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  • 01:55

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes ConFunkShun, Debuts new Album ' More Than Love '

    in Music

    New Single  “I Miss You” Debuts at #30 on the Billboard UAC Chart!  


    Once upon a time there were many great self-contained R&B and funk groups, innovative, immensely popular artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, War, The Meters, The Commodores, Kool & The Gang, Lakeside, Slave and many others who created a body of work in the 70s and 80s that still thrills audiences today.   ConFunkShun was one of the successful bands in this wave, scoring 25 chart hits between 1976 and their break-up in 1987, including such smash hits as “Ffun,” “Chase Me,” “Electric Lady,” “Baby I’m Hooked” and others—many of which have been liberally sampled by the hip-hop generation. When the band re-united with lead vocalists/songwriters Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate, after more than two decades apart, they were welcomed back by their fans as they toured nationally to adoring crowds. Not content to ride on their past hits, they began writing and recording new material which they found got great response in concert. Their highly anticipated new CD and Shanachie debut MORE THAN LOVE (April 28, 2015) is the band’s first new studio album in more than two decades. Their new music finds ConFunkShun as irresistible as ever. Comprised of some of the most soulful, seasoned and respected musicians on the scene, ConFunkShun is: Michael Cooper (Lead vocals, guitar, keys), Felton Pilate (Lead vocals, trombone, keys), EQ/Eric Young (bass), Karl Fuller (trumpet, flugelhorn), KC/Kurt Clayton (keys, vocals), Ron Moton  (sax, vocals) and Brian Collier (drums).  

  • 01:39

    "Up Close & Personal" with Vocalists Anita King, Geneva Renee & Mycah Chevalier

    in Entertainment

    Three Beautiful and Super Talented Sultry Vocalists..3 Inspiring & Unique Stories...


    International Jazz vocalist Anita King
    National recording artist & Grammy considered inspirational pop/soul vocalist Geneva Renee
    Actress, Dancer, National recording & Grammy considered R&B/Jazz vocalist Mycah Chevalier
    ...with a band of national recording artsts / musicians...
    Bass guitarist and Musical Director, Kevin Walker (who has worked with artists such as Patti Labelle, Prince and Najee to name a few)
    Songwriter. Storyteller, and lead guitarist Kevin Jackson from Baltimore MD
    Saxophonist Dee Lucas from Atlanta, GA
    Songwriter and smooth jazz keyboardist Kevin Howard, and his drummer Greg Morris, Jr., both from Pittsburgh

  • 00:56

    Turn It Up! w/ Lenny Harris and Jazz Band N.W.O (New World Order)

    in Radio

    N.W.O. ( New World Order)


    Is composed of a group of professional seasoned Live  and Session Musicians  and 


    Vocalists.


    Their resumes  includes  work behind acts like Smooth Jazz Artists , Peter 


    White,Ronnie Laws,Wilton Felder of the Crusaders, Walter Beasley , R&B Acts, 


    such as Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes,  Patti LaBelle, Chante Moore,Jerry Butler, Ben 


    E King,The Intruders, Lloyd Price, The Softones, Peaches & Herb, EU and the 


    GodFather of GoGo Mr.Chuck Brown to name a few.  The band uses all of this 


    musical expertise to bring the audience a musical experience to remember. It's 


    core members are Milton Smith ( drums and vocals) Tony Cothran ( guitar), Shawn 


    Allen ( vocals ), David Dyson ( bass) Ariel  Francis ( keys and vocals) Kevin Prince ( 


    percussion  and vocals) and  Lenny Harris ( sax and vocals).

  • 03:00

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Sun Soul Orchestra!

    in Music

    Lawd, are you gonna hear some soulfully groovy music on 6/25!  There is not a finer way to wind down June than with the leadership vision of Stephen "Stevo" Theard and Ginger Murphy :)


    Yours truly first met Stevo when he was drumming for Peter White's Christmas Tour.  But his reputation certainly preceded that date.  This genuinely revered artist has roots in New Orleans and the flavor of the city shows in a most satisfying way.  When little Stevo was growing up in The Big Easy, he absorbed the sounds of the streets in ways that only special children can. Daddy loved Broadway, too, so that was thrown into the "Gumbo" of his musical heritage.  Matter-of-fact, you can Google Gumbo Child and find Stevo Theard!


    He decided to become a musician at 13 - and spent years in earnest study, performance and experimentation.  Years later, internationally known stars can tell you that his work paid off.  Stevo has played with household names, instrumentally and vocally.  He has appeared on TV and on stages across the globe.  Written original music for films.  But one of the best opportunities that has come his way: meeting Ginger Murphy.


    Ginger is one of those completely unique Beings that beguile men and enchant women.  A powerfully talented cellist and natural redhead (!!!!!!) whose art has captivated everyone from Snoop Dog to Josh Groban!  Ginger is classically trained, a native of Chicago, and has played with symphonic orchestras as well as recorded for both TV and Film.  She has been involved in over 100 albums - alongside MAJOR stars.  Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz.


    How these two gravitated toward each other - well, let's just be grateful!  Together, they created Sun Soul Orchestra in order to share the richness of their musical diversity.  And like minds :)  Join us for utterly fabulous music and conversation!

  • 00:55

    LLF Showcases Luvsperation with Keeyen Martin -Dial In 347-826-9558

    in Radio

    Keeyen Martin (@KeeyenMartin) Singer/Songwriter Extraordinaire Will Share his "luvsperation" with the audience of Love, Life & Fabulousness


    http://keeyenmartin.com/biography/


    In a generation increasingly defined by cookie-cutter vocalists, mass-produced singles, and formulaic lyrics, the music industry may yet have hopes of promoting real talent and rekindling the “soul” –as well as the “real singing”—of music in the form of Keeyen Martin.


    An adept singer, songwriter, and pianist, Keeyen is the definition of a blossoming musician whose dedication to his craft is sure to pay off—very soon. His rare capacity for creating meaningful music, along with his flare for modernizing and mixing soul, pop, and gospel influences allows him to shine bright in the sea of dronish, ready-made starlets that comprise today’s industry. Keeyen’ s own mantra concerning music—“Just do you!”—reveals his refusal to be anything less than original, and at this point in his life, his musical mission to uplift, encourage, and inspire his generation is bound to shake the foundations of popular music in the coming years.


    Keeyen has experienced singing background for several Industry Artist, Michelle Williams of Destinys Child, Rueben Studdard, Peabo Bryson,  Rudy Currence, Donnie McClurkin and more. He consistently works with numerous aspiring musicians and vocalists within the Atlanta, GA area extending voice lessons, production coaching, music education, and publishing courses.  His song catalog boasts over 150 plus songs, having worked with many notable Artist. Recently Keeyen has performed in various venues from TBN networks, Vh1 Save The Music, BET and ASCAP.  He has shared the stage with artist Roman GianArthur, Isaac Caree, Jennifer Holliday, Marian Mereba, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Winans and more.


     

  • 01:04

    Grace Justified featuring Tasha Williams debut hit single Just 4 Me.

    in Christianity

    Greetings to all God's people. Thank you for your love and support of the ministry. My guest tonight is a group that is on fire Grace Justified the energy they have on stage is so hot I’m surprised they don’t set the stage on fire. The music they create is inspiration at it’s best. Grace Justified’s passion is to deliver the music that sets the listener free from the fire. To follow Jesus, and always put God first. Give God the glory in all that you do, and watch your world immediately start changing for the best. God is always listening, and it’s up to you to ask for his help. Grace in Christianity is the “free” and unmerited favor of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowing of blessings. In 2013, Laura Thomas founded GRACE, an organization comprised of noted musicians and singers who serve within their respective churches, community, and together serve the church at large to uplift the building of the kingdom. With a desire to minister and draw people from all races, genders, and cultures together through praise and worship, Grace began blending sounds and songs to create melody that would break down barriers and defies categorization. For the bible tells us; “This was the whole purpose of Jesus coming to earth. God purchased our salvation with his own blood”, Acts 20:28. The price paid at Calvary is the ONLY price able to purchase our salvation. There are not enough good deeds available for any one of us to do, and to ever deserve God’s grace. Christ did the work to make salvation available to us. Working together with the vocalists and musicians of Grace, Laura used her own religious background as a reference point to create their music. Grace has been working in the ministry over 5 years. On May 31st, 2014, “Free” the title of their debut Single will be officially launched in Conway, Arkansas. Come ehck them out here on Niacom. God bless you all 

  • 00:36

    The Future of R & B, NEW Boy Band Sensation, 4EY

    in Entertainment

    TODAY ON LIVING LARGE RADIO:


    What does the future hold for music? The question is answered by some of the tightest harmonies heard since the days of New Edition-and with as much potential appeal, according to their growing fan base. Out of the label 4Ever Young Music Group (4EYMG) comes this generation's fix of harmonic all male groups- '4EY The Future', comprised of three powerhouses-Mechie So Crazy, Kenny Iko, and Tre Anthony-bringing us a group whose sound is made even more potent by their individual talents.

    The hot trio is comparable to the syncopated rhythms of past hit makers like N'Sync and Boys to Men; with added flavorings not unlike Mindless Behavior and One Direction. Even with such comparisons, the young men have risen rapidly into their own style, with the help of their label's stellar production team. While still bringing the energized Pop sound indicative of mainstream radio hits today, '4EY The Future' comes with the soulful R&B underpinnings of old school seasoned vocalists. For more on 4EY, please visit: www.4EyTheFuture.com

  • 01:21

    Diabetes Late Nite inspired by Mark Ronson

    in Health

    June’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast is inspired by Mark Ronson, an English musician, DJ, singer, and record producer. 


    Tonight we're talking about different strategies to help you get out of a 'food, fitness and diabetes' funk. 


    Mark's latest album, “Uptown Special” is considered to be his most inventive and vibrant work to date. The album is inspired by his musical beginnings as a teenager growing up in New York City in the early 1990’s and features the hit song, “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars.


    First Lady Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres performed a dance routine to the song with help from the So You Think You Can Dance all-star team on Ellen’s TV Show to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” campaign. "We’re asking folks all across the country to #GimmeFive ways their leading a healthy life," Obama said.


    The album was written and produced with GRAMMY® -winning producer Jeff Bhasker. The majority of the album's lyrics were written by Pulitzer-winning American novelist Michael Chabon. Mark Ronson's favorite living author, Chabon became a part of the songwriting process early on and was fully immersed in the album's narrative creation, often working with Ronson and the vocalists in the recording studio.


    Tonight's guests include the Charlie's Angels of Outreach, Chef Robert Lewis, Mama Rose Marie, Dr. Lori L. Shemek PhD and Author Trisha Porretti, RN, BSN, CDE. Throughout the broadcast Mr. Divabetic will be playing selected tracks from Mark Ronson's "Uptown Special" album courtesy of SONY MUSIC.  

  • 01:05

    Inspirational Artists Jessica Reedy, Jill Miller & TBII Talk Struggles and Hope

    in Music

    Best selling and acclaimed vocalist Jessica Reedy will talk one-on-one to Shana about personal struggles and hope on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST. The dynamic segment will also feature exclusive heartfelt conversations with inspirational musicians Jill Miller and TBII.  You do not want to miss this special edition of the show. We encourage all music fans to join us. Do tell a friend! 


     


    *Please support our national partners and sponsors by visiting www.letstalkamericawithshanathornton.com.

  • 01:49

    Tribute to Luther Vandross: 1990's

    in Health

    Divabetic remembers the 10 year anniversary of losing a legend, the late Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) with this special podcast, Tribute to Luther Vandross, celebrating his career during the 1990’s. Luther Vandross was a musical master whose style has influenced an entire generation of today’s vocalists. His distinctive brand of satin smooth vocal magic moved international audiences and continues to touch people to this day.


    The happy healthcare host, Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, who worked with Vandross for more than 14 years, hosts this tribute podcast featuring Luther’s former vocalists Paulette McWilliams, Pat Lacy, Tawatha Agee, Cindy Mizelle and Kevin Owens, band member Bryon Miller, Vandross family member, Seveda Williams, friends Darren Margo and David Jones, the Luther Vandross historian, Leon Petrossian and Luther super fan, Jane Goodman from Great Britain.


    Throughout the podcast we will be playing selected Luther Vandross songs that he recorded during the 1990’s courtesy of SONY Music.


    Divabetic, the organization inspired by Luther’s diabetes journey revisits the singer’s career in the decade of hair scrunchies, boy bands, grunge and rave parties. This Luther tribute remembers the moments, the music and the man and the motivation to ensure that no one has to struggle with diabetes alone or in silence. Keep ‘your house a home’ and learn how to prevent a diabetes health-related complication from occurring. Visit: www.divabetic.org

  • 00:30

    Organic Nation Listening Club

    in Music

    Join Host David Ornette Cherry Saturday May 30, 2015 7AM pacific time, 10AM eastern time, as he will interview and share the music of Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi.  Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi is from New York, an Iranian-American musician, leader of the music collective SoSaLa, music activist (leading the campaign Enough Is Enough NY), editor of the music on-line magazine DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY, founder of the musicians foundation "MUSICIANS FOR MUSICIANS," guest lecturer; and KENDO martial arts master (Japanese sword fencing).Your host David Ornette Cherry is a world renown Composer/Musician whose Music captures the souls of our ancestors and infuses contemporary culture. David will engage listeners by exploring composition. Vocalists, Instrumentalists, and Musicians at heart can follow along and interact with David as he dishes out theory!


    Sohrab & SoSaLa website: www.sohrab.info


    "YOU HAVE TO DIG IT TO DIG IT"!!!!