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  • 01:27

    Thinking Aloud with Ayo in Conversation with Eric Obuh aka Vocal Slender

    in Lifestyle

    Last year I interviewed Eric Obuh aka Vocal Slender the young man who became quite popular after he featured in the 2010 BBC documentary Welcome to Lagos...


    He was a scavenger who had a dream of becoming an Afrobeats star.
    I found his story fascinating! Especially after finding out how well read he was.... from books he had found while scavenging the Lagos dumps.


    He has given back to his community by setting up a foundation “GHETTO LOVE EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION” which focuses on putting together a skill acquisition programme to empower the people of Ajegunle (Lagos' most resourceful slum) community.


    He also won $25k from the Google Africa Connected programme which showcases everyday success stories being made with the help of Google. 


    He has come a long way since being on the dumps....His story is truly inspiring.


     

  • 00:18

    Ellacey Selah - Vocalist, Vocal Coach, Musical Theatre

    in Radio

    Ellacey Selah was born to Willie and Patty Hunter October 15, 1970.  She attended Parks Refuge C.O.G.I.C.  with her mother and father.  When she was old enough, she joined the “Sunshine Band” which led to her development and love of the arts.  Her father was also a great singer and constantly sang around the house, dropping seeds into the aspiring vocalist and thespian.  After her parents split up, her mother married Johnny Blane and he moved them to Dallas, TX where she began to spread her wings and grow in the music field.  Inspired by her mother, Ellacey took an interest in playing the piano.  Her mother showed her the basics and she took it from there, learning everything by ear.  She also showed an interest in playing the drums by watching her sister, Sheila Hunter; play in the middle school band.  Music was always around her and in her mind.  She developed great creativity skills by playing, singing and acting at local churches in the DFW Metroplex.   Even though most of the things she learned came from her gospel roots, Ellacey took the time to take courses that helped to further her creativity.  Since only being known locally to sing gospel, Ellacey chose to move out of the box to see what more her talent could offer.  Her skills currently include vocal coaching, singing Jazz, gospel, musical theatre, R&B blues and rap.  


     

  • 03:28

    Vocal INK ~ ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    in Poetry

    it has been one year to the date that mikki launched Vocal INK ~ And what a year it has been..Come join us for a little impromptu celebration ;)

  • 01:01

    Athena Murphy: Vocal Coach & Motivator

    in Entertainment

    Does your singing got you sounding like a cat in heat?   Have you always wanted to sing in church and sing out lout?

    Tonight, vocal coach and motivator, Athena Murphy joins the show to share stories about her experiences in training people to sing.  From pitch, timing, key, tone and rhythm, Athena will help encourage you to become the singer you've always wanted to be!

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask questinos or join in the fun!

    Check Athena's Website here!
     


    Check Athena's Facebook Fanpage here!

  • Sarantos Melogia - Composer, Musician and lyricist On Living Your Dreams

    in Entrepreneur

    Sarantos has been writing lyrics since 4th grade and is passionate about the words he puts to music. Music was always in his blood. Music was always a passion and much more than a hobby. Sarantos has written over 2,000 songs!


    Having undergone several personal challenges with Sarantos' father passing away four years ago after a long hard-fought battle with lung cancer, dealing with personal health issues like asthma and allergies which affected his singing style, going thru life's ups & downs, the timing was finally right to start pursuing his lifelong dream. And so it began.


    Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as "an emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!"


    Sarantos was nominated in 2014 for the International Music & Entertainments Awards and also for the Hollywood Songwriting Awards for Best Unsigned Song (Are You Sure You Can Last).


    Website: http://www.melogia.com


    Sarantos Facebook artist page: https://www.facebook.com/Sarantosmelogia


    Sarantos Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/sarantosmelogia


    Sarantos Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SarantosMelogia


    Sarantos iTunes: http://bit.ly/SarantosAppleStore

  • 01:01

    Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong on Opera life

    in Art

    What does it take to WOW the refined world of high Opera? Join us as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talks about Opera, song, and life.


    Born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, opera singer Elizabeth DeShong has been lauded in North America and Europe for her "well-cultivated" and "big, bright and pleasing" voice; EDGE San Francisco said, "“...DeShong sings like a vocal giant. Her lowest notes have body and depth; her midrange is rich and compelling; and her highs are dispensed with a freedom that many a mezzo daily prays for. ”


    She has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Radio Symphonie Orchestre Wien, among others, and at the Glyndebourne Festival in England.


    DeShong received a master's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she was accepted into the young artist program at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.


    The recipient of numerous awards, Ms. DeShong received the Washington National Opera’s “Artist of the Year Award” in 2010 for her debut performance as the Composer in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Her portrayal of Maffio Orsini in the San Francisco Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia was widely released on DVD.


    Further performances of note include Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with San Franciso Opera and English National Opera, Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Canadian Opera Company, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and her sensational Rosina in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE with the Los Angeles Opera.

  • 02:58

    Open Your Eyes to Survive the Lies as Our Nation Dies

    in News

    Woe unto the nation who forgets God. Such is the current state of our nation, for many have chosen to cast God aside, electing instead the wicked to rule over them and the righteous alike. We are in a period like no other in this country, facing the seemingly insurmountable as lawlessness thrives and wickedness abounds. Such lawlessness exists in nearly all areas of our lives, bringing us today to the precipice of the abyss where God has been systematically expelled from our lives by the mandate of the elected.


    When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2


    There are many among us choose to look away from the wickedness that has permeated and is rising incrementally in nearly all aspects of our lives. They deny the sanctity of human life, where the sanctity of human life has been denigrated into “protoplasm for profit” as documented by the indefensible admissions by the purveyors of evil. We currently exist in a world where there is exponentially more outrage and vocal opposition to the killing of a single lion than the sanctioned murder of sixty million unborn and defenseless babies. History has shown us the fate of nations where the wicked rule and the righteous choose acquiescence to evil by their silence.


    While many preachers and modern prophets succumb to the wicked wiles of the earthly rulers and no longer proclaim the Word of the Living God, salvation is provided by partaking in the water of eternal life. It is this water – the fresh water – that washes the unclean vessels and gives us new life under the one true God.


    Please join us tonight to partake in the fresh water of salvation, as Steve Quayle takes us through the denial and despair that is packed into today’s news, to the much needed truth and cleansing that will guide us through the turbulent times ahead.

  • 01:29

    Interview with Bradley J. Smith

    in Spirituality

    Bradley J. Smith is a Solo Musician, Recording Artist, and Live Performer for the new age. In the midst of  his live performances, he plays acoustic/electric guitar colored with sounds created naturally and enhanced with digital effects.  Vocal stylings, crystal singing bowls and native whistling flutes also add to the experience.   In the recording studio where he spends much of his time, Bradley plays and orchestrates many more instruments that the music itself calls for such as; guitar,bass, drums,percussion,native flutes,crystal bowls,vocals, and sometimes keyboards.  These can be heard on his first CD, Root Chakra and on his upcoming CD, Sacral Chakra.


    Theme: Music for the chakras, a healing musical journey through the chakras.


    Bradley is creating a musical and spiritual journey of healing by healing himself body,mind and soul,

  • 00:58

    Roxy Roca ... Austin TX Soul & Funk Band

    in Music

    Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes the amazing Austin TX Soul & Funk Band Roxy Roca to the show! 


    www.roxyroca.com


    "Fans of ’60s legends like James Brown and Al Green will have plenty to savor on Roxy Roca’s latest, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy — a record full of powerhouse soul with a smooth, Southern finish. The lyrics are simple, but it’s the horn section and vocalist Taye Cannon’s impressive vocal chops that steal the show here, with hoarse shrieks, whoops, and hollers to beat the band.
     Roxy Roca’s tunes are dynamic, infectious, and, above all, fun, sure to inspire even the most reluctant to step out on the dance floor." ~ Texas Music Magazine


    For Media inquiries:
    Kelly MacGaunn
    kelleemack pr
    www.kelleemackpr.com

  • 00:31

    How to "Lean-In" to Your Fach and Love it !

    in Music

    Most people are unaware that classical singers face many of the same roadeblocks that actors face when it comes to typecasting and stereotypes. Today we take an interesting look at "Fach-isms", vocal stereotypes and you can learn to love it, accept it, work with it, but most importantly "lean in" to it. 


    My guest for today is international operatic sensation, Phillip K. Bullock. Phillip is a native of Washington D. C., has been featured in recitals, concerts, and operas both nationally and internationally. Recently, Mr. Bullock performed the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Bullock has also been seen in performances of Porgy and Bess in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Royal Danish Opera. Other notable operatic performances include Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in the Magic Flute, John Brook in Mark Adamo's Little Women, the Marquis D'Obgny in La Traviata, and Jake Wallace in last season's production of La Fanciulla del West with Kentucky Opera. In summer of 2015, in addition to making his debut with Maryland Lyric Opera, Mr. Bullock was the baritone soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the National Music Festival Orchestra. This upcoming season, as a Young Artist with Kentucky Opera, he can be seen in performances of Verdi’s Macbeth, and various concerts and recitals.


    Would you like to learn more about Phillip? Visit his website!  Visit http://www.phillipbullock.com/


     

  • 00:17

    1951 Eddy Howard, JO Stafford, Nelson Eddy, Paul Weston

    in Music

    “Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn


    Eddy Howard, JO Stafford, Nelson Eddy, Paul Weston


    Eddy Howard & His Orchestra  Sin


    My Wife and I


    JO Stafford & Nelson Eddy, WITH THESE HANDS


    TILL WE MEET AGAIN


    Link to podcast to listen and enjoy this music:


    For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or oscssw@juno.com


    All on Shellac 10” 78 rpm and released in the US


    Eddy Howard & His Orchestra


    Profile: Eddy Howard (1914-1963) was a vocalist and bandleader who was popular during the 1940s and 1950s. 


    Eddy Howard & His Orchestra ‎– Sin  My Wife and I


    Mercury ‎– 5711


    Released: 1951


    A: Sin


    Composers B.Smith, Adams


    Vocal by Eddy Howard


    B: My Wife and I


    Composers Shull, Hoven


    Vocal by Eddy Howard trio & chorus


    JO Stafford Nelson Eddy


    WITH THESE HANDS with Nelson Eddy Matrix No. RHCO 4435 *Both Recorded 23.2.51 First issued 1951 * Columbia 1-G


    TILL WE MEET AGAIN with Nelson Eddy Matrix No. RHCO 4436


    http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/westonstafford/JoDiscography.pdf


    Paul Weston (1912 –1996) American pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, who worked in music and television from the 1930s to the 1970s. His compositions songs such as "I Should Care", "Day by Day" and "Shrimp Boats". 


    Weston became Music Director at Capitol, where he worked with Jo Stafford, and developed the Mood Music genre. Stafford moved with him to Columbia Records in 1950, they were married in 1952.


    Nelson Ackerman Eddy (1901 –1967) American singer and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s