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She recorded her first song in Columbia, South Carolina, where she also earned her diploma at Richland Northeast High School's Palmetto Center for the Arts. Shortly after, she moved to New York City, and later, Charm City. It was in Baltimore where she met her lead producer, Morece, at an internship doing theatre with inner city youths.
An impromptu performance with Baltimore wordsmiths, David Ross and Femi Lawal of 5th L cleared a way to work with artists in the Baltimore music scene and beyond.
A month later, she was performing with the group in New York. A year later she was asked to come on as the vocalist for live performances with the Out of Water eXperience, Lawal's solo adventure that fuses alternative rock and hip hop.
Using this unique opportunity, Alexis has honed her talents on stage and at local venues.
She is now on the verge of releasing her first solo album.
An Army Brat, Alexis-Joyce is truly a lover of music- in all it's many forms. Her musical influences range from Donny Hathaway, Natalie Cole, and Stevie Wonder, to Aerosmith, Santana, The Eagles, and country artist such as Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Kieth Urban, and Miranda Lambert. She spent months dancing to a Shania Twain cassette tape- given to her by an aunt as a girl.
"There's no such thing as 'Black music' or 'White music," says Alexis Joyce. "I strive to create music- and that can cross racial and cultural barriers. Music isn't stifled or limited by anyone's genre restrictions."
She joins Ellen Gee on this episode of The Evolution of Perspective.
Although it may seem that justice has been served, only a portion of the questions have been answered for the family of Alexis Murphy. One year ago a vibrant, beautiful 17 year old teen went missing, devastating a family and community with news quickly reaching national proportions. The country has united in support for the family of Alexis Murphy and will continue to search for her until she’s found.
Shattered Lives Radio welcomes the opportunity to talk with a Murphy family member. Listeners will learn how this family has coped for over a year without complete resolution, how they carry on in the name of Alexis, and what the future holds as they continue their search.
Alexis Wilkins is considered a triple threat in the entertainment industry. Her body of work includes roles in both film and television, such as the pilot “Maker Shack Agency,” “Modern Family,” Disney’s “Dog with a Blog,” and Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill.” Now she's pursuing her love of Country music with a brand new single, "I Like It Like This" that is worthy of major airplay and gaining national attention by Country music execs and fan everywhere. She's proving she's a star in the making and has what it takes to be the next household name.
Fears are very real. Unfortunately, fears can prevent individuals from reaching their potential. Fears can be defeated! Celebrated life coach and author Alexis Lior will talk to Shana one-on-one on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm EDT about overcoming life's fears. She will share practical advice about the dangers and pitfalls of living in fear. This highly anticipated segment of Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton will offer some solutions to abolishing fears once and for all. This important conversation is for everyone! Tune in for a powerful discussion!
Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton is talk radio with substance!
Join me as I speak with Alexis De Veaux: Author • Poet • Activist about her newest work of love, Yabo.
Alexis De Veaux was born and raised in Harlem, the product of two merging streams of black history in New York City-immigrants from the Caribbean on her mother’s side and migrants from North Carolina on her father’s side-who settled in Harlem in the early decades of the twentieth century. The second of eight children, that history was embedded in her mother’s view of life: “You got three strikes against you. You poor, you black, and you female.” But Alexis was drawn to the world of words and books and literature soon became the means by which she re-imagined the world her mother understood.
As an artist and lecturer she has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Japan, and Europe. Alexis published a second award-winning children’s book, An Enchanted Hair Tale (1987) before moving to Buffalo; where she finished graduate school, earning a doctorate in American Studies, in 1992. A project nearly ten years in the making, her biography of Audre Lorde, Warrior Poet (2004) has been the recipient of several awards, including the Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award (2004), the Lambda Literary Award for Biography (2004), the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award, Non-fiction (2005). Her work is available in English, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, and Serbo-Croatian.
With her new work, Yabo, Alexis has returned to her first love: writing fiction.
Did you know over a million US Veterans suffer from homelessness due to PTSD, financial difficulties, and lack of a support system? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects more than 5 million people, so chances are you know someone who suffers from this anxiety disorder. It can occur after an extreme emotional trauma that involved the threat of injury or death – from combat to a car accident. I was married to a Viet Nam vet who suffered from PTSD, so I experienced first-hand the crippling power of the anxiety and how it impacts a family. Back then, help wasn’t widely available. Alexis Werner of Pittsburgh, PA is dedicated to making change in the lives of others. After her step-father came home from Afghanistan with PTDS, she realized she could either be upset at her situation or do something to change it. She decided to create Seeds of Hope. Alexis was 15 years old and a high school freshman at the time. Seeds of Hope has 3 main projects: planting victory gardens to provide relaxation and tangible items for Veterans and their families; Our Way Home, a student-made documentary that follows the stories of 9 veterans from WW2-present day focusing on PTSD; and Seeds of Hope: The Beginning, a children's book focusing on the importance of community service, healthy eating, and veteran appreciation. Alexis graduated high school in June and received the Jefferson Award for Public Service and a $10K scholarship from the Anne Frank Foundation to be used for Temple Univ this fall. Clearly Alexis has some big plans for making the world a better place. After the interview, check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
Get to know author Crystal Alexis BEYOND her pen! Lit 'Ish uncovers some interesting facts about the author and taps into her creative spirit. Listen in as we discuss the Lit 'Ish topic of the week and get Crystal's view on the issue. Lit 'Ish is NOT your typical Literary show! Quick, simple, and entertaining. You won't want to miss this!