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Our Meeting at The Crossroads: Music Series

"Our Meeting at the Crossroads" Video Music Series is a virtual room, one can join and tell their behind the scene story’s. Just conversation, drinks, laughs and a type of therapy amongst friends (Filmed and produced and brought into a interview type forum). The main topics are music, artist-ship, talks of their path, goals, struggles and changes in their life since the pandemic. 

“I said what I said” Interview Episode with Mike Hammond on OMATC Music Series
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Upward and Onward Productions LLC

“I said what I said” Interview Episode with Mike Hammond on OMATC Music Series

Upward and Onward Productions Presents “Our Meeting at the Crossroads” Music Series. This segment is the “I said what I said” episode with host Darren Lorenzo and featured artist Mike Hammond. Join us every week for more Artist and Music, Stay safe, stay home if you can, and if not keep practicing social distance, with a healthy and cautious way of life. Upward and Onward folks. Master Vocalist, Singer Extraordinaire, ANOMALY are some of the names that are used to define MIKE HAMMOND. A native New Yorker, born and raised in Hollis, the heart & soul of Jamaica Queens was introduced to music from a very young age. From his father being a R&B Doo Woper to his aunt placing him in the Tiny Tot choir at church at the age of 3, where he quickly became the lead. He got his feet wet in the industry at the age of 10 when he entered into the studio to take part in a album called "Streetwise" which was released on his 11th birthday. From there Mike has recorded with artist such as Incognito & 50cent and have worked with and shared the stage with the likes of Josh Groban, Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & Gladys Knight just to name a few also traveled the world performing for presidents of other countries as well as the royal family of Morocco. He has also performed as supporting vocals on TV’s America’s Got Talent Season 9. PBS concert specials and a host of other TV syndicated programs. Currently Mike is hard at work preparing for the release of his new untitled project that consists of R&B, Contemporary Jazz and Hip Hop Flavors. #music #anomaly #hollis #newyorkborn #icantwithyou #mastervocalist #mike #mic #fusionmusic #r&b #queensborn #nyraised

After Talk

“After Talk” on OMATC Music Series Ep. 7 with “The Soprano” Heather Hill in “Stick and Move”
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Upward and Onward Productions LLC

“After Talk” on OMATC Music Series Ep. 7 with “The Soprano” Heather Hill in “Stick and Move”

Upward and Onward Productions Presents “Our Meeting at the Crossroads” music series. “The Soprano” The Opera way, with Heather Hill (Soprano), and our Host Darren Lorenzo. This particular episode, touches on Heather’s theatrical climb to success and her journey. Join us every week for more Artist and Music, from our series. Stay safe, stay home if you can, and if can’t, keep practicing social distance, with a healthy and cautious way of life. Upward and Onward folks. Heather's career encompasses work in opera, concert stage both national and international, Broadway, TV and film. Some of her credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy and Bess. Prince of Players with The Little Opera Theater of New York, the New York premiere of Gloria by Robert Harris at the Lincoln Center, and Carmina Burana and the Lord Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall, just to name a few. She holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from The Manhattan School of Music, and a B.S. degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University. Prior to the Covid-19 shut down, she was in the midst of a world premier production of the new Musical “Other World” at Bucks County Playhouse. Heather can be heard on the 2012 Broadway cast album of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. #Aftertalk #operasinger #classicallytrained #coloradoborn #nycvocalist #broadway #phantomofheopera #porgyandbess #jetsetter #philharmonicchoir #cau #aka #Podcast #podcastlife #spotify #applemusic #listennotes #deezer #stitcher #podchaser #podcastaddict #talkshow #themoreyouknow #womenunited #unitedwestand #ourmeetingatthecrossroads #iheartradio #pandemichustle #virtualworld #upandon #unitedwestand #loveoverhate #nojusticenopeace #bethechange #standstrong #awareness #themoreyouknow #iammybrotherskeeper #enoughisenough #cantstopwontstop
“After Talk” on OMATC Music Series Ep. 8 with Jerica J’Chenise Exum in “The Silver Lining”
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Upward and Onward Productions LLC

“After Talk” on OMATC Music Series Ep. 8 with Jerica J’Chenise Exum in “The Silver Lining”

Upward and Onward Productions Presents “Our Meeting at the Crossroads” Music Series. “Just Start Now” segment of “The Silver Lining” with Host Darren Lorenzo and Featured Artist Jerica “J’Chenise” Exum. This particular episode, touches on the Journey of a Chicagoland Female Entertainer, her career, story and her new EP. “The Silver Lining”. This has been another week for more Artist and Music, from our series. Stay safe, stay home if you can, and if not keep practicing social distance, with a healthy and cautious way of life. Upward and Onward folks. OMATC Music Series with The Absolutely Lovely Jerica J'chenise (pronounced Jay.shuh.neese) Exum is a singer/actress/model from the greater chicagoland area. She began singing in her church choir as young girl and later her love of music led her to discover musical theatre in high school. Jerica released her first project in 2015 and has since released 2 more under the artist name of J'chenise. She most recently was seen in the National tour of “Waitress”. #chicagoland #model #newmusic #thesilverlining #waitressontour #nclvocalist #newsiesontour #whitneyhoustontributeshow #virtualperformer #Illinoissinger #Podcast #podcastlife #spotify #applemusic #listennotes #deezer #stitcher #podchaser #podcastaddict #talkshow #themoreyouknow #womenunited #ourmeetingatthecrossroads #iheartradio #pandemichustle #upandon #womenunited #unitedwestand #coffee #Just #Writeitdown #Anythingbutboring #dontcare
“After Talk” on OMATC Music Series Ep. 11 of “She’s Simply Sam” with Samantha Mbolekwa
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Upward and Onward Productions LLC

“After Talk” on OMATC Music Series Ep. 11 of “She’s Simply Sam” with Samantha Mbolekwa

Upward and Onward Productions Presents “Our Meeting at the Crossroads” music series. This segment is all about the story of Samantha Mbolekwa. Host Darren Lorenzo takes you inside the life and journey of a Canadian/South African Female Musical Theatre Performer. Continue to join us, for more Artist and Music from our series. Stay safe, stay home if you can, and if not keep practicing social distance, with a healthy and cautious way of life. Upward and Onward folks. Samantha is a Canadian/South African singer who has a passion for Musical Theatre. Her love for performing really kicked off 8 years ago, where she travelled to countries with a music outreach programs with kids in Japan, Germany, England and more! And that travel continued after working for Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Principal Singer for 2 contracts. Samantha also worked for "The Mouse" at Disneyland in the hit show Disney Junior Dance Party. Then having a short stint living in NYC, Sam then booked her first National Tour as Joanne in The 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent. She is now enjoying her "time off" during the pandemic just kickin it with her husband Jimmy. But can’t wait to get back on stage singing, dancing and telling stories! #OMATC #candiansinger #lagirl #rentontour #MusicSeries #AfterTalk #Interview #Podcast #podcastlife #spotify #applemusic #listennotes #deezer #stitcher #podchaser #podcastaddict #talkshow #themoreyouknow #indepth #funny #growth #upwardandonward #unitedwestanddividedwefall #ourmeetingatthecrossroads #pandemichustle #virtualworld #upandon