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  • 02:35

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: Bryan Keith Thomas's Pan African Heirlooms

    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 forebearers. 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!

    1. Bryan Keith Thomas, CCA professor, painter, speaks about his exhibits (5), up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Heirlooms at Joyce Gordon Galllery in Oakland closes this weekend, March 1.

    2. Ryan Nicole Austin ("Tigs"/Antigone) returns to talk about Nambi E. Kelley's Xtigone, directed by Rhodessa Jones, at African American Shakespeare Company, Sat. (8 p.m.) & Sun. (3 p.m.), through March 8 at the Buriel Clay Theater (AAACC) in San Francisco.

    3. We speak to actors Carl Lumbly (Leo Price) & Cathleen Riddley (Mrs. Jessalyn Price) who are mother, son, in the SF Playhouse current production of Julie Hébert's Tree directed by Jon Tracey.

    4. We close with visual artist, Marie Johnson Calloway, whose work is the topic of an artist talk early March 8, 2015, 2-3:30 PM, at the MoAD San Francisco.

  • 02:01

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    in Art

    1. Byb Chanel Bibene, director, Kiadanda Dance Theater, joins us to talk about his latest work, "Oyo Biso-Spirits of the Garden at EastSide Arts Theatre, Nov. 7-8, 8 p.m. Oyo is a part of Nava Dance Theatre, the theme: Artists in Reponse to State Violence and Gentrification. 

    Bibene is a choreographer and performer working in theater and contemporary dance. His work often includes a sense of actual place and/or performed on location. An excerpted Oyo premiered, Sept. 2015, as a part of SF Trolley Dances. Bibene says the Nava version has the same vocabulary, with different music, added poetry and another dancer.  It is going to be interesting to see how the work is adapted and expanded to fit an enclosed space. How does one's garden grow philosophically when the plain is disappeared or evaporating or just too small to hold the concept?

    In San Francisco, the setting was a large community garden smack in the middle of Bayview Hunter's Point, (Third & Palou), the corner a busy throughfare. Yet, when we stepped into the sanctuary all was suspended. Bibene's technical and aesthetic sensibility, rooted in the culture and dances of his country of origin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, are evident. Africa travels with him aesthtically as iconic references of the transport and dislocations -- both physicially and spiritually, show up in the soil of his movement, memories carried within the bodies of his company dancers, who, specifically in "Oyo" move and are moved in surprising ways. The inclusion of silences within the landscape also allow spirit to hover just within reach. It was pretty amazing, as will be its revisioning this weekend. Visit http://www.kiandanda-dance.com/about/byb-chanel-bibene

    2. From the Archives: Artist, Bryan Keith Thomas Visit http://museumca.org/exhibit/rituals-remembrance





  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Metalsmith and Owner of MeanderWorks, Marilyn Brogan

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, August 27th at 3:00 pm PST is metalsmith and jewelry designer Marilyn Brogan, owner of Meader Works, in San Diego, CA. 


    Please join us for this live interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 


    About Marilyn;


    My name is Marilyn Brogan and I’m the designer, maker and curator of Meander Works, a one-woman studio based in San Diego, California. Meander Works offers delicate, minimalist jewelry made from recycled gold and silver – and soon, a line of engagement rings and wedding bands featuring recycled and traceable diamonds.


    I deeply value and admire good craftsmanship and believe a design is only as good as its execution. Jewelry is an expression of both the maker and the wearer – the quality of the construction is essential to that collaboration. If a ring looks beautiful but it is poorly made, then it may not feel right, fit right, or last. I’m inspired by antique jewelry and love the function of heirlooms. Like the handmade Appalachian quilts passed down to me from my great-grandmother, fine jewelry tells a story across generations. When I finish a piece of jewelry, I see a story that’s just beginning.


  • 01:00

    Randy Bernard: Artist Talks Art!

    in Entertainment

    Artist Randy Bernard returns to Rated G Radio to talk about his current art projects and updates us on all of the exciting things happening in his world!

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask Randy a question and join in the fun! ! !

    Visit Randy's website to check out more of his art here!

    "I create to give people a unique experience through the channels of my talents. I was inspired when i was very young creating a graphic novel called "Merry Days" based on the imagined adventures of my pet frog, Ivinn and his best friend Indy. I was always drawing and people began to take notice of my work. They would tell me how much they enjoyed seeing my work. I would draw the things i loved such as family members who had passed away because I missed them. I began sharing this passion with others by drawing their family members, pets, and heirlooms. I am academically trained with disciplines in painting, drawing, sculpting, ceramics, mixed media, music, literature, and film."  Randy Bernard

  • 01:01

    Are You & Your Business Protected?/Rabea Taylor Attorney

    in Business

    Life is uncertain and estate planning attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of your assets and business during incapacity and at time of death. Many businesses also wish to reduce any cost for administering the estate as well as make the process as smooth as possible. Oftentimes capturing values and distribution of heirlooms are forgotten and cause a division among family members. The ultimate goal of each estate plan is determined by the needs of the client. Listen in this Friday and hear #Rabea Taylor discuss the 5 top tips that will make a difference in how you plan to protect yourself. Estate Planning is not a one-time activity.

    My co-host this week is Rabea Taylor, #Estate and Elder Law Attorney serving Colorado.

    Find Peace of Mind by Planning Your Legacy

    Check her out @ www.coloradoestateplanattorney.com

  • 00:18

    What Price Is Too High For Vermont Ivory?

    in Environment

    Should people surrender family heirlooms that contain ivory? What would you do if you had an antique piano that had ivory keys and was worth a small fortune? Would you be willing to surrender that piano, even if your family were in need of the money, for the sake of an elephant?

    In this segment of The Organic View Radio show, host June Stoyer talks to Jen Samuel from ElephantsDC.org about an initiative to ban the sale of ivory in the state of Vermont. Stay tuned!

    Are you an avid gardener or are just learning about gardening? Do you like FREE stuff? Tune in to The Organic View Radio Show, Monday through Friday @6pm Eastern and by sending us your feedback, you could win one of our monthly prizes!

    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com

  • 02:00

    What Bag do you THINK you wanna come out of? A Don'tCome out of a Bag, WEDNESDAY

    in Entertainment

    Hey there Tea Sippers! Welcome to another installment of Don't Come out of a Bag, Wednesday where YOU get to be my cohost.  We can talk about any and everything that may be on your mind, right here.... RIGHT NOW.....BUT.. if  you decide to come out of a bag on me, then I WILL come out of a BIGGER BAG on you, ya understand???? 

    Now, here a few things that are on my mind this week:

    "My Husband is NOT GAY":  A new reality show is about to enter the airwaves where married men confess they are ATTRACTED to MEN.  What do you think about this show?
    "Freedom of Speech":  Atlanta Fire Chief was FIRED for writing a book about his religious views of homoattractionality.  Do you think he was fired justly?
    Monkey SEE...Monkey DO: Vermont has a bill pending similar to Michigan that will stop gays from receiving medical treatment.  What is the world coming to where basic medical needs can be deprived based on sexual orientation???  (The Red Cross doesn't accept blood from openly Gay Men)
    George Zimmerman was arrested AGAIN for assualt with a DEADLY WEAPON......REALLY???
    The KING children:  Why is it that every year near the birthday celebration of MLK, it seems that their court ordeal gets a lot of attention?  What are you thoughts about their public feud over their father's heirlooms?
    It's MLK WEEKEND....what are you expecting to do with and for it?

    This is going to be an enjoyable HOT POT of tea for your nerve my darlings so make sure you have PLENTY of crumpets!


  • 01:01

    Preserving Family Heirlooms, Treasures and Photographs

    in Hobbies

    Family heirlooms, artifacts, treasures and  photographs has a way of taking the family back down memory lane. These items help link generations together. How do you explain the feeling that comes over you when you hold your great, great grandmothers favorite hat or your great, great grandfather's work tools in your hands? It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, well now you have pictures of your family members from the late 1800s. The big questions that many families should ask themselves, is how do I preserve and protect these priceless items.  Please join family histiorian and talk show host Antoinette Harrell for this discussion.

  • 01:29

    Family Treasured - Heirlooms and Genealogy

    in History

    Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, August 5, 2011 starting at 10pm Eastern, 9pm Central, 8pm Mountain and 7pm Pacific with host Thomas MacEntee. This week our show is entitled Family Treasured – Heirlooms and Genealogy. Our special guests will include: Joy Shivar of the JustaJoy.com Family Heirloom Exchange site; professional genealogist Sharon Sergeant whohas researched the original owners of book, letter and postcard collections, memorabilia, furniture and an 1848 stagecoach; and Melissa “Missy” Corley of the Bayside Blog and Bayside Research Services. And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history will be covered at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in! GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

  • 01:29

    Protecting Your Family Heirlooms from Natural Disasters

    in Weather

    Whether you live in the path way of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, or any other natural disaster you want to protect your family and family heirlooms. Items such as furnitures, cars, clothes and other non-sentimental items can be purchased again. 
    After talking with several people who lost everything they owned to natural disasters and other catastrophe--the one thing  they regret most is the lost of family pictures and family heirlooms. Taking some extra time to preserve irreplaceable documents, photographs and other family heirlooms could save a lot of great disappointment.
    Please join host Antoinette Harrell and co-host Dr. Okpara Nosakhere for this discussion.

  • 01:01

    LIVE! with Cathi---Declutter Your Life NOW!

    in Fitness


    Your house needs a purge, so does your brain.  Where on earth to begin.  First make a decision to DECLUTTER.  Take a long hard look at your house and hold firm.  Begin with acceptance.  Nothing stays around forever without your consent.  Do you have a storage locker?  Do you know what's in it?  If you don't embrace cleaning up YOUR STUFF, your kids are going to have to throw everything out.

    Begin with inventory.  Sorry, but sentiment cannot enter into the decision to give it away or throw it out.  Got family heirlooms, pass them on to your kids.  Sell YOUR STUFF on the internet or hold a garage sale.


    When you declutter your house, your brain...etc.

    When you make a decision ACT ON IT...etc.

    Sell your vintage clothes on...etc.

    Furniture on consignment...etc.