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  • 01:32

    Neo-Ragtime Artist, Dessy DiLauro Stops By The Mid Week Show! Wed @7:30pm

    in Politics Conservative

    Salutations, Konichiwa and Howdy to all of our longtime and future listeners!  Welcome to a new episode of The Mid Week in Review, courtesy of The Afronerd Radio machine airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST).  Join us for another funky fact finding mission when multi talented neo-Ragtime songstress, Dessy DiLauro stops by to discuss her upcoming sophomore album, This is Neo-Ragtime, vol.2.  Just what is Neo Ragtime/Neo harlem Renaissance and how can we get this nostalgic redux groove to the masses?  And there's still more show, folks!  Additional topics to be covered are:  after the fallout over actress, Michelle Rodriguez' White vs minority superhero representation comments, an op-ed piece by Joseph Illidge (Verge Ent., Milestone Media) for Comic Book Resources provides further clarification on the issue;  in a recent Rolling Stones interview, Madonna raises eyebrows and ires by equating ageism with racism-do you agree?; Dburt reviews Will Smith latest cinematic effort, Focus and lastly, and regrettably, we discuss the illogic of MSNBC's Dr. Melissa Harris Perry's profanity laced doggerel supporting Trayvon Martin-"I hope Trayvon whopped the sh__t out of George Zimmerman."  Oh boy.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  NOT THE SHOW TO MISS! 

  • 00:31

    The legendary ragtime pioneer John William Boone

    in Politics Conservative

     


    October 4, 1927 - John William “Blind” Boone, pianist and ragtime music composer, died. Boone was born May 17, 1864 near Miami, Missouri. When he was six months old, doctors removed his eyes in an attempt to cure his brain fever. Boone’s musical talents were recognized early and in 1872 he was sent to the St. Louis School for the Blind to study piano. In 1880, his professional career was launched after he played in a concert with the famous pianist, Blind Tom. After that, Boone played thousands of concerts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. During his lifetime, Boone was a committed philanthropist who supported local causes and opened his home to the community. He donated generously to several churches and gave his time and talent to local youth. Boone’s home in Columbia, Missouri is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. The John William Boone Heritage Foundation was founded to preserve the history of Blind Boone and Blind Boone Park in Warrensburg, Missouri is named in his honor. His biography, “Blind Boone: Missouri’s Ragtime Pioneer,” was published in 1998.

  • 00:10

    Ragtime, Scott Joplin reaching back into our History!

    in Music

    Ragtime, Scott Joplin reaching back into our History!


    Our American modern experience and music has been made on a rich and long track back from everything we listen to today.


    ACC  in its next Spring episodes can be heard in these Essays of Notes, music and culture programs. We will share perspectives on the music of the past that has brought us though until today.


    This week, Ragtime Music, and Scott Joplin. This music provided us with most of the elements we understand to be the roots of current popular music culture. today.  WE hope you enjoy!


    Don't miss any of Blog Talk Radio's/ Tavis Smiley networks shows.  Hear what 30,000 listeners have experienced with ACC.Hear You There!  Be sure to follow us now on Twitter. Be a follower @accbillbanfield Look for Bill Banfield's The jazz Urbane, ACC show's Theme Music(s) on the Jazz Urbane YOUTube channel news on the music and the grooves.


    Downloads on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/playing-other-peoples-heads/id807095731?uo=4


     Purchase CD at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-With-Other-Peoples-Heads/dp/B00HX7SLHC/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1390324535&sr=8-17&keywords=bill+banfield


     View on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzUrbaneRecords1


     

  • 00:30

    Andrew DePrisco & Cabaret for Life Celebrate 20 Years of Musical Theater

    in Radio

    With Andrew DePrisco at the helm since the beginning, Cabaret for Life is celebrating 20 years of raising funds for organizations that help people coping with life-threatening diseases. With community support, CFL brings talented people together to help others in need. Each year CFL produces multiple cabaret and musical theatre shows. Prior to forming CFL, Andrew  began volunteering for The Center in Asbury Park in 1991. He produced, wrote, and directed 4 annual cabaret benefits for The Center at St. Anselm’s Church in Wayside, NJ, and these shows helped raise tens of thousands of dollars. Cabaret for Life was established in September 1995 by a core group of Monmouth and Ocean County residents. CFL has cooperated with Broadway artists like Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Charles Strouse, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and others. Each of these professionals has donated the rights to their work to CFL free of charge. Andrew DePrisco has served as president of CFL since its inception and has produced and/or directed every major show including such favorites as Hairspray, Ragtime, Swinging on a Star, Cabaret Goes to Hollywood, A Century of Broadway, elegies for angels, punks and raging queens, and all three seasons of Gay and Be Glitter, and Housewives of Monmouth County. CFL has donated to The Frances Foundation For Kids Fighting Cancer, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital/Jersey Shore University Medical Center Family HIV Program (Neptune, NJ), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN), The Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Monmouth Medical Center, and many more. In 2005 Andrew was honored by the Volunteer Center of Monmouth County as Volunteer of the Year for his work with CFL. After the interview, check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 00:18

    Bing Crosby , Al Jolson and Ben Bernie

    in Music

    Playing Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records by Curt Hahn


    Bing Crosby & Al Jolson ‎ Alexander's Ragtime Band


    The Spaniard that blighted my life


    Ben Bernie & His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ‎ Yes Sir! That's My Baby


    Collegiate


    All credit due to the artist, musicians and Record Companies  


    No profit or income derived from this podcast.


    Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners?  Contact me at:


    www.facebook.com/s3productions2 or oscssw@juno.com


    Bing Crosby & Al Jolson ‎– Alexander's Ragtime Band


    Decca Specialty Series 40038


    A: Alexander's Ragtime Band


    Written By Irving Berlin


    Bing Crosby recorded another duet version, and hit the top-20 in 1947 with Al Jolson.


    "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is a song by Irving Berlin. It was his first major hit in 1911


    B: The Spaniard That Blighted My Life


    Written By Billy Merson


    Orchestrated By Morris Stoloff


    The Jolson Story is a 1946 Technicolor musical biography which purports to tell the life story of singer Al Jolson. 


    Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Yes Sir! That's My Baby / Collegiate


    Vocalion   15080


    The Brunswick Balke Collender Company


    Recorded August 10, 1925, New York, NY.


    A: Yes Sir! That's My Baby


    Composed By Donaldson Lyrics by Kahn


    B: Collegiate


    Written By Jaffe, Bonx


     Ben Bernie (1891 – 1943), was an American jazz violinist and radio personality, introduced as The Old Maestro.

  • 00:33

    Music Director Producer Gary D. Hines

    in Music

    Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the 3-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness. 


    Pop, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Ragtime, Classical and Gospel. Gary has recorded, performed, toured, written for and appeared with: Quincy Jones, Jimmy “Jam” Harris & Terry Lewis, Prince, Usher,


    Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Johnny Gill, Patti LaBelle, Sting,


    Dolly Parton, Danny Glover and Jordin Sparks to name just a few. Gary has performed in every major city in the U.S. and abroad in Africa, England, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica, Martinique and The Bahamas - with Sounds of Blackness


    Gary has also conducted countless Music Workshops, Seminars, Lecture-Demonstrations and Master Classes across the United States and internationally about the history, impact and evolution of African-American music and culture. Gary has been the recipient of such honors as a Grammy, International Time For Peace Award, Minnesota Music Academy Awards,


    Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Citizen Award, Golden Scroll For The Promise of Greatness Award and, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his Alma Mater Macalester College, St. Paul.


    Sounds of Blackness latest CD, "THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS" won a 2012 NAACP Image Award!

  • 00:36

    Tuesday Nights 78 Treats

    in Music

    “Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn


    Tuesday Nights 78 Treats


    Jack Fina &Orchestra ‎– Spaghetti Rag / Shangri-La


    Jack Wald: Clarinet High Jinks / A friend of yours –FT


    Johnny Johnson: Sing Baby Sing / You turned the tables on me


    Les Brown& and his band of Renown Sleigh ride in July / Robin Hood


    Link to podcast to listen and enjoy this music:


     


    For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or oscssw@juno.com


    All on Shellac 10” 78 rpm “Foxtrots “and released in the US


    Jack Fina &Orchestra ‎– Spaghetti Rag / Shangri-La


    Label: MGM Records 10610


    Released: 1950


    Genre: Jazz


    Style: Big Band Ragtime


    Jack Fina (August 13, 1913 – May 14, 1970) was a Bandleader, Songwriter and Pianist.


    Known as "The Ten Most Talented Fingers on Radio”


    Jack Wald -Clarinet High Jinks / A Friend of Yours –FT


    Bing Crosby Movie “The Great John L” T516


    Clarinet High Jinks by Wald and Shank T513


    A Friend of Yours –FT, Vocal by Dick Merrick


    Majestic 7137


    Johnny Johnson Sing Baby Sing Vocals Bob Treaster


    Both songs From Movie “Sing Baby Sing”


    You turned the tables on me (vocals Barbara Blake)


    Melotone 19520


    Les Brown & and his band of Renown Sleigh ride in July (crack in record)


    Columbia 36763 vocals by Gordon Drake


    From Movie “Belle of the Yukon”


    Robin Hood Vocal by Butch Stone 


     


     

  • 00:27

    The Phantom of The Opera Star ANNE KANENGEISER (Madame Giry)

    in Education

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Anne Kanengeiser.  She will discuss her role in the hit Broadway Series THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.


    Credits for ANNE KANENGEISER include:  (Madame Giry). Broadway: Ragtime; Little Women. National Tour: Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts); The Phantom Of The Opera (Mme. Giry); Little Women. Helen Hayes Awards for Eleanor: An American Love Story (Eleanor Roosevelt, Ford’s Theater); Passion (Fosca, Signature Theatre). Regional: Fiddler On The Roof (Golde, Penn. Shakespeare); Carousel (Nettie, Goodspeed). TV: L&O: SVU; Guiding Light. Recordings: Ragtime; Eleanor: An American Love Story.


    In Pittsburgh, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play Wednesday, February 18 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.


    To purchase tickets, visit www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-4800 or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.  Ticket prices start at $40.

  • 00:26

    We have Mr Hinton Battle 3 time Tony Awards Winner #RRMG

    in Music

    HINTON BATTLE


    Three-time Tony Awards winner Hinton Battle is recognized as one of Broadway’s most respected musical stars. He began his career on stage at the age of 15, as the Scarecrow in the Broadway production of The Wiz.


    He has since gone on to build an impressive portfolio of work, dazzling audiences across the country and around the world for over three decades, starring in some of the most memorable musicals ever, including Dancin, Dreamgirls, Sophisticated Ladies, Chicago (Billy Flynn), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Miss Saigon and The Tap Dance Kid.


    He is the recipient of numerous awards honoring his versatility as an entertainer, among them the NAACP Image Awards, Midtown International Theatre Festival Award, Fred Astaire Awards, Ira Aldridge Awards, the Choreographer Media Honors, Planet Connection Award, the 2012 Champion of the Arts Award from Big Boi’s“Antwan Patten” Big Kidz Foundation, and the Amas 2014 Rosie Award for lifetime achievement in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in theatrical arts. Hinton has easily crossed from stage to television and film.

  • 00:59

    Alive To Thrive with Brenda Fraser

    in Music

    ALIVE TO THRIVE WITH BRENDA FRASER airs every Friday at 12 Noon Central time.  Join Brenda and her guests as they investigate trending topics and timely observations that hit the mark with what today's folks want to know!


    Do you remember the music of the 40s, 50s, 60s?  If you like tapping your foot to ragtime, swing, and broadway tunes, you will love meeting Gracie and Lacy of Swing St. Louis, a sister-duo whose Branson-style act brings to life another time, another place. Saluting the Greatest Generation, their stunning vintage costumes, tight harmonies, and high energy performances are always memorable. learn more:  http://www.swingstlouis.com



    Please follow and LIKE:  http://www.FB.com/AlivetoThrive


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    Save by entering THRIVE at check-out for your special savings from Alive to Thrive. 

  • 00:30

    A Conversation With Sam Beman

    in Comedy

    Sam Beman is an Alabama-based Actor/Comedian/Talk Show Host. His acting (theatre) credits include The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Annie, Macbeth, Singing in the Rain, A funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Camelot, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ragtime, Seussical the Musical, Guys and Dolls, Member of the Wedding, Footloose, Inherit the Wind, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees, 9 to 5 the Musical, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, and A Christmas Carol. His film acting credits include -The Way Home (2010, starring Dean Cain); -Beyond the Mask (2012, starring John Rhys-Davies); -Hamlet's Ghost (2012, independent); and -The Homesman (2013, Tommy Lee Jones).


    His talk show, Light Talk With Sam Beman, out of Phenix City, AL, is a Christian comedic talk show, featuring
    sketch comedy and interviews with guests from around the country, like: Kirk Cameron, Tim Hawkins, Stephen and Alex Kendrick of Sherwood Pictures. It is produced for the internet but also airs on Cable TV of East Alabama. The show reaches ages as young as seven and as old as seventy-seven.


     


     

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