An extension of his popular infotainment and pop culture blog ShavarRoss.com, actor, producer, director and blogger Shavar Ross interviews a variety of guests covering entertainment, religion and current events. Shavar Malik Ross is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, editor, photographer, author, and entrepreneur. He is known for his recurring television roles as Dudley Ramsey on the NBC sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, and as Weasel on the ABC sitcom Family Matters.
Guest: Dottie Peoples20/10/2010 Duration: 41min
Dottie Peoples is an American gospel singer.Born in Dayton, Ohio, Peoples began singing at an early age. After completing high school, she toured with gospel pioneer Dorothy Norwood, a member of The Caravans. After that, she briefly joined a jazz ensemble, performing in various venues across the country.Unhappy singing secular music, she relocated to Atlanta to return her gospel roots.She recorded her debut album, Live At Salem Baptist Church, in 1993.
Guest: Melba Moore08/07/2010 Duration: 01h14s
Melba Moore is an American R&B singer and actress. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.Moore made her reputation in the original Broadway production of "Hair" in 1968. During an 18-month run in the show she performed a variety of parts, ultimately replacing a young actress named Diane Keaton in the lead female role. It was the first time on Broadway that a black actress had assumed a leading role originated by a white performer. Moore achieved another Broadway first almost 30 years later, when in 1995 she became the first black woman to play the role of Fantine in "Les Miserables."In addition to multiple Grammy nominations for 18 albums released over 40 years, she won a Tony Award for the 1970 musical "Purlie," about a charismatic preacher trying to liberate cotton pickers on a plantation.
Guest: Angela Bofill25/06/2010 Duration: 42min
Angela Bofill is an American R&B contralto vocalist and songwriter.Bofill was born to a Cuban father and a Puerto Rican mother; she is black, yet is also one of the first Latina singers to find success in the R&B market. She performed with Ricardo Morrero & the Group and Dance Theater of Harlem chorus prior to her 1978 debut album, Angie. She scored several dance hits such as "Angel Of The Night," "Something About You," "Holding Out For Love," and "Too Tough." However, she is probably best known for her ballad "This Time I'll Be Sweeter" and her signature tune, "I Try". In the early 1980s, she recorded You're A Special Part Of Me, a duet with romantic balladeer Johnny Mathis. Her 1983 album "Teaser" featured the Top 10 R&B chart hit "I'm On Your Side," which also became a hit for Jennifer Holliday in 1991.