HeIIo Click Here To Listen Native Washingtonian Angela Marie Jones is a sought after singer and songwriter who has been charming the masses since the age of four. Her passion of singing took off in her adolescence as member of Washington Performing Art Society’s Children of the Gospel. At the Duke Ellington School of Arts (DESA), she studied classical voice under Edward Jackson and became a sophisticated lady of the world-renowned DESA Show Choir. She was featured in productions and scenes for “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” “Black Not So Blue,” and “Don Giovanni.” In the Gospel genre, she has sung with Marvin Sapp, Richard Smallwood, Nolan Williams, Kari Jobe, Darrell Evans, Yolanda Adams, Anthony [...]
Jacinda Townsend Click Here To Listen Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows she’ll never get out of Kentucky—but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County.
Robert Greene-50 Cent A hip hop icon joins forces with the best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power to write a bible for success in life and work living by one simple principle: fear nothing.
Valerie Harper Click Here To Listen Valerie Harper is best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on Rhoda. The winner of four Emmys, as well as a Golden Globe for her role in Rhoda, Harper has been celebrated by fans and peers alike for her work as an actor. Most recently Harper released a heartwarming memoir “I, RHODA.” Filled with charming anecdotes and inspirational stories, “I, RHODA” is the memoir of a certain type of woman– forward-thinking, independent, smart, and inspiring – everything Valerie Harper is. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Cheryl Burke Click Here To Listen Cheryl has won over audiences with her creative choreography and effervescent personality. We suspect her dangerously low cut dresses might have something to do with it, too. Joining the show in the second season with a bang, Cheryl won back-to-back disco ball trophies with partner Drew Lachey in Season 2, and then with Emmitt Smith in Season 3, and had a second place finish with Rob Kardashian in Season 13, and another one in Season 14 with William Levy. But don't let her sweet smile fool you—this girl has some sizzling hot moves and knows just how to show them off! "We want people to think something is going [...]
James Maslow Click Here To Listen James Maslow partners with Peta Murgatroyd on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. James Maslow is best known as the star of the hit television series Big Time Rush and as a member of the worldwide bestselling music group of the same name. Maslow has headlined sold out tours across the globe, most recently the Big Time Rush Live 2014 World Tour, performing at some of the largest venues across North and South America. Maslow began his acting career on the popular series iCarly and completed the fourth season of Big Time Rush last year. As one of the most popular music groups internationally, Big Time Rush has won countless [...]
Robert Gordon Click Here To Listen The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960’s segregated south Memphis.
Thomas Brothers Click Here To Listen The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices. Thomas Brothers picks up where he left off with the acclaimed Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, following the story of [...]
Greer Grammer Click Here To Listen Greer Grammer is an American actress and former beauty queen. She is best known for her role as Lissa in the hit series, Awkward which airs on MTV.
Joel Selvin-Here Comes The Night Click Here To Listen Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the golden age of rhythm and blues of the early ’60s and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose meteoric career was fueled by his pending doom. Berns was one of the great originals; he prospered and thrived under the auspices of Atlantic Records, a company devoted to authentic, vibrantly musical rhythm and blues records at the forefront of the art form. His heart damaged by rheumatic fever as a youth, Berns was not expected to [...]