Noel “Paul” Stookey & Betty Stookey — Noel Is A Grammy Winning Recording Artist (Peter Paul & Mary) Betty An Ordained MinisterSinger/songwriter Noel Stookey has been altering the musical and ethical landscape of this country and of the world for decades, both as 'Paul' of the legendary trio Peter Paul and Mary, and as an independent musician who believes passionately in bringing the spiritual element into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate - Stookey's vocal sound is known across this land, from the iconic "Wedding Song" to "In These Times". Noel moved to New York City, he was 20, looking for independence, but what he found were “Peter” and “Mary,” and a career that took on a life of its own, with their first album shooting to the top of the charts, where it stayed for two years. He has performed in intimate coffeehouses, at the White House, and in massive stadiums. At the 1963 March on Washington when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, Peter, Paul and Mary delivered the compelling “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind”. Noel Paul Stookey has recorded over 45 albums, both as part of the legendary trio and as a soloist.
Elizabeth Bannard Stookey, known as Betty to friends and family, is an ordained UCC minister, business woman, teacher, wife and mother. She holds masters degrees in ESL (Columbia University), French (Universite de Grenoble) and Divinity (Harvard). Since her childhood, Betty has understood the beauty of diversity, rather than its problems. Hers is a multi-faith vision, one that she believes will help us learn to appreciate, honor and respect the communal truth of another's faith tradition.
BeBe Winans — Grammy Winning Gospel Recording Artist, Author Of The Whitney I KnewCritically acclaimed inspirational, R&B and gospel vocalist BeBe Winans is best known as part of the celebrated Winans family. Similar to the Jackson family’s impact on pop music, and the Carter and Cash families’ history with country, the Winans family is truly gospel music royalty. Also an award-winning songwriter and producer, BeBe Winans has achieved notoriety both as part of the hit-making duo BeBe & CeCe Winans and as a solo artist. Winans is a groundbreaking inspirational, R&B, and gospel vocalist, writer, and producer whose albums have reached platinum status and who has recorded with such entertainers as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and many more. He has won six Grammy Awards, three NAACP Awards, 10 Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with sister CeCe Winans. He also launched a syndicated radio show and enjoys acting in both film and theater. In the years between the first time BeBe Winans and Whitney Houston met in 1985, to the day he delivered the tribute that touched a watching nation at Houston's funeral, a deep and unique friendship bloomed and thrived. They considered each other family in the truest sense of the word, which is why he just had to write The Whitney I Knew.
*Grammy Winner BeBe Winans will join President Obama, Tamar Braxton, Harry Belafonte, Kirk Franklin, & Doug E. Fresh to celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Selma with An All-Star Concert set to stream online live this Sunday, March 8, 2015 on BET.COM and CentricTV.com at 5P|4C hosted by AJ Calloway. The concert will be held on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where the original march took place in 1965, and will feature performances by Bebe Winans, Aloe Blacc, Anthony Hamilton, Arrested Development, Fantasia, Bell Biv DeVoe, D-Nice, Donnie McClurkin, Eddie Levert, Eric Benet, Flavor Flav, Keith Sweat, Kelly Price, MC Lyte, Virtue, Rick Ross, Tank, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tyrese, and Vanilla Ice. President Obama will deliver civil rights speech and Harry Belafonte and Peter Yarrow (two original Selma marchers), Bill Withers, Cicely Tyson, Malcolm Jamal Warner, and Tom Joyner are slated to make appearances.
Laila Biali — Award-Winning Canadian Jazz Pianist, Vocalist and Songwriter"It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognizable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly." ~ Sting.
Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting. She takes the best of pop, rock and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it into her musical arrangements. Laila's music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her latest studio recording Tracing Light received a JUNO nomination for "2011 Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" and her most recent release Live in Concert, recorded live in February 2012 in front of a gracious audience at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada, captures the spirit of live performance so essential to Jazz. Live in Concert was in rotation at 73 radio stations in North America. Laila is also a member of the all female New York based neo-Classical crossover quartet Rose & the Nightingale whose members tour with Grammy award-winner Esperanza Spalding. Her accolades include "SOCAN Composer of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year" at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She currently splits her time between New York City and Toronto.
*March 25 is Laila's Oakville Fundraising Concert @ Saint Matthew Parish (7:30 pm drinks & hors d'oeuvres / doors open at 7 pm, 8:15 pm video presentation & concert) Join Laila for an exclusive evening and private concert in support of her new album, House of Many Rooms, which has been 8 years in the making. Known primarily for her work as a cover artist, this offering of solely original material invites us into Laila's world as never heard before. Please RSVP to reserve your seat. *minimum tax-deductible donation of $100 per person ($175 per party of 2) will support the promotional and marketing costs, including tour support, for the new album. All fundraising initiatives of The Radiance Project are under the auspices of Imago.
Lisa Pak — Missing Pastor's SpokespersonAccording to various news reports, Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, is being held captive by the North Korean government. Rev. Lim was a regular traveler to North Korea where his church said he was engaged in humanitarian work. He has not been heard from since he arrived at the end of January. North Korea periodically detains foreign nationals, particularly those linked to religious activity - which is restricted inside the country. The Lim family and the church community is asking fellow Canadians and the international community to continue praying for his release and safe return home.
Wilma Derksen — Mother of 13 year old girl who was abducted and murdered
Wilma Derksen came on our show and shared her heart wrenching journey of every parent's nightmare - her child didn't arrive home after school! Six and a half weeks later, Wilma and Cliff Derksen's 13-year old daughter Candace was found in a shed not that far from their home. Her hands and feet were bound. The cause of death was hypothermia. Someone had taken Candace to this shed that Friday afternoon, on her way to school, tied her up and left her to die in the freezing temperatures. This week, Wilma and her husband received the news that the man held responsible for her abduction and murder will be getting a new trial. Mark Edward Grant was found guilty by a jury of second-degree murder in February 2011 and sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for at least 25 years. He repeatedly denied killing Candace Derksen and appealed that decision to the Manitoba Court of Appeal.
A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...
Shawn Michaels — Wrestling Legend, Author of Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE SuperstarIn 2010, Shawn Michaels retired from the WWE after a successful run of over twenty years in the ring. A native of San Antonio, TX, Shawn officially became a part of the WWF (now the WWE) in 1988. An eleven-time winner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and WWE’s Match of the Year Award, Michaels has been blessed enough to be the WWE World Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, Royal Rumble winner (twice), Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion along with many other noteworthy accolades. He also has compiled a list of memorable nicknames that fans across the world associate with his career in the WWE, including: The Heartbreak Kid, The Showstopper, The Headliner, The Main Event, The Icon and Mr. Wrestlemania. In Wrestling for My Life, Shawn Michaels shares from his heart about the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith. With millions of fans, Shawn had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he discovered there was something more. When he became a committed Christian during his years in the WWE it had to affect everything. Shawn reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in this unusual world.
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
Lily Frost — Recording ArtistCHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
Singer-songwriter Lily Frost is a rare Canadian gem. She's always danced the line between indie and jazz, thus creating a niche of her own. Lily draws from her real life experiences in her lyrics – in performance, there is an intimacy, a gentle passion that can take you somewhere else and evokes a certain nostalgia – the rainy streets of Paris, a winter picnic or perhaps a beat café in San Francisco. Lily Frost has won West Coast Vocalist of the Year, a SOCAN award for Situation and also a Gemini Award nomination for co-writing the theme song and score for the CBC hit television show, Being Erica. Following upon the success of LILY SWINGS, Lily continues her exploration of the Great American songbook, especially the great songs associated with Billie Holiday. Infectious and charming are the best words to describe her new album, TOO HOT FOR WORDS. Lily Frost brings new and fresh interpretations to these classic songs. Backed by a great band and arrangements that recall the heyday of swing - with just a hint of western swing, Lily blends a period feel with a contemporary sensibility. This recording appeals to both veteran jazz fans and a young contemporary audience.
*Lily will be performing at the Drake Underground in Toronto on March 28
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Glenn & Colleen AllanSometimes people aren't what they seem. Glenn & Colleen are the parents of three kids. Glenn was a little league coach and sports broadcaster. Collen was a busy mom. What their friends didn't know was that Glenn & Colleen were both sexually abused in their younger years – Glenn by a hockey coach and Collen... well she ended up being trafficked throughout Europe, Mexico and Canada. Later in life, at night, Glenn would hang out with his organized crime buddies, sometimes lending a fist – Colleen was a biker chick. Somehow they were able to live double lives. Today they try to cope with their past, support others who have been abused, and raise three autistic kids.
TDMS Dating Game
THE DATING GAMEOn Friday night, James & Kate finally had their date night! Today we'll chat with James to find out how things went. If it went well – Kate will show up with James at the studio. If it didn't go well – Kate's attorney will be at the courts filing a restraining order! Picked up by a chauffeur driven black Cadillac Escalade and driven to The Royal Ontario Museum, then a short stroll to one of Canada's premiere French restaurants (Sassafraz in Yorkville) and finally the goodnight kiss/slap!
*To follow the entire Dating Game experience, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame (If you'd like to be our NEXT Dating Game Contestant - send your contact details, your picture, and as much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as our next contestant on THE DATING GAME - to mingle(at)drewmarshall.ca *Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.