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  • 02:00

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Indra Rios-Moore!

    in Music

    Where does one begin with a vocalist of this ability - and magnitude?  Are they the same in the case of Indra Rios-Moore? Born in the Lower East Side of New York, Indra's Puerto Rican Mom (who named her after a Hindu deity of sky and rain) would keep her indoors.  She was afraid of the dangers OUTSIDE.  So, little Indra would entertain herself with Mom's vast collection of Rock, Soul and Jazz - that latter, we're supposing, partly influenced by Indra's Dad.  Of African-American/Syrian descent - a Jazz bassist: Donald Moore.  

    Through her teen years, Indra found herself in fascinating evolution.  She had truly been fearful of being on stage - and she was working through that.  Also, because of the early promise that Indra had shown regarding her talent, she was studying classical arias - as well as American Folk songs at camp.  Combined with what was already immersed as inspiration as a child, her inner repertoire expanded.  

    At 26, she met Danish Jazz saxophonist, Benjamin Traerup.  A year later, they were married and living in Denmark.  And Indra's career began to take shape.  Benjamin and his transplanted wife formed a trio - with bassist, Thomas Sejthen.  The attention that they received translated into accolades, nominations, and then a gift: the Danish Music Award for Best Jazz Vocal.  Three albums later, Indra is continuing to receive praise.  Her voice and the Hybrid sensibility that has always been part of her soul couldn't have arrived at a better time.

    When you hear "Heartland", you will hear the echoes of the past (Motown and Pink Floyd).  You'll hear multiple languages.  And you'll feel Church.  As Indra has said: singing helps her move to an emotional place "where the mind doesn't interfere."  

    Our No Interference Chat Room awaits :)


  • Rick Vaicius Flyway Film Festival Director Joins Rex Sikes' Movie Beat

    in Film

    Join Rick Vaicisu,The Flyway Film Festival Director and Rex Sikes discussing what's new at the upcoming 8th Fest in Pepin, Wisconsin. October 21-25, 2015. Flyway showcases top-notch emerging filmmakers from across the globe. Flyway has won accolades from industry pros, filmmakers, and audiences.Opening night film is The Driftless Area, starring John Hawkes, Zooey Deschanel, and Anton Yelchin. World premieres at the festival are Pictures of Lily, by British director Mark Banks; Remittance, by Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman, and Second Honeymoon, by Dutch filmmaker Kristjan Knigge. There are workshops and mentor sessions with industry experts Seed&Spark's Erica Anderson, King is a Fink's Julie Keck and Jessica King, location manager Charlotte Ariss, and filmmakers Emily Ting (It's AlreadyTomorrow in Hong Kong) and Norah Shapiro (Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile). Ted Hope and Brian Newman, will be around to chat with attendees. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about our industry.


  • Music with a Message with host Champale Parks; guest Richard Hollis

    in Music

    Music with a Message with host Champale Parks

    Richard Hollis Current EP "Brighter Days" is a combination of Smooth R&B, Jazz and the Old School Music that you and I or maybe even your parents grew up on. But don't be fooled this project is full of the word of God and teaches about faith and trust and hope in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    So make sure you tune in to Music with a Message and your host Champale Parks, tonight at 8pm est - 7pm cst. 

  • LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Mariea Antoinette.Debuts Straight From The Harp

    in Music

    Mariea Antoinette  is bringing an entirely unique sound to R&B and contemporary jazz: her soulful harp. Offering a Straight From The Harp:” seduces and sways with refreshingly distinctive sounds placed in a seldom heard context that will change your perception of the ancient stringed instrument. Antoinette partnered with Emmy-winning and two-time Grammy-nominated producer-songwriter Allan Phillips

    The exotic mid-tempo original “Fly Away” introduces Antoinette’s thesis that the ethereal harp can bring exciting new sonic dynamics to urban-jazz grooves. Phillips and Antoinette sped up the cadence on “Rock Wit ‘Cha” while adding celebratory harmonies. Another original, “Slick urban nuances propel Curtis Mayfield’s inviting “Give Me Your Love.” Vocalist Chanel Fields penned “A Single Dance,” an R&B vocal cut decorated with gossamer strands of Antoinette’s sparkling harp riffs. Saxophonist Reggie Codrington contributed a couple tunes to the record, including “Spend Some Time (With You),” a romantic overture that he wrote with Phillips. The ‘70s classic “Boogie Nights” starts with a swinging jazz ride before rampaging through a sweltering workout of exultant booty shaking. “Journey” is the first of two mystical solo harp mediations with the title track being the other. Syncopated R&B rhythms provide the flowing undercurrent for Antoinette to float funky harp flourishes on Barry White’s “I’m Gonna Love You.”.

  • 00:29

    M. Maggie on Spate Radio Oct 8th speaking on news music and more

    in Hip Hop Music

    M. Maggie is a Poet and Songwriter based in NYC.Growing up around New Orleans influenced a mix of Soul, Blues and Jazz that is undeniably incorporated in each piece she writes.From playful Pop to vibey RnB and Neo soul, M Maggie brings catchy, conscious-driven lyrics with an energy that is sure to ignite your soul. We will be talking about her new project that will be dropping shortly. Tune in and get to know this great emerging artist.

    Lead singer of the Soul-Pop band MARYMAC

    Twitter: @MMaggieMiller
    Insta: @MMaggieMiller

    Like @ www.facebook.com/MMaggieMiller

  • 00:43


    in Radio

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE".  I am very excited to announce my next special guest is the extremely talented and wonderful guy, my friend, JON HERINGTON-guitarist-singer/songwriter.  Jon will be joining me for an interview Thursday evening, October 8 TH at 5:30 PM.  To listen live call the guest line # (213) 943-3559 or go to my studio, blogtalkradio.com/ryan-rocks-it-asbury-park-style.

    Jon is a longtime New York city based Artist.  In addition to being a fantastic Guitarist-Snger/Songwriter Jon is also a producer and bandleader.  He is the leader of the Jon Herington Band and has been the guitarist of choice with the iconic band STEELY DAN for both recording and touring since 1999.  He has four solo recordings in his discography, the most recent of which is "Time On My Hands", nominated for Vintage Guitar HALL OF FAME Album of the year.  Jon recently released the book, "Arrangements for Guitar", a collection of 18 songs arranged for unaccompanied guitar in the unique "chord melody" style of solo jazz offering his first course on TrueFire, home of the world's most comprehensive library of guitar instruction.  Over the years Jon's work has included session recordings; performing with many Broadway shows; teaching; and work as a composer and arranger.

    Anyone who has ever heard Jon knows he has a deep seeded love of music. I am looking forward to Jon telling us more about his chiildhood memories and how it influenced him to become "The Brilliant Artist that he is today".

    Peace, Nancy <3

    PS  Jon has a fb page:  Jon Herington Musician/Band.  You can also find Jon on his website: http://www.JonHerington.com/heringtonband and also on Twitter.  This interview will be archived on my Nancy Ryan fb page and many others for your listening pleasure and convenience.  :-) 

  • 00:31

    The AP Course - Special Guest Wakefield Republican Committee Chair Gerard Leeman

    in Current Events

    On tonight's special episode we once again welcome guest Wakefield Republican Town Committee Chair Gerard Leeman. We discusss the current national scope of potential candidates as well as a few state elections. Hope you enjoy the show.


  • 02:16

    Upbeat with Tom Hayes & Rudy Guarino, Back to the Sugar Shack w Billy Porter

    in Comedy

    Join Rudy Guarino, Tom Hayes and Billy Porter as we continue to spin the best music and stories of the infamous Sugar Shack Night Club in Boston, MA 1967 to 1977. Today we feature music and stories of the O'jays and Gladys Knight and the Pips. 

  • 00:12

    Milling About with Patrick Wilson & Paul Wilson

    in Entertainment

    Patrick Wilson and Paul Wilson join host Robin Milling to talk about their film Big Stone Gap. It was a labor of love for the Wilson brothers who's family roots are steeped in the small Virginian town. As children they recall spending summers with their grandparents who lived in Big Stone Gap. They tell Robin it was bittersweet to return to the place of their fondest childhood memories to shoot the movie, even staying in the house where they summered. Patrick says, 'It's really been the most personal project I've ever been a part of.' Paul tells Robin the story of how the Wilson family has been immortalized in the town with 'Wilson Road,' and the 'Paul J. Wilson' bridge named for their grandfather. In fact their grandparents were friends with the parents of writer/director Adrianna Trigiani who waited until Patrick was old enough to play the part, to make the film of her book.

    Patrick and Paul's collaboration goes beyond movies, as they also have a band called The Wilson Van along with their brother Mark playing renditions of Van Halen songs.

    Big Stone Gap also stars Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Elfman, and John Benjamin Hickey.

  • 03:00


    in Education

    DECREE & IT SHALL BE: The Power of the Spoken Word comes to life with the teachings & inspiration of Host, Brother Francis Revels-Bey. As a Spiritual Minister, Metaphysician, Mentor, Spiritual Practitioner and Chief Principal Teacher & Founder of his spiritual & metaphysical ministry: “Circle of Grace 1” and his metaphysical & spiritual institute: “The Circle of Divine Grace & Remembrance”, with over 40 years of teaching Numerology & the Power of Numbers, Manifestation, White Light Meditation, Tarot, Dream Analysis, the Art of Prayers, Affirmations & Decrees, Brother Francis provides all of this knowledge and so much more.  JOIN US  to lift your power with your Spoken Word.  Today:  Brother Francis continues his series: The Power of Crystals, Part 2 of 5. Let's discover how to apply Rose Quartz, Kunzite, Fluorite, Malachite & Smokey Quartz,  Tune in as Brother Francis helps you understand the magickal presence of these magnificent stones of Mother Earth.

  • 02:05

    "Up Close & Personal" with Saxophone Phenomenon "J Henry" Jazz

    in Music

    Jazz Phenomenon
    J. Henry has played everything from the Essence Music Festival to the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
    J. Henry has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Twinkie Clarke, Tony Terry,  and Rodney Perry to name a few. He is the Smooth Jazz Phenomenon and TODAY on the show you can hear his story!!
    J. Henry hails from the Jazz Capitol of the World, New Orleans, Louisiana.  This Crescent City native has been  dazzling audiences across the U.S. for the last 24 years.
    Our Secret
    New Single and Album
    The latest single by J. Henry is called "Our Secret" and is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. In the first week of the song debut, "Our Secret" hit the top 100 of iTunes Jazz downloads.
    His debut album "Phenomenon" was released in January 13, 2015….and still going strong!!!  
    For more info on J Henry please visit:  www.jhenryjazz.com