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One of the go to actress for actor and producer Tyler Perry, Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley has proven to have the comic chops to stand toe to toe with one of the most talented funny men in video media.
Aside from her acting, Riley is talented R & B singer, having released several albums.
We will talk to Riley about being a part of Tyler Perry's latest production, "Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned", a play that is touring the nation, with a dvd release coming soon.
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At the top of the show host Cyrus Webb welcomes veteran actor Vernon Wells to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his amazing journey in the business and what's to come for him. Then Webb welcomes back Cheryl Pepsii Riley to the show to discuss her career and the new Tyler Perry play HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED.
The very talented and soulful singer and actress Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley has been wowing audiences in Tyler Perry's stage productions for over a decade now. Audiences who remember her in "Madea's Big Happy Family" and "Madea Gets a Job," know that she leaves her heart on the stage every single time! In her starring role in Tyler Perry's latest release, "Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play," on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment,
For almost 10 years you have gotten to know her as a regular on stage and film in productions by Tyler Perry, but soulful singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley is a woman living with passion and purpose each and every day. She tops by Conversations LIVE to talk with host Cyrus Webb and guest co-host Gail Ambeau of "Fashion Forward" about the journey, the music and what's to come.
Ms. Cheryl Pepsii Riley stops by to talk to LaDonna Raeh on Life and the Publice Figure. Please join us as we talk about how she got started in the music business and where it took her throughout her life. Not to mention, where she is now!
In 1988 her debut album, "Me, Myself, and I". This album, unlike most being released during that time, featured songs filled with positive and encouraging messages. From that album, Cheryl recorded her #1 smash hit "Thanks For My Child".
Cheryl has taken her acting even further and made her film debut in 1999 in the celebrated independent film and winner of a 1999 urban film festival award, "Colorz of Rage". This show stopping performer was featured in the stage play, "Madea's Class Reunion", written by and co-starring Mr. Tyler Perry. Currently, you can see and hear her artistry in the 2005 Blockbuster #1 hit movie and soundtrack, "Diary of A Mad Black Woman", as well as onstage with the stage play "Madea Goes To Jail", also written, produced, and starring Mr. Perry.
Her new CD, entitled "Let Me Be Me", is available right now!
An Artist, An Actress, A Lady, A Blessing!
The R&B diva, who first charted in 1988 with the ballad Thanks for My Child, and more recently has scored feature roles in Tyler Perry’s stage plays,chats about her feeble attempts to glam out. “I’ve always been the hightop, Chuck Taylor kind of girl. For a very long time, and even for my current album, Let Me Be Me, people would see me in New York and in jeans and sneakers and some kind of funky top,” Cheryl Pepsii Riley tells Conversations with Music host Cyrus Webb. “But when I’m doing my show, especially if it’s on TV, I start out in a glitzty dress and heels—I feel like my mamma’s gonna cuss at me if I don’t—but at some point in the performance, those heels usually come off. Because I got to be flat-footed when I sing. And I don’t want to think about wardrobe malfunctions.”
The Fairy Tale Series - from Gail Pallotta
Mildred Colvin’s son, Jonathan, suggested his mother and each of her critique partners write a fairy tale and self-publish them.
We all agreed, saying we’d be there for each other if any of us got stuck during the process.
Mildred, who’s self-published over twenty books, spearheaded the effort. Vanessa Riley, who’s a talented designer as well as writer, volunteered to create a cover for each story.
We’re a laid-back group, so no one set rules about which fairy tales we chose or what direction we took with the retelling. We wanted and needed to make them consistent though.
First we discussed length and decided on novellas. Considering several options on how to tie them all together, we chose the location. June Foster had already started her story in a town called Fairwilde. We all agreed to put our characters there, but instead of having them in a particular town and state, we created Fairwilde Kingdom. I think this was important because it gave us a way to use more than one setting for our stories. Vanessa suggested the same size for the covers along with a title, sub-title and series name. We call each book A Fairwilde Reflection Novella.
We started writing and critiquing immediately. Working in our fantasy worlds for a year brought us lots of joy. We hope the novellas will do the same for our readers.
First out was At the Edge of a Dark Forest, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Connie Almony; next, Red and the Wolf, a version of Little Red Riding Hood by June Foster; third, Mirror on the Fall, an adaptation of Snow White by Mildred Colvin; fourth, Swept Away, a twist on Cinderella by Vanessa Riley and lastly Mountain of Love and Danger.
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