DeeWorks Live! was in the building to cover this event for EliteRadio 97.5FM and WDWL.FM Live! Radio along with the support of Mr. Phil Shootworks Jackson company videographer Jimmy Jam Jam. We had the opportunity to interview the performers as they left the stage which included interviews with Hunter Hayes, The Silver Stars, and of course The Blue Notes. Somehow we missed CP. Lacey who was probably in a rush to get out of the stage makeup he used in his hilariously funny impersonation of Michael Jackson and of course the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
This was a BYOBB event with free food which was not too shabby. The menu consisted of Fried Chicken, Meatballs, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Green Beans, and Yellow Rice. Not a bad event for the price of the tickets. The turn out was great and the event was very well organized.
Mayoral Candidate Mr. Ras Baraka was in the building and seemed to enjoy the music.
Performer Hunter Hayes was definitely a one man show with a big group sound. A 7 time emmy award winner, his passion and performance on stage certainly makes him a class act worth seeing whenever you hear that he is performing. A Montclair born and raised native, Hunter Hayes can certainly have you singing along and even getting up out of your seat as he sang covers to such greats as Al Green, Marvin Gaye and other R&B legends.
The Silver Stars were quite impressive as they harmonized with a melodic sound that left the audience speechless. I am still amazed at some of the high notes that they were able to hit and hold. Another group well worth the ticket price, their singing, dancing, and outfits certainly showed why they have been able to maintain such a high performance standard after 30 years of singing together.
Harold Melvin's Blue Notes were the featured performers of the night, and boy did they perform. These gentleman out of Philadelphia certainly came to town and left their mark on the city of Newark. Taking us back on a musical journey singing songs that reminded us of just how great a musical history this group has and the impact that they have had on the history of music. The Blue Notes certainly live up to the legacy of the late greats Harold Melvin and Teddy Pendergrast.
Kudos to Mr. Late Night Love and Mr. Big Al Benton for putting on an event that started on time and ended in a timely manner and which certainly made the city of Newark proud. The host for the evening was Comedian Willie Asbury who was as sharp as a tack and of course he brought along "President Obama" to commentate.
We look forward to future great events from these producers as they prepare to bring other great acts to the city in the coming months which they have indicated may include The Stylistics and Ray Goodman and Brown artists. When you see the event flyer don't wait, rush out to purchase your tickets because the next event is sure to sell out quickly.
Check out our LiveStream Channel for Video Footage from the event.
On Wednesday, we had the unique honor to be a part of the Live Interactive Tele-Forum - Occupy Wall Street
A Conversation With Justin Wedes and Sandra
Organizers for Occupy Wall Street in New York City
which has inspired over 1,500 similar protests and occupations around the world
We felt it was important to present this broadcast to our listeners to hear first hand from the NYC organizers what the issues and concerns are and what the expected outcome is from this type of action. "Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is inspiring tens of thousands of people in the US and around the world to take a stand for economic justice and for societies that serve the common good. During this Tele-Forum we will have an in-depth discussion with two of the movement's organizers about its origins, current status and future plans. Over the last 2 weeks, Tele-Forum featured speaker Justin Wedes has appeared on WNYC with Brian Lehrer, Democracy Now with Amy Goodman and many other media outlets regarding OWS.
This Tele-Forum is interactive! For at least half of the call, listeners can ask questions and make comments talking directly with the speakers. Listeners with computers can also write questions the speakers can see during the call. We will even set up a Round Table with several callers at a time to discuss certain aspects of OWS. "
Hear the interview below:
Who is "The Working Lady"
Dee Spencer aka DeeWorks, "The Working Lady" is on the rise to being an entertainment mogul. With a passion for entertainment DeeWorks loves the spotlight, but also loves shining that same spotlight on others. "If I can inspire others to find their passions and then follow it, then I feel that I have accomplished one of my life's goals" We are Proud to say that DeeWorks Live! has provided first time opportunities to numerous Artists, Entrepreneurs, Business People, Theater Groups etc. Now Let's Go Yall!!!