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Join host Frank Anderson as he interviews cast members from the Houston Ensemble's latest production, By The Way, Meet Vera Starks. Also if you have a birthday listen in , you may hear your name in our weekly birthday shout outs, plus comedy corner and as always, our version of the Quiet Storm:For Lovers Onl
Today, we speak with singer, Myrna Clayton and founder of the Voices Embodied Ensemble, which is a unique show style singing group that features talented singers who have physical challenges and awesome voices. This power packed show will feature these amazing singers using their gifts to empower others to use theirs. The ensemble performs some of the latest contemporary songs as well as classic songs across genres and will be performing on November 6 in Atlanta.
Veteran Entertainment Reporter and Actor Nicholas Snow showcases Director David O. Russell presenting his American Hustle cast - Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm, Shea Whigham and the rest - with the Ensemble Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on January 4, 2014 (before the Golden Globes and announcement of Academy Award nominees).
Follow Nicholas Snow at SnowbizNow.com, and discover his riveting new living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, at LifePostiveBook.com.
Release Date: July 24, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D, p.m. screenings)
Studio: MGM, Paramount Pictures
Director: Brett Ratner
Screenwriter: Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity)
Official Website: MightyHercules.com
Plot Summary: Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.
Release Date: July 24, 2014 (p.m. screenings)
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Luc Besson
Screenwriter: Luc Besson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality)
Official Website: Lucymovie.com
Plot Summary: From "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" to "The Fifth Element," writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Singer/songwriter/actor Keith Robinson was born in Kentucky, where he discovered his love of the arts at a young age. Singing took center stage in high school in Augusta, Georgia, and he was signed to a contract while attending the University of Georgia. Robinson was picked up by Motown Records and went on to perform with several top artists.
To put his career in high gear, Robinson decided to make a transition and move out to Los Angeles to further his singing career and try his hand at his other love, acting. His very first audition landed him the role of Joel Rawlings, the Green Ranger.
Keith was featured in the role of C.C. White, in the Hit "Dreamgirls", opposite Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, and Sharon Leal in Bill Condon's Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. His most recent feature film is the holiday-themed "This Christmas", where he is part of an ensemble cast that also includes Loretta Devine, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Regina King and Chris Brown.
And August 1, 2014, Keith will be apart of the long awaited James Brown biopic, "Get On Up". Keith will be playing the role of Baby Roy, an original member of James Brown’s band. When Robinson is not on set, he's in the recording studio working on his album and music for major motion pictures and television. And check out his cd "Same Rules". https://www.facebook.com/keithrobinsonmedia/info
The Center of Light Radio Show with host Keith Anthony Blanchard
Show topic: The Transformation Power of the Voice
Dielle Ciesco specializes in the transformational power of the voice to heal and connect us with our own Divinity. She is passionate about every Voice, be it the one we use everyday to communicate, the ones we hear inside our heads, the silent voice of wisdom, voices raised in song, or the ones that call us to awaken. The creator of Vocal Toning Meditation, Transformational Voicework, and Toning for Peace, she is a featured improvisational vocalist on the TLC series with Visionary Music, creators of DNA Activation music, as well as on the Bliss of Being with Richard Shulman and the Pure Heart Ensemble. With over 18 years experience as a performer, teacher and healing facilitator, Dielle blends her experiences in vocal toning, sacred sound, meditation, Toltec & Bon shamanism, multidimensional music, Reiki Tummo, coaching, and teaching to assist clients in discovering a deeper connection to their inner truth and wisdom. She enjoys living a fully-expressed life with her artist husband, Stuart Davies, in the southwest of France.
For more on Dielle Ciesco: www.DielleCiesco.com
For more on Keith: www.keithanthonyblanchard.com
On the latest episode of the BIG show, we sit down with another member from the ensemble of television's greatest series, The Wire, Andre Royo. Currently co-starring in a brand new thriller, Aftermath, Royo talks about his latest film and the fans who refuse to let him forget about "Bubbles" as well as his memorable time on The Wire. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and reviews of the latest films, including Boyhood and Sex Tape, all on Episode 256 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.
Patrick Hennessey, conductor of the Stetson University Jazz Ensemble, discusses an upcoming performance at the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, Sept. 28. In addition, the Jazz Ensemble will be performing Oct. 9 at Stetson University, honoring jazz greats, past and present, from Louis Armstrong to Herbie Hancock, and including music by Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson and J.J. Johnson.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. Tickets: adults--$10; seniors--$8; area students--$5. More information: School of Music concert line, (386) 822-8947; www.stetson.edu/music/calendar.
Jeff Antoniuk and The Jazz Update
Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is internationally respected as a jazz composer and musician. Now living in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian born artist appears on numerous recordings and has been consistently well received by critics.
With a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in jazz performance and West African ethnomusicology, Antoniuk spent a decade touring and recording with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. In 2004, he formed his own heavy hitting quartet, the Jazz Update.
The group celebrated the release of their first album together in 2007. Brimming with Antoniuk originals and luscious covers, the CD Here Today quickly climbed the jazz radio charts in the US and Canada and achieved stellar success in the world of high tech music sourced through high speed cable, Internet and broadband.
With the quartet’s 2010 album Brotherhood Antoniuk and company step out with fresh, memorable, and beautifully executed compositions. The progressive jazz disc delivers sophisticated and compelling rhythm, melody and harmony. Its global themes are brought home with depth and humor. Brotherhood began receiving significant airplay and advance sales even before the official release date.
Popular shows at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian and U Street clubs show the Jazz Update to be equally adept at live performance. The group surprises and satisfies wherever they perform.
It is an honor to have Luisah Teish: Author, Chief and High Priestess (Iya Fajembola Fatunmise, aka Chief Luisah Teish), and Storyteller with us on Goddess Alive Radio for a Goddess Full Moon Meditation on the Orisha & Goddess Oshun this week!
Luisah Teish is a writer, performer, and public speaker. She is the author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, a women’s spirituality classic. She has performed in venues such as St. John the Divine Cathedral, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), La Casa de la Poesia (Caracas, Venezuela), the Galaxy Theater (Auckland, New Zealand) and the Scottish Rite Temple (Oakland, Ca.).
Teish designs and directs ritual theater performances. Ase Theater is an ensemble of multi-racial, multi-cultural artists, ritualists and community activists who are committed to addressing eco-spiritual issues such as the sacredness of water, and honoring the indigenous cultures of the world.
Teish conducts workshops, and delivers lectures and keynote speeches on a variety of subjects including: Goddesses, Queens, and Spirit Women of the African diaspora, Eco-Feminist Mythology, and Spiritual Life Guidance for Women.
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In Comeback Dad, Nima Babineaux (Tatyana Ali) looks like a woman who has it all – she is an accomplished pianist who runs her own music school and is engaged to Spence (Brad James), a successful engineer who adores her. But, in truth, she has never recovered from her alcoholic father, Othell (Charles Dutton), walking out on their family and it has made it hard for her to truly trust anyone. When Othell decides it is time to make amends and tries to reenter her life, Nima begins an emotional and eye-opening journey she could have never expected. Loretta Devine stars as Malinda, Othell’s sister. The ensemble cast also includes Donna Brisco, Elizabeth Omilami, Ja’El Robertson, Takara Clark, E. Roger Mitchell, Todd Anthony and Palmer Williams, Jr.
A graduate of The Yale School of Drama, Charles S. Dutton has a career spanning theater, television and film, and is one of the few actors to earn Tony, Emmy® and Golden Globe nominations for the same role. He received multiple award nominations, including the Tony for Best Actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Piano Lesson.” He was also nominated for an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe for The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of The Piano Lesson.
Charles starred in and executive produced the Fox comedy/drama “Roc,” produced by HBO, for which he received several NAACP Image Award nominations. He won Emmy’s® for his guest starring roles in “Without a Trace” and “The Practice.” He is a veteran of numerous feature films such as Aliens3, Menace II Society, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Cry, Beloved Country, A Time to Kill, Get on the Bus, Cookie’s Fortune, Gothika and the 2008 John Sayles feature Honeydripper. Charles can be seen opposite Kevin Bacon in the FOX show “The Following” as FBI Director Franklin.
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