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Party In The Back
Party In The Back is Cecil's homage to the R&B grooves that he grew up with, listened to and played as part of an R&B band on tour in the 80's. The album is a collection of 7 hook-laden original tunes and 3 covers of Cecil's favorite songs. Cecil invited some of his buddies to play on Party In The Back and the album features amazing guest performances by sax men Michael Lington, Darren Rahn, & Phil Denny; guitarist Adam Hawley; and pianist/producer Brian Culbertson playing synth solos on the new single "Remember The Time".
About Party In The Back, Cecil says, "I wanted to create an album that showed where my music is today, but still reflected where I came from. Playing casino gigs in the 80's with a 7-piece group was a unique experience; I have great memories of the music and musicians I met during that time. Hopefully, the album will take listeners on a fun trip back to where they were in the 80's."
When we last spoke to the inside/out beautiful Romain Collin, he was immersed in another project. That's the correct term: immersed. When listening to the way he offers music, there is the distinct feeling that Romain had nothing else on his mind but living the chords he was playing. You can almost see him: eyes closed, smiling at memories - or hope from an anticipated time, savoring the life captured in five minutes worth of piano resuscitation.
Our guest just celebrated his birthday. He's young - not yet 40 - but Romain has lived much longer than that. The echoes of other times linger in his songs. Beautifully scary. Right on time for Halloween :) We'll have to ask if that event is celebrated in France, the country of his birth. What the French celebrate for SURE: education. And a beloved transplant knows all about that. At Berklee first (scholarship), he was then accepted at the Monk Institute (another scholarship!). During that time, he was fortunate to be able to tour with two key legends who oversee admissions into the school: Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. He also studied with Ron Carter, Charlie Haden and Mulgrew Miller.
2008 saw his debut "stick" with Jazz critics. "The Rise and Fall of Pipokuhn" created a reverberation throughout the community - and Romain was invited to join the esteemed Marian McPartland on her popular "Jazz Piano" radio show. In 2012, this "visionary" (NPR) joined us on the show to tell us about "The Calling" - which resulted in more praise from those who don't tend to do so. Orchestral film scoring - and playing with Christian McBride and Lauryn Hill (among others) - kept him busy every single day. But his eye was on a third album - and here it is. Join us for a discussion of "Press Enter!" 10/29 :)
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Artist and Composer Mark Kostabi was born in Los Angeles in 1960 to Estonian immigrants. Raised in Whittier, California, he studied drawing and painting at California State University, Fullerton. Kostabi moved to New York in 1982, and by 1984, emerged as a leading figure in the East Village art scene where he cultivated a provocative media persona by publishing self-interviews reflecting on the commodification of contemporary art. By 1987, his work was widely exhibited in New York galleries as well as prominently throughout the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia. He inspired extensive international press coverage in 1988 when he founded Kostabi World, his Manhattan art studio, which employs numerous painting assistants and idea people. Beginning in the early 1990s Kostabi's work has been widely exhibited throughout Italy. Kostabi established a second home in Rome in 1996. Dividing his time between Rome and New York enabled him to dramatically enhance his presence in the Italian art scene.
Kostabi has designed album covers for Guns 'N' Roses (Use Your Illusion) and The Ramones (Adios Amigos), Jimmy Scott (Holding Back The Years), Seether (Holding Onto strings Better Left to Fray) and numerous products including a Swatch watch, a Bloomingdales bag, Alessi vases, Rosenthal espresso cups, and a Giro d'Italia pink jersey. Kostabi is the subject of numerous documentary films.Kostabi has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, A Current Affair, Nightwatch , The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Nonsolomoda, West 57th, CNN, MTV and numerous television programs throughout Europe and Japan.His permanent public works include a mural in Palazzo dei Priori in Arezzo, Italy, a large bronze sculpture in the central square of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, and a bronze portrait of Pope John Paul II in Velletri, Italy. http://mkostabi.com
coming up at 10:00 PM EST-Episode 60 of and now for something completely different- Ray Update. KAB Family enterprises news, Facebook updates for Cook's Club, PDS, the Group for the Insane, Can Am League baseball, fantasy baseball, people, pets and fun Ebay, Avon, Amway, SCIFI and more.
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Join Raisa and Ian as they talk about some of the weeks science fiction and fantasy news stories and feature fresh new interviews from the talented people behind some of today's favorite comic books and televiison shows.
This week we feature an exclusive interview with Robin Dunne who is best known for his break out role of Will Zimmerman from Syfy's 'Sanctuary'.
Robin talks about a few of his latest movie projects and also chats about his exciting new comic book project Rattletrap, which is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter.
ASA~ Family, please tune in as we introduce a new show to the Hereafter Is Now Network ... called Save Yours , Coming to a Community Near You ! Sister Sudan Muhammad has been serving the Community for years, Feeding & Clothing the homeless, she home-school her children and has taught them the value of Serving people in need.. Her children joyfully serve food to the homeless as well as play bedside harp to the sick in hospitals .. As one of her recent ventures, Sister Sudan captures live reporting of what's happening in the community... Invite Family and Friends to tune into this exciting and informative show !!! CALL IN #347.857.4514 also via www.blogtalkradio.com/hereafterisnow
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Tonight's special guest is Deborah Dooley from Denver, Colorado, a NAASCA family member who's making her first appearance as a special guest on our show. "The support of the unity of your organization has already impacted me," she told us some time ago. "I already felt great about even making contact with you and knowing what you are doing that it gave me a refreshed hope about my own journey of healing." Deborah's a proud member of the Christian community, but also wrote me that she recognized the benefit of using a 12 step "design for living" for child abuse recovery, saying, "Many times, I have thought about how valuable it would be to have a 12 step program for abuse issues that could translate to help all people since the 12 step is so effective in its use." A 12 step program encourages belief in a Power greater than oneself, of course, but allows for a God as you understand Him. She said, "I, personally, hope to go through this 12 step program that you have developed" (please see www.ASCA12step.org). Deborah was born in Hawaii but lives in Denver now, and tells us she's the proud mother of a daughter who unfortunately ended her life in July 2013 after a long series of very traumatic circumstances. "My life up until her death was focused on getting her safe from abuse by her dad since the courts don't protect kids from this," she says, "and there's no place to turn for help at this point to protect your child. I am now working on what is the best and most expedient solution for the courts." She believes that these kinds of preventable tragedies can be stopped from happening to children and families. Deborah hopes to work toward making our country be more loving towards its children.
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Viki Winterton interviews Ellen Reid!
Ellen Reid is a Book Shepherd, an author, and a speaker who practices what she preaches. Her primary focus is assisting authors in starting their own independent publishing company and producing a book that will represent the excellence of their message. She does this with an uncanny ability to get inside her clients’ minds, grasp their vision, then guide them in creating materials that take them to levels beyond what they had imagined possible.
She has steadily built her reputation as one of the field’s premiere Book Shepherds by consistently producing top quality, often award-winning books for authors who chose the lucrative indie publishing approach to getting their books to the public. She is able to do that because her unique background gives her the experience and vision to assemble a creative team and, through her direction, inspires them to exceed the vision of her clients.
Also her book, Putting Your Best Book Forward: A Book Shepherd’s Secrets for Producing Award-Winning Books that Sell has won several awards. She sponsors the National Indie Excellence Awards now in its 9th year. Ellen makes her headquarters in Southern California and serves clients worldwide.
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