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Join Donna Wright in the parlor tonight with authors Lisa Watson, Sharon Black and V.L. Locey who new releases, and Rachel Rivers, an unpublished Maggie Finalist. Leanne Tyler will also pop in to talk briefly about the upcoming Destiny Blaine Workshop and Reader Rally. And Romance News by Jacci DeVera who will once again be filing in for Mallory Kane who is winging her way back to the United States from a month in France. So sit back and relax with a glass of something sweet while we once again talk all things romance, here at Hummingbird Place -- Your Home for Romance, coming to you live from the Secret Cravings Publishing Studio.
Tonight we will discuss the new issues released by DC COMICS this week. Also how much of an impact did Marvel's Phase 3 announcement did over DC Film Universe announcmenet. Join us tonight at 8:30 PM PST / 11:30 PM EST.
It's one of those times in America when it's hard to just act like everything is normal. So while we are going to have our show, and continue with the normal things we do (reviewing and previewing NY hip hop events, delivering a few new releases of note), we'd be remiss in our duties if we didn't address and speak on the issues of the day.
As such, we'll start with a discussion about an artist "town hall" meeting we attended in Harlem, addressing police brutality against the minority community. We hope to have some of New York's hip hop activists, including folks like Rebel Diaz, who traveled to Ferguson during the height of the protests, and we'll happily take your calls on the subject.
It's an important time, and hip hop does have a part to play in these issues. We'll be here to talk about it with you.
Tune in, and call up. We know your voice is important.
Alzheimer's Speaks provides a variety of platforms for people dealing with dementia to get their voice heard throughout the world. We want to hear what your thoughts are so join the conversation.
Today we are lucky enough to have Alzheimer's Disease International's Executive Director, Marc Wortmann with us to discuss the new research study release. This is perfect timing given September is "World Alzheimer's Month."
Alzheimer's Disease International
Here is the link to the newly released report
Here is a link to the poster and banner people can use for World Alzheimer’s Month
For additional information on dementia and caregiving visit Alzheimer's Speaks
Tonight we discuss the new releases from DC Comics and the ongoing announcments of the CONVERGENCE mini series in 2015 and DC MOVIES! Join us on the fun!
Though only in her 20's, singer-songwriter Megan Slankard has independently sold nearly 30,000 copies of four independently released CDs. Megan’s newest release, A Token Of The Wreckage (Spring 2011), is "an edgy alt-rock release that is a breath of fresh air" (Maverick Magazine), “gleaming, grooving, and gritty” (Minor 7th), with "thoughtful construction and clever wordplay" (Performer Magazine). The CD, which was recorded with help from David Bryson (Counting Crows) and Jerry Becker (Train), held a spot in the 10-best selling albums on CD Baby for weeks. In addition to 12 new songs, the CD also includes Megan’s first official music video, written and directed by Matthew Ward. The video has earned 18,000 plays on Vimeo and You Tube combined. Megan and her music have appeared on TLC’s “What Not To Wear”, which generated purchases by TV viewers that placed her CD “Freaky Little Story” on the #5 spot on Amazon.com CD sales charts and on the Top-10 Rock Bestseller list on CDBaby.com. Because of the episode’s popularity, the show’s producers featured her in a follow-up episode a year later, bringing “Freaky Little Story” and her third release, “A Little Extra Sun” back into the Top-10.* Megan has started a new project " inDIYe". A new series features interviews and silly sketches with independent musicians. Take a look inside the lives of your favorite indie artists. Join us as we talk about the first and Second series and the behind the scenes filming. "inDIYe" is a short skit-based, monthly DIY web series created and filmed in San Fransisco, by independent musician, Megan Slankard. Each episode will be available on YouTube, Facebook, and MeganSlankard.com, and will feature different independent artists and their music.
Get Ready as I take you up close and personal with Industry Insider Darius Bailey! Darius takes a break from shooting to catch up with #DKP and bring us up to speed on all things him! Also, New Music by Jordan Antonia, Shor-T, and More..... Stay Tuned!!!!!!!!! !http://www.DiamondKesawn.com
The long-awaited-by-some return of NY rapstress Remy Ma after serving a moderately long prison sentence, had the rap world buzzing, even if a bit premature, thanks to irrespnsible "reporting" by some of hip hop's loudest mouthpieces. Her return was punctuated by a quick freestyle assist by DJ Khaled, the inevitable "Is she going to do anything of value?" and "What does this mean for Nicki Minaj?" discussions.
The combination of all thes things lead us to tonight's initial topics:
1. Can Remy Ma make any headway in today's rap landscape?
2. Why do so many people who are praising her return, have to disparage current rap queen Nicki Minaj at the same time? What is it about the rap audience that has a problem with there being MULTIPLE successful artists at one time, particularly female?
3. But if we're going to compare, let's analyze the freestyle by Remy and the verse of Beyonce's Flawless remix that Nicki Minaj dropped almost simultaneously, and what both releases might mean to both artists.
4. (I'm sure we'll slip in some snark at the irresponsible "hip hop media" who once again, carry on as if spreading misinformation to millions of people ain't no big thing.)
5. As always, event reviews and previews and some new, noteworthy NY rap releases as well.
Join us live. Call in with your thoughts. We expect this to be a heated discussion, and we're looking forward to your input.
This should be another discussion-filled episode, as we talk about Nicki Minaj's latest provacative cover art controversey. As we always do, we'll make sure to cover all elements of hip hop in New York City, and this week, the Rock Steady Crew 37th anniversary weekend was a great example of how one of hip hop's pioneering organizations continues to celebrate all aspects of hip hop music and culture.
We'll also talk with Danielle Mastrion who was commissioned to paint a Beastie Boys tribute mural on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow, the iconic intersection on the cover of the group's album Paul's Boutique.
You know we like to go old to the new, so we'll have a bunch of new, noteworthy rap releases to share with you.
So tune in LIVE starting at 10pm, and get ready to call in and discuss with us.
New York hip hop is once again buzzing loudly, with the recent explosive rise of Brooklyn's Bobby Shmurda. Thanks to the power of the meme, his #ShmoneyDance and the song it was derived from, exploded across social media in the past few weeks, culminating with an "epic" record deal signing.
However, with this meteoric rise, comes plenty of opinions. Many are surprised that such a sudden, possibly flash-in-the-pan artist could (or shoud) literally take over the hip hop industry. What does this say for the integrity of the artform, they ask, when someone can get signed and wildly promoted off of the success of a Vine clip?
On the other hand, many point to Bobby Shmurda as a great example of how a NY-based rap artist should rise to fame... through a make-music-for-my-block-and-the-rest-will-follow attitude, a strong local movement, a catchy song, charisma and well-timed co-signs by outside influencers.
Some will worry that the imagery on display in "Hot Ni**a" is adding to an already violent rap music landscape, and will inspire many more copycats seeking to follow in his footsteps.
Others will remind us that it isn't the music creating the environement, it is the environment creating the music.
We're going to welcome several individuals with diverse opinions on tonight's episode, and invite callers to give their opinion on Bobby Shmurda.
We'll also be speaking with Mikal Amin Lee, aka Hired Gun, an artist, educator and global hip hop representative about his organization Urban Word NYC, and their current fundraising campaign to continue utilizing hip hop as an inspirational teaching tool.
Lastly, we'll preview a slew of great, new NY rap releases we think you should know about.
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