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Here you can browse my music playlists, and photo highlights from the award-winning television programming I developed and produced which aired on SoCal local cable television stations from 1989 through 1994: Communique Talk Show, Video Starbox, Rap, Rhythm & Reggae Video, Sports & Entertainment Television, Community Issues Symposium, and The International Children's Dance Hour.
In 1976 I became a featured Soul Train and danced on Soul Train from 1976 - 1989. I was among the dancers invited to perform on several tours to Japan to promote Soul Train, touring throughout Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.
In 1989 after leaving Soul Train I developed, produced, edited and sometimes directed a series of award-winning local origination television and media programs which aired on local cable television in Southern California from 1989 to 1994. I produced programming under a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Telecommunications. My staff and I received six Renaissance Awards between 1989 and 1992 for our efforts: Communique Talk Show won the award as Best Talk Show (1989). Video Starbox a late night music video show that featured Body Vibes, won the award for Best Music Video Program (1989). Rap, Rhythm & Reggae Video, a music video and dance show won awards for Best Music and Dance Program, and Best Opening Titles (1990). Community Issues Symposium a community forum program to aid the City of Los Angeles in healing following the Rodney King Riots, won the award for Best Public Affairs/Documentary (1992). I co-produced Sports & Entertainment Television with the help of Diana Hicks-Sherer. I co-produced The International Children's Dance Hour a dance show for children ages 6 through 14 with popular Los Angeles DJ Aundrae Russell (1990). In 1989, I won the Producer of the Year award.
Since 2000 I have been actively engaged in jewelry design and sales. From 2000 to 2003 I was as an auction and estate jewelry sales representative for GEMTVUSA. In 2003, I launched CrystalsCrystals.com, after creating a wire-wrapping technique for faceted gemstones, the CrystalHugger Twistwrap. I design one-of-a-kind couture jewelry. With many years of experience and exposure to fine jewelry at auction, I continue to source top-tier gemstones and fine jewelry items for select clientele.
In 2007 I became a Nana for the first time and in 2012 for the second time ... the joys of my life are my two healthy, happy and wonderful grandchildren, Julian, 10 and Simone, 5.
In 2014 I developed RCO Radio, a 100% non-commercial radio-styled music media platform for music sharing and also as an outlet to provide increased exposure and analysis of music entertainment, music education, music industry, and music-centric topics. Program Inquiries
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Rap, Rhythm & Reggae production crew members and dancers. Between 1989 and 1992 programming I concepted and produced was honored by the Los Angeles Department of Telecommunications with many Renaissance Awards, all of which would not have been possible without the support of a fantastic production crew, a circle of love that included my camera crew, the writers, co-producers, editors, dancers, stylists and make-up artists, many who worked without pay because they enjoyed being a part of the productions, and the support of mentors including network director Chuck Vinson, director/editor Andre Alporter and producer/director Candace Jones-Sutton, music programming stars Theo Mizuhara, George Moore and Aundrae Russell, as well as countless other production support professionals, and of course the viewers who tuned in regularly to enjoy the programs.
Communique Talk Show guests comedians Larry B. Scott and Louis Dix, Jr., and actor Clyde Thompson.
Co-producer of Communique Talk Show, and Sports & Entertainment Television, Diana Sherer with program guests, attorneys Denise Speaks and sports agent Michael Trope, agent to over 200 NFL players in his career
cutting up with my dancers in 1990 on the set of my award-winning dance show Rap, Rhythm & Reggae Video. The program was developed and produced in South Central Los Angeles shortly after I left Soul Train in 1989 ... it was a regular place where local teens and pre-teens could have a good time in a safe environment. Parents often lined the walls of the studio watching the kids have fun. I let the kids introduce the music videos and many of them got their first exposure to the television production process in the small but sound and well-equipped production facility at Continental Cablevision.
coaching a few of the young dancer/VJ's (my dear co-worker Dimawi's daughter Aisha and her schoolmates) before shooting video wrap arounds for Video Starbox
Early production mentor (left), network television director Chuck R. Vinson. I learned most of what I know about producing and directing for television from Chuck Vinson. Before undertaking producing for local cable in Los Angeles in the late 80s I studied editing, directing and producing as part of a Los Angeles Department of Telecommunication grant program. Chuck Vinson began his career as a stage manager for network television programs including: Detective School, Benson, and The Cosby Show, going on to direct an episode of The Cosby Show ("Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star") co-directed by Carl Lauten. Chuck's other network television sitcom directing credits include:Martin, Thea, The Sinbad Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sister, Sister, Living Single, One World and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Chuck also directed a number of stand-up comedy specials for many comedians, including: Sinbad, Steve Harvey, Mark Curry and Jamie Foxx, as well as numerous episodes from the comedy series Last Comic Standing.
With production mentors who helped , director/producer Andre Alporter, and Candace Jones-Sutton. Candace received a Best Outstanding Cultural Program Emmy award nomination in 1995 for her production A Tribute To Black Music Legends
Birthday on the dance floor celebrating the birthday of long time friend, top commercial model Wanda Acuna
Track runner and dancer Justina Jupiter, while getting her MBA was a featured dancer on ColorSoundandSoul.
The first African American female movie and television agent in Hollywood, and inductee into both the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, and Who's Who of American Women, Lil Cumber, and Los Angeles entrepreneur (Stevie's on the Strip, and Stevie's Creole Cafe), Stephen Perry.
USC's Third Heisman Trophy winner Charles White. A two-year unanimous All-American, White set (or equaled) 22 NCAA, Pac-10, USC and Rose Bowl records
L.A. event producers Artris Leftage and partner Larry, guests on Communique
with my dear friend, P.R. executive Eugenia Wright & photographer Agnes Ferguson
mapping out the next move
EUR Web's Lee Bailey and producer Mike Mosley on Communique
Model, media and entertainment producer Paula Bond
producer and artist Tony Smith aka Tone Loc ... remember this this ... and this ...
CEO and head designer at LSO Designs, Linda Stokes visited Communique to talk about her journey to success as a fashion designer.
Jim Brown discussed his book Out of Bounds published in 1989 by Zebra Books Brown, who in his heyday finished 5th in Heisman Trophy voting is widely considered to be one of the greatest professional athletes in the history of the U.S.
Communique guest Jim Brown
Writer, actress and natural skin and hair products Guru Bianca Taylor of Bianca's Botanicals
Celebrating the birthday of songwriter & producer Ralph Hawkins, Jr. - Ralph co-produced and arrangedRedlight - by Eddie Murphy and Snoop Dogg
Louie Carr and Christina Sanchez     Bobby Lyle, Ian Davis, Auggie Johnson    Juliette, Claudja, Michelle
Communique program guests Stevie of Stevie's on the Strip,
actors Blair Underwood and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and music executive Ian Davis with Side Effect producer Auggie Johnson. The lead female singer in Side Effect was singer Miki Howard.
Actor Meshach Taylor
Producer Marty Spencer
Communique program guest, Ms. Vesta Williams
Video Starbox host Elan Carter with model Michael Bacon, from the cast of VR Troopers
Photo highlights from the Soul Train Friends & Family Picnic
Since 2014 Soul Train dancers Juliette Hagerman and Nellie Gonzales have produced an annual picnic to bring us together and keep us dancing.
Diana Sherer with Communique program guests Michael & Erin Stinnis. Stinnis' father William Stinnis founded the Golden Bird Chicken franchise. Michael was also the first African American to start at quarterback for the University of Hawaii.