Archive for February, 2012

Wednesday 2/29/12  4pm (PST) on KCLA-FM & Thursday 3/1/12  9am (PST)/9pm (PST) on KLED Live FM

Hello All Underground Dwellers…..I want to call your attention to RICHARD ROSSEREntertainer, children’s author, musical composer, motivational speaker and creator of “Piggy Nation” ….. a series of books that present a positive message to kids AND parents in an amusing update of the “golden rule.”

Richard Rosser – Creator of “Piggy Nation”

Entertainer, children’s author, cartoonist, musical composer and motivational speaker Richard Rosser has taken on the task of ridding the world of “piggy behavior” and bad etiquette. After watching someone take a parking space from his mother-in-law, Rosser decided it was enough! No more drivers parking in two spaces. No more dogs pooping on neighbors’ lawns. No more leaving the toilet seat up. No more texting while driving. No more cell phones ringing in the movie theatre.

Rosser is the creator of “Piggy Nation,” a series of children’s books that focus on piggy behavior and presenting a positive message to youngsters in an amusing update of the “Golden Rule.” “Piggy Nation” was launched in 2010 with “Piggy Nation The Musical,” which was performed by middle school students at The Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades, California.

Momentum is rapidly mounting for “Piggy Nation” with the creation of a comic strip (already appearing in the Oklahoma City Sunday Oklahoman) and his newest children’s chapter book “Piggy Nation: Let’s Go Camping.”

Having worked in children’s programming at Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel, Rosser notes that his children’s books are a natural outlet to vent his frustration with piggy behavior. Teaming with illustrator Shane Sowell (The Simpsons, King of the Hill), the two have created a family of fun characters and real-life situations.

Rosser performs and speaks at school assemblies, community groups, civic clubs and organizations.

Musical Artists Include: The Cast of Piggy Nation, Fang-I Lui & The Grown Ups! 

Broadcast # 110

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at

Direct Links also on website:

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Richard Rosser

Fang-I Lui

The Grown Ups

Coast To Coast Training For The Soul!

Retro Black History Month Wrap-Up & Women’s Month Celebration!

Musical Artists Include: Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Martin Luther King Jr., Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Broadway Inspirational Voices, Lou Rawls, Diane Reeves, Joan Faulkner, Gustav Czic, Ava DuPree, Maya Mikki, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stephanie McKay, Rogue, Cynix, Ray Naccari, Mike O. Band, Nakia Henry, Melina Rochelle & Lara Johnston!

Broadcast # 5,6,7,8

Back To One Retrospect Broadcast!

In the mode of celebrating our 2nd successful year, going back to the very 1st 4 shows in review!


Musical Artists Include: Seeed/Germany, Kazumi Morohoshi/Japan, Nagel & Phillips/LA, Jimmy Z. & The Z Tribe/LA, H.B. Vitale/NYC, ty Stephens/NYC, Gifted/ Las Vegas, Carol Hatchett/LA, Thijs Van Der Linden/Holland, Stephanie McKay/NYC, Alyson Williams & Valeris Simpson/NYC, Sandra Reaves-Phillips/NYC,Lacy aka Uncle Earl!

Show # 1,2,3,4

Musical Artists Include: Porter & Jaymie Elliott, TnT , Splash, Thomas Schalch, Daniel Paul Nelson, Stepworthy The Freedom Dweller, DJ Yurak, The Originals, Stephen Edgerton, David Rolleston & Pavel Rokyta!

Broadcast # 109

Wednesday 2/22/12  4pm (PST) on KCLA-FM & Thursday 2/23/12  9am (PST)/9pm (PST) on KLED Live FM

The Underground Experience Presents Uncle Earl’s Birthday Jam featuring Pop/Electro Dance Artists Porter & Jaymie Elliott and Mr. Chris Dupre – Producer/Director/Choreographer & Founder of True Vision Entertainment!


Porter and Jaymie Elliott are a completely original duo. While their pop music is very commercial, it still embodies a high level of integrity and artistic substance. They are their own studio creation, not relying on any outside writers/producers and are ready to release their vision of music, art and fashion to the world, IF the world is ready for them…

Not ones to rely on just their capable voices, they are true “show people,” staging their shows with dancers, wardrobe changes and high energy. Porter writes most of the material and co-produces it with Jaymie Elliott who has a very defined vision for what she wants to deliver to the audience.

Porter learned music producing directly from one of the most famous and successful music producers in the business, Narada Michael Walden. Walden, who worked with such industry icons as Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, saw the talent and drive in the young musician and brought him on as one of his associate producers. Porter’s main influences are other self-contained music machines like Prince and George Michael. Porter and Jaymie Elliott’s sound takes pages out of Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Black Eyed Peas.

They are already working on new music and are always working on their live performances, something they take very seriously. Today, they are some of the most talented young artists on the scene, writing, producing, singing and performing their own music, with their own band. People who hear them play and see them perform know this is not the same old sound or group. They are artists who have found a way to blend musical categories, old and new styles, and in the process, create something totally unique.


Special Note – See Porter & Jaymie Elliott Next Wed. February 29th @ 7:30pm LIVE at SKINNY’S

4923 Lankershim Blvd.      North Hollywood, California


Producer, Director, Choreographer and Entrepreneur are all titles used to describe Chris Payne Dupré. With a keen eye for detail and the insight of a visionary. Chris has created works on stage and screen that have captivated audiences the world over.

As Supervising Choreographer on NBC’s hit reality television show “America’s Got Talent”, Chris worked to transform contestants weekly from rank amateurs to world-class entertainers. His choreography has also been featured on shows such as Sister Sister, the Soul Train Awards and HBO’s Arliss. He has even choreographed dynamic performances for the world-famous Laker Girls. Renowned musical artists have also sought out Chris’ signature moves, such as Prince, rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, Latin singing sensation Chayanne and rock icons Jane’s Addiction.

“Amazing job you have done this season. Truly organized, and creative, getting the best out of the acts.”

Jason Raff, Executive Producer America’s Got Talent 5

Training in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Salsa, among other dance disciplines, has allowed Chris to perform as a dancer for Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue and Enrique Iglesias. He has danced on the Academy Awards, the made-for-TV movie “Cinderella”, in the cult classic film “Newsies” and in the Original Broadway Cast of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida”. Through dance, Chris has had the privilege of working with such notable directors as Rob Reiner (Rumor Has It), Robert Zemeckis (A Christmas Carol), Tom Hanks (That Thing You Do), Chris Columbus (Rent) and John Landis (Pepsi).

As an Associate Producer, Chris’ work can be seen in the forthcoming independent film “Sugar”, his ability as a director is apparent in the web series “Does Your Mama Know” and this entrepreneur has recently been investing time in creating his brand, True Vision Entertainment. TVE Studios, the rental production facility he owns is rapidly becoming a rental favorite in the LA production facility market. It is also the home of his production company True Vision Entertainment Inc., a budding new entertainment think tank that develops and produces bold, original content for the entertainment industry and beyond.

True Vision Entertainment celebrates the one-year anniversary of the acquisition of this sound stage and continues to improve the space with renovations such as soundproofing, updating power sources, installing rigging/grid points and a cyc wall. The TVE sound stage offers 3,300 square feet, 20-foot ceilings, 200 amp single phases cam lock drop power, a full lighting equipment package, on-site parking and easy access to downtown from the 101, 110, and 5 freeways. Ample restrooms, a kitchen and lounge are also included in our current amenities.

In the past year, TVE joined in alliance with the Center for the Cinematic Arts and established film festival director Brian Hammers to create Indie Cinema Series, a quarterly film festival for short films that provides industry panel feedback to filmmakers.

TVE began a bi-yearly photography event, Photo Roulette. Photo Roulette offers an exclusive opportunity for dancers, actors, musicians and artists to participate in three separate photo shoots with three notable and varied photographers all in one day for one affordable price. The event is a one-stop shop for all promotional photo needs.


Musical Artists Include: Porter & Jaymie Elliott, TnT , Splash, Thomas Schalch, Daniel Paul Nelson, Stepworthy The Freedom Dweller, DJ Yurak, The Originals, Stephen Edgerton, David Rolleston & Pavel Rokyta!

Broadcast # 109


Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at

Direct Links also on website:

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Porter & Jaymie Elliott

Chris Dupre

T n T (Terrell Olagbegi & Taurean Simmon)

Splash D

Thomas Schalch

Daniel Paul Nelson

Stepworthy The Freedom Dweller

DJ Yurak

The Originals

Stephen Edgerton

David Rolleston

Pavel Rokyta

Marishka Phillips Workshop

The Underground Experience Presents Artist/Producer Khalil Siyam & Worldwide Performer Jesse “Justice” Smith!

Get Ready For A Jam Packed Hour Of Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding & Side-Splitting Commentary!


Musical Artists Include: Khalil, Burkhard Mahler, Feritta, Mesha, LeRoia, Teddy FX Rollins & Cory George!

Broadcast # 108

The Underground Experience Presents Artist/Producer Khalil Siyam & Worldwide Performer Jesse “Justice” Smith!

Wednesday 2/15/12 4pm (PST) on KCLA-FM & Thursday 2/16/12 9am (PST) / 9pm (PST) on KLED Live FM

Get Ready For A Jam Packed Hour Of Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding & Side-Splitting Commentary!


Passion and perseverance have led to the release of Siyam’s debut LP, “Sacred Ceremonial Ground.” Siyam achieved much success from his first release, “My Soul Purpose.” A “great album” review from Jason Pulaski of KUCI 88.9FM,       3 and 1/2 stars from Liam Thomson of based in England.


(Pronounced SEE-YOM) was born on Nov. 19 in Santa Monica, Calif. He moved to an unincorporated area between the cities of Arcadia and Monrovia where at an early age, he developed a passion for music. Siyam caught an appearance by Run-DMC and Jam-Master Jay on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and it was then that he knew hip-hop music was his destiny. LL Cool J, Rakim and the Sugar Hill Gang are some of his influences.


Began creating his own mixes and scratches using his family’s old eight-track unit that had a turntable he used for spinning records with Break Beats. His first recordings were made in 1986, and he went by the name of Def K.  Siyam continued his journeys with hip-hop continually writing, rapping, free-styling and performing. In 1992, he began a demo project in Pasadena featuring “Lost in The Darkness which caught attention.,” Siyam approached music directors at Power 106 and his song made it to air on the station’s “Make it or Break it”-type show. Listeners responded favorably to the song, but the show was soon cancelled and Siyam had to find another outlet for his music.


  Enrolled in recording engineering classes at Pasadena City College (PCC). It was there that he became friends with music producer Matt Lavella who has produced several of Siyam’s songs. Siyam took a hiatus but believes that some of his best work has been created since the birth of his son. Oct. 2003, Siyam’s hit the radio airwaves again on KUCI-FM (88.9) at U.C. Irvine in regular rotation. Siyam released his 2nd full length album in October 2011 titled, “13 Is The Number” with a compilation Album coming out titled, A Killer’s Point of View.


Jesse “Justice” Smith

Has been in Hollywood for many years, but it was his role as the biggest American Gladiator on the hit NBC Show American Gladiators, standing at 6’8 and weighing almost 300 lbs with 22 inch biceps followed by a world wide Tina Turner Tour, that got him global attention.

Born in Detroit, MI

To a military household, (his father was a Sergeant Major in the Army), Justice was raised in Columbia, SC from the age of 1 until he was around 8 years old when his father was transferred to Germany. Justice in Germany until he was in the 10th grade and then relocated back with is family to attend high school and play basketball in South Carolina. However at the age of 10 Justice’s life would change forever… He saw the movie Conan the Barbarian and the mammoth physic of its star Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Decided to attend Alcorn State University where he majored in Agriculture Animal science /Pre.Veterinary MD.

He went for awhile and was then recruited to play basketball overseas, so he headed to live the next chapter of his life in Switzerland in 1996 to be a model at one of the top agencies there, 7 Modeling. He began to book commercials and print ads and landed a coveted campaign for Adidas with print ads and billboards all over Europe. After a few years, Justice decided that he wanted to come back to the States and pursue acting.


Wasn’t back three days, working out at the world famous Muscle Beach in Venice, California when he was spotted by the casting director for the syndicated hit reality sports series “Battle Dome,” best described as the “WWF” meets “American Gladiators.” The show aired from 1999-2001. Justice followed that with small roles in such movies as “Like Mike” (Lil’ Bow Wow), “Biker Boyz” (Laurence Fishburne and Derek Luke) and his TV credits include “The Gilmore Girls,” “NCIS Los Angeles”“WWF Smack Down,” the T series “Wanted,” “The Mansfield 12” and commercials for Nike and Coors Beer.


Booked NBC’s The American Gladiators Series in 2009 which brought him world wide attention including that of Tina Turner. After the show wrapped, Tina Turner, personally requested him to join her on World Tour as one the NINJA’s. Justice can be seen as Brut, The Frost Giant, in the May 2011 Marvel Comic Movie and Thor.


Took on the art of Martial Arts and is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Dow. He has fought as an MMA fighter, is a student and a teacher of Khmar Boxing ( kickboxing ) in Long Beach and most known for the “Jumper Flying Knees.”  Justice is currently putting together a national tour, to bring martial arts to inner cities across America, as a form of discipline and healthy living training for kids around the inner city of Los Angeles, at no cost.


Musical Artists Include: Khalil, Burkhard Mahler, Feritta, Mesha, LeRoia, Teddy FX Rollins & Cory George!

Broadcast # 108

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at

Direct Links also on website:

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Khalil Siyam

Jesse “Justice” Smith

Burkhard Mahler




Teddie FX Rollins

Cory George

Marishka Phillips

Wednesday 2/8/12 4pm (PST) on KCLA-FM & Thursday 2/9/12 9am (PST) / 9pm (PST) on KLED Live FM

The Underground Experience Presents “That Rogue Romeo” Performance Artist – Kevin Stea & “The Funk-It-Be-Army Master” – Mr Stevie Hawkins!


Kevin Alexander Stea is an American dancer, choreographer, actor,  singer, director and model.

Stea was born in Hollywood, California, and is half-Caucasian and half-Chinese. He grew up in various places in the United States (Los Angeles, California; Marlette, Michigan; Eugene, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Santa Fe, New Mexico), then completed his high school education in Singapore on a scholarship at the United World College of South East Asia, where he received the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Following that, he went on to the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, which he left to pursue a dance career.

A gymnast while in his youth, Stea began dancing seriously while he was at college.

A year after his first dance job, he was hired by Madonna as a dance captain, dancer and assistant choreographer on her 1990 Blond Ambition Tour. Stea appeared several times in the documentary Truth or Dare, which was made about the tour. Subsequently, Stea danced and assisted with choreography for Michael Jackson. He has also worked with numerous other high-profile music acts including Prince, Ricky Martin, Janet Jackson, George Michael,David Bowie, Celine Dion, Macy Gray, Anastacia, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Tony Bennett, and the Pussycat Dolls.

Stea has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, mainly in dancer roles, including:

Newsies, Melrose Place, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Showgirls, The Birdcage, Charlie’s Angels, Friends, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Rent, Scrubs and Naked Boys Singing. He has appeared in over 50 commercials, most notably for Gap, Old Navy and Pepsi. Stea also spent several years in Italy, performing, singing and choreographing on a variety shows including Buona Domenica, Non Dimenticate Lo Spazzolino Da Denti and Carramba Che Sorpresa. He also sings and performs under the name That Rogue Romeo.


Welcome to the Funk-It-Be Army!

Music is Stevie Hawkins’ passion. He grew up listening to and working to master a wide variety of music on drums and vocals. He plays and sings everything from jazz, to rock, to soul, pop, latin, blues, funk and R&B. Stevie is an extremely versatile player with an instinctive and distinctive style of drumming and singing. His inborn natural abilities combined with years of formal training cause him to play and sing with feel, style, finesse and technique. He has received numerous musical awards throughout his career.

Stevie has played drums for legendary artists:

John Lee Hooker, Percy Sledge, Brook Benton, Chuck Berry, Dee Clark, Chubby Checker, Ace Cannon, Johnny Rodrigeuz, Ed Bruce, Gregg Allman, and The Ink Spots. Others he’s shared the stage with include Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Alice Cooper, Bertie Higgins, Jeff Carson, Razzy Bailey, Daryle Singletary and Doug Stone.

Between 2001 and 2003 Stevie recorded The Georgia Jam CD tracks.

A Southern Rock fusion of Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Folk, Soul and Country. The tracks were recorded on a portable stereo Digital Audio Tape recorder with a stereo microphone placed onstage with a direct line from the PA system for capturing the vocals and horns. The album of the same name was released in 2005 by Emphasis Records. None of the songs on Georgia Jam were rehearsed with the exception of “Honest Man”. The musicians were from the era of sensing, and things could happen on the spot.

In 2006 Stevie released “High Time” a Blues/Soul album with Johnny “Guitar” Brown, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Terrell “Cool” Robinson and Wally Tarado.

2011 brings us “What The Funk?”

The album containing 19 tracks spans the world of Funk music from the 60’s to the present. Featuring some of the best in their genres: Soul Diva Jocelyn Brown, Sista Monica Parker, Tony Lindsay, D’Layna, Funk Dogg, Cooley, Jaroslav Jakubovic, The Blues Brothers Horns, The Memphis Horns, Joe Vitale, Thiago Pinheiro, Butch Taylor, Tyrone Chase, Anthony Vitti, Sal Giorgiani, Jennifer Cosaro, Ralph Rosen, Delicious Allstars, Sanj Sen and Chuck Webb, the album’s style is a mix of several genres, such as Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and the many other influences that make Funk music what it is.

Revered as one of the all time greats and a groove monster by his peers, especially among African-American musicians, Stevie is highly respected, and in consistent demand for his original brand of “riding the feel” Blues – Soul drumming, and “in the pocket” R&B/Funk drumming/singing for both stage and studio.

What the Funk

 is a mix of funk, soul, jazz, latin, blues, with rock overtones blended throughout the tracks. Although this is me doin’ my thing, me being me, the album pays homage to some of my inspirations and influences as a vocalist and drummer such as Bootsy Collins and P-Funk, Clyde Stubblefield, Tower of Power, Al Green, Bobby Bland, George Clinton, Funkadelic, Sly Stone, James Brown, Thelonious Monk, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix and others. There is a little something here for everyone. You get the funk, and then some!


Musical Artists Include: That Rogue Romeo & Stevie Hawkins!

Broadcast # 107

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at

Direct Links also on website:

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and website!

Kevin Stea aka That Rogue Romeo

Kevin Stea & Lady Gaga

Funk Master Stevie Hawkins

Stevie Hawkins & Friend

Marishka Workshop

The American Museum of Natural History 
in association with 
Community Works 
and New Heritage Theatre Group
Global Weekends
The African-American Musical Mosaic
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Noon-6 pm
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
Hall of African Peoples, Kaufmann Theater,
LeFrak IMAX Theater
FREE with Museum
American Museum of Natural History
African American Musical Mosaic
Dear Voza,

Please be our guest at this very special musical presentation, featuring the creative sounds of a very special group of talented performers celebrating Black History Month.
Join Claude Jay, The Harlem Quartet, The First Corinthian Baptist Church Choir, Sandra Reaves Phillips, IMPACT Repertory Theatre, and Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC for an amazing musical journey and afternoon.
Voza Rivers
Executive Producer
New Heritage Theatre Group

Noon: Mancala Games with Alex de Voogt

Hall of African Peoples
Try your hand at this fun and challenging game.
Mancala is played with seeds, stones, or shells on rows of cup-shaped holes and is found all over Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America.


12:30 pm: Claude Jay
claude jay 
Birds of the World
Charismatic gospel and soul singer Claude Jay ushers in
the festive day with an uplifting set of inspirational classics.


Kaufman Theatre Auditorium
Doors Open at 12:30 PM
Hosted by WBGO Jazz 88.3FM Weekend Jazz After Hours host Sheila Anderson 
1:00 pm: Harlem Quartet
harlem quartet
 Listen to the Harlem Quartet as they celebrate diversity in classical music and interpret works by Mozart,  and the jazz sounds of Chick Corea,
Wynton Marsalis, and Billy Strayhorn among others.


1:45 pm: First Corinthian Baptist Church Choir
first corinthian choir 
Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church Choir brings audiences to
their feet with soul-stirring renditions of spiritual and gospel songs.


2:30 pm: Charles Mack
charles mack 
Charles Mack – Oscar and Grammy nominated song writer, composer,
 and musical director of Harlem’s Award winning IMPACT Repertory Theatre
will perform original and contemporary sounds from R&B to gospel.


3:15 pm: Sandra Reaves-Phillips: Gospel Expressions 
Featuring The Twentieth Century Gospel Ensemble
sandra reaves phillips 
Singer and award winning Broadway actress
Sandra Reaves-Phillips performed the title song in the film
“Lean On Me” with Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman. On and off-Broadway she has appeared in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, One Mo Time, Stompin at the Savoy and Blues in the Night. She seamlessly transforms her image and her voice to capture the essences of legendary singers, from Bessie Smith to Mahalia Jackson.
LeFrak IMAX Theater
Doors Open at 4:00 PM
Complimentary tickets available day of event
Hosted by former fashion model & CNN journalist Gail O’Neill 
4:30 pm: IMPACT Repertory Theatre
impact at the apollo 
This popular Harlem group received a standing ovation for its 2008 televised Oscar performance of “Raise it Up” in the critically acclaimed film “August Rush.” IMPACT inspires its audiences with soulful stirring original music, dancing
and contemporary sounds from spoken word, R&B, and Hip Hop.
They’ll perform “Raise it Up” as part of this afternoon’s program.


5:15 pm: Conversation with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Co-founder of legendary rap group Run-DMC, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
( is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Emmy Award winner. McDaniels continues to release numerous albums, including his newest, Rock Solid, and is a special advocate for adoptees and children in foster care. Enjoy an up-close and personal chat with DMC, moderated by Gail O’Neill.
Q&A to follow.


5:45 pm: Closing Concert 
The “King of Rock” Darryl “DMC” McDaniels rocks the house with Run-DMC favorites and powerful new singles.The celebration closes with an uplifting collaboration between DMC and IMPACT Repertory Theatre .


6:30 pm: Closing Remarks
A special meet and greet with DMC will follow the concert
in the Grand Gallery, first floor.