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  • 01:01

    FLUTIST RAGAN WHITESIDE

    in Entertainment

    2014 has been an exciting year for Ragan, having won Flutist of the Year in the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards, and looking forward to the highly anticipated release of her 3rd studio album, Quantum Drive.  This album pushes the boundaries of Contemporary/Urban Jazz and R&B even further and features collaborations with Bob Baldwin, Frank McComb, Althea Rene, and Patrice Rushen.

  • 01:32

    Ragan Whiteside

    in Entertainment




    April 27 - Flautist - Ragan Whiteside



    Flutist, vocalist, and songwriter, Ragan Whiteside is taking the Contemporary Jazz world by storm. With her unique style and soulful vibe, this triple threat is bringing the flute back into mainstream focus.

  • 00:54

    FLUTIST RAGAN WHITESIDE

    in Entertainment

    Evolve is flutist, vocalist and songwriter Ragan Whiteside’s truly exciting and innovative sophomore CD. Fusing together the coolest elements of contemporary jazz, neo soul and funk, this award winning artist makes an aesthetic statement that marks her evolution as an undeniably talented musical force. 

  • 00:34

    Ragan Whiteside

    in Spirituality

    http://www.raganwhiteside.com/


    http://youtu.be/mzpSPNqGGaY


    http://youtu.be/lJ-zGNZYE2Y


    http://youtu.be/_4aXyyUvT5M


    2014 has been an exciting year for Ragan, having won Flutist/Flautist of the Year in the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards and celebrating the highly anticipated release of her 3rd studio album, Quantum Drive.


    Taking  her refreshing and vibrant flute sounds to newer heights, Ragan collaborated with an array of veteran contemporary jazz artists, including Chieli Minucci, Marion Meadows, Bob Baldwin, Porter Carroll Jr. (original member of Atlantic Starr) and Chembo Corniel (Latin Jazz Grammy nominee).


    Thank you Ms. Ragan Whiteside for appearing on the show.


    Barbara Williams


     

  • 01:20

    "Up Close & Personal" with Flutist/Vocalist/Songwriter "Ragan Whiteside"

    in Entertainment

    Flutist, vocalist, and songwriter, Ragan Whiteside is taking the Contemporary Jazz world by storm.  With her unique style and soulful vibe, this triple threat is bringing the flute back into mainstream focus.


    2014 has been an exciting year for Ragan, having won Flutist of the Year in the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards, and looking forward to the highly anticipated release of her 3rd studio album, Quantum Drive. This album pushes the boundaries of Contemporary/Urban Jazz and R&B even further and features collaborations with Bob Baldwin, Frank McComb, Althea Rene, and Patrice Rushen.


    Bob Baldwin describes Ragan by saying, “She not only has THE silkiest and sweetest flute tone in the business, but her tenacity and desire to be recognized in Urban, New-Soul AND smooth jazz genres makes her a musical force to be reckoned with!! Mark my words!”

  • 03:00

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Ragan Whiteside!

    in Music

    Since our beautiful and multiply talented guest was with us last time, MUCH has happened - all good!  Ragan told us that she had a new project coming - and here it is!  Released on July 8th, it's already being pushed to the top - Ragan has SO many fans who have waited for this :)  And there's MORE news to share: just a month or so ago, Ragan won a prestigious award from "Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts" - prod her to tell us about that - it won't take much, believe it.  She is very proud of this - and understandably so!


    If you aren't familiar with the background of this flutist/vocalist/composer/arranger, prepare to be impressed.  Ragan was playing multiple instruments at the age of FIVE!  But the piano, drums and violin didn't compare to the love she had for the flute.  Classical studies were a natural transition for her - just as natural - immersing herself after her education (Cleveland Institute of Music, Harid Conservatory) in New York.  But NOT classically ;)  Ragan dove into Jazz, Funk and R & B - and did it ALL with flair!  


    She won the Capital Jazz Fest's coveted "New Artist Competition" - and released her debut album thereafter.  With "Class Axe" in 2007 - then "Evolve" in 2012 - you can hear just that: EVOLUTON!  Trusted and acclaimed producers and arrangers, Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin, assisted in conveying the "Raganometry" that's a trademark of everything she does.  Like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Ragan Whiteside is Poppin' Fresh, 24/7!  One listen to the new "Quantum Drive" and you'll hear another LEVEL of that!  Check out who was happy to come onboard for this endeavor: Bob Baldwin, of course - he was an EARLY believer in Ragan.  Plus, Althea Rene, Frank McComb and Patrice Rushen!


    Let's celebrate!


     


     

  • 02:58

    Hybrid Jazz Valentine's Day - with Ragan Whiteside!

    in Music

    Ragan Whiteside's name has been one of those that I've heard for a while.  Through the past few years, excited friends or acquaintances would pass along that they had the opportunity to work with her.  And that - no matter what the project - her presence and artistry added a special, positive dimension to the work of others. So, it's truly wonderful that she has the time to talk about her OWN work - it's overdue that this superb flutist, vocalist and songwriter focuses on RAGAN WHITESIDE :-D


    Born in New York state, five year-old Ragan gravitated to music in a big way.  Piano, Drums, Violin - she loved all of it!  Flute touched her heart.  And she began studying in earnest.  Her classical training and personal style resulted in awards for both performance and composition.  She attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and Harid Conservatory - then she returned to New York for serious immersion in the industry.


    Ragan has made some lifelong friends in this business - Bob Baldwin is one of them - and he had a hand in the production of her second album, "Evolve."  He believes that her talent is immense - but that her passion to be viewed as a multi-genre artist is a key component to her success.  She cannot be confined by labels and that's why her music pops.  Let's just say that our Ragan is a Hybrid ;) 


    When you view her website, take note of a woman-in-charge.  The first thing you notice, besides the beautiful female focal point, is that you can access her music (and Ragan!) simply.  ReverbNation, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and iTunes.  It's all there so that you can feel the magic of our guest with just a click.


    Join us in the third hour of the show on 2/13 and get to know this Capital Jazz New Artist Award winner.  And get a clearer picture as to why this scintillating talent has so many fans

  • 00:30

    Interview with Jazz Flutist Ragan Whiteside (www.raganwhiteside.com)

    in Lifestyle

    Flutist, vocalist, and songwriter, Ragan Whiteside is taking the Contemporary Jazz world by storm. With her unique style and soulful vibe, this "triple threat" is bringing the flute back into mainstream focus. After winning the 2006 Capital Jazz Challenge, Ragan returned to the 2007 Capital Jazz Festival with a new critically acclaimed album, Class Axe, produced by Pianist/Arranger Bob Baldwin and Engineer/Arranger Extraordinaire Dennis Johnson.

  • 00:35

    HQ Overtime: Raptors vs. Heat, Game 1

    in Basketball

    John Gaudes is joined by Raptors HQ's Dan Grant to discuss an absurd and crazy Game 1 between the Raptors and Heat in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals. They talk about Kyle Lowry's ridiculous half-court heave, the Dragic/Wade problem, Hassan Whiteside and much more. Make sure to listen to HQ Overtime immediately following every Raptors playoff game. 

  • 01:02

    Charlotte Hornets NBA Playoffs Round 1: Hornets Hustle Beats Miami Muscle

    in Basketball

    Games 3 and 4 were dramatically different in score and style and that played right into the hands of the Charlotte Hornets. They used aggressive rim attacks and opportunistic defense to counter the adjustments the Miami Heat made to take away the three point line and dominate the paint.


    Now the series shifts back to Miami where the biggest question will be how Miami reacts to having their defense shredded by Charlotte's Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin. Will they back off their pressure defense and will the three ball return to the Hornets arsenal of offensive weapons? Listen for our analysis of Game 4 and our preview of a pivotal Game 5.


    PLUS



    Nata Edwards from WFNZ and the Mic Check Podcast joins with his thoughts on some controversial comments by local product turned Heat star Hassan Whiteside after Game 4
    For the first time, the NBA is publicly releasing "Hustle Stats" exclusively for the 2016 NBA Playoffs. We'll tell you what stats they are keeping and how the Hornets have fared so far in this series.
    Sources tell us local Miami grocers are selling out of tin foil. A select group of Heat fans are breaking out conspiracies to explain away two straight losses. We explain why they are fools.

  • 01:02

    Nourish your body, mind and spirit in the seasons of life for balanced health

    in Health

    Are you exercising all your hours away from the office to be sure you are healthy?  Do you demand your diet take top priority regardless of anything else going on in your life?  Did you give up religion and the concept of spirituality when you gave up your last house that tanked with the economy?  What does balance mean to you, greens all day and booze all night?  Is your life of extremes and you feel like a bouncing ball that never rests?


    Randi Ragan, author of A Year of Living Mindfully: Seasonal Practices of Nourish Body, Mind and Spirit shares all her tools and tips for a balanced life.  There are a lot of different options for physical movement techniques, emotional connections in community and foods that provide nutrients without holding you to a diet that limits a good feeling of living.  Comfort and support can be found every day and if you are challenged, open the book and change up your day.  Experimentation is a great thing to say you are present and living each moment.


    For more information visit: www.RandiRagan.com