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  • 00:58

    Carolina Clay - The Story of Dave with Leonard Todd

    in History

    Leonard Todd is the author of CAROLINA CLAY, the story of the slave potter known as Dave. Newsweek calls it “a fascinating account.” Publishers Weekly describes it as “a sweeping tale of the South itself.” It was a finalist for The National Award for Arts Writing, and it won the South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. It is published by W. W. Norton.


    Born in South Carolina, Leonard was educated at Yale University. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to France. He lived for many years in New York City, where he began his writing career with travel articles, short stories, and novels for young adults. Two of his novels, set in areas of the South that he knew well as a boy, were optioned for film productions.


    Author Leonard Todd will be talking with us about the great ceramic artisan known as “Dave,” who lived in South Carolina during the 19th century. He was a potter, a poet, and a slave.


    For many years, very few details were known about this enigmatic man. Leonard, however, discovered a startling personal link to him and set out to uncover his story. The prize-winning book, CAROLINA CLAY, is the result.


    Leonard now lives with his wife, a poet, in Edgefield, South Carolina, where he recently wrote the book, lyrics, and music for his first theatrical musical, SUNNY DAY, which had its premiere at the Edgefield County Theatre Company.


    Leonard has told Dave’s story to audiences at the Smithsonian, at Oxford, on National Public Radio, and today he will be telling it to us.


     

  • 00:31

    MISERY LOVES COMPANY: LAUGH JOKE SING

    in Comedy

    NYC based Comedian Nancy Lombardo, host a cornucopia of terrific guests.  Nancy Lombardo has performed her unique comedy from coast to coast.  TV credits include The Colin Quinn Show NBC, Saturday Night Live “All my Children” PBS, network and cable television Comedy Tonight, Nickelodeon and the Comedy Channel. She can be seen weekly on The Nancy Lombardo Show channel 56/83/34 NYC and live worldwide on WWW.MNN.ORG. She has written for Penthouse and Cracked magazine and created Ms. Quotable, a comic strip for Lady's Circle Magazine. Nancy was a winner of the Toyota Comedy Festivals "Laughter in Motion” and a Cable Arts Insight Comedy Award." Spot-lighted more than once in *Backstage, as both comedian/writer, she currently indulges her taste for the irreverent in her Stand Up Comedy and show, "Jazz Housewife." Nancy is creator of MOMEDY™, part of the International Mamapalooza Festival. She roasted Vincent Pastore of Soprano fame and is a member of The Friars Club.  Her comedy and music is  available at  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NancyLombardo


     Go See...Misery


    Broadhurst Theatre www.miserybroadway.com


    Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf knock it out of the park, in this awesome edge of your seat show!

  • 02:55

    Lost In Transmission - Episode #009 - w/Guests Colin E. Davis & Melissa Mari

    in Paranormal

    Show starts at 9:05pm EST!


    Colin E. Davis considers himself to be an artist above all else. His broad skill set has earned him many titles, from professional touring musician and audio engineer, to legal theorist and life coach, to spiritual alchemist and philosopher. His research into the September 11th events beginning in 2004 brought him into contact with the darker elements of western culture, thus beginning his journey into spiritual shadow work. Together with his partner Melissa Mari, he is the author of Shadow Tech, a modern alchemical work that aims to demystify human darkness through a systems level approach, and explores spiritual practices for balancing the human psyche.


    Melissa Mari is a life-long performance artist and singer with a background is theatre, folk, jazz and heavy rock styles. She healed herself of cervical cancer in the mid-nineties, when her investigations into the realms of the shadow began. Now, she teaches effective methods for transmuting destructive shadow energies. Together with Colin Davis, she is the coauthor of Shadow Tech, and the co-director of the musical multi-media project The 01 Experience. She is a Life Artist and a dedicated spiritual alchemist. Together, Colin and Melissa operate the websites livinginthemovie.com and shadowtechbook.com

  • 01:09

    Clio Express: A Conversation with James & Jean Jones

    in Lifestyle

     


    In 1953, seven years before the formal launch of the sit-in movement, students from Morgan State College were lining up daily at the lunch counter of Read’s drugstore. There, some manager or anxious waitress would recite the Maryland trespassing statute and ask them to leave.   That was the beginning of the "modern student civil disobedience through sit-ins.  However, in 1947, several hundred Morgan State students demonstrated in Annapolis for equitable funding from the state. In 1948, Morgan students began to picket performances at Baltimore’s Ford’s Theatre, where black patrons were compelled to use a rear staircase and sit in the second balcony.     Ford’s Theatre was desegregated in 1952 after years of relentless picketing. Additionally, thirty-seven Read’s drugstores opened their lunch counters to blacks in 1955. Four years later, the protesters forced the desegregation of the chain of Arundel ice cream shops. And, the die was caste for the Civil Rights contributions of Morgan State students which brought James and Jean Jones together in their personal involvement in the movement.    James and Jean were childhood neighbors who metriculated through the educational systems together and eventually built a family and life together.  A great look at what happens in the trenches and the lives of civil rights warriors.


     


     

  • 01:30

    La Literati Welcomes Photographer and Actress Jane Rothman

    in Books

    Our guest today is a Philly girl, with Boston roots. Both her parents were teachers, who instilled in her at an early age, the love of travel, the arts, and learning. She majored in Education & Drama at Drexel University. After graduation she worked as an Associate Producer and Talent Coordinator at KYW-TV and freelanced at NBC News. She, also, continued her acting studies at the Walnut Street Theater and has appeared in numerous movies and commericals filmed locally in Philadelphia and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Jane currently co-hosts a Blog Talk Radio show with her best friend, Tosha called The Chit Chat Chicks Live… 3 years and still going strong.


    She is an avid, self taught, photographer who finds beauty in everything. Her photographs are featured in her newest WordPress Blog “Perceptions” Photography by Jane. Her second blog, Symptoms of a Brain Cloud, is, what she calls her “venting” blog, where she writes about her life experiences. Jane has traveled throughout the US, regularly visiting her favorite cities, New York and LA. Her travels have, also, taken her to Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. She is an advocate for adoption, animal rescue and finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.


     

  • 01:00

    Broadway Actress Mary Michael on Evolving Your Dreams as You Grow

    in Art

    How do we allow our dreams to evolve as we grow, so that our dreams stay fresh? Join us as Broadway Actress and Yoga Teacher Mary Michael talks about acting, yoga, creativity, and well-being.


    Mary Michael is a New York based actress, singer, dancer, and Yoga teacher.  She grew up in Texas, and graduated summa cum laude with her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan.  Since then she has performed on Broadway in ANYTHING GOES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Christine Daae).  Mary Michael has performed across the country at theaters including the Denver Center, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Asolo Repertory, the St. Louis MUNY, Music Theatre Wichita, Casa Manana Theatre, and Carnegie Hall.  She has been a featured soloist with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and the American Pops Orchestra.  Mary Michael holds certifications in Restorative and Yin Yoga, and is studying the effects of the subtle body on our creativity and over all well being.  She lives in Queens with her fiancee Cary, and dog Massimo.

  • 00:30

    SRWM ~ Be the Change and Don't Give up!

    in Weight Loss

    WELCOME to the Show!! Let's Live a Better Life Together! 


    Join Latrice Pace in the Journey of Living a Healthier and Better Life! "Be the Change and Don't Give Up"! Read all about it in Check out the feature in the Huffington Post! 


     Visit her Website for more Details: Be The Change ~ Latrice Pace  or Check out her FACEBOOK LIKE Page Latrice A. Pace


    Longtime member of Gospel group, The Pace Sisters. Featured in Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark (Nurse Nancy) and Robert Townsend's Musical Theatre of Hope (Sparrow Sisters Reunion). I’ve been in the music industry for 20 years and in the arts (Urban Theater) for about 15 years.  I learned early on that I was my own walking/traveling business. So with my experience along with the influence of my mentor Donald Lawrence, I’m learning that it’s not just about having a professional image before people, but it’s important that every aspect of you, your life, your business – be legitimate and professional.  I also have future aspirations to mount my own theatrical production, but during this chapter of my life, L. Pace Entertainment, LLC is about being smart in this business of music.  I don’t want to do what I do out of necessity, but simply because I love to do it.

  • 00:17

    John Triffo/ Nature Nova

    in Entrepreneur

     


    John Triffo is a commercial and free-lance photographer, nature guide and interpreter, public speaker and guest lecturer. He also serves as a consultant/specialist in photography, art, sound design, audiovisual, studio and theatre. 


    John's art includes


    Photography - specializing in weddings, portraits, wildlife, socioecology ( portfolio includes: fauna, flora, habitat, human/natural history.


    John also offers personalized, step-by-step coaching in contemporary digital photography, including 4 fantastic 2-hour sessions.


    To learn more about John and his work visit his website at Nature Nova

  • 00:33

    The Road to Enlightenment, with Kellie Fitzgerald and Tzeitel Abrego

    in Music

    This show starts a new genre for me, promoting very talented performers, something very near and dear to my heart.  My guest today is Tzeitel Abrego, Tzeitel is a Toronto based singer, actress and songwriter, represented by Talent House Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance - Music Theatre from NYU Steinhardt, in the vocal studio of Michael Ricciardone. In 2012, she performed at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts as Marie in The Most Happy Fella. Tzeitel performed much of the music that was cut from the original Broadway show which was reinstated in this production, including Marie's solos "Eyes Like a Stranger" and "Nobody's Ever Gonna Love You". Other credits include City of Angels (Angel City Four Alto) and Fiorello! (Cutie/Striker). Regional credits include 80s Solid Gold 2 (Paula Abdul/Whitney Houston/Irene Cara/Salt-N-Pepa), The Wedding Singer, Once Upon a Mattress (Lady Larken),Godspell (Herb), Bye Bye Bytown (Rhonny), and Anne and Gilbert (Prillie/Trio).


    Listen in as we play one of her original songs and talk about what she's doing today.


    As always, thanks for listening.


     

  • 00:31

    MANIC MONDAYS: WHATS THE BUZZ NYC

    in Comedy

    NYC based Comedian Nancy Lombardo, host a cornucopia of terrific guests.  Nancy Lombardo has performed her unique comedy from coast to coast.  TV credits include The Colin Quinn Show NBC, Saturday Night Live “All my Children” PBS, network and cable television Comedy Tonight, Nickelodeon and the Comedy Channel. She can be seen weekly on The Nancy Lombardo Show channel 56/83/34 NYC and live worldwide on WWW.MNN.ORG. She has written for Penthouse and Cracked magazine and created Ms. Quotable, a comic strip for Lady's Circle Magazine. Nancy was a winner of the Toyota Comedy Festivals "Laughter in Motion” and a Cable Arts Insight Comedy Award." Spot-lighted more than once in *Backstage, as both comedian/writer, she currently indulges her taste for the irreverent in her Stand Up Comedy and show, "Jazz Housewife." Nancy is creator of MOMEDY™, part of the International Mamapalooza Festival. She roasted Vincent Pastore of Soprano fame and is a member of The Friars Club.  Her comedy and music is  available at  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NancyLombardo


     Go See...Misery


    Broadhurst Theatre www.miserybroadway.com


    Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf knock it out of the park, in this awesome edge of your seat show!


     

  • 00:08

    Angel Parker Star of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

    in Entertainment

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Angel Parker  From  "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story".


     


    The show is the first installment of the new limited series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy, and features an all-star cast (Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance) to portray the key figures in the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial. To fulfill this role, Angel has been given the opportunity to meet with Chapman and discuss the event first hand and gain insider knowledge for this leading role.


     


    Angel is best known for her role as the vivacious and bubbly ‘Tasha Davenport’ on Disney XD’s live-action comedy series “Lab Rats,” created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore [“That 70’s Show”].. Also, Angel serves on the board at the Blank Theatre Company and is also an active member of The New Hollywood, a diverse philanthropic women’s goal group, that focuses on personal empowerment and community partnerships.