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Tangazo is a meeting place where we share ideas and explore efforts to improve our human conditions and quite simply make our lives better. All are welcome, none will be judged, but all are challenged to look beyond ourselves and our notions of how others think about issues of cultural​,​ political and social significance. We are building bridges of communication between the many groups that make up the St​. L​ouis Metropolitan Region by sharing and reflecting on the stories and lives of a diverse group of guests.

Host and Producer: Hank Thompson
Guest Hosts: Tim Person, Rev. Darryl Gray & Mike Jones
Technical Producers: Kevin Melter, Frankie Meixner, Ryan Voelkel, Jeron Wilson, Matt Patston, Jon Valley

Feb 28, 2023

It’s been a busy last few days highlighted by the StLouis Metropolitan Urban Leagues,”Salute to Blacks in Media,”downtown Luncheon. ———

 It was the awards ceremony that was more than you could have ever imagined it would be!
A special thanks Urban League President Michael Patrick McMillan and Vice President of Communications, Patricia Washington and their wonderful support staff.——

Congratulations to all of my fellow awardees. it was a great honor to have been selected with such a legendary group of radio, television and media professionals! ——

Last evening we put the finishing touches another Black History Month , with a few special friends from the arts and entertainment community. ———

Robert Lawrence Salter aka Scotty Lawrence, joined us to talk about his new musical pursuits, including the release of his inspirational cd titled,”Scotty’s Journey.” ———

Bob credits divine intervention, as his pathway toward fulfilling his life’s destiny. ——-

The ever amazing Bosman Twins, Dwayne an Dwight Bosman, have taken Chicago by storm , routinely selling out every show, at the Winters Jazz club, in downtown Chicago. ———

Between upcoming shows in Detroit and Atlanta, there’s Joes Cafe, in Clayton where their sets consistently sell out. ——

Ron Himes, founder and Director of the iconic nationally known, StLouis Black Repertory Company, talks extensively about the Reps touring company’s play, celebrating the life Of StLouis Attorney Frankie Freeman. 
The play is performed at schools throughout the StLouis Metro area. ———

Ron reminds us that the current play,”Light,” starring Coda Boyce, who we know from the Black Reps play,” Fire Flies,” is running now through March 5th. ———

Friend cabaret singer/ actress Laka Pronounced Lay-ka, shared her historical experience with StLouis’s black culture, while performing the lead role in, Joe Hanrahan’s ”StLouis Woman,” this past fall. ———

The one woman play featured biopics of StLouis natives, Tina Turner, Josephine Baker, Katherine Dunham and gospel legend, Willie Mae Ford. ———

StLouis Woman, ran for several weeks, at the downtown Zack Theater, receiving rave reviews while playing to full houses. ———

This is a very entertaining and interesting program befitting the end of, Black History Month 2023. ———