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  • 00:43

    Topically Yours - Comedian Paul Rodriguez

    in Entertainment

    Host Deardra Shuler invites comedian Paul Rodriquez to her show, Topically Yours.  Paul will be appearing at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, NY on Saturday, November 30 at 8 pm. One of the first Latin Kings of Comedy, Paul was added to the Comedy Central list of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” in 2004. He got his first big break on the Norman Lear produced ABC comedy a.k.a. Pablo. He appeared in Crocodile Dundee, Blood Work, The World's Fastest Indian and the Deported, et a.  His voiceover work includes Beverly Hills Chihuahua, King of the Hill and Dora the Explorer, etc.  Rodriguez has been nominated for two American Latino Media Arts Awards, one Imagen Award and his latest major motion picture, the comedy Gravy, will have its’ theatrical release in December 2013.


    Comedians Ruperto Vanderpool, Cuquin Victoria, Jochy Santos and singer and comedian Anthony Rios are also performing that night. For tickets call  718-960-8833 or go on line at www.Lehmancenter.org


     





     

  • 01:06

    Topically Yours, Christopher B. Pearman

    in Entertainment

    Host Deardra Shuler talks with author Christopher B. Pearman about his book,"Dream So Big: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Believe & Achieve," on Wednesday, June 24th at 2PM on the BlakeRadio Network. A positive man, Christopher seeks to inspire individuals to reach their highest potential.  Pearman applied certain methodologies to his life and sought to instill those same values in his daughter, Raven Symone, in order to help her achieve her dreams at a young age.  He did this by applying the 8 principles he calls Dreamcatchers.  The Principles are:  Pay Attention, Believe It, Picture It, Aim Straight, Get Real, Kill Fear, Do Good, and Be You.


    A Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, health proponent and motivational speaker, Pearman talks about how he has applied these guidelines that have served as a road map to success.  He encourages interested parties to achieve with their children what he was able to achieve with his own family. Christopher's book is a practical guide to help parents to not only help their children achieve their dreams, but to help anyone willing to apply the principles to achieve the succes they seek.   Stay Tuned and Learn how to "Dream So Big."


    www.dream-so-big.com  

  • 00:32

    Topically Yours -Eva Bornstein, Exec Dir. Lehman Ctr for the Performing Arts

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    Host Deardra Shuler talks with Eva Bornstein, Executive Director of Lehman Center for the Performing Arts about their upcoming special invitaiton fundraising gala prior to singer/songwriter Michael Bolton's concert on her show Topically Yours, BlakeRadio Network, Rainbow Soul.


    Singer/songwriter Michael Bolron will be appearing at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 7th at 8pm in the Bronx, NY.   Ms. Bornstein will discuss the gala (held from 5 pm to 7 pm, June 7th) and the upcoming acts at Lehman Center. For concert tickets call 718-960-8833. 

  • 00:38

    Topically Yours - Kurtis Blow

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    Host Deardra Shuler interviews hip hop artist Kurtis Blow. Mr. Blow is the first commercially successful hip hop artist to be signed to a major record label.  His hit single THE BREAKS from his 1980 debut album was the first certified gold record rap song.  Throughout his career Mr. Blow has released over 15 albums and is currently an ordained minister.  As a producer, Kurtis Blow was behind the hits of artists like The Fat Boys, Run DMC, Full Force, Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean.


     On Saturday, May 9th, Mr. Blow will be participating in a concert at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.   The event celebrates the 38th Anniversary of the legendary Bronx nightclub Disco Fever and will be a show night of OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP as part of this  Fever Re-Union Throw-Back Concert.  Alongside Kurtis Blow will be other hip hop artists such as Rob Base, the Sugarhill Gang, Biz Markie, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio of the Furious Five, et al. For tickets call the Lehman Center Box Office at 718-960-8833 or go online at www.LehmanCenter.org.

  • 00:40

    Golden Ticket. Have you found yours yet?

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    Ever read the book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory or watched the movie Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (the original is better)? It's a story about 5 children finding tickets, that gave them the chance to win a lifetime supply of chocolate. But it was really the chance to take over the chocolate factory. Today people go out of their way to get rich quick. They play the lottery, they create illegal schemes involving taxes, credit cards, etc. People that want the most money want to do the least work. How has that worked out for most people? Going to discuss the golden ticket and how it's important that everybody find theirs. If you have found yours, please call in and tell people about what you do. And maybe help answer the question "Why isn't everybody searching for theirs?"  Listen if you are curious. Call in if you're not shy. 

  • 01:05

    Topically Yours - Producer Darrin Ross and Choreographer Lavelle Smith, Jr

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    Deardra Shuler interviews Darrin Ross producer of Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson and LaValle Smith, Jr. who worked with Michael Jackson over the years as a dancer and choreographer of several of the Michael Jackson tours like Badd, History and Dangerous. He appeared on the concert tours of The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Diana Ross and Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation Tour. Invincible is appearing at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) at 8;00 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.  The show, nothing short of a extravaganza, features dancers, Jackson's songs, videos, light show, and two look alike impersonators, Pete Carter (dancing Michael) and Jeffrey Perez (concert Michael).


    Invincible Producer and Director, Darrin Ross is the recipient of a 2001 New York Dance & Performance Award (BESSIE) for his music composition for Rome & Jewels. Mr. Ross has worked with and established many artists in the industry such as Freeway, PM Dawn, Newcleus, Doug E. Fresh, King Britt, Zhane, Jungle Brothers, Kim Waters, Todd Terry, the Roots, Bahamadia, Victor Duplaix, and more.


    Fans can obtain tickets by calling the NJPAC box office at 888-GO NJPAC (466-5722) or can go on line at www.njpac.org.   Also through www.Ticketmaster.com


     



     

  • 00:31

    The Choice Is Yours

    in Religion

    the Word

  • 00:59

    Topically Yours- Lifetime's 'Preach' Prophetesses Taketa Williams & Linda Roark

    in Radio

    Lifetime is featuring "PREACH" on Friday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT. Preach, a 6-episode docu-series delves into the lives of four prophetesses, along with their individual protégés, as they navigate unique careers, relationships with each other and most importantly with God. Serving the community as an interpreter of God is no easy feat. The strong and audacious women have the daunting task of emerging as leaders within a man’s world.  These ladies have big personalities with a tremendous devotion to their religion and career.  Known as “Prophetesses,” these women speak as interpreters through whom the will of God is expressed.  In order for their legacy to continue, they must enlist protégés and teach them how to carry on their gift.  These “Queens of the Church” each who have different styles and their own special way of delivering God’s message, are all united in their love of the Lord.  


    Out of the 4 prophetess, Belinda Scott and Kelly Crews, host Deardra Shuler talks with Taketa Williams from Columbus, Ohio, known as the Beyonce of the Preaching World whose protege is Rebecca Hairston and Linda Roark from Trenton, Ohio. Known as the Blue-eyed Sister who looks white but preaches black.Roark is admired for her ability to move a crowd.  Her protege is Angel Pound a former drug addictwho is seeking to change her life around.


    Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination offering the highest-quality original programming. https://aenetworks.app.box.com/s/bruo0p80e5sxy00z40uav3xk3ude06ua


     

  • 00:20

    Topically Yours - Actor and Director Michael Green

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    Host Deardra Shuler interviews Michael Green, actor, director, producer and 10 year executive director of the Shades of Truth Theater, located at the Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, to discuss his new Play "Black Wall Street."  The real life historical event that happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma when the white community declared war on the affluent Black community in 1921, eventually dropping a bomb on Greenwood, Archer and Pine, the Black economic area, destroying all commercialism on this oil rich community of Blacks, Native Americans and Jews.  The first aeriel strike in America was directed against a Black Community.


    As an actor, Michael Green has received critical praise for his ongoing performance as Dr. King in Jeff Stetson’s  “The Meeting,” as Sam in “Blues for an Alabama Sky,” Reverend Ambrose in “A Lesson Before Dying,” “The Blacks,” Michael in “Blues Train” and Moses in “Camp Logan.” He Co-wrote Whistle in Mississippi: The Lynching of Emmett Till with Daniel Carlton and Peace Speaks: The words and Wisdom of King & Ghandi with Christine Melton.


    See http://www.kybproductions.net/shadesoftruth/?ID=2                                                                                             and 


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  • 00:42

    Topically Yours - Senate candidate Robert Jackson

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    Host Deardra Shuler interviews candidate Robert Jackson who is running for a Senate seat in the 31st district in Manhattan.


    Robert Jackson served as a Community School Board President, City Council leader and Education Committee Chair.  He has built a record of hard work and integrity and knows how to get things done.  He has a record to prove it.  Jackson is presently running for State Senate to help provide good schools for children to make certain every child has the same chance to succeed as he had.  Jackson continues to fight for workers rights, human rights and to pass the Women's Equality Act, the NY DREAM Act and for an increase in minimum wage. As a marathon runner, Mr. Jackson recently ran a 12.8 mile run for peace.


    As a Community School Board President, Robert Jackson filed a lawsuit against the state to fix an inequitable New York State school funding distribution formula that was cheating NYC schools and undermining our children’s future. He walked 150 miles to Albany to highlight the cause and won a court judgment that awarded $16 billion for NYC schools.  In 2001, Robert Jackson was elected to the City Council. He was reelected 3 times.  He was chosen to Chair the Education Committee and Co-Chair the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus. On the City Council, he effected more than 4,000 new openings for pre-k, fought to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs and helped start the Drop Out Prevention Initiative. He worked to increase jobs by sponsoring legislation to protect small businesses, create a community manpower training program,  fought to budget senior centers, libraries and keep fire stations open.


    Born and raised in Manhattan, Robert and his family have lived in Washington Heights since 1975. He attended New York City public schools and graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz. He is  married and a dedicated father of three daughters.

  • 00:35

    Topically Yours - Judy Torres

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    Deardra Shuler interviews Judy Torres, aka the Queen of Freesytle, regarding her upcoming Freestyle Forever  Show at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, NY, on Saturday, March 7th at 8:00 pm.  The concert features TKA/K7, George Lamond, Cover Girls, Noel, Lisette Melendez, Sugar Hill Gang, Rob Base, Soave, Coro and Nocerra.


    Torres's hits are No Reason to Cry, Come Into My Arms, I Love You for All Seasons. Faithfully, and Stay.  Faithfully peaked at #1.