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  • Songs to Invoke Christmas 4

    Episode 41

    Curated by Shefik

    December 23, 2019 Christmas

    Christmas is a wondrous time of year. The joy of celebrating with family and friends is always an endearing moment in life. So, take the time to cherish those who you recognize as being most dear.

    Guest Performers
    Tym Moss — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Theatre

    Tym Moss is one of today's most dynamic New York City entertainers. As a singer, actor, and songwriter for television, film, and theater, he performs live, and his music is available on all online outlets.

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    Ana Luisa Johnson — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Dance

    Ana Luisa Johnson began choreographing and performing her solo works at the age of thirteen, and became a professional dancer at 19. She has studied Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Flamenco, Belly Dance, and Mexican Folkloric Dance.

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    Augostina Mallous — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Pageantry

    Augostina Mallous was the reigning Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2017 through Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program (Miss America's Outstanding Teen).

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    CR Capers — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Film

    CR Capers is the Founder and CEO of the award-winning Hip Hop Film Festival, named "Best of the Fests" for 2016. Her radio show and podcast, "Why You Mad Son?", has over three million listeners worldwide and boasts a legion of loyal fans.

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    Jenny Bruce — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    As a pop-folk singer-songwriter, Jenny Bruce has won many awards. You've heard her songs on "Dawson's Creek", "Ghost Whisperer", "TODAY", "King of the Hill", "All My Children", "Jake 2.0", "Children's Hospital", and in several independent films.

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    N'Kenge — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Theatre

    N'Kenge is an actress who originated the role of Mary Wells in "Motown: The Musical" on Broadway. This Broadway darling was recently seen on television, as a presenter at the 58th Annual New York Emmy Awards.

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    Robert Kantor — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Robert Kantor is a recording artist, who is best known as a creator of customized guitars (Robert Kantor Guitars), treasured by the likes of Eric Clapton, Lady Gaga, Richie Sambora, Santana, and Lenny Kravitz. In 2018, Kantor released his album "Truth".

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    Tawatha Agee — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Tawatha Agee was the lead singer from the band Mtume, whose soulful lead voice that was featured on their hit "Juicy Fruit". She has recorded with artists, including Céline Dion, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Sting, David Bowie, Jewel, and R. Kelly.

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  • Songs to Invoke Christmas 3

    Episode 38

    Curated by Shefik

    December 24, 2018 Christmas

    Here and now, the wonderment of Christmas is all around. From the temperament of the frosty air, to the sentiment of the warmly affair, all that matters is that we pause for a moment... to care.

    Guest Performers
    Kevin Smith Kirkwood — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Theatre

    Kevin Smith Kirkwood is an actor, known for "Condemned" (2015) and the 71st Annual Tony Awards (2017). He currently stars in the musical "Kinky Boots" on Broadway, and he was also an understudy in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Broadway.

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    Amelia Moore — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Amelia Moore (aka Ameliaismore) is an actress, author, and journalist. She has been A&R Assistant at Atlantic Records, Director of A&R at Gee Street, and General Manager at Ruff Ryders Records, leaving as President at Ruff Ryders Lifestyle.

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    Chuck McDermott — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Over the last 40 years, Chuck McDermott has left his musical mark on audiences on both coasts of the United States. Over the last few decades, he has devoted himself to energy and environmental policy issues, and working in government.

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    Freddie Jackson — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Freddie Jackson is an American soul singer. Among his well-known hits are "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)", "Have You Ever Loved Somebody", "Jam Tonight", "Do Me Again", and "You Are My Lady".

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    J. Alexander Martin — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Fashion

    The acclaimed J. Alexander Martin has externalized many successful ventures in the fashion industry including the iconic clothing line FUBU — For Us By Us — serving as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, as well as the President at FUBU TV.

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    Robert Kantor — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Robert Kantor is a recording artist, who is best known as a creator of customized guitars (Robert Kantor Guitars), treasured by the likes of Eric Clapton, Lady Gaga, Richie Sambora, Santana, and Lenny Kravitz. In 2018, Kantor released his album "Truth".

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    Tony Terry — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Tony Terry has numerous Billboard top hits within his repertoire from the late 1980s, early 1990s, and today, including his world-renowned hit, "With You". He is also an achieved actor and activist championing for social and family health issues.

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  • Songs to Invoke Christmas 2

    Episode 30

    Curated by Shefik

    December 18, 2017 Christmas

    Once again, the leaves have changed, the weather has turned colder, and the season of celebration has arrived. Our current state of affairs shows us that individually living an ideal is only part of the story. There must be more.

    Guest Performers
    Jamie Jones — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    All-4-One is a R&B and pop group, best known for their cover hit single "I Swear" from their self-titled debut album. The group comprises Jamie Jones, Delious, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak. The group has sold 22 million records worldwide.

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    N.K. Morton — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    N.K. Morton is a singer-songwriter. She wrote songs for Backstreet Boys, Mýa, and Karen Clark-Sheard, worked in television with Chris Rock, and was a featured lead or background vocalist for artists, ranging from Diana Ross to Rakim.

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    Sellah — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Sellah hails from a culturally diverse background. In 2017, he sang on a commercial for a major brand, which was broadcast during Super Bowl LI, as well as streamed online at YouTube, where it amassed over 17 million views.

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    Tony Borowiak — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    All-4-One is a R&B and pop group, best known for their cover hit single "I Swear" from their self-titled debut album. The group comprises Jamie Jones, Delious, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak. The group has sold 22 million records worldwide.

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    Alfred Nevarez — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    All-4-One is a R&B and pop group, best known for their cover hit single "I Swear" from their self-titled debut album. The group comprises Jamie Jones, Delious, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak. The group has sold 22 million records worldwide.

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    Delious — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    All-4-One is a R&B and pop group, best known for their cover hit single "I Swear" from their self-titled debut album. The group comprises Jamie Jones, Delious, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak. The group has sold 22 million records worldwide.

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    James Mtume — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    James Mtume is a Grammy Award winning R&B musician, songwriter, activist, and radio personality. He came to prominence working with Miles Davis between 1971 and 1975. Mtume's group, also called Mtume, is best known for the 1983 R&B hit song "Juicy Fruit".

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    Quindon Tarver — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Quindon Tarver is an American singer. He is best known for his cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry" for the 1996 film "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the leading roles of Romeo and Juliet.

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    Tawatha Agee — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Tawatha Agee was the lead singer from the band Mtume, whose soulful lead voice that was featured on their hit "Juicy Fruit". She has recorded with artists, including Céline Dion, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Sting, David Bowie, Jewel, and R. Kelly.

    Biography Events Profiles

    Tony Terry — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Tony Terry has numerous Billboard top hits within his repertoire from the late 1980s, early 1990s, and today, including his world-renowned hit, "With You". He is also an achieved actor and activist championing for social and family health issues.

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    Trisco Pearson — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    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.

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    Duration: 01:00:00

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  • Songs to Invoke Christmas

    Episode 18

    Curated by Shefik

    December 19, 2016 Christmas

    Christmas is here. Be thankful. Be present. Give until it hurts. Love the season. Be that idea. You need not limit yourself to any single tradition, to the distinction of any particular religion, nor to the strictures of any outwardly imposed ideal.

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    Janice Dempsey — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Janice Dempsey has appeared on countless albums as a featured and background vocalist, writer, arranger, and producer in various genres, including Stevie Wonder, Daryl Hall, Smokey Robinson, Mick Jagger, Chaka Khan, Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, and SWV.

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    Laurence Juber — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Laurence Juber is often considered most famous for playing lead guitar in Paul McCartney & Wings from 1978 to 1981, with whom he won a Grammy Award. Juber has since had a distinguished career as a solo fingerstyle guitarist and studio musician.

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    Neal Bennington — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Theatre

    In response to the tragic suicides within LGBT community, Neal Bennington realized something had to be done to make sure the community, and especially the younger generations knew there were voices out there to support them.

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    Carl Clay — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Theatre

    Recognized and awarded as a multi-discipline force, Carl Clay has produced over 350 plays, trained over 2000 actors, and has written and directed 25 films aimed at urban youth. He has produced over 40 jazz concerts.

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    Charisse Arrington — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Charisse Arrington is a R&B singer who was signed to MCA Records in the 1990s. Her biggest success was with the single "Down With This" which peaked in the top twenty of the Billboard Dance singles chart and top five of the Billboard Dance breakout chart.

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    Douglas Baldeo — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Theatre

    Twelve-year-old Douglas Baldeo was a principal cast member of the award-winning Broadway Musical, "Kinky Boots". Following his run in "Kinky Boots", he was cast as a vacation swing for "Motown the Musical" on tour.

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    Laurneá — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Prior to her debut solo project in 1997, Laurneá was a member of three groups in the 1990s: Bobby McFarrin's a capella group Voicestra, British group Loose Ends, and later in the Grammy-winning group Arrested Development.

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    Trisco Pearson — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    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.

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    Duration: 01:00:00

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