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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Calling All Atlanta Artists!  Want To Receive $1,000?

The Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking an artist to design the official 2020 Atlanta Jazz Festival poster!!!  
The selected artist will receive $1,000 for their work and a complimentary vendor's booth.

LEARN MORE HERE:
CALL FOR ARTISTS 

​The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend in May, with an outdoor festival featuring jazz artists from all over the world.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is produced by the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, and is free and open to the public. The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music

LEARN MORE HERE:
CALL FOR ARTISTS 


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Rhonda Ross (Daughter of Diana Ross speaks with When We Speak TV

​After I left Dallas and was now back in Atlanta, it continued to bother me that I didn't get an opportunity to check out Rhonda Ross' performance so I went on her website to see if she would be on tour any time soon and if so, would I be in any of the cities during that time. 

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Trumpeter K.C. O'Rorke of FLOW TRIBE

Flow Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest. Look for their next project to be released in early ‘17, a full length album entitled “BOSS” produced by New Orleans’s own Mannie Fresh.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rhonda Ross Journey- January 2020

News Source:  therhondaross.com
2019 Was a Great Year!
One of the joys I had this year was celebrating Motown's 60th Anniversary by doing the "Motown Challenge". I asked friends and strangers alike to sing a Motown song with me. 
Here's one of my favorites... singing with my 
brothers, sister and of course my dad...
Join Me in Conversation!
February 11, 2020!
Hey New Yorkers, please join me at the 
National Black Theatre for this intimate Q&A 
moderated by The Happy Hour's Patrick Riley. I'll share my insights on my family history, music, parenting (homeschooling), self-love and self-empowerment. 
I hope to see you there!
The first twenty purchasers will receive a special gift from me. 
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

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RHONDA ROSS ON TOUR!
A Conversation with Rhonda Ross
February 11 The National Black Theatre  New York City

Catalina Bar and Grill 
March 27 & 28  Los Angeles
 
City Winery Chicago
May 10 (Mother's Day)  Chicago
Tickets on sale soon!

The Acorn Theater
May 17  Three Oaks, MI

City Winery Philly
June 11 Philadelphia
Tickets on sale soon!

Blues Alley
June 17  Washington, DC

Rams Head on Stage 
June 20  Annapolis, MD

Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, New York coming soon!

More dates are being added daily!

 Check  website for updates. 

THERHONDAROSS.COM


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Rhonda Ross (Daughter of Diana Ross speaks with When We Speak TV

After I left Dallas and was now back in Atlanta, it continued to bother me that I didn't get an opportunity to check out Rhonda's performance so I went on her website to see if she would be on tour any time soon and if so, would I be in any of the cities during that time. 

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​SINGER/SONGWRITER: RHONDA ROSS 
 

Rhonda Ross is more than just the daughter of music legend, Diana Ross, she is a singer/songwriter with a message.

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Jermaine Sain Production Credits

 Jermaine Sain
updated January 27, 2020


Paymaster – American Soul (Season 2)
BET- SCRIPTED (TV)- JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Paymaster – Raising Dion (Season 1)
NETFLIX- TV MOVIE/MINI — SUPER SPRINGS PRODUCTIONS LLC


Paymaster – Black Ink Crew: Chicago (Season 4)
VH1 — REALITY/DOC (TV) — BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT

Paymaster – Black Ink Crew (Season 6)
VH1 — REALITY/DOC (TV) — BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT

Paymaster – Entertainment Partners
Atlanta, Georgia

Videographer – SAINJ Productions
Atlanta, Georgia

ONLINE — INTERNET — SAINJ PRODUCTIONS

Extras Casting Assistant – Avengers: Infinity War
MARVEL STUDIOS — FILM (THEATRICAL) — CENTRAL CASTING

WHEN WE SPEAK TV — INTERNET

Paymaster – BET Social Awards 
BET — AWARD (TV) — BET PRODUCTIONS

Casting Assistant- Central Casting Georgia/ Entertainment Partners
Atlanta, Georgia

Extras Casting (Night) – Star (Season 2)
FOX — SCRIPTED (TV) — LEE DANIELS ENTERTAINMENT

Extras Casting Assistant – MacGyver (Season 1)
CBS — REALITY/DOC (TV) — EYE PRODUCTIONS

Extras Casting Assistant – I, Tonya
FILM (THEATRICAL) — AI FILM LILLEHAMMER, LLC

Extras Casting Assistant – Happy! (Pilot)
SYFY — REALITY/DOC (TV) — UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

Extras Casting Assistant – Star (Season 1)
FOX — SCRIPTED (TV) — LEE DANIELS ENTERTAINMENT

Extras Casting Assistant – Sleepy Hollow (Season 4)
FOX — REALITY/DOC (TV) — 20TH CENTURY FOX

WE — REALITY/DOC (TV) — DATARI TURNER PRODUCTIONS


Background (Actor- Distinguished Official) – Act A Fool
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT — MUSIC VIDEO

Talent Coordinator – Information Security Forum World Congress
LIVE EVENT — SAINJ PRODUCTIONS

Director (Red Carpet/ Backstage) – Kingdom Image Awards
WHEN WE SPEAK TV — INTERNET — SAINJ PRODUCTIONS

Talent Coordinator (Talent Coordinator and Vocalist) – Barry Manilow: One Last Time
LIVE EVENT — AEG LIVE

Background (Vocalist) – Glorify The King
KEM — MUSIC VIDEO

Background (Vocalist) – Heart: The Heartbreaker Tour
LIVE EVENT — AEG LIVE

Tauren Wells Celebrates 500K Sales of Hit-Single “Known”

NEWS SOURCE:  CR8
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Photo Credit: Provident Label Group, Colin Flora & Joseph Espinoza @joespinoza.co
GRAMMY® and Billboard Award-nominated, and DOVE Award-winning, triple-threat artist Tauren Wells releases his sophomore album Citizen of Heaven (Provident Label Group) today at select retailers and across all major digital retail outlets. The accompanying video for the album’s title track, “Citizen of Heaven” is available here.

Citizen of Heaven the follow up to Wells’ solo debut Hills and Valleys features the lead single Like You Love Me,” impacting radio now. The new project boasts several outstanding collaborations, including multi-GRAMMY® winner Kirk Franklin on “Millionaire (Good Like That)”; multi-CMA Award-winning trio Rascal Flatts on “Until Grace”; spoken word intro from  Steven Furtick of Elevation Worship on “Close”; and Jenn Johnson (of Bethel Music) on “Famous For (I Believe)Chuck Butler and Jordan Sapp co-produced 10 of the album’s 12 tracks, with additional production on the remaining songs by Rascal FlattsKirk FranklinMax Stark, and Colby Wedgeworth.
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During Wells’ album release concert at Lakewood Church earlier this week in Houston, TX he was presented with a Gold plaque commemorating 500K sales of his hit single, “Known,” according to the RIAA. Special guests at the album release concert included Gary LeVox of Rascal FlattsChristine D'Clario and Jenn Johnson.
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Peter Wilson (Creative Head and Lead Worship Pastor, Lakewood Church); Dennis Disney (Maximum Artist Management); Mitchell Solarek(Maximum Artist Management); Tauren Wells; Jason McArthur (Sony Music Entertainment/Provident Label Group); Tony Johnsen (Creative Artists Agency); Brian Dishon (Sony Music Entertainment/Provident Label Group); Ronn Tabb (Sony Music Entertainment/Provident Label Group); Makella Webster (Sony Music Entertainment/Provident Label Group)
Beginning January 29, 2020 Wells will join TobyMac’s popular “HITS DEEP Tour,” making 37 stops nationwide along with Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson, Aaron Cole, and Cochren & Co. For more information on Tauren Wells, visit taurenwells.com. Follow him on social media by using the handle @TaurenWells. Tauren Wells' Citizen of Heaven is available now.
SIX-TIME GRAMMY® NOMINEE TAUREN WELLS
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SOPHOMORE ALBUM
CITIZEN OF HEAVEN AVAILABLE NOW
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​35TH ANNIVERSARY STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Gospel music’s most epic celebration is co-hosted for the first time by rising Gospel superstars and Stellar Award winners Koryn Hawthorne and Jonathan McReynolds.

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​Actor/Singer Terrell Carter Shares His Unbelievably True Life Story in His New Book

Problem Child is the unbelievably true story of Terrell Carter, an American musician and actor who grew up in Buffalo, New York, in a dysfunctional family, each member crazier than the next. And the Problem Child is the only one in the story who may, or may not, actually have a problem. An emotional journey of trials and revelations, with a huge secret at its core, this story may force you to laugh—just to keep from crying.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

35TH ANNIVERSARY STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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Congratulations to When We Speak TV guest, Canton Jones, on his 2020 Stellar Award Nomination!!!!

Canton Jones is nominated for Rap Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year for Ghost

NEWS SOURCE:  CR8
​Rising Gospel Superstars Koryn Hawthorne and Jonathan McReynolds Pair to Host the Milestone 35th Annual Salute to Gospel Music Taping on Friday, March 27th in Las Vegas
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Jonathan McReynolds
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Koryn Hawthorne
​Central City Productions recently announced the Stellar Award nominees in 28 categories for the milestone 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards taping on Friday, March 27 at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena. The Stellar Awards recognizes the year's best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry. Gospel music’s most epic celebration is co-hosted for the first time by rising Gospel superstars and Stellar Award winners Koryn Hawthorne and Jonathan McReynolds.
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Canton Jones
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Le'Andria Johnson
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William Murphy III
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The Walls Group
Don Jackson, Founder of the Stellar Awards and Chairman of Central City Productions, Inc. commented, “I am elated to celebrate this landmark 35th year of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Our flagship show is now one of the longest-running nationally televised African American awards programs in history. We are proud to honor Gospel music artists and industry professionals for their priceless contributions to Gospel music. We look forward to another spectacular weekend of family-friendly entertainment in Las Vegas.”
​In addition to celebrating the year’s best album releases, Jackson will bestow special honors upon Gospel greats who have elevated the genre. This year’s James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award will honor none other than the iconic Clark Sisters - Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Twinkie Clark and Jacky Clark Chisholm -- who hold a collective fifteen Stellar Awards, in addition to the Thomas Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award (2007).  Additional special honorees will be named at a later date.
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SUMMARY OF 2020 STELLAR AWARDS TOP NOMINEES
Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers – 9 Nominations
Kirk Franklin – 8 Nominations
Tasha Cobbs Leonard – 8 Nominations
JJ Hairston – 7 Nominations
Bishop Paul S. Morton- 6 Nominations
John P. Kee5 Nominations
Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers– 4 Nominations
William Murphy– 4 Nominations
Pastor Mike, Jr. – 4 Nominations
Maranda Curtis – 3 Nominations
Fresh Start Worship – 3 Nominations
The Stellar Awards show taping will return to The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, March 27, 2020 and is open to the public, with ticket prices ranging from $50 - $200 at  www.ticketmaster.com . The week's activities begin with the Stellar Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase, held on Thursday, March 26, honoring top radio stations and announcers serving urban Gospel music audiences, followed by the 2020 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show to showcase non-televised award winners. Public tickets for each event go on sale Saturday, February 1 and can be purchased at  www.ticketmaster.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.THESTELLARAWARDS.COM


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​WHAT DO YOU SPEAK? PASTOR: CANTON JONES 

​He has ministered to and performed in front of millions of people during his career as a music artist. Since beginning his career and ministry, Canton Jones has released numerous albums

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The Lord Taught Me How To Cook says Celebrity Chef Elliott Farmer

Over the years, When We Speak TV, has definitely spoken with inspiring people.  Among that list of great people is, Celebrity Chef Elliott Farmer
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Food Network multiple Cutthroat Kitchen star, Author, Speaker, Personality and Radio Host, Chef Elliott, an Atlanta native, is honored to share his passion for cooking and his childhood collection of signature recipe tips with the community. 
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Check out this snippet from our What Do YOU Speak? segment about Chef Elliott Farmer.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHEF ELLIOTT FARMER:
WEBSITE:  chefelliott.com
INSTAGRAM:  ChefElliottFarmer

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What's For Lunch? Chef Elliott Farmer Soul Shaking Seasoning

​I didn’t have any shrimp, it was for my sister, plus I’m allergic to seafood but my sister put Chef Elliott Farmer’s Soul Shaking Seasoning on it and apparently, she loved it because she left my house with one of my bottles of seasoning!  Later she said, “I’ve been putting Chef Elliott Seasoning on everything”

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Monday, January 20, 2020

One Jail.  One Recording Studio.- 16 Bars

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​16 BARS is a feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The film follows a unique rehabilitation effort in the Richmond City Justice Center that invites inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio, 4 men collaborate on an album with a Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the iconic activist hip-hop group Arrested Development. As the creative process unfurls, each of these men must unearth painful memories from the past, which hold a key to a new chapter in their lives. 
"THESE MEN ARE BEHIND BARS... BUT THEIR VOICES HAVE TO BE HEARD."
- SPEECH (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT)
​The film is set in Richmond Virginia, the former seat of the confederacy, where the legacy of systemic racism, a spiraling opioid crisis, generational poverty, and a lack of mental health services have entrapped many of its citizens in a cycle of incarceration, making the city itself a unique case study for rising recidivism rates in the U.S. at large. With the U.S. locking up more of its citizens per capita than any other nation on the planet, the music of the film serves as rare testimony to the raw and messy truth behind the criminal justice system’s revolving door.
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Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, shares a message of encouragement to Jermaine Sain

​During the 2019 Black Music Honors, Yolanda Adams was presented the Gospel Music Icon Award and received a beautiful musical tribute from Jekayln Carr, Kelly Price, and Le'Andria Johnson.   We had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Adams, during the red carpet event.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Actor/Singer Terrell Carter Shares His Unbelievably True Life Story in His New Book

Problem Child is a heart-wrenching story that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride that makes the Twilight Zone look like Disneyland.
“Terrell, we’re still feeling the goosebumps.”—Quincy Jones
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Problem Child by Terrell Carter

“My beautiful baby boy, even more beautiful on the inside, and he sings even better than that. Now Ms. Patti is giving him his wings to fly among the greats.”—Patti LaBelle
Problem Child is the unbelievably true story of Terrell Carter, an American musician and actor who grew up in Buffalo, New York, in a dysfunctional family, each member crazier than the next. And the Problem Child is the only one in the story who may, or may not, actually have a problem. An emotional journey of trials and revelations, with a huge secret at its core, this story may force you to laugh—just to keep from crying.
MORE ABOUT TERRELL CARTER
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Terrell Carter has become a major rising force in entertainment​ as an actor-singer-songwriter, making him a true triple-threat. Recently (2017) staring in the critically acclaimed and very popular Fox drama series Empire alongside Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad. He has also starred in a major recurring role in the USA Network drama Shooter, opposite Ryan Philippe and Omar Epps, among many other television appearances.
On the big screen, Carter made his film debut in Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman and performed the song '"Father Can You Hear Me." He also appeared in Screen Gems' Think Like a Man Too opposite Kevin Hart and has racked up many additional film credits. Both films debuted at number one in the country. He spent several years touring as a lead in the Perry-produced plays Madea's Class Reunion, Meet the Browns and What's Done in the Dark.
Carter spent his first five years in the entertainment industry touring with Fred Hammond as part of his musical group, Radical for Christ. At the end of the tour, he reconnected with childhood friend Stevie J. and worked with him under P.Diddy and the Bad Boy umbrella as a songwriter and vocalist in Manhattan. Within a year, Carter was signed by Quincy Jones to work in music publishing as a singer-songwriter and made his move to Los Angeles. He went on to work with a number of recording artists, including Patti LaBelle, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera.

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Tyler Perry Sets Two New Original Series at BET Plus

​We are so excited to see that another When We Speak TV guest is doing big things!!!
Congrats to our friend, actress Chandra Currelley, who will star in Tyler Perry's new series "Bruh".

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​Rhonda Ross (daughter of Diana Ross) speaks with When We Speak TV

The month of April rolled around and I was going back and forth about reaching out to Rhonda Ross because I was so afraid that she would say no.......but then finally I decided to put down my fears and reach out to her management.  To my surprise, she said YES!!!!!

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Actor Jermel Howard To Play Rapper Treach in Salt-N-Pepa Biopic

​Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa biopic has found its leads. G.G. Townson and Laila Odom will be playing Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, respectively.  Additionally, the upcoming limited series will also star Cleveland Berto as music producer Hurby Azor, Jermel Howard as rapper Treach and Monique Paul as DJ Spinderella.

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ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN




Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.


In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.


Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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