Vivian Green
American musician
Vivian Green
Vivian Green is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.
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Killiam Shakespeare Scores Major Points With Debut Album
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I went to band camp. I'm no flautist, so we're okay there, but the five summers I spent at Encore/Coda, tucked away in the hamlet of Sweden, Maine, were some of the best times of my life. This one time, I had a counselor named Corey Bernhard, an unassuming badass on both the piano and the basketball court. Corey's quiet confidence preceded him - he was equally at home sinking jumper after jumper or taking kids to school in ensembles of any genre. It's no surprise, then, that his band, a joint effort with drummer and producer Steve McKie, exudes some those same qualities: Killiam Shakespeare's debut, out December 18th on Ropeadope Records, is flowing with nuance, texture and patience. I sat down with the pair to discuss their recording process, being comfortable in Philadelphia and the finer points of cheesesteakery. The duo has been making music for others for quite some time, as Corey recounts, "I met Steve playing in Bilal's band... for a good three to four years we were just t ...
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The Neediest Cases: Using Song and a Dose of Laughter to Ease a Family’s Pains
NYTimes - about 1 year
Vivian Green built a life after a rocky start in New York, but a job loss in 2011 and her mother’s declining health have left monthly bills piling up.
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Mountains to Molehills: As I said'
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
The teachers strike in Chicago, according to Chris Burleson of Columbus, offers another example of worthless unions. "Those idiots, union members, went on strike, leaving thousands of children without a school for learning," he fumes. "What would make these losers happy? They already make an average of $76,000 a year. The district had already offered a 16 percent pay raise over four years. As my wife and I watched the news, we took notice in the story of these uncaring, selfish union members. The other schools in Chicago that are charter schools have a much higher graduation rate and a very much higher college admission rate. Guess what? They are not taught by union teachers. I have worked for 31 years as a machinist and have never worked for a union and have done just fine. As I said before, if you need a union to be happy at your job, then you need another job." u ‘A GOOD CAUSE': Vivian Green of Mills River is saddened by the killing of the United States' ambassador to Libya. "I ...
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'Youth Day' Kicks Off At Essence Music Fest
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW ORLEANS -- The Essence Music Festival kicked off Thursday with events geared for the young. Organizers planned to hold talks at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on crime, education and other issues affecting today's youth as a prelude to teen musical acts scheduled to hit the Superdome stage later in the evening. Essence is one of the premiere music festivals celebrating black culture and music. It's been held every Independence Day weekend since its inception in 1995, when it marked the 25th anniversary of Essence magazine. As in years past, the festival tackles themes of importance to African Americans, such as education and the upcoming presidential election. But above all, Essence is a celebration of music. Opening day was to be all about recognizing newcomers to the music scene, including the Disney Channel's Coco Jones, rapper Diggy Simmons, the OMG Girlz, Roshon Fegan, Katlyn Nichol, Square Off and New Orleans' own The Roots of Music. Thu ...
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Vivian Green: The Eagles Need To Get Their Mojo Together
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
In our weekly "Love Of The Game" series, HuffPost Black Voices talks sports with a person of note. This week we caught up with R&B...
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Vintage Oldman - LOVEFiLM
Google News - over 5 years
Asked what attributes he took from his old college rector Vivian Green that inspired his most famous character, John Le Carré talked about his spirit and intellect, his powers of observation and recall, and “his ability to disappear into the crowd like
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Tinker, tailor, truth - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
One is the Reverend Vivian Green whom le Carre knew as a schoolboy and then at Lincoln College, Oxford. Another is John Bingham (later Lord Clanmorris), an MI5 officer who worked with le Carre and who wrote fiction himself. "Bingham was the physical
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Briefly... CITY/REGION | Philadelphia Daily News | 2011-09-10 - Philadelphia Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Honored at the event - which runs from noon to 3 pm - will be Jill Scott, Vivian Green, Carol Riddick, Shonta Collins, Shandai Moore-Jenkins, Rhonda Annette Crosson and Patience Lehrman. For tickets, contact Candice Richardson at 267-977-0475
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In praise of… George Smiley - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Vivian Green — a renowned historian and author with an encyclopedic knowledge.[2] However, other than the thick spectacles and Green's habit of disappearing into a crowd, there were too many dissimilarities between the loquacious Green and the
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July 4 marks Rose's 105th - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
She was photographed in her home, with her 92 year old sister Vivian Green, left, on Wednesday June 29, 2011 in Albany, NY. ( Philip Kamrass / Times Union) Rose Vener celebrates her 105th birthday on July 4th. She was photographed in her home,
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - trailer - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
The novelist le Carré revealed in 1995 that Smiley was based on a Reverend Vivian Green whom he met in the Fifties. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is arguably le Carre's most famous work and was adapted into a TV series starring Alec Guinness in 1979
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Eric Roberson at The Birchmere - Metro Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Just two months ago, the Philadelphia-area singer-songwriter Eric Roberson performed on a double-bill with Vivian Green at the Birchmere under the title "Soul Survivors." Now he returns for a solo set, focused strictly on his career
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Bulldogs to Grads: LHS Class of 2011 Get Diplomas - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The crowd and fellow classmates responded with smiles and laughter since it's known around the LHS that he has an interest in meteorology, and this time he decided to read a quote from author Vivian Green. "It's not about waiting for the storm to pass;
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DECOUVERTE DU MOIS : BIBO - StyleHipHop.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lorsqu'on se laisse aller à se plonger dans ses textes et lorsqu'on se laisse guider par ses mots, on reconnaît la profondeur d'artistes allant de Lauryn Hill, Anthony Hamilton, Vivian Green pour la soul et de Talib Kweli, Common, Hi-Tek,
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This week in the arts - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Philadelphia singer-pianist Vivian Green, who has written for Boyz II Men and sung backup for Jill Scott, will perform at 7 tonight in Vonn Jazz, 245 E. Campus View Blvd. Tickets cost $35 to $45. Call 614-431-5299 or visit www.vonnjazz.com
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Preview calendar: Clubs and concerts for May 26-June 1 - North County Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Anthology ---- San Diego County Fair Musicpalooza Showcase, 7:30 pm Thursday, $10; Vivian Green, Eric Roberson, 7:30 and 9:30 pm Friday, $10-$49; Brenda Russell, 7:30 and 9:30 pm Saturday, $10-$49; Marshall Tucker Band, 7 pm Sunday, $18-$79;
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Weekender: The Top Five Things to Do Over the Next Three Days in the East Bay - East Bay Express
Google News - almost 6 years
Herewith, the events not to miss this weekend in the East Bay: A product of the Philadelphia music scene, Vivian Green has spent the past decade making her mark amidst a class of neo-soul peers that include Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, and Jill Scott
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Preview calendar: Clubs and concerts for May 19-25 - North County Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Vivian Green and Eric Roberson — R&B / soul; 7:30 and 9:30 pm May 27; Anthology, 1337 India St., San Diego; $24-$28; 619-595-0300 or anthologysd.com. Chase Morrin Trio — To celebrate the upcoming renovation at the Museum of Making Music,
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PLAYLIST; Screams That Charmed, and Other Overlooked Highlights
NYTimes - about 6 years
Every year arrives with abundance and leaves spilling overflow. Here are some of the things that didn't fit into any of last year's many critical boxes but should have. Zola Jesus So far people have thought about Zola Jesus the things that she probably wants them to: she's dark, she's maybe a bit difficult, she prizes spooky abstraction. But get
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The Listings: Dec. 23 - Dec. 29
NYTimes - about 11 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vivian Green
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 34
    In 2014, she became the first artist signed to rapper/producer Kwamé's record label, Make Noise Recordings.
    More Details Hide Details Vivid, her fifth studio album was distributed via Caroline Records. The first single released from the album was "Get Right Back to My Baby".
  • 2013
    Age 33
    In 2013, she undertook a few festivals and concerts in addition to TV appearances on BET and Centric's music series.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    On August 7, 2012, Green released "Anything Out There" the lead single from her fourth album The Green Room.
    More Details Hide Details The album was released on October 9, 2012.
    In 2012, her single, "Oh Freedom" for the Soundtrack For A Revolution was released on January 3, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the year, she did a couple of collaborations which included "Love" (w/Zion) for the album Legacy, "La La Means I Love You" (w/Bob Baldwin) for the album Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs Of Thom Bell, and "Still Here" (w/Brian Culbertson) for the album Dreams.
  • 2011
    Age 31
    In 2011, she collaborated with Phoe Notes for a winter single titled "Missing You".
    More Details Hide Details It was released digitally on December 9. Phoe Notes and Green shot a video for the track on December 16. Additionally, she recorded the track "Keep On Going" for the Good Times - London and "Let It Burn" for the Birds Eye Riddim compilations.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    Her third album titled Beautiful was released April 6, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The songs explore the ins and outs of love from a variety of perspectives, from the youthful romanticism of "Somewhere" to the playful insight of "So Good" and "Better Man" to the hard-won intensity of "Masterpiece" and "Beautiful." In contrast to her first two albums, which were recorded in a variety of studios with multiple producers, Vivian approached the recording of Beautiful in a more intimate, organic manner. With the exception of "Save Me," which she cut with Jason Farmer (Keyshia Cole, Wyclef Jean, Rihanna) in the producer's seat, Vivian recorded the entire album with Grammy-nominated producer Anthony Bell, a longtime friend and collaborator who made key production contributions to her first two albums, and whose extensive resume also includes work with Jazmine Sullivan, Jewel, Musiq, Raheem DeVaughn and Jill Scott.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 29
    In April 2009, she signed a 3-album deal with E1 Music with the first album under the deal set to be released in Summer 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 27
    In 2007, Green appeared on Guru's album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future on the track "Fine and Free".
    More Details Hide Details While performing at a gig in support of her second album, Green announced that she is currently recording her third full-length album on Koch Records.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    During the spring of 2005, three years after the release of her debut album, Green released her second studio album Vivian.
    More Details Hide Details It featured the lead single "Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)", which peaked at #24 on the R&B chart and #1 on the dance charts The song also charted #1 on the Hot Adult Airplay. The track known as "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)" followed up as the album's second single. The song followed up the previous single's success by also reaching #1 on the dance charts.
    In 2005, she appeared on Cyndi Lauper's The Body Acoustic album on the tracks "I'll Be Your River" and "Sisters of Avalon".
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    Between her first and second albums, she took a three-year hiatus. In 2004, she gave birth to her son Jordan.
    More Details Hide Details Vivian is now a full-time advocate for special needs children, publicly speaking about her experiences. Lady of the Soul Train Awards
  • 2002
    Age 22
    In 2002, Green released her debut album, A Love Story, which featured the number-one dance single "Emotional Rollercoaster".
    More Details Hide Details In the meantime, Green made a cameo appearance in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely singing a cover version of Porter's 1930 song "Love for Sale", which made the film's soundtrack album. She also played Brenda Holloway in an episode of the first season of NBC's drama series American Dreams, entitled "The Carpetbaggers" (originally aired on April 6, 2003), performing a rendition of Holloway's 1964 hit "Every Little Bit Hurts".
    She signed to Columbia Records in November 2002.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 17
    Green has credit for writing "Dear God" by Boyz II Men, from their 1997 album Evolution.
    More Details Hide Details Green received her big break at the age of nineteen when she became a backup singer for Jill Scott, who took her on an international tour.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Green was born May 22, 1979 in the East Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia, and took an interest in singing, playing the piano, and songwriting at a very young age.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of thirteen, she became a member of a female quintet called Younique. She is a graduate of what is now Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice.
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