Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Today's Lisa Tolliver Show topics: Black Music Month. Hip Hop. The BET Awards. Safety Month.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY - It's still June: Black Music Month and National Safety Month. And today's the 4th Wednesday: and at 1:30 pm, Eastern Time the Lisa Tolliver Show airs on New York Radio WVOX AM 1460 and Two guys named Reilly, Chris and Jeff, will help us celebrate.

For Black Music Month:

Guest Chris Reilly of CR Media Group is a hip hop music producer. Email Chris Reilly.

We'll ring out Black Music Month by discussing the following topics:

  • What is Black Music Month and why is it important?
    Working up a black sweat: winners of the 2006 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
  • Hip hop: its evolution, Chris' role, artists he works with and the role of hip hop in popular culture. We'll illustrate some the discussion by sampling Chris' work.
  • Black music : what is it? Music traditionally associated with people of African descent (e.g., Caribbean, jazz and R&B) are often adopted by mainstream musicians and culture. Consider the success of "cross over" artists Michael Jackson and Eminem and the remakes by groups of various cultures of each others' songs. Moreover, white artists often contribute behind the scenes to works associated with black performers (e.g., as I shared in, "Two things bug me about the upcoming anniversary of the bikini," Paul Vance has written and produced songs for Luther Vandross). On top of all that, great black musicians and performers (such as opera singer Leontyne Price) have made major contributions to music not considered to be "black."

For National Safety Month:

Jeff Reilly of the Westchester Emergency Volunteer Reserves- Medical Reserve Corps (WEVR-MRC) will share Emergency Preparedness Tip #7: FIREWORKS SAFETY. He will also bear glad tidings from the White House. The Surgeon General contacted him to say we were doing a great job with the Emergency Preparedness & Safety Tips blog.

You should check it out. The tips provided there can mean the difference between life and death in a disaster or emergency.

To contact WEVR-MRC (Westchester Emergency Volunteer Reserves - Medical Reserve Corps), phone The Volunteer Center at 866-VOL-CALL or visit or

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