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Episode 30 | Music Artist JJ McGuigan

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Today’s guest on I Am Refocused Podcast Special Edition is JJ McGuigan!

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JJ McGuigan is a VH1 Save The Music Songwriting Contest Finalist, award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mental health advocate. A drummer since age 13, McGuigan later picked up the guitar and began writing songs at age 20. He attended Newman University and renowned recording school, Full Sail University. Songwriting has now become JJ’s main focus and passion, with an emphasis on lyrical creation. McGuigan has appeared on countless radio shows and his music has been heard on hundreds of stations around the world. After a brief stint in Austin, Texas, he has returned to his hometown of Wichita. He is currently working on a follow up EP for 2018 release. His latest single, “In All Honesty” is on both the Roots Music Report and New Music Weekly airplay charts. For more information on JJ McGuigan, please visit www.jjmcguiganmusic.com.

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1733 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

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I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by River City Donuts San Ant
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All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

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Episode 96 | Grammy-winning percussionist Nina Rodriguez

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Today’s guest is Grammy-winning percussionist Nina Rodriguez!

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Nina Rodriguez is a nationally celebrated, Grammy-winning percussionist, musical performer, clinician and educator. Her extraordinary energy and dedication to the power of music, drumming and performance has shaped her career as a lead Facilitator with Drum Cafe and a celebrated independent musician.

Through Drum Café, Nina has inspired thousands of Fortune 1,000 employees from all sectors of Healthcare to Banking, Technology and more, including those from Microsoft, Levis, Gap, Universal Music Group, NBC, Google, Amazon and scores of school districts throughout the US. She is an endorsed artist for Toca Percussion, Vic Firth and Gibralter.

Nina uses Toca Freestyle Djembes, Djun Djuns, Timbales, Congas, Cajon and a variety of hand percussion. The authenticity, tone, pitch and extreme attention to detail make these products kick! Her interactive audiences love the Toca Freestyle Djembes. Their unique colorful designs, along with their lightweight and durable construction, make them a perfect fit for her drumming participants.

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Hear this podcast on Googleplay, TuneinRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, Youtube, and iHeartradio

Podcast weekly broadcast location:

Rockafellas Barber Shop (Owner: Rico Rodriguez)

1733 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

Sponsors:

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by River City Donuts San Ant
1723 Babock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by Bay Bay McClinton of All Sports Speed and Conditioning

http://www.allsportsfitness.net/

All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by D.W. Brooks Funeral Home
2950 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78202
Email: info@dwbrooksfh.com
Phone: 210-223-2045
Website: dwbrooksfuneralhome.com

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Episode 95 | Music Artist Angel Cintron

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Today’s guest is Music Artist Angel Cintron!

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At only 8 years old, San Antonio, TX native Angelina Cintron, embarked on a journey with singing and performing to perfect her craft of songwriting, which began at just 12 years old. Today at the age of 19, Angel has progressed in her musical abilities and is now capable on multiple instruments consisting of the violin, ukulele, and piano. She entices her followers with a sound of an alternative pop/RnB style. Angel has managed to accumulate an organic following of over 154k on Instagram alone. Her social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter, among others, are also gaining traction into the thousands of followers.

Under the guidance of her management team, Studio 1601 Music, Angel is currently completing a new project written by herself and Ryan “G-Clef” Welch, who is also producing the tracks. More music in the process includes productions from the Co-Stars, consisting of Neely Dinkins Jr. and Vito Colapietro, and Alfonso Lugo of Pulp Music, among others, all of which is being shopped around to major labels.

She began her first venture in the latter part of 2015. Every composition on the EP was near and dear to her heart and gave a glimpse into the personal life of the artist. The writing credit in each of the songs of her EP is given to her as well. The order of the tracks follows a path of how Angel found herself as a person and as an artist. The project was released in October 2016, entitled “Arise”.

Angel has contributed her vocal genius to major organizations like the WNBA’s basketball team-The Silver Stars, Citibank and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. In working with such organizations Angel has performed at venues such the AT&T Center and the Freeman Coliseum.

With countless musical works coming Angel’s way, 2017 has been a promising year for the aspiring Angel Cintron. She also looks forward to having her music published in films and TV shows as she continues building her song catalogue. Creating brand new material will be at the heart of Angel’s focus for her loyal and expanding fan base.

https://www.angelcintron.com/
https://www.facebook.com/angelcintron1601/?ref=bookmarks
http://instagram.com/angel_cintron
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnuHhVZxlgNACQX_yXyGqA
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6hZZbz6dn2lD5VvXUSeUs3
http://twitter.com/angelcintron_

Hear this podcast on Googleplay, TuneinRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, Youtube, and iHeartradio

Podcast weekly broadcast location:

Rockafellas Barber Shop (Owner: Rico Rodriguez)

1733 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

Sponsors:

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by River City Donuts San Ant
1723 Babock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by Bay Bay McClinton of All Sports Speed and Conditioning

http://www.allsportsfitness.net/

All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by D.W. Brooks Funeral Home
2950 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78202
Email: info@dwbrooksfh.com
Phone: 210-223-2045
Website: dwbrooksfuneralhome.com

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by Overflowcafe.com

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Refocused TV: Serious Voice Rap Queen at Brooklyn College

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Serious Voice NY Rap Queen talks with Refocused TV after showcasing her film documentary at Brooklyn College.

Serious Voice is a female rapper/singer who brings a heavy dose of hip hop, laced with new school and old school tones. Classified as an inspirational rapper, Serious is often told she sounds and favors Grammy Winning artists Remy Ma and Missy Elliott, but Serious is just a different brand of artist once you partake in the “experience”. The award-winning rapper recently captured the attention of Sway Calloway of Sway in The Morning and was given the opportunity to freestyle live for him at the 2017 SXSW in Austin TX. Serious Voice was also showcased in national publication ESSENCE MAGAZINE for her versatility. In March 2016, her music video for Thirsty, which has garnered thousands of hits, was showcased at the largest music stage in Texas, SXSW, via the Wix which was attended by tens of thousands.

Serious knew from the age of 12 that she was created to rap. She didn’t know how things would work out, but kept working on her craft.

She was 21 years old, on missionary work in Johannesburg, South Africa and was asked by a Deacon from her home church to perform at an evangelical concert. After giving up on her gift, she was very reluctant, but was obedient. That day Serious impacted many, the wheel-chaired bound, despondent and depressed were delivered and many set free and she knew that she could not turn back.

After her missionary work was complete, she headed home to record Y.E.S.(Yielding Entirely To The Savior), a song that took many locals in the New York Tri-state area by storm in 2000.Then in 2009 she felt the very strong urge to take her music to the next level and began to seek out better producers, management and the like.

In 2011 she signed a deal with Holywood Records, a Florida based label. During that year she auditioned for the Staten Island Gospel Fest and became a finalist and was honored to minister to folks from across the tri-state area. That same year, coordinators at WIADCA, a secular Caribbean organization that organizes the annual labor day parade invited Serious as the first female Christian rapper to perform on the Brooklyn Museum stage for the WIADCA GospelFest.

Serious released Are You Serious Vol 1 in January 2012. The mixtape was available on all major Christian hip hop sites and prominent Mixtape site Datpiff, garnering over 11k downloads.

In August of 2012, Serious was nominated as Female Rap Minister by the Kingdom Choice Awards Committee. Since the nomination, she has successfully toured various parts of the US and consistently minister in Texas, New England, Upstate New York and Florida.

Now under the label Serious PPL Music, which is headed by Christopher James, Serious continues to tour and do local and national shows. She is gearing up to release the highly anticipated album Shofar on November 18, 2016.

Today Serious Voice, who is an ordained minister, directs the adult choir at Massapequa Tabernacle on Long Island, NY and teaches Sunday School.

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