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A Personal Glimpse of Gary LaMar Levingston
Gary is a native of Los Angeles, CA. Growing up he was surrounded by creative and talented people in the entertainment and sports industry. This fueled his passion for Film, Television, Music and Theatre. Gary is the Chairman, President & CEO of Gary Levingston Productions, LLC where he oversees the company’s filmand theatrical productions. He started Gary Levingston Productions, LLC in 2009 when he launched the theatrical production division. Under this division he has had multiple successful hits and numerous NAACP awards for his productions. The Film division began in the summer of 2013 and he is currently working on what could be a blockbuster Television career as a Writer and Producer with another project soon to be announced.
Gary was Executive Producer for his stage production of the Los Angeles premier of ‘Any 1 Man’ and the critically acclaimed and Tony Award-nominated play ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’. His production of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’ was an Award winning production, with five NAACP Theater nominations winning two awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Before getting into the Entertainment business, Gary spent numerous years in Corporate Finance with several Fortune 100 companies where he played key roles in Finance, including Program Management of a national Energy Efficiency start up program where he was responsible for sourcing and analyzing new business opportunities and a financing portfolio in excess of $52 million.
Welcome to Our Own Voices Live with your hosts: Angela Thomas and Rodney Smith
Our Topic(s) today: “NAACP 105th National Convention & My Brother's Keeper Las Vegas”
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Our Own Voices Live is a radio show featuring people and stories from our community in Las Vegas, the surrounding area and some place near you. America is the greatest country on earth due to its cultural diversity and not in spite of it. Our mission is to help bridge the cultural and ethnic divide in America by working together to build the greatest bridge in history to unite us
LIVE Monday, 7/21/14 @ 6:30 PM on "The Way It Is" with Barnard Sims, We'll be Breaking the Chains of Injustice with our Special guest, (Barrow County) NAACP President Sister Johnnie Ellington concluding with ministry in song by Austin Chapel's Choir!!!
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Barnard Sims is a community activist from Barrow County Georgia.
He will be discussing politics and news from the black community.
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DuEwa Frazier, a writer, author, educator, and award-nominated poet was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. The author of the newly released young adult novel, Deanne in the Middle (2014), DuEwa is also the author of Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems(2013), Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In: Poems for Children (2010), Stardust Tracks on a Road (2005), and Shedding Light From My Journeys (2002). She is the editor/publisher of the NAACP Image Award nominated (in Outstanding Literary Work, Poetry) anthology, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees (July 2006), featuring the work of 50 internationally and nationally known women poets.
Check the Rhyme also received nominations from Writers Digest Publishing Award and African American Literary Award Show. She founded Lit Noire Publishing in 2002 and has produced numerous literary and performance events featuring poets, authors, and musicians across New York City,Baltimore, Atlanta, Berkeley, and Philadelphia.
DuEwa has been called a “gifted” poet. Her poetry has been published in Essence Magazine, Reverie Journal, Kweli Journal, Tidal Basin Review, Poetry In Performance, Drumvoices Revue, Black Arts Quarterly, X Magazine and other publications. In 2005 she featured in the documentary film “Rhyme and Reason.”
Writer, poet, and educator DuEwa Frazier draws from her life as a writer, work with youth as an educator and perspective as a woman who grew up learning from people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Deepa Soul (aka Diedra Meredith) is an award winning choreographer and dancer. She is also a Billboard Chart Topping Artist who was discovered by Junior Vasquez. She held a #3 spot with her first release "Nowhere Love" n 2005, teaming up with Junior for her second single, she released "As I Am" and claimed #1 Breakout, Hot Shot Debut and the Power Pick all in consecutive weeks topping the Billboard Dance Chart at #4 with the cat Dolls holding down the #1 spot. In 2013, once again Deepa Soul claimed her reign at the top of the Billboard Charts when she claimed her third top BillboardHit alongside Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus with her #3 Breakout record “FEVA” produced by DJ/Producer Ranny.
Not only is Deepa Soul an accomplished musician, singer/songwriter and vocalist, she is Diedra Meredith the woman leading the New Queer Music Nation serving as the Chairwoman and CEO of Out Music – The LGBT(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) and the Executive Producer of the OUTmusic Awards the biggest night in LGBT Music & Entertainment.
Diedra has received several awards of recognition for her advocacy/activism from the NAACP, as well as receiving a Proclamation in 2011 from New York State Senator Eric Adams, recognition of outstanding service from 1199 SEIU the largest worker's rights union in the country and recently served as Honorary Co-Chair for Black Women's Blueprint “Mother Tongue Monologues” in 2013.
We also welcome newcomer Carl Thornton to the basement to premier new music and talk about his career thus far!
This week continues with MS. Shirley Stewart. On October 8, 2013 approximately 20 to 30 Armed agents from Homeland Security and Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) blew down her door, sized her property and jailed her.All of this supposely to serve a warrent. The case was dismissed but they continues to hold her property and maliciously prosecute her. In what appears to be a court order written by a jail house lawyer, Federal Magistrate Judge Teresa Buchanan sided with ICE. We will discuss the absence of the press and the civil libertarains who are suppose to be combating this war on women.
Wayne Linsey on "Interviews with the Stars" with Miss Diamond
Musician Wayne Linsey plays guitar, bass and drums -- and is now a part of the “Tonight Show Band” on keyboards.
Being a talented drummer and pianist earned Linsey a full scholarship to the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C. The musician created his own trio and drew a loyal following in and around the D.C. area.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Linsey began performing with such renowned artists as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, The Jacksons and Earth Wind & Fire among others. He was also an integral member of the ever-popular group Maze for many years.
Linsey also has his share of television and feature-film credits, including Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats, “ “Motown Live,” “Fame,” “Cedric the Entertainer,” “American Idol,” “The NAACP Image Awards,” “The Grammy Awards,” “The Billboard Awards, “UNCF Evening of the Stars” and many more.
In 2010. Linsey released his first solo project, “A Song Without Words.” The project reflects the broad spectrum of music he’s mastered since his early days at Howard University running the gamut from jazz and R&B to world music and rap and features special guest players such as Fred Wesley, Bobby Brown, Michael “Patches” Stewart, Kenny Garrett,, Louis Price, Sy Smith, Lynne Fiddmont and fellow “Tonight Show Band” members Paul Jackson Jr., Teddy Campbell and Kevin Ricard.
Linsey lives in Los Angeles.
Struggle for democracy in Benton Harbor! BHBANCO.ORG, CALL, 269-925-0001.Voter suppression led by Whirlpool Corporation and Berrien County Sheriff Department. Protest all injustices being forced on our town, your town and all around the country! It is not one thing it is everything. The murder of Benton Harbor residents, gentrification by Whirlpool, Governor Snyder’s Emergency Manager dictatorship.My trial has been delayed by the Berrien County powers-that-be. Instead of the originally scheduled date of July 21, it has been postponed until Oct. 27 which just so happens to be my birthday. The status conference has been set for
October 20, 10:30am, jury selection Oct. 23, and the trial Oct. 27-31.
My attorney, Tat Parish, filed a motion with the Court of Appeals on July 9 to quash the June 5 bind-over due to lack of evidence or no evidence. As we all
know, there is absolutely no evidence that I or anyone else committed forgery - no handwriting expert, no confession, no witnesses, or evidence a crime was even committed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jBdp8ZZugo
WOW! You talk about a busy week! On tonights program (Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. CST) we will talk about leadership, more specifically who represents a mostly ignored caste of women in the Twin Cities. Representation without affilation has turned into a game with male handlers leading the way. Tune in and join Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen as we "pullback and uncover" the strangeness of leadership.
Phone lines will be open.
Rep. Chris Stewart introduces bill to curb growing armed police force of federal agencies. This week we interview an American woman and business owner whose home was invaded and property sized by agents of Homeland security and I.C.E. approximately 20 - 30 agents’ use methods usually reserved for terrorist, people resisting arrest and other dangerous people. MS Stewart was charged with impersonating a foreign diplomat and thrown in jail. Neighbors said armed agents use flash grenades and air support.
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.
New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 20 novels which include THE PRODIGAL SON, A HOUSE DIVIDED,THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, THE REVEREND’S WIFE,SECRET OBSESSION, LOVE, HONOR, and BETRAY, and BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR.
She has sold more than 2,000,000 copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Essence Magazine, just to name a few.
Kimberla is a recipient of numerous awards including: 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, the recipient of the 2013 Author of the Year – Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, and the recipient of the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year.
The Prodigal Son: The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.
Then, there's Dillon Whitfield-Curtis's long-lost-son-who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he's only after Curtis's money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he's determined to take his rightful place as Curtis's first-born son and heir, and he'll do whatever it takes to win his father's affection-even if it means playing dirty...
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