Category Archives: Music
Music of the world
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.
This weekend in Killeen Texas, Faith Organization, Kingdom Culture is opening its doors to the community and anyone that wants prayer, hearts healed, to be infused with hope and joy through music to come out this Sunday July 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., at 828 S. Fort Hood Street, Killeen, Texas 76541, to receive your blessing. Community leaders are coming out in unity to lift their voices in prayer for Texas and the United States of America and where-ever the feet of the body of Christ is directed. Come get loved by these joyful men and women of God:
Rapologist: Lachanda Wilson Nicole, Daniel Cold Front Blackellar
Psalmist and Minister: Jamika Willis
Ministers: Trae Crockett and wife Stephanie Monique Crockett Entrepreneur and Marketplace Minister: Phil Smith
Apostles Azeez Jinadu and wife Tonetta Harris Jinadu
and many more
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.
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’s Summer Outdoor festival in Lansing, Illinois, 2025 East 175th at 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m, free admission.
Singer Songwriter Daryl Boyer wants to ignite the fire of Praise and Worship in your church, event or gathering.
by Kathy Brocks
Today Sunday June 22, 2014 I woke to a beautiful morning and what I thought would be a great day of worship. You see I had decided to go to church. I normally watch service via the internet for economic reasons. I am definitely waiting for cash and provisions to manifest itself abundantly in my life.
So, I got dressed. I wore an orange ladies work t-shirt and brown long short pants that go below the knee. It’s actually a few inches from the ankles. You can almost call them pants. Anyway, I get there around 11:30 am and enter through the doors and the folks at the front seemed a little weird. But I ignored it. I made a b-line for the bathroom. I travel all the way from the south side of Chicago and I had frozen pineapple and water along the way so you know my bladder was full.
So, I do the do and wash the palms and flanges and make my way into the sanctuary. I hear and see people getting baptized. I do not like to walk around when people are getting baptized cause its a special moment. For me it’s as important as making the prayer confession of faith. If you recall when Jesus got baptized all stood and watch silently as God spoke over him. So, I figure why not do the same.
Now, the 11:15 am service which is the third service of the day is available via the internet. The church is open to the general public. The services are recorded via video and audio from the hired media people and/or volunteers. There are no signs indicating pictures can not be taken in the sanctuary or of the worship team on stage.
However, when I took out my camera a part of the media and a member of the church to take a picture of the worship team I was told I could not take a picture. I asked why and the usher who made a b-line for me said cause Pastor Bill Winston said so. I replied, but the whole service is on the internet. So you mean to tell me I can use a phone or any device to record them via internet but I can not snap one picture? The usher said that’s right you can not take a picture, only the professionals can take a picture. I thought to myself. I have been a part of the media for several years now. I let them know I was doing a story on the worship team and still was told only professionals can take pictures. I was asked to turn off my camera. So, I turned off my camera.
Then I asked, can I look at the service via my phone and take a picture. By this time one of the ministers approached me. The minister said I can not take a picture of my cell phone internet broadcast of the service but I can view the service via my cell phone. I said ok. Then the minister asked me if I could take a gun into the church cause I said this is a public place. I thought that is odd to ask me about guns. What was he going to do shoot me. But in Illinois you can carry guns into public places with proper licensing and training. Heck the police do all the time on and off duty.
Anyway, I showed them that my camera was off and the black hard case camera cap was securely on the phone. Now, since the bag I use for the camera does not actually fit the camera. I have to work it into the bag. I either sit to do it or make sure my hands are free. Now at the time I was carrying my green rain jacket purse, camera bag, camera and cellphone. I was a bit full trying not to drop my stuff. I asked them to please move out of my personal space and all 2, 4, 6 and 8 of them refused. I tried walking away since nothing was turned on to find a seat, like I often tell my radio listeners. Just walk away rather than engage in argument.
All of the ushers followed me. Now, I am 5 feet 6 1/2 about 200 pounds but I don’t look it. Sometimes I look smaller, thinner. These men ranged from 5 foot 4 to 6 ft 4 all well over 200 pounds. I moved to the front area of the sanctuary just trying to get away from these harassing men and settled so I could enjoy the worship. But, they followed me and said it is a public place and they can invade my personal if they want to. I asked them all including the minister to please get out of my personal space. So, finally I just walked up to the area where the pastor and his family sits since the space was empty and the first obese usher about 5 foot 4 that started this whole mess says , you can’t sit here are if it were a shrine. I said I just want to worship without you in my personal space.
So, then more ushers came. Telling to take it to the side. I said I am just trying to worship. So, I said to the man in the blue tie, you lead the way and I will follow. I told him I do not want them continuing to touch me. When men are that aggressive, you never allow them to walk behind you. My parents taught me, men are not always gentlemen. My father was in law enforcement.
I walked to the side and they are still talking in my face trying to explain the no camera policy. I said I complied, just let me worship. The man in the blue tie said they would feel better if you put the camera in your bag. I said have faith I will. I said I will when I get comfortable. Like I said its hard to jumble everything and I must take care not to drop or damage my camera. I wasn’t even allowed to sit. I was trying to view the service on my phone since that was allowed. Its easier when others are taller than you. It gets hard to see over them.
The next thing I know they called the Forest Park Police to have me escorted from the building cause its their private property. The ushers, not pastor Winston. I was told they are anointed to keep order. Actually, its my property too. You see Pastor Winston said long ago that the church of Living Word Christian Center belongs to the members. I am tithing member, so basically, I was kicked out of my property cause a group of men wanted to control ‘this woman’. The funny thing is I had already complied. My rights to worship was violated, as a U.S. citizen was violated, my rights as a member of the church was violated and when I asked them to stop touching me and to please move from my personal space that was violated. I was harassed. They followed me all over the church and then embarrassed me by having me escorted from the church for complying with their wishes by the Forest Park Police department. The police officer said if I want to take pictures then start ‘my own church’. The police, the illegal enforcers of the church?
After I left. I turn the program on via my cell phone and the funny thing is then the Pastor got up front and said this is not entertainment. Then he said, sometimes we don’t love when we should just cause someone does not do everything you want.
Now, I do understand protocol. I understand order. I was an usher for several years at another church. I worked in a few areas of the church ministry. But, what is odd is that, the members of the choir make a living singing. They have record deals, sell cd’s, their services. There are tapes of the services sold. There are concerts at the church. There are offerings being taken up to pay the worship leaders.
Although worship is meant to usher or assist you with connecting with Jesus through the Holy Spirit, our comforter here on earth, where in the bible does it say to hate other Christians and to mistreat and badger women. Since when is complying not enough. This is why women do not submit. This is why the world has trouble understanding the church. The church becomes legalistic and only respects those they choose to respect instead of all as Jesus commanded in John 13:34, 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Added note, 06/23/2014, I asked the man in the blue tie, which was an usher or minister I do not know cause he did not identify himself, to go get the pastor of the church and he refused and continued spouting the camera policy and invading my personal space.
The following are photos and videos of today. I only have video because they were so harassing I was not able to set camera function to photo only. It was still on video +photo which I used for an awards event.
Videos of the service, one from car via internet. Minister Jones said I could record the service via the internet on my cell phone with my camera but outside of the inside church sanctuary.
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Last night was absolutely amazing. The performance artist raised the praise at Rock da Spot, cafe of Philadelphia Church presented by Alternative. There were 19 performers: Cedrick, Articulite, Justin aka Jay-Dawg, Eddie Sterling and Strongheart, Legacy, Street Prophet, Brit Nicole, Trinity Brothers: Conclave, Download, Trinity, Aye ‘Alex’ Sanford, Kaylen, Ms. Odeta, D.H. and the Next Level Band, Dance Troop-Taking Notes, Cell Block, Isaiah aka 7Tre, Lamar Simms and Conclave doing solo.
Markasa, the founder of the Alternative, put together this event for the purpose of drawing in souls, going outside the walls of the church to reach the lost. Markasa’s next event will allow for open mic. A few of my first time favorites are Aye ‘Alex’ Sanford, The tattooed Saint Tay Spears, Articulite of Hot Sauce Poetry at 1539 S. Pulaski Rd Chicago Illinois talked about protecting your heart by not giving away your “Soy Sauce”, a euphemism for not fornicating ; Cell Blok relates poetry to the streets and how God can reach you no matter where you are at; Street Prophet speaks up for the silent voices and the handsome Legacy of Legacy Musik, Shepherd Express Best of 2013 Winner. Legacy stepped out in boldness and went into worship. Ladies, that is very hot. A man who prays makes your heart flutter. All these men and women are prayer warriors. They love Jesus with all that got and what they got is the good news of Jesus Christ. See one of Legacy’s You Tube video called “My Side”.
Isaiah Jay aka 7Tre performs tonight at the Philadelphia Church in a production by Alternative called “The Return”. The purpose of the event is to offer alternative options to present the gospel of Jesus to those that do not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. So, in short, it’s a show for all people. There will be Fine Arts performers of all kinds from singers to dancers, rappers to mimes. This is a show not to be missed.
Isaiah aka 7Tre graciously gave the LUTG RADIO and ACAW Media a quote.
“It is an honor to have being led to co-labor with Markasa Chambers, CEO & Founder at The Alternative. I’m a child and servant of The Lord God. I’m here to serve humanity with my gift(s) and talent(s).
Every blue moon we can all use an encouraging word or gesture. A pat on the back or a bit of inspiration to continue on our faith walk. Even if he/she isn’t a believer. This is what my music is all about!!!
Uplifting, inspiring, and encouraging my fellow man/woman in truth and
in The Spirit of Love. I love you!!! Now
c’mon out and let’s put that pep back in your steps…
All GTG(GloryToGod)!!! Thanks! “
The Philadelphia church is located at
By now, you may you’ve seen the video of Solange Knowles, Beyoncé’s sister continue verbal conversation while entering an elevator.
The issue is Solange took the conversation from verbal to physical. Solange got in the face Jay-Z and then swung on him. Jay-Z holding out his arms to prevent her from hitting him. Solange then kicks Jay-Z in the chest. Which must people in any culture know this is beyond way out-of-bounds. The is more than a sign of no respect and sign of a drug or mental problem.
To get out of control to the point you are screaming and yelling when you are not in any physical danger states something is definitely wrong. I just got to give props to Jay-Z cause He did not hit a woman who some men would have knocked her on her butt. Beyoncé, appeared to fear for the mental state of her sister. I say this cause a sister is unique in that, when they are in danger the body stance is defensive and when they are in danger of hurting themselves the posture is more of empathetic allowing the sister to be restrained.
The hope is that whatever is going on with Solange is that she will seek and accept real help.