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Our Mission:

I Am Refocused Radio provides a space that welcomes people to speak freely about real life experiences through various platforms to engage and encourage those who are looking to find their purpose.

Host: Shemaiah Reed

http://www.iamrefocusedradio.com/

    Dionne Warwick Talks about her Dec. 12th 2020 Online Live Event to Celebrate her 80th BDay and Christmas Fundraiser

    Dionne Warwick Talks about her Dec. 12th 2020 Online Live Event to Celebrate her 80th BDay and Christmas Fundraiser

    ABOUT DIONNE'S 80th BIRTHDAY/CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER

    This year of 2020 held many great moments for the legendary Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick - her appearance on Fox TV's The Masked Singer as well as dropping by the Verzus online special with Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle being two examples.

    On Saturday, Dec. 12 2020, at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. Pacific time, Ms. Warwick will be hosting a dual live online event as she celebrates the holiday season and a milestone - her 80th birthday. "For years, I'd hold a Christmas and birthday dinner at my home," she explained in a recent interview. "But since we can't do that this time around due to the pandemic, we'll be bringing the party to fans as a live stream event. I want to show folks that I'm still here and kicking!"

    On the heels of her album, The Voices of Christmas, Ms. Warwick will be joined by many guests who participated in the holiday recording - Johnny Mathis, the Oak Ridge Boys w/John Rich, Billy Ray Cyrus and Aloe Blacc, to name a few. In addition, entertainers and celebrities from around the world will send birthday and Christmas greetings.

    Portions of the proceeds from the live stream event will benefit Hunger Not Impossible - a text-based service that connects kids and families in need with prepaid, nutritious, to-go meals from nearby restaurants. "Every year, there are families that cannot afford to even buy basic foods for their children - and it's worse near the holiday season," Ms. Warwick stated, "With this event, we'll be able to help this wonderful organization with its efforts to feed folks."

    Hunger Not Impossible website - www.notimpossible.com

    For information regarding Dionne Warwick's celebration, go to www.officialdionnewarwick.com

    DIONNE WARWICK BIO (FROM BIOGRAPHY.COM)

    Dionne Warwick sang in a gospel trio before recording her first hit songs, including "Walk on By" and "I Say a Little Prayer." After a lull in her career in the 1970s, her album Dionne (1979) sold a million copies. She went on to release the albums Heartbreaker (1982) and How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye? (1983). In 2012, Warwick celebrated her 50th anniversary in the music business with the album Now.

    Born Marie Dionne Warrick on December 12, 1940, in East Orange, New Jersey, Dionne Warwick has enjoyed a tremendously long career as a singer. She comes from a gospel musical background as the daughter of a record promoter and a gospel group manager and performer. As a teenager, Warwick started up her group, the Gospelaires, with her sister, Dee Dee, and aunt Cissy Houston.

    After finishing high school in 1959, Warwick pursued her passion at the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. She also landed some work with her group singing backing vocals for recording sessions in New York City. During one session, Warwick met Burt Bacharach. Bacharach hired her to record demos featuring songs written by him and lyricist Hal David. A record executive liked Warwick's demo so much that Warwick got her own record deal.

    In 1962, Warwick released her first single, "Don't Make Me Over." It became a hit the following year. A typo on the record led to an accidental name. Instead of "Dionne Warrick," the label read "Dionne Warwick." She decided to keep the new moniker and went on to greater chart success. In 1964, Warwick had two Top 10 singles with "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk On By"-both penned by Bacharach and David. "Walk On By" was also her first No. 1 R&B hit.

    : More hits, including many written by Bacharach and David, followed as the 1960s progressed. "Message to Michael" made the Top 10 in 1966, and her version of "I Say A Little Prayer" climbed as high as the No. 4 spot the following year. Warwick also found...

    • 5 min
    Dawn Dear - Farmers Insurance Agent in Live Oak, TX

    Dawn Dear - Farmers Insurance Agent in Live Oak, TX

    Dawn Dear - Farmers Insurance Agent in Live Oak, TX

    Born and raised in San Antonio, I'm proud to serve as your local Farmers Insurance® Agent in Live Oak, TX. At the Dear Agency, we concentrate on fully educating our customers on what it means to be properly insured. Navigating the world of insurance can be tough, especially when most people do not understand what they're paying for and why. Therefore, it's our utmost priority to guide you through the insurance process as we want to ensure that our clients walk away with the confidence knowing that their family assets are appropriately covered. We will work to find the policy that best matches the solutions you need.

    Whether you're looking for home insurance for the new house, auto insurance for the family car, recreational coverage for that prized boat, business insurance for the new shop or life insurance to protect your family - it's imperative for us that you are well taken care of. Serving our community is what we do best and not only do we seek to provide sound coverage but also involve ourselves in different efforts from supporting the Lavernia School District to being a Platinum member of the Lavernia Sports Booster Club. My staff and I really do believe that general empathy for people helps our agency grow.

    Even if you're located in Lavernia, Schertz, New Braunfels, the heart of Live Oak, the greater San Antonio area or beyond, we welcome you to stop by our office which conveniently located in Gateway Plaza behind James Avery Jewelry. We will make the insurance process easy and personalized and we look forward to the lasting relationships we get to build with each of our clients.

    Let the Dear Agency protect you and your family like you would!

    Give me a call at (210) 507-2169 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
    Years of Experience
    I have over 5 years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent.
    Neighborhoods Served
    San Antonio, Lavernia, Schertz, Floresville, and New Braunfels

    https://agents.farmers.com/tx/live-oak/dawn-dear

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    Jeff D. Reeter Talks New Book Do Life Differently: A Strategic Path Toward Extraordinary

    Jeff D. Reeter Talks New Book Do Life Differently: A Strategic Path Toward Extraordinary

    Author, speaker, businessman, Baylor University Regent, former advisor to Dr. Ben Carson, and Deacon of Second Baptist Houston, JEFF D. REETER pursues life by design as an entrepreneur and strategist and shares his hard-fought wisdom to lead yourself well.



    With his faith being one of the pillars of his success, Reeter seeks to serve, love, care, matter, make a difference and be a catalyst in the life of another person.



    Reeter manages more than $6 Billion in assets for his clients every day. As a partner with Northwestern Mutual for decades, Reeter is relied upon for building strategies that generate wealth.



    And he does the exact same for readers who want to build a life rich with intentionality and significance in his new book Do Life Differently: A Strategic Path Toward Extraordinary (Worthy/Hachette), releasing nationwide in November.

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/do-life-differently-jeff-d-reeter/1136935665

    https://www.facebook.com/JeffDReeter

    https://www.instagram.com/jeffreeter/

    For more interviews visit: www.iamrefocusedradio.com

    Podcast Sponsors:

    Rockafellas Barber Shop San Antonio

    Rico Rodriguez (Owner)

    www.facebook.com/Rockafellas-Barber-Shop-105026620034718/?ref=page_internal

    1733 Babcock
    San Antonio, Texas 78229

    Phone: (210) 782-5188


    The Dear Agency specializes in helping you understand your coverage BEFORE you need it!
    We offer all lines of personal and commercial insurance, including Auto, Home and Life.

    Contact Dawn Dear at 210-507-2169 and visit us at 7529 N Loop 1604 in Live Oak, TX or farmersagent.com/ddear

    • 23 min
    Jay Stewart & Derrick Hawkins Talks New Book - Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last

    Jay Stewart & Derrick Hawkins Talks New Book - Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last

    Jay Stewart grew up in Columbus, Georgia. He met his wife Melanie in high school, and they were married in 1983. Together with their five kids and grandkids, they live just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jay is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Refuge Church. In addition to leading The Refuge, he serves on several ministry boards, coaches pastors and church planters, and travels nationally and internationally to speak. He enjoys traveling, riding his Harley, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.

    Derrick A. Hawkins is a devoted husband to Roshonda Hawkins. Together, they pastor The Refuge

    Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. He is the loving father of five: Ronnette, Dashawn, Labrica, Adarion, Jaylen, and the late Derrick Jr. In the summer of 2016, Derrick Hawkins became the Senior Pastor of House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries. In that same year, he led House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries into the historic merger with The Refuge. Today, he continues to fearlessly lead the campus; bringing the vision to new places and fresh heights. Additionally, Derrick loves jogging, reading books, and adding to his shoe collection. He most enjoys quality time with his family, cooking and watching his sons play sports.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derrickhwkns 

    https://www.facebook.com/PsJayStewart 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derrickhwkns/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/psjaystewart/ 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/derrickhwkns 

    https://twitter.com/PsJayStewart 

    Website: https://www.amazon.com/Welded-Forming-Racial-Bonds-That/dp/1734952229

    For more interviews visit: www.iamrefocusedradio.com

    Podcast Sponsors:

    Rockafellas Barber Shop San Antonio

    Rico Rodriguez (Owner)

    www.facebook.com/Rockafellas-Barber-Shop-105026620034718/?ref=page_internal

    1733 Babcock
    San Antonio, Texas 78229

    Phone: (210) 782-5188


    The Dear Agency specializes in helping you understand your coverage BEFORE you need it!
    We offer all lines of personal and commercial insurance, including Auto, Home and Life.

    Contact Dawn Dear at 210-507-2169 and visit us at 7529 N Loop 1604 in Live Oak, TX or farmersagent.com/ddear

    • 25 min
    SAPD Officer Edward Ramirez

    SAPD Officer Edward Ramirez

    SAPD Officer Edward Ramierz:

    I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, Wayland Baptist University, and the United States Air Force Reserves

    My major influence in my life was initially my dad; I didn't want to follow in his footsteps as he was a police officer and he divorced my mom at an early age. Afterward, it was/is my wife; she is my motivator to succeed, whether in life, college, the military, and the police department

    I chose to enter the military because I failed out of college and needed to get back on track with my life. I specifically chose the United States Air Force Reserves because it guaranteed a chance for me to do what I qualified for and more importantly, stay in San Antonio.

    While being married and raising two children, the biggest struggle I had to overcome was working a lot between the military and the police department.

    My faith continues to be challenged daily, but I continue to keep the faith. I still believe that we live in a society filled with great people who want to do the right thing. My advice to any up and coming youth who want to be leaders is to lead by example. I've adopted scripture in my leadership style. "Go Out and Lead, And When necessary, use words." Actions speak louder than words.

    Volunteer organizations - ACTS faith-based groups within my church to include the Young Adults and Men's Group. One specific Men's ACTS Group is the Shields of Christ.

    https://sapdcareers.com/

    • 27 min
    Tracy Cruz Music

    Tracy Cruz Music

    R&B/Soul music artist/Owner of Tracy Cruz Vocal Studio

    Multiple award-winning R&B/Soul/Jazz music artist Tracy Cruz has a voice that will melt even the toughest of hearts. This vocal powerhouse aims to connect communities with her universal language of love, hope, and happiness. Her unique musical and lyrical blend -- Bay Area urban soul tinged with the influence of her indigenous Filipino roots --has captured the ears of music lovers around the world. Boasting a vocal range that might be bigger than her, Cruz emanates a classic and timeless feel.

    She has won numerous awards including four Bay Area Black Music Awards, two Gran Royale Music Awards and three Muse’s Muse Awards. In addition, she has received five Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominations, seven Northern California Entertainers Music Awards nominations, and three Soultracks.com nominations. She has shared the stage and opened for Kenny Lattimore, Moonchild, Raheem Devaughn, Miki Howard, Sy Smith, Bilal, Pete Escovedo & Orchestra, Apl. de. Ap of the Black Eyed Peas and many notable music artists. She has performed at Yoshi’s (six times) Harlow’s (Sacramento, CA), Yerba Center for the Arts Theatre (San Francisco, CA), San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, Tempe Center for the Arts (Tempe, Arizona), Rockwood Music Hall (New York), Vitello’s Supperclub (Los Angeles, CA), etc. She released her music trilogy on 7/28/18 which featured production from Detroit-based, Grammy nominated producer Brandon Williams. Tracy has been featured on global television show “Balitang America” on ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel and “Asia Pacific America” with Robert Handa on NBC Bay Area. Tracy and her band “Instrumentali-T” will be performing songs from her two full length albums, four EPS, fan favorites, and new music. www.tracycruzmusic.com

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