Friday, January 23, 2009

The Art Therapy Show with special guest Sharon Burton

Hey this is Kimberly C. Gaines your Diva of the Day with our special Art Therapy Show! We had a great time bringing you music that heals. And discussing visual art as a healing force in our guest, Sharon Burton's, life.
Special thanks to Sharon Burton fromAuthentic Contemporary Art and the Obtainable Art Project for spending the day with us. Sharon had a few other suggestions for songs that are healing that we didn't get to play like Christina Aguilera's Beautiful, Julie Dexter's Faith and Erykah Badu's Me. Be sure to check out Sharon's website for more ways to collect art and heal from it! Just click the link above!

Also, a special thank you to my good friend Sanaa Harris,Esq., in town for Inaugural festivities, that pitched in and lent a hand behind the scenes the day of the show.

The Art Therapy show was co-produced by Victoria Ford of Bella76 whose musical catalog is quite impressive. Thanks Bella!

Tune into Sophies' Parlor next week for the Diva of the Day Sonte DuCote. Next week begins pledge drive season so if you enjoy what we play on Sophie's be sure to pledge and become a member of the WPFW family! You can always listen online too at

See Line Woman |Nina Simone | Verve Unmixed 2:39
Bye Bye Blues |Dinah Washington| After Hours with Miss D [Bonus Tracks] 7:01
Morning Scapes (feat. Bembe Segue)| Jazzanova |Of All The Things 4:13
Morris | Bah Samba | Four (Disc 2) 5:09
The Healer |Erykah Badu |Live from VH1 SoulStage 2:31
Strength, Courage & Wisdom | India.Arie | Acoustic Soul 4:58
New Glasses (Feat. Pharrell) |Alana Davis | Rarities 4:09
Star |Janelle Monáe | The Audition 4:45
Inner Truth |Teisha Marie |Addicted to Life 4:16
Live In the Light | Fertile Ground |Black Is.... 5:58
Beautiful, Loved and Blessed |Tamar featuring Prince |Beautiful Loved and Blessed 5:18
Enjoy |Janet Jackson |20 Y.O. 4:31
Looking For The Sun |Aya| Strange Flower 3:28
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood |Nina Simone| My Baby Just Cares For Me 3:51
Crazy In Love |the puppini sisters |The Rise & Fall of Ruby Woo 3:44
Break Out |Swing Out Sister 3:38
This Is Me |Deborah Bond |DayAfter 6:06
Alright |Ledisi 4:38
New Beginnings |Monday Michiru |4 Seasons 4:14
Metamorphosis |Hey Rim Jeon |Mona Lisa Puzzle - Pre Release 5:05

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Helen's New Beginnings Show January 8, 2009

1 Change the World 4:46 Magdalen Hsu-Li Smashing the Ceiling
2 Early Bird 3:23 Natalia Zukerman Brand New Frame
3 For Myself 2:09 Nina Simone Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings - Let It All Out/Wild Is The Wind
4 Give Me the Night 6:12 Elana Stone In the Garden of Wild Things
5 Breaths 4:09 Sweet Honey In the Rock Breaths
6 Light My Fire 5:16 Patricia Barber Modern Cool
7 Born to Hum 2:11 Erin McKeown Grand
8 Caliente 2:49 Eartha Kitt C'est si bon
9 Zulu Lounge 5:52 Freshlyground Ma' Cheri
10 Sometimes I'm Happy 3:00 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan Verve Jazz Masters
11 Lovely Day 3:41 Anny Finnestad Celebrating The Standards Of Jazz
12 Ko Te Ao Marama 2:23 Mahinarangi Tocker The Mongrel In Me
13 Just One Of Those Things 5:09 Erin McKeown Sing You Sinners
14 Sing, You Sinners 2:35 Valaida Snow Cocktails for Two (The Songs of Sam Coslow)
15 John's Field 3:34 Melissa Ferrick Goodbye Youth
16 Have A Little Faith 4:35 Mavis Staples A Tribute To Great Women Of Style
17 Higher Ground 5:35 Elizabeth Shepherd Parkdale
18 Power Of A Girl 3:34 Ashleigh Mannix My First EP
19 Shall We Dance 7:20 Cassandra Wilson Blue Skies
20 What a Difference a Day Makes 2:32 Dinah Washington Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington
21 Shoo's 5:16 Blazing Redheads Crazed Women
22 Zvizdi, Zvizdi Sermais Zirdzen 3:09 Biruta Ozoliņa Various Artists: A Touch Of Latvian Folk Music
23 Walkin' And Swingin' 2:44 Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams Story
24 Sunny Road 3:05 Emiliana Torrini Fisherman's Woman
25 When I Grow Up 3:36 Mahinarangi Tocker Hei Ha!
26 Sing 3:20 Catie Curtis Sweet Life
27 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight 3:30 Bernadette Peters I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
28 Start to Move 4:53 Elizabeth Shepherd Trio Start to Move

GrapeVine 1-18-09

The Grape Vine
January 8, 2009

This is the Grapevine, a collection of the goings around in our area, is brought to you by Sophie’s Parlor each and every week. Sophie’s is show by womyn, about womyn, but for everybody. Coming up this week books, protests of peace, the foods we eat, and how women see the world.

Saturday Jan. 10th
Please Volunteer for the DC Statehood Sign Campaign on both Saturday and/or Sunday, January 10th and 11th. Signs will say "YES WE CAN - DC STATEHOOD NOW!" This is event is sponsored by Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition (Free DC ) for time and location call 202-232-2500; or online at

Sunday Jan. 11th
Don’t miss Edible Treasures, from 2-5 p.m., at the Smithsonian African Art Museum. Join culinary expert Amy Riolo for a lecture, tea and cooking demonstration. Learn how concepts of design, worship and aesthetics are evident in Moroccan jewelry and art. A book signing will follow. Registration is required, for more information call 202.633.4640.

Support the vigil against the massacre of innocent Palestinians and call for an immediate cease-fire. Meet at 16th and H Streets NW - across from the Hay-Adams Hotel. Stop the Killing! Cease-Fire Now! For more info call 202-423-3654 or 202-412-6700.

Monday Jan. 12th
Take time out to see Nikki Giovanni as she reads and signs book from her highly celebrated children’s books, Hip Hop Speaks to Children and Lincoln and Douglass; An American Friendship. This takes place at 10:30am at Politics and Prose, located at 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW. For more information call 202-364-1919.

Join the Women in the Life Association Film Series & Open Mic as they present Day Dreams by local director Jai Brooks. A Q &A will follow with writer and director Jai Brooks , and Catherine Pancake. This event is free of charge at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V. Streets N.W. in the Langston Room. For more information email

Ongoing/Upcoming Events and Notices

Every Thursday, December 11th thru January 15th, 2009, 3:00pm to 5:00pm~ Ode to Obama: Scrapbook Legacy for the Family. Take part in collecting pictures, newsletter clippings, and more to memorialize this Historic Presidential Victory. Sponsored by M.O.M.M.I.E.S. Inc. and Columbia Heights Village Together. That’s at 2900 14th Street N.W. (at 14th and Harvard St.). For more information contact Nia Kuumba at 202-667-2872 or call 202-234-1478.

Retro Classic New Works Series. 2009 Camp-Ugly Ducklings
The Venus Theatre brings four VERY IMPRESSIVE playwrights into the workshopping space of the Venus Theatre Play Shack for full professional productions. All performances to be held at the Venus Theatre Play Shack 21 C Street in Laurel. For more information contact them at online or call them at phone: 866.811.4111.

AGAIN!!! We want your events. Please share them here on the Grapevine. You can email us at or leave your event as a comment on our blog, that’s

This has been the GrapeVine, compiled by Andrea Thompson and you’ve heard it all here on Sophie’s Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today’s DIVA, the heavenly Helen!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Who's the Diva of the Day in January?

Join these Divas in January!

1 – Andrea with a multitude of Divas

8 – Helen

15- Nkenge

22- Kim

29- Sonté

Friday, January 2, 2009

A New Beginning-Sophie's Collective New Year's Show

This New Year's you are in for a treat. Many current and past Sophies' will dawn the airwaves to inspire, motivate, and charge you all. Join engineer Diva Andrea as she is joined in studio by Divas-Elise, Lakeisha, Helen, and Kim. And via phone by Pat Thornton (diva emeritus) and Nkenge.

Here is the playlist that was played...There was lots going on folks and we appreciate the calls, the love, and the energy.

  1. New Beginning New Beginning Tracy Chapman
  2. Red Earth Red Earth Dee Dee Bridgewater
  3. Hate On Me Jill Scott - The Real Thing - Words and Sounds, Vol. 3
  4. Freedom Train I Got Shoes Sweet Honey In The Rock
  5. What´s New? The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets
  6. Feels So Good Wanting Gabriela Anders
  7. Ó Gente Da Minha Terra Concerto Em Lisboa [Live] Mariza
  8. My Favorite Things Self Portrait Carmen Lundy
  9. The Way Peace Beyond Passion Me'Shell Ndegéocello
  10. Melao De Cana (Moo La Lah) Mambo Kings Celia Cruz
  11. Dream Dream Tuck & Patti
  12. Elena Stone
  13. Talking About a Revolution Tracy Chapman
  14. Oh My Love (Djabari) Red Earth Dee Dee Bridgewater

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