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

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



The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).