Meet the local singer-songwriter whose talent has put her in the national spotlight
On Music Monday, we had a special guest on the show. She is a singer-songwriter from Dearborn Heights who goes to Wayne State University. She has even performed her music on a national stage. Isrra Darwich appeared on “Live In The D” to talk about her musical journey.
This former “The Voice” contestant had a legendary opportunity
Not everyone can say they’ve had a chance to share the stage with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winner, but one guest on Live In The D can. She’s a local singer who had a chance to perform with the one and only John legend when he was in town last week. The two have a connection because she was on his team last season when she appeared on The Voice.
Detroit singer is ready for battle on “The Voice”
The battle rounds on “The Voice” are underway and one singer from Detroit is ready to give it her all and sing to get through the next round, Zania Alake. To prep, she will be doing vocal warm-ups and then vocal rest, a process she learned during the auditions. After her blind audition, she joined Team Legend, having always been a fan of his. Alake is no stranger to competitions, having been in Local 4′s Super Singer competition back in 2015, but she says she is happy to finally be able to represent Detroit on the national stage. See if Zania wins her battle by watching “The Voice”, Mondays at 8 pm on Local 4.
Women’s History Month: Detroit’s own legendary jazz singer Kimmie Horne
Kimmie Horne is a Detroit jazz singer now known around the world. We caught up with her for Women’s History Month -- watch the interview above. AdThe Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is now gearing up for its fifth year. More information: Kimmie Horne Jazz FestivalHorne will also be performing at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe on March 31st through April 3rd with a special Women’s History Month show. More: Women’s History Month stories
Detroit native inspires with new song ‘Better Days’
She’s been described in one magazine article as “the next generation of elite pop music artists.” She took time from her schedule Monday to join Jason Carr on Live In The D and discuss her new single “Better Days”. She wanted to collaborate with an old friend so she reached back to Jake Bass in Detroit and the two worked together on “Better Days”. Palter says the song is an ode to everyone persevering through these difficult times and know that things will get better. When asked about what she misses about home, Palter said she misses family the most, but also Coney dogs and sometimes snow. To hear part of her new single “Better Days” watch the video above.
'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Australian-born singer Helen Reddy attends the 2015 G'DAY USA GALA at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles. Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her feminist anthem I Am Woman and recorded a string of other hits, has died at age 78. Reddys children Traci and Jordan announced that the actress-singer died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actor-singer died Tuesday in Los Angeles. In 2017 she performed “I Am Woman” at a Women's March in Los Angeles, singing alongside actor Jamie Lee Curtis.
Get virtual vocal lessons with this Music Monday singer
This weeks Music Monday Home Studio Session featured singer Angela Davis. Over quarantine she has been sharing her talent by giving vocal lessons to kids and adults. She started doing the lessons in her house before quarantine but she had to find a way to keep it going with social distancing. Today on the show she sang her new song titled Value of a Woman written by herself and her mother. Click the video above to see Angela Davis sing her new track.
Get to know Brian McKnight!
With 16 Grammy nominations, countless hits, and more than 25-million albums sold, Brian McKnight has been serenading the world for years! So as a famous R&B singer, what does McKnight like to listen to? "I always go back to the greats because those records still sound like they were made yesterday," said McKnight. McKnight also has an app he’s been developing for the last 5 years called “VRL” or Video Request Line. On the app, you can request a personalized video message from Brian McKnight for a fee.