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This Weekend in Review: The Inheritance

 

It’s a Yes!
Saturday I saw a musical reading of a stage play called “The Inheritance” written by
Monica Patton and Bobby Daye. Sonia Surratt is the director and Mahmoud Khan is the musical director. Premise: bastard daughter with chip on her shoulder returns home to a drug addict mother after the death of the matriarch.
The breakdown, Fania (Fa-ni-a)Bourn plays the daughter, Milla. Chawanya (Cha-wan-ya) Hayes plays Wilhelmina, upper crust drug addict mother; Renee Lockett is Louisa, the housemaid and long time friend of Milla’s grandmother; Gabriel Mudd is Leland, the nephew of Louisa and in love with his cousin Milla. Rodrigo Ignacio Cruz is Arnaud the married man Milla is scooting around in her bed. Anthony Turner is Tommy, the successful drug deal/addict boyfriend of Wilhelmina.
Ensemble cast, Adam Lasalle is Mr. FItzpatrick the lawyer; Erica Deloach is Violet, funny gospel singer and the 911 operator, Marc Rogers is Mr. Wellington Drummer is Christopher Singleton.
After the play completed the audience got to ask questions. So that the writers can determine what needs improvements.
The cast was very convincing. The audience was fully invested. We did get a bit thrown off by the song during the funeral scene. It wasn’t your typical sound, but it stole the scene. You could not help but to laugh.
Chawanya Hayes as WIlhelmina was so good, Most know Chawanya from her music. Fania Bourne as the angry 28-year-old in need of love truly showed why she got the lead. Makes me wish I had seen her in dream girls also. All of the actors were just a delight to watch.
We, the audience,  genuinely liked this production. This is a good date night theatrical performance. Check with eta creative arts for a full production schedule.

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Eta magic box series snags Fania Bourn for The Inheritance musical

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Fania Bourn

Fabian Bourn is a Mom first then an actress who kicked the but of illness.  Fania’s social media Facebook page shows posts for five different plays and musicals. The titles are: In De Beginnin’ , Dream girls as Deena, , To Kill A Mocking Bird as Calpurnia, The Who’s: Tommy as Acid Queen and Hairspray-as an extra dancer.  If Fania is pushing this hard in 2017 as she did in 2016 the breakthrough to success is within reach. You can see the talented and hopeful Fania Bourn on January 21, 2017 at the eta Magic Box series “The Inheritance” musical reading.  Admission is free for two show 3 p.m and 7 p.m., 7558 South Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

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Inheritance: Singer Chawanya Hayes hits the theatrical stage

The Inheritance: ft Chawanya Hayes

Chawanya Hayes Instagram Social Media Page

Chawanya Hayes

Chawanya Hayes Instagram Social Media Page

Singer Chawanya Hayes performing in a staged musical reading, “The Inheritance” presented by the eta Magic Box series, January 21, 2017, two shows 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 7558 S. Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois, free admission but donation suggested.

Chawanya Hayes is a great singer you ought to hear.  You have heard her music  on LUTG RADIO and many other music outlets.

Artists: How to help fans find your shows

Good Example of making it super easy for fans to attend shows, http://ayesanford.com/

Good Example of making it super easy for fans to attend shows.  Aye Sanford shows date, location and when you click on it you can get more details, http://ayesanford.com/

The best way to get more fans, new fan and people to show up for your performances is to make your events super easy to find.  The first step is to create a website.  You can do this for Free via Wix.com .  The is the one I, Kathy Brocks of LUTG RADIO, use so if there are others then by all means use them after doing your research of the company to make sure they intend on sticking around for a while.  Next create a “show or event” page that lets everyone know about your next upcoming show name, location, cost and how to purchase tickets or whether its free.

Then, tell readers, googlers, social media darlings a little something about you and your style of music.  Tell people where they can buy your music via digital download or CD.  You also, want to push your SWAG or Artist t-shirts and other apparel.  Each time you do a show upload a 30 second or 2 minute clip of the show to engage people or post it to your social media pages.  Engage fans by asking questions on social media.  Ask them about their favorite song, vacation, inspiration and share yours.  Do not tell it all, just chat briefly for a few minutes daily or weekly.

Good example of show dates and locations, http://www.skylarkaylyn.com/

Good example of show dates and locations,
http://www.skylarkaylyn.com/

Remember, to not seek to find fault.  Fans sometimes get overly excited when meeting a talented artist such as yourself.  Just remind them, success is a daily process of choices and we are all just people working on making a living at what we love the most, music and performing.  Let fans know you love them like a sister or brother.  Do not encourage romance.  Some fans got enough fantasy going on in their own heads already.  Also, pray for your fans daily.  It is a blessing to their lives.  Its feels good to know someone is praying for you.  Keep this in mind as you go about grinding and working hard to achieve your dreams of reaching the masses with the gospel through music and artistic performances.  Included are screenshots of artists that do a good job helping fans to attend their next performance.

I play music and performances on air for free currently.  The main requirement is be a Christian artist and provide clean material.  Tae Spears is an example of why LUTG RADIO offers free airplay for artists.  Check out 16 Bars,

Nikeya Young performing Saturday July 16th at Joy summer outdoor festival

Nikeya Young performing Saturday July 16th at Joy’s Summer Outdoor festival in Lansing, Illinois, 2025 East 175th at 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m, free admission.

Nikeya Young performing at Joy's Annual Summer Outdoor Festival http://www.nikeyayoung.com/#!media/c3kt

Nikeya Young performing at Joy’s Annual Summer Outdoor Festival
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Music Icon Prince Rodgers Nelson is Dead

Prince, a music icon dead.  Prince suffered from issues relating to the flu.  The Artist made an emergency stop in the state of Illinois on April 15, 2016 to get treatment at an Illinois hospital for a few hours.  Upon release Prince performed in concert.  Prince was found in his home, in Chanhassen, Minnesota, unresponsive earlier today April 21, 2016.

Prince began his career in 1976 at the age of 17 writing songs for Pepe Willie and doing demos in the studio with Chris Moon which lead to Warner Bros and Purple Rain.  Its a sad day cause the Prince is gone.  Pray for his soul, family, friends and fans as we remember him and enjoy the legacy Prince left.

Ebony Archer Nominated and 2016 tour

Hey Hey Hey Chicago’s Own Ebony Archer heard on LUTG RADIO is nominated as Solo Pop Artist of the year for the Prayze Factor People’s Choice Award. The awards show runs all weekend from April 22-24, 2016. Ebony Archer scheduled to perform on April 24th.  The Prayze Factor Peoples Choice awards is an awards show for independent gospel artists.

Archer is also nominated for Outstanding Female Vocalist for the Independent Artists Christian Music Awards 2016 .  Archer kicks off her 2016 tour The Sounds of Ebony June 24, 2016

Book Fire and Love Worship Encounter with Singer Songwriter Daryl Boyer

Singer Songwriter Daryl Boyer wants to ignite the fire of Praise and Worship in your church, event or gathering.

Draw in the crowds with Fire and Love Worship www.darylboyer.com

Draw in the crowds with Fire and Love Worship
http://www.darylboyer.com

Bill Winston hosts 2016 Star Studded Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston Hosts Annual Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston Hosts
Annual Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston’s organization is hosting a star-studded conference at this year’s annual Missions and Ministry Conference.  The conference is an opportunity for the average Joe and Jane to get a job at the career fair and pick up some knowledge from the pros on “how to get to the stage of success”.  This success could be in the entertainment industry, business, television rating, law, medical, civil rights or ministry.  The Hollywood stars speaking are Megan Good and husband Devon Franklin, Laz Alonso, LisaRaye McCoy, Brian White, Bre’ly Evans, Robi Reed, VP of BET talent and casting of Orginal programming, Traci Lynn Blackwell.  Former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Director Theodore ‘Ted’ Shaw and Editor at Large for Essence Magazine Mikki Taylor.  One other person you will want to see is Marcus Lamb, Founder and President of Daystar Television prophesied to be the number one television network by Prophet Brian Carn.

The conference is at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park, Illinois.

Daytime workshops: Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1

o   7:30AM to 3:00PM (registration fee required).

o   Topics include branding, leadership development, financial management, organizational strategy, social media marketing and much more.

Evening sessions: 6:00PM to 9:00PM (Free onsite childcare is provided).

The 2016 Missions and Marketplace Conference is presented by the Joseph Business School in association with The Merge Symposium, Living Word Christian Center, Living Word Bible Training Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Walgreens.

Speaker information can be found mm.billwinston.org. For more information or to register for daytime workshops, visit the website, call 866.816.4653 or follow @drbillwinston on Twitter.

Key Note Speakers:

Dr. Bill Winston, Founder of the Joseph Business School and Senior Pastor, Living Word Christian Center;

DeVon Franklin, Film producer and New York Times Bestselling author and wife Meagan Good, Actress/Producer and New York TimesBestselling author;

Theodore “Ted” Shaw, Civil Rights Activist, Attorney and Professor;

Donald Lawrence, GRAMMY Award-winning Songwriter and Producer;

Marcus Lamb, Founder and President, Daystar Television Network;

Sophia Nelson, Activist, Speaker and Author;

Steve Pemberton, Author and VP/Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance,

Speakers:

Tameka Montgomery, Associate Administrator, SBA, Office of Entrepreneurial Development;

Dr. Cindy Jacobs, Prophet, Author and Founder, Generals of Intercession;
Traci Lynn Blackwell, SVP, Current Programs, The CW Network;

Ellen Rakieten, Television Producer and CEO, Ellen Rakieten Entertainment; Laurieann Gibson, Creative Director, The Haus of Gaga;

Dondre Whitfield, Actor and Producer

Pastor Mark Baker, Senior Pastor, Greater Works Ministries;

Robi Reed, Vice President, Talent and Casting, Original Programming, BET; Christian Keyes, Actor and Recording Artist;

Bre’ly Evans, Actress, Host, and Motivational Speaker;

Mikki Taylor, Author and Editor-at-Large, Essence Magazine;

Brian J. White, Actor and Producer,

LisaRaye McCoy, Actress, Producer and Entrepreneur;

Apostle Steven Garner, Author and Founder, Global Strategic Alliance;

Belinda Whitfield, CPA and Founder and CEO, Whitfield and Association;

David Cordeau, Associate Pastor, King Jesus International Ministry;

Wess Morgan, Pastor and Stellar and Dove-nominated Recording Artist;

Jonathan McReynolds, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter

The Phenomenal Performer Natalie Cole is at rest with Jesus at age 65

Natalie Cole, performer, singer, actress went home to Jesus passing on at the age of 65 on December 31, 2015 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Natalie Cole suffered from complications of an organ transplant and Hepatitis C infection. Ms. Cole believed it was due to drug abuse from 30 years prior during the 70’s and 80’s. Natalie Cole is survived by her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole. The memory her family shares is strength. Natalie drew on her strength of her faith in life and death. Natalie is at rest with Jesus and her legacy will live on as a bright shining star. Natalie shared the same “strive” fervor of her father Nat King Cole, whose voice broke down racial barriers of 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Let’s thank God for the gift He allowed us to experience in Nat King Cole and the 65 years of blessing in the heritage of Natalie Cole. Enjoy a little piece of the joy the Cole family brought to the world in the songs “Fall in love” and “Unforgettable”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKCyUe4syc4

Links for Natalie Cole
Official Website, http://www.nataliecole.com/articles.html
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/nataliecoleofficial
Twitter, https://twitter.com/NatalieCole
Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/nataliecoleofficial/
Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/NatalieColeMusic

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