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  • 02:21

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

  • 00:31

    Show Me the Choreographers

    in Entertainment

         Choreographer's Showcase coordinators, Arnie Rodriguez and Briana Fallon, are on the show to talk about next weekend's show.  We will talk about current events, what's going on around BoCo, and what to look forward to for Choreographer's Showcase!
         Choreographer's Showcase is November 21 and 22, both nights at 8 pm with a 2 pm matinee on Saturday.  For tickets, please stop by the Boston Conservatory Box Office.

  • 00:24

    How To Make It As a Professional Dancer, A Story of Survival - Jessica Chen

    in Entrepreneur

    JESSICA CHEN, Artistic Director of J CHEN PROJECT, is an inspirational speaker, international teacher and a social entrepreneur. She has taught master classes, workshops and seminars across the globe including Semester at Sea, Yale University, Boston University, Mt. Holyoke, University of California Santa Barbara and Orange County School of the Arts. Her work has been featured world wide including the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and the Amnesty International Arts Festival in Washington D.C.


    Chen’s choreography has been presented at New York Live Arts Studio Series, Brooklyn Museum of Art, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova and has received support from organizations including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fund for Creative Communities, New York University Asian Pacific American Institute and Asian American Arts Alliance. 


    Recent educational projects include the launch of her summer dance intensive the Mentorship Program in NYC for aspiring dancers. Commissioned by Dixon Place over the past two years, she curated “TRANSLATE (the voices of dance)” a festival for emerging choreographers. 

  • 00:22

    "Plan B Distracts From Plan A" - Sean Chessman, SYTYCD Judge & Choreographer

    in Entrepreneur

    Sean Chessman is internationally renowned and has worked with some of the world's top entertainers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Carmen Electra, Tina Turner, Queen Latifah, and Britney Spears.


    Most recently Sean was one of the producers, creative directors and choreographers for Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for a Dorothy on the TV show Over The Rainbow (airing in Canada). Choreographer and Head Judge on the reality show/dance competition Dirty Dancing: Time of Your Life. One of the only choreographers to have judged and choreographed for #SYTYCD in the USA, Canada and UK. Choreographer and Mentor for the T4 show Musicool.


    Sean studied at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York. He toured with Janet Jackson as a choreographer and dancer. He subsequently choreographed the Diamonds and Pearls tour for Prince, as well as tours for Faith Hill, No Angels, and is currently working on ad campaigns for Nike and Bacardi.


    Sean appeared in and choreographed for the movie The Bodyguard. Television works include Guys Next Door, Soul Train Awards and Janet Jackson's Saturday Night Live performance.


    My name is Laurie Johnson. I love talking to people. Can you tell? 


    Connect with me: LaurieJohnson.com  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Instagram  Medium

  • 01:59

    Epiphany's House welcomes Vernon Reid!!!! WHAAAT???

    in Poetry

    Say word?  Yeah I said it...The Guitar God of Gods graces my show this episode....Beautiful creatures I give to u all...Vernon Reid!!!!!!!  We gonna sit a spell and chop it up...oh yes we will...I am nosey too...hehehe


    Webster's Dictionary defines an artist as "one who professes and practices an imaginative art; a person skilled in one of the fine arts; a skilled performer." By any of these definitions, guitarist and composer Vernon Reid is a true artist, one whose art is a work forever in progress, from his formative years on the downtown New York jazz/funk/punk scene with Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, to his leadership of the pioneering multi-platinum rock band Living Colour, to his collaborations with creative spirits ranging from guitarist Carlos Santana and African singer Salif Keita to choreographers Bill T. Jones and Donald Byrd.

    Vernon Reid is probably best known for leading Living Colour. Vernon founded Living Colour in New York City circa 1985 and piloted the band through a remarkable career. Among the highlights: a double platinum-selling debut album Vivid, released in 1988; its gold-certified successor, Time's Up, released 1990; two consecutive Grammy Awards in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance; opening for the Rolling Stones' 1989 "Steel Wheels" tour; and appearing on the first Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991. Vernon is thrilled to be working with Living Colour again and is extremely proud of their new album Collidescope, which was released in October of 2003 on Sanctuary Records.In addition to Living Colour, Vernon has been engaged his usual panoply of activities...Trust me..this a drop in the bucket..we gonna get it in...I promise...Love,E


     

  • 00:09

    A Theory of Parenting - The Historian Is In: Early Twyla Tharp

    in Women

    hello,


    Welcome to A Theory of Parenting on Blogtalkradio.com


    My name is Tammi Joyner


    I am your Host for the Show


    Today I am live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 


    Lincoln Center Calendar of Events says:


    The title of the Show is: The Dance Historian IS IN: Early Twyla Tharp


    David Vaughan introduces and screen films and videos of the choreographers work 


    www.twylatharp.org is another site for info on the multi-talented Historian


    I am delighted to take in the show 


    We the audience will learn all about the New York based ARtist


     

  • 00:16

    A Theory of Parenting - Dianne McIntyre's - Selfie Session

    in Women

    Dianne McIntyre’s Selfie Session


        Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6 p.m.


    PROGRAM LOCATIONS:


    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium


    Fully accessible to wheelchairs



    How to register: Online - http://goo.gl/5zW4qR


    Regarded as “one of modern dance's reigning divas” by Time Out New York, Dianne McIntyre is a groundbreaking artistic pioneer, with an impressive career spanning over 4 decades of choreography for the dance and theatre stage, television, and film. McIntyre is also a generous and committed dance educator, having worked with young performers and choreographers throughout the country. Join us for a Selfie Session, where McIntyre offers an inspiring look into her process for creating a new dance on the Philadelphia based dance company Philadanco.


    Reserve your seat HERE starting March 23 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)

  • 02:59

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: Be Still 2.0

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    Guests:
    1. William E. Gary is current President, Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc. Board of Directors and former Co-Chair, Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities. He is presently serving his third tenure as president of the North Brevard County Branch NAACP; Dinizulu Gene Tennie is co-director of the slaveship replica project. He will give the keynote at The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Program, 2 p.m., Sat., Feb. 21, 2015, 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims, Florida.

    2. We are joined once again by choreographers who will present week 2, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, at Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now: Veterans Reginald Ray Savage, Raissa Simpson, Gregory Dawson and first time choreographer, Maurya Kerr.

    3. The 9th Annual Be Still Retreat . . . 2.0, is Sat., February 28, 10-4 p.m. at Mills College in Oakland, CA. 510-834-5990. Our guests are: Event planner,  Sharon Green-Holder; presenter, Jamila Makini, plus Mutima Imani, special guest speaker and workshop presenter.

    4. Andrew I. Wilson, visual artist, whose work is currently at Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland through Feb. 28. http://www.aiwart.com

  • 00:15

    Melanie Buttarazzi shares Fostering Dreams through Dance

    in Lifestyle

    Dancer and entrepreneur Melanie Buttarazzi created an outreach program called Fostering Dreams Through Dance, to empower, educate and inspire foster youth to find their voice through the art of dance. Melanie did it all not knowing what she was doing and learned along the way. With a ton of passion, hard work and no money Melanie brought this program to life.  She had to inspire a lot of people to get them involved for free. Team work made the dream work! 


     


    Working with 2 organizations last year, and continuing this year again the initiative:


     Did a 30 day program with First Star Academy at UCLA where the youth performed a flash mob on campus and performed on stage for their commencement. 


     Worked with FreeHab facility where the youth performed a flash mob at Venice Beach and performed for various events. 


    Volunteering  at FreeHab for 7 months, Melanie got choreographers to come in as well and be guest speakers. Some were celeb choreographers and they all did it for FREE.  Melanie saw the girls lives change each time she was there and it greatly impacted her own life as well.


     


    *Below is a short video we put together working with the homeless girls at the FreeHab facility. 


     


    https://vimeo.com/112102494


     

  • 00:27

    Expert Ken Weber & New York Professional Choreographer Melissa Barak

    in Women

    RETIREMENT EXPERT, KEN WEBER---Start Saving for Retirement with Simple Tips from Expert, Author & Asset Manager  Ken Weber Saving for retirement may seem impossible at times.  For many women, it may even be more difficult. In fact, according to recent statistics, 62 percent of women said they were saving for retirement, 15 percent said they were saving just enough, while 22 percent said they were barely saving anything at all. How can this be fixed? Ken Weber - asset manager, and author of the new book, Dear Investor: What the Hell Are You Doing? Smart and Easy Ways to Fix the Mistakes You with Your Money - knows why many women aren't saving for retirement. LISTEN IN


    PROFESSIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER--- MELISSA BARAK As one of the most sought after dancers turned choreographers in the United States, MELISSA BARAK has built an empire cultivating relationships with her audiences via ballet through her cutting-edge dance company, BARAK BALLET. Having being featured in such publications as the New York Times and DANCE Magazine, Barak is continuing to foster the growth of her company.  LISTEN IN...


    Drawn in to the art of dance at 8 years old, Barak began her career in Los Angeles learning from the illustrious Yvonne Mounsey at the Westside School of Ballet.  Her passion eventually took her to New York to study at the School of American Ballet and eventually earned her a spot at the New York City Ballet where she remained for the next 9 years and became known for her linear purity, relentless work ethic, and musicality.


     


     


     

  • 01:00

    Guest:Kari Perkins/Costume Designer/Boyhood/A Scanner Darkly

    in Movies

    KARI PERKINS (costume designer) has created the wardrobes for seven films directed by Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater, first working with the two-time Oscar® nominee as additional costume designer on his critically-acclaimed 1993 comedy, “Dazed and Confused.”While it would be another decade before Perkins reteamed with Linklater on his 2002 HBO feature, “$5.15/Hour,” she has since collaborated with him on five additional features -- “Fast Food Nation,” “A Scanner Darkly,” the critically-acclaimed comedy-thriller, “Bernie” (Best Picture nominee at the Independent Spirit Awards, Best Comedy from the People’s Choice Awards, and recognition as one of the Top 10 Films of 2011 by the National Board of Review), his epic  12-year-odyssey, “Boyhood” and, most recently, the period baseball drama, “That’s What I’m Talking About.”In addition to her film/TV work, Perkins has also designed for some of Austin’s most prolific dance choreographers such as Ballet Austin’s Stephen Mills’ “Women and Light,” “Torso” and “Wall of Names,” and Sharir+Bustamante’s “For Four” and “Court 6.”  Perkins has also worked on Ariel Dance Theater’s “Gyre,” “Five2Ten,” “Flush” and “Everything Between”; and Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co.’s “Murmur,” “Royal Pair,” “Spin” and “Woman Smiling.”  Her stage work also include the 2002 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Costume Design for the stage production “Dark Goddess.” You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film