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  • 00:57

    Allison Semmes (Diana Ross Lead in Motown the Musical US) + MORE

    in Entertainment

    Tune in Monday at 9:00 PM ET as Stacey B. of H. Blu's Word interviews the Diana Ross lead in Motown the Musical US, Allison Semmes.


    Chicago Native Allison Semmes is the embodiment of grace and glamour. Her entire presence and aura is reminiscent of the class and demeanor that exuded from the iconic songtresses like Lena Horne, Josephine Baker and Diana Ross. 

    To see Allison bring Diana Ross to life night after night in the Hit Broadway Musical - Motown the Musical is almost like watching the real Diana Ross come alive right before your eyes. From the moment Allison steps on stage she becomes the embodiment of one of the greatest female singers of our time - Diana Ross. 


    The dynamic singer/actress’ notable Broadway credits have also included the cultural smash hit show, The Book of Mormon. Allison's national touring credit also included the Award-winning musical The Color Purple. Semmes regional credits included Dreamgirls, Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Wiz, and Candide. She holds a Masters of Music degree from NYU Steinhardt. For more information go to allisonsemmes.com or @ladysemmes on Twitter.


    Tour Schedule for Motown the Musical US

  • 00:32

    Kevin Stabinsky,"Pearls Before Swine"

    in Books

    I became interested in writing during my freshman year in college (fall 1998). I was deeply involved in playing Ancient Anguish, a text- based fantasy multi-user dimension (MUD) game. One of the perks of completing enough quests in the game was the opportunity to become a coder for the game.


    The joy at seeing my creation come to life got me interested in the creative process, so I decided to pursue a degree in creative writing from Penn State University. I joined the Penn State Schuylkill Campus Collegiate staff, interned at PA Business Central and Voices of Central Pennsylvania, and became a summer correspondent for the Pottsville Republican.


    In Dec. 2002, I graduated from Penn State University with a B.A., English, with an emphasis in nonfiction writing. Following graduation, I enlisted in the Army as a print journalist. During my roughly 6 years in the Army, I covered multiple story types (sports, hard news, features), earning several awards. My work has appeared in multiple newspapers worldwide to include Military.com (readership: 6,023,048); Stars and Stripes, Washington, DC (readership: 1,000,000); and the Associated Press, New York, NY. One of my stories, Girl Waits for Second Chance to See, made the front cover of Stars and Stripes.


    My work in the Army garnered me numerous awards, including the 2007 U.S. Army Forces Command runner-up Journalist of the Year (one of the top 14 journalists Army wide), 2005 Installation Management Southwest Region Journalist of the Year (one of the top seven journalists Army-wide). Other individual Army awards include editor of the 2007 top Army field publication, second place in 2007 for story series, and second place in 2006 for feature articles.


    I am also a graduate of the Christian Writers Guild and have had work published in devotionals such as Soul Journey.

  • 00:45

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

         Join me this evening when I interview Cedric Hendricks and William Brower regarding the bill H.R. 1682, the National Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation Act of 2015.  The bill will preserve knowledge and promote education about jazz in the United States and abroad.  Cedric Hendricks is an attorney based in Washington, DC. For over the past thirty-two years, Cedric R. Hendricks has worked closely with Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) on Jazz-related legislative and policy initiatives.  Among his accomplishments with Mr. Conyers has been the development and passage in 1987 of House Concurrent Resolution 57, which designated Jazz as a rare and valuable national American treasure.  This was followed in 1989 by the passage of legislation designating May 25th, the birthday of Bill Bojangles Robinson, as National Tap Dance Day.  In 1991, they successfully secured federal funding to establish the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, which is now over 20 years old and has performed around the world.  Most recently, he worked with Mr. Conyers on the development and introduction of a new bill for jazz, HR 1682, the National Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation Act of 2015.  William Brower resides in Washington, D.C.  In his 45-year career, Bill Brower has been a community organizer, a jazz journalist and oral historian, and a jazz and special event producer. He is currently a Founding and Senior partner of JBV Production, LLC. A major JBV client is the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. In that capacity Mr. Brower has served as Producer of the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference Jazz Issue Forum and Concert. He has also worked with the Office of Rep. John Conyers on various legislative initiatives, including H. Con. Res. 57 and HR 1682.  Keeping jazz alive on Jazz Notes.

  • 01:14

    Military Monday Replay with John D. Gresham & USNI Author Capt. Alfred McLaren

    in History

    It is ofter forgotten that just 60 years ago, man knew more about the surface of the moon than about was under the artic icecap. Then, with the coming of nuclear powered submarines in the late 1950's, the U.S. Navy began to explore and operate under the polar ice pack, and the Cold War took a new and deadly turn. Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1955, Alfred McLaren took a career path that would make him one of the greatest Arctic explorers of all time. Following a tour aboard USS Greenfish (SS 351), Maclaren moved over to his first nuclear powered submarine, USS Seadragon (SSN 584), and began a career of Arctic exploration that has made him a household name in the field. This culminated in the late 1960s when he was part of the commissioning crew of USS Queenfish (SSN 651), which he later commanded on a landmark under ice survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf. His Arctic explorations, along with many other Cold War missions and patrols, made Capt. McLaren something of a living legend within the " Silent Service," which he remains today.


    To learn more about Capt. McLaren, the submarines that he served on, and his explorations/missions during his years of service on American submarines, join best-selling author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and radio host John D. Gresham (Greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EDT. This week John will be interviewing U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNIBooks) author and submariner Capt. Alfred McLaren about his submarine career, and his new book, SILENT AND UNSEEN, a memoir of his naval career. So please tun in to hear the interview of a memorable explorer and Cold Warrior.

  • 03:44

    Hot Topics Monday with Tracey and Friends 347-945-5229

    in Current Events

    On it is going to be a Flaming Hot Conversation today so you might want to chill your coffee or ice your tear before you listen in and Voice your View 347-945-5229 It's going to on Fire 

  • 00:31

    The Late Late Shift with Steve - Episode 23 (The Self Incriminating Edition)

    in Entertainment

    These shows rarely have a topic or theme set up beforehand, but this one will be an exception. I was asked a question loosely related to Insane Clown Posse for my last episode, the Listener Q&A one, and intended to tell a sordid loosely ICP related tale. I ran out of time, though, as the story is too good to skim over. 


    So I won't. It's getting its own episode, and a special weekend one, at that. It involves misdemeanor crime, Juggalos and comics, among other things. I hope I can do it justice in telling it, as it's one of my favorite stories in my head.


    So yeah, join me as I potentially incriminate the crap out of myself and tell my tale. Should be fun stuff.

  • 00:06

    Talk to the Twins live with Celebrity Journalist, Media Icon & Chef Rueben Woods

    in Entertainment

    June 25th @6:30 pm est.
    Call in # 714-333-3314
    Talk to the Twins 
    Live with 
    Celebrity Journalist
    Media Icon /Chef
    Ruben Woods 
    Celebrity Journalist, Media Icon, and Chef Rueben Wood

  • 00:31

    The Late Late Shift with Steven - Episode 22 (The Listener Q&A Edition)

    in Entertainment

    How cool would it be to be Spider-Man? To do whatever a spider can? I wonder how literal that is? I mean, is dude ever trying to squeeze out a deuce and suddenly coat his toilet bowl with gross ass webbing? Would webbing clog up one's toilet? How the hell would you explain that to a plumber? 


    This episode will not be about the potential perils of pooping as Spider-Man. It very well may be about the hidden subculture of superhero plumbers, though. 


    Probably not. No telling what it'll be about, to be honest. That's what makes it fun. I hope you'll join me.

  • 01:59

    "Code Pink's Alli McCracken Stops By to Chat" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

    in Politics

    CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement. Founded by Madea Benjamin and Jodie Evans CODEPINK is eager to see mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters, female workers, students, teachers, healers, artists, writers, singers, poets and all outraged woman  rise up and oppose the global militarism. Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Diane Wilson, Starhawk and about 100 other women kicked off CODEPINK on November 17, 2002. A 4-month all-day vigil in front of the White House during the cold of winter.The vigil inspired people from all walks of life, and from all over the country, to stand for peace. Many joined the vigil culminating on International Women's Day, encircling the White House in pink. CODEPINK National Coordinator Alli McCracken stops by to speak about the isues she is passionate about. Drone Warfare, Iraq, Iran, Gaza, Justice and the Military Industrial Complex. Based in the Washington D.C. office, Allie holds degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies. So grab a cup of coffee and join us. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee". On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. Advocating engagement Bobby points out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Money in Politics, the Political Party Machine, and partisan blind allegiance is on full display as he advocates against the erosion of Constitutional Protections in the name of corruption & tyranny. "If we focused on following the Constitution we would solve many of the ills of our society."


     

  • 02:01

    June 27th 2015, 10pm(PDT)- Writer Christine Smith talks "Lizzy Borden"

    in Paranormal

    Saturday night 10pm Pacific Spaced Out Weekend is joined by investigative journalist Christine Smith!



    Christine has been working as a creative adviser/consultant forindividuals and businesses for the past several years. Formerly a professional writer for magazines and newspapers, she now writes only for
    pleasure, sharing thoughts and ideas on her blog. 



    Christine joins us today from her home in Colorado to discuss her recent thesis "Lizzie Borden Exonerated" in which she says she can refute every evidence frequently cited as proof of Lizzie Borden's guilt.

    You can find her thesis, Lizzie Borden Exonerated, at her blog:
    tiny.cc/lizzie

  • 00:30

    Journalism Resources

    in Internet

    This program will be featuring my Subject Tracer™ titled Journalism Resources. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest journalism sources covering search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers - literally everything needed on the World Wide Web for JOURNALISM!!! We will also discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N6 June 2015 featuring two reports: Financial Sources for the Family Office and Crowd Funding Resources 2015; and my freely available June 2015 Zillman Column highlighting Resources for Extracting Information from the World Wide Web. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Saturday, June 27, 2015 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

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