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January Jones welcomes
back the popular Tom Ingrassia,
Boston Marathon Runner 2013
& The Motown Historian
Tom Ingrassia is a motivational speaker, writer and Motown historian. In 2001, Tom left a successful, 25-year career in higher education to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the entertainment industry, with the formation of Ingrassia Productions and Artist Management.
Along the way, he had the opportunity to work with many of the legendary singers he grew up listening to and idolizing in the 1960s, including Arlene Smith (The Chantels), Barbara Alston (The Crystals), June Monteiro (The Toys), The Velvelettes, and Carl Gardner (The Coasters). The highlight, however, was serving as Executive Assistant and Creative Director for Mary Wilson, of The Supremes, from 2001-05.
On a Special Edition of The Urban Woman Radio we will be chatting with one of the stars of the smash hit Motown the Musical. Krystal Joy Brown plays Diana Ross to a tee. She captures not only the diva qualities, but also the passionate and strong side of the legendary songstress.
Motown the Musical is a highly entertaining from the from the current rises to the grand finale.
Krystal Joy Brown is a soon to become a household name. She has starred in the Broadway Production of the hit show Rent. She has also appeared in Hair as well as Leap of Faith.
We will also discuss the less than smash hit movie Aaliyah Princess of R&B. The movie was not good at all. Alexandra Shipp is a beautfiul young lady but I am not reminded of Aaliyah when I look at her. The gentleman that played R. ea Kelly did not even resemble him. The only positive aspect was the depiction of Aaliyah's mother who seemed so supportive. Since she and her mother had such a close bond, it is important to show how her family reacted to her death. That did not happen. An hour was focused on the relationship between R. Kelly and 15 year old Aaliyah. They rushed through her later years. It would have been far more intreresting to see the weeks leading up to her ill fated trip to the Bahamas.
WIIM Radio is back as the return of hockey season nears. We'll cover the recent DeKeyser re-signing, Anthony Mantha's status with the team, Tomas Jurco, Aaron Rome's camp invite, the Prospects Tournament results, and every other hockey topic that comes across our stupid summer-addled brains.
Join us live in the comments as we get geared up for Red Wings hockey.
Mable John (born November 3, 1930) is an American blues vocalist and was the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motown's Tamla label. John was born in Bastrop, Louisiana. At a very young age, she and her parents moved to north across the state-line into Arkansas where her father got a job in a paper mill near the community of Cullendale. There four brothers (including R&B singer Little Willie John) and two sisters were born. In 1941, after her father was able to secure a better job, the family moved to Detroit, where two additional brothers were born. The family lived in a new housing development at Six Mile and Dequindre Road. She attended Cleveland Intermediate School, and then Pershing High School, which is at Seven Mile and Ryan Road. After graduating from Pershing High School, she took a job as an insurance representative at Friendship Mutual Insurance Agency, a company run by Berry Gordy's mother, Bertha. Later, she left the company and spent two years at Lewis Business College. She subsequently ran into Mrs. Gordy again, who told Mabel that her son Berry was writing songs and was looking for people to record them. Gordy began coaching her and would accompany John on piano at local engagements. This continued until 1959, when John performed at the Flame Show bar on John R Street at the last show that Billie Holiday did in Detroit, just weeks before Holiday's death.
The same year, John began recording for Gordy. First she was signed to United Artists, but nothing was released there. Eventually, she became one of the first artists signed to Tamla, Gordy's own label. In 1960, she released her first Tamla single, "Who Wouldn't Love a Man Like That?," a romantic blues number, to no success. John followed with "No Love" in June of that year and then with "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" by year's end.
The Queen of Fresh, The Gypsy Poet, talks to longtime friend and Jimi Hendrix historian on the show! Serkin is also known for performing with Hendrix's bandmates, Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell as well as having Jimi Hendrix history and nostalgia that is worth listening in! Serkin will discuss his musical endeavors and his latest gigs and much more! Tune in for the Ultimate Experience!
Special pre-Thanksgiving episode of the program all about TV. Our guests: T.J. Lubinsky, PBS music specials producer/producer of PBS's special 30th anniversary presentation of Motown 25, plus founding member of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Claudette Robinson, and Mick Kaczorowski, executive producer of The Whale, Animal Planet's latest original movie, starring Martin Sheen.
Original cast of Motown the Musical on Broadway playing the roles of Young Michael Jackson, Young Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder. Raymond Luke Jr. has been singing since he was 3 years old. After being taught by his grandmother, singing has been his passion. In the summer of 2011, he attended Beverly Hills Acting School FABA (For Actors by Actors). He graduated in the fall of 2012. He has completed two commercials for Toys"R"Us and Volkswagen in association with ESPN. Stage credits include the Tammi Mac Minute Mixer hosted by Vanessa Bell Calloway and Tammi Mac. He has also sung the National Anthem for the Penny Marshall Celebrity Softball game. Film credentials include: Bad Father, directed and produced by Jerry Jackson. Raymond has just been nominated for the "Outer Critics Circle Award" for Best Featured Actor In A Musical for Motown. Raymond would like to thank God for blessing him with this talent, all of his family and friends, and most of all his fans.
Jason Kelly here, 30JK NATION!!! Join me as I welcome to the show... a truly devoted fan of ZAPP & ROGER!
This guy is SOOOOOO awesome... (Your Turn -- "HOW AWESOME IS HE??!")... I tell you right now he's so awesome, he oughta have his own damn show!
His name is Mickey Motown. He's gotta lotta love for the funk! Aaaannnnd... **whispers** ... he thinks talkboxer Woddy Funk from Japan is da' bomb... (Ssshhhhh don't tell him I said that! LOL) ;)
One thing's for sure... the PARTY TRAIN starts right HERE... so get your tickets and don't you miss it! If you do, don't worry... you can always blame it on Zapp Troutman! HAHAHA!!! Everybody in the band does! (Psych! Just playin', man! You my man, though...)
In her final show until March 1, 2015 (she is taking a sabbatical to work on a writing project), The Authentic Woman Host, Shannon Fisher, will interview Historian, Renee Davis, about women's roles in society from a historical perspective. Renee is a historian and devoted advocate for women’s rights. She sits on the Board of Directors for UniteWomen.org Action and served as their Executive Vice President of Political Action, also creating their "Unite Against Rape" campaign to raise public awareness of the issues of rape, human trafficking and violence against women.
Combining her love of history with her love of activism, Renee led UniteWomen.org - in partnership with several other prestigious organizations including the National Women's History Museum, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History - through the planning of the Suffrage Centennial Celebration, which was a week of events in D.C. leading up to a reenactment of the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913.
Renee is a graduate of McNeese State University, where she won a medal for her Senior Thesis, and she is currently working on her M.A. at Louisiana Tech University. Renee runs a Facebook page focused on Women’s History, and she lectures about the role of social media in modern politics
The Authentic Woman is hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders - discovering their personal inspiration and passions. This podcast is owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Thanks to our sponsor and website professional, www.pmlmedia.com.
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