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Rain Pryor is an acclaimed director, actor, stand-up comedian, educator, dynamic speaker, and mother. As artistic director of the Strand Theater in Baltimore, MD, Pryor placed the theater on the DC/ Baltimore map, leaving the Strand with a surplus that it had not seen in its five years. She stepped down to start her non-profit Baltimore TheatreWorks. Baltimore TheatreWorks provides performance opportunities and builds a theatre arts culture for grades 6-12 in Baltimore City. Pryor is a headlining stand-up in her own right. She fills her own shoes where stand-up is concerned and is not trying to be her iconic father, Richard Pryor. She has been featured regularly in Baltimore with good friend Mickey Cucchiella. Together, Pryor and Cucchiella are developing many projects. The Baltimore Sun chose Rain as one of 3 area comics to watch. "Fried Chicken and Latkes" is Pryor's award winning solo show based on her life. It is a irreverent and poignant look at racism. Rain completely created and wrote her show, including adding some original music and lyrics. Rain was a Los Angeles Times "Critics Choice" and her singing voice and sense of timing were hailed as rare gifts. The NY Times "Critic Pick" and review says, “she has an outsized presence built for Broadway." The show is the recipient of the NAACP Theatre Award, Best Female Performer Equity and was recently selected as a Celebrity Solo Performance for the National Black Theatre Festival. She stops by to chat on Tuesday, June 18, at 7pm EST.
Rain Pryor is an acclaimed director, actor, stand-up comedian, educator, dynamic speaker, and mother. She started her nonprofit, Baltimore TheatreWorks which provides performance opportunities and builds a theatre arts culture for grades 6-12 in Baltimore City. Pryor is a headlining stand-up in her own right; she fills her own shoes where stand-up is concerned and is not trying to be her iconic father Richard Pryor. Pryor made her television debut in 1989 as a series regular, T.J.,on the hit ABC series “Head of the Class, a character adopted from Pryor’s own monologues at the request of ABC producers during her second audition. She’s also starred opposite Sherilyn Fenn & Lynn Redgrave in Rude Awakening, and guest starred on tv series such as The Division & Chicago Hope. Stage credits include playing the title role of Billie Holiday in the Uk tour of The Billie Holiday Story & the title role of Ella Fitzgerald in the UK premiere of Ella, The Vagina Monologues with Nora Dunn & Charlene Tilton, and more. She currently has an award winning solo show based on her life called “Fried Chicken & Latkes”. It’s an irreverent and poignant look at racism in the 60’s & 70’s. Rain wrote & created her show including adding music & lyrics to the production. Her shows have played to sold out crowds & standing ovations every night at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA., and in NY, Chicago, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, and Scotland. Growing up Jewish and Black gives Rain a unique perspective on race, religion, and spirituality.
It's so awesome, back in 1971 in the month of February,I received Jesus Christ as my personal savior. I was a young woman, athletically fit, counselor, you name it, I could do it. But oneday something happen to me, out of my control, I felt sick, and didn't understand what to do, so a group 0f Ministers came over, had prayer, and rebuke the illness. After this my cousin introduce me to Christ. Today Abundant Rain Deliverance Center is moving forth in the Prophectic Teaching, Healing, Intercession, Deliverance, Prison Ministry, Prophectic Music, Youth and Unwed Mothers Ministry, ARDC International School Of The Prophets, Deals with Demonic Spirits/ Cast Devils, Marriage Counseling.
Author Cindy K. Sproles talks with Maxine and Jeannie today about her newly released novel, Mercy's Rain. Sproles knows the Appalahians firsthand. Family, the love of God and strong morals are embedded deep into her life, her stories, and speaking opportunities. Join us as we peek into a novel that introduces us to Mercy Roller. Mercy was raised by a twisted father who wore the collar of a Pastor and chose to be Jesus, judge, and jury by his own appointment. Abused, broken, and bitter Mercy lifts the hand that takes the Pastor’s life. In one swift action she becomes what she despises most about the Pastor. Now she seeks redemption. Can the unconditional love of a mountain preacher and his friends, guide Mercy to find peace?
Rain Man is a talk format show led by filmmaker and radio personality Michael Flores. From comedy to news plus interviews, Michael and the crew will keep you entertained. Sit back, relax and be prepared to be entertained.
Today on the show: The hosts discuss the future of the show; 2015 could be a really good year. Tony's mom is old and a bit prejudice. Also, a brief discussion about 'The Walking Dead' and 'Sons of Anarchy'. Plus, whole lot of jokes, comedy and fun.
Lisa M.Cliff..Former VP of Glory Foods, has written An Umbrella in Case of Rain as an inspirational example of one who truly took a leap of faith, offering pearls of wisdom on navigating life’s rough terrain. She encourages other women that while pursuing the corporate fast track, to remember the importance of also nourishing ones creative side, through writing, painting, performing or doing whatever makes the heart sing.
This episode features exclusive interviews with New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor and one of the team's most popular fans Fireman Ed. What is Pryor working on as he heads into the 2015 season? Where will Calvin fit in Todd Bowles defense? What are Calvin Pryor's goals for this season? How does Fireman Ed feel about the fans petition for him to return? Would he consider leading the chant once again at MetLife stadium? Is there a way to improve the stadium experience? This will must be a listen! Tune in at 8pm!!!
Brian's welcomes Rain Pryor, Acclaimed Director, Actor, Stand-up Comedian, Educator, Dynamic Speaker, Mother, Artistic Director of the Strand Theater in Baltimore and Producer of current off Broadway show "Broke Wide Open" A headlining stand-up in her own right not the drop it like it's hot kind. She fills her own shoes and is not trying to be her iconic father Richard Pryor. Her comedy attracts suburban housewives and their husbands, who fall in love with her ability to open up her life and talk real talk. She has featured regularly in Baltimore with good friend Mickey Cucchiella & Marc Unger. The Baltimore Sun chose Rain as one of 3 area comics to watch for. "Fried Chicken & Latkes" is Pryor's award winning solo show based on her life. It is a irreverent and poignant look at racism in the 60's and 70's. Rain wrote and created her show adding her own original music and lyrics. A Los Angeles Times Critics Choice and her singing voice and timing were hailed as rare gifts. Her show played to sold out crowds & standing ovations every night at the 375 seat Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills and repeated success at the Culture Project in NYC, Chicago, Ohio, Virginia, Texas and Scotland, Stelsin Theatre NYC 2012. Growing up Black & Jewish gives Rain a unique perspective on race, religion and spirituality. She shares her views and has lead panel discussions on diversity in education & in the entertainment industry at Princeton Univ, The Jewish Federation of LA, Chicago & Baltimore. Pryor made her television debut in 1989 as a series regular, TJ on the hit ABC series Head of the Class, a character adopted from Pryor's own monologs at the request of ABC Producers at her second audition.
The Truth About The Lowman Family Lynchings in Aiken, South Carolina
Rennard East is a hip hop artist/ songwriter from Philadelphia, PA and one of his new passions is genealogy because he knew nothing about his ancestors when growing up. Patricia Lowman Pryor has always wondered about the truth concerning her grandmother Bertha Lowman and will share her research and discovery behind this story.
Historian Elizabeth Robeson - a leading researcher on the Lowman Family Lynchings will provide the political, and social order through which African Americans had to navigate a hostile and dangerous existence in the South. Elizabeth Robeson holds the M.Phil in American history from Columbia University where she was a fellowship doctoral candidate studying under Professor Barbara J. Fields. The Lowman Family Lynchings is the subject of her dissertation and a book manuscript in progress.
Guys Monday April 15, The Incomparable Rain Pryor is our Special Guest. Rain is a one Woman Tour de Force... If you want to do yourself a favor you have to check out her show Fried Chicken and Latkes she is powerful...
Listen in as I am lucky enough to talk with Richard Pryor's little girl all grown up. I love Rain with all my heart and you will too...
Click the link at show time and listen in. Love you all!
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