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I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog page. I search for content that's entertaing and informative. Radio is evolving before your ear's - and now before your eyes! After a long radio career away from Chicago I feel so blessed to have come full circle, back where it all began... here at V-103.
Plenty of people talk the talk - but Mother Betty Price in Englewood has walked the walk. Every week for nearly 25 years Mrs. Price has managed to feed 5-thousand folks a month!
Feed, Clothe, and Help the Needy (FCHN) www.fchnprogram.com has never turned down a family or individual that needed food or clothing. She and her husband Deacon Price lost their home "twice" to keep the doors open. Help them if you're able http://www.fchnprogram.com/ Also, if you know of others who are quietly doing great things in the community please let me know email@example.com or leave me a voicemail at 312 540-2386.
I love quotes from all people, it could be Dr. Felder at New Faith in Matteson someone like Ghandi. Although the one that always seems to stop me in my tracks is this one:
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down."
- Oprah Winfrey
Glenn is a 25 year radio broadcast veteran. A Chicago native, Cosby entered broadcasting as a grade school sports intern in the late 70’s at WBMX.
In the early 80’s Cosby was a student at Bishop College in Dallas Tx and worked for KNOK-FM (formerly owned by Earl Graves of Black Enterprise Magazine) where he developed as air personality.
He became the youngest operations manager at ABC Radio Networks at age 26. At ABC, Glenn launched America’s first 24-hour urban adult syndicated format, “The Touch,” in 1990. “The Touch” was the first nationwide music format to register #1 ratings (Adults 25-54) in New Orleans at affiliate KMEZ. Cosby first launched “The Touch” in 1990 with 26 affiliate stations. By the time he resigned for family reasons in 1996, the total affiliate count was nearly 80 stations.
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, COSBY / That's So Raven / In Living Color star T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh celebrates her 50th birthday with song, dance, poetry, drama and comedy, in "An Evening with T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh & Friends: A Birthday Benefit for St. Sabina Academy." The celebration also will recognize organizations combating violence, promoting peace and increasing productivity among the young in the Englewood / Auburn/Gresham neighborhoods where she grew up including the Community of St. Sabina, where Rev. Michael Pfleger, leads many of the area's peace initiatives. Dress to impress if you like, but bring your dancing shoes, because T'Keyah plans to finish the evening dancing to her favorite jams. |
Doors open at 7:30PM. The show begins at 8:00PM. There will be a cash bar, silent auction, treats and other items for sale, and a few surprises. In lieu of birthday presents, Keymáh is asking that patrons make donations to the charities being honored. Advance tickets are $25 on the main floor and $20 for the balcony, with a $5 discount until October 1. All tickets are $35 at the door.
Place an ad for your business or a personal, Happy Birthday wish for T'Keyah in the standard size, 5 x 8 Playbill. Business ads: $100 Full Page, $75 Half Page, and $50 Quarter Page; Personal ads: $50 Full Page, $37.50 Half Page and $25 Quarter Page. Send your ad with a contact number to: T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, Inc, 3473 S. King Dr. #438, Chicago, IL 60616 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your cashier's check or money order payment to the same address, or through www.PayPal.com (Send Money) to email@example.com by October 5th. Personal ads may include as many names as will fit, but cannot contain business information.
Ads / payments received after Oct. 5, 2012 cannot be included.
Sponsorships - range from $500 to $2,000. For more info on sponsoring the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird Ticket Sales end on October 1, 2012 (or when tickets are sold out, whichever comes first).
TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED AT: St. Sabina's Church office, 1210 W. 78th Place, Chicago, IL (773) 483-4300
For those traveling from out of town: Midway is the closest airport to St. Sabina and there are many hotels nearby. The Hyatt McCormick Place is the closest hotel is the host and if you are coming from O'Hare, it is more convenient than staying downtown.
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh - In addition to her impressive television work, T'Keyah has performed in over 50 stage productions including The Goodman Theatre's productions of "A Christmas Carol" and "A Raisin in the Sun," The Court Theater's production of "Playboy of the West Indies," Light Operaworks' "Land of Smiles" and her popular self-penned shows, "Some of My Best Friends," "T'Keyah Live," and "Don't Get Me Started." Before leaving Chicago to do her first television series, T'Keyah played Dinah Washington in ETA's popular show, "The Regal Theatre," danced with the Najwa Dance Corps, and sang with Singsation and Rafo International Combo. She was the 1985-86 Miss Black Illinois.
Najwa Dance Corps - "A living archive of dance history", Najwa Dance Corps presents an exciting repertoire that spans the eras of the African-American heritage. Always entertaining, the company's performances showcase a breathtaking diversity of dance styles in a historical context. From the rituals of traditional Africa to the glamorous chorus girls of the swing era, Najwa Dance Corps brings joyous, fascinating life to the different cultures that have contributed to contemporary American dance. T'Keyah joined the Najwa Dance Corps after filling in for a company member as a Regalette in "The Regal Theater."
Tim P.M. - is the funny man who has been cracking people up since his days at Lindblom High School. He has performed in comedy clubs across the country and beyond. A founding member of Mary Wong, a six-turned-five-turned-three-turned-twoturned-defunct sketch and stand-up comedy team, Tim has performed on "Comedy Tonight," "PM Magazine," USA's "Night Flight," and Comedy Central's "Comic Justice." He opened for Whitney Houston, Ray Charles and Kool & the Gang. An old-school showman, Tim is as comfortable crooning as he is telling jokes, but often mixes mirth into his lyrics. He is gearing up for a two-person classic variety show with T'Keyah called, "T&T."
Cynda Williams - is perhaps best known for her debut film MO' BETTER BLUES directed by Spike Lee. Her song from the that film, HARLEM BLUES, went #1 on the R&B charts. That film opened the door to her next performance in Carl Franklin's ONE FALSE MOVE - Cynda has since appeared in numerous films including: Carl Franklin's ONE FALSE MOVEStewart Wade's TRU LOVED, John Nolte's BEAUTIFUL LOSER, Salvador Litvak's WHEN DO WE EAT, Billy Wirth's MACARTHUR PARK, P.J. Castellante's RELAX...IT'S JUST SEX, Darin Scott's CAUGHT UP and Wesley Strick's THE TIE THAT BINDS. She has also performed memorable quality television roles including: BET's HIDDEN BLESSINGS, LIFETIME'S THE COURAGE TO LOVE, HBO's DOROTHY DANDRIDGE, Oprah Winfrey's ABC miniseries, THE WEDDING and PBS' TALES OF THE CITY. Along with Carl Franklin's ONE FALSE MOVE. Cynda and T'Keyah first met when they played singers together in a staged reading of a film that would have starred Esther Rolle.
Cool School Inc. - is living legend Clarence Boykins' many member jazz ensemble. A performer for nearly seventy years, Boykins enjoys making each show the best. The mission of THE COOL SCHOOL, INC., in partnership with the Arts and Entertainment community, is; To provide to clients the performer(s) that most explicitly match the requirements of the client's occasion. To recognize, encourage, and promote the talents of established performers, and to invigorate, activate, and encourage the talents and desires of novice performers. Cool School, Inc. will be the house band for Tim and T'Keyah's upcoming show, "T&T."