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  • Sasha's Bloc: Feels Like Jazz

    in Music

    Alex Gershman with Sasha's Bloc is back to talk their new hit single FEELS LIKE JAZZ!

    Jazz collective Sasha’s Bloc solidifies their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.



    Sasha’s Bloc is an amalgam of varied artists, nationalities and experiences, all fueled by bassist and songwriter Alex Gershman to deliver a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything that makes jazz linger as an American phenomenon. On Heart On Fire, Gershman is honored to have Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit perform on multiple tracks.


    The group’s core nonet is comprised of Nora Rothman, vocal; Brandon Fields, saxophone; Alex Budman, saxophone, clarinet; Kye Palmer, trumpet, Bob McChesney, trombone; Kevin Winnard, drums; Steve Cotter, guitar; Andy Langham, piano. Guest artists on the upcoming album include: Jane Monheit, vocal; Alvin Chea, vocal; Patrick Tuzzolino, vocal; Princess Fortier, vocal; Glynis Leflore vocal; Octavia Pace vocal; James Lum, banjo; Jason Fabus, accordion; Marc T. Bolin, Tuba. Gershman plays upright bass and electric bass.

  • 01:51

    BlackTop WinsDay feat Hip Hop Artists J. Bizz and Paul Scott

    in Entertainment

    Tonight, we welcome to BlackTopNation for the first time but surely not the last time a hip-hop artists with buzz from Richmond, Viriginia. He's the leader of TeamBizz and he is LIVE tonight to talk to our Kool Kids as our Fresh Face Artists of the Week.


    The Truth Minista Paul Scott is back for yet another great sermon to educate and aware our listeners in regards to hip-hop and the black community.

  • LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes CASE, Debuts his new Album ' Heaven's Door '

    in Music

    CASE, Debuts his new Album ' Heaven's Door '


    Case Heaven’s Door Music is timeless. It never expires. R&B singer Case knows and believes this. When he makes music, he draws from the inspiration that greats like Marvin Gaye or Michael Jackson have instilled in him. Knowing the influence these singers have had on his life and career,  the Grammy nominated Case Woodard had success in the ‘90s, with his self-titled debut album, which featured the Platinum-selling smash hit “Touch Me Tease Me,” and his Platinum sophomore album Personal Conversation, which spawned big hits like “Happily Ever After” and “Faded Pictures.” In 2001, he scored his first number one hit with “Missing You” from his third album the Gold selling Open Letter. . . With his fifth album Heaven’s Door, Case revisits a time when artists spoke truth in their music. “Our music has always been the story of us, and with this album, I’m on the doorstep of my own personal heaven.” His journey to get there, however, did not come easy. Case’s musical hiatus over the last couple of years is no secret.  “I didn’t walk around singing anymore. I would always be thinking of melodies and ideas and singing songs and one day, I realized I wasn’t doing that anymore. As life would have it, Case moved to Atlanta to focus on raising his kids, and he saw a lot less of the industry. During that time though, Case was forced to deal with the struggles of everyday life,  Case finds his musical comfort zone on Heaven’s Door. He pours his heart out on the first single, the intimately honest “Shook Up,” giving listeners a front row seat to his musical biopic, and it’s those real life situations that keep his sound authentic.

  • 01:15

    Joan Cerio: The Heart of the Matter

    in Spirituality

    How do we find our way to the Heart of the Matter, the true state of the Heart? Joan Cerio returns to the show to more deeply explore insights prompted by the research shared in her most recent book Hardwired to Heaven: Download Your Divinity Through Your Heart and Create Your Deepest Desires. 


    Joan will also discuss Wave X, which some have speculated to be a wave of energy approaching our planet that will have a significant electromagnetic impact in September. Is there evidence that Wave X is real? How would such a wave impact our Hearts?


    With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Science Education, Joan beautifully blends science with spirituality in a seamless way we can all understand.  Joan is a well-known workshop facilitator, the creator of Integrative Message Therapy and the founder of Coeuressence School of Self-Mastery based on her first book In the Key of Life: An Activational Journey to the Soul.


    Joan's web site: HardwiredtoHeaven.com


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.

  • 02:53

    Team O Keeping Homeless On Streets, Carly Needs Islam 101, & Big Bang's Mayim

    in Politics

    Betsy McCaughey-Former Lt Gov of New York, Constitutional Scholar and Patient Advocate explains, Team Obama’s fight to keep the homeless living on the streets.


    Audrey Russo-Columnist for ClashDaily.com handling Middle East/National Security/Terrorism/Cultural Issues says Carly Fiorina needs a crash course on Islam, quick.


    James Hirsen-Big Bang Star Mayim Bialik’s Un-Hollywood Faith as explained by the New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst and law professor.


    Harlan Ullman-Thinking The Unthinkable--- A Sanders Versus Trump Presidential Race? The former naval officer and chair of The Killowen Group that advises  leaders of government and business at the highest levels including presidential candidates here and abroad discusses the possibilities.


    Lowell Ponte-Author, columnist and former think tank futurist says he's not all that surprised by this roller coaster stock market.  He and co-author Craig Smith have been warning us in their new book, "Don't Bank on It."


    Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson-He's an alcoholic and she's not.  He's the Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President of ASCAP.  She wrote the films “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “The Guru,” and “The Other End of the Line,” among others.  Together they have written and discuss "Gratitude & Trust, Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life."

  • 00:59

    Meryl Streep: Her Films and Performances

    in Movies

    Host Betty Jo Tucker reviews Ricki and the Flash, starring Meryl Streep. Plus, noted film critic Mack Bates drops by the show to talk about Streep’s illustrious acting career. Considered by many to be the greatest contemporary film actress, Streep has been honored with three Oscars and nineteen Academy Award nominations. She earned those Oscars for The Iron Lady, Sophie’s Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer. But some of her most popular performances can be seen in such lighter fare as The Devil Wears Prada ,It’s Complicated and Mamma Mia! She displays her considerable vocal talent as a rock-and-roll singer in Ricki and the Flash, her latest movie. Known for being a perfectionist in preparing for her roles, Streep also boasts the ability to master any accent. Drama, comedy, musicals – all have been conquered by this acclaimed actress. Bates, a frequent guest on Movie Addict Headquarters, has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and serves as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He also received a local Emmy for his work on The Robert and Rosie Show. 

  • 02:59

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Ken Navarro!

    in Music

    It has been a profound honor to have had Ken Navarro on the show a number of times.  Each time, it seems as though we offer music to you that is a step above any other music that we COULD feature on "Hybrid Jazz."  Ken's canvas is always brilliantly and serenely painted - with the added (and unbelievable!) touch this time: he is - and this is taken from his website: "performing and composing for EVERY instrument."  Now, ponder that.  Already a Master Guitarist - and he has tackled all other instrumentation for "Unbreakable Heart."  Stunning news!


    Hopefully, you know that Ken Navarro was a popular session guitarist in Los Angeles.  He's based in Maryland now, but he built a foundation in L.A. that was wide - with long-time ripple effects.  Everybody in Contemporary Jazz knows of Ken Navarro. And the music that he has created - or re-created - has been a source of continual interest for over 25 years.  Top-charting albums, Top Five songs, Grammy buzz - not to mention that Ken has produced a number of folks and propelled the careers of others.  


    We have been so impressed - millions of us - starting from "The River Flows" in 1990 (Ken's debut) - then (among others!) "Love Coloured Soul" and "The Grace of Summer Light" and "Dreaming of Trains."  Two albums ago: "The Test of Time" - followed by "Ruby Lane."  "Unbreakable Heart" is Ken's 22nd album!  If you have heard ANY of it, you're already smiling :) What an absolute thrill to hear the song, "Juliet" - about Ken's first granddaughter.  Or his loving tribute to the late Robin Williams - a song called "Robin Fly Away."


    We'll delve into three tracks on Tuesday's show - 8/25.  This will also be the anniversary of "Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey!"

  • 01:03

    Gary S. Bobroff: Reflections on Synchronicity

    in Spirituality

    How can we come to understand the influence of Synchronicity in our lives and our world? How do our emotions influence the emergence of synchronicities? What do Jungian archetypes reveal? And how is the crop circle phenomenon related in mysterious ways? An expert in Jungian psychology, Gary S. Bobroff, M.A., is the author of the innovative book Crop Circles, Jung and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine. Gary is prominently featured in the upcoming film Time is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective. 


    Gary is co-hosting the 5-week Sunday webinar series Jung and Sheldrake: Synchronicity & the Extended Mind beginning September 27, expanding our understanding of the mysterious nature of consciousness.  Emerging from last year's SYNCHRONICITY: Matter & Psyche Symposium (produced and co-hosted by Gary), the webinar features new dialogues with expert Rupert Sheldrake, who has been exploring the scientific evidence for the extension of human consciousness in humans, plants and animals since 1981.


    With a Master's degree in Jungian Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Gary speaks and leads workshops internationally, recently appearing on Coast to Coast AM.  He is the developer of Our Archetypal Nature, a popular course in Jungian Psychology. He has visited numerous crop circles in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.


    Gary's web site:  GSBobroff.com


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    THE SHADE TREE BLUEGRASS GOSPEL SHOW

    in Religion

    It is a bright sunny afternoon at the Little Church by the side of the road,It's Homecoming Sunday,all the folks are there many you may not have seen in a while. Tables filled with Food,children playing,A happy time we all remember, now it is time for singing, then the air is filled with the sound of the mountains,the  morning sound of will the circle be unbroken? I'll fly away, Who will sing for me,? all Bluegrass style, there is no better sound, Than Bluegrass Gospel Music.


    Proverbs 3:25 Do not be  afraid of sudden terror,nor of  trouble from the wicked when it comes.


    Our Guest Artist Today:The Morris Brothers.


    You need not to fear the darkness if you are walking with the LIght Of The World.

  • 01:00

    07-On The Record: Go Where The Love Is & Reconnect To Your Inner Kid

    in Business

    Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and MPress Records founder Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco; brought 2 critically-acclaimed shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and has received numerous songwriting awards, including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and several US Independent Music Awards.  Her Film and TV placements include MTV, HBO, Lifetime and the major motion picture Fame, and 13 of her compositions have been featured on the past two seasons of the #1 Reality Series "Dance Moms". She has released 11 albums on MPress Records; her latest is Blue Roses. Via MPress, Sage has also overseen the release of 4 albums by Grammy® Nominee Seth Glier and 2 albums by Melissa Ferrick, with albums forthcoming from A Fragile Tomorrow and K's Choice, as well as 5 volumes of the annual charity compilation series, New Arrivals.


    www.RachaelSage.com


    www.MPressRecords.com

  • RIR RADIO GUEST - Stacey Hampton (Singer/Songwriter)

    in Music

    Interview with Singer/Songwriter -  Stacey Hampton is a female solo artist basing most of her music in folk rock with a touch of country, a hint of bluegrass and a sprinkle of funk.


    I was born in Downey, California but raised in Kansas City. I started playing music at a young age until I was introduced to athletics. I sought after a soccer career and even made it to the level of playing semi-pro. I picked up the guitar my sophomore year of college and also began to write a lot of poetry at the time. Suddenly I found myself wanting to combine the two. I have been playing and writing music for about 18 years now, and want to share it with the world! 


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