Archive for June, 2013

  

The Underground Experience Presents “CABARET, THEATER & FRINGE!”

 

Hey Hey Hey Ladies & Gentlemen……The Season Has Been Quite Full

& Uncle Earl Is Always There Bringing It To Ya! 

The Hollywood Fringe Festival – June 13 through 30

Special Thanks – Bella Luna/Fringe Central 

What is Hollywood Fringe?

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrates the Hollywood neighborhood: Fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.

 

First Of All…..“EBONY CABARET” Had A Successful Run @ 3 Clubs This Month..We Ranked # 4 On The LA WEEKLY BLOG For MUST SEE SHOWS In The Festival!

Secondly……..I Am Featuring An Amazing Performance By GLORIA ROSEN In “LISTEN….CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?” @ The Complex Theater!.

The Big Finish………I Went To See The 2 CENTS THEATRE Production Of Jonathan Larson’s “RENT” @ Hudson Stages!

EBONY CABARET

Producer – Desiree Parkman (DP Productions)

Hosted By – Lacy Darryl Phillips aka Uncle Earl

Musical Director – Aaron Provisor

 

AN 11:11 EXPERIMENT PRESENTS “Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?” @ The Complex Theater

An autobiographical one-woman show

Written & Performed by Gloria Rosen

Produced by Michael Leoni, Mike Abramson, Michelle Kaufer, Erica Katzin

Conceived by Peter Flint

Directed by Michael Leoni

Jonathan Larson’s RENT @ Hudson Stages

Presented by Cody Lyman, Kristin Boule & 2 Cents Theatre Board of Directors  with Michael Abramson

Director – Kristen Boule

Music Director – Morgan Fitch

Choreographer – Alli Miller

 

Broadcast # 183

 

Air Date:  6/27/13

Duration: 1:06:00

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Air Date:   Thurs., 6/27/13 @ 9AM & 9PM @ www.KLEDLive.com (91.1FM) Los Angeles

  

The Underground Experience Presents “CABARET, THEATER & FRINGE!”

 

Hey Hey Hey Ladies & Gentlemen……The Season Has Been Quite Full & Uncle Earl Is Always There Bringing It To Ya! 

The Hollywood Fringe Festival – June 13 through 30

Special Thanks – Bella Luna/Fringe Central 

What is Hollywood Fringe?

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrates the Hollywood neighborhood: Fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.

Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.

 

First Of All…..“EBONY CABARET” Had A Successful Run @ 3 Clubs This Month..We Ranked # 4 On The LA WEEKLY BLOG For MUST SEE SHOWS In The Festival!

Secondly……..I Am Featuring An Amazing Performance By GLORIA ROSEN In “LISTEN….CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?” @ The Complex Theater!.

The Big Finish………I Went To See The 2 CENTS THEATRE Production Of Jonathan Larson’s “RENT” @ Hudson Stages!

EBONY CABARET

Producer – Desiree Parkman (DP Productions)

Hosted By – Lacy Darryl Phillips aka Uncle Earl

Musical Director – Aaron Provisor

Performers

 

Sasha Fox, Frank Authello Andurs Jr., Ava Du Pree, Shy Denee aka Shy But Fly, Ashleeta Beauchamp, Jessebelle Thunder

Dancers

Camille Cardinale, Tiffany Daniels, Stacey Strickland

AN 11:11 EXPERIMENT PRESENTS “Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?” @ The Complex Theater

An autobiographical one-woman show

Written & Performed by Gloria Rosen

Sound, Scenic & Lighting Design – An 11:11 Experiment

Poster Design – Jake Lloyd

Technical Director – John Toom

Sound Engineer – Marco Ortoli

Assistant Director – Erica Katzin

Produced by Michael Leoni, Mike Abramson, Michelle Kaufer, Erica Katzin

Conceived by Peter Flint

Directed by Michael Leoni

Jonathan Larson’s RENT @ Hudson Stages

Presented by Cody Lyman, Kristin Boule & 2 Cents Theatre Board of Directors  with Michael Abramson

Director – Kristen Boule

Music Director – Morgan Fitch

Choreographer – Alli Miller

Cast

 

Dedrick Bonner, Kate Bowman, Amber Bracken, Ariel Jean Booker, Brian Keith Gamble, Lauren Joy Goss, Jonathon Grant , Cole Hammack, Michael Noah Levine, Juan Lozano, Alli Miller, Tyler Olshansky, James oronoz, Reagan Osborne, Deondray Randolph, Jessika Rowe

Costume Design  – Abbie Hocker

Lighting Design – Donny Jackson

Sound Design – Allison Hill

Set Design – Anderson William

Stage Manager – Nick Acciani

Technical Supervision – Juan Lozano

Original Concept/Addt’l Lyrics – Billy Aronson

Musical arrangements – Steve Skinner

Dramaturg – Lynn Thomson

Casting – Jen Schwartz

Publicity – Ken Werther

Music Supervision/Addt’l Lyrics – Tim Weil

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin Mc Collum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop

 

 

Broadcast # 183

 

Air Date:   Thurs., 6/27/13 @ 9AM & 9PM @ www.KLEDLive.com (91.1FM) Los Angeles

 

 

Direct Link at: www.UltimateUnderground.com or www.kledlive.com

 

Podcast at: www.UltimateUnderground.com and http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id466386433

Desiree & Lacy

Aaron & Lacy

Sasha Fox

Ebony Cabaret Dancers

Ava DuPree

Ashleeta Beauchamp

Jessebelle Thunder

Lacy & Mike Abramson

Lacy & Gloria Rosen

Lacy & Cast Of RENT

celebrity basketball

 

celebrity basketball

“ONE CHILD AT A TIME”

CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME

presented by:

Department of Children and Family Services

AND1 Live

WNBA Los Angeles Sparks

(Sunday)

June 23, 2013, 5:30pm

 @ the Staples Center

1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA. 90015

TICKETS

GEN $10

RESERVED SEATS $12 and up

(children 2 and under free)

To Purchase Tickets 877-447-7275

 4 hard copy tickets.. see below!!!

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The “One Child At A Time” Hotline

@ 424-2OCAAT5

4 more info contact:

Janal Bullard 213-929-1308

jbullard@la-sparks.com

 

The third annual “One Child At A Time Celebrity Basketball Game” fundraising event gave foster children the chance to meet professional athletes, actors, comedians, radio personalities and local politicians.  The “One Child At A Time” Celebrity Basketball Game was hosted by comedian/actor Katt Williams and organized by the One Child At A Time Committee.  Thousands of dollars in Scholarships were distributed during the game byFOX 11 News Anchor Christine Devine and Dwyane Wade Sr., father of basketball legend Dwyane Wade, who also served as coach for the Blue Team.

 

This was a wonderful day to give back to the community with hundreds of foster children, community leaders and many other celebrities who attended this charity event.  A host of Actors, Comedians, Singers, Rappers, NFL players, NBA players, WNBA Players and Producers were in attendance including Power 106.  After the event Katt Williams entertained the children who were present with an impromptu meet and greet.  Katt gave away approximately $7,000 in $100 bills to children in the audience, most of who were foster youth.  

 

Proceeds from the second annual “One Child At A Time Celebrity Basketball Game” will help provide services for more than 36,000 foster children in the Department of Children and Family Services.  More specifically, the money raised will be funneled to families who cannot afford unapproved medical and dental expenses, such as general anesthesiology, orthodontia treatment, summer camps and after school activities not funded by government sources.  All your efforts mean so much to these children that will be touched by your good wishes and generosity.

 

Donations are tax deductible and with your permission, your organization’s name and logo will be included in the event’s press releases, website, and printed materials. Unlike many other non-profit organizations, 100% of funds received by the Trust Fund are used to aid children and families in the foster system.!!!!

 
DCFS Offices and Staff Selling General Tickets:
Name Office Phone #
Lanette Andrews Metro North 213-763-1712
Violeta Zepeda Wateridge 323-290-8415
Lovette Panthier Chatsworth 818-717-4686
Ray Hardy Santa Clarita 661-702-6235
Tosca Broadous Lancaster 661-951-4061
Rodrick Flowers Santa Fe Springs 562-903-5064
Patrick Scott Trust Fund 213-739-6208

 

 

The Underground Experience Presents Soulful International Dance Diva “MS. LONNIE GORDON”!

 

 

Join Uncle Earl & Lonnie Gordon For A Fun, Candid & Outrageous Stroll Down Memory Lane!!!!!

 

 

I caught her on the way to perform at The Clapham Street Party on Saturday,June 22nd @ 1PM & Cheer Up! – London’s Ultimate Pop Party on Friday, June 28th at 6:00pm @ Kazbar in London, United Kingdom.

 

 

We met at the height of her career while she was in Los Angeles for a Jean Paul Gaultier Charity Event Hosted By Elizabeth Taylor for AMFAR and the rest is HISTORY!

Video Promo Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ2SETJfc5I&feature=c4-overview&list=UUy7Lj76woBPb138P0LO0FRQ

Broadcast # 182

 

Air Date:   6/20/13  

Duration: 0:59:30

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Air Date:   Thurs., 6/20/13 @ 9AM & 9PM @ www.KLEDLive.com (91.1FM) Los Angeles

 

The Underground Experience Presents Soulful International Dance Diva “MS. LONNIE GORDON”!

 

 

Join Uncle Earl & Lonnie Gordon For A Fun, Candid & Outrageous Stroll Down Memory Lane!!!!!

 

 

I caught her on the way to perform at The Clapham Street Party on Saturday,June 22nd @ 1PM & Cheer Up! – London’s Ultimate Pop Party on Friday, June 28th at 6:00pm @ Kazbar in London, United Kingdom.

 

 

We met at the height of her career while she was in Los Angeles for a Jean Paul Gaultier Charity Event Hosted By Elizabeth Taylor for AMFAR and the rest is HISTORY!

 

 

 

LONNIE GORDON

Never an imitation but always imitated, Lonnie Gordon is a force to be reckoned with. This international singing sensation has left her mark on the dance floor in Great BritainFranceAustralia,EuropeThe United States and the Far East.

After dominating the charts for over two decades, Lonnie decided to take on a new direction which lead her into theatre. She was chosen by Cirque du Soleil to star in their controversial show “Zumanity” another side of Cirque du Soleil. After being in creation in Montreal for six months in preparation for the show’s opening in Las Vegas in 2003. Lonnie being the original lead vocalist for the first four years of the show’s run.

This provided an opportunity for Lonnie to showcase her strong vocals and incredible stage presence. This production allowed her to both learn, and understand the inner workings of what is considered to be the most successful theatrical company in the world. It also prepared her for the next stage of her long distinguished career, becoming a Performing Artist encasing her all-round talent.

Lonnie started her recording career in New York City replacing Boo Boo Monk the lead singer in the group Nyhtjar. Boo Boo Monk being the daughter of Thelonious Monk. Thelonious Monk was one of the greatest American jazz pianist and composers of his time and was considered to be one of the giants of American music, Lonnie was thrilled for this opportunity.

Singing alongside Melissa Morgan and Alyson Williams, the group recorded their first single at the legendary “Electric Lady” studios in New York with RCA records. In 1984, Lonnie moved toGreat Britain to begin her solo career, performing around the UK and quickly got the attention of many producers the first being Marc Andrews. Lonnie and Marc came up with a underground classic anthem, a cover of the Walker Brothers hit, “No Regrets”. The Song went on to become a worldwide“Underground” smash.

This was followed by Love Eviction and Beat The Street, subsequently both singles topped the dance charts across the world. After dance chart success, Lonnie was contacted by record producerSimon Harris, Simon and Lonnie recorded “Pleasure Control” featuring Lonnie Gordon, which quickly stormed the UK charts. This got the attention of Supreme Records, who were having huge chart success at the time. Lonnie was approached and signed to Supreme Records soon after, recording “It’s Not Over”, after appearing on Pete Watermans hit music show “The Hitman And Her” the next track was the Legendary “Happenin All Over Again” making appearance in the UK on “Breakfast TV”, and on“Top Of The Pops”, Great Britain’s biggest music show.

“Happenin” sold over two hundred and fifty thousand singles in the UK alone after going into the top 4, which was taken from the “If I Have To Stand Alone” album produced by Stock Aitken & Waterman. “Happenin All Over Again” went on to chart worldwide bringing Lonniemainstream success. Two subsequent singles from the “If I Have To Stand Alone” album were also released “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” and the single “If I Have To Stand Alone” both making the singles chart. At this stage, Lonnie had a radical change of image to co-inside with her next single, “I’m Gonna Catch You” produced by “Blackbox” after appearing on the “The Terry Wogan Show”, which was seen by over 14 million viewers.

Lonnie then recorded half a new album with Blackbox in Italy and the remaining half in New York City. Various producers including Todd Terry, who reproduced “I Will Survive” Gloria Gaynor’s classic for the album entitled “Bad Mood” was released by US record company SBK/EMI and became a instant top selling album. After, Lonnie made many appearances on American top TV shows, including“The Arsenio Hall Show” alongside James BrownB.E.T with Will Downing. Later, Lonnie’s contract was sold by Supreme Records in the UK to SBK/EMI in the states. SBK released “I’m Gonna Catch You” in the States giving Lonnie a Top 100 chart position, followed by “Happenin All Over Again” which also made the Top 100.

Later to Lonnie’s anguish SBK folded leaving Lonnie without a record deal, Lonnie was then approached by various record companies to record one off singles. Tracks included “Dirty Love” –Geffen Records“If You Really Love Me” – Flip-It Records“He Lives In You”  – Centaur Records,     “A God That Can Dance” – Centaur Records, “Everybody’s Talking – Central Station Records, Hopelessly Devoted To You – Centaur Records. All singles going into the dance charts.

Throughout Lonnie’s dynamic and unstoppable career, Lonnie has always set the standards high for herself and has achieved them each time. Born in Philadelphia, and grew up in New York’sBronx borough, Lonnie was very resourceful and with the little she had created fertile ground for her talent to develop. Lonnie began singing at the age of six. By the age of eleven, Lonnie began competing in local talent shows throughout the city and at age fourteen, Lonnie signed up with The Legendary Apollo Theater for their Amateur Night. Having done so well, they invited her back to perform again. This was the first stepping stone to her now very successful career.

Lonnie is writing her autobiographical one-woman show 

“No Apologies – who ever said life was easy?” which debuted in London UK, in May 2012. The songs are based on how resilient the human spirit can be when challenged with life’s obstacles, influences from retro, soul, blues, jazz and dance, with a touch of theater classics.

Lonnie is currently recording a new album in the UK with overtones from the up and coming one woman show, working alongside some legendary producers.


http://www.lonniegordon.co.uk

 

Special Thanks To Craig Maritza/Kazbar!

Broadcast # 182

 

Air Date:   Thurs., 6/20/13 @ 9AM & 9PM @ www.KLEDLive.com (91.1FM) Los Angeles

 

 

Direct Link at: www.UltimateUnderground.com or www.kledlive.com

 

Podcast at: www.UltimateUnderground.com 

and 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id466386433

THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE Presents “My Success Consultant” MS. KLAUDIA KOVACS!

 

 

This is a special post Father’s Day broadcast dedicated to my deceased Father, William Lacy Phillips, a my adopted Father, Wally Holmes, featuring Ms. Klaudia Kovacs & Men from Music Xray! 

 

 

Musical Artists Include: Steve Ryan, The Firegod, Delbert & The Commotions, Dr. Alien, Tommy “Heart” Turner, Joe Blessett & Cosby Young!

Air Date: 6/17/13 

Broadcast # 181

Duration: 0:58:00

 

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Monday  6/17/13 – 9am & 9PM (PST)  on KLED Live FM (91.1 FM) www.KLEDLive.com

THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE Presents “My Success Consultant” MS. KLAUDIA KOVACS!

 

 

This is a special post Father’s Day broadcast dedicated to my deceased Father, William Lacy Phillips, a my adopted Father, Wally Holmes, featuring Ms. Klaudia Kovacs & Men from Music Xray! 

 

 

Musical Artists Include: Steve Ryan, The Firegod, Delbert & The Commotions, Dr. Alien, Tommy “Heart” Turner, Joe Blessett & Cosby Young!

 

KLAUDIA KOVACS

 

MY SUCCESS CONSULTANT turns information intotransformation! Services: Increasing revenue & clientele; Marketing;Website, media and internet presence; Fundraising & crowd funding;Organization & time management; Empowerment & career/resume building.

Mission

 

Success, for Klaudia, is the delivery of one’s bestperformance (business or personal) in accordance with one’s abilities, talents,and desires. It is possible to be successful, regardless of circumstances.Klaudia herself had to overcome extreme difficulties to transform her life. Sheinvites you to take your own exhilarating journey here and now.

Description

 

Many of Klaudia Kovacs’ clients refer to her as“My Success Consultant.” She has created financial and business breakthroughsfor numerous American and International companies and non-profits, as well ascultural, historic, artistic, educational, political, and social causes.

BUSINESS SUCCESS CONSULTANT and BUSINESS COLUMNIST, Klaudia’s specialty is acombination of her “laser-sharp” ability to determine what is needed foran entity to reach their success and her extensive knowledge of:

• Business development and expansion
• Obtaining and managing clients
• Budgeting and fundraising
• Marketing and profitability
• Media and internet presence
• Organization and personalized empowerment

She frequently works with small businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists.

Klaudia’s Hollywood experience includes feature and documentary films,fundraising, festivals, distribution, PR, media, and Oscar campaigns.

http://www.MySuccessConsultant.com

 

*FINAL PERFORMANCE* Uncle Earl & The Cast Of “EBONY CABARET” at The Hollywood Fringe Festival – June 19, 2013 @ 3 Of Clubs in Hollywood!

 

#4 0n the Top 10 must see show list – LA Weekly Blog!

 

For Tickets & Info: www.EbonyCabaret.com

Air Date: 

 

Monday 6/17/13 – 9am & 9pm (PST)  on KLED Live FM (91.1 FM)  www.KLEDLive.com

 

Broadcast # 181

 

 

Musical Artists Include: Steve Ryan, The Firegod, Delbert & The Commotions, Dr. Alien, Tommy “Heart” Turner, Joe Blessett & Cosby Young!

 

 

Direct Links to the broadcast also on website: www.UltimateUnderground.com

Podcast will be available on iTunes, Podomatic and Website!

Klaudia Kovacs

Steve Ryan

The Firegod – Artst In Recluse

Dr. Alien

Tommy “Heart” Turner

Joe Blessett

Cosby Young

William Lacy Phillips

William Lacy Phillips

Wally Holmes

Ebony Cabaret at The Hollywood Fringe Festival

For All Music Submissions!

The Underground Experience Presents “An Evening With Debbie Allen” &

“The West Coast Funk Festival“

  

Musical Artists Include: Miss Kristin, John Michael, The Spins, Kelsey Mira, Dazz Band & SOS Band!

 

Commentary by Debbie Allen, Jennifer Y. Lee, DiamonDave & Charles Reese!

It was presented by Zócalo Public Square, a not-for-profit daily Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism based in Southern California. Last year they published 600 articles and hosted 70 events in 11 different cities; they have a great readership among the region’s NPR-listening crowd (and a content-sharing agreement with affiliate KCRW).

Also,The Biggest Funk Fest was held in the Inland Empire June 1st  from 3pm-8pm at the Pomona Fairplex to raise money for National College Resources Foundation (NCRF).

Video Trailer:  http://youtu.be/eB70nkwEp5I

Special Thanks: KimiRhochelle/KRPR Media

Broadcast # 180

 

Air Date:  6/13/13  

Duration: 1:00:00

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Broadcast Tonight 9PM @ www.KLEDLive.com (91.1 FM)

The Underground Experience Presents “An Evening With Debbie Allen” & “The West Coast Funk Festival

  

Uncle Earl was invited by Ms. Jennifer Y. Lee to add commentary to their blog “Are the Arts Dead in California’s Public Schools?” and attend this riveting discussion.

 

Musical Artists Include: Miss Kristin, John Michael, The Spins, Kelsey Mira, Dazz Band & SOS Band!

 

Commentary by Debbie Allen, Jennifer Y. Lee, DiamonDave & Charles Reese!

It was presented by Zócalo Public Square, a not-for-profit daily Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism based in Southern California. Last year they published 600 articles and hosted 70 events in 11 different cities; they have a great readership among the region’s NPR-listening crowd (and a content-sharing agreement with affiliate KCRW).

http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2013/05/31/are-the-arts-dead-in-californias-public-schools/ideas/up-for-discussion/

Also,The Biggest Funk Fest was held in the Inland Empire June 1st  from 3pm-8pm at the Pomona Fairplex to raise money for National College Resources Foundation (NCRF).

Funking up the stage and joining the cause were the legendary SOS Band, Dazz Band, Lakeside and Zapp Band.

Video Trailer:  http://youtu.be/eB70nkwEp5I

In addition, honoring the stage at the West Coast Funk Fest is NCRF’s 1st Valedictorian; Mr. Lorin Crawford!

About National College Resources Foundation

 

National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) is a full service outreach program geared towards underrepresented youth and their families to help curtail the high school dropout rate and increase the enrollment to college.

NCR Foundation has helped over 375,000 students get into college and has given away over $500,000 in scholarships.

Special Thanks: KimiRhochelle/KRPR Media

Musical Artists Include: Miss Kristin, John Michael, The Spins, Kelsey Mira, Dazz Band & SOS Band!

Show# 190

 

Broadcast  9pm – 10pm Thurs., 6/13/13 (KLEDLive FM)

 

Direct Link at: www.UltimateUnderground.com or www.kledlive.com

 

Podcast at: www.UltimateUnderground.com and http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id466386433

Miss Kristin/Big Fuss

John Michael/MX

The Spins/MX

Kelsey Mira/MX

All Music Submissions

Special Thanks

Come Explore Your Spirit!

NCRF’s 1st Valedictorian; Mr. Lorin Crawford!

Uncle Earl Joined The Hottest West Coast Funk Festival of the year to help  

OUR YOUTH STAY IN SCHOOL! 

Atendees brought their dancing shoes, blankets, lowback chairs, food and beverages for a Fun Sun Fest. 

 
SATURDAY: JUNE 1ST, 2013

3PM-8PM
(doors open at 1pm)

FAIRPLEX POMONA
1101 W. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, Ca.

National College Resources Foundation:

Proceeds benefit National College Resources Foundation. NCR Foundation is a 501c3 organization with the mission to help underserved and underrepresented youth by curtailing the high school dropout rate and increasing the enrollment to college. NCR Foundation and its program Black College Expo & The College Expo has helped 375,000 students get into college and has given away over $500,000 in scholarships. NCR Foundation offers FREE services daily to students and their families.

FUNK FEST WEBSITE

Click Here To View Promo Trailer!