Thursday, December 1, 2011

Studio Q Lightning Round w/ Radio Hosts: Tammi Mac & Don Amiche of KJLH 102.3 in LA!

Finding it hard to break into Hollywood even though you live in Hollywood? Mac's Minute Microphone Mixer in association with veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway might just be the solution for you.  Listen to my Studio Q Lightning Round with Actress/Radio Personality Tammi Mac of KJLH 102.3 in LA. This fun-filled podcast done at Stevie Wonder's radio station will entertain you and put you in the loop.  You might just get your big break in 2012 because you listened in this podcast.  And when you're done, check out my Studio Q Lightning Round with Radio Personality Don Amiche at KJLH 102.3 in Los Angeles, CA.  
Amiche gives his opinion on everything from Herman Cain, to Charlie sheen, to his feelings about the N-word.  These are two podcasts you don't want to miss!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dwight Howard at Fry's Electronics in Burbank!

If I get to run into Dwight Howard then the NBA lockout is good for something! I saw Superman inside of Fry's electronics in Burbank. Two things I love about living in LA frequent celebrity sightings and the weather!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Karma's Footsteps by Mariahdessa Ekere Tallie

 Looking for a great stocking stuffer this Christmas? I got the perfect item! Head over to  Amazon and purchase Karma's Footsteps by Mariahdessa Ekere Talle! I remember this author doing poetry back on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. She is one of those poets you always remember, because her words moved you. If you need a little more coaching to part with your tightly held recession dollars check out the following description by Nikky Finney: Somebody has to tell the truth sometime, whatever that truth may be. In this, her début full collection, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie offers up a body of work that bears its scars proudly, firm in the knowledge that each is evidence of a wound survived. These are songs of life in all its violent difficulty and beauty; songs of fury, songs of love. 'Karma's Footsteps' brims with things that must be said and turns the volume up, loud, giving silence its last rites. "Ekere Tallie's new work 'Karma's Footsteps' is as fierce with fight songs as it is with love songs. Searing with truths from the modern day world she is unafraid of the twelve foot waves that such honesties always manifest. A poet who "refuses to tiptoe" she enters and exits the page sometimes with short concise imagery, sometimes in the arms of delicate memoir. Her words pull the forgotten among us back into the lightning of our eyes." - I'm sold!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Robin Givens, Kadeem Hardison, & Kevin T. Carroll in Pearl Cleage's Blues For An Alabama Sky at The Pasadena Playhouse

Just got back from seeing Pearl Cleage's Blues for An Alabama Sky at the Pasadena Playhouse directed by Sheldon Epps and starring Robin Givens, Kadeem Hardison, and Kevin T. Carroll.  The play was amazing, and I totally recommend you seeing it. There is nothing like watching a great story played out on the theater stage.  I was so happy to see Robin Givens and Kadeem Hardison on stage.  You don't realize how much you miss certain actors until you see them again. They both hold dear places in our hearts from Kadeem as Dwayne in the 90's Cosby Show spin-off sitcom, A Different World and of course Robin Givens in Eddie Murphy's classic film, Boomerang. Who I wasn't familiar with was actor Kevin T. Carroll. I was a virgin to his superb acting skill, well that is, until tonight. He truly is a star.  You will love him in his role as flamboyant, costume designer 'Guy'. But don't take my word for it, get a ticket and run, don't walk, to the Pasadena Playhouse and check out Blues for An Alabama Sky. The last date is on November 27, 2011, so hurry! You won't be sorry. So in the words of Sam (Kadeem Hardison) come on down and 'Let the good times roll.' Stay tuned to Studio Q for interviews with the cast!

“Blues for an Alabama Sky,” Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Ends Nov. 27. $29 to $59; premium, $100. (626) 356-7529 or PasadenaPlayhouse.org. Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Whitney On Access Hollywood

Whitney Talks 'Sparkle' with Access Hollywood!

Why Do Artists' Charge Fans Ridiculously High Ticket Prices?!!!

I understand that everyone is trying to make money in the music industry, especially since the decline of CD sales, and of course downloading from the internet. But can artists' get on board with lowering their ticket prices? I mean really, these are your fans coming to the show. Why won't they follow Prince's lead and do a series of shows for $25? He is one of the greatest artist of all time, and he clearly wanted his fans to be able to afford to see him.  It's so sad that people want to gouge the very ones that are supporting them. Like Jay-z selling Occupy All Street T-shirts?! Really Jay? You're a rich guy who's gonna sell to the protestors who are protesting the rich. Let's make money off of the ones who have the least. It's so ridiculous! I want to see artist do free concerts in the park, or have a day set aside for affordable prices.  The life they live is partly because people paid to experience their talent. Give back! Share without looking to get something back for a change. I feel the internet is appropriate payback to the establishment. Now the very same companies that tried to keep us out and make money hand over fist don't even exist anymore. Name a record store. Go ahead. I'll wait....Justin Bieber showed us that you can make yourself a star. Let's just hope he doesn't forget that a short time ago, he was uploading videos for free to youtube and wanting fans to watch without paying.  This is just a personal soapbox because I love music and I see how devoted and committed fans are to the stars who make it.   It would just be nice if every once in a while the stars would recognize that in a way that allows their fans to see them, and not have to be evicted from their apartments to do it.  When I went to see Prince I could buy a ticket and get something to eat. If he can do that I know others can.

Most Expensive Ticket prices of 2008. It's 2011 and nothing has changed.
  1. Madonna : $378
  2. Elton John : $306
  3. The Eagles : $279
  4. AC/DC : $263
  5. Tina Turner : $263
  6. Celine Dion : $240
  7. Bruce Springsteen : $235
  8. Coldplay : $217
  9. Neil Diamond : $217
  10. The Police : $216

Friday, November 11, 2011

Oprah's Life Class Finale Show!

 We were the only ones to get a photo with Oprah!
 During commercials
 Arianna  Huffington (Huffington Post) serving us treats!
 Me, Tam, and Oprah Winfrey's sister, Patricia
 We sat in the front row! 
 Before the show
 Iyanla's Ready! Where's Oprah?
 There she is! Two Amazing Teachers!
That Way!

I will see Oprah & Iyanla Live Today!

Looking forward to having 'aha' bing, bing moments with Oprah and Iyanla in person! What a great date 1/11/11 for all this to be taking place. The last time I saw Oprah was on 4-11-11. My best friend and I went on a best friend trip provided by The Oprah Show to Miraval Spa on 5-31-11 which all adds up to 11(5+3+1+1+1=11). It doesn't stop there! This morning I picked up a paper bag with 11 Oprah magazines that said Free Take Oprah Magazines! Yes, you can't deny the magic of God.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tammi Mac & Vanessa Bell Calloway Team up for Mac's Minute Microphone Mixer

You want to have the opportunity to perform in front of industry decision-makers? Looking for an agent? Looking for the next big star? Do you want to network with fellow actors, singers, and comedians? If you have said yes to one or more of the preceding question then Mac's Minute Microphone Mixer is the perfect venue for you to attend. The next one is in January, 2012!  Mark it on your calendars because it is a must-go-to-event!!!

Studio Q Interviews Tammi Mac & Don Amiche of KJLH 102.3 in Los Angeles

Studio Q goes behind the radio Mic with Co-Hosts Tammi Mac and Don Amiche.  They host the #1 afternoon show for African-Americans "Mac and Amiche" from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, on Stevie Wonder's radio station, 102.3 KJLH in Los Angeles, CA.  You don't want to miss this hilarious podcast recorded during one of Mac and Amiche's live radio shows.  What are you waiting for? Press play and listen in!       

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Mike Epps Talks About Sparkle & Gives Whitney Love!

I love how Mike Epps gives love to Whitney Houston! I am so looking forward to seeing this movie and interviewing Whitney again. I have already told my Best Friend to put Sparkle on her Netflix cue so I can refresh myself on the original. #Excited.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Heidi Klum does it again! Happy Halloween!

Happy Haloween!

Sparkle Cast Step Out On The Town!

According to eurweb.com the cast of upcoming Sony Film “Sparkle” enjoyed a night on the town with dinner at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit where the film is being shot.  Present at the Dinner was Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, and Carmen Ejogo.
Jordin Sparks took the stage and blessed the crowd with a song “At Last” (see the photo below).  In addition to the cast at the dinner, were Director Salim Akil, Producer Debra Martin Chase and Producer Curtis Wallace.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another Photo of Whitney on the set of Sparkle!

How cute is Whitney and this little girl on the set of Sparkle! Whit is looking so good.  I can feel her positive vibe. I believe she is having a good time doing this movie.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Googled myself and found something I wrote!

Article I wrote appeared in a google search of myself. Wow, I forgot I even wrote it for Yahoo. I even added my audio interview with The director. 
Cool beans. I wish I liked to write as much as I like to talk.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Whitney & Mike Epps on the set of Sparkle!

According to Twitter and the blog That Grape Juice there is so much buzz and excitement surrounding this movie. I am a huge fan and supporter of Whitney so I love the buzz and crave for more! Check out the recent tweets about the movie.
DebraMChase  (Producer of Sparkle)
@janineb85 Whitney sang eye on the sparrow yesterday in#Sparkle scene and made everyone cry. Amazing! But can’t do clips yet.
Jamar D. Jakes
Whitney is killing this role! Owning it!
We had church on the set today!! OMG! Whitney Houston!!
The movie is “Sparkle” and the scene with #WhitneyHouston singing was phenomenal! Actors and crew were crying! We had church!
soulasismusic B. Williams
It was VERY heavy on set today. Whitney Houston sang “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” & I #literally cried for 30 minutes. Amazing!!!! #Sparkle
soulasismusic B. Williams
Whitney sounds INCREDIBLE!!! I’m here to tell you that SHE’S BACK!! I watched & experienced vocal perfection today. #WhitneyHouston #Sparkle
CalmingCorners Yvelette Stines
The set of Sparkle in Detroit is epic. Totally heart@AKILPRODUCTIONS #calmingcorners
CalmingCorners Yvelette Stines
Just had the opportunity to see none other than Whitney Houston sing while working on the set of Sparkle. She threw down! #calmingcorners
CalmingCorners Yvelette Stines
Another great day thx to the genius of @AKILPRODUCTIONSWhitney Houston herself sang, held church & moved everyone on set. #calmingcorners
iamtikasumpter Tika sumpter
There is no one like Whitney Houston, Period. #icon
iamtikasumpter Tika sumpter
I still have chills.
JusBlaze4 Jawan Jackson
The more and whitney sang the more an more ppl started to go in! It turned real really quick. I jus hope the cameras weren’t on me lol
@StefsAPrincess: When I tell y’all we ALL caught the Spirit when Whitney Houston performed “His Eye Is on the Sparrow
JusBlaze4 Jawan Jackson
Whitney houston just did her thing on set!……tht church scene really turned into church!! She was tryna sing 4real!!
She was great. Worked hard and nailed her vocal. She is in good voice right now.
One song so far, one left to do. She sounds great! Fans will be happy
Hey Harvey, how was Whitney in the studio? Please tell me she sounds beautiful. I know she will always be beautiful!
23 Oct via web
HarveyMasonjr Harvey Mason, Jr.
@REALmisterYates She was great. What a voice!
TheSexSymbol_ ℬ ℛ ℮ ℮ Ꮓ ℮
Whitney is sounding so much better on these songs for the Sparkle Soundtrack!
25 Oct
VonDeRothschild Heartbreaker
“@TheSexSymbol_ The session with Whitney for the Sparkle soundtrack was a success…”22 Oct

Mac & Amiche Show at Stevie Wonder's radio Station KJLH 102.3

Studio Q hung out with beloved hosts Tammi Mac and Don Amiche yesterday during their daily "Mac & Amiche" show from 4-8 pm. We had a blast watching behind-the-scenes of the #1 show with African-Americans in Los Angeles, CA. Stay tuned because we've got great interviews coming soon....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Studio Q News & Views!

Why wait for our Studio Q Radio podcast to find out what Studio Q thinks? We have decided to come at you more in the moment with our views about entertainment news. It may be every day, twice a week, or we may even have  Studio Q Go Live on Ustream or on The Radio.  It just depends on what's going on in the world that day. Scroll down and check out our first dose! See you on the radio.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Ashanti Covers 2 Whitney Classics

She did okay on the first one, but the second one, uh, the jury is still out.  Both songs are hard to sing, so I give her props for even trying. She did better than I could ever do. And the fact that she probably did it as a tribute for our beloved diva Whitney, well that changes things. When someone is paying homage to another it is coming from a good place. She's no Whitney, but who is?! Just like there's only one Aretha, and Patti. I mean let's cut her a little slack for the sentiment. The meanness on Twitter was too mean. Now where's the mic?! Cuz, I'm about to sing Million Dollar Bill! (Hears Whitney screaming in the background saying "No Quencie IN THE HOOP! Not in the MIC.") Lol!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I LOVED BET's New Show "Reed Between the Lines"

Tracee Ellis Ross & Malcom Jamal Warner talk about the show

I was very skeptical about this show being funny only because every promo that I  peeped was corny and wack to me. I hated that I felt that way but honestly each time I saw a promo I would sigh and say to myself "Oh lord here we go!" My sigh was because I thought it was going to be another show I forced myself to watch to support my own. But i would be watching out of moral obligation not because it was must-see TV.  I am so glad I gave it a chance!  I was so WRONG. I laughed out loud throughout the whole episode.  Something I didn't do at the promos.  I even liked it better than the first episode of The Game and Girlfriends. This show I scoffed at is now something I am looking forward to watch. Congrats to the cast and show creator Kellie Griffin for hitting a home run.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

OMG You Must See This 5yr old Slay Nicki Minaj's song Super Bass!

First on Youtube!

Now on Ellen!

This littler girl, Sopia Grace Brownlee is already a superstar singing Nicki Minaj's Super Bass! It already has over 7 million hits. It gets even better, because they got to meet Nicki Minaj on Ellen! Both videos are so friggin amazing. Little kids rock, especially these little girls.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Studio Q Interviews Singer Cory Walker!

Meet Cory Walker a artist who will sing, write, and act his way into your heart! Studio Q caught up with Cory after his background vocal performance with Miki Howard at The Catalina Jazz Club.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Meet Amazing New Artist Abduel Hall!

Studio Q Interview Part 1

Studio Q Interview Part 2

Abduel Hall performs exclusively for Studio Q with me yelling in the audience! Oh yeah I never could contain myself around great sanging.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Studio Q Interviews Sheila E & The E Family

Studio Q interviews Sheila E and The E Family after their performance at The Crenshaw Plaza in Baldwin Hills.

WATCH: Sheila E. And The E. Family [INTERVIEWS]

 New Family Album "Now & Forever" dropped Tuesday September 20, 2011

 Pete Escovedo, Sheila Escovedo, Juan Escovedo, Peter Michael Escovedo

 Sheila E and her legendary father Pete Escovedo

  @The Crenshaw Plaza in Baldwin Hills after the show

 Studio Q interviewing the musical family

Sheila E and her brother Juan Escovedo talks with Studio Q.
Watch and Listen to my interviews with Sheila E. and The E. Family below: