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  • 00:29

    A Conservative's Theatrical Dilemma

    in Culture

    Today's show focuses on my recent experience as an audience member at an LGBT-themed musical.  Although the subject matter was a turn-off for me, the production had value as a theatre piece and forced me to think about my own experience as a member of an audience who loves theatre but, as a Conservative, cannot accept the theatricality/spectacle of what I witnessed.  Featured on today's show are the many responses to my Facebook inquiry about my experience.  I would love to hear from more people about this, so please give me a call!

  • 00:29

    Upclose and theatrical with ArtStream

    in Family

    Join us today as we follow up on our local theatre folks- ArtStream. Their next production is coming up and we want to know ALL about it!

  • 01:18

    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS THEATRICAL PRODUCER, TOUSSAINT “DUCHESS” CAMPBELL

    in Entertainment

    THIS WEEK, AKIA AND NICOLE OF THE NDUSTRY RADIO SHOW INTRODUCES, MODEL, ACTOR, PRODUCER AND ANOINTED BUSINESS EXECUTIVE, TOUSSAINT “DUCHESS” CAMPBELL! Toussaint Campbell, aka, Toussaint “Duchess” is no stranger to the entertainment industry. With over 25 years of experience in entertainment, Toussaint has traveled an extraordinary road to arrive at the helm of TDE, Inc. 



    TUNE-IN TO THE LIVE INTERVIEW, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH AT 7PM, VIA MOBILE AT 718-766-4694 OR LISTEN ON-DEMAND. 

  • 00:01

    Meet Cory Williams, Actor, Writer, and Author

    in Women

    A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cory attended the Philadelphia High


    School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) (1978-81), where he majored in Creative Writing and minored in Videodrama, and was a founder, writer, and cartoonist for CAPA’s newspaper THE PAINTED WORD, for which he eventually became editor-in-chief.


    He then attended Stanford University (1981-86), where he majored in Drama and minored in Dance, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. While there, he taught art to autistic, learning-disabled, and educable mentally challenged children at the Peninsula Children’s Center in Menlo Park, California, was active in the Stanford University Rape Awareness Program, occasionally wrote for The Stanford Daily, and toured for two years with the Ballet Folklorico de Stanford Mexican folkdance company.


    As a performing artist, Cory has worked on numerous theatrical and dance productions, touring shows, film and television productions and voiceover projects.


    Cory is also the author of four science fiction novels, TOTENTANZ, THE TAKING OF CYNDRIEL’S HOPE, HUNTER’S MOON and DARKSPEED ARYDANI, all of which are currently available through the online content marketplace http://www.lulu.com.


    Cory Williams is currently living and working in Los Angeles, California.

  • 00:58

    A Conversation with Joe Coleman of The Platters

    in Lifestyle

    Joe Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double, triple threat.”  He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer.  Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer, songwriter, and astute businessman.  Joe was the lead vocalist with “The Platters” for many years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number 1 hits.  


    Most recently, he was selected as the Featured Vocalist at a Tribute Gala honoring television icon and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey.  Joe was also blessed to be featured at events honoring Quincy Jones, Maya Angelou, Nancy Wilson and the wonderful cinema star, Sidney Poitier.  Joe has also performed with the renowned Barbra Streisand on her Finale Tour, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and many more.  


    Joe’s acting credits include the recent hit “If This Hat Could Talk” and Off-Broadway productions of “Destiny In My Hands”, “Mama I Want To Sing!”, “Nuthin’ But The Blues” and “Heaven and the Homeboy”, directed by Tony Award winning director, George Faison.  A great conversation is in store with this legend in music.

  • 02:10

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: 2nd Annual Sac., CA Black Book Fair

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    1. Barbara Range, Director, curator of the Brickhouse Art Gallery in Sac  and a founding member of the Sac Black Book Fair Committee and Faye Wilson Kennedy, Publicist, Blue Nile Press and founding member of Sac Black Book Fair, Terris McMahan Grimes, awardwinning author, and keynote speaker Saturday, June 6.

    2. From the Archives Surprise

    3. Kent Gash (director) & Jelani Alladin (Pharus) join us to talk about the Marin Theatre Company's Bay Area Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy, June 4 - 28. Visit http://www.marintheatre.org/

    4. Richard Torrence, writer and producer, Lord Why Can't I Do Right? Friday-Sat., May 29-30 at Black Repretory Group Theater in Berkeley. Visit http://www.makeyoufamousentertainment.com/


     

  • 00:13

    Bishop Noel Jones Victory Cost Something

    in Christianity

    Bishop Noel Jones City of Refuge Church. Some may know him as "Bishop," others as an astute intellectual, a columnist, prolific orator, theatrical producer, and still others as a beloved father, grandfather and loyal friend. No matter your point of reference, there are few places you will travel on this side of heaven without hearing the great name of Bishop Noel Jones. Bishop Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica on January 31, 1950. One of seven children born to Bishop Robert and Marjorie Jones, Noel Jones was raised alongside a diverse array of siblings (one of whom is the famed actress and singer Grace Jones). He once mused, "If I could reconcile and keep peace among us, I can reconcile the Church through the power of God." Add to this skill of mediation, a strict rearing under Pentecostal tenets, and the enduring of an early childhood abuse, and it should become increasingly clear why God called Bishop Jones into the ministry at the tender age of nineteen. His experiences nurtured his unique call to the ministry of reconciliation and honed his distinct ability to transcend tradition in his delivery of the gospel, through widening spiritual parameters in order to reach diverse people of manifold backgrounds, cultures, and denominations.

  • 00:50

    Style with Trysh ~ Charron Monaye

    in Entertainment

    Charron Monaye is an established Playwright, Songwriter, and Author, committed to achieving artistic excellence by using her pen to raise audience awareness regarding social issues that impact the lives of us all.


    She has published books of poetry entitled “My Side of the Story” and “Living Laughing and Loving My Way Through” promoting self-love, positive relationships, and the power of healing. With the success of her books, Charron Monaye decided to use theater as a means to get her work out to the masses and to pen her first theatrical play entitled, “Living Your Life”. With the overwhelming support of this production, she joined forces with First World Theatre Ensemble by becoming the First Female Playwright – In-Residence to further her journey as a playwright. Since then she has penned 4 more theatrical productions; “Get Out Of your Own Way,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Pawns” & “Eviction.” In 2011, she birthed the Pen Legacy Foundation, which became her primary vessel to give back to the community by hosting Book/Toy/Back-to-School Drives, and offering workshops and seminars through Pen Legacy 

  • 02:01

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    Guests:
    1. Joe Driscoll, musician, composer, is making his San Francisco Bay Area debut with Sekou Koyate Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Freight and Savage in Berkeley. http://www.thefreight.org/joe-driscoll-sekou-kouyate

    2. Cheryl Lyn Bruce, portrays, "Shelah" in Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Head of Passes" at Berkeley Rep through May 24.
     

  • 00:44

    Enrique Castillo, Actor/Writer/Director of “Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor”

    in Business

    Enrique Castillo, Actor/Writer/Director of “Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor”


    Latin Heat Entertainment Memorial Day Performance of “Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor”


    Podcast on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm PST


    Mr. Castillo is an accomplished actor/writer/director, Enrique began his career with Luis Valdez’s Teatro Campesino in 1969.   


    In 1978 Enrique made the move to Hollywood and was cast in the hit play Zoot Suit, created and directed by Luis Valdez.  Since then he has appeared in over 50 television shows and feature films.


    Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor pays homage to the countless Latinos who have fought and died in America’s defense highlighting the stories of four American heroes.  


    The full-length production highlights the stories of 4 American heroes and the Memorial Day performances focus on one story, the one of Eugene Arnold Obregon.


    In commemoration of American veterans on Memorial Day, Latin Heat Entertainment will present Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor, a theatrical tribute written & directed by actor/writer Enrique Castillo.


    Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles). 


    For information contact Bel Hernandez at: bhernandez@latinheat.com

  • 01:26

    Actor Jas Anderson Kicks it With Mz. OptimiZm

    in Motivation

    There are many labeled as "one to watch" the difference about Jas Anderson, is he one to be watched and remembered!. Training is essential when choosing acting as a career. Jas Anderson after graduating from Professional Performing Arts High Schoo in new york attended Rutgers University. Then he enrolled into Mason Gross School of the Arts majoring in theater and studying with William Esper; developing his acting craft was a formidable and given challenge. In his first theatrical performance he worked with the legendary Woodie King Jr., and recieved a Audelco nomination for Best Male in a Musical for the show Diss Diss Diss Dat at the New Federal Theater. Shortly after he begain to add film and TV credits to his repertoire.For those familar with his work, he is an actor who's star is only getting brighter as his career rapidly takes shape. He has already worked with seasoned actors such as Richard Gere,Ethan Hawke, Jim Caviezel, Matt Borner,Stephen Dorff and another of other notables in the business. His latest credits include filming two hit tv shows White Collar and Person of Interest. Aside from his charm, wit, and enormous talentJas Anderson is a man full of depth and enormous talent. Mr. Anderson needs no cliches like "on the rise" or eve "soon to be household name" his acting talent and work ethich speak volumes for itself.


     


    Click here http://www.thejasanderson.com/resume.html for his total resume!!!

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