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    Topically Yours - Vivian Reed

    Topically Yours - Vivian Reed

    Host Deardra Shuler talks with 2 time Tony Award nominated Vivian Reed who also includes among her awards the NAACP Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Mabel Mercer Award, et al. She has appeared on TV variety and talk shows both nationally and internationally including The Tonight Show, The Today Show and the ABC-TV daytime drama, ‘One Life to Live.’ She has shared the bill with notable performers as Pattie Labelle, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., Quincy Jones. She appeared in Don't Bother Me I can't Cope, Bubbling Brown Sugar.  Received acclaim in major productions of ‘Sophisticated Ladies,’ ‘Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd,’ ‘Blues in the Night,’ ‘High Rollers,’ ‘Show Boat’ in which she portrayed the role of ‘Queenie’ and ‘Tintypes.’ Her recent plays include ‘Tartuffe,’ ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky,’ et al.  Ms Reed is a celebrity vocal teacher at Marymount Manhattan college in NYC

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Topically Yours - Guest Naiika Sings

    Topically Yours - Guest Naiika Sings

    Host Deardra Shuler interviews guest Naiika Sings.  A  native New Yorker.  Naiika has a range that highlights the messages she conveys in her songs.  The singer/songwriter is co-founder of The All My Friends Are Stars Music Festival that has taken place in Gothenburg, Sweden for the last 5 years.  Her band members are also called "All My Friends Are Stars." Sings sang the theme song of a documentary entitled (“Coded Bias” a film screened at Sundance Festivals).  A curator of items given to her by men is featured by prominent art critic Larry Qualls).  Featured in newspapers, she's heard on Hot 97, Power 105.1, WBLS 107.5 and Sweden radio P3 Din Gata.  She  appeared on news stations WPIX 11, WNBC, CBS and ABC. Her subway performances have drawn crowds and video garnered over 10+ million views.

    She has been lauded by talents like as 50 cent, Marjorie Harvey, Ledisi, R Kelly, et al. A video featuring her NYC subway performances has garnered over 10+ million views.  Currently Ms Sings is working on her latest CD.

    See: ECLECTRIX PRESENTS… featuring NAIIKA SINGS at 7PM - Saturday 7/25/20, NYC ONLY-Spectrum channel 1993 and Global! LIVE stream HD Channel 5  https://www.mnn.org/watch/channels/hd-channel

    Sneak Peak:

    https://youtu.be/YjYdDgwGV_U            

    • 50 min
    Topically Yours - Lorcan Otway, Owner of St Marks Theatre 80

    Topically Yours - Lorcan Otway, Owner of St Marks Theatre 80

    Host Deardra Shuler invited Lorcan Otway, owner/director of St Marks Theatre 80, located at 80 St Mark’s Place in NYC.  Mr Otway will discuss the recent play presented by the Negro Ensemble Co, "Grandma's Quilt, starring Karen A. Brown. The influence the Coronavirus has on the theater community. What both the Broadway and off-Broadway Theater Alliances are doing to protect its people, actors, audience and much more.

    Theatre 80 St Marks is an historic theater also known as "the jewel of Off-Broadway"  built in 1964.  It was built in a former speakeasy and jazz club where Frank Sinatra and Edward Albee began their careers.  This Lower East Side landmark is one of the city’s oldest revival theaters. It was designed by its late owner Howard Otway and his son Lorcan Otway.  "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" opened at the theater in 1967, launching the careers of Bob Balaban, Gary Burghoff and one of the ushers, Billy Crystal.

    From 1970 - 1994 it was central in the third wave of classical film revival houses. The theater was leased out for live theater and managed by the Otway family trust upon the death of Howard Otway.  The theater is now run by his son, Lorcan Otway. The Theater's Walk of the Stars has signatures of a large number of stars from Gloria Swanson, Myrna Loy and Joan Crawford, to Alan Cumming and Gary Burghoff. 

    Recently "Late Night" with Jonathan Lithgow, Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson was filmed there.

    The Coronavirus is spreading so rapidly that industries are forced to temporarily shut down until the issue of how to handle the virus is dealt with. Lorcan Otway will talk about what the entertainment industry is doing, at least temporarily, to stem the spread of the disease.

    • 47 min
    Topically Yours Show - Pianist/Composer/Vocalist/Actress Emme Kemp

    Topically Yours Show - Pianist/Composer/Vocalist/Actress Emme Kemp

    Deardra Shuler's guest is the legendary Emme Kemp. Kemp was a child prodigy who grew up with the gospel and blues of Chicago.  The protege of Eubie Blake, she recorded with the ragtime piano man.  She performed a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall. Played at Josephine Baker's Welcome Back Party after Ms Baker's 1972 appearance at Carnegie Hall, the Waldorf, venues in Japan and her beloved Harlem. And in Monte Carlo before Princess Grace.  Most recently she delighted listeners at the Jackie Robinson Recreation Center in Manhattan for Black History month. When Ms Kemp lived in California she coached under the eminent pianist Egon Petri. Her Jazz anthology is classic to modern.

    Emme appeared in Woody Allen's movie "Sweet & Lowdown, starring Sean Penn," on college campuses, gave her overview on popular culture through her lectures, poetry and writings, paid tribute to the music of Harold Arlen, Gershwin and Ellington on her album "Try a Little Tenderness," composed the original song Bubbling Brown Sugar for Broadway and has played piano for and acted in the productions, Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Lorraine Hansberry's musical "Raisin.  Her deep spirituality has given Ms Kemp a compassion that is the lifespring of her music.  

    (Group photo by Janet Solesky); Film clip credit: Angela Viscido, Eclectrix, Inc.  https://vimeo.com/395278798

     

    • 49 min
    Topically Yours - Desmond Richardson. Complexions Contemporary Ballet

    Topically Yours - Desmond Richardson. Complexions Contemporary Ballet

    Host Deardra Shuler talks with Desmond Richardson, one of the Artistic Directors of the Complexion Contemporary Ballet.  Complexions will feature its upcoming season at the Joyce Theater in NYC from January 21 – February 2nd.  Program A will feature the world premiere of “Love Rocks” a full company ballet set to works by the iconic GRAMMY Award winning singer and songwriter, Lenny Kravitz.  Photo credit for Love Rocks goes to Chad Wagner and Steven Trumon Gray, @THEGINGERB3ARDMEN; Sharen Bradford for Bach 25 Dance company photo and Woke photo by Joseph Franciosa.

    In the second week (Program B), the company will reprise “WOKE,” a physical reaction to the daily news. A bold and dynamic socially conscious one act ballet featuring the full company that examines our humanity in conjunction with today’s political climate.  Also  featured“BACH 25.” Set to the music of Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach will be presented as part of Programs A*and  B.

    • 32 min
    Topically Yours - Dawn Marie Driver of Ain't Misbehavin

    Topically Yours - Dawn Marie Driver of Ain't Misbehavin

    Host Deardra Shuler talks with Dawn Marie Driver (member of the Irving Street Repertory) about the show "Ain't Misbehavin" being featured at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm,  

    A strong soprano, Ms Driver tutored under Bishop Nathanial Townsley Jr and has traveled extensively across the US and overseas. She  has collaborated with Gospel Great-Edwin Hawkins, Director -Dwight R.B. Cook, B’way and Film Choreographer Louis Johnson, as well as with the legendary Woodie King, Bway, Movie & Television Stars Carol Woods, Ben Vereenand Ruby Dee to name a few. 

    She is the Executive Producer and co-writer of four On-Stage Musicals:“NightSongz-The New Musical”, “Follow The Star-The Musical”, “Love Songs” and “Brooklyn To Bethlehem.”.Dawn is a cast member of Smokey

    Joe’s Café and a 2015 Audelco Award Winner for Best Revival in Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Irving Street Repertory Company.

    She appears in Ain't Misbehaven the musical featuring the songs of  Fats Waller with fellow cast members: Tony Perry, Anita Welch, Ron Lucas, Melvinna Rose.

     

    • 34 min

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