Archive for May, 2012

Musical Artists Include: C.J Emmons, Ajay Mac, Charlie Turner, Brelain, The Originalz, Heather Cole & Shawn!

Broadcast # 123 Air Date: 5/30/12 & 5/31/12

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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: HAL JACKSON, THE GREATEST GENERATION ICON, WHO CHANGED RADIO BROADCAST CULTURE!

 

 

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Wednesday, May 30     2-5:00 P.M   7-9:00 P.M                             
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East 81st Street                              New York, NY   
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Thursday, May 31,  11:00 A.M.
The Riverside Church                    Claremont Avenue at 120 Street
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154 West 127th Street
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Wednesday 5/30/12   & Thursday 5/31/12

The Underground Experience Presents Recording Artist C.J. EMMONS & Producer/Writer/Actor MR. MARTIN PAPAZIAN (“LEAST AMONG SAINT’S”)!

ALSO – Another episode of  “THE CASH EXCHANGE” with Moni Cash!

C.J. EMMONS

Born and raised in Houston, TX, C.J. Emmons’s talent is true to the statement, “Everything is bigger and better in Texas”, Including his six-octave range.

He began singing at church as a child. His mother, not knowing what to do with his talent, encouraged him by playing, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Luciano Pavarotti and Leontyne Price. He then began singing in local talent shows competing with Houston artists such as Beyoncé Knowles, and Tamar. He was even scouted by Chuck Norris. Soon, he featured in local commercials and performed in local theater houses including Alley Theater, Encore and Ensemble Theater.

In the Summer of 2003, C.J. moved to Los Angeles to follow his passion. By the Fall of 03 and early winter of 04, he booked and sang in Emmy winner Mike Ajakwe Jr.’s “If You Don’t Believe” with Fresh Prince star Tatyana Ali and 1970s songbird and Grammy winner, Deniece Williams. Mike Ajakwe Jr saw his talent early on stating, “C.J. Emmons is one of the best singers I’ve ever worked with. His enormous talent is only eclipsed by his even bigger heart. I know he will accomplish a lot in the entertainment industry.”

After opening to rave reviews and auditioning for countless television shows, C.J. finally made his T.V. debut in the summer of 2007, as a featured singer on NBC’s The Singing Bee. On the show, he performed with American Idol’s music director, Ray Chew; Grammy winner, Barry Manilow; Taylor Dane; Little Richard; Debbie Harry; Emmy Award Winning choreographer, Toni Basil; and N’SYNC’s, Joey Fatone. Phil Gurin, the producer of  The Singing Bee, hailed C.J. as “an enormous talent” and Ray Chew said, “Once you hear C.J. You know you have heard the truth.” 

After this, C.J. appeared on a number of awards shows and celebrations including the Espy Awards, B.E.T. Awards, MTV Music awards, and Barbara Walters’s Birthday Celebration on ABC’s The View. The year ended with a bang when he garnered a Kids Choice Award nomination. He was a also a judge on the Hit ETTV ASIAN Talent Show “TOP IDOL” For 3 Years.

C.J. soon began to gather ideas to record his own album. He worked with noted producers, the Underdogs, and found their creativity inspiring. In the fall of 2008 He teamed up with Grammy Winning Engineer Reggie Dozier, (brother of Motown Legend, Lamont Dozier, of Holland, Dozier and Holland) And began the Blueprint of making an album. He started his own Label, 13th Floor Music, and began playing with his band around L.A. One performance is forever etched in his mind, “Stevie Wonder came to my show at Bardot in Hollywood and asked me to do four Encores that is one night I will never forget”

He then reached out to Grant Nicholas (Ne-Yo’s first producer) and they began work on C.J.’s album in the fall of 2010,with additional help from another Texan, David “Smitty” Smith. The album took one year to complete, and the title of the album left everyone asking the same Question

“Whatever Happened 2 Christopher Jermain?”

In the summer of 2011, C.J. embarked on a world tour with music legend Bobby Womack. When visiting Sweden, London, and Holland, C.J. solidified his reputation as “The Entertainer.” Bobby Womack raved, “C.J. is one hell of a singer!” and Rachelle Farrell, (who was also on tour in the same countries) in her classic way, crooned, “Sang, Brother C.J. Sang.” Overseas, C.J. says, “the tour deepened my understanding of how limitless music truly is.”

Recently, C.J. performed in front of Berry Gordy and the Motown Family at the 2011 Motown Heroes and Legends Awards Show. He was asked to sing at the tribute to The Temptations. Not only did he receive a standing ovation, but he was also personally congratulated by Mr. Gordy himself, and Grammy Award winning singer, Brandy who was in attendance. He also shared the stage at the 2011 Artist For Peace event at the Gibson Amphitheater with Flora Martirosian, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Malina Moye, Pras Michel, Michael Stone, and Alexia Vassiliou.

C.J. understands his singing as a gift. As he told the LA Times, “I always felt as if my life and talent, wasn’t my own, but it was for the world.” 

C.J. Emmons is truly an artist for the new millennium.

 

MARTIN PAPAZIAN

Least Among Saints marks Papazian’s debut as a feature film director and writer. Papazian cut his teeth acting and directing in Los Angeles and New York. He previously directed the award-winning short film In The Wind, about a soldier’s return to Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. The film won Best Picture at the New Orleans and Vail Film Festivals, and selection at other festivals.

As an actor, Papazian burst onto the scene in Universal Pictures’ Jarhead directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. He most recently acted opposite Charlize Theron in Fox Studios’ The Burning Plain, written and directed by Guierrmo Arriaga. He appeared in DreamWorks’ The Island directed by Michael Bay. His TV network appearances include 24 (recurring), Lie to Me, CSI:NY, Monk, Without a Trace, N.C.I.S., Dexter, and The Unit, episode directed by David Mamet.

Papazian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Arizona Reparatory Theater at the University of Arizona, and spent a semester in London training with The British Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Born in Los Angeles, Martin is the third of four boys. His youngest brother Joey was handicapped at birth and is the glue that holds together the proud family of award-winning producer Robert Papazian and his wife Sandy, best known for authoring her heartfelt book Growing Up with Joey.

Least Among Saints is produced by Robert Papazian and partner James Hirsch of Papazian Hirsch Entertainment, regarded as one of Hollywood’s most respected and successful independent production companies.

LEAST AMONG SAINTS June 4, 2012, 7:00 P.M. The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Coming home to a broken marriage and unsure future, veteran Anthony Hayward thinks he’s at the end of his rope. But when his troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade, calls out for help, Anthony can’t seem to turn away. To the dismay of the boy’s embattled social worker, Anthony sets out on a fool’s quest to help this heartbroken but hard to reach child find his long-lost father, who might not even exist.

Musical Artists Include: C.J Emmons, Ajay Mac, Charlie Turner, Brelain, The Originalz, Heather Cole & Shawn!

Broadcast # 123

Wednesday  5/30 4pm – 5pm (PST) at www.KCLAFM.com (PC) and http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5758/vlc-media-player (MAC)

Thursday 5/31 9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at www.KLEDLive.com

Direct Links also on website: www.UltimateUnderground.com

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

“Least Among Saints”

Martin Papazian & Tristan Labeau

C.J. Emmons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moni Cash

A-Jay Mac Music Xray

Charlie Turner Deuce Mgmt

Benjamin Brelain Deuce Mgmt

The Originalz Music Xray

Heather Cole Music Xray

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The Underground Experience Presents “The Music & Politics Of Sexuality” featuring Ms. Devin Ford, Ramon Del Barrio, Drian Juarez, LaMont Wheat & Darrell “Rhythm” Whitaker!

Musical Artists Include: The Contraversy, Cutting Edge, The Stephan Michael Gibb Band, Z (Bern & Peter), Chioke Dmachi, Bone Dog, The Franklin Brothers, D. Gookin, D. Ali & LaMont Wheat featuring Faith Michaels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show # 112A

Air Date: 5/28/12

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The Underground Experience Presents “The Music & Politics Of Sexuality”

Monday 5/28/12  –  9am (PST) & 9pm (PST) on KLED LiveFM

The Underground Experience Presents “The Music & Politics Of Sexuality” featuring Ms. Devin Ford, Ramon Del Barrio, Drian Juarez, LaMont Wheat & Darrell “Rhythm” Whitaker!

 

Musical Artists Include: The Contraversy, Cutting Edge, The Stephan Michael Gibb Band, Z (Bern & Peter), Chioke Dmachi, Bone Dog, The Franklin Brothers, D. Gookin, D. Ali & LaMont Wheat featuring Faith Michaels!

 

GUESTS

 

DEVIN FORD (Photographer/Filmmaker/Activist)

Born in Alabama, her work is a fusion of soulful southern culture and contemporary Hollywood style.

 

Ramon Del Barrio (Director, Choreographer, Actor, Singer)

A Native new yorker who has been in the Entertainment industry for more than 25 years.

 

Drian Juarez (Project Manager – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment

Project)

 

LaMont Whitaker (LA based singer-songwriter and one of a kind singer)

 

Darrell “Rhythm” Whitaker (Dancer/Choreographer/Producer)

 

Broadcast # 122A

 

Monday 5/28  9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at www.KLEDLive.com

 

Direct Links also on website: www.UltimateUnderground.com

 

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

LaMont Wheat & Uncle Earl

LaMont Wheat & Faith Michaels

Devin Ford

Drian Juarez

Darrell “Rhythm” Whitaker

Bone Dog

Teri Tobin

The Contraversy

Cutting Edge

Kevin Gullickson/Radio Drive

Chioke Dmachi

The Stephan Michael Band

D. Gookin

 

Franklin Brothers

Z (Bern & Peter)

Ramon Del Barrio

Musical Artists Include: Heather McKenzie, Teri Tobin, Donna Diva, DJ Willow,Terry Dexter,Yvette Cason, Anthony Alongi!

Broadcast # 122

Air Date: 5/23 & 5/24

 

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Wednesday 5/23/12  4pm (PST) on KCLA & Thursday 5/24/12  9am (PST)/9pm (PST) on KLED Live

The Underground Experience Presents Heart & Soul Divas: Ms. Terry Dexter & Ms. Yvette Cason!

Terry Dexter

Born in Detroit, Michigan, this vocal power house started singing in her uncle’s baptist church and at the age of 11 began recording behind various artists such as Simply Red.

Signed to Warner Bros. Records as a teenager, her self titled critically acclaimed debut album released in late 1999 spanned two “Billboard” singles. Terry was also featured on the remix version of Eric Benet’s “Spend My Life” record, helping it reach #1 on Billboard. She was also featured on the duet “Remarkable” with R&B sensation Jaheim on his double-platinum album “Ghetto Love.”

Terry has contributed songs featured in various films, TV and movie soundtracks. A few of note: “Bait,” “Rush Hour,” “Legally Blonde” (featured along side The Black Eye Peas), “Not Easily Broken,” “The L Word,” “Cheetah Girls 3,” ”Cover,” and “Deliver Us From Eva.”

Terry made her screen debut in “Deliver Us From Eva” playing Valerie and performing a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace,” and worked with Raphael Saadiq on a song that was featured in the film and on the aligning soundtrack.

Most recently, Terry co-wrote and performed the theme song for the NBC show “The Playboy Club” and was featured on 2 songs featured in the series. Once again with Black Eye Peas frontman Will.i.am, Terry was featured on the international underground smash “Lay Me Down” from his “Lost Change” album.

Terry was also featured on the Hurricane Katrina benefit song “Heart Of America”  along  side Michael McDonald, Wyonna Judd, and Eric Benet.

2007 was a landmark year for Terry when she co-wrote the single “Anything” for Patti Labelle’s inspirational album “The Gospel According To Patti Labelle” which featured Patti Labelle (who is also Terry’s childhood mentor), Kanye West and Mary Mary. The same year Terry was featured on the song “Long Distant Relationship” from jazz artists Paul Taylor’s critically acclaimed album “Ladies Choice,” and also wrote and recorded with the legendary George Duke on the theme song for the upcoming film “Sweetwater Blues.”

2008, 2009 and 2010 marked more milestones for Terry with the release of her second critically acclaimed solo album “Listen” which spanned the singles and videos “I’m Free” and “Beautiful One.” She was also featured on Eric Benet’s 3rd album on the duet “Everlove,” and as featured support on Eminem’s latest album “Recovery.”

Upcoming projects for Terry in 2011 and 2012 are her first single release (“You Will See Me Again” featuring a new partnership with DJ Peran and Violent records), and her 3rd solo R&B album: An “Ode To Motown.

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YVETTE CASON

Broadway: Play On!, Dreamgirls. Pasadena Playhouse: The Little Foxes, Stormy Weather, Ray Charles: Live, Play On! (Ovation Award), Sisterella (Naacp Theatre Award).

Regional Theatre: Smokey Joe’s Café (La Mirada Theatre), Into The Woods (Clo of The South Bay Cities), Ain’t Misbehavin (Clo of The South Bay Cities), And The World Goes ‘Round (Sacramento Music Circus), St. Louis Woman (Center Theatre- N.Y.), Thunder Knocking On The Door (San Jose Rep.) , Stevie Wants To Play The Blues (Williamstown Theatre Festival).

Television: Hanna Montana, Notes From The Underbelly, ER, Alias, Boston Public, Judging Amy, The Parkers, The District, King Of Queens. Film: Dreamgirls (With Beyonce Knowles & Jamie Foxx). Education: Berklee College Of Music, Boston Massachusetts.

Los Angeles –  On Sun, April 1st, 2012 at 7:30pm – Upright Cabaret and Chris Isaacson proudly presented An Evening with YVETTE CASON starring Yvette Cason (Dreamgirls, Play On!) at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.

Yvette shared the music that shaped her as an artist, her flirtatious voice moving with ease from soulful rhythm and blues to sensual jazz. Ben Brantley from the New York Times says, “Ms. Cason has an infectious comic sparkle, and she can scat with the best of them.” Be captivated by her return to the stage as her voice resonates in true cabaret style.

Musical Direction was by Earl R. Johnson, Jr. (Chaka Khan, Gerald Albright) with his band.

UPRIGHT CABARET, the pre-eminent Los Angeles hot spot for the next generation of world-class entertainers, brings its unique brand of cabaret entertainment to the Catalina Jazz Club!

CHRIS ISAACSON – This “young impresario” has created, produced and promoted over 450 events since forming his company in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, Isaacson has produced some of the most influential stars of his generation including Adam Lambert (American Idol), Lea Michele (Glee, Spring Awakening), Neil Patrick Harris (CBS’s How I Met Your Mother & ABC’s Doogie Howser, M.D.), Grammy Award-nominee Natasha Bedingfield, 3x Grammy Nominee Taylor Dayne, Grammy-winner Paula Cole and more.

For more info about Upright Cabaret including show times, tickets and scheduled performers, please visit us at www.UprightCabaret.com

Musical Artists Include: Heather McKenzie, Teri Tobin, Donna Diva, DJ Willow,Terry Dexter,Yvette Cason, Anthony Alongi!

Broadcast # 122

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at www.KCLAFM.com  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at www.KLEDLive.com

Direct Links also on website: www.UltimateUnderground.com

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Yvette Cason

Yvette & Uncle Earl

Terry Dexter

Chris Isaacson / Upright Cabaret

 

Monique Cash / “The Cash Exchange”

Heather Mackenzie

Donna Diva

DJ Willow

Anthony Alongi

 MAY 23rd & MAY 24th

Terry Dexter                                                                                                         

Yvette Cason

 

MAY 28th 

LaMont Wheat

 

MAY 30th & MAY/31st

                                                                                         C.J. Emmons

             Martin Papazian

 

 

 

 

LEAST AMONG SAINTS June 4, 2012, 7:00 P.M. The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Coming home to a broken marriage and unsure future, veteran Anthony Hayward thinks he’s at the end of his rope. But when his troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade, calls out for help, Anthony can’t seem to turn away. To the dismay of the boy’s embattled social worker, Anthony sets out on a fool’s quest to help this heartbroken but hard to reach child find his long-lost father, who might not even exist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 6th & JUNE 7th

Drea Hudson, Zach Bromberg, Caitlin McKenzie Smith

  Dread Daze

JUNE 13th & JUNE 14th

                     A Band Called “Death”

The world premiere of Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino’s documentary, A Band Called Death, takes place at this year’s LA Film Fest, which runs from June 14 – 24.

 Bubba Da Skitso

Uncle Earl Introduces “THE CASH EXCHANGE”  On The Underground Experience!!!!!

Monique Cash

“If You Wanna Know What It’s All About”  You MUST Tune In LOL :O)

May 23rd & May 24th & so on & so on & so on…………………………………………………………………………

Hear Ye…..Hear Ye!!!!!!!!!!

Uncle Earl & The Underground Experience Welcomes Oaxaca Kahn Into The Underground Family!