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This is one of those times when yours truly has no clue WHERE to start! Karen Oberlin is such a phenomenal talent - gifted in multiple ways - that we might run out of room to describe HOW :-D
The daughter of classical musicians - and granddaughter of vaudevillians, Karen learned how to play piano and flute as a child. She was playing cello in her county orchestra when she was young, too. But PLAYING music was only one of her interests. She was inspired by vocalists - drawn to Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, and Doris Day - playing the latter in a well-received play.
About PLAYS! Karen appeared in over 100 performances of the off-Broadway, "Our Sinatra." Yes, an actress ("All My Children" and Shakespeare to TV commercials) as well as consummate, story-telling singer. Add to that a Master Class Teacher of acting, singing and interpreting songs.
This Mabel Mercer Foundation Award Winner feels comfortable in the Jazz world, as she does in Pop and Great American standard circles. A favorite of the New York Times, she has created fans from the most hard-core of critics (Rex Reed!) who have been reduced to rubble in trying to describe her charisma, expertise, and exquisite stage presence. The first "Maureen" in the extraordinarily successful, "Rent", Karen is at home in big rooms as well as more intimate ones. Feinstein's, The Oak Room at The Algonquin, London, Paris - they all know the name: Karen Oberlin.
YOU will know her better, too, when she joins us in the third hour of "Hybrid Jazz" on 4/3/2014. She will be sharing her excitement about the new collaboration with guitar virtuoso, Sean Harkness. Called "A Wish", this CD focuses on the sheer beauty of one instrument and a voice - it's magical - and we'll hear tracks from it - as well as revel in Karen's journey :)
Be sure to tune in Thursday, December 4th at 6pm EST. My guest for the evening will be Piper Huguley, author of the Reconstruction era "Home to Milford College" series. Her multi-award nominated inspirational historical romances feature intriguing African American characters. The Lawyer's Luck and The Preacher's Promise from her “Home to Milford College” series, are Amazon best sellers. The Mayor’s Mission, is next novel in the series.
1866 – Oberlin, Ohio/ Milford, Georgia Devastated by her father’s death days after her triumphant graduation from Oberlin College, Amanda Stewart is all alone in the world. Her father’s unscrupulous business partner offers her an indecent proposal to earn a living. Instead, to fulfill a promise she made to her father, she resolves to start a school to educate and uplift their race. Sorting through her father’s papers, she discovers he had carried on a mysterious correspondence with a plantation in Milford, Georgia. She determines to start her teaching work with the formerly enslaved. However, when she arrives, the mayor tells her to leave. There’s no where for her to go. Virgil Smithson, Milford’s mayor, blacksmith and sometimes preacher man with a gift for fiery oratory, doesn’t want anything to do with a snobby schoolteacher from up North. On top of everything else, the schoolteacher lady has a will hard enough to match the iron he forges. To reflect God’s promise, these combatants must put aside their differences and come together--somehow.
Another day in the sports world! Brandon Marshall plus the NBA!
“I wish a politician with no teaching experience would come in my classroom and tell me how to teach, said no teacher ever” –
Butterfly Evolution welcomes Janet Garrett, a veteran teacher in Oberlin Ohio who has decided to teach politicians about Education. After 35 years of teaching she has decided to exchange the class room for the congress room; she is running as a Democrat for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District of Ohio. Tune in to the Butterfly Evolution Radio Show and help us welcome Janet Garrett to her new classroom. Listen to the concerns “From the Heart of a Teacher” The show airs Monday October 6 at 8 pm CST. Listen on line by selecting the link or call in to listen, comment or ask your question at 818-691-7406.
Chuck Hagel the Defense Secretary is testifing before the Senate Hearings on President Obama's war plan on ISIS or ISIL or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Also the Department of Homeland Security has just announced that ISIS not a threat to the USA. Also Walid Shoebat has reported that ISIS formally aligns with "Moderate" Rebel against Syria's President Assad in Damascus. Also President Obama is sending 3,000 troops to Africa to fight against "Ebola" Virus. Also a "Strong" 5.6 earthquake hit downtown Tokyo, Japan and left skyscrapers shaken. Also in the Philippines Mount Mayon Volcano has erupted causing thousands of people to evacuting into the jungle. Also in Oberlin, Ohio a man from Cleveland was hit by a simi-truck and got up and drank gas and then set himself on fire. Also a train derailed in Arizona causing 39 cars on the rails. These events along with current world issues and bible prophecy and the powerful Word of God. Your Host Pastor Paul Begley of Indiana.
THANK YOU, HAMAS…thanks for rejecting a ceasefire proposal that would have given you nearly everything you wanted.
Special thanks to Roger Oberlin, Dave Milner, Michael Green, and Movin Forward.
In their time-honored tradition of ‘never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity, FAKE "Palestinians" (they're gazan arabs) turn down a great peace proposal that should never have been offered to them in the first place. Hamas reportedly rejected a comprehensive, 11-clause long term ceasefire proposal on Saturday. Egypt has warned that this proposal will be its final effort to secure a lasting end to the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Welcome to the Red Fox Blogger with your Hosts, Tim Burton and Kel Fritzi.
We’re the Infidels your imam warned about…
Tim at Brenner Brief: http://www.brennerbrief.com/author/tim-burton/
Speak Life Radio ~ Operation Stand Up 4 Change!
Welcome back to another amazing show! We must be the change we wish to see in the world. That is exactly what our special guest is doing, being the change she wishes to see in the world through her life changing organization "OPERATION STANDUP". We are very excited and honored to welcome Kelly A. Jackson MBA to the show!!! Kelly A. Jackson provides leadership and direction for the day-to-day programmatic and operational activities for Operation StandUP! where she serves as the Executive Director. She has been active in the organization’s direct relief efforts for marginalized communities throughout Northeast Ohio. She developed and implemented a youth personal enrichment program aimed at cultivating the next generation of advocates. She has successfully led campaigns to raise awareness of issues surrounding inequality, poverty, education and engagement. Kelly served as Assistant Director of Admissions at Oberlin College and the Minority Recruiter for Cuyahoga Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management, and a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University. Kelly is an alumni of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program; a Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation initiative. Kelly has received numerous honors and recommendations in recognition of her contributions to the City of Cleveland.
Courtney Bryan, a native of New Orleans, LA, is “a pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (New York Times). Her music ranges from solo works to large ensembles in the new music and Jazz idioms, film scores, and collaborations with dancers, visual artists, writers, and actors. She performs around the New York area, and is the Director of the Institute of Sacred Music at Bethany Baptist Church of Newark, NJ. Dr. Bryan has academic degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (BM), Rutgers University (MM), and recently completed a DMA in music composition at Columbia University of New York, with advisor George Lewis. Bryan has been an instructor at Columbia University and Oberlin Conservatory, and this fall will be a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She has two independent recordings, Quest for Freedom (2007) and This Little Light of Mine (2010). Bryan’s work has been presented in a wide range of venues, including Lincoln Center, Miller Theatre, The Stone, Roulette Intermedium, National Gallery of Art, Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz Gallery, and Bethany and Abyssinian Baptist Churches. Upcoming commissions include an orchestra piece for the American Composers Orchestra and a collaborative piece with Urban Bush Women.
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Ms. Jenkins is the nation's premier writer of African American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date.
She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club.
She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.
In 2004 Ms. Jenkins branched out into romantic suspense with the publication of Edge of Midnight.
Bring on the Blessings, her first faith based, women's fiction novel was published in 2009.
The fourth book in the Blessings series: A Wish and A Prayer has been nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image
Mary L. Tabor is the author of the award-winning “Who by Fire”. The story is told by Robert, Lena’s husband, as he attempts to understand her affair with Isaac, an affair that he has become aware of after her death. He imagines the story of his wife and her lover. Robert the narrator is trying to know himself in the story he is writing as he tells his imagined version of his wife’s betrayal. The story becomes a paradoxical tale of his own undoing that he comes to realize by telling it. In the epigraph to the novel, Robert says, “Life has a way of raveling. Story discovers how it happened. That is the fiction.”
Mary graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland with a BA in English (’66), from Oberlin College with an MAT in English and education (’67), from Ohio State University with an MFA in Creative Writing (’99). She went back to college for that last degree the year she turned 50 after a 16-year career in corporate America, a senior executive, director of public affairs writing for the oil industry’s trade association, landing her in both Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women. Mary published her first book of fiction The Woman Who Never Cooked at age 60.
She’s also written “(Re)Making Love: A Memoir” that tells the complex story of her marriage and separation. From her website: “It’s a story of the good, the bad and the foolish after Del said, oh, so Greta Garbo, “I need to live alone” pulls no punches. Mary tells the story of her four-year separation from Del, her Internet dating, the sex, the falling in and out of “love,” and the redemption of her marriage against all odds. She rediscovered life, sex and love after sixty.”
Lise Lund VMD is a licensed and practicing veterinarian (Time Peace Equine, Inc. Millville, PA). Her career is the culmination of a lifetime of passionate interest in animals and particularly all things horses. Born in suburban Philadelphia in 1958, she didn't acquire the professional degree (University of Pennsylvania) until 2000, at the age of forty. Dr. Lund's love of horses, however, was there from the beginning. Lise began taking Hunt Seat riding lessons at the age of six. Her family moved to rural Muncy, PA in 1969. She continued to ride on borrowed horses and took lessons when she could find someone who taught riding. She bought her first horse (a yearling Appaloosa) at the age of sixteen, mucking stalls to pay for his board, and beginning her career as a trainer in raising Zipper and starting him under saddle as well as in harness. A lifetime of pleasure and sport riding and driving in the Pennsylvania hills and beyond ensued. And he became her mount for open showing in multiple disciplines--everything from Hunters to Western Pleasure, Barrels and Keyhole to Driving.
Zipper went to college with Lise (B.A. Biology, Oberlin College 1981). After her undergraduate degree Lise's competition interests shifted to Dressage and Eventing. She established her first home in Montgomery,PA where she built a barn apartment to house herself and her cats while beginning her Appaloosa Sporthorse breeding program with the birth of her stallion Watch Me Fly (aka "Wings").