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Knowing No Limits: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Award-Winning A Capella Vocal Band Duwende

Host Lyn Twyman is pleased to feature award-winning vocal band Duwende. The dynamic power and versatility of the human voice is demonstrated by this renown six-person a capella group comprised of J. Aaron Boykin, Derrick L. Hicks, Abbey Janes, Neal Mortimer, Edward Chung, and Ari Picker. Duwende “Whips up a crowd with their exuberant funk-pop tunes… but all six musicians perform empty-handed. Duwende is a band foremost and an a cappella show second. Their bubbly funk and hip-hop-fueled tunes draw fans more for their refreshing, expansive sound than their novelty,” according to The Boston Globe.

Their album Collective won the “2008 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Original Song”. Now Duwende has embarked on a new journey that’s well on it’s way to becoming another hit, their newly released Michael Jackson Tribute album.

Tune in Tuesday, June 14th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear the amazing vocals of Duwende.

Visit www.duwende.com.

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We will be featuring the music of Duwende during the hour, our featured musical guests!

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The Queen of Jazzipino: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Charmaine Clamor

Charmaine Clamore is “celebrated by The New York Times as “a gifted vocalist” and by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade,””. She is a riveting performer who not only captivates audiences with her sound, but also with a style that is unique, sophisticated and fun.

Charmaine is a musical pioneer, fusing Filipino music with the Jazz style, creating a blend that is soulful and a celebration of two cultures. She began her career at the tender age of 3 entertaining passengers on the bus traveling to Manila, and she’s been going ever since. From award winning and topping on the Jazz Week World Music Top-20 with three consecutive albums, Charmaine is a vibrant, unstoppable musical force.

Charmaine is also an activist. She won the V-Day “Vagina Warrior” Award for Championing Women’s Rights from the National Federation of Filipino American Associations.

Tune in Tuesday, June 7th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear Charmaine Clamor, the Queen of Jazzipino.

Visit www.charmaineclamor.com.

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“…but can she play?”: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Jazz music was created in the early 20th Century, originating in Southern African American communities. As a male dominated genre that has delighted the hearts of billions throughout the world, it may leave you also wondering ‘…but where are the women?’. Janice Rhosalle Littlejohn explores this concept in her up and coming documentary called “…but can she play?”  Janice, an award-winning columnist, highlights the careers of at least 10, successful female horn players in the jazz world. Each of these women have a story to tell about not only their art, but how they are received by audiences around the world.

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn has had a diverse career as a journalist covering all facets of entertainment, arts, politics, community news and issues related to women, African Americans and the African Diaspora. She spent 12 years as a freelance writer and worked as a columnist for the Associated Press. She’s received numerous awards including a commendation from the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also co-authoring a book for Simon & Schuster and developing a limited series.

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We will be playing some of the music from the talented artists of “…but can she play?”

Hailey Niswanger – Film’s featured performer, alto saxophonist , performing the title track to her debut, self-released CD Confeddie. www.haileyniswanger.com

Claire Daly – Baritone saxophonist ‘s The Small But Evil Man, from her CD Heaven Help  All on her Daly Bread Records

label.” www.clairedalymusic.com.

The late Melba Liston (3/ 3/1926 – 8/3/2008) – Trombonist and composer with her tune Zagred from Melba and Her Bones.

Tune in Tuesday, May 24th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, director of “…but can she play?”, because “jazz is not a gender; it’s a groove”.

Visit …But Can She Play? https://www.facebook.com/butcansheplay.

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Modern Day Slavery: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Rob Morris, Co-founder and President of Love146

It is estimated that human trafficking generates about $32 billion a year. The number of child victims of trafficking and exploitation throughout the world are too much to fathom, with 2 children being sold every minute.

In 2002, Rob Morris and a host of others founded Love146, an organization dedicated to ending the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children through prevention and aftercare programs.

Rob went undercover to a Southeast Asia brothel, a visit that revealed the cruelty and dangers young girls face in human trafficking. This experience changed Rob and his colleagues, compelling them onto a crusade to help children around the world subjected by this dark side of humanity.

Love146 as an organization has been named an “Agent of Change” by GQ Magazine. They also received a Myspace Impact Award for Social Justice.

Tune in Tuesday, May 17th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear Rob Morris, co-founder and president of Love146 as we talk about modern day slavery.

Visit Love146’s site www.love146.org.

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Addressing Diversity with Children: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Kim Wayans, Actress, Producer, Director, and Author of the Amy Hodgepodge Children’s Series

Kim Wayans has made millions laugh throughout the years with her colorful and hilarious characters, from the gossiping Ms. Benita Butrell, to celebrity impersonations like Grace Jones. She has acted in dozens of TV series like the all time favorite In Living Color and in major motion pictures such as Juwanna Mann and Dance Flick. Her one-woman autobiographical stage play A Handsome Woman Retreats has been inspiring audiences throughout the country. She also has a role in the new independent film Pariah.

Aside from acting, Kim has also authored a children series titled Amy Hodgepodge, co-written with her husband Kevin Knotts, a delightful series about multi-racial fourth grader Amy Hodges who leaves homeschooling to attend regular school. This series takes a modern look at our racially diverse generation through the eyes of the main character Amy who is Caucasian, African American and Asian.

Tune in Tuesday, May 10th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear Kim Wayans, actress, producer, director and author, as we discuss her acting career and the importance of children understanding diversity.

Visit Kim’s websites at www.kimwayans.com , www.ahandsomewomanretreats.com and www.amyhodgepodge.com .

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Tearing Down the Walls: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Daniel Beaty, Actor, Singer, Song Writer, Composer and Obie Award-Winner

Daniel Beaty is a riveting spoken word artist, actor and Obie award-winner. His plays are emotional and thought provoking, typically ending with a message of hope. Known for his rich characters depicting the dynamics of African American life and culture through performances such as Knock Knock and Run Black Man Run, he has brought laughter and tears to diverse audiences.

His 43 character performance Emergency and 6 black male character play Through the Night have amazed audiences and drawn “Artistic Ambassadors” such as Bill Cosby, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Hill Harper, Phylicia Rashad and Malik Yoba, just to name a few, in support of this vibrant, animated actor.

Now Daniel is premiering in New York his new musical production Tearing Down the Walls . He is not only the Writer and Director but Co-Composer along with Oscar and Grammy nominated songwriting team Jamal Joseph and Charles Mack. This play “infused with soulful music, impassioned spoken word and laugh-out-loud humor …tells the story of the residents of a tight-knit Harlem community upended and pushed to the limit by life’s challenges, but who find hope in the most unusual places.”

While speaking before an audience, Daniel once said “If you will continue to listen, I will continue to tell these stories,” and Courage Empowerment Forum is listening! Tune in Tuesday, May 3rd at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear Daniel Beaty, award winning actor, singer, writer and composer.

Visit Daniel’s website at www.danielbeaty.com.

Special Guest Daniel Beaty

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Sports, Family, Faith and Fitness: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Kimberli Russell of VH1’s Basketball Wives, Wife of Retired NBA Player Bryon Russell, Owner of Faith N Fitness, Board Member of the Non-profit WOVA

Kimberli Russell is an amazing woman.  She is the wife of now retired NBA player Bryon Russell and a mother to 3 lovely children. She placed her career goals aside to be a stay-at-home mom and to support one of the greatest shooting guards ever in the NBA. Now she is a cast member of VH1’s Basketball Wives, Season 2, with executive producer Shaunie O’ Neal.

But the dynamics of Kimberli doesn’t stop there! This educated, bright, spirited woman believes in empowerment. As a philanthropist she gives back to children and women affected by abuse. As a board member of Women of Vision Alliance (WOVA), founded by Bernadette Holder, she is furthering the empowerment of women and helping to strengthen their vision and she also hosts a program call WOVA Cafe on Blogtalk Radio.  Additionally, healthy living is a major part of her life and she is helping others achieve that as the Owner of Faith N Fitness: Mind, Body and Soul as a life and fitness coach.

Tune in Tuesday, April 26th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear Kimberli Russell of VH1’s Basketball Wives and Owner of Faith N Fitness for this broadcast of inspiration.

Visit Kimberli’s website at www.kimberlirussell.com.

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