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Christmas Music With Lea Gilmore

LeaDecember 24, 2013 – Segment 1

From John Lee Hooker to Whitney Houston, blues and gospel artist and Center for Emerging Media’s Cultural Editor Lea Gilmore shares some great holiday sounds.




Vibrant Opera Community At Morgan State University

Porgy and Bess - Morgan State University Vocal Studies and OperaAugust 29, 2013 – Segment 1

Blues & Gospel singer, Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, and Director of Network Operations for the Moving MD Forward Network Lea Gilmore is in the house! Lea co-hosts a conversation about the Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop, with:

  • Vincent Dion Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Dwight R.B. Cook, Director of Douglas Moore’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which is being produced for the 2013-14 season of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Joanna Ford, soprano and faculty member in Vocal Studies and Opera at Morgan State University;
  • tenor Anthony Marcicano;
  • and soprano Dimery Mowery.


Lea Gilmore On The Best Film, Books, And Movies


August 14, 2013 – Segment 3

We are joined by Lea Gilmore – songstress, activist, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor – for a discussion with Marc about the music they’ve been listening to, movies they’ve been watching, theater they’ve been attending and books they’ve been reading. Callers join us to share their favorites as well.




Mobtown Moon

mobtown moonAugust 14, 2013 – Segment 2

Lea Gilmore – songstress, activist, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor – joins us to co-host a conversation with Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, co-creators of Mobtown Moon, a project that involves 40 Baltimore-based musicians re-imagining the classic Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon. 





Juneteenth: Holiday Commemorating The Abolition Of Slavery In Texas

juneteenthJune 19, 2013 – Segment 1

We honor Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating June 19, 1865, when the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas. Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor and renowned blues and gospel singer Lea Gilmore co-hosts a conversation about Juneteenth, as well as a celebration of classic female blues artists of the 1920s and 1930s. Guests are:

  • Dr. Daphne Harrison, author of Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s and and former Chair of the Africana Studies Department at University of Maryland Baltimore County;
  • and Dr. Michelle Scott, Associate Professor of History and Interim Historical Studies Graduate Program Director at UMBC.



Lea Gilmore: Arts, Arena Players, The Caretaker, and Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious BIGMay 22, 2013 – Hour 2

We turn to the Arts, with Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor Lea Gilmore!

First, we talk about Arena Players, the longest running continuously operating African-American community theater in the U.S., with Artistic Director Donald Owens and Assistant Artistic Director David Mitchell.

Then we discuss The Caretaker, Harold Pinter’s classic play, currently at Performance Workshop Theatre, with director Marlyn Robinson.

Finally, since May 21 would have been The Notorious B.I.G.’s 41st birthday, we will discuss his legacy with Ali Danois, Senior Editor of Bounce Magazine.

**Due to technical circumstances, the podcast for this show is unavailable.**

African-American Visual Artists in Baltimore

Mark CottmanMarch 19, 2013 – Hour 1

Blues & gospel singer and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor Lea Gilmore joins us for our regular segment on arts and culture. Marc and Lea talk to two Baltimore-based visual artists: Mark Cottman, owner of the Mark Cottman Gallery in Federal Hill, and Jeffrey Kent.