, so tune and be sure to call in and participate with Tanya and the AIL Team!


    Call us during the live show at (347) 945-7191!


    Don’t forget to catch us on social media!


    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ARTIMITATESLIFERADIOSHOW


    Twitter @AILRADIOSHOW


    AND
    Instagram at ARTIMITATESLIFERADIO

  • 02:08

    HTLV - Highlighting Chris Jasper (R&B) and Vett Stunna (HipHop)

    in Lifestyle

    1st Hour (7pm – 8pm) - Chris Jasper (Formerly of the Isley Bros.) - You may remember Chris Jasper from the Isley Brothers and from Isley Jasper Isley.  Chris is still going strong as an independent artist and still going strong writing, producing and recording.  Chris is going to sit down with Tea Time and Toni Breedlove to discuss his music, life since the Isley’s, and what he’s doing now.  You’ll also have an opportunity to here his newest material which is sweeping the U.S., and overseas.   


    2nd Hour (8pm – 9pm) – Vett Stunna, Female Hip-Hop Artist - Vett Stunna engages and captivates the audience in every performance, and through her music she reflects on life, while delivering uplifting messages to the listener.  This powerhouse female artist is setting the music industry on fire!  This is your opportunity to hear from the artist herself about the challenges of being a female hip-hop artist, her life, and what we can look forward to seeing from her next. 


    Join Tea Time and Toni Breedlove on Thursday, April 2, 2015, beginning at 7:00pm PST/10:00pm EST, for two hours of musical greatness. 


    To listen and comment by phone, dial (646)200-3148.  Or listen online from your computer by going to:  http://www.hottopicstalkradio.com/htlvradio.html.  You may also listen and join the chatroom here on Blog Talk Radio.


    *HTLV Radio and the Hot Topics Talk Radio Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika (Corona, CA and Long Beach, CA)

  • 01:04

    I AM INDI TODAYS GUEST CHRIS JASPER HOSTED BY LAMONT KDIDDY PATTERSON

    in Music

    Lamont interviews the superstars of indie music to discuss upcoming projects, play their music and talk the "business" of entertainment. Today's special guest will be CHRIS JASPER(Isley Brothers). Call in Holla at your Boy Kdiddy...347-308-8747

  • 00:26

    You Are "The One" Essay Contest Episode 34

    in Entertainment

    Good evening everyone, happy to have back with us 2nite for our “New Beginning” 34th Episode broadcast of ‘You Are “The One” Essay Contest’  April 29th, 2thousand15. How was your weekend?  Call in & let us know of any local cool & fun upcoming events the listening audience & I would appreciate it very much! Ok, we’re taking a retrospective look at Chris Jasper’s illustrious musical career featuring ‘The Essentials of Chris Jasper’ album. Compose an essay 500 words or less relating to an experience of yours (past, present or future) to a song of your choice on the new CD release “The One” by Chris Jasper, recognized scholar, multi-talented producer, composer, singer, song writer, musician, Hall of Fame Inductee, former member of the Isley Brothers & Isley Jasper Isley Groups & recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Hear It Now Live Radio airs snippets off the album “The One” randomly throughout the contest opening & closing date. Features include songs from Chris Jasper’s personal vault.  Essays in video format must be on disc, no links accepted. Discs are subject to virus/disc analysis. A disc/electronic submission containing a virus, malware, spyware or malicious code will be disqualified & may be subject to civil/criminal action. Details/Official Entry Form will be posted on entertainmentenclosed.com and the link is available on chrisjasper.com, we will show case your talent & let’s have fun.  Entries will be submitted to the official email address:  youaretheonecontest@gmail.com or to the official physical mailing address: You Are “The One” Contest, P.O. Box 90055, Columbia, SC  29290. No mailing costs will be reimbursed. Strict adherence to the Official Rules will be followed. Good Luck Everyone!!


    Much Happiness and Much Love…

  • 00:28

    You Are "The One" Essay Contest Episode 32

    in Entertainment

    Good evening everyone, happy to have back with us 2nite for our “New Beginning” 32th Episode broadcast of ‘You Are “The One” Essay Contest’  April 25th, 2thousand15. How was your weekend?  Call in & let us know of any local cool & fun upcoming events the listening audience & I would appreciate it very much! Ok, we’re taking a retrospective look at Chris Jasper’s illustrious musical career featuring ‘The Essentials of Chris Jasper’ album. Compose an essay 500 words or less relating to an experience of yours (past, present or future) to a song of your choice on the new CD release “The One” by Chris Jasper, recognized scholar, multi-talented producer, composer, singer, song writer, musician, Hall of Fame Inductee, former member of the Isley Brothers & Isley Jasper Isley Groups & recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Hear It Now Live Radio airs snippets off the album “The One” randomly throughout the contest opening & closing date. Features include songs from Chris Jasper’s personal vault.  Essays in video format must be on disc, no links accepted. Discs are subject to virus/disc analysis. A disc/electronic submission containing a virus, malware, spyware or malicious code will be disqualified & may be subject to civil/criminal action. Details/Official Entry Form will be posted on entertainmentenclosed.com and the link is available on chrisjasper.com, we will show case your talent & let’s have fun.  Entries will be submitted to the official email address:  youaretheonecontest@gmail.com or to the official physical mailing address: You Are “The One” Contest, P.O. Box 90055, Columbia, SC  29290. No mailing costs will be reimbursed. Strict adherence to the Official Rules will be followed. Good Luck Everyone!!


    Much Happiness and Much Love…

  • 01:11

    Award Winning Actress - Victoria Rowell

    in Family

    MGN Radio welcomes Victoria Rowell to our show this Wednesday at noon EST. Victoria Rowell is an award-winning actress, international lecturer, holds two doctorates - a teacher, advocate, mother, and former foster youth. She has been recognized by 193 members of Congress for advocacy work on behalf of education, arts, foster and adoptive youth and parents as well as diversity issues.

    Her New York Times bestseller, The Women Who Raised Me," published by HarperCollins Publishers, received literary acclaim. Rowell also enjoys a literary book deal with Simon & Schuster for her popular soap opera novel series.

    Rowell is an Emmy-nominated, NAACP-winning actress, who co-starred with Dick Van Dyke in the prime time television series Diagnosis Murder for VIACOM for eight seasons, as well as starring in Daytime television. Rowell was submitted for a Golden Globe Award, starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Home of the Brave.

    Other credits include Law & Order: SVU and other series. She stars in the movie, Marry Me For Christmas and an upcoming feature, What Love Will Make You Do. She has been in multiple films, starring opposite Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Jeff Bridges, Samuel L. Jackson, Beau Bridges, Forest Whitaker and more. Victoria is currently filming opposite The Blacklist/Man of Steel star, Harry Lennix.

    Born in Maine, Rowell was raised on a 60 acre working farm and learned classical ballet from a book. She eventually turned professional and performed with American Ballet Theater (ABT) II and other professional ballet companies.

    Rowell has two adult children, Maya and Jasper. You don't want to miss this show!!! Wednesday at noon EST; 9am PST!


    Victoria Rowell will be the keynote speaker at the 5th Dare 2 Aspire Conference in Atlanta. Register HERE, seats are limited. 

  • 00:01

    You Are "The One" Essay Contest Episode 36 - The Finale

    in Education

    The Finale... This 36th Episode of ‘You Are “The One” Essay Contest’ is the Closing Chapter to the Contest Series. This program is brought to you by both GOLD CITY MUSIC and ENTERTAINMENT ENCLOSED. Tonight’s show will reveal the Contest’s Goals, Rules and Prizes along with some History and Highlights of Chris Jasper’s illustrious musical career… with a special guest appearance of none other than the ‘One and Only’ multi-talented and accredited Producer, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Hall of Fame Inductee and recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Chris Jasper and I want to say what an honor it is to be part of this Educational Program and to work with this incredible individual.

  • 00:26

    You Are "The One" Essay Contest Episode 35

    in Education

    Good evening everyone, happy to be back with you 2nite for our “New Beginning” 35th Episode broadcast of ‘You Are “The One” Essay Contest’  May 1st, 2thousand15. How was your weekend?  Call in & let us know of any local cool & fun upcoming events the listening audience & I would appreciate it very much! Ok, we’re taking a retrospective look at Chris Jasper’s illustrious musical career featuring ‘The Essentials of Chris Jasper’ album. Compose an essay 500 words or less relating to an experience of yours (past, present or future) to a song of your choice on the new CD release “The One” by Chris Jasper, recognized scholar, multi-talented producer, composer, singer, song writer, musician, Hall of Fame Inductee, former member of the Isley Brothers & Isley Jasper Isley Groups & recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Hear It Now Live Radio airs snippets off the album “The One” randomly throughout the contest opening & closing date. Features include songs from Chris Jasper’s personal vault.  Essays in video format must be on disc, no links accepted. Discs are subject to virus/disc analysis. A disc/electronic submission containing a virus, malware, spyware or malicious code will be disqualified & may be subject to civil/criminal action. Details/Official Entry Form will be posted on entertainmentenclosed.com and the link is available on chrisjasper.com, we will show case your talent & let’s have fun.  Entries will be submitted to the official email address:  youaretheonecontest@gmail.com or to the official physical mailing address: You Are “The One” Contest, P.O. Box 90055, Columbia, SC  29290. No mailing costs will be reimbursed. Strict adherence to the Official Rules will be followed. Good Luck Everyone!!


    Much Happiness and Much Love