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  • 01:20

    The Ndustry Introduces Instrumental Music Extraordinaire, Larry Wilson, Jr.

    in Entertainment

    THIS WEEK, THE NDUSTRY, WITH HOSTS AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER INTERVIEW THE EXTRAORDINARY MUSICAL ARTIST, LARRY WILSON, JR.


    Larry Wilson  is a native of Cleveland Ohio, raised in Jacksonville Florida. He began his love affair with music at the tender age of 3 playing the drums in church. He began his formal education in music at Landon Middle School for the Performing Arts, later Lavilla Middle School of the Arts. He attended high school at the prestigious Douglas Anderson School For the Performing Arts and went on to attend the Florida State School of Music major in Jazz Studies. Larry has sense played over seas numerous times, visiting the countries of Spain, France, Ireland, the UK, and the Bahamas. He has also worked with many notable musicians and artist, some of which include Kirk Franklin, Vashawn Mitchell, Stephen Hurd,Tasha Cobbs, Alexis Speight; and has shared stages with notable jazz musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Scotty Barnhart, and many more! He is the COO and Co-Founder of "The Cloud Music LLC" and the founder and chief producer of TruthMusicProductions (formerly StimulusMusic). Larry also serves as the Minister of Music and Fine Arts at the St. Paul Church of Jacksonville under Bishop Designate John E. Guns and is the Musical Director for Gospel artist Lawrence Flowers and Intercession as well as Travis Malloy. Larry is married to wife (Christine Wilson) and has a daughter (Chrissa).


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  • 01:01

    The Ndustry Talks With Actress, Lourdes Colon!

    in Entertainment

    This week on The Ndustry... Hosts Akia Uwanda and Nicole Lester talk with a remarkable woman and notable actress, Lourdes Colon!


    Lourdes has made a notable impression as a versatile actress. This statuesque Emmy nominated beauty starred in the CBS’ hit series Without A Trace, by playing Anna Rodriguez. She was the host on the TV show series "The Movie Time Showcase" on The Omni Broadcasting Network. She also appeared on The District, the TV series The Women of Brewster Place, and films like The Kiss, Blood Oranges, Time Served, A Fine Line, The Killer Within, Expandable, and Amor Brujo. She was a remarkable working actress until she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which led her through her battle with cancer. Being holistic herself, she wanted to try a unconventional method of fighting cancer that didn’t require radiation or chemotherapy, so she created a her own unique option called “Option C.” She and her husband documented her whole emotional process and called it Create Option c: My Journey Through Cancer. Through donations, she was able to afford an holistic center that helps cancer patients battle this horrendous disease through natural medicine, however her journey was far from easy.


    Lourdes felt that the current system for treating cancer was flawed and too harsh on the human body that it does more harm than good. After watching the people she cared most about in her life disintegrate before her eyes, she became an advocate for her option, because she survived cancer by implementing her own process. With the help of Esai Morales, Lourdes is able to spread her news globally through her documentary.


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  • 01:07

    THE NDUSTRY INTRODUCES WORSHIP LEADER, GLENDA R. WILLIAMS

    in Entertainment

    THIS WEEK, HOSTS AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER CHAT WITH GOSPEL SINGER, SONGWRITER, AUTHOR AND MINISTER OF MUSIC, GLENDA R. WILLIAMS! “Glenda is a catalyst for a movement in worship that will invite the glory of God as generations, denominations, and cultures worship-TOGETHER.


    Glenda has a passion for leading worship and seeing God's people encounter his presence with passion. She got her start in Ministry at a young age and accepted the call as a Worship Leader over 13 years ago. Glenda has served as Worship Leader, Worship Coordinator, and Assistant Worship Leader in various denominations.


    Glenda is a songwriter, author, clinician and dynamic worship leader. She is available for events that are meant to empower your worship teams, edify your congregation, glorify God, and unify the body.


    "You Are" the single from the highly anticipated, upcoming project, was released July 15, 2014 and is available on ALL digital download outlets, such as ITunes, CD Baby, Google Play, and Amazon Mp3.


    Glenda currently serves as a writer on the Executive Writing Team at worshipministry.com


    On December 5th  2014, Glenda hosted her Live recording entitled Worship Until Heaven in Grand Rapids, Mi! It was a life transforming night of worship!”


    November 17th, made her first appearance on Atlanta Live in Atlanta, GA.


    Glenda was the 2015 Winner of the Bishop Benny Sloan Gospel Showcase in Charlotte, NC (Prize is appearance on Bobby Jones Presents)


    Ministered at the Mid-day Mixer in Las Vegas, Nevada during Stellar Weekend. (Hosted by Carlos Hale and Urban Soul Café


    On April 19th , Glenda made her first appearance on Bobby Jones Presents in Nashville, TN.

  • 01:11

    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS Author & Life Coach Gigi Blackshear

    in Entertainment

    Indie news innovators, Akia Uwanda and Nicole Lester of the Ndustry radio show talks with dedicated Life Coach and Author, GiGi Blackshear! 


    Gigi Blackshear is a dedicated member of Spirit of Life Worship Center, where she serves as Sunday school teacher and Steward Board member. As a Certified Christian Life Coach and founder of Conscious Choice Coaching, she teaches that we can all create the lives we desire one conscious choice at at time. Gigi has been writing for many years as a credit union marketer and newsletter editor. A passionate, motivational speaker, Gigi uses her gifts to lift the spirits of friends, family and strangers alike. A lifelong writer and journaler, Gigi realized her dream of becoming a published Author with the release of her first book, Thank You for the Pain: Poems and Reflections on the Journey to Gratitude in 2011 and has been a featured Author in Entrepreneur’s Anchor, Guidepost magazine and Ezine Articles.


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  • 01:00

    Cafe Inspiration with Bobby Dee INSPIRES WITH DATRA SYKES

    in Motivation

    Today on Cafe Inspiration we will speak to a young lady who has endured many difficult and painful circumstances, growing up as a child, and as a young adult. In the Cafe, she speaks about how she made several life-changing decisions that caused her to emerge from a negative environment and walk into a positive environment. Understanding the essential keys to creating her own environment, today, D’Atra Sykes is in a far better position to bring positivity into her life. D’Atra is in the process of writing a book about the many life considerations that she has learned. She is studying to become a life coach and a motivational speaker, with the desire to positively impact people that she encounters in everyday life. She has a remarkable story to share.


     

  • 01:04

    THE NDUSTRY INTRODUCES BEAUTY EXPERT, TIESHA "TIE" COOPER

    in Lifestyle

    THIS WEEK ON THE NDUSTRY, HOSTS AKIA AND NICOLE, INTRODUCES BEAUTY EXPERT, TIESHIA "TIE" COOPER!


    "Tie" is a highly motivated and accomplished professional esthetician and makeup artist. She started doing makeup and providing skincare services on her close family and friends. While working in the salon with her older sister, Tie discovered a natural talent for applying eyelashes and make-up; her exposure in the salon allowed her to showcase her work to experts and celebrities in the beauty industry. Although she has attained a Bachelor degree in Sociology and two Master degrees in Human Resources Management and Training, beauty and skincare has always been her passion and first love.
     
    Her overall passion is to offer and deliver professional services beyond her client's expectation.Tie has had the opportunity to be trained by some of the beauty industry’s top professionals. She's also demonstrated her talents on a number of celebrities, models, bridal groups to disadvantaged individuals and professionals alike. She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender, ethnicity or character portrayal.
     
    She is passionate about helping and empowering young girls and women and works closely with non-proft organizations. She produces annual events called Kiss & Makeup Class and Hi-BeauTea Party, which benefits non-profit organizations. She has also served on the Advisory Board for Cosmetology at Florida State College and taught makeup classes at Toni & Guy. Tie lives her motto: “It’s not about getting a blessing, it’s about being one.” Overall, she would like to be one of the leading beauty experts in the field to help women discover their internal and external beauty.


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  • 01:12

    THE NDUSTRY INTRODUCES ACTOR IAN VERDUN

    in Entertainment

    THIS WEEK, HOSTS AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER INTERVIEW THE MULTI-TALENTED ACTOR, IAN VERDUN!


    Ian has made a notable impression as a versatile mixed race actor. He has made a remarkable name for him as an actor, writer, and producer in the Hollywood industry. As a California Institute Of The Arts alumnus, Ian graduated with B.F.A. From there, he began his journey as a working actor where he guest starred in a few independent films and commercials.



    His true success started from when Ian was placed in the ABC Diversity Showcase. From there, he starred in ABC’s Last Resort, General Hospital and Grey’s Anatomy. Recently, Ian wrote, produced and starred in his new pilot series Life’ s A Drag, a TV show centered around a failed actor (Verdun) who turns to the life of drag to make some extra money. This series explore sexuality, identity, and the crippling expectation that comes along with growing older.



    Ian is an ambassador for bringing awareness to the lackluster amount of diversity in the Hollywood industry. He is also involved in varies charities that brings world equality towards genders and races.

  • 01:02

    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS INDIE ENTERTAINER, CHRIS THOMAS!

    in Entertainment

    INDIE NEWS INNOVATORS, AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER EXPLORE THE TALENTS OF THE FLORIDA-BASED, MULTI-DEMENSIONAL ARTIST, CHRIS THOMAS!


    Chris has been described as the best undiscovered talent in the area. He is not only known for his professional vocal talent but also as an exciting entertainer fashioned in the way of the great  performers of years gone by such as Sinatra, Martin, and Davis. Full of soul and power, Chris also performs Motown favorites on up to the hits from artists of today.



    Chris is also a professional dancer and owns Monarch Ballroom and Dance Studios in Jacksonville, Florida, where he has been preparing couples for their first dance for over 20 years.


    LISTEN LIVE AT 718-766-4964 OR ONLINE. THE ON-DEMAND INTERVIEW WILL BE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY.
    THE CHRIS THOMAS BAND performs for any type of event such as weddings, conventions, parties, charity fund raisers, anniversaries, awards nights, corporate functions as well as community events.

  • 01:05

    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS GRAMMY CERTIFIED, MUSIC ARTIST, ETCETERA!

    in Entertainment

    THIS WEEK ON THE NDUSTRY WITH AKIA AND NICOLE, WE INTRODUCE THE BRILLIANCE OF MUSICE ARTIST AND CREATOR, ETCETERA.  The brand Etcetera has been more than just a name. It is the definition of this Brooklyn highlight. Inspired by some of hip hop greats from LL Cool J, Will Smith, Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell, to Jay Z, Sean Combs, Master P and countless more. For the past decade Etcetera has been a martyr in his genre. From his released recordings, mix CD, Grammy Award appearances, the female fragrance, sport management, soundtrack and television music contributions, features and award winning acting career, Etcetera has not stop searching for new doors to open. Etcetera's real name Shawn McClain has moved throughout this industry effortlessly. Content with remaining near the radar, Etcetera has managed to accomplish volumes, from multiple writing projects to incalculable record sales with recognition on an independent and major level. Billboard titled "Rhythmic Pop" Etcetera's overall universal sound, impressive rhyme style and creative metaphors has awarded him honorable mentions. After 2 years of the redesigning, Etcetera is finally ready to release his Da Vinci code "Character" The Album.


    The album contains the most innovative sounds of authentic hip hop, R&B and rhythmic pop including some incredible story lines and topics that can captivate any audience. Etceteras' displays outstanding flow manship on every track and matched with Ja Rules' Platinum producer Francion Corbett, 50 Cent and Jim Jones' producer Young Seff .


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  • 02:01

    THE NDUSTRY TALKS WITH AUTHOR, ERIC BROYLES!

    in Current Events

    Eric Broyles is an entrepreneur, attorney, and author who recently published “Encounters with Police: A Black Man’s Guide to Survival” with co-author and police officer Adrian Jackson. The book comes at a critical time in our nation, tackling the controversy surrounding the slayings of unarmed African American men by law enforcement officers and providing guidance to African American boys and men on how to survive encounters with police. Specifically, the book offers advice on how to think about interaction with police to lower the chances of escalation, provides information on legal and administrative rights citizens have to redress police misconduct so no hostilities occur at the time of encounter, and includes practical step-by-step guidelines on how to respond to police when pulled over for traffic stops or when stopped for questioning outside of traffic encounters. In a recent interview on Washington DC’s Fox 5 Morning News, Broyles stated that while the book is titled “A Black Man’s Guide to Survival,” the tips are race and gender neutral. He points out that by and large, police officers are not bad actors, but in cases where minorities “face targeting, hostility, and bias,” they should go through the complaint process where “you actually start to build a paper trail which will help the police department ferret out who the bad actors are. Can you imagine if Darren Wilson in Ferguson had five written complaints on him prior to the Michael Brown incident?” he asked.  Broyles’ book is available on Amazon,

  • 01:06

    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS SINGER-SONGWRITER, CHAQUIS MALIQ!

    in Entertainment

    THE NDUSTRY INTRODUCES INDIE TALENT, Melodic Singer-Songwriter & One-Woman Band, Chaquis Maliq (Sha-Kees Mah-Leek), delivers the sound of Eccentric Tasteful Grooves and Honey Soul to her listeners. ArtsQuest calls her "Beauty, Brains, and Power of Soul". Chaquis Maliq made the decision to transform as an artist in 2011 by picking up the guitar and displaying her genuine side; with the motivation to continue to uplift her audience on her first project featuring Mr. Maliq (her guitar), entitled "Harmonies of Me" (Summer 2013). 2014 Maliq made her successful debut as the 1 Woman Band for her Spring Tour, and received media attention as the 1 Woman Band performance artist to be featured in coverage of the Columbus Arts Festival for Fox28’s Good Day Columbus (Ohio). Chaquis' guitar completes her cozy sound that locks you into her simple but complex lyrics and melodies.


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