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…


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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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