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SHAWNA STEWART

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This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

Musical Guests:   SHAWNA STEWART with GENE STEWART & DAN PORTER

R&B singer, songwriter, performer SHAWNA STEWART flew in from Seattle, Washington to discuss her career and projects.  

Joining her in-studio was Chicago entertainer, GENE STEWART, the CEO and President of Bound For Glory Music Productions which currently represents Shawna.   R&B vocalist DAN PORTER joined in on the conversation by phone.    Although best known for their work as members of The Spaniels Forever, Gene and Dan have a new project together -- "A Tribute to Sam Cooke" -- that is  also discussed on the program with Gene performing a Cooke song live, accapella and solo in studio.   Other recorded tunes by Shawna and Gene are heard.

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.