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Charles Valentino

Scarecrow, "The Wiz" - 1st National Tour (1976) and Broadway Revival (1984)
Charles Valentino — Photo Credit: Shefik

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Charles Valentino is a Broadway actor, ballet dancer, teacher, songwriter, and choreographer. He has appeared on the television show "CSI" (CBS), and he has worked with Joni Mitchell, Anjelica Huston, Barbra Streisand, Steve Tyrell, and Barry Mann. Valentino played the role of Scarecrow in "The Wiz" on Broadway with Stephanie Mills, and he had a single, "I Was Born This Way", released on Motown Records.

Valentino also worked on the film "Beginners" with Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor, and co-wrote a song for Disney's film "Flight of the Navigator".

Last Updated: May 31, 2021


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Aptly titled "Shefik presents Invocation", the nationally-syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 23 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.