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The Spotlight: Linda Marks Singer/Songwriter #253

Episode 253 we talk to Singer/Songwriter Linda Marks of Women In Music Gathering and Artists for the Environment. 8/28/18

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1

Guest: Linda Marks Singer/Songwriter www.lindamarksmusic.com

ABOUT LINDA MARKS: http://www.lindamarksmusic.com/page10/index.html

As a small child, Linda Marks, was passionate about music and felt a magnetic pull to pianos and all things musical. Her first word was piano, and she was placed in a Longy School of Music experimental program for gifted and talented kids at age 3. She started writing music in grammar school, and wrote the 8th grade graduation song. Linda holds a degree in Music with honors and distinction from Yale University, where she co-founded Something Extra, Yale’s 3rd women’s a capella singing group, as a 17 year old freshman. She ran Café Calhoun at Yale, and both sang and produced musical shows. In the 1980’s, Linda performed in the Boston acoustic music scene and sang and co-wrote songs with Lisa Wexler. She appeared on “Music America” with Ron Della Chiesa, and released a tape of original music, “Dreams and Themes” in 1983. She founded and ran the Boston Arts Roundtable, a group of musicians and other artists who gathered for camaraderie and produced multimedia concerts.

The Women In Music Gathering

The Women In Music Gathering is an intergenerational artist-alliance of women in music: singer/songwriters and performing musicians, with the primary goals of collaboration and support, extending to both personal and professional aspects of being a woman in music.

Artists for the Environment.

Diane Cameron Elam founded this project, and I hope you get to talk with her too! A song I wrote for my 2019 In Grace album, called Enough, which was written in response to the teardown epidemic happening in my neighborhoods (both where and I live and work) was selected to be part of this project. I was also interviewed for the Boston Globe for an article on teardown, and my song will be referenced on an article that will be published in October.

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The Spotlight: Actor Phil Burke

Episode 251 we talk to Actor Phil Burke best known for his role as Irish immigrant Mickey McGinnes on the AMC television series, Hell on Wheels about what he has been up to after the show 7/2/18

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1
Yardley @militant_marker https://twitter.com/militant_marker

Guest: Phil Burke @philburkeninja https://twitter.com/philburkeninja

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2007230/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

Phil Burke attended the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York, on a Board of Trustees Scholarship. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts in 2003. Burke continued his acting training at various performing workshops and studios throughout New York. On stage, Phil Burke holds a noticeable list of leading-roles to his credit while holding mixed work in leading and supporting roles on the screen. Burke’s screen debut was in 2005 and since that year, he has performed in various films and on numerous television series. Notable television series of the latter 2000s include The Good Wife (2009) and Hell on Wheels (2011) on which he held a recurring role. Burke’s film work includes the direct-to-video, horror film Zombie Town (2007), then, direct-to-video Sci-Fi adventure thriller 100 Million BC (2008) and then a romantic comedy film short Mike and Lucy (2008).

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Talking The Terror: Episode 8 actor Paul Ready – Henry Goodsir

Episode 8: Join hosts J Corina Francis, Yardley & Kinte as we chat with AMC’s television drama “The Terror” star actor Paul Ready who plays Henry Goodsir 5/23/18

Paul Ready is a British actor. He is known principally for his work on stage, but he has also appeared in television, radio and films. He received a commendation at the 2003 Ian Charleson Awards. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0713961/

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J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1http://criticallaughs.com/
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF

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BAC Writers: Lovely Queen Episode 2

BAC Writers: Lovely Queen Episode 2

Episode 2: We welcome writer Lovely Queen 4/20/18

Hosts: Imani Williams,
Kinte Fergerson Kinte Fergerson @KinteF

Guest: Lovely Queen https://twitter.com/Contactiindigo @Contactiindigo

Bio coming soon

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Black Empowerment 365: Lenon Honor: Analysis of Gangster Rap

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome guest film maker Lenon Honor. He will be talking about his film “Beyond Gangster Blackface: A Critical Analysis of Gangster Rap” which takes a critical look at the power of music lyrics and how lyrics can influence the mentality, language, and behavior of young impressionable children. March 24, 2018 buy film here: https://beyondgangsterblackface.vhx.tv/products/beyond-gangster-blackface-a-critical-analysis-of-gangster-rap

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Guest Lenon Honor @Lenonhonor https://twitter.com/Lenonhonor

http://lenonhonor.com/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8777713/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

Lenon Honor is a writer, musician, video producer, talk show host, and counselor. His website www.lenonhonor.com has provided a wealth of information and inspiration in regards to manhood, fatherhood, marriage, children, family, and personal growth.

Lenon Honor is the writer of two published books. The first, “Writings for the Fathers of the World of Tomorrow” was written to inspire current and future parents and to encourage healthy relationships between fathers and sons. The second book, “Deep in the Garden of Consciousness” delves deep into metaphysics, spirituality, and consciousness

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Spotlight: Meosha Bean / Me Myself and I

On Episode 223 we talk to Meosha Bean Director of short film “Me Myself and I”. 8/11/16 https://blab.im/lifecoach-kinte-l-j-rivera

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Olaf @OlafBarbosa https://twitter.com/OlafBarbosa
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Guest:
Meosha Bean Director Me Myself and I

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Spotlight: Actor David Schifter & Comic Book Madness Winner Revealed

On Episode 221 we talk to actor David Schifter plus reveal the winner of Comic Book Super Hero Madness bracket challenge. 6/16/16 https://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-actor-david-schifter-comic-book-madness-winner-revealed

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Kinte: @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
Olaf @OlafBarbosa https://twitter.com/OlafBarbosa

Guest:
David Schifter @DavidSchifter https://twitter.com/DavidSchifter

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-rack-pack-life-as-we-knew-it#/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1074373/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

As a teenager, David Schifter hosted a cable television show in New York City called “Spotlight on Teens”, and later spent a successful 14 years as a TV news investigative reporter, reporting for stations in West Virginia, Virginia, California, New York and Cleveland. He also was a correspondent for CNN and CNBC. He earned numerous awards including three Emmy nominations and the coveted Emmy itself.

In 1999, David took the ultimate career risk by walking away from everything familiar to begin a career as an actor and later, a casting director. In 2001 he founded Hollywood East Casting, a principals and extras casting company based in Wilmington,North Carolina, USA.

While continuing to act in national film and television productions, David and a staff cast commercials, television and feature films. Notable clients include NBC, Warner Brothers, The History Channel, Discovery Channel, Woman’s Entertainment, TRU TV, ION Network and others. He also worked as a Development Producer conceptualizing programming ideas for television and video series. Today, David focuses solely on acting.

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Black Empowerment 365: Author Diamond Disclosure

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Author Diamond Disclosure. The topic is her book Why am I the only black girl in the shaman room?. April 29, 2016 Videohttps://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-black-empowerment-365-author-diamond-disclosure

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Kinte Fergerson @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteFhttps://www.facebook.com/KinteFergersonproducer

Guest:
Diamond Disclosure @ddisclsoure https://twitter.com/ddisclsoure

This day in Histroy for April 29 1899 – Duke Ellington Born

http://www.blackfacts.com/search/4/29

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, world famous musician, born in Washington, D.C.

Diamond Disclosure

http://www.amazon.com/only-black-girl-shaman-room-ebook/dp/B01DB29U5Y/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459228586&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Tonesha+Renae

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Black Empowerment 365: “Boot2Boom” Avalaura & Fitzgerald

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Avalaura & Fitzgerald. The topic is their show Boot2Boom. April 22, 2016 Video https://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-boot2boom-w-avalaura-and-fitzgerald

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Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek https://twitter.com/HappyWorkWeekhttps://www.facebook.com/happyworkweek555

Kinte Fergerson @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteFhttps://www.facebook.com/KinteFergersonproducer

Guest:
Avalaura @HealerAvalaura https://twitter.com/HealerAvalaura
Fitzgerald @askaprotv https://twitter.com/askaprotv

This day in Histroy for April 1922 – Charles Mingus Born

http://www.blackfacts.com/search/4/22

Charles Mingus, jazz musician, born.

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