Archive for November, 2012


The Underground Experience Presents “Global Expansion” featuring Larry Namer (Metan Group) & Eric “EZ” Zuley (WTV)!

Musical Artists IncludeCorvos, Hell On, Rachael Yamagata, Ludacris ft. Usher & David Guetta, Yung T ft. Maydre, Blueboy, Cory Phillips!

Broadcast # 149


Duration: 0:56:56


Air Date:  11/28/12


Wednesday (11/28) 4pm – 5pm (PST) at  (99.3 FM Hollywood)


Thursday (11/29)  9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at (91.1 FM Hollywood)



The Underground Experience Presents “Global Expansion” featuring Larry Namer (Metan Group) & Eric “EZ” Zuley (WTV)!





An entertainment industry veteran with over 40 years professional experience in cable television, live events and new media, Larry Namer is a founding partner of METAN Development Group, a new venture created to develop entertainment and media specifically for the Chinese marketplace. An accomplished entrepreneur, Mr. Namer is the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, and the creator of several successful companies in the United States and overseas. Among those companies are Comspan Communications that pioneered Western forms of entertainment in the former Soviet Union and Steeplechase Mediathat served as the primary consultant to Microsoft’s MiTV for developing interactive TV applications.


A cable industry pioneer, Mr. Namer began his career in 1971 at Time Incorporated Manhattan Cable, and served as Vice President and General Manager of Valley Cable Television (VCTV) in Los Angeles, the nation’s first 61-channel two-way cable system. His vision and direction garneredVCTV several Emmy and Cable ACE award nominations, as well as recognition by Forbes magazine as the national model for local cable television programming. In 1989, he was awarded the prestigious President’s Award from the National Cable Television Association.


In recent years, Mr. Namer has become recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on new technology and how it is fundamentally altering the business of international media and entertainment. Among the companies that have enlisted his expertise are Microsoft, Paul Allen’s Digeo, World Digital Media Group (a joint venture of Radio Shack), EchoStar, Sirius Radio network and Eurocinema, a VOD service featuring recent award-winning European films, now available in over 25 million homes in North America.


Global TV Veteran Larry Namer  Receives “Aaron Spelling Award” at 4th Annual Investment Seminar & Global Independence in Beverly Hills


Los Angeles, DATE — E! Co-founder and President/CEO Metan Development Group Larry Namer was honored on September 10, 2011 at the 4th Annual Investment Seminar & Global Independence Day. The fourth annual event  hosted dignitaries and business leaders from more than 196 countries, including the Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles. Part of the event was a Global Awards Ceremony honoring 20 individuals for their outstanding contributions to international business, philanthropy and entertainment. Larry Namerl received the “Aaron Spelling Award” for his pioneering work in the areas of television, domestically and globally.


“I’m delighted to be honored with such a prestigious award that bears the name of the most influential producer and creative mind in television history,” said Namer.


Mr. Namer’s latest venture, Metan Development Group (Metan) was created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for Chinese speaking audiences in China and abroad. Namer’s partners on this venture are entertainment industry veteran Martin Pompadur and Amerilink founder Jean Zhang. Metan’s most notable projects include Hello! Hollywood!, a weekly entertainment news series tailored to Chinese audiences, offering up the latest in celebrity and lifestyle news, and covering the most glamorous red carpet events and award shows. Since its launch in summer 2009, the series is now available on over 40 television stations reaching more than 250 million households throughout China. Metan also launched the series’ premier content on 10 of China’s top online portals in 2010, adding 360 million Chinese netizens to its program reach. Additionally, he serves as Senior Advisor, Strategic Development to Eurocinema On Demand, the only 24/7 on demand foreign film channel now available in 36 million homes via cable and satellite in North America.


About Metan Development Group




Eric Zuley is a professional Business/Entertainment Consultant/Host. Give him your budget, he will build you the team around your project and prove it successful! 


Eric Zuley  -”The Hardest working man in Hollywood” 


CEO/Founder of WTV Networks


CEO/Founder EZ WAY BROADCASTING (Featured Host)


Congressionally Recognized Specializing in web marketing/social media


Vice President of Promotions, New Media for Pearl Records Group/Filmworks


Board Member of Multi-Cultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA)


Brand Ambassador/Spokes Person for


Columnist for Washington Times Ent.


Featured Blog Talk Radio Station Owner (EZ WAY BROADCASTING)


Eric Zuley has helped raise awareness and funding for over 9 different charities. 


Corporate  Advisory Board Members  for Eric Zuley  Include:    The Co-founder of E! Entertainment Television Larry Namer, who is the Founder and President of Metan Development Group (Chinese Viacom).  Jarvee Hutchinson the President of MMPA; President of American Society of Young Musicians, and Director of the Golden Globe Awards & Spirit Awards, Chris Donovan.   Kevin Dorsey the President of Pearl Records Group/Filmworks and is the former music director for Michael Jackson.


This recipient of the Robert Novak Award,  Eric Zuley began in the entertainment industry 9 years ago.  He hit his stride 7 years ago with the advent of Hollywood The EZ Way which began his journey from Hollywood outsider to one of the most watched and copied Hollywood Entertainment Industry Insiders.   One of the first to use the new internet platform to advance his and other’s careers on the fringes of the Studio System.


The short list of celebrities doing it THE EZ WAY: Jake Busey, Attorney Gloria Alred, Tiffany Pollard, Kim Lee, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Michael Jai White, Akon, Bai Ling, Ray J, Radio Big Boy, Miguel A. Nunez Jr.,  Power Rangers Super Samurai, Jack Sullivan, Producer Alan Cooksey, Model Vanessa Ray,  Tamala Jones, Wes Ramsey, Jarvee Hutchinson, Kris Lamans, Kevin Dorsey, Serena Williams, Mann, Quinton Aaron, Kevin Sorbo, Alfonzo Freeman, Grammy Voting Members, Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Aubrey O’Day, Pamela Bach Hasselfhoff and many many more .


Eric Zuley has been Congressionally recognized and has had a award named after him by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association and signed off by the Mayor of Los Angeles and all surrounding council members. This was was named “The EZ Achievement Award” and was given to the Co-Founder of E! Entertainment and president of Metan Development Group in China and Los Angeles Larry Namer.



Musical Artists IncludeCorvos, Hell On, Rachael Yamagata, Ludacris ft. Usher & David Guetta, Yung T ft. Maydre, Blueboy, Cory Phillips!



Broadcast # 149


Wednesday (11/28)  4pm – 5pm (PST) at (PC) and (MAC)


Thursday (11/29)  9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at


Direct Links also on website:


Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!


Larry Namer

Eric “EZ” Zuley







David Guetta

Yung T


Blue Boy

Cory Phillips

Kultura PR

Male Abuse Awareness Benefit & Charity Event

Artists In Music Awards Nomination Party

Rachael Yamagata

Stephanie Pope & BYEH Needs YOU!


Help Us Re-Open By December 3rd 

Dear Bikram Yoga East Harlem Family and Friends:

In this season, where we take the time to reflect on all that we are thankful for, we at BYEH wanted to reach out and first say “Thank You” for your commitment to your “Self” and your belief in us over the past 4 years.

It was a dream of my sister, Jennifer, and I to bring some healing to the amazing Harlem community that we grew up in. To give back to the place that gave us so much culture, spirit, energy, sense of family and belonging all of our lives.

BET NEWS Feature

It was our goal to reach out and try to help as many people as possible through the offering of Bikram Yoga in the same way it has helped our own lives…body, mind and spirit for many, many years.

We are both proud and humbled by what our small, family-run studio has been able to accomplish in such a short time and remain hopeful about what we can continue to do in the future…

…however we have come to the harsh reality that “it takes a village”.

We Need Your Help

Many of you are already aware that we were forced to shut our doors on November 19th. Our building owner’s refusal to negotiate with us resulted in the sudden closure.

Like the yoga itself, BYEH has been a labor of love and a challenge from the very beginning. From opening our doors in 2008, in the middle of a great recession, to being back-billed in 2011 by Con Edison for an amount of over $40,000 due to their erroneously estimating our bills for over 2 years,we have continuously struggled to survive to keep Bikram Yoga accessible to our community.

Our Community Classes, 10 for $10 offers, competitively priced class packages and numerous sales have helped many experience and enjoy the healing benefits of Bikram Yoga who might not have been able to otherwise.

We want to continue serving our community…but we can’t do it without you.

Help us re-open Bikram Yoga East Harlem
by December 3rd, 2012

We humbly ask that you

Click Here To Make A Karma Contribution Now

No amount is too small….or too large.

(For amounts over $2,500 we would be happy to discuss share secured loan options. Please contact Stephanie at 917-434-3444 to discuss.)

We thank each and every one of you, in advance, for your support!


Love and Light
Stephanie & Jennifer
Bikram Yoga East Harlem
4 East 116th Street, 2nd & 3rd Floors
NYC, NY 10029
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SUN NOV 04, 2012 AT 07:12 PM PST

Sandra Reaves-Phillips Portrays Great Ladies Of Blues And Jazz


Live Music Review
Sandra Reaves-Phillips
The Late Great Ladies Of Blues And Jazz
October 27, 2012 at Riceland Hall in the ASU Fowler Center
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Sandra Reaves-Philips’ show was a blend of music and theatre. She adopted the costume and persona of six female vocalists with snippets of the singer’s life coming out in her patter. Then she delivered performances in that singer’s style.


The show began with the band performing Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train”. Then Reaves-Phillips came on stage as Ma Rainey.

Ma Rainey

April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939

Ma Rainey was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues.– Wikipedia on Ma Rainey

She recorded “See See Rider” in 1924. It has since become a rock and blues standard covered by the Grateful Dead and many others as “C.C. Rider”. Like many blues singers Ma Rainey often focused on the earthy side of life in her lyrics and Reaves-Phillips presented this well in her performance.Here’s Ma Rainey singing “See See Rider” with Louis Armstrong on cornet.

Louis Armstrong & Ma Rainey (See See Rider Blues, 1924) Jazz Legend

Bessie Smith

April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.– Wikipedia on Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith had a made for radio voice that sounds unusual today. Reaves-Phillips covered her songs “Gimme A Pigfoot” and “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” without adopting her vocal style. She did, however, include some of the bawdy humor that audiences in the twenties and thirties loved. Here’s Bessie Smith featured in the movie “St. Louis Blues”.
Bessie Smith in “St. Louis Blues,” part 1

Bessie Smith – St. Louis Blues (1929)

Bessie Smith plays Bessie, a wronged woman. In the first clip at the start of the movie we see a humorous take on gambling and womanizing. In the second clip Bessie sings “St. Louis Blues” starting in her room with the intro “My man’s got a heart like a rock cast in the sea” then transitioning to a band setting with Bessie singing the standard arrangement.

Here is a clip of Bessie Smith recorded with Jimmy Johnson on piano. This song features her made for AM radio voice which even sounds good on laptop speakers. The lyric is replete with sexual humor.

Bessie Smith, James P. Johnson piano – It Makes My Love Come Down (1929)

Ethel Waters

October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977

Ethel Waters was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues.– Wikipedia on Ethel Waters

Reaves-Phillips sang “Stormy Weather” and “St. Louis Blues” in her Ethel Waters persona. As we see above “St. Louis Blues” is associated with Bessie Smith but Ethel Waters and many many others have also sung it.Here’s the original Ethel Waters version of “Stormy Weather”.

STORMY WEATHER by Ethel Waters 1933

Billie Holiday

April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959

Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.– Wikipedia on Billie Holiday

The centerpoint of Reaves-Phillips presentation on Billie Holiday was “God Bless The Child”. As well as putting on a Billie Holiday costume and persona she also adopted her famous vocal styling. Here’s Billie Holiday singing “God Bless The Child”.
Billie Holiday God Bless The Child

Dinah Washington

August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963

Dinah Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones, was an American Pianist, Blues, R&B, Gospel, Pop and Jazz singer. She has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the ’50s”, and called “The Queen of the Blues”.– Wikipedia on Dinah Washington

Reaves-Phillips did not hesitate to point out the problems these singers had in their lives. In the persona of Dinah Washington she bemoaned her inability to hold on to a husband. She then found the couple in the audience who had been married the longest and convinced them to dance while she sang “What A Difference A Day Makes”.Here is an extremely cool clip from television with Dinah Washington singing “What A Difference A Day Makes” and “Makin’ Whoopee” in front of the Louis Jordan Band at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

Dinah Washington ‘Difference-complete TV segment

Dinah Washington was featured in the December 2010,  issue of Oxford American which referenced her recording of the Hank Williams song, “Cold Cold Heart”. Since I am a big Hank Williams fan I had to include this clip.

Dinah Washington – Cold, Cold Heart (1951)

Mahalia Jackson

October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel”. Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist.– Wikipedia on Mahalia Jackson

Reaves-Phillips presented each performer well but when she sang as Mahalia Jackson it was like she was coming home. Singing gospel with a full voice is obviously something she is very comfortable with. In her Mahalia Jackson persona she mentioned Martin Luther King Jr. but she did not refer to her performance in Washington D.C. when King gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. Neither did she directly refer to her performance of King’s favorite song “Precious Lord” at his funeral.
Mahalia Jackson sings April 1968 Martin Luther King Funeral

This clip is extremely powerful. I still can’t listen to this without crying.

Here is Reaves-Phillips doing a Tribute to Mahalia Jackson at a church in Queens, New York.

Tribute to Mahalia Jackson by Sandra Reaves-Phillips

She closed her show with the Bill Withers song, “Lean On Me”. Reaves-Phillips was cast as Mrs. Powers, the choir director, in the movie, “Lean On Me”, starring Morgan Freeman.

Lean on me (1989)

For an encore she did a sing along gospel medley. This show had everything. History, theatre, and music. Her band played great and also acted in the theatrical parts of the performance. If you get a chance to see her I am sure you will enjoy it.


Hairy Larry



Maya Angelou Speaks!


“There were people who went to sleep last night,
poor and rich and white and black,
but they will never wake again.

And those dead folks would give anything at all
for just five minutes of this weather
or ten minutes of plowing.
So you watch yourself about complaining.

What you’re supposed to do
when you don’t like a thing is change it.
If you can’t change it,
change the way you think about it.”
― Maya Angelou


Male Abuse Awareness” Week  (12/1 – 8)


Special Guests: Barbara Ochoa (P. Luna Foundation) & Jeffrey P. Fritz, Esquire ( Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., Philadelphia personal injury law firm)


Musical Artists Include: Vim Furor, Jill Avilez, Adrianna Freeman, James Faulk, Dread Daze, LA Velvet, Alexis Cunningham/Purple Star Music Group !


Broadcast # 148A 


Air Date: 11/26/12


Duration: 1:00:00



Monday 11/26/12 & Saturday 12/1/12  on KLED Live FM (91.1)


The Underground Experience & The P. Luna Foundation Presents “Male Abuse Awareness” Week & Charity Benefit!


Join me and Barbara Ochoa aka Petra Luna (Founder – P. Luna Foundation) for an informative and entertaining discussion about an overlooked subject/topic, Male Abuse. The scars run deep and long due to suppression of thoughts, feelings and emotions endured by MEN, Young and Old alike, who become traumatized by such occurrences and events!




In honor of the P. Luna Foundation’s 5th Annual Male Abuse Awareness Week, Dec 1-8, this is one of the first major events of its kind in being held in Southern California.  This gathering is meant to encourage and support young male victims of child abuse into breaking their silence about past abuse, and get the help they so desperately need in order to have happier, healthier futures, families and communities. 



For more info on vital cause:



Event Location: Smooth Sounds Multi Media Studio, 6828 Valjean Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406


Petra Luna is a public figure who is a professional musician by trade but much more to her beloved fans and followers.  She has become one of the matriarchs of her cause to fight child abuse as well as one of the cause’s most recognized faces.   An exemplary survivor of all forms of abuse, she inspires thousands of people to unite in the name of her cause.  She also encourages victims of abuse to seek help, justice and recovery through her music and nonprofit organization she calls the P. Luna Foundation.  She currently commands an internet network of awareness web sites that has gained over 100,000 followers and receives over 1,000,000 hits per year.


I will also be joined by Jeffrey P. Fritz, Esquire from the Philadelphia personal injury law firm, Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. which was founded in 1979. the lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience between them.


Jeffrey P. Fritz, Esquire is experienced in representing crime victims in civil cases on behalf of survivors of murder, assault, sexual assault and molestation. He also concentrates his practice representing victims of nursing home negligence and abuse, insurance bad faith, and other complex litigation.


We will talk about how the cause for abused males is important and what is it like working with these victims.


Musical Artists Include: Vim Furor, Jill Avilez, Adrianna Freeman, James Faulk, Dread Daze, LA Velvet, Alexis Cunningham/Purple Star Music Group !


Broadcast # 148A


Monday (11/26) & Saturday (12/1)   9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at


Direct Links also on website:


Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Male Abuse Awareness Week Poster

Jeffrey P. Fritz, Esquire


Barabara Ochoa aka Petra Luna

Dread Daze


Jill Avilez

Adriana Freeman/Musik & Film

Vim Furor

James Faulk

Alexis Cunningham/Purple Star Music Group

LA Velvet


The Underground Experience Presents “EATZ & BEATZ” featuring Celebrity Chef Jack Lee & Award Winning Music Producer Scott Spock (The Matrix)!

Musical Artists Include: Alex Chaffon, Young Slugs, Ali Sadeghian, Ben Siems, Swiss Beatz ft. Chris Brown & Ludacris, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Korn, Rihanna & Christina Aguilera!


Broadcast # 148


Air Date: 11/21 & 11/22


Duration: 0: 58:49



Wednesday (11/21) 4pm – 5pm (PST) at  (99.3 FM Hollywood)


Thursday (11/22)  9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at (91.1 FM Hollywood)



The Underground Experience Presents “EATZ & BEATZ” featuring Celebrity Chef Jack Lee & Award Winning Music Producer Scott Spock (The Matrix)!


Musical Artists Include: Alex Chaffon, Young Slugs, Ali Sadeghian, Ben Siems, Swiss Beatz ft. Chris Brown & Ludacris, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Korn, Rihanna & Christina Aguilera!



Oscar winners Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood, and Hillary Swank, as well as icons like Oprah Winfrey and Barbra Streisand know him as more than a chef. For these notable names, Chef Jack Lee, is a true artist both in the presentation of his meals and one’s palate. Chef Lee hit the ground running after graduating the California School of Culinary Arts and the Le Cordon Bleu program, where he began refining his skills by working at a variety of prestigious restaurants with influential chefs from around the world. Chef Humberto Contreras and Chef Douglas Dodd of the Hotel Bel-Air are among the recent influences in Chef Lee’ scareer.


Chef Jack Lee’s dedication and vast experience for over a decade has proven him to be one of the finest chefs in the business. His impressive versatility and mastery of Asian and California-French cuisine led to his position as The Banquet Chef at Hotel Bel Air where his career flourished for three years catering the birthday parties of such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, Patti Labelle, and Nancy Reagan.

In addition, Chef Lee successfully handled several entertainment industry events from small personalized dinners for Angelina Jolie and Kobe Bryant to big events such as the Oscar celebration for the Million Dollar Baby with Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank and Oprah Winfrey’s Wedding of the Century. Chef Lee’s expertise has also kept the appetites of dignitaries such as the royal family of Brunei and many other prominent politicians satiated. In the midst of all this cooking, this hard working chef is also writing a cookbook for kids and has a cooking show pilot in development.


Born in Vietnam to Chinese parents, Chef Lee has incorporated his international lifestyle and his worldly upbringing into his tasty and whimsical global fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine.



Scott Spock alongside Graham Edwards and Lauren Christy of The Matrix are  hitmakers for some of the top names in music today. The Matrix gained fame in the early 2000s after writing and producing a series of hits for artists including Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Liz Phair, Busted, Rihanna, Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne, McFly, Jason Mraz, Ashley Tisdale, Shakira, Britney Spears, Skye Sweetnam, Tokio Hotel and Miranda Cosgrove. They went on to co-write and produce Korn’s seventh studio album See You on the Other Side which sold over two million copies worldwide.


The Matrix will produce the song titled “Original Painting” featuring both Chinese and Western nuances, that will be set for release later this year. A number of unusual musical elements and effects will be incorporated to showcase Uta’s unique style, bringing her personality to the forefront. “Original Painting”will be released in both English and Mandarin, the latter featuring lyrics by Uta.


Spock comments, “Uta’s control over music has surpassed all the other artists with whom I have ever worked.”


“Winning RockTheWeb! was truly life changing for me,” said Uta. “I’m so grateful for the many opportunities the show has opened up for me as I pursue my career in music. The chance to work with Seth Riggs and Scott Spock of The Matrix is beyond any dream I could have imagined. I cannot wait for music fans in China and around the world to hear my new single!


The international team recorded the single this weekend at “Rock The House,” the new $3.5 million home recording studio in Santa Monica, California. The studio, created by Tyler Barth, VP of Blue Microphones, along with GRAMMY® winner Jack Joseph Puig and several pro audio partners, provide music artists a world-class recording experience. Uta is also working with famed cinematographer Christopher Doyle to conceptualize and film the song’s accompanying video.


The collaboration marks the first China-US collaboration for the award-winning writing and production company.


About RockTheWeb! – RockTheWeb! is an online, traditional TV and mobile devices singing competition and a community for everyone who loves music. The RockTheWeb! platform is a stage for singers to showcase their talent to a local and global audience. Everyone gets a chance to shine!,,


Broadcast # 148


Wednesday (11/21)  4pm – 5pm (PST) at (PC) and (MAC)


Thursday (11/22)  9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at


Direct Links also on website:


Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Celebrity Chef Jack Lee

Music Producer Scott Spock

The Matrix – Graham Edwards, Lauren Christy & Scott Spock

Scott & Uta

Alex Chaffon

Young Slugs


Ali Sadeghian

Ben Siems

Swiss Beatz

Avril Lavigne

Jason Mraz



Thanks Nicole!


Barabara Ochoa/P. Luna Foundation

Christina Aguilera