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!
TONIGHT'S TOPIC- THE PROBLEMS INSECURITY CAN CAUSE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS"
Being in a relationship is far from easy. You have to put in some work,compromise, understanding and some unconditional love needs to added. Its a shame relationships don't automatically come with trust and honesty. Sometimes partners can become insecure or not trusting of their partner. Sometimes insecurities can turn into something we don't know how to deal with well or interpret as abuse. We are gonna talk about some signs to look out for if you think you have an insecure partner, friend, etc;
Special Guest: Bio - Author and Motivational Speaker Wil Townsend
Wil Townsend is a sought after motivational speaker, coach and mentor who spreads hope, love and joy with his interactive presentations throughout the U.S.A and Canada. With his blazing quick wit and amazing stage presence, Wil delivers a high-energy message that enables women, men and youth to live up to their own personal greatness which in turn makes it possible to have healthy, loving relationships.
He first realized his calling in the 90's when he was touring the nation with the R&B sensation Asante, (signed with Columbia Records), and experienced first hand the depths to which women will lower themselves to catch the eye of a man. His momentary "star status" and connections to giant producers such as Denny Foster and Tommy McElroy, the creator of En Vogue, made him the focus of many women. Although he admits he had his fun, he realized on some level that something needed to be done!
Even after he retired from the music industry it was quite apparent that women in general would willingly subject themselves to demoralizing behavior from men. Through his own experiences and others, he realized that people everywhere are in search of love and will go to great lengths to get it and/or keep it. Unfortunately, "many are willing to sell themselves short in order to get what they think they want." By compromising their morals and beliefs, people have lost an integral part of themselves that will result in unhappiness in the long-run.
Wil has interviewed hundreds of men and tells it how it is from a man's point of view. He goes into depth about men and women's needs and desires and also points out the game, the pitfalls and the red flags that women should be on the lookout for. His powerful message implores women to take back their power and respect by taking the proper steps in setting a strong foundation; which in turn creates positive energy internally and within the relationship.
Special Guest: Dreamy
Definition of Dreamy; 1. full of dreams 2. pleasantly abstracted from immediate reality 3. given to dreaming or fantasy.
The day Dreamy was born her grandmother took one look at those beautiful eyes and stated "She is Dreamy". The beauty of her eyes told a story that touched her grandmother’s heart and soul. Dreamy’s journey is liken to that of A Star is Born. Dreamy’s personality (don't you just like saying her name?) is vivacious, sensational, and loving. This Soul was born and bred in Newark New Jersey (Brick City).
It could be said that Dreamy is one of the natural resources hailing from this great city and state. Newark is currently being positioned for a rebirth of a new Mecca of music. Dreamy is also a part of the continued heritage of famous artists that hale from New Jersey. She has flava, opulence, and she approaches her artistry very seriously. Dreamy’s vocal styling includes, pop/urban, hip-hop, gospel music, and rock n roll.
Dreamy and her 3 sisters formed a group called Famil. Each sister brought their own distinct styles of dauntless charisma, creating what can only be describe as heaven sent. Dreamy is the leader of the bunch - and you know what that means for any family - she is the fearless one, the power house, the in your face raw soul. The group was signed to Universal/Motown Records, and toured with Mary J Bilge, Joe, Cash Money, and Nelly.
Dreamy has since ventured out on her own and has open for artist such as Chrissette Michelle, Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Waka Floka,Maino and Vado. As a solo artist, Dreamy gives a performance that is gusty and straight from the streets. Her lyrics speak the language of love regarding its gains, losses, fury, and then loves ultimate respect. She is a powerhouse of kinetic vocal ability with a fresh new pop/urban, hip hop style. Dreamy is ready to take her career to new heights.
Dreamy performed for Al Sharpton’s National Network event at the Sheraton hotel in New York City and John Blassinggame's Black Woman's Magazine 17th Annual Fashion Event at the Marriott Resorts Hotel in New Jersey. Dreamy will be performing for the Seventeeth Anniversary party for Today’s Black Woman Magazine hosted by John Blassingame. Located at the Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Newark Liberty International Airport. Dreamy has just finished her 1st music video entitled :"too late" which you can find on youtube.com
Work place Romances can they work? Can you mix business and pleasure and expect everyone involved in the situation to keep a cool head, or when the Boss or the person in charge holds all the cards??? Can you separate the two? What if you are married and you are put to the test, what would you do in that situation? What happens when you have an issue with your boss and he is the one your having this work affair with? Can You Handle It Maturely or Should You Never Get Involved With Someone You Work With. Lets Talk About It.
"MONEY, SEX, POWER OR LOVE-WHICH ONE REALLY ATTRACTS YOU THE MOST WHEN CHOOSING A MATE?"
Most would say women want men with money and power, then some would say men are simple and just want sex from a woman. When it comes to Money, Sex, Power or Love, what's the real honest attraction when choosing a mate, in a perfect world it should be love. If a woman says she looks for a man to have money she is called a gold digger, If a man looks to a woman for sex and money he is called a gigolo or even a pimp. Tonight on BKS1 Radio The Grown Sexy Situation Team will discuss this controversial topic with you the listeners.
Special Guest: Model Tana Allure
Brooklyn born Puerto Rican / Peruvian model sensation, Tana Allure hit the scene two years ago in 2009 by storm. Elite Promotions and Marketing also known as (E.P.E.M INC) was the start of it all when she was working as the Director of Promotions. The C.E.O of E.P.E.M Inc (Sheana Stokes) decided she wanted to do a photo-shoot of all staff for the site. Desi Adorn was the contracted photographer and since then has been managing and mentoring Tana Allure. Since 2009, she has graced the covers of Dream Magazine, HipHopWorld Magazine, Stiletto Talk Magazine and SoFine Magazine. She has been in several music videos such as: guest starred in Nivlas "Reconsider" video directed by Vid Arroyo, main girl in Produk's "Bad Guy" video directed by Jynx Million, Don Omars "Hasta Abajo", Cam'ron & Vado "Hey Muma", J&S "Put Your Cape On" and more. She has hosted events for Vodkilla Liquor, Stiletto Talk Magazine, Archer Car Wash, G&G Wheels, and more.
As well as co-hosted in radio talk shows such as Nite Line Radio hosted by Untouchables Entertainment group, In The Mixx Radio hosted by Soul Exchange and BKS1 Radio. She has walked the runway for N8KD clothing line, Dean John's fashion show, Yves Solution and was a model for Diamond Face Clothing line. Tana also showcases her freestyle choreography moves and did a 3 song live dance performance with upcoming reggaeton artist, Yoneiry at the Sky Marina Yacht in New York City.
Tana Allure came in to the scene to not only show girls that vegan models have plenty of curves too, but to also show that you can get far by just being yourself and staying true to yourself. She wanted to let others know that you don't need to ever visit the "casting couch" to prove you can be successful. Her hard working drive and positive spirit is what so many like about her. When she walks into the room you know she has arrived with her colorful personality as she brings a breath of fresh air to the industry. She has provided guidance to other upcoming models who are trying to break into the industry, helping the start of a new breed of urban models.
The Alluring model strives to set a standard and is known as the Vegan Model with a Mission to Inspire Others. With this comes plenty of responsibility but with her determination, she will succeed and surpass these expectations with grace. Always keeping a tight circle of productive people around her and constantly sorting out ways to better herself. Very humbly she is grateful to all fans and supporters. Everything she gets involved in is for you all so keep the support coming. Her appreciation to you all is tremendous! --
Special Musical Guest: Badia Farha
Badia Farha – means original creation
Everyone is jumping at the chance to know just who she is. Badia Farha, also affectionately known as “Lady Rose,” is a new musical sensation making waves throughout the U.S. Currently, her second CD “Still Waiting?” was released on August 11, 2009 to rave reviews. Along with recording, she is presently segueing her talents into the realm of Musical Theatre with such shows as Sister Act- The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, and Dreamgirls amongst many others. Most recently, Badia Performed at Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook Concert Series” A Tribute to Alan Menken. At this sold-out concert, Badia alongside Alan Menken, sang a beautiful Rendition of “A Whole New World.” Badia also recently completed work of a brand new Alan Menken musical entitled “Leap of Faith.” This musical opened on Broadway in May and closed soon after. She worked with the Oscar winning director Taylor Hackford (“Ray” starring Jamie Foxx).
Badia defined means “original creation.” Which is exactly what she is. She explodes on the stage, and you can’t keep your eyes off her. Born in Newark, NJ, she began singing at the age of 2. She is a graduate of NYU with a Masters degree in Musical Performance. She continues to lend her talents as a background singer for major recording artists, as well as writing and producing her own music. She is a member of ASCAP in which she publishes her music/lyrics under her own Publishing Company, along with being a member of the New York Grammy Chapter.
Special Musical Guest: Cassio Ware
Newark New Jersey born Cassio James Vincent Ware II started off playing classical piano and then began freestyling on keyboards at his father's church and in club sensations with legendary DJ Naeem Johnson. He was a member of the Back Room Music Productions trio which included himself, Derrick Jenkins, and Dwayne Spen Richardson. This production company gave birth to the female diva trio JOMANDA. Cassio was also part of the group Ruffneck. He then branched off to pursue his singing career and work as a solo producer.
He teamed up with B.O.P. Productions producer Paul Scott and worked along side the garage stalwarts, Blaze. Who are responsible for his underground success in music with various hits such as, " My Baby Love", "Never Thought I See You Again", "Like Paradise", and the big hit "Funky People". Cassio has consistently developed his stage performance with the assistance of a group of producers, DJ Ruben Torro, Big Moises, Tee Alford and Allen Jeffrey, Godfather of house "Chip E.", DJ Danny Rod of Ultimate Ent., DJ Crime, DJ Dough Boy, the entire O.G. camp, dancers, singers, models, athletes and actors known as The Funky People. Now with Funky People Recordings Inc, he was responsible for the creation of "Funky People". Their debut single, aptly titled "Funky People", fused old school jazz and soul roots with crisp house beats and received the attention way beyond the ever-supportive Paul "Trouble" Anderson.
This was licensed to Slip 'N' Slide on this side of the Atlantic, Blaze and Masters At Work have added their seasoned touch to Cassio's individual style and undoubtedly increasingly influential house sound. Cassio Ware is currently the CEO of Cassio Ware Corp., Funky Soul Recordings, Groove Music Entertainment, and Chocolate Cake Inc.. He is currently remixing and producing and collaborating as an artist with various producers all over the world.
Why do men seem to abandon all their sensibility for a beautiful woman? Do beautiful woman instinctively use their looks as leverage when going after a man or a job? What is it about the outside that can be so appealing that many men will not bother to peel back the layers to see what lies beneath the beauty? How much is beauty worth and does beauty equal power for those that possess it? Join the beautiful Ladies of Only Women Wear High Heels on www.bks1radio.com as we discuss beauty as a weapon tonight on the OWWHH Show.
Tonight’s male perspective: Gaetan aka Apex Founder of "The Industry's Alternative" (TIA) and The Industry's Alternative Showcase Franchise
TIA showcase franchise throws some of the biggest music industry events in NJ & NYC. Apex company will host " The 1st Annual Meet The Music Industry Taste-Makers Convention an event that will highlight the main Taste-makers in the music industry that play an instrumental part to the success and viral visibility of musicians, producers, and more! Tune in and get the information you need to move your music career to the next level.
The dark shadow to the demise of a relationship doesn't always lie between the two people dating. Many times it’s the opinions, thoughts, and manipulative ways of close friends that can take your man or females mind in other directions. Men and women often look to their closest associates or friends to vent or share their personal issues, but what if that advice is purposely misguided. When your friends should be there to guide you in the right direction they become the dark shadow that follows the relationship to its end. Let's talk about it with the lovely ladies of O.W.W.H.H.!
Topic 1: Can you be in love with TWO people at the same time?
Can REAL LOVE be divided between two people? Have you ever been in this situation where you were caught up between two people emotionally as well as physically and you just didn't know which way to turn. Can this be a slippery slope leading to disastrous ending? How do you handle this situation?
Topic 2: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of Rumors?
Have you ever been the victim of rumors spread about you? Do you combat the rumors head on and fight to make sure the truth is known? or Do you remain quiet, ignore the rumor and hope it goes away?
Let's talk about it!
Special Guest: Actress Erica Scott
Erica N Scott, a young flourishing thespian from New Jersey started her acting career at West Orange High School with the help of her outstanding mentor Mrs. Sandra Vandyke. Now an alumni, Erica has studied at several acting programs such as Act Teen, Luna Stage, and The NJ School of Dramatic Arts.
She has worked with Playwrights Theatre as well as the NJ Incubators on community theatre projects. A big thank you to David and Doni for seeing something in me, this opportunity has truly been a blessing. – www.twitter.com/ActressEricaN
Special Guest: Singer Earl Evens
Earl Evens, better known as (Early), Born In Peekskill NY, Singer, Songwriter, composer, arranger, music producer, who been writing songs since he was five. Worked with a few artist in the game such as Styles P, dragon On, Jae Hood, Dj Honda Lou Willaims of the Atlanta Hawks, Jamie fox Kindred, Elton Brand, Rahiim Grant- Grant Money Ent Owner and good friend.
Special Guest: Producer Rahiim Grant
Rahiim started his career working at “Chung King Recording Studios” in New York City, home of the beastie boys, Lauren Hill, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz & Run-Dmc. After interning for a few months working behind the mixing boards where the magic happens, he recieved a job as Assistant Engineer and got the opportunity to work with Mario Winans, Bad Boy sessions, Angie Stone, Run Dmc, Tamia, Sum 41.
He also worked in the business side of the music business, scouting talent, doing PR/artist management/A&R Work At Tommyboy Entertainment, and MCA Rawkus Records, home of Mos Def Rapper/Actor, Talib Kweli. He is also working with Peekskill Artist, Pryme- Matthew Johnson, Earl Evens-Early, and Aris Devon, who is a young singer songwriter, and a phenomenal keyboard player with a style of pop, R&B and neo-soul.
It’s an all too familiar sight these days seeing a celebrity, or celebrity couple in the news for a domestic violence act perpetrated against one or the other. As Domestic Violence incidences increase, has society reached a point where it has become accepted in today’s culture as the norm? Has the fame of the celebrity or marrying for money played a major part in how the public views the offender and victim?
Just as we unite and band together against other injustices in society, we need to band together against one of the worse forms of violence in today’s society. A persons financial status, celebrity or fame should not cloud our views on how violent and hurtful the act of domestic violence really is.
Why do people stay in bad or toxic relationships? Is it because of familiarity to them and fear of change? The fear of the unknown and uncertainty of the result, whether it will be bad and disappointing as well will cause someone to remain in an unhealthy situation. Another reason could be the person has been brainwashed and led to believe that they need to be in the relationship to survive. Along with those reasons one of the most common factors is the dominant partner will separate the other from their family, friends , and loved ones making them believe that they are the only ones in their corner. Lets get vocal with it tonight on the LIVB show and help someone who may be in this situation!
Special Guest: Gina Hiraizumi
2012 is the year of International Actress and Recording Artist, Gina Hiraizumi. The release of her first U.S. single/music video, NEVER SAY NEVER is directed by the filmmakers of the Black Eyed Peas’ Filipino-oriented hits, “Bebot” and “APL song” – Patricio Ginelsa of Kid Heroes Productions. Gina’s first full-length English album, in the Pop/Hawaiian genre will soon follow. Adding to an already packed schedule between movies, appearances and global travel, she is releasing her 2013 Calendar produced by the photography team behind the Kardashian empire, Slickforce Studios.
Gina is primarily a working Actress based in Hollywood - notable television credits include CASTLE and FLASH FORWARD (ABC), SHARK (CBS), QUINTUPLETS (FOX). In film, Gina co-stars as the beauty queen wife of martial arts superstar, JASON SCOTT LEE (Dragon: Bruce Lee Story) in the WWII period piece feature, ONLY THE BRAVE and co-starred in DAY OF INDEPENDENCE by Academy Award Winner, Chris Tashima.
Always a crowd favorite, the seasoned performer has sung the National Anthem for the NBA ad MLB of audiences of 50,000+, venues including the STAPLES CENTER, DODGER STADIUM, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN and the ESPN/NCAA DIAMONDHEAD CLASSIC, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the first Asian-American singer to perform on the gospel show, PRAISE THE LORD on TBN - the only Christian talk show, consisting of a billion viewers worldwide. It is no surprise, that her vocal training was nurtured at THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL in New York City.
Along with an overseas fanbase that's garnered an upward of 800,000+ hits to her youtube, Gina's celebrity endorsement deals include KILAUEA FIRE (Hawaiian Hot Sauce) as seen in the HAWAIIAN AIRLINES MAGAZINE, and NYLA SHOES through dept store, NORDSTROM. Gina is recognized on a global level - she is named as one of the most promising Japanese stars, as seen in THE PENINSULA - a 5 star hotel conglomerate in Tokyo Japan.
Gina is the oldest of 3 sisters and was raised in Torrance, CA. She is fluently bilingual in English/Japanese, a classically trained pianist and was the MVP of her basketball team in high school. A devout Christian, Gina is regarded a role model to the youth, bridging the gap between a Hollywood lifestyle and a strong woman of God. She is constantly requested by Bishops and Pastors for speaking engagements at churches on a nationwide level.
Getting over a serious relationship - New year brings new love, challenges, living for you, dealing with baggage, baby mama drama.
Relationship break ups can be rough especially going into the new year. After all nothing lasts forever. This is a lesson we all learn the hard way. Break ups are emotionally exhausting, stressful and can be extremely difficult. Some people start to dwell in remorse, depression, and regret. While others tend to inflict self harm.
If your relationship ended, you may start to assume that you are just unlucky in love, you might be nervous about stepping back into the dating pool, or you may be nervous that you will never find true love. But in order to deal with a new partner or find new love you first have to deal with baggage from the past. Including previous relationship baggage, baby mama drama, and current emotional baggage.
While everyone is affected differently by events from their past, some people are affected to the point that it prevents them from moving ahead to the future. If the past prevents you from moving forward you may have psychological baggage. Tonight the ladies of OWWHH is going to get deep. After all, you can't live for someone else if you first don't live for yourself.
Special Co-Host: Bad Girls Club Season 9 Drea Jones
Drea Jones from "Bad Girls Club: Mexico" is one of the bad girls in Season 9 of the Oxygen reality series. Her nickname on the show is "The Pin-up Princess." She is from Long Island, New York. Drea came on as a replacement bad girl for Erika Jordan in the fifth episode of the season after Erika was removed for coming to physical blows with Rima Mellal. Drea later left the house voluntarily in the eleventh episode after a physical altercation with Julie Ofcharsky, Falen Ghirmai and Rima.
Special Guest: American International Defensive Back Carron McCluney
Played in all 10 games, totaling 58 tackles (40 solo) with five interceptions … had six tackles (three solo) with one pick in an overtime win over C.W. Post (9/3) and in a win over Assumption (9/17) … registered a season-high 10 tackles (nine solo) in a win over Stonehill (9/24) … had five tackles (four solo) and an interception against Bentley (9/30) … tallied eight tackles (five solo) and an interception in a win over Saint Anselm (10/8) … registered five tackles (three solo) against New Haven (10/15) … totaled seven tackles (six solo) against Southern Connecticut (10/22) … had four tackles (two solo) in a win over Merrimack (11/5) … recorded five solo tackles and an interception in a win over Pace (11/12).
High School: 2009 graduate of Hillside High School … was coached by John Power as a member of the football team … served as team captain as a senior and was named team MVP … earned all-conference and all-state honors … led his team to a conference title … was also a member of the basketball team.
Personal: Son of Reginald McCluney and Stephanie McCluney … criminal justice major.
Special Guest: Gardner- Webb Defensive Lineman Maurice Dickson
Preseason second-team All-Big South Conference selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview Magazine and College Sports Madness … One of the league’s most productive linemen … Versatile defender who excels at both end and tackle … Has added size since the 2011 season, but should remain in the mix at both end and tackle … Has shown an ability to impact a game quickly … Part of a very experienced defensive front four … Made five tackles to go with a sack and a tackle for loss in the 2012 spring game.
2011 at Gardner-Webb: Played in 10 games and made two starts … Collected 29 total tackles (14 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss (minus-46 yards) and 4.5 sacks (minus-28 yards) … Made five solo stops and had 2.0 tackles for loss in his first start of the season at Presbyterian (10/15) … Came off the bench for a career-best game against Charleston Southern (10/22) … Finished with 10 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in that game, along with four quarterback hurries … Helped GWU register a season-high 7.0 sacks and 11 quarterback pressures in that game as a team … Dickson earned Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts … Made three total tackles vs. Liberty (10/8) and Virginia State (11/3) … Had a solo tackle and sack at Wake Forest (9/17) … Forced a fumble at Samford (10/1). 2010 at GWU: Played in all 11 games … Made two starts … Finished with 29 total tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss (minus-2 yards) … Had a five-yard fumble return … Broke up one pass … Collected a pair of quarterback hurries … Had a season-high five tackles three times, vs. Presbyterian (10/23), at No. 16 Liberty (11/6) and vs. VMI (11/20) … Had 21 tackles in the season’s final five games.
High School: Played 2009 season at Fork Union Military (Va.) Academy under Major John Shuman … Started on both sides of the football for one of the nation’s top postgraduate teams … Played senior season at Hillside (N.J.) High under Coach John Power … Helped team to an 8-3 record … Earned All-County, All-Conference and All-Group 2 honors in 2008 … Registered 77 total tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on defense … Was a two-way starter as a junior and senior … Also earned All-Conference and All-Group 2 honors as a junior … Chose Gardner-Webb over Delaware, James Madison Monmouth and Wagner
Special Guest: University of Syracuse Linebacker Marcus Sprus
At SU: Two letters ... Enrolled in January 2010 and participated in Spring practice ... One of 15 true freshmen to play in 2010.
Junior Year (2012): He ranks 10th in the BIG EAST in tackles for loss (0.75 avg/g) ... He is tied for 10th on SU’s career tackles for loss list with 26.5 tackles for a loss of 103 yards … Spruill moved back to the starting outside linebacker position for 2012 after working as the starting middle linebacker in 2011 … As a freshman in 2010, he was with the first unit as the strong-side linebacker...Against Northwestern, recorded eight tackles, including four solo, two for a loss of eight yards, and one sack ... Against USC, notched five tackles, including three solo and one tackle for a loss of one yard ... Against Stony Brook, had eight tackles, including three solo and 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard ... At Minnesota, tallied four tackles and broke up a pass ... Against Pittsburgh, recorded three tackles ... At Rutgers, tallied nine tackles ... Against UConn, notched three solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards...At South Florida, recorded five tackles, including three solo and one for a loss of three yards ... At Cincinnati, notched two tackles, including one solo and one for a loss of one yard ... Against Louisville, recorded five solo tackles ... At Missouri, recorded four tackles, including two solo and one sack for a loss of 12 yards and 1.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards ... At Temple, had six tackles, including five solo and one for a loss of two yards.
Fred Hammond’s 13th CD, UNITED TENORS: Hammond, Hollister, Roberson, Wilson, debuts #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales charts, and #39 on the Billboard Top-200. This scores Hammond, considered the chief architect of urban praise & worship, his 7th #1 Gospel debut.
UNITED TENORS: Hammond, Hollister, Roberson, Wilson brings a fresh perspective to praise and worship, with Hammond bringing together an impressive male ensemble to sing praises to the Lord. “For a long time women have been at the forefront of the Gospel music sound, and we want to complement that and show what it looks like when men worship together; and also show that men CAN worship together” says Hammond.
The United Tenors recently made appearances in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. to promote the album. The first single from the United Tenors is “Here In Our Praise,” which is one of the most added songs at Gospel radio this week. It is a mellow sing-along in which they sing in unison: “With our hearts Lord, we worship you and we won’t be the same. In your power O Lord, we are changed! As we lift up your name let your presence reign over us as we worship you.” Watch the video here to experience “Here In Our Praise” for yourself à UT VIDEO.
Live In The Vocal Booth team discusses FORBIDDEN LOVE: Temptation has plagued men & women since the Garden of Eden. How do you escape the power of being tempted? Have you found yourself attracted to someone that should clearly be off limits? Do your fantasies include someone other than your mate?
Tune in and let us know how you feel about it. Did it happen to you? Are you the one caught up in forbidden love? LET’S KEEP IT REAL!!! Jump in the live chat or call in 646 233 1302.
Special Guest: Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams has a voice that is as rich as brewed coffee-full, robust, leaves you craving for more. Just like quality coffee- his music has a way of comforting you. Making you feel warm all over all the while energizing you for more. In a time when musical tastes are changing faster than ever, it is comforting to know that singers like Christopher Williams are never changing but evolving and just getting better with time.
Raised in the Bronx, NY. Christopher Williams attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church in New York with his grandparents. While singing in the church choir his grandmother proclaimed what was already proven to be his God given gift -“This boy can Sing!”-and with those words would eventually prove to be prophetic for Williams and lead him into a full fledged music career.
In 1974, after watching an inspirational live performance of his aunt, legendary singer- Ella Fitzgerald performing with Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, Christopher Williams’ fate had been set. It was more than the feeling he had seeing his favorites such as The Jackson Five, Teddy Pendergrass and Aretha Franklin at the world-famous Apollo Theater with his mother and sister. This feeling was different, while sitting at the piano with Frank Sinatra and Count Basie that night, a young Williams felt- “Wow, This is so amazing! I want to do this one day.”
Before getting a record deal, Christopher Williams decided that if he was going to make entertainment a tangible career, he would put in real work and real effort to learn his craft -he enrolled in Purchase College in New York City- a performing arts school where he studied theater arts and acting.
Two years later, while still in school, Williams decided to try his hand at music. He recorded an impressive two song demo: Remember, with Amir and Royal Bayyan and I’m Your Present produced by Timmy Allen (who went on to produce artists such as Brittany Spears, Backstreet Boys and R. Kelly).
This demo led to Williams’ signing his first record deal with Geffen Records setting off the beginning of Williams’ success as a singer with the release of his first album Adventures in Paradise. Adventures in Paradise included the chart topping and unforgettable hits- Promises Promises and Talk to Myself.
In 1991 Christopher Williams streak of musical success continued with a move to Uptown Records and his sophomore album Changes. Williams topped the charts with four singles- All I See, Every Little Thing You Do, Come On and Go with Me and Dreamin. That same year, Williams had the opportunity to add acting to his growing list of successes and starred in the now cult classic, hip hop film- New Jack City, starring his Purchase College classmate- Wesley Snipes. The film opened, nationwide, to rave box office sales and reviews. It was official- Christopher Williams was a superstar!
As Christopher Williams matured and grew, as did the direction and style of the type of music he wanted to produce, so in 1995 Christopher Williams signed with Giant Records and recorded his third studio album- Not A Perfect Man which spawned the hit Dance 4 Me. In 2002, Williams recorded his fourth project- Real Men Do on his own label, August/Renegade Records.
Christopher Williams list of credits include producing and performing on the award winning and