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The Apple Watch – for some it’s a crucial wardrobe necessity; for others, they might be ambivalent or even apathetic about it. Whatever side of the fence you are on, join host Melissa Birnie as she talks with Leo Dion of Bright Digit who posed the question … What does the Apple Watch mean for you? Leo and Melissa will discuss the Apple watch; offer user tips as well as share insights to those contemplating purchasing the Apple Watch, or those pondering “app”ertunities. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!
Your dance career really gets started when you bouce back from being knocked down a few times.
Stacey Tookey is a multitalented, director, choreographer and dancer who has worked with Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake, and Michael Buble. She performed with Mia Michaels' dance company R.A.W., New York's Parsons Dance Project, Ballet British Columbia, ChuThis and the Houston Grand Opera's Carmen. Assistant choreographer for Broadway's A Few Good Men Dancin' and original cast member for the entire five-year run of Celine Dion's record-breaking show A New Day at Caesar's Palace. She has received three Emmy nominations for her work on #SYTYCD, and she choreographs for Dancing With the Stars. Her dance company, Still Motion debuted in June 2014 to sold out audiences. Stacey is board member of Nigel Lithgoe's Dizzy Feet Foundation.
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Author William V. Madison drops by to talk about Madeline Kahn: Being the Music – A Life, his fascinating biography of the beloved actress who won so many fans by combining her musical talent and flair for comedy in such iconic movies as Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. Madison boasts excellent qualitfications to write this well-researched book. His experience includes serving as an Associate Editor of Opera News and a production assistant on the Broadway musical Rags. Madison is also a graduate of Columbia’s School of Creative Writing. His new biography gives readers a riveting behind-the-scenes look at Madeline Kahn’s personal and professional life. It’s an inspiring tale about the persistence and dedication of an insecure but highly talented artist. George Bettinger, from The Mom and Pop Shop Radio Show, will co-host.
Although earning a degree in speech therapy and receiving training as an opera singer, Madeline Kahn became famous as a popular star of film, stage and TV. During the course of her illustrious career, Madeline appeared in over 40 films and television shows, garnering two Oscar nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. She also won a Tony Award as Best Actress in The Sisters Rosensweig and a People’s Choice Award in 1984 as Best New TV Performer as well as a Daytime Emmy Award in 1987 for her Outstanding Performance in an After School Special. Madeline passed away in 1999 at age 57 -- but her impressive work on film continues to bring her new fans every day.
Join Seba Heru-Ka Anu, host of Black Business Forum for a discussion with author/biographer Maurice W. Dorsey in a discussion of the life and business of the famous entrepreneur Henry G. Parks, founder and owner of Parks Sausage Company. Also we will discuss Mr. Parks role as a Black business leader.
Monday June 22, 2015 | 7:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Black Business Forum is sponsored in part by BmoreBlack.com - Baltimore's Black Business Directory; PGBlack.com - Prince George's County Black Business Directory; and BlackDC.biz - Washington DC's Black Business Directory.
Black Business Forum is produced by Seba, Heru-Ka Anu and African American Media, LLC. For more information visit: AAMedia.biz and call: 443-453-3010
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Tune into Evolution with Charmaine Sunday June 21st @ 8 pm est. to hear from the Dynamic Ms. Dion Wingfield. This is a woman with many skills and talents!!! She wears many hats but jungles them so Well. Join us as she talks about Pressing the Re-set button in Life and Getting to where you need to be regardless of your circumstances. She's also Ms. Evolution's Purse Stylist!!!!!
Rock and a Heart Place traces the rise, fall, and redemption of famous entertainers who were brought to their knees a great place to meet God. Join award-winning producer and music executive Ken Mansfield and biographer Marshall Terrill on a spiritual journey down the secluded halls of the music industry. Rock and a Heart Place is your backstage pass to never before-heard secrets, stories, and testimonies from some of rock music's greatest legends including members of Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Collective Soul, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Grand Funk Railroad, Kansas, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Pointer Sisters, Prince, The Ronettes, and The Turtles. KEN MANSFIELD’s legendary career in the music industry began as a member of the Town Criers, a successful southern California folk group in the early 1960s. From there he moved to executive tenures as US manager of The Beatles’ Apple Records and, director at Capitol Records, vice president at MGM Records, and president at Barnaby/CBS Records MARSHALL TERRILL is a veteran film, sports, and music writer and the author of nearly twenty books, including best-selling biographies of Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, and Pete Maravich. Three of his books are in development to be made into movies.Shane Evans, the former drummer of Collective Soul and a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Shane's New Project and Music, Beauty for Ashes is the husband and wife duo of Shane Evans and Kelsey Hamilton, who formed, fell in love, got married and started making beautiful music together.
Latice Crawford Debuts new Hit single " “Look At Yourself Again”, the first release from her forthcoming 2015 EP. Latice released a self-titled debut album in which she wrote seven of the ten songs and collaborated with producers Bruce Robinson (Britney Spears, Ron Isley, Justin Bieber) and Denarius “Motesart” Motes (Celine Dion, Nelly Furtado). The album peaked at #12 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart and #21 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. In addition, her “There” single, from the debut album, reached #17 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart and #18 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart.
Singer/Songwriter, Educator, & Philanthropist - Conya Doss Debuts her new album " SEVEN " The follow up from her hit album A Pocketful Of Purpose . For 15 years, as a top female vocalist, garnering accolades from USA Today, VIBE, Billboard, Complex Magazine, BET, Soul Train, Ledisi, Michael Baisden, DJ Jazzy Jeff, SoulTracks, and Anthony Hamilton while gracing many magazine covers.
. Her music combines Contemporary Insprirational Music with Pop influences into a pummeling sound that has rocked the Midwest. Karees’ goal is to create music that speaks to a wide audience. She realizes there is a void amongst mankind that needs to be filled, and hopes her music is part of the solution.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Karees has been singing ever since her parents could remember. Her first professional experience was with the World Renowned Walt Whitman & the Soul Children of Chicago. This youth choir allowed her to travel around the world, singing at the White House as a child, sharing the stage with Stevie Wonder, etc.
As a teen, Karees began to develop her vocal producing and songwriting skills after she met and befriended Kanye West during a local competition. He complimented her on her singing abilities and the two began to frequently work together in the studio for his many of his hip hop projects. She and her friends later formed their own female vocal group called SEVEN -
Besides working with a plethora of artists; writing and producing for Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and Drew Sidora from the hit BET TV Show “The GAME”, Ramsey Lewis’ Urban Knights album, performing behind Celine Dion, David Foster, Yolanda Adams, and many more, she was also a HOLLYWOOD participant of AMERICAN IDOL two seasons in a row.
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