Air Date: Mon., 12/23/13 – 9AM & 9PM (PST)/Noon & Midnite (EST) @www.KLEDLive.com (91.1FM) Los Angeles
The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents “Home For The Holidays with Uncle Earl”
Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Children’s Aid Society Choir, Kristin Hoffman, Devyn Rose, Evan Wickham, The Last Bison, Antonia K. ft. Susie Ahern, Otis Redding, Ron Aven!
What Can I Say……There’s no Place Like HOME!!!!!
I Am Here For Rejuvenation, Love, New York Attitude Check & Culture Extravaganza………
Right Off The Boat, I Attended The Annual Fundraiser For The Children’s Aid Society Chorus at Cafe Vivaldi in Greenwich Village Directed by Kelly Campbell Featuring Kristin Hoffman (Vocalist), John Lander (Pianist) & My Mom, The Birthday Girl, Sandra Reaves-Phillips! The Lucky Number Is 69 Y’all :O))
ALSO Sending Out A Special Memorial Tribute For My Father Of Dance, Mr. Frank Hatchett!!!!!
Entertainers, students, and dance teachers from all over the world come to study with Frank Hatchett. Frank has continuously toured the country giving master classes, and making special guest appearances. In addition, Frank has been one of the featured master teachers for the annual Jazz Dance World Congress.
The Hatchett style is a blend of strength, funk, and individual interpretation, with an emphasis on selling your performance. Associated exclusively to Frank Hatchett, his unique energy and spirit have come to be called VOP. This signature VOP style is also available on DVD or VHS as part of a new series of instructional videos produced in part by Broadway Dance Center.
Aside from teaching, Frank has choreographed for all aspects of the entertainment industry. ABC’sGood Morning America dubbed him “The Doctor of Jazz.” CNBC’s television documentary, Real Stories featured a series on Frank, which later won an Emmy Award. Mr. Hatchett has also been featured on MTV’s The Real World, and VH1’s Driven. In 2000, Frank Hatchett and Nancy Myers Gitlin co-authored the popular book titled Frank Hatchett’s Jazz Dance. Frank was also honored as one of the recipients of the Fred Astaire awards in 2002.
Children’s Aids Society
The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.
The Children’s Aid Chorus Program is in its sixteenth year of bringing together children from all over New York City in song. Chorus participants practice and perform a mixture of classical, popular and world music with artistry. Through the process, they experience personal, musical and social growth. The Chorus encourages intercultural awareness as members come from many ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
About The Founder
The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853 by Charles Loring Brace and a group of social reformers at a time when orphan asylums and almshouses were the only “social services” available for poor and homeless children.
Brace’s theory of an organization devoted to helping poor children was radical. His progressive ideas translated into far-reaching services and reforms for poor and homeless children, working women, needy families and disabled boys and girls at a time when services for these groups were few and far between.
Educated to be a minister, Brace was determined to give children an alternative to life in the squalid slums and teeming New York City streets. His theories were grounded in the conviction that institutional care stunted and destroyed children. According to Brace, the answers to transforming New York’s orphans and street children into self-reliant members of society were gainful work, education, and a wholesome family atmosphere.
Charles Loring Brace’s work transformed the face of social services and social reforms in New York City and across the nation. His imprint—his legacy—has benefited millions and millions of children. Of course, much has changed since his time, including the concepts of children’s rights and parental responsibility, but Brace’s imprint remains an enduring one.
is the Creative Director of the Arts Alive! Program. Her responsibilities include directing the elite choir, the CAS Chorus, as well as overseeing the various performance-based programs supported by Arts Alive! which include Theater, Musical Theater, Dance, Harmony in Harlem Jazz Band and Audio/Visual studies.
A trained opera singer, Ms. Campbell resides in New York City and works as a singer, actor, theater director and producer. Her professional opera and theater career began at the age of fourteen and has sent her to Japan, Wales, England and all over North America.
Favorite operatic roles include Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, Katarina in Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery and Amor in The Coronation of Poppea. She has sung with Cleveland Opera and Canada’s Opera Atelier and Opera Hamilton. She can be heard as Jenny on the award-winning children’s recording Tchaikovsky Discovers America.
Film roles include the lead role of Sandra/Papagena in the studio feature film “The Magic Flute”, as well as supporting roles in “Night For Day” and “True Romance” and numerous commercials. Ms. Campbell has performed several roles Off-Off Broadway, highlights include Maggie in “The Blue Carbuncle” and Auri in “Phil” at the WorkShop Theater Company, and Susan in “To Love and To Cherish” at Theater For The New City.
Ms. Campbell has directed several shows Off-Off Broadway, most recently she directed “Unprimed” at New York’s esteemed WorkShop Theater Company, where she is also a company member. In 2010 Ms. Campbell will direct “The I Factor” at Manhattan Theatre Source.
Ms. Campbell has a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto. A passionate teacher and supporter of the importance of music education, Ms. Campbell is thrilled to be working with the talented students of the Children’s Aid Society.
An audition is required, please call (212) 876-0500, or email: email@example.com to set up an audition time and/or for further information. No prior training is necessary.
Starting at the age of 4, ethereal renaissance pop songstress and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hoffmann began building a prolific career that reads like a lifetime achievement award speech. In addition to stints at major record labels and song placements on hit TV shows like Dawson’s Creek and Palmetto Pointe, she has shared stages with The Wallflowers, Feist, Brandi Carlile and many other musical luminaries. With a strong sense of artistic altruism, she is most passionate about projects that explore music’s healing power and allow listeners to tap into their higher potentials.
Having studied with Sound Healing pioneer Fabian Maman, Hoffmann not only made music to accompany acupuncture sessions but also composed 170 songs for health-challenged children as a writer/producer at non-profit organization Songs of Love. A spokesperson for ocean conservation, she has performed herSong for the Ocean at environmental awareness conventions around the world. In 2011 she became the singer for Bella Gaia, a multimedia immersive theater experience created in conjunction with NASA. Her most recent work includes a self-produced album entitled The Human Compass(2012) and a symphonic collaboration with composer Marco Missinato called Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart.
Most recently appeared in The New Federal Theatre’s Production of Ed Bullins “In The Wine Time.”
Received a Drama League Recognition Award for Outstanding Performer, ROLLIN’ ON THE T.O.B.A. on Broadway. She was born in Mullins, South Carolina, labored long hours in the field with her grandmother, sang in church, and then entered local talent contests when she arrived in New York City.
Her success in singing paved the way to show business. As a result of performing in small clubs aroundNew York City, she landed a contract with Epic Records and appeared off-Broadway and garnered critical and audience acclaim with a riveting portrayal of Mama Younger in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, RAISIN. She costarred in Paris at the Chatelet Theatre in the original production of BLACK AND BLUE.
Her appearances in numerous stage productions in North America include AMERICAN DREAMS at theNegro Ensemble Company, CHAMPEEN, in which she starred as Bessie Smith, winning an Audelco Award for outstand- ing female performer, and the title role in the Citadel Theatre and Pittsburgh Public Theatre productions of MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM.
Other stage roles include BEFORE IT HITS HOME at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, FURTHER MOat New York’s Village Gate, the national tours of ONE MO TIME, MISS MOFFAT with Bette Davis,DON’T PLAY US CHEAP, and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. Off-Broadway she has been fea- tured in the original production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, BASIN STREET, and STOMPIN’AT THE SAVOY, and co- authored OPENING NIGHT.
Club appearances include The Cotton Club, The Village Gate, The Hollywood Cinegrill, Dangerfield’s, and Sweetwaters. In Europe, The Groschenoper in Frankfurt,
The Meridien in Paris, Jaylins inSwitzerland and The Casino in Lucerne.
Festival appearances include The Montreal Jazz Festival, The International Jazz Festival of Bern, Switzerland, The North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, and The International Festival in Lyon, France. Ms. Reaves-Phillips made her Carnegie Hall debut in CAVALCADE OF STARS and W.C. HANDY ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE at Lincoln Center. She continues to tour in the shows she created,BOLD & BRASSY BLUES, “GLORY HALLELUJAH” GOSPEL!, and THE LATE GREAT LADIES OF BLUES AND JAZZ.
Ms. Reaves-Phillips‘ film credits include Round Midnight, in which she was featured as Buttercup, andLean On Me, in which she was featured as Mrs. Powers and sang the title song. She guest starred on Television’s “Law and Order”, portrayed the recurring role of Esther on “Another World”, “Homicide”,“Comedy Central”, and co-starred with Ann-Margret in the N.B.C. Movie of the Week “Following Her Heart”.
Radio and television audiences have heard her voice as the scat singer in the very popular “Entenmann’s Bakery” commercial and a guest-star appearance on “Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion.”
She toured in Europe with her Gospel Show, sang for an audience of 8000 at The Vatican, had a private audience with the Pope, completed a new CD A Tribute to “The Queen of Gospel” MAHALIA JACKSONand completed filming ”DON’T EXPLAIN.” She has appeared as The Chanteuse in San Francisco’s long running “TEATRO ZINZANNI,” guested with RAY CHARLES in concert at West Point! and sang for the President of China at the invitation of Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco.
Ms. Reaves-Phillips has been nominated for two Helen Hayes Awards and the NAACP Image Award.She was the recipient of the 1998 AUDELCO Award for her portrayal of Bertha Mae Little in “ROLLIN on the T.O.B.A.”
Brooklyn native John Lander first began teaching himself to play by ear on his toy keyboard at the age of 3, and since has been developing himself- not only into a proficient pianist and multi-instrumentalist, but also into a genuine ‘artist’ who uses the people, places, things, and instruments in his life to express through creation. John, who has performed extensively throughout New York has also had the honor of being mentored by many great artists, including Arturo O’Farill, Hal Galper, Alvin Atkinson, Kevin Hays, Frank Kimbrough, and Paula Chan Bing, and has passed through the halls of many esteemed learning institutions, including the Juilliard School and the Martha Graham Dance Company, to name a few.
Actively pursuing new directions in music, while steeped in the jazz and classical tradition, John has been hired artistically as a pianist, accompanist, composer, arranger, producer, transcriber/editor; and has worked as an artistic director, creative consultant, artist representative, and writer. John is an East Coast Pianos endorsee, and a 2010 Young Arts Jazz Regional Award winner. He is one of the founders of a for-artists-by-artists company called ‘Liberated Artists Collective’ and is currently heading several bands and projects based in lower Manhattan.
Antonia K. ft Susie Ahern