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Songs to Invoke Perseverance 2

Episode 15
Songs to Invoke Perseverance 2

Experience the Journey

Some say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. It is one of those throw away truisms, which no one can really extend beyond the imagery of the metaphor. It is often accepted that the worst places in existence are reached, sometimes with the best intentions. This may true. Yet, I prefer to believe the worst places you will ever find yourself are a direct result of, in some fashion, at some point, you refusing to persevere.

Quitting, giving up, throwing in the towel. There are many ways in words and pop culture to express the opposite of perseverance. In the age of exaggerated media, hour-based news cycles, and the immense lack of short-term memory by the social media consumer, the very notion of sticking to a particular goal, belief, desire, or purpose can give off the aroma of something outdated, maybe even stale.

Guest Performers

  • Music Gordon Chambers

    Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer

    Gordon Chambers is an American singer-songwriter and record producer who has written songs for more than 75 recording artists including Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, The Isley Brothers, Brandy, Trey Songz, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, and Usher.


  • Film Jordon Lindsay


    Jordon Lindsay is a child actor, who starred in the feature film "Where Hearts Lie" (2016), where he played the role of Cristian.


  • Music Melba Moore

    Tony Award Winner and 4-Time Grammy Award Nominee

    American R&B singer and actress Melba Moore is a 4-time Grammy Award nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.


  • Fashion Rashgene Gazi-White

    Co-Founder and Vice President, Artists, Imaging and Consulting

    Rashgene Gazi-White is Vice President at Artists, Imaging and Consulting. Its function: to create a current take on imaging, styling and marketing for iconic artists. Clients include Tony Award winner Melba Moore and Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge.


  • Theatre Satomi Hofmann

    Actress, "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway

    Satomi Hofmann is an actress, singer, musician, composer, and arranger living and working in the New York tri-state area. She is currently starring in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway, with the role Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante.


  • Music Sonny Turner

    Former Lead Singer, The Platters

    Sonny Turner is best known for replacing Tony Williams as lead singer of The Platters. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four no. 1 hits, and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world.


Preview Performers

  • Music Leaveil Degree

    Member, The Whispers

    The Whispers' career highlights include seven gold albums, two platinum albums, 12 Top 20 singles, 40 charted hits, American Music Award Nominees, Soul Train Award Nominees, Grammy Award Nominees, and 2003 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees.


  • Music Trisco Pearson

    Member, Force M.D.'s

    Force M.D.'s is an American R&B vocal group that was formed in 1981 in Staten Island, New York. Later, Trisco Pearson joined the group.


  • Music William Goldstein

    Emmy Award Nominated and Grammy Award Nominated Composer and Recording Artist

    William Goldstein was previously a recording artist for Motown Records and CBS Masterworks. He has over 50 albums currently available. He has also scored over 50 movie and television projects, including NBC's "Fame" and Disney's "The Miracle Worker".




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