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Heart of Mind Radio – 06.10.16

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio we remember the movie “FAME” with alumni of Music and Art and LaGuardiia High School, who will be giving a concert on Friday June 10, with guests Anthony G Evans, Victor Cook and Andrew Kaen. We also talk with Andrew Kaen about his upcoming lecture at The New Life Expo on Saturday June 11th.

Host Kathryn Davis gives insights on her work with Cosmic Qigong and the Ascension Process. “This time we are taking the body with us. Let’s learn to take care and upgrade our body beautiful.”

Kathryn is offering an ongoing summer series in Quantum Qigong on Saturdays at 2:00 PM at Studio Maya, Brooklyn, New York. The next Spiritual Support Group meeting will be Wednesday June 15th 7:15-9:15 PM at Jnana Yoga, also in Brooklyn. For more information call: (347) 480-1694 or email HeartOfMindRadio@gmail.com.

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EVENTS:

New Life Health, Wellness, Yoga & Raw Expo

One Day Only: Saturday June 11th ao:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Hotel Pennsylvania, 33rd St and 7th Ave, New York City – Call: (516) 897-0900 or go to www.NewLifeExpo.com

The Music & Art/LaGuardia Gospel Chorus Alumni Concert!

Friday June 10, 2016, 7:30pm at The Castle (formerly Music & Art High School, now A. Philip Randolph High School) – 443 West 135th Street, New York, NY 10031– (there will be open tours of Music & Art for alums from 5-7pm)

Advance purchase tickets are available online for $25 (there is no online processing fee). Tickets On Line: http://alumniandfriends.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=863249

Tickets will be $30/CASH ONLY at the door. Seating is general admission. The Gospel Chorus Reunion Concert is open to the public. Come one, come all!

This historic event takes place where it all began — the original location of The High School of Music & Art. Come celebrate the talent and greatness of the Gospel Chorus and all who have contributed. The concert will feature singers and musicians who were part of the Music & Art/LaGuardia Gospel Chorus in the 70s-90s.

Director Victor Trent Cook (“Three Mo’ Tenors,” M&A ’85) will take part in this epic concert and Robert Demetrius Griffin (LaG ’89) will be the Alumni Music Director and Choir Coordinator. The concert will honor Anthony Evans (M&A ’79), who wrote the groundbreaking song “Never Alone” featured in the movie FAME while a student at Music & Art. This song, among many other favorites, will be performed. The evening will recognize noted directors, teachers, and students who have played a major part in creating this rich and lasting legacy. Please visit the Gospel Chorus Alumni Concert facebook event page

GUESTS:

Anthony G. Evans:

The incredibly talented Anthony G. Evans has been a musical force on the New York Gospel Scene since 1979. Since then he has performed in 21 countries around the world, including Europe and South America. He was also nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his work in “Inspiration” performed at the Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.

Anthony’s dedication is visible in all aspects of his life, especially in serving his community. He directs four different church choirs and teaches music to students weekly. He has performed in benefit concerts at the United Nations for Tsunami victims and in Texas for Hurricane relief. He also developed the music program for the A. Phillip Randolph Institute Conference.  Anthony is a classically trained pianist who was discovered by Alan Parker at the age of 18 for the film Fame. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the movie’s soundtrack.

Anthony has worked and performed with Patti LaBelle, The Clarke Sisters, and Tremaine Hawkins. He was the musical director for Melba Moore and conducted the classical production of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. Anthony displayed another of his many talents when he worked with Spike Lee and Michael Jackson on the music video for the album HIStory. His unique performance style and athletic endurance have been a staple for annual European tour of Queen Esther Marrow’s The Harlem Gospel Singers.

Anthony is driven by his passion for all genres of music and feels his purpose is to spread God’s message through his talents!

Victor Trent Cook:
Victor Trent Cook, counter-tenor, began singing at the age of three in his church home, THE HOUSE OF DAVID.As a boy alto soloist, he sang with New York Philharmonic with such conductors such as James Levine, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein in famous venues such as The White House, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center. He’s traveled throughout Europe and Japan receiving rave reviews. His stage credits include Off- and On Broadway, most notably Grammy award winner and Tony, NAACP Award nominations for Smokey Joe’s Cafe”. Television credits include various soap operas, commercials and the 1988 male vocalist $100,000.00″Star Search” winner. He’s shared the stage with great talents, ranging from Pavarotti to Babara Streisand, Patti Labelle and William Finn. Presently with ensemble Cook, Dixon & Young, formerly known as Three Mo Tenors, from PBS Great Performances series.

Andrew Kaen:

Founder and Executive Producer of Planet Heart’s annual world peace earth day celebration which 2017 will be the tenth anniversary. He is also a vibrational sound channel, singer/soulwriter and vibrational poet sharing his gifts to be a connector and transmitter for world peace and unconditional love, having been awakened to 5d unity consciousness 20 years ago and activated with channeling, clairsentience and receiving higher dimensional frequencies of galactic sound channeling, music chants, and sacred poetry all connected to oneness and peace. His name Andrew Kaen if scrambled is an ACRONYM spells ReAwakennd, which he feels is his true Soul Name to be ReAwakennd Andrew Kaen Re Awakening others to remember we are all one heart beat beating with earth mother Gaia and all living creatures and plants.  Andrew also graduated from LaGuardia HS of Music and the Performing Arts (the school that is putting on this event tonight. He was also in the Gospel chorus back in the school and looks forward to tonight’s festivities.