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The R&B Bistro UP Close&Personal

The R&B Bistro UP Close&Personal

By Venus Crute'

"Edutainment" through conversations with Arts and Entertainment professionals that provide, Inspiration, Informative, Motivation and more. Real business at It's Best!
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A Better Financial You in 2022- Tips from Sylvester Knox

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Getting Up Close & Personal with James Blake Carrington
Getting Up Close & Personal with James Blake Carrington
Venus gets up close and personal with Actor, Producer, Director, Songwriter, Vocalist, James Blake Carrington from "Orange is the New Black" and "For Life. to discuss his new musical project" Never Give Up", his other Film and TV projects and more.
25:59
November 01, 2022
 What is this Deceit all about...
What is this Deceit all about...
In this episode of The R & B Bistro UCP, Venus chats with the author of " Deceit" , Dr Carol Lynn Patterson. Get your mind ready because you are going to have a lot of thoughts to express after you hear these ladies chat it up about the lies, the first lady experiences, degrading issues and the abuse covered in Deceit. As usual, even though the subjects depicted in the work of fiction are serious, the interview is still informative, inspirating, motivating and full of fun and Edutainment. You will want to read this book.
24:40
September 15, 2022
Up Close & Personal with Antonio Mclendon
Up Close & Personal with Antonio Mclendon
In this episode of The R & B Bistro Up Close & Personal, Venus chats with the incomparable Antonio Mclendon, about all his latest projects. Including the new song, I’m in Love” with the band, Output/ Input. Enjoy getting up close and personal with this extradentary singer and find out why he is a self-proclaimed “Life Spirational artist”.
21:10
July 29, 2022
A Conversation with Rev Dr. Stefanie Minatee- Creator/ Director The Jubilation Choir
A Conversation with Rev Dr. Stefanie Minatee- Creator/ Director The Jubilation Choir
Venus sits down with the phenomenal Rev, Dr Stefanie Minatee creator and director of the dynamic Jubilation choir, which started at the New Jersey Performance Arts Center.  The conversation covers, her music, her latest project and the massive stroke that almost took her life and much more.
25:39
June 08, 2022
A Better Financial You in 2022- Tips from Sylvester Knox
A Better Financial You in 2022- Tips from Sylvester Knox
This episode continues the 5-year anniversary of the show and welcomes Sylvester Knox, CEO and President of The Knox Group Wealth Management back to the Bistro.  Sylvester gives tips to walk out of 2021 and into 2022 with a better plan for your finances.  He provides advice on year end common income planning mistakes, IRAs, tax diversification and more. This is and information packed show.
26:19
January 11, 2022
"Stop the Music"- Let's talk about Depression
"Stop the Music"- Let's talk about Depression
In this episode, Venus introduces a new segment to the R&B Bistro Up Close & Personal called "Stop the Music". This show stops the music to talk about and shed a light on depression. Depression is a mental illness and should not be ignored. Life is filled with many ups and downs that can cause depression. In this show, Venus talks about some of the causes and her own experiences. The show is filled with information, inspiration, motivation, packed with Edutainment and some humor too!
28:42
August 24, 2021
The Musical Dance with Mr. and Mrs.- Chandlar & Karen J
The Musical Dance with Mr. and Mrs.- Chandlar & Karen J
 If you have been missing Real R & B ,Ashford & Simpson style, you will love this episode.  Venus chats with the ultimate performers, Mr. & Mrs. aka Chandlar and Karen J.  They make wonderful music together and separate all while running  an entertainment company for events all over the world They share their experiences of working with Capital records, Warner Brothers, Arista and more ,giving tips for a successful music career. This  episode is packed with information.
25:32
January 22, 2021
 Its All about Purley Perfect Natural Hair Care- Lauryn King
Its All about Purley Perfect Natural Hair Care- Lauryn King
In this episode we talk to the Young   Entrepreneur, CEO and creator of Purely Perfect Hair Care Products.    In her journey to find products to  manage her own  natural hair, Lauryn  created products that help with  growth and  healthy hair care management.  Her story will remind you of the great Madam CJ Walker.
28:46
January 22, 2021
Who is -" D J Pleasure" aka Andre Rock or Kelley Andre...
Who is -" D J Pleasure" aka Andre Rock or Kelley Andre...
Venus gets up close and personal with celebrity DJ to the stars, Entertainment Guru, the multi- talented ,DJ Pleasure aka Andre Rock. A native of Trinidad who has over 20 years in business.  He has travelled the world and his list of clients  includes the who's who in business and entertainment.   DJ Pleasure  takes Entertainment to an ultimate untouchable level!  “Fasten your seat belts”, Pleasure is in the building. giving you his keys to be successful in business and more!
28:38
June 22, 2020
 Talking Public Relations with Celebrity Publicist ,Sharon Devonish Leid
Talking Public Relations with Celebrity Publicist ,Sharon Devonish Leid
This episode, Venus chats with  the CEO of NetStruc PR, Sharon Devonish Leid. She is a Celebrity Publicist with over 20 years of experience working in public and community relations field. She’s the founder of Ladies of 3rd Thursday, a business networking group, the 2018 recipient of the Brooklyn Power women award, a speaker, an author, a wife, and a  mother.  Sharon gives her tips on  working in the  Public relations industry, insight  into  her career, the up's the downs and a whole lot more.
28:32
May 15, 2020
 The Bistro Stops the Music to discuss Dementia & Healing The Mind
The Bistro Stops the Music to discuss Dementia & Healing The Mind
 In this episode we present our "Stop the Music " segment to shine a light on an important health issue, Dementia/ Alzheimer. This disease affects 5.8 million individuals and 16 million unpaid caregivers… that ‘s One of you, that’s Me and our guest here today. We are talk to Robyn Kohn the Director of Programs & Services for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater NJ region, Constance Roberson a Certified Senior Advisor / Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is also caregiver to one of her loved ones, and Rob Brai, who is on the Board Directors for the Alzheimer's association and he is caregiver to his Mother. This show is filled with important information about this disease. It’s a show you must hear!
28:03
May 10, 2020
 Marriage and Ministry - A conversation with Valena and Elder J. David Bratton
Marriage and Ministry - A conversation with Valena and Elder J. David Bratton
Valena Bratton is the beautiful wife and partner of Elder David; talented in her own right together they founded “God’s Blue Print for Life Ministry”. They are an example of what a loving couple joined by God should look like! This episode of The R&B Bistro gives you an inside look at Marriage and Ministry.
25:52
May 03, 2020
Get Up Close & Personal with J David Bratton
Get Up Close & Personal with J David Bratton
  This episode features a candid conversation with the phenomenally talented musician,  the Dove  award winning composer who penned the worship song the world is singing...” Every Praise”  .  Hear how this song  heard all around  the world, made famous  by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, was written. This composer also wrote " Who’s On The Lord Side"and many other Famous Gospel songs.  Elder J David Bratton talks to Venus about creating this award winning song, being a minister ,a Father and more...
24:35
April 19, 2020
The R & B Bistro- Ralph McDaniels- Video Music Box
The R & B Bistro- Ralph McDaniels- Video Music Box
Hip Hop meets R & B in this episode of  the R & B Bistro Up Close and Personal. Venus chats with the host of Video Music Box, Ralph McDaniels. Ralph shares the story of the success of the long running show, Video Music Box  and how it got started and more. 
27:23
March 25, 2020
R & B Bistro - Lenny Green
R & B Bistro - Lenny Green
Venus sets the mood with the smooth baritone voice, New York radio personality, Lenny Green. Brooklyn born Lenny, heard locally on 107.5 WBLS’ “Quiet Storm” and known as the “Love Man”, shares on “The R& B Bistro Up Close & Personal with Venus” about his experiences as a nationally syndicated radio personality, actor, entrepreneur and a relationship expert, as well as the celebrities he has interviewed. Pull up a seat in the Bistro and get caught up in the “storm” of the engaging conversation these two radio professionals have to share.
27:18
March 17, 2020