Bunny Sigler – Latest Release “Bundino”

Bunny Sigler – Latest Release “Bundino”

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Bunny Sigler – New Release “Bundino”

Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler releases a new album that will excite past and present fans. The prolific songwriter who produced the “Philly Sound” excites his audience with this highly anticipated new album continuously showcasing his classic R&B sound going back to his roots for something past fans will be excited for.

Bundino, Sigler’s upcoming album out on May 12, is a complete work of romantic R&B, soul ballads with a contemporary sound.

Sigler takes all the right risks that will catch anyone’s ear. Known to many of his fans and peers as “Mr. Emotion”, Sigler still provides his signature smooth sound and romantic lyrics.

This new album showcases Bunny’s undying love for songwriting and producing the most passionate and romantic R&B songs that are laced with soul with every high note and lyric. Bundino is the perfect blend of instant classics with polished production that is current for this new year.

Bunny’s voice transcends all these decades with his voice sounding better than ever. Stand-out tracks include current single “When I Think Of You,” “Buttermilk and Cornbread” and “Lavada.”

“Bunny Sigler is still viable as an R&B singer-songwriter over forty years after his first hit record.”BVS Reviews

Bunny has been known for working with a string of acts over the years such as Patti LaBelle, The O’ Jays, The Spinners, Curtis Mayfield, Barbara Mason, Gamble & Huff, Outkast and even Jay-Z. He continues to evolve as an artist staying in tune to what’s current in order to be a relevant songwriter to continue his long-running career in the music industry.

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He is a four-time Grammy award winner and nominee and we are honored to have him back with us to talk about his latest release “Bundino” and his future projects.

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Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul

Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul

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~ Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul ~

Lundy began her professional career in Miami, FL as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Over four decades later, Ms. Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation.

A native of Miami, Florida, Carmen Lundy’s path to being one of today’s most talented, respected and sophisticated jazz singers began at age six, with her first piano lessons. She was deeply inspired by her mother who was then lead singer in the gospel group, The Apostolic Singers. Ms. Lundy attended The University of Miami as an Opera major, but soon discovered that jazz was where her talent really shone. While working steadily in the Miami Jazz scene, she graduated with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz – one of the first singers to do so. Lundy then moved to New York City in the spring of ’78 and immediately began working in jazz circles throughout the Tri-State area, and from Harlem to Greenwich Village, quickly impressing the notoriously critical jazz cognoscenti and audiences alike. Esteemed critic Gary Giddins stated (in 1983), “Jazz singing stopped regenerating itself about 20 years ago, and it’s not hard to see why, so it’s with some trepidation that I call your attention to an authentic young jazz singer named Carmen Lundy – she’s got it all.” Armed with a devoted following and critical kudos, the uncompromising Ms. Lundy continued to make waves, not just in North America, but in Asia and throughout the UK and Europe.

Currently on the Afrasia Productions label, Carmen will be releasing her 14th album on September 23, 2014. Almost two years in the making, it consists of new original songs by Lundy, and a few very special collaborations. The album features legendary artists – specialists on their respective instruments – including Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Mayra Casales, Ada Rovatti, Warren Wolf, Bennie Maupin, harpist Carol Robbins, and Simphiwe Dana, a stunning South African vocalist and composer, among others.

“I wrote the music with specific players in mind for each respective instrument,” says Lundy. “My producer and label co-owner Elisabeth Oei encouraged me to reach out to those musicians whose music I have loved and have been inspired by; some of whom I had worked with but never recorded with. I consider these artists specialists on their instruments. These are players who bring a distinctive sound to everything they play and add another layer of individuality to my original music.”

Patrice Rushen, for example, is featured on nearly every track on “Soul To Soul” because of the deep musical connection Carmen felt with her. “I could hear her sound in my music,” says Lundy, “Patrice creates these beautiful sonic palettes from which I could soar freely through the music. This project would not be as special to me if it were not for her incredible contribution.”

Carmen’s core rhythm section members Darryl Hall and Jamison Ross, “Soul To Soul” invites the listener on an intriguing journey. Whether the source of inspiration comes from time spent in Sardinia, Italy (“Soul To Soul” and “Sardegna”) or from her hometown of Miami in the songs “Kindred Spirits” and “Grateful” – “It’s important to acknowledge and remember where you come from and all those who provide unwavering moral support” says Lundy; from the beauty of Mary Lou Williams’ “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory” – “Geri Allen and I have spent many years performing the works of this great pianist,” Lundy remarks, “I could not miss the chance to have yet another of the great pianists/composers of our time be a part of this musical journey”; to the sexy bossa nova beat of “Everything I Need”, the moods and moments of “Soul To Soul” are genre-bending and traverse many borders, both literally and figuratively.

Of special note is the story of the track “Grace,” the result of a meeting with South African vocalist Simphiwe Dana.  At the time of the meeting – which coincided with tour dates Lundy and Dana had in Johannesburg and Los Angeles – Lundy was in the process of writing the song on guitar and had been haunted by it for months.  She then played the track for Dana who immediately began to sing the melody in her native tongue, and whose contribution to the track on the CD adds yet another dimension to the journey of “Soul To Soul.”

The highly regarded 2012 releaseChanges” (Afrasia Productions) is on several ‘Top 10 Albums of 2012’ lists, and continues to garner both critical and popular acclaim. Said James Nadal of All About Jazz, “With her release of Changes, veteran singer Carmen Lundy rises to that proverbial summit to enjoy the rarefied air of the chosen few.”

Grammy Winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album of 2011 – Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project – features the Carmen Lundy composition “Show Me A Sign”, with Ms. Lundy’s original performance from the album “Solamente” reinvented on the arrangement.

Carmen has had several Top Ten albums on JazzWeek (“Jazz and the New Songbook-Live at The Madrid”, “Come Home”, and “Changes”) and a #3 spot on Billboard’s Jazz Chart for 23 weeks with her debut album “Good Morning Kiss”. Among her other awards and recognitions, especially rewarding was Miami-Dade’s County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners proclaiming January 25th “Carmen Lundy Day”, along with handing Ms. Lundy the keys to the City of Miami.

Having recorded more than thirteen albums as a leader, Carmen’s far-reaching discography also includes performances and recordings with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Bruce Hornsby, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, Geri Allen, Robert Glasper, Patrice Rushen and the late Kenny Kirkland. Ms. Lundy’s 2005 release, the hugely successful “Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The Madrid”, features some of the jazz world’s best known musicians paying tribute to Ms. Lundy.

Carmen Lundy’s work as a vocalist and composer has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, The Washington Post, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Downbeat and Vanity Fair among many others, as well as numerous foreign publications. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times writes “Carmen Lundy, as beautiful inside as out, has accomplished the near impossible for a jazz singer by maintaining a solid, successful, three-decade career while focusing largely on original, self-penned material.” And Don Heckman of The Los Angeles TimesCarmen Lundy shows off her own, mature songbook. Her performance was the product of talent that has ripened fully. Lundy’s far-ranging, fluidly mobile voice roved through and around the melodies, and her innate sense of theatricality illuminated every layer of drama in her story-driven songs.

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 As a composer, Ms. Lundy’s catalogue numbers over 100 published songs, one of the few jazz vocalists in history to accomplish such a distinction, and has led to the first publication of the Carmen Lundy Songbook (2007). Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Kenny Barron (“Quiet Times”), Ernie Watts (“At The End Of My Rope”), and Straight Ahead (“Never Gonna Let You Go”). Officially endorsed by Neumann microphones, Carmen Lundy continues to compose and expand her vast catalogue.

Her own recordings consist of 1985’s “Good Morning Kiss” (CLR/Afrasia Productions), “Moment To Moment” (Arabesque/Afrasia Productions), “Night And Day” (CBS/SONY and re-issued by Afrasia in 2011), “Old Devil Moon” (JVC), “Self Portrait” (JVC), “Something To Believe In” and “This Is Carmen Lundy” (both for Justin Time), “Jazz and The New Songbook – Live at The Madrid” (2-disc set and DVD, Afrasia Productions), “Come Home” (Afrasia), “Solamente” and the 2012 release “Changes” (Afrasia Productions). Her newest recording “Soul To Soul” is almost 2 years in the making, and will be released in the Fall of 2014 on Afrasia Productions.

Teaching, too, is an important activity for Ms Lundy; she’s given Master Classes in Australia, Denmark, Russia, Japan, Switzerland, New York, Washington, D.C., Northern California, Los Angeles and other cities around the world. Since its inception in 1998, Lundy has and continues to participate in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as Resident Clinician and guest artist. She has also worked with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz as guest artist and clinician.

Ms. Lundy is also a gifted actress active in theatre. “Acting,” as she told Dr. Billy Taylor in 2006, “helps me to get more comfortable and acquainted with the art of performance.” She performed the lead role as Billie Holiday in the Off-Off Broadway play “They Were All Gardenias” by Lawrence Holder, as well as the lead role in the Broadway show, Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” and she made her television debut as the star of the CBS Pilot-Special “Shangri-La Plaza” in the role of Geneva, after which she relocated to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.

In addition to her recordings, Carmen Lundy has also composed and arranged for the Sonoton Music Library, the largest independent production music library in the world. Her music has been featured on such TV shows as “Mad Men”, “The L Word”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Baby Story”, and many others; as well as Feature Films and Documentaries including “9/11 – A Remembrance”.

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Carmen Lundy is also a celebrated mixed media artist and painter, and her works have been exhibited in New York at The Jazz Gallery in Soho, at The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, and at a month-long exhibition at the Madrid Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  Special thank you to Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions for collaborating with us and making this interview possible. www.carmenlundy.com

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Steve Harper – Your Creative Life!

Steve Harper – Your Creative Life!

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Steve Harper is a graduate of Yale, The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard and the playwriting program at Juilliard. Also an actor, Steve has appeared at major regional theatres (The Guthrie, Williamstown) on national television: 90210, Rescue Me, Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Intent, America’s Most Wanted, Monsters, Homicide, All My Children (recurring), and The Fox-45 Clubhouse. In film: (Chico & Rita, Dark September Rain).

He is a director and has filmed many commercials and is also a voice-over artist.

Steve spent two seasons writing for the USA Network show Covert Affairs.

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His plays include Black/Out Stories, The Escape Artist’s Children (CT Tuesdays Workshop at Celebration Theatre), Urban Rabbit Chronicles (nominated for Williamstown’s Weissberger award), almost not quite just about, and The Laundry Channel (Juilliard workshop).

Short plays: How to Teach the Civil War, Like the End of the World (Chicago’s American Theatre Company – The Silver Project), Things are (Mostly) Crazy, This is Now (American Airlines Theatre – 24 Hour Plays ‘05), First Encounter (Falcon Theatre / L.A. – NBC diversity showcase), Actual Cost (Juilliard /100th Anniversary– published by The Kenyon Review Online), Iggie Imagines Marriage (John Houseman Studio/Dreamcatcher Rep.), and Abstract Purple (Baltimore Playwrights Festival).

Short films include the comic spy drama Intelligence (directed by Phil Kaufmann) – screened at Dances With Films, and the supernatural comedy Betty on the Bed (also director, producer and actor).

Readings and workshops:

Los Angeles: Celebration Theatre, Second Sundays, The Living Room Series.
New York: New York Stage & Film, Summer Play Festival/Naked Angels, New York Theatre Workshop, Tribeca Theatre Festival.

Regional: Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Hilton Head Island New Play Festival.

Awards include the Artistic Achievement Award from the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the Millennium Telly Award, the Le Compte du Nouy prize at Juilliard (two-time recipient), a MacDowell Colony National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two Yaddo fellowships: including the Skidmore Residency for Artists of Color.

He was the founding president of the A.R.T. Institute Alumni Association, and is a certified creativity coach.

These are just a few of Steve’s many accomplishments. You can reach him at: www.harpercreates.com also visit Steve at www.YourCreativeLife.com

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Walter “Bunny” Sigler – From Bunny With Love

Walter “Bunny” Sigler – From Bunny With Love

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The legendary Walter “Bunny” Sigler is a four-time Grammy award winner and nominee who has been a writer, producer or recording artist on over thirty-six million CDs.  He has over four decades of multi-gold and platinum recordings both as a recording artist and producer.  The twelve original songs on this newest CD “From Bunny With Love” are evidence that Bunny remains a musical and creative powerhouse.

Bunny released on March 1, 2012 a new CD “From Bunny With Love.”
The new radio release single is “Nobody Else For Me.”

Join your hosts Tania-Maria and Richard-Alan on March 31, 2013

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The singer was born Walter Sigler in Philadelphia on 27th March 1941. Bunny recalls, “They called me Bunny right off because I was born two days before Easter. The first singing I did was in church – Sunday school. I wouldn’t say it was very funky, just straight. . . ‘Our Father which art in Heaven.’ But then I started going to my mother’s church, that was a Baptist Church, the Emmanuel Baptist. Now THAT was funky. I really dug the way people got down in church. I sang in school, all the kids did, you know the group kinda thing. I would get home at six in the morning and have to get up in a couple of hours and go to school. I had a little group called the Opals, me and my brother and two other guys. One was called Murphy who looked just like Nat Cole. We did quite a few shows,  but a couple of times the group didn’t show up so I had to do the show all by myself.

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A disc jockey called “Cannonball” heard me and got me to leave the group and sign a contract.  I recorded a thing called ‘Come On Home’, a Junior Parker song, for a company called Craig.”  “They called me Bunny ‘Mr Emotions’ Sigler, that a name I had given to me when I first started singing supper clubs.  I used to get on stage and start crying with my songs and going down on my knees and so on. I’m still that way, I guess.  But now I don’t cry on stage.”

Bunny recorded some more sides. But it was one summer, after performing at Atlantic City’s Ambassador Hotel that his big break came. Bunny was singing and improvising on the piano, searching for ideas, when he was brought to the attention of independent producers John Madara and Dave White (Len Barry’s “123”) by Leon Huff who suggested they check out Sigler’s performance at the Red Hill Inn. Impressed, they signed him to a deal that led to the release on Cameo of “Let The Good Times Roll”/”Feels So Good”, a soulification of two old R&B hits by Shirley & Lee. It’s irresistible groove saw it reach 12 in the US R&B Billboard charts.

When Cameo Parkway folded, Sigler began hanging around the hallways of Gamble Huff Productions, singing, strumming guitar and practising his newly acquired martial arts skills with wall punches and kicks. The latter proved unsettling to visiting clients leading Kenny Gamble to suggest that Sigler go into a room with Eugene Dozier and try to write some songs. Up to that point, Sigler hadn’t even thought about becoming a songwriter.
Around 1970, Gamble Huff Productions became Philadelphia International Records. When Eugene Dozier left the label, Sigler inherited his office. Sigler’s songwriting break came when a tune he co-wrote with Phil Hurtt, “(You Are My) Sunshine”, was released as a followup single to the O’Jays’ million selling ‘Back Stabbers’. Other Sigler/Hurtt tunes included on the ‘Back Stabbers’ album were “When The World Is At Peace” and “Who Am I”. The O’Jays’ followup album, ‘Ship Ahoy’, had Sigler’s first solo written song, “You Got Your Hooks In Me”, and the Sigler/Gamble tune “Don’t You Call Me Brother”. Sigler’s songs, productions, piano and background vocals are sprinkled throughout the Philadelphia International Records catalogue.

Sigler began to look for a group to develop, and through Jackie Ellis he met the TNJs (T for Trenton, NJ for New Jersey), a vocal group that built up a strong reputation around the Tristate area. Backing the TNJs were a band called Instant Funk. The nucleus of the band was bassist Raymond Earl and the Miller brothers, guitarist Kim Miller and drummer Scotty Miller. In 1972, Sigler was given the go ahead by PIR to record tracks for a his own album and he brought Instant Funk and the TNJs into the studio.

A single, a remake of Bobby Lewis’ “Tossin’ And Turnin”, gave Sigler his first chart hit (number 38 R&B) since “Let The Good Times Roll.”
In 1974, PIR issued two albums by Sigler, ‘That’s How Long I’ll Be Loving You’ and ‘Keep Smilin”. Though most tracks on Sigler’s PIR albums have backing tracks by MFSB, a significant number (including the whole ‘My Music’ album) feature the Instant Funk rhythm section. The section were also heard on hits by the O’Jays, Archie Bell the Drells, Evelyn “Champagne” King and Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes.

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With the Philly soul sound so hot, Sigler got a chance to work with a number of acts as a writer and/or producer, including the Whispers, Ecstacy, Passion And Pain and Carl Carlton. He cut tracks for artists on Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label, including Mayfield himself (“Trippin’ Out”), and made a duet album with Barbara Mason. In 1976, Sigler got Instant Funk an album deal with Gamble Huff’s TSOP label.
A year later Bunny recorded an album for Curtom, “Locked In This Position”.

In 1978, Sigler, bringing along Instant Funk, switched to Goldmind, a label started by MFSB guitarist Norman Harris and distributed by Salsoul Records. With his first release for the label, Sigler scored a Top Ten R&B single with “Let Me Party With You (Party, Party, Party)”. The album of the same name was a smash in disco clubs. When Goldmind folded, all of its acts were transferred to Salsoul. About a year after its release and thanks to a Larry Levan remix, “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)”, went on to be Instant Funk’s breakthrough hit (number one R&B). Both that single and the ‘Instant Funk’ album went gold. Just like at PIR, Sigler and Instant Funk worked with the acts on Salsoul – Loleatta Holloway, Double Exposure and First Choice as well as acts on other labels.

In the early ’80s, after the release of Bunny’s ‘Let It Snow’ album, Salsoul ceased operations. Sigler continued to write and produce, hitting with “Somebody Loves You Baby” (co-written with Eugene “Lambchops” Curry), a million seller for Patti Labelle, and taking Shirley Jones, formerly of Philadelphia International sister act the Jones Girls, to number one R&B with “Do You Get Enough Love” in August of 1986.

During his performing career Bunny had the honor to be invited to the United States Capitol where he sang the “23rd Psalm” at the investiture ceremony held at the Congressional Gold Medal to honor the Tuskegee Airmen on March 29, 2007. Bunny has been asked many times to sing the United States National Anthem at serveral major sporting events. Bunny has performed all over the world  and has entertained millions with his high energy show.  You won’t find anyone sitting down at a Bunny Sigler show !!

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Creating serveral hits over the span of his career that today’s generation keep sampling , Bunny continues to write, produce and Record new material. He is the co-writer of the song,  The Ruler’s Back which was an opening song for the Jay Z’s album, “Blueprint”.

He’s a living legend alright and a huge part of muisc history. Whether it’s performing, writing or producing he gives it his all….

It’s no wonder why the Industry has nicknamed him “Mr. Emotion” ~ BunnySigler.net

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Kristy Love Brooks – All Over The World

Kristy Love Brooks – All Over The World

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Kristy Love Brooks

Kristy Love Brooks, singer/songwriter, is no stranger to the limelight as the seasoned performer and all-around entertainer has been a solo RCA recording artist, actress, and dancer singing along with one of the most successful R&B groups, The Platters with an established fan base in the United Kingdom. She is in the eyes of many, a true diva with her reputation in the music industry.

With the release of “Songs of Love and Peace”, Kristy aims to create a new excitement and establish a “peace” movement in the mainstream dance music industry with single “All Over The World”.

ALL Over The World by Kristy Love Brooks

Her passionate, unique sound creates a variety of moods and tempos from mainstream dance and jazz to contemporary R&B and music with smooth tones that remind you of Roberta Flack and Sade.

Join your hosts Tania-Maria and Richard-Alan as we meet Kristy Love Brooks!

Join your hosts Tania-Maria and Richard-Alan March 17, 2013 at 3:30p Pacific/ 5:30p Central / 6:30p Eastern as we meet this fascinating and talented lady! Kristy Love Brooks.

 

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Love Notes – Music, Art & Poetry

Love Notes – Music, Art & Poetry

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Colored People® Network Presents…

Love Notes – Music, Art & Poetry 

Join us February 17, 2013

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This show celebrates our loved ones and the Love in our lives.

We will feature paintings, music and poetry from Colored People® Network members and it is also a perfect opportunity for us to introduce our network’s new host, Richard-Alan.  He is a bass player, drummer and poet.

Tania-Maria and Richard-Alan are also celebrating their love and embarking on a new life together, sharing the vision and taking our network to a new level.

Featured artists:

Music

Joan Cartwright

has toured five continents and 16 countries including the U.S.A., eight European countries, Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, China and Japan, with her swinging brand of jazz and blues.

She is a composer and her book, IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY contains 40 songs and lyrics to standard songs: “A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham, “Tune Up” by Miles Davis and “Bessie’s Blues” by John Coltrane.

Joan’s book also contains two lectures that she’s given to over 8,000 children and college students, in U.S., Switzerland, Sicily, China and Japan: WOMEN IN JAZZ and SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER? Her workshops are dynamic and educational, highlighting the pitfalls and benefits of the music business. She contends that, “Knowing music theory is a step in the right direction for any singer who truly wants to excel in the world of music!”

Diva JC names any ensemble of musicians she works with “Jazz Hotline” because the music swings and it’s always HOT! Her most famous Blues are “Nobody’s Husband”, “OH, Baby!”  and “Treat Me Right And You Don’t Have To Marry Me”.

Natalie Brown

I am Canadian! Yeah, Canucklehead in the house. I’m a vocalist and songwriter. My music has been described as a lot of things, but currently most closely sounds like Pop/R&B with a dash of Electro-Soul flavor. I’ve co-owned my record label Identity Music Group since 2000 and run my own publishing company, natfunk music (BMI). I love animals – cats in particular. Music is my reason for living. My lowest low and highest high spans four and a half octaves. I am a reformed nail biter.

I currently call Toronto Canada “home”; although I really enjoyed the time I spent living in the DC/Maryland area as well as San Francisco. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, from Pop, to Jazz, Chillout-Lounge to Progressive Metal. Dark, fizzy drinks make me break out. When I was a kid I used to jump off of fences and try to fly, but now I just jump out of planes. I’m the one you’ll hear laughing out loud at the stupid jokes no one else gets at the movie theater.

I’ve released 3 full-length original albums (LET THE CANDLE BURN’, RANDOM THOUGHTSand the latest – ‘THE RELATIONSHIP ODYSSEY), a limited edition Christmas album (A COOL CHRISTMAS) and a bunch of singles you’ve probably heard in a movie or TV show somewhere. I’m very loyal to people I love. I was offered a deal by a major label to ‘battle’ Alicia Keys. I’m glad I didn’t. I try to live 9 lives simultaneously. I have the worst potty mouth you could ever imagine! I know flowers speak to us. I learned a lot about patience while building my studio (Studio 302) where my latest album was recorded. I have an eBay addiction and a fetish for exotic pens and markers.

Lilla D’mone

I love singing, writing, producing, jammin, playing piano and guitar, freestyling, dancing, roller skating, cooking, painting, swimming, running, the beach, spending time with my family, friends and loved ones, nature, philosophy, history, looking at the stars, traveling, connecting, and stayin up all night in the studio.   My mission is to love, unite, spread consciousness, express my self and soul and uplift people with and through music.  I’m constantly learning and evolving and am grateful for every person and opportunity that life brings my way. Everyday is a chance to grow!

I love all roots music–

Clarissa Cupero

Raised in Warwick, New York, about 65 miles north of New York City, 19 year old Cupéro has been singing since she was four years old.

She started piano lessons at nine and guitar at sixteen, which for her, has been the key to unlock everything.

“Since picking up the guitar, everything has fallen into place – it was the right instrument for me to begin writing songs on, and image-wise, I love it. When I’m playing guitar – that’s the essence of who I am.”

Influenced by modern artists and a few classic rock artists, her biggest praise is reserved for the Columbian rock artist Juanes, a winner of seventeen Latin Grammys and who has sold over ten million albums.

Poetry

Vernon Davis Jr.

Vernon J. Davis Jr. has been writing poetry since the early seventies. He was first inspired by Langston Hughes’s poem “Impasse”, which started his journey and adventure into the world of poetry and the spoken word. Vernon’s very first published poem,”Beautiful Black Woman”(the basis for his poetry book) came out in 1978 in a magazine called Black Forum. More poetry followed in other magazines like SoulWord and Dawn, a magazine supplement to the Los Angeles Sentinel, an African-American newspaper. Mr. Davis has also taught Creative Writing and recited his poetry in talent shows, Church gatherings and open-mike forums. He is still inspired by and in awe of Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. His Idols. His creative collection of Love poems,”Love,is, the Beautiful Black Woman” is his 1st book. Vernon’s 2nd book of poetry–“The Emosewa Woman”–was released Feb. 14th, 2010. He is currently working on his 3rd Book of Poetry, Tenatively Titled, “Her,   She,   Woman”(Her, She–Hershey(Chocolate) Woman).

WOMAN by Vernon J Davis Jr
 
WOMAN, Your Beauty exudes from Your Body
And I can taste Your Essence,
As Your Mind caresses those around You. … Peaceful Serenity You possess,
An inner calm that puts hearts to rest,
A trembling sensation flowing through the air
Wherever You may be.WOMAN, You are the Sun shining rays of Love.
You are the Breeze that soothes painful memories.
You are a Stunning Angel, fallen from the sky,
And lightning bows at Your Path
While thunder rolls at Your Command.
You are a Goddess, who offers the wine of
Happiness
And receives eyes of worship.
You are a Sparkling Waterfall seen from afar,
That Lights up the top of the world.
Your Beauty fulfills its needs and Your
Mind does as it please.WOMAN, You are Gorgeous,
And beyond my words, mind, and soul,
I have never met anyone like You.
And I never will!
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Saint The Painter

Saint is an award winning South Carolina artist. His work is exhibited in galleries in South Carolina and his work is in private collections throughout the United States. He paints primarily with acrylics but experiments with many materials.

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Join us February 17, 2013 and meet our new hosts!

 

 

I am excited and blessed to introduce my sweetheart, Richard-Alan as our network’s new host. He is not only a talented musician but his knowledge and insight are a major asset to our multicultural artistic family. I am looking forward to our journey together… ~ Tania-Maria

“Humans are imperfect. That’s one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We’re on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.” ~Branford Marsalis
 
The perfection of creation is in the artistic comprehension of complex ideas. The beauty of creation is in the multitude of ways we communicate love. However, through the …filter of human popular culture, our perception of art can morph into the sterile and superfluous, and our concept of love can morph into the selfish and salacious.
 
The perfection and beauty of God’s creation is inherent within the dimensions and details in which he communicates his love for us, and within the incalculable opportunities for us to communicate our love for others – without glorifying ourselves in the process.
 
I give thanks to God for those people who choose to color the world with love; giving us a better view of God’s love for us by sharing his love for them through their unique talents and gifts!

I also thank God for the vision he placed in Tania-Maria to honor his creative work in all of us! ~ Richard-Alan

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Evita Castine – Emmy Award Winning Producer

Evita Castine – Emmy Award Winning Producer

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Evita Castine

Writer, actress, director 

Emmy Award winning producer

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Evita M. Castine is a writer, director, producer, production designer, photographer and actress. She is the daughter of a venture capitalist and an artist. Her love of the written word and all things visual has taken her from her small town upbringing to cities across the world. She holds a M.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa and she is currently working on her M.F.A. in Production with an emphasis on directing at the University of Southern California School of Cinema. Her work has been published in several anthologies and publications. She began her career as a page at NBC in Burbank and went on to have stints at Access Hollywood and RKO Pictures where she worked in development. She was brought on to develop writers in emerging economies at the Foundation for International Film Artists where she administered the prestigious Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Prize: she was sent to Russia, Poland, France, Czech Republic to develop writers with the likes of Syd Field and Irvin Kershner.

During this time that she worked behind the scenes, she also trained as an actress and began to develop projects for herself and her friends. She was inspired by seeing the many writers she worked with all over the world, making their films and presenting them to a global audience at different festivals. What resonated with her was that many of the stories were personal, culturally specific, and they resonated with so many people because of their Universal Themes. These experiences gave her the courage to look more inwardly and she began to work diligently to tell the stories of the many people she grew up around and her personal life experience.

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She has acted in several films. She has trained classically and loves the work of Shakespeare. Famed actor Harry Lennix saw her performance as Lancelot from the Merchant of Venice, and called her portrayal “A thing of beauty,” and quickly hired her as Mistress Quickly to Angus McFayden’s (Braveheart, We Bought a Zoo) Falstaff in his film adaptation of Henry IV where he called her performance “Pure Gold.” She can also be seen in Shaan Dimri’s “Under God” where she plays a war torn Iraqi woman during Desert Storm. She has studied with Larry Singer in New York City, Bill Duke and David Proval in Los Angeles.

She has also written plays, and her short play “My Kind of People” was a selection at the 2009 NAACP Theatre Festival as well as “Wildcast” a 2011 NAACP Theatre Festival Selection.

She is currently finishing up production as a Production Designer on the short film “A Different Tree” directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Tracy Thoms.

Her latest directorial effort “Saudade” is currently traveling to different festivals across the United States.

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