What has happened to marriage?! Til death do us part. For better or worse. Those terms are just spoken word for a elegant ceremony that you and your spouse paid for. In some cases even justice of the peace marriages crumble under the pressure of infidelity, money, children, and whatever other reasons marriage is not that sacred thing that it used to be, but WHY?
Why is marriage easy to get into and easier to get out of? Tonight the LIVB team dissect divorce and separation. We invite you the viewer to call in with your divorce stories or your staying in a marriage secrets for all to hear, LIVE IN THE VOCAL BOOTH!!!
Call in 646-233-1302 and let us know your thoughts on marriage, divorce and separation. Do you believe in pushing through the tough times and making a relationship work or do you quit at the first sign of adversity? Let Us Know!
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“On a JOURNEY to the TOP...enjoying every moment along the way!”
To say that Usman Sharif is one of the entertainment industry’s, and in fact the world's rising talents would be an understatement. With numerous high-profiled feature film dramas and comedies and guest starring sitcom appearances credited to his name and a list of successful businesses he personally owns and in some cases operate, the cliché, “the sky is the limit” truthfully applies to this extraordinary, yet humble man.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Usman has two sisters and three brothers. Although his parents divorced when he was eight, Usman remained close with his Father whom he credits his strong faith and entrepreneurial spirit. This lead Usman to eventually major in business administration at Essex County College, graduating in 1994. Usman then went on to Kean University in Union, NJ in pursuit of his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management.
He launched a number of successful businesses over the next several years yet his inclination and desire to entertain grew in his heart and soul. In 2002, Usman confirmed his feelings of wanting to entertain the masses when one evening while watching a film, he realized he belonged on screen instead of in the audience. Thus in 2003, Usman decided to begin his journey in pursuing entertainment professionally. He partnered with a friend to produce a documentary about women and their everyday struggles, which did very well in the film festival circuit, winning several awards including The Audience Award in The New York International Film Festival. This eventually relocated Usman to Los Angeles, Ca. Before his trek out west, Usman joined an acting class given by the well-respected acting teacher Tracey Moore. She then introduced Usman to her husband (at the time), director Maurice Marable, who cast him in his first break – a commercial for HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Usman then landed pivotal supporting roles in the following high-profile feature films; Spike Lee’s WWII epic “Miracle at St. Anna,” as “Radio man Hughes” along side Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonzo, Omar Benson, and Walton Goggins. “You’re nobody til Somebody Kills You, produced by Spike Lee, “Notorious,” directed by George TillmanJr., chronicling the life of well-known rap artist Notorious B.I.G., and "3 Can Play That Game", as Alex starring Vivica A. Fox and directed by Samad Davis. Usman also starred in “HUG”, ( 2009 Sundance Film Festival) and landed guest starring roles on HBO’s “The Wire” and “Tyler Perry's House of Payne” as Firefighter Perkins.
No stranger to the titles Executive Producer and Producer, Usman Executive produced an award winning documentary entitled "A Pillar of Salt, The Angry Woman Syndrome", and the award winning and contest winning short film "Glimpse" which was the prelude to the award winning feature film "Mooz-Lum" (did not produce) starring Nia Long, Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Dorian Missick and Roger Guenervire Smith. Usman Produced the documentary "Minds of Men" (in which he also starred). Usman is currently overseas in Ghana, West Africa Co-Executive Producing a new television reality show entitled "The Spirited Actor; Africa's Next Big Hollywood Star." He has plans to plant roots in Ghana furthering the "Gollywood" system of entertainment currently running there.
Usman continues to enjoy producing a variety of business opportunities as well. Usman has JUST finished production on "Criminal Behavior", a feature film that was filmed in Atlanta in May 2012 and that he has Executive Produced, Produced and Starred in. "CriminalBehavior" is an film based on dealing with one's past to help create and protect a better future. Usman is already in pre-production for his next feature film that he's doing with Newark Native Alonzo Herran called "Living With No Regrets", which is a biopic based off Mr. Herran's life. Usman will Produce and have a principle role in this film. Usman currently owns two frozen dessert restaurants, which is part of the huge Rita's Water Ice franchise and a construction company, a real estate investment firm and a property management company. Usman is also the Co-Founder, President and COO of Davis Media Ghana Limited, an overseas entertainment firm. In his spare time, if there is such a thing for him, Usman enjoys weight training, boxing, football, basketball, softball, Tae Kwon Do (a second degree black belt) motorcycling and spending as much time with his family as possible.
So as you can see and as Usman is quick to tell you, if you want to watch this young man's meteoric rise to the top...
Tonight on the Live In The Vocal Booth team reviews Eddie Levert new release I Still Have It. Eddie Levert is a legendary figure in the music industry, from being the lead singer in the O'Jays and father of the late Gerald Levert and Sean Levert, as well as Eddie Levert Jr.. Lets see if Eddie Levert can continue to deliver the music that he has been known to deliver.
"In each life, some rain must fall". These famous lyrics ring true for us all. Although we know we will always experience ups and downs on our journeys, we don't question much while enjoying the "mountain top" experiences. However, when those "valley" ordeals surface, there is one simple question that's not so easy to answer..."Why is life so hard?"
What gets you down in the dumps? What steals your joy? Tonight, let's peel back the layers of this complex topic. With all that's happening in the world, most of us are dealing with some stressful and dark realities. Let's have an open and honest discussion tonight that may help those who are struggling with life. Why is life so hard? The answer may not be as hard as you think.
Keep it locked, tonight, on "Live in the Vocal Booth".
Let's Get It On w/ Relationship Coach Sadie, Use it or lose it, stay on top of your relationship and know there is always room for improvement. Relationship coach Sadie shows you how to keep your relationship fresh and energized. Learn How & When to upgrade your relationship. Call in 646-233-1302 or chat live, get answers to your relationship questions.
Born Jared Johnson, on September 2, 1991, this Jersey representative has never taken “no” for an answer when it comes to his music. With witty metaphors, vivid imagery and impeccable ingenuity – Face 49′s mission is to always give his listeners an unblemished dose of reality by using his talent to produce, write, and perform music to give his fans a COMPLETE artistic and listening experience.
In 2009, Face 49 linked up with NJ’s fastest growing music and entertainment company in FoQus Music Entertainment. This new connection led to multiple releases for Face 49 and a new found connection with Kmack from SoulDiggaz.
With a developing and exciting rags to success story that includes writing a song for Nelly, the chorus on Fred The Godson’s “Something Else”, a Hot97 radio premier of smash new single “Get It” and a song writing interest from Lil Wayne — Face 49 continues to give his fans a reason to stay engaged & wondering his next move.
It's the most haunting news you'll ever hear, and unfortunately we've all heard it before. Someone has committed suicide. Tonight, we're tackling an issue most shows won't even touch. When someone takes their own life, the questions as to why stop you in your tracks. What kind of pain can drive someone to take their own lives? Why didn't they reach out to someone for help? How do you pick up the broken pieces and carry on?
Join us as we have a heart-to-heart about losing loved ones who couldn't defeat their demons. We will discuss how depression can drive someone to a choice they feel is the only way to escape their inner turmoil. We'll also learn how the statistics stack up demographically in our society when it comes to suicide. Does it affect one race, gender, or age group over another? Listen in as we talk to family and friends who have been left behind in the aftermath of such a devastating loss. Most importantly, share your own stories of how suicide has affected your life. Are you contemplating ending it all? While you may be hurting, we want to help. Tonight on "Live in the Vocal Booth".
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Musical Guest: Thurston Ray
Smooth, soulful, and jazzy are a few words that may describe the musical style of singer-songwriter, Thurston Ray. It may also be described as romantic, optimistic, and uniquely familiar. However it’s described, the Thurston Ray sound has been crafted to take the listener on a journey through emotions, melodies, and sweet inspiration. Thurston Ray is a Brooklyn, NY bass baritone vocalist who blends groovy soul music, jazzy vocals, and messages about real life and love.
Thurston Ray, originally born Timothy Thurston, got his start while growing up in the small town of Montross, VA. From the beginning, Thurston always had a love for the arts, whether drawing, writing, or singing. And growing up in a family rooted in gospel music helped to develop an ear for music and melodies at an early age. Somewhere in the midst of the music, Thurston started writing and reciting poetry as an outlet for creativity in churches, schools, and talent showcases.
After moving to Norfolk, VA to attend Old Dominion University, Thurston gained a name for himself in Virginia’s underground spoken word community as a spoken word artist. Under the stage name ShakespeareBlak, two albums were released. “From Dust” was released in 2003 with the help of a local independent record label, TMS Records. A single from the project, “Harmony”, was later featured on the Compilation CD “Fusion: A Blend of Poetry and Music” which was released through GPM Records-Malaco Music Group in 2005. Also during the same year, “The Mind…The Melody” was released independently and featured a cappella vocal melodies and spoken word. Although neither album gained major commercial success, Thurston was simply satisfied with sharing his gift and touching people through song and poetry.
Today, after years of quiet growth and focus, Thurston Ray is poised to step back into the music scene with more maturity and confidence. Relocation, rededication, and of course time were needed for this moment. Years were spent simply writing songs in his small Brooklyn apartment, and Thurston knew that one day he’d be delivering his music to new audiences. “I didn’t know how it would all come together,” Thurston stated. “I just knew that I had to write, and do what I could with the gift I had.” During this quiet hiatus, the majority of Thurston’s latest project was written. So once Thurston found the producer and place to record, a studio mysteriously located one block away from his apartment, there was an abundance of creativity waiting to be manifested. It was at this studio that Thurston Ray joined forces with producer Matthew “Matlock” Robinson. Together they created a jazzy Soul and R&B sound fused with catchy, sing-a-long hooks and bob-your-head bass lines.
Thurston Ray’s sound and messages are made to stand as a soundtrack to the ups and downs of anyone’s love and life. It marks life’s imperfect journey and reflects on its fresh new beginnings. For everyday is a new beginning. This is the start or restart of something special, something real. This is Thurston Ray.
Since she exploded on the scene with her two juicy and impossible-to-put-down tell-alls, readers have wanted to know even more about what makes Karrine Steffans tick. How was she able to meet all the high profile politicians, movie stars, and other celebrities that are her close acquaintances? What skills does she possess to keep men wanting more? Finally, Karrine lays it all out and explains exactly what a woman must do to win over the man of her dreams. With chapters like "Never Let Him See You Sweat," "Flirting," "Encouraging His Manhood," and "Give Him What He Wants," this hot and sexy manual is a must-have for every woman's bookshelf. Join The"Let's Get It on w/ Relationship Coach Sadie Show" this Saturday live @ 9 p.m. EST to hear why Relationship Coach Sadie say's this is a book all women should read.