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!
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.
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
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Yvette & Uncle Earl
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