Maria Costa knows men, macho men to be exact. After selling out performances in 16 cities in six countries as well as the Kodak theatre in Hollywood, CA and other renowned venues across the West Coast. Maria Costa will now bring her Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them hit musical comedy to Detroit on July 26th at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum.
Costa has been called the Latina Lucille Ball and her talent lives up to the comparison. In her one woman show, she takes on stereotypes of several minority cultures from her latino father all the way to her a round the way hair stylist Wykisha. Costa tackles the realities in love and relationships and delivers in true comedic form.
According to Costa, she has a passion to highlight and empower more minorities, especially minority women in entertainment. Being in the audience, I could feel her passion jumping from the stage. She leaves nothing left on the floor because she give it all to her audience. Not just a performer, Costa is a savvy business woman who has just launched a Michigan office for her entertainment company, Oro Entertainment. Detroit, be on the lookout for this rising star that is making waves not only for minorities by race, but also making a name in business empowering women.
Have you ever had the midday blahs? The blahs that consist of the same tuna sandwich for lunch, same radio station and same routines. If so, get ready to break your lunchtime routine. Welcome the cure to your midday blues: Ramona Prater and The F’Club Radio Show.
Ramona Prater is Detroit’s daughter of radio and she’s back with her club of f’ers as she calls them. “The F’Club radio show is all about the fabulous life of your forties, fifties into forever. It’s a magazine show about lifestyle.” Prater said. “We talk about every issue, from fitness, flirting, family, finance, friends and much more.”
Ramona is no stranger to the roller-coaster ride of a career in radio, where stability is consider a luxury. “Even when I wasn’t working on a traditional radio station, I was always working on the F’Club. Just because one door closes, it doesn’t stop a dream” Prater continued. “Reinvention is what the F’Club is all about. My best advice would be if you are between a traditional job, take the time to master your dreams and skills. Research your craft, always keep thinking of new ways to reinvent yourself.”
Ramona’s infectious energy is one of the best things about her being on-air live in 3-D at UDetroit Cafe. “I am so excited for my audience to be able to hear me again, but now they can see me and come interact with me in person” Prater said. “You can come have lunch, dinner or even make us your after work spot for a cocktail” Prater continued.
Laughter, conversation, food, and cocktails makes the F’Club with Ramona Prater at UDetroit a definite summer hot spot. You can catch Ramona on-air live at UDetroit.com or sit in the audience live at the UDetroit Cafe, 1427 Randolph Street, Detroit, MI 48226. Monday-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Friday f.e.e.l
(f. e. e.Society. l)
I am very excited to introduce the third letter in our weekly Friday f.e.e.l: e.Society. When you first hear e.society you may think of technology and I will be blogging about some technology based things. However, with the entrepreneur boom that is happening is Detroit I wanted this blog to provide tools, events, people and reflection for the entrepreneur. Welcome to a world created just for you...the entrepreneur. Welcome to e.Society.
The beauty of writing to a entrepreneur is that there is no age demographic. A entrepreneur can begin at a young age or even ignite a vision later in life. This blog will speak to you no matter what your age is or what stage of entrepreneurship you are in.
I have been asked a lot of questions regarding what makes a person an entrepreneur.
Merriam-Webster defines an entrepreneur as one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. This is a very limited definition of what a entrepreneur is and what characteristics that person should possess. In my research I located this quiz from actonmba.org to find out if you are an entrepreneur and if so, what kind of entrepreneur are you. Click here to begin and check back every third friday for your e.Society blog.
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