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What does it take to WOW the refined world of high Opera? Join us as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talks about Opera, song, and life.
Born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, opera singer Elizabeth DeShong has been lauded in North America and Europe for her "well-cultivated" and "big, bright and pleasing" voice; EDGE San Francisco said, "“...DeShong sings like a vocal giant. Her lowest notes have body and depth; her midrange is rich and compelling; and her highs are dispensed with a freedom that many a mezzo daily prays for. ”
She has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Radio Symphonie Orchestre Wien, among others, and at the Glyndebourne Festival in England.
DeShong received a master's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she was accepted into the young artist program at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.
The recipient of numerous awards, Ms. DeShong received the Washington National Opera’s “Artist of the Year Award” in 2010 for her debut performance as the Composer in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Her portrayal of Maffio Orsini in the San Francisco Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia was widely released on DVD.
Further performances of note include Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with San Franciso Opera and English National Opera, Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Canadian Opera Company, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and her sensational Rosina in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE with the Los Angeles Opera.
Tie Jones talk to Kela Holmes, a stunningly beautiful woman has a phenomenal story of faith, love and perseverance. Her hobbies are reading self-help books and poetry, walking for health, yoga, studying with friends, listening to various types of music, playing pool, singing opera and karoake, hosting shows, volunteering time with kids and domestic violence victims, PTSD/MST victims. She was recently a graduate of LAMC paralegal studies program. Currently a student at Liberty University studying for her bachelors in Paralegal Studies. She is known and loved as a truthful and faithful friend. Sweet, giving and wonderfully compassionate, dependable and loyal. Join us tonight!!
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Is sports the ultimate soap opera of life? Maybe, at least according to the Sports Gal Pal's guest this week, Zach McCrite. Zach is the host of the Zach McCrite Show on the Franchise OK, and also has created a podcast called The Podcast About Sports Radio. Ramona and Zach discuss everything from NFL's concussion issues to how to compromise with the remote.
The Sports Gal Pal also discused her thoughts about Hope Solo continuing to play for Team USA while in the middle of controversy surrounding her arrest in last year for assault.
The Podcast About Sports Radio
Most people are unaware that classical singers face many of the same roadeblocks that actors face when it comes to typecasting and stereotypes. Today we take an interesting look at "Fach-isms", vocal stereotypes and you can learn to love it, accept it, work with it, but most importantly "lean in" to it.
My guest for today is international operatic sensation, Phillip K. Bullock. Phillip is a native of Washington D. C., has been featured in recitals, concerts, and operas both nationally and internationally. Recently, Mr. Bullock performed the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Bullock has also been seen in performances of Porgy and Bess in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Royal Danish Opera. Other notable operatic performances include Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in the Magic Flute, John Brook in Mark Adamo's Little Women, the Marquis D'Obgny in La Traviata, and Jake Wallace in last season's production of La Fanciulla del West with Kentucky Opera. In summer of 2015, in addition to making his debut with Maryland Lyric Opera, Mr. Bullock was the baritone soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the National Music Festival Orchestra. This upcoming season, as a Young Artist with Kentucky Opera, he can be seen in performances of Verdi’s Macbeth, and various concerts and recitals.
Would you like to learn more about Phillip? Visit his website! Visit http://www.phillipbullock.com/
Hi listeners and welcome to another edition of Weekdays with Murph. Today on the show, we have the super talented, super sweet singer/songwriter Julie Gibb stopping by to talk with us about music, her career, and anything else she's working on that she can talk about. As usual, I have my lovely and talented co-host/sidekick Emily with me, so let's do this thing!
#BGEPresents #UFC Rory Singer with host @jiggyjaguar
Rory Michael Singer is one of the few mixed martial artist to ever submit to punches in a UFC event. Although Rory had begun making a name for himself as a 185-pound prospect; his big break came after meeting the producers of TUF. They were filming Forrest Griffin at The HardCore Gym for his fight against Stephan Bonnar in the finals of season 1. Forrest went on to win Season 1 and Rory was approached soon after to appear on Season 3.
Ty Shwortzz was born and raised in ONT, Canada.
From the very moment Ty could talk, music was a huge part of her life. Her father was a singer/keyboardist in the band "Back to Back" and she often went to his shows and practices.
Learning to play the Keyboard at the age of 4, she began to enjoy entertaining, even if it was just in the living room of her family home, often putting shows together for Mom and Dad and the odd family friend.
At the age of seven, she began performing in talent competitions and karaoke parties. At the age of 13, Ty began writing music and poetry.
In 2011, Ty had the opportunity to write a verse to a song for a contest, which consisted of a music video and recording session. The people who wrote the best verses became a part of the project titled "The Lean on Me Project" .
While presenting her part for the contest, another hopeful singer "Li'l Crunk", noticed her and offered to work together to create a single which would later be known as "Yeah Right". Ty was given an instrumental piece; she wrote the lyrics to it and provided lead and backup vocals.
2011 was also a big year for Ty as she performed on Canada D'EH in front of an estimated crowd of 3000. This was the first time performing her own piece from the previous contest! She also performed at an outreach for hunger event and played some of her original pieces for Jack Laytons’ Cancer Benefit.
In March, 2015, she was interviewed on "Brian The Hammer Show", which airs in L.A., with many interviews all over the world to follow as well as some overseas.
Ty will also be working together with singer/songwriter Melanie Warner (cousin of Patsy Cline).
Join Author, Life Coach and Business Coach, Genevieve Flight as she interviews an up and coming operatic baritone, John Fitz-William. John was born and raised in Chicago and studied at the University of Michigan, where he studied with the great African American soprano, Shirley Verrett. Tonight he will be discussing how he became interested in opera, began his studies and how he ended up studying with the legendary soprano, as well as discussing the intrigues and pitfalls that many young singers face while pursuing this extraordinary career path.
A show dedicated to "True Life Experiences." The Life & Motivation of Singer, Spiritualist, Vegetarian, Activist, Buddist, and Mom, Ms. Kimberly Berry Hicks. Kim is a New Jersey native, who resides in the Ft. Washington, MD area with her Husband, and two kids! "Kim attended Rutgers University, and has worked as an information technology government contractor for 18 years.
A self proclaimed mystic and spiritual seeker, very well traveled with a creative gypsy soul.
The first half of her life she spent traveling the world pursuing an artistic bohemian life. After marrying and having children life took a drastic turn when she became sole caretaker for her terminally ill mother and aging grandparents. During this time an intense longing for a Spiritual connection emerged. This lead to a very personal journey of self development on a wholelistic level where she took on the lifetime practice of spiritual wisdom becoming a guide for many neophytes new to the journey."
Kim, will inspire the audience with her guidance on living a healthy vegetarian lifestyle in the 21st Century, the spiritual wisdom needed in life, and understanding "Raw" foods and their advantages in maintaining your health. As an activist, Kim had the opportunity to visit Charleston, SC following the deaths of 9 church members by a lone gunman carry a conferderate flag and "Hate" in his heart!
MXMGBTR - An Epic Experience in 2015'
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Montrel is an anointed singer and songwriter. His gift has been allowing him to touch many people's lives since the age of 6. Self taught, Montrel knew that God had a plan for his life. He was meant to inspire a spiritual release in not only the saints, but sinners as well. Montrel firmly believes that God wants his people to go higher.
A North Carolina Native, Montrel has had the opportunity to open up for artist such as Tye Tribbett, Israel and New Breed, and Martha Munizzi. He has also performed back up at local concerts for Marvin Sapp and Darwin Hobbs.
After serving four years on active duty in the Army, and meeting his wife Natalie, God blessed them to have a son whom they named D'montre. Montrel served as the praise and worship leader for three and a half years at Beyond the Veil Ministry in Killeen, TX, under the leadership of Pastor Rodney Howell Sr. During this time, Montrel was also one of the lead singers for a quartet group, The Divine Messengers.
Feeling as God was leading him back home to North Carolina, Montrel and his family relocated to pursue his musical endeavors. Now he is currently serving on the praise and worship team at his childhood church, Faith Tabernacle Christian Center, under the leadership of Pastor Earl and Denise Goings.
Montrel is the founder and CEO of Trelblazer Productions and Studio LLC, which he started in 2014. He is an independent artist and he also engineers his own music. And he is our special guest in tonight's show. Join Us!
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes singer/songwriter Bunny Sigler to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his musical journey and his new single BUTTERMILK AND CORNBREAD.