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This week's featured artist: Cynthia P Carr: Multi-Talented Artist as Vocalist, Actress, and Director.
Cynthia is an Ohio native and has been performing before audiences for many years as a Vocalist, Actress and Director. She is excited about her big screen debut portraying Mrs. Lucille Clayton in an upcoming independent film, Fallen Eagle, produced by Kenneth Sewell and directed by Otis Winston.
Her acting credits include Columbus Ohio's own Center Stage Theatre productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Tambourines to Glory, and New Harvest Urban Arts Center Cafe and Gallery productions, I Be Watchin' You, Old Folks Own, written by Playwright IsSaid.
Cynthia's love of music has allowed her to realize her childhood dream of performing on the stage of the world-famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York.
In 2005 Cynthia introduced her debut CD, The Essence of Love, a collection of smooth jazz numbers. Many have enjoyed her musical talents as lead vocalist with the bands, Soul Deep and 1996 Bands respectively.
In her spare time Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, writing song lyrics, listening to music, meeting people, and offering life-changing opportunities through her businesses.
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Mr. Is Said is an art form from the Continent of Africa. An author, mentor, community-based activist and educator, Is Said provides sage leadership on a national level and in the greater Columbus, Ohio arts community. He conceives, stages, writes, and performs unique multimedia arts events, combining visionary, historical-based poetry or prose synergistically with high-energy African music and dance.
Is Said has traveled to Africa every year for the last 30 years. According Is Said, “Storytelling helps an audience to use their imagination and work together as a group. It stretches the mind beyond the sounds of joy and beauty. It is shapes of twisted information weaving a story and bringing the audience into your story.”
Mr. Said usually tell stories that require a cast made up of member from the audience to act out the story. This gives the audience a chance to see and be right in the story as it unfolds messages of fun and history.
“Storytelling is much like performing performance poetry: one uses their whole body to tell the story.”
Minor rules of storytelling: Every story must have a beginning, middle, and an ending, characters, dialogue, location, place of action, moral, message, sometimes music, dance, animals, conflicts and conclusions. The most important thing about understanding a story is, using your imagination.
Is Said has written two short stories: Street Justice and Picking Cotton: A collection of our Elders lives and History called "The Table is Set”. Is Said has also written about 45 plays since 1973.
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Mary Ellen Danuser book, Freedom to Choose, sheds light as to why some people choose to date and marry outside their race.She believes that issues on interracial relationships are not fairly understood in today's society, partly attributed to the lack of public awareness on the subject. In turn it is the result of scarcely documented literature deeply addressing the case from the rare personal viewpoint. With this in mind, she wrote Freedom to Choose - Is Skin Color Really an Issue?” a compilation of true stories from interracially married couples all over the US, including the author’s real-life experiences.
The book mainly tells the story of Mary Ellen and her spouse, John Dakota, a retired Marine officer and commercial pilot, interpolated with the narratives of the couples she has interviewed. It offers a rare look into the lives of these couples, revealing insights as to the rationales why some people choose their mates outside their race - a portrait of motive, intent, and personal choice. The real names of the pairs are withheld but the experiences shared are authentic and real.
Mary Ellen, who served in the US Army as a medical specialist and an Army recruiter, is a retired insurance professional. With her husband she enjoys traveling, attending car races, dining out, outdoor concerts, reading, walking, sightseeing, and just hanging out with each other. Mary Ellen, born in Springfield, Illinois, grew up in Vandalia, Missouri. Because her passion since her retirement is writing non-fiction books, she is working on her second non-fiction book.
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David Oliver Lipscomb wears many hats in front of and behind the camera as an actor, camera operator, director, entertainer, on screen talent, producer, video editor, and writer, among other duties and occupations.
Let’s visit with him cold turkey and see what else we can learn about David Oliver Lipscomb.
The Many Faces of David "The Oh!" Oliver at https://youtu.be/vN6ky77mSXA
David "The Oh!" Olive on Eye Candy at https://youtu.be/DQHqFj1S0Dk
David Oliver Lipscomb, Many Faces, Eye Candy, front of the camera, behind the camera, actor, camera operator, director, entertainer, on screen talent, producer, video editor, writer,
In continued celebration of National Poetry Month, tonight we will feature 2 more guest poets to share in the celebration. And filling in for April will be author/publisher, Susanna K. Green-Sawyer, author of the 5-star novel, Remembering the Sweet Nectar and founder of Sweet Nectar Publishing, LLC at
First poet on the lineup is Thomas L. White, III, retired US Navy veteran who grew up in Detroit and currenlty lives in Jacksonville, Florida. From his love for Ancient History, he wrote an inspirational poetry Book, Healing of a Divided Soul. He's a contributing poet in Sweet Nectar Publishing's Poetry Anthology, Poetic Gumbo.
Up next Serenity from Miami, Florida, the author of 2 books of poetry. Visit her at:
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Janis Mavis, Author of Feelings Inside Of Me: A Collection of Inspirational Poetry To Touch The Heart And Open The Soul, is a native of Washington, DC. Her expertise as a creative writer, entrepreneur, & motivational speaker has provided an impressive career. Her book provided the launching pad for the creative writing workshops she’s conducted for DC youth. Her writing services focus on the needs of her clients transforming their dreams & visions into reality. Her specialty: Weddings, Events, Home-Going, & Special Occasions. Her poems, short phrases, and slogans are life-changing for your events or presentations.
Visit Janis at: www.feelingsinsideofjmavis.com
A Singer/Poet, LadyDivine flows in genres of poetry ranging from social awareness, to inspiration, to heart thumping Harlem blues allowing her to make an impact on a plethora of diverse audiences. A dynamic artist, whose voice captivates all willing to listen, she has blessed audiences at weddings, birthday parties, youth conferences, & has been featured at jazz nights alongside some amazing bands.
LadyDivine has shown herself worthy of the status she is achieving; yet, she still maintains a humble spirit. And, when asked what it is that she strives to achieve with her craft, her answer is the same every time: "If, in any audience and setting, I've managed to touch a single person through the words God has given me, I've achieved my goal.”
To learn how to nominate LadyDivine in 2 National Poetry Award Categories: Poetry/Spoken Word Album of the Year and Poetry/Spoken Word Video of the Year, visit her website: www.ladydivinenc.com/
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Urban author, Dion Cheese, an African-American writer, penned Who Am I; The Chronicles of Cain; Explain It To Her Momma; and Caught Slipping.
Formally a hip-hop recording artist, father, convict, and drug dealer, Dion was born in northern New Jersey, the 7th of 8 siblings. Raised in the inner city section of Plainfield New Jersey, his life was anything but a Norman Rockwell portrait; life was hard, cold and at times cruel. Crime and drug-ridden, Dion avoided the lures of selling drugs and/or using them, coming from a family where everyone had succumb to one or the other. He somehow managed to have the force of will and vision to step outside his world, becoming the first in his family history to go to college to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.
In his late teens, however, he felt the pull of the large wake his older brother was creating in hip hop music. Robert, A/K/A Dee Jay Cheese, better known as DJ King Kut, by his late teens was already a multi-award winning DJ World Champion, and later an inductee to the DMC Hall of Fame.
Dion had always been inspired to write, and recorded his first song, “Phenomenal”, through CSI Entertainment in the mid-1980s as a tribute to the older brother’s talents. Two years later he formed Third Street productions and recorded the singles Third Street, Come On Everybody, Kick The Habit, and Leading The pack — released on Big City Records. He performed live at countless festivals, ands did shows at The Strand Theater in Plainfield New Jersey [headlined by E.M.P.D], and Newark Symphony Hall [headlined by BDP, D-Nice and Poor Righteous Teachers].
Along with his manager, Bruce T. Dugan, he founded Big City Records and, with the initial release of Third Street, the company established distribution through Schwartz Brothers, one of the largest independent national distributors at that time.
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This week's author: Sonia Kirpalani
Sonia currently lives in Bedfordshire, UK and is studying for her Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing. She lives with her son and is an avid reader and writer of crime fiction. She loves nothing more than gaming online and drinking wine. Her favorite games include Call of Duty, Skyrim, Dragon Age, and others. She also loves good TV such as The Walking Dead, Hannibal, and, of course, Game of Thrones. Her current publication, Fidelity, is available as a paperback and ebook.
What if your husband cheated on you? What if someone offered to kill him? Meet Claire Harris aka Lita - a vengeful hit-woman targeting unfaithful husbands. Lita's childhood was shattered when she witnessed her mother kill her father upon discovering him in bed with another woman. Alone and wretched; a young Lita found refuge with the kindly owner of a mixed martial arts gym and soon became his prodigy. When he too meets an unfortunate end as the result of infidelity Lita turns her back on love, society and the law . . . Lita is re-born.
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
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Times: 8:00 pm EST & AST now that the clocks have been moved forward 1 hour. This week's author: Cortina Jackson.
Cortina Jackson is the doting mother of two sons. She received her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and has over 15 years of law enforcement experience. With Cortina’s experience and knowledge in law enforcement, she has seen firsthand that, oftentimes, life is scarier than fiction. This has given her a basis for the material in her writing that often seems too detailed to be true.
Residing in McKinney, TX, Cortina is working on her second Master’s degree and her next novel. A fiction/nonfiction author and speaker on the subjects of sexual abuse and domestic violence, it is obvious that she is one who cares about others first. She is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for writing with you.
A brief excerpt from her book with the provocative title, On Earth As It Is in Hell:
"Hell, a word that not only describes a dark, fiery underworld, but also defines periods in our lives. Thus is the case for the 3 characters, Clara, Nick, and Toni, portrayed in this thriller.
The story line follows: Clara, the unbeliever due to God’s lack of intervention; Toni, Clara’s friend; homosexual by nature, faithful friend by design; and Nick, a pastor who endures his own trials."
Visit her website: www.CortinaJackson.com/
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In continued celebration of National Poetry Month, tonight we have 2 guests to share in the celebration. We're referring to Kenya Eugene, an up-and-coming songstress-songwriter at KenyaHeartMusic and from the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and Susanna K. Green-Sawyer, author of the 5-star novel, Remembering the Sweet Nectar and founder of Sweet Nectar Publishing, LLC.
Kenya grew up on St. Croix and says, "the sound of my music defies traditional boxes and is a fusion of pop, R&B, reggae, and alternative music.A strong musical background from both sides of my family has proven to be the real life inspirations for me. This has caused me to strive to make a name for myself in the industry and spread a message of love with my music".
Susanna proudly stated, "Sweet Nectar Publishing provides a plethora of services to suit all publishing needs; including editing, ghostwriting, book reviews, formatting, custom book cover design, trailers, audio CDs, marketing, websites, and publishing."
Visit Kenya at www.KenyaHeartMusic.com and
Susanna K. Green-Sawyer at http://www.sweet-nectar-publishing.blogspot.com/
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes vocalist Rhonda Thomas to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her love of music and what it's been like to see the response. The two will also share her single REACH.
Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.
Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’sChildren's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.
On this episode, we'll chat with Dominica Larkin, who is the Executive Director at Metro Mothers Network and we'll be talking about supporting moms, fitness, mental health.