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FREE MUSIC LESSONS for Ages 7-17 years old!

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By Anthony Garcia

IM INC… Interprevention- Meaningfully Intercepting the Negatives Toward Children! Dennis Morgan Brown Founder/CEO and program administrator created IM Inc., in January 2003 incorporated into a non-profit organization. Mr. Brown’s is a Pastor and musician singer. Started taking an interest in “at risk” youths to develop their talent and de-swayed from drug and alcohol use. He decided to give children “FREE” music lessons. Jose Alejandro Ontiveras, was with the first session of students at IM INC., He was attending Morris Elementary in Rialto and taking violin at his school. Mr. Brown was Jose’s first instructor, teaching him guitar and bass. As the program gained popularity IM INC., was expanding teaching students in three different schools on Saturday mornings 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

One afternoon I received a call from Pastor Brown and he explained what he was doing and asked if I would be interested in being a part of this program. Of course, I said, yes! Jose was one of my first bass students in a classroom environment. This bright young man was no joke! He excelled on bass guitar, piano and guitar at an awesome pace! His parents supported him 100%! His mother, Sonia said, “They had no idea their son had this talent locked up inside. Jose and his mother came to visit and to thank us at IM INC., for helping unleash the blessing of music burning inside of him. Jose took what he learned at IM INC., to the next level. He currently is a freshman at the University of Redlands Music Dept., on a grant and scholarship from the university and the music department which he was required to audition for the position only granting 10 opportunities per school year. He’s on a full scholarship and a grant. Plays violin with the University of Redlands Youth Orchestra and is an “A” student. He loves music, that’s what he lives for! Talking with Jose, I asked him what IM INC., meant or did for him, he smiled and said, “it opened the doors to a whole new world. I really enjoy teaching these kids at IM Inc., and thank Mr. Dennis Morgan Brown for the opportunity to share the blessing of music! We have proof it works! Keep the dream alive! Keep a look-out for the next up and coming student out of IM INC., Jose spoke to the student on his visit. The best advice he shared with them was practice, practice, practice. It’s FREE here at IM INC; you have to want to do this for it to work! That same day, Mr. Brown created the Jose Alejandro Ontiveras Merit Achievement Award for our current students to focus on a musical goal. They say children are our future? Thanks to our supporters, San Manuel Reservation and Wal-Mart for their belief in our program and their donation!

Preachers of LA, Myesha Chaney, empowers women through music and conferences

Myesha Chaney

Myesha Chaney

By Naomi Bonman

If you keep up with any type of reality show then you are probably familiar with Preachers of LA, and if you watch it then you know the name Myesha Chaney, wife to Pastor Wayne Cheney and First Lady of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Long Beach. Mrs. Chaney has more under her belt besides being a First Lady. She is also a philanthropist, author, and singer. Her book Hiding Behind The Lipstick (HBTL) is also a tour where she travels to different cities where she challenges women to reflect on who they really are and what they present to the world. If change is needed in a personal life, though process and relationship with God, this experience is perfect for any woman.

Hiding Behind The Lipstick is truly a breath of fresh air bringing a unique combination of praise & worship, poetry, expressive dance, and a powerful message. This revolutionary concept has changed the way women think, feel, and live life. It is absolutely amazing in form, presentation and spirit.

In addition to the HBTL, Chaney is also a singer. She has been singing for years, but decided to take it seriously in her 20s. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Myesha where she went more in depth to what HBTL is, her inspirations in music, and what she advises to young women who are still hiding behind their lipstick.

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What It Do With the LUE: Dada Doe

Dada Doe 1What it Do Inland Empire! This week I want to highlight an individual whom I’ve had the opportunity to see grow and blossom into an amazing artist. Can I get an “Aye Doe” in the words of LUE Productions recording artist Dada Doe.

Dada Doe whose real name is Barbra Martin is what I like to call the female Pee-wee Herman. Born and raised right here in the I.E., her love for singing, dancing, writing, and rapping made her want to become a performer. Currently a member of the Turnt Up group, Speaker Junkiez, Dada Doe felt it was time to work on her solo project. Last week fans, family, and friends had the pleasure of attending her EP release party for her project entitled “Dada Said” which includes songs such as “After Hours” featuring Mack Pepperboy; “Legend” featuring LowLa Scott; and “Pop Star”, featuring Paul Douglas. The EP includes exclusive beats from hot up and coming producer Shawn Mattison also known as SFresh, who is based out of Dayton, Ohio. With this being her first swing at it, I think she hit a home run. I’m not just saying that because she’s under our management company.

We also want to congratulate Dada Doe for receiving her first endorsement contract from “100 Proof Energy Drink Company”. From her swag, to her colorful attire, along with her lyrics and dance moves, it’s no wonder why she’s loved. Watching her perform does something to your spirit. It puts you in a happy place. Honestly you can’t say that about many of these artists. This is just the beginning I tell you. So please make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for I.E.’s female Pee-wee Herman. Download her EP on Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/dadadoe. Until next week, L’s Up!

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