MCS Radio Show – Saturday, December 24, 2016

Well.  Are you ready?  Counting the number of days before the New Year?!!  Hey,  including today, there’s just 4 days left!!!  For no particular reason, I’m feeling excited.  I guess I’m anticipating all the wonderful things to come.   Are you?  Comment here or call in during the next show on Saturday, New Year’s Eve.

If you missed this past Saturday’s (Christmas Eve) show, here’s what happened…

The Spiritual Ballerina, Chantal Hill,  (above) was my special in-studio guest.  And, she did a wonderful job chiming in on various segments as well as just being good company.

Cafe Talk: What are you doing to spread Peace on Earth and Good Will towards men?

1st Hour – Top News

As stated during the introduction of this segment, our fellow human beings have been misbehaving in the worst way!  I chose not to spend a lot of time talking about these unsettling stories.  However, the unrest in Aleppo has gotten worse as has the overall disrespect for human life, I simply had to say something.  Take a listen here.

Chantal and I lightened things up with Cafe Talk by sharing what we do to spread Peace on Earth and Good Will towards men.  Meeting the needs of others is certainly one way, but also, just sharing a smile, a kind word; or as Beth Ann (a caller) said, the next time you’re in a drive through line, pay the bill for the person behind you!! Take a listen.  We can all do something year round to accomplish the Cafe Talk in more meaningful ways by supporting organizations that do so and by holding our elected officials  accountable.

 

We also chimed in on the interesting concept of making Christmas breakfast a big deal!!! Clearly, it will require more work in the kitchen but if you and your family want a break from the usual big Christmas dinner, breakfast may be a welcomed change!  Think about it.  Delicious breakfast served all day on Christmas!!  Yummy!

2nd Hour – Entertainment News

Instead of TV Talk, I spent the segment interviewing the Spiritual Ballerina, Chantal!  She shared that she has danced in numerous ballet productions in New York City; travelled the world even to Paris, France; and appeared on the Trinity Broadcast Network!  Julia Alexander, who was also in-studio filming for her television show, asked a few questions.  We talked cooking, baking, and Chantal shared fashion tips during the Passion for Fashion segment. Click here for the audio.

Before signing off, we gave away the final 12 Saturdays til Christmas Gift Bag!  Congratulations to Bruce of Plainfield, Illinois.  Okay, that’s a wrap!  All in all, we had a fun time together in studio. Here are a few more pictures.  Chantal with me, her Dad, and Julia.

Chantal tried to show Julia and I a few moves.  We attempted to show what we learned through the mannequin challenge.  LOL!!  Go to marilynscafesociety.com for the video; and for more on Chantal, go to ChantalAshante.com.

Have a wonderful week and remember to tune into the New Year’s Eve edition of the show this coming Saturday.

Peace,

Marilyn

 

MCS Radio Show – Saturday, December 17, 2016

Well, it’s officially here!  Yes. Although, we’ve been experiencing “winter” weather for some weeks now, today (12/21/2016) marks the Winter Solstice.

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I’ve actually been enjoying the warm up today.  Coming off the subzero wind chills,  the recent 30+ degree temperatures feel like a heatwave!!  So, are you ready for the Christmas holiday?  I am.  I’m really thankful for the gift that Christmas Day represents and can’t wait to share Love, Joy, Peace, Goodwill, good food, time, music, and my presence with others!!

Hey!  Did you catch the radio show this Saturday?  If not, here’s a recap…

Cafe Talk: What’s your favorite Christmas food dish and music?

First Hour – Top News

After, once again, sending out thank yous to all who supported the annual Christmas Celebration Broadcast, I chimed in on the recent announcement from the White House that “intelligence” operatives have confirmed that the November Presidential Election was, in fact,  meddled with to President Elect, Donald Trump’s favor by Russian hackers!   Soul offered good points too.  Take a listen here.

We also chatted about our favorite Christmas dishes during the Cafe Talk segment.  A listener, Rose, called in to share her favorites too that included ham and potato salad. She also requested her favorite Christmas song, “Holly Jolly Christmas”, and I played it.   We talked about a couple of ” old school” recipes that millenials should bring back. The website http://www.cheatsheet.com broke it all down with recipes and all.   Examples include, meatloaf, tuna casserole, cabbage role, etc.   Go to marilynscafesociety.com for audio.

Second Hour – Entertainment News

The Voice finale dominated the TV Talk segment.  Congratulations to Sundance Head of Team Blake on his win!!  All of the finalists were incredible–   Billy Gilman, We McDonald, and Josh Gallagher.  I’m looking forward to hearing from them all in a big way.

I shared Christmas Fashion Tips during  Passion for Fashion.  Check it out…

Tip 1- It’s cold so it’s okay to wear layers if you aren’t quite ready to wear the big winter coat.  Once inside, you can always take away some layers as things warm up!

Tip 2- Christmas and New Year’s Eve are wonderful occasions to go for some sparkle!  Wear satin, velvet, or something with sequins, beads, or rhinestones.  Ladies, you can also wear glitter or glittery makeup.

Tip 3- Speaking of makeup!  The cold weather tends to cause our skin color to dull.  Brighten your skin tone using makeup of warmer shades.  Your blush, eye makeup, and lip color should warm your look up as well complete it.

Tip 4- You can look to others for style and Fashion inspiration but ALWAYS be you!  You must be comfortable wearing your clothing choices so please tweak your look so that it reflects who YOU truly are.  Cause…

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Last week, we didn’t have time to play Joel Schick’s second song so we took a music break and played his light-hearted take on an alternative drink for Santa–“Leave A Bottle for Santa”.  We also received another favorite Christmas song request that was honored.  For Eileen, we played Stevie Wonder’s rendition of “Some Day at Christmas”.  Boy, did it sound good!!!   SoulBalm closed things out with an amazing SoulBalm Says.  Click here for audio.  By the way, Soul now has a separate Facebook space for her Life Coaching pieces. Visit www.Facebook.com/SoulbalmSays.

Also, congratulations to the winners of the 12 Saturdays til Christmas gift bag give away!  Be sure to tune in this Saturday, December 24th, Christmas Eve for your chance to win.

Peace…

Marilyn

9th Annual Christmas Celebration Broadcast

Wow!!  What a show!  Hey there.  This past Saturday was so worth all the work that it took to pull it off.  The singers/musicians Knocked their performances out of the park!   The feedback from the listeners is positive and everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Photos and video will be posted to the marilynscafesociety.com website OR here in a day or two.  For now, read this…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: MCS PR Team
815-341-5336
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A Beautiful Story Was Told during the MCS 9th Annual Christmas Celebration Show

Crest Hill, Illinois – Marilyn May of the Marilyn’s Café Society Radio Show hosted and produced a joyful 9th Annual Christmas Celebration Broadcast and VIP reception last Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the WJOL Studios. Marilyn along with her special guests and singers told the amazing story of the birth of Jesus the Christ through word and song. The two hour show was creative, spontaneous, and entertaining.
Local singers, Julia Alexander, Hollie White, Jonas Jones, and Soul Stanley joined Marilyn as she opened the show with a soul stirring performance of a Christian/Gospel music favorite, “Go Tell It On The Mountain”. Right after that segment, singer/musician, Joel Schick, who also happens to be The Muppets illustrator, told the story of the birth of Jesus through his bluesy original recording entitled, “Down In Bethlehem”. In-studio guests had a toe tapping, hand clapping time with those musical performances.
Next, singer Julia Alexander, who also runs Tahj Productions, told the story of the birth of Jesus through the eyes of the “Little Drummer Boy”. Keyboardist, Ken Alexander, provided the music for her performance and also served as the in-studio musician for others and this special Christmas show. Marilyn and guests pondered the rhetorical question of whether Mary really knew the significance of the birth of her baby boy. Hollie White, who sings with a local band, followed that brief discussion with the song, “Mary Don’t You Know?”. Fifteen year old, Jonas Jones, with his guitar in tow, reminded everyone that we can turn to Jesus for strength and guidance when needed through his moving performance of the song “Pressure”, a Jonathan McReynolds original. Soul Stanley, poet, educator, inspirational speaker and contributor to Marilyn’s Café Society Radio Show, shared a beautiful poem that closed the first hour of the Christmas show. Everyone was clearly inspired by both performances as was the listeners because the telephone lines lit up.
The second hour of the Christmas Celebration Broadcast offered lots of fun and give aways. Everyone in-studio told what was their favorite holiday song. Listeners heard special comments from the show sponsors, Maureen Pool, Operations Director for the Will County Center for Community Concerns and Shauna Weatherspoon, Executive Director of the Quad County African-American Chamber of Commerce. Also, like past shows, in-studio guests participated in singing Christmas carols; and everyone closed the show as usual by singing “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”.
Segments of the Christmas Celebration broadcast was taped for Joliet Community Television Channel 6 and will be aired at a later date. Audio and video of segments, will soon be posted to http://www.marilynscafesociety.com. For more, call 815-341-5336 or email marilynscafesociety@yahoo.com.
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MCS Radio Show – Friday, November 25, 2016

Hello.  Here we are. It’s actually the 5th day of December and we’ve experienced our first snowfall last night here in Chicagoland.  Well over six inches fell.  It’s beautiful. If I’d been thinking clearly, I would have taken a picture or two (2) to post.  I’ve had a lot on my mind. Our family had a funeral service for my young cousin Bre this past Saturday.  Thank you for your well wishes and prayers. And to Bre, we look forward to seeing you shine day and night…

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This month we celebrate the Birth of Jesus the Christ, Life, Love, and all the wonderful blessings that he and our Heavenly Father has given us!    Are you an Ambassador for Christ?  I strive to be.

So, the Christmas show is rescheduled to this coming Saturday, December 10, 2016 beginning at 1:05pm CST.  The VIP reception will start at 12:30pm.  You don’t want to miss this.  Check this out…

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Okay. So about the morning after Thanksgiving Day show.   Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show took over for “Slocum in the Morning” which means that I arrived to the station super early.  I’m very happy that Soul joined me!  We started at 6am and quietly began to wake up the listeners with post Thanksgiving day banter.  I even had the distinct pleasure of playing the first Christmas song snippet of the season!  The song??  White Christmas!  Will we have one??  I also played a snippet of “Get Up, Get on Up” by James Brown!  No, I don’t have the recording of this first hour of the 3 hour morning show but I assure you that it was good!

Cafe Talk:  What was the best or worst situation that you experienced during Thanksgiving holiday week with your family?

2nd Hour – In Brief News and Information

Soul talked about her trip to Washington DC to tour the Smithsonian African-American Historical Museum.  Take a listen here and go to nmaahc.si.edu to educate yourself.   Unfortunately, I shared a couple of depressing news stories after playing a fun, uplifting James Brown song…”Get Up Offa that Thing”!   I hope that I didn’t send listeners back to bed!!!   Later in the hour, Soul and I shared tips on how to be happy and healthy during the holiday season.  Take a listen.  And, I shared my response to Cafe Talk…worst thing that happened…my mother wasn’t feeling well.  The best thing that happened…my mother was feeling much better by Thanksgiving Day!!  Soul passed on Cafe Talk this time.

3rd Hour – Entertainment News

We chatted about DWTS, American Music Awards Show, and Hair Spray during TV Talk. Soul reminded us to check out Love Jones the Musical in  a city near you.  Be sure to check out www.LoveJonesTheMusical.com for more information.   Passion for Fashion, more tips for being happy and healthy for holidays, more James Brown music and SoulBalm Says  wrapped up the hour and radio show.  Go to www.marilynscafesociety.com for a listen.

Oh!  We had a winner for a 12 Saturdays til Christmas Gift Bag.  You could be a winner too.  Just tune in and call in during the show each Saturday leading up to Christmas Day!  And, join us Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:05pm CST for the Christmas Celebration Broadcast brought to you in part by the Will County Center for Community Concerns and the Quad County African-American Chamber of Commerce.

I pray that all is good with you!  Have a fantastic week!

Peace,

Marilyn