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What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander

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What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander is the crossroads where culture, lifestyle and community meet. Legendary New York radio/TV personality, G. Keith Alexander will tap into the who’s who in entertainment, empowerment and health and wellness to bring you exciting and unparalleled content. The G. Keith Alexander brand is that of an authentic New York City icon built on over thirty years of radio and television broadcasting excellence. His brand of coolness has come to represent to millions of fans, on-air fun, great music and engaging entertainment experiences. Tune in live every Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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United States

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What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander is the crossroads where culture, lifestyle and community meet. Legendary New York radio/TV personality, G. Keith Alexander will tap into the who’s who in entertainment, empowerment and health and wellness to bring you exciting and unparalleled content. The G. Keith Alexander brand is that of an authentic New York City icon built on over thirty years of radio and television broadcasting excellence. His brand of coolness has come to represent to millions of fans, on-air fun, great music and engaging entertainment experiences. Tune in live every Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Behind The Music: Lead singer Gerald Alston & the Manhattans

3/1/2024
On the upcoming episode of WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander, we have the honor of featuring Gerald Alston, the iconic lead singer of The Manhattans. Alston, who stepped into the spotlight in the early '70s, significantly contributed to the group's success with chart-topping hits that resonated deeply with fans of R&B and soul music. His journey from joining The Manhattans, through his rise to stardom, and onto a fruitful solo career, showcases a remarkable trajectory filled with memorable songs and performances. Alston's voice, characterized by its warmth and depth, played a crucial role in defining the sound of The Manhattans, earning them critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase. As he transitioned into his solo career, Alston continued to captivate audiences with his musical talent, leaving a lasting impact on the industry. This episode promises an in-depth look at Alston's legacy, his contributions to music, and the stories behind the songs that have become timeless classics. Join G. Keith for an intimate conversation with Gerald Alston, exploring the highs and lows of his extraordinary career in music.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Hisham Tawfiq - DEMBE of NBC'S The BLACKLIST is WHAT'S HOT!

2/23/2024
Hisham Tawfiq is a prominent American actor, particularly acclaimed for portraying the beloved character of Dembe Zuma in NBC's hit series The Blacklist. Dembe Zuma is a key member of the show's security detail turned FBI agent and shares an intimate and trusting relationship with the lead character, Raymond Red Reddington.

Duration:01:00:00

The Kara Young Effect: Broadway & Beyond

2/16/2024
On WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander, we're turning up the heat with the sensational Kara Young, fresh off her electrifying run in Purlie Victorious on Broadway! Join us as Kara dives into her journey from making a smashing Broadway debut in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s, to capturing hearts and critical acclaim with not one, but two Tony and Drama Desk nominations. We'll explore her award-winning performances, from the Obie Award-winning portrayal in Twelfth Night to her latest triumph on the stage. Plus, get the inside scoop on Kara's transition to the screen, including her upcoming role in the buzzed-about Amazon series, I’m a Virgo, and her memorable performances in HBO Max’s The Staircase and Netflix's The Punisher. Don’t miss this exclusive chat with one of Broadway’s brightest stars, only on WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander. It's an episode brimming with inspiration, insight, and a peek into the future of a rising star. Tune in, and feel the heat of the spotlight with Kara Young!

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Nationally Syndicated Radio Star of “The Quiet Storm with Lenny Green,” joins G. Keith Alexander

2/9/2024
It's his voice, that unmistakable deep, rich sound. With a vocal tone and smooth delivery that could melt glaciers, Lenny Green was destined for stardom. The host of the syndicated radio show “The Quiet Storm with Lenny Green,” Lenny makes his home at the show's flagship station, the highly-rated New York Tri-state area radio station WBLS/107.5-FM. Lenny Green is the undisputed master of creating a relaxed, romantic atmosphere for his listeners. G. Keith Alexander is the crossroads where culture, lifestyle, and community meet. Legendary New York radio/TV personality, G. Keith Alexander will tap into the who’s who in entertainment, empowerment, and health & wellness to bring you exciting and unparalleled content. The G. Keith Alexander brand is that of an authentic New York City icon built on over thirty years of radio and television broadcasting excellence. His brand of coolness has come to represent to millions of fans, on-air fun, great music, and engaging entertainment experiences.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore CP Lacey The Executioner from Showtime at the Apollo

2/2/2024
Get ready for an electrifying encore presentation of WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with your host, the iconic G. Keith Alexander. This time, we're shining the spotlight on the multi-talented C.P. Lacey, a virtuoso of the entertainment world known for his SPIRITED performances. With over three decades dazzling audiences across the globe, Lacey's unparalleled ability to sing, dance, do comedy, and impersonate a constellation of celebrities from Kanye West to Michael Jackson, ensures a show you won't forget. Join us at the crossroads of culture, lifestyle, and community where G. Keith taps into the pulse of Entertainment, Empowerment, and Health & Wellness. Don't miss this exciting journey with a true New York City legend. Tune in to WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica and experience the magic of C.P. Lacey, only with G. Keith Alexander.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Actor, director, playwright, Regina Taylor from The First Lady

1/26/2024
Taylor chats about being in pre-production on a film entitled Justified which also stars Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated actress Aunjanue Ellis, who received critical acclaim playing the Venus sister's mom in King Richard. Regina and G. Keith discuss her critically acclaimed portrayal as Marion Shields Robinson, the mother of former First Lady Michelle Obama, on the Showtime series The First Lady. Taylor can also be seen on the CBS series Blue Bloods playing NYPD Captain Terrell.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Broadway & TV Star Brenda Braxton And Her Shenanigans

1/19/2024
Brenda talks about years of stability, losing everything: My home, marriage, and business - without a regular paycheck to keep me afloat! The cherry on the cake? Finding out that no one in Hollywood wanted someone her age for their projects either. Everything can change so quickly but this 'Now What?' moment became an opportunity for her to start anew with a different perspective - giving women like herself (and beyond) an even louder voice than before!?

Duration:01:00:00

Encore: Legendary Gloria Gaynor on WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica w/G. Keith

1/12/2024
With the world facing immense tragedies and challenges in 2020 due to Covid19, Gloria Gaynor helped usher in 2021 by singing her global anthem, “I Will Survive,” in New York City’s Times Square, honoring first responders and essential &frontline workers. Her performance was streamed around the world by the Times Square Alliance to a global audience of millions.

Duration:01:00:00

The Apollo's Visionary: A Conversation with Kamilah Forbes

1/5/2024
In this episode of WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander, we spotlight Kamilah Forbes, the dynamic Executive Producer of the Apollo Theater. Delving into her journey from hip-hop theater to leading the Apollo, Forbes shares insights on her renowned projects like Between the World and Me. This episode offers a unique look at how she's shaping the future of arts and culture at one of the most iconic theaters in the world.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Music-Legend Dionne Warwick is WHAT'S HOT! with G. Keith

12/29/2023
In one of the most extraordinary examples of staying power the music industry has ever known, five-time Grammy Award-winning music legend, Dionne Warwick continues to regale audiences internationally. From the early 1960s on, her iconic sound set the bar in American pop music by earning more than 60 charted hit songs and selling over 100 million records. She has done more than entertain the world; as a humanitarian, she has advocated for global well-being through such efforts as AIDS awareness, The Starlight Foundation, children's hospitals, and music education. The G. Keith Alexander brand is that of an authentic New York City icon built on over thirty years of radio and television broadcasting excellence. His brand of coolness has come to represent to millions of fans, on-air fun, great music, and engaging entertainment experiences. Tune in live every Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore TV Director Neema Barnette from The Equalizer is WHAT'S HOT!

12/22/2023
Neema talks about her career, our favorite TV shows, and some inside scoop, maybe? Neema directed two episodes of a series for VH1 “THE BREAKS” and 2 additional episodes of BEING MARY JANE, and directed LUKE CAGE For Marvel & Netflix, BLIND SPOT for NBC, THE GOOD COP for Netflix, 4th & 5th seasons of BOSCH for Amazon, and many other popular series.

Duration:01:00:00

Renaissance New York Harlem Hotel: A Craig Livingston Triumph

12/15/2023
Explore the remarkable journey of Craig Livingston, Managing Partner of Exact Capital. Discover how he transformed the skyline with Harlem's first world-class hotel and over 4,000 residential units, advocating for diversity and economic opportunity in real estate development.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore: Godfather of Hip-Hop Fashion Dapper Dan joins G. Keith Alexander

12/8/2023
With his now-legendary high-end store in Harlem, Dapper Dan was the pioneer of high-end streetwear in the 1980's, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own innovative, glamorous designs. -- Dapper Dan Made in Harlem

Duration:01:00:00

Black Dragon: The Ron Van Clief Story

12/1/2023
In this exhilarating episode, we dive into the life of Ron 'Black Dragon' Van Clief, exploring his journey from martial arts champion to cinema legend. Witness his dynamic transformation from UFC Commissioner to a revered figure in martial arts films, and discover the stories behind his iconic roles and groundbreaking contributions to the genre.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore TV & Film Icon Phylicia Rashad visits WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica

11/17/2023
An accomplished actor and stage director, Phylicia Rashad became a household name when she portrayed Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show, a character whose enduring appeal has earned her numerous honors and awards for over two decades. She has appeared as Carol on NBC’s This Is Us (2019 and 2020 Emmy nominations), Diana Dubois on the popular Fox TV series Empire, and as Dr. Woods-Trap in Tarrell Alvin McCraney's Peabody Award-winning series David Makes Man, on the OWN Network. What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander is the crossroads where culture, lifestyle, and community meet. Legendary New York radio/TV personality, G. Keith Alexander will tap into the who’s who in entertainment, empowerment, and health and wellness to bring you exciting and unparalleled content.

Duration:01:00:00

From Harlem to Hip-Hop Royalty: DJ Kool Red Alert's Journey

11/10/2023
This week on WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander, we're honored to have DJ Kool Red Alert, a legendary figure in hip-hop. DJ Kool Red Alert, joins us to talk about his impressive career and the significance of being recognized at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors with the renowned Justo Award. DJ Kool Red Alert has not only witnessed but also molded the evolution of hip-hop, from spinning records in 1976 to hosting the ground-breaking Red Alert Goes Berserk on WRKS. Listen as we go into his life and career, discussing how his music inspired a cultural shift and the generations that followed. Don't miss this unique chat with a true pioneer who turned the tables on the music industry and became a symbol of hip-hop's undying energy.

Duration:01:00:00

"From ‘Juwanna Mann’ to ‘The Family Business’: Miguel A. Núñez Jr

11/3/2023
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. is a man of many talents. He has been an actor for more than three decades, appearing in countless movies and TV series. His most notable roles include The Return of the Living Dead, Life, Juwanna Mann, and Tour of Duty. Currently, he can be seen playing attorney Harris Grant as part of the Duncan family in BET+'s The Family Business. What Miguel may lack in height, he makes up for with his quick wit and sharp sense of humor. He loves spending time with his family and friends and enjoys being a producer and writer as well. Join G. Keith Alexander as he explores the breadth and depth of Miguel's illustrious career, his comedic flair, and his passion for storytelling. Discover the man behind the characters, and get a glimpse into the creative mind of one of Hollywood's enduring talents. This episode isn’t just a journey through Miguel’s extensive career; it’s a celebration of an artist who continues to inspire and entertain across multiple platforms.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Encore Original Shaft Richard Roundtree chats with G. Keith Alexander

10/27/2023
G. Keith Alexander chats with Richard Roundtree about his iconic career beginning while attending Southern Illinois University where he was on a football scholarship. After being spotted working as a salesman in Barney's clothing store in NYC, Richard signed with Johnson Publications to model in their Ebony Fashion Fair, touring 79 cities in 90 days. But rather than returning to school, Roundtree took the advice of Bill Cosby, star of I Spy, and headed back to New York to begin acting lessons. He soon was asked to become a member of New York's acclaimed Negro Ensemble Company. A succession of Off-Broadway roles resulted in his starring as Jack Johnson in The Great White Hope. Richard's life would change forever when he was cast in the role of private detective John Shaft in the legendary Shaft movie franchise. This film immediately thrust Richard into the international spotlight, not only making him a worldwide household name but one of Hollywood's hottest young actors.

Duration:01:00:00

Debi B. spills the details on Hall Jackson's YDF Fundraiser

10/20/2023
Former wife of legendary WBLS personality, Hal Jackson, chats with G. Keith Alexander about the Biggest Soulful R&B Concert Fundraiser, in his honor, at the BergenPAC theater in Englewood NJ, Thurs Nov 9th 2023. Hosted by Debi B & Dr Bob Lee of WBLS. MC Dave of DMS. Featuring Howard Hewett, Ladies of Skyy, Meli'sa Morgan, Jeff Redd and Bells 2.0.

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Lady Leah Finnie, Jazz Singer and Boost TV Commercial Actress

10/13/2023
You see her several times a day on your TV, and her number is unlisted. G. Keith and Jazz Vocalist, Actress, and Voiceover Artist, Leah catch up and talk about how she got to be the lady in the Boost TV Commercial, her Jazz career, and more.

Duration:01:00:00