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Stars Line Up for TASTE OF SOUL 2014
By Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor & Shonassee Shaver, Staff Writer
Published October 9, 2014

(Left pic) Former member of 80s group Shalamar and R&B singing sensation, Howard Hewett will be rounding out the artists performing on the Taste of Soul Wave Stage.


(Right pic) Multi-talented R&B singer and actor Tyrese will be performing on the Taste of Soul KJLH Stage.



94.7 Wave Stage





Dominique Toney


Howard Hewitt 

Partnering with the Los Angeles Sentinel and Bakewell Media, 94.7 The Wave will feature an eclectic array of music artists to perform at the 9th Annual Taste Of Soul Family Festival on Saturday, October 18 from 10am-7pm.  The Wave stage will be located at Crenshaw Blvd. and Stocker.  Trading hosting duties are 94.7 The Wave on-air personalities: Pat Prescott, Talaya Trigeros, Frankie Ross and Greg Mack, along with KCBS news anchor and Taste of Soul Co-Chair Pat Harvey.  Their line-up includes Chosen Recovery, Kitrell, On Tour, R&B, soul and jazz music group DW3, singer Dominique Toney whose debut album “A Love Like Ours” is out now. Boy bands Aknu and Troop will be making waves for the ladies. Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo will also grace the stage.  Rounding out the roster is singer and former member of the 1980 group Shalamar, Howard Hewitt who will hit the stage, belting out classics for old school and new school music fans. Go to and for information and for the music line-up.

102.3 KJLH Stage

The Watts born and multi-talented R&B star and actor Tyrese will be among the headliners for the 9th annual Taste of Soul KJLH Stage on October 18 from 10a.m.-7p.m. on Crenshaw Blvd., it was announced this week.

Tyrese, the Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, actor, author, television producer and former fashion model is wildly popular for his role in the Fast and Furious series.

Presented by Bakewell Media, the annual Taste of Soul Family Festival attracted more than 300,000 in 2013.

Several more performances have yet to be announced, but the indications from the listed line-up signals that fans attending the event will roar with their approval.

Other confirmed artists include Tank, Raheem DeVaughn, Dave Hollister, Syleena Johnson, Ann Nesby and Angie Fisher. See all of the bios below.

Ann Nesby

From new jack swing to electronic dance music (EDM), few have survived and even thrived during that musical evolution as gracefully and fearlessly as Ann Nesby. The phrase “living legend” gets indiscriminately bandied about quite a bit these days. Yet, in the case of singer/songwriter Nesby, on her 25th anniversary in the music business, nothing less than such effusive language will do.

With a storied career that includes two GRAMMY Award wins with the Twin Cities-based Sounds of Blackness collective and six nominations since embarking on her solo career in 1996, Nesby has toured with Luther Vandross, had duet smashes with Sting (“Demolition Man”) and Al Green (“Put It On Paper”), written a Top 10 R&B hit for Patti Labelle (“Right Kinda Lover”) and a soul classic (“Home Alone”) on Gladys Knight’s last gold-seller. Even Nesby’s dues paying session work was with such luminaries as Janet Jackson and Alexander O’Neal. In other words, She has worked among the best as one of the best almost from day one.

Dave Hollister

The truth, R&B genius, melodious voice from heaven; no matter the description given none can completely consume or cover all of the vocal talents that lie within this one man….Dave Hollister.  Dave’s career has been the text book path of one that began in the background but his talent propelled him to his solo career as we know it, one man, one mic and one band creating one night of musical bliss. His first solo project was released in 1999 entitled Ghetto Hymns.  This album went gold rendering the single “My Favorite Girl”.  This single went on to reach the top ten of the R&B charts.  “Ghetto Hymns” served as a notice to the industry and the world that Mr. Hollister was here.  He went on to complete seven additional albums over the years. During that time he released the highly successful project “Chicago 85”.  It was on this album that “One Woman Man” was the chart topping single, also reaching the top ten R&B charts. And now he’s back with his new single: “Spend the Night.”

Raheem Devaughn

It’s often said that love makes the world go ‘round and three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter RAHEEM DEVAUGHN knows that to be the truth. With the release of his fourth studio album, A PLACE CALLED LOVELAND (368 Music Group/Mass Appeal Entertainment), Raheem embraces the global theme while bringing his heart and soul into all tracks of his latest work of aural art. With songwriting collaborations with Ne-Yo and production via talents like Mario Winans, Carvin & Ivan, Raheem proves why he is the “Love King.”

Syleena Johnson

Imagine this: you’re a Grammy-nominated singer, considered one of the best vocalists of your generation, who has scored major R&B hits and been invited to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West and R. Kelly, yet some folks consider you “underrated.” This has been the plight of Syleena Johnson, acclaimed as one of the finest R&B voices to have emerged during the past decade. Having fought the major label system to allow her true identity to shine forth, Syleena now steps forward with her most personal statement to date. Her boundary-stretching fifth album, entitled, appropriately enough, Chapter V: Underrated, was released on September 27, 2011 on Shanachie Entertainment.

Couples Therapy will be released on October 28. The powerful new recording on the way will take us back to Syleena’s traditional R&B style. Syleena’s passion for health, fitness, and nutrition has led her to develop a fitness DVD called Mommy’s Got Soul. Syleena is set to close out 2014 proving that she will be on top in the upcoming year and remain on top thereafter.


Strength can often be found in the midst of struggle. It’s in those moments of hardship that we fully understand who we are and what we’re really capable of. Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Tank realized that in late 2012. While working on the TGT super group album, Three Kings, with Ginuwine and Tyrese, he simultaneously endured a string of revelatory personal shakeups.

Tank came out on the other side with that “story”—his sixth full-length solo album, Stronger [Atlantic Records]. In between releasing Three Kings and touring, he spent the better part of 2013 building his latest body of work.


Tyrese honed his musical skills by competing in talent shows around Los Angeles. He later appeared in a Coke commercial and worked as a model. After appearing in a TV movie, Gibson gained attention with a role in the 2001 film Baby Boy. His breakthrough role came in the 2007 movie Transformers. He also has a recurring role in the Fast & Furious franchise.

Following a small role in the 2000 television movie Love Song, Gibson was cast as the lead in Baby Boy, John Singleton’s 2001 follow-up to Boyz ‘N the Hood. He also appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), playing the role of Roman Pearce and appearing alongside Paul Walker and Eva Mendes. Subsequent big-screen roles included Four Brothers (2005) and Waist Deep (2006). But his big break came in 2007 when he co-starred in the Michael Bay film Transformers.

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